NEW About the tour: The Paradors & Pousadas of Castile, Madrid, Salamanca & Portugal

Discover the spectacular scenery of Spain and Portugal’s most outstanding destinations. From the capital of Madrid to the Golden City of Salamanca, you can see some of the most incredible, historical and sensationally stunning parts of Spain before moving into Portugal uncovering the charms of Porto. You’ll also visit the beautiful city of San Sebastián, the World Heritage Site of Avila and the pretty city of Coimbra. But, that’s not all, you can really make the most of your time away by staying in some of Spain’s finest Paradors and Portugal’s idyllic Pousadas. These luxury hotels offer you a lavish stay, and are a real highlight of this exceptional brand new tour.

Tour Includes


  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander in a 2-berth en-suite inside cabin
  • Regional joining points

13 days from £1999 pp

Departure Dates

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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Tour Itinerary

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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    Discover the spectacular scenery of Spain and Portugal’s most outstanding destinations staying in charming Paradors and Pousadas for a true luxury experience.

    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth, where we board Brittany Ferries' flagship vessel, the Pont-Aven.

    Accommodation is in 2-berth inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board including restaurants, bars, shopping and swimming pool.

    Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our Parador in Lerma, south of Burgos for one night.

    We head to Segovia, where the impressive old quarter and Roman aqueduct are World Heritage Sites.

    Segovia quite rightly lays claim to being the most spectacularly sited city in Spain, built high on a rocky spur and surrounded by the Eresma and Clamores Rivers. In addition to numerous Romanesque churches, the cathedral and fortress form a magnificent city that presides over this part of Castile.

    Continue to our Parador in the charming old town of Chinchon, famous for its medieval square encircled by wooden balconies and its aniseed liqueur, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Segovia
    Segovia

    Included Highlights

    • Segovia

    Join our full-day excursion to Madrid, the capital of Spain.

    Madrid is a truly cosmopolitan city with a wealth of cultural attractions. The splendid Plaza Mayor provides the perfect starting point to explore Old Madrid, lined with arches above which perch ornate balconies.

    View the frescoes on the old bakery building and the statue of Felipe III, see the majestic Palacio Real (Royal Palace), explore the Paseo del Prado of Bourbon, enjoy a stroll around the magnificent Retiro Park and visit the famous art galleries of The Prado and Reina Sofia, amongst others.

    Our optional sightseeing tour will show you the best of the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Madrid
    Madrid

    Included Highlights

    • Madrid

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Madrid Sightseeing Tour
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We leave Chinchon and head first to El Escorial Monastery where you can take in the Baroque-style El Escorial complex, a 16th-century monastery and a royal residence of Phillip II.

    A short drive away we will visit the poignant monument of the Valley of the Fallen, erected by General Franco in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War.

    We continue to Avila, a World Heritage Site, which rises from the ground, under the dramatic backdrop of the Gredos Sierra. Behind its impressive walls a wealth of beautiful Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and Renaissance churches and palaces can be found.

    Continue to Salamanca and our Parador for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    El Escorial Monastery
    Valley of the Fallen

    Included Highlights

    • Avila
    • El Escorial Monastery

    Spend the day exploring this beautiful “Golden City”, with its splendid Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures.

    Wander the elegant arcades of the Plaza Mayor, one of the finest in Spain, and see Spain’s oldest University, the Puente Romano and its two cathedrals.

    Our optional city tour will allow you to see the best of the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salamanca
    Salamanca

    Included Highlights

    • Salamanca

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Salamanca City Tour
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Continue west to Ciudad Rodrigo, a small cathedral city, enclosed by its city walls which were besieged by both sides during Napoleon’s Peninsula war.

    We later continue across the border into Portugal and to our Pousada in charming Viseu for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ciudad Rodrigo
    Ciudad Rodrigo

    Included Highlights

    • Ciudad Rodrigo

    Today you can join our optional excursion to the pretty city of Coimbra on the river Mondego.

    This former medieval capital of Portugal is home to one of Europe’s oldest universities, and today its historic centre of multi-coloured houses, two grand cathedrals, medieval churches and cobbled streets, combines with a lively, vibrant atmosphere; a delight we’re sure you will enjoy.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Coimbra
    Panorama of Coimbra

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Coimbra
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We leave our Parador and head to Porto, where we offer an optional city sightseeing tour.

    Porto is one of the oldest and most striking cities in Europe, its unspoilt old quarter in the historic centre, with its maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses and beautiful churches, has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

    Known for its famous port wine made from local grapes grown along the banks of the Douro to the east, we visit a port wine cellar to taste the ‘precious nectar’.

    Continue to the beautiful town of Guimaraes, the 'birthplace of Portugal' with its picturesque cobbled centre, and our Pousada for one night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Porto
    Porto, Portugal

    Included Highlights

    • Porto

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Porto Sightseeing Tour
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Today, we head north to Burgos, situated on the Pilgrim’s Road. The cathedral and old quarter are masterpieces of Spanish Gothic architecture and El Cid is buried here. We stay overnight at the Parador Lerma.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Burgos
    Burgos

    Included Highlights

    • Burgos

    We leave Burgos and head to the stunning city of San Sebastián set on a sweeping, shell-shaped bay with its charming, old quarter and Belle Epoque style.

    This is one of Spain’s capitals of gastronomy and the local tapas bars in the old town are a true delight.

    Continue into France and to the Biarritz area for one night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    San Sebastian
    San Sebastian

    Included Highlights

    • San Sebastian

    We head through France to Paris area for one night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £38.00 (13 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £599.00 (13 days).

    NEW The Paradors & Pousadas of Castile, Madrid, Salamanca & Portugal 13 days from £1999pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    You will stay for one night at the Parador Lerma before moving on to the Parador Chinchon for two nights. We then move on, spending two nights at the Parador Salamanca and Pousada Viseau and one night at the Pousada Guimaraes before completing our Paradors and Pousadas stay with a further night at the Parador Lerma. 

    Overnight stays in France will be in city-style hotels. 

    Parador Lerma

    Plaza Mayor, 1 09340 Lerma Burgos,

    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Parador Chinchon

    Los Huertos, 1 28370 Chinchón Madrid,

    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Parador Salamanca

    Teso de la Feria, 2 37008 Salamanca,

    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Pousada Viseu

    Rua do Hospital, 3500-161 , Viseu,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Pousada Guimaraes

    Largo Domingos Leite de Castro Lugar da Costa, 4810-011 , Guimarães,

    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    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 £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £40 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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