Galicia and Portugal Explorer Escorted Vacation-D

Galicia and Portugal Explorer Escorted Vacation-D

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Tour Itinerary

Guaranteed departures - 12-day/11-night package including Madrid, Oviedo, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Porto, Fatima and Lisbon. This package includes daily breakfast and accommodations at First Class hotels.

Day 1: Madrid - Arrival

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Tryp Atocha (First Class)

Day 2: Madrid - Leon - Oviedo

Begin your journey with a drive to Leon for free time to stroll through the city's historic center and contemplate its Gothic Cathedral, Church of San Isidro. Continue on to Oviedo, a town atop a series of hills at the foot of the Naranco. Oviedo stands out due to the town's beautiful streets, many of which are pedestrian and lead to such monuments as the Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important works of Asturian Gothic architecture. (B)

Hotel: Ayre Hotel Ramiro I (First Class)

Day 3: Oviedo - Lugo - A Coruna

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then drive to the Galician region of Spain. Arrive in Lugo for free time to explore the remains of the Roman Empire such as the city's walls, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to La Coruna for a brief panoramic drive through the main avenues of this fabulous town, driving by Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician architecture of glass house galleries. You will have a brief stop at the world's oldest working lighthouse, one of the wonders of the world, known as The Tower of Hercules, dating back to the Roman period. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore or consider an optional tour to the Rias Atlas. (B)

Hotel: Tryp Coruna (First Class)

Day 4: A Coruna - Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast you will depart for one of the most famous World Heritage sites and a center for Christian pilgrimage, Santiago de Compostela. You will have a city tour where you will see the main square called Obradoiro and the Cathedral dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and become acquainted with the town's atmosphere. (B)

Hotel: Tryp Santiago Hotel (First Class)

Day 5: Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas - Vigo

After breakfast, depart for one of the most spectacular areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas, or Spanish Fjords. Driving through this picturesque landscape, you will arrive at La Toja Island, known worldwide for its spa. Enjoy free time before continuing to Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive in Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Biaxas. (B)

Hotel: Tryp Los Galeones (First Class)

Day 6: Vigo - Braga - Porto

Have breakfast then depart for the Portuguese border. Arrive in Viana do Castelo, a city located between the mouth of the river Mino and Porto. Enjoy free time here before continuing on to Braga for a short stop, then head to Porto. (B)

Hotel: Tryp Porto Expo (First Class)

Day 7: Discover Porto

Enjoy breakfast then embark on a panoramic tour of Porto, considered a World Heritage city. You will admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara Church. In the afternoon, you may choose to join an optional visit to a famous winery including a tasting of the region's namesake Port Wine. (B)

Hotel: Tryp Porto Expo (First Class)

Day 8: Porto - Coimbra - Fatima

Have breakfast at your hotel then depart for Coimbra, home of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy free time then head to Fatima, center of the Christian Faith and a World Pilgrimage Sanctuary, where you will witness the impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria where the Virgin Mary appeared. You will visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Tonight you may wish to attend the procession of the candles. (B)

Hotel: Aurea Fatima Hotel (First Class)

Day 9: Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaca - Lisbon

After breakfast you will depart for the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style and considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, continue to the picturesque fishing village of Nazare for free time before continuing to Alcobaca to visit the 12th century church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Ines de Castro. Later, travel to Lisbon for some free time. You may wish to attend an optional performance of the typical Portuguese musical style, Fado. (B)

Hotel: Lutecia Smart Design Hotel (First Class)

Day 10: Discover Lisbon

Enjoy breakfast then join your morning tour of the ancient Olissipo. You will drive through its main squares and avenues, see Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, the Monument to the Discoverers, the Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to delve into the nostalgic corners of the Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its castle, with its buildings nested in narrow, twisting "Ruas" full of colorful housing and the genuine "tabernas" where Fado plays the sound of the past. (B)

Hotel: Lutecia Smart Design Hotel (First Class)

Day 11: Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid

Today you will travel to Caceres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Enjoy a walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famed Medieval Quarter before heading back to Madrid. (B)

Hotel: Tryp Atocha (First Class)

Day 12: Madrid - Return

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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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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Ratings based off 51 reviews about Key Tours. Currently showing 4 reviews with comments only.
By Nand B on Sep 07, 2019

The tour was beyond our expectations. The guide/driver was greet and the choice of hotels were good.

By Glenn N on Jul 15, 2018

Jurgen was a fantastic guide and provided service above and beyond what we expected.

By Mary S on May 22, 2018

James is s wonderful tour guide! I loved his sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable! He went out of his way to accommodate us all.

By Lana S on Mar 31, 2018

The tour had guaranteed departure and even though there were only 4 clients they ran tour It was special for us to have such a private tour We appreciate the operator running tour with such few people® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider.® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

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