Patterns of Spain & Portugal

Featuring Madrid, Seville, & Lisbon
May 9 - 18, 2018

Tour Begins Madrid, Spain & Ends in Lisbon, Portugal

$3,575 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$950 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in Madrid, Spain. Hotel check-in is 3:00 PM. Baggage storage is available for early arrivals.

Day 10

Tour ends in Lisbon, Portugal. Hotel check-out is 11:00 AM. Departure is at your leisure.

Tour Highlights

 

  • Full Time Tour Manager
  • Full Time Destination Manager
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Madrid City Tour
  • Royal Tapestry Factory Tour
  • Prado Museum
  • Historic Toledo
  • Historic Cordoba
  • Seville Walking Tour
  • Giralda Bell Tower
  • Traditional Flamenco Show
  • Tile Workshop Visit
  • Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Lisbon City Tour
  • Jeronimos Monastery Guided Vist
  • Beautiful Sintra
  • “Silver Coast” Day Trip
  • Fado Music Performance
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Signature Shopping Tote
  • Baggage Handling
  • 14 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

Accommodations

Day 1 – 3: Courtyard Marriott Princessa, Madird

Day 4 – 5: Melia, Seville

Day 6 – 9: Altis Avenida, Lisbon

Day 1

Welcome to Spain

Welcome to Spain! Arrive in Madrid and explore this exotic city on your own before meeting your  traveling companions and Tour Managers at a festive Welcome Dinner. D

Day 2

City Sights

Join a local expert to see Madrid’s architectural highlights on a panoramic tour before exploring the Royal Tapestry Museum. With your guide, marvel at the Prado Museum’s priceless masterpieces, among the world’s finest art collections. Stay or visit nearby museums for the rest of your afternoon. B

Day 3

Holy Toledo

Travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain, to see the magnificent Gothic cathedral and 13th-century synagogue. In the Church of Santo Tome view El Greco’s masterpiece, then explore at leisure before returning to Madrid.  B

Day 4

Cordoba

Admire stunning landscapes from your high-speed train to Moorish Cordoba. On a walking tour of the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site, visit the breathtaking Great Mosque, converted into the city’s cathedral when the Christians conquered the region in 1236. Stroll narrow streets of the historic Jewish Quarter before continuing to enchanting Seville, and dinner of local specialties. B, D

Day 5

Charming Seville

Join a local expert for intriguing stories of Seville as you see Giralda Bell Tower and majestic UNESCO-acclaimed Seville Cathedral. Explore winding narrow streets of whitewashed buildings and flower-draped courtyards in Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter. Continue exploring on your own before taking your reserved seat for an authentic flamenco show and dinner. B, D

Day 6

Portugal

Say adios to Spain and bom dia to Portugal, as your Tour Manager teaches you a few Portuguese words while you travel through beautiful Alentejo countryside. In charming Azeitao, watch the art of Portuguese tiles (Azulejos) demonstrated in a local workshop, and savor a wine tasting at one of Portugal’s oldest wineries. This evening, linger over a traditional dinner and fall in love with beautiful Lisbon. B, D

Day 7

City Sights

Your panoramic Lisbon city tour features the atmospheric castle-topped Alfama, before touring the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower, both UNESCO sites, and the soaring Monument to the Discoveries. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. B

Day 8

Sintra

Savor the breathtaking views as we head to the town of Sintra, the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries.  Explore the colorful tile lined alleyways as you peruse specialty shops filled with Portuguese handicrafts.  Outdoor cafes make for a lovely chance to relax and enjoy a pastry as you admire this beautiful UNESCO town. B

Day 9

Tiny Towns

Travel along the coast to historic Batalha and Batalha Monastery, another example of Manueline architecture and a UNESCO site. Continue to seaside Nazare and the enchanting medieval walled town of Obidos. Be captivated by soulful Fado music at this evening’s Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine. B, D

Day 10

Fond Farewell

After a leisurely breakfast, gather for a farewell group picture before saying goodbye to new friends. B

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