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This affordable tour of Spain and Portugal will introduce you to an exciting adventure through fascinating cities and cultural discoveries. Spend three nights in Madrid, two nights in both Seville and Lisbon, and one night in Coimbra. Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history and sights—in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid. The included city tours focus on the must-see sights, including Seville's impressive Plaza d’Espaňa, built for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929, and Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama. In Madrid, you will admire the impressive architecture of the elegant wide alleys crossing the city center. Highlights on this affordable tour of Spain and Portugal include the Marian Sanctuary at Fátima, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site, and Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Explore the university city of Salamanca, where you can stroll the Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. From the larger cities to the idyllic countryside and landscapes, this value-minded tour through Spain and Portugal is sure to delight.
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Visits to Ávila, Salamanca Plaza Mayor, Coimbra, Fátima sanctuary, Obidos, Cordoba.Guides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Lisbon, Seville, Madrid; professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
Serra da Estrela, Andalusia, La ManchaNotes:
April 15 Departure – Easter April 29 Departure – Feria in SevilleDecember 26 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Seville including festive dinner
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
MADRID–ÁVILA–SALAMANCA–COIMBRA, PORTUGAL Visit fortified Ávila with its intact medieval city walls, then stop in Salamanca. Be sure to spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Coimbra in Portugal. Today’s Distance: 336 mi/ 540 km
COIMBRA–FÁTIMA–OBIDOS–LISBON Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Continue to Fátima to visit the Sanctuary, a catholic pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children—Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia—on May 13, 1917. On to Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon. Today’s Distance: 162 mi/ 260 km
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 your guided city tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Portuguese Riviera by joining our optional excursion.
LISBON–SEVILLE, SPAIN Drive into the Alentejo through the countryside, famous for its cork production. Cross the border at Vila Verde into Spain and journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena on your way to delightful Seville. Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km
SEVILLE Seville is the city of passionate flamenco and one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour with all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España, located in the centre of the Parque de María Luisa. The park was designed in a "Moorish paradisical style," with a half mile of tiled fountains, pavilions, walls, ponds, benches, and exhedras; lush plantings of palms, orange trees, Mediterranean pines, and stylized flower beds. Numerous buildings were constructed in the park to provide spaces for the Ibero-American exhibition World Fair of 1929.
SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID Travel to Cordoba, Spain’s most Moorish city with its Mezquita, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. Continue through the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, to Madrid. This evening, why not join the optional traditional tapas dinner and highlights of Madrid? Today’s Distance: 336 mi/ 540 km
MADRID Enjoy free time in Madrid, or join the fascinating optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus River was made famous in El Greco’s painting—even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven.
MADRID Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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