Spain & Portugal Tour
11 Days / 10 Nights
DAY 01 : ARRIVE BARCELONA
Welcome to "Spain". Spain is a country of passion, excitement and vibrancy Upon arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 02 : BARCELONA
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the panoramic city tour. View the most famous sights of Barcelona including the Ancient Gothic Quarter and the ultra-modern Olympic Village. Visit the Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter and Plaza St. Jaume. Continue to the Olympic Village, followed by Montjuich for a panoramic view of the city and port. The tour will take you past the Columbus Statue and on to the Olympic Stadium and St Jordi Palace. Visit to a Spanish Village and there you'll have the opportunity to taste the famous Catalonian Cava. Evening free to explore Barcelona at your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 03 : BARCELONA - MADRID
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer on your own to the train station to board your train for Madrid - the capital of the Spanish Empire. Madrid was once the richest and most powerful city in the world. If you`re looking for culture, you`ve definitely come to the right place. But Madrid is not just a cultural destination. It is also a lively metropolis with many pubs, cafes, discotheques and nightclubs open late into the night. Upon arrival in Madrid, transfer on your own to your hotel. Evening at leisure Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 04 : MADRID
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a visit to the magnificent Royal Palace followed by a panoramic city tour. The Royal Palace is a beautiful example of 18th century architecture and is one of the best preserved palaces in Europe. It is one of the most beautiful examples of royal residence style and has become the permanent symbol of Madrid as the political capital of the Kingdom. The most important official receptions of the Crown take place here including audiences, gala dinners and the signature of important agreements. We will visit the principal staircase, rooms of alabarderos, columns, throne, Gasparini, Carlos III, porcelains, gala dining room, museum of silver, musical instruments, principal courtyard, real chapel and the four new rooms. We continue by coach for a panoramic tour to see some of the different areas of Madrid from the Borbones, Austrias, Isabelino and contemporary quarters through to the Moorish Quarter. Soft drink will be served complimentary by Hard Rock Café. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 05 : MADRID - LISBON
After breakfast at the hotel. Day is free to explore the city of Madrid on your own. Later proceed to the train station on your own to board your overnight train for Lisbon. Overnight on board train.
DAY 06 : LISBON
Arrive Lisbon - boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Day free to explore the city of Lisbon on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 07 : LISBON
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a half day tour of Lisbon where you will see the main sites of this beautiful city. Lisbon is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Drive across the 25th April Bridge to Belem, which is the historical section of Lisbon. Admire Torre de Belem, ex-libris of Lisbon and jewel of manueline art. Proceed to the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a modern monument dedicated to the Portuguese maritime discoveries, followed by a visit of the church at the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. Later visit the Coach Museum, which is home to one of the best coach collections in Europe. Along the river you arrive at Alfama, an old traditional district, where you have the opportunity to walk in its narrow streets and visit a handicraft shop where you taste an aperitif of Porto wine. Continue to Praca do Comercio, the biggest and most beautiful square in Lisbon Baixa-Rosso in the centre of the town and finally to Avenida da liberdade and Marques de Pombal. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 08 : LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel, Day free at leisure or we recommend you enjoy a tour through the area north of Lisbon, going to the World famous Fatima, Nazare, Obidos and Alcobaca. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 09 : LISBON - PORTO
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the train station on your own to board your train for Porto. On arrival in Porto, transfer to your hotel on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 10 : PORTO
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a city tour of Porto - a visit of the most important landmarks in Porto, considered as the most beautiful lady of Portugal and since 1996 Porto was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit the beautiful and mysterious lady, one of the most ancient cities of Europe with plenty of historic and cultural memories. A unique and unforgettable tour through the Barrio da Se`, the heart of ancient Porto of medieval roots. End this unforgettable tour in one of the famous Port wine cellars, in the historical heart of Vila Nova de Gaia in an atmosphere that will take you on a journey to the past. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 11 : DEPART PORTO
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on your own to the airport for your flight back home.