SPAIN & PORTUGAL HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Lisbon City Tour • Alfama Quarter • Evora • Seville City Tour & Cathedral of Seville • Granada City Tour • Alhambra Palace & Generalife • Toledo Cathedral • Madrid City Tour & Madrid Royal Palace • High Speed Train Madrid to Barcelona • Barcelona City Tour

 

INCLUDES

10 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 13 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 day is at leisure to enjoy Lisbon. (B)

 

Day 4 - Lisbon - Evora - Seville

This morning 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 walls. Enjoy the scenery as you journey south and cross into Spain. Later arrive in wonderful Seville for a two night stay. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers tonight. (B,D)

 

Day 5 - Seville

This morning experience a Seville City Tour to view the Santa Cruz Quarter, the Parque de Maria Louisa and visit the impressive Cathedral of Seville, considered the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Also see the Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore Seville, renowned for architectural treasures, the Flamenco dance and a relaxed lifestyle. (B)


Day 6 - Seville - Granada

Today travel to Granada and enjoy a panoramic Granada City Tour. The highlight of this tour will inevitably be the visit to the Alhambra Palace & Generalife, Granada’s main attraction. One of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture, the Alhambra, is a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. Enjoy an included dinner this evening in Granada with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

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

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 and a visit to the Royal Palace. This afternoon is at leisure to explore Madrid on your own. (B)

 

Day 9 - Madrid - Barcelona

This morning board the High Speed AVE Train to journey 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 or take in a famous Flamenco show. (B)

 

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. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers featuring some local culture.      (B,D)


Day 11 - Barcelona - Flight Home

Fly home filled with wonderful memories of Spain & Portugal. (B)

 

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

 

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