Lisbon, Seville & Madrid with Barcelona (679E)

12 Day Tour from Madrid to Barcelona

2019 Tour Details

Your exciting Iberian adventure introduces you to fascinating cities and cultural discoveries on your affordable tour of Spain and Portugal. You'll stay three nights in Madrid, two nights in both Seville and Lisbon, and one night in Coimbra. Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history and sights—in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid. The included city tour focuses on the must-see sights, including Seville's three UNESCO World Heritage sites within walking distance from each other, and 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. In Madrid, you will see the Puerta del Sol – the “gate of the sun” – and admire the impressive architecture of the wide alleys crossing the city center.

Other visits of this affordable Spain and Portugal tour include the Marian Sanctuary at Fátima, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three local children in 1917; Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills: Moorish Cordoba, and Salamanca, where you can wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Return to Madrid with time to leisurely enjoy the city before embarking on your Monograms package vacation to Barcelona! Travel by high-speed train from Madrid to Barcelona to spend three nights in this vibrant Spanish city. Your Local Host will be available to assist you during your stay, with dining recommendations, sightseeing suggestions, and more. Enjoy a guided sightseeing with a visit to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica. From the larger cities to the differing countryside and landscapes, this value-minded tour through Spain and Portugal is sure to delight.

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 Tour Highlights

ÁVILA
Visit
SALAMANCA
Visit
COIMBRA
Orientation
FÁTIMA
Visit the Sanctuary
OBIDOS
Visit the fortified city
LISBON
Guided sightseeing
SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing
MADRID
Guided sightseeing

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

April 19 Departure – Easter
May 3 Departure – Feria in Seville
December 26 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Seville, including a special dinner at hotel

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; highspeed train

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

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Day 2 MADRID–ÁVILA–SALAMANCA–COIMBRA, PORTUGAL

Visit fortified Ávila with its intact medieval city walls, then on to Salamanca. Be sure to spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Coimbra in Portugal.

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Day 3 COIMBRA–FÁTIMA–OBIDOS–LISBON

Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Continue to Fátima to see the SANCTUARY, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children—Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia—on May 13, 1917. On to Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon.

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Day 4 LISBON

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on your guided city tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Estoril Coast to Cascais and Sintra by joining our optional excursion.

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Day 5 LISBON–SEVILLE, SPAIN

Drive into the Alentejo through the countryside, famous for its production of cork. Cross the border at Vila Verde into Spain and journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena before reaching delightful Seville.

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Day 6 SEVILLE

Seville is one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour with all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España.

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Day 7 SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID

Travel to Cordoba, Spain’s most Moorish city with its Great Mosque, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. On through the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, to Madrid. This evening, why not join the optional “Madrid by Night” excursion with dinner?

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Day 8 MADRID

Enjoy free time in Madrid, or join the rewarding optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting—even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven.

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Day 9 MADRID–BARCELONA

Travel by high-speed AVE train to Barcelona. Your Local Host is on hand to help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 10 BARCELONA

Morning guided sightseeing includes a visit to Gaudí’s CASA BATLLÓ and the extraordinary SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA.

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Day 11 BARCELONA

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

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Day 12 BARCELONA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ENRIQUE AQUINO LONGO

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I originally came to Spain to discover the other half of my heritage. I'm still here! I just fell in love with it. The culture, never-ending history, breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, bright sunshine and friendly people make it fascinating. Don't be surprised if you'll be the next one to fall in love too. Nothing makes me happier than to show my guests what makes Iberia and Morocco my home.

Tour Director - ENRIQUE AQUINO LONGO

 Accommodations

Madrid
Coimbra
Lisbon
Seville
Barcelona

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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