Overview

10 destinations in Spain and Portugal  Madrid to Lisbon

Start in Madrid and end in Lisbon! With the in-depth cultural tour South of Spain with Lisbon (from Madrid to Lisbon), you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Madrid to Lisbon and through Madrid, Spain and 9 other destinations in Europe. South of Spain with Lisbon (from Madrid to Lisbon) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport.

7 Nights 8 Days 03 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in : Madrid, Granada, Seville, Seville, Lisbon.
  • Evening Transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via, Plaza de Oriente, Albaicin in Granada, Praça dos Restauradores in Lisbon.
  • Ticket admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, Alhambra in Granada, La Rabida Monastery, Chapel of Bones in Evora.
     

Expected Hotels:

Madrid: PRAGA (****);

Granada: HOTEL ALIXARES (****);

Seville: ALCORA SEVILLA (****);

Lisbon: VIP EXECUTIVE ENTRECAMPOS HOTEL CONFERENCE (****);
 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals and Tours Not Listed
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • International Flights
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Start in Madrid and end in Lisbon! With the in-depth cultural tour South of Spain with Lisbon (from Madrid to Lisbon), you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Madrid to Lisbon and through Madrid, Spain and 9 other destinations in Europe. South of Spain with Lisbon (from Madrid to Lisbon) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport.

 

Itinerary

01 SAT. Madrid - Arrival.
TODAYS HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district.   

Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information. 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. 



02 SUN. Madrid.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park.  Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Night transfer

The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Gran Via, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor.    Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum.   Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.   

At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International)  in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.



03 MON. Madrid - Granada.

TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS:  entrance and local guide in the Alhambra. Evening transfer.

Leaving Madrid by bus in the early morning (if the group of English-speaking travellers is small, sometimes they will share the trip to Granada with Spanish-speaking passengers). We travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in PUERTO LÁPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros. GRANADA, arrival.

In the afternoon we will visit the immense Alhambra Palace, with entrance and local guide included, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times.  

Later, enjoy an evening transfer to the Albaicín of Granada, a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in a restaurant  in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­ramonte.

Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).



04 TUE. Granada - Malaga - Marbella - Ronda - Seville.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: we will see the beautiful Andalusian village of Ronda.

We leave Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. MALAGA, arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. PUERTO BANUS, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills and their stories of bandoliers until we come to RONDA, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continuation to SEVILLE. Arrival at the end of the afternoon. 



05 WED. Seville.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Night transfer to the historic city centre.   

After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, popu­lar neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. (Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen travellers, it can be arranged in both Spanish and English). Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favourite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International, and so on. 



06 THU. Seville - Rabida Monastery - Mertola - Evora - Lisbon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Entrance in the Carabelas Museum were Christopher Columbus started his voyage to America. Chapel of the bones in Evora.   

We leave Seville and in the province of Huelva, we travel to PALOS DE LA FRONTERA. We include entrance to the Carabelas Museum; this is where Columbus set sail on 3 August 1492 for America. We will see the Rabida Monastery, declared a World Heritage site, a Franciscan monastery strongly linked to the history of the discovery (entrance included). After this we will travel to Portugal. MERTOLA, a stop in this ancient Muslim city, its present church was a mosque, and time for lunch. After this, through white villages we come to EVORA city declared a World Heritage site with its wide streets, its Renaissance policies and its cathedral, we will include the entrance to the impressive Chapel of Bones, built with 5000 skeletons! LISBON, arrival at the end of the day.



07 FRI. Lisbon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Lisbon. We taste the “pastel de Belem” (Belem cake). Evening transfer. 

In the morning we have a sightseeing tour with a local guide (note: Ex­planations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than twelve people). We visit tra­ditional neighbourhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the Fifteenth Century. We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and enter to the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Belem neighbourhood, we invite all our travellers to try a “Belem cake”, an exquisite local delicacy. The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.   

We include night transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where we suggest you to take the  ¨Elevador da Gloria¨ that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint. 



08 SAT. Lisbon.-
After breakfast, end of our services.