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Duration

15 Days 14 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

24 people

Languages

Spanish

About this tour

Discover Spain and Portugal’s varied history and culture ūüĆü

ūüöĬ†Starts and ends in Madrid

ūüĆć This 15-day journey commences and concludes in the heart of Spain, Madrid. ūüŹôÔłŹ As you traverse the Galicia region and Portugal, you’ll be captivated by the beauty of its cities, each a unique gem with its own story to tell.

ūüŹěÔłŹ But it’s not just the cities that will leave you in awe. The landscapes of this region vary from lush, rolling hills to dramatic coastlines, offering a striking contrast that will undoubtedly be etched in your memory.

ūüĆü What truly sets this adventure apart, though, is the rich culture and history that permeates every corner of the region. From ancient traditions to modern-day living, you’ll be immersed in a tapestry of heritage that adds depth and meaning to every step of your journey.

For reservations and inquiries, please contact Direct Flights at bookings@directflights.com.au ✨

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Highlights

  • Guaranteed Departures. Small group sizes (max 24 passengers). English speaking only tour with an experienced Tour Director.
  • Enjoy an authentic Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant in Madrid ūüćĹÔłŹ
  • Stop for a sightseeing in San Sebastian and admire its beautiful "Concha Bay" ūüŹĖÔłŹ
  • Journey through the Galician landscapes and try the delicious "Mondonedo cake"! ūüćį
  • Visit Coimbra, well-known to be the birthplace of Fado ūüé∂
  • Discover Aveiro, known as ‚ÄúThe Portuguese Venice,‚ÄĚ and enjoy a ride on its beautiful canals aboard a traditional Moliceiro boat
  • Try a typical Portuguese dinner as you visit one of the oldest Fado venues in Lisbon ūüć∑

Included/Excluded

  • 14-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Transportation by luxury coach
  • Private transfers to/ from airport as per itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Pintxos lunch in San Sebastian
  • 3 dinners: Welcome Tapas dinner, Fado show and dinner in Lisbon and Farewell dinner
  • Wine tasting at Pinhao¬īs centenary cellars with lunch and Rioja wine tasting with light lunch
  • Guided city tours with local guides in Madrid, Bilbao, Santiago, Porto & Lisbon
  • Cruise Aveiro¬īs canals with Moliceiro Boat
  • Entrance fees for Merida's Roman Theatre included
  • English-Speaking Only Tour Director throughout the journey
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package (Entrance tickets to sites and museums)

Itinerary

A private transfer will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. At 19:00, meet with your Tour Director (TD) at the hotel¬īs¬†Reception Desk for a welcome meeting. You will also meet¬†your¬†fellow travellers.¬†Your TD will give you all the relevant details of the city and will¬†inform you of the schedule for the following day. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay in¬†Madrid at¬†Barcelo Torre Madrid

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Set out for a morning city discovery tour and enjoy one of the most exciting cities in the world, Madrid. See the highlights and discover the passion of this amazing city. Afternoon at leisure to continue exploring the wonders this city has to offer, or, join the optional excursion to Toledo. In the early evening, join your fellow travellers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Madrid at Barcelo Torre Madrid   

Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will drive north to the Northern Spanish territories. Your first destination is Laguardia, in the heart of La Rioja, one of the most famous Spanish wine regions. Internationally acclaimed, and among its vineyards, we will visit a traditional and family run wine cellar. Take a taste of the world-famous Rioja Reds and enjoy a local product-based light lunch. Overnight stay in Bilbao at Barcelo Nervion

Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. This morning you will explore Bilbao with your local guide. The best-known landmark is the titanium-clad¬†Guggenheim Museum,¬†a Frank Gehry masterpiece. You will also have time to wander¬†through the historic Siete Calles district. Many of the historic buildings were damaged after floods in the 1980s but have now¬†been beautifully restored. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the esplanade surrounding The¬†Guggenheim Museum and admire this modern architectural¬†building. Continue to San Sebastian, one of the most famous and elegant destinations in Europe.¬†Enjoy a¬†traditional Pintxos lunch at San Sebastian old town¬īs Taverns. Time at leisure for you to marvel this gorgeous town. Discover the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Take some free time to stroll through this¬†elegant city before returning to Bilbao. Overnight stay in Bilbao¬†at¬†Barcelo Nervion¬†

Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Ready for northern mountains and Atlantic sandy beaches? Depart to Santillana del Mar, one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Ana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Architecture in Cantabria Continue to¬†Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto where you will see the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to¬†Oviedo, where you will see on the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of the pre‚ÄďRomanic Asturian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic Asturian architecture. Overnight stay in Oviedo¬†at the¬†Gran Hotel Espana

