13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS OF MADRID, VALENCIA, GRANADA, SEVILLE, ALGRAVE, LISBON, SALAMANCA, TOLEDO
TF_WHIG 13D12N MADRID 14 APR 2019 - 13 OCT 2019
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Tour available on selected Sunday only.

 

Kick off your Iberian adventure in Madrid before heading to the hanging houses in Cuenca and devouring delicious paella in Valencia. See the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix, the 14th century Alhambra Palace and passionate Flamenco in Seville before heading to Portugal's Algarve, its hilly capital, Lisbon, and Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles.

 

More Savings:-

  • Travel with Family or Friends (5-15 person), get 5% discount per person
  • Shared Rooming. Save by pairing up with a fellow traveller - pay for a twin room.

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1
Madrid (Arrival)

The fiery Spanish capital of Madrid paves the way for an unforgettable journey through centuries of history and fascinating cultural highlights across the Iberian Peninsula. Embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid's vibrant streets before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city's glorious sights as the sun sets on the capital.

Airport Transfer: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to hotel.

Transfer by Airport shuttle
Meals Welcome Reception
Hotel NH Collection Eurobuilding or similar
2
Madrid - Cuenca - Valencia

Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop hanging houses of Cuenca during our first stop today before we journey to Valencia, renowned for its modern verve and spirit of innovation. An orientation drive will include views of the 15th century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening perhaps indulge in the fragrant flavours and aromas of paella for which Valencia is famous.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Silken Puerta or similar
3
Valencia - Guadix - Granada

Meandering through the sierra of Spain, we arrive in Guadix to view the troglodyte cave dwellings that blend effortlessly into the surrounding ochre landscape. Witness how generations of Guadix locals have carved cosy abodes into their rocky surrounds, then travel through the jagged Mora Pass to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe. This evening, sample the hearty flavours of Andalusia during a special Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast, Regional Meal
Hotel Occidental or similar
4
Granada - Cordoba - Seville

Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs, joining your Local Specialist for a visit to the incredible Alhambra and its amazing palaces, gardens and fountains. Inspired by poetry, the architecture is said to be a reflection of paradise as described in Islamic verse. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere in quiet courtyards, follow its colossal ancient walls and admire the ornate stone carvings. We leave Granada behind for Córdoba where we'll join a Local Specialist to visit the mesmerising Cathedral of Córdoba, the former mosque of the caliphs and a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is beguiling Seville, our home for the next three nights

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Hotel Melia Lebreros or similar
5
Seville

Seville takes centre stage today as we spend the day exploring this charismatic city. We'll see the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower in the company of a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition, built in a Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings. We'll walk through the imposing Plaza de España and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Perhaps witness the twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping of castanets this evening at a fiery flamenco performance.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Melia Lebreros or similar
6
Seville - Jerez - Cadiz - Seville

We indulge in the aromatic flavours of Jerez today as we gain a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of Spanish sherry production. The leafy boulevards and quiet plazas of romantic Cádiz are our next stop. Tread in the footsteps of Columbus, who used this historic port city as his launchpad to the new world, and see the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city that are said to have been brought here by him upon his return.

Cultural Insight: Sample the famous sherry tradition in the southern Spanish city of Jerez, that has been making wine since the 7th century.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Melia Lebreros or similar
7
Seville - Algarve

We journey from Spain to the sun-kissed shores of southern Portugal's Algarve, a retreat for sun-worshippers with its spectacular natural landscapes and fascinating heritage. Enjoy the delicious flavours of piri piri chicken and grilled sardines against the picture-perfect backdrop of the Atlantic, relax on its golden beaches or perhaps join an Optional Experience.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Hotel Agua Riverside or similar
8
Algarve - Lisbon

Travel north to the Serra de Arrábida mountains and the golden landscapes of the Alentejo where you'll enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses have been reared since the 18th century. We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon where we'll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular 16th century Hieronymite Monastery, and Belém Tower, built as a tribute to Vasco da Gama's journey of discovery. Consider an evening in the quaint hillside bairro of Alfama enjoying traditional Portuguese flavours amidst the melancholic tunes of the fado.

Be My Guest: Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch
Hotel Olissippo Marques De Sa or similar
9
Lisbon

Meander through the cobblestone lanes of old town Lisbon and the grand shopping boulevards that stretch from the shores of the Tagus and Lisbon Baixa to Rossio. Today is yours to embrace the charm of the Portuguese capital. Relax at a sidewalk café with a creamy pasteis de nata, venture to the Castle of São Jorge and admire the sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that clad Lisbon's seven hills or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Olissippo Marques De Sa or similar
10
Lisbon - Fatima - Salamanca

Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. We leave Portugal, travelling to the historic Spanish city of Salamanca with its golden-hued façades and ancient university heritage where we will view its 18th century Plaza Mayor during our orientation tour.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Gran Corona Sol or similar
11
Salamanca - Toledo - Madrid

See the walled city of Ávila, the town of stones and saints, so named for its vast collection of Romanesque and Gothic churches. We arrive in the clifftop city of Toledo where we'll visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walk through the quaint streets and see the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe. Later enjoy a Cultural Insight into the historical steel industry while watching local craftsmen at work. We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the next two nights.

Cultural Insight: The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest quality steel.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Ayre Gran Colon or similar
12
Madrid

This morning we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will see the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument with its stone representations of Don Quixote's "true love". Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your terms. Admire the world's finest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Vía or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage City of Segovia. This evening marks the end of our memorable journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Transfer by Trafalgar coach tour
Meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Hotel Ayre Gran Colon or similar
13
Madrid (Departure)

For now it's time to say a fond adios to our travelling companions, your Travel Director and the beauty of Spain and Portugal at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available.

Airport Transfer: Will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am.

Transfer by Airport shuttle
Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch and 5 dinners
  • City tour in Córdoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid
  • Orientation of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve Region and Salamanca
  • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia and The Cave Houses of Guadix
  • Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Cathedral Mosque in Córdoba, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fátima, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Santo Tomé and Synagogue in Toledo
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea, boat cruises unless specified
  • Travel Insurance
Optional Addon
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Pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver 546.10 546.10
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • Within 7 days of booking, your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • By booking with us, you are accepted Trafalgar’s booking term & conditions.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 45 working days prior to departure.
  • Children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel.
  • Children under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision.
  • Full payment is required in order for process booking if booking received less than 50 working days prior to departure. Seat subject to availability.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
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Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 1500.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: April 2019 until October 2019 - Selected Sunday only.
  • Young traveller limited to one discount per room.
  • Solo Traveller save by pairing up with a fellow traveller (of the same gender) in a non-smoking, twin room. Pay for a twin room only, with no single supplement.
  • Deposit Protection - if you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will keep it as a credit. This credit for future trip, for up to five years. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.
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  • Airport transfer are not included if to add pre/post night. Please ask for transfer prices at the time of booking your extra night accommodation.

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