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North of Spain & Portugal Tour (Bilingual Guide)


Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the North of Spain and Portugal on this 12 day tour. Departing from and ending in Madrid, this trip features sightseeing tours of the Tower of Belem and Monastery of Los Jeronimos, a visit to the Plaza del Obradoiro (pictured to the left), and a chance to soak up the splendor of La Toja Island, ria de Arosa, and Pontevedra. Personalize your trip with optional excursions to Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. Savory breakfasts and delectable dinners are included throughout the tour.

Highlights:

  • Expert local tour guides
  • 4 star hotel accommodations
  • Multilingual tours
  • See Santillana del Mar - a national monument
  • Visit the Shrine in Covadonga
  • A Fado show featuring Portugese music
  • Tour of Santiago de Compostela
  • Optional excursions across the Portuguese border

Itinerary


Cities Covered Madrid ,  Zaragoza ,  San Sebastián

Depart from our bus terminal in Madrid at 8:00 AM for a short stop Zaragoza.

After visiting Zaragoza, continue on to San Sebastian where you will have a delicious dinner of local cuisine and stay the night in a 4 star hotel.

Accommodations : Silken Amara Plaza Hotel,San Sebastián(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered San Sebastián ,  Bilbao ,  Santander ,  Santillana del Mar ,  Torrelavega

Enjoy breakfast before departing for for the city of Bilbao, where you will have a short panoramic tour to admire the Guggenheim museum.

After the tour, continue on to Santander for free time to explore the city.

In the afternoon, you will travel to Santillana del Mar - considered a national monument.

After a short stop, you will end the day in Torrelavega where you will have dinner and stay in a 4 star hotel.

Accommodations : Torresport Spa,Torrelavega(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Torrelavega ,  Covadonga ,  Oviedo

Have breakfast before departing through the Picos de Europa mountains by splendid landscapes.

Arrive in Covadonga and enjoy free time to visit the shrine.

Later, continue on to Oviedo where you will have dinner and stay the night in 4 star accommodations.

Accommodations : Gran Hotel Regente,Oviedo(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Oviedo ,  Gijón ,  Lugo

After breakfast, depart for Gijon - the second capital of the Asturias region.

Have a short panoramic tour of the area before continuing through Luarca, Ribadeo and Lugo in Galicia.

Have a dinner of the local cuisine and stay the night in Lugo.

Accommodations : Gran Hotel Lugo,Lugo(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Lugo ,  La Coruña

Have breakfast before heading to La Coruna for a short panoramic tour.

In the afternoon there will be an optional excursion to the Rias Altas through typical villages such as Pontedueme and Betanzos.

You will have dinner in La Coruna, as well as stay the night in 4 star accommodations there. 

Cities Covered La Coruña ,  Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy breakfast before departing for Santiago de Compostela where you will have a city tour of the legendary pilgrimage town.

Visit the Plaza del Obradoiro, the famous Cathedral and ending point of the way of Saint James and more.

Have the afternoon at your own leisure to taste the local cuisine, do some shopping or explore more of the area.

You will have dinner and stay the night in Santiago de Compostela.

Cities Covered Santiago de Compostela ,  Vigo

After breakfast, journey through the splendid landscapes of La Toja Island, ria de Arosa and Pontevedra to the area of Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas).

There will be an optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valenca de Mino across the Portuguese border.

Later, continue on to Vigo where you will have dinner and stay the night in 4 star accommodations.

Accommodations : Hesperia Vigo,Vigo(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Vigo ,  Salamanca

Enjoy breakfast before heading to Castilla-Leon via Zamora region.

Arrive in the monumental city of Salamanca where you will have free time to visit the old quarters and the famous Plaza Mayor.

You will have dinner in Salamanca and stay the night in a 4 star hotel there.

Accommodations : NH PALACIO DE CASTELLANOS,Salamanca(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Salamanca ,  Coimbra

In the morning depart to Ciudad Rodrigo and the Portuguese border.

Continue via Guarda towards Coimbra - the site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace to Fado (the music of Portugal).

You will have dinner and stay the night in luxury accommodations in Coimbra.

Accommodations : Tryp Coimbra,Coimbra(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Coimbra ,  Fátima ,  Lisbon

After breakfast, depart for Fatima where you will have free time to visit the shrine.

Continue on to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, located at the mouth of the river Tagus.

There will be an optional night tour to attend a traditional show of Fado songs and music.

You will stay the night in Lisbon.

Cities Covered Lisbon

Enjoy breakfast before a morning tour of Lisbon.

Visit the old Alfama Quarter, Tower of Belem, Monastery of Los Jeronimos and more.

Have the afternoon at leisure.

There will be an optional tour to Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril.

Cities Covered Lisbon ,  Cáceres ,  Madrid

After breakfast, depart for Caceres where you will have free time to visit the Plaza Mayor, the old city and its famous Medieval quarter - considered a World Heritage Site.

Have lunch on your own before continuing on to your final destination of Madrid.


Departure Dates and Rates

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

DateSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Apr 07, 2019 - Apr 18, 2019US$ 2,285.00US$ 1,758.00CALL US
Apr 21, 2019 - May 02, 2019US$ 2,285.00US$ 1,758.00CALL US
May 05, 2019 - May 16, 2019US$ 2,285.00US$ 1,758.00CALL US
May 19, 2019 - May 30, 2019US$ 2,285.00US$ 1,758.00CALL US
Jun 02, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019US$ 2,285.00US$ 1,758.00CALL US
Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019US$ 2,285.00US$ 1,758.00CALL US
Jun 30, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019US$ 2,285.00US$ 1,758.00CALL US
Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Jul 28, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 05, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Sep 22, 2019 - Oct 03, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Oct 06, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Oct 27, 2019 - Nov 07, 2019US$ 2,403.00US$ 1,880.00CALL US
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

10% of the total tour cost due at the time of booking

90% of balance is due no later than 68 days prior to tour departure date

CANCELLATION FEES:

 (i) 5% of the total tour value if cancelled 60 days prior to departure date. (Half of your deposit)

(ii) 10% of the total tour value if cancelled 45 to 59 days prior to departure date. (Full deposit)

(iii) 15% of the total tour value if cancelled 19 to 44 days prior to departure date

(iv) 20% of the total tour value if cancelled 13 to 18 days prior to departure date

(v) 30% of the total tour value if cancelled 6 to 12 days prior to departure date

(vi) 40% of the total tour value if cancelled 3 to 5 days prior to departure date

(vii) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled within 48 hours of the departure date

 






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