Vacation in Spain and Portugal from Barcelona to Madrid

Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, Fatima, Obidos, Lisbon, Seville, Cordoba Granada, Valencia

IBERIAN SPLENDOR Tour 48

Wednesday Departures, 13 Days/12 Nights  between 11 Apr and 17 Oct, 2018
 

 Seville garden Spain Portugal tour

1ST DAY (Saturday) – BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN
Join us at our bus Terminal at 10.00AM, located at the Gran Vía 645, towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patron saint of Spain and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, it’s one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this french style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent Conchas beach. Overnight.
 
DAY 2 (Sunday) – SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER
After breakfast at hotel we will drive up to Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the unforgettable views of the city and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic driver in Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this modern architectural building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander, it’s a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Free time to stroll through this elegant city. Overnight.
 
DAY 3 (Monday) SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, its one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juiliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Architecture in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto where you will see the patron saint of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo, where you will see on a series of hills the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of thepre Romanic asturian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic asturian architecture. Overnight.
 
DAY 4 (Tuesday) OVIEDO – GIJON – CUDILLERO – LUGO
Morning departure to Gijon after brekfast for a panoramic city tour and then we will proceed to Cudillero, one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Spain. In the afternoon depart to Lugo, which holds one of the most impressive roman ramparts with a perimeter of 2266 metres in circumference declared World Heritage. Overnight.
 
DAY 5 (Wednesday) – LUGO – A CORUÑA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to La Coruña. Brief panoramic driver through the main avenues of this fabulous town driving by the Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician architecture of glass house galleries. Brief stop in one of the wonders of the world the oldest working lighthouse the “Tower of Hercules” dating back from the roman period. Afternoon free, where you can assist an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Overnight.
 
DAY 6 (Thursday) – A CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important centre of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago route built during the Roman Empire. City tour where we will see the main square called Obradoiro and also the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Afternoon free to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Overnight.           
 
DAY 7 (Friday) – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most pictureque areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas. Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to la Toja Island, universally know for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Afternoon free to enjoy this lively city or an optional tour to Bayona and Santa Tecla to see the old celtic remains situated on the hill of Santa Tecla and the impressive views of the Miño River and of Portugal. Overnight.
 
DAY 8 (Saturday) – VIGO - SALAMANCA – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Salamanca following The Old Silver Route built during the roman times. On arrival free time in this world renowneded  city with one of the oldest universities in Europe, the magnificent Plaza Mayor, the Shells House, old and new Cathedral. Continue towards Villacastin crossing through the Guadarrama mountain range to arrive to Madrid. Overnight. 

DAY 9 (Sunday) MADRID – BARCELONA
Breakfast at hotel. Free time to continue visiting the city until time scheduled to depart by train back to Barcelona. END OF OUR SERVICES.


Hotels Used:  
SAN SEBASTIÁN Mercure Monte Igueldo ****
SANTANDER Santemar ****
OVIEDO Exe Oviedo ****
LUGO Mendez Nuñez ****
A CORUÑA Tryp Coruña ****
SANTIAGO Tryp Santiago ****
VIGO Ciudad de Vigo ****
MADRID Acta Madfor ***

PRICES  Apr-Oct 2018

Price in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange) per person based on double occupancy

13 Days/12nights
Barcelona to Madrid or Barcelona to Barcelona

4star hotels
Category Plus

 Apr -June 2018

1320

Jul-Oct 2018

1390

Supplement for
11 Apr 2018 departures only

95

Single Room Supplement 

530

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 child 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
Accommodations in Standard or First Class hotels 
Buffet breakfast daily and 4 dinners
Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
Escorted sightseeing tours as per itinerary in Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada, Valencia and Barcelona.
Train tickets Fast Train AVE tourist Class Barcelona/Madrid
Transfer in Madrid from railway station to hotel

Lisbon and Barcelona local city taxes not included, payable directly to the hotels.


Hotels (or similar) used :

Category Standard Hotels
Madrid: Mayorazgo  **** or Florida Norte****
Lisbon Lutecia ****
Fatima Santa Maria****
Cordoba Tryp Cordoba***
Seville Catalonia Santa Justa****
Granada Los Angeles****
Valencia: NH Las Artes****
Barcelona: Catalonia Barcelona 505****


Category Plus Hotels
Cat A: Courtyard by Marriott Princesa or Catalonia Gran Via****
Lisbon Lutecia ****
Fatima Santa Maria ****
Cordoba Hesperia****
Seville Melia Lebreros****
Granada NH Las Artes****
Valencia Tryp Valencia*****
Barcelona Barcelona Plaza**** or Tryp Apolo****
 

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