Spain and Portugal in 9 days

Portugal Andalusia and Costa Del Sol

9days/8nights

Departures Apr 6- 20 Oct 2018 every Saturday

Option 37

5% early bird discount on bookings made before 30 Jan 2018

Portugal Andalusia and Costa Del Sol

ITINERARY
1ST DAY Saturday – MADRID – AVILA – SALAMANCA
9 a.m. departure from Orient Sqare for Avila, a World Heritage Site and birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus. A great Roman wall surrounds the city holding in embrace most of its monumental treasures. Free time to enjoy this jewel of the Middle Ages. Then exit to Salamanca, a university city par excellence, known worldwide for its artistic richness: cathedrals, palaces, churches of various styles. In the afternoon we will embark on a city tour to see the Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, the New Cathedral, the Old Cathedral and University. At night you can enjoy the lively atmosphere of this city. Accommodation.

2ND DAY Sunday – SALAMANCA – CIUDAD RODRIGO – COIMBRA - FATIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards the border town of Ciudad Rodrigo to continue via Guarda until we reach the University city of Coimbra, one of the oldest university towns in Europe and once the capital of Portugal. Free time to admire their narrow streets, hanging houses, palaces, chapels and churches, which is a must to see. Departure to Fatima, well known for the Sanctuary of our Lady of Fatima, patroness of Portugal. Free time to visit the Basilica. Overnight.
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3RD DAY Monday – FATIMA – OBIDOS – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel, then continue our trip to the beautiful medieval city of Obidos
with a Moorish ambiance, where we can explore the cobblestone streets and red roofed white houses sheltered by the impressive city walls. Our next stop will be in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, located on the right bank of the Tagus River. In the evening you may want to take an optional tour with dinner and Fado show, the national bitter-sweet songs of Portugal and a must to see and hear. Overnight. For Fado show advance reservation required.

4TH DAY Tuesday – LISBON
Breakfast and overnight, In the morning
we'll have a panoramic city tour of Lisbon, passing through the Alfama district, birthplace of St. Anthonyand once the old Moorish Quarters; the Belem Tower, symbol of Lisbon and the Jeronimous Monastery with its beautiful ornamentation typical of the Portuguese Manueline style resembling coral marine life. Afternoon at leisure. Possibility of an optional tour to see the 3 most visited towns on the outskirts of Lisbon, Sintra world Heritage Town, Cascais and Estoril seaside resort towns..

5TH DAY Wednesday – LISBON – CÁCERES - SEVILLA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards the Spanish border to arrive to the World Heritage city of Caceres, with
fortified buildings form the 14th and 16th century exemplifying the power struggles between the Moorish and Catholic kingdoms before the Reconquista. The old town is one of the 3 best conserved medieval quarters in Europe. Tour on foot to see the Plaza Mayor and the old medieval district. After our tour continue to Sevilla. capital of Andalucía and Spain's third largest city. Overnight.

6TH DAY Thursday – SEVILLE
Breakfast and overnight. Morning panoramic
city tour, driving through Maria Luisas Park, The University, Americas Square and The Pavillions built in 1929 for the Iberoamerican Fair. Following the panoramic tour we will continue on foot from the Murillo Gardens towards the old “Santa Cruz” quarters. Brief stop. We will then proceed to the Cathedral (entrance included), final resting place of Christopher Columbus. We will also see the symbol of Seville, the Giralda Tower once the minaret of a Mosque and today the belfry of the Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure where you can attend an optional artistic tour or visit on your own the gorgeous Alcazar, one of the most beautiful royal palaces of Europe which is still in use. In the evening, possibility of attending the finest Flamenco Show in Spain.

7TH DAY Friday – SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ronda, passing through the Route of the White Villages
of Andalucia to arrive at Ronda. Ronda is one of the oldest cities in Spain, whose origins date back to the Neolithic Period. Free time to explore the main sites of Ronda. From the Tajo River Gorge enjoy a stunning view of the city and see the oldest bullring in Spain, considered the symbol and soul of Ronda. In the afternoon departure to the international beachside resort, La Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight.

8TH DAY Saturday – COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time till midmorning to then proceed to Granada
at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Tour of the most visited monument in Spain declared UNESCO World Heritage, the Alhambra, a spectacular testimony to former Moorish power in Iberia. We will be seeing the Nazarite Palaces with beautiful views across the mountains and the delightful Generalife Gardens of roses, myrtle, cypress and secret fountians. (entrance included). Overnight.

9TH DAY Sunday – GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Toledo
, the city famous for its prosperity and forward thinking in the middle ages where members of three religions used to live in harmony. Tour of this monumental city declared a World Heritage site. On arrival panoramic drive around Toledo and then proceed on foot to visit the historical old town. We will enter the Catheral (entrance included), Santo Tome which in its interior holds one of the masterpieces of El Greco, “The burial of the count of Orgaz” (entrance included) and finally we will proceed towards the former Jewish Quarters to see the synagogue of St. Maria La Blanca. Afternoon departure to Madrid. End of the tour in Madrid. Extra night in Madrid can be added.
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Currency Conversion

PRICES IN EUROS  - $ rate varies depending on the exchange rate of your payment date

Price per person Apr- June 2018
July-Oct 2018 Single supplement Supplement for Seville Fair
Apr 14, 2018 departure only
940 960  290 95
5% senior discount  ages 65 and over

5%
Discount to the third person sharing double room. no senior discount
Children under 12: 25% discount when sharing room with 2 adults. Babies under 2 are free but have no bus seat or hotel bed reserved  - cot is possible on request.  

HOTELS or similar USED FOR TOUR:

nights city Hotel names
1 Salamanca Gran Corona****
1 Fatima Santa Maria****
2 Lisbon Roma***
2 Seville Don Paco***
1 Costa Del Sol Las Piramides****
1 Granada Saray****

Included in the price:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish

  • Hotel Accommodation in the listed hotels or similar with breakfast

  • Escorted tour with English and Spanish  speaking guide  - tour is bilingual and conducted in two languages

  • Transportation by air conditioned deluxe motor coach 

  • Hotel taxes, porterage, entrance fees

  • Daily breakfast , 1 dinner

  • Guided visits with local guides as per itinerary in Salamanca, Lisbon, Caceres, Seville, Alhambra de Granada , Toledo

 

 

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