SPAIN AND PORTUGAL HOLIDAY

MADRID , SEGOVIA - AVILA, SALAMANCA, PORTO - AVEIRO, FATIMA - LISBON MERIDA - MADRID

9 DAYS/08 NIGHTS Madrid-Lisbon or 10DAYS/09 NIGHTS Madrid -Madrid
Jan 2017 - March 5, 2018
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5 % early bird discount on bookings made by 15 Jan 2017

spain portugal holiday

Drive from Madrid via Northern Spain to Porto and taste the famous port wine. Visit the ancient cities of Segovia and Avila and stay overnight in Santiago del Compostella before reaching Portugal. See the famous shrine in Fatima and listen to fado music in Lisbon. You will have an option to end your program in Lisbon or after visiting the archaeological site in Merida return to Madrid.

Departures Jan 8, 22, Feb 5,19, Mar 5, 2017,
Every  Monday from 27 March to 25Dec 2017 (with the exception of June12, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 207)
Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, Mar 5, 2018

Itinerary
Day 1, Monday: MADRID
Arrival at Madrid airport on your own. Meet with your driver and transfer to your hotel. Free time in Madrid to get to know one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, take part of our  “Illuminated Madrid” tour. Drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical Plaza Mayor. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious "tapas". PREMIUM PACKAGE includes a Tapas Dinner tonight. Return to your hotel at your own convenience. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 2, Tuesday: MADRID
After a delicious buffet breakfast join our sightseeing tour visiting some of Madrid's most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Free time for lunch. Join in the afternoon an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, enjoying its medieval atmosphere. It will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco's masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artisan products. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 3, Wednesday: -  MADRID-SEGOVIA-AVILA-SALAMANCA
After breakfast departure into old Castile and visit the magnificent medieval city of Segovia, with its 2000 year old Roman aqueduct and impressive Alcazar Castle. Stop in Avila to admire the perfectly preserved 11th century city walls before continuing to the charming old university city of Salamanca. Afternoon city tour. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes a dinner. Tonight a walk through the beautiful main plaza, always lively with activity, is recommended. Overnight in Salamanca.

Day 4, Thursday: - SALAMANCA-SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
In the morning drive to the North of Spain and enter Galicia. Arrival to the city of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage town a famed pilgrimage site attracting thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the world and the final destination of the Camino Real. In the afternoon guided tour of the old city of Santiago de Compostela and its Cathedral.  Tonight  PREMIUM PACKAGE includes dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 5, Friday: - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – VIANA DO COSTELO - PORTO
After breakfast depart toward the Galician south coast the area called Rias Baixas, then crossing the Portugal border and arrive to Viana do Castelo, an old historic town with a castle at the mouth of the Lima river. Continue to Porto the beautiful and rich city of the north Portugal, noted for its namesake Port wines and departure point to theDouro River Valley cruises. Overnight in Porto.

Day 6 Saturday: PORTO 
In the morning join our guided city tour and visit a local winery where you can learn about the secrets of the famous Porto wines. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes a typical lunch. Afternoon free for your own activities and to stroll around the old parts of the city along the Douro river with its many historical buildings, cafes and restaurants. Overnight in Porto.

Day 7  Sunday:  OPORTO – AVEIRO - FATIMA - LISBON
After breakfast depart to the town of Aveiro often called: "The Venice of Portugal" for its lagoons, bridges and painted boats that resemble Venice's gondolas. Continue on to Fatima. Free time for lunch (PREMIUM PACKAGE includes lunch) and to visit the cathedral before continuing to Lisbon.  Tonight enjoy an optional opportunity to attend a FADO evening typical music of Lisbon with the sad and sweet songs of Portuguese women longing for their husbands far away on the high seas. The song will accompany a typical dinner. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes Fado show and dinner. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 8, Monday:  LISBON
Morning city tour of this ancient and lovely town overlooking the Tagus River. Admire its splendid avenues and monuments like the Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery with its lace like carved rooms, both World Heritage Monuments. Afternoon free for your own activities or you could join an optional tour to the seaside resort of Cascais and the town of Sintra near the west coast. (this tour is included in PREMIUM PACKAGE).   Overnight.

Day 9 Tuesday: LISBON - MERIDA - MADRID
After breakfast depart toward the Spanish border, stop in Merida for lunch and also to admire the impressive Roman Amphitheatre archeological site. Lunch is included in Premium Package. Continue to Madrid for late afternoon arrival and overnigth.

Travelers taking the 9day tour will have a transfer out to Lisbon airport after breakfast on Day 9.

Day 10 Wednesday: MADRID
Buffet breakfast and transfer to Madrid airport. 

PRICES Jan 2017 - March 2018

Price in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange) per person based on double occupancy 8nights/9days tour
Madrid to Lisbon
9nights/10days tour
Madrid to Madrid
3/4star hotels
Category Standard
4star hotels
Category Plus
3/4star hotels
Category Standard
4star hotels
Category Plus
Jan 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 855 930 930 1005
Single room supplement until 5 Mar 2017
310 455 365 530
Mar 27-June 19, 2017 and
Aug 28 - Oct 16, 2017
930 1030 1015 1115
June 26 - Aug 21, 2017 895 970 970 1045
Oct 30, 2017 - Mar 5, 2018 895 975 975 1055
Single room supplement Mar 27, 2017-Mar 5, 2018 325 475 380 555
PREMIUM PACKAGE 
Supplement until 5 March 2017

200

225
PREMIUM PACKAGE 
Supplement after starting Mar 27, 2017
210 235

* $ price varies depending on the exchange rate

Discount for 3rd person in a room: 10%

Discount for one child 3-11 years sharing room with 2 adults: 25%
Discount for one child 0-2 years (if sharing seat on the bus with parents) and sharing room with 2 adults: 90%

In case a family is traveling together - 2 adult and 2 children (less than 12 years old) each of the two children will have 10% discount (two separate double room) - discount on request and it is subject to availability at the time of booking.


Tour Includes:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish
Transfers airport-hotel-airport
Accommodations in Standard or First Class hotels 
Buffet breakfast daily 
Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
Professional tour escort throughout (bilingual English/Spanish)
Escorted sightseeing tours with bilingual guide in Madrid, Salamanca, Santiago ,Oporto, Lisbon
Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
Travel bag

Optional PREMIUM PACKAGE includes:
“Tapas” dinner in Madrid
Dinner in Salamanca
Dinner in Santiago
Lunch in Oporto 
Lunch in Fatima
Dinner and Fados Show in Lisbon
Tour of Sintra and Cascais
Lunch in Merida (only with the 10 days tour)

Hotels used or similar :
Category Standard Hotels
Madrid Florida Norte ****  or Hotel Agumar ***+
Salamanca Gran Hotel Corona
Santiago  Tryp Snatiago****  
Porto Ipanema Palace****
Lisbon Fontana Park ****

Category Plus Hotels
Madrid Rafael Atocha **** or Catalonia Goya****
Salamanca Gran Hotel Corona Sol****
Santiago NH Collection *****
Oporto Crown Plaza*****
Lisbon: Marriott****

The Night of May 4 and June 8, 2017 will be in spent in Vigo and not in Santiago


 

 

 
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