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. This morning you will see the Galician landscapes as you travel to¬†Lugo. Along the way, you will¬†take a short stop at Mondo√Īedo where you will have some¬†time at leisure to visit the 13th-century Cathedral and try the delicious ‚ÄúMondo√Īedo cake‚ÄĚ. Upon your arrival in¬†Lugo¬†you will have some free time to¬†stroll and¬†explore¬†the Roman¬†ruins throughout the city,¬†like its walls, declared Patrimony of the¬†Humanity. This afternoon you will reach,¬†¬†Santiago de Compostela¬īs holly land declared World Heritage as it is the most important center of¬†Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as it's¬†the end of the Camino de¬†Santiago route. Overnight stay in Santiago de Compostela¬†at the¬†NH Collection Santiago

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Stroll Santiago¬īs old cobble streets as you capture its historical beauty.¬† Feel the passion at Obradoiro Square and the Cathedral (entrance not included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Overnight stay in Santiago de Compostela at the¬†NH Collection Santiago¬†

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Your Iberian exploration begins today as you travel toward Salamanca. Venture for Portuguese soils, you will drive towards Salamanca. Enjoy a city tour this University City World Heritage Site of great architectural and artistic wealth. Overnight stay in Salamanca at Catalonia Salamanca 

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. We farewell Spain to discover Portuguese landscapes. Our first stop will be at Pinhao, a beautiful little town on the Douro Riverbank and famous for their centenary cellars. Taste their wines while visiting their stunning vineyards. After the tasting experience, enjoy a local product-based lunch. Continue to Porto. Located along the Douro River estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European towns, and proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Overnight stay in Porto at Catalonia Porto

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Feel the Douro River breeze while discovering Porto. Admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a Douro River Cruise. Enjoy rest of day at leisure. Overnight stay in Porto at Catalonia Porto

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. We depart to Aveiro, known as ‚ÄúThe Portuguese Venice‚ÄĚ. Enjoy a cruise on its beautiful canals aboard a traditional Moliceiro boat. Enjoy time at leisure and explore the town, the old Beira Mar neighborhood and the Aveiro Fish Market. Continue to Coimbra, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Spend time at leisure. Overnight stay in Coimbra at¬†Melia Aeminium

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today may seem long as you¬īll discover several small historical towns, but distances are short and sweet. Depart to the¬†Tomar¬īs Monastery, a Gothic and Manueline style masterpiece considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of¬†Nazar√©. Enjoy time at leisure. Travel to¬†Obidos, beautiful example of Portuguese medieval walled town. Spend some time at leisure. Continue to the ¬†Portuguese Capital: Lisbon. Overnight stay in Lisbon at the¬†Sheraton Lisbon & Spa.

Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Spread across seven hills and known for its decorative arts, Lisbon is one of Europe‚Äôs most interesting capitals. Join a morning city sightseeing of the ancient Olissipo. Drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square & Liberty Avenue. Afternoon is at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting ‚ÄúRuas‚ÄĚ full of color housing the genuine ‚Äútabernas‚ÄĚ. In the early evening, join your fellow travellers and enjoy a typical¬†Portuguese dinner visiting one of the oldest Fado¬†venues in the city. Overnight stay in Lisbon at the¬†Sheraton Lisbon & Spa.

Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. We farewell Lisbon and Portugal while drive back to Spain. Our first stop will be Mérida, capital of the ancient Lusitania Roman Province. Merida, the capital of Extremadura, in western Spain, was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. There are still remains of the ancient city, such as the spectacular Roman Theater (entrance included). Enjoy some time at leisure. Following your visit to Merida you will continue to Madrid, where you'll enjoy your Farewel dinner.. Overnight stay in Madrid at Barcelo Torre Madrid Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a private transfer takes you to the airport.

Breakfast

Durations

15 Days 14 Nights

Languages

Spanish

Frequently asked questions

  • Barcel√≥ Torre de Madrid
  • Barcelo Bilbao Nervion
  • Gran Hotel Espa√Īa
  • Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela
  • Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor Salamanca
  • Hotel Catalonia Porto
  • Hotel Meli√° Aeminium
  • Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & Spa

  • No age limit
  • All passengers must be able to independently board and alight¬†the coach.
  • When the group is made up of 8 or fewer passengers, the¬†tour will not include a Tour Director, but a knowledgeable expert driver/guide.¬† A minivan with driver/guide, normally not equipped with wifi, will be provided in this case.
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.
  • For organisational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without notice. In this case, our supplier ensures similar visits and excursions in accordance with the spirit of the tour program.
  • Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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