Highlights of Spain and Portugal

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Best of Portugal and Spain package tour 14 Days/ 13 Nights. Discover the splendor of Spain and Portugal with a first class escorted tour. Acquaint yourself with the elegant towns and cities of Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Valencia and Madrid. In Portugal enjoy a day in the sunny Algarve at a beach resort before continuing to see historic and colorful Lisbon, the world famous Shrine of Fatima, and the changing scenery of the countryside. Your tour includes daily buffet breakfast and 6 evening meals. 13 days/12 nights beginning and ending in Madrid and including a 3 night stay in Seville, 2 nights in Lisbon and 2 nights in Madrid. Airfare from the USA and extra nights in Madrid are available.
Promotional Offer: $200 per person discount if booked by February 26, 2015

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, the Spanish capital! Relax or perhaps take a stroll along the tree lined boulevards. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception with cocktails and light snacks. Enjoy an orientation drive this evening, the perfect introduction to this magical city. Hotel: AC Cuzco.

Day 2- Madrid - Cuenca - Valencia

Travel this morning to Cuenca to see the hanging houses built on the edges of cliffs overlooking a deep gorge. Upon arrival in Valencia, there will be an orientation drive which will include views of the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte. Gain an unique insight into the striking architecture of the impressive Opera House, designed by Santiago Calatrva. Tonight, you may wish to sample Paella, a specialty of this region. Buffet breakfast included. Hotel: Confortel Aqua.

Day 3 - Valencia - Guadix - Granada

Travel inland through the mountains to view the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix. Cave houses are common throughout the province of Granada but the highest concentration is in Barrio Santiago. Take the jagged Mora Pass to the Moorish city of Granada. Dine tonight in a local restaurant for a special Regional Meal. Buffet breakfast included. Hotel: Carmen.

Day 4 - Granada - Cordoba - Seville (3 nights)

Morning sightseeing features a visit to the exquisite Alhambra Palace, former residence of the Moorish Kings. In Cordoba visit the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba (the former mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics) with a local expert. Later, arrive in Seville, your home for the next 3 nights. Buffet breakfast and dinner with wine. Hotel: Melia Lebreros.

Day 5 - Seville sightseeing and free time

Your sightseeing tour with a local expert includes the Giralda Bell Tower and Maria Luisa Park: the center piece of the 1929 World's Fair built in a Moorish style, featuring a half mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions, and lush foliage. Walk through the imposing Plaza de España and visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world where explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. In the evening you may wish to see a Flamenco show. Buffet breakfast included.

Day 6 - Cadiz and Jerez excursion from Seville

Visit the historic port of Cadiz, departure point for some of Columbus' voyages. Once home to the vast Spanish navy, Cadiz was raided by Francis Drake a year prior to the 1588 departure of the Spanish Armada. This evening you will experience dinner at a family owned rancho and learn the family history of Olive Oil production. Buffet Breakfast included.

Day 7 - Seville - Algarve, Portugal

Cross the border into southern Portugal for a leisurely afternoon on the sunny Algarve coast. Spend time relaxing on a beach or take a stroll along the harbor of Villamoura. Buffet Breakfast included. Hotel Pestana Vila Sol Golf and Resort.

Day 8 - Algarve - Lisbon (2 nights)

Travel north over the Serra da Arrabida mountains to Lisbon. Enjoy an included city sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem Tower with a local expert. This night you may wish to consider a traditional Fado show. Buffet breakfast included. Hotel: Hotel Olissipo Marques de Sa.

Day 9 - Lisbon at leisure

Free time today to explore Lisbon from the lively and trendy Chiado to the former fishermen's district of Alfama with its medieval alleyways and fine vistas. Later, you may wish to join an optional tour of beautiful Sintra (UNESCO World Heritage) and the seaside resort town of Cascais. Buffet breakfast included.

Day 10 - Lisbon – Fatima – Salamanca

Enjoy a scenic drive through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains to visit the Shrine at Fatima, scene of celebrated religious miracles and destination for millions of pilgrims. From here travel across the border and back into Spain to Salamanca for the night. On arrival an orientation tour shows you the Plaza Mayor. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet breakfast and dinner included. Hotel: Gran Corona Sol.

