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Budget Friendly Portugal and Spain Tour Package | Portugal.com

Description

Spain and Portugal are two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures, and on this best of Spain and Portugal tour, you'll see their highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll overnight in Lisbon and Porto.

One of the tour highlights is a visit to Toledo, a town that attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. In this old walled town, built on a hill, you’ll visit the 12th-century Church of St. Tome, which has one of El Greco's most famous paintings. But you will be delighted by the included visit of the Alhambra complex, built in the 13th century by Moorish kings and today has one of the oldest decorative gardens in the Western World. In Avila—a UNESCO World Heritage city founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors—see the towers and walls and visit St. Theresa's Convent, a Carmelite convent opened in 1636 on the birthplace of St. Teresa. In Portugal, visit the world-famous shrine in Fatima, dedicated to the Virgin Mary who appeared to three children here in 1917.

Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide in Toledo, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, Porto, and Madrid. These experts in the cities' histories and cultures will highlight the must-see sights, such as Seville's Cathedral, the world’s third largest church; Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon; and Porto's cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries in Romanesque style overlooking the port wine cellars on the banks of the Douro river.

All of this and more—including a visit with wine tasting to a local wine cellar in Montilla—await you on this fabulous Spain and Portugal tour designed for value-minded travelers.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Madrid, Spain

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax or start exploring Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Dinner included

Day 2: Madrid – Toledo – Granada

Drive south to Toledo. Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. Visit the walled Old Town with a Local Guide and marvel at the 12th-century CHURCH OF ST. TOME, known for its large-format painting by El Greco of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Later, cross the Guadalquivir River and head for the olive and orange groves that dot the rolling Andalusian hills. Overnight in history-steeped Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada.
Breakfast and dinner included

Day 3: Granada–Loja Montilla–Cordoba

Granada was the Arabs’ most treasured city, and they still mourn its loss in their prayers. With a Local Guide, visit the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, built by Moorish kings. More grand scenery this afternoon as you travel to Loja. Captured and held by the Moors, it was formerly known as Medina Lawsa until it was recaptured by the Christians in 1486 during the Reconquista. Explore this “flower among thorns” before reaching Montilla to visit a local WINE CELLAR and taste some of its wine. Then, continue to Cordoba on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.
Breakfast included

Day 4: Cordoba–Seville

With a Local Guide visit the magnificent MEZQUITA, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Then, travel through the stunningly scenic area of Pueblos Blancos—the “White-Washed Villages of Andalusia.” This picturesque region is famous for the deep El Tajo gorge that literally cuts it in two, and is the birthplace of modern bullfighting. On to vibrant, festive Seville.
Breakfast and dinner included

Day 5: Seville

Get to know Seville on the included city tour. Capital of Andalusia and the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, colorful Seville has much to offer: the Cathedral of Seville, the third-largest church in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London; the beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; the Real Alcázar palace with its extravagant architecture and opulent gardens; Plaza de España, used in the filming of Episodes I and II in the Star Wars trilogy; and so much more.
Breakfast included

Day 6: Seville–Evora, Portugal–Lisbon

Enjoy the scenery of the Sierra de Aracena before crossing into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo. Admire the forest of cork trees and make a stop to visit Evora, a delightfully attractive Moorish city with arches, alleys, flower-decked balconies, brilliant white houses, and the Temple of Diana. Continue to Lisbon.
Breakfast included

Day 7: Lisbon

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on the guided sightseeing tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion along the Estoril Coast to Cascais and Sintra.
Breakfast included

Day 8: Lisbon - Fatima - Coimbra - Porto

Stop in Fátima to visit its world-famous SHRINE, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue to Coimbra, known for its university, one of the oldest in Europe, and to Oporto on the northern bank of the Douro River. For the perfect way to round out your day, why not join an optional Douro River cruise and dinner?
Breakfast included

Day 9: Porto

Discover Porto’s highlights on the guided city tour. See its historical cathedral, overlooking the Port wine cellars along the banks of the Douro River. This afternoon, maybe join an optional excursion to Guimaraes, considered the “cradle” of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy the included dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast and dinner included

Day 10: Porto - Salamanca, Spain

Enjoy the profusion of woodlands and mountains on your return to Spain via the scenic Douro Valley. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca in the early evening and maybe take a stroll in the Plaza Mayor.
Breakfast included

Day 11: Salamanca - Avila - Segovia - Madrid

Journey to fortified Avila with its many towers and visit St. Theresa's convent before continuing to Segovia, a medieval town picturesquely set on a rocky hill. Spend some time in Segovia before crossing the boundary between new and old Castile to arrive in Madrid.
Breakfast included

Day 12: Madrid

Not only is it the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say Madrid is the nearest thing to Heaven. The day is dedicated to discover Madrid’s main highlights on the included guided city tour.
Breakfast is included

Day 13: Madrid

The tour ends with check out this morning.
Breakfast included

What's Included

what's Included

  • Hotels. Please see sample hotels by clicking on "Hotels" tab
  • Meals
    • Daily Breakfast
    • 4 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Porto
  •  Sightseeing
    • Visits to Loja, Montilla wine tasting, Ecija, Evora, Fátima sanctuary, Coimbra, Salamanca Plaza Mayor, Avila St. Theresa’s convent, Segovia
    • Inside visits and admission charges included at Church of St. Tome, Alhambra complex, Wine cellar and St. Theresa's Convent
  • Scenic Highlights
    • Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Douro Valley
  • Guides
    • Local Guides for city sightseeing in Toledo, Granada-Alhambra complex, Seville, Lisbon, Porto and Madrid
    • Professional Tour Director while touring

Notes

  • Notes
    • December 14 Departure - Christmas lunch in Madrid

 

 

Dates & Rates

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour departure city plan to book your flight one day earlier than date shown on table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight. Please indicate in the reservation process that you want flight and a quote will be submitted for your review.

  • No triple room reduction
Departure DateSingle SuperiorDouble Superior
8/28/2018$2429$1829
9/25/2018$2429$1829
3/26/2019$2480$1880
4/9/2019$2480$1880
4/16/2019$2580$1980
4/23/2019$2514$1914
4/30/2019$2580$1980
5/7/2019$2580$1980
5/14/2019$2580$1980
5/21/2019$2580$1980
5/28/2019$2580$1980
6/4/2019$2580$1980
6/11/2019$2580$1980
6/18/2019$2580$1980
7/2/2019$2480$1880
7/16/2019$2480$1880
7/30/2019$2480$1880
8/13/2019$2480$1880
8/27/2019$2580$1980
9/3/2019$2580$1980
9/10/2019$2580$1980
9/17/2019$2580$1980
9/24/2019$2580$1980
10/8/2019$2514$1914
10/22/2019$2480$1880
10/29/2019$2480$1880
12/14/2019$2391$1791

General

Booking your land only Tour Package

  • Tour departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required to reserve and hold space for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure

Booking your Tour with Air

  • For this package Air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land tour package.
  • An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Air booked in conjunction with any land tour package. Air can only be booked by us in conjunction with a land tour package.

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: 20% of total price
  • Cancellation 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% 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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Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed.

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.

Hotels

Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Standard Hotels

Superior Hotels

Photos

Dom Luis I bridge - Porto
Madrid Grand Via - Spain and Portugal tours | Portugal.com
Las Ventas Bullring (Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas)
city - Aveiro - Portugal
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