Portugal and Spain with Linda Pellegrino

with Two nights Barcelona Post-extension extension
Oct 13-23, 2018 / 11 DAYS

Tucked into the corner of the continent, these cities have their own spice.

Relive the Age of Discovery, when explorers brought treasures from around the world— which are now on display in Portuguese palaces and Spanish cathed…

Your package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Monument to the Discoveries, Tower of Belém, Seville Cathedral, Royal Alcázar, Évora, Córdoba, Prado Museum, the Royal Palace

Tour pace

You will walk for about 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Oct 13: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Lisbon today.

Lisbon / 3 NIGHTS

Oct 14: Arrival in Lisbon

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Portugal! Gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Oct 15: Sightseeing tour of Lisbon

Included meals: Breakfast

Get to know the Portuguese capital on a tour with a local guide.  • Admire views of the city from Eduardo VII Park, then pass the Plaza del Marqués de Pombal and the Mouraria District  • Discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries and Tower of Belém  • Pass by the Jerónimos Monastery, built to honor voyagers, and enter Ajuda National Palace, the former residence of Portuguese royals  • Walk from Bairro Alto through Chiado square to the Baixa district in the heart of the city  Enjoy a free evening in Lisbon or add an excursion.

Oct 16: Free day in Lisbon

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Lisbon or add an excursion.

Seville / 3 NIGHTS

Oct 17: Seville via Évora

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the unspoiled countryside of Portugal en route to Spain. Before crossing the border, stop in Évora to follow a local guide through the Church of St. Francis, known as the “Chapel of Bones.”  Later, arrive in Seville, a city brimming with traditional Spanish charm.

Oct 18: Sightseeing tour of Seville

Included meals: Breakfast

Uncover the beauty of Seville, the historic Andalusian capital, on a guided tour.  • View the tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España and step inside the Gothic Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world  • Pass the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz  • Enter the Royal Alcázar, a palace that was once the home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

Oct 19: Free day in Seville

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Seville or add excursions.

Madrid / 3 NIGHTS

Oct 20: Madrid via olive farm & Córdoba

Included meals: Breakfast

As you travel to Madrid, stop to discover some of the flavors and history of Andalusia.  • Visit an olive farm to tour the grove, mill, and cellar with a guide before tasting the flavorful olive oil  • Stop in the town of Córdoba to discover its rich history—at one time, the city was home to 700 mosques, 900 public baths, and 70 libraries  • Enter the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the eighth century as a mosque and then converted into a cathedral during the Reconquista  Later, board a high-speed train and arrive in Madrid this afternoon.

Oct 21: Sightseeing tour of Madrid

Included meals: Breakfast

Explore the Spanish capital’s beautiful architecture, lively squares, and grand boulevards on today’s guided sightseeing tour.  • View the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza de España and Plaza Mayor  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez, and more  Enjoy a free evening in Madrid or add an excursion.

Oct 22: Free day in Madrid

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a free day in Madrid or add an excursion. Later, celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner.

Oct 23: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to Barcelona.

Extension / Starting from $499 pp

Two nights Barcelona Post-extension / 2 NIGHTS

Add 2 nights in Barcelona

Oct 23: Train ride to Barcelona

Included meals: Breakfast

Board a high-speed train to Barcelona and enjoy a free afternoon to explore.

Oct 24: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona

Included meals: Breakfast

Discover why Barcelona is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks.  • Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress  • Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “house of bones”  • Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and stroll through Mirador de l’Alcalde Park  • Pass Plaça d’Espanya and the soaring monument to Christopher Columbus  Spend a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion.  This evening, enjoy a farewell drink to celebrate your trip.

Oct 25: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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