Spain and Portugal TourPlaces Covered : Madrid - Porto - Coimbra - Fatima – Lisbon - Madrid
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL AT MADRID
In your arrival at Madrid, our escort will welcome you and guide you during the disembark. A transfer to the selected Hotel will be waiting for you outside the airport.
The rest of the day will be at leisure, so you can discover the amazing capital of Spain by yourself.
Accommodation in Madrid.
DAY 2 – MADRID
Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning we have a panoramic city tour in Madrid where we can discover the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic Fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings.
We pass through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, exploring the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works, such as Prado Museum and the elegant Plaza de Oriente.
The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium will also be a part of our first day tour.
On the afternoon some free time will be offered to rest or discover typical places from this terrific city.
Accommodation in Madrid.
DAY 3 – MADRID / AVILA / SALAMANCA / PORTO
(bus departure: 08:30 a.m.)Breakfast at the Hotel. This day will start with a transfer to the bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente.
We start our journey to Avila, an amazing city where you can still find its medieval wall.
After a short stop to know the small city of Avila, we continue our drive to Salamanca. Enjoy your free time in this city to discover the University of this World Heritage classified city. The amazing beauty of this university walls are just breathtaking. We then departure to Porto, Portugal, where our accommodation is waiting at the selected Hotel.
DAY 4 – PORTO
Breakfast at the Hotel. On this day we will have a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, one of the trendiest cities, considered World Heritage city by UNESCO and Best Europe Destination in 2014 and 2017! Trough our tour we will be able to admire the Clérigos Cathedral, the Bolsa Palace and the Santa Clara Church.
In the afternoon there is an optional visit to one of the famous Port Wine Cellars, including wine tasting in the end.
Accommodation in Porto.
DAY 5 – PORTO / COIMBRA / FATIMA
Breakfast at the Hotel. We leave the trendy city of Porto and head towards to Coimbra, birthplace of the most traditional songs in Portugal - Fado - and home of one of the oldest universities in Europe. The amazing and intemporal architecture of the university buildings definitely worths a stop by. Enjoy your free time in this place to explore the most traditional places of this ancient city.
We continue our trip to Fatima, an altar of the Christian faith and place of world pilgrimage. Here is where you will find "Cova da Iria", home of the Three Shepard children and site of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. In this emblematic and mysterious town, you can find the Apparitions Chapel, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the famous Basilica.
If you travel in May there is possibility to attend the "Procissão das Velas", a traditional procession to honor the Virgin Mary where thousands of people hold candles and give life to the streets - this procession takes place by night and it's magical.
Accommodation in Fátima.
DAY 6 – FATIMA / BATALHA / NAZARE / ALCOBAÇA / LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Our Tour proceeds to Batalha, famous for the Batalha Monastery, a gothic masterpiece of the XIV century, classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Then, we will go to the colorful and fishing town of Nazare. Here the Tradition is alive, as well as the big waves of its beaches, respected and loved by renowned surfers. And we will have some free time to enjoy the superb view over the Atlantic Ocean.
Following our journey we arrive at Alcobaça . This city holds the most romantical history and you can discover it by the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro.
Arrival at Lisbon and accommodation at the selected Hotel. Optional tour by night to attend a typical Fado show.
DAY 7 – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will have sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo (previous roman name of Lisbon). With a drive through its main squares and avenues we discover the majestic Belem Tower and the beautiful Comercio and Rossio Squares, Liberty Avenue and Marquês de Pombal, everything makes this trip an unforgettable journey. This Tour also includes a pass by the National Coach Museum, which hosts one of the richest collection of carriages in the word as well as a sightseeing of the Jeronimos Monastery, a true jewel of Manueline art, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and the Monument to the Discoveries.
Free afternoon and evening for personal activities. Take your time to discover this impressive city by yourself. We suggest an optional tour through Sintra and Cascais World Heritage sites.
Accommodation in Lisbon.
DAY 8 – LISBON / CACERES / MADRID
(departure: 07:30 a.m.) As our time in Portugal comes to an end, we departure to Caceres - classified as World Heritage by UNESCO because of its perfect harmony between the Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. With a walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town, with its famous Medieval Quarter, our time at this city will be surely worth it.
Continuation of our trip to Madrid and accommodation at the selected Hotel.
DAY 9 – LEAVING MADRID
After a great breakfast at the Hotel, our driver will transfer you to the airport. End of our services.
Tour Price Includes
- 03 Nights at Hotel stay in Madrid, room with private facilities
- 02 Nights at Hotel stay in Porto, room with private facilities
- 01 Night at Hotel stay in Fátima, room with private facilities
- 02 Nights at Hotel stay in Lisbon, room with private facilities
- Daily Breakfast at your hotels of stay.
- A large range of 4* Hotels: Mayorazgo; Florida Norte; Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa; Catalonia Gran Via; Tryp Porto Expo; Eurostars Heroismo; Aurea Fátima; Estrela de Fátima; Regina; Lutécia
- Guided visits on the following cities: Madrid, Porto and Lisbon
- All Sightseeing and Transfers, as per the Itinerary
- Modern and comfortable bus or minibus
- Guide during the tour: English, Portuguese and Spanish
- 24h/7 Customer Service Assistance, during your travel
- All Hotel/Airport and Intercity transfers are Included
Tour Price Excludes
- Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
- Local City tax or Resort fee are to be paid directly at hotel/resort if applicable.
- Anything or any services which are not specified in tour inclusions are excluded.