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Northern Spain and Portugal from Santiago de Compostela 10-Day Tour

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A panorama of Galicia and Portugal to soak up its landscapes, traditions and customs. The most interesting points to know about Portugal. Its great cities yet to be discovered. Gastronomy and culture are part of the trip

Highlights

  • Discover one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas
  • Porto is an amazing city with a numerous of sights and attractions worth seeing it.
  • The Sanctuary of Fatima, built in the 20th century after the apparitions of the Virgin, is the destination of an inner journey of Christian faith. It is one of the main Marian shrines of the world.

Included

  • Guided visits to Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon and Madrid
  • Tour escort during the route.
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach.
  • Accommodation and daily breakfast
  • Departure transfer to the airport in Madrid
  • Travel insurance.

Excluded

  • Any other service not specified.
  • Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.

Please Note

  • Due to the insurance included on this tour, all bookings must include for each passenger, without exception, the following data at the moment of reservation: Name / Surname / Passport / ID / Nationality / Age / Gender. Reservations cannot be formalized without providing all the required information.
  • Please note that 1 regular suitcase and 1 handbag per person is allowed
  • Any extra luggage is likely to be charged
  • Luggage handling is responsability of the customer
  • This tour can be operated in English and Spanish.
  • Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
Accommodation in category T
  • Santiago de Compostela: Tryp Santiago or similar
  • Vigo: Tryp los Galeones or similar
  • Porto: Tryp Porto Expo or similar
  • Fátima: Aurea Fátima, Estrela de Fátima, Regina or similar
  • Lisbon: Roma or similar
  • Madrid: Tryp Atocha or similar
Accommodation in category A
  • Santiago de Compostela: Tryp Santiago or similar
  • Vigo: Tryp los Galeones or similar
  • Porto: Bessahotel Boavista or similar
  • Fátima: Aurea Fátima, Estrela de Fátima, Regina or similar
  • Lisbon: Lutécia, Vila Gale Opera or similar
  • Madrid: Marriott Courtyard Madrid Princesa, Riu Plaza España or similar

Restrictions

  • Cancellation policy:
  • 15% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 21 and 10 days before the departure of the circuit.
  • 25% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 9 and 5 days before the departure of the circuit.
  • 100% penalty if cancellation takes place less than 4 days before the departure of the circuit or in case of No-Show.

Essential Information

  • Departure point will be at our established hotels in Santiago de Compostela. Please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information

1st Day (Sun.) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Meet with your tour director at your hotel in Santiago de Compostela and join a city tour. Accommodation.

2nd Day (Mon.) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to La Toja Island, universally known for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation.

3rd Day (Tue.) VIGO – VIANA DO CASTELO – PORTO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border and then continue via Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto, arrive to Porto. Accommodation at the hotel.

4th Day (Wed.) PORTO
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous “port wine”. Accommodation.

5th Day (Thu.) PORTO – COIMBRA – FATIMA
Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared.
The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation.

6th Day (Fri.) FATIMA – BATALHA – NAZARE – ALCOBAÇA – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

7th Day (Sat.) LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of color housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.

8th Day (Sun.) LISBON – CACERES – MADRID
Departure to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid. Arrival and accommodation.

9th Day (Mon.) MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for a Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel.

10th Day (Tue.) MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Madrid’s airport.

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