Day 11 - Salamanca - Madrid (2 nights)

Your morning drive takes you through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains before making your way back to Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. A sightseeing tour of Madrid with a local expert includes the Royal Palace, Puerto del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. Buffet breakfast included. Hotel: AC Cuzco.

Day 12 - Toledo excursion from Madrid

On this day a local expert will take you on a walking tour of Teledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco's most famous painting: The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Later, arrive back in Madrid where you have free time to explore the city. Tonight, join your traveling companions and your Tour Director for a Farewell Dinner. Buffet breakfast and farewell dinner included.

Day 13 - Madrid - end of tour

This morning it's time to say "adios" to Spain, Portugal, your traveling companions and Tour Director. Buffet breakfast included.

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight from North America to reach the tour city of origin plan to leave one day earlier than the date shown in table
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9/6/2015$3375$2725$2685
9/13/2015$3375$2725$2685
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9/27/2015$3375$2725$2685
10/4/2015$3375$2725$2685
10/11/2015$3375$2725$2685
10/18/2015$3275$2625$2585

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Cordoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid
  • Orientation of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve and Salamanca
  • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca and The Cave Houses of Guadix
  • Visit the Alhambra Palace, Cathedral Mosque in Cordoba, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fatima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tomé and Synagogue in Toledo

Added Value

  • Enjoy a visit to a traditional homestead and the history of olive oil production
  • Gain an insight into the building of Santiago Calatrava while in Valencia
  • Enjoy a Sherry tasting in Jerez
  • Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo, see local craftsmen at work
  • Local Specialists in Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Lisbon, Madrid and Toledo

Dining

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 6 dinners including; Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, Regional Meal, 2 three course dinners with wine and Farewell Dinner.

Roommates

Roommates (same gender) can be requested for the double rate. If roommate is not available, the Single Supplement will be applied to your reservation. Triple Room Discount: $50.00 per person.

Superior Hotels

Valencia - Confortel Aqua Hotel

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This design hotel is conveniently set in front of Valencia’s impressive City of Arts and Sciences, and the Oceanographic Park. The 1-star Michelin restaurant on the 9th floor offers panoramic views.

Stylish rooms at the Confortel Aqua 4 include air conditioning and a private bathroom, featuring a modern décor in warm colors. They have free Wi-Fi, free bottles of water in the minibar, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

A varied buffet breakfast is served daily and snacks are available from the cafeteria.

The shopping center features a complete spa and a fitness center. Both the Spa and the gym have limited capacity.

The hotel is 2 km from the center of Valencia and 1 km from the harbor. Buses to the city center stop 50 meters away. The beach is a few minutes' drive from the hotel and Manises Airport is 20 minutes’ drive away. Parking is available for an extra cost at the Aqua shopping center.

This hotel is officially adapted for guests with reduced mobility.

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Salamanca - Gran Hotel Corona Sol

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Free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TV are included in each spacious room at this modern hotel. Situated next to Santissima Trinidad Hospital, it is a 10-minute walk from Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor Square.

The bright, air-conditioned rooms at Gran Hotel Corona Sol have simple, elegant décor and include heating and a safe. Toiletries and a hairdryer can be found in the private bathroom.

You can find a variety of restaurants and typical tapas bars in the surrounding streets.

Gran Sol Corona is situated within a 5-minute walk of Salamanca’s main shopping district. Salamanca University is 700 meters away, while the lively bars of Van Dyck Street are 900 meters away.

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Madrid - Hotel AC Cuzco

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Experience what guests worldwide love about AC Hotels by Marriott

AC Hotel Cuzco by Marriott is located on Madrid’s prestigious Paseo de la Castellana, 5 minutes’ walk from Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. It has a fitness center.

The spacious, modern rooms at the AC Cuzco features plasma satellite TV with international channels. Each air-conditioned and heated room comes with a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

The hotel serves a daily buffet breakfast, and offers international food for lunch and dinner, using fresh, seasonal produce. The stylish bar, Castellana 133 - The Suite Bar, offers food and drinks all day, with free WiFi and plugs for charging laptops and phones. 24-hour room service is also available.

