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2020 August - Colours Of Spain and Portugal

2020 August - Colours Of Spain and Portugal

2020 August : Colours Of Spain

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COLOURS OF SPAIN WITH DOURO DISCOVERY

Barcelona to Porto, 21 Days, Two Countries

Barcelona – Madrid – Córdoba – Granada – Marbella – Seville – Lisbon – Douro River – Porto

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2019 Preview Prices start at $11190 per person share twin based on lead in Cabin Categories. Please take this as a guideline to possible 2020 price

Day 1. Arrive Barcelona.
On arrival at the airport in Barcelona, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight. Two Nights: Barcelona, NH Podium. D

Day 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. Lisbon
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps visit nearby Sintra. B

Day 14. 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 15. 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 16. Vega de Terrón,
Castelo Rodrigo Cross the Spanish border to Vega de Terrón. Enjoy free time before visiting Castelo Rodrigo. BLD

Day 17. Salamanca, Barca d’Alva
Visit Salamanca in Spain. Take in a Flamenco show and lunch. Enjoy a
Portuguese barbecue tonight. BLD

Day 18. 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 19. 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 20. Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto
Cruise back to Vila Nova de Gaia and tour Porto. Perhaps visit Guimarães. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. BD

Day 21. Disembark Ship, Depart Porto
Transfer to the airport. B

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2019 Preview Prices start at $11190 per person share twin based on lead in Cabin Categories. Please take this as a guideline to possible 2020 prices

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YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES
✓ 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
✓ 39 meals – 20 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

INSIDER EXPERIENCES
✓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

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
✓ 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

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