Iberian peninsula - From Spain to Portugal
An amazing 9-day tour from Spain to Portugal and a unique journey through the history, art and culture of the Iberian peninsula. During your stay in this marvellous corner of Europe you'll have the chance to discover and explore some of the most beautiful historic cities of the two countries. Furthermore, you'll get an insight of the culture and traditions of this land, from flamenco to Fado.Read more
Here are the highlights of this enchanting tour:
Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour of the beautiful city of Seville situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir. In the evening you can choose to go on a river cruise with a flamenco show.
After breakfast, we'll set off for a guided tour to explore the city in more depth.
You will be charmed by its cosy neighbourhoods full of flowery courtyards and its little squares with orange trees. The Cathedral, the Moorish Giralda, the evocative Plaza de España and its gardens are all stops on your itinerary for today.
Free morning in Seville and flight to Portugal. Arrival at the hotel in Lisbon.
The atmosphere of this unique city will enchant you from the beginning. The streets of Lisbon are rich in traditions, gastronomy and art.
After breakfast in the hotel, we'll take a sightseeing tour of Lisbon, stopping at over 40 points of interest including the 15th-century Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Palace, the symbol of the Portuguese capital.
You will certainly enjoy the famous cakes, pasteis de Belém, in the namesake neighbourhood.
Free afternoon and optional dinner with a Fado performance in a traditional restaurant in the fascinating Alfama district.
After breakfast, transfer to Sintra, where we will join a city with a local guide. Sintra was one of the favourite summer residences of the Portuguese monarchs and aristocrats.
You'll have the opportunity to explore the streets and the most unique palace complex in Europe. Its façade and interior decoration are jewels set among the lush nature of the hills.
Free time for shopping in the boutiques and antique shops, then transfer back to Lisbon.
Today it's on to Fátima, one of the world’s most important centres of pilgrimage, in the town where the Virgin appeared to three children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco) in 1916.
Enroute, we will stop in the nice village of Óbidos, with its winding streets, the fishing village of Nazaré, and Batalha’s spectacular Dominican Monastery.
After visiting the sanctuary of Fátima, transfer back to Lisbon.
Breakfast in the hotel and guided tour of the city, including the old town centre on the banks of the river, a lively area full of bars, restaurants and shops, the Palácio da Bolsa and the Church of St Francis.
We will finish the tour with a tasting of one of the famous port wines.
Transfer to the airport: the tour is over.
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