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Spain and Portugal—these are two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures, and on this Best of Spain & Portugal tour, you'll see their highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto. One of the tour highlights is a visit to Toledo, a town that attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. In this old walled town, built on a hill, you’ll visit the 12th-century Church of St. Tome, which has one of El Greco's most famous paintings. But you will be delighted by the included visit of the Alhambra complex, built in the 13th century by Moorish kings and today has one of the oldest decorative gardens in the Western World. In Avila—a UNESCO World Heritage city founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors—see the towers and walls and visit St. Theresa's Convent, a Carmelite convent opened in 1636 on the birthplace of St. Teresa. In Portugal, visit the world-famous shrine in Fátima, dedicated to the Virgin Mary who appeared to three children here in 1917.Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide in Toledo, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, Oporto, and Madrid. These experts in the cities' histories and cultures will highlight the must-see sights, such as Seville's Cathedral, the world’s third largest church; Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon; and Oporto's cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries in Romanesque style overlooking the port wine cellars on the banks of the Douro river. All of this and more—including a visit with wine tasting to a local wine cellar in Montilla—await you on this fabulous Spain and Portugal tour designed for value-minded travelers.
Individual headsetsSightseeing:Visits to Loja, Montilla wine tasting, Ecija, Evora, Fátima sanctuary, Coimbra, Salamanca Plaza Mayor, Avila St. Theresa’s convent, Segovia. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Guides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Toledo, Granada-Alhambra complex, Seville, Lisbon, Oporto, Madrid; professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
Scenic Highlights: Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Douro ValleyNotes:
NOTE:December 14 Departure – Christmas lunch in Madrid
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Historic Centre of Évora
- Historic Centre of Oporto
- Alhambra and Generalife Granada
- Cathedral in Seville
- Historic centre of Evora
- Historic city of Toledo
- Old City of Salamanca
- Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
- Old town of Avila with its Extra muros Churches
- Belem tower in Lisbon
- Cultural landscape of Sintra
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
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for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).