Lisbon Explorer and Northern Spain
For this absolutely fabulous tour, we visit Lisbon and Porto in Portugal and Toledo, Madrid and Gijon in Spain. We will take in some of the most spectacular scenery and sights the areas have to offer from the comfort of your coach.
Hotel Vila Gale Cascais, 4 Star
The hotel is located a few metres from the renowned Cascais Marina and the historic town centre. Outdoor swimming pool and gardens. There is also a health club offering treatments and a sauna. Lift.
Eurostars Hotel Toledo, 4 Star
A modern hotel situated 1100 yards from the old town. Outdoor Swimming Pool, Lift.
Abba Playa Gijon Hotel, 4 Star
Located opposite the main beach in Gijon with excellent views of the ocean. Terrace adjacent to the swimming pool.
Monday 25 May 17 Days £1895
Single Supplement £510. Supplement for Outside Cabin £80 per person (not available for single occupancy)
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%
16 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Ferry Crossing from Portsmouth/Santander in Inside Cabins, Guided Tour of Lisbon, Full Day Guided Tour on Day 7, Entrance to Queluz Palace and Gardens, Guided Tour of Madrid. Quarter Bottle of House Wine and Quarter Bottle of Water with Dinner in Palencia, Quarter litre of Wine and Half a litre of Water with Dinner in Gijon.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel south to our overnight stop around the Midlands area.
DAY 2 We arrive in Portsmouth for a late afternoon departure to Santander with Brittany Ferries.
DAY 3 We arrive in Santander late afternoon and travel to our overnight hotel in Palencia.
DAY 4 Today we make our journey through Spain and Portugal to our home for the next six nights, Cascais. Enjoy the scenery en-route to the Atlantic coast, arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.
DAY 5 We have a free day today to relax and enjoy beautiful Cascais.
DAY 6 Today, we enjoy a full day guided excursion to Lisbon. Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping areas with culture and sightseeing in the
Old Town, built on the city’s terraced hillsides.
DAY 7 After breakfast our guide will meet us for a full day guided tour, starting with a morning visit to Óbidos. As pristine as it is picturesque, Óbidos remains a perfectly photogenic jumble of cobblestone alleyways, whitewashed churches, colourful houses and dazzling tiles all embraced within the protective walls of a 12th century castle. In the afternoon we visit the charming town of Sintra. The whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage site on account of its 19th century romantic architecture. The town still retains much of its medieval layout, with labyrinthine streets, steps and arcades.
DAY 8 This morning we visit Queluz Palace and Gardens, designated a National Monument in 1910. The National Palace of Queluz and its historical gardens are a remarkable example of the harmonious link between landscape and architecture. After our visit here we return to our hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 9 Today is at leisure, providing us with the perfect opportunity to explore the winding lanes and local museums or relax on one of the three beaches.
DAY 10 Today we leave Cascais and travel to the Eurostars Hotel Toledo for a three night stay.
DAY 11 A free day in Toledo, there is a bus stop near the hotel and the old town is just a short walk away or simply relax in the warm Spanish weather.
DAY 12 A full day excursion to Madrid, the Spanish Capital is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive manicured parks. We will have a guided tour of the city followed by some free time to explore further.
DAY 13 We leave Toledo and travel to Gijon to the Abba Playa Gijon for two nights.
DAY 14 Our excursion takes us along the north coast of Spain with its beautiful scenery and a visit to Ribadeo.
DAY 15 From Gijón we will make our way to the Picos de Europa which are the highest peaks of the Cantabrian Mountains. We then continue on to Santander for our overnight sailing to Portsmouth
DAY 16 After disembarking, we travel to our overnight hotel in the Midlands area
DAY 17 We travel homeward.