Holidays

Madrid, Portugal & Andalusia

Madrid, Portugal & Andalusia

Purpose: Discovery, Culture, History, Fun
No. of days: 14 days - 13 nights
First & Last Cities: Madrid
Other cities: Salamanca, Porto, Coimbra, Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Lisbon, Caceres, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Granada, Toledo
Starting cost: $2,665 including airfare

 

 

This program may be operated for individuals, pods and groups

 

Neighboring countries, Spain and Portugal have nothing to envy to each other. Rich in their respective cultures, these two destinations have something to dream about. Spain, the country where the sun shines almost all year round! Apart from this exceptional sunshine, Spain is also a country that will delight you with the diversity of its landscapes and varied tourist offer. Whether for the beauty of its landscapes or its history, Portugal will seduce you. The country, rich in beautiful and varied landscapes, is also very cheap since it is the cheapest sun destination in Europe, especially with regard to the cost of meals even in tourist places.

 

Day 1, Sun: Madrid

Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

 

Day 2 Mon: Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid guided 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 B,ernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 3, Tue: Madrid, Salamanca, Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from our established hotels in Madrid. Please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information. Drive to Salamanca. Free time in this University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 4, Wed: Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a different perspective of the city along the river Douro aboard the Blue Boats Cruise and discover the historic heritage visiting one well-known Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting included. Rest of day at leisure. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 5, Thu: Porto, Coimbra, Fátima

Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then 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. 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. [B]

 

Day 6, Fri: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Lisbon

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. Then to Lisbon. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 7, Sat: Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum (entrance included), 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, Cordoba

Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure to Caceres considered as World Heritage place 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. Afterwards, continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 9, Mon: Cordoba, Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. Impressive tour of its 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, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 10, Tue: Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning guided city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active full of light city. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 11, Wed: Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol

After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 12, Thu: Costa del Sol, Granada

Breakfast. Departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 13, Fri: Granada, Toledo, Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 14, Sat: Madrid, USA

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]

 

[B] = Breakfast



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Tour includes

·  Round-trip airfare New York/Madrid

·  Private transfers

·  13 nights’ accommodation:

o Madrid 3 nights

o Porto 2 nights

o Fátima 1 night

o Lisbon 2 nights

o Córdoba 1 night

o Sevilla 2 nights

o Costa del Sol 1 night

o Granada 1 night

·  Breakfast daily

·  Guided sightseeing of:

o Madrid

o Porto

o Lisbon

o Seville

o Granada Alhambra and Generalife Gardens

o Toledo

·  Douro river cruise and wine tasting

·  Visit Cordoba’s Great Mosque

·  Tour of Granada Alhambra and Generalife Gardens

·  Private English-speaking driver-guide

·  Deluxe A/C vehicle

·  Entrance fees for sites visited

·  All local taxes

Not included in tour

·  Taxes related to international airfares

·  Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax

·  Travel insurance

·  Meals and beverages not mentioned under inclusions

·  Guide service

·  Porterage service

·  Expenses of a personal nature

·  Any item not mentioned as “Included”

·  Tips to guides or drivers

·  Other services not mentioned in the program


Hotels in your Tour
City Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Madrid Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa 3.5
Riu Plaza España 4
Porto Bessahotel Boavista 4.5
Fátima Aurea Fátima 4.5
Estrela de Fátima 5
Regina 4
Lisbon Lutécia 4
Vila Gale Opera 3.5
Córdoba NH Córdoba Guadalquivir 4
Sevilla Hesperia Sevilla 3,5
Costa del Sol Sol Don Pablo 4
Don Marco 4.5
Sol Principe 4
Granada Catalonia Granada 4.5
Boutique Hotels
Madrid Catalonia Gran Via 4
Porto NH Collection Porto Batalha 4.5
Fátima Santa Maria 4.5
Lisbon Tivoli Avenida de la Liberdade 4.5
Córdoba H10 Palacio Colomera 4,5
Sevilla H10 Casa de la Plata 5
Costa del Sol Hotel Molina Lario 4.5
Granada NH Collection Victoria 4.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking. Tourist Class hotels available on request.


Tour Pricing
Departure Dates 2-3 Pax 4-7 Pax 8-11 Pax 12-17 Pax
Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single
First Class
Apr 3, 17 $5,909 $6,799 $4,335 $5,219 $3,159 $4,045 $2,775 $3,659
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $5,799 $6,689 $4,225 $5,109 $3,049 $3,935 $2,665 $3,549
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 $6,025 $6,915 $4,449 $5,339 $3,275 $4,159 $2,889 $3,775
Jul 10, 24 $6,115 $7,005 $4,539 $5,425 $3,365 $4,249 $2,979 $3,865
Aug 7, 21, 28 $6,169 $7,059 $4,595 $5,479 $3,419 $4,305 $3,035 $3,919
Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 $5,885 $6,779 $4,315 $5,199 $3,139 $4,019 $2,749 $3,639
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23
Nov 6 $5,799 $6,689 $4,225 $5,109 $3,049 $3,935 $2,665 $3,549
Dec 11, 18 $6,209 $7,105 $4,639 $5,525 $3,465 $4,349 $3,079 $3,965
Jan 8, 15 $5,799 $6,689 $4,225 $5,109 $3,049 $3,935 $2,665 $3,549
Feb 12
Mar 12, 19, 26
Boutique Hotels
Apr 3, 17 $6,039 $6,969 $4,469 $5,389 $3,289 $4,215 $2,905 $3,829
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $5,929 $6,859 $4,359 $5,279 $3,179 $4,105 $2,795 $3,719
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 $6,159 $7,085 $4,585 $5,509 $3,409 $4,329 $3,019 $3,945
Jul 10, 24 $6,245 $7,175 $4,669 $5,595 $3,495 $4,419 $3,109 $4,035
Aug 7, 21, 28 $6,299 $7,229 $4,729 $5,649 $3,549 $4,475 $3,165 $4,089
Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 $6,019 $6,949 $4,445 $5,369 $3,269 $4,195 $2,885 $3,809
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23
Nov 6 $5,929 $6,859 $4,359 $5,279 $3,179 $4,105 $2,795 $3,719
Dec 11, 18 $6,345 $7,275 $4,769 $5,695 $3,595 $4,519 $3,209 $4,135
Jan 8, 15 $5,929 $6,859 $4,359 $5,279 $3,179 $4,105 $2,795 $3,719
Feb 12
Mar 12, 19, 26

Add-ons available from all US gateways.

Prices are per person, are valid through September ‘22 and may change without notice. Tourist Class prices avaiabl eupon request.

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;

o Trip days

o Cities and sites

o Meals

 

·  Other options

o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available

o 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: SP06MAD22JT


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.

Others

Special Options:

We offer these special options at the stops in your itinerary so you may complete your Spanish experience with typical events characteristic of each region.

City Tour Name Cost Description
Madrid Tapas Tour- Historical-gastronomic experience $64
Porto Visit to Guimaraães $45
Lisbon Fado Show with Dinner $75
Monument of Cristo Rey, Calcilhas and ferry through the Tagus River $29
Sintra & Estoril Coast Tour $58
Seville Cathedral and Boat Trip on the Guadalquivir $58
Boat Trip on the Guadalquivir: $22
Flamenco with one drink $52
Granada Tour of the Albaicín- an experience through Arabian Granada $39
Flamenco Zambra: $30
Costa del Sol White Villages, Mijas $29

Costs are per person and may change without notice