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Highlights of Spain and Portugal

13 Days 2 Countries 11 Cities

Visit the Cave Houses of Guadix, the Alhambra Palace and Seville Cathedral on this Regional Explorer trip.

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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departure 03 December 2017 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 17 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lisbon. The 22 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville and New Year's Eve in Salamanca. The 26 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Seville. And the 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Madrid. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Kick off your Iberian adventure in Madrid before heading to the hanging houses in Cuenca and devouring delicious paella in Valencia. See the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix, the 14th century Alhambra Palace and passionate Flamenco in Seville before heading to Portugal's Algarve, its hilly capital, Lisbon, and Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles.


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      12 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Córdoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid

        • Orientation of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve Region and Salamanca

        • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia and The Cave Houses of Guadix

        • Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Cathedral Mosque in Córdoba, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fátima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tomé and Synagogue in Toledo


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Day 1

      Arrive Madrid

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      Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia

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      Valencia – Guadix – Granada

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      Granada – Córdoba – Seville (3 Nights)

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      Seville Sightseeing

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      Seville – Jerez and Cadiz Excursion

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      Seville – Algarve Region

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      Algarve – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)

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      Lisbon

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      Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

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      Salamanca – Toledo – Madrid (2 Nights)

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      Madrid Sightseeing

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      Depart Madrid

      Day 1

      Arrive Madrid Day 1 - Arrive Madrid

      Welcome to Madrid, the capital of Spain. Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Ayre Gran Colon

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Ayre Gran Colon

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia Day 2 - Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia

      In Cuenca view the hanging houses which are built on the edge of the cliffs over the deep gorge. On arrival in Valencia your orientation drive will include views of the Towers of Serrano and Quart. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. Tonight why not sample paella, a speciality from this region.

      Hotel

      Silken Puerta

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Silken Puerta

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 3

      Valencia – Guadix – Granada Day 3 - Valencia – Guadix – Granada

      Travel inland through the 'sierras' to view the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix. Cave houses are common throughout the province of Granada but the highest concentration are in this area. Take the jagged Mora Pass to the Moorish city of Granada. Dine tonight in a local restaurant for a special Regional Meal.

      Hotel

      Carmen

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Carmen

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Granada – Córdoba – Seville (3 Nights) Day 4 - Granada – Córdoba – Seville (3 Nights)

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient stucco, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In Córdoba visit the Cathedral Mosque of Córdoba, the former mosque of the caliphs, a jewel of Hispano - Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics with a Local Specialist. Later arrive in Seville, your home for the next three nights.

      Hotel

      Meliá Lebreros

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Meliá Lebreros

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Seville Sightseeing Day 5 - Seville Sightseeing

      See the Giralda Bell Tower with your Local Specialist during your sightseeing tour of Seville. Visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition, built in a Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Tonight why not experience the passion of the flamenco.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Seville – Jerez and Cadiz Excursion Day 6 - Seville – Jerez and Cadiz Excursion

      Start your day in Jerez and gain a Cultural Insight into sherry production which is renowned in this region. Later discover the historic port city of Cadiz. Columbus departed from here on many of his voyages, and the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city are said to have been brought here by him upon his return. Once home to the vast Spanish Navy, Cadiz was raided by Sir Francis Drake a year prior to the 1588 Spanish Armada departure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Seville – Algarve Region Day 7 - Seville – Algarve Region

      Cross the border into southern Portugal for a leisurely afternoon on the sunny Algarve. Spend time relaxing by the beach or join an Optional Experience.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 8

      Algarve – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 8 - Algarve – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      See the Serra de Arrabida mountains and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses are reared. This afternoon arrive to Lisbon and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery as well as see the Belém Tower on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Tonight why not sample a traditional fado show.

      Hotel

      Olissippo Marques De Sa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Olissippo Marques De Sa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 9

      Lisbon Day 9 - Lisbon

      Enjoy a relaxing free day to explore all of Lisbon's attractions. Why not visit the lively Rossio Square where street cafes overlook the Baroque fountains or the Alfama district with its medieval alleyways and outstanding views? Later perhaps join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca Day 10 - Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

      Drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.

      Hotel

      Gran Corona Sol

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Gran Corona Sol

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Salamanca – Toledo – Madrid (2 Nights) Day 11 - Salamanca – Toledo – Madrid (2 Nights)

      See the walled city of Avila before arriving in Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets with your Local Specialist. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the historical steel industry while watching local craftsmen at work. Later arrive in Madrid, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Ayre Gran Colon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Ayre Gran Colon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Madrid Sightseeing Day 12 - Madrid Sightseeing

      This morning join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will see the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city or you can take an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage City of Segovia. This evening join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 13

      Depart Madrid Day 13 - Depart Madrid

      Say 'adios' to your travelling companions, your Travel Director and these beautiful countries at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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        Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo

      • Cultural Insights
        Sample the famous sherry tradition in the southern Spanish city of Jerez, that has been making wine since the 7th century. The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest quality steel

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Granada, Córdoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Córdoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid

        • Orientation of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve Region and Salamanca

        • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia and The Cave Houses of Guadix

        • Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Cathedral Mosque in Córdoba, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fátima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tomé and Synagogue in Toledo


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      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 1 lunch
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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Our guide Ellen was exceptional. Tours were great and I would travel with Trafalgar again

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        Service rating : They took care of all the logistics but the tour was somewhat exhausting.Product : We hit all the famous spots!

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        Service rating : Being our first group travel we were apprehensive about this tour before departure, however surprised at the experience at the end. We are glad that we chose Trafalgar for this tourProduct : Itinerary was great, however thought a prominent place like Barcelona will also be

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        Service rating : Hotels were great and mostly in good locations near grocery shopping.Each upcoming days activity is posted.Product : The trip to steel making was lame. They didn't show us how they make steel as stated. It was a stop to encourage us to purchase their steel products...which could

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        Service rating : Accommodation was good. Trip was interesting and informative - tour guides were knowledgeable. Trip director was excellent. Driver was very professional and careful.Product : Great itinerary - we felt that many of the optional trips should have been included - we ended up paying

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