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 Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery, dating back to the 16th century, and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city’s most important gothic temple. Also visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, with pilgrims from all over the world. </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 Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. </BR></BR>On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some special 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. You’ll also walk along the street in Pamplona where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place followed by lunch with tapas and Rioja wine. These are just a couple of the unique experiences included on this vacation. From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all! </BR></BR>At the end of your tour, travel via AVE train to Madrid. Enjoy three nights and guided sightseeing, including a visit to the famous Prado Museum. All services in Madrid, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. A perfect way to end your vacation!
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 restaurantBARCELONA-MADRID By high-speed AVE TrainMADRID Guided sightseeing including the Prado MuseumHeadsets 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; high-speed first-class AVE train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.