Highlights of Spain and Portugal 2017

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

Kick off your Iberian adventure in Madrid before heading to the hanging houses in Cuenca and devouring delicious paella in Valencia. See the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix, the 14th century Alhambra Palace and passionate Flamenco in Seville before heading to Portugal's Algarve, its hilly capital, Lisbon, and Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Cordoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid
  • Orientation of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve Region and Salamanca
  • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia and The Cave Houses of Guadix
  • Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Cathedral Mosque in Cordoba, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fatima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tome and Synagogue in Toledo
Dining Highlights
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridArrive Madrid: Welcome to Madrid, the capital of Spain. Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
NH Collection Eurobuilding
Day 2ValenciaMadrid - Cuenca - Valencia: In Cuenca view the hanging houses which are built on the edge of the cliffs over the deep gorge. On arrival in Valencia your orientation drive will include views of the Towers of Serrano and Quart. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This complex is also featured in the George Clooney movie 'Tomorrowland'. Tonight why not sample paella, a speciality from this region.Buffet Breakfast
Silken Puerta
Day 3GranadaValencia - Guadix - Granada: Travel inland through the 'sierras' to view the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix. Cave houses are common throughout the province of Granada but the highest concentration in this area. Take the jagged Mora Pass to the Moorish city of Granada. Dine tonight in a local restaurant for a special Regional Meal.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Carmen
Day 4SevilleGranada - Cordoba - Seville (3 Nights): Your Local Specialist takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient stucco, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In Cordoba visit the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba, the former mosque of the caliphs, a jewel of Hispano - Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics with a Local Specialist. Later arrive in Seville, your home for the next three nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Melia Lebreros
Day 5SevilleSeville Sightseeing: See the Giralda Bell Tower with your Local Specialist during your sightseeing tour of Seville. Visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition, built in a Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings and walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana. Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Tonight why not experience the passion of the flamenco.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6SevilleSeville - Jerez and Cadiz Excursion: Start your day in Jerez and gain a Cultural Insight into sherry production which is renowned in this region. Later visit the historic port city of Cadiz. Columbus departed from here on many of his voyages, and the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city are said to have been brought here by him upon his return. Once home to the vast Spanish Navy, Cadiz was raided by Sir Francis Drake a year prior to the 1588 Spanish Armada departure. Buffet Breakfast
Day 7Algarve RegionSeville - Algarve Region: Cross the border into southern Portugal for a leisurely afternoon on the sunny Algarve. Spend time relaxing on the beach or take a stroll along the harbour.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Agua Riverside
Day 8LisbonAlgarve - Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights): See the Serra de Arrabida mountains and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses are reared. This afternoon arrive to Lisbon and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery as well as see the Belem Tower on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Tonight why not sample a traditional fado show.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Olissippo Marques De Sa
Day 9LisbonLisbon: Enjoy a relaxing free day to explore all of Lisbon's attractions. Why not visit the lively Rossio Square where street cafes overlook the Baroque fountains or the Alfama district with its medieval alleyways and outstanding views? Later perhaps join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10SalamancaLisbon - Fatima - Salamanca: Drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.Buffet Breakfast
Gran Corona Sol
Day 11MadridSalamanca - Toledo - Madrid (2 Nights): See the walled city of Avila before arriving in Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets with your Local Specialist. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the historical steel industry while watching local craftsmen at work. Later arrive in Madrid, your home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast
Ayre Gran Colon
Day 12MadridMadrid Sightseeing: This morning join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will see the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city or you can take an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage City of Segovia. This evening join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 13Depart MadridDepart Madrid: Say 'adios' to your travelling companions, your Travel Director and these beautiful countries at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
12/17/2017Quote
12/22/2017$2,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/26/2017$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/31/2017$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/14/2018$2,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/04/2018$2,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/11/2018$2,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/18/2018$2,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/25/2018$2,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/11/2018$2,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/18/2018$2,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/25/2018$2,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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