Sintra

12-Day Portugal and Andalucia Tour from Madrid

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12 days
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What You'll Do
  • Experience the unique cultures of over 10 cities in 12 days
  • Enjoy air-conditioned transport and luxury hotels
  • Be led by professional guides
  • See the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of Los Jeronimos
  • Visit the Old Gothic Quarter and see works by Gaudi in Barcelona
  • Visit Fatima, one of the most important centres of pilgrimage in the world
Overview
Tour over 10 cities in 12 days. Guided tours, luxury hotels and air-conditioned transport are already organized, so you can explore the best of Portugal, Andalucia and the Mediterranean Coast hassle free.
What to Expect
Day 1: Madrid-Trujillo-Lisbon

Meet at the San Bernardo Bus Station in the morning. From here guests will be driven to Trujillo by luxury coach. This is the birthplace of the Spanish Conquerors in the Extremadura Region. You will have time to explore the beautiful town and its Plaza Mayor before crossing the Portuguese River to Lisbon. Tourist guests will stay at the Roma Hotel whilst first class guests stay at the Metropolitan. Take some time to settle in before heading out to explore Lisbon in the evening.

Day 2: Lisbon

After breakfast guests can enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour led by an expert local guide. See the old Alfama Quarter, the Tower of Belem, and the Monastery of Los Jeronimos. In the afternoon you can continue to explore the city independently or you can follow a tour to Sintra, Estoril and Cascais.

Day 3: Lisbon-Fatima-Lisbon

This is a day-tour to Fatima, a famous center of pilgrimage. This is one of the most important shrines in the Catholic Church. Wander around this ancient place of worship and learn about its complex history. You will have some free time to visit the Shrine before returning to Lisbon.

Day 4: Lisbon-Caceres-Cordoba

After a delicious breakfast guests will depart for Cáceres. Roam trough the old city and explore its Plaza Mayor. The famous medieval quarter, a World Heritage Sight, is extremely well preserved. Sample some traditional cuisine before heading onto Córdoba. Here, tourist guests will stay in the Tryp Gallos Hotel whilst first class guests will stay in the Maciá Alfaros.

Day 5: Cordoba-Sevilla

After breakfast you will tour Cordoba led by a local guide. Learn about the Mosque, the Cathedral and the ancient Jewish Quarter. Afterwards guests will be transported to Sevilla where you will enjoy lunch and a free afternoon to spend as you choose. In Sevilla tourist guests will stay in the NH Plaza Armas whilst first class passengers stay in the Confortel Fuengirola Hotel.

Day 6: Sevilla

Enjoy a morning city tour visiting the Maria Luisa Park, the Plaza de España and the Barrio (district) de Santa Cruz. The tour is led by a knowledgeable guide. In the afternoon, wander around Sevilla, do a bit of shopping or tour some museums.

Day 7: Sevilla-Ronda-Costa Del Sol

Today guests will travel to the Costa del Sol via the White Villages and Ronda. Here you can enjoy some free time to explore for yourself before continuing to Costa del Sol. Your hotel for the evening is the Confortel Fuengirola****. After settling in, head out to enjoy dinner.

Day 8: Costa del Sol-Granada

After breakfast you will leave for Granada. Visit the Nazari Palaces, the Generalife and the Alhambra on a sightseeing tour. Your hotel for the evening is the Los Angeles for tourist travelers, ad the Corona de Granada for first class guests.

Day 9: Granada-Valencia

Departing for Valencia after breakfast, guests will travel via Guadix, Baza and Puerto Lumbreras. Your hotel in Valencia is the Tryp Oceanic, or for first class passengers the Silken Puerta Valencia. At Valencia you will have time to settle into your hotel and take a walk around the city before dinner.

Day 10: Valencia-Barcelona

After breakfast you will have a few hours to complete your sightseeing in Valencia before leaving for Barcelona in the mid-morning. Once checked into the hotel, head out into the city and explore. Your hotel will be either the NH Numancia, or for first class passengers the NH Constanza.

Day 11: Barcelona

Enjoy a traditional Spanish breakfast at your hotel. After this you will be led by an expert guide on a city sightseeing tour. Visit the Park of Montjuic with spectacular views over the southeastern side of the city. You will also see and learn about the nearby Olympic Ring, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games. Other locations on the tour are the Monument to Columbus and the Old Gothic Quarter which is home to countless architectural jewels and historic monuments. In the afternoon you can roam through Barcelona’s winding cobbled streets, spot works by Gaudi, and sample some of the world’s best tapas.

Day 12: Barcelona-Zaragoza-Madrid

After breakfast guests will journey back to Madrid via Lerida and Zaragoza. A contender for the European Capital of Culture in 2016, Zaragoza is a renowned city of gastronomy, excellent museums and festivals. You will have free time to explore Zaragoza before heading back to Madrid where the tour will end.
What's Included
  • Air-conditioned transportation by deluxe motor-coaches with panoramic windows
  • Experienced multilingual tour conductors
  • Local sightseeing tours with expert local guides
  • Entrance fees unless indicated
  • Accommodations in 3 or 4-star hotel depending on option booked
  • Transportation and porter service of one bagper person
What's Not Included
  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
Meeting Point

Hotel pick-up is available at selected hotels according to the bus route. Please indicate the name of your hotel for confirmation. Alternatively meet at the bus terminal in San Bernardo 7, close to the famous Gran Via in Madrid. Specific meeting point will be specified upon confirmation.

Know Before You Go
• Children under 4 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied. All their expenses will be directly paid by their parents.
• For triple room rates, please inquire.
• For the list of hotel accommodations, please inquire. Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available. This will be confirmed on your voucher.

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