Drive from Madrid via
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,
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
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”
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
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).
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