Portugal & Southern Spain 2024: 16-day from Barcelona with Duoro river cruise, 14 UNESCO sites, Traditional Music & Food Experiences
1. 17 World Heritage Sites: Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Casa
Batlló, Light Landscape (Madrid), Salamanca, Porto, Batalha
Monastery, Alcobaça Monastery, Lisbon (Jeronimos Monastery,
Belem Tower), Caceres, Cordoba (Mosque, Jewish quarters)
Seville (Cathedral, Alcazar), Alhambra, Toledo.
2. Duoro river cruise
3. Fishing village of Nazaré
4. Fado music show experience with dinner
5. Gypsy Flamenco Experience with dinner
6. Farewell market experience dinner.
7. Jewish quarters in Toledo
English Only – 24 guests max
|RETAIL PRICE PER PERSON IN EUROS||SUPERIOR PLUS|
|01/Apr/2024 to 30/Jun/2024 30/Aug/2024 to 31/Oct/2024||IN TWIN||$5267|
|01/Jul/2024 to 29/Aug/2024||IN TWIN||$4966|
|April: 05 & 19|
May: 03, 10 & 17
(*)Barcelona, Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
|GUARANTEED DEPARTURES ON FRIDAYS:|
|April ’24:||05 & 19||October ’24:||04, 11 & 18|
|May ’24:||03, 10, 17 & 24||November ’24:||–|
|June ’24:||07, 14 & 28||December ’24:||–|
|July ’24:||05||January ’25:||–|
|August ’24:||09 & 30||February ’25:||–|
|September ’24:||06, 20 & 27||March ’25:||–|
Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona. Drive along the main avenues with its impressive Gaudi modernist buildings such as La Pedrera and Casa Milá. The Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city and harbor, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Visit the most important landmark in the city of Barcelona, Sagrada Familia. Admire Gaudi’s masterwork by the hand of your expert local guide. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the train station to take the high-speed train to Madrid. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation
Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the beauties of the city with a guided city tour. Barrio de la Morería, the Hapsburgs District, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon at leisure to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Join your fellow travelers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Bound for Portugal, we will drive towards Salamanca. Enjoy some free time in this University City and World Heritage Site of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to the Portuguese border to reach Porto. Located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European towns, and proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Porto. Admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a Douro River Cruise and discover famous Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting experience included. Rest of day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.
After breakfast, we depart to Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Continue to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared, and the Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night, possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the XII C. We continue to Lisbon. Accommodation at the hotel.
After breakfast, join a morning city sightseeing of the ancient Olissipo. Drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square & Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of color housing the genuine “tabernas”. Join your fellow travelers and enjoy a typical Portuguese dinner visiting one of the oldest Fado venues in the city and located in one of the most interesting cultural neighborhoods in the area. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Bound for Andalusian soils, back in Spain, we drive to Caceres, considered World Heritage site because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. We continue towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the impressive tour of Cordoba´s Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, continue your journey towards Seville. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Andalusian Capital, Seville. Visit the Cathedral, the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome. Continue to Santa Cruz quarter, the natural scenario of Carmen as well as the myth of Don Juan; continue to Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the city of light. Accommodation at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive south passing through typical Andalusian villages to reach Ronda. Enjoy some free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. We continue our journey with an authentic Olive Oil Experience at a local Almazara, LA Organic. Walk through their olive tree fields and taste their organic olive oil production. Bound for beautiful Spanish Mediterranean coast, we will continue to Costa del Sol. Accommodation at the hotel.
Enjoy your daily breakfast at the hotel and depart to one of our favorite jewels in Spain, Granada. With its breathtaking monumental environment, we will visit the world famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens. After some time at leisure, join your fellow travelers to experience the most authentic Gypsy Flamenco show including dinner. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Bound for the impressive Imperial city of Toledo, World Heritage City, where the three cultures, Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together for centuries. Enjoy a guided city tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICES.
(*) In the event that the guided tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
(*) During stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.
(*) During the journey from Barcelona to Madrid, tour escort service is not available.
- Guided visits in Barcelona (Sagrada Familia entrance included), Madrid, Porto (including Douro River Cruise and Port wine tasting), Lisbon, Cordoba (Mosque entrance included), Seville (Cathedral entrance included), Granada (Alhambra entrance included) & Toledo
- Daily breakfast
- Welcome Tapas Experience dinner in Madrid
- Fado show and dinner in Lisbon
- Olive Oil Tasting at Local Almazara
- Flamenco experience with dinner in Granada
- English speaking Tour Director throughout the journey
- High-speed train ticket in Tourist Class Barcelona to Madrid
- Transportation by luxury coach
- Accommodation at selected hotels
- Private transfers from & to airport and from & to train station in Madrid and Barcelona
|2||Barcelona||Hesperia President or similar|
|3||Madrid||Riu Plaza España or similar|
|2||Porto||BessaHotel Boavista, Vila Gale Porto or similar|
|1||Fatima||Santa Maria, Aurea, Regina, Estrela or similar|
|2||Lisbon||Lutécia, VIP Hotels or similiar|
|1||Cordoba||Hesperia Cordoba or similar|
|2||Seville||Melia Lebreros, Hesperia Sevilla or similar|
|1||Costa del Sol||Sol Principe, Sol Don Pablo, Sol Don Marco or similar|
|1||Granada||Catalonia Granada, Sabica or similar|