12-Day Classic Spain Tour W/ Lisbon
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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Madrid
  • • Zaragoza
  • • Barcelona
  • • Peniscola
  • • Valencia
  • • Caravaca de la Cruz
  • • Granada
  • • Marbella
  • • Ronda
  • • Seville
  • • Lisbon
  • • Evora
  • • Fatima
Tour Code
3760-224323
Duration
12 days
Departure City
Madrid
End City
Madrid
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Madrid

Madrid

Hotel: Praga or similar

Welcome to Madrid! 

Upon arrival at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, a driver be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information.

In the evening we'll head to Plaza de Espana and Gran Via, a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant, with multiple cuisines to choose from.

Day 02
Madrid

Madrid

Hotel: Praga or similar

This morning, experience the city on a guided tour, showcasing the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad, magnificent avenues, and myriad fountains.

We'll also tour the interior of Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, a gorgeous building that showcases the city's great architecture. Here we'll learn about the tradition of corridas (running with the bulls) in the Bullfighting Museum. Next, we'll take a walking tour of beautiful Retiro Park, enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace.

Afterwards you'll be free to explore on your own. If you wish, there is an optional visit to the Royal Palace.

At sunset we'll head to Plaza de Oriente in the historic center of Madrid where you can enjoy dinner.

Day 03
Barcelona

Madrid - Zaragoza - Montserrat - Barcelona

Hotel: Front Air Congress or similar

We'll depart early in the morning from Madrid and heads towards the stunning region of Aragon and stop in the city of Zaragoza. Here we'll visit the magnificent Basilica del Pilar and then enjoy some free time in the city center.

Later, we'll make our way to Catalunya and admire impressive rocky landscapes while passing the Montserrat Monastery. Then we'll arrive at today's destination, Barcelona!

We'll head to the Plaza de Colon and Maremagnum, a place that’s full of life and activities right next to the sea. This is where the most innovative spirit of the city blends with its deep historic character. We will guide you on where to eat right in the heart of this district. Classic Spanish food can be found alongside Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern restaurants. Return to the hotel.

Tips:
From April to October we will also visit Poblet Monastery (admission and guided tour included).
Day 04
Barcelona

Barcelona

Hotel: Front Air Congress or similar

Today we'll get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert and visit the city’s historic center with a Gothic quarter dating back to the Middle Ages. Then we'll visit the area where the Olympic Games took place, as well as La Sagrada Familia, the magnificent basilica designed by architect Gaudi (admission not included).

Afterwards, we'll head to Poble Espanyol (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.

Then you'll have free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we'll head to Las Ramblas and Plaza Cata­lunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants for dinner (own expense).

Day 05
Valencia

Barcelona - Peniscola - Valencia

Hotel: Sercotel Sorolla or similar

On Day 5 we'll travel south along the Mediterranean, stopping at Pe­niscola, a small walled town on the shores of the Mediterranean. After a short introduction given by our guide, you'll have time to stroll through the town and explore the fishing port, the castle, and the beach.

Following lunch (own expense), we'll continue to Valencia, the third largest city in Spain. We'll explore the City of Arts and Sciences, the most popular tourist attraction in Valencia. Next, we'll walk through the historic center of the city and visit the glorious Cathedral. In the evening we'll head to Plaza de Toros for dinner (own expense).

Day 06
Granada

Valencia - Caravaca de la Cruz - Granada

Hotel: Hotel Alixares or similar

Early in the morning, we'll take a scenic trip through the Spanish heartland. On our way to Granada, we'll make a stop in Caravaca de la Cruz, a small town considered by the Catholic Church to be one of the five holy cities.

We'll continue through beautiful landscapes to Andalusia and arrive in Granada.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Granada

Granada

Hotel: Hotel Alixares or similar

Enjoy a full day in Granada. Admission to the immense Alhambra Palace and the beautiful Generalife gardens is included in your package.* The afternoon is yours to explore the Cathedral with its sepulcher of the Catholic Kings, among other relics. In the evening we'll transfer you to Plaza de Gracia in Granada's city center, where restaurants mix with the local flavor. Later that night you will have the option of attending a flamenco show in the traditional neighborhood of Sacramonte.

Tips:
*A limited number of people are allowed inside the Alhambra Palace at one time. Sometimes your visit may be in the afternoon, depending on the timetables in which we are allowed to enter. In the highly improbable instance when we are not able to tour the interior, a visit to the Alcazar of Seville will be arranged instead.
Day 08
Seville

Granada - Marbella - Ronda - Seville

Hotel: TRH Alcora or similar

Leaving Granada, we'll travel towards Costa del Sol, the Sunshine Coast of Spain, defined by beautiful Mediterranean landscapes. We'll stop in Malaga for a stroll through the historic center. We'll also visit Puerto Banus, lo­cated in Marbella, one of the most cosmopolitan coastal cities. Here we'll stroll through the marina for a peek at the luxury yachts.

