13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain - Thursday Departure

13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain - Thursday Departure


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe with its Moorish and Roman ruins; transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax before tonight's orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a delectable Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Discover Lisbon's Heritage
In Lisbon today, discover the city's heritage and magnificent contrasting architecture. View the 16th century Belem Tower, symbol of the country's Age of Discovery and the impressive Jeronimos Monastery, resting place of Vasco da Gama, signifying Portugal's power and wealth, both named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After, stop to visit and admire the imposing grand Cathedral of Lisbon, the most important and iconic religious building in the city. A walking tour guides you along the winding cobblestone streets to Alfama, the charming old Fisherman's Quarter, nestled between the castle and the River Tagus. The rest of the day is yours or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the "Glorious Eden" of Lord Byron, ancient summer retreat of the royal court with its lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the 15th century Royal Palace and enjoy free time in the village historical centre before returning to Lisbon. This evening, perhaps stroll along elegant Liberdade Avenue or stop at a patio bar to sip wine and listen to soulful fado singers performing in the background
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Enchanting Evora, Andalucia's Seville
Travel from Lisbon to enchanting Evora, the walled UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Inside the town's 14th century walls, you find an elaborate cathedral and cloisters, columns of a Roman Temple and the Sao Francisco Church and Ossuary Chapel, whose walls are decorated with thousands of human bones and skulls. Stroll through the picturesque squares and linger at an outdoor café. Later, head to Spain's energetic city of Seville, capital of the scenic Andalucia region on Spain's southern coast. Time to settle in before dinner together at a local restaurant. Later, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - City Tour of Seville
Visit the spectacular Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world where Christopher Columbus is buried. See the renowned Giralda Bell Tower with its striking Moorish architecture built on the site of the former great mosque; its minaret is still intact. Drive to the majestic Plaza de España, an architectural complex by the Guadalquivir river within the fragrant orange scented gardens of Maria Luisa Park. A walking tour then follows along the narrow streets lined with whitewashed homes in the Barrio Santa Cruz, home to the city's Jewish Quarter. On your afternoon at leisure, enjoy the beautiful plazas of the city or, participate in the optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish mosque that today is Cordoba's main Cathedral and the former Jewish Quarter before returning to Seville. Be sure to explore Seville's restaurant scene tonight, known for its emerging new Spanish cuisine
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Ronda, Costa del Sol
Your travels take you to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, which overlooks the El Tajo gorge, home to the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in the country. Ronda, considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting in the 18th century, was once a horsemanship training facility. View the historic stables and its interesting museum with exhibits of some of Spain's most famous Matadors. Later, a scenic drive to the lovely resort area of the Costa del Sol. Dinner together this evening
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in the Costa del Sol
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol, known for its hundreds of gorgeous beaches, quiet hidden coves and glamorous clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Or, join the optional morning tour to Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum with over 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family. View the Paseo de la Alameda, fragrant Paseo del Parque and the Barrio de la Malagueta. A walking tour through this historical town is accented by views of the Malaga Cathedral, the second highest in southern Spain. After a stop at Cathedral Square, return to the Costa del Sol for time on your own. The chic nightlife of the dynamic Costa del Sol is waiting for you tonight!
Optional: Half Day Malaga Tour (AM)
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Moorish Granada
Today's journey takes you from Spain's southern coast to Moorish Granada. Here, visit the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Return to the Costa del Sol for the rest of the day to enjoy the city independently *Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - AVE High Speed Train to Madrid
At the train station, board the AVE high speed train to Madrid that travels via the region of La Mancha, storied home of Don Quixote. View some of his legendary windmills before arriving in the lively metropolis of Madrid, birthplace of many of the world's greatest writers and painters. An orientation sightseeing tour begins with a drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon, stopping for spectacular views of the magnificent Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and the Plaza de España dominated by the monument to Cervantes, famed author of Don Quixote. On to the world-renowned Prado Museum; stand before astonishing masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. In the evening, experience some of the tapas bars that have made Madrid famous. Sample specialties at each café and then continue on your tasting tour throughout the night!
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - Full Day in Madrid
A full day at leisure in Madrid for independent discoveries. Alternatively, join the optional tour to Toledo, the former capital of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is known for its unique historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest in Europe and the St. Tome Church, with its El Greco masterpiece. Enjoy a panoramic drive to the Alcazar of Toledo, a stone fortification located in the highest part of the city and the 13th century cathedral before returning to Madrid. Savor dinner tonight at a local restaurant
Optional: Half Day Toledo (AM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - AVE High Speed Train to Barcelona
A morning transfer to the train station to board the exciting AVE high speed train that whisks you to sensational Barcelona. Upon arrival, a drive along the old Harbor to the Plaza de Catalunya, the city's bustling main square. Then your first look at the stunning works of Gaudi, the master architect, begins at the exterior of Casa Batllo, seemingly constructed from skulls and bones. View the legendary La Sagrada Familia, iconic symbol of Barcelona; this colossal church is still unfinished after 100 years. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics with the Olympic Stadium at its center. Tonight, enjoy your first taste of Barcelona's rousing nightlife and fabulous cuisine
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Full Day in Barcelona
Unending pleasures await you as you explore Barcelona independently. Spend time at the Picasso Museum, stroll along La Rambla, Barcelona's most famous pedestrian walkway, shop at local markets, or visit Gaudi's fantasy Parc Guell
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Lisbon
  • 2 nights Seville
  • 3 nights Torremolinos
  • 2 nights Madrid
  • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • AVE High-Speed Train: Malaga - Madrid, Madrid - Barcelona
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
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    Special Features

  • Visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
  • Visit enchanting Evora, one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns
  • In Seville, visit the Cathedral of Seville, where Christopher Columbus is buried
  • Travel to the cliffside city of Ronda, home to the oldest bullring in the country
  • Leisure time in the Costa del Sol, with its gorgeous beaches and beautiful landscapes
  • Visit the 13th Century Alhambra in Granada
  • At the renowned Prado Museum, view masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya
  • View Gaudi’s legendary La Sagrada Familia, iconic symbol of Barcelona
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Accommodations

    Hotel Mundial
    This first class hotel is located in the city center with views of the castle "St Jorge."

    Catalonia Giralda
    This first class hotel is situated in the historic centre of Seville.

    Seville Center
    This first class hotel is located on one of the main streets of the Seville, well known for its wide, beautifully landscaped areas.

    Melia Costa Del Sol
    This first class hotel is located on el Bajondillo Beach near to Torremolinos.

    Melia Madrid Serrano Galgos
    This first class hotel is located close to many museums and other tourist attractions.

    Hotel Balmoral
    This first class hotel is located steps away from Avenida Diagonal, in the heart of the business and commercial area.

    Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
    This first class hotel overlooks the historic Plaza de Espana.

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