9 nights 10 days Wonderful Lands Spain-Portugal
Meeting in Barcelona and we will start our trip in this amazing city. First we will start our panoramic trip in the city with our bus. We will see Montjuic Hill, Olimpic Area and Stadium, Plaza España, Port of Barcelona, marina, Barceloneta district, Port of Olimpic, Catedral of Sagrada Familia (from outside) and Champs-Élysées of Barceloana; Paseo de Gracia. We will leave our bus in the Plaza of Catalunya and we will start our walking tour for discover of secret wonders of Barcelona. The city planned by arcane free mason Ildefonso Cerda in the 19th century over the Roman and medieval Barcelona. We will search mysteries of the city in the streets of the Gotic district. La Rambla, Laietana, Temple of Augustus, La Boqueria, Aragon archives and Catedral of Barcelona will be only some of them which we will see in this pleasant trip. After our trip, we will make a small free time for shopping and we will go to our hotel for rest.
Today we left the Barcelona and continuo to our trip to Valencia. We will pass beautiful Mediterranean cost and reach to the Valencia. In our city tour we will see Turia Gardens, Park of Gulliver, Palacio of Musica, City of Arts and Science, Palacio of Arts Renia Sofia, Mercado Central, La Loja, Plaza Redonda, Plaza de Reina, Catedral of Valencia and Palace of the famous Borgias family. After our trip, we will make a free time for shopping and dinner. You must try famous paella of the Valencia. We will finish our day in our hotel in Valencia.
After the breakfast we will go to lands of dreams Al Andalus. When we reach to Granada first of all Al Hambra Palace waiting us. We will visit with our guide this amazing palace for 3 hours. After the “pearl” of the Al Andalus Al Hambra, we will start to explore beautiful Granada. Albayzin old Muslim district, Moroccan bazaars, Calle Elvira, Plaza de Isabel de Catolica, Old Bedesten Corral de Carbon, Catedral of Granada (from outside) will be some spots which we will see. In our free time if you want, you can try incredible traditional foods “tapas” in the city center. And we will finish this day in our hotel in Granada with unforgettable memories of Granada.
Today we will start our visits in Cordoba. We will walk in the streets of old district, between old Andalusian houses, streets of flowers, fountains. Cordoba was the capital of the Muslims during 500 years in Medieval Period and it mentioned as capital of scholars, culture and Andalusian caliphate. Ibn-i Rusd (Averroes), Marmonides and many others were worked and lived in this amazing medieval capital. Still you can feel this matchless history on the streets of the Cordoba. Also we will see Roman founders remains in Roman Bridge which is 2000 years old and after Muslim and Christian remains in Tower of Callahora and wonderful one of the oldest mosque Mesquita-Catedral of Cordoba. After our visit in Cordoba, we will continue to Sevilla for rest in our hotel.
Capital and biggest city of the modern province of Andalucia; Sevilla will be our first destination today. We will start our visit in avenue of palm trees and see “casas” of the countries of American continent, Plaza of America and stop in peerless Plaza of España. After the Plaza de España we will continue to our visit with walking and pass the historical district “Santa Cruz”, we will see old traditional houses of Sevilla, narrow streets and memories of inquisitional period. And we will reach to Plaza de Triunfo (Victory Square). Most famous monuments of Sevilla; Cathedral of Sevilla, Bell Tower; Hiralda, Palace of Castilla Kings; Alcazar, Indian Archives are all around the this Victory Square. After our visit here, we will give a free time for shopping and return to our hotel for rest.
Today our destination to Lisbon, capital of Portugal. After a 5 hours bus journey, we will reach to city and start our visit in Belem district. We will see famous Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and Monument to the Discoveries. We will give a small free time for taste amazing traditional desserts of Belem. After that we will continue to city center and see Praça Comercio, Baixa district, Rossio and Restauradores squares, Liberdade Street, Marques de Pambal Square and historical Alfama district. We will leave our bus in Alfama and start our walking tour in streets of Alfama for see old houses, traditional fado restaurants, markets etc. We will finish our day with a free time in this full of history neighborhood and after that go to our hotel in Lisbon for rest.
After the breakfast we will go to inlands of the Portugal. First we will reach” the end of the world”; Cabo de Roca, the most western site of the Europe. Later we will visit famous pilgrim center Fatima. Many people believe Virgin Mary showed herself to three children here in the beginning of 20th century. After a medieval town Obidos is waiting us. Walls, towers, castle, arena, houses, medieval market, all are fully history in this amazing town and a time travel waiting you in Obidos. And the last stop is Coimbra, we will see one of the oldest university of the world here. Also an amazing library and typical Portuguese streets and town center. And we will finish the day in our hotel in Porto.
Early morning we will start our visit in wonderful Porto. We will see Boavista district; modern town center, Queijo Castle, Douro River, Foz neighborhood; old fisherman’s quarter, Cathedral of Porto, old city walls, Plaça Carmo, historical city hospital, famous library Lello, Clerigos Church, Plaça Aliados and at last Riberia district; near the harbor on the river. We will give a free time here for shopping or if you want you can join a boat trip on the river. After the free time, we will continue to Madrid to our hotel in there.
After the breakfast modern capital and biggest city of Spain; Madrid will wait us. We will start our visit with a panoramic tour. Plaza de Toro (bullfight arena), Plaza de Independencia, Puerta de Alcala, Paseo de Castellana, Bibloteca Nacional, Plaza de Colon, Nuevos Misiterios, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza Castilla, Puerta de Europa, Plaza Cibeles, Palacio de Comunicaciones (Ayuntamiento), Banco España, Instituto Cervantes, Plaza Neptuno, Museo Prado, famous Gran Via (Broadway of Madrid) and Plaza España will be some spots which we will se in this panoramic tour. After we will leave our bus and start walking and we will pass Royal Palace, Cathedral, Calle Mayor, historical square Plaza Mayor and stop in the main square of the city Puerta de Sol. After we will meet with our bus and continue to Toledo; historical capital of the Kingdom of Castilla. Toledo, all city is an open air museum which declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We will start our trip in Toledo from San Martin Bridge, after we will pass Jewish quarter and see old synagogues. One of the oldest cathedral of the Spain; Cathedral of Toledo, main square Zoco, Alcazar of Toledo, Castle of San Servando and iron workshops which are making peerless ” damasquinado” works will be other spots which we will see. After our visit in Toledo, we will return to our hotel in Madrid for rest.