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14 Day Spain & Portugal Explorer Tour with Flights

Madrid - Barcelona - Granada - Malaga - Seville - Evora - Lisbon - Ronda

Roundtrip international flights from Australia included

Visit many World Heritage Listed UNESCO sites 

2020 & 2021 departures available!

Book now with only 50% deposit!

From $3,999 Typically $4,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Experience Spain and Portugal's vibrant and sensational culture with our 14 Day Explorer Tour as you traverse their beautilful cities and historic sites day by day! 

This sensational tour allows you to see some spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site's in Granada, Evora and Lisbon! WOW!  Admire Lisbon's tra­ditional neighbourhoods and it's portuguese bars and cafes that create a lively atmosphere! Continue your tour on to Seville, the energetic city on Spain's southern coast. Your travels take you to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, which overlooks the El Tajo gorge, home to the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in the country. Next you are off to Costa del Sol, known for its hundreds of gorgeous beaches, quiet hidden coves and glamorous clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Visit Granada before heading onto Madrid the former capital of Spain, then onto Barcelona. Make sure you take plenty of photos and enjoy the lively spanish music! 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14

Day 1

Australia Portugal

Today depart Austalia and fly to Portugal!

Meals included: inflight only 

Day 2

Lisbon  

Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe with its Moorish and Roman ruins. On arrival, transfer (own cost) and check into your hotel. Time to rest and relax before tonight's orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Olissippo Marques de Sa' or similar, Lisbon

Meals included: dinner

Day 3

Lisbon City Tour 

In Lisbon, the tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII’s Park to marvel at the magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the “Glorious Eden” of Lord Byron, and ancient summer retreat of the royal court, highlighted by lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then, spend some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon. 

Accommodation: Hotel Olissippo Marques de Sa' or similar, Lisbon

Meals included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)

Day 4

Evora & Seville

Travel from Lisbon to enchanting Evora, the walled UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Inside the town's 14th century walls, you find an elaborate cathedral and cloisters, columns of a Roman Temple and the Sao Francisco Church and Ossuary Chapel, whose walls are decorated with thousands of human bones and skulls. Stroll through the picturesque squares and linger at an outdoor café. Later, head to Spain's energetic city of Seville, capital of the scenic Andalucia region on Spain's southern coast. Time to settle in before dinner together at a local restaurant. Later, enjoy the opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco.

Accommodation: Hotel Hesperia Sevilla or similar, Seville

Meals included: breakfast and dinner 

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Evening Flamenco Show (PM)

Day 5

Seville City Tour

Begin the day at the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park before enjoying a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city with its winding cobblestone streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and legendary burial site of Christopher Columbus. The rest of the day is at leisure or, join the fascinating optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. 

Accommodation: Hotel Hesperia Sevilla or similar, Seville

Meals included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)

Day 6

Ronda, Costa del Sol

Your travels take you to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, which overlooks the El Tajo gorge, home to the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in the country. Ronda, considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting in the 18th century, was once a horsemanship training facility. View the historic stables and its interesting museum with exhibits of some of Spain's most famous Matadors. Later, enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely resort area of the Costa del Sol. Dinner together with the group this evening.

Accommodation: Sol Don Pablo or similar, Torremolinos

Meals included: breakfast and dinner 

Day 7

Costa del Sol

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol, known for its hundreds of gorgeous beaches, quiet hidden coves and glamorous clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Or, join the optional morning tour to Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum with over 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family. View the Paseo de la Alameda, fragrant Paseo del Parque and the Barrio de la Malagueta. A walking tour through this historical town is accented by views of the Malaga Cathedral, the second highest in southern Spain. After a stop at Cathedral Square, return to the Costa del Sol for time on your own. The chic nightlife of the dynamic Costa del Sol is waiting for you tonight!

Accommodation: Sol Don Pablo or similar, Torremolinos

Meals included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Half Day Malaga Tour (AM)

Day 8

Moorish Granada

Today's journey takes you from Spain's southern coast to Moorish Granada. Here, visit the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Return to the Costa del Sol for the rest of the day to enjoy the city independently

*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry. 

