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Iberian Treasures

Iberian Treasures

Purpose: Discovery, History, Culture, Fun
No. of days: 14 days - 13 nights
First & Last Cities: Oporto, Barcelona
Other cities: Guimaraes, Peso da Régua, Aveiro, Coimbra, Fatima, Obidos, Lisbon, Sintra, Evora, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, Toledo, Montserrat
Starting cost: $6,529
 
Day 1: Oporto
Arrival to Porto airport. Meet and greet by our representative and private transfer to the hotel. Check-in at hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Porto.
 
Day 2: Oporto
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a full day tour in Porto. São Bento Station, with its atrium lined with tiles, is an ideal starting point. Just ahead is the Cathedral, whose precinct offers the first view of the river, the cascading houses and the opposite bank. From there you descend by steps and mediaeval streets to Ribeira, with its café terraces and picturesque corners. It's worth staying a little to get a flavor of the atmosphere. Before lunch, you will take a 50-minute cruise through the Douro. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Porto. [B]
 
Day 3: Oporto (Guimaraes, Peso da Régua)
Breakfast at the hotel. We leave to Guimaraes, a city desig-nated as the "Cradle of Portugal", because it’s the place where the first king of Portugal was born there. A city full of history and beauty, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We continue to Peso da Régua. Located along the Douro River, this city had a preponderant role in the production and marketing of Port Wine, since it was from here that the wine barrels were transported in rabelos boats to Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine aged in the cellars. Then we will visit a winery to visit the wineries and wine tasting. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Porto. [B]
 
Day 4: Oporto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Fatima
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Departure to Aveiro, the "Venice of Portugal", known for the beauty of its water channels, one of the most interesting natural formations along the coast of Portugal. We head towards the city of Coimbra whose historical area of the university is a World Heritage Site. We continue to Fátima, place of faith and center of world pilgrim-age. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Fátima. [B]
 
Day 5: Fatima, Obidos, Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Departure to the charming village of Óbidos. Travel back in time in this walled medieval town and admire its Gothic churches and the narrow winding streets in stone. Proceed to Lisbon. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon. [B]
 
Day 6: Lisbon (Sintra)
Departure from the hotel towards Sintra, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage village. Discover the charms and his-tory of Sintra, starting with the visit to the romantic National Pena Palace, the town’s emblem. Enjoy exploring the historic center and taste the local sweet delicacies: travesseiros and queijadas. Free time to lunch. we set off to the district of Belém, where were built the monuments alluding to the time of the Maritime Discoveries in the 15th and 16th centuries. We will make our first stop at the Belém Tower (classified as World Heritage by UNESCO), the 15th century fortress and starting point of caravels and sailors who gave new worlds to the world, and then visit the Monastery of Jerónimos (classified as World Heritage by UNESCO), a masterpiece of Manueline architecture. From the Monumental Lisbon we pass onto the Old Lisbon, strolling through the old and traditional district of Alfama. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon. [B]
 
Day 7: Lisbon, Evora
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. We set out to discover the charming and medieval walled town of Évora rising in the middle of the beautiful Alentejo plains. Take the opportunity to visit the gem of the UNESCO World Heritage City: the Roman Temple dating from the third century AD, the Roman-Gothic Cathedral (Sé de Évora), and the Church of St. Francis whose main attraction is Chapel of Bones. Afternoon at leisure. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Évora. [B]
 
Day 8: Evora, Seville
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Departure to Seville. On the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Arab heritage. The capital of Andalusia exudes joy and excitement in the streets and squares that make up its historic center, housing an interesting collection of UNESCO World Heritage buildings and popular neighborhoods such as Triana and La Macarena. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Seville. [B]
 
Day 9: Seville (Cordoba)
Breakfast at hotel. Departure for a full day tour in Cordoba. This ancient city, declared a World Heritage Site, is a living legacy of the many cultures that have settled on it throughout history. Walking through the old quarter of Cordoba is discovering a beautiful network of whitewashed streets, squares and courtyards arranged around the Mosque-Cathedral, reflecting the importance of the city during the medieval era and true symbol of the capital. Return to Seville. Overnight in Seville. [B]
 
Day 10: Seville, Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Private transfer from the hotel to the train station. Departure by train from Seville to Madrid. Arrival in Madrid and private transfer to the hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Madrid. [B]
 
