Iberian Explorer Summer 2018 - CostSaver

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Ramble up Las Ramblas and through the zesty Iberian peninsula, from Barcelona to Lisbon, Salamanca to Madrid. Enjoy delicious paella in Valencia, see the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix and the medieval quarter of Lisbon with its Belém Tower.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Barcelona
    • Costa Del Sol
    • Fátima
    • Gibraltar
    • Granada
    • Guadix
    • Lisbon
    • Madrid
    • Peñiscola
    • Salamanca

What's this trip about?

    Ramble up Las Ramblas and through the zesty Iberian peninsula, from Barcelona to Lisbon, Salamanca to Madrid. Enjoy delicious paella in Valencia, see the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix and the medieval quarter of Lisbon with its Belém Tower.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeOperator does not provide
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBarcelona
End CityMadrid

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Barcelona
  • Granada
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Salamanca
  • Seville
  • Valencia

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)

Welcome to Barcelona. After meeting with your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain's most cosmopolitan city.

Day 2: Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an Optional Experience to Montserrat. Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Barcelona – Peñíscola – Valencia

Drive through orange groves to Peñíscola and see the ancient castle used in the film 'El Cid'. Continue through the 'huertas' to sunny Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, where your orientation includes the Town Hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of Serrano and Qu...

Day 4: Valencia – Guadix – Granada

Travel southwest across the 'sierras' to view the cave houses at Guadix. Take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings and then cross the jagged Mora Pass to Granada. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Granada – Costa del Sol

This morning there is time to explore the city or participate in an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. Arrive later on the famous Costa del Sol for free time or consider an excursion to Mijas, one of the famous hilltop villages. Buffet Breakfast

Day 6: Costa del Sol – Gibraltar – Seville (2 Nights)

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive past Marbella to La Línea. Cross the border to the Rock of Gibraltar, where you have the chance to see the famous Barbary apes and possibly visit the cave of St. Michael. Then continue through spectacular Andalusian countryside to Seville. After dinner at your hotel tonight you might like to experience a fiery flamenco show. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist on your included morning sightseeing tour. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 Exposition. Explore the city at your own pace or join an Optional Experience to visit the elegant Moorish Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with music. Buffet Breakfast

Day 9: Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Then time at leisure in Lisbon or maybe take an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril. Buffet Breakfast

Day 10: Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

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

Day 11: Salamanca – Madrid Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. This afternoon your Local Specialist shows you all the main sights including the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de Esp...

Day 12: Madrid Free Day

An entire day to explore the city. You might like to visit the Prado Museum, watch the street artists on Plaza Mayor or join an Optional Experience to the medieval city of Toledo, the ancient capital of Castile. Tonight dine with your companions as you celebrate a memorable holiday. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Depart Madrid

Say 'adiós' to your companions after a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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Last Updated: 10/5/2018

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Meals Included
  • 12 Buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Three course dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Daily breakfast Luxury air-conditioned coach Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Variety of Optional Experiences An expert Travel Director and separate driver All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply
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