Spain – Portugal

Location : Spain – Portugal
Duration : 10 Nights/ 11 Days

Spain – Portugal

Description

ortugal was once one of the richest countries and the evidence of this faded majesty can be seen in its larger towns and cities as well as the ruins that litter the countryside. Discover a hidden Portugal, surprisingly green and verdant, and sparsely populated with tiny hill towns and valley villages. The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills. Spain is one of the most diverse and visually stunning nations of Europe. It is a country of passion, excitement and vibrancy unlike any other in Western Europe. Madrid is a throbbing cosmopolitan city which has some of the best museums and galleries in Europe. When the cultural attractions close for the night, the bars and restaurants open - and no-one parties like the Spanish. Seville is a veritable goldmine for history buffs, with some fine examples of Gothic, Mudejar and Moorish architecture. Its southern location and warm climate lend it a vibrant atmosphere that without fail rubs off on any visitors to the city. Barcelona is quirky and a cosmopolitan city which comprises of historic monuments, architecture and culture. Marbella is a city with archaeological heritage, nightclubs and luxury yachts.

Location

Highlights

Visit to Cascais beach
Visit Parque Europa
Guided city tour of Valencia
Guided tour of Toledo with visit to Sword Factory
Visit Olympic Stadium in Barcelona

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 ARRIVE IN LISBON.

    Arrive in Lisbon and transfer to hotel check in and rest day leisure stay in hotel.

    Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day : 2 LISBON: 2-IN-1 HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOUR.

    Today after breakfast, Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of a hop-on and hop-off bus tour of Lisbon with a combined ticket that gives you access to 2 different routes! Jump on and off the opentop double decker bus at leisure, and see the sights that you want to see. Marvel at the main squares and monuments close to the Tagus River. Then, discover the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Lisbon. Belém Lisbon takes in many of Lisbon’s most famous sights, such as the magnificent Praça de D. Pedro IV (Rossio Square). Drive down the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to the Praça do Marquês de Pombal. Get a taste of the Belém area, site of the monuments to Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries.” Discover a more modern side to Lisbon on the Modern Lisbon. Here, you can jump off at the Oceanarium to see more than 16,000 birds, mammals and marine life (admission not included). Pass the grand Casa dos Bicos, with its façade of diamond-shaped stones. Learn all about Portugal’s famous tiles at the Azulejo Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo), or explore the history of fado at the Fado Museum.

    Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Day : 3 LISBON TO BARCELONA

    Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport for your flight to Barcelona.

    In Barcelona transfer to hotel and rest day leisure stay in hotel.
  • Day : 4 BARCELONA HOP-ON HOP-OFF TOUR

    Today after breakfast we will go for hop on hop off sightseeing . This Barcelona sightseeing tour features 3 different routes with 40 stops to choose from! See the major sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus, spending as much time as you like at places of interest to you. Hop-off at other key points of interest, including the Gothic Quarter and explore this district’s Medieval streets, or visit the fascinating Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world! La Rambla is another of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, hop-off here and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries! A number of buildings in the city are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable are the works of architect Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city. His best known work is the immense but still unfinished cathedral, Sagrada Familia. This has become a symbol of Barcelona known around the world. Other works by Gaudi that can be seen on the tour include his famous Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and Park Güell.

  • Day : 5 BARCELONA: SAGRADA FAMILIA GUIDED TOUR WITH TOWER ACCESS.

    Today after breakfast, Take a guided tour of La Sagrada Familia cathedral with an expert guide, and marvel at Barcelona’s most iconic landmark in the soft light of the morning. On this tour you’ll admire the artwork of Gaudi. Striking for its architectural features and art, the Sagrada Familia is legendary. It was the all-consuming obsession of the modernist architect, Antoni Gaudi. His work on the building began in 1882 and remains unfinished. During the tour your guide will point out the contrasting nativity and passion façades. You’ll also learn about the symbolism and representations of the Holy Family as an expression of Christian ideology, constructed in stone. Note the Christian iconography as you hear about the history of the church. See the angled pillars sprouting like a web of tree branches, holding up the roof. Below the ground is the Museu Gaudi, where you’ll find documentation about Gaudi’s life and work. There is also a crypt where masses are held, and a viewing platform above the burial site of the architect.

    Overnight stay at Barcelona.
  • Day : 6 DISCOVER THE COSTA BRAVA FULL-DAY TOUR FROM BARCELONA.

    Today after breakfast, Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of the Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Depart Barcelona early to see one of the few remaining coves still free from the crowds and big commercial developments along the coast, and to enjoy the beach on your own. Enjoy a secluded swim in the crystal clear waters. You have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or leave the sand for another day and go to the famous botanical gardens. You may even find time to do both. Next, enjoy a typical Mediterranean lunch in a local restaurant. Your feast will start with a selection of traditional local dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by a choice of main courses. All the dishes in this family owned restaurant are lovingly handmade and they have built a deserved reputation as one of the best kept secrets in town. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last remaining preserved fortified town on the Costa Brava. Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town, and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses and shops. Enjoy an hour to soak up the atmosphere and purchase souvenirs from the local craft shops. If you’ve not had enough of the water, you have one last chance to take a dip beneath this historic town, or even rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs.

    After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar you will head back to Barcelona
  • Day : 7 BARCELONA TO SEVILLE.

    Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport for your flight to Seville .

    In Seville transfer to hotel check in and rest day leisure stay in Hotel.
  • Day : 8 DAY TRIP TO GRANADA FROM SEVILLE: ALHAMBRA AND ALBAICÍN

    Today after breakfast, Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city’s post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of “El Albayzín.” Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.

    Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.
  • Day : 9 SEVILLE TO MADRID.

    Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to station for your train to Madrid

    .In Madrid transfer to hotel and rest day leisure stay in hotel.
  • Day : 10 TOLEDO: FULL DAY TRIP FROM MADRID.

    Today after breakfast, Enjoy a comprehensive visit to the magical city of Toledo, a UNESCO world heritage site famous for narrow medieval streets, beautiful architecture and rich history. Mixing diverse Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds, this city is known as the Imperial City for having been the seat of the court of King Charles I and associated with the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes. Discover the architecture and history of this city, exploring the Jewish Quarter as well as every essential monument and building. Alternately, if you want to sat back and enjoy a beer or some lunch on a beautiful terrace, you will also have plenty of time to do so. At the end of your Toledo tour you will return to central Madrid on a comfortable bus

    At the end of your Toledo tour you will return to central Madrid on a comfortable bus
  • Day : 11 DEPARTURE

    Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport

    Take a flight back to India.
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