Madrid & Portugal Highlights

Madrid > Salamanca > Porto > Coimbra > Fatima > Batalha > Nazare > Alcobaca > Lisbon > Caceres > Madrid
For nine days, surround yourself with all the cultural pleasures of Madrid and Portugal on a mesmerizing journey! Explore the heart of the Spanish capital and gaze upon the most important historic and cultural sites. From Madrid, discover the UNESCO city of Salamanca. Cross the Portuguese border and find yourself in the coastal city of Porto. Travel to Coimbra to see one of the oldest universities in Europe and then head to Fatima, a pilgrimage sanctuary, before heading for the picture-perfect capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Continue to Caceres, a UNESCO city before heading back to Madrid!
9 Days from $1875/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Spain & Portugal

Departures

2021 Departures: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 15, September 12 & October 10

Included:

  • Accommodation in premium 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with panoramic windows
  • Monolingual tour-escort in English
  • Round-trip transfers between the airport and the hotel
  • Visits with English-speaking guides in Madrid, Porto and Lisbon
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums as per the itinerary

Not Included:

  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • All prices are per person
  • Escorted tour with a maximum of 35 participants
  • Each passenger travelling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations
  • Free accommodation for children up to 4 years old sharing the room with their parents
  • Triple occupancy available on request
  • This escorted tour might be a combination of different programs. If it applies, there may be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the tour
  • In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons, the tour will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Tapas and Historical Gastronomic Experience in Madrid
  • Visit Guimaraes from Porto
  • Fado Show with Dinner in Lisbon
  • Visit Cacilhas and the Sanctuary of Christ the King with a Ferry ride along the Tagus River from Lisbon
  • Sintra & Estoril Coast from Lisbon

Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO MADRID!

Welcome to Madrid! After your arrival at the airport, meet and greet your driver where you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure.

DAY 2: MADRID

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid and journey through the history, art and culture of Madrid through its streets, icons and monuments. Discover the essence and avant-garde of historic and modern Madrid. See the places that no visitor should miss on a tour that runs through the historical and cosmopolitan areas of Madrid including the Puerta del Sol, Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium of Real Madrid and much more! Meals: B

DAY 3: MADRID > SALAMANCA > PORTO

After breakfast, depart from Madrid to Salamanca. Free time in this University City of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Meals: B

DAY 4: PORTO

Today enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a different perspective of the city along the river Douro aboard the BlueBoats Cruise and discover the historic heritage visiting one well-known Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting included. Rest of day at leisure. Meals: B

DAY 5: PORTO > COIMBRA > FATIMA

After breakfast, depart to Coimbra which is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy some free time before departing to Fatima. Fatima is one of the centers of the Christian Faith and a World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, the heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night, you will have the possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Meals: B

DAY 6: FATIMA > BATALHA > NAZARE > ALCOBAÇA > LISBON

In the morning, 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 Site) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the 12th century. Continue to Lisbon. In the evening, you will have the option to attend a traditional Fado Show with dinner. Meals: B

DAY 7: LISBON

After breakfast, enjoy a 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 colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Meals: B

DAY 8: LISBON > CACERES > MADRID

In the early morning, depart to the UNESCO city of Caceres, because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, continue on towards Madrid. Meals: B

DAY 9: MADRID DEPARTURE

Final breakfast followed by check-out and transfer to the airport. Meals: B