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12-Day Eternal Portugal, Santiago, Madrid Tour - from Lisbon to Madrid

  • Tour code: 978-5492
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  • Depart from: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
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Visit Alcobaca, 10, Aveiro, , Braga, 03, Cascais, 11, Coimbra, 06, Costa de Estoril, , Fatima, , Guimaraes, 03, Lamego, , Lisbon, 11, Madrid, MD.

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Single: $2360
Double (/Person): $1550
Third Person Adult: $1394
Child : $1163
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child : N/A

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Lisbon
  • Day 2 Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaca - Nazare - Aveiro - Porto(321 km)
  • Day 3 Porto City Tour
  • Day 4 Porto - Viana do Castelo - Santiago de Compostela(257 km)
  • Day 5 Santiago - Braga - Guimaraes - Vila Real - Lamego - Viseu(999 km)
  • Day 6 Viseu - Coimbra - Fatima(196 km)
  • Day 7 Fatima - Tomar - Lisbon(180 km)
  • Day 8 Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - Lisbon(55 km)
  • Day 9 Lisbon
  • Day 10 Lisbon - Merida - Madrid(535 km)
  • Day 11 Madrid w/ Toledo Option(134 km)
  • Day 12 Madrid (Last Day)
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Day 1 Lisbon

Guests will arrive at the airport in Lisbon. After clearing immigration and customs, they will transfer to the local hotel before having the rest of the day free to explore the city at their own leisure.

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.

Day 2 Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaca - Nazare - Aveiro - Porto(321 km)

We will enjoy a breakfast buffet before we depart from Lisbon and head to the medieval city of Obidos to see the city walls, the castle and the Church of St. Mary. We will continue to Alcobaca to see the local church and its monastery cloister. After that, we will travel to the picturesque fishing village of Nazare, where we will enjoy some free time for lunch. Later, we will depart for Aveiro, a city of canals that is considered the Portuguese Venice, where we can sample some local delicacies before arriving in Porto at the end of the day.

A town and a municipality in the Oeste Subregion in Portugal. Obidos remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination.

A city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal. The city became notable after the first king decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarem from the Moors in 1147. The church later evolved into the Monastery of Alcobaca.

It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. It has long sandy beaches considered by some to be among the best beaches in Portugal.

Standard Hotel: Accommodations in Porto

Day 3 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: HF Ipanema Porto or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Porto or similar

Day 4 Porto - Viana do Castelo - Santiago de Compostela(257 km)

After enjoying a breakfast buffet, we will head to the city of Viano do Castelo to see the Old Quarter, the castle and the Monte Santa Luzia. Then, we will cross the border into Spain and head for the mystical pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a guided tour of the city, seeing magnificent Obradoiro Square and the exterior of the local cathedral.

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.

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    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.
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    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.

Day 5 Santiago - Braga - Guimaraes - Vila Real - Lamego - Viseu(999 km)

After enjoying breakfast, we will drive along the Rias Baixas to Braga, where we will see the exterior of the largest cathedral in Portugal and visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. Then, we will continue to Guimaraes, which is famous for its medieval walls, narrow streets, palatial houses and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca. After that, we will enjoy some free time for lunch before driving along the Douro River, passing through Vila Real and Pinhao fro a short stop to see the quaint, lovely train station in the area. Then, we will continue to Lamego to visit the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Later, we will arrive in historical Viseu in the late afternoon.

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    This sanctuary, located just outside the city of Braga, is a notable pilgrimage site. The stairs leading up to the sanctuary itself are Baroque in style and climb 116 meters to the top.
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    The Diocese of Braga has history dating back to he 3rd century. This cathedral was complete in the mid-13th century. The organ inside the church is renowned for its exquisite, intricate beauty.

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    This medieval estate is the former residence of the first Dukes of Braganca. It fell into ruin and disrepair in the 16th century, but recent efforts have seen the complex restored to its original grandeur.

