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    Portugal & Andalusia Explorer from Madrid

    Combine the best of Portugal and Spain in one tour! Visit the most important cities in Portugal and the most historic cities of Andalusia. From the Spanish capital of Madrid, be amazed by cities like Porto, Lisbon, and Fatima! On the way back to Spain, do not miss the chance to witness the hidden gems of Andalusia and more!

    DEPARTURES

    Tuesday Departures | April 1 to October 31, 2019

    Included:
    • Guided visits in Porto, Lisbon, Córdoba, Sevilla, Granada (Alhambra and Generalife Gardens), Toledo and panoramic sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
    • Tour escort during the tour
    • Air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach
    • Accommodation at 4-star hotels
    • Daily breakfast and five dinners

    PRICING DETAILS

    Click Book Online above for 2019 pricing!
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    Pricing is based on Superior Plus A Class (4-star superior plus) accommodation category. Superior T Class (3.5-star accommodation) category available upon request.

    • Pre and post overnight in Madrid available on request with at an additional cost
    • All prices are per person
    • Triple occupancy available upon request
    • The tour starts at 08.30am and we would recommend arranging to arrive in Madrid the day before the tour begins
    • Children allowed from 8 years old (adult rate)
    • City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
    • Drinks are not included with meals unless specified
    • Itineraries and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued

    Porto
    Madrid > Avila > Salamanca > Porto > Coimbra > Fatima > Batalha > Nazare > Alcobaca > Lisbon > Caceres > Andalusia > Toledo > Madrid

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1: MADRID > AVILA > SALAMANCA > PORTO

    Departure from a central location in Madrid at 8.30 a.m. to Ávila. A city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City World Heritage. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation.

    DAY 2: PORTO

    Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto considered World Heritage city. In the afternoon, optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous “port wine”. Accommodation.

    DAY 3: PORTO > COIMBRA > FATIMA

    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. Accommodation.

    DAY 4: FATIMA > BATALHA > NAZARE > ALCOBACA > LISBON

    Breakfast. Departure to the Batalha Monastery considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado.

    DAY 5: LISBON

    Breakfast. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Free afternoon to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter where Fado sounds like a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.

    DAY 6: LISBON > CACERES > CORDOBA

    Breakfast. Departure at 07:30 hrs to Cáceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Afterwards, continue on towards Córdoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

    DAY 7: CORDOBA > SEVILLA

    Breakfast. An impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Sevilla. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

    DAY 8: SEVILLA

    Breakfast. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral, Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Free afternoon to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of the light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

    DAY 9: SEVILLA > 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 marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

    DAY 10: COSTA DEL SOL > GRANADA

    Breakfast. Departure towards the city of Granada. Visit the world-famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

    DAY 11: GRANADA > TOLEDO > MADRID

    Breakfast. Drive toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City. Short guided tour of this historical old town. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue o Madrid. End of services.