9 Day Affordable Portugal and Spain

A 9-Day Gate 1 tour starting from $1,099

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Tour Length: 9 Days
Countries Visited: Portugal, Spain
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Tour Type:
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Tour Category: Off Season
Tour Operator: Gate 1
Tour Code: PT-ES-9DAFFPTES-PKG-18
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Cities Visited:
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  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Malaga-New York
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Lisbon
  • 2 nights Seville
  • 3 nights Torremolinos
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
  • Visit enchanting Evora, one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns
  • In Seville, visit the Cathedral of Seville, where Christopher Columbus is buried
  • Travel to the cliffside city of Ronda, home to the oldest bullring in the country
  • Leisure time in the Costa del Sol, with its gorgeous beaches and beautiful landscapes
  • Visit Moorish Granada with its celebrated 13th century Alhambra Palace and Gardens
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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


Accommodation Details:
Mar 8 & Mar 15 departures will be accommodated at AVANI Avenida Liberdade in Lisbon.

 
 

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe with its Moorish and Roman ruins; transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax before tonight's briefing with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a delectable Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Discover Lisbon's Heritage
In Lisbon today, discover the city's heritage and magnificent contrasting architecture. View the 16th century Belem Tower, symbol of the country's Age of Discovery and the impressive Jeronimos Monastery, resting place of Vasco da Gama, signifying Portugal's power and wealth, both named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After, stop to visit and admire the imposing grand Cathedral of Lisbon, the most important and iconic religious building in the city. A walking tour guides you along the winding cobblestone streets to Alfama, the charming old Fisherman's Quarter, nestled between the castle and the River Tagus. The rest of the day is yours or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the "Glorious Eden" of Lord Byron, ancient summer retreat of the royal court with its lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the 15th century Royal Palace and enjoy free time in the village historical centre before returning to Lisbon. This evening, perhaps stroll along elegant Liberdade Avenue or stop at a patio bar to sip wine and listen to soulful fado singers performing in the background
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Enchanting Evora, Andalucia's Seville
Travel from Lisbon to enchanting Evora, the walled UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Inside the town's 14th century walls, you find an elaborate cathedral and cloisters, columns of a Roman Temple and the Sao Francisco Church and Ossuary Chapel, whose walls are decorated with thousands of human bones and skulls. Stroll through the picturesque squares and linger at an outdoor café. Later, head to Spain's energetic city of Seville, capital of the scenic Andalucia region on Spain's southern coast. Time to settle in before dinner together at a local restaurant. Later, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - City Tour of Seville
Visit the spectacular Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world where Christopher Columbus is buried. See the renowned Giralda Bell Tower with its striking Moorish architecture built on the site of the former great mosque; its minaret is still intact. Drive to the majestic Plaza de España, an architectural complex by the Guadalquivir river within the fragrant orange scented gardens of Maria Luisa Park. A walking tour then follows along the narrow streets lined with whitewashed homes in the Barrio Santa Cruz, home to the city's Jewish Quarter. On your afternoon at leisure, enjoy the beautiful plazas of the city or, participate in the optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish mosque that today is Cordoba's main Cathedral and the former Jewish Quarter before returning to Seville. Be sure to explore Seville's restaurant scene tonight, known for its emerging new Spanish cuisine
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Ronda, Costa del Sol
Your travels take you to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, which overlooks the El Tajo gorge, home to the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in the country. Ronda, considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting in the 18th century, was once a horsemanship training facility. View the historic stables and its interesting museum with exhibits of some of Spain's most famous Matadors. Later, a scenic drive to the lovely resort area of the Costa del Sol. Dinner together this evening
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Full Day in the Costa del Sol
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol, known for its gorgeous beaches, quiet hidden coves and glamorous clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Or, join the optional morning tour to Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum with over 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family. View the Paseo de la Alameda, fragrant Paseo del Parque and the Barrio de la Malagueta. A walking tour through this historical town is accented by views of the Malaga Cathedral, the second highest in southern Spain. After a stop at Cathedral Square, return to the Costa del Sol for time on your own. The chic nightlife of the dynamic Costa del Sol is waiting for you tonight!
Optional: Half Day Malaga Tour (AM)
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Moorish Granada
Today's journey takes you from Spain's southern coast to Moorish Granada. Here, the visit includes a tour of the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace, one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the summer residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.* Return to the Costa del Sol for the rest of the day to enjoy the city independently
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

 
         
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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.

 

Hotel Mundial
This first class hotel is located in the city center with views of the castle "St Jorge."

Seville Center
This first class hotel is located on one of the main streets of the Seville, well known for its wide, beautifully landscaped areas.

Melia Costa Del Sol
This first class hotel is located on el Bajondillo Beach near to Torremolinos.

 

 
 

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