Day 1: Madrid - Arrival.
Welcome to Madrid!
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IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit.
Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Vía, a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant, Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options.
Day 2: Madrid.
Highlights: Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and transfer to Plaza del Oriente.
The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor.
Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International) in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.
Day 3: Madrid- Caceres- Evora- Lisbon.-
Distance covered: 650 km.
Scenery: Large farm lands in Extremadura. Powerfully walled villages in Portugal. Entry in Lisbon over the very beautiful hanging bridge over the River Tagus.
Note: The time changes as we go into Portugal, and you will have to put your clocks back by one hour (when it is 12 o’clock in Spain, in Portugal it is 11 o’clock).
07.45 hrs. - Madrid - Departure -. (the time may change slightly depending on the hotels). We travel through Castile and Extremadura.
12:15 hrs. - Cáceres - Arrival -. The historic centre of the city is an impressive open-air museum, which maintains intact the physiognomy of a Mediaeval-Renaissance city. You can see its busy Plaza Mayor and go into its walls. Time for a stroll and lunch.
15:15 hrs. - Caceres - Departure -. Pretty large farmland scenery. Crossing into Portugal. We into the region of Alentejo.
16.30 hrs (Portuguese time)- Évora. - Arrival -. The capital of Alentejo, one of the most ancient cities in Portugal which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. We will include tickets to the impressive Chapel of bones, built with 5,000 skeletons! After this, you will have time to stroll in the historic centre with its wide streets, its cathedral, its ancient churches and its southern Portuguese flavour.
18.30 hrs. - Évora. - Departure -.
20.00 hrs. - Lisbon – Arrival -.
Day 4: Lisbon.-
Highlights- Comprehensive tour of Lisbon. Night transfer to Restauradores Square.
09:00h.- Start of our tour with a local guide (explanations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than 12 people). We visit traditional neighborhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the fifteen century. We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower and to the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.
18:00h.-At the end of the afternoon, we include transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where you can take the "Elevador da Gloria" (not included) that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint of San Pedro with beautiful views over Lisbon and the Bairro Alto.
Return to hotel.
Day 5: Lisbon- Fatima- Porto.-
Total distance covered: 320 km.
Countryside: Pleasant green scenery, hills, historic cities.
07:30 hrs - Lisbon - Departure.
09:15 hrs - Fatima -Arrival. Time to visit the Sanctuary.
11.00 hrs - Fatima - Departure.
13:30 hrs - Oporto. - Arrival. Time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will make a tour of the city of approximately two hours with a local guide: the river Duero, its historic centre declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Iron Bridge. At the end of the tour, we will also visit one of its centenary wineries where the famous "Vino de Oporto” is made. Free time.
Day 6: Porto- Bom Jesus Sanctuary- Cambados- Santiago de Compostela.-
Total distance covered: 270 km.
Countryside: Beautiful green countryside and views over the Rías Bajas.
NB: Remember that we will be taking a boat trip. Have you got warm clothing for the crossing?
08.00hrs.- Oporto -departure.
09.00 hrs.- in the city of Braga is the sanctuary of Bom Jesus; we include a trip on the oldest funicular in the world... Moved only with water, after a visit to the sanctuary, we suggest walking down the beautiful staircase admiring the views and the sanctuary gardens.
10:15 hrs Bom Jesus -departure. We go into to Galicia, with views over the Galician estuaries. We will see the Ría de Arosa.
13.00 hrs (12.00 hrs in Portugal) - Cambados - Arrival. A historic maritime town. We include a glass bottomed boat trip along the Ría de Arosa estuary. We will be told how mussels are grown. On the boat, we include wine tasting and mussels. Time afterwards to stroll in Cambados and have lunch.
16.00 hrs -Cambados. - Departure.
16.45 hrs -Santiago de Compostela. - Arrival. We include a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide. They will tell us how St James brought pilgrims over the centuries, we will stroll through the mediaeval streets in the centre and admire the cathedral.
NB: On some dates (particularly on the festivity of Santiago, or St James) our groups may be accommodated in a town near Santiago.
Day 7: Santiago de Compostela- Lugo- O Cebreiro- Leon- Oviedo.-
Total distance covered: 475 km.
