Lisbon to Madrid Escape
What could be better than spending eight days in Portugal and Spain? Spending them during the off season when crowds are fewer and travel prices are lower! Begin your European vacation in Lisbon to enjoy guided sightseeing through the Imperial history of the colorful city. In Fátima, hear the story of Our Lady of Fátima at the site where Mary appeared to three shepherd children, then travel to Oporto for sightseeing and port-wine tasting. Enjoy a visit to the colorful city of Braga before continuing on to Salamanca for a wine tasting and dinner at a hacienda. Stand before the masterpieces of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, and more in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Eight days of sumptuous color, cuisine, and culture await you on this guided vacation in Portugal and Spain!
Highlights of Lisbon to Madrid Escape
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Lisbon to Madrid Escape
Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon
6 guests in a party: $1,418*18 guests in a party: $382*
ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
LISBON Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Along the banks of the River Tagus see the 16th-century Belém Tower, which served as a fortress and an embarkation point for sailors, it was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon’s impressive sculpture, the Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.
LISBON–TOMAR–FÁTIMA–PORTO Templars & Sanctuaries TOMAR Free time to browse.FÁTIMA Stop to see the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary before continuing on to Porto. (B) 236 mi / 380 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT MIRACULOUS EVENTS In 1928 the Basilica of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was built to celebrate the 1917 apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children and the “Miracle of the Sun.” Today Fatima is a principal pilgrimage destination and welcomes multitudes of pilgrims from around the world.
PORTO Panoramas & Port Wine PORTO Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. Port wine tasting at a local cellar. Free time this afternoon. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT LOCAL TASTES The grapes from the vineyards in the Douro Valley surrounding Porto provide the main ingredient for one of the world’s most recognized fortified wines. Visit a local wine cellar and taste centuries of tradition in a glass of Port wine in the city that bears its name. Saúde!
PORTO–BRAGA–SALAMANCA, SPAIN Good-Bye Portugal, Hello Spain! BRAGA Orientation walk includes sights of the Castle en route to Salamanca.SALAMANCA [LF] Wine tasting and dinner at a local hacienda. (B,D) 286 mi / 460 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEM Before crossing into Spain travel through part of the Minho province and stop in Braga. Whilst a little less known than other Portuguese cities, it is considered to be Portugal’s oldest city being founded by the Romans at the time of the Emperor Augustus. It also considered the religious centre of Portugal, as among its numerous churches, it can claim to have the oldest Cathedral in Portugal.
SALAMANCA–MADRID Spectacular Spain SALAMANCA Orientation walk includes Plaza Major.MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (B) 137 mi / 220 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its amazing assortment of masterpieces by historic artists like Velasquez, Goya, and El Greco. The famous museum also displays the works of renowned European masters, including Rubens and Rembrandt, along with a stunning collection of Greco-Roman statues.
MADRID Marvelous Madrid MADRID Free day. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE The city of Madrid is filled with intriguing stories and hidden secrets. Stroll around the streets and take pictures of “El Osoy el Madrono”(The bear and the strawberry tree), the biggest symbol of the city. Don’t forget to note the statues of the Fallen Angel, representing Lucifer, the Angel who was expelled from Heaven for rebelling against God.
MADRID Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Mundial||Situated in the center of Lisbon, the hotel looks out over the historic St. George's castle and is just steps away from Rossio Square. Among its outstanding amenities are the panoramic Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, offering stunning views of the old city and excellent cuisine, as well as a bar and wine cellar, where wine tastings with an expert sommelier are available. Tram Nr. 28 starts its route in front of the hotel, providing an ideal way to explore the city.||Lisbon||Praca Martim Moniz 2||First-Class|
|2||NH Porto Jardim||This six-story centrally located hotel offers unrivalled access to the vibrant city of Porto. The restaurant serves tasty specialties inspired by local and International cuisine, combined with some of the most famous Portuguese wines. A wide selection of cocktails can be enjoyed from the bar and there is a gym and an outdoor relaxation pool on the sixth floor with stunning views over the Dom Luís Bridge and the Douro River. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.||Porto||Rua Duque de Loulé, 62||First-Class|
|3||Hacienda Zorita Wine and Spa||Welcome to Hacienda Zorita! If you are a foodie, a wine lover, a traveler in pursuit of adventure & discovery or simply love life's understated luxuries you have come to the right place. Luscious outdoors with tucked away corners and secluded pools are what you have to look forward to. The waters of the River Tormes, a tributary of the Duero, flow under the La Casa Grande building. Inside you'll find the farm-to-table restaurant, a wine & dine bar, the Gastro by Michelin-starred chef Victor Gutiérrez, the lounge with its film & fine food menu as well as the relaxing wine - spa.||Salamanca-Valverdon||Ctra. Ledesma Km 12||Superior First-Class|
|4||Gran Hotel Conde Duque||Situated in the center of Madrid and close to the Royal Palace and museum. The elegant, air-conditioned rooms have Wi-Fi. minibar, safe and pillow menu. Amenities include a relaxed cafe, a traditional bar and a refined tea room, along with a library and a fitness room.||Madrid||P.Conde Val. De Suchil 5||Superior First-Class|
|5||NH Principe De Vergara||The NH Principe de Vergara hotel is located in the exclusive upmarket Salamanca district, home to some of the city¿s finest shops as well as numerous bars and restaurants. All 155 spacious and modern guest rooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with soundproof windows, air-conditioning, minibar, in-room safe, flat screen TV with international channels and Free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel has a warm and friendly on-site restaurant to enjoy market-fresh seasonal foods, combining tradition and innovation for a must-taste meal. The café-bar where clients can relax in the afternoon or sip cocktail in the evening is very popular. A gym with new equipment and free Wi-Fi throughout the property are also available. A metro station is just steps away putting the popular tourist sites within easy reach.||Madrid||Principe De Vergara, 92||First-Class|