Spain & Portugal Tour

Spain & Portugal Treasures

Featuring:
Spain: Madrid, Granada, Seville, Santiago de Compostela, Leon, Lugo
Portugal: Lisbon, Porto, Mertola, Evora, Fatima

Starting From $1,295.00 Land Only

Duration 11 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

The Iberian Peninsula is a must see in person for all its colorful architecture and heavenly cuisine.  Explore the amazing beautiful cities in this tour and its Enjoy a Spain & Portugal Treasures Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

Tour Highlights:

  • Alhambra Palace
  • Wine & Mussel Tasting
  • River Guadalquivir Cruise
  • Braga Cable Car
  • Carbelas Museum
  • Fatima Sanctuary
  • Glass Bottom Boat Trip
  • 11 Meals Included
  • and More

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)
*This is a Guaranteed English Speaking Tour
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date
* Escorted Group Tour by coach

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Have any questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Section. 

  • Day 1: Madrid, Spain
    Upon arrival in Madrid, transfer to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at yours to enjoy
  • Day 2: Madrid
    Today, a full day visit to the city through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcala, Plaza de Colon, and Plaza Mayor. Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where you will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Visit the Las Ventas Bull Ring, one of the most famous bullrings in the world where you will learn about the tradition of corridas in the Bullfighting Museum. The afternoon will be yours to enjoy. (B)
  • Day 3: Madrid ~ Granada
    Depart Madrid in the early morning. Travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in Puero Lapice, a manchego village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. You will enter Andalusia via Despenaperros. On arrival in Granada, transfer to lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the immense Alhambra Palace***, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. Later, you will have the option to transfer to the Albaicin of Granada, a World Heritage site where you can have dinner on own in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. You will also have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighborhood of Sacramonte. (B, L)

    *** In the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly
         improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcazares will be
         included in Seville, which have similar architecture and features.
  • Day 4: Granada ~ Seville
    Today, depart Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. Arrive in Malaga and take a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. Afterward, continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Puerto Banus, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port. In the afternoon, continue through the hills and their stores of bandoliers until we come to Ronda, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continue to Seville and check in at the hotel on arrival. (B)
  • Day 5: Seville
    After breakfast, you will be guided through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir river, popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de Espana. After the tour, take a Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. Enjoy some leisure time afterward. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area where you will be able to enjoy dinner on your own. (B)
  • Day 6: Seville ~ Lisbon, Portugal
    Today, depart from Sevilla and travel to Palos de la Frontera. Visit the Carabelas Museum. This is where Columbus set sail on August 03, 1492 for America. You will see the Rabida Monastery, declared a World Heritage Site, a Franciscan monastery strongly linked to the history of the discovery. Afterward, continue to Portugal. Enroute stop at the Mertola, an ancient Muslim city. It present church was a mosque. Later, through the white villages, you will come to Evora city, declared a World Heritage site with its wide streets, its Renaissance policies and its cathedral, we will visit the impressive Chapel of Bones, built with 5,000 skeletons! Arrive in Lisbon and transfer to hotel and check in. (B)
  • Day 7: Lisbon
    In the morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of the city. You will visit the traditional neighborhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the 15th Century. You will look around the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon will be at your own leisure to enjoy the city. (B)
  • Day 8: Lisbon ~ Porto
    Travel to the north of Portugal and visit Fatima, an important sanctuary. Continue your way through Porto, Portugal’s second largest city. Take a city tour on the bank of Duero river and its historic center. You will also visit an old cellars here. The afternoon will be at your own leisure to enjoy the city. (B)
  • Day 9: Porto ~ Santiago de Compostela
    On this day, you will travel through beautiful landscapes. In the city of Braga, you will get on the world’s oldest Cable Car to go up to the Santuario de Bom Jesus, where you will enjoy its gorgeous view. We recommend trekking back down in order to admire its beautiful stairway. Continue the trip to Galicia. You will visit the historic town of Camados in Rias Baixas. A Glass Bottom Boat Trip is included where you will learn about the production of mussels and oysters. Enjoy a wine & mussel tasting. Arrive in Santiago de Compostela. An afternoon tour of this town which is a famous pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages. (B)
  • Day 10: Santiago de Compostela ~ Madrid
    Today, travel along Camino de Santiago to Castile. You will take some time in Lugo to visit its historic centre and Roman walls which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An enroute stop will be made in O Cebreiro, a small Galician stone village. Arrive in Leon and you will have time to visit the Gothic cathedral with its stained glass window stroll through the historic center. Depart back to Madrid and check in at the hotel on arrival. (B)
  • Day 12: Madrid ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
*This is a Guaranteed English Speaking Tour
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date
* Escorted Group Tour by coach

