Your exciting Iberian adventure introduces you to fascinating cities and cultural discoveries on your affordable tour of Spain and Portugal. You’ll stay three nights in Madrid, two nights in both Seville and Lisbon, and one night in Coimbra.
Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history and sights—in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid. The included city tour focuses on the must-see sights, including Seville’s 15th-century Cathedral of St. Mary, built on a former mosque and housing 80 chapels and the longest nave in Spain, and Lisbon’s Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon. Today, it is a reminder of Portugal’s Golden Age. In Madrid, you will see the Puerta del Sol – the “gate of the sun” – and admire the impressive architecture of the wide alleys crossing the city center.
Other visits of this affordable Spain and Portugal tour include the Marian Sanctuary at Fátima, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three local children in 1917; Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills: Moorish Cordoba, and Salamanca, where you can wander around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain.
From the larger cities to the differing countryside and landscapes, this value-minded tour through Spain and Portugal is sure to delight.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN
Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2 MADRID–ÁVILA–SALAMANCA–COIMBRA, PORTUGAL
Visit fortified Ávila with its intact medieval city walls, then on to Salamanca. Be sure to spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Coimbra in Portugal.
Day 3 COIMBRA–FÁTIMA–OBIDOS–LISBON
Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Continue to Fátima to see the SANCTUARY, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children—Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia—on May 13, 1917. On to Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon.
Day 4 LISBON
Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on your guided city tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Estoril Coast to Cascais and Sintra by joining our optional excursion.
Day 5 LISBON–SEVILLE, SPAIN
Drive into the Alentejo through the countryside, famous for its production of cork. Cross the border at Vila Verde into Spain and journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena before reaching delightful Seville.
Day 6 SEVILLE
Seville is one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour with all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España.
Day 7 SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID
Travel to Cordoba, Spain’s most Moorish city with its Great Mosque, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. On through the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, to Madrid. This evening, why not join the optional “Madrid by Night” excursion with dinner?
Day 8 MADRID
Enjoy free time in Madrid, or join the rewarding optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting—even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven.
Day 9 MADRID
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Visit the Sanctuary
Visit the fortified city
Headsets throughout the tour.
April 19 Departure – Easter
May 3 Departure – Feria in Seville
December 26 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Seville, including a special dinner at hotel
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
The Hotel Praga, situated in Madrid was the first hotel of the Santos Hotels chain. It has a total of 420 rooms and is equipped with the best facilities to make your stay unforgettable.
NH Ribera Del Manzanares
The NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel in Madrid is a new hotel with a great location in the city, giving you easy access to the entire city for your business and personal needs. Madrid’s reputation as a center for sports, culture, and international events is known worldwide.
Hotel D. Luis
Located in the center of Portugal, this hotel unit that has presented itself in the market with an exceptional localization being it in Portugal, in the Iberian Peninsula, or in Coimbra.
Located on one of Lisbon’s main avenues, Avenida de Roma, which is an important residential and shopping area, Hotel Roma provides a range of exclusive, high-quality services that are unique in a unit of this category.
Hotel Don Paco 200 rooms, is set in central Seville, 10 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and Giralda Tower. It features a rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace with excellent city views. Convenient Hotel located 1/2 km from train station & 12 km from San Pablo Airport.
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