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11-Day Portugal and Andalusia Tour from Madrid

  • Tour code: 500-5881
  • Available: Tue
  • Depart from: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit Alcobaca, 10, Avila, CL, Batalha, , Caceres, EX, Coimbra, 06, Cordoba, AN, Fatima, , Granada, AN, Lisbon, 11, Nazare, , Porto, 13, Ronda, MA, Salamanca, CL, Seville, AN, Toledo, .

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Single: $1972.96
Double (/Person): $1425.89
Third Person Adult: $1354.59
Child (Age 4-7): $1069.41
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Child (Age 4-7): N/A

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Porto(450 km)
  • Day 2 Porto
  • Day 3 Porto - Coimbra - Fatima(193 km)
  • Day 4 Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Lisbon(176 km)
  • Day 5 Lisbon
  • Day 6 Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba(523 km)
  • Day 7 Cordoba - Seville(145 km)
  • Day 8 Seville
  • Day 9 Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol(179 km)
  • Day 10 Costa del Sol - Granada(201 km)
  • Day 11 Granada - Toledo - Madrid(440 km)
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Day 1 Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Porto(450 km)

At 8:30am, guests should at the specified departure location in the underground parking lot of the Plaza de Orienteat. Our journey will begin as we drive out of Madrid on our way to Avila, where we can still see the medieval walls surrounding this city. We will make a brief stop to explore the area before continuing to Salamanca, where we will explore this university town. After crossing the border into Portugal, we will arrive in Porto, where we will check into our hotel for the night.

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.

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    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.

Standard Hotel: Tryp Porto Expo / Black Tulip / Eurostars Heroismo

Day 2 Porto

Today, we will embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, during which we will admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange Building and Santa Clara Church. In the afternoon, we will have the option of visiting a beloved winery in the region to sample famous port wine. Afterwards, we will go to our hotel for the evening.

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal. This center of Portuguese urban life is more than one thousand years old and a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site. Porto also lends its name to port wine, which it first produced.

Standard Hotel: Tryp Porto Expo / Black Tulip / Eurostars Heroismo
Breakfast: Included

Day 3 Porto - Coimbra - Fatima(193 km)

Today, we will make our way to Coimbra, home to one of Europe's oldest universities and the birth of Fado music, where we will spend some free time. Then, we will continue to Fatima, an important pilgrimage site for Christians, where we will be able to visit the impressive Basilica, the cave where an image of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared and the Chapel of the Apparitions. In the evening, we can observe the beautiful procession of the candles.

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.
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    The ruins of this medieval monastery in Coimbra sit on the banks of the Mondego River. After 12 years of restoration, the site reopened to the public.

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.
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    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.
Standard Hotel: Aurea Fatima / Estrela de Fatima / Regina
Breakfast: Included

Day 4 Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Lisbon(176 km)

After breakfast at our hotel, we will depart to the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline styles. Then, we will continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare, where we will have some free time to explore. After that, we will continue to Alcobaca to visit the local monastery and admire the tombs of important local religious figures. Afterwards, we will continue to Lisbon for the night. In the evening, we can attend a performance of Fado, a traditional type of Portuguese song and dance.

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    Construction on this monastery began in 1386 and eventually wrapped up in 1517, spanning the reign of seven kings. It is a Dominican convent built in a Gothic style.

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.

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    This church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, founded in 1153. The main components of the complex are the royal tombs, the Chapel of St. Bernard, the royal Pantheon, the sacristy, and more.

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: Lutecia / Tryp Lisboa Oriente
Breakfast: Included

Day 5 Lisbon

After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on a sightseeing tour of ancient Olissipo, driving through its main squares and avenues. Along the way, we will see Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, the Monument of Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. We will be able to spend the afternoon at leisure around the Alfama District.

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.
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    This museum in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon contains one of most impressive collections of historical horse-drawn carriages in the world. It is located in the old Horse Riding Area of Belem Palace.
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    This monument is located at the mouth of Lisbon harbor, commemorating the age of exploration, when ships bound for the American continents in the west would pass through the Tagus estuary.
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    The full name of this public space in Lisbon is the Marquis of Pombal Square, a former prime minister of Portugal in the 18th century. It is now a busy roundabout for automotive traffic.
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    Alfama, with its winding passages of narrow streets and steep stairways, is Lisbon's oldest district. Its name derives from Arabic because of the city's medieval Muslim rulers. Alfama is home to many restaurants and cafes that showcase live Fado music.
Standard Hotel: Lutecia
Breakfast: Included

Day 6 Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba(523 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave at 7:30am to travel to Caceres, considered a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. We will walk through the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town, where we will be able to see the historical Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, we will continue to Cordoba, once the capital of the Islamic Caliphate in Spain. We will enjoy dinner before checking into our local hotel.

