Departure from our terminal at 08.00 a.m. through La Mancha, towards Cordoba. Visit of the city: the famous Mosque / Cathedral and Jewish Quarter. Afterwards, continuation to Seville. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. Departure to Bilbao with brief panoramic tour to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Continuation to Santander. Free time and in the afternoon departure to Santillana del Mar, a city considered a National Monument. Short stop and continuation to Torrelavega. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. Departure to Ciudad Rodrigo and the Portuguese border to continue via Guarda to Coimbra, home of one of the oldest universities in Europe and cradle of Fado. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast and departure to Fatima, an important pilgrimage center. Free time to visit the Basilica and then on to Lisbon, capital of Portugal, located at the mouth of the Tagus River. Lodging.
Portugal to Spain by train
Ride the traditional streetcars on Lisbon’s cobblestone streets, taste octopus or cod at the Mercado da Ribeira. We will travel north to visit the sanctuary of Fatima and be amazed by the fascinating views from the viewpoints of Porto. We will continue the circuit in Santiago de Compostela, the mystical and revered end point of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. We will continue along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea to Santander and then Bilbao, famous for its pinchos and the Guggenheim Museum.
*On Tuesdays and during the months of January – February, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic is closed for maintenance. In that case, the activity will be replaced by a night walk to the Olympic Port.
We will continue to get to know the Valencian Community. Alicante will be our first stop and we will have time to stroll around this pleasant maritime city. After lunch we will continue to the region of Murcia where we will visit Caravaca de la Cruz, a town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the five holy cities, its church holds a relic of the Cross of Christ. There we will go up to the area in a tourist train. After that we will continue along an attractive scenic road towards Andalusia until we reach Granada.
Portugal to Spain distance
2nd day (Saturday) MADRID – CÁCERES-SEVILLA (588 km.) – Breakfast. Departure to Extremadura to reach Cáceres with free time to visit the old town and its medieval quarter, considered a World Heritage Site. Free time for lunch. Afterwards, departure by the Autovía de la Plata highway towards Andalusia to reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4 (Monday) SEVILLE – CORDOBA (145 km.) – Breakfast. Departure to the city of Cordoba. We will start our visit on foot from the Puerta de Almodovar to reach the Jewish quarter and continue with the visit inside the famous Mosque / Cathedral. Rest of the time at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
5th day (Tuesday) CÓRDOBA – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL(322 km.) – Breakfast. Departure by the Route of the White Villages to Ronda. Free time in this beautiful Andalusian town and continuation to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6 (Wednesday) COSTA DEL SOL- GRANADA (180 km.) – Breakfast. Departure along the coast to Granada. Arrival and visit the spectacular monumental complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, former residence of the Moorish kings, with its magnificent gardens, fountains and arcades, World Heritage Site. Dinner and overnight. In the evening optional visit to the Sacromonte caves with a flamenco zambra show.
Madrid and beyond
Asturias, green paradise, with Oviedo, capital of the Principality, its old town maintains the medieval flavor and in the area, sites, caves and museums of cave art, with spectacular paintings and engravings, some dating back to 25,000 BC.
► Lisbon, capital and cosmopolitan city, has received different cultures coming from distant places throughout time. Like Rome, it has been built on seven hills with more than 20 viewpoints connected by funiculars.
Fatima, of remote origins, it was the Arab rule that marked the development of the place and gave it its name, known worldwide for the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to the three little shepherds, is a fundamental center of pilgrimage.Oporto, capital and gateway to the northern region, is an ancient city that gave its name to the country and the world famous Port Wine.
– Entrance fees to the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada, Bones Chapel in Évora, Wine Cellars in Oporto, Altamira Caves Museum in Santillana del Mar, Wine Culture Cellars and Poblet Monastery.