12-Day Barcelona, Madrid, Fatima, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Alicante Southern Europe Tour from Madrid

Package Summary

  • Duration For Tour: 11 12
  • Start City: Madrid, Spain
  • End City: Barcelona
    Highlights: Visit Madrid, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fatima, Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra, Seville, Granada, Purullena, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona. Inclusions: 10 nights all 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar, Attraction admission tickets

$ 2100 ( Starting From Per Person )

Overview
Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velazquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.
This gorgeous Spanish city on the Mediterranean is one of the world's most popular tourists destinations due to its rich cultural heritage. Visitors can see medieval buildings or admire modernity at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Home - Madrid

Today, guests will arrive at the airport in Madrid to join this tour.

Madrid

Today, we will arrive in Madrid and check into the hotel. Then, we will have the rest of the day free to explore this enchanting city at our own leisure.

Madrid, SPAIN

Madrid is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more.

Deluxe Hotel: Silken Puerta Hotel Madrid (4-Star)

Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Madrid

On our sightseeing tour of Madrid, we will visit the Plaza Espana, Puerta del Sol, and the Columbus Fountain. After we visit the Royal Palace, we will have the afternoon free to explore on our own.

Madrid, SPAIN

is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more.

Puerta del Sol

The Puerta del Sol is the central point of Spain's radial network of streets, with a plaque marking it as "Kilometer Zero", and one of the busiest parts of the city.

Plaza de Espana

This large public square in Madrid features a huge monument to Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's most widely-read writer, that hovers over bronze sculptures of Cervantes' two iconic characters, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Columbus Square

Columbus Square in Madrid is dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus, whose statue stands on a tall monument high above. The plaza features a second monument with quotes by philosophers and famous Spanish leaders and the Gardens of Discovery.

Royal Palace of Madrid

This Baroque palace is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, although it is only used for state functions. Built in 1738, the palace is nearly 1.5 million square-feet, and contains paintings by many European greats.

Prado Museum

The main national art museum of Spain, this facility is lovated in Central Madrid and features one of the world's finest collections of European art dating from the 12th century to the early 19th.

Prado Museum will substitute if Royal Palace is closed.

Deluxe Hotel: Silken Puerta Hotel Madrid (4-Star)

Breakfast: Included

Madrid - Salamanca - Coimbra - Fatima (626 km)

Today, we will drive to the ancient university city of Salamanca, where we will be able to walk around the Plaza Mayor and the University. After lunch, we will continue to Portugal's very own university town, Coimbra. In the evening, we will drive to Fatima, where we will spend the night.

Salamanca, SPAIN

Salamanca is a major city in Spain that mixes antiquated, medieval architecture with the atmosphere of a college town, with the University of Salamanca leading the way in the teaching of the Spanish language.

Plaza Mayor

Most Spanish cities have a Plaza Mayor, but few are comparable to that of Salamanca. Surrounded by baroque buildings, the centerpiece of this public square is the city hall, with arms of restaurants, cafes, and other shops lining the side.

Coimbra, PORTUGAL

The third-largest city in Portugal, Coimbra was once the country's capital until roughly the end of the Middle Ages, and is filled with historical buildings and beautiful architecture.

Coimbra University

This university was established in 1290, making it one of the oldest continuously operated centers for higher education in the entire world. The beautiful campus is dotted with old, classical buildings.

Deluxe Hotel: Santa Maria Hotel (4-Star)

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Fatima - Lisbon (135 km)

Today, we will explore Fatima, a notable Catholic shrine site in Portugal, by visiting the Shrine of Our Lady. After lunch, we will drive to Lisbon, where we will be able to spend the remainder of the day at our own leisure.

Fatima, PORTUGAL

Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourem, in the Portuguese Santarem District.

Deluxe Hotel: Marriott Hotel (4-Star)

Breakfast: Included

Lisbon - Cascais - Sintra - Lisbon (50 km)

In the morning, we will drive along the famous squares of Lisbon and see the site of the 1998 World Expo. Then, we will visit the Discovery Monument, the Tower of Belem, and the Jeronimo Monastery. Later, we will take a scenic drive along Cabo da Roca, which will bring us into Cascais. From there, we will continue to Sintra to visit the Palace and its gardens.

Lisbon, PORTUGAL

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.

Tower of Belem

This fortified tower off the coast of Lisbon, also known as the Tower of St. Vincent, was built to defend the city in the 16th century. It was built in the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture of the 16th century.

Monument of Discoveries

This monument is located at the mouth of Lisbon harbor, commemorating the age of exploration, when ships bound for the American continents in the west would pass through the Tagus estuary.

Jeronimos Monastery

The Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon was once the home of the city's Hieronymite religious order, and one of the best examples of the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture. Today, the facility houses the National Archaeology Museum and the Marine Museum.

Cascais, PORTUGAL

Cascais is a wealthy, coastal suburb of the city of Lisbon. There are many activities to do in the area, from beach sports like surfing and sailing to gold and tennis.

Sintra, PORTUGAL

Palace of Sintra

Also known as Town Palace, this beautiful palace overlooking Sintra and nearby Lisbon was inhabited by continuously since the 15th century, although now it houses a museum.

