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16 Days
Lisbon
Madrid - Lisbon
Discover Iberian history, culture and its architecture. Where Moorish and European cultures mixed. Tour Lisbon Madrid, on to Bilbao, through the north of Spain and return to Lisbon.

16 days/ 15 nights Monday Departures (Apr to Oct)

Departure & Return Location

Lisbon

Departure Time

Monday Departures (Apr to Oct)

Includes:

  • Greeting upon arrival at airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation with daily buffet breakfast
  • Accompanied by guide throughout tour.
  • Visit conducted by a local guide in  Lisboa, Madrid, Santiago and Panoramic Tour in S.Sebastián, Bilbao, A Coruña and Gijón.
  • Tourist tax

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Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon)LISBON

Individual arrival at Lisbon airport. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight. Free time at leisure.

Day 2 (Tue)LISBON

Breakfast at the hotel. Join a morning panoramic city tour of Lisbon passing through the Alfama district, the old Moorish quarter, birthplace of St. Anthony, the Belem Tower symbol of LISBOA and the Geronimo’s Monastery. 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. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 3 (Wed)LISBON – CACERES – MADRID

Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards the Spanish border and continue to Caceres, a historic city and World Heritage Site. With architecture dating back from the 14th and 16th centuries this town is a jewel, one of the 3 best conserved medieval towns in Europe. Free time to walk around the Plaza Mayor and the old medieval district and lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will continue to Madrid for overnight.

Day 4 (Thu)MADRID

Breakfast and overnight. In the morning, panoramic city tour with local guide, who will show the monuments and contrasts that the capital of Spain offers. We will cross his principal places of interest as the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the Cibeles Square and the Gran Via Avenue, to end in the Orient Square. We will make a stop at the Devod Temple, Plaza Mayor and the Ventas Bull Ring. Free time to take some photos (it will depend on the climatic conditions). Afternoon free to explore Madrid or to attend an excursion in the outskirts of Madrid.

Day 5 (Fri)MADRID

Breakfast and overnight. Day at leisure to explore Madrid on your own or to join a tour to visit the El Escorial palace and other sites close to Madrid. You may want to attend a flamenco or others shows and musicals in Madrid.

Day 6 (Sat)MADRID – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN

Breakfast at hotel. Departure 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 7 (Sun)SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER

Breakfast at hotel. We will approach 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 8 (Mon)SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, it’s one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juliana, 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 their 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 9 (Tue)OVIEDO – GIJON – CUDILLERO – LUGO

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Gijon, panoramic city tour and then proceed to Cudillero, one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Spain. In the afternoon departure to Lugo, which holds one of the most impressive roman ramparts with a perimeter of 2266 meters in circumference declared World Heritage. Overnight.

DAY 10 (Wed) 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 11 (Thu)A CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important center 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 in (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 12 (Fri) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most picturesque areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas. Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to la Toja Island, universally known 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 13 (Sat) VIGO - SALAMANCA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Salamanca following The Old Silver Route built during the roman times. On arrival free time in this world renowned city with one of the oldest universities in Europe, the magnificent Plaza Mayor, the Shells House, old and new Cathedral. Overnight.

DAY 14 (Sun) SALAMANCA – CIUDAD RODRIGO - COIMBRA - FATIMA

Breakfast. Departure to Ciudad Rodrigo, short tour at this beautiful medieval town declared Historic-Artistic heritage complex, where its walls surrounds a rich heritage of civil and religious buildings headed by its cathedral and castle. Proceeded to the Portuguese border, to continue via Guarda to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the ex-capital of Portugal, whose narrow streets, houses, palaces, chapels and churches do that this city is a pleasure to see. Continue to Fatima, one of the most important religious shrines in the world after the six apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherds near the Iria cave. Overnight.

DAY 15 (Mon) FATIMA - OBIDOS - LISBON

Breakfast and departure to the beautiful medieval town of Obidos, with its nice little stretched streets and picturesque red-roofed white houses, sheltered by the impressive city walls. Our next stop is at Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located at the Tagus River. Overnight.

DAY 16 (Tue) LISBON

Breakfast at hotel. End of Services.

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