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Jewels Of Spain And Portugal








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Tour Duration : 8 Nights And 9 Days

Destinations Covered: Sevilla - Madrid - Coimbra - Lisbon - Seville

Package Inclusions:
. Accommodation in hotel as per tour itinerary
. Breakfast and dinner as per tour program
. Sightseeing and scenic highlights are detailed in the tour programme
. Local guides as mentioned
. Professional Tour Director while touring
. Hotel Taxes


Package Exclusions:
. Airline and Visa charges
. Travel Insurance
. Airport taxes
. Government service tax
. Meals at hotels except those listed in the itinerary
. Still Camera/Video Camera Charges
. Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc
. Any optional sightseeing


 

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 Fri. ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2 Sat. MADRID-AVILA-SALAMANCA-COIMBRA, PORTUGAL.
Journey west to fortified Avila, then on to Salamanca, just six miles from the spot where Wellington routed Napoleon's army in 1812. Make sure you spend some time wandering around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, the most beautiful square in Spain. Leave Salamanca and head westwards to the fortress town of Ciudad Rodrigo, perched high above the Rio Agueda. A profusion of woodlands and mountains awaits you as you journey into the valley of the Sierra da Estrela on your way for an overnight in Coimbra. (B,D)

Day 3 Sun. COIMBRA-FATIMA-OBIDOS-LISBON
This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Next, Fatima. Stop here to see the sanctuary, made famous by the Virgin's apparition to three shepherd children, Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia, on May 13, 1917. A few more miles for a stop in Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon. (B)

Day 4 Mon. 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 the guided sightseeing excursion. Spend the afternoon in the Alfama's tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion along the Estoril Coast to Cascais and Sintra. (B)

Day 5 Tue. LISBON-SEVILLE, SPAIN.
Drive southeast this morning into the Alentejo through the countryside famous for its production of cork. Then, on to the border at Vila Verde and cross into Spain for the journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena before reaching delightful Seville for two overnights. (B,D)

Day 6 Wed. SEVILLE.
One of Spain's most colorful cities. Perhaps you'd like to spend the morning enjoying an optional sightseeing tour including the main highlights of this vibrant city. (B)

Day 7 Thu. SEVILLE-CORDOBA-MADRID.
Drive north towards Carmona, an Old World country town dominated by an ancient Alcazar, to Cordoba. This is Spain's most Moorish city with its great mosque, which is rightly known as one of Islam's greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world and now a Catholic cathedral since 1236. Later, into the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills. Overnight in Madrid. (B)

Day 8 Fri. MADRID.
Not only is it the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards rightly say Madrid is the nearest thing to heaven. Enjoy the main highlights on the included guided sightseeing excursion. The optional trip to Toledo is rewarding in more ways than one; the splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco's painting, and even now it's like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. (B)

Day 9 Sat. Departure for home. (B)
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Spain And Portugal

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Tour Duration : 9 Nights And 10 Days

Destinations Covered: Madrid - Lisbon - Sevilla - Granada - Malaga - Barcelona

Package Inclusions:
. Visits to The Royal Palace, Plaza Espana, Cibeles fountain, Puerta del Sol, Cervantes Monument and Prado museum in Madrid
. The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
. Shrine of Fatima in Fatima
. Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, The Se cathedral and Vasco da Gama aquarium in Lisbon
. Cathedral, Christopher Columbus tomb, Giralda, and Plaza Espana in Seville
. Visit to the Alhambra Palace & General Life gardens in Granada
. Cathedral, Alcazaba, Castle of Gibarlfaro, and Picasso museum in Malaga
. Christopher Columbus monument, Plaza de Cataluna, the Olympic stadium and the colourful Ramblas in Barcelona
. Accomodation at the hotels mentioned or similar
. Meals, coach tours, transfer, Entrance fees and sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary


Package Exclusions:
. Visa fees and airport taxes
. Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional extra tours , food and drinks not forming part of the group menus and items of personal nature
. Any increase in rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to the departure
. Government service tax


 

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 September 17
Arrive into Madrid, Guided City tour of Madrid Welcome to Madrid, one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Later in the afternoon we take you on a panoramic city tour of Madrid conducted by the local Guide. See the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Squares and Plaza Espana. For a taste of the real Spain we drive through the main streets and see the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran Via, the most popular commercial street. Overnight at hotel. Dinner.