AC Hotel Cuzco by Marriott is next to Cuzco Metro Station, and Chamartin Train Station is 2 km away. There is also easy access to city buses and the M-11 Motorway, connecting you with the city center, IFEMA Convention Center and Barajas Airport. Private parking is available on site.

Tetuán is a great choice for travelers interested in football, business and convenient public transport.

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Granada - Hotel Carmen

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Hotel Carmen is located in the center of Granada has a rooftop swimming pool with views of the Alhambra Palace. It offers free Wi-Fi and a restaurant with an open-air bar.

The spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature satellite TV and a private bathroom. All rooms have a minibar and telephone.

Facilities at Hotel Carmen include a hot tub and Wi-Fi access. Guests can take advantage of car rental and parking.

Hotel Carmen is situated 600 meters from Granada’s Palacio de Congress Conference Center and less than 10 minutes’ walk from Granada Cathedral. It lies on one of central Granada’s charming boulevards, surrounded by its most prestigious department stores.

Granada City Center is a great choice for travelers interested in wellness, street markets and parks.

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Seville - Hotel Melia Lebreros

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The stylish Meliá Lebreros is located in Seville’s commercial district, 400 meters from Santa Justa AVE Train Station. It has a seasonal outdoor pool, gym and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s à la carte restaurant serves Andalusian and Mediterranean food. There is also a bar with an attractive outdoor terrace, as well as a New York-themed nightclub.

The hotel's smart rooms have air conditioning, a minibar and a private bathroom with free toiletries. All rooms have flat-screen satellite TV.

The Meliá Lebreros is opposite 2 shopping and leisure centers, and Sevilla FC’s Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium is just 300 meters away. The historic city center is within walking distance.

There is easy access by road to the city center and the Fibes Congress Center. The hotel reception can arrange car rental. Nervión Metro Station is just 200 meters from the hotel.

Nervión is a great choice for travelers interested in convenient public transport, tranquility and tourism.

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Lisboa - Hotel Olissipo Marques de Sa

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The Olissipo Marques de Sa offers air-conditioned rooms and a cocktail bar, just a 5-minute walk away from the El Corte Ingles Mall.

Guest rooms of the Olissipo Marques de Sa are decorated with colorful pillows and include cable TVs, work desks and air conditioning.

Guests can enjoy a variety of international and Portuguese dishes in the hotel’s Varanda do Marquês Restaurant. The cocktail bar offers a trendy setting for a juicy cocktail with friends.

The Sao Sebastiao Metro Station is situated a 2-minute walk away and offers direct access to the city center, and Lisbon International Airport in 20 minutes. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is a 2-minute walk away.

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Vilamoura - Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel

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With panoramic views out over the 27-hole golf course, this resort hotel in Vilamoura offers luxurious rooms with a private balcony or patio. It also features indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Rooms at Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel have modern interiors with natural colors. All rooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and a sitting area with a minibar.

Guests of Pestana Vila Sol can enjoy meals at Green Pines Restaurant overlooking the golf course. There is also a pool-side bar, and La Palmeraie Bar and Restaurant is in the ClubHouse, a short walk from the hotel.

The hotel is 7 minutes’ drive from Vilamoura Beach. Pestana Vila Sol is 12 miles from Faro International Airport and provides free parking.

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Cancellation Policy

If a booking cancellation is received prior to the final payment date of your tour, your non-refundable land deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to your Air deposit, Instant Purchase Air payment and service fee, and/or Intra-vacation air deposit. For individual reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. Standard Cancellation Fees:
  • 45 days and over - Deposit
  • Cancellation 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 28% of total price
  • Cancellation 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 35% of total price
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price

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Land Transportation

  • Provided by state-of-the-art Motorcoach Buses with air conditioning, headsets, individual lightening, and very comfortable seating. Plenty of legroom even for the tall travelers. Reclining seats and foot rests. Up to 45 People.