Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, you’ll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city’s most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century. Also visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917. </BR></BR>In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. You’ll also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where you’ll visit the Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain’s grandest squares; and Barcelona, where you’ll stay two nights with guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece that still is not finished to this day. </BR></BR>On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, you’ll enjoy an exclusive visit to the Cámara Santa de Oviedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 802 that houses the chest reliquary and the Shroud of Orviedo. Or how about a Port wine tasting at a famous port wine cellar in Oporto? These are just a couple of the special experiences included on this vacation.</BR></BR>From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all! You’re sure to arrive back home with many stories and photos to share
LISBON Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos MonasteryFATIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the RosaryOPORTO Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; [LF] Port wine tasting at Sandeman & CoVIGO Walking tourLA TOJA ISLAND [LF] Enjoy a coffee and the spectacular view at the Gran Hotel La Toja and admire the shell-covered churchSANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral LUARCA Stop in this pretty fishing village with its white housesOVIEDO Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of San Salvador and [LF] the Cámara Santa de OviedoSANTILLANA DEL MAR [LF] Visit the Altamira Neo CaveBILBAO Guided visit of the Guggenheim MuseumSAN SEBASTIAN Guided walking tour of the Old QuarterPAMPLONA [LF] Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurantSARAGOSSA Visit Plaza de PilarBARCELONA Guided sightseeing; visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurantHeadsets throughout the tour.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 tapas lunch with wine in Pamplona; 3 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Lisbon, a special dinner in Santiago, and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.