Overview

From sun-drenched archipelagos and bustling urban cities to snowcapped mountains and semi-arid deserts, Spain epitomizes geographical diversity. As the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, this vast country offers some of Europe’s most dramatic landscapes, as well as some of its tastiest cuisine.

Portugal’s Mediterranean charm is most prominent on the golden beaches of the Algarve; in the wilderness of the Azores islands; among the vineyards of Douro Valley; and on the cobbled streets of Lisbon and Porto, where old-world culture meets cosmopolitan bars and restaurants

6 Nights 7 Days 01 May Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Stay at 4 star Hotels
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
  • Basic travel insurance.
  • Meals: 6 Breakfast
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: MADRID, LISBON, PORTO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
  • Boat: Wine and mussel tasting in a boat trip in Cambados
  • Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de España and Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Restauradores Square in Lisbon
  • Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Chapel of Bones in Evora , Old cellars in Porto
  • Funicular: to Bom Jesus Sanctuary in Braga

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Entrance Fees/Activities Costs not mentioned
  • Flights that are not mentioned
  • Activities/Sightseeing spot not mentioned 
  • Personal expenses such as snacks & beverages
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Costs arising due to flight cancellations or weather delays
  • Things not mentioned in “Inclusions”  
Itinerary

Day 1: Today's Highlights - Madrid

Transfer to the hotel. Evening transport to the Gran Vía district. Welcome to Madrid! Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until the beginning of your tour. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod Temple, Plaza de Es­paña and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options available.

Stay: ELBA MADRID ALCALA or similar

 

Day 2: Today's Highlights - Madrid

Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Las Ventas bullring. Evening transfer. The morning starts with a comprehensive tour through the center of Madrid including the Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. We then will visit Retiro Park, an oasis in the city center, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. A visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) is next. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of the “corridas” at the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. At sunset we will provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different cuisines, such as local Spanish food, international and Chinese. Enjoy a pleasant dinner of your choice. At the end of the evening we will return to the hotel.

Stay: ELBA MADRID ALCALA or similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Today's Highlights - MADRID - CACERES - EVORA - LISBON

Mediaeval Cáceres. Chapel of bones of Evora. We leave Madrid and travel towards Extremadura. In CACERES you can have lunch and stroll in the historic centre, one of the best preserved mediaeval and Renaissance open complexes in the world. Once in Portugal, we will stop in EVORA, a World Heritage city with its white streets, its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. We will include entry to the impressive chapel of bones, built using 5,000 skeletons! LISBON, arrival at the end of the afternoon.

Stay: MELIA LISBOA ORIENTE or similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Today's Highlights - LISBON

City Tour of Lisbon. Evening transfer. In the morning we will have a sightseeing tour with a local guide. We will visit the tra­ditional neighborhoods including the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the Fifteenth Century. We will have a look around the Monument of the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the free afternoon when you are free to explore the city at your own leisure. In the late afternoon, we will have a transfer to the Restauradores Square, a public square with plenty of restaurants and cafes. We suggest you ride the Elevador Da Gloria funicular that takes you to the viewpoint of San Pedro with beautiful views over Lisbon and the Bairro Alto. Return to the hotel.

Stay: MELIA LISBOA ORIENTE or similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Today's Highlights - LISBON - FATIMA - PORTO

Fatima Shrine. Visit Porto and the old cellars. We will head to the north of Portugal and visit FATIMA, an important sanctuary. We will continue on our way through to PORTO, Portugal’s second largest city. We will have time to have lunch and then go on a sightseeing tour of this city, which sits on the bank of the Duero river, and its historic city centre. We will also include a visit to the old cellars. Free time.

Stay: AXIS PORTO BUSINESS SPA HOTEL or similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Today's Highlights - PORTO - BOM JESUS DO MONTE SANCTUARY - CAMBADOS - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Cable car ride to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary. Wine and Mussels tasting during the boat trip. Visit to Santiago de Compostela. On this day we will travel through beautiful landscapes. In the city of BRAGA, we will get on the world’s oldest cable car to ride up to the Santuário do BOM JESÚS, where we will enjoy its gorgeous views. We recommend trekking back down in order to admire its beautiful stairway. Then, we will resume our trip and head to Galicia. We will visit the historic town of CAMBADOS in Rías Baixas where we will go on a glass bottom boat trip in which we will learn about the production of mussels and oysters. Wine and mussel tasting included. At lunchtime we will arrive in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, where we will go on a guided tour with a local guide. This town was a famous pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages.

Stay: SANTIAGO PLAZA or similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Today's Highlights - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - LUGO - O CEBREIRO - LEON - MADRID

Beautiful landscapes. Lugo city center. León.We will travel along the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) to Castile. In LUGO we will have time to visit the historic town center and Roman walls, which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will make a stop on route in O CEBREIRO, a small Galician stone village. Arrival in LEÓN at lunchtime, where we will have time to visit the Gothic cathedral with its stained-glass windows and to stroll through the historic town center. We will depart Leon at around 17:00h and arrive in MADRID at around 21.00h. End of our services.

Note: In case the group is small, the portion of the trip from Leon to Madrid may be done by train or regular transport.

Meals: Breakfast

Pickup point
Pickup Point
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), Avenida de la Hispanidad, Madrid, Spain View on Map