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Description

13 Days/ 12 Nights. Embark on a journey through the northern regions of Spain and Portugal. Your tour will begin in Barcelona, take you through northern Spain and then through northern Portugal, and then bring you back to your final destination in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to see some of the best cities the two countries have to offer including Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon, Madrid and more!

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 - Saturday: Barcelona

Arrival at Barcelona airport. you will be transferred to your hotel. It is suggested that you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the evening, it is suggested to dine at the Pueblo Español, featuring architectural replicas from all of Spain’s regions. Premium Package includes entrance and dinner tonight in Pueblo Español. Accommodations.

Day 2 - Sunday: Barcelona

Buffet breakfast. This morning enjoy an escorted tour of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. See the old Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral. Stop to admire the exterior of Gaudi’s masterwork, the Basilica of the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia). Continue to Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium), to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area. Free time for lunch, perhaps in the Olympic Port area. Lunch included today in Premium Package. Afternoon free. Accommodations.

Day 3 - Monday: Barcelona - Zaragoza - San Sebastian - Bilbao

Buffet breakfast. Departure into old Aragon and into the proud city of Zaragoza. Pause downtown in a main plaza where you will have free time to visit the impressive Basilica of El Pilar and have lunch on your own. Continue onto the north coast and the beautiful Basque country, arriving to San Sebastian called “the Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea”. Free time and continuation to Bilbao. Accommodations. Premium Package includes dinner tonight.

Day 4 - Tuesday: Bilbao - Santillana - Covadonga - Oviedo

Buffet Breakfast. Brief morning panoramic tour of Bilbao and the exterior architecture of the spectacular Guggenheim museum. Premium Package includes entrance to the Guggenheim. Departure to the quaint village of Santillana del Mar, very well preserved with a unique medieval ambiance. Free time in Santillana, (Premium Package includes lunch in Santillana) before leaving along the “Picos de Europa”, one of the most spectacular landscapes of Spain, to visit the shrine of Covadonga. This evening we will be staying in lovely Oviedo the capital of Asturias.

Day 5 - Wednesday: Oviedo - Ribadeo - A Coruna - Santiago de Compostela

Buffet Breakfast. Departure along the pristine green north coast from Asturias into Galicia and the town of Ribadeo where we'll stop for a unique visit of “Playa de Catedrales”, a beach famous for its amazing rock formations visible only during low tide. Afterwards we continue our route via Vilalba and Betanzos, where we you'll have free time to have lunch on your own. We end the day in the mystical pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela, we will make a stop in A Coruna. The rest the afternoon and evening are free to enjoy this medieval city. (Accommodations the nights of May 03 & 04 will be in Vigo and not in Santiago de Compostela)

Day 6 - Thursday: Santiago de Compostela

Buffet Breakfast. Today enjoy a guided tour of the old university city of Santiago, a UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring the majestic Cathedral on Obradoiro square and the impressive “mercado de abastos”(main market). Tonight there is an optional traditional dinner at your hotel. Premium Package includes dinner. Accommodations. (Accommodations the nights of May 03 & 04 will be in Vigo and not in Santiago de Compostela)

Day 7 - Friday: Santiago de Compostela - Viana do Castelo - Porto

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

Day 8 - 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 lunch. Afternoon free. Accommodations.

Day 9 - Sunday: Oporto – 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 lunch before continuing to Lisbon. Premium Package includes lunch Tonight enjoy an optional opportunity to listen to the hauntingly beautiful Fado music while enjoying a delicious dinner. Premium Package includes Fado show and dinner. Accommodations.

Day 10 - 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 included in Premium Package. Accommodations.

Day 11 - Tuesday: Lisbon - Merida - Madrid

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 archaeological site. Lunch is included in Premium Package. Continue to Madrid for late afternoon arrival.
Accommodations.

Day 12 - Wednesday: 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. Free afternoon to explore Madrid’s famous Art Museums or perhaps take an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo. Accommodations.

Day 13 - Thursday: Madrid

Buffet breakfast and transfer at the appropriate time to Madrid airport.

  • 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
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5/12/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
5/19/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
5/26/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
6/2/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
6/16/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
6/30/2018$2745$3015$1905$2025$1842$1958$1747$1857$395
7/7/2018$2745$3015$1905$2025$1842$1958$1747$1857$395
7/21/2018$2745$3015$1905$2025$1842$1958$1747$1857$395
8/4/2018$2745$3015$1905$2025$1842$1958$1747$1857$395
8/18/2018$2745$3015$1905$2025$1842$1958$1747$1857$395
9/1/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
9/8/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
9/15/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
9/29/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
10/13/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395
10/27/2018$2720$3035$1880$2045$1818$1977$1724$1875$395

Your Tour Includes:

