Iberian Wonder

Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Andorra and Mallorca

From: May 13, 2018 To: May 24, 2018

Duration: 12 days

Cities Visited: Lisbon, Seville, Gibraltar, Granada, Guadix, Cartagena, Valencia, Peñíscola, Andorra la Vella, Montserrat, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca.

Price: Private tour
Guided Tour
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Trip Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday, May 13, 2018

DEPART HOME

Overnight flight to Lisbon

Day 2, Monday, May 14, 2018

LISBON

Welcome to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to Europe! The sightseeing tour shows us Vasco da Gama’s tomb inside Hieronymite Monastery, the medieval quarter of the city and views of the Belem Tower. Tonight, you will dine whilst listening to haunting Fado melodies.

Day 3, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

LISBON - SEVILLE

Depart in the morning to Seville. See the Giralda Tower during your sightseeing tour with a Local Expert Guide. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus' ornate tomb in the Cathedral and enjoy a walk through the former Jewish Quarter.

Day 4, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SEVILLE - GIBRALTAR - GRANADA

Spend the day on a scenic route from Seville via Gibraltar and Costa del Sol to Granada. Enter Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain's south coast, dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m/1,400ft-high limestone ridge. Arrive in Granada in the evening.

 

Day 5, Thursday, May 17, 2018

GRANADA - GUADIX - CARTAGENA

This morning your Local Expert Guide takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient stucco work, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon travel via the Mora Pass and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings. Continue to Cartagena.

Day 6, Friday, May 18, 2018

CARTAGENA - VALENCIA

Today see Cartagena, a port city and naval base in the Murcia region of southeast Spain, founded by the Carthaginians around 220 B.C., city that boomed during the Roman period. Among its many Roman ruins see a 1st-century B.C. theater and Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics and the Muralla Púnica (Punic Wall) interpretation center houses the remains of a 3rd-century B.C. defensive wall. Continue to Valencia, renowned for its orange fruit. See the Bull Ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Quart during your orientation tour. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Tonight why not sample paella, a speciality from this region.

Day 7, Saturday, May 19, 2018

VALENCIA - PENISCOLA - ANDORRA

Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñíscola to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Andorra, a tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains, known for its ski resorts and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping.

Day 8, Sunday, May 20, 2018

ANDORRA - MONTSERRAT - BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS)

This morning visit the capital Andorra la Vella, famous for its boutiques and jewelers on Meritxell Avenue and several shopping centers. See the old quarter, Barri Antic that houses Romanesque Santa Coloma Church, with a circular bell tower. On your way to Barcelona visit the monastery in the rocky mountains of Montserrat to see the Black Madonna. Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat. The monastery was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 150 monks. Arrive in Barcelona in the evening.

Day 9, Monday, May 21, 2018

BARCELONA

Explore the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain's most cosmopolitan city. Your Local Expert Guide takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour, which includes views of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuic. As well as having a rich Roman and medieval heritage, Barcelona also has a reputation for fun. Tonight, visit a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

Day 10, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BARCELONA - MALLORCA (2 NIGHTS)

Continue from Barcelona to Palma, a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. See the massive Santa María cathedral, a Gothic landmark that begun in the 13th century and overlooks the Bay of Palma, the adjacent Almudaina, a Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence. In the West of the city, see hilltop Bellver Castle, a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape.

Day 11, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MALLORCA

Explore this fascinating island of Mallorca (Majorca), one of Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, known for beach resorts, sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. See stone-built villages including Pollença and hillside Fornalutx, surrounded by citrus plantations.

Day 12, Thursday, May 24, 2018

MALLORCA - BARCELONA - USA

Say 'adios' to your travelling companions, your Travel Director and these beautiful countries at the end of a memorable holiday. Depart from Palma de Mallorca to USA

What’s Included

    Insider Experiences
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Tour Director.
  • Local Speciality Visit famous Timpanas Restaurant and enjoy the Fado music and traditional Portuguese Dinner in Lisbon.
  • Local Speciality Enjoy a scenic route from Seville via Gibraltar and Costa del Sol - Coast of the Sun, to Granada.
  • Local Speciality Visit Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings.
  • Local Speciality Visit Valencia, renowned for its orange fruit and sample paella, a speciality from this region.
  • Local Speciality Visit Andora's famous boutiques and jewelers.
  • Local Speciality Enjoy spectacular views of Barcelona from Montjuic.
  • Local Speciality Be tempted by Barcelona’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafes and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours!
  • Local Speciality Sample "Ensaimada" of Mallorca, "the lightest, most aerated and most delicate cake in the country", as described by Josep Plá.
  • Local Speciality Visit Majorica Pearls that on the Spanish island of Mallorca in 1890 invented the unique and delicate production process of organic pearls, which mirrors that of cultured pearls.
    Sightseeing Highlights
  • Lisbon
    Views of Belem Tower and Bairro Alto. Visit the Hieronymite Monastery.
  • Seville
    See the Giralda Tower, admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park, visit the Plaza de Espana, see Christopher Columbus'ornate tomb in the Cathedral and walk through the former Jewish Quarter.
  • Gibraltar
    Visit the British Overseas Territory and headland on Spain's south coast.
  • Granada
    Visit the Alhambra Palace.
  • Cartagena
    See a 1st-century B.C. theater and Casa de la Fortuna.
  • Valencia
    See the Bull Ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Quart. View the City of Arts and Sciences.
  • Peñíscola
    View the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', used in the film El Cid
  • Andorra la Vella
    See the old quarter, Barri Antic with Romanesque Santa Coloma Church.
  • Montserrat
    See the Black Madonna of Montserrat in the monastery, a Benedictine abbey.
  • Barcelona
    View Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Plaza Cataluna and the Ramblas.
  • Palma de Mallorca
    See the Santa Maria cathedral, Almudaina, a Moorish-style Arab fortress, see hilltop Bellver Castle, a medieval fortress.
    Dining
  • Welcome Reception in Lisbon which includes a Traditional Portuguese meal, Welcome Wine and traditional Fado songs.
  • Be Spoiled Dinner with Entertainment, which includes a traditional, local three-course meal, music and more...
  • 13 full breakfasts.
  • 13 three-course dinners which include beer or wine.
  • Farewell Dinner.
    Travel Highlights
  • Air travel from any major North American airport.
  • Ferry travel from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca.
  • First class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom.
  • The services of one of our professional Tour Directors throughout your journey.
  • A qualified Local Guide in Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Cartagena, Valencia, Andorra, Barcelona and Mallorca.
  • Capture treasured memories of your trip with a complimentary group photo taken at a landmark location.
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