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This affordable tour of Spain and Portugal will introduce you to an exciting Iberian adventure with fascinating cities and cultural discoveries. Spend three nights in Madrid, two nights in both Seville and Lisbon, and one night in Coimbra. Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history and sights—in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid. The included city tours focus on the must-see sights, including Seville's impressive Plaza d’Espaňa, built for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929, and Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon. Today, it is a reminder of Portugal's Golden Age. In Madrid, you will see the Puerta del Sol – the “gate of the sun” – and admire the impressive architecture of the wide alleys crossing the city center.Other visits of this affordable Spain and Portugal tour include the Marian Sanctuary at Fátima, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three local children in 1917; Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills: Moorish Cordoba, and Salamanca, where you can wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain.At the end of the tour, you’ll complete the experience on a Monograms extension to Barcelona travelling on the AVE high-speed train. Your Local Host will be available to assist you during your stay, with dining recommendations, sightseeing suggestions, and more. The included guided sightseeing tour of the city will include a visit of the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica. Your budget-minded tour of Spain and Portugal will stay a favorite travel memory for years to come.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.
Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2: MADRID–ÁVILA–SALAMANCA–COIMBRA, PORTUGAL.
Visit fortified Ávila with its intact medieval city walls, then on to Salamanca. Be sure to spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Coimbra in Portugal.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi/ 530 km (B,D)
Day 3: COIMBRA–FÁTIMA–OBIDOS–LISBON.
Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Continue to Fátima to visit the SANCTUARY, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children—Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia—on May 13, 1917. On to Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon.
Today’s Distance: 177 mi/ 285 km (B)
Day 4: LISBON.
Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on your guided city tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Portuguese Riviera by joining our optional excursion. (B)
Day 5: LISBON–SEVILLE, SPAIN.
Drive into the Alentejo through the countryside, famous for its cork production. Cross the border at Vila Verde into Spain and journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena on your way to delightful Seville.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km (B,D)
Day 6: SEVILLE.
Seville is one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour with all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España. (B)
Day 7: SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID.
Travel to Cordoba, Spain’s most Moorish city with its Mezquita, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. On through the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, to Madrid. This evening, why not join the optional “Traditional tapas dinner and highlights of Madrid?”
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km (B)
Day 8: MADRID.
Enjoy free time in Madrid, or join the fascinating optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus River was made famous in El Greco’s painting—even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven. (B)
Day 9: MADRID–BARCELONA.
Travel by high-speed AVE train to Barcelona. Your Local Host is on hand to help you make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 10: BARCELONA.
Morning guided sightseeing includes a visit to the extraordinary SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA. (B)
Day 11: BARCELONA.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 12: BARCELONA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
April 10 Departure – Easter
April 24 Departure – Feria in Seville
December 26 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Seville
ÁVILA & SALAMANCA
Visit the Sanctuary
Visit the fortified city
Guided sightseeingTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; high-speed train Madrid-Barcelona
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2020.
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My husband and I had a very wonderful time together with the rest of the group. Our tour director Vitor who is Portuguese speaks fluent English very knowledgeable patient and kind too I most definite will recommend your company to friends and family Our only comment is the trip to our Lady of F¡tima shrine was too short. This should be given at the very least 2 hours and 15 minutes
No problems with the tour itself. Exceeded expectations.
With this trip the free dinner should be on the last day so people in the tour has a chance to say good bye and also the tour director has his chance to collect his gratituties. Enreque was very helpful and respectful, and very nice.
Have had good experiences with tours booked thru Affordable Tours, they were fine. As for Cosmos Tours we will not use them again. The rooms were fine and we enjoyed Spain and Portugal and the people in their countries. The issue we had was with the Tour Director and driver. Poor communication with the bus passengers lead to problems. Had to walk way too far on many occasions to get back to bus, one time well over a mile from spot we were told to meet to where tour director had detoured the bus to stop to get us. She said a road closure caused us to walk, some of the people were handicapped and were made to travel that long distance, we also had problems making it. We were told bathroom breaks were to be no longer than 1 1/2 to 2 hours, on 3 occasions we had to wait 3 hours on bus to use restroom, some requested to use bus facilties but were refused and had to wait for her to decide to stop. Not acceptable in any case. We had taken advantage of the additional trips, she and the driver were never in place to pick us up after the events. Other tour companies were at the spot to pick up their people while we had to wait 20 minutes or more to be picked up at the assigned spot. Some passengers were allowed to play loud music in the bus without headphones, it was really annoying, we sat behind the 3 people playing the music for 2 days, when we asked the tour director to ask them to turn it down she said that she could not hear it. She was all the way in the front and my wife and I and another couple were the last seats in the back. Nothing was ever done to make them turn it down. People asked for reasonable requests and were ignored. On 2 different provided meals we were forced to pay for water for dinner, which the tour director said was included, when we asked why she said these things happen. Another passenger and my wife and I requested a different time to be taken to the airport and were refused, we had to take a cab witch cost $30 euros . We never complain and usually just take the small issues that come up with travel but all these were more than the 11 previous tours we had taken all together.. We will never used Cosmos and make sure we tell our many friends of our experience not to use them also. I know this sounds harsh but we felt for one time in our travels we would speak up, Affordable Tours were fine and helpful before our trip and it is only Cosmos we have an issue with..Milton and Mae
Derek is provide excellent service, call us back and respond our request on the same day.
We very satisfy with our tour director , the hotels that we are staying,they meet our expectation.
The on site tour director Me. Boris has provided excellent service and a knowledgeable tour guide.
The optional tours seemed pricey. Everything else was fine.
The hotel location to the main attraction can be better. Otherwise the trip meet the expectation.
Cosmos did a great job with providing a great experience! Our Tour director John was amazing and very informative. He made the trip beyond what I had expected! I was very fortunate to have a great bunch of fellow travelers that became family by the end of the trip.
Well-planned.... never a dull moment on this trip!!
In Madrid, when we first arrived in the am, we had to wait 6 hrs to get into our room, so we upgraded to a different room so we could get right in. All guides we very good, and the one who did the Madrid City Tour on Fri 3/16 was very nice, but you could not understand his English.
I loved this trip! It was well organized, had some free time for exploration and lot so of scheduled activities that gave me exposure to many facets of Spanish and Portuguese life. Our guides were knowledgeable and professional. The bus was clean and comfortable. The scheduled stops were well thought out, we had enough time to eat and shop before our scheduled leaving times. The only small incident that was not positive involved the last hotel, the Hotel Praga in Spain. The building reeked of cigarette smoke and my travel companion is allergic to it. The hotel staff apologized and sent the cleaning team to our room, but their work did not make a big difference--sleeping with the window open made the room safe for my friend.
The Tour Director was very detailed & organized. We are very satisfied with accommodations & food. We did not encounter any problem from start to finish.
This was a great Cosmos tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself during the trip. Our tour director was super responsible in ensuring the entire tour ran smoothly without a hitch. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining in introducing the places of interest.
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