Best of Spain & Portugal
A splendid tour combining the contrasting cultures of these two colourful countries whilst revealing their most popular highlights.
13 days from
per person, for 2 people
Based on departing 12/09/2017 from London Gatwick AirportView Dates
Fly to Madrid where you'll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Includes Dinner
A short drive to Toledo, the ancient Castilian capital, which is spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River. Enjoy sightseeing with a local guide with an included visit to St Thomas' church in the old walled city, made famous in El Greco's painting. Even now it is like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Cross the Guadalquivir River for the olive and orange groves of the rolling Andalucian hills and on to Granada at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
This morning enjoy a visit with a local guide to the Alhambra, a summer complex built by Moorish kings. Later, enjoy a visit to Loja before taking part in a wine tasting session in Montilla. Continue to your hotel in Cordoba this afternoon where you will stay overnight. Includes Breakfast
Visit Ecija, an ancient rural town, home to several magnificent baroque churches and of a well-preserved Roman mosaic to be found in the 'ajuntamiento' (town hall). Then, drive through the stunningly scenic hills of the Andalusian countryside to vibrant, festive, Seville. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
See why Seville is often called Andalucia's 'Radiant City' with a guided city tour to soak in the Moorish Heritage and historical treasures of this beautiful city. Includes Breakfast
This morning, cross into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo, heading to the beautiful hilltop town of Evora. With its fortified walls, cobbled streets, arches and brilliant white houses, Evora is a delightful Moorish city. Continue to Lisbon for two nights. Includes Breakfast
Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th century 'mistress of the seas'. You'll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square and other highlights on the sightseeing excursion with a local guide. In the afternoon why not make an optional trip to Sintra and coastal Cascais? Includes Breakfast
This morning, journey via Fatima and its world famous pilgrimage sanctuary to Coimbra. Continue to Porto on the banks of the River Duoro famous for its port merchants. Includes Breakfast
Enjoy a city sightseeing tour with a local guide. An optional excursion is available in the afternoon. Dinner is served in a local restaurant this evening. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Return to Spain by way of Fuentes de Onoro and Ciudad Rodrigo. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca and it's charming Plaza Mayor. Stay overnight. Includes Breakfast
Leave Salamanca for the fortified town of Avila and an orientation tour and visit to St Theresa's convent. Continue to Segovia, a medieval town picturesquely located on a rocky hill. Cross the boundary between new and old Castile to arrive in Madrid for two nights. Includes Breakfast
Not only because it is the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say Madrid is the nearest thing to heaven. Enjoy the main highlights with a local guide. Includes Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast
Special departure 14 December 2017
Enjoy Christmas lunch and festive celebrations in Madrid.
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best of Spain and Portugal are very nice tours.and nice tour guide and driver.
We had a great time, the tour director (Boris) was excellent and all the hotels were very good. We have no complaints only praise for the whole holiday.
Our tour guide Ines was very good, the places we visited were wonderful, and we met up with some delightful companions from all round the world. We saw quite a lot in a short space of time and were educated along the way. We highly recommend this tou...
Our tour guide Ines was very good, the places we visited were wonderful, and we met up with some delightful companions from all round the world. We saw quite a lot in a short space of time and were educated along the way. We highly recommend this tour as a starting point in getting to know the two countries.
A very well planned and interesting tour.
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