Medieval Spain and Portugal

From $2899
Product Number: LTMSP01

Welcome to the home of Christopher Columbus, flamenco dancing & alluring paella. Walk the medieval streets of Toledo, a World Heritage site where Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures have thrived for centuries. Be captivated by Barcelona where the rebellious spirit of Gaudi is expressed in outrageous architecture.

International economy air fares
Comfortable hotel accommodation
Breakfast
Sightseeing
English-speaking guided tour

Departure Dates

2020 LOW SEASON: $2899 per person

JAN 16th, 23rd, 30th
FEB 6th, 13th
MAR 5th, 19th
MAY 7th, 21st
OCT 22nd
NOV 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

2020 MID SEASON: $3199 pp

APR 2nd
JUN 4th, 11th
AUG 6th, 20th
SEP 3rd, 17th
OCT 15th
DEC 3rd

2020 HIGH SEASON: $3349 pp

JUN 18th
JUL 2nd, 16th, 30th
SEP 24th
OCT 1st
DEC 10th, 19th, 24th, 31st

Depart from Sydney/Melbourne for Madrid (Spain)

Upon arrival at the Madrid Airport, you will be met and greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel for a restful and leisure day.

Hotel: Novotel Sanchinarro or similar

The tour begins at the Spanish Capital of Madrid, where we visit the Tbilisi Fountain, Columbus Memorial Plaza, the University and Grand Palace built by the Spanish Royal Family, showing the magnificent and splendid former empire and its historical grandeur; pay attention to the small square tiles placed on the pavement on the Puerta del Sol, they are typical of the area. In Puerta, we can shop for specialty leather goods, clothing and traditional Spanish souvenirs in Spain. In the afternoon we say farewell to Madrid and leave for Barcelona, with an overnight stay in Zaragoza.

Hotel: Nexh Zaragoza or similar

After breakfast, the tour will proceed to the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona. After arrival we will visit the warm and charming Barcelona Columbus Monument, which is a 60 m tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Then, visit the Holy Family Church by the Spanish Master Artist, Gaudi. Gaudi’s unique colorful, fairy tale decoration is throughout the city and makes the place feel like a fantasy in the Artist’s mind. We visit the Olympic stadium where the 1992 Olympic Games have been held, overlooking the city views. The remaining time is spent in the bustling Plaza Catalonia, where we will have shopping and free time before we return to our hotel in Barcelona.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Sant Cugat or similar

After breakfast, we leave Barcelona for Spain’s third largest city, Valencia. Valencia’s history has been celebrated as the gateway to the Mediterranean. It is commercial and culturally rich; with Moorish culture, Arab customs and foods all frequented in a cultural exchange.  The economic trade reform jumpstarted Valencia to enjoy the prosperity and glory that other cities did not achieve. Although today’s Valencia is less prominent, commerce through large exhibitions is still important to the city and trade fairs are held throughout the year. Upon arrival, we will tour the old city municipal Square, the old city gate and Valencia Cathedral, where an exact copy of the Holy Grail is on permanent display. We will retire in the white coast beach hotel in Alicante.

Hotel: Exe Alicante Hill or similar

After breakfast, the tour depart for the city of Granada on the plateau of the Andalusia province. This historic city has been occupied by the Arab Dynasty rule in the Iberian Peninsula for the last eight hundred years. It was not until the 15th century King Fei Nandi successfully expelled the Arabs and created a unified Spain. We visit the ruins of civilization and culture, “Alhambra”, also known as the Red Palace. Upon arrival, the Moorish legacy becomes apparent immediately. Generally referred to as the “golden age” of construction and delicate structure, the dome shape is both stunning and admirable. We proceed to the Sunny Coast area (Costa del Sol) and arrive in the largest city along the coast of Malaga.  This city is the birthplace of the famous Spanish Painter, Pablo Picasso. The Costa del Sol is also famous for its golden sandy beaches and secluded villas. Tonight, the tour will be staying at the Malaga or neighbouring area. Hotel: Don Curro Hotel or similar

In the morning we go northbound to the soul of the city of Seville Andalusia region. This city was the capital of the Muslim empire, it is also considered to be the guardian angel of culture in Andalusia, the birthplace of the flamenco dance and has produced and inspired countless writers, poets and composers with its fiery temperament and charm. It is the setting to the “Carmen” Opera, this fourth largest city and hosted the World’s Fair in 1992. Upon arrival, we visit the 16th century cathedral halls dedicated Royal Chapel, the location of the king’s mausoleum for over a century;  also the tomb of Christopher Columbus who discovered the New World as a credit to the great navigator. From there onwards we see the Alcazar Castle which was once Muslim palace and the Spanish Royal Palace; this palace was built in 1987 and is currently included by the United Nations as a world cultural heritage site. Then we walk through the Santa Croce gold tower and Mary Luisa Park, where the 1992 World Expo is located. In the Spain Square we can admire a crafted porcelain painting, detailing the history and elegance of old Spain. We have one night’s accommodation in Seville. (Optional: under the circumstances and time permitting, the tour guide will add a visit to British Gibraltar. Enquire about the additional charges.)

Hotel: Git Sevilla Mairena or similar

In the morning, proceed to Portuguese Lisbon, and the tour is expected to arrive in the afternoon. Lisbon, the most western point of continental Europe displays the expansive Atlantic surrounded by endless scenery. Don’t forget to buy a remembrance certificate to prove you have stood on this Western Most Point of Europe. Lisbon is Portugal’s symbol to its adventurous and pioneering past, crossing the seas in discovery of the new world. Those interested can sample authentic Portuguese custard tarts at the century-old bakery, and decide whether they are as good as in Macao. We stay overnight in Lisbon. (Optional: We can attend a Fado music concert. ‘Fado’ is Portugal’s traditional folk music. Hailed as the Portugal national treasure this is an evening of singing and drinking –we can book tickets in advance.)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Lisbon or similar

We drive back to Madrid via Toledo. Toledo is known as the “Imperial City” for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as the “City of the Three Cultures”, having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews. We will pass by Tagus River and catch a breath taking landscape of Spain and its rich palette of colours in natural surroundings and arrive in Madrid.

Hotel: Novotel Sanchinarro or similar

After breakfast, enjoy the last bit of Madrid before transferring to Airport according to your flight schedule. Board on home bound flight to return to Australia.

Arrive in Australia.

Inclusions

  • Return Economy Flight to/from Sydney/Melbourne
  • Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge
  • Comfortable Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast as indicated (B) per itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • English speaking Escorted Tour

Exclusions

  • Tour Guide Gratuity €7 per day
  • Optional Admissions Fees
  • Insterstate surcharge BNE/ADL/PER
  • Single Supplement surcharge $850pp

Optional Activities & Fees

Optional excursions

  • The Royal Palace of Madrid €10
  • Alhambra Palace of Granada €16
  • Camp Nou €23
  • Flamenco Dance Show & Drinks €55
  • Excursion to Mijas €15

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