Day 2 September 18
Prado Museum & Royal Palace After a continental breakfast, we take you to visit the world famous Prado museum. It is Madrid's numberone cultural site, one of the world's most important art museum. Get mesmerized by viewing the paintings of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Peter Paul Rubens, Hieronymus Bosch and numerous other famous artists. Later, we also take you to visit the Royal Palace, residence of the Royal family. The Royal Palace of Madrid is a towering structure that has already 250 years of history and it is considered one of the best in Europe. The Palace has an immaculate appearance both inside and outside. The palace is built entirely of stone - granite from the Sierra de Guadarrama and white Colmenar stone. Several royal collections of great historical importance are kept at thepalace, including the Royal Armoury and its weapons dating back to the 13th century. Later this afternoon we leave for SALAMANCA. Overnight in Madrid hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3 September 19
Salamanca, Guided City tour of Salamanca Salamanca is an ancient and gorgeous city, and even your first glimpse of it is bound to be unforgettable. Upon arrival, we proceed for an city tour of Salamanca conducted by a local guide. See the Plaza Mayor which is the city's crowning glory. Built by Alberto and Nicolas Churriguera, it is widely thought the most beautiful Plaza Mayor in Spain. we journey towards Portugal. The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your morning drive into Portugal. Before heading for Lisbon, melt into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima. Fatima is one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We then proceed towards Lisbon, capital of Portugal, located on the north bank of the river Tagus. A city set on seven hills, as the legend tells, with its cobble stoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés promises a lot to discover. Overnight hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4 September 20
Guided City tour of LisbonAfter a continental breakfast, we take you on a city tour of Lisbon conducted by a local guide. Visit the Jeronimos Monastery, regarded as Lisbon's most important landmark. The construction of this stunning monastery began in 1502 and was completed before the end of the century. It managed to survive the great earthquake in 1755, unlike most of the city. Also see the The Belém Tower which is located on the banks of the Tagus River. Built in 1521 as a monument to the Portuguese discoveries and as a lookout tower, it resembles a miniature castle. See Lisbon's cathedral which was built by Portugal's first king, Dom Afonso Henriques . It was damaged extensively during the great earthquake of 1755 and rebuilt in an earlier style. Enjoy a The Belém Tower mini cruise on the picturesque Tagus River which flows through the capital city of Lisbon. Admire the history and scenic beauty of Lisbon, capital of Portugal on this mini cruise. Later in the afternoon, visit the Portugal's largest aquarium which was opened in 1898 during the Expo events in Lisbon. It houses more than 200 species. There are exhibitions of aquatic life from all over the world as well as a special exhibition on invertebrates from the Portuguese coastline. Overnight hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 September 21
Onto Seville, Guided City tour of Seville After a continental breakfast, we journey to Seville - Spain's fourth largest city and the capital of Andalusia. It is one of the most alluring cities in Europe. Upon arrival, we take you on a city tour of Seville conducted by a local guide. We begin with a visit to the cathedral, which is the largest and highest cathedral in Spain. It is also the largest gothic building in the world, and the world's third largest church after St. Peter's in Rome and St.Paul's in London. You get an opportunity to pay respects to Christopher Columbus, whose mortal vestiges are said to be enshrined in the flamboyant mausoleum in the south aisle. We also see the Giralda, adjacent to the cathedral, a splendid example of Moorish art and now a symbol of Seville. Stroll along the busy Santa Cruz quarter. It is impossible to resist the charm of this district with its winding alleys, its picturesque lime-washed houses, its delicate hardly visible flowery patios and its small squares. You also have some free time at Plaza Espana, one of the most photographed buildings in Seville. Overnight hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6 September 22
Onto Granada, Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens After a continental breakfast, we drive to Granada, home to Spain's greatest Moorish monuments. Splendid Moorish palaces and fortifications contrast sharply with churches of more recent origin. Upon arrival, we take you to visit Alhambra Palace, Spain's outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage. It is one of the country's most visited tourist attractions. Walk around the fortress, palace, patios and gardens which are undoubtedly some of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic architecture. There is also time to amble through the magnificent Water gardens of Generalife, the royal summer residence. The outstanding Gardens of Generalife are hailed among the most beautiful gardens in the world and are filled with water springs, gardens and architecture of indescribable beauty. Overnight hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7 September 23
Onto Malaga, Guided City tour of Malaga After a continental breakfast, we drive towards Malaga, the ultimate tourist paradise. It is located in Costa del Sol, southern Spain and port city of Andalusia. The city is a very popular tourist destination.It is also the birth place of Pablo Picasso, renowned Spanish painter and sculptor. Upon arrival, we take you on an orientation tour of the city conducted by a local guide. See the Cathedral, Alcazaba - The kings' palace, Castle of Gibalfaro and the Picasso museum which is located very close to the house where Picasso was born. You have free time to stroll around the beach front. We then drive back to Granada for our overnight stay.

Day 8 September 24
Onto Barcelona After a continental breakfast, we drive to Barcelona, one of the best spots in the Mediterranean. Due to its superb location on the Mediterranean, its vibrant street life, fascinating Gaudi architecture, superb cuisine and its world famous football team, Barcelona has become Europe's one among most popular destinations. In the evening you can either relax in the comforts of your hotel or hang around at one of the many cafés and restaurants around the Ramblas. Or, we suggest you treat yourself to a'Flamenco Show traditional song and dance of the Gypsies of Andalusia. Overnight hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9 September 25
Guided City tour of Barcelona After a continental breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Barcelona conducted by a local guide. See the magnificence of the 14th century gothic cathedral, the unfinished glory of Gaudi's controversial Sagrada Familia. Stroll through the lively Ramblas, the city's most spirited street with its colorful flower stalls and markets to the Christopher Colombus monument near the waterfront. Also see Plaza de Cataluna, the largest and busiest square in the city centre. We also take you to visit the Barcelona Olympic Stadium originally built in 1927 to host the 1929 Barcelona World's Fair. Later we continue to the Montjuich Mountain for a breathtaking view of the city and harbour. Next we see the Pueblo Espanol, a Spanish village giving us a glimpse into the country's many architectural styles. Overnight hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10 September 26
Return home with wonderful memories Enjoy a continental breakfast. Your tour ends as you check out of the hotel in Barcelona. It is time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made.