Spain & Portugal Tour
Barcelona • Madrid • Toledo • Cordoba • Costa Del Sol • Lisbon
HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR TOUR
- Fully Escorted in Europe
- Roundtrip Airfare from New York
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe Air-conditioned Motorcoaches
- World -famous Prado Museum & the treasure-filled Royal Palace
- Stay in Estepona, one of the most famous resorts of Costa del Sol
- Tour Fatima. See the Batalha Monastery.
DAY 1 – USA • BARCELONA
Your vacation begins with an overnight flight to Barcelona, Spain.
DAY 2 – BARCELONA
Your tour begins today in Barcelona. Arrive Barcelona where you will be met and transferred to the hotel by one of our experienced tour managers, who will accompany your group as you travel through Spain & Portugal. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.
DAY – 3 BARCELONA
Get an in-depth look at Barcelona with a tour that showcases Las Ramblas Boulevard, Columbus Monument, Parc Montjuic, Antonio Gaudi’s “La Sagrada Familia,” Parc Guell and Casa Mila. An optional tour to the quaint mountain village of Montserrat will be offered.
DAY 4 – BARCELONA • MADRID
Depart Barcelona for the capital city of Madrid, one of the great cultural capitals of the world.
DAY 5 – MADRID
Your tour of Madrid includes visits to the world-famous Prado Museum as well as the treasure-filled Royal Palace. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
DAY 6 – MADRID • TOLEDO • CORDOBA
A visit to the ancient capital of Toledo includes the Gothic Cathedral, 13th century Synagogue, and El Greco’s masterpiece painting, “The Burial of Count Orgaz.” Later, you depart the “land of castles” and travel to Don Quixote’s “La Mancha,” continuing through the wine country of Valdepenas and into Cordoba.
DAY 7 – CORDOBA • GRANADA
In Cordoba, the Moor’s Mecca of the West, you will visit the old Jewish Quarter, the 14th century Synagogue and the Mezquita, one of the world’s largest mosques. Later, depart for Granada, traveling along the panoramic Sierra Nevada.
DAY 8 – GRANADA • ALHAMBRA • ESTEPONA (Costa Del Sol)
Begin the day with a visit to Alhambra and Generalife, and see the world-famous Arab Palaces. Next, you have a unique opportunity to meet and interact with local Spaniards at a home hosted lunch in a traditional Andalucian village. Arrive in the tropical playground of the Costa del Sol where you will enjoy a stay in Estepona, one of the most famous resorts on the Costa del Sol.
DAY 9 – ESTEPONA, Costa Del Sol
The day is yours to discover this beautiful resort. Swim in the Mediterranean, visit nearby fashionable Puerto Banus or shop in downtown Marbella.
DAY 10 – ESTEPONA • RONDA • SEVILLE
Your travels continue along the picturesque “pueblos blancos” route, a mountainous road dotted with olive grove plantations and white washed, hill top towns. In historic Ronda, visit the oldest bullring in Spain and learn about this traditional sport at the bullfighter’s museum. Your final destination is the beautiful Andalusian city of Seville.
DAY 11 – SEVILLE
Today you will see Columbus’ tomb, the ornate cathedral and Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter, Plaza D’Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park. A local flamenco dancer joins you for a typical “tapas lunch”, where you learn about the history, culture and artistry of flamenco. This evening, take your reserved seats for an authentic flamenco show featuring Seville’s top performers.
DAY 12 – SEVILLE • LISBON, Portugal
Depart Seville and cross the border into Portugal, where quaint farming villages and cork and olive tree plantations dot the landscape. En route to Lisbon, a winery tour and tasting introduce you to various Portuguese wines.
DAY 13 – LISBON • FATIMA • NAZARE • OBIDOS • LISBON
Your day on Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. See the Batalha Monastery, an example of Manueline architecture, and travel to the quaint towns of Nazare and Obidos.
DAY 14 – LISBON
A tour of Lisbon features the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery, Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem. An optional trip to the Estoril Coast will be offered. Tonight, join us for a farewell dinner complete with local cuisine, wines and Fado music at Adega Machado’s restaurant.
DAY 15 – LISBON • USA
Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.
We can customize any itinerary of your choosing for groups of 20 or more.
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