Tour overview

Departure date(s) –  7 October 2024

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • International economy flights with Emirates Airlines
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking guides throughout tour and 1 tour leader escort for the group

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - HOME/DUBAI

This evening, we board our Emriates flight bound for Dubai. After boarding your flight, sit back and relax and soon after you will be in Dubai for a short transit.

Meals - As per flight

Day 2 - DUBAI/MADRID

After a short transit, we reboard our connecting flight bound for Madrid. We anticipate to arrive into Madrid in the afternoon and after our meet n greet with your trusty tour manager, we head back to our hotel for much needed rest and dinner.

Meals - As per flight / Dinner

Accommodation - Chamartin The One or similar

Day 3 - MADRID

A magical city tour of Madrid planned for today - this city is a cheerful and vibrant city and famous for being an open city with all kinds of people from anywhere in the world! Our tour includes driving past the well-known avenues of Gran Via, Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala, Puerta del Sol. We will also have photostops at the Plaza Mayor and Plaza Espana. After lunch, we tour the grand Madrid Palace - it is the largest in Western Europe and one of the largest in the world. With over 135,000 square metres and 3,418 rooms, it has witnessed centuries of Spanish history. After dinner, we check back into our hotel for rest.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Chamartin The One or similar

Day 4 - MADRID/SEGOVIA/SALAMANCA

We say goodbye to Madrid and drive into Segovia today - a historic city northwest of Madrid, in central Spain's Castile and León region. Its centuries of settlement have resulted in a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. Here, we stop by a 2000-year-old Aqueduct of Segovia, one of the best-preserved elevated Roman aqueducts which run through the heart of the city and for lunch, try the famous succulent roasted suckling pig! In the afternoon we drive to the town of Salamanca for a walking tour covering some highlights including the University of Salamanca.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Artheus Carmelitas hotel or similar

Day 5 - SALAMANCA/PORTO

Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes - a very pretty sight to behold. We will also explore Porto with visits to Porto Cathedral and Monument Church of St Francis. A douro river cruise ride is also included.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Holiday Inn Gaia hotel or similar

Day 6 - PORTO/FATIMA/OBIDOS/LISBON

Enroute to Lisbon, we will firstly drop into Fatima which is located in central Portugal. Fatima is the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima which has become throughout the years, the fourth biggest catholic pilgrimage site in the world, due to the apparitions of Virgin Mary to three little shepherds in 1917. Before arriving into Lisbon, we stop in the medieval fortress village of Óbidos, still surrounded by high walls which date back to the 12th century. This afternoon, we arrive into Lisbon.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Olissippo Marques de Sa or similar

Day 7 - LISBON

After breakfast we a nice take Atlantic drive covering Estoril, Cascais, Cabo de Roca and Sintra. We will have lunch area this area and afterwards drive back to Lisbon for our panoramic city tour. Highlights include photostops at Aflama Quarter, the avenues of Lower Town, Monuments of Discoveries, Belem Tower and Jeronomis Monastery. For dinner tonight we invite you to try the famous (and original) Peri Peri grilled chicken.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Olissippo Marques de Sa or similar

Day 8 - LISBON/SEVILLE

This morning, we transfer to the capital of the Andalusia region, Seville - situated on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir, in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. A panoramic tour of Seville will take us to spots such as Plaza de Espana, Barrio de Santa Cruz, the Cathedral and Giralda tower. Overnight in Seville.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - TRH La Motilla or similar

Day 9 - SEVILLE/GIBRALTAR/COSTA DEL SOL/TORREMOLINOS

Explore a slice of Britain when you cross the border into Gibraltar, the much-contested gateway to the Mediterranean Sea. Upon arrival, get up close to the Barbary apes and visit the cave of St. Michael at the Rock of Gibraltar, the Roman and Greeks' former pillar of the “known world”. After lunch, we head to the golden beaches of the Costa del Sol. Set your watch to siesta time or don your sandals and sunglasses for a leisurely stroll to soak up the fresh sea air. followed by a delicious Mediterranean dinner.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Melia Sol Principe or similar

Day 10 - TORREMOLINOS/RONDA/TORREMOLINOS

We are just a bit over halfway of this itinerary and today will be a nice relaxing day with a tour of Ronda Village which is not too far away. Explore the beautiful village of Ronda - See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of the traditional bullfighting. Early afternoon, we head back to Costa Del Sol for a relaxing afternoon to enjoy the amazing coastline.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Melia Sol Principe or similar

Day 11 - TORREMOLINOS/GRANADA

This morning, we depart for Granada, a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. , Embark on a Granada city tour with a local guide. Visit the Alhambra palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where varying transformations come about as the light and water create different decorative effects on the special clay walls. Continue your journey to the Generalife and be awestruck by the lush greenery and sprinkling fountains that belonged to former Arab kings.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Saray Hotel or similar

Day 12 - GRANADA/GUADIX/MURCIA

After breakfast, we drive to the troglodyte town of Guadix and drive past the interesting cave houses which make this area unique. Afterwards we visit the city centre with a photostop at the Cathedral of renaissance style followed by a stroll through the old town of Guadix. In the afternoon we settle into the town of Murcia.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Sercotel Amistad de Murcia or similar

Day 13 - MURCIA/VALENCIA

Before we leave Murcia, we will have a quick photostop at Fuensanta Sanctuary. The Monastery of the Virgin of Fuensanta (the Patron of Murcia) boasts wonderful views of the city & surrounding land. Then it is onwards towards Valencia - one of Spain's most welcoming cities and is a place full of contrasts which awaits the visitor with a charming old town next to futuristic buildings. Here we will enjoy a panoramic city tour covering several highlights of this city. Tonight for dinner we try Valencia's specialty, Seafood Paella.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - Hotel Barcelo Valencia similar

Day 14 - VALENCIA/BARCELONA

Our final destination is Barcelona - a cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region which is known for its art and architecture. A Barcelona sightseeing tour awaits us today - drive up to Montjuic Hill for a panoramic view of this city, walk through Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalonia and Passeig de Gracia. If time permits, we will allow a few hours of free time in the afternoon to unwind, shop or grab a coffee!

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - NH Sants Barcelona or similar

Day 15 - BARCELONA

For our final day in Barcelona, our guide will take us to La Sagrada Familia Church this morning. This enormous Cathedral in Barcelona was designed by Antonio Gaudí. Begun in 1882 and still unfinished, the tactile, organic form of this Roman Catholic structure is one of Barcelona’s most famous landmarks. After lunch, we drop by the district of Montserrat which includes a tour to see the Basilica and Atrium. We end the night with an entertaining Flamenco show with dinner.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation - NH Sants Barcelona or similar

Day 16 - BARCELONA/DUBAI

After a relaxing morning, we head to Barcelona airport for our Emirates flight back home (transiting in Dubai).

Meals - Breakfast / As per flight

Day 17 - DUBAI/HOME

Our flight arrives back home tonight and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your adventure of Spain and Portugal!

Meals - As per flight

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