Escorted Tours Spain and Portugal
in 5 Days
or 8 Days
Portugal, Salamanca

# 30
Madrid for 8 days Thursday departures
or 5 days without Madrid stay Saturday departures
Weekly departures from 7 Apr - 20 Oct 2018

Tour to Salalamnca and Portugal from Madrid Thursday and Saturday starting dates

ITINERARY
1st DAY Thursday – MADRID.
Arrival on your own at Madrid airport. Transfer to your hotel, free time and overnight in Madrid

2nd DAY Friday - Madrid
After breakfast a morning panoramic city tour of Madrid to visit the Spain Square, the University Complex, the West park, Casa de campo, the Morish Quarters, Orient Square, Sun Gate, Neptune, Atocha, Alacala gate, Ventas Bull ring, Columbus sq, Gran Via, etc. Afternoon is at leisure or optional excursion to the El Escorial Palace outside of Madrid or Toledo

3rd DAY Saturday – MADRID – AVILA – SALAMANCA
9 a.m. departure to Αvila, World Heritage Site and birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus.
The city is surrounded by a great Roman wall protecting  many of its monumental treasures. Free time to enjoy this jewel of the Middle Ages. Then depart to Salamanca, a university city par excellence boasting one of the oldest universities in Europe. The town is also known worldwide for its artistic richness: cathedrals, palaces, churches of various styles. In the afternoon we will have a city tour that includes visiting the Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, the New Cathedral, the Old Cathedral and University. At night you can enjoy the atmosphere of this lively city. Accommodation.

4th DAY Sunday – SALAMANCA – CIUDAD RODRIGO – COIMBRA - FATIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards the border town of Ciudad Rodrigo
and old Celtic town famous for its original 11th century town walls, castle and cathedral.  Continue via Guarda until we reach the University city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal. Coimbra University is one of the oldest ones in Europe and it is famous for its Baroque library. Free time to admire their narrow streets, hanging houses, palaces, chapels and churches, which is a must to see. Departure to Fatima, well know for the Sanctuary of our Lady of Fatima, patroness of Portugal. Overnight.

5th DAY Monday – FATIMA – OBIDOS – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel.
departure to the beautiful medieval town of  white-washed Obidos, 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 lovely capital city of Portugal, located on the right bank of the Tagus River. You can book an optional dinner Fado show to enjoy the national musical genre of sweet and sad songs of Portugal. Overnight.

6th DAY Tuesday – LISBON
Breakfast and overnight, In the morning included a panoramic city tour of Lisbon, passing through the Alfama district, birthplace of St. Anthony and once the old Moorish Quarters, the Belem Tower symbol of Lisbon and the Jeronimous Monastery. Afternoon at leisure. Possibility of an optional tour to see the 3 most visited towns
at the outskirts of Lisbon: Sintra world Heritage Town, Cascais and Estoril seaside resorts on the west coast.

7th DAY Wednesday – LISBON – CΑCERES - MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards the Spanish border to arrive to the World Heritage city of Caceres, with unparalleled historic buildings dating back
to the 14th and 16th century. The old quarter 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 we will proceed back to Madrid. Overnight in Madrid.

8th Day. THURSDAY
Breakfast at the hotel.
End of services.

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

5% discount for all 2018 season on bookings made by 30 Jan 2018

Tour Cost for 5 days without Madrid Per person sharing
double room 

Currency Conversion

Apr - June 2018

1Jul-Oct'18 departures

Single Supplement

390

410

120
Tour Cost for 8 days with Madrid 700

760

 340
5%senior discount age 65 and over

5%
Discount to the third person sharing double room.  - no senior discount applies with 3rd person 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. 
 
After 2018 April tour is offered in regular class only

HOTELS or similar USED on TOUR:

city category Hotel names
Madrid T
Acta Madfor***
Salamanca C Gran Corona****
Fatima C Santa Maria****
Lisbon C Roma***

 

* US$ rate varies depending the exchange rate

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

  • Hotel Accommodation in the listed hotels 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 , luggage handling, entrance fees

  • Daily breakfast  

  • Guided visit with local guides as per itinerary in Madrid, Salamanca, Lisbon

  • Arrival airport transfer

 
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