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Treasures of Spain and Portugal

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $2,966 per person

Countries Visited

Spain, Portugal ...more Spain, Portugal

Locations Visited

Madrid, Toledo, Zamora, Segovia, Santiago De Compostela, Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Peniscola ...more Madrid, Toledo, Zamora, Segovia, Santiago De Compostela, Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Peniscola
  1. Day 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

    Kick-start your epic encounter with Spain and Portugal in Europe's highest capital city, Madrid. Spend your day rambling along tree-lined boulevards and people-watching in the city's lively squares before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of Madrid's most iconic sites.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Barceló Imagine
  2. Day 2 Toledo and Madrid Sightseeing

    We journey south for an excursion to the clifftop city of Toledo, where we'll join our 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to El Greco's most famous painting, 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', and visit the former synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. This afternoon, join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital, which includes views of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish royal family and Cibeles Fountain. Admire the masterpieces of Velasquez and other Spanish greats.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Madrid – Segovia – Zamora

    Journey to Segovia and see the Roman Aqueduct, by far the most impressive Roman structure in Spain - delivering drinking water across its impressive 160 arches to the people of Segovia in ancient times. 'Dive Into Culture' and savour the fruity flavours of the city's refreshingly sweet sangria. Then, view the Alcázar of Segovia and the city's medieval and Moorish architecture. Travel to the city of Zamora in the Castilla y León region. Your orientation tour includes views of the cathedral and the Church of Mary Magdalene.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel NH Palacio del Duero
  4. Day 4 Zamora – Santiago de Compostela

    Travel to Santiago de Compostela, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist', who will share insights into the 'Way of Saint James' and explain why thousands of people attempt the life-changing pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast Cathedral, reputed to be the final resting place of Saint James the Great, and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles. Consider an Optional Experience to the Rías Baixas for soul-stirring views of the Galicia coast. The region has long waterways stretching inland that are said to be the mark left by God's hand when he cleansed himself after creating the world.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Eurostars Gran
  5. Day 5 Santiago de Compostela – Porto Sightseeing

    Embark on a sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist' today in Porto. Wander past Baroque churches and along the winding lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. See the remarkable bridges that span the river, the medieval Ribeira Quarter and the city port. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, before you 'Dive Into Culture' and into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic centre of Porto.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Neya
  6. Day 6 Porto – Fátima – Lisbon (2 Nights)

    Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. We arrive in colourful Lisbon this evening - our home for the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel VIP Grand
  7. Day 7 Lisbon Sightseeing And Free Time

    Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover a new world. We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, and Belém Tower. We join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 15th-century Manueline architecture and art. Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. This evening perhaps enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Lisbon – Seville (2 Nights)

    We travel east through Portugal's picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo - the country's cork capital and cross into Spain, journeying through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham, before arriving in Seville. The fine art of olive oil production is explored this evening as we 'Connect with Locals' over a memorable 'Be My Guest' dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from their 6,000 trees.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Meliá Lebreros
  9. Day 9 Seville Sightseeing And Free Time

    The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Join a 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour through the city. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we'll visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, before taking a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter.

    meals Breakfast
  10. Day 10 Seville – Granada

    Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a 'Local Specialist'. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine, and admire the intricate design and detail around every turn.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Abades Nevada Palace
  11. Day 11 Granada – Guadix – Valencia

    This morning, we journey via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged in the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area. We travel to Valencia, where we'll stay overnight to view the Bullring and admire the architecture of its medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Quart Towers. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Silken Puerta
  12. Day 12 Valencia – Peñíscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

    Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñíscola, the 'City in the Sea', to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. We continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudí architecture. Join a 'Local Specialist' and see the unfinished La Sagrada Família then explore the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Tryp Apolo
  13. Day 13 Barcelona Free Day

    Embrace the charm of Barcelona, ramble through El Born for delicious tapas or consider joining an Optional Experience to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Catalonia as 'La Moreneta' - or spend the rest of the day exploring the city's enchanting barrios. This evening, we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  14. Day 14 Depart Barcelona

