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From medieval towns of revered saints to pilgrimage sites and monasteries carved like lace, this tour offers a taste of what Spain and Portugal can offer from north to south. Get acquainted with ancient university towns and fiery Andalusian cities, white-washed villages near sunny coast lines and the vibrant resorts of the Levantine Coast.
11 nights 12 days – Saturday Departures – Apr 7 – Oct 21
Saturday Departures – Apr 7 – Oct 21
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9 a.m. departure from Oriente Square to Ávila, 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.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards the border town of Ciudad Rodrigo and 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 known for the Sanctuary of our Lady of Fatima, patroness of Portugal. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to the white-washed town of Obidos with a definite Moorish flair with narrow streets and alleys surrounded by a protective wall. Continue to Lisbon, the lovely capital city of Portugal situated on the shores of the Tagus river.
Breakfast and overnight, In the morning we embark on 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, a beautiful example of the ornate Portuguese Manuelite architecture, both World Heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure. Possibility for an optional tour to see the 3 most visited towns on the outskirts of Lisbon, Sintra world Heritage Town, Cascais and Estoril seaside resorts on the west coast.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards the Spanish border to arrive to the World Heritage city of Caceres, with fortified buildings form the times of Moorish-Catholic rivalry with historic buildings dating back from the 14th and 16th century. 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. Overnight.
Breakfast and overnight. Morning panoramic and monumental city tour, where we will come in contact with this magnificent city, driving through Maria Luisas Park, The University, Americas Square and The Pavilions 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) where we will also see the symbol of Seville, The Giralda Tower once the minaret of the Mosque and today the belfry of the Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure where you can attend an optional artistic tour or visit the famous Alcazar royal palace on your own. In the late afternoon, possibility of attending the finest Flamenco Show in Spain.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ronda, passing through the Route of the White Villages to arrive to 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 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, the Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time till midmorning, then proceed to Granada which is located on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Tour of the most visited monument in Spain declared World Heritage, The Alhambra former rural dwelling of the Moorish emirs, where we will be seeing the richly decorated Nazarite Palaces with gorgeous view over to the mountains and the Moorish quarter below and the Generalife Gardens of Cyprus trees, rose bushes and hidden fountains. (entrance included). Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Alicante. Panoramic drive through Alicante to admire its great location between mountains and the coast line of this beautiful and lively city. Continue to Valencia. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and possibility of signing up for the optional city tour of Valencia, a town renown for the international Fallas Festival and the works of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed The Arts and Science Complex, unique in its genre and famous and for its planetarium that symbolizes the ‘Eye of knowledge” . Departure to Barcelona. Overnight.
Breakfast and overnight. In the morning, panoramic city tour of Barcelona, visiting Spain Square, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, where we will have a brief stop to contemplate a magnificent view of the city and its port, after which we will continue towards Columbus Avenue and then to the Historical Gothic Quarters. Walking tour through St. Jaume square, the town hall and the Gothic Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this cosmopolitan city or sign up for the Gaudi artistic tour, truly a must.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Zaragoza. Free time to see on your own the Basilica of our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of the Hispanic Culture and also stroll through the old town to discover the quaint streets of Zaragoza. Early afternoon departure to Madrid where we end the services.