Wonderful Lands (Spain & Portugal)- 9 Nights & 10 Days
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- Day 1: Meeting in Barcelona. We are starting our trip in this amazing city. Overnight in Barcelona.
- Day 2: Today we leave Barcelona and drive to Valencia. After visiting the city we will head our hotel in Valencia.
- Day 3: After breakfast we are driving to the dream lands: Andalusia. Visit to Granada: Albaicin and the Alhambra Palace. Overnight in Granada.
- Day 4: We are starting our day with a visit to Córdoba and its magnificent Mezquita. Overnight in Sevilla.
- Day 5: Capital and the biggest city of Andalusia: Sevilla is our first destination today. After visiting the city overnight in Sevilla.
- Day 6: Today we head to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. After our day trip in the city overnight in Lisbon.
- Day 7: After breakfast drive to inland Portugal. We will pass through Cabo de Roca, Fatima, Obidos and Coimbra. Overnight in Porto.
- Day 8: Start our tour in beautiful Porto early in the morning and overnight in Madrid.
- Day 9: After breakfast, a panoramic tour in the modern capital and the biggest city of Spain, Madrid. After visiting the city heading to medieval Toledo. Overnight in Madrid.
- Day 10: Departure day. Option to have some free time after breakfast depending on the flight time.
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Meeting in Barcelona. We are starting our trip in this amazing city. First we will start our panoramic trip in the city with our bus. We will see Montjuic Hill, Olympic Area and Stadium, Plaza España, Port of Barcelona, marina, Barceloneta district, Port Olímpic, Cathedral of Sagrada Familia (from outside) and Champs-Élysées of Barcelona: Paseo de Gracia. We will leave our bus in the Plaza of Catalunya and we will start our walking tour to discover the secret wonders of Barcelona. The city was planned by arcane freemason Ildefonso Cerda in the 19th century over the Roman and medieval Barcelona. We will search mysteries of the city in the streets of the Gothic district. La Rambla, Laietana, Temple of Augustus, La Boqueria, Aragon archives and Cathedral 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 overnight.
Today we will leave the city of Barcelona and head to Valencia to continue our trip passing through the beautiful Mediterranean coast. 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, Cathedral of Valencia and Palace of the famous Borgias family. After our trip, we will have some free time for shopping and dinner. Make sure you try the famous paella of Valencia while we are here. We will finish our day in our hotel in Valencia.
After having breakfast we will drive to lands of dreams Al Andalus. Reaching Granada, Alhambra Palace, the “pearl” of the Al Andalus, will be waiting for us. After a guided tour here for around 3 hours, 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, Cathedral of Granada (from outside) will be some spots to visit. In our free time in the city center, you have a chance to try “tapas”, incredible traditional food of Andalusia. We will finish this day in our hotel in Granada with unforgettable memories of this city.
Today we will start our visits in Cordoba with a walk on the streets of the old district, between old Andalusian houses, streets with flowers and fountains. Cordoba used to be the capital of Muslims for 500 years in the Medieval Period. It was known as the capital of scholars, culture and Andalusian caliphate. Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Marmonides and many others worked and lived in this amazing medieval capital. You can still feel this matchless history on the streets of the Cordoba. Also we will see the 2000 year-old Roman Bridge which remained from its Roman founders’ and the tower added by Muslims, Tower of Callahora. And the wonderful mosque, Mesquita-Catedral of Cordoba. After our visit in Cordoba, we will continue our hotel in Seville for overnight.
The capital and the biggest city of the modern province of Andalusia; Seville 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. Then we will continue our visit passing through the historical district “Santa Cruz” seeing old traditional houses of Seville, and its narrow streets and feeling the memories of the inquisitional period. Upon reaching the Plaza de Triunfo (Victory Square) we will see the most famous monuments of Seville: The Cathedral of Seville, The Bell Tower: Hiralda, The Palace of Castilla Kings: Alcazar, the building of Indian Archives. After our visit here, we will have some free time for shopping and return to our hotel for the night.
Today our destination is Lisbon, capital of Portugal. After a 5 hours bus journey, we will reach the city and start our tour by visiting Belem district. We will see the famous Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and Monument to the Discoveries. We will give a small free time to taste amazing traditional desserts of Belem. After that, we will continue to the city center and see Praça Comercio, Baixa district, Rossio and Restauradores squares, Liberdade Street, Marques de Pombal Square and historical Alfama district. We will leave our bus in Alfama and start our walking tour in the streets of Alfama to see old houses, traditional fado restaurants and markets. We will finish our day with a free time in this neighborhood full of history and then will head to our hotel in Lisbon for overnight.
After breakfast we will driv to inland Portugal. First we will reach “the end of the world”: Cabo de Roca, the most western end of Europe. Later we will visit famous pilgrim center “Fatima”. Many people believe that Mother Mary showed herself here to three children at the beginning of the 20th century. Then, a medieval town, Obidos, will be waiting for us with its walls, towers, castle, arena, houses, medieval market. A time travel full of history in this amazing town… And the last stop is Coimbra. We will see one of the oldest universities 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 finally Riberia district, near the harbor on the river. We will have free time here for shopping. You have an option to join a boat trip on the river in your free time. Then, we will drive to Madrid for overnight.
After breakfast we are heading to the modern capital and the biggest city of Spain: Madrid. We will start our visit with a panoramic tour by our bus. Plaza de Toro (bullfight arena), Plaza de Independencia, Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo de Castellana, Biblioteca Nacional, Plaza de Colón, Nuevos Ministerios, 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 be seeing in this panoramic tour. Then we will leave the bus and start walking to pass through Royal Palace, Cathedral, Calle Mayor, historical square Plaza Mayor and will stop in the main square of the city Puerta de Sol. Later, we will take our bus and continue to Toledo; historical capital of the Kingdom of Castilla. Toledo, the town itself, is an open air museum which has been declared as a world heritage by UNESCO. We will start our trip in Toledo from San Martin Bridge, after we will pass by Jewish quarter and see old synagogues. Cathedral of Toledo, one of the oldest cathedral of Spain, the main square of Zoco, Alcazar of Toledo, Castle of San Servando and iron workshops making peerless “damasquinado” works will be other spots that we will see. After our visit in Toledo, we will go to our hotel in Madrid for overnight.
Today is the departure day. Depending on the flight time, we will have some free time in the city, after breakfast at our hotel. Then we will drive to the airport and finish our tour with unforgettable memories.