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BEST OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL


Experience all that the Iberian Peninsula has to offer on this comfortably paced tour which takes in each country's most important attractions.

From USD 1,540 * | from £ 0.73*

per person sharing

Day 1 : 
Arrival at Madrid
A warm welcome to your  Best of Spain and Portugal’ tour. On arrival at the airport,
check in to the Hotel on your own. The tour representatibe will start your sightseeing only the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag.
If you have free time, get to know one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. Home of the most typical
restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious "tapas". (D)

Day 2 : 
In Madrid • Guided City tour of Madrid • Las Ventas Bull ring • Toledo excursion with
Sword factory
Today we take you on a guided city tour of Madrid. See the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Squares
and Plaza Espana. Drive through the main streets and see the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran
Via - most popular commercial street for a real taste of Spain.
Next is visit to the Las Ventas Bull Ring, where we will guide you around the key parts of the bullring,
from the main entrance, to the tendidos, the callejón…. putting into context the three protagonists of this
magnificent spectacle: the audience, the bullfighter and the bull.
Continue for an excursion to Toledo, a cultural melting pot renowned for its harmonious combination of
three cultures of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Also, visit to a Sword factory. Steel from Toledo
has been one of the most prestigious in the world because of its flexibility.
After dinner, return to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 3 : 
Onto Lisbon • Visit to Fatima
Today proceed to Lisbon. Lisbon enchants travelers with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate
alleyways, and an easy going charm that makes it a popular year round destination. Enroute you will visit
the shrine of Fatima, Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary, one of the most important catholic shrines
in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue drive to Lisbon. On arrival, dinner & check into your
hotel. (B, D)

Day 4 : 
In Lisbon • Guided City Tour of Lisbon • Visit to Jeronimos Monastery • Orientation Tour of
Sintra • Excursion to beaches of Cascais & Estoril
Today on a guided city tour see the charming Alfama quarter, the Tagus river, Belém Tower, the
Monument to the Discoveries and the World Heritage Sites of Jerónimos Monastery.
Visit to the Vasco da Gama's discovery of a sea route to India inspired the glorious Monastery of St.
Jerome, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Orientation tour of Sintra, the capital of 19th-century Romanticism and one of the most picturesque
destinations in Portugal Cruise the Portuguese coast to Estoril, Cascais Bay, and rocky chasm of Hell's
Mouth (Boca do Inferno). Admire fantastic Atlantic coast and Portuguese countryside views throughout
the tour.
After dinner, return to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 5: 
Onto Seville • Guided City Tour of Seville
Your drive takes you to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. According to legend, Sevilla was founded by
Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilization.
You will be taken on a guided city tour of this gracious and charming Spain's third largest city. See the
Tower of Gold, the tranquil and extensive Maria Luisa Park, the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter, and finally
view the huge cathedral (one of the world's largest) with its Giralda Tower (a former minaret). While
Seville is famous for its history, at the same time the old city center is bustling with modern life: filled
with shops, tapas bars and restaurants, the city offers plenty of options for visitors. Free time to savour
the atmosphere. Later dinner & check into your hotel. (B, D)

Day 6: 
Onto Granada • Visit Cordoba • Free Time at Plazza de la Corredera
Today proceed to Granada. En route visit the former Great Mosque (now a cathedral) in Cordoba. When
arriving in Cordoba, pass along the wonderful gardens of the Alcazar mof the Christian Kings, where we
will also see the mosaics that decorate the rooms (Mondays visit another monument).
Free time at Plazza de la Corredera, this grand 17th-century square has an elaborate history as a site of
public spectacles, including bullfights and Inquisition burnings. Nowadays it's ringed by balconied
apartments and is home to an assortment of popular, though culinarily run-of-the-mill, cafes and
restaurants.
Continue your drive to Granada and after dinner, check into your hotel. (B, D)

Day 7 : 
Onto Valencia • Guided City tour Granada • Visit The Alhambra and the Generalife Garden
Grab the sight of The Alhambra and the Generalife Garden. Listed under the World Heritage Sites of
the UNESCO, Alhambara is indisputably the most well-known monument of the city and one of the most
visited in Spain. The last Moorish stronghold in Europe, the Alhambra reflects the splendor of Moorish
civilization in Andalusia and offers the visitor splendid ornamental architecture, spectacular and lush
gardens, cascading and dripping water features and breathtaking views of the city. It has a defensive area,
the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, named after the Dynasty of the Kingdom of Granada, and the Gardens of
the Generalife. Generalife Garden is positioned on a hill situated at the rear of the complex overlooking
the Alhambra palace. Within you'll find beds of colorful flowers, more exquisite architecture, leaping
fountains and cool shade.
Proceed to Valencia. Valencia is one of the oldest cities in Spain, founded in the Roman period under the
name "Valentia Edetanorum" on the site of a former Iberian town, by the river Turia in the province of
Edetania. On arrival, dinner & check into your hotel. (B, D)

Day 8: 
Onto Barcelona • Guided city tour of Valencia • Free time at Plaza del Ayuntamiento
Today enjoy a guided city tour of Valencia. In Valencia you can find an impressive balance between
modern and classical architecture. The buildings like the City of Arts and Sciences, The Cathedral of
Valencia and the Central Market you should not miss.
Free time at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, home to some of the most representative administrative
buildings in Valencia, Plaza del Ayuntamiento features an outstanding mix of Spanish architectural styles.
Later proceed to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is defined by quirky art
and architecture, imaginative food and vibrant street life. On arrival, dinner & check into your hotel. (B, D)

Day 9 : 
In Barcelona • Guided City tour of Barcelona • Visit to FC Barcelona Football Stadium • Free
Time at La Rambla • Flamenco Show
On a guided city tour see the ancient Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral. Stop to admire the
exterior of Gaudi’s masterwork, the Basilica of the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia). Continue to
Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium), to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area.
Delve into the history of Barcelona’s revered football club on a 90-minute self-guided tour of the
impressive Camp Nou Stadium and its interesting museum

Free time at La Rambla, the most famous street in Barcelona and one of the most vital places of the
catalan capital. Without a doubt, is one of the most essencial attractions to visit in Barcelona.
Take a bite out of Barcelona’s legendary nightlife. Experience an exhilarating flamenco show
performance. Cheer on a talented troupe of flamenco dancers as a unique display of agility, passion and
energy is demonstrated on stage.
Rest of the day free to explore the city on your own. After dinner, return to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 10 : 
In Barcelona • Optional “Excursion to Montserrat”
Today day is at leisure to explore Barcelona on own or enjoy a half day optional excursion to
Montserrat Mountains where you will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving
of the Black Virgin.
Later enjoy free time for shopping in Barcelona city. After dinner, return to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 11 : 
Homeward bound
Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high
points of your ‘Cox & Kings - Best of Spain and Portugal’ tour.
(Breakfast either at the hotel or onboard the flight) (B)

**Note : This tour may run with an altered flow due to operational constraints**

Departure Dates
APRIL 2019 22
MAY 2019 06,13,20,27
JUNE 2019 03,10,17,24
JULY 2019 01,15
AUGUST 2019 12

Includes:

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar
  • Services of a Tour Manager or Local Representative.
  • Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Compulsory Tips of EUR 3 per person per day.
  • Service of Tour Manager

 


Excludes:

  • Any Airfare / Visa Charges and Insurance /Medical.
  • Optional & Add-on Excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports, seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone
  • charges, all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the touring group's
  • menu.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.
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