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Portugal & Spain 12 Day Tour

Winter 2018

Tour Highlights:

* Spain & Portugal: Two colorful countries located in Iberian Peninsula. Their history and culture were greatly influenced by Catholic & Islamic culture
* Provide mixture of local cuisine: Grilled chicken piri piri in Portugal, Roast suckling piglet, Ox Tail Cuisine and Seafood Paella in Spain
* Madrid: Royal Palace that showcase royal arts & prosperity of ancient kingdom of Spain
* Toledo: Walk around the medieval town, full of history and great paintings of El Greco
* Cabo Da Roca: the westernmost extent of continental Europe
* Sintra: English poet Lord Byron described Sintra as “Glorious Eden”. Sintra Palace–summer retreat for Portugal’s monarchs
* Cordoba, Seville, Granada: Three impressive cities in Andalusia region with strong influence by Islamic culture
* Segovia: visit ancient Roman Aqueduct & Alcazar, a fairy-tale castle
* Seville: The origin of world famous opera “Carmen” and departure port of the explorer, Christopher Columbus
* Toledo: Medieval town that has one of the largest Catholic cathedrals
* Cordoba: An old town full of medieval charm, major attraction is its beautiful mosque-La Mezquita
* Granada: The city that represents Islamic culture, visit the magnificent Alhambra
* Barcelona: One of top tourist destinations that full of artistic architectural masterpieces by Gaudi
* Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
* Provide headset service per group if group size is 15 people

Photo-Stop ★Entrance Fee Included

Day 1 USA/ Lisbon, Portugal

Today, we will take overnight flight to Lisbon, arrive the next day.

Day 2 Lisbon

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel & check-in.

Meal: Dinner /Western Cuisine, 3 courses at hotel
Hotel: Marriott Hotel Lisbon or similar

Day 3 Lisbon-27km-Sintra-16km-Cabo Da Roca-42km-Lisbon

After breakfast, depart for Sintra, we will visit ★Royal Palace & Garden, which inherited Moorish, Gothic, Portuguese-style architecture. Continue to ◎Cabo Da Roca, a well-known site for Portugal’s golden age of discoveries, you will obtain a ★ certificate for your visit to the western tip of Europe. City tour will follow in the afternoon: ◎Belem Tower, ◎Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a monument celebrates Portuguese Age of Discovery during 15th &16th century. Then, to ◎Jeronimos Monastery, a prominent example of Portuguese late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. The greatest Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was buried here.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                         Dinner / Grilled chicken with piri piri
Hotel: Marriott Hotel Lisbon or similar

Day 4 Lisbon-451km-Seville, Spain

After breakfast, depart for Seville – the capital of Andalusia and World Expo1992. We will visit ★The Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral & the 3rd largest church in the world. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Continue to ★Giralda Tower & ◎ Alcazar, ★Maria Luisa Park, ◎The Barrio Santa Cruz (the old Jewish quarter) and ◎Plaza de Espaňa.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                         Dinner / Western Cuisine at hotel
Hotel: Ayre Hotel Seville or similar

Day 5 Seville-250km-Granada

View on Alhambra at sunset, Granada, Spain

After breakfast, depart for Granada. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: To ★Alhambra, a Moorish palace & fortress complex located in Granada. We will visit ★Lion courtyard, ★Generalife–former summer palace of sultans.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                         Dinner / Western Cuisine at hotel
Hotel: Hotel Granada Palace or similar

Day 6 Granada-161km-Cordoba

After breakfast, depart for Cordoba, upon arrival, city tour will follow: we will visit ★La Mezquita–a medieval Islamic mosque with Moorish architecture. The interior is decorated with 850 columns of marble and granite.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Ox Tail Cuisine
Hotel: Cordoba Center Hotel or similar

Day 7 Cordoba-278km-Consuegra-65km-Toledo

After breakfast, depart for ◎Consuegra; a town became famous due to its windmills when Don Quixote was first published. Continue to Toledo, a historical medieval town. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: ★Toledo Cathedral & ★Church of Santo Tome, where you will find most famous work” El Entierro del Senor de Orgaz” by El Greco.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                         Dinner /Local Cuisine (Lamb menu)
Hotel: Eurostars Hotel Toledo or similar