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the group size of this tour?
    Tourist from all over the world join this tour and it can vary from 4 passengers to 45 passengers.
  2. What kind of tour is this?
    This is an Escorted Group Tour by coach with an English speaking guide. This guided tour features the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.
  3. How much does single supplement or triple sharing cost?
    Single supplement costs an additional $730USD and triple sharing has a $50USD deduction.
  4. Which entrance fees are covered in this tour?
    Boat cruise along Guadalquivir River in Seville, wine and mussel tasting boat trip in Cambados, Las Ventas bull ring in Madrid, Alhambra Palace in Granada, La Rabida Monastery and Caravel Museum, Chapel of Bones in Evora. Old Cellars in Porto, Cable car ride  in Jesus Sanctuary in Braga.
  5. Does this tour include any flights?
    This is a Land Only package tour and it does not include any flights. Please contact us for international flight rates.
  6. What if I don’t want to join the tour some days or only join for half a day?
    Due to this is a group tour, you will need to follow the group for the entire program and cannot deviate. Any deviation will result in a penalty at the discretion of the local office.
  7. Is there a luggage limit?
    The luggage allowed for each passenger on our Europe tours is limited to one piece of a maximum of 66lbs (note airlines and trains have their own limits, normally lower). We may refuse to accept excessively bulky luggage.
  8. Will someone help me with my luggage?
    Porterage is not included and you are responsible to handle your own luggage at all times.
  9. What mode of transportation will be used?
    This tour will use a Coach unless specifically stated.
  10. Will the bus have toilets?
    Some coaches may have toilets available, travelers are asked to limit its use (due to odors and absence of places where emptying and cleaning). Some coaches are fitted with toilets provided on a fee paying basis.
  11. Are the tours wheelchair friendly?
    Our Europe coaches are not equipped with access ramps for wheelchairs.
  12. What do I do if I want to extend my stay?
    Contact us and let us know if you want pre or post and how many days.
  13. How long is the duration of tour?
    A full day of tour is scheduled from around 8am to 7pm
  14. Can three guests stay in the same room?
    Europe has small rooms and in some countries it may be difficult to have 3 beds in a room. It may be a fold out bed or sofa bed. We do not recommend triple rooms/ triple sharing for 3 adults, we would suggest this for families travelling with a child.
  15. Can we change the meal plan?
    Charming Travel Destinations offers vegetarian meal options for travelers. Regrettably, we cannot accommodate certain food options in Europe like Gluten Free or Halal. Please inquire if you have any allergies we need to know about.
  16. What information do I need to provide to book?
    Please provide legal names, email address, phone number, mailing address, number of rooms (single-triple occupancy), travel insurance preference, birth dates, and passport information.
  17. Do I need a visa to visit Europe?
    In 2019, a Visa is not required for travelers with U.S. or Canadian passports to most countries in Europe.
  18. How much is the deposit to reserve a spot in the tour?
    For Land Only, the deposit is $300USD. For Land + Air packages, the deposit will be 50% of overall tour price
  19. Are there gratuities included? If not included, how much?
    Gratuities are not included and we suggest the equivalence of $10USD in euro per person per day.
  20. When should I expect to receive my travel documents and confirmations?
    Travel Documents and Hotel confirmations will be emailed out 1 week before arrival.
  21. What time can we check-in or out?
    The hotel check in is usually about 2pm and check out is 10am. If you want your room to be available for more time, consider booking an extra night.
  22. Are Airport Transfers included?
    Transfers are included & could be private or shared with other passengers. Airport must be located within 25 miles. Driver will wait a maximum of 1 hour. In case you are retained or delayed, it is your responsibility to contact the transfer number provided with your travel documents.

