A Perfect Gateway To Spain & Portugal

    • Duration

      10 Days

    • Total Destinations

      6

    • Attractions

      14

    • Pkg Id

      0000367

    DAY 1
    Arrival-Madrid

    • Arrive at Barajas Adolfo Suarez International Airport.
    • Our Airport representative will meet & greet you.
    • Pick – up from Airport and transfer to the hotel in Madrid.
    • Check-In to the hotel and day @ leisure.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    DAY 2
    Madrid

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • After breakfast today it’s time to visit two main hot spot of Madrid.THE PRADO MUSEUM: Museo Del Prado, officially known as Museo Nacional Del Prado, is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish art. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, it also contains important collections of other types of works. The Prado Museum is one of the most visited sites in the world, and it is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world.
    • ROYAL PALACE OF MADRID The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at the city of Madrid, although now used only for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 m2 (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe.
    • Evening get picked up for FLAMENCO TABLAOS: Corral de la Moreria may be the most famous tablao flamenco in the world and one of the most recognized flamenco establishments in Spain. In 2011 the establishment received a recommendation in the Michelin Guide for the fifth consecutive year, a testament to its continuous quality. Author Patricia Schultz, in her NY Times bestseller "1000 Places to See Before you die", also listed Corral de la Moreria as one of Madrid's top 10 sights, ranked in the third place, along with the Museum of El Prado and the Royal Palace of Spain.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 3
    Madrid – Avila & Salamanca (Full Day Tour)

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Today post breakfast, you will Travel from Madrid to Spain’s medieval, UNESCO-listed cities Avila and Salamanca. Avila is famous for its medieval walls. They are arguably the best in Europe. The 11th century walls are two kilometres long, have 88 turrets and are perfectly preserved. The town is also famous as the home of Saint Teresa. Visit the Avila Cathedral and Basilica of St. Vincent in Avila.
    • AVILA CATHEDRAL Avila’s UNESCO-listed old city, one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval gems, out of which you will see one of a master piece in Avila, The Cathedral of the Saviour is a Catholic church in Ávila in the south of Old Castile, Spain. It was built in the late Romanesque and Gothic architectural traditions. It was planned as a cathedral-fortress, its apse being one of the turrets of the city walls. It is surrounded by a number of houses or palaces.
    • The Basilica de San Vicente in Avila or Basílica de San Vicente in Spanish stands on the traditional site of the martyrdom of St. Vincent at the hands of the Romans.According to legend, a rich Jew laughed at the saint's execution, but afterwards he was nearly suffocated by a serpent that emerged miraculously from the rocks. He repented, converted, and built a church on the site. The Basilica de San Vicente that stands today dates from the 12th century and is mostly a Romanesque in style. You will appreciate particularly, the 12th-century portals and portico of the Basilica de San Vicente which are fine examples of Romanesque architecture.
    • Later you will be then preceding ahead to Salamanca a UNESCO-listed City in Spain, famous for its medieval university and enchanting sandstone architecture. You will see its famous Cathedral, Plaza Mayor & Casa Lis. MSYTERIOUS CATHEDRAL OF SALAMANCA: There are numerous mysteries in the world, and the Cathedral of Salamanca’s astronaut is one such. Cathedral of Salamanca is actually two churches joined together, one dates back to the 12th‒13th centuries, while the newer one dates back to the 16th century. Besides its glories as architectural marvels, the two churches are also known for something mysterious, i.e., astronaut carvings on its wall. While most of its carvings are unique, While many claim that the aliens are involved in this, or it is in fact the work of a time traveller, the mystery was soon unveiled, and it was left no mysterious after all.
    • PLAZA MAYOR: The Plaza Mayor (English Main Plaza) in Salamanca, Spain is a large plaza located in the center of Salamanca, used as a public square. It was built in the traditional Spanish baroque style and is a popular gathering area. It is lined by restaurants, ice cream parlors, tourist shops, jewelry stores and a pharmacy along its perimeter except in front of the city hall. It is considered the heart of Salamanca and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful plazas in Spain.
    • CASA LIS MUSEUM: The Casa Lis is a museum located in the ancient city wall of Salamanca, Spain. Also known as Museo Art Nouveau and Art Déco, it is a museum of decorative arts, with exhibits dating from the last decades of the 19th century to World War II.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 4
    Madrid – Seville (Approx 5 Hours Drive)

