Summary

This amazing Portugal and Spain Itinerary (14 days) from Madrid will offer you the opportunity to discover 2 countries during the same trip. You will visit amazing cities in northeastern (Galicia), central and southern Spain (Andalusia) and discover Portugal. You will be impressed by cities such as Leon, Oviedo, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Caceres, Seville, Ronda, Torremolinos, Granada and Toledo in Spain, and Viana do Castelo, Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima and Lisbon in Portugal. During this trip you will discover incredible places and UNESCO sites and you will enjoy a visit and tasting of Port wine at local wine cellar in Porto. If you are a solo traveller willing to join a group, this tour also suits you as you can be accommodated in a single room (Single Room Supplement: 570 €). Departures are organized from Madrid every Tuesday from March 29, 2022 to October 18, 2022.

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Maria

Maria

Local travel expert in Spain

I speak English and Spanish. I studied tourism in Madrid, and I have more than 7 years’ work experience in travel agencies. My passion for travelling around Spain and Europe, made me discover new places and offer different routes around my country and some of its neighbours.

Itinerary


In the morning, you will depart from Madrid at 8:00 a.m. towards Leon. You will make a short stop in the city and will have some time at leisure for visiting the most representative buildings such as Leon Cathedral, a masterpiece of the Gothic style of the mid-13th century with its beautiful stained-glass windows. You will also see San Isidoro Church and/or the facade of San Marcos Hostal of Plateresque style.

You will continue your trip to Oviedo.

Dinner and accommodation in Oviedo.

The day will begin with the departure to the region of Autonomous Community of Galicia, the name of which derives from the Latin toponym Callaecia, later Gallaecia, related to the name of an ancient tribe that resided north of the Douro river, the Gallaeci or Callaeci in Latin. You will reach the city of A Coruña where you will enjoy a short panoramic tour. The city is known for the Tower of Hercules that is a tower and lighthouse located on a hill on A Coruña peninsula, in Galicia and has the privilege of being the oldest Roman lighthouse currently in use. It is the third-tallest lighthouse in Spain and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In the afternoon, an optional excursion could be organized to the Rías Altas through the typical villages of Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc.

Dinner and accommodation in A Coruña.

In the morning, you will travel to Santiago de Compostela. You will enjoy a guided tour of Santiago de Compostela, an important pilgrimage centre with its Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedral, etc. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, as the destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route since the 9th century. The Old Town of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Free afternoon.

Dinner and accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.

The day will begin with the departure to the Spanish Fiords (Rias Bajas), through splendid and spectacular landscapes with a brief stop on La Toja island. You will make a stop at O Grove in order to take an optional tour on a catamaran and see an oyster and mussel farm.

Optional excursion to Santa Tecla.

You will continue your trip to Vigo where you will have some free time.

Dinner and accommodation in Vigo.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will cross the border of Spain with Portugal, and you will reach Viana do Castelo, a town located between the mouth of the Miño river and Porto.

You will have free time to visit the old town with cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings.

Next, you will travel to Braga, known as the city of the archbishops and the third most populated city in Portugal.

Free time.

Accommodation in Porto.

The day will begin with a Guided tour of Porto, a city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will enjoy a guided tour of the city of Porto with the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange Palace and St. Clara Church, a temple of Gothic origin, the construction of which dates back to the first half of the 15th century. The tour will end at a local winery where you will taste the world-famous “Port wine”.

Free time.

Accommodation in Porto.

In the morning, you will travel to Coimbra, city of one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace of the Fado de Coimbra, a highly stylized genre of Fado, music of Portugal. In addition, Coimbra has a contemporary music, boasting several live music venues, and some of the most popular clubs and music festivals in Portugal.

Free time.

Dinner and accommodation in Coimbra.

The day will begin with the departure to Fatima, important pilgrimage centre. You will have free time for visiting the Shrine and afterwards you will continue your trip to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located on the northern banks of the River Tagus (Rio Tejo).

Accommodation in Lisbon. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese music.

In the morning, you will enjoy a guided tour of Lisbon visiting the old Alfama Quarter, one of the oldest quarters of Lisbon. It is a delightful maze of narrow cobbled streets and ancient houses, which lead up the steep hill from the Tagus Estuary to the castle. You will also see Belem Tower and Monastery of Los Jeronimos declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Afternoon at leisure.

Optional tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.

Accommodation in Lisbon.

In the morning, you will depart towards the border of Portugal with Spain and arrive in Caceres where you will have free time to discover its Plaza Mayor and walk through the Old Town of Caceres and its famous medieval quarter, very well preserved and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy lunch on your own.

You will continue your trip to Andalusia and arrive in Seville.

Dinner and accommodation in Seville.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Seville, visiting the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de España (Spanish Square) with a panoramic sightseeing of the city. You will see Seville Cathedral known as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, and its bell tower, called the Giralda and the typical neighbourhood of Santa Cruz with its streets, squares and narrow alleys. The Giralda was built during the reign of the Almohad dynasty with a Renaissance-style belfry added by the Catholics and was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

If you wish, you can optionally navigate the Guadalquivir river and enjoy a panoramic view of the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro) that received its name because it was originally covered in golden tiles.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the evening, you can more also enjoy an optional activity, such as attending a flamenco show.

Accommodation in Seville.

The day will begin by following the Route of the White Villages and Ronda. The city is situated in a mountainous area on a plateau cut by a deep gorge carved by the Guadalevín River about 750 m above mean sea level. The picturesque panorama of the city and the variety of its monuments has made Ronda a remarkable tourist centre.

You will have some free time in Ronda to enjoy the city on your own, after which you will depart for Costa del Sol.

Dinner and accommodation in Torremolinos.

In the morning, you will travel to Granada where you will visit the spectacular group of monuments of Alhambra and Generalife, former residence of the Moorish kings, with its magnificent fountains, gardens and arches, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Generalife is located outside the walls of Alhambra and is made up of a set of buildings, patios and gardens, which make it one of the greatest attractions of the city of Granada, and, together with Alhambra, one of the most outstanding architectural ensembles of Muslim civil architecture.

Dinner and accommodation in Granada. Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attendance of a typical show of gipsy flamenco.

After breakfast you will travel to Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage. Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as the "City of the Three Cultures" for the cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history. Among its buildings are found the Church of Saint Mary, built in Gothic style in the thirteenth century, and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, a remarkable combination of Gothic-Spanish-Flemish style built in the fifteenth century.

Lunch and city sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and alleys.

Arrival in Madrid and end of services.

Prices

Travel dates

Every Tuesday (from March 29, 2022 to October 18, 2022)

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

6 Pers.

18 Pers.

4* Hotels (January - June; November, December)

1710€

1710€

1710€

4* Hotels (July, August, September, October)

1780€

1780€

1780€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 6 Pers. 18 Pers.

Every Tuesday (from March 29, 2022 to October 18, 2022)

4* Hotels (January - June; November, December) 1710€ 1710€ 1710€
4* Hotels (July, August, September, October) 1780€ 1780€ 1780€

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at 4-star hotels;
  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Lunch on day 11, 14 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13 of the itinerary;
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Transportation according to the entire itinerary (bus with free WI-FI onboard);
  • Sightseeing tour with local guide in Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon, Seville, Granada and Toledo;
  • Visit and tasting of Port wine at a local wine cellar;
  • Multilingual tour escort;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Municipal taxes in Porto and Lisbon.

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