12-Day Portugal, Andalusia and Mediterranean Capitals Tour from Madrid

Package Summary

  • Duration For Tour: 11 12
  • Start City: Madrid, Spain
  • End City: Zaragoza, Spain
    Highlights: Visit Barcelona, Lisbon, Alcobaca, Batalha, Caceres, Cordoba, Fatima, Granada, Nazare, Obidos, Seville, Trujillo, Valencia, Zaragoza.

$ 1354.9 ( 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.
Zaragoza is the capital of northeastern Spain's Aragon region. Overlooking the Ebro River in the city center is baroque Nuestra Señora del Pilar basilica, a famous pilgrimage site with a shrine to the Virgin Mary and multiple domes. Mudejar-style landmarks, combining Islamic and Gothic architecture, include the Aljaferia, an 11th-century Moorish palace, and the Cathedral of the Savior, begun in the 12th century.

Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon (514 km)

Departure from JULIA TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Orienteat 08:30 a.m. We will have a relaxing drive to Trujillo where we will have free time to explore its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Then continue on through Portuguese soil along the Alentejo plains via historic sites as Elvas, Estremoz and Setubal. We will arrive over the impressive bridge 25th April to Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. Guests can choose an optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Trujillo, SPAIN

Trujillo is a municipality located in the province of Caceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Trujillo is both a centre for tourism, with over 25 hotels, and a regional market town.

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor in Trujillo is unique because of its uneven and irregular design. It is surrounded by buildings dating from around the 16th century. The Church of Santa Maria is a 13th century building that towers over the square.

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.

25th of April Bridge

This suspension bridge in Portugal connects the capital of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada on the other side of the Tagus River. It first opened in 1966.

Fado Music Show

Fado is a traditional genre of Portuguese folk music that dates back to the early 19th century. The city of Lisbon has its own unique variety of this music, and you can see a live performance of it this evening.

Standard Hotel: Lutecia

Lisbon

After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument of Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama District.

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.

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.

National Coach Museum

This museum in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon contains one of most impressive collections of historical horse-drawn carriages in the world. It is located in the old Horse Riding Area of Belem Palace.

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.

Pombal Square

The full name of this public space in Lisbon is the Marquis of Pombal Square, a former prime minister of Portugal in the 18th century. It is now a busy roundabout for automotive traffic.

Alfama District

Alfama, with its winding passages of narrow streets and steep stairways, is Lisbon's oldest district. Its name derives from Arabic because of the city's medieval Muslim rulers. Alfama is home to many restaurants and cafes that showcase live Fado music.

Standard Hotel: Lutecia

Breakfast: Included

Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaca - Nazare - Batalha - Fatima (163 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will arrive to the beautiful walled town of Obidos with its picturesque streets and the Pousada do Castelo. Then continue to Alcobaca to visit a 12th century church containing the tombs of Pablo and Ines de Castro, followed by a visit to the picturesque and fishing village of Nazare . Weather permitting, we will continue to the Sitio to have a panoramic view of the beach and the village. In the Afternoon we will visit the Batalha Monastery , a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Afterwards we will continue to Fatima .

Obidos, PORTUGAL

A town and a municipality in the Oeste Subregion in Portugal. Obidos remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination.

Alcobaca, PORTUGAL

A city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal. The city became notable after the first king decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarem from the Moors in 1147. The church later evolved into the Monastery of Alcobaca.

Alcobaca Monastery

This church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, founded in 1153. The main components of the complex are the royal tombs, the Chapel of St. Bernard, the royal Pantheon, the sacristy, and more.

Nazare, PORTUGAL

It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. It has long sandy beaches considered by some to be among the best beaches in Portugal.

Batalha, PORTUGAL

Batalha Monastery

Construction on this monastery began in 1386 and eventually wrapped up in 1517, spanning the reign of seven kings. It is a Dominican convent built in a Gothic style.

Standard Hotel: Santa Maria

Breakfast: Included

Fatima - Lisbon (111 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, guests can spend the day at leisure for activities of personal nature in Fatima, center of Christian faith and World Pilgrims Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and Cova da Iria where Virgin Mary appeared. The church where the tombstones of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are. The Chapel of Apparitions, heart of the shrine. At the end of the day we will return to Lisbon through the colorful farming region.

