9 DAYS PORTUGAL & ANDALUCIA TOUR - from MADRID - 9 days / 8 nights (E-2390)

9 DAYS PORTUGAL & ANDALUCIA TOUR (E-2390)

DEPARTS MADRID / WEDNESDAYS: 05 April 2017 - 28 March 2018

(2017-2018 printer friendly version PDF)

Visits: Lisbon, Fatima, Caceres, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Granada, Toledo

9 DAYS PORTUGAL & ANDALUCIA TOUR2017 Itinerary:
DAY 1 (Wednesday):             MADRID / TRUJILLO / LISBON
Depart from the Trapsatur Madrid Office / Bus Terminal at 08:00am. Travel towards the region of Extremadura and arrive at Trujillo, birth place of Spanish conquerors. Free time to explore the beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Continue across the border into Portugal and arrive in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located at the mouth of river Tagus. Optional night tour: show of Fado, typical Portuguese songs and music. Accommodation.
 
DAY 2 (Thursday):                LISBON
Breakfast is followed by a morning city sightseeing tour of Lisbon, including the old Alfama Quarter, Belem Tower, and Monastery of Los Jerónimos. Your afternoon is free for your own exploration of the history, culture, excellent restaurants and the style of Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities.
Optional tour to Sintra, Estoril, Cascais. Accommodation.
 
DAY 3 (Friday):                      LISBON / FATIMA / LISBON
After breakfast depart for an important centre of pilgrimage for the catholic faith, Fatima, the site of the famous apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Statues of Saints surround the Neo-Baroque Limestone Basilica, 65 metre tower and esplanade which are twice the size of St Peter’s Square. The Chapel of the Apparitions marks the site of the first apparition. Free time to visit the Shrine. Return to Lisbon for overnight accommodation.
 
DAY 4 (Saturday):                 LISBON / CACERES / CORDOBA
Following breakfast depart Portugal for Cáceres, founded by the Romans in 25BC, the old town section of this beautiful city invites travellers to enjoy medieval streets, plazas, towers, battlements, palaces, churches and convents. Free time on arrival may allow time for some exploration or perhaps a chance to enjoy the highly regarded local cuisine and wines at one of many inns and restaurants. Next is Cordoba one of the ancient world’s most influential cities and oldest settlements in Spain. Dinner at hotel and overnight accommodation.
 
DAY 5 (Sunday):                    CORDOBA / SEVILLE
After breakfast a sightseeing program includes the magnificent 8th century Mezquita/Mosque/Cathedral and the historic Jewish quarter, with its narrow winding streets, decorated courtyards and patios of flowers.
Next is Seville, a wonderful city, regarded by some as the romantic capital of Andalucía. After lunch, free time to explore and understand why Seville is the setting for the operas Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro, as well as being the home of the fiery flamenco, you feel it – in the narrow streets, squares, courtyards and colourful patios of the Santa Cruz district. Overnight accommodation.
 
DAY 6 (Monday):                   SEVILLE
After breakfast a morning city tour visiting the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de Espana, with panoramic sightseeing of the city.
Optional Artistic tour including the Royal Alcazar Palace.
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 overnight accommodation.
 
DAY 7 (Tuesday):                  SEVILLE / RONDA / MARBELLA
Following breakfast, travel the route of the white villages including a stopover in Ronda, located over a deep ravine cut into rock 100 metres the Rio Tajo. Ronda has a spectacular location, this town simply invites visitors to wander along fascinating streets and alleys, or relax at one of the local cafes, perhaps overlooking the gorge, enjoying the beautiful regional cuisine and fine local wines while watching the world go by. Continue to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation in Marbella.
 
DAY 8 (Wednesday):             MARBELLA / GRANADA
After breakfast depart for Granada, the final stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom in 1492, a glorious city immortalised in song and verse, overlooked by the majestic snow covered Sierra Nevadas. Enjoy a sightseeing tour visiting the Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife Gardens, which showcases Moorish palaces and towers and gardens, including terraces, pools and fountains in an incomparable setting – the Alhambra is special. Dinner and accommodation.
Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical show of gipsy flamenco.
 
DAY 9 (Thursday):                GRANADA / TOLEDO / MADRID
After breakfast travel to the Imperial city of Toledo – a national monument of Spain, where the cultures and great religions of Spain (Christian, Moorish and Jewish) have left behind a legacy that makes Toledo a special place to visit. After lunch, your sightseeing tour includes Spanish art, history and spirituality, helping to uncover some secrets of this historical and artistic city. Next is Madrid – end of tour.
2017 Departure Dates
Wednesdays
2018 Departure Dates
Wednesdays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
September: 6, 13, 20, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
 
AU$1750 AU$2285
November: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December: 6, 13, 20, 27
January: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 21, 28
March: 7, 14, 28
AU$1655 AU$2190
  March: 21 AU$1815 AU$2350
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Seasonal supplements may apply.
TIMELESS COACH TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation includes daily breakfast and 4 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Multilingual guides / Sightseeing or Panoramic Tours: Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Toledo
  • Monument entry fees
Regular guaranteed departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.
Tour departs from the Trapsatur Bus Terminal / Office centrally located at Calle San Bernardo 7, Madrid.

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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