Lisbon To Madrid Escape


  • 8 days

  • Spain and Portugal

  • Steady pace

Tour : KPS

From

£789 pp

Tour only

Based on 19th Jan 2020

From

£1,049 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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What could be better than spending eight days in Portugal and Spain? Spending them during the off season when crowds are fewer and travel prices are lower! Begin your European vacation in Lisbon to enjoy guided sightseeing through the Imperial history of the colorful city and explore the Alfama maritime quarter. In Fátima, hear the story of Our Lady of Fátima at the site where Mary appeared to three shepherd children, then travel to Oporto for sightseeing and port-wine tasting. Enjoy a visit to the colorful city of Braga before continuing on to Salamanca for a wine tasting and dinner at a hacienda. Stand before the masterpieces of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, and more in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Eight days of sumptuous color, cuisine, and culture await you on this guided vacation in Portugal and Spain!

Highlights

LISBON Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama Quarter

FATIMA & TOMAR Morning stops

OPORTO Guided sightseeing, visit the Stock Exchange, the Arabian Hall; enjoy a port wine tasting

BRAGA See the remains of the castle

SALAMANCA Wine tasting, dinner at a local hacienda; orientation walk

MADRID Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Day
1

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Lisbon

Day
2

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares, followed by a pleasant walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. You may wish to join an optional dinner at a traditional taverna with Fado-style entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon — Fátima — Tomar — Oporto

Day
3

Stop in Fátima, where Mary appeared to three shepherd children in 1917, and in Tomar, the former seat of the mighty Order of the Knights Templar. Continue to Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oporto

Day
4

Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the Church of São Francisco, and the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Of course, a PORT WINE TASTING is included to sample this delicious wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley. Later, you may wish to join an exciting optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oporto — Braga — Salamanca, Spain

Day
5

This morning, stop in Braga, named the Portuguese Rome, and see the remains of the Castle of Braga, a historical fortification that used to encircle the entire city. Arrive in Salamanca, and enjoy a WINE TASTING and dinner at a local hacienda.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Salamanca - Madrid

Day
6

Before leaving Salamanca, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to beautiful PLAZA MAJOR. Then, a comfortable drive brings you to the capital of Spain. Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes. See the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Highlight is a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last 8 centuries. See works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
7

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the fascinating city of Toledo. This evening, a farewell dinner is prepared at one of Madrid’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Madrid

Day
8

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£789 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,049 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a cruise director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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