Lisbon, Seville & Madrid


  • 9 days

  • Spain and Portugal

  • Steady pace

Tour : 6790

Up to 10% off on 2020

Single Share available

From

£789 pp

Tour only

Based on 6th Nov 2020

From

£912 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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Your exciting Iberian adventure introduces you to fascinating cities and cultural discoveries on your affordable tour of Spain and Portugal. You'll stay three nights in Madrid, two nights in both Seville and Lisbon, and one night in Coimbra.

Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history and sights—in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid. The included city tour focuses on the must-see sights, including Seville's 15th-century Cathedral of St. Mary, built on a former mosque and housing 80 chapels and the longest nave in Spain, and Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon. Today, it is a reminder of Portugal's Golden Age. In Madrid, you will see the Puerta del Sol – the “gate of the sun” – and admire the impressive architecture of the wide alleys crossing the city centre.

Other visits of this affordable Spain and Portugal tour include the Marian Sanctuary at Fátima, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three local children in 1917; Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills: Moorish Cordoba, and Salamanca, where you can wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain.

From the larger cities to the differing countryside and landscapes, this value-minded tour through Spain and Portugal is sure to delight.

 

Highlights

ÁVILA & SALAMANCA Visits

COIMBRA Orientation

FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary

OBIDOS Visit the fortified city

LISBON Guided sightseeing

SEVILLE Guided sightseeing

CORDOBA Visit

MADRID Guided sightseeing

Save up to 10% on 2020 departures

Book early and save up to 10% on selected 2020 holidays. And once you've paid your deposit, your price is fixed.

10% off tour-only prices on Europe, North and South America Globus tours, 5% off Africa, Asia and South Pacific Globus tours, or £50pp off Cosmos-operated tours. Offer ends 26 November 2019.

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Up to 10% off on 2020

Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Single Share available

Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Madrid, Spain

Day
1

Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Madrid – Segovia – Ribera - Del Duero – Burgos

Day
2

The first visit of the day is Segovia, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its soaring, Romanera aqueduct, breathtaking fairytale fortress, and stunning setting. Travelling through the Castille and Leon region, we reach the Ribera del Duero area, which follows the course of the Douro River and is noted for producing some of Spain’s best wines. Get a taste at a Wine Cellar before continuing to Burgos with its landmark cathedral and legendary Castilian nobleman El Cid!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Coimbra - Fatima - Obidos - Lisbon

Day
3

Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Continue to Fátima to see the SANCTUARY, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children— Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia—on May 13, 1917. On to Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon

Day
4

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on your guided city tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Estoril Coast to Cascais and Sintra by joining our optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon - Seville, Spain

Day
5

Drive into the Alentejo through the countryside, famous for its production of cork. Cross the border at Vila Verde into Spain and journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena before reaching delightful Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
6

Seville is one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour with all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville - Cordoba - Madrid

Day
7

Travel to Cordoba, Spain’s most Moorish city with its Great Mosque, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. On through the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, to Madrid. This evening, why not join the optional “Madrid by Night” excursion with dinner?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
8

Enjoy free time in Madrid, or join the rewarding optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting—even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

 

Special Departures:

New Year’s Eve in Seville including a special dinner in your hotel: 26th December 2019

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.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.

Day
1

Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

MADRID–ÁVILA–SALAMANCA–COIMBRA, PORTUGAL

Day
2

Visit fortified Ávila with its intact medieval city walls, then on to Salamanca. Be sure to spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Coimbra in Portugal.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi/ 530 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

COIMBRA–FÁTIMA–OBIDOS–LISBON

Day
3

Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Continue to Fátima to visit the SANCTUARY, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children—Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia—on May 13, 1917. On to Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon.
Today’s Distance: 177 mi/ 285 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LISBON.

Day
4

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on your guided city tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Portuguese Riviera by joining our optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LISBON–SEVILLE, SPAIN

Day
5

Drive into the Alentejo through the countryside, famous for its cork production. Cross the border at Vila Verde into Spain and journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena on your way to delightful Seville.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SEVILLE.

Day
6

Seville is one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour with all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID.

Day
7

Travel to Cordoba, Spain’s most Moorish city with its Mezquita, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. On through the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, to Madrid. This evening, why not join the optional “Traditional tapas dinner and highlights of Madrid?”
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MADRID

Day
8

Enjoy free time in Madrid, or join the fascinating optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus River was made famous in El Greco’s painting—even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MADRID.

Day
9

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Special Departures:

10 April 2020 departure – Easter

24 April 2020 departure – Feria in Seville

26 December 2020 departure – New Year’s Eve in Seville

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
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£912 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 tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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