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Lisbon and Northern Spain

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Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, you'll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century. Also visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917.

In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. You'll also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where you'll visit the Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain's grandest squares; and Barcelona, where you'll stay two nights with guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece that still is not finished to this day.

On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, you'll enjoy an exclusive visit to the Cámara Santa de Oviedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 802 AD that houses the Arca Santa chest reliquary of the Sudarium Orviedo. Or how about a wine tasting at a famous Port wine cellar in Oporto? These are just a couple of the special experiences included on this vacation.

From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all! You're sure to arrive back home with many stories and photos to share.


Day 1 - Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Day 2 - Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint Alfama, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Also visit Jeronimos Monastery with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An exciting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment.

Day 3 - Lisbon – Fatima – Oporto

Start the day with a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima. Then, continue to Oporto, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated Church of Sao Francisco, and the Stock Exchange with its contemporary Arabian Hall, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Next, visit the famous Sandeman & Co. Port Wine Cellar to taste the Port wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley.

Day 4 - Oporto–Vigo, Spain–La Toja Island–Santiago de Compostela

Follow the coastline and enter Galicia. Stop in Vigo, built over a Roman settlement, see the remnants of the former city walls, and hear about its turbulent history. Continue to La Toja, a small island just off the shore, which has become a popular holiday resort. Enjoy a coffee at the Gran Hotel La Toja, a spa resort. The island is famous for its spring waters, discovered in the early 19th century. Also admire the unusual church completely covered with seashells before returning to the mainland to continue your journey to Santiago de Compostela. This evening, dinner has been prepared for you at one of the city’s fine local restaurants.

Day 5 - Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela has been one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. For over a thousand years, pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the catherdal, where the relics of St. James the Apostle, brother of St. John the Evangelist, are held. Later, an exciting optional excursion is available to Coruna.

Day 6 - Santiago de Compostela – Luarca – Oviedo

Along the Asturian coast is Luarca, a renowned quiet town of white houses. Time to join the locals in the taverns or to walk around the port. Then, enter España Verde (Green Spain) and arrive in Oviedo, capital of Asturias. Guided sightseeing features the Cathedral of San Salvador, and an exclusive visit to the Cámara Santa de Oviedo (holy chamber of Oviedo). Dating back to 802 AD, it houses the Arca Santa chest reliquary of the Sudarium of Oviedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7 - Oviedo – Santillana Del Mar – Bilbao – San Sebastian

This morning, stop in picturesque Santillana del Mar, and walk through its cobblestone streets. Visit the nearby Altamira Neo Cave, which offers excellent insight into the upper Paleolithic cave paintings of the original cave—the first where prehistoric cave paintings were discovered at the end of the 19th century. Continue to Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, and enjoy a special highlight: a guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum, an amazing feat of construction created by North American architect Frank O. Gehry. Arrive in Basque Country and lovely San Sebastian, the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast.”

Day 8 - San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a popular resort that attracts tourists from everywhere—not just for its picturesque location and harbor, but also for the many festivals that are held here yearly, like the San Sebastian Film Festival. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Parte Viejo Old Quarter, then time to try tasty pintxos snacks, which you will find in many bars. You may wish to join an optional excursion to the beautiful resort of Biarritz to make the most of your stay.

Day 9 - San Sebastian – Pamplona – Saragossa

In Pamplona, at the foot of the Pyrenees, a special treat awaits you: enjoy a walk along the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, and have lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant. Then, continue to Saragossa for your overnight stay.

Day 10 - Saragossa – Barcelona

This morning, visit Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain’s grandest squares. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where, according to legends, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James. Then, continue to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1992.

Day 11 - Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlights are a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, a special farewell dinner with wine has been prepared at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say adios to your traveling companions.

Day 12 - Barcelona

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 tapas lunch with wine in Pamplona; 4 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Lisbon, a special dinner in Santiago, and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona

Vacation Highlights

  • Lisbon - Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
  • Fatima - Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Oporto - Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; Port wine tasting at Sandeman & Co
  • Vigo - Walking tour
  • La Toja Island - Enjoy a coffee and the spectacular view at the Gran Hotel La Toja and admire the shell-covered church
  • Santiago de Compostela - Dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
  • Luarca - Stop in this pretty fishing village with its white houses
  • Oviedo - Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of San Salvador and the Cámara Santa de Oviedo
  • Santillana Del Mar - Visit the Altamira Neo Cave
  • Bilbao - Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum
  • San Sebastian - Guided walking tour of the Old Quarter
  • Pamplona - Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant
  • Saragossa - Visit Plaza de Pilar
  • Barcelona - Guided sightseeing; visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant


Headsets throughout the tour.

Please Note:

For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.


  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 tapas lunch with wine in Pamplona; 4 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Lisbon, a special dinner in Santiago, and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona.
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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 .

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Oviedo - AC Oviedo Forum

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This sophisticated hotel is located in the center of Oviedo near the Oviedo Train Station. The hotel is just a ten minute walk from the Cathedral and a 15 minute walk from the Príncipe Felipe Exhibition Center.

The air-conditioned rooms at AC Hotel Oviedo Forum feature parquet floors and smart, modern décor. Each one comes with satellite TV, a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

The hotel’s AC Lounge serves traditional Asturian dishes with an innovative twist. There is also a bar with a terrace with spectacular views of the city.

The hotel is located just at the end of Uria Street in the commercial hub of the city. Fernández Vega Ophthalmological Institute is a 5-minute drive away, while Asturias Airport can be reached in 35 minutes.

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Porto - Hotel Infante De Sagres

"The Hotel Infante de Sagres is located few meters far from Porto's famous thoroughfare, the Avenida dos Aliados, and right in the heart of the city`s main shopping and banking districts.

