Treasures of Spain and Portugal End Barcelona

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type Europe & Britain 2024 v1

Don't miss a thing on this most exhilarating of Spain and Portugal trips, filled with the flavors of sangria and port shared with locals, life-changing pilgrimages and the legacy of the Romans, Moors, Iberian royalty and a ?Spanish Pope' who built a ?City in the Sea'.

Be My Guest
  • Seville Enjoy a traditional Andalusian Be My Guest dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family. A welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard before learning how they produce olive oil.
Dining Summary
  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • 6 Dinner (D)
Dive Into Culture
  • Porto Savor the flavors of Portugal's centuries-old Port heritage and gain insights into its local production at a tasting in a Port cellar.
  • Lisbon Visit the Hieronymite Monastery, a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome and exquisite example of Manueline architecture.
Iconic Experience
  • Barcelona With your Local Specialist, see Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to take in some of the city's finest Modernist architecture. Journey past the beautiful façades of the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the
  • Segovia Stroll along medieval streets from the impressive Roman aqueduct to Plaza Mayor, and see the 14th-century Alcazar Palace.
  • Guadix See the cave homes that embellish the hills around Guadix.
  • Toledo Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Specialist and visit the Church of Santo Tome to see an El Greco masterpiece.
  • Zamora See the cathedral of Zamora and the 12th-century Church of Mary Magdalene during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Lisbon Explore with your Local Specialist, from the Lower Town, beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco. Visit the Belem Quarter to see the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the medieval Belem Tower.
  • Madrid Drive through central Madrid and see some of the city's famous features during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Madrid See the highlights of the city with your Local Specialist. Visit the Old Town, traveling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the Cibeles fountain, Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace.
  • Porto See the Clerigos Tower, Avenida dos Aliados and the Palácio da Bolsa former stock exchange.
  • Santiago de Compostela Join a Local Specialist on a visit to Praza do Obradoiro and admire the cathedral façade festooned with architectural frills.
  • Seville Guided by your Local Specialist, see the Giralda Tower, former minaret of the Great Mosque and now the cathedral's belltower. Explore the narrow streets of the Santa Cruz Quarter and emerge by the great walls of the Alcazar.
  • Valencia See the ultra-modern Center of Arts and Sciences and the historic bullring of Valencia during an orientation drive with your Travel Director.
  • Peñíscola See the castle featured in the film 'El Cid'.
  • Fátima Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions or see the basilica.
  • Granada Visit the famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Explore with a Local Specialist keen to share insights into this Moorish landmark.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Valencia Taste authentic Valencian street food from a local Horchata vendor. This rich and flavourful nut-based drink loved by many is produced here using only locally sourced and natural ingredients, and respecting traditional methods of production. Thi
Must-see Highlights
  • See the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon
  • View the Roman Aqueduct and Alcazar 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 Sagra
  • Discover Segovia, Zamora and Valencia
  • Visit Santo Tome and the synagogue in Toledo, the cathedral and Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, the Stock Exchange Palace and a local port wine cellar in Porto, the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, Seville Cathedral, the Alhambra Palace in
  • Explore Toledo, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon, Seville and Barcelona with a Local Specialist
Whats Included
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (540) 622-3073 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18573163

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridHola Madrid: 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 travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and orientation drive past some of Madrid's most iconic sites.

Accommodations: Barceló Imagine
Day 2MadridAdmire the Sights of Toledo and Madrid: We journey south for an excursion to the hilltop city of Toledo, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, 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 former residence of the Spanish royal family and the Cibeles Fountain.

Accommodations: Barceló Imagine
Day 3ZamoraJourney to Segovia and Zamora: Venture 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, view the Alcázar of Segovia. Travel to the city of Zamora in the Castile and Leon region. Your orientation walking tour includes views of the Plaza Mayor and the Church of Mary Magdalene. Later this evening, why not follow your nose to a cozy local spot and relax with some refreshingly fruity sangria to toast the day.

Accommodations: NH Palacio del Duero
Day 4Santiago de CompostelaA Pilgrimage to 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.

Accommodations: Eurostars Gran
Day 5PortoJourney to Scenic Porto Dive Into Culture: Today we Dive Into Culture and the centuries-old tradition of local Port production at a tasting in a Port cellar. Afterwards, embark on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist 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 its old quay/dock, before visiting the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic center of Porto - just steps away from our riverside hotel.

Accommodations: Carris Ribeira
Day 6LisbonOnwards to Fátima and Lisbon: Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, site of a celebrated religious miracle. We arrive in colorful Lisbon later - our home for the next two nights. This evening perhaps enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the melancholic sounds of the fado.

Accommodations: VIP Grand
Day 7LisbonDiscover Lisbon's Treasures Dive Into Culture: 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 Belem Tower when we join a Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour of Lisbon. We'll Dive Into Culture at the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 16th-century Manueline architecture and art. Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.

Accommodations: VIP Grand
Day 8SevilleOn to Seville Connect with Locals: We travel east through Portugal's picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo famous for the country's cork and cross into Spain, journeying through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham, before arriving in Seville. This evening, explore the fine art of olive oil production at a Be My Guest experience and Connect With Locals over a memorable dinner at an olive oil farm.

Accommodations: Meliá Lebreros
Day 9SevilleExplore Spectacular Seville: 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 stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter before visiting the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world.

Accommodations: Meliá Lebreros
Day 10GranadaOff to Granada: Multicultural Granada takes center 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.

Accommodations: Abades Nevada Palace
Day 11ValenciaOnwards to Valencia Dive Into Culture: This morning, we travel to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged in the ochre-colored cliffs of the surrounding area. We travel to Valencia, where we'll stay overnight to view the Bullring and admire the beautiful façade of the Modernist Estacion del Norte Train Station and the Serrano Tower. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation center for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Here we enjoy horchata, the celebrated drink of Valencia, during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience.

Accommodations: Silken Puerta
Day 12BarcelonaSee the Sights of Barcelona: 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 exterior of the unfinished La Sagrada Família before paying tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name.

Accommodations: INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
Day 13BarcelonaBarcelona Your Way: 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, or spend the rest of the day exploring the city's enchanting barrios. This evening, we join our fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Accommodations: INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
Day 14BarcelonaJourney Home: For now it's adios to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday.

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