22 day Spanish and Portuguese Wonders Tour with Genting Dream cruise

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Visiting: Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, Porto, Fatima, Lisbon, Sintra, Seville, Granada, Valencia,Singapore, Phuket (cruise) and Penang (cruise)

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* ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

If you are from another state, please let us know.

Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

Day 1 – Melbourne / Dubai / Barcelona

Ready for an exciting tour to see the best of Spain and Portugal? This afternoon our group will meet at the airport to board our Emirates flight bound for Dubai. After a short transit in Dubai airport, we reboard our flight bound for Barcelona.

Meals – As per flight

Day 2 Arrive Barcelona

We anticipate to arrive Barcelona early this morning and your trusty tour manager will be ready and waiting for you. Experience the full splendour when you take a tour to view the lauded art nouveau style buildings such as Casa Batlló and Casa Milà along the elegant Passeig de Gràcia avenue. Marvel at the towering Columbus Monument and the impressive Monumental Bullring before heading up to Montjuïc Hill for a spectacular vista of the city and its harbour. Check in at hotel and then dinner.

Meals – As per flight / L / D
Hotel – HLG City Park Hotel or similar

Day 3 – Barcelona / Madrid region (via train)

This morning after breakfast, a local coach takes us to Barcelona railway station for our 3 hour train experience allowing you to marvel at the Iberian Peninsular. Upon arrival, your trusty long distance coach and local guide will soon bring you on an orientation about town. See the Royal Palace in its splendour and visit to the Gran Via and Madrid’s financial district.

Meals – B/ Own arrangements / D
Hotel – Hotel Alcobendas or similar

Day 4 – Madrid

After breakfast we continue our visit of Madrid. We start with the University City and the Casa del Campo park. See Barrio de la Moreiria, the elegant square of Puerta de Sol – Spain’s favourite plaza, the landmark fountain of Neptune and Cibeles, the impressive Alcala Arch, the Bullring, the New Madrid and finally Plaza Mayor, the most important architectural and historical landmark in Madrid, built in the 17th century where one can find numerous shops, markets, lively theatres and restaurants, palaces and splendid bridges.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Hotel Alcobendas or similar

Day 5 – Madrid /Avila / Salamanca

This morning. we drive towards the old Spanish town of Ávila for a photo-stop and a delicious suckling pig lunch before arriving at Salamanca.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Salamanca Gran Corona or similar

Day 6 – Salamanca / Porto

Today, we leave Spain and drive westerly towards the city of Porto, Portugal. Porto is the
second largest city in Portugal and is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s most respected tourist
destinations. When we arrive to Porto, enjoy a relaxing river boat cruise on the canals of Porto
and soon you’ll understand why it has been named the “Venice of Portugal”. Enjoy a bit of free
time in the city centre before dinner.

Meals – B / L / D
Hotel – Bessa Boavista or similar

Day 7 – Porto / Fatima / Lisbon

This morning we visit Fátima, one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world, the Sanctuary of Fátima. Here, you will be greeted with the sight of the Berlin Wall, followed by the Chapel of Apparitions at the heart of the sanctuary where four million pilgrims converge yearly. A scenic drive through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains will bring you to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Sana Malhoa Hotel or similar

Day 8 – Lisbon

This morning after breakfast enjoy a tour of Lisbon city. Today, we drive along the Expo Section
which is a great place to discover the creativity of some of the best known architects of the
world. Black Horse Square, Belem Section, stop by Jeronimos Monastery and visit of the church,
Belem Tower – we encourage you to try their famous Egg tarts! In the afternoon we complete
our visit to Lisbon with a drive to the Monument of Discoveries, Rossio Squire, the medieval alleyways of Alfama Quarter and then Sao Jorge Castle.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Sana Malhoa Hotel or similar

Day 9 – Lisbon / Sintra / Cape da Roca / Lisbon

After breakfast, we start a new chapter in our discovery of Portugal and its surroundings. First
up is the picturesque town of Sintra which is set amidst the pine-covered hills and once here,
enjoy a walking tour with our local guide through the city which includes an interior visit of Sintra Palace. Afterwards, we drive to the famous Cape da Roca which is the
westernmost extent of mainland Europe. We then continue our drive towards Lisbon for some free time in the afternoon.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Sana Malhoa Hotel or similar

