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Lisbon & Northern Spain

Price per person
from £1,892

Price based on
London Gatwick
12th Oct 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, you'll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and in Oporto, the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange, which was inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Also visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fátima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917.

In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. You'll also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where you'll visit Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain's grandest squares; and Barcelona, where you'll stay two nights with guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece that still is not finished to this day.

On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Oviedo, you'll enjoy a cider tasting at a traditional Sidreria. Or how about a wine tasting at a famous Port wine cellar in Oporto? These are just a couple of the special experiences included on this vacation.

From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all! You're sure to arrive home with many stories and photos to share.

At a glance

Lisbon Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery

Fátima Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Oporto Guided sightseeing, visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; Port wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.

Vigo Walking tour

La Toja Island Enjoy a coffee and the spectacular view at the Gran Hotel La Toja and admire the shell-covered church

Santiago De Compostela Dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

Luarca Stop in this pretty fishing village with its white houses

Oviedo Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of San Salvador and enjoy a cider tasting

Santander Stop in the seaside resort

Bilbao Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum

San Sebastian Guided walking tour of the Old Quarter

Pamplona Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant

Saragossa Visit Plaza del Pilar

Barcelona Guided sightseeing; visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, you'll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and in Oporto, the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange, which was inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Also visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fátima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917.

In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. You'll also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where you'll visit Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain's grandest squares; and Barcelona, where you'll stay two nights with guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece that still is not finished to this day.

On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Oviedo, you'll enjoy a cider tasting at a traditional Sidreria. Or how about a wine tasting at a famous Port wine cellar in Oporto? These are just a couple of the special experiences included on this vacation.

From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all! You're sure to arrive home with many stories and photos to share.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

UK - Lisbon, Portugal

Day
1

On arrival in Lisbon you will be transferred to your hotel.

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Lisbon

Day
2

Lisbon was the centre 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, and visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An optional excursion is available to the royal palace of Queluz, as well as dinner at a traditional taverna with Fado-style entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon – Fátima – Oporto

Day
3

Visit the SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY in Fátima, where Mary appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. Next is Oporto, where sightseeing with a Local Guide 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 has been included at the famous Sandeman & Co. Port Wine Cellar to sample the delicious wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oporto – Vigo, Spain – La Toja Island – Santiago De Compostela

Day
4

A scenic drive along the coastline brings you to Galicia and to the city of Vigo, which was built over a Roman settlement. See the remnants of the former city walls, and hear about its turbulent history during your walking tour. Continue to La Toja, a small island just off the shore, which has become a popular holiday resort. Enjoy a coffee at the Gran Hotel La Toja, a spa resort. The island is famous for its spring waters, discovered in the early 19th century. Marvel at the unusual church completely covered with seashells before returning to the mainland to continue your journey to Santiago de Compostela. This evening, dinner has been prepared at one of the city’s fine local restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Santiago De Compostela

Day
5

Santiago de Compostela has been one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. For over a thousand years, pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the CATHEDRAL, where the relics of St. James the Apostle, brother of St. John the Evangelist, are held. Later, an optional excursion is available to La Coruna.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Santiago De Compostela – Luarca – Oviedo

Day
6

Along the Asturian coast is Luarca, a renowned quiet town of white houses. Time to wander around the port or to have a coffee in one of the many taverns. Enter España Verde (Green Spain) and arrive in Oviedo, capital of Asturias. Guided sightseeing features a visit of the CATHEDRAL OF SAN SALVADOR, where the Way of St. James began. Then, visit a traditional Sidreria for a CIDER TASTING.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oviedo – Santander – Bilbao – San Sebastian

Day
7

After a stop in the seaside resort of Santander, arrive in Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, and enjoy a special highlight: a guided visit to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, an amazing feat of construction created by North American architect Frank O. Gehry. Arrive in lovely San Sebastian, the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

San Sebastian

Day
8

San Sebastian is a popular resort that attracts tourists from everywhere—not just for its picturesque location and harbour, but also for the many festivals that are held here yearly, like the San Sebastian Film Festival. Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour of the Parte Viejo OLD QUARTER, with time to try tasty pintxos snacks, which you will find in many bars. You may wish to join an optional excursion to the beautiful French resort of Biarritz.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Sebastian – Pamplona – Saragossa

Day
9

In Pamplona, at the foot of the Pyrenees, a special treat awaits: walk along the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, and have lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant. Then, continue to Saragossa for your overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Saragossa - Barcelona

Day
10

This morning, visit PLAZA DEL PILAR, one of Spain’s grandest squares. Time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where, according to legends, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James. Continue to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Barcelona

Day
11

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlights are a visit to the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuïc Hill. Later, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, a special farewell dinner has been prepared at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say adios to your travelling companions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Barcelona - UK

Day
12

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Lisbon - Real Palacio Hotel

Set at the heart of Lisbon, opened May 2003, is the Real Palácio Hotel, a Hotel that combines charm and sophistication with the comfort of a 5-star Hotel.

  • Location

    Rua Tomas Ribeiro 115 Lisbon, Portugal

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Oporto - Holiday Inn Porto Gaia

A modern 212-room high rise hotel near the historical Porto city centre with a chic atrium bar and culinary concept restaurant serving traditinal Portuguese cuisine. Amenities include a gym, spa and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

  • Location

    Rua Diogo de Macedo, 220 Vila Nova de Gaia
    Oporto, Portugal

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Santiago De Compostela - NH Hesperia Santiago Peregrino

With an excellent location in the new city area, the Hesperia Peregrino hotel in Santiago de Compostela puts you within reach of everything that makes this city so desirable. You can easily explore the historical center and its famous cathedral - both are just a 10 minute walk away.

  • Location

    Avda Rosalia De Castro Santiago De Compostela, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Oviedo - AC Oviedo Forum

A modern 155 room property offering Free Wi-Fi access in all areas and a fitness center. Traditional Spanish cuisine is served in the main restaurant and an international menu and drinks are on offer at the hotel's bar and outdoor terrace.

  • Location

    Plaza De Los Ferroviarios 1 Oviedo, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts

San Sebastian - Silken Amara Plaza

Modern hotel situated in the Square of Pio XII, 10 minute walk to Concha Beach, the Quarter and commercial and financial zone.

  • Location

    Plaza Pío XII, 7,  San Sebastián, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Saragossa - Silken Reino de Aragon

Modern hotel with restaurant, bar and meeting facilities is located near the Basilica Del Pilar and the Exhibition Palace.

  • Location

    C/Coso, 80,  Saragossa, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Barcelona - Tryp Apolo

A modern 314 room hotel located in the heart of Barcelona with Free Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms and public areas. Delicious snacks can be enjoyed at the Tapas Bar whilst the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and cocktails.

  • Location

    Avenida Paralelo, 57-59, Barcelona, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

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