A first choice among visiting royalty and other dignitaries, it offers an unparalleled level of service for guests staying in its 73 rooms, which are all equipped with satellite TV, mini-bar, stylish traditional furniture and double-glazed windows. Wide and luxurious spaces recently decorated with a unique sensibility, adapted in the perfection to the realization of a whole type of events.

Supported by traditional kitchen of high quality. Rare works of chimney cuts, ceilings and walls, Chinese porcelains or vitrais of Ricardo Leone and the historical involvement of the noble center of the city provide a unique experience that the staff of the Hotel Infante Sagres complements with the passion imposed to the art of well serve."

This 5-star hotel is located in central Porto, a 4-minute walk from Alliados Metro Station. It features a spa center with massage facilities and a fine dining restaurant.

The soundproofed rooms of the Hotel Infante De Sagres combine neo-baroque and custom-made furnishings. Antique chandeliers come together with satellite flat-screen TVs and air conditioning.

Fine dining and a broad list of Douro and Port wines can be enjoyed at the Boca do Lobo Restaurant. The award-winning chef prepares a fusion of contemporary dishes focusing on fresh and local ingredients.

Situated in Porto’s UNESCO Heritage city center, Infante De Sagres is a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral and a 10-minute drive from Rem Koolhaas's Casa da Música Concert Hall. A shuttle can be arranged for Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, a 20-minute drive away.

Lisbon - Hotel Real Palacio

The Hotel Real Palacio is close to Parque Eduardo VII and less than a 5-minute walk from El Corte Ingles shopping center. Luxury amenities include a sauna and hot tub.

The bright, spacious rooms at the Hotel Real Palacio have free wired internet and satellite TV. They include air conditioning, a desk and a minibar. Guests receive free bathroom amenities throughout their stay.

A state-of-the-art fitness center is available on site. Following a workout, guests can unwind with a massage treatment or in the Turkish bath.

The contemporary Restaurante do Real serves a rich breakfast buffet which can be savored on the terrace. Regional specialties can be sampled in the elegant restaurant, Guarda Real.

Saragossa - Meliá Zaragoza

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Meliá Zaragoza features a 10th-floor gym with great city views and is located 1,650 feet from Zaragoza’s Plaza España and just a 10 minute walk from the Basilica del Pilar.

Each bright, spacious room at Meliá Zaragoza features classic-style décor. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

The hotel serves a daily, varied buffet breakfast in its dining room, including show cooking. There is also a stylish lobby bar, specialising in gin and tonics.

Meliá Zaragoza is situated next to Zaragoza’s main shopping district, and just 2,650 feet from the Roman Walls. Buses to Delicias AVE Train Station stop just 800 feet from the hotel. Guests receive a discount at the public car park next to the hotel.

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Porto - NH Collection Porto Batalha

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The state of the art NH Collection Porto Batalha is a 4-star hotel which offers indoor pool access to its guests as well as free Wi-Fi access throughout the premises. The hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Porto and is just a short walk from the São Bento station.

Facing the S. João National Theatre and the cosmopolitan Batalha Square, the NH Collection Porto's elegant rooms come with double or twin beds and private bathrooms with bathtub or shower, bidet, hairdryer and free toiletries. Each air-conditioned room comes with a flat-screen satellite TV, a sitting area, a safe, a minibar, a coffee machine and an electric kettle.

The NH Collection provides its guests a reinvigorating breakfast buffet each morning and serves meals at the on-site restaurant. In the evening guests can enjoy a beverage at the hotel’s bar. The center of all nightlife is less than half a mile away at the Galerias de Paris.

With a 24-hour front desk the NH Collection Porto Batalha includes exclusive facilities like sauna, fitness center and a relaxing indoor pool. Guests can request massages, laundry and dry cleaning services.

The World Heritage Ribeira area, just over half a mile away, offers a great variety of restaurants and snack bars where guests can enjoy the most traditional Porto dishes and tapas and gazing at the Douro River and the D. Luis I Bridge. Across the Douro, guests can visit the Port Wine cellars and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Porto International Airport is 10.5 miles away.

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San Sebastian - Silken Amara Plaza

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The Silken Amara Plaza is just a 15 minute walk from the beach. The hotel is in a quiet setting adjacent to the River Urumea in San Sebastián’s Plaza Pio XII Square. The stylish and sophisticated rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.

This stylish hotel has a large collection of modern art works. Its air-conditioned rooms feature smart, contemporary décor. They all have a work desk and private bathroom with hairdryer.

The hotel’s Plaza Restaurant serves Basque and international dishes, and Piano Bar La Ola is a gastro-pub that offers you a drink selection and a elaborated small range of modern dishes.

Staff at the Amara Plaza Hotel’s 24-hour reception can help booking tickets for guided tours and live shows. You can also hire a bicycle from the front desk.

San Sebastian Cathedral and the Anoeta Stadium are a pleasant 10-minute walk from the Silken Amara Plaza. Playa Concha Beach is 0.9 miles away.

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Barcelona - Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel

Tryp Barcelona Apolo is located at the foot of Montjuic, just a 7 minute walk from the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. It offers a 24-hour front desk, free gym and air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi.

The rooms at the Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel feature carpeted floors and modern furnishings. Each room features a flat-screen TV, minibar, work desk and a private bathroom.

The hotel serves a different buffet breakfast every morning. The hotel also features a snack bar that serves light meals during the day.

The Parallel Metro Station is next to the hotel, which allows guests easy access to the Fira Convention Center just 2 stops away.

Sants-Montjuic is an ideal destination for those interested in culture, architecture and monuments.

Santiago de Compostela - Tryp Santiago

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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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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