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12 Day Spain & Portugal (Wednesday Departure)

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Lisbon, Madrid-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 3 nights Torremolinos
    • 1 night Granada
    • 2 nights Madrid
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Cathedral of Lisbon, Lisbon
  • Cathedral of Seville, Seville
  • Great Market Morocco
  • Alhambra Palace, Granada
  • Church of Santo Tomé, Toledo
  • Prado Museum, Madrid
  • Wine & Mineral water with all dinners
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Portugal. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Lisbon
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation
Overnight: Lisbon

DAY 3, Monday - Lisbon City Tour
Morning tour of Lisbon. View the Belem Tower and visit the Cathedral of Lisbon. Enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue and take the opportunity to view the Monument of Discoveries. Walk through the cobbled alleys of Alfama, the old fishermen's quarter. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Travel to Seville
Today, head south to Algarve and cross the border to Spain at Ayamonte, before continuing to the picturesque Andalucian town of Seville
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Seville City Tour
This morning view the Moorish architecture of the Giralda Tower and visit the Cathedral, the world's largest Gothic monument. Drive to the Plaza de España, passing Maria Luisa Park, and explore the narrow streets and the many plazas of the Santa Cruz Quarter. Afternoon at leisure
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Gibraltar Sightseeing En Route to Costa Del Sol
This morning head south and enjoy a visit to the impressive Rock of Gibraltar, a British Colony for over 300 years standing guard over the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean and Europe meets Africa. Enjoy a tour of the area with mini buses climbing up to see St. Michael's Cave and the famous Barbary Apes with dramatic views of both the Spanish and Moroccan coastline. Enjoy some time in the main street of the town with its colonial buildings and duty-free shops. Then proceed to Costa del Sol
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Costa del Sol
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Costa del Sol
Optional: Half Day Malaga Tour (AM)
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Full Day Morocco Excursion
Today's sightseeing includes a full day tour to Morocco. Cross the sea to Africa and enter the exotic world of this colorful continent. Enjoy a guided tour of the colorful Grand market and enjoy lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant with entertainment before shopping for handicrafts and carpets. Return to Spain by ferry
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Sunday - Alhambra Palace Tour
Depart for Granada. Visit the famous Alhambra Palace founded in the 13th century and originally composed of houses, schools, baths, barracks, and gardens surrounded by seemingly impenetrable walls. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Quarter and stroll through the Water Gardens of the Palacio de Generalife
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Madrid
Travel via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Continue to Toledo, once the spiritual and intellectual center of Spain. A walking tour will include visit to the Church of Santo Tomé with the masterpiece painting by El Greco and the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. Continue to Madrid. Enjoy the evening at leisure
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Madrid City Tour
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Grand Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerto del Sol Plaza and Plaza España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)*
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*May 18 departure: Day 11 Optional Escorial will not be offered due to closing.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Half Day Sintra Tour

    Day #3 01 Apr 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $52
    Enjoy an afternoon tour that includes a scenic drive along the Estoril coast with a short stop in Cascais. Then continue to Sintra, an UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the town's Romantic architecture. On arrival, visit the Sintra Royal Palace, an 15th-century royal residence,containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then enjoy some free time in the Village Historical Center.

    Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

    Evening Flamenco Show

    Day #4 01 Apr 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $55
    This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer´s profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalusia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.

    Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

    Half Day Cordoba Tour

    Day #5 01 Apr 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $49
    Enjoy a half day tour of Cordoba, founded by the Romans, and one of the most cultured and refined cities of medieval Europe. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish Mosque that today is Cordoba's main Cathedral. Continue with a walking tour of the city and visit the Jewish Quarter and the medieval synagogue.

    Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

    Half Day Malaga Tour

    Day #7 01 Apr 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $55
    Today, enjoy a half day tour of Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum and view the Paseo de la Alameda, Paseo del Parque & the Barrio de la Malagueta. Take a walk through the historical town and continue to view the Malaga Cathedral, the second-highest Cathedral in southern Spain. There will be time to explore nearby Larios Street or the Mercado Atarazanas or Malaga Central Market. Here explore over 250 market stalls with vendors offering the freshest ingredients around! Head over to Cathedral Square before returning to Torremolinos.

    Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

    Half Day Escorial Tour

    Day #11 29 May 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $77
    Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world."El Escorial" is, perhaps, Philip II´s most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.

    Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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