Highlights of Spain and Portugal

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: AWS Europe and Britain 22 23

A round-trip featuring all the highlights of Spain and Portugal. Spend time in the pilgrimage centre of Fatima, join a family on their stud farm in the Alentejo and explore the icons left behind by Catholic kings and Moorish sultans.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Cordoba, Seville, Evora, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Valencia, Cadiz and Salamanca
  • Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Cathedral Mosque in Cordoba, Seville Cathedral, the Cathedral of Evora, the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fatima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca and the Church of Santo Tome and the Synagogue in Toledo
  • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart and the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and the Cave Houses of Guadix
  • Connect With Locals Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked Be My Guest lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo.
  • Dive into Culture Visit the Hieronymite Monastery, a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome and exquisite example of Manueline architecture.
  • Dive into Culture The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest quality steel.
  • Dive into Culture Sample the famous sherry tradition in the southern Spanish city of Jerez, which has been making wine since ancient times.
Dining Highlights
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2022
13 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1MadridWelcome to Madrid: The fiery Spanish capital of Madrid paves the way for an unforgettable journey through centuries of history and cultural highlights across the Iberian Peninsula. Embrace la buena vida and soak up the vibrant city atmosphere, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city's iconic sights.
Ayre Gran Colon
Day 2Cuenca and ValenciaJourney to Cuenca and Valencia: Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop hanging houses of Cuenca, before your journey continues to Valencia, renowned for its modern verve and spirit of innovation. An orientation drive will include views of the 14th-century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening, consider indulging in Valencia's fragrant flavours and aromas of paella.
Day 3Unique Guadix and on to GranadaOff to Unique Guadix and on to Granada: We travel through the Sierra Nevadas bound for Guadix, where we'll witness how generations of locals have carved cosy abodes into their rocky surrounds. We'll view the troglodyte cave dwellings that blend effortlessly into the surrounding ochre landscape. Witness how generations of Guadix locals have carved cosy abodes into their rocky surrounds, then travel through the jagged Mora Pass to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe. This evening, sample the hearty flavours of Andalusia during a special Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 4Cordoba and SevilleOnwards to Cordoba and Seville: Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs, joining your Local Specialist for a visit to the incredible Alhambra, with its amazing palaces, gardens and fountains. Inspired by poetry, the architecture is said to be a reflection of paradise as described in Islamic verse. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere in quiet courtyards, follow its colossal ancient walls and admire the ornate stone carvings. We leave Granada behind for Cordoba where we'll join a Local Specialist to visit the mesmerising Cathedral, the former mosque of the caliphs and a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is alluring Seville, our home for the next three nights.
Melia Lebreros
Day 5Uncover the Secrets of SevilleUncover the Secrets of Seville: Seville takes centre stage today as we explore this charismatic city. We'll see the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower with a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Park, home of the 1929 Exposition. The park was built in a Moorish style and features half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings. We'll walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to witness the twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping of castanets at a fiery flamenco performance.
Day 6Sights of Jerez and CadizAdmire the Sights of Jerez and Cadiz: We indulge in the aromatic flavours of Jerez today as we Dive Into Culture and into the centuries-old tradition of Spanish sherry production. The leafy boulevards and quiet plazas of romantic Cadiz are our next stop. Tread in the footsteps of Columbus, who used this historic port city as his launchpad to the 'New World', and see the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city, said to have been brought here by him upon his return.
Day 7EvoraVenture to Evora: Leaving the zesty scents of Seville behind, we head to the golden landscapes of the Alentejo, where the Brito Paes family await our arrival for a special Connect With Locals lunch on their traditional stud ranch, which has been rearing Lusitano horses since the 18th century. Enjoy a Be My Guest experience in the home of their ancestor before continuing to Evora for a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist of its cathedral, Roman temple and Chapel of Bones. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
M'ar de Ar Muralhas
Day 8On to Lively LisbonOn to Lively Lisbon: We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon, where we'll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. A particular highlight of this afternoon is an opportunity to Dive Into Culture at the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 16th-century Manueline architecture and art.
Olissippo Marques de Sa
Day 9LisbonLisbon Your Way: Today is yours to connect with the Portuguese capital. Relax at a sidewalk cafe with a creamy pasteis de nata and venture to the Castle of Sao Jorge and admire the sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that clad Lisbon's seven hills. You may choose to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.
Day 10Fatima and on to SalamancaPilgrimage to Fatima and on to Salamanca: Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fatima, a site of celebrated religious miracles. We leave Portugal, travelling to the historic Spanish city of Salamanca with its golden-hued facades and ancient university heritage, where we will visit its 18th-century Plaza Mayor during our orientation tour.
Gran Corona Sol
Day 11Toledo and MadridContinue to Toledo and Madrid: See the walled city of Avila, the 'Town of Stones and Saints', so named for its vast collection of Romanesque and Gothic churches. We arrive in the clifftop city of Toledo and join a Local Specialist for a guided walk through its streets. We'll visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz' and the former Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Later, Dive Into Culture and witness local craftsmen at work creating inlaid steel the traditional way. We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the next two nights.
Rafael Atocha
Day 12MadridExplore Fiery Madrid: This morning, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we'll see the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Retiro Park, originally created as a retreat for the royal family. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your own terms. Admire the world's finest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Via or consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed city of Segovia. This evening marks the end of our memorable journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.
Day 13Adios MadridAdios Madrid: For now it's time to say a fond farewell to our travelling companions, your Travel Director and the beauty of Spain and Portugal at the end of a memorable holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

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    Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: AWS Europe and Britain 22 23A round-trip featuring all the highlights of Spain and Portugal.

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