Spain Portugal and Andalusia

TOUR STARTS FROM MADRID – Portugal and Andalucia (Spain) boast impressive historical monuments and beautiful cities. Explore the best of these in this 9-day tour. In an air-conditioned coach and with informative tours.
Spain Portugal and Andalucia 9 days view of the Basillica of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal
At a Glance
Wed  Early departure for Lisbon via Trujillo
Thu    Lisbon morning tour. Afternoon free
Fri      Day tour to Fatima. Return to Lisbon for overnight.
Sat     Cross into Spain and travel to Cordoba via Caceres.
Sun    Cordoba city tour. Onwards to Seville for overnight
Mon   Seville city tour. Afternoon at leisure
Tue    Take the White Village road to Ronda. Overnight in Marbella
Wed   Leave Marbella for Granada. Visit the Alhambra & Generalife
Thu    Return to Madrid with a stop and city tour of Toledo.

Portugal

The Alfama district, located at the foot of the Castle of São Jorge, shows the nature of the old fishermen’s neighbourhood. Its picturesque tiny streets are wonderful to get lost in and to discover the charm of the city.

The Sanctuary of Fatima, built in the 20th century after the apparitions of the Virgin, is the destination of an inner journey of Christian faith. It is one of the main Marian shrines of the world.

Of course, you will also check out some of the most interesting sights of Portugal. Fatima – one of the main pilgrimage centers in Europe, and of course, beautiful and old Lisbon – the capital with the Belem Tower – those are all places you will see.

Sapin

The Cathedral of Seville is the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world. Is a sign of its wide cultural and artistic past.

You’ll see the cities of Andalusia, that form a ”golden traingle” of Southern Spain.  These are truly the essence of its spirit – Cordoba, Seville and Granada.

Experience all that Spain is famous for with its Bullfights, guitars, flamenco, wine, tapas, and passionate people. Old cathedrals, medieval palaces, beautiful gardens – and a thousands years of history in front of your eyes.

The tour also includes visits to ancient Spanish towns of Caceres, Ronda and Toledo, also a half day on the beach on the beautiful Costa del Sol in Marbella.

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1

Wednesday

Madrid – Trujillo – Lisbon
* Departure from our bus Terminal at 08:00 a.m. towards the region of Extremadura.
* We arrive in Trujillo; birth place of Spanish conquerors.
* Free time at your leisure to explore its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor.
* We continue on to cross the Portuguese border and arrive in Lisbon; the capital of Portugal located at the mouth of river Tagus.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Lisbon
* Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado; typical Portuguese songs and music.
2

Thursday

Lisbon
* Breakfast at your hotel in Lisbon.
* We then embark on a morning city sightseeing tour: old Alfama Quarter; Tower of Belem; Monastery of Los Jeronimos; etc.
* The afternoon is free at your leisure to explore more of Lisbon.
* Optional excursion to Sintra; Estoril; Cascais.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Lisbon.
3

Friday

Lisbon – Fatima – Lisbon
* Breakfast at your hotel in Lisbon.
* In the morning we depart for Fatima; an important center of pilgrimage.
* Free time to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
* After the tour we return to Lisbon.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Lisbon.
4

Saturday

Lisbon – Caceres – Cordoba
* Breakfast at your hotel in Lisbon.
* We then depart for the border with Spain and continue on to Caceres.
* Free time at your leisure to explore its Plaza Mayor and to walk through the old city and its famous medieval quarter; very well preserved and considered a World Heritage Site.
* Lunch on your own.
* We then continue southwards to Andalusia and arrive in Cordoba.
* In Cordoba check in to your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cordoba.
5

Sunday

Cordoba – Sevilla
* Breakfast at your hotel in Cordoba.
* After breakfast we have a morning tour of the city visiting the famous Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and the Jewish Quarter.
* We then depart for Sevilla.
* Lunch in Sevilla
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Sevilla.
* Optional tour to attend a flamenco show.
6

Monday

Seville
* Half board (2 meals included) at the hotel.
* We go on a morning tour of the city visiting the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets; the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de Espana; with a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city.
* Optional Artistic tour including the Royal Alcazar Palace.
* The afternoon is at your leisure to explore and continue discovering the city.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Seville.
7

Tuesday

Seville – Ronda – Marbella
* Breakfast at your hotel in Seville.
* We then depart on the Route of the White Villages on the way to Ronda.
* Free time to explore Ronda.
* We continue on to Costa del Sol.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Marbella
8

Wednesday

Marbella – Granada
* Breakfast at your hotel in Marbella.
* We then depart to Granada.
* We have a sightseeing tour including the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Granada.
* Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical show of gypsy flamenco.
9

Thursday

Granada – Toledo – Madrid
* Breakfast at your hotel in Granada.
* After breakfast we depart on a tour driving towards the Imperial City of Toledo; full of history.
* Lunch and city sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and monuments.
* We continue to Madrid.
* Arrive in Madrid and end of the services.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Portugal/Spain experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Transportation by deluxe motor-coaches, with air conditioning, panoramic windows, and maximum comfort and safety.
* Experienced multilingual and English speaking tour conductors during the tours help you with your room accommodations and assure you of a pleasant vacation.
* Local sightseeing tours as indicated, with expert local guides and entrance fees to the monuments.
* Accomodations in selected hotels.
* The professional support of all our team at your service.
* Transportation of one baggage per person.
* Meal plan as per itinerary.

TOUR STARTS FROM MADRID

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements for : Easter 2017 and for  July, August, September and October 2017  
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* DEPARTURES: Wednesdays all year.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements for : Easter 2017 and for  July, August, September and October 2017
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

TOUR STARTS FROM MADRID
DEPARTURES: Wednesdays all year.

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Valid for travel between 01 Apr 2017 & 31 March 2018

Portugal Spain view of the Plaza de Espana in Seville
Portugal Spain view of the castle in Toledo
Portugal Spain interior view of the gardens at the Alhambra
Portugal Spain view of the white villages on top of the cliff at Ronda
Portugal Spain interior view of the gardens at the Royal Alcazar Palace in Seville
Portugal Spain view of the Plaza de Espana in Seville
Portugal Spain view of the roman bridge across the river in Cordoba
Portugal Spain view of the Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima
Portugal Spain view of the Tower of Belem in Lisbon
Portugal Spain elevated view of Lisbon
Portugal Spain view of the Plaza de Espana in Seville
Portugal Spain view of the white houses on the cliff at Ronda
Portugal Spain view of the Basilica of Fatima
Morocco Spain aerial view of the mosque-cathedral in Cordoba
Morocco Spain Castle in Toledo overlooking the town below
Morocco Spain view up the cliff to the white houses in Ronda