Day 10 – Lisbon / Seville

Enjoy a smooth drive back to Spain as we continue our journey to the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville. Set off on a city tour and take in the sights of the Plaza de Toros, an impressive bullring that took several decades to construct, and the Plaza de España, a building complex that is the epitome of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture. Visit the majestic Seville Cathedral, where the Tomb of Christopher Columbus can be found and enter the Giralda bell tower, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. At night, savour the Carrillada de Cerdo, braised Iberico Pork cheeks, well-loved by the Spanish.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Silken Allandalus hotel or similar

Day 11 – Seville / Ronda / Costa Del Sol

Travel to Ronda, an ancient city located about 750-meters above sea level, and make a beeline for the Puento Nuevo bridge to enjoy a thrilling view of the 100-metre deep El Tajo canyon and a breathtaking panorama over the Serranía de Ronda mountains. Pay a visit to the Plaza de Toros de Ronda, one of the oldest bullrings in Spain and learn more about the bullfighting sport at the in-house museum. As night falls, head down to Costa del Sol, a region in the south of Spain along the Mediterranean coastline of the Province of Málaga to spend the night at a seaside resort.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Hotel Blue Sea Cervantas or similar

Day 12 – Costa Del Sol / Cordoba / Granada

Leave the Mediterranean coast for Córdoba, an important Roman city and an Islamic cultural centre during the Middle Ages. Meander around the squares and alley streets in the Historic Centre of Córdoba and proceed to enter the grand Mosque- Cathedral of Córdoba also known as the Mezquita Mosque. It has remained as an impressive artistic achievement of its time for its sheer size and height of its ceilings. Then, depart for the night to Granada, a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Hotel Abades Nevada Palace or similar

Day 13 – Granada / Guadix / Valencia

This morning, you will 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. Drive to the troglodyte town of Guadix and pay a visit to one of their interesting cave houses. Depart for Valencia and go on a sightseeing tour of the city, where you can admire the unique Gothic exterior of the Valencia Cathedral, and take photos of the imposing Torres de Serranos, which was built along the old city walls to defend the city. Tonight, tuck into some delicious Paella with white wine.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Valencia Centre hotel or similar

Day 14 – Valencia / Montserrat tour / Barcelona

This morning, we will drop into Montserrat which is not far away and enjoy a guided tour through the Basilica and Monastery. After an early lunch, we make our way back to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region.The drive itself will take a few hours and so please sit back and relax. We should arrive early afternoon to our hotel in Barcelona. After check in we will head out for special Flamenco dancing dinner show.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Hotel Frontair Congress or similar

Day 15 – Barcelona Full Day

Today visits include Park Guell – this park is skilfully designed and composed to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. Next is of course, the incomplete Church of Sagrada Familia. This church ranks as one of the most extraordinary buildings in the world. Later in the afternoon, we enjoy some free time in Barcelona. Tonight we have our final farewell dinner.

Meals – BLD
Hotel – Hotel Frontair Congress or similar

Day 16 – Barcelona / Dubai / Singapore

After breakfast we make our way to Las Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian mall that stretches 1.2km along the street in central Barcelona for a bit of free time before we head off to the airport. At noon, we bid farewell to our guide at Barcelona and make our way to Singapore (via Dubai) with Emirates – we invite you to sit back and relax.

Meals – B / As per flight

Day 17 – Singapore

We welcome you to Singapore! This modern cosmopolitan hub is home to a limitless selection of shopping and great food! After arrival we check into our hotel and the rest of the day is for you to enjoy. The group will meet back tomorrow morning for the cruise.

Meals – As per flight/ Own arrangements in Singapore
Hotel – Hotel Grand Central or similar 

Day 18 – Singapore / Genting Dream Cruise

After a relaxing morning, we will make our way to board this amazing cruise early in the afternoon. Genting Dream is a vessel for your dreams—it features all the comfort of authentic Asian hospitality, combined with the finest experiences from around the world. Our group will be staying in luxurious balcony cabins and we will set sail later in the evening for our first stop, Penang.

Meals – B / As per cruise
Overnight – Genting Dream (balcony cabin)

Day 19 Arrive Penang (Malaysia) / Phuket (Thailand)

The Genting Dream will arrive into Penang this afternoon. An island state just off the coast of northwest Malaysia, Penang is rich in diverse cultural influences thanks to its history as a trading center between India, China, Britain and the Middle East. Feel free to explore on your own or book a shore excursion arranged by the cruise company. In the late evening we make our way to Phuket.