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Professional multilingual tour escort throughout
  • Escorted sightseeing tours with multilingual guide in Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon and Madrid
  • Protection and assistance insurance while on tour
  • Travel bag

Optional Premium Package:

  • Dinner in Barcelona’s Pueblo Español
  • Lunch in Barcelona
  • Dinner in Bilbao
  • Entrance ticket to Guggenheim museum
  • Lunch in Santillana
  • Dinner in Santiago
  • Lunch in Porto
  • Lunch in Fatima
  • Dinner in Lisbon
  • Fado show in Lisbon
  • Tour of Sintra and Cascais
  • Lunch in Merida
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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 - Agumar

Conveniently located across from central Madrid's Atocha Station, Hotel Agumar is under a 10-minute walk from the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia Museums. It has simple, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.

A breakfast buffet is served in the Piano Room at Agumar, including fresh fruit and hot dishes. Las Arenas restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and light meals are available at the cafeteria throughout the day.

The rooms feature a marble bathroom equipped with a bathrobe and hairdryer. They also have a safe and a selection of pillows.

Atocha Train Station is 320 yards away, with a high-speed AVE service and services to Barajas Airport. Madrid’s beautiful Retiro Park is also close to the Agumar Hotel.

Lisbon - Double Tree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park

The Double Tree Lisbon by Hilton - Fontana Park is located in the heart of Lisbon, a 5-minute walk from Saldanha Metro, the stylish design Double Tree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park includes an interior garden with a waterfall, and a choice of 2 restaurants.

The rooms of the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park feature a contemporary design in white, black and gray color schemes. They all include a plasma TV with on-demand movies system, air conditioning and a minibar. Every room has a private bathroom with both a bathtub and a shower.

The Saldanha Mar Restaurant features Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, and the Bonsai Restaurant prepares contemporary Japanese dishes. Relax afterwards with a cocktail in the tranquil garden.

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park is less than a 10-minute walk from both Marques de Pombal and the Bairro Alto. Lisbon International Airport is only 3.5 miles away.

Arroios is a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, architecture and museums.

Oviedo - Exe Oviedo Centro

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Exe Oviedo Centro is located in Oviedo, 1,950 feet from Campoamor Theater and 0.6 miles from Archaeological Museum of Asturias. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site.

Some rooms include a private bathroom with a spa tub, and others have free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some accommodations feature a sitting area for your convenience. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias is 0.6 miles from Exe Oviedo Centro, and Carlos Tartiere Stadium is one mile away. The nearest airport is Asturias Airport, 16 miles from the property. 

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Porto - HF Ipanema Porto

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.  

Bilbao - Hotel Melia Bilbao

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Hotel Meliá Bilbao is located in the Bilbao City Centre neighborhood in Bilbao, just 16 miles from Castro-Urdiales. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and private parking is available on site.

Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Every room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The hotel also provides car rental. Valle De Villaverde is 16 miles from Hotel Meliá Bilbao, and Barakaldo is 3 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Bilbao Airport, 3.1 miles from Hotel Meliá Bilbao.

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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.

Superior Hotels

Porto - Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel

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.

Oviedo - Exe Oviedo Centro

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Exe Oviedo Centro is located in Oviedo, 1,950 feet from Campoamor Theater and 0.6 miles from Archaeological Museum of Asturias. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site.

Some rooms include a private bathroom with a spa tub, and others have free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some accommodations feature a sitting area for your convenience. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias is 0.6 miles from Exe Oviedo Centro, and Carlos Tartiere Stadium is one mile away. The nearest airport is Asturias Airport, 16 miles from the property. 

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Bilbao - Hotel Melia Bilbao

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Hotel Meliá Bilbao is located in the Bilbao City Centre neighborhood in Bilbao, just 16 miles from Castro-Urdiales. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and private parking is available on site.

Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Every room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The hotel also provides car rental. Valle De Villaverde is 16 miles from Hotel Meliá Bilbao, and Barakaldo is 3 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Bilbao Airport, 3.1 miles from Hotel Meliá Bilbao.

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Lisbon - Lisbon Marriott Hotel

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Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center on site, the 4-star Lisbon Marriott Hotel features elegant accommodations with city views. It is a 10-minute drive from Lisbon International Airport. Each air-conditioned room includes a flat-screen cable TV, a desk, and floor-to-ceiling windows. They all have a balcony and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can relax on a poolside lounge chair and enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar. The Lisbon Marriott Hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center and a lush garden. A large, well-equipped meeting space is also provided. The Marriott Lisbon’s restaurant overlooks the palm garden and serves Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine as well as a selection of local wines.

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Santiago de Compostela - NH Collection Santiago de Compostela

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.

Madrid - Rafaelhoteles Atocha

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.

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.

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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

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  • Cancellation 45 - 31 days prior to departure: 30% of total price
  • Cancellation 31 to 7 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
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