Treasures of Spain and Portugal End Madrid

14 Days Starting and ending in Madrid

Visiting: Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Fátima, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona

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Trafalgar

Tour code:

STSPZN119

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 54

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-0

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Spain and Portugal with the "Treasures of Spain and Portugal End Madrid" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to explore the rich tapestry of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes these countries offer. From the historic streets of Toledo and the vibrant squares of Madrid to the spiritual Santiago de Compostela and the charming Porto, every step is an exploration of wonder. Delight in the architectural marvels of Seville, Lisbon, and Barcelona, and immerse yourself in the local culture with visits to iconic sites like the Alhambra Palace in Granada and the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon. With an expert Travel Director to guide you, cherry-picked hotels for your comfort, and a luxury air-conditioned coach for your journey, this tour promises an unforgettable experience through the treasures of Spain and Portugal, culminating in the lively city of Madrid.

Highlights

  • Explore Toledo, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon, Seville and Barcelona with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Segovia, Zamora and Valencia

  • Visit Santo Tomé and the synagogue in Toledo, the cathedral and Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, the Stock Exchange Palace and a local port wine cellar in Porto, the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, Seville Cathedral, the Alhambra Palace in Granada

  • View the Roman Aqueduct and Alcazar in Segovia, the cathedral in Zamora, the Belém Tower in Lisbon, the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville, the cave homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the city of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia, La Sagrada Família in Barcelona and the Shrine at Fátima

  • See the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Hola Madrid

Location: Madrid

Accommodation: Hotel, Barceló Imagine

Accommodation Name: Barceló Imagine Madrid

Kick-start your epic encounter with Spain and Portugal in Europe’s highest capital city, Madrid. Spend your day rambling along tree-lined boulevards and people-watching in the city's lively squares before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of Madrid's most iconic sites.

Day 2 : Admire The Sights Of Toledo And Madrid

Location: Toledo

Accommodation: Hotel, Barceló Imagine

Accommodation Name: Barceló Imagine Madrid

Meals Included: Breakfast

We journey south for an excursion to the hilltop city of Toledo, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to El Greco's most famous painting, 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', and visit the former synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. This afternoon, join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital, which includes views of the Royal Palace, the former residence of the Spanish royal family and the Cibeles Fountain.

Day 3 : Journey To Segovia And Zamora

Location: Segovia

Accommodation: Hotel, NH Palacio del Duero

Accommodation Name: NH Zamora Palacio del Duero

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Venture to Segovia and see the Roman Aqueduct, by far the most impressive Roman structure in Spain - delivering drinking water across its impressive 160 arches to the people of Segovia in ancient times. View the Alcázar of Segovia and the city's medieval and Moorish architecture. Travel to the city of Zamora in the Castilla y León region. Your orientation tour includes views of the cathedral and the Church of Mary Magdalene. Later this evening, why not follow your nose to a cosy local spot and relax with tapas and some refreshingly fruity sangria to toast the day.

Day 4 : A Pilgrimage To Santiago De Compostela

Location: Santiago de Compostela

Accommodation: Hotel, Eurostars Gran

Accommodation Name: Eurostars Gran Hotel Santiago de Compostela

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Santiago de Compostela, where you’ll join a Local Specialist, who will share insights into the 'Way of Saint James' and explain why thousands of people attempt the life-changing pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast Cathedral, reputed to be the final resting place of Saint James the Great, and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles.

Day 5 : Journey To Scenic Porto

Location: Porto

Accommodation: Hotel, Neya

Accommodation Name: Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we Dive Into Culture and the centuries-old tradition of local Port production at a tasting in a Port cellar. Afterwards, embark on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist in Porto. Wander past Baroque churches and along the winding lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. See the remarkable bridges that span the river, the medieval Ribeira Quarter and its old quay/dock, before visiting the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic center of Porto - just steps away from our riverside hotel.