Meals – As per cruise
Overnight – Genting Dream (balcony cabin)

Day 20 – Arrive Phuket (Thailand) / Singapore

The Genting cruise should arrive into Phuket early this morning. The island of Phuket (pronounced “Poo-ket”) is often called the Pearl of Thailand — and once you set foot on pristine beaches and see its crystalline blue water, you’ll understand why. We invite you to explore and see for yourself why Phuket is such a vibrant and interesting area to visit. By mid-afternoon, the Genting Dream will leave the shores of Phuket bound for Singapore.

Meals – As per cruise
Overnight – Genting Dream (balcony cabin)

Day 21 –Singapore / Home
You will spend most of the day on the Genting Dream and we hope you enjoyed all the facilities it had on offer. By the evening, the cruiseship will have docked into Singapore. We will transfer to Changi airport for our late night flight back home.

Meals – As per cruise

Day 22 – Arrive home
Your overnight flight will depart shortly after midnight bound for home. After a short flight you’ll be back home – from all of us at Friendly Travel, we hope you enjoyed your holiday!

Meals – As per flight

All in Pricing package price includes :

– Return flights with Emirates Airlines (including airport taxes)

– Balcony cabin class on the Genting Dream 

– Accommodation as per itinerary

– Sumptuous meals as per itinerary

– Tour guide and bus services 

– Entries to places listed on itinerary

– Daily water provided 

These groups are scheduled to depart on the 8 October 2019:

  • All in price  –  $8,580* pp (twin share) 

   *Early bird price before 31 May 2019!  – Afterwards, $8,980* per person  

Please note, once tour is guaranteed a further $1000 per person deposit is required

 * ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

If you are from another state, please let us know.

Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

Day 1 – Melbourne / Dubai / Barcelona – N/A

Day 2 –  Arrive Barcelona – HLG City Park Hotel or similar

Day 3 – Barcelona / Madrid region (via train) – Hotel Alcobendas or similar

Day 4 – Madrid – Hotel Alcobendas or similar

Day 5 – Madrid /Avila / Salamanca – Salamanca Gran Corona or similar

Day 6 – Salamanca / Porto – Bessa Boavista or similar

Day 7 – Porto / Fatima / Lisbon – Sana Malhoa Hotel or similar

Day 8 – Lisbon – Sana Malhoa Hotel or similar

Day 9 – Lisbon / Sintra / Cape da Roca / Lisbon – Sana Malhoa Hotel or similar

Day 10 – Lisbon / Seville – Silken Allandalus hotel or similar

Day 11 – Seville / Ronda / Costa Del Sol – Hotel Blue Sea Cervantas or similar

Day 12 – Costa Del Sol / Cordoba / Granada – Hotel Abades Nevada Palace or similar

Day 13 – Granada / Guadix / Valencia – Valencia Centre hotel or similar

Day 14 – Valencia / Montserrat tour / Barcelona – Hotel Frontair Congress or similar

Day 15 – Barcelona Full Day – Hotel Frontair Congress or similar

Day 16 – Barcelona / Dubai / Singapore – Overnight on flight

Day 17 – Singapore– Hotel Grand Central or similar 

Day 18 – Singapore / Genting Dream Cruise – Genting Dream (balcony cabin)

Day 19 –  Arrive Penang (Malaysia) / Phuket (Thailand) – Genting Dream (balcony cabin)

Day 20 – Arrive Phuket (Thailand) / Singapore– Genting Dream (balcony cabin)

Day 21 –Singapore / Home – N/A

Day 22 – Arrive home – N/A

Average temperatures during October 

Barcelona (Spain) – Average high 22 degrees Celsius / Average low 14 degrees Celsius

Madrid (Spain) – Average high 19 degrees Celsius / Average low 8 degrees Celsius

Lisbon (Portugal) – Average high 22 degrees Celsius / Average low 15 degrees Celsius’

Singapore – Average high 31 degrees Celsius / Average low 25 degrees Celsius

Phuket (Thailand) – Average high 31 degrees Celsius / Average low 25 degrees Celsius’

Penang (Malaysia) – Average high 30 degrees Celsius / Average low 24 degrees Celsius’

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