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- Guaranteed Departure
- Passenger Club
What is included in the tour
- General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- Boat: along Guadalquivir river in Seville.
- City tour in : Oviedo, Santander, Bilbao, Zaragoza (saragossa), Poblet, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville, Lisbon.
- Evening Transfer: Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona, Bullrign square in Valencia, Albaicin in Granada, Historic center of Seville, Praça dos Restauradores in Lisbon.
- Ticket admission: National Museum of Altamira caves in Santillana, Poblet Monastery, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona, Alhambra Palace in Granada, La Rabida Monastery and Caravel Museum, Chapel of Bones in Evora.
- Train: Wime museum in Briones in Rioja, Montserrat, Caravaca de la Cruz.
- Funicular: To the Artxanda viewpoint in Bilbao.
- Leon, city tour of Oviedo.
- Fantastic landscapes. Altamira National Museum. Panoramic city tour of Santander.
- Bilbao. Wine Museum in La Rioja. Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
- Sightseeing tour of Zaragoza. Rack railway to Montserrat Abbey.
- Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and Las Ramblas district.
- Visit Peniscola, a beautiful walled town combined with a castle on the sea. Sighseeing of Valencia.
- Tourist train in Caravaca.
- Visit to the Alhambra.
- we will see the beautiful Andalusian village of Ronda.
- Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. Historic city centre.
- Visit of Cordoba. Windmills in Consuegra.
01 SUN. Madrid
Today's Highlights: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe! Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
02 MON. Madrid- Tordesillas- Leon- Oviedo
Today's Highlights: Leon, city tour of Oviedo.
We will leave in the early morning, crossing Castilla y León. Stop in TORDESILLAS to see the history of this small town and have a coffee in its main square. Continuation to LEÓN, time for lunch and to see the fantastic Gothic cathedral of this historic city on the Way of St James. We will later cross the mountains of the Cantabrian Range on our way to Asturias. Arrival in OVIEDO at mid-afternoon. We include (occasionally on Tuesday mornings) an hour-and-a-half visit of the city with a local guide. We will visit its 9th-century cathedral, Calatrava Congressional Palace, Campoamor Theatre, Calle de la Rua.
03 TUE. Oviedo- Covadonga- Santillana- Santander
Today's Highlights: Fantastic landscapes. Altamira National Museum. Panoramic city tour of Santander.
We will travel to Picos de Europa. We will visit Basílica de COVADONGA which is surrounded by beautiful scenery. We will resume our journey following the coastline to SANTILLANA, one of Spain’s most beautiful towns, and we will visit its well-preserved medieval quarter. We visit the National Museum and Research Centre of ALTAMIRA (ticket included) located in the vicinity of this town. We will later travel to SANTANDER, the region’s capital city, a coastal city with amazing views and beaches. We include a panoramic city tour to discover this elegant city and its beautiful bay.
04 WED. Santander- Bilbao- La Rioja- Zaragoza
Today's Highlights: Bilbao. Wine Museum in La Rioja. Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Dinner in Zaragoza.
We follow the motorway along the Cantabrian coast; some of the scenery between the mountains and the sea is very beautiful. BILBAO, arrival in the largest city in the Basque Country. On arrival, we include a funicular climb to the Artxanda viewpoint, where we have a great view of the city, and after which, with a local guide, we make a short tour of the city: Guggenheim area, old quarter, Cathedral… then there will be free time for some “pintxos”.We will later travel to LA RIOJA region, an outstanding wine region. We will visit the Wine Museum in Briones, and we will learn about the importance of winemaking from time immemorial. We will later stop in SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA, a historic town in Camino de Santiago, a rooster lives in its cathedral. ZARAGOZA, arrival late in the afternoon. Dinner included.
05 THU. Zaragoza- Poblet- Montserrat- Barcelona
Today's Highlights: Sightseeing tour of Zaragoza. Rack railway to Montserrat Abbey.
We include a morning sightseeing tour of ZARAGOZA with a local guide. We will visit the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar. We will learn about Goya, the famous painter, and see some of his works. We will also visit a Roman theatre, a Renaissance palace, and walk by the Aljafería Palace. After lunch, we will continue to POBLET MONASTERY, a walled monastery surrounded by beautiful scenery. It is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world (ticket included with guided tour). We will later travel to MONSERRAT ABBEY where we include a ride on the rack railway to enjoy fantastic landscapes. We will resume our journey to Barcelona where we will arrive late in the afternoon.
NOTE: In the winter months, from November to March (both included), as days are shorter, the Poblet Monastery will not be visited (in order to arrive in Montserrat during the daylight hours).
06 FRI. Barcelona
Today's Highlights: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas district.
Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Medi¬terranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert (note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.) We also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neigh¬bourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Fa¬milia basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open-air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Cata¬lunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian, Chinese, Halal, International and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to the hotel.
07 SAT. Barcelona - Peniscola - Valencia
Today's Highlights: Visit Peniscola, a beautiful walled town combined with a castle on the sea. Sightseeing of Valencia. Evening transfer.
We travel south along the Mediterranean. A special stop is made at PENISCOLA, a small walled town on the shores of the sea. After a short introduction given by our guide, you can make your way through the town, discovering the fishing port, the castle and the beach. Time for a walk. Afterwards, we travel to VALENCIA, time for lunch. In the afternoon, with a local guide, we will include a visit to the third largest Spanish city that mixes the modern with the historical. We will know its historic centre, the fish market, the cathedral and also the avant-garde City of Arts and Sciences. The most important modern tourist site in the city. Evening transfer to the Plaza de Toros (bullring area). In this area, you will have time to dine in line with your preferences (Spanish, Indian, international, etc..) Return to the hotel.
08 SUN. Valencia - Alicante - Caravaca de la Cruz - Granada
Today's Highlights: Tourist train in Caravaca.
We continue through the community of Valencia. ALICANTE. Time to stroll in this active and very pleasant city by the sea. After lunch we go on our way to the Murcia region, where we will see CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, A town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the 5 holy cities, its church holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. We include a ride up to the historic area on the tourist train. After this, we will carry on along an attractive scenic road to ANDALUSIA. Arrival at the end of the day in GRANADA.
09 MON. Granada
Today's Highlights: Visit to the Alhambra. Night transfer
A full day in Granada and tour (including entrance and local guide) of the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens built in Arab times. Time for lunch. Free afternoon to see the Cathedral with the sepulchre of the Catholic Kings.
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 Sac¬ramonte.
Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. Sometimes your visit may be in the afternoon, depending on the timetables in which we are allowed in. 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).
10 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. 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.
11 WED. Seville
Today's Highlights: Guided visit with a local expert in Seville. Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. 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, popu¬lar neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. (note: If the group is fewer than fifteen travellers, it can be arranged in both Spanish and English). After the tour, we will include a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. 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.
12 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.
13 FRI. Lisbon
Today's Highlights: Visit Lisbon. Transfer to Restauradores Square.
In the morning we have a sightseeing tour with a local guide (note: Ex¬planations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than twelve people). We visit tra¬ditional 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 the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.
At the end of the afternoon, we include 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.
14 SAT. Lisbon
After breakfast, end of our services.