Holidays

Iberian Loop

Iberian Loop

Purpose: Culture, History, Faith
No. of days: 8 days - 7 nights
First & Last Cities: Madrid
Other cities: Avila, Salamanca, Oporto, Coimbra, Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Lisbon, Caceres
Starting cost: From: $1,499 including airfare
 
Day 1 – Sun: Madrid
After clearing customs in Madrid, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and recuperate from the overnight trip. However, if you feel that a busy afternoon is better to pass the time you have the option of our 5-hour afternoon excursion to the magnificent city of Toledo. Overnight at the hotel.
[1] Option: Madrid by night & Flamenco Show
Around 7:30 pm you will be picked-up at  your hotel for a panoramic tour through the lighted streets of the city before arriving at Tablao Flamenco Café de Chinitas, located in the basement of an old and beautiful palace built in the XVI century, where we will attend to a magnificent show of Flamenco songs and dances, while you have your tasty dinner. After the show, return to your hotel. [D]
 
Day 2 – Mon: Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour *; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, 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. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. A stop will be made at the famous “Hard Rock Café” to enjoy a free drink. The afternoon is free to explore the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]
 
Day 3 – Tue: Madrid, Avila, Salamanca, Oporto
Breakfast. Transfer to the bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente for an 08:30 am departure to Avila, a city that preserves its medieval walls. Then continue to Salamanca where you’ll have free time in this World Heritage City to visit the University and Plaza Mayor and other jewels of great architectural and artistic value. Departure to the Portuguese border and continuation to Oporto for overnight accommodation. [B]
 
Day 4 – Wed: Oporto
After breakfast enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, also catalogued as a World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon you have the possibility to take an optional tour to Vila Nova de Gaia to visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous "port wine". Accommodation. [B]
 
Day 5 – Thu: Oporto, Coimbra, Fatima
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Coimbra, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of the Romantic “Fado de Coimbra”. Free time in the city before leaving to Fatima, a center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica in Cova da Iria, the place where the Virgin Mary appeared to thee young shepherds. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary guards the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Tonight, you may to attend the procession of candles. Accommodation. [B]
 
Day 6 – Fri: Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline styles considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the 12-century church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro before continuing to Lisbon to check-in at your hotel. Accommodation. If you feel in good shape you may take the optional night tour to attend a Fado show, the typical Portuguese song and music. [B]
 
Day 7 – Sat: Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel before a morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, driving through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, 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” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]
 
Day 8 – Sun: Lisbon, Caceres, Madrid
Departure to Caceres classified as 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. Continue to Madrid for check-in and accommodation at the hotel. [B]
 
Day 9 – Mon: Madrid, USA
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready for the transfer to Madrid Airport for your flight to the USA. [B]
(*) In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons it will be replaced by the 1-day Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus instead.
(*) During stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.
 
[B] = Breakfast


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Tour includes
  • Round-trip airfare USA-Madrid
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation at first class hotels:
    • Madrid – 3 nights
    • Oporto – 2 nights
    • Fatima – 1 night
    • Lisbon – 2 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Guided visits of:
    • Madrid
    • Oporto
    • Alcobaça Monastery
    • Batalha Monastery
    • Fatima Sanctuary
    • Lisbon
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Spanish travel insurance
  • Hotel taxes (*)
Not included in tour
  • Airport taxes and fees
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Any services not included in tour

(*) Lisbon Local City Tax is not included. Must be paid directly to the hotel.


Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Superior Tourist
Madrid Tryp Atocha 4
Oporto Tryp Oporto Expo 4
Fatima Aurea Fatima 4
Estrela de Fatima 4.5
Regina 4
Lisbon Roma 4
First Class
Madrid Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa 3.5
Riu Plaza España 4
Oporto Bessahotel Boavista 4
Fatima Aurea Fatima 4
Estrela de Fatima 4.5
Regina 4
Lisbon Lutecia 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing
From: $1,499 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
This program can be customized for individuals and groups.
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
  • Airfare
We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
  • Program
You may add or remove;
    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
  • Quotation
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
 
Tour Code: SP06MAD21JT

Options
  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
  • Private arrival and/or departure transfer

Group Quotations
  • The options suggested in the itinerary will be quoted at time of booking
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.

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Optional sightseeing

Description Price
[1] Madrid by night & Flamenco Show $99
 Prices are per person and may change without notice