Package Details

Itinerary : Essential Spain and Portugal (B 22) (06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS)

Spain 28

Day : 1

01 TUE. Madrid - Arrival.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district.    

Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. 

Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options. 

Portugal 16

Day : 4

04 FRI. Lisbon.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Lisbon. Transfer to Restauradores Square.

In the morning we have a sightseeing tour with a local guide (note: Explanations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than twelve people). We visit traditional neighborhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the Fifteenth Century. We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and  the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.   

At the end of the afternoon, we include transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where we suggest you to take the ¨Elevador da Gloria¨ that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint. 

Spain 31

Day : 2

02 WED. Madrid.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park.  Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Night transfer 

The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor.    Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum.   Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.    

At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International)  in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.

Portugal 15

Day : 5

05 SAT. Lisbon- Fatima- Porto.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Fatima Shrine.  Visit Porto and an old cellar. 

We travel to the north of Portugal and visit FATIMA, an important sanctuary. We will continue on our way through PORTO, Portugal’s second largest city. Time for lunch and sightseeing tour of this city on the bank of Duero river and its historic centre included. We also include a visit to the old cellars. Free time.

Portugal 08

Day : 3

03 THU. Madrid- Caceres- Evora- Lisbon.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Mediaeval Cáceres. Chapel of bones of Evora. 

We leave Madrid and travel towards Extremadura. In CACERES you can have lunch and stroll in the historic centre, one of the best preserved mediaeval and Renaissance open complexes in the world. Once in Portugal, we will stop in EVORA, a World Heritage city with its white streets, its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. We will include entry to the impressive chapel of bones, built using 5,000 skeletons! LISBON, arrival at the end of the afternoon

Spain 10

Day : 6

06 SUN. Porto- Bom Jesus Sanctuary- Cambados- Santiago de Compostela.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Cable car to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary. Wine and Mussels tasting in boat trip. Visit Santiago de Compostela. 

On this day we will travel through beautiful landscapes. In the city of BRAGA we will get on the world’s oldest cable car to go up to the Santuário do BOM JESÚS, where we will enjoy its gorgeous views. We recommend trekking back down in order to admire its beautiful stairway. We will resume our trip to Galicia. We will visit the historic town of CAMBADOS in Rías Baixas. We include a glass bottom boat trip where we will learn about the production of mussels and oysters. Wine and mussel tasting included. We will arrive in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA at lunchtime. An afternoon tour of this town with a local guide is included. This town was a famous pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages.

Spain 46

Day : 7

07 MON. Santiago de Compostela- Lugo- O Cebreiro- León- Madrid.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful  landscapes. 

We will travel along Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) to Castile. We will take some time in LUGO  to visit its historic centre and Roman walls which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will make a stop on route in O CEBREIRO, a small Galician stone village. Arrival in LEÓN at lunchtime. We will have time visit the Gothic cathedral with its stained glass windows and stroll through the historic center. At around 17.00hrs, we leave Leon for MADRID, arriving at around 21.00hrs. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night. 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • 1. Book My Ticket General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • 2. Includes arrival transfer
  • 3. City tour in: MADRID, LISBON, OPORTO PORTO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
  • 4. Boat: Wine and mussel tasting in a boat trip in CAMBADOS
  • 5. Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Granvia in MADRID, Plaza de Oriente in MADRID, Praça dos Restauradores in LISBON
  • 6. Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in MADRID, Chapel of Bones in EVORA, Old cellars in Porto in OPORTO PORTO
  • 7. Departures dates
  • 8. Apr19 : 09, 30
  • 9. May19 : 14
  • 10. Jun19 : 04, 18
  • 11. Jul19 : 02, 16
  • 12. Aug19 : 06, 20
  • 13. Sep19 : 03, 17
  • 14. Oct19 : 01, 15
  • 15. Nov19 : 05
  • 16. Dec19 : 03, 31
  • 17. Jan20 : 28
  • 18. Feb20 : 25
  • 19. Mar20 : 17

Not Included

  • 1. Airfare
  • 2. Visa
  • 3. Tickets
  • 4. Overseas Insurances

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