Departure point: Madrid
Every Friday from March 27 to Oct 23
Day 1. Madrid – Salamanca – Vigo (590km ~ 366 miles)
Departuring from Madrid at 8am, will be heading 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’ll 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 pictoresque town, located between the mouth of the river Mino and Porto.
Free time, later continuation to Braga.
- This city, immersed in historical and spiritual surroundings and acclaimed as a youthful center. 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 do a city tour of Porto, with a local guide. 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.
Later we will continue our tour with a visit an antique wine cellar, experience the wine-making process and definitely taste famous local fortified wine – Port, which in many cases get served straight from the barrel.
On the second half of the day fell free to explore the city on tour own.
Another night in Porto.
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. However, this place is mainly about its University – Coimbra’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.
Dinner and night in Coimbra.
Day 5. Coimbra – Fatima – Lisbon (222km ~ 138 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then a tour to Fatima – one of the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, with its famous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). A tour and a free time here to feel and appreciate this sacred place.
Later we will continue to Lisbon. Arrival, accommodation and overnight.
Day 6. Lisbon
Breakfast, then 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.
- Padrão dos Descobrimentos
- 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 7. Lisbon – Caceres – Sevilla (568km ~ 353 miles)
Breakfast. Departure towards the Spanish border to reach the province of Extremadura, and the city of Caceres – a beautiful place, founded by the Romans in 25 BC. Visit to Cáceres will bring you 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, they are very close to each other.
Continuation to Seville. Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 8. Seville
Breakfast in the hotel, followed by a proper city tour throughout Seville with a local guide, to admire this beautiful and also the largest city of Southern Spain. With a numerous sights and attractions, this city will never leave visitors stuck for choice. Main highlights of the tour:
- Plaza de España
- Maria Luisa Park
- Seville’s Cathedral
- Barrio Santa Cruz
Lunch in the restaurant. After the city tour you will have the afternoon off to rest or explore more on your own.
Night in Seville.
Day 9. Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol (190km ~ 118 miles)
Breakfast. Transfer and a first stop in a beautiful town of Ronda. Steeped in dark myths and bullfighting folklore, whilst boasting one of the most extraordinary locations in Spain, it is no wonder that Ronda has become Andalusia’s third most visited place. With its world-famous New Bridge and bullring, as well as the hidden corners of the gorge on top of which it perches, Ronda will definetely not disappoint.
In Ronda you will have a free time to explore the main highlights of this beautiful town.
Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 10. Costa del Sol – Granada (180km ~ 112 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer to Granada – a beautiful city right at the foot of the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains. The popular favorite of the region of Andalusia, Granada has a rich history, fantastic range of sites to see, and a bustling nightlife. With Arab influences and Spanish charm, there is plenty of culture and history to explore here. Upon arrival you’ll have a guided tour to see famous complex of La Alhambra, its Arabian palaces Nazaries, and its green and picturesque Generalife Gardens.
The tour to Alhambra, is already quite extensive and include a good part of walking, so it’s your choice the rest of the day – to relax in the hotel or continue to explore the city of Granada on your own.
Dinner and night in Granada.
Day 11. Granada – Toledo – Madrid (446km ~ 227 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer to Toledo – an acient town and an former capital of Spain. Toledo is an incredibly cultural-diversified place; it has seen numerous different cultures and dynasties pass through its walls, as well as many wars, royalty, and artists. The legacy that it guards is an essential part of Spanish culture, so visiting Toledo is bound to be an extremely unique experience.
Lunch in the restaurant. Later we’ll visit a traditional craftman’s workshop to discover the ancestral techniques and the phases of the true Toledano sword-making elaboration process.
Towards the evening transfer and arrival to Madrid, where our tour ends.
- accommodation in **** hotels
- 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
- modern and air-conditioned bus
- multi-lingual tour escort
- sightseeing tours with local guides in Porto, Lisbon, Sevilla, Granada and Toledo
- tickets to Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
- tickets to Alhambra in Granada
- tickets to St. Tome and St. Maria Blanca churches in Toledo
- visit to a wine cellar with tasting of Porto 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.