Colours Of Spain & Portugal 

           

25th Augist - 15th September 2020
An Incredible journey across the Iberian Peninsula including a fantastic Douro River Cruise
Visiting: Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Marbella, Seville, Lisbon, Douro River & Porto

ITINERARY : 

           

Day 1. 25th August, Arrive Barcelona : On arrival at the airport in Barcelona, be met and transferred to your hotel and enjoy free time. Three nights: Barcelona, NH Podium

Day 2. 26th August, Barcelona: Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Barcelona. Enjoy a Welcome dinner tonight. BD

Day 3. 27th August, Barcelona: Explore Barcelona’s famous landmarks on a city tour today. Drive to the famous hill of Montjuic, stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum and continue down to Placa d’Espanya on your way to the iconic Sagrada Familia. On foot, your guide will take you through the Old Town and show you the wonders of this beautiful city. B

Day 4. 28th August, Barcelona, Madrid: Today, travel by train to Madrid, Spain’s lively capital. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore before sitting down to a tapas dinner at a local restaurant. Two Nights: Madrid, NH Paseo del Prado. BD

Day 5. 29th August, Madrid: On a guided tour this morning, visit Palacio Real, residence of the Spanish Royal Family, then see a selection of Madrid’s best-loved attractions. With the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps wander the lawns of Parque del Retiro or browse the Prado Museum. B

Day 6. 30th August, Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba:  Today, travel to Toledo for a guided tour. Explore the Old Town’s winding cobbled streets and its majestic 13th-century cathedral before continuing to Córdoba. Stay: Córdoba, NH Amistad. BD

Day 7. 31st August, Córdoba: Enjoy a guided tour of Córdoba, during which you’ll admire the Mezquita of Córdoba, a medieval mosque converted to a cathedral. Continue to Granada, where you’ll pay a visit to the magnificent Alhambra. Tonight you’ll experience a revival of grand Spanish hospitality at Hotel Alhambra Palace. Stay: Granada, Alhambra Palace Hotel. BD

Day 8. 1st September, Granada, Marbella: Take a guided tour of Granada. Then enjoy a picturesque drive to Marbella. On the way, stop to savour a lovingly home-cooked meal with a local Spanish family surrounded by olive groves and charming villages. Two Nights: Senator Marbella Spa Hotel. BL

Day 9. 2nd September, Marbella, Gibraltar: Today, journey to the British overseas territory of Gibraltar for a guided tour. Here, you’ll marvel at the famous Rock of Gibraltar and discover its fascinating history. B

Day 10. 3rd September, Marbella, Ronda, Seville: This morning after breakfast, travel to Ronda and see the Puente Nuevo and the Plaza de Toros. Then, continue to Seville. Two Nights: Melia Seville. BD

Day 11. 4th September, Seville: Today experience the beauty of Seville with a local guide. Then, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore as you wish. B

Day 12. 5th September, Seville, Évora, Lisbon: Enter Portugal and stop to admire the architecture of World Heritagelisted Évora before arriving in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Three Nights: Lisbon, Hotel Altis. B

Day 13. 6th September, Lisbon: Explore the Alfama district and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Then, visit the gorgeous Belém Tower and see the Castelo de São Jorge. BD

Day 14. 7th September, Lisbon: Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps enchance your journey with an optional visit o nearby Sintra. B

Day 15. 8th September, Lisbon, Vila Nova de Gaia,: Embark Ship After breakfast, travel by coach to Vila Nova de Gaia and board the MS Douro Serenity. Seven Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity. BD

Day 16. 9th September, Régua, Mateus Palace, Pinhão: Take part in a Portuguese lesson then tour the Palace of Mateus. In Pinhão, dine at a local quinta, a traditional Portuguese winery. BLD

Day 17. 10th September, Vega de Terrón, Castelo Rodrigo: Cross the Spanish border to Vega de Terrón. Enjoy free time before visiting Castelo Rodrigo. BLD

Day 18. 11th September, Salamanca, Barca d’Alva: Visit Salamanca in Spain. Take in a Flamenco show and lunch. Enjoy a Portuguese barbecue tonight. BLD

Day 19. 12th September, Régua, Lamego: Take part in a Portuguese cooking demonstration. In Régua, enjoy a port wine tasting. Visit one of Portugal’s best museums. BLD

Day 20. 13th September, Régua, Entre-os-Rios: Enjoy free time in Régua then continue to Entre-os-Rios. Explore at leisure before a Portuguese folk music performance on board. BLD

Day 21. 14th September, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto : Cruise back to Vila Nova de Gaia and tour Porto. Perhaps enchance your journey with an optional visit to Guimarães. Tonight, savour a final Farewell Dinner. BD

Day 22. 15th September, Disembark Ship: Depart Porto Transfer to the airport. B

           


INCLUSIONS : 

  •  Three nights in Lisbon; two nights in Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella and Seville; one night in Córdoba and Granada
  • Seven nights on a premium river ship, the MS Douro Serenity
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, Cruise Director and local guides 
  • 40 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D) 
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise 
  •  Explore 22 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Escorted from the South Coast Based on Minimum Numbers

EXCLUSIONS : 

  • Enjoy grand Spanish hospitality at Hotel Alhambra Palace
  • Delight in a lovingly cooked meal at a local Spanish home
  • Savour a delicious dinner at a local quinta in Pinhão
  • Discover the golden sandstone beauty of Salamanca on a tour, and take in a Flamenco performance
  • Indulge in a port tasting and tour at a local quinta
  •  Enjoy a guided tour of Madrid and a tasty tapas dinner
  • See the famous Rock of Gibraltar
  •  Enjoy a splendid sunset cruise in Porto
  •  Visit the beautiful Gardens and Palace of Mateus
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, in Lamego



COST : 

AU$11,900.00 Per Person In Share Twin Cabin/Room
AU$16,545.00 Per Person In Single Use Cabin/Room

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