Departs BARCELONA / SUNDAYS: September, October 2019

SMALL GROUP: Maximum 25 passengers

This small group coach tour is guided in English only and operates with a maximum of 25 passengers (minimum numbers apply).

Join this tour in either Barcelona or Bilbao. Finish this tour in Lisbon or Madrid.

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Visits: Bilbao, Santillana, Santander, Covodonga, Oviedo, Gijon, Lugo, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Braga, Guimaraes, Porto, Fatima, Lisbon, Caceres
2019 Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sunday)                      BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA / BILBAO

Depart this morning for Zaragoza, capital city of Aragon. Take a short stop with some free time, before continuing to Bilbao. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 2 (Monday)                     BILBAO / SANTILLANA / SANTANDER

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Bilbao, admire the impressive building that houses the Guggenheim museum (outside only). Continue to Santander. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 3 (Tuesday)                    SANTANDER / COVADONGA / OVIEDO

Breakfast and then depart through the spectacular mountain range that surrounds Covadonga, free time upon arrival for a visit to the shrine. This is final resting place of Pelayo, an 8th century warrior. Continue to the historic city of Oviedo, where pedestrians comfortably stroll through the traffic-free city centre. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 4 (Wednesday)               OVIEDO / GIJON / LUGO

This morning after breakfast depart for Gijon, the second capital of the region of Asturias. Enjoy a short panoramic tour before visiting the seafaring town of Luarca and Ribadeo and finally continue to Lugo. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 5 (Thursday)                   LUGO / LA CORUNA

Following breakfast depart for La Coruna for a panoramic tour followed by free time to perhaps visit the 100m Roman lighthouse (Tower of Hercules) and its modern interactive museum. Afternoon Optional Excursion: To the Rias Atlas through typical villages such as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 6 (Friday)                         LA CORUNA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast depart for Santiago de Compostela. Take a city tour of this legendary pilgrimage town including the Cathedral and Obradoiro Square. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 7 (Saturday)                    SANTIAGO / RIAS BAJAS / VIGO

Breakfast and then depart for the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas). Through splendid landscapes visit La Toja Island, ria de Arosa and Pontevedra. Afternoon Optional Excursion: Across the Portuguese border to Santa Tecla and Valenca do Mino. Continue to the fishing port of Vigo. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 8 (Sunday)                      VIGO / BRAGA / GUIMARAES / PORTO

Following breakfast cross the Portuguese border for a brief stop at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, before continuing to Braga, the ancient Roman city, for free time. Next stop is Guimaraes, the birthplace of Portuguese history. Free time. Continue to Porto.Dinner and accommodation.


Day 9 (Monday)                     PORTO / FATIMA

This morning after breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour of this World Heritage city to admire the Cathedral, the stock Exchange building and the Santa Clara church. Free time. This afternoon continue to Fatima, the site of the famous apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 10 (Tuesday)                  FATIMA / LISBON

After breakfast, free time in Fatima the centre of Christian faith and world pilgrimage. Maybe visit the church housing the tombstones of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, as well as the Chapel of Apparitions, the heart of the shrine. There will be time to attend a mass before continuing to Lisbon. Accommodation.

Day 11 (Wednesday)             LISBON

This morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo. Drive through its main squares and avenues, by the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue, the Alfama quarter and the old city gathered next to the castle. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation.

Day 12 (Thursday)                 LISBON / CACERES / MADRID

Following breakfast depart Portugal for Caceres in Spain, founded by the Romans in 25BC, the old town section of this beautiful city invites travellers to enjoy medieval streets and plazas, towers and battlements, palaces, churches and convents. Free time on arrival allows time for some exploration or perhaps a chance to enjoy the highly regarded local cuisine and wines at one of the many inns and restaurants located at the beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Continue to Madrid. ENF OF TOUR.
2019 English Only Departure Dates (max 25)
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
September: 22
October: 20
AU$3190 AU$3950
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Seasonal supplements may apply.
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • First Class (4*) Tour Hotels used (or similar): Bilbao – Hesperia Bilbao, Santander – Santemar, Oviedo – Oca Santo Domingo, Lugo – Gran Hotel Lugo, La Coruna – Tryp Coruna/Attica 21, Santiago – City House Los Tilos, Vigo – Ciudad de Vigo, Porto – Beta Porto, Fatima – Santa Maria/Cinquentenario, Lisbon – Roma
  • Daily breakfast, 9 dinners
  • Local guided visits/panoramic sightseeing in Bilbao, Gijon, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon
  • Monument entry fees
  • Tax (Please note: Tourist City Taxes not included)
  • English speaking tour escort(s)
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 passengers. If minimum tour participant numbers are not reached, a similar multilingual, unrestricted-in-size coach tour can be offered as an alternative for a different price. Please contact us with any questions.

Generally, coach tours in Spain, Portugal and Morocco use local guides in cities and destinations visited. Tours are also normally accompanied by a tour escort. Your tour may comprise a combination of tours and other participants in your tour may be going to or leaving for other destinations. Your tour escort may also change during the course of your program.

Please note: Once booking specials have been paid they are non-refundable.
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