Spain's Classics and Portugal

Explore Lisbon, Portugal, Europe's second oldest capital city. Visit the pilgrimage center of Fatima, the picture perfect fishing village of Nazare and the medieval walled town of Obidos. Experience Spain's colorful pageant of art, history and culture. Set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges, this stunning destination is dotted with white pueblos and groves of oranges and olives. Explore the priceless treasures of the Royal Palace, Europe's 2nd largest palace. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace, resplendent with Moorish regal flair. See the Cathedral of Seville, the 3rd largest in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Explore Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. Become part of an authentic 'paella experience,' and learn how this rice dish is made and where it originated. Marvel at Valencia's 'City of Arts & Sciences.' See how precious lladro figurines are made by hand. View Antonio Gaudi's architectural masterpieces, including La Sagrada Famila. Spain beckons.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
13 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LisbonOvernight Flight:
Day 2LisbonLisbon, Portugal - Tour Begins: Welcome to Portugal, where quaint farming villages and cork & olive tree plantations dot the landscape. Enjoy Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital city. Tonight, begin your journey with a welcome dinner.
Day 3LisbonLisbon: A tour of Lisbon features the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo's Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem (UNESCO). Tonight, enjoy a dinner complete with local cuisine, wines and Fado music (UNESCO).
Day 4LisbonLisbon - Fatima - Nazare - Obidos - Lisbon: Your day on Portugal's 'Silver Coast' begins in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. View the Batalha Monastery (UNESCO), an example of Manueline architecture, then travel to the quaint seaside town of Nazare and the charming medieval walled town of Obidos.
Day 5LisbonLisbon - Madrid, Spain: Depart Lisbon and cross the border into Spain. Enjoy your day viewing the countryside of Portugal and Spain before arriving into the capital city of Spain - Madrid.
Day 6MadridMadrid - Royal Palace - Toledo - Madrid: During a locally guided tour of Madrid's historic center, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. An expert-led tour of the monumental 18th-century Royal Palace* reveals lavish halls, banquet rooms, the throne room, royal armory and the impressive courtyard. This afternoon travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th-century synagogue, a testament to Toledo's Jewish heritage. Also stop in the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco's masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz.
Day 7MadridMadrid - Cordoba - Seville: Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Then, travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. This UNESCO site, an architectural marvel built by the Moors in the 8th century as a magnificent mosque, was converted into the city's cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city's well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain's 'cultural capital.'
Day 8SevilleSeville: Today you will see Columbus' tomb, the ornate cathedral (UNESCO), and the Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets; then continue to Plaza de Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. This evening, enjoy an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville's top performers.
Day 9SevilleSeville - Granada: Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, the immense hilltop palace that is a UNESCO site. Also tour the Generalife, meaning 'garden of the architect,' where the grounds are beautifully designed with waterfalls, courtyards and smaller secret gardens.
Day 10GranadaGranada - Valencia: Today you travel through Spain's amazing landscape viewing rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves while en route to the Mediterranean coast. Arrive in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves.
Day 11ValenciaValencia - Paella Experience - Valencia: It's your choice today! You may take a walking tour of historic Valencia to see the ornate 14th-century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th-century Quart Tower; then arrive at the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, where you'll shop side by side with the locals before concluding your tour at the impressive 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Or, perhaps you would prefer to explore the impressive City of Arts & Science, an ultramodern, multi-faceted educational institution, followed by a tour of the Lladro City of Porcelain to learn about the history and creative process of the world-famous, handmade Lladro figurines.** Later, gather together to travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. A 'paella experience' features a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman's home known as a 'barraca'; a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 12ValenciaValencia - Barcelona: Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona's fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas, dotted with colorful bird and flower stalls.
Day 13BarcelonaBarcelona: Today, get an in-depth look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your locally guided tour showcases the Columbus Monument and the Parc de Montjuic, plus Antoni Gaudi's UNESCO World Heritage sites including La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Batllo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip to Spain and Portugal!
Day 14BarcelonaBarcelona - Tour Ends: You return home with vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with old, rich and diverse cultural heritages.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
03/08/2018$3,099.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/15/2018$3,099.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/19/2018$3,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/26/2018$3,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Altis Grand Hotel Lisbon, Portugal
Turim Marques Pombal Hotel Lisbon, Portugal
Tryp Oceanic Valencia, Spain
Hotel Colon Barcelona, Spain
Melia Galgos Madrid, Spain
Melia Granada Hotel Granada, Spain
Melia Sevilla Seville, Spain
Gallery Hotel Barcelona, Spain
Melia Lebreros Seville, Spain
AC Hotel Valencia Valencia, Spain
Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center Barcelona, Spain
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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    Explore Lisbon, Portugal, Europe's second oldest capital city. Visit the pilgrimage center of Fatima, the picture perfect fishing village of Nazare and the medieval walled town of Obidos.

 
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