DEPARTS BARCELONA / SATURDAYS : 14 April 2018 - 23 March 2019

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

2018 Itinerary:
Day 1 (Saturday)                      ARRIVE BARCELONA
Barcelona airport arrival transfer to your hotel for 2 nights’ accommodation. Your day is free (perhaps pre-book an optional evening Tapas Tour or Sagrada Familia Fast Track Tour).
Day 2 (Sunday)                        BARCELONA
After breakfast a morning city tour. Drive along the main avenues, with impressive buildings by Gaudi, symbol of the Catalonian modernism; the Park of Montjuich with spectacular views of the city and harbour, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the old Gothic Quarter. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 (Monday)                       BARCELONA / MADRID (train)
Make your own way to Barcelona “Sants” train station to depart by AVE, high speed train to Madrid “Puuerta de Atocha” station. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival transfer from station to your hotel. Accommodation.
Day 4 (Tuesday)                      MADRID / ALIVIA / SALAMANCA / PORTO
Depart at 0830 from the Julia Bus Terminal (Plaza de Oriente) and drive to Alivia, a city that preserves its medieval wall; a short stop to see the wall and the old town, then onto Salamanca. Free time in this University City; next depart to the Portuguese border until we reach the city of Porto. Accommodation.
Day 5 (Wednesday)                  PORTO
After breakfast 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”. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6 (Thursday)                     PORTO / COIMBRA / FATIMA
After Breakfast depart to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe, famous as a centre of learning and culture as seen in ancient streets and architecture, and birthplace of Fado, the music of Portugal. Free time, and then continue to Fatima, centre of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary 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. Tonight there is the possibility to attend the procession of the candles.
Day 7 (Friday)                          FATIMA / BATALHA / NAZARE / ALCOBACA / LISBON
After breakfast depart to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare. Free time and continue to Alcobaca (World Heritage) visit the 12th century church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Ines de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation.Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.
Day 8 (Saturday)                      LISBON
After breakfast a morning 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 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 9 (Sunday)                        LISBON / CACERES / CORDOBA
Breakfast and depart at 0730 for Caceres (World Heritage City) because of the city's blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. We will 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 10 (Monday)                      CORDOBA / SEVILLE
After breakfast a Cordoba city tour including the impressive Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville, a wonderful city, regarded by some as the romantic capital of Andalucía. Visitors can understand why this city is the setting for the Operas Carmen, Don Juan & Figaro as well as being the home of the fiery flamenco; they feel it in the narrow streets, squares, courtyards and colourful patios of the Santa Cruz district. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 11 (Tuesday)                     SEVILLE
After breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour including the Cathedral from outside, Santa Cruz Quarter, and Maria Luisa Gardens. An afternoon 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. Dinner and accommodation. Optional Flamenco tour.
Day 12 (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 to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. Continue to the Costa del Sol with your afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 13 (Thursday)                   COSTA DEL SOL / GRANADA
After breakfast depart 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. Dinner and accommodation. Optional Gipsy Flamenco Show at Sacromonte quarter.
Day 14 (Friday)                        GRANADA / TOLEDO / MADRID
Breakfast; then depart for the Imperial City of Toledo (World Heritage city), where the three cultures of Spain (Christians, Moorish and Jewish) have lived together. Enjoy a tour of the most important city monuments, its narrow streets and the famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron). Continue to Madrid. Accommodation.
Day 15 (Saturday)                    DEPART MADRID
Your tour package finishes after breakfast with a transfer to Madrid airport (depending on your departure time, perhaps pre-book an optional Prado “Skip the Line” Afternoon Tour).
2018 Departure Dates
2019 Departure Dates
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
September: 1, 8, 22
October: 13, 20
  AU$3545 AU$5410
November: 3
December: 22
January: 19
March: 16, 23
AU$3450 AU$5315
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Seasonal supplements may apply
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation including daily breakfast and 5 dinners
  • Guided visits in Barcelona, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Toledo
  • Multilingual tour escort days 4-14
  • Barcelona arrival & Madrid departure transfers
  • AVE tourist class train ticket Barcelona-Madrid
  • Madrid arrival transfer from train station to hotel
  • Monument entry fees
Regular guaranteed departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.
Excludes locally payable Tourist City Taxes

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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