Day 6 Viseu - Coimbra - Fatima(196 km)

In the morning, after breakfast, we will enjoy a guided tour of the Old Quarter, the Se Cathedral, Rua Direita and the Misericordia Church in Viseu. Afterwards, we will head to Coimbra, best known for its prestigious university, where we will enjoy free time for lunch and to explore the charming streets. In the late afternoon, we will continue to Fatima for the evening.

The third-largest city in Portugal, Coimbra was once the country's capital until roughly the end of the Middle Ages, and is filled with historical buildings and beautiful architecture.

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    This university was established in 1290, making it one of the oldest continuously operated centers for higher education in the entire world. The beautiful campus is dotted with old, classical buildings.

Day 7 Fatima - Tomar - Lisbon(180 km)

After breakfast, we will spend the morning free at our own leisure exploring Fatima, the religious center of Portugal. Here, we can visit the Chapel of the Apparitions and the Basilica. We will enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will depart for Tomar, city of the Templars, where we will enjoy free time to visit the Synagogue, the Jewish Quarter, Mouchao Park and the historical city center. Later in the afternoon, we will return to Lisbon.

Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourem, in the Portuguese Santarem District.

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    One of the largest Christian church in the world, construction on this basilica was completed in 2007. With its thoroughly modern design, it looks completely unique from most other European churches.

This small town in Portugal began within the walls of the Convento de Cristo, which was founded by the Knights Templar and remains one of the best places to visit in the entire country.

Day 8 Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - Lisbon(55 km)

After breakfast, we will take a morning tour of Lisbon, the lovely city overlooking the Tagus River. We will admire splendid monuments like the Tower of Belem and Jeronimos Monastery. In the afternoon, we will continue to the hilltop village of Sintra to see the National Palace. We will also make stops in the resort towns of Cascais and Estoril. In the evening, we will have the option of attending a sultry fado performance at one of the city's local nightclubs that includes dinner.

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.

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    This fortified tower off the coast of Lisbon, also known as the Tower of St. Vincent, was built to defend the city in the 16th century. It was built in the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture of the 16th century.
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    The Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon was once the home of the city's Hieronymite religious order, and one of the best examples of the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture. Today, the facility houses the National Archaeology Museum and the Marine Museum.

Sintra has the most historic buildings and equipped with the natural scenery that signifies the beauty of Portugal. It is approximately 18 miles from Lisbon to Sintra where is also known as the most enchanting city.

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    Also known as Town Palace, this beautiful palace overlooking Sintra and nearby Lisbon was inhabited by continuously since the 15th century, although now it houses a museum.

Cascais is a wealthy, coastal suburb of the city of Lisbon. There are many activities to do in the area, from beach sports like surfing and sailing to gold and tennis.

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.

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    Fado is a traditional genre of Portuguese folk music that dates back to the early 19th century. The city of Lisbon has its own unique variety of this music, and you can see a live performance of it this evening.

Day 9 Lisbon

After breakfast, guests will have the entire day to explore Lisbon on their own.

Day 10 Lisbon - Merida - Madrid(535 km)

Today, we will make our way back to Spain. After crossing the border, we will stop at the Roman ruins of Merida, founded in 25 BCE, to see the impressive amphitheater. Afterwards, we will continue to Madrid, where we will check into our hotel for the evening.

Standard Hotel: Tryp Gran Via/Aparto Suites Muralto or similar

Day 11 Madrid w/ Toledo Option(134 km)

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. In the afternoon, we can embark on an optional tour to the former Imperial capital city of Toledo, where we will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, soaking up the medieval atmosphere while we visit St. Tome Church, where one of El Greco?s masterpieces hangs, and the city's beautiful Gothic cathedral.

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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews.

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    This church in Toledo was built during the period of the Spanish Reconquest over an old mosque, and visitors can still see the arabesque designs on the exterior of the church's tower, which was the mosques old minaret.
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    One of the prime examples of Spanish-Gothic architecture, Toledo's Cathedral was built as part of a highly concentrated effort to cover up all non-Christian religious buildings and symbols, as Toledo has a large historical population of Jews and Muslims.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Augmar or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Hotel Catalonia Goya or similar

Day 12 Madrid (Last Day)

After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the Madrid airport for their return flights.

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