    For now it's adios to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Please Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona on Day 14. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

    meals Breakfast
Treasures of Spain and Portugal
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Segovia, Zamora and Valencia
  • VISIT Santo Tomé and the synagogue in Toledo, the cathedral and Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, the Stock Exchange Palace in Porto, the Shrine at Fátima, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, Seville Cathedral, the Alhambra Palace in Granada and Montjuïc Hill in Barcelona
  • VIEW the Roman Aqueduct and Alcázar in Segovia, the cathedral in Zamora, the Belem Tower in Lisbon, the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville, the cave homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the city of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia, La Sagrada Família and Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona
  • SEE the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Toledo

Spectacular Toledo: Spain's Ancient Capital

Visit the ancient capital of Spain, which sits above the Tagus River and is home to the nation's principal cathedral and El Greco's famous views. Learn about Moorish and Jewish cultures, and how the area is famed for the production of Damascene work: intricate inlaid gold jewelry and craftwork.
Adult Price: €46

Madrid

Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before experiencing the traditional flavor of the old city. We'll see where the locals come together and have a chat over their aperitifs, before enjoying a delicious dinner.
Adult Price: €61

Rías Baixas

Explore Rías Baixas and the Mussel Beds

Join us on a visit to Ría de Arosa, one of the deep fjord-like estuaries of Galicia, as well as a stop-off at O Grove Port and the village of Cambados. Enjoy a boat trip to the mussel and oyster farms, where you’ll sample mussels and Ribeiro wine while enjoying regional music.
Adult Price: €45

Porto

Douro Cruise And Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing and leisurely cruise along the Douro River. You'll have a chance to see two medieval "world heritage" cities plus six impressive bridges, one of them the famous UNESCO-listed Eiffel bridge. Afterward, savor a typical meal in the Medieval Ribeira Quarter.
Adult Price: €59

Lisbon

Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savor a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66

Gourmet Dinner, Parliament, Exclusive Estrela and Evening Orientation

Your opportunity to view the exclusive district of Estrela, its park, basilica and the Portuguese Parliament, on the way to a delicious gourmet dinner. You’ll finish the evening with a drive along the banks of the mighty Tagus River.
Adult Price: €53

Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

Take a ferry across the mighty Tagus River and enjoy typical Portuguese seafood and fish specialties at a local restaurant. After dinner, we’ll cross the impressive Suspension Bridge for a sweeping view over the Portuguese capital.
Adult Price: €53

The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle we'll visit an impressive Royal Palace of Sintra.
Adult Price: €46

Seville

Discover The Origin Of Tapas & Evening In Old Seville

Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste different flavors and wines, before taking an atmospheric evening stroll through the charming old quarter of Seville.
Adult Price: €53

Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organized tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.
Adult Price: €40

The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América—a must for any visitor to Seville. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €41

Flamenco, the Best Show in Town With a Three-Course Dinner

After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organized tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment.
Adult Price: €69

Grenada

Albaicín And The Royal Chapel

Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicín World Heritage Site – a maze of narrow streets and Moorish splendor. You'll get to explore the Catholic Monarchs' tombs and some of their treasures at the Royal Chapel, and stop off at the picturesque Alcaicería quarter.
Adult Price: €37

Valencia

Paella Experience

Spain's famous rice dish "The Paella" originated in Valencia. This evening, we'll travel to a seafront restaurant where we'll enjoy this iconic Spanish fare. We'll also enjoy great beach views and a drive through the yachting marina, home of the America's Cup 2007.
Adult Price: €52

Barcelona

Gothic Quarter and Dinner

Work up an appetite with a walking tour of the old Gothic Quarter, where Barcelona was born. Meander through the beautiful medieval streets and century-old architecture with your Local Specialist. Then we’ll take you to the marina of Port Olympic, where you'll enjoy Mediterranean food in one of our favorite local eateries.
Adult Price: €60

Mystical Montserrat

Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.
Adult Price: €40

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