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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 9 Sevilla - Granada (249 km)
After breakfast at our hotel, we will leave Sevilla by driving along the Caliphate road, passing endless olive trees, on our way to Granada, where we will visit the world famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Later on, guests will be able to enjoy an optional Gypsy Flamenco Show in the Sacromonte Quarter.
Day 10 Granada - Valencia (497 km)
After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the autonomous region land of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious "Paella", Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 11 Valencia - Barcelona (303 km)
Today, we will take a morning sightseeing tour of Valencia, driving through the old city to see some of its most prominent buildings. Driving by the riverbed of the Turia, we will see the avant-garde complex of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. In the afternoon, we will depart north along the Mediterranean coast towards Barcelona.
Day 12 Barcelona
In the morning, we will take a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, well regarded for hosting the 1992 Olympic Games. We will drive along the city's main avenues, seeing impressive modernist buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi, like La Pedrera, Casa Mila, Montjuic Park, the Olympic Ring, the Columbus Monument and the Olympic Port. We will have the afternoon free to explore the city on our own.
Day 13 Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid (523 km)
After breakfast, we will leave Barcelona and travel to Zaragoza, the capital of the Aragon region and an important city in Spanish history. After some free time to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilica of Our Lady Pilar, we will drive to Madrid, where the tour will come to an end.