Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 13 Days - 11 Cities

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R 26 500

per person sharing
13 Days
- 25 Mar 18
# 1035
Tour Code.

Description
Kick off your Iberian adventure in Madrid before heading to the hanging houses in Cuenca and devouring delicious paella in Valencia. See the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix, the 14th century Alhambra Palace and passionate Flamenco in Seville before heading to Portugal's Algarve, its hilly capital, Lisbon, and Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles.

Destinations
  • Madrid
  • Seville
  • Granada
  • Toledo
  • Lisbon
  • Valencia
  • Fatima
  • Salamanca
  • Algarve
Day 1
Lisbon
Enjoy a relaxing free day to explore all of Lisbon's attractions. Why not visit the lively Rossio Square where street cafes overlook the Baroque fountains or the Alfama district with its medieval alleyways and outstanding views?
Later perhaps join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz.

Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa - Buffet Breakfast

Day 2
Arrive Madrid
Welcome to Madrid; the capital of Spain. Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon - Welcome Reception

Day 3
Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia
In Cuenca view the hanging houses which are built on the edge of the cliffs over the deep gorge. On arrival in Valencia your orientation drive will include views of the Towers of Serrano and Quart. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. Tonight why not sample paella; a speciality from this region.

Hotel: Silken Puerta - Buffet Breakfast

Day 4
Valencia – Guadix – Granada
Travel inland through the 'sierras' to view the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix. Cave houses are common throughout the province of Granada but the highest concentration are in this area. Take the jagged Mora Pass to the Moorish city of Granada.
Dine tonight in a local restaurant for a special Regional Meal.

Hotel: Carmen - Buffet Breakfast & Regional Meal

Day 5
Granada – Cordoba – Seville (3 Nights)
Your Local Specialist takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace; built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient stucco; quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In Cordoba visit the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba; the former mosque of the caliphs; a jewel of Hispano - Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics with a Local Specialist. Later arrive in Seville; your home for the next three nights.

Hotel: Melia Lebreros - Buffet Breakfast

Day 6
Seville Sightseeing
See the Giralda Bell Tower with your Local Specialist during your sightseeing tour of Seville. Visit the Maria Luisa Park; the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition; built in a Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains; ponds; pavilions and lush plantings and walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana. Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world; where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Tonight why not experience the passion of the flamenco.

Hotel: Melia Lebreros - Buffet Breakfast

Day 7
Seville – Jerez and Cadiz Excursion
Start your day in Jerez and gain a Cultural Insight into sherry production which is renowned in this region. Later discover the historic port city of Cadiz. Columbus departed from here on many of his voyages; and the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city are said to have been brought here by him upon his return. Once home to the vast Spanish Navy; Cadiz was raided by Sir Francis Drake a year prior to the 1588 Spanish Armada departure.

Hotel: Melia Lebreros - Buffet Breakfast


Day 8
Seville – Algarve Region
Cross the border into southern Portugal for a leisurely afternoon on the sunny Algarve. Spend time relaxing by the beach or join an Optional Experience.

Hotel: Holiday Inn - Buffet Breakfast & Dinner with wine

Day 9
Algarve – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)
See the Serra de Arrabida mountains and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses are reared. This afternoon arrive to Lisbon and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery as well as see the Belem Tower on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Tonight why not sample a traditional fado show.

Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa - Buffet Breakfast & Be My Guest Dining

Day 10
Lisbon – Fatima – Salamanca
Drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains to the Shrine at Fatima; site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.

Hotel: Gran Corona Sol - Buffet Breakfast

Day 11
Salamanca – Toledo – Madrid (2 Nights)
See the walled city of Avila before arriving in Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tome; home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets with your Local Specialist.
Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the historical steel industry while watching local craftsmen at work. Later arrive in Madrid; your home for the next two nights.

Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon - Buffet Breakfast

Day 12
Madrid Sightseeing
This morning join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will see the Royal Palace; Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city or you can take an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage City of Segovia. This evening join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon - Buffet Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 13
Depart Madrid
Say 'adios' to your travelling companions; your Travel Director and these beautiful countries at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Buffet Breakfast

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# Additional Info Tour Date Rate
1 Price Per Person Sharing 29 October 2017 R 26 500
2 Price Per Person Sharing 12 November & 03 December 2017 *** Includes 7.5% Early Payment Discount*** R 23 865
3 Price Per Person Sharing 17 December 2017 R 25 437
4 Price Per Person Sharing 22 December 2017 R 26 270
5 Price Per Person Sharing 26 December / 31 December 2017 R 25 807
6 Price Per Person Sharing 14 January & 04 / 18 / 25 February & 11 / 18 March 2018 *** Includes 7.5% Early Payment Discount*** R 23 865
7 Price Per Person Sharing 25 March 2018 R 25 807


Includes
• Return airport transfers
• 12 nights’ hotel accommodation
• 12 Breakfast daily
• 1 Lunch (Be My Guest)
• 5 Dinners
• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
• Expert Travel Director
• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
• Local Specialist
• Must-see sights with VIP entry and queue jump
• Unique Insider Experiences
• Optional Experiences
• Free time


General Information
Pay a R3000 per person deposit within 7 days of the booking with full payment due 24 August 2017.

All discounts apply to the land portion of the trip price only. The trip price does not include the costs of international flights (to/from the start or end the trip).

Price is per person based on a lead in rate and subject to availability depending on the departure date. (High and low season rates apply). Single supplement rates available on request.

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