Day 8 Toledo-133km-Avila-73.5km-Segovia-92km-Madrid

After breakfast, depart for Avila, a city surrounded by medieval town walls, built in 11th century. Avila is one of the most popular destinations for Catholic pilgrims due to Avila is the birthplace of Saint Teresa. We will visit ◎ Cathedral of Avila & ◎ Gate Alcazar. Later, depart for Segovia and visit ◎the Aqueduct, built by Romans in late 1st Century AD to supply water for military uses. To ◎Cathedral and ★The Alcazar, built around 11th Century. This fairy-tale-like castle was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. Shortly after, we will depart for Madrid-the capital of Spain.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel     Lunch / Roast Suckling Piglet Menu at MESON DE CANDIDO RESTAURANT
Dinner / On Your Own
Hotel: Ayre Gran Hotel Colon Madrid or similar

Day 9 Madrid

After breakfast, city tour will follow: Passing through ◎Opera district, ◎Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square) & ◎Fountain of Columbus onto ★Royal Palace with magnificent interior décor and luxurious furniture showcases the prosperity of ancient kingdom of Spain. Shortly, we will visit ★Prado Museum, one of the world’s greatest art museum with many collections of great European masters such as Velazquez, Goya, Raphael, and Rubens. Continue to ◎Puerta del Sol—the heart of Madrid. You will see Bear & the Madronö Tree Statue, & Kilometer Zero, a plaque showing the point where the measuring of national highway system begins. To ◎Plaza de Espaňa where a statue commemorates Spain’s most prized fictional duo: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. To Columbus Square & its fountain that commemorate the explorer Christopher Columbus.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel           Dinner /Tapa Menu with Sangria wine
Hotel: Ayre Gran Hotel Colon Madrid or similar

Day 10 Madrid-621km (by AVE High Speed Train, about 3 hours)-Barcelona

After breakfast, we will travel to Barcelona by high speed train. Upon arrival, brief stop at ◎Las Ramblas, and the liveliest pedestrian area, Catalunya Square, ◎Casa Batllo and ◎Casa Mila-both are Gaudi’s masterpieces with unique design, such as irregular oval windows, flowing sculpted stone work and amazing rooftop.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                                           Dinner / Seafood Paella
Hotel: NH Collection Barcelona Tower Hotel or similar

Day 11 Barcelona

After breakfast, we will visit ★La Sagrada Familia, an architectural masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi. Continue to ★Guell Park, the world’s wonders created by Gaudi.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                                           Dinner / Farewell Buffet
Hotel: NH Collection Barcelona Tower Hotel or similar

Day 12 Barcelona

Today, transfer to airport for home bound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel

Fares TOUR FARES (LAND ONLY)

Departure Date 2018~2019 Adult Child Single Supplement Reserve Now
11/03 $2,499 $1,999 $650
11/17 $2,499 $1,999 $650
12/08 $2,499 $1,999 $650
1/12/19 $2,499 $1,999 $650
1/26 $2,499 $1,999 $650
2/02 $2,499 $1,999 $650
2/16 $2,499 $1,999 $650
3/02 $2,499 $1,999 $650
3/23 $2,599 $2,099 $700

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Tour fare includes: 4 star Hotel, Transportation, Entrance Fee, Breakfast (10) , Lunch (1) & Dinner(9)

** In order to provide transfer service upon arrival and returning to US, your arrival time on arrival date and departure time on the last day of the tour must be the same as our group, please contact us before purchasing your air ticket **

Tour fare excludes: Airfare, Personal expense, Any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips(include tour leader, bus driver & tour guide: Euro 10 per day),Visa Fee, Travel Insurance(If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

Child: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare

*Tour fare, air ticket, tax and fuel surcharge are subject to change based on fluctuation in price, please call us when register our tour*

*We reserve the right to adjust the itinerary and price change 30 days prior to tour departure date