SPAIN & PORTUGAL HIGHLIGHTS

9

DAYS

 

FROM $2495* pp dbl

Europe TOURS

HIGHLIGHTS

Three - 2 night stays in Lisbon, Seville & Madrid • Fado Show  - Lisbon • Flamenco Show  - Seville • Lisbon City Tour • Belem Tower • Evora • Seville City Tour • Cathedral of Seville • Granada Tour • Alhambra Palace • Toledo • Madrid City Tour • Madrid Royal Palace

 

INCLUDES

7 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 10 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Board your overnight flight to Europe.

 

Day 2 - Arrive Lisbon

Welcome to Portugal! Arrive in Lisbon and meet your Tour Director. The capital of Portugal has experienced a renaissance in recent years with a thriving contemporary culture. Lisbon enchants travelers with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways and an easy-going charm that makes it a popular year-round destination. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

 

Day 3 - Lisbon

Today enjoy a Lisbon City Tour featuring the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Monument to the Discoveries. Visit the Belem Tower, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Lisbon and its culture at your own pace.  This evening join your fellow travelers to experience an entertaining Fado Show & Welcome Dinner featuring traditional melancholy music with instruments like guitars and mandolins accompanied by singing poetic lyrics.  The word Fado translates to Fate & the music roots trace to the early 1800’s. (B,D)

 

Day 4 - LIsbon - Evora - sEvILLE

This morning say good-bye to Lisbon and travel east to visit Evora, Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring a Roman Temple and a well-preserved old town center still partially enclosed by medieval wall.  Enjoy the scenery as you journey south and cross into Spain. Later arrive in wonderful Seville for a two night stay.  Known for its many festivals, Moorish architecture and, of course, flamenco, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region is a buoyant city whose many cultures are reflected in its cuisine, buildings, art and history. (B,D)

 

Day 5 - Seville

This morning enjoy a Seville City Tour. Visit the Plaza de España in Maria Luisa Park. Then stroll through the fashionable Santa Cruz Quarter with its attractive wrought-iron balconies laden with flowers. See the well-preserved Alcazar, a Moorish fantasy in stone, set in richly scented gardens. Visit the massive Seville Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus and enriched with the spoils of the New World. Perhaps you may wish to walk the ramps of the Giralda Tower, the former minaret of the Great Mosque to enjoy panoramic views over the city. This evening enjoy Spain’s fiery passion as you experience a Flamenco Show & Dinner including wine with a traditional meal and entertainment. (B,D)

Day 6 - sEvILLE - GranaDa

Today travel to Granada in southern Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Enjoy a Granada Tour highlighted by a visit to the Alhambra Palace & Generalife, Granada’s main attraction, and one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture with its series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. (B)

 

Day 7 - GranaDa - ToLEDo - MaDrID

Today travel north to visit Toledo, the capital of Spain until 1560, and one of the most important centers of European medieval history. Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Visit the Toledo Cathedral, one of the three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain. Later arrive in Madrid for a 2-night stay in one of Europe’s great capital cities and a center of art, finance, culture and history. (B)

 

Day 8 - MaDrID - FarEwELL DInnEr

The capital since 1561, Madrid is a perfect blend of modern and old world. Today enjoy a Madrid City Tour including the Puerta del sol, Plaza Espana, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, Paseo de Castellana.  Later visit the Royal Palace, home to the Kings of Spain from Charles III to Alfonso XIII.  The Royal Palace takes you on a journey through the history of Spain, and though it is no longer the royal family’s home, it continues to be their official residence. This afternoon is at leisure to explore Madrid on your own. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner featuring a traditional Spanish meal & wine at a local restaurant to experience more of the culture. (B,D)

 

Day 9 - MaDrID - FLIGhT hoME – Usa

Transfer to the airport & fly home with wonderful memories of Spain & Portugal or hop on the train to join the optional 2-night Barcelona Extension. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

Spain & Portugal Highlights

Booking Discount Savings*

up to $200 per couple/

$100 per person

2021 Departure Dates

pp double**

March 16

$2495

April 13

$2695

October 12

$2695

November 2

$2495

Single Room Supplement + ($800)

Triple Room Reduction  - ($50) per person

**Rates are Land only, per person

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* Booking Discount Details -  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive
$100 per couple/$50 per person savings.

 

Accommodations

2 Nights - Marriott or Lutecia Smart Design,

   Lisbon

2 Nights - Melia Lebreros or Hotel Hesperia,

   Seville

1 Night - Macia Real de La Alhambra or Hotel

   Corona, Granada

2 Nights - Miguel Angel or Senator Gran Via 70,

   Madrid

 

On some dates alternate hotels may be used

OPTIONAL 2-NIGHT BARCELONA EXTENSION - Post Tour $795 pp DbL / +$300 sInGLE sUppLEMEnT Day 9: MaDrID - barCELona This morning board the High Speed AVE Train to travel from Madrid to Barcelona. The Spanish AVE system is the longest High Speed Rail network in Europe. Arrive in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, located on the Mediterranean Sea featuring progressive and art nouveau buildings. Enjoy a Barcelona City Tour to see Las Ramblas Boulevard, a beautiful tree-lined pedestrian mall, Casa Mila, a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the Columbus Monument and Parc Montjuic. Continue to see Gaudi’s unfinished La Sagrada Famiglia Cathedral, the symbol of Barcelona. This evening on your own maybe visit a local restaurant on Las Ramblas. (B) Overnight: Barcelona Day 10: barCELona aT LEIsUrE Today is at leisure to experience Barcelona. Perhaps visit a museum, explore Gaudi’s famous Parc Guell and/or enjoy a Paella meal. An optional tour will be available to visit the Montserrat Monastery. (B) Overnight: Barcelona Day 11: barCELona – FLIGhT hoME Fly home filled with wonderful memories of Spain & Portugal. (B) TRAIN NOTE - Please note the AVE Train experience will require you to handle your own luggage from the motorcoach in Madrid onto & off the train until boarding another motorcoach in Barcelona. Inclusions: Two nights Abba Sants, Senator Barcelona Hotel or similar, 2 Breakfasts, Tour Director, Train from Madrid to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour and Day at Leisure, Baggage Handling at Hotels & Airport Transfers. Tour Activity Level for Extension - 4 (due to Luggage Train Note) **Extension must be booked with your initial $500 pp tour deposit. Due to group air policies outbound air could be a different schedule than the rest of your group for Barcelona extension passengers. Extension is based on a 20 passenger minimum.

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