Grand Tour of Spain & Portugal

18 days from £1599pp.


Seville

Visit: Seville, Spain

Lisbon

Visit: Lisbon, Portugal

Salamanca

Visit: Salamanca, Spain

Fatima

Visit: Fatima, Portugal

Cordoba

Visit: Cordoba, Spain

San Sebastian

Visit: San Sebastian, Spain

A grand exploration of the great historical cities and treasures of the Iberian Peninsula featuring Madrid, Seville, Lisbon, Porto, Granada and more.

    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

    Evening arrival in Santander, then travel to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Salamanca

    Salamanca

    We head to Salamanca for an afternoon in this beautiful city, with its splendid Renaissance architecture. We stay overnight in the Salamanca area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Porto

    Porto

    We cross into Portugal to Porto for an overnight stay. Join our afternoon, optional guided sightseeing tour of the historic quarter.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lisbon

    Lisbon

    We leave Porto and head to Lisbon for a two-night stay calling en route into the famous pilgrimage town of Fatima.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lisbon

    Lisbon

    Included full day in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. A panoramic coach tour takes us around the main sights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Evora

    Evora

    To Seville, Spain for a three-night stay, visiting the hill-top town of Evora en route.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Seville

    Seville

    Included full day in Seville. Our optional, half-day guided sightseeing tour will feature the major sights including the 3rd largest cathedral in the world and the equally imposing 12th century Alcazar Royal Palace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cádiz

    Cádiz

    Join our optional excursion to Cadiz, with its historic old town of white-washed buildings.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cordoba

    Cordoba

    We leave Seville and head east to Granada for a two-night stay. En route we visit Córdoba, where you can join an optional walking tour seeing the celebrated courtyards and patios, the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter and the famous Plaza del Potro.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Granada

    Granada

    Enjoy a full day in Granada with an optional guided tour of the vast Alhambra Palace, which dominates the skyline with the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background. A visit to the Alhambra Palace and its beautiful gardens is highly recommended and extremely popular, therefore we recommend that entry is booked in advance. The cost is £45 and includes a fully guided tour. Please ask for details when booking this holiday.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Toledo

    Toledo

    We head north to Toledo with its wonderful hillside setting. Continue to Madrid for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Madrid

    Madrid

    Full day in in Madrid. Join our optional sightseeing tour to see the best of the city, including the splendid Plaza Mayor, old Madrid, lined with beautifully muralled buildings, the huge Palacio Real (Royal Palace), a landmark of the city and the Paseo del Prado.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Madrid

    Madrid

    Free day in Madrid or join our fabulous optional excursion, first to Avila, a World Heritage Site. Behind its walls a wealth of beautiful Romanesque and Gothic architecture and Renaissance churches and palaces can be found. We continue to Segovia, another Spanish treasure with its old quarter and Roman aqueduct, both of which are World Heritage Sites.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We travel through the spectacular mountain scenery of the Basque region to Biarritz on the Basque coast for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    San Sebastian

    San Sebastian

    Join our optional excursion back into Spain to the picturesque city of San Sebastian, beautifully situated on a shell-shaped bay and with a delightful Old Town, the resort is also home to some of Spain's best tapas bars.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    To the Paris area for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 16 nights’ hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 13 evening meal
    • Overnight ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries in a two-berth en suite inside cabin (meals at extra cost)
    • Travel from a regional joining point
    • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Salamanca - Splendid Renaissance architecture
    • Porto - Wine capital of Portugal on the Douro
    • Fatima - Famous Pilgrimage town
    • Lisbon - Historic old town and capital
    • Evora - Fortified hill-top town
    • Seville - Majestic Andalucian city
    • Cordoba
    • Granada
    • Toledo - City of three cultures
    • Madrid - Spain’s cosmopolitan capital

    Optional Excursions

    • Porto, Cordoba, Seville & Madrid city sightseeing tours - See the highlights with a guide
    • Cadiz
    • The Alhambra Palace - One of Andalucia’s must-see places (striclty on request)
    • Avila & Segovia - Spectacularly situated historic cities
    • San Sebastian - Basque city

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £54.95 (18 days). Single Room Supplement from £499.00 (18 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay in 3-star superior and 4-star hotels throughout your time in Spain and Portugal.

    Your overnight stays in France/northern Spain will be in city-style hotels.

    On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth, en suite inside cabins (meals at extra cost).

    Spain

    Hotel El Coloso

    Coloso

    Spain

    Tryp Macarena

    Tryp Macarena

    France

    Ibis Ciboure St Jean De Luz

    Ibis Ciboure St Jean De Luz

    Coloso


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Tryp Macarena


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Ibis Ciboure St Jean De Luz


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Spain

    Los Angeles Hotel & Spa - Grananda

    Los Angeles

    Ibis Ciboure St Jean De Luz


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Los Angeles


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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