NORTHERN SPAIN & PORTUGAL
MADRID • ZARAGOZA • SAN SEBASTIAN • BILBAO • CASTRO URDIALES • SANTANDER • SANTILLANA • COVADONGA • OVIEDO • LUGO • A CORUÑA • SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA • RIAS BAJAS • LA TOJA • VIGO • VIANA DO CASTELO • BRAGA • PORTO • COIMBRA • FATIMA • BATALHA • NAZARE • ALCOBAÇA • LISBON • CACERES • MADRID
12 DAYS • 11 NIGHTS | WEDNESDAY DEPARTURES
DEPARTURE FROM MADRID
- Guided visits to Porto and Lisbon, panoramic sightseeing tours of San Sebastian and Bilbao
- Tour escort during the tour
- Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
- Accommodation and daily breakfast
- Travel insurance
Price does NOT include:
- Lisbon Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel
- Anything not mentioned under “Package includes” or the program
COST: FROM $2,289 CAD per person Based on DBL or TWIN
NOTE: Other room type accommodations may be available see below:
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DAY 1 – MADRID/ZARAGOZA/SAN SEBASTIAN
Departure from bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, it’s one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation.
DAY 2 – SAN SEBASTIAN/BILBAO/CASTRO URDIALES/SANTANDER
Breakfast at hotel. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the marvellous views of the city and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic driver in Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this modern arquitectural building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Free time to stroll through this elegant city. Accommodation.
DAY 3 – SANTANDER/SANTILLANA/COVADONGA/OVIEDO
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, it’s one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Arquitecture in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto where you will see the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo, where you will see on a series of hills the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of the pre romanic asturian arquitecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic asturian arquitecture. Accommodation.
DAY 4 – OVIEDO/LUGO/A CORUÑA
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Galician region. Arrive to Lugo. Free time to be able to contemplate the Roman remains that still retains like its walls, declared World Heritage. Continuation to La Coruña. Brief panoramic driver through the main avenues of this fabulous town driving by the Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician arquitecture of glass house galleries. Brief stop in one of the wonders of the world the oldest working lighthouse the “Tower of Hercules” dating back from the roman period. Afternoon at leisure where you can assist an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Accommodation.
DAY 5 – LA CORUÑA/SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important centre of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago route built during the Roman Empire. City tour where we will see the main square called Obradoiro and also the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Balance of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Accommodation.
DAY 6 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA/RIAS BAJAS/LA TOJA/VIGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most marvellous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to La Toja Island, universally known for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation.
DAY 7 – VIGO/VIANA DO CASTELO/BRAGA/PORTO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border. Arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Free time and continue to Braga. Short stop and continue to Porto. Accommodation.
DAY 8 – PORTO
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous “port wine”. Accommodation.
DAY 9 – PORTO/COIMBRA/FATIMA
Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation.
DAY 10 – FATIMA/BATALHA/NAZARE/ALCOBAÇA/LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.
DAY 11 – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 12 – LISBON/CACERES/MADRID
Departure to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid. END OF OUR SERVICE.
*This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
REGULAR DATE 2018 DEPARTURES:
SUPERIOR PLUS | DOUBLE $2,289 | SINGLE $3,200 |
JUL 01 – AUG 31, 2018 DEPARTURES:
SUPERIOR PLUS | DOUBLE $2,409 |
SEP 01 – OCT 31, APR 11 & MAY 23, 2018 DEPARTURES:
SUPERIOR PLUS | DOUBLE $2,369 |
Prices are in CAD Dollars, per person for specified package, in specified room type.
|MAY||02, 23, 30
|JUN||06, 13, 20, 27
|OCT||03, 10, 17
DOUBLE: Based on 2 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King -OR- 2 Individual Single/Twin Beds as per clients request)
TRIPLE: Based on 3 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King + 1 Individual Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds as per clients request)
SINGLE: Based on 1 person sharing the room (1 Single Individual bed OR 1 Double Bed depending on availability)
OUR HOTELS (OR SIMILAR)
SAN SEBASTIÁN: Palacio de Aiete 4⁺*
SANTANDER: Santemar 4⁺*
OVIEDO: Sercotel Ciudad de Oviedo 4⁺*
LA CORUÑA: Tryp Coruña 4⁺*
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Tryp Santiago 4⁺*
VIGO: Tryp Los Galeones 4⁺*
PORTO: Tryp Porto Expo/ Black Tulip/ Eurostars Heroismo 4⁺*
FÁTIMA: Aurea Fátima/ Estrela de Fátima / Regina 4⁺*
LISBON: Lutécia/ Tryp Lisboa Oriente 4⁺*
TERMS & CONDITIONS
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