From Madrid: 5-Day Salamanca & Portugal Bus Tour

Highlights:

See the Avila Medieval Walls and experience a real medieval Spanish city

Visit Fatima Sanctuary, a famous pilgrimage location

Visit Ciudad Rodrigo and learn the history of this spectacular cathedral city

See the Belem Tower, dating from the 16th Century

Visit Jeronimo's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Overview:

Visit some of the most spectacular sights between Madrid and Lisbon on this 5-day tour of the Iberian Peninsula. Stop off at Coimbra, Fatima, Salamanca, and Jeronimo’s Monastery and have time to explore Lisbon at your leisure.

Description:

A five day journey which will bring you from the bustling city of Madrid through the Spanish and Portuguese countryside to Portugal’s stunning capital city.

Discover the history of both countries by visiting medieval towns and historic cities such as Salamanca and Avila. See Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in Europe, and learn about the birthplace of Fado, Portugal’s traditional music.

Visit the important pilgrimage location at Fatima, before traveling to the beautiful city of Lisbon. Enjoy a sightseeing tour to introduce you to the city before having the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace. Your journey will end with a cultural visit to the famous Roman Theater in Mérida before returning to Madrid.

This wonderful 5 day tour will give you the chance to really explore the Iberian peninsula, experiencing the history and culture of Spain and Portugal, discovering fairytale palaces, bustling cities and medieval towns.

Day 1: Madrid- Avila - Salamanca (Meals: D)

Leave Madrid for Avila, a Castillan city with a well preserved medieval wall. Then travel to Salamanca, a city full of monuments, where you will have time to explore Plaza Mayor and its old quarters. Dinner and accommodation in Salamanca.

Day 2: Salamanca - Coimbra (Meals: B, D)

Travel to Ciudad Rodrigo and the Portuguese border. From here the tour continues via Guarda towards Coimbra, the site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace of Fado, the music of Portugal.
Dinner and accommodation in Coimbra.

Day 3: Coimbra – Fatima - Lisbon (Meals: B, D)

Leave for Fatima, an important pilgrimage center. You will have some free time to visit the Shrine before continuing towards Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, located at the mouth of river Tagus.
Accommodation in Lisbon.

Day 4: Lisbon (Meals: B)

Day begins with a morning city sightseeing tour that takes us to the old Alfama Quarter, the Tower of Belem, the Monastery of Los Jeronimos, etc. You can explore the rest of the city during your free time in the afternoon or opt to take a tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.

Day 5: Lisbon – Merida – Madrid (Meals: B, L)

Depart for Mérida, where you will have lunch and visit the famous Roman Theater. We then head for Madrid, where the tour ends.

What's Included:

• Transportation by deluxe motor-coach
• Experienced multilingual tour guide
• Local sightseeing tours
• Entrance fees
• Accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels
• One bag per person

What's Not Included:

• Meals and drinks (unless specified)
• Tips
• Personal expenses
• Optional activity costs

Good to Know:

Children under 4 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied. All of their expenses will be directly paid by their parents.

For the list of hotel accommodations, please inquire. Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available.

Hotels - Tourist
Salamanca NH Palacio Castellanos ****
Coimbra Dom Luis ***
Lisbon Marquês de Sá ****

Hotels - First
Salamanca NH Palacio Castellanos****
Coimbra Tryp Coimbra ****
Lisbon Lutecia ****

If you wish you upgrade the single room to first class then please do so during booking and choose the upgrade.

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