Accommodation: Sol Don Pablo or similar, Torremolinos

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Granada Madrid

Transfer to the train station (included) and board the AVE high speed train to Madrid that travels via the region of La Mancha, storied home of Don Quixote. View some of his legendary windmills before arriving in the lively metropolis of Madrid, birthplace of many of the world's greatest writers and painters. An orientation sightseeing tour begins with a drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon, stopping for spectacular views of the magnificent Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and the Plaza de España dominated by the monument to Cervantes, famed author of Don Quixote. On to the world-renowned Prado Museum; stand before astonishing masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. In the evening, experience on your own some of the tapas bars that have made Madrid famous.

Accommodation: Sercotel Gran Hotel Conde Duque or similar, Madrid 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Madrid

Spend a full day at leisure in Madrid for independent discoveries. Alternatively, join the optional tour to Toledo, the former capital of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is known for its unique historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest in Europe and the St. Tome Church, with its El Greco masterpiece. Enjoy a panoramic drive to the Alcazar of Toledo, a stone fortification located in the highest part of the city and the 13th century cathedral before returning to Madrid. Savor dinner tonight at a local restaurant. 

Accommodation: Sercotel Gran Hotel Conde Duque or similar, Madrid 

Meals included: breakfast and dinner 

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Toledo Tour (AM)

Day 11

Madrid Barcelona

Transfer to the train station (included) this morning to board the exciting AVE high speed train that whisks you to sensational Barcelona. Upon arrival, a drive along the old harbor to the Plaza de Catalunya, the city's bustling main square. Then your first look at the stunning works of Gaudi, the master architect, begins at the exterior of Casa Batllo, seemingly constructed from skulls and bones. View the legendary La Sagrada Familia, iconic symbol of Barcelona; this colossal church is still unfinished after 100 years. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Tonight, enjoy your first taste of Barcelona's rousing nightlife and fabulous cuisine. 

Accommodation: Occidental Diagonal 414 or similar, Barcelona 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 12

Barcelona

A full day at leisure to explore Barcelona's countless museums and superb galleries or just savor the magnificent ambience of this gorgeous city. In the morning, join the optional tour to Montserrat that takes you on a drive past picturesque villages to Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica and view the world-famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a Farewell Reception at the hotel. Perhaps later, experience the extraordinary array of tapas bars in Barcelona. Sample specialties at each cafe and continue on a tasting tour throughout the night.

Accommodation: Occidental Diagonal 414 or similar, Barcelona 

Meals included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Half Day Montserrat Tour (AM)

Day 13

Barcelona Australia 

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport (own cost) for your flight to Australia.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 14

Australia

Arrive home today! 

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart*, Canberra* and Darwin* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa and Swiss (subject to availability)
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Meals as indicated: 11 breakfasts and 4 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing in luxury air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour guide
  • Services of local guides in all major cities and sightseeing tours
  • AVE High-Speed Train: Malaga - Madrid, Madrid - Barcelona 
  • All prepayable airport taxes are included in the cost.

 

Accommodation

Lisbon - Hotel Olissippo Marques de Sa' or similar 
Seville - Hotel Hesperia Sevilla or similar 
Torremolinos - Sol Don Pablo or similar 
Madrid - Sercotel Gran Hotel Conde Duque or similar 
Barcelona - Occidental Diagonal 414 or similar

 

Optional Tours - Available at Check-out

Day 3 Half Day Sintra Tour (PM) AUD $99 per person
Day 4 Evening Flamenco Show (PM) AUD $110 per person
Day 5 Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM) AUD $90 per person
Day 7 Half Day Malaga Tour (AM) AUD $110 per person
Day 10 Toledo Tour (AM) AUD $120 per person 
Day 12 Half Day Montserrat Tour (AM) AUD $120 per person

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Any visas or ESTA as required
  • Airport transfers at an extra $100 per person 
  • Meals & drinks not mentioned
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide) at a recommended amount of approximately AU$7/person/day

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $1700

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Service

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire.

More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

Departure Dates


OCT 2020
31 st
Saturday 31 Oct 2020  ‐  Friday 13 Nov 2020
NOV 2020
01 st
Sunday 01 Nov 2020  ‐  Saturday 14 Nov 2020
NOV 2020
05 th
Thursday 05 Nov 2020  ‐  Wednesday 18 Nov 2020
NOV 2020
07 th
Saturday 07 Nov 2020  ‐  Friday 20 Nov 2020
NOV 2020
09 th
Monday 09 Nov 2020  ‐  Sunday 22 Nov 2020

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