Deluxe Hotel: Marriott Hotel (4-Star)

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Lisbon - Seville (448 km)

Today, we will cross into Spain as we make our way to Seville, where we will embark on a sightseeing tour, which will take us to the Sevilla Cathedral and La Giralda.

Seville, SPAIN

Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler.

Seville Cathedral

The third-largest church in the world (and the largest cathedral), the Seville is a massive Gothic building. Each of its facades has multiple entrances that are all exquisitely and ornately adorned. It was built over an old mosque.

Parque de Maria Luisa

On the riverbanks of Sevilla, Maria Luisa Park is a large public area that features lovely foliage, fountains, and walkways in the middle of this beautiful city. Within the park are many statues of famous Spanish figures.

Plaza de Espana

A large section of Maria Luisa Park in Sevilla, the Plaza de Espana is a large open space featuring buildings of Renaissance revival architecture. Most of the buildings are currently used for government purposes.

La Giralda

La Giralda was once a minaret for the Muslim population in medieval Sevilla, but was converted to a church bell tower after Christian forces had regained power in Iberia. Its design has influenced many other towers around the world.

Deluxe Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn (4-Star)

Breakfast: Included

Seville - Granada (249 km)

Today, we will journey to Granada, where we will absorb memorable views of the gypsy cave dwellings that are carved into the hills around the city. We will enjoy a tour to the glorious Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens.

Seville, SPAIN

Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler.

Granada, SPAIN

Granada is a mid-sized provincial capital in the Andalucia region of Spain. Rich in history and culture, Granada is arguably the single most worthwhile city in Spain for visitors. Spring and autumn are also both excellent times to visit.

Alhambra

The Alhambra is a massive complex consisting of multiple palaces and fortresses. It originated as a Spanish-Muslim fortress in the 9th century, but subsequent rulers, both Muslim and Christian, continually added additions and renovations.

Generalife

Built in the 14th century as the summer palace of Nasrid Emirs of Grananda, the name of this palace means "Architect's Garden" for the extensive gardens on its grounds, which are world renowned for their exquisite beauty.

Deluxe Hotel: M.A. Alhamar Hotel (4-Star)

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Granada - Purullena - Alicante (302 km)

Today, we will head for the Mediterranean Coast. On the way, we will stop at Purunella to see its famous cave homes before continuing to Alicante. In the afternoon, we will have some free time to stroll along the mosaic-pattern, palm-dotted promenade of Alicante.

Purullena, SPAIN

This small Spanish town in the province of Granada has a population of 2,286. It is most famous for the local cave homes, which were built into the the rocky hills in the area.

Alicante, SPAIN

Deluxe Hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott (4-Star)

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Alicante - Valencia - Barcelona (516 km)

Today, our journey will continue to Valencia. Upon arrival, we will embark on a city tour that will bring us to landmarks such as the Central Market. Then, we will enjoy some leisure time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will drive along the coast to Barcelona, the city renowned for the flamboyant architecture of Antoni Gaudi.

Valencia, SPAIN

Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea.

Deluxe Hotel: TRYP Condal Mar (4-Star)

Breakfast: Included

Barcelona

Today, we will marvel at the highlights of cosmopolitan Barcelona as we take a panoramic tour of the city. Along the way, we will see La Rambla, Placa de Catalunya, the Columbus Monument, the Olympic Stadium, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and the Picasso Museum. Afterwards, we will enjoy dinner at our hotel.

Barcelona, SPAIN

This gorgeous Spanish city on the Mediterranean is one of the world's most popular tourists destinations due to its rich cultural heritage. Visitors can see medieval buildings or admire modernity at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

La Rambla

This centrally-located street in Barcelona is a tree-lined pedestrian walkway that covers 1.2 kilometers from the port to Place de Catalunya. There are many cafes and shopping kiosks along the street, which can get crowded during the busy tourist seasons.

Columbus Monument

Christopher Columbus is immortalized with a towering monument on Barcelona's famous walkway, La Rambla, depicting the famed explorer pointing out towards the sea. Visitors can take an elevator to the top, which offers a thrilling view of the city.

Sagrada Familia

Designed by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona's most famous architect, construction of the Sagrada Familia began in 1882 and continues to this day, a perfect synthesis of the 19th-century Gothic and 20th-century Modernist styles, a blend of religion and fantasy.

Parc Guell

Park Guell is a garden which contains several sculptures by Antoni Gaudi, perhaps Barcelona's best known artist and architect. The Guell is home to some of his best work, like his sculpture of a salamander and the functional birds nests.

Anella Olimpica

Barcelona's Anella Olimpica, the series of athletic facilities in the park atop Montjuic hill, was the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics. The complex was designed in a contemporary minimalist style, and the individual facilities are connected by a plaza.

Deluxe Hotel: TRYP Condal Mar (4-Star)

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Barcelona - Home

Today, guests will transfer to the airport in Barcelona for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.

Terms & Condition

  • Cancellation and Refund policy (please read before booking)
    • US$100/person: 120 or more days prior to departure date
    • US$200/person: 75-119 days prior to departure date
    • US$300/person: 30-74 days prior to departure date
    • US$500/person: 15-29 days prior to departure date
    • US$1000/person: 3-14 days prior to departure date
    • 100% of tour fare: within 48 hours prior to departure including no show on the departure date
    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
  • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
  • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation

All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.

Redemption

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