Fatima, PORTUGAL

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

Sanctuary of Fatima

The Sanctuary of Fatima is a large, open public facility dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The site features many buildings, including a minor basilica and two small chapels.

Basilica of the Santissima Trinidade

One of the largest Christian church in the world, construction on this basilica was completed in 2007. With its thoroughly modern design, it looks completely unique from most other European churches.

Standard Hotel: Lutecia

Breakfast: Included

Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba (523 km)

After breakfast at the hotel we will depart at 07:30 hrs to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city's blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. We will walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, we will continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. We will have dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Caceres, SPAIN

Caceres is the capital of Caceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The municipio has a land area of 1,750.33 km2 (675.81 sq mi), the largest geographically in Spain. The walled city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Old Town

The Old Town of Caceres still features some of its original medieval walls. In the Middle Ages, control of the city was constantly switching between Christians and Muslims, and this struggle is exemplified by the architecture of the Old Town.

Standard Hotel: Tryp Cordoba

Deluxe Hotel: Hesperia Cordoba

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Cordoba - Seville (145 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will have an Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride we will reach Seville. Then we will enjoy dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Cordoba, SPAIN

Cordoba is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, and its easy access to the mining resources of the Sierra Morena satisfies the population's needs.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

The interior of this dual mosque-cathedral perfectly reflects the religious power-struggle of medieval Spain. The conversion of the church into a mosque lasted from 784 to 987. The complex is massive and features many small chapels.

Jewish Quarter

Cordoba's Jewish Quarter is marked by narrow and irregular streets. It houses a medieval Synagogue and the Sephardic House. Unfortunately, this neighborhood was a focal point of the Spanish Inquisition, during which Cordoba played a large role.

Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa

Deluxe Hotel: Melia Lebreros

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Seville

Today we will have a morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de Espana. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Guests can also choose an optional Flamenco tour.

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.

Santa Cruz (Jewish Quarter)

The barrio of Santa Cruz in Sevilla was once the city's Jewish Quarter, and is now the most popular tourist are in the city. The narrow, winding streets and alleyways of this neighborhood remind visitors of a labyrinth.

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.

Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa

Deluxe Hotel: Melia Lebreros

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Sevilla - Granada (249 km)

After breakfast at our hotel, we will leave Sevilla by driving along the Caliphate road, passing endless olive trees, on our way to Granada, where we will visit the world famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Later on, guests will be able to enjoy an optional Gypsy Flamenco Show in the Sacromonte Quarter.

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.

Standard Hotel: Los Angeles

Deluxe Hotel: Melia Granada

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Granada - Valencia (497 km)

After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the autonomous region land of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious "Paella", Accommodation at the hotel.

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.

City of Arts and Sciences

This entertainment is made up of several buildings, all of them state of the art examples of postmodern architecture. Within the facility is an IMAX theater, an oceanography museum, an opera house, concert hall, and much more!

Standard Hotel: Nh Las Artes

Breakfast: Included

Valencia - Barcelona (350 km)

Today we will take a morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings. We will then drive by the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex "Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias" to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. In the afternoon we will depart northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco and reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city homeland of the famous architect Gaudí symbol of the Catalonian modernism.

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.

City of Arts and Sciences

This entertainment is made up of several buildings, all of them state of the art examples of postmodern architecture. Within the facility is an IMAX theater, an oceanography museum, an opera house, concert hall, and much more!

Standard Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona 505

Deluxe Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza/Tryp Apolo

Breakfast: Included

Barcelona

In the morning we will have a city tour of Barcelona, well known for the Olympic Games during 1992. We will drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudi such as La Pedrera, Casa Mila, the Montjuïc Park, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon will be for you to keep on discovering this city.

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.

Standard Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona 505

Deluxe Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza / Tryp Apolo

Breakfast: Included

Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid (580 km)

After beakfast we will leave Barcelona for Zaragoza, the capital of the Aragon region and an important city in Spanish history. After some free time to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilica-Temple of Our Lady Pilar, we will continue to Madrid, where we will end our tour.

Zaragoza, SPAIN

Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar

This massive basilica in Zaragoza is, accroding to legend, the first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with the original chapel said to be built in 44 BCE. It has been rebuilt numerous times and is now baroque in style.

Breakfast: Included

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