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13 Days/12 Nights. Discover the splendor of Spain and Portugal with a great escorted tour. Acquaint yourself with the elegant towns and cities of Madrid, Segovia, Avila, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Merida, Seville, Cordoba and Granada. In Portugal enjoy Viana do Castelo, Porto, Aveiro, Fatima and the capital city of Lisbon.

Please note

This is a bi-lingual tour operated by a local Spanish company and therefore has a larger contingent of Spanish speaking passengers.  Since it caters to the Hispanic visitor it has a propensity to have groups from Hispanic countries. The tour is narrated in both Spanish and English therefore making it suitable to English speaking visitors. If you mind having to listen to the tour in both Spanish and English this tour may not suite your needs. This tour also leans, in some of its sections, leans towards a religious theme due to the inclusion of places such as Avila, Santiago  de Compostela and Fatima.

For English language only please check the following tours:

Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday: Madrid

Arrival at Madrid airport. After clearing simple immigration and customs formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day is free. We suggest you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, enjoy an “Illuminated Madrid” drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical and impressive Plaza Mayor. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious "tapas". Premium package include s a Tapas Dinner tonight. Return to your hotel at your own convenience. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 2 - Tuesday: Madrid

Buffet breakfast. This morning's escorted sightseeing tour will allow you to get a glimpse of some of Madrid's most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Time for lunch on your own. Highly recommended this afternoon, is an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Touring will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco's masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artisanry. Return to Madrid for accommodations.

Day 3- Wednesday Madrid - Segovia - Avila - Salamanca

Buffet breakfast. Departure into old Castile and the magnificent medieval city of Segovia, with its 2000 year old Roman aqueduct and impressive Alcazar Castle. Pause in Avila to admire the perfectly preserved 11thh century city walls before continuing to the charming old university city of Salamanca. Afternoon city tour. Premium package includes a dinner. Tonight a walk through the beautiful main plaza, always lively with activity, is recommended. Overnight in Salamanca.

Day 4 - Thursday: Salamanca - Santiago de Compostela

Buffet Breakfast and departure to the mystical pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. Check into your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the old city of Santiago and its beautiful Cathedral on Obradoiro square. Tonight there is an optional traditional dinner at your hotel. Premium package includes dinner. Overnight in Santiago de Compostela. 

Day 5 - Friday: Santiago de Compostela - Vigo - Viana do Castelo - Porto

Buffet breakfast. Depart south along the coastal "Rias Baixas" to the port city of Vigo and continue into northern Portugal. We will visit the town of Viana do Castelo, at the mouth of the Rio Lima with its historic old town and castle. We finalize our journey in the charming city of Porto, famous for its namesake Port wines. Overnight in Porto.

Day 6 - Saturday: Porto

Buffet breakfast.This morning enjoy a guided tour of this city on the banks of the Douro river including a visit to a local Port winery. Premium Package includes a typical lunch. Afternoon free. Overnight in Porto.

Day 7 - Sunday: Porto - Aveiro - Fatima - Lisbon

Buffet breakfast and departure to Aveiro "city of canals", the Venice of Portugal. Continue to Fatima, one of the pilgrimage centers of Christianity. Free time to visit the basilica and enjoy lunchbefore continuing to Lisbon. Premium package includes lunch. In the evening enjoy an optional opportunity to listen to the hauntingly beautiful Fado music while enjoying a delicious dinner. Premium package includes Fado show and dinner. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 8 - Monday: Lisbon

Buffet breakfast. Morning tour of this ancient and lovely city overlooking the Tagus River. Admire its splendid avenues and monuments like the Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery. Afternoon free, with a strong recommendation to visit the graceful hilltop village of Sintra and the vibrant seaside resort town of Cascais (this tour is included in the premium Package). Please note that due to time constraints, this side tour does not visit any of the palaces in Sintra. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 9 - Tuesday: Lisbon - Merida - Sevilla

Buffet breakfast. Departure toward the Spanish border, and pause in the Roman city of Merida, founded in 25 BC as “Emerita Augusta”, to admire the impressive Roman Amphitheatre archeological site. Lunch is included in premium package. Continue to Seville. Overnight in Seville.

Day 10 - Wednesday: Seville

Buffet breakfast. This morning’s tour of the “Pearl of Andalucia” will explore this gracious city, Spain's third largest. See the Tower of Gold, the tranquil and extensive Maria Luisa Park, the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter, and finally the huge cathedral (one of the worlds largest) with its Giralda Tower (a former minaret). Time for lunch on your own. Lunch Included in the premium package. The afternoon is free to continue to explore and/or shop. In the evening an optional Flamenco Show is suggested, with the enjoyment of local wine. Premium package includes Flamenco Show and drink. Overnight in Seville.

