Wonders of Portugal and Spain

Duration : 10 days

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DAY 1
ORIGIN | LISBON
Arrival to the Portuguese Capital reception from someone’s VEFA representative. (Depending of the hour of arrival) Panoramic Tour in Grand Tourism Bus through the magnific city of Lisbon. Transfer to the hotel for accommodation and dinner.

DAY 2
LISBON | SINTRA | CASCAIS | ESTORIL | BELÉM | LISBON
After breakfast departure to the village of Sintra where we visit the Palace called “Palácio Nacional da Pena” (included), wich represents one of the best expressions of architectural Romanticism in the 19th century (séc. XIX) In the world and by that constituting itself the first Palace of this style in Europe. Panoramic tour along the coast going to Cascais – once an old fisherman´s village could be considered today one of the most elegant residential areas of the country and follow the same line we have Estoril where is the famous “Casino Estoril” one of the most prestigious casinos in Europe. After lunch departure to Lisbon founded around 3.200 years ago by Fenices merchants and later inhabited by Greeks, Carthartaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Brief stop in Belém where we visit Jerónimos Monastery (included). Free time and then will go to downtown called “Baixa Pombalina” and here we could see a business district completely rebuilt after the big earthquake in1755 we also can see a huge square the so called “Praça do Comércio” which is one of the most beautiful of the Capital, next this one we find another one square called “Praça do Rossio” is the heart of the city with the statue of the King D. Pedro IV, very close we have another square called ”Praça dos Restauradores” in which there is an Obelisk that represents the restauration of Portugal Independence from Spain and very close we have an avenue the so called “Avenida da Liberdade” and on the top of the avenue one iconic square called “Praça Marquês de Pombal” with a Monument built in memory of the former prime minister of the King D. José I. I the end of the afternoon visit to an Outlet Mall for Shopping. Return to hotel for dinner and after dinner for those who wish there is the possibility of attending a live night Fado in one of the most prestigious and traditional Fado houses in Lisbon (optional). Return to the hotel for accommodation.

DAY 3
LISBON | FÁTIMA | COIMBRA
After breakfast departure to Fátima. Visit the Sanctuary of “Fátima” one of the most important pilgrimage places in the world for the Catholics which is a place of devotion up to a scale never seen. Free time and we strongly suggest a visit to the Wax Museum (optional). After lunch continue the trip up to Coimbra the third largest city of Portugal located in the banks of the Mondego river and have the single curiosity to has been the homeland for six Kings and Capital of Portugal up to 1256 besides is the headquarters of the oldest University in the Portugal which was founded in 1290 by the King D. Dinis, you also have the possibility to do a Boat Trip in the Mondego river (included). Arrival at the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 4
OPORTO
Breakfast and after a City Tour in Oporto located on right bank of Douro River, Oporto is the second largest city of the country and also the regional capital of the North of Portugal we may say the prosperity of the city began and is very much due to the maritime trade regarding his location near the “Foz do Douro” where the river ends and goes to the open sea and that made it possible to took advantage from the riches and treasures that maritime discoveries generated from the 15th up to 16th century add up to all this the fact that in the 17 th century began the wine trade with England and since that time long ago the famous Oporto Wine has never stopped the worldwide fame and reputation. Then we go to “Av. Dos Aliados” and as well the iconic tower called “Torre dos Clérigos” and all the old part of the town classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. After lunch boarding on a Cruise Boat to do the called Cruise of 6 Bridges (included) also a guided tour at one of the several Cellars of Oporto Wine with tasting included. Continue to the center of the city and followed by free time. In the end of afternoon arrival to hotel, to dinner and accommodation.

DAY 5
AVEIRO | SALAMANCA
After breakfast proceed to Aveiro, knowned as the “Portuguese Venice”, because of the water channels that go through the City. Board in a fantastic Cruise Boat on the typical “Moliceiro Boats” (included). Free time to enjoy this marvelous city. After lunch continue to Salamanca in Spain. Visit by foot to the old city that includes the “Plaza Mayor” the biggest one in all Spain that appear in several Hollywood movies. In the end of afternoon arrival to hotel, to dinner and accommodation.

DAY 6
ÁVILA | MADRID
After breakfast proceed to Ávila. Visit to this marvelous Medieval City with is ancient walls with more than 10 km and 80 rounded towers. Visit to the Cathedral and free time in the City Centre. Later departure to Madrid for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 7
MADRID
Breakfast and visit to Madrid, capital of Spain. We start to visit the Cathedral and the “Palácio Real” full of treasures. Continue to “Plaza Mayor” full of typical “Cafés” where we can taste the international famous Spanish “Tapas”. After lunch continue through Cybele’s Plaza and Gran Via where stands Prado’s Museum with paintings of the most important paintings in the world. Free time for shopping in an Outlet Mall. Return to the Hotel for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 8
MADRID | ZARAGOZA
After breakfast departure to Zaragoza. Visit to the Basilica of the “Virgen del Pilar”, the Cathedral of “S. Salvador”, the Arquelogic Museums, the “Aljaferia” Palace and the ancient Bridge through the Ebro River. Lunch and free time for shopping. Proceed to the Hotel for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 9
ZARAGOZA | BARCELONA
After breakfast departure to Barcelona. Panoramic visit to this fantastic City knowned by the works of art of Gaudi. Visit to the ex libris of the City, the “Sagrada Familia” (included). Continue of the visit by is pedestrian streets full of stores and coffee shops called “Ramblas”. After lunch continue the visit through the “Parc Guel”, Montjuic, the Cathedral, the Spain Square with the Magical Fountains and the Gothic District with the marvelous Gaudi Houses. Proceed to the Hotel for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 10
BARCELONA | DEPARTURE TO THE ORIGIN COUNTRY
Breakfast and free time until the hour for the transfer to the Airport.

INCLUDED

  • Transfer and transport in Grand Turism Bus according the program;
  • Acomodation in double/twin room and hotels 3* or 4* with 9 breakfast; 9 Lunches, 9 dinners;
  • English Speaking Guide;
  • Trips and visits according the Program: Palácio da Pena, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Cruzeiro no douro, Cruzeiro Coimbra and Aveiro, Cave de vinho do Porto, Sagrada Família;
  • Insurance;
  • Entrance Fees to the Monuments refered;

NOT INCLUDED

  • Suplement for single room;
  • Turístic taxe;
  • And all that is not mentioned on the rates considered included.

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