Spains Classics and Portugal

A 14-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,749

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Tour Length: 14 Days
Countries Visited: Portugal, Spain
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Tour Type:
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Tour Category: First Class
Tour Operator: Collette Tours
Tour Code: 263
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Experience Spain’s colorful pageant of art, history and culture. Set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges, this stunning destination is dotted with white pueblos and groves of oranges and olives. Explore the priceless treasures of the Royal Palace, Europe’s second largest palace. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace, resplendent with Moorish regal flair. See the Cathedral of Seville, the third largest in the world. Enjoy lunch with a flamenco dancer and feel the passion of this famous dance while you enjoy reserved seating at a performance. Explore Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. Become part of an authentic “paella experience,” and learn how this rice dish is made and where it originated. Marvel at Valencia’s “City of Arts & Sciences.” See how precious Lladro figurines are made by hand. View Antonio Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces. Spain beckons.

 
 
Hotel Accommodations
Lisbon: Hotel Altis
Madrid: Hotel Melia Galgos
Seville: Hotel Melia Sevilla or Melia Lebreros
Granada: Hotel Melia Granada
Valencia: Hotel Tryp Oceanic
Barcelona: Hotel Colon or Ayre Hotel Gran Via

19 Meals: 12 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinner

Sightseeing listed in the itinerary.

 
 
Day 1: Overnight Flight (Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Please call for airfare pricing.)

Day 2: Lisbon, Portugal - Tour Begins
Welcome to Portugal, where quaint farming villages, cork and olive tree plantations dot the landscape. Enjoy Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital city. Tonight, begin your journey with a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Lisbon
A tour of Lisbon features the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem (UNESCO World Heritage site). Tonight, enjoy a dinner complete with local cuisine, wines, folkloric dances and Fado music (UNESCO). Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Lisbon - Fatima - Nazare - Obidos - Lisbon
Your day on Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. View the Batalha Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), an example of Manueline architecture, and travel to the quaint towns of Nazare and Obidos. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Lisbon - Madrid, Spain
Depart Lisbon and cross the border into Spain. Enjoy your day viewing the countryside of Portugal and Spain before arriving into the capital city of Spain - Madrid. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Madrid - Royal Palace - Toledo - Madrid
During a locally guided tour of Madrid’s historic center, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. A guided tour of the monumental 18th century Royal Palace* reveals lavish halls, banquet rooms, the throne room, royal armory and the impressive courtyard. This afternoon travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th century synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. Also stop in the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville
Ease your way into the local culture as your tour manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Then, travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. This UNESCO site, an architectural marvel built by the Moors in the 8th century as a magnificent mosque, was converted into the city’s cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city's well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain’s “cultural capital.” Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Seville
Today you will see Columbus’ tomb, the ornate cathedral, a UNESCO site, and Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets; then continue to Plaza d’Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. A local flamenco dancer joins you for a typical “tapas lunch” featuring small portions of hot and cold specialties; here you learn about the history, culture and artistry of flamenco. This evening, take your reserved seats for an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville's top performers. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9: Seville - Granada
Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, the immense hilltop palace that is a UNESCO site. Also tour the Generalife, meaning “garden of the architect,” where the grounds are beautifully designed with waterfalls, courtyards and smaller secret gardens. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Granada - Valencia
Today you travel through Spain's amazing landscape viewing rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves while en route to the Mediterranean coast. Arrive in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Valencia - Lladro - Paella Experience - Valencia
Begin your day viewing the impressive City of Arts & Sciences. A walking tour of historic Valencia features the ornate 14th-century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th-century Quart Tower. You'll also see the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, and view the Gothic Cathedral, where construction began in 1262 on the site of an ancient mosque. Next, visit Lladro-City of Porcelain and learn about the history and creative process of the world-famous, handmade Lladro figurines**. Travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. A “paella experience” features a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman’s home known as a “barraca;” observing the paella master cooking your paella and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 12: Valencia - Barcelona
Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona’s fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas, dotted with colorful bird and flower stalls. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 13: Barcelona
Today, get an in-depth look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your locally-guided tour showcases Las Ramblas Boulevard, the most famous in Barcelona, dotted with bird and flower stalls. Also see Columbus Monument; Parc Montjuic; Antonio Gaudi’s UNESCO World Heritage sites including “La Sagrada Familia,” Parc Guell, Bartlo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. This afternoon continue to explore colorful Barcelona on your own. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a lovely trip to Spain! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 14: Barcelona - Tour Ends
You return home with vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage. Today breakfast will be included.

 
         
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Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
Tour Toledo, the former capital of the Spanish Empire.

Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco performance in Seville.

Enjoy two nights in captivating Madrid, Seville, Valencia and Barcelona.

Visit the monumental Royal Palace, official residence of the royal family.

Regional wine is included with every dinner.

See 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Behold the capital city of Portugal during your 3-night stay in downtown Lisbon.

 

Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy.

Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.

Government taxes and fees are additional.

Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit.

Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Airfare is available through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour.

If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers.

Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts.

Hotel check-in on your day of arrival is 3:00 PM.

Rooms may not be available prior to that time.

At times, without advance notice, the Royal Palace in Madrid may be closed due to official government business.

When this happens, the Royal Palace will be substituted with a visit to the Modern Art Museum.

On select departure dates, the visit to the Lladro City Complex will take place the previous day.

Please note that this facility is closed on national holidays.

 
 

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