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Itinerary

Day 1:
Welcome to Europamundo! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will be provided with the information required for the beginning of the trip in the afternoon; otherwise, the information will appear on the information panels at the hotel reception area.

IMPORTANT:-Remember that hotels check-in time is usually at 14:00 hrs. If you require more hours of room availability, consider booking an additional night at the beginning of your trip.


- IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS upon arrival at the hotel, you would have your room booked, but your trip guide would normally contact you at the beginning of the included activities. At the reception you can also find an informative sign, indicating the telephone number and hours of assistance of our staff. YOUR TIME THEREFORE BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS FREE. The hotel staff can help you with all the information you need.

-OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: During your trip, it´s likely that your guide will offer you optional activities. If these activities are available in the Europamundo app or through your "My Trip" link, we strongly recommend that, if interested, you book them well in advance to ensure availability. Waiting until the last minute often means missing out on the opportunity to participate (due to lack of tickets, coach seats, etc).

Note: The schedules that you will find in this itinerary are indicative. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the trip, may adjust the schedules.


Day 2: Lisbon.-
City tour of Lisbon. In the morning city tour with a local guide lasting approximately 2 hours. During this visit we will pass through the following points: Eduardo VII park, Baixa Pombalina (Marqués de Pombal square, Rossío square with views of the San Jorge castle, Alfama), Estrela
neighborhood, Estrela Basilica, Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery. The visit will finish in the city center. Free time in the afternoon to continue exploring the city. We suggest you taking the Elevator da Gloria to visit Bairro Alto and the viewpoint São Pedro. Our guide will optionally offer you to visit the beautiful towns of Sintra with its castle and Cascais and Estoril by the sea.



20:30 hrs. - We return from the Restauradores Square, an area with numerous restaurants and cafes, to the hotel.




Day 3: Lisboa - Lagos - Cape St. Vincent - Algarve.
Total distance covered: 440 Km


Scenery: Pleasant landscapes of southern Portugal. Beautiful views over the ocean and Algarve from the Cape.


08:00 hrs. - Lisbon - departure. Beautiful landscapes crossing the long bridge over the Tagus River. Arrival in the Algarve, the southern region of Portugal.
12:00 hrs.Lagos - Arrival. Historic city from which Portuguese navigators left for Brazil and the Indian route in the 16th century. We suggest a walk through its port and its walls. Time for lunch.


14:30 hrs. - Lagos - departure. We follow the Algarve coast.
16:00 hrs. - Cape San Vicente. - We are at the westernmost point of the European continent. From the lighthouse we will have impressive views of the ocean cliffs, the waves and the strong wind that accompanies ships, sailing between the Mediterranean and the ocean.


16:00 hrs. - Cape St. Vincent - departure. We will make a stop at Sagres, where we can admire and photograph its fortress from the outside.
17:30 hrs. - Albufeira - arrival. A beautiful coastal city, one of the most popular among European tourists, you can enjoy its beaches. We recommend a walk through its historic center overlooking the sea and full of atmosphere.
Accommodation in Albufeira or neiboghboring city in the Algarve.


Day 4: Algarve - Beja - Mertola - Evora.
Total distance covered: 295 Km.


Scenery: Entry into the Alentejo, a region of white villages and medieval castles.


09.00 hrs.- Albufeira – departure. We continue our route towards the Alentejo.
10:45 hrs. - Mértola. - Arrival in this walled museum-town, an important center in Muslim times, dominated by its large castle that invites us to stroll through its streets of white houses and corners full of history.


12:00 hrs. - Mértola - departure. Extensive cereal plains; meadows.


13:00 hrs. - Beja - Time to walk and have lunch in the historic center of one of the oldest cities in the country, with a large fortress of Roman and medieval origin that dominates the city full of narrow streets and picturesque squares.


15:00 hrs.- Beja, departure.
16:15 hrs. - Evora - arrival and visit to the Chapel of Bones (entrance included), built with more than 5,000 skeletons, before enjoying this city, considered to be the most beautiful in Portugal, inhabited for more than 2,000 years and which has been declared a World Heritage Site, with its medieval palaces, gothic religious buildings and ancient Roman temple.


Day 5: Évora - Marvao - Castelo da Vide - Tomar - Fátima.
Total distance covered: 305 km.


Scenery: Pleasant landscapes, white villages, castles, farmlands.


08:30 hrs. - Évora - departure.
10:15 hrs. – Marvao - very picturesque walled town that offers us a fantastic panoramic view of the region.




