Departure point: Madrid
Every Friday from March 27 to Oct 23
Day 1. Madrid – Salamanca – Vigo (590km ~ 366 miles)
Departure from the bus terminal at 08.00 in the morning, where we head to the city of Salamanca. Located in the north-western part of Spain, Salamanca is a city of exceptional beauty and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. You’ll have a free time to enjoy the beautiful city center of Salamanca on your own.
Later we continue to Vigo. Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 2. Vigo – Viana do Castelo – Braga – Porto (150km ~ 93 miles)
Breakfast as usual. Departure towards Portugal and crossing the border to arrive to Viana do Castelo – a town, located between the mouth of the river Mino and Porto.
- Viana do Castello – visually stunning town, who’s architecture includes Baroque, Manueline, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau styles and influences. Especially beautiful is an Old town old town with its cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. Viana do Castelo is also an excellent spot to buy jewelry and home to many shops specializing in Portugal’s ”gold filigree” – a form of intricate metalwork, a specialty of this area.
Free time, later continuation to Braga.
- This city, immersed in historical and spiritual surroundings and acclaimed as a youthful center. Within the café-filled center, students from the nearby university meet to socialize and discuss ideas, while a short distance away tourists will enjoy seeing the famous Bom Jesus do Monte(Bom Jesus Sanctuary) and the oldest cathedral in the country. Braga is part of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO too, and it’s the third largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto.
Free time to explore Braga. Later we’ll departure to Porto. Arrival in early evening and accommodation.
Day 3. Porto
Breakfast in the hotel, then we’ll head to a proper city tour of Porto. There are plenty of things that this lively and extraordinary city has to offer. Slightly timeworn and weathered, the gray skies and dated buildings add character, while the twinkling lights along the Douro River reflect off the water and illuminate a central part of the city. Pair these features with the reserved yet friendly locals, the charming trams, beautifully adorned architecture, and the wine, and Porto’s charm may put anyone under its spell. Here are some highlights of the tour:
- Porto’s bustling Ribeiro districtis the most eclectic part of the city, inviting everyone to sit by its banks from locals to students and tourists. As a historical center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Porto’s Cathedral
- Palacio da Bolsa is a 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace – UNESCO World Heritage Site and a national monument.
- Igreja de Santa Clara
- Dom Luís Bridge
Day 4. Porto – Coimbra (120km ~ 75 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer to Coimbra. Coimbra was Portugal’s capital for 124 years between the 12th and 13th centuries, but this classical city is still often eclipsed by metropolitan Lisbon or distinguished Porto. Coimbra from the touristic point of view is mainly about its University – the city’s 700-year-old patrimonial jewel. Founded in 1290, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Portugal and one of the oldest universities in the world. It made a UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2013. On your free time you’ll have the opportunity to explore it.
Day 4. Coimbra – Fatima – Lisbon (222km ~ 138 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then transfer towards Fatima – one of the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world – the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). A definete stop, an explanation and a free time here to feel and appreciate this sacred place.
Later we will continue to Lisbon. Arrival, accommodation, dinner and a night here.
Day 5. Lisbon
Breakfast, followed by a tour around Lisbon with a local guide. Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. It is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history. Some of the highlights of the tour:
- Padrão dos Descobrimentos(Monument of the Discoveries)
- Belem Tower.
- Jeronimos Monastery
- Alfama Quarter.
Enjoy an evening in Lisbon on your own. Please do not miss on opportuntiy to try famous pastel de nata (egg tart) – local culinary’s iconic pastry, who’s recipe dates back to the 16th century. You can buy it in any coffee/bakery shop.
Another night in Lisbon.
Day 6. Lisbon – Caceres – Madrid (613km ~ 381 miles)
Breakfast. Departure back to Spain, to the province of Extremadura, with a stop and free time in Caceres – a beautiful city, founded by the Romans in 25 BC. Visit to Cáceres is like going back in time, back to the old medieval era. The streets climb and twist among hoary palaces and mansions. As you turn your head up, you can see the skyline decorated with gargoyles, spires, and gigantic storks’ nests. The fortress has been serving as defensive walls since the 16th century. You will have a good hour and a half there, so, go ahead and check the main highlights, those are very close to each other:
- Plaza Mayor- town’s most-lively square. You will see the great Torre de Bujaco, or Bujaco Tower. At the top of the tower, you will be treated to a storks’ eye view of the Plaza Mayor. To climb the tower, you need to spend 2 euros.
- Next to Torre de Bujaco, at the top of the stone stairs, you will see Arco de La Estrella, (Star Archway).
- The essential part of travelling to Cáceres is what lies inside the fortress. you can only visit the palace from the outside, the front-facing architecture is worth seeing.
Later continuation and arrival to Madrid, end of the tour.
- accommodation in **** hotels
- 5 breakfasts, 2 dinner
- modern and air-conditioned bus
- multi-lingual tour escort
- sightseeing tour with local guide in Porto and Lisbon
- tickets to Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
- visit to a wine cellar with a tasting of Porto’s wine
- travel insurance
- free Wi- Fi on board
- Air Tickets
- Any Meal not mentioned in inclusions.
- Any services, activities, Taxes not mentioned in Inclusions
- 5 % GST
Terms & Conditions:
- Mentioned prices are valid till 31st March’2021.
- Mentioned prices are based on per person on twin sharing
- Prices are Dynamic & Subjected to Change as per travelling dates.
- Children less than 4 years old: free, without granted seat in the bus
- Children between 4 and 7 years old: 25% discount off adult price, in a triple room with adults
- Teenagers between 8 and 18 years old: 5% discount off adult price
- Seniors (65+ years old): 5% discount off adult price
- Third person in triple room: 5%
- Discounts cannot be combined.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
10% paid at the time of reservation is non-refundable. The other 90% is fully refundable if cancelled in no less than 3 weeks (e.g., if you paid 100% upfront right away). There are no refunds for cancellations made in less than 3 weeks to go before the trip.