Countryside: Attractive green scenery, villages. Spectacular mountain scenery crossing the Cordillera Cantábrica mountain range.
08.00 hrs. - Santiago -departure. Following the ancient way of St James amidst picturesque scenery, we travel to Lugo.
09:30 hrs.- Lugo - Free time, you can stroll around its walls built more than 2000 years ago by the Romans, declared UNESCO World Heritage.
11.00 hrs.- Lugo -departure. We travel to Castile, and on our way we make a stop at O Cebreiro, a small Galician stone village that shows us this region’s traditional way of life.
14:15 hrs. -Leon. - Time for lunch and stroll in this historic Leonese capital which stands on the Way of St James. Its Gothic cathedral stands out with magnificent stained glass windows.
16:45 hrs -Leon. - Departure.
18:30 hrs -Oviedo - Arrival. We include (sometimes on the following morning) a one and a half hour tour of the city with a local guide. We will see the ninth century cathedral, the Calatrava Palace, the Campoamor Theatre, and the Calle de la Rua. Night in the capital of the Principality of Asturias. A city with a great atmosphere. As an option, the atmosphere can be enjoyed in a typical Asturian cider house.
Day 8: Oviedo- Covadonga- Santillana- Santander.-
Total distance covered: 260 km.
Countryside: Very beautiful scenery: mountains, views of the sea, little villages scattered along the way.
08:30 hrs Oviedo -departure from the capital of Asturias.
09:45 hrs.-Covadonga. - Time to see the sanctuary pinned between mountains, the place where the Reconquista of Spain began.
10:45 hrs.- Covadonga -departure. The green mountains blend with the sea. Beautiful scenery along the way.
12:30 hrs.- Santillana. -Arrival. Time in this beautiful mediaeval village, its stone streets, its blazoned houses, the Collegiate. Time to have a stroll and for lunch. In the vicinity we will see (tickets included) the Museum of the Caves of Altamira, a reproduction of the fantastic rock paintings preserved here.
16.00 hrs.- Santillana/Altamira-departure.
16:30 hrs.- Santander – Arrival in the regional capital, a maritime city with impressive views between mountains and beaches. We include a panoramic tour of a little over 2 hours with a local guide to discover this elegant coastal city and its beautiful bay. During the tour, we will stroll around the Pereda Gardens, we will climb to the Centro Botín and reached the Cathedral Square. Then, in the bus, we will continue to the Magdalena Peninsular, the Sardinero Beaches, the Grand Casino, Piquío Gardens and climb to the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse for the beautiful views of the city and its spectacular cliffs.
Arrival at a hotel at around 18:45 hrs
NOTE: On some high difficulty dates (especially in summer from May to mid September), some groups can be accommodated in Bilbao.
Day 9: Santander- Bilbao- Madrid.-
Total distance covered: 525 km.
Countryside: Great views over the sea, mountains and green scenery before entering in the Castilian Plateau.
09.00 hrs.- Santander -departure. Magnificent scenery. Travel to the Basque Country.
10:30 hrs.- Bilbao. -Arrival, we are in the largest city of the Basque Country. On arrival, we include a funicular ride up to the Artxanda viewpoint for a great view of the whole city. After this, with a local guide, we will make a short tour of the city: the Guggenheim area, Old Quarter, Cathedral, etc. at the end of the tour there will also be time to try one of the famous “pintxos” and have lunch.
14:15 hrs – Bilbao. Departure- . We travel to Castile.
20.30 hrs.- Madrid- Arrival.
NB: If the number of travellers from Bilbao to Madrid is very small, the trip may be done by train or regular transport.
End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: MADRID, LISBON, PORTO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, OVIEDO, SANTANDER, BILBAO
- Boat: Wine and mussel tasting in a boat trip in Cambados in Cambados
- Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via in Madrid in MADRID, Plaza de Oriente in Madrid in MADRID, Praça dos Restauradores in Lisbon in LISBON
- Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid in MADRID, Chapel of Bones in Evora in EVORA, Old cellars in Porto in PORTO, National Museum of Altamira caves in Santillana in SANTILLANA
- Funicular: to Bom Jesus Sanctuary in Braga in Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, To the Artxanda viewpoint in Bilbao in BILBAO
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