Best of Spain & Portugal end Madrid (Winter 2017-18)

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Starting: Mar 09, 2018
Through: Mar 24, 2018
Book By: Mar 5 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 15
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5133616
from $3,016.25  (USD)
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Must book by Oct 26 2017 to receive $158.75 early booking discount included in displayed price. Airfare not included
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1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Welcome To Madrid     
3 Madrid Of The Bourbons     
4 Toledo And Golden Salamanca     
5 Porto, Grande Dame On The Douro     
6 Holy Fátima, Obidos And Lisbon     
7 Lisbon And The Age Of Discovery     
8 Seville, The City Of Carmen     
9 Free Time In Seville     
10 Gibraltar And The Costa Del Sol     
11 At Leisure On The Costa Del Sol     
12 Granada And The Alhambra     
13 On To Valencia.     
14 Peñíscola And Barcelona     
15 Barcelona Sightseeing     
16 Depart Madrid     
Number of Nights: 15
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Best Of Spain & Portugal End Madrid (Winter 2017-18)
Follow the fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese and Moorish Kingdoms as evidenced in their grand castles, stupendous religious buildings and incredible works of art. An ideal journey of discovery in autumn, winter or spring.
  • Additional Included Highlights
    Madrid: Your guided tour shows you the statue of Don Quixote in the Plaza de España, Royal Palace, Gran Via, Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol.Toledo: Walk the cobbled streets.Avila: See the dominant city walls.Salamanca: See the cathedral in the university town. Porto: See the bridges and buildings decorated in tiles. See the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.Obidos: Visit this ancient fortified city.Lisbon: Tour the spacious avenues and elegant squares. See the Monument to the Discoveries, ancient Belém Tower and visit Lisbon Cathedral.Seville: Enjoy a walking tour through the squares and lanes of the Santa Cruz Quarter. Emerge by the walls of the Alcazar.Mijas: Journey to this white-washed village.Valencia: See the ultra modern Centre of Arts and Sciences. See the huge City Gates of Serranos and Quart.Peñíscola: View the stone castle from the film 'El Cid'.Barcelona: Drive down the elegant Passeig de Gracia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture.

  • Authentic Regional Flavours
    Autumn: See the ripe olives being picked and enjoy a tasting.Winter: Sample fresh Valencia oranges of the season, artfully made into a delicious dessert.Spring: Visit the Cava Bodegas for a taste of Spanish bubbly.Porto: Sample a selection of famous Port wines at a tasting at the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.Lisbon: Enjoy a tasting of the famous ‘Pastéis de Belém' - a Portuguese delicacy.Seville: Tables are reserved for dinner, drinks and a fiery evening of Spanish dance and music! Get ready for throbbing guitars, lamenting solos, colourful dancers and the rhythmic stomp of flamenco.Granada: For your Dine-Around Evening, choose from a selection of restaurants for a more intimate experience.Valencia: Learn the authentic recipe of paella in a fun cookery demonstration and savour the flavours of this classic dish for dinner, washed down with a glass of sangria.Barcelona: With fantastic sea views, be seated for an exceptional Catalan Celebration Dinner, incorporating classic cooking with only the freshest produce.Included Quality Dining: 14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 Three-course table d'hôte Dinners (DW), 2 Signature Evenings (SE), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee. Departures on tour for Christmas and New Year's Eve will enjoy festive Highlight Dinners which will replace an included meal.

  • Signature Experiences
    Madrid: Witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings, plus an impressive international collection, as you tour the Prado Museum with an expert art historian.Toledo: With a Local Expert, visit the Church of Santo Tomé and see El Greco's masterpiece.Lisbon: Stroll through the old Belém Quarter with a Local Expert and visit Jeronimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal's trade over the centuries.Seville: From the Moorish Patio de los Naranjos, step inside the cathedral with your Local Expert. Past the altarpiece dripping with gold to the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings.Gibraltar: With your Local Expert tour the Rock of Gibraltar, one of the pillars of Hercules, affording magnificent views and see the meeting of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Spanish Sierra. You will also visit St. Michael's Cave and see the Barbary Apes.Granada: Best interpreted with the help of a Local Expert, the Alhambra Palace is the ultimate in Muslim architecture, an arabesque fantasy in stone, complemented by the gardens of the Generalife.Barcelona: Explore Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família Basilica, guided by a Local Expert.

  • Stay At The Best Addresses
    Madrid: The newly built 5-star Barceló Torre de Madrid offers sophisticated comfort and impeccable service, all within walking distance from Madrid's major sights.Salamanca: The centrally located Alameda is close to a range of restaurants and shops and only a short walk to the Plaza Mayor. The spacious rooms all have marble bathrooms and antique-style furniture.Porto: : The NH Collection Porto Batalha was once an 18th century palace hosting lavish balls. It is now a state-of-the-art property offering impeccable service and maximum comfort.Lisbon: Dom Pedro Palace is located in the Amoreiras, Lisbon's vibrant shopping district. This deluxe hotel offers elegant guest accommodation with great city views and a fantastic spa.Seville: The Ayre Sevilla is fantastically-located in the centre of Seville. The property provides outstanding comfort and service, while being the first sustainable hotel in Seville and a pioneer in energy saving.Costa del Sol: : The Melia Costa del Sol is located on a stunning seafront. The perfect setting to relax and fully take in the beautiful scenery.Granada: The 4-star Vincci Albayzin is located in the Albaycin, the old town centre of Granada. Relax in the patio and soak in the typical Andalusian atmosphere of the hotel, in true comfort and style.Valencia: The modern Barceló Valencia is situated right in the centre of Valencia opposite the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, a building designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Don't miss out on the magnificent views of the city from the rooftop terrace!Barcelona: The modern Hilton Barcelona is located on the city's main avenue. It promises an outstanding experience in Barcelona with all comforts and a spectacular view over the city!

  • Top Rated Highlights
    Fátima: Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions.Obidos: Stroll through the medieval streets of this hi...
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Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 $3,150.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Feb 09, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 $3,175.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Mar 09, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 $3,016.25   Must book by Oct 26 ...   View Details
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