 

  • Hotel Praga – Madrid, Spain or similar*
    Calle de Antonio López, 65, 28019 Madrid, Spain

    Hotel Praga offers rooms with an elegant decoration and equipped with everything you need. Located just a few minutes away from the new Madrid Río shopping centre and very close to the MATADERO MADRID Centre for Contemporary Creation. The double rooms, noted for their high functionality, have air-conditioning and heating with an individual temperature control, safe, satellite TV, telephone and bathroom fully equipped with a hair-dryer and toiletries. They are available with a double bed or two singles.

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm
    Website: https://www.hotelmadridpraga.com

  • Hotel Alixares – Granada, Spain or similar*
    Paseo de la Sabica, 40, 18009 Granada, Spain

    We offer recently renovated rooms with stunning views, equipped with everything you need for a pleasant stay in Granada. This air-conditioned room features a flat-screen satellite TV, free safe, mini fridge, desk and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. 

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm
    Website:  https://www.hotelalixares.com

  • Hotel Ilunion Alcora Sevilla – Spain or similar*
    41920 San Juan de Aznalfarache, Seville, Spain

    Our hotel Ilunion Alcora Sevilla has 401 rooms that invite you to enjoy the rest in a modern and comfortable environment, with all the comforts to measure. With a capacity of up to 40m2. We are located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and just 10 minutes from the historic center of Seville. Specially designed to host events and business meetings, it is a hotel that has 401 rooms perfectly equipped and the best services to make your stay as comfortable as possible. 

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm
    Website: https://www.ilunionalcorasevilla.com

  • Hotel Roma – Lisbon, Portugal or similar*
    Av. de Roma 33, 1749-074 Lisboa, Portugal

    The Standard rooms are composed of comfortable areas had refurbished equipment, as are the example of LCD TV's, Molaflex brand mattresses, toilet equipment, as well as a new line of amenities of the renowned Portuguese brand "Nova Saboaria". Most of these rooms have wooden floors.Strategically located in one of the main arteries and areas of Lisbon, Avenida de Roma, I invite you to discover the City and the Country from our hotel, providing Metro in 100m, City Train, Regional, National and International in 50m, Airport in 10 minutes and taxis parked outside Hotel. We have  263 Rooms, with recently renovated equipment, divided into the following categories: - 182 Standard Rooms; - 37 Executive Rooms; - 44 Family Rooms;

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm
    Website:  https://www.hotelroma.pt

  • Hotel Holiday Inn Porto – Portugal or similar*
    R. Diogo Macedo 220, 4400-107 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

    Business-friendly hotel near Porto city center with a spa and free Wi-Fi. Spacious rooms include cable TV and a work desk, plus a pillow menu to help ensure a good night’s sleep. Family suites have a kitchenette and living room. Kids stay and eat free at this welcoming hotel. Wake up to a continental breakfast buffet, and later enjoy classic Portuguese cuisine at Friends Kitchen food lounge. You can rejuvenate at Spa & Tea, with its hydrotherapy pool, sauna, Turkish bath and a range of soothing treatments.

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm
    Website:  https://www.ihg.com

  • Tryp Santiago Hotel – Spain or similar*
    Rúa do Restollal, 24, 15702 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain

    Located in a quiet residential area surrounded by an enormous natural park, and close to many of Santiago's main attractions, this hotel is an ideal choice for exploring Santiago. Spacious rooms, all outward facing. Available with a double bed or two single beds (subject to availability) and a full bathroom. Comfortable and functional rooms with a telephone in the room and in the bathroom.

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm
    Website:  https://www.trypsantiago.com

Arrival Land Availability
Nov 02, 2019 $1,330.00 BOOK NOW
Nov 30, 2019 $1,295.00 BOOK NOW
Dec 28, 2019 $1,330.00 BOOK NOW
Jan 25, 2020 $1,295.00 BOOK NOW
Feb 22, 2020 $1,295.00 BOOK NOW
Mar 14, 2020 $1,295.00 BOOK NOW

Email us at [email protected] for your departure city Air Price.

Prices are based on per person, double occupancy. Charming Travel Destination guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee departure. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip. No visa is required for all US passport holders.

*This is a Guaranteed English Speaking Tour
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date
* Escorted Group Tour by coach

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