We'll continue our journey through the mountains before reaching Ronda, a beautiful traditional white village with its impressive El Tajo gorge that divides the city in half.

Next we'll arrive in the great city of Seville. We'll have time to relax in historic city center area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found for your delight.

Day 09
Seville

Seville

Hotel: Trh Alcora or similar

After breakfast, a local expert will guide you through gorgeous Seville, featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda. We'll also tour the popular neighborhoods Santa Cruz and Triana, and the beautiful Plaza de Espana. Enjoy leisure time directly afterwards. In the late afternoon, we'll go to the historic city center area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found (own expense).

Day 10
Lisbon

Seville - Rabida Monastery - Mertola - Evora - Lisbon

Hotel: VIP Villa Rica or similar

We'll venture out of Seville, and into the province of Huelva, ultimately arriving at Palos le la Frontera. Entrance to the Carabelas Museum. This is where Columbus set sail in August 1492 for America. We'll also visit the UNESCO-listed Rabida Monastery, a Franciscan monastery strongly linked to the history of the discovery. After that we'll cross over into Portugal, stopping over in Mertola, an ancient Muslim city. After free time for lunch (own expense) we'll regroup and drive to UNESCO-listed Evora. Entrance to the impressive Chapel of Bones, built with 5,000 skeletons, is included in your package. Our last stop: Lisbon, for some rest and relaxation.

Day 11
Lisbon

Lisbon

Hotel: VIP Villa Rica or similar

In the morning we'll take a panoramic tour of Lisbon, where we'll visit the Belem district - the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the 15th century - making stops at the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll invite all our guesets to sample a Belem cake, an exquisite local delicacy. The afternoon is yours to uncover the many hidden gems of this fascinating city. In the late afternoon, we'll ascend on the funicular to the famous Barrio Alto (Upper District). Here you will be able to dine at the restaurant of your choice (own expense).

Day 12
Fatima

Lisbon - Fatima - Plasencia - Madrid

We'll travel to the north of Portugal and visit Fatima, an important pilgrimage site. We'll then continue on through the verdant countryside to Spain, eventually arriving in Plasencia. There you will have free time for lunch (own expense) and a stroll through the historic walled city. Then we'll continue to Madrid, where your unforgettable tour of Spain and Portugal will come to an end.

Tips:
Airport drop-off is not included in the display price. Post extension accommodations and private transfers may be purchased separately on the checkout page.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Upon entering the arrivals hall at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, a driver will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Please contact the local operator prior to the departure to double confirm the transfer details.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) pick-up
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Travel by motorcoach
  • 11-night hotel accommodations
  • 11 breakfasts
  • City tours of Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, and Lisbon
  • Admission to Las Ventas bullring in Madrid; Poblet Monastery (Apr - Oct); Poble Espanyol in Barcelona; Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens; Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon; La Rabida Monastery; Museum of Caravels; and Chapel of Bones in Evora
  • Train fare to Montserrat and Caravaca de la Cruz
  • Basic travel insurance

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport drop-off at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Own-expenses activities
Special Notes
  • Airport pick-up details will be confirmed after placing a booking. We strongly recommend booking your flight after the tour has been confirmed.
  • Alternatively, you may join the tour at the hotel on Day 1.
  • The tour leader will not be present during evening transfers to commercial districts in major cities. These transfers are included in your package, and give you the opportunity to dine in restaurants that cater to your dietary preferences, as well as the chance to explore the city further. You will be given about an hour of free time, after which the driver will take you back to the hotel for the evening. Please note that the driver may not be able to offer suggestions on where to find vegetarian or ethnic meals.
  • Each passenger is allowed a maximum of 30 kg for luggage. The local operator may refuse to accept excessively bulky luggage.
  • A limited number of people are allowed inside the Alhambra Palace at one time. Sometimes your visit may be in the afternoon, depending on the timetables in which we are allowed to enter. In the highly improbable instance where we are not able to tour the interior, a visit to the Alcazar of Seville will be arranged instead.
  • Please bring all valuable items with you at all times. Do not leave valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, or restaurant. Discountswow, local operators, drivers, and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 16 and older
* Child: 3-15 years of age (minimum one adult per child)
* Children below the age of 3 pay 20% of the double room rate. Please leave a note if you are traveling with an infant so that customer service can make the necessary adjustments.
* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double/Triple Occupancy apply when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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    I do like the tour and will recommend to family members and friends. The tour guide was excellent. He went above and beyond to accommodate us and show all the attractions with deep knowledge. The itinerary was what we expected.

    I do like the tour and will recommend to family members and friends. The tour guide was excellent. He went above and beyond to accommodate us and show all the attractions with deep knowledge. The itinerary was what we expected.

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