Highlights of Spain and Portugal Summer 2019

Highlights of Spain and Portugal Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

See the hanging houses in Cuenca, devour delicious paella in Valencia and admire the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix, before heading to Portugal's Algarve 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 cultural highlights across the Iberian Peninsula. Embrace la buena vida and soak up the vibrant city atmosphere, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city's iconic sights.Welcome Reception
Accommodation: NH Collection Eurobuilding
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Madrid --- Cuenca --- Valencia
Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop hanging houses of Cuenca, before your journey continues 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, consider indulging in Valencia's fragrant flavours and aromas of paella.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Tryp Oceanic
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Valencia --- Guadix --- Granada
Our journey takes us through the sierra of Spain, before arriving 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: Catalonia
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, with its amazing palaces, gardens and fountains. Inspired by poetry, the architecture is said to be a reflection of paradise as described in Islamic verse. Immerse yourself in 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 alluring Seville, our home for the next three nights. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Meli'' Lebreros
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 5 - Seville Sightseeing and Free Time
Seville takes centre stage today as we spend the day exploring this charismatic city. We'll see the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower with a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition. The park was built in a Moorish style and features 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. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to witness the twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping of castanets 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 'Dive Into Culture' and 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 launch pad to the 'New World', and see the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city, 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. 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 consider joining 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 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch which has been rearing Lusitano horses 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. See Bel''m Tower, built as a tribute to Vasco da Gama's journey of discovery, before a free evening to spend as you wish. Consider visiting the hillside Bairro Alto in search of delicious Portuguese flavours or witness the melancholic tunes of the fado. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Olissippo Marqu''s de S''
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 9 - Lisbon Free Day
Today is yours to connect with the Portuguese capital. Relax at a sidewalk caf'' with a creamy pasteis de nata and venture to the Castle of S''o Jorge and admire the sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that clad Lisbon's seven hills. You may choose to 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, a 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 its streets and see the former Synagogue of Santa Mar''a la Blanca. Later, 'Dive Into Culture' and witness local craftsmen at work creating inlaid steel the traditional way. We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Ayre Gran Colon
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 12 - Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we'll 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 own. Admire the world's finest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran V''a or consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed 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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Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in C''rdoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid
  • ORIENTATION of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve Region and Salamanca
  • VISIT the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Cathedral Mosque in C''rdoba, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at F''tima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tom'' and the Synagogue in Toledo
  • VIEW the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and the Cave Houses of Guadix

Dining Highlights

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

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