Caceres is the capital of Caceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The municipio has a land area of 1,750.33 km2 (675.81 sq mi), the largest geographically in Spain. The walled city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    The Old Town of Caceres still features some of its original medieval walls. In the Middle Ages, control of the city was constantly switching between Christians and Muslims, and this struggle is exemplified by the architecture of the Old Town.
Standard Hotel: Tryp Cordoba
Dulexe Hotel: Hesperia Cordoba
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 7 Cordoba - Seville(145 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a tour of Cordoba, seeing its impressive Mosque-Cathedral, the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter and more. In the afternoon, we will drive to Sevilla, where we will enjoy dinner and check into the hotel.

Cordoba is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, and its easy access to the mining resources of the Sierra Morena satisfies the population's needs.

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    The interior of this dual mosque-cathedral perfectly reflects the religious power-struggle of medieval Spain. The conversion of the church into a mosque lasted from 784 to 987. The complex is massive and features many small chapels.
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    Cordoba's Jewish Quarter is marked by narrow and irregular streets. It houses a medieval Synagogue and the Sephardic House. Unfortunately, this neighborhood was a focal point of the Spanish Inquisition, during which Cordoba played a large role.
Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa
Dulexe Hotel: Tryp Macarena
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 8 Seville

Today, we will go on a sightseeing tour around Seville, visiting the Cathedral, which is the second largest Catholic church in the world after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; we will also see the Santa Cruz Quarter, Maria Luisa Park and the Plaza de Espana. We will be able to spend the afternoon at our own leisure or take an optional Flamenco tour.

Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler.

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    The third-largest church in the world (and the largest cathedral), the Seville is a massive Gothic building. Each of its facades has multiple entrances that are all exquisitely and ornately adorned. It was built over an old mosque.
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    The barrio of Santa Cruz in Sevilla was once the city's Jewish Quarter, and is now the most popular tourist are in the city. The narrow, winding streets and alleyways of this neighborhood remind visitors of a labyrinth.
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    On the riverbanks of Sevilla, Maria Luisa Park is a large public area that features lovely foliage, fountains, and walkways in the middle of this beautiful city. Within the park are many statues of famous Spanish figures.
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    A large section of Maria Luisa Park in Sevilla, the Plaza de Espana is a large open space featuring buildings of Renaissance revival architecture. Most of the buildings are currently used for government purposes.
Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa
Dulexe Hotel: Tryp Macarena
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 9 Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol(179 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive past small countryside villages on our way to Ronda, where we will spend some free time admiring this town of Celtic origin, taking in marvelous views of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon, we will continue to the Costa del Sol, an important international tourist area.

Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Malaga. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the city of Malaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia.

Standard Hotel: Sol Principe
Dulexe Hotel: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco / Sol Principe
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 10 Costa del Sol - Granada(201 km)

After breakfast, we will travel to the city of Granada, where we will visit the famous Alhambra palace complex and the Generalife Gardens, which have inspired several writers and artists with their beauty. Later, we can attend an optional gypsy flamenco show in the Sacromonte Quarter.

Granada is a mid-sized provincial capital in the Andalucia region of Spain. Rich in history and culture, Granada is arguably the single most worthwhile city in Spain for visitors. Spring and autumn are also both excellent times to visit.

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    The Alhambra is a massive complex consisting of multiple palaces and fortresses. It originated as a Spanish-Muslim fortress in the 9th century, but subsequent rulers, both Muslim and Christian, continually added additions and renovations.
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    Built in the 14th century as the summer palace of Nasrid Emirs of Grananda, the name of this palace means "Architect's Garden" for the extensive gardens on its grounds, which are world renowned for their exquisite beauty.
Standard Hotel: Alixares
Dulexe Hotel: Gran Hotel Luna
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 11 Granada - Toledo - Madrid(440 km)

Today we will drive to Toledo - World Heritage City - where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. We will have a short guided tour of this historical old town throught its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous "Damasquinado" (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Later we will continue to Madrid.

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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