Day 1 Home - Madrid
Today, guests will arrive at the airport in Madrid to join this tour.
Day 2 Madrid
Today, we will arrive in Madrid and check into the hotel. Then, we will have the rest of the day free to explore this enchanting city at our own leisure.
Day 3 Madrid
On our sightseeing tour of Madrid, we will visit the Plaza Espana, Puerta del Sol, and the Columbus Fountain. After we visit the Royal Palace, we will have the afternoon free to explore on our own.
Day 4 Madrid - Salamanca - Coimbra - Fatima (626 km)
Today, we will drive to the ancient university city of Salamanca, where we will be able to walk around the Plaza Mayor and the University. After lunch, we will continue to Portugal's very own university town, Coimbra. In the evening, we will drive to Fatima, where we will spend the night.
Day 5 Fatima - Lisbon (135 km)
Today, we will explore Fatima, a notable Catholic shrine site in Portugal, by visiting the Shrine of Our Lady. After lunch, we will drive to Lisbon, where we will be able to spend the remainder of the day at our own leisure.
Day 6 Lisbon - Sintra - Cape Roca - Cascais - Lisbon (52 km)
In the morning, we will drive for Sintra to visit the Sintra Palace and Gardens, the one-time summer retreat of Portugal's Kings. Later, we will take a scenic drive along Cabo da Roca, which will bring us into Cascais. Admire the famous beach and casino of Estoril before returning to Lisbon for a panoramic tour.
Day 7 Lisbon - Seville (447 km)
Today, we will cross into Spain as we make our way to Seville, where we will embark on a sightseeing tour, which will take us to the Sevilla Cathedral and La Giralda.
Day 8 Seville - Granada (249 km)
Today, we will journey to Granada, where we will absorb memorable views of the gypsy cave dwellings that are carved into the hills around the city. We will enjoy a tour to the glorious Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens.
Day 9 Granada - Purullena - Alicante (302 km)
Today, we will head for the Mediterranean Coast. On the way, we will stop at Purunella to see its famous cave homes before continuing to Alicante. In the afternoon, we will have some free time to stroll along the mosaic-pattern, palm-dotted promenade of Alicante.
Day 10 Alicante - Valencia - Barcelona (516 km)
Today, our journey will continue to Valencia. Upon arrival, we will embark on a city tour that will bring us to landmarks such as the Central Market. Then, we will enjoy some leisure time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will drive along the coast to Barcelona, the city renowned for the flamboyant architecture of Antoni Gaudi.
Day 11 Barcelona
Today, we will marvel at the highlights of cosmopolitan Barcelona as we take a panoramic tour of the city. Along the way, we will see La Rambla, Placa de Catalunya, the Columbus Monument, the Olympic Stadium, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and the Picasso Museum. Afterwards, we will enjoy dinner at our hotel.
Day 12 Barcelona - Home
Today, guests will transfer to the airport in Barcelona for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.