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Northern Spain and Portugal from Santiago de Compostela 8 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 Porto and Lisbon.
  • Tour escort during the route.
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach.
  • Seven nights at Superior Plus A Class.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • 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 / Sex. Reservations cannot be formalized without providing all the required information.
  • Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
  • This tour can be operated in English and Spanish
    • Accommodation in Superior Plus A Class are as detailed below:
      • Santiago de Compostela: Tryp Santiago or similar
      • Vigo: Tryp Los Galeones or similar
      • Porto: Tryp Porto Expo, Eurostars Heroismo or similar
      • Fatima: Aurea Fátima, Estrela de Fátima, Regina or similar
      • Lisbon: Lutécia or similar
    • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.

    Restrictions

    • Minimum 2 people per departure is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Cancellation policy:
    • 5% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 10 and 15 days before the departure of the circuit.
    • 15% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 9 and 3 days before the departure of the circuit.
    • 25% penalty if cancellation takes place in the 48 hours before the departure of the circuit.
    • 100% penalty if cancellation takes place less than 48 hours before the departure of the circuit or in case of No-Show

Essential Information

  • You must present yourself at the Hotel Tryp Santiago in Santiago de Compostela and check in. The tour guide will contact your at the hotel to join the group.
  • Print this voucher as a confirmation for all the services.
  • 1 regular suitcase and 1 handbag per person. Luggage is responsability of the customer.
  • Contact information:
  • From 1st April to 31st October

- Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00 at 0034 917 580 642

- Saturday 09:30 to 20:00 at 0034 917 580 642 / 0034 915 599 605

- Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00 at 0034 917 580 642 / 0034 915 599 605

  • From 1st November to 31st March

- Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 18:00 at 0034 917 580 642

- Saturday from 09:30 to 13:30 at 0034 917 580 642

  • E- mail: escortedtours@julia.net

1st Day (Sun.) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Call at the Hotel Tryp Santiago in Santiago de Compostela. Check-in at the hotel and meet with our guide to join the 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 – BRAGA – PORTO

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border. Arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Free time and continue to Braga. Short stop and continue to Porto. Accommodation.

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.

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