Fiestas & Siestas (Start Barcelona, end Madrid)

Fiestas & Siestas (Start Barcelona, end Madrid)


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal , Spain

Tour Itinerary

On the Fiestas & Siestas we'll float through two of Europe's finest countries, staying south where the nights never fizzle and the days can surely sizzle. We'll commence in Spain's beachside beauty then leg it north to find Bull Fest fame, before drifting into Portugal's inimitable culture.

Day 1 - Barcelona
We'''ll join up & kick off in the sultry Spanish city of Barcelona. From the hip hood of Gracia to the iconic church of Sagrada Fam''lia, this city is a utopia of possibilities. We'''ll warm up to the spirit of adventure with a welcoming Spanish dinner, then the night hours will be open to us if we'''re feeling mischievous.

Day 2 - Barcelona
From the Gothic Quarter to the LaRambla district, we won'''t leave a pocket of this sizzling city uncovered. You can choose to take a cruise of the backstreets by bike & sign up for a traditional Flamenco Show over dinner. Top off with churros and sangria for ultimate Spanish bliss.

Day 3 - Barcelona to Bilbao via Zaragoza
This morning we wave goodbye to our beachside beauty, and start crossing through the country in the direction of the north coast.Eager to absorb as much of this fine country as we can, we'''ll pit-stop en route to Bilbao in the ancient Roman town of Zarragoza. With UNESCO World Heritage site buildings peppered by the Ebro River, this town will give us so much more than just the pretty Church of the Holy Pillar.As capital of Spain'''s Vizcaya province and home to the architectural masterpiece that is the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is the perfect mix of bohemian and hipster. With 2-nights here we'''re in no hurry to rush through the sites, meaning we can sip slowly at a bar in the Plaza Nueva this evening.

Day 4 - Bilbao
Eager to absorb as much as we can of the Bay of Biscay, we'll head to San Sebastian this morning to stroll the streets and enjoy beach hangs, breaking for pinxtos or maybe even a spot of fresh seafood for lunch. Feeling beached out & blissful, next we'll pit-stop in Pamplona, famed for its San Fermin (a.k.a tomato) festival & for being immortalised by the words of Ernest Hemingway. Here you'll have the option to sign up for a Toros & Tapas tour to walk the famous bull run before the evening rolls around, and we grab some dinner during our roamings.

Day 5 - Bilbao to Salamanca
With a little kicking and screaming we'''ll drag ourselves away from all the glory that was Bilbao, only to find something equally wonderful sitting on the horizon'''Though it serves as a convenient half way point between northern Spain and our first map point in Portugal, Salamanca is not just a break-up-the-trip location. An archive of the Spanish Civil War with fascinating architecture and a picturesque river setting, this village cum city is quite the beauty. Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old City, see the ancient Cathedral Vieja, and bask in the sun of Casco Historico.

Day 6 - Salamanca to Porto
Pack your bags and slap on your sunny Portuguese attitude ''' it'''s time to cross the border and find ourselves in the pretty town best known for its port wine.Cruising into the terracotta washed city of Porto, we'''ll immediately feel the love for Portugal (and quite surprised that a few short hours in the coach could lead us into such a vastly different part of Europe). Slip right into Portuguese life by opting to explore this city on foot in a Walking Tour, seeing all the main sites like the lavish S''o Francisco Church and 19th-century Pal''cio de Bolsa, and sneaking in some cheeky port tasting on the way. Tonight we'll continue the living-like-a-local theme with an included dinner in the city centre.

Day 7 - Porto
With a full free day in Porto, you'll have the chance today to get to know a city experiencing a well-deserved renaissance.Today we'''ll get to know a city experiencing a well-deserved renaissance, coming alive with galleries and coffee shops. But this new energy certainly isn'''t replacing Porto'''s rich heritage, which can be found in the old wooden tram that rattles along the streets & in the UNESCO stamped alleys of Ribeira. Top it all off with an optional group dinner by the sea, Porto-style, before we set off tomorrow for the capital.

Day 8 - Porto to Lisbon via Aveiro
Now fully attuned to the Portuguese ways, we'''ll be ready to conquer her capital. Travelling south along the Atlantic we'''ll spot windmills, olive groves and pretty houses en route.Move over Venice, there'''s a new wooden row boat town on our radar, and it goes by the name of Aveiro. Boasting gondola esque '''Moliceiros''' boats painted in rainbow shades (that perfectly compliment the houses), best get the camera on full charge for this stop over.Mosaic tiled streets, pastelarias & antique stores - there'''s a lot to love about Lisbon. We'''ll spend our time here exploring the trendy streets of Alfama, sipping cocktails at rooftop bars, riding trams through the cobbled streets, and hunting down the best custard tarts in the city. Ah Lisbon, we'''re charmed already'''

Day 9 - Lisbon
With plenty of optional activites on the cards today, this is your chance to make the most of your free time in Lisbon and find the secret corners of a city brimming with quirks & charisma. Sign up for a guided tour through the fairytale world of Sintra & bohemian Cascais, full of castles, secret gardens and cobbled streets all steeped in history. Tonight, you have the chance to join a group dinner at a local Lisbon hangout across the river.

Day 10 - Lisbon to Madrid
Out of Lisbon and waving goodbye to Portugal, we'''ll head back into our much adored starting point of Spain. Our final destination is a capital of cool; prepare to have your hearts officially stolen.From rooftop bars to 1920'''s architecture, Madrid holds an unassuming charm and multi-layered persona that'''s hard to resist. We'''ll bunker down here for the rest of our trip, getting acquainted with every nook and cranny.

Day 11 - Madrid
This morning we'll set out to visit the Royal Palace, with included entry and a tour through some of its 3,418 (yep, really) Baroque & Classical passages, chambers & state rooms. Afterwards you'll have the opportunity to venture beyond the city outskirts to the Valley of the Fallen, or explore more of Madrid. Why not check out the trendy Malase''a district & catch some reflection rainbows at the Crystal Palace in Buen Retiro Park? Then toast our final night with an optional Farewell Espa''ola dinner, saving your goodbye tears for the AM.

Day 12 - Madrid
Our last morning on tour is a license to get a little sad, then patch things up by eating churros for breakfast. We'''ll say heartfelt goodbyes before going our separate ways, and quickly putting more travels in the pipeline.

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Inclusions

Start Barcelona

  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Fam''lia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
  • Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

Bilbao

  • Visit San Sebastian & Pamplona

Madrid

  • Visit to the Royal Palace with included entry

Accommodation

  • For 11-nights you'''ll be catching zzzz'''s in twin or triple share rooms in homely Spanish and Portuguese hotels. If you prefer to sleep alone, you can splash some extra cash and upgrade your digs to single-share.

Food

  • From pastel de natas to tangy Gazpacho, the food of this region is A+. We'''ll dish up the best of it and give you plenty of time to follow your own nose too.

Staff

  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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Questions & Answers

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

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

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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