12 Days Spain & Portugal Tour - PT-PSP

Spain conjures images of whitewashed horses, rugged castle and fiery flamen...

12 Days Spain & Portugal Tour

Description

Spain conjures images of whitewashed horses, rugged castle and fiery flamenco dance. Portugal brings to mind colorful ceramics and Fado. Find all these and much more in this tour.

Please note that Seville Cathedral will be closed for the following groups: PSP0412 April 18th, Holy Week PSP0524 May 30th, local holiday Saint Ferdinand PSP0809 August 15th, Virgin Mary Day PSP1226 January 1st 2015 Those groups will do ALCAZAR instead. The Alcazar of Seville is a royal palace, originally a Moorish fort. It is now the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and it was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage. The Alhambra in Granada and Alcazar in Seville are two of the best remaining examples of Moorish architectures in Spain.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 USA to Madrid

    Our 12-days Southern Europe vacation begins as we board the flight bound for Madrid, the Europe’s highest capital.

  • Day : 2 Madrid

    Spain, one of the great holiday countries of the world, has seemingly endless beaches, spectacular castles and plazas with proud heritages. After arrival we are transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisurely activities, feel free to explore the city on your own tonight.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Silken Puerta Madrid|4

    Meals Included: , Dinner
  • Day : 3 Madrid

    After breakfast, our sightseeing tour of Madrid begins. It shows us Plaza Espana, Puerta Del Sol and Columbus Fountain and with a visit to the Royal Palace, a bustling architecture with 2800 rooms, built in the 9th century, and one of the best-preserved palaces in Europe. The afternoon is free for your own exploration, and to enjoy Madrid’s fabulous shopping.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Silken Puerta Madrid|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 4 Madrid, Salamanca, Coimbra, & Fatima

    Drive up to the ancient university city of Salamanca, where we'll visit the fabulous Plaza Mayor and the University, one of the oldest in Europe and a notable example of Renaissance and Plateresque architecture. Continue with a drive through the beautiful countryside into Portugal and on to Coimbra. The city tour takes us to the University Town built in the 12th century on a hill. Arrive at Fatima in the evening for overnight accommodation.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Santa Maria Jardim|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 5 Fatima & Lisbon

    Fatima is the famous shrine city and one of the holiest sites for Roman Catholics, where the Virgin Mary appeared. Some free time will be given for visiting the Shrine and to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon we proceed to Lisbon, a city built on hills overlooking the Tagus River, and the capital city of Portugal. Travelers over the years have been captivated by the enchanting tile works of the city.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Corinthia Hotel|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 6 Lisbon, Cascais, & Sintra

    A panoramic city tour shows us the main squares and avenues, then a visit to the Discovery Monument, the 16th century Belem Tower, and Jeromino Monastery. Afterwards, an unforgettable scenic drive offers us a view of Cape Roca, the westernmost point of both mainland Portugal and mainland Europe, and also takes us through the Sunny Coast and its beaches, villages, oak forests, cork tree groves, and the colorful bay of Cascais. For Sintra we will be treated to see the charming Sintra Palace and Gardens. Return to Lisbon later in the afternoon,for an opportunity to take in the optional Fado performance with dinner!

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Corinthia Hotel|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 7 Lisbon & Seville

    Depart Lisbon and cross the border for the Moorish city of Seville located in the valley of the Guadalquivir. Upon arrival our sightseeing tour starts with visits to the dramatic Seville Cathedral, Plaza Espana, Murillo Park, the Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz, the colorful Maria Luisa Park, and the Giralda Tower. Tonight, you have the option experiencing the excitement of the traditional Flamenco Dance. Please note that Seville Cathedral will be closed for the following groups: PSP0412 April 18th, Holy Week PSP0524 May 30th, local holiday Saint Ferdinand PSP0809 August 15th, Virgin Mary Day PSP1226 January 1st 2015 Those groups will do ALCAZAR instead. The Alcazar of Seville is a royal palace, originally a Moorish fort. It is now the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and it was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage. The Alhambra in Granada and Alcazar in Seville are two of the best remaining examples of Moorish architectures in Spain.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Hotel Vertice|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 8 Seville & Granada

    Proceed south through the gorgeous Andalusia landscapes of olive groves and cornfields, amidst mountains to the 14th century Nazari Kingdom of Granada, the last Islamic Kingdom. Inhabited jointly by Jews, Christians and Muslims, you may see the unforgettable view of the gypsy cave dwellings on the hills along the drive. The highlight of todays tour is the Moorish Palace Alhambra, and the Generalife Garden. After dinner, an optional activity “Journey of Cave Culture” is arranged for your entertainment.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Hotel M.A. Alhamar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 9 Granada, Purullena, & Alicante

    Today we depart Granada towards the Mediterranean coast through the breathtaking mountains landscapes along the picturesque villages to Alicante, a city which is famous for its beaches and year round sunshine. On the way, we make a stop at Purullena, a small town famous for its cave houses.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|AC Hotel by Marriott|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 10 Alicante, Valencia, & Barcelona

    Valencia is not only a sizable industrial city but its surrounding areas are also the vegetable and fruit gardens of Spain. An orientation tour of Valencia will show us around the city. An afternoon drive along the coast to Barcelona will follow. As the second largest city in Spain in both size and population and a vital Mediterranean port, Barcelona is renowned as the city of Gaudi and the capital of Catalonia.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Tryp Condal Mar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 11 Barcelona

    A panoramic drive takes us to all the most important sights of the city: the Rambla Street, Catalonian Square, Columbus Monument at the pier, the 1992 Summer Olympic Site, Gaudi’s stunningly unique and still unfinished Holy Family Church (outside visit), in addition to the world renowned Guell Park. In the afternoon we have an opportunity to visit the world famous Picasso Museum.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 50|Tryp Condal Mar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 12 Barcelona to USA

    Our tour ends as we are transferred to the airport for our home bound flight.

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