9 DAYS GALICIA & PORTUGAL - TOUR from MADRID (E-239)

9 DAYS GALICIA & PORTUGAL TOUR (E-239)

DEPARTS MADRID / WEDNESDAYS: 22 March - 01 November 2017

Visits: Lugo, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Rias Bajas, Vigo, Braga, Guimaraes, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Lisbon, Caceres

9 DAYS GALICIA & PORTUGAL TOUR from Madrid guaranteed departure coach tour multilingual2017 Itinerary:
DAY 1 (Wednesday):MADRID / VALLADOLID / LEON
Depart from the Trapsatur Madrid Office / Bus Terminal at 8:00am towards Galicia and arrive in Lugo for dinner and accommodation.
 
DAY 2 (Thursday):    LUGO / LA CORUNA
After breakfast, depart for the coastal city of La Coruna, for a panoramic tour. In the afternoon an optional excursion to the Rias Atlas through typical villages such as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc.
Dinner and accommodation.
 
DAY 3 (Friday):          LA CORUNA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast, depart for Santiago de Compostela. A city tour of this legendary Pilgrimage town includes the Cathedral and Obradoiro Square. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.
 
DAY 4 (Saturday):     SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / RIAS BAJAS / VIGO
After breakfast, depart for the splendidly scenic Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas). Visit La Toja Island, Ria de Arosa and Pontevedra. Optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valenca do Mino across the Portuguese border. Continue to the fishing port of Vigo for dinner and accommodation.
 
DAY 5 (Sunday):        VIGO / BRAGA / GUIMARAES / PORTO
Breakfast and then cross the border in to Portugal. A brief stop at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, before continuing to Braga, the ancient Roman city, for free time. Next stop is Guimaraes, the birthplace of Portuguese history, free time before arriving in Porto for dinner and accommodation.
 
DAY 6 (Monday):       PORTO / COIMBRA / FATIMA
Breakfast and a morning sightseeing tour of Porto, the charming city by the Douro River, famous because of its wines, bridges, coast, Cathedral, San Francisco church and Palacio da Bolsa. Continue to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe, famous as a centre of learning and culture as seen in ancient streets and architecture,and birthplace of Fado, the music of Portugal. Free time. In the afternoon continue to Fatima, the site of the famous apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Dinner and accommodation.
 
DAY 7 (Tuesday):      FATIMA / LISBON
After breakfast free time to visit the Shrine, an important centre of pilgrimage for the Catholic faith. Statues of Saints surround the Neo-Baroque Limestone Basilica, 65 metre tower and esplanade which are twice the size of St Peter’s Square. The Chapel of the Apparitions marks the site of the first apparition. Afterwards continue to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located at the mouth of river Tagus. Possibility for an optional visit of Batalha Monastery, the small fishing village of Nazare, and the medieval village of Obidos. Accommodation.
 
DAY 8 (Wednesday):LISBON
Breakfast is followed by a morning city sightseeing tour of Lisbon, including the old Alfama Quarter, Belem Tower, and Monastery of Los Jerónimos. Your afternoon is free for your own exploration of the history, culture, excellent restaurants and the style of Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities.
Optional tour to Sintra, Estoril, Cascais. Accommodation.
 
DAY 9 (Thursday):    LISBON / CACERES / MADRD
Following breakfast depart Portugal for Caceres in Spain, founded by the Romans in 25BC, the old town section of this beautiful city invites travellers to enjoy medieval streets and plazas, towers and battlements, palaces, churches and convents. Free time on arrival allows time for some exploration or perhaps a chance to enjoy the highly regarded local cuisine and wines at one of the many inns and restaurants located at the beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Continue to Madrid for end of tour.
2017 Departure Dates
Wednesdays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
AU$1590 AU$2005
November: 1 AU$1495 AU$1960
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • All rates per person unless otherwise stated
  • Seasonal supplements may apply.
TIMELESS COACH TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation includes daily breakfast and 6 dinners
  • Multilingual guides / Sightseeing or Panoramic Tours: La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon
  • Monument entry fees
Regular guaranteed departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.
Tour departs from the Trapsatur Bus Terminal / Office centrally located at Calle San Bernardo 7, Madrid.

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.

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