Day 11: Madrid (Toledo)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, sightseeing in Madrid. Let yourself be surprised by the historical and contemporary sites and the dynamic and vibrant lifestyle of the madrileños. In the afternoon, we set off to the beautiful city-museum of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with artistic beauty and buildings from almost every period of history (Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque styles). Toledo is named the "City of Three Cultures" because it served as home to the Christians, Muslims and Jews. In the 16th century, it was also the residence of the great painter El Greco. In Toledo, do not miss the Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz, the Cathedral, the Church of São Tomé and the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Return to hotel. Overnight in Madrid. [B]
 
Day 12: Madrid, Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Private transfer from the hotel to the train station. Departure by train from Madrid to Barcelona. Arrival in Barcelona and private transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Barcelona. [B]
 
Day 13: Barcelona (Montserrat)
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, a cosmopolitan Mediterranean city that incorporates in its urban traces Roman remains, medieval districts and the most beautiful examples of modernism and avant-garde buildings of the 20th. Visit to the imposing Sagrada Familia Cathedral. In the afternoon, we continue to Montserrat, a mountain of unique shapes and mole of gray stones. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Barcelona. [B]
 
Day 14: Barcelona, USA
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Private transfer from the hotel to Barcelona airport. [B]
 
[B] – Breakfast
Note: Most monuments are closed on Mondays and on national holidays.


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Tour includes
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 13 nights’ accommodation:
    • Oporto – 3 nights
    • Fatima – 1 night
    • Lisbon – 2 nights
    • Evora – 1 night
    • Seville – 2 nights
    • Madrid - 2 nights
    • Barcelona – 2 nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • Car, minivan or minibus with A/C
  • 1st class train ticket from Seville to Madrid
  • 1st class train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona
  • English-speaking tourist driver;
  • 50-minutes cruise in the Douro river
  • Visit to a winery with wine tasting;
  • Entrance fees in the following monuments:
    • Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto
    • National Pena Palace, Sintra
    • Monastery of Jerónimos, Lisbon
    • Chapel of Bones, Évora
    • Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
  • Local sightseeing with local guides in:
    • Full day in Porto
    • Full day in Guimarães and Peso da Régua
    • Full day in Sintra and Lisbon
    • Half day in Evora
    • Half day in Seville
    • Full day in Cordoba
    • Full day in Madrid and Toledo
    • Full day in Barcelona and Montserrat
  • Taxes and tolls
Not included in tour
  • International or domestic airfares
  • Any taxes related to airfares or airports
  • Meals not mentioned under inclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guides or drivers
  • Porterage service
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any item not mentioned as “Included”
  • City Tax at Lisbon of 1 Euro per person/night
  • City tax in Porto of € 2,00 per person/night
  • City tax in Barcelona of € 1,10 per person/night
  • Other services not mentioned

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Tourist Class
Porto HF Porto Tuela 4
Fátima Coração de Fátima 4.5
Lisbon Roma 4
Évora Stay Hotel Évora Centro 4
Seville H10 Corregidor Boutique 4
Madrid Petit Palace Clíper Gran Vía 3.5
Barcelona NH Barcelona Centro 4
First Class
Porto Vila Galé Porto 4
Fátima Estrela de Fátima 4.5
Lisbon Mundial 4
Évora M'Ar de Ar Muralhas 4
Seville Bécquer 4.5
Madrid Catalonia Gran Vía 4
Barcelona Petit Palace Boquería Garden 4
Deluxe
Porto Pestana Vintage Porto 4.5
Fátima Estrela de Fátima 4.5
Lisbon Tivoli Avenida Liberdade 4
Évora Convento do Espinheiro 4.5
Seville Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza 4
Madrid Hospes Puerta de Alcalá 4.5
Barcelona Ohla Barcelona Hotel 4.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking           


Tour Pricing

Season 2-3 Pax 4-8 Pax 9-15 Pax Dingle Suppl.
Tourist Class
Mar $6,629 $4,515 $3,105 $979
Apr-Jun $6,679 $4,569 $3,149 $1,035
First Class
Mar $7,059 $4,945 $3,535 $1,135
Apr-Jun $7,105 $4,999 $3,579 $1,225
Deluxe
Mar $7,739 $5,625 $4,215 $2,269
Apr-Jun $7,789 $5,679 $4,259 $2,315
Prices are per person, may change without notice and are valid through 20 December ‘20
 
Tour Code: PT03LIS20OT