Day 11 - Thursday: Seville - Cordoba - Granada

Buffet breakfast. Depart to Cordoba. Visit one of the world’s marvels, the former Great Mosque (now a cathedral). Time for lunch on your own. Continue to Granada, passing thousands of acres of olive groves. Premium package includes dinner. In the evening, an excellent suggestion would be to visit (optional) the quaint and typical Albaicin Quarter for a night view of an illuminated Alhambra and where Andalusian customs, music and wine join to create an enchanting atmosphere. Premium package includes this visit and Zambra show.

Day 12 - Friday: GRANADA - Madrid

Buffet breakfast. This morning, enjoy an escorted tour of the amazing Moorish palace and fortress complex of the Alhambra and the verdant Gardens of the Generalife. Afternoon departure to Madrid, crossing the Plains of La Mancha, land of Don Quixote. Arrival in Madrid. Accommodations.

Day 13 - Saturday: En route

Buffet breakfast. Pre-arranged transfer to Madrid airport at the proper time to check-in for your return flight home. Arrival later the same day.

  • Rates shown are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour city of origin plan to leave one day earlier than date shown in table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight.This vacation does not have an air option. We can however hold your land reservation while you book air. Once you confirm your air itinerary we can then proceed with booking your land portion
  • Comfort class Hotels = 4 Star; may include 3 Star | Superior class Hotels = 4 Star; may include 5 Star
  • Single = 1 person per room | Double = 2 persons per room | Triple = 3 persons per room
  • Child rate applies only when sharing a room with two adults. Child age up to 12 years old

Departure DateSingle ComfortSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple SuperiorChild ComfortChild SuperiorPremium
12/12/2016$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
12/19/2016$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
12/26/2016$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
1/9/2017$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
1/23/2017$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
2/6/2017$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
2/20/2017$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
3/13/2017$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
3/20/2017$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
3/27/2017$1810$2205$1315$1430$1271$1382$986$1073$365
4/2/2017$1915$2365$1420$1590$1373$1537$1065$1193$365

Your tour Includes:

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Accommodations in your choice of hotels (Comfort or Superior)
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Professional multilingual tour escort throughout
  • Escorted sightseeing tours with multilingual guide in Madrid, Salamanca, Santiago, Porto, Lisbon, Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
  • Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
  • Protection and assistance insurance while on tour
  • Travel bag

Optional premium package

Please note: You may buy individual activities listed here from the tour Director on location. However buying the package as a whole is much more cost effective than buying the sum of activities individually.

  • “Tapas” dinner in Madrid
  • Dinner in Salamanca hotel
  • Dinner in Santiago hotel
  • Lunch in Porto
  • Lunch in Fatima
  • Dinner in Lisbon hotel
  • Fado show in Lisbon
  • Tour of Sintra and Cascais
    • It does not include visit the National or Pena palaces
  • Lunch in Merida
  • Lunch in Seville
  • Flamenco Show in Seville
  • Dinner in Granada hotel
  • Evening tour/Zambra show at the Albaicin, Granada
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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 .

Comfort Hotels

Madrid - Celuisma Florida Norte

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Set in central Madrid, opposite Principe Pío Metro Station, the Celuisme Florida Norte is a short walk from the Royal Palace. It offers a restaurant and rooms with TVs.

The Florida Norte is just 10 minutes’ walk from Gran Via and Plaza España. Campo del Moro Park is 200 meters away.

The Florida Norte’s air-conditioned rooms are simple and practical. Each has a safety deposit box and a fully-equipped bathroom.

The Norte’s 24-hour front desk offers currency exchange and luggage storage. There is a gift shop within the hotel, and the ticket service can help plan trips in and outside Madrid. The property offers views of Madrid's Royal Palace.

Breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant, which offers a selection of Spanish cuisine for dinner. Guests can enjoy a drink in the on-site bar.

Moncloa-Aravaca is a great choice for travelers interested in ancient landmarks, alternative culture and business.

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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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Porto - HF Ipanema Porto

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HF Ipanema Porto offers modern rooms with LCD TV and 24-hour, secure parking. Specially furnished family rooms are also provided. Boavista Roundabout is 1700 ft away.

With free Wi-Fi, all rooms have been refurbished and include air conditioning, double-glazed windows, a minibar, and a fully contained bathroom. Room service is also available.

There is an on-site business center. Guests can use the laundry facilities, babysitting services, request for car rentals, tour and excursion arrangements. In room massages are also available.

Guests can enjoy a variety of drinks at the bar.

The Ipanema Porto is ideally surrounded by Porto’s commercial district, restaurants, and bars. Casa da Musica subway is nearby.

Massarelos is a great choice for travelers interested in gourmet food, history and shopping.  

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Lisbon - SANA Metropolitan Hotel

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The 4-star SANA Metropolitan Hotel is located near Praca de Espanha and only 5 minutes’ drive from Marquês de Pombal Square. It features rooms with seating areas and flat-screen TVs.

In-room amenities include satellite TV and a modern bathroom. Some have a separate seating area.

A 24-hour front desk and a business center are offered at SANA Metropolitan. Laundry and dry cleaning services are also provided.