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Post breakfast check-out from the hotel as you will travel all to Seville from Madrid for your next level experiences about Spain.
    • Arrive at Seville & check-In to the hotel.
    • Evening you will picked up from the hotel for Pura Esencia Flamenco Shows in Triana TABLAOS AND FLAMENCO SHOWS: No matter the time of year you can be sure that there will be flamenco shows happening across the city on any evening.A tablao is a good way to watch a show, with live musicians and either a bar or restaurant service. If you’re staying near the Cathedral then Tablao El Arenal would be a good option, with two performances a night (each lasting 90 minutes) and a choice of tapas or full dinner. People visiting Seville in spring or autumn can catch the Peñas de Guardia, a series of shows organized for local or up-and-coming flamenco talent.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 5
    Seville

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • After breakfast today it’s time to visit the main hot spots of Seville.SEVILLE CATHEDRAL: This enormous structure is like a little world on its own, and you will lose hours staring in awe at the beautiful architectural flourishes, relics and historical curios. With 80 different chapels it’s the largest cathedral in the world by volume and is a World Heritage site. There are also hints of the mosque that once stood on this spot, especially in the Court of the Orange trees on the north side, where Muslims once performed ablutions.
    • The big photo opportunity inside is definitely the tomb of Christopher Columbus, but there’s something spectacular at almost every turn.LA GIRALDA: An enduring emblem for Seville, the Giralda is the bell-tower right next-door to the Cathedral. It has Moorish origins, being the minaret for the former mosque.What’s unusual about the tower is that 34 ramps lead to the top instead of a stairway.This was so that Muezzin who led the call to prayer could ride his horse up the tower instead of walking. To break up the monotony of the climb there are regular archaeological exhibits on the way up. And at the top the view is even better than you could hope for.
    • Evening visit REAL ALCAZAR: This is a marvelous UNESCO-listed palace complex that is still in use by the Spanish royal family: their chambers, state rooms and halls are on the upper level and can be viewed if you pay a little extra.Nearly all of the complex is in the Mudéjar style (Moorish-inspired architecture for non-Islamic buildings) and was developed by Pedro the Cruel during the 14th-century.There are small glimpses of the original Almohad palace on the Patio del Yeso, for instance.On a visit you’ll walk from courtyard to beautiful courtyard, look up at carved coffered ceilings and surround yourself in the lush greenery of the sprawling gardens.Fine views of the grounds can be had from the elevated Grutesco Gallery.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 6
    Seville

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Today post breakfast take a break and you will be picked up from the hotel by 12 PM for your half day tour in Seville.MARIA LUISA PARK AND IT’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: The largest green space in central Seville originally belonged to the nearby San Telmo Palace, dating to the 1500s.In the late-19th century the grounds were donated to the city by Infanta Luisa Fernanda and took their present shape after a remodel in 1911. Maria Luisa is one of those parks with a pleasant surprise down every path, whether it’s an ornamental pond, pavilion, sculpture or tiled fountain.The park’s broad avenues have twin-rows of tall palm trees, while the body of the park, woven with little trails, is a large botanical garden with unusual species from around the world.
    • Plaza de España: This colossal monument was built for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929 and stands within the Maria Luisa Park. It’s a semi-circular plaza edged by a canal and overlooked by a large, curved palace. The palace contains many of the city’s administrative buildings, but the reason to visit is to walk beneath the gallery.You’ll see busts of important national figures but also little installations for every province in Spain.Using typical Sevillian azulejos (painted tiles) these displays showcase details like the local food and famous monuments in each part of the country.It’s like a quaint geography lesson and will hold your attention for a good few minutes.
    • TRIANA NEIGHBORHOOD: On the left bank of the Guadalquivir, opposite the old city is the Triana neighborhood. This is an earth part of the city, credited for many of the things people associate with Sevillian culture, like painted ceramics and flamenco. The main way in is via the Isabel Bridge close to the bullfighting arena, here you can halt and see 250 years old bullfighting arena and moving in the said direction will make you arrive at the Plaza de Altozano, which has a much-photographed statue of a flamenco dancer, a “monument to the flamenco art”. Check out the area’s Moorish revival and baroque architecture and pop into one of the many tile and ceramics shops for authentic azulejos tiles and take a scenic boat ride.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 7
    Seville – Lisbon

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Seville international airport to fly to Lisbon.
    • Arrive in Lisbon at Portela international Airport.
    • Our Airport representative will meet & greet you.
    • Pick – up from Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
    • Check-In at the hotel.
    • Evening you can visit to Fado in Alfama which is a traditional Portuguese genre music that Started in Lisbon and finding live performances in one of the best ways to really experience the City.
    • Back and hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 8
    Lisbon

