Highlights of Spain and Portugal Winter 2018/19

Highlights of Spain and Portugal Winter 2018/19


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Kick off your Iberian adventure in Madrid before heading to the hanging houses in Cuenca and devouring delicious paella in Valencia. See the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix, the 14th century Alhambra Palace and passionate Flamenco in Seville before heading to Portugal's Algarve, its hilly capital, Lisbon, and F''tima, site of celebrated religious miracles.

Day 1 - Arrive Madrid
The fiery Spanish capital of Madrid paves the way for an unforgettable journey through centuries of history and fascinating cultural highlights across the Iberian Peninsula. Embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid's vibrant streets before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city's glorious sights as the sun sets on the capital.Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Ayre Gran
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Madrid --- Cuenca --- Valencia
Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop hanging houses of Cuenca during our first stop today before we journey to Valencia, renowned for its modern verve and spirit of innovation. An orientation drive will include views of the 15th century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening perhaps indulge in the fragrant flavours and aromas of paella for which Valencia is famous.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Silken Puerta
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Valencia --- Guadix --- Granada
Meandering through the sierra of Spain, we arrive in Guadix to view the troglodyte cave dwellings that blend effortlessly into the surrounding ochre landscape. Witness how generations of Guadix locals have carved cosy abodes into their rocky surrounds, then travel through the jagged Mora Pass to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe. This evening, sample the hearty flavours of Andalusia during a special Regional Meal at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Accommodation: Occidental
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 4 - Granada --- C--rdoba --- Seville (3 Nights)
Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs, joining your Local Specialist for a visit to the incredible Alhambra, it's amazing palaces, gardens and fountains. Inspired by poetry, the architecture is said to be a reflection of paradise as described in Islamic verse. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere in quiet courtyards, follow its colossal ancient walls and admire the ornate stone carvings. We leave Granada behind for C''rdoba where we'll join a Local Specialist to visit the mesmerising Cathedral of C''rdoba, the former mosque of the caliphs and a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is beguiling Seville, our home for the next three nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Meli'' Sevilla
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 5 - Seville Sightseeing
Seville takes centre stage today as we spend the day exploring this charismatic city. We'll see the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower in the company of a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition, built in a Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings. We'll walk through the imposing Plaza de Espa''a and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Perhaps witness the twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping of castanets this evening at a fiery flamenco performance. Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 - Seville --- Jerez and C--diz Excursion
We indulge in the aromatic flavours of Jerez today as we gain a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of Spanish sherry production. The leafy boulevards and quiet plazas of romantic C''diz are our next stop. Tread in the footsteps of Columbus, who used this historic port city as his launchpad to the new world, and see the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city that are said to have been brought here by him upon his return.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - Seville --- Algarve Region
We journey from Spain to the sun-kissed shores of southern Portugal's Algarve, a retreat for sun-worshippers with its spectacular natural landscapes and fascinating heritage. Enjoy the delicious flavours of piri piri chicken and grilled sardines against the picture-perfect backdrop of the Atlantic, relax on its golden beaches or perhaps join an Optional Experience.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Agua Riverside
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 8 - Algarve --- Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Travel north to the Serra da Arr''bida mountains and the golden landscapes of the Alentejo where you'll enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses have been reared since the 18th century. We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon where we'll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular 16th century Hieronymite Monastery, and Bel''m Tower, built as a tribute to Vasco da Gama's journey of discovery. Consider an evening in the quaint hillside Bairro Alto enjoying traditional Portuguese flavours amidst the melancholic tunes of the fado.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Accommodation: Olissippo Marqu''s de S''
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Be My Guest Dining

Day 9 - Lisbon
Meander through the cobblestone lanes of old town Lisbon and the grand shopping boulevards that stretch from the shores of the Tagus and Lisbon Baixa to Rossio. Today is yours to embrace the charm of the Portuguese capital. Relax at a sidewalk caf'' with a creamy pasteis de nata, venture to the Castle of S''o Jorge and admire the sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that clad Lisbon's seven hills or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 - Lisbon --- F--tima --- Salamanca
Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at F''tima, site of celebrated religious miracles. We leave Portugal, travelling to the historic Spanish city of Salamanca with its golden-hued fa''ades and ancient university heritage where we will view its 18th century Plaza Mayor during our orientation tour. Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Gran Corona Sol
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 11 - Salamanca --- Toledo --- Madrid (2 Nights)
See the walled city of ''vila, the town of stones and saints, so named for its vast collection of Romanesque and Gothic churches. We arrive in the clifftop city of Toledo where we'll visit the Church of Santo Tom'', home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walk through the quaint streets and see the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe. Later enjoy a Cultural Insight into the historical steel industry while watching local craftsmen at work. We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Rafael Atocha
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 12 - Madrid Sightseeing
This morning we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will see the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument with its stone representations of Don Quixote's "true love". Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your terms. Admire the world's finest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran V''a or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage City of Segovia. This evening marks the end of our memorable journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 13 - Depart Madrid
For now it's time to say a fond adi''s to our travelling companions, your Travel Director and the beauty of Spain and Portugal at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in C''rdoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid
  • Orientation of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve Region and Salamanca
  • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia and The Cave Houses of Guadix
  • Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Cathedral Mosque in C''rdoba, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at F''tima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tom'' and Synagogue in Toledo

Dining Highlights

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners with local wine

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departure 28 October, 02 December 2018, 13 January, 17 February and 10 March 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 16 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Salamanca. The 21 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville and toast the New Year in Madrid. The 24 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Valencia and New Year's Eve in Lisbon. And the 30 December 2018 departure toast New Year's Eve in Valencia. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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