14 DAY ALL SPAIN & NORTHERN PORTUGAL TOUR (C-1142)

14 DAY ALL SPAIN & NORTHERN PORTUGAL TOUR : MADRID TO MADRID (C-1142)

DEPARTS MADRID / MONDAYS : 25 March - 21 October 2019

Visits: Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, A Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Braga, Porto

tour Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, A Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Braga, Porto2019 Itinerary:
Day 1 (Monday)                     MADRID / CORDOBA / SEVILLE
Depart from the centrally located VPT bus terminal at 8am travelling through La Mancha (Don Quixote country) to Cordoba, one of the oldest and most historic cities in Spain. 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. Continue to Seville, a wonderful city and regarded by some as the romantic capital of Andalucía. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 2 (Tuesday)                    SEVILLE
Today, after breakfast, take a morning city tour visiting the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de Espana, also enjoy panoramic view of the city by coach. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the city, perhaps 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. Optional Artistic Excursion: Royal Alcazar Palace.Accommodation.
 
Day 3 (Wednesday)               SEVILLE / GRANADA
Today, after breakfast depart for Granada the final stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom in 1492, a glorious city immortalised in song and verse and overlooked by the majestic snow covered Sierra Nevadas. Enjoy a sightseeing tour visiting the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, which showcases Moorish palaces, towers and gardens in an incomparable setting – the Alhambra is special! Dinner and accommodation. Evening Optional: Attend a typical show of gipsy flamenco.
 
Day 4 (Thursday)                   GRANADA / VALENCIA
Following breakfast depart Granada via Guadix, Baza and Puerto Lumbreras to finally reach the coastal city of Valencia. Accommodation.
 
Day 5 (Friday)                        VALENCIA / BARCELONA
This morning after breakfast enjoy free time before travelling to Barcelona, with its tree lined La Rambla Boulevard filled with cafes, bars, street performers and flower-stalls packed both day and night! A city of stunning contrasts from Gaudi’s Art Nouveau architecture found in the unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral, to his Modernism architecture and famous Parc Guell. Barcelona should not be missed by any visitor to Spain. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation.
 
Day 6 (Saturday)                    BARCELONA
Breakfast followed by a morning city sightseeing tour including Park of Montjuic with its spectacular views, the monument to Columbus and the old Gothic Quarter. The capital of Catalonia, where Gaudi, Picasso and Dali have all lived and worked, full of modern architecture, historical buildings, the 1992 Olympics and much more contribute to making Barcelona a memorable city that is waiting to be explored on your afternoon at leisure. Accommodation. Evening Optional: Night tour through Barcelona City by coach.
 
Day 7 (Sunday)                      BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA / SAN SEBASTIAN
Breakfast and then depart for Zaragoza, capital city of Aragon. Take a short stop with some free time, before continuing to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 8 (Monday)                     SAN SEBASTIAN / BILBAO / SANTANDER
After breakfast depart for Bilbao, enjoy a short stop to admire the impressive building that houses the Guggenheim museum (outside only). Continue to Santander. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 9 (Tuesday)                    SANTANDER / SANTILLANA / COVADONGA / OVIEDO
Breakfast and then depart for Santillana del Mar, a medieval village considered as a National Monument. Continue 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 10 (Wednesday)             OVIEDO / LA CORUNA
Following breakfast depart for the region of Galicia; arrive at 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 11 (Thursday)                 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 12 (Friday)                      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 13 (Saturday)                  VIGO / VIANA DO CASTELO / BRAGA / PORTO
Following breakfast cross the Portuguese border to arrive in Viana do Castelo. This city is located between the mouth of the river Minho and Porto, you will have free time to visit the old town with cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. This afternoon continue to Braga known as the city of the archbishops and the third most populated city in Portugal, free time before continuing to Porto.
In Porto enjoy a panoramic tour of this World Heritage city to admire the Cathedral, the stock Exchange building and the Santa Clara church, finish the tour at a local wine cellar to experience a tasting of the famous “Port wine”. Accommodation.
 
Day 14 (Sunday)                    PORTO / SALAMANCA / MADRID
After breakfast depart for the Spanish boarder and Salamanca, free time to walk through this monumental city and its famous Plaza Mayor before continuing to Madrid. END OF TOUR
Consider finishing in Porto after breakfast today and extending your stay!
2019 Departure Dates
Mondays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
March: 25
April: 1, 8, 22, 29
May: 13, 20, 27
June: 3, 10, 17, 24
AU$2890 AU$3775
April: 15
May: 6
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5, 12, 19, 26
September: 2, 8, 16, 23, 30
October: 7, 14, 21, 28
AU$3055 AU$3940
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Seasonal supplements may apply
COACH TOUR INCLUSIONS 
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • First Class (4*) Hotels used (or similar): Seville – NH Viapol, Granada – Abades Nevada Palace, Valencia – Silken Puerta Valencia, Barcelona – Catalonia Barcelona 505, San Sebastian – Silken Amara Plaza, Santander – Santemar, Oviedo – Gran Hotel Regente, La Coruna – Tryp Coruna, Santiago – Gran Hotel Santiago, Vigo – Hesperia Vigo, Porto – Mercure Porto Gaia 
  • Daily breakfast and 9 dinners
  • Guided visits / panormic tours in Cordoba, Seville, Granada*, Barcelona
  • Monument entry fees
Regular guaranteed departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.
Tour departs from the VPT Bus Terminal / Office centrally located at Calle Ferraz 3, Madrid.
Additional Information: Passport details are required in advance.
*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.
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