The hotel’s Astrolábio Restaurant offers a selection of Portuguese and international cuisine, served both buffet style and à la carte. The Wall Street Bar has a relaxing environment where guests can enjoy a drink and live piano music.

The historical center of the city is just 5 minutes away by car. A car rental service is available at the property.

SANA Metropolitan Hotel offers easy access to Lisbon’s main business district. The hotel is a short walk from Cidade Universitaria Metro Station.

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Santiago de Compostela - Tryp Santiago

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The Tryp Santiago hotel is surrounded by Paxonal Park and 1.5 km from Santiago de Compostela's old town, Tryp Santiago offers free WiFi throughout. The spacious rooms with modern decor include a flat-screen TV.

Tryp Santiago includes an a la carte restaurant and the cafeteria-bar offers tapas dishes and drinks, including wines and cocktails.

A large shopping center is situated close to the Tryp Santiago hotel. The hotel has free private parking on site and easy access to the AP9 motorway. The Santiago railway station is just about one kilometer away.

Lavacolla Airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car.

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Superior Hotels

Porto - Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel

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Located in the Avenida da Boavista, in the heart of the city’s business and cultural district, the modern Crowne Plaza Porto exudes pure luxury and comfort. This 5-star hotel is half a mile from Casa da Musica.

Only a few miles from Porto’s beautiful beaches, Crowne Plaza Porto (formerly Tiara Park Atlantic Porto) is the perfect choice. Enjoy magnificent views from the comfort of your spacious room or venture out into the city. All public and privates spaces are elegantly furnished, radiating a warm and cozy atmosphere.

The helpful front desk staff is at your service 24 hours a day and will do its best to ensure you have a relaxing and memorable stay. Sample delicious local specialties at the restaurant or take a walk on the hotel grounds. For business travelers looking to combine work with leisure, on-site meeting facilities are available.

Crowne Plaza Porto is less than half a mile from the Botanic Gardens of Porto and just over 1 mile from the lush Serralves Gardens and Museum. The Bessa Football Stadium is just 270 yards away.

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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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Lisbon - InterContinental Lisbon

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Primarily located in central Lisbon, InterContinental Lisbon is a luxury 5-star hotel overlooking the famous Eduardo VII Park. It is just 500 meters from Marquês de Pombal Square and 700 meters from trendy Avenida da Liberdade's boutiques.

InterContinental Lisbon has chic, spacious guestrooms. Many of the rooms have panoramic views overlooking the park's green areas. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and access to satellite channels. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

The hotel’s L’Appart Restaurant is open daily and serves a wide range of international dishes alongside a wide selection of Portuguese specialties. The Le Ganesh Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink in a relaxing, homely environment. Local restaurants are available within a short walking distance, many serving typical Portuguese dishes.

The nearby Marques de Pombal Metro Station connects with most of the city's emblematic areas. Lively Bairro Alto is 3 km away and features a variety of popular bars, restaurants and cafés. Rossio and Chiado, two of the historical downtown's most famous areas are both at a short 5-minute drive. The emblematic São Jorge Castle is 4 km from the hotel. Portela International Airport is 7.4 km from the InterContinental Lisbon.

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Santiago de Compostela - NH Collection Santiago de Compostela

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This design hotel is in a quiet area, a 13-minute walk from Obradoiro Square and the Cathedral. It offers free WiFi, an indoor swimming pool, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

The NH Collection Santiago de Compostela is set surrounded by the Obradoiro Parks. The university campus and Auditorio de Galicia are both minutes away.

The hotel has a heated pool, a sauna and Turkish bath. There is also a fitness center and a massage service.

All rooms at the NH Collection Santiago have a canopy bed, soundproofing and city views. The modern design includes a 46-inch flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities, and attractive wood furniture.

The hotel's healthy Antiox buffet breakfast features antioxidant dishes. The restaurant serves creative Galician food, and there is a choice between a daily menu or à la carte dining. A cafe-bar is also available.

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Madrid - Rafaelhoteles Atocha

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This conveniently located hotel is set near Madrid’s transport hubs of Alvaro Mendez and Atocha – terminal for the AVE high-speed lines.

The contemporary-style Rafaelhoteles Atocha is filled with impressive artwork, putting you in the mood to visit the nearby galleries of Reina Sofia, Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza. After a day’s sightseeing you can relax with a refreshing cocktail and a meal beneath the canopy in the pleasant terrace garden. There is also a comfortable lounge where you can meet up with friends and family before enjoying the city’s vibrant nightlife.

Arganzuela is a great choice for travelers interested in business, bars and football.

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Hotel Package Categories

Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. Operator reserves the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Alternate hotels will be of same or better quality of service for respective hotel package category.
  • Comfort package: includes 4 star 1st class hotels
  • Superior package: includes 4 star superior hotels; may include 5 star hotels

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation 45 - 31 days prior to departure: 30% of total price
  • Cancellation 31 to 7 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
  • Less than 6 days, "no shows" and unused services - No refund
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