12 DAY PORTUGAL & ANDALUCIA TOUR from BARCELONA - 12 days / 11 nights (BPA6D)

12 DAY PORTUGAL & ANDALUCIA TOUR from BARCELONA (BPA6D)

DEPARTS BARCELONA / MONDAYS: 02 April 2018 - 25 March 2019 / 01 April 2019 - 30 March 2020

Visits: Madrid, Avila, Salamanca, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, Alcobaca, Lisbon, Caceres, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Granada, Toledo

2019-2020 Itinerary:
Day 1 (Monday)                     BARCELONA / MADRID (train)
Make your own way to Barcelona Sants train station for AVE (high speed train) to Madrid. Upon arrival transfer from Madrid “Atocha” train station to Madrid hotel. Accommodation.
 
Day 2 (Tuesday)                    MADRID / ALIVIA / SALAMANCA / PORTO
Breakfast then transfer to Julia Travel bus terminal (Plaza de Oriente) depart at 8.30 and drive to Alivia for a short stop to visit this walled medieval town. Continue to Salamanca to enjoy some free time in this University City before departing for the Portuguese border, arrive in Porto. Accommodation.
 
Day 3 (Wednesday)               PORTO
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. Accommodation. Possible Optional: Taste the famous “Port wine” at a local wine cellar.
 
Day 4 (Thursday)                   PORTO / COIMBRA / FATIMA
After breakfast depart for Coimbra, the site of one of the oldest universities in Europe; a centre of learning and culture as seen in ancient streets and architecture, and as the birthplace of Fado - the music of Portugal. Free time. Continue to Fatima, a centre of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place, where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Accommodation. Possible Optional: Tonight there is the possibility to attend the procession of the candles.
 
Day 5 (Friday)                        FATIMA / BATALHA / NAZARE / ALCOBACA / LISBON
Today, after breakfast, depart for the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next travel to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare for some free time. Continue to Alcobaca another UNESCO World Heritage site and visit the 12th century church, admire the tombs of Pedro and Ines de Castro. This evening arrive in Lisbon. Accommodation.
Evening Optional: Attend a show of Fado - typical Portuguese song and music.
 
Day 6 (Saturday)                    LISBON
This morning, after breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. The afternoon is at leisure, maybe visit the Alfama quarter and the old city gathered next to the castle, with buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tebernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation.
 
Day 7 (Sunday)                      LISBON / CACERES / CORDOBA
Breakfast and then depart for Caceres, considered World Heritage City because of its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its Medieval Quarter. Continue to Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate.
Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 8 (Monday)                     CORDOBA / SEVILLE
Today, after breakfast enjoy a Cordoba sightseeing tour including a visit to the magnificent 8th century Mezquita/Mosque/Cathedral and the historic Jewish quarter, with its narrow winding streets, decorated courtyards and patios of flowers. In the afternoon continue to Seville, a wonderful city, and regarded by some as the romantic capital of Andalucía. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 9 (Tuesday)                    SEVILLE
After breakfast take a Panoramic city tour including the Cathedral (outside only), Santa Cruz Quarter, Maria Luisa Gardens and Plaza Espana. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the city, perhaps take a river cruise along the Guadalquir or a visit to the pseudo reconstruction of Pontius Pilates House (Casa de Pilatos), which began in the 16th century, and presents an interesting blend of Mudejar, gothic and renaissance styles with its beautiful patio and gallery, elegant fountain and ornamental Minerva statues. Dinner and accommodation. Optional Artistic Excursion: Flamenco tour.
 
Day 10 (Wednesday)             SEVILLE / RONDA / COSTA DEL SOL
Following breakfast, travel the route of the white villages including a stopover in Ronda, located over a deep ravine cut into rock. Enjoy time on your own to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 11 (Thursday)                 COSTA DEL SOL / GRANADA
Depart after breakfast for Granada, a glorious city immortalised in song and verse, overlooked by the majestic snow covered Sierra Nevadas. Visit the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492, an amazing monumental environment. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation. Evening Optional: Attend a typical show of gipsy flamenco.
 
Day 12 (Friday)                      GRANADA / TOLEDO / MADRID
This morning, after breakfast travel to the Imperial city of Toledo, a national monument of Spain, where the cultures and great religions of Spain (Christian, Moorish, Judaism) have left behind a legacy. Enjoy a short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then visit the famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) workshop. Continue to Madrid. END OF TOUR.
2018 Departure Dates
Mondays
2019 Departure Dates
Mondays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
December: 24
January: 21
February: 18
March: 18, 25
AU$2670 AU$3985
2019 Departure Dates
Mondays
2020 Departure Dates
Mondays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
April: 8   AU$3265 AU$4315
April: 29   AU$3215 AU$4265
April: 1, 15, 22
June: 3, 17, 24
November: 4
December: 23
January: 20
March: 23, 30
AU$2930 AU$3980
May: 6, 13, 20
July: 3, 17, 24
August: 5, 12, 19, 26
September: 2, 16, 23, 30
October: 7, 14, 21, 28
  AU$3030 AU$4085
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Seasonal supplements may apply
COACH TOUR INCLUSIONS 
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • AVE tourist class train ticket Barcelona-Madrid
  • Transfer Madrid train station to Madrid hotel
  • First Class 4* Hotels used (or similar): Madrid – Courtyard by Marriott Madrid Princesa/Catalonia Gran Via; Porto – Tryp Porto Expo/Eurostars Herismo; Fatima – Aurea Fatima/Estrela de Fatima/Regina; Lisbon – Lutecia; Cordoba – NH Cordoba Guadalquivir; Seville – Silken Al-Andalus Palace; Costa del Sol – Sol Don Marco/Sol don Pablo/Sol Principe; Granada – Gran Hotel Luna
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
  • Guided visits in Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada*, Toledo
  • Monument entry fees
Regular guaranteed departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.

Additional Information: Passport details are required in advance; Tourist city taxes (in applicable cities) are to be paid locally; During the train journey Barcelona-Madrid & Madrid Stay, the tour escort will not be available.

*There is a small possibility that tickets to the Alhambra may not be attained, in which case the operator may be obliged to change the Alhambra visit.

Generally, coach tours in Spain, Portugal & Morocco use local guides in cities and destinations visited. Tours are also normally accompanied by a multilingual tour escort unless they are specifically listed as only ‘English Speaking’. 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. Your fellow travellers could be from all over the world, speaking various languages. Tour information and descriptions will be given in English, and possibly Spanish and other language(s) depending on those spoken by tour participants. Your fellow tour participants may be staying at multiple hotels in each city.

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