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Start the tour from Madrid and visit Las Ventas Bullring, one of the most famous bullring in the world. Continue your journey to Granada and visit the Alhambra Palace, a bucket list for most travelers. Enjoy a bus ride to Seville and marvel at the view of the Andalusian villages and the Mediterranean sea. Relax on a boat trip along the river of Guadalquivir in Seville. Next is the city of Evora, with its impressive Chapel of Bones, and spend the night in Lisbon. Travel to the north of Portugal to Fatima and visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, before going back to Madrid.

Inclusions:
  • 8 night guided vacation
  • 8 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 10 meals: 8 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Airport arrival transfer
  • Boat ride in Seville
  • Ticket admissions to Las Ventas bulllring in Madrid, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada if it is included in the tour you bought, Chapel of Bones in Evora.
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
Single occupancy: add from $800
Apr 6-Jun 29, 2024 from $1499
Jul 6-Aug 31, 2024 from $1409
Sep 7-Oct 26, 2024 from $1499
Nov 2 or 9, 2024 from $1409
Nov 16-Dec 21, 2024 from $1379
Dec 28, 2024 from $1499
Jan 4-Mar 29, 2025 from $1379

Weekly – Saturday departures
Not included: Gratuities, transfers, meals & beverages not mentioned on the itinerary, travel insurance.

Note: Hotels will be assigned by the supplier closer to departure and will be listed on their app for you to view. Travel Best Bets has no control over the hotels and their location that are arranged for this package.

Visit Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima

Boat ride: Guadalquivir river in Seville.

City tour in : Madrid, Seville, Lisbon.

Evening Transfer: Debod Temple, Plaza de España and Gran Vía in Madrid, Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Albaicin in Granada, Historic center of Seville, Restauradores Square in Lisbon.

Ticket admission: Las Ventas bulllring in Madrid, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada if it is included in the tour you bought, Chapel of Bones in Evora.

2 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Granada, Madrid.


Day 1 Madrid
Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod Temple, Plaza de Es­paña and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options available.

Day 2 Madrid (B)
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Las Ventas bullring. Evening transfer.

The morning starts with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including the Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. We then will visit Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. A visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) is next. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of the “corridas” at the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. At sunset we will provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different cuisines, such as local Spanish food, international and Chinese. Enjoy a pleasant dinner of your choice. At the end of the evening we will return to the hotel together.

Day 3 Madrid – Granada (B/L)
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Lunch included. Entrance and local guide in the Alhambra (if you bought the trip with the entrance included). Evening transfer.

We leave Madrid in the early morning. We travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in PUERTO LAPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros, arriving in GRANADA. Lunch included. In the afternoon, if you bought the trip with the entrance included, we will visit with a local guide the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. In the evening we visit the Albaicín district of Granada, a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Tonight, you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­romonte.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The number of people authorised to visit the Alhambra is limited by law. The number of places assigned to tour operators is small and we are only given the quota one month before arrival. Even if you buy the trip with the ticket included, we cannot guarantee a visit to the Alhambra (if these tickets cannot be offered, the Reales Alcázares in Seville, which is similar, would be visited and a sightseeing tour with a local guide of the city of Granada would also be offered). If the visit to the Alhambra is very important to you, we suggest you purchase the trip “without tickets” (the lowest price) and book your tickets on-line from the quota for individuals on the heritage website https://www.alhambra.org .

Day 4 Granada – Malaga – Marbella – Ronda – Seville (B)
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Costa del Sol and the Andalusian village of Ronda.

Departing from Granada and travelling towards the Costa del Sol, we will arrive in MALAGA and explore its historic city centre, with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Stopping in PUERTO BANUS, Marbella, a pretty resort known as the playground of Europe’s rich and famous. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills until we reach RONDA, a very beautiful “white town” with its large gorge that divides it in two. Then we will travel onward to SEVILLE, arrival sometime in the late afternoon.

Day 5 Seville (B)
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. Night transfer to the historic centre.

After breakfast, a local expert will guide you on a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda (bell tower), the banks of the Guadalquivir River, popu­lar neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. After the visit, we will include a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. Right after, you will have free time to explore at your own leisure. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where there are many different types of restaurants for you to choose from.

Day 6 Seville – Merida – Evora – Lisbon (B)

We will leave Seville among pleasant landscapes of soft mountains and large pasture lands, we travel towards Extremadura. MÉRIDA, entrance included to the archaeological complex of the Roman Theater and Amphitheater, of excellent conservation, World Heritage Site. Time to have lunch and a walk in the pleasant pedestrian historic center with lots of life and restaurants. We will continue to Portugal, making a stop in ÉVORA, a city also declared a World Heritage Site, with its white streets, its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. LISBON, arrival at the evening.

Day 7 Lisbon (B)
In the morning we will have a city tour, during which we will get to know the Portuguese capital of the 7 hills, the alleys and the tiles, the ¨saudade¨ and the Atlantic light. We will also approach the Belem neighborhood, from where the great Portuguese navigators, who crossed the oceans in the 15th century, left. Free time in the afternoon to walk and go to the Bairro Alto and its viewpoint; if you´d like to, you could take an optional excursion to the towns of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. In the evening we return from the Restauradores Square, full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes, to the hotel.

Day 8 Lisbon – Estremoz – Caceres – Madrid (B/L)
We will leave Portugal early, we will cross the beautiful region of Alentejo. We will make a stop for a coffee in ESTREMOZ, a charming town with a medieval castle, cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture and peaceful atmosphere that reflect Portuguese authenticity. We pass to Spain. In CÁCERES you can have lunch and a walk through its historic center, one of the best-preserved medieval and Renaissance urban complexes in the world. We continue to MADRID, arrival in the evening.

Day 9 Madrid (B)

Tour ends today after breakfast

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