9 DAY PORTO, FATIMA, LISBON with MADRID TOUR PACKAGE - 9 days / 8 nights (MPTCM)

9 DAY PORTO & LISBON & FATIMA with MADRID TOUR PACKAGE (MPTCM)

DEPARTS MADRID / SUNDAYS : 07 April 2019 - 29 March 2020 / 05 April 2020 - 28 March 2021

Visits: Madrid, Avila, Salamanca, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, Alcobaca, Lisbon, Caceres

2020-2021 Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sunday)                      ARRIVE MADRID

Meet and greet at Madrid airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Accommodation. (Perhaps book an optional afternoon Prado “Skip the Line” tour or evening Tapas Tour)
 

Day 2 (Monday)                      MADRID

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 19th century 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. (B)
 

Day 3 (Tuesday)                     MADRID / ALIVIA / SALAMANCA / PORTO

Depart from Madrid and drive to Avila, a city known for its well preserved medieval wall. Take a short stop to visit the wall and Avila’s old town. Next continue to Salamanca for some free time to explore this University city and soak up its heritage of Humanity, great architectural and artistic wealth. Later depart for the Portuguese border and continue into Porto. Accommodation. (B)
 

Day 4 (Wednesday)               PORTO

Today, enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, including the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a different perspective of the city from the river Douro aboard a cruise boat. Discover the heritage of this wine region at a Port Wine Cellars with a Port wine tasting. The rest of day is at leisure. Accommodation. (B)
 

Day 5 (Thursday)                   PORTO / COIMBRA / FATIMA

This morning, depart for Coimbra, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy free time before continuing to Fatima. Known as the centre of Christian Faith and a World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria, the 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. Accommodation. (B)
Evening optional: It may be possible to attend the Fatima Sanctuary Candle Procession.
 

Day 6 (Friday)                        FATIMA / BATALHA / NAZARE / ALCOBACA / LISBON

Farewell Fatima, and drive to the Monastery of Batalha, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next visit the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré, enjoy some free time before continuing to Alcobaça with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the 12th century. Later continue to Lisbon. Accommodation. (B) Optional: A traditional dinner and performance of traditional Portuguese music “Fado”.
 

Day 7 (Saturday)                    LISBON

Take a morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, visit the Tower of Belem, Jerónimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure. Maybe explore the Alfama Quarter or the old city, with its old buildings nested in narrow twisting streets “Ruas”, full of colour. Accommodation. (B)
 

Day 8 (Sunday)                      LISBON / CACERES / MADRID

Today leave Lisbon to return to Madrid. En-route stop in Caceres to visit this ancient city. Old Town Caceres has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its historic architecture; a blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles. Walk through its Old Town and Plaza Mayor during this short stop. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation. (B)
 

Day 9 (Monday)                      DEPART MADRID

After breakfast; transfer to Madrid airport. (B) END OF TOUR.
(Depending on your departure time, perhaps book an optional Prado “Skip the Line” tour)
2020 Departure Dates
Sundays
 
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
March: 8, 22, 29   AU$1840 AU$2805
2020 Departure Dates
Sundays
2021 Departure Dates
Sundays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
April: 5, 12, 19, 26
May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June: 7, 14, 21, 28
November: 1, 22
January: 17
February: 7, 21
March: 7, 14, 21, 28
AU$1925 AU$2930
July: 5, 12, 19, 26
August: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September: 6, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
  AU$1990 AU$2995
December: 20, 27   AU$1950 AU$2955
Regular guaranteed departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escorts/guides.
(B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Seasonal supplements may apply

Highlights Include: Boat cruise along the Douro River; Port Wine Cellar Visit & Port Wine Tasting; Visit Coimbra, with one of the oldest universities in Europe; Monastery of Batalha; Tower of Belem & Jerónimos Monastery

Tour Includes: Meals as per itinerary: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner (drinks not included); Arrival & departure transfers; Guided & Panoramic city tours as per itinerary; Entrance fees included as per itinerary

First Class (4*) Tour Hotels used (or similar): Madrid – Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa or RIU Plaza de España (3 nights); Porto – BessaHotel Boavista (2 nights); Fatima – Aurea Fátima or Estrela de Fátima or Regina (1 night); Lisbon – Lutécia Smart Design or Vila Galé Ópera (2 nights)

Additional Information: Passport details are required in advance; Tourist city taxes (in applicable cities) are to be paid locally; During the Madrid Stay, the tour escort will not be available. Luggage Limit: one suitcase per person (max. 25kg, 157cm total dimensions), If 2 passengers are sharing one suitcase larger measurements will be accepted.

Generally, coach tours in Spain, Portugal & Morocco use local guides in cities and destinations visited. Tours are also normally accompanied by a multilingual tour escort unless they are specifically listed as only ‘English Speaking’. Your tour may comprise a combination of tours and other participants in your tour may be going to or leaving for other destinations. Your tour escort may also change during the course of your program. Your fellow travellers could be from all over the world, speaking various languages. Tour information and descriptions will be given in English, and possibly Spanish and other language(s) depending on those spoken by tour participants. Your fellow tour participants may be staying at multiple hotels in each city.

For further tour information or to book a tour, please contact Timeless Tours.

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