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Northern Spain & Portugal 2020

8 days with SITA World Tours   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices 1st Day (Sun.) Santiago de Compostela
Call at the Hotel Tryp Santiago in Santiago de Compostela. Check-in at the hotel and meet with our guide to join the guided tour through the city. Accommodation.

2nd Day (Mon.) Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas - La Toja - Vigo
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to La Toja Island, universally known for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation. (B)

3rd Day (Tue.) Vigo - Viana Do Castelo - Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border and then continue via Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Mino and Porto, arrive to Porto. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

4th Day (Wed.) Porto
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous "port wine”. Accommodation. (B)

5th Day (Thu.) Porto - Coimbra - Fatima
Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared.

The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation. (B)

6th Day (Fri.) Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaca - Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music. (B)

7th Day (Sat.) Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting "Ruas” full of color housing the genuine "tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

8th Day (Sun.) Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid
Departure to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid. Arrival and accommodation. (B)

9th Day (Mon.) Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for a Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Moreria, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcala. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Via, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

10th Day (Tue.) Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Madrid’s airport. END OF OUR SERVICE. (B)
All This Included
  • Guided visits to Santiago, Porto and Lisbon
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation and daily breakfast
  • Travel insurance
Accommodations
Santiago de Compostela: Tryp Santiago
Vigo: Tryp Los Galeones
Porto: Tryp Porto Expo / Black Tulip / Eurostars Heroismo
Fatima: Aurea Fatima / Estrela de Fátima / Regina
Lisbon: Roma
Notes
  • Please advise if you need a prenight and arrival transfer.
  • *This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
  • *During your stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available
  • *Departure time on the first day will be informed at time of confirmation.
  • *In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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