Highlights of Spain and Portugal Summer 2020

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2020

See the hanging houses in Cuenca, devour paella in Valencia and admire the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix, before heading to Portugal's Evora and Fatima, a site of celebrated religious miracles.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Valencia, Cadiz and Salamanca
  • VISIT the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Cathedral Mosque in Cordoba, Seville Cathedral, the Cathedral of Evora, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fatima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tome and the Synagogue in Toledo
  • VIEW the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and the Cave Houses of Guadix
Dining Highlights
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (831) 426-4900 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14623819

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2019
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridArrive Madrid: The fiery Spanish capital of Madrid paves the way for an unforgettable journey through centuries of history and cultural highlights across the Iberian Peninsula. Embrace la buena vida and soak up the vibrant city atmosphere, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city's iconic sights.
NH Collection Eurobuilding
Day 2ValenciaMadrid - Cuenca - Valencia: Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop hanging houses of Cuenca, before your journey continues to Valencia, renowned for its modern verve and spirit of innovation. An orientation drive will include views of the 15th-century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening, consider indulging in Valencia's fragrant flavours and aromas of paella.
Tryp Oceanic
Day 3GranadaValencia - Guadix - Granada: Our journey takes us through the sierra of Spain, before arriving in Guadix to view the troglodyte cave dwellings that blend effortlessly into the surrounding ochre landscape. Witness how generations of Guadix locals have carved cosy abodes into their rocky surrounds, then travel through the jagged Mora Pass to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe. This evening, sample the hearty flavours of Andalusia during a special Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
Catalonia
Day 4SevilleGranada - Cordoba - Seville (3 Nights): Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs, joining your 'Local Specialist' for a visit to the incredible Alhambra, with its amazing palaces, gardens and fountains. Inspired by poetry, the architecture is said to be a reflection of paradise as described in Islamic verse. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere in quiet courtyards, follow its colossal ancient walls and admire the ornate stone carvings. We leave Granada behind for Cordoba where we'll join a 'Local Specialist' to visit the mesmerising Cathedral of Cordoba, the former mosque of the caliphs and a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is alluring Seville, our home for the next three nights.
Melia Lebreros
Day 5SevilleSeville Sightseeing and Free Time: Seville takes centre stage today as we explore this charismatic city. We'll see the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower with a 'Local Specialist', then visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition. The park was built in a Moorish style and features half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings. We'll walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to witness the twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping of castanets at a fiery flamenco performance.
Day 6Jerez and Cadiz ExcursionSeville - Jerez and Cadiz Excursion: We indulge in the aromatic flavours of Jerez today as we 'Dive Into Culture' and into the centuries-old tradition of Spanish sherry production. The leafy boulevards and quiet plazas of romantic Cadiz are our next stop. Tread in the footsteps of Columbus, who used this historic port city as his launch pad to the 'New World', and see the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city, said to have been brought here by him upon his return.
Day 7EvoraSeville - Evora: Leaving the zesty scents of Seville behind, we head to the golden landscapes of the Alentejo, where the Brito Paes family await our arrival for a special 'Connect With Locals' experience on their traditional Stud Ranch, which has been rearing Lusitano horses since the 18th century. Enjoy a traditional 'Be My Guest' lunch in the home of their ancestor before continuing to Évora for a guided sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist' to its cathedral, Roman temple and Chapel of Bones. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
M'Ar de Ar Muralhas
Day 8LisbonEvora - Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights): We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon, where we'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the 16th-century Hieronymite Monastery, and the Belem Tower.
Olissippo Marques de Sa
Day 9LisbonLisbon Free Day: Today is yours to connect with the Portuguese capital. Relax at a sidewalk cafe with a creamy pasteis de nata and venture to the Castle of Sao Jorge and admire the sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that clad Lisbon's seven hills. You may choose to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.
Day 10SalamancaLisbon - Fatima - Salamanca: Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fatima, a site of celebrated religious miracles. We leave Portugal, travelling to the historic Spanish city of Salamanca with its golden-hued facades and ancient university heritage, where we will visit its 18th-century Plaza Mayor during our orientation tour.
Gran Corona Sol
Day 11MadridSalamanca - Toledo - Madrid (2 Nights): See the walled city of Avila, the town of stones and saints, so named for its vast collection of Romanesque and Gothic churches. We arrive in the clifftop city of Toledo, where we'll visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walk through its streets and see the former Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Later, 'Dive Into Culture' and witness local craftsmen at work creating inlaid steel the traditional way. We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the next two nights.
Ayre Gran Colon
Day 12MadridMadrid Sightseeing and Free Time: This morning, we join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we'll see the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Retiro Park, originally created as a retreat for the royal family. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your own terms. Admire the world's finest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Via or consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed City of Segovia. This evening marks the end of our memorable journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.
Day 13MadridDepart Madrid: For now it's time to say a fond adios to our travelling companions, your Travel Director and the beauty of Spain and Portugal at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
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10/25/2020$2,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/01/2020$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/08/2020$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/22/2020$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/29/2020$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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12/18/2020$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/21/2020$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/27/2020$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/10/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/31/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/07/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/14/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/21/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/07/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/14/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/21/2021$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/28/2021$2,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/04/2021$2,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/11/2021$2,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures on 5 April, 7 June, 2 August, 11 October, 29 November 2020, 10 January and 14 March 2021 include 20 - 100% discount on our standard single supplement.

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