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Splendors of Spain and Portugal

"Splendors of Spain and Portugal" Escorted Tour
10 days from $ 975 pp

Day 1, Depart USA Overnight Flight to Madrid.

Day 2, Madrid at Leisure If you have purchased our Air & Land package you are met at Madrid Airport and transferred to the Silken Puerta Madrid Hotel. Later join your Tour Director for a Welcome Meeting.

Day 3, Madrid - Granada Today we leave Madrid and head south to the town of Toledo. Here we walk through the ancient cobbled streets to see the Gothic cathedral. We then continue through the mountains to Granada, former capital of the Moorish Kingdom of Spain. (Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 4, Granada - Seville This morning we are at leisure for further sightseeing, or perhaps join an optional excursion to the Alhambra Palace and the gardens of the Generalife, known as the gardens of Paradise? Now a beautiful drive through gleaming white villages and brilliant fields of golden sunflowers brings us to Seville, capital of Andalucia and one of the most charming cities in Spain. This evening, perhaps enjoy dinner followed by a Flamenco show? (Breakfast)

Day 5, Seville Sightseeing On our guided sightseeing tour of Seville we see the Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus and enriched with the spoils of the New World. We pass the Moorish Giralda Tower and the Santa Cruz quarter with its flower-decked balconies, before seeing the Alcazar. Then we see the modern Expo site and a model of the vessel 'Victoria', the first to circumnavigate the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 6, Seville - Lisbon Today we travel into the greenery of Portugal, and across the amazing modern Tagus Bridge to arrive in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. (Breakfast)

Day 7, Lisbon Sightseeing This morning our local guide takes us to the Terreiro do Paco, the finest square in the City; then we see the impressive modern monument to the Discoveries and Belem Towe. Now we are at leisure - perhaps shop for pottery or maybe join a optional excursion to the beautiful town of Sintra which was the summer residence of the Kings of Portugal? (Breakfast)

Day 8, Lisbon - Salamanca This morning we head north to visit the Basilica at Fatima, commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three children in 1917, and one of the most important centers for the Roman Catholic faith worldwide. Then we cross the border back into Spain and continue to the 'Golden City' of Salamanca. (Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 9, Salamanca - Madrid This morning our Tour Director shows us the Plaza Mayor and the ancient Puente Romano bridge across the river Tormes. Then a visit to St Theresa's Avila, where we view the mighty walls and the fortified cathedral. This afternoon we return to Madrid where our guided tour shows us the Royal Palace, Plaza de Espana and Cervantes statue. We continue past the Cibeles Fountain, Parliament, and cross the Puerta del Sol, before returning to the Silken Puerta Madrid hotel. Tonight, why not try one of the local restaurants that line the Plaza Mayor? (Breakfast)

Day 10, Return to USA Our tour ends this morning, after breakfast, with transfers to Madrid Airport. (Breakfast)


Rates in US$ per person

2012 Departures

Rate

April: 02-09-16-23-30
May: 07-14-21-28

June: 04-11-18-25

July: 02-09-16-23-30
August: 06-13-20-27

September: 03

$ 1,175

September: 10-17-24

$ 1,225

October: 01-08-15-22

$ 1,175

Supplements & Reductions

Single Room Supplement

$ 325

Triple Room Reduction

$30

Young Traveler Reduction (05-17 years)

10%

Extensions Available on Request!


The Tour Includes

  • Deluxe motorcoach with air conditioning

  • 4 Star hotels in all cities

  • Meals as indicated in the program

  • Multilingual tour escort during tour

  • Sightseeing and excursions mentioned in the program with local guide

Not Included

  • Air fare

  • Airport Transfers

  • Tips, beverages and extra services

  • Entrance fees (unless specified)

  • Everything not mentioned in the program.

Hotels

  • Madrid: Silken Puerta Madrid

  • Granada: Hotel Saray

  • Seville: Novotel Sevilla

  • Lisbon: Mercure Malhoa Lisbon

  • Salamanca: Hotel Regio

  • Madrid: Silken Puerta Madrid


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