Spain and Portugal Holiday 9-Day Tour -from Madrid to Lisbon

  • Tour code: 278-783
  • Available: Mon
  • Depart from: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
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Highlights:

8 nights accommodations. Buffet breakfast daily. Round trip airport transfers. Special Features: Escorted sightseeing tours with bilingual guide in Madrid, Salamanca, Santiago, Oporto, and Lisbon. Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid.

Special Remarks:

  • =====Madrid, Spain-In/Lisbon, Portugal-Out=====
  • 2 nights in Madrid, 1 night in Salamanca, 1 night in Santiago de Compostela, 1 night in Coimbra, 1 night in Porto, 2 nights in Lisbon

Pricing Details

Single: $1360
Double (/Person): $1005
Third Person Adult: $906
Child (Age w/2 Adults & under 12): $753
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child (Age w/2 Adults & under 12): N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
  • Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted or guided tours is six. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Madrid Arrival
  • Day 2 Madrid City Tour
  • Day 3 Madrid - Segovia - Avila - Salamanca(266 km)
  • Day 4 Salamanca - Santiago de Compostela(427 km)
  • Day 5 Santiago - Vigo - Braga - Porto(257 km)
  • Day 6 Porto City Tour
  • Day 7 Porto - Coimbra - Fatima - Obidos - Lisbon(395 km)
  • Day 8 Lisbon City Tour
  • Day 9 Lisbon (Last Day)
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Day 1 Madrid Arrival

Guests will arrive at the Madrid airport and be subsequently transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to spend at our own leisure. Take a walk to get to know the city! In the evening, we will enjoy an "Illuminated Madrid" drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending in the historical Plaza Mayor. This area has some of the city’s best restaurants and taverns, so be sure to stop for a bite to eat. We will return to the hotel on our own.
Standard Hotel: Tryp Gran Via/Aparto Suites Muralto or similar

Day 2 Madrid City Tour

In the morning, we will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before embarking on an escorted sightseeing tour, allowing us to see some of the city’s most notable attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent Fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, stately Alcala Gate, bustling Gran Via, the Plaza de Espana, and the Plaza de Oriente. We will spend the afternoon exploring some of Madrid’s famous art museums.

Madrid is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more.

  • Always Visit
    The centerpiece of the plaza that bears the same name, the Fountain of Cibeles features a statue of an ancient Phrygian goddess sitting atop a lion-drawn chariot, who has been adopted as a symbol of the city of Madrid.
  • Always Visit
    The Gran Via, oftentimes referred to as "The Spanish Broadway," is a central avenue in Madrid with some of the finest shops in the city, not to mention one of the most active nightlife scenes of any European city.
  • Always Visit
    This monument is designed in the neo-Classical style, and stands near Madrid's city center, reminiscent of the old medieval gates to the city, although this gate stands alone.
  • Always Visit
    The Puerta del Sol is the central point of Spain's radial network of streets, with a plaque marking it as "Kilometer Zero", and one of the busiest parts of the city.
Standard Hotel: Tryp Gran Via/Aparto Suites Muralto or similar

Day 3 Madrid - Segovia - Avila - Salamanca(266 km)

After a buffet breakfast, we will depart Madrid for the old Castile region, visiting the medieval city of Segovia, with its 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct and the impressive Alcazar castle. Our next stop will be Avila, where we will admire the perfectly preserved defensive walls, before continuing to the old university city of Salamanca, where we will take a city tour in the afternoon. In the evening, we will walk through the city’s Plaza Mayor, always lively with activity. We will spend the night in Salamanca.

  • Always Visit
    Like the other Alcazars located throughout Spain, the one in Segovia was a renovated Arab fortress, converted to a magnificent castle after the Christian reconquest of Spain. It rests at the far-northern edge of town, atop a steep cliff.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 7:00pm

Avila is a small town in Castile and Leon, Spain. Not much has changed since the Middle Ages, as far as the architecture is concerned, as the town's original medieval defense walls still proudly stand.

  • Always Visit
    The medieval walls that surround the Castilian town of Avila, which boasts one of the highest numbers of Romanesque and Gothic churches in the whole of Spain, still stand, impressively guarding the city.

Salamanca is a major city in Spain that mixes antiquated, medieval architecture with the atmosphere of a college town, with the University of Salamanca leading the way in the teaching of the Spanish language.

  • Always Visit
    Most Spanish cities have a Plaza Mayor, but few are comparable to that of Salamanca. Surrounded by baroque buildings, the centerpiece of this public square is the city hall, with arms of restaurants, cafes, and other shops lining the side.
Standard Hotel: Salamanca Plaza or similar

Day 4 Salamanca - Santiago de Compostela(427 km)

Today, we will depart for the mystical pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a guided tour of the old city and its beautiful cathedral in the Praza do Obradoiro. In the evening, we will have the option of enjoying a delicious, traditional dinner in our hotel. We will spend the night here.

Santiago de Compostela has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century.

  • Always Visit
    This grand cathedral northwestern Spain is supposedly the burial site of the apostle St. James, built in the Romanesque style of architecture. The exterior is covered with intricate designs of apostles and Biblical scenes.
  • Always Visit
    This open, public square in Santiago de Compostela is a great spot to stop for a rest or merely people watch. Once there, your eyes willbe drawn to the exquisite cathedral.
Standard Hotel: TRYP Santiago or similar

Day 5 Santiago - Vigo - Braga - Porto(257 km)

Today, we will depart for Portugal, stopping in the Spanish city of Vigo before crossing the border, where we will arrive in Braga. After a short stop here, we will continue to Porto, known for its namesake Port wines.
Standard Hotel: Vila Gale Porto or similar

Day 6 Porto City Tour

This morning, we will enjoy a guided tour of Porto, which includes a visit to a local winery. The afternoon will be free for us to enjoy at our own leisure.
Standard Hotel: Tiara Park Atlantic Porto or similar

Day 7 Porto - Coimbra - Fatima - Obidos - Lisbon(395 km)

After breakfast, we will make our way to the old university city of Coimbra and the Sanctuary of Fatima. Then, we will stop in the walled, medieval city of Obidos, taking some time to stroll around before continuing to Lisbon. In the evening, we have the option of enjoying a performance of Fado, a traditional Portuguese genre of music, while eating dinner.

Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Centro Region. It has been permanently associated with the Marian apparitions that occurred in Cova da Iria in 1917 and which were later recognized by the Catholic Church.

  • Always Visit
    The Sanctuary of Fatima is a large, open public facility dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The site features many buildings, including a minor basilica and two small chapels.
    Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
Standard Hotel: Altis Park /Alif Avenida or similar

Day 8 Lisbon City Tour

In the morning, we will tour the city of Lisbon, admiring its splendid avenues and monuments, like the Tower of Belem and Jeronimos Monastery. We will have the afternoon free, and it is strongly recommended that we visit the graceful hilltop village of Sintra or the vibrant seaside resort town of Cascais.
Standard Hotel: Altis Park /Alif Avenida or similar

Day 9 Lisbon (Last Day)

After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the Lisbon airport on time for their return flights.

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