Day 6 : Onwards To Fátima And Lisbon

Location: Fátima

Accommodation: Hotel, VIP Grand

Accommodation Name: VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa Lisbon

Meals Included: Breakfast

Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, site of a celebrated religious miracle. We arrive in colourful Lisbon later – our home for the next two nights. This evening perhaps enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado.

Day 7 : Discover Lisbon's Treasures

Location: Lisbon

Accommodation: Hotel, VIP Grand

Accommodation Name: VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa Lisbon

Meals Included: Breakfast

Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover a new world. We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, and Belém Tower when we join a Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour of Lisbon. We'll Dive Into Culture at the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 16th-century Manueline architecture and art. Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.

Day 8 : On To Seville

Location: Seville

Accommodation: Hotel, Meliá Lebreros

Accommodation Name: Meliá Lebreros Seville

We travel east through Portugal’s picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo – the country’s cork capital and cross into Spain, journeying through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham, before arriving in Seville. This evening, explore the fine art of olive oil production at a Be My Guest experience and Connect With Locals over a memorable dinner at an olive oil farm.

Day 9 : Explore Spectacular Seville

Location: Seville

Accommodation: Hotel, Meliá Lebreros

Accommodation Name: Meliá Lebreros Seville

Meals Included: Breakfast

The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour through the city. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we’ll stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter before visiting the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world.

Day 10 : Off To Granada

Location: Granada

Accommodation: Hotel, Abades Nevada Palace

Accommodation Name: Hotel Abades Nevada Palace Granada

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine, and admire the intricate design and detail around every turn.

Day 11 : Onwards To Valencia Dive Into Culture

Location: Valencia

Accommodation: Hotel, Silken Puerta

Accommodation Name: Silken Puerta

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, we travel via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged in the ochre-colored cliffs of the surrounding area. We travel to Valencia, where we'll stay overnight to view the Bullring and admire the beautiful façade of the Modernist Estacion del Norte Train Station and the Serrano Tower. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation center for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Here we enjoy horchata, the celebrated drink of Valencia, during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.

Day 12 : See The Sights Of Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel, Apolo affiliated by Meliá

Accommodation Name: INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia

Meals Included: Breakfast

Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñíscola, the 'City in the Sea', to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. We continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudí architecture. Join a Local Specialist and see the unfinished La Sagrada Família then explore the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name.

Day 13 : Barcelona Your Way

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel, Apolo affiliated by Meliá

Accommodation Name: INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Embrace the charm of Barcelona, ramble through El Born for delicious tapas or consider joining an Optional Experience to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Catalonia as La Moreneta - or spend the rest of the day exploring the city's enchanting barrios. This evening, we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 14 : Journey Home

Location: Madrid

Meals Included: Breakfast

For now it's adios to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona today. Drop-off in Madrid will be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

  • What are the exclusions?

    Exclusions include tipping and gratuities, and international travel.

  • What is the starting point of the tour?

    The starting point of the tour is Madrid.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include exploring Toledo, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon, Seville, and Barcelona with a Local Specialist, discovering Segovia, Zamora, and Valencia, visiting significant sites such as Santo Tomé and the synagogue in Toledo, the cathedral and Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, the Stock Exchange Palace and a local port wine cellar in Porto, the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, Seville Cathedral, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, and viewing iconic landmarks like the Roman Aqueduct and Alcazar in Segovia, the Belém Tower in Lisbon, the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville, La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, and the Shrine at Fátima.

  • What is the ending point of the tour?

    The ending point of the tour is Madrid.

  • What is included in the tour?

    The tour includes an expert Travel Director and professional Driver, cherry-picked hotels, all porterage and restaurant gratuities, breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals, all hotel tips, charges and local taxes, must-see sightseeing and surprise extras, audio headsets for flexible sightseeing, luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys), and optional experiences and free time.

  • What are the pick-up and drop-off times?

    Pick-up time is at 10:30, 13:00, 15:30 from Madrid-Barajas airport, and drop-off time is approximately 6pm at a Madrid hotel.

  • What countries does the tour visit?

    The tour visits Portugal and Spain.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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