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Cosmos The Best of Spain & Portugal
from £1470 pp
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  • Location
    Portugal, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    13 Days
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Spain and Portugal—these are two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures, and on this affordable Best of Spain & Portugal tour, you'll see their fascinating highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll stay in Lisbon and Oporto. One of the tour highlights is a visit to Toledo, a town that attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. You will be delighted by the included visit of the Alhambra complex, built in the 13th century by Moorish kings featuring one of the oldest decorative gardens in the Western World. 

What's Included
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  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport and port taxes
Tour Highlights
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  • Toledo Guided sightseeing
  • Granada Visit the Alhambra Complex
  • Montilla Visit a wine Bodega
  • Cordoba Guided visit of the Mezquita
  • Seville Guided sightseeing
  • Evora Visit
  • Lisbon Guided sightseeing
  • Fátima Visit the Sanctuary
  • Coimbra Visit
  • Oporto Guided sightseeing, visit a port wine cellar
  • Salamanca Visit
  • Ávila Visit
  • Segovia Visit
  • Madrid Guided sightseeing
The Best of Spain & Portugal Tour Itineray
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Day 1 - Madrid, Spain

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax or start exploring Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.


Day 2 - Madrid - Toledo - Granada

Drive south to Toledo. Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. Later, cross the Guadalquivir River and head for the olive and orange groves that dot the rolling Andalusian hills. Overnight in history-steeped Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada.


Day 3 - Granada – Montilla – Cordoba

Granada was the Arabs’ most treasured city, and they still mourn its loss in their prayers. With a Local Guide, visit the Alhambra complex, built by Moorish kings. More grand scenery as you reach Montilla to visit a local wine Cellar and taste some of its wine. Then, continue to Cordoba on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.


Day 4 - Cordoba - Seville

With a Local Guide visit the magnificent Mezquita, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marblJasper jasper. On to vibrant, festive Seville.


Day 5 - Seville

Get to know Seville on the included city tour. Capital of Andalusia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain, colourful Seville has much to offer: the cathedral, the third-largest church in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London; the beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; the Real Alcázar palace with its extravagant moorish architecture and opulent gardens; Plaza de España, used in the filming of Episodes I and II in the Star Wars trilogy; and so much more.


Day 6 - Seville – Evora, Portugal – Lisbon

Enjoy the scenery of the Sierra de Aracena before crossing into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo. Admire the forest of cork trees and make a stop to visit Evora, a delightfully attractive Moorish city with arches, alleys, flower-decked balconies, brilliant white houses, and the Temple of Diana. Continue to Lisbon.

Day 7 - Lisbon

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on the guided sightseeing tour. 


Day 8 - Lisbon – Fátima – Coimbra – Oporto

Stop in Fátima to visit its world-famous Sanctuary, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue to Coimbra, known for its university, one of the oldest in Europe, and to Oporto on the northern bank of the Douro River. 


Day 9 - Oporto

Discover Oporto’s highlights on the guided city tour. See its historical cathedral, and visit a Port wine cellar along the banks of the Douro River. 


Day 10 - Oporto - Salamanca, Spain

Enjoy the plentiful woodlands and mountains on your return to Spain via the scenic Douro Valley. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca in the early evening and maybe take a stroll in the Plaza Mayor.


Day 11 - Salamanca – Avila – Segovia – Madrid

Journey to fortified Ávila with its many towers and visit St Theresa's convent before continuing to Segovia, a medieval town picturesquely set on a rocky hill. Spend some time in Segovia before crossing the boundary between new and old Castile to arrive in Madrid.


Day 12 - Madrid

The capital of Spain, situated 2,180 feet above sea level, Madrid is the nearest thing to Heaven according to Spaniards. The day is dedicated to discovering Madrid’s main highlights on the included guided city tour.


Day 13 - Madrid

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

 

Single Share Available
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Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

The single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please enquire for more details

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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