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pick-up from the hotel for Half day SINTRA & CASCAIS tour, Sintra is known for its many 19th Century romantic architectural monuments which was recognize by UNESCO world heritage site surrounded by mountains. You will visit Pena Palace, the Moorish castle, the regaleira & the Monserrate Palaces.
    • Next you will take ride in TRAM 28, which has been working its way up the steep, cobbled roads and into old Alfama districts for decades. Journey starts below the Palm-spotted hills of Graca and head towards seeing various majestic palaces and castles to weaves hair-pin alleys of Escolas Gerais.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 9
    Lisbon – Porto (Approx 3 Hours)

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pick-up from hotel for full day tour to Porto.
    • Enjoy panoramic tour of the city Porto Se Cathedral, Avenida dos Aliados and Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos - the city’s architectural symbol. Delve into Porto’s history as you pass Liberdade Square and Ponte de Dom Luis I, structures integral to understanding Porto’s past.
    • The next stop is a Port wine cellar, where you’ll take a guided tour and learn a little about the Wine’s production process. For an additional fee, taste a selection of the city’s finest Port wines before heading back to Lisbon.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay in Lisbon.

    DAY 10
    Fly Back

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Time to say “Good bye to PORTUGAL” post breakfast you will be picked up for your final transfer to Portela International Airport for your flight back to home with sweet memories.

    Top Attractions of A Perfect Gateway To Spain & Portugal Tour

    Museo del Prado

    The Prado Museum officially known as Museo Nacional del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum located in central Madrid. It is widely considered to have one of the worlds finest collections of European art dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century based on the former Spanish Royal Collection and the single best collection of Spanish art. Founded as a mus

    Royal Palace of Madrid

    The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at the city of Madrid although now used only for state ceremonies. The palace has 135000 square metres of floor space and contains 3418 rooms. It is the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe.

    Cathedral of Avila

    Built into the old ramparts of Avila this cold austere cathedral and fortress bridges the gap between the Romanesque and the Gothic and as such enjoys a certain distinction in Spanish architecture. One local writer compared it to a granite mountain. The interior is unusual built with a mottled red-and-white stone. Like most European cathedrals Avila lost its purity of design throug

    Plaza Mayor

    Plaza Mayor is a town square in Segovia Spain located at the end of the street called Calle Real which is one of the most famous streets in Segovia. Within Plaza Mayor you can find several important buildings such as the town hall the Juan Bravo Theatre the San Miguel Church and the cathedral.

    Casa de la Moneda

    Real Casa de Moneda The visit to the Real Casa de Moneda invites you to learn the thrilling history of this building built by Felipe II. You will learn about the minting processes which were used here over three hundred years in the fabrication of money.

    Seville Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See better known as Seville Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville Andalusia Spain. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with the adjoining Alczar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies. It is the fourth-largest church in the world as well as the largest Gothic church.

    Giralda

    The Giralda is the bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville Spain. It was built as the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville in al-Andalus Moorish Spain during the reign of the Almohad dynasty with a Renaissance-style top added by the Catholics after the expulsion of the Muslims from the area. Dating from the Reconquest of 1248 to the 16th century and built by the Moors. The Girald

    Alczar of Seville

    The Royal Alczars of Seville historically known as al-Qasr al-Muriq and commonly known as the Alczar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville Spain built for the Christian king Peter of Castile. It was built by Castilian Christians on the site of an Abbadid Muslim alcazar or residential fortress destroyed after the Christian conquest of Seville. The palace is a preeminent example of Mudj

    Plaza de Espaa Seville

    The Plaza de Espaa is a plaza in the Parque de Mara Luisa in Seville Spain. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of Regionalism Architecture mixing elements of the Baroque Revival Renaissance Revival and The Plaza de Espaa is a plaza in the Parque de Mara Luisa in Seville Spain. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of Regionalism Architecture mixing elements of the Baroque Revival Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture.

    Maria Luisa Park

    The Parque de Mara Luisa is a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River in Seville Spain. It is Sevilles principal green area.

    Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais

    The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is a park on the Portuguese Riviera one of the 13 Natural Parks of Portugal. While only established in 1994 as a Natural Park by the Portuguese Government it has been protected since 1981. Its area is approximately 145 km.

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