11:15 hrs. – Marvao - departure.
11:45 hrs. - Castelo de Vide - Time to enjoy this Alentejo town with its large castle, its old Jewish quarter with a medieval synagogue (now a museum) that we can visit and have lunch in the labyrinth of narrow and irregular streets whose Gothic arcades invite us to walk.


13:45 hrs. - Castelo De Vide, departure.
15:30 hrs. - Tomar. – Arrival -. We include the entrance to the immense Convent-Castle of Christ that belonged to the Templars and today dominates the city.
16:30 hrs. - Tomar – departure.


17:15 hrs. - Fátima - Before arriving, we make a brief stop in Aljustrel, the village where the three little shepherds were born, we can see Lucia´s house. After that we arrive in Fátima, an important sanctuary, a place of pilgrimage that reminds us of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three Little Shepherds. The chapel was built in 1919 in the place, where the apparitions took place, in Cova de Iría and, since then, the Sanctuary space continued to be built in response to the influx of pilgrims. Free time, when, if you’d like, you could participate in the candle procession (it is not held in winter). Dinner included.


Day 6: Fatima - Porto.
Total distance covered: 210 km.


Scenery: Pleasant green hills.


08:30 hrs. - Fatima - departure.
11:00 hrs. - Porto - arrival. We will visit the city for approximately two hours with a local guide: the Douro River, its historic center that has been declared a world heritage site, the iron bridges... we will also include a visit to one of its centuries-old wineries where the famous "Port Wine" is produced. Free time.


Note: From November to April, the Porto visit make take place in the afternoon.


Day 7: Porto - Bom Jesus Sanctuary - Cambados - Santiago de Compostela.-
Total distance covered: 270 km.
Scenery: Beautiful green countryside and views over the Rías Bajas.
NB: Remember that we will have a boat trip. Have you got warm clothes for it?


08:00 hrs. - Oporto - departure.
09:00 hrs. - in the city of Braga we will visit the sanctuary of Bom Jesus; we include a trip on the oldest cable car in the world operated only by water. After visiting the sanctuary we suggest walking down the beautiful stairway, admiring the views and the sanctuary gardens.

10:15 hrs. - Bom Jesus - departure. We go 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 learn how mussels are grown. On the boat we include wine mussels tasting. Afterwards free time to stroll in Cambados and have lunch.

16:00 hrs. - Cambados - Departure.
16:45 hrs. - Santiago de Compostela - Arrival. We include the city tour with a local guide. We will discover, how St. James brought pilgrims over the centuries, and stroll through the medieval streets in the center, admiring the cathedral.


Note: On some dates (celebration of Santiago´s day especially) our groups may be accommodated in a city near Santiago.

Day 8: Santiago de Compostela - Lugo - O Cebreiro - Leon - Oviedo.-
Total distance covered: 475 km.

Scenery: Attractive green scenery, villages. Way of St. James. Spectacular mountain scenery crossing the Cantabrian 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 in 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 the next morning) an hour-and-a-half city tour with a local guide. We will see the ninth century cathedral, the Calatrava Palace, the Campoamor Theatre, and the Calle de la Rua. A night in the capital of the Principality of Asturias. A city with a great atmosphere.


Day 9: Oviedo- Covadonga- Santillana- Santander.-
Total distance covered: 260 km.

Scenery: 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 nestled among the 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 medieval village, its stone streets, its blazoned houses, the Collegiate. Time to have a stroll and lunch. In the vicinity of the town we will see (tickets included) the Museum of the Altamira Caves, 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 the city 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 reach the Cathedral Square. Then, in the bus, we will continue to the Magdalena Peninsular, the Sardinero Beaches, the Grand Casino, Piquío Gardens and Cabo Mayor Lighthouse with the beautiful views of the city and its spectacular cliffs.
Arrival at a hotel at around 18:45 hrs.


Day 10: Santander- Bilbao- Madrid.-
Total distance covered: 525 km. Scenery: Great views over the sea, mountains and green landscapes before entering the Castilian Plateau.


09:00 hrs. - Santander - departure. Magnificent scenery. We travel to the Basque Country.
10:30 hrs. - Bilbao - Arrival, we are in the largest city of the Basque Country. Upon arrival we include a cable car to the Artxanda viewpoint for the great views of the whole city. After this with a local guide we will make a short city tour: the Guggenheim area, Old Quarter, Cathedral and 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 (in some occasions the buses change en route).
20:30 hrs. - Madrid - Arrival.

Note: In case the group of passengers is limited, the trip from Bilbao to Madrid might be carried out by train or regular transport.

Day 11: Madrid.
The day starts around 08.30 hrs with a city tour through the centre of Madrid, including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor.

We will visit Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Entrance to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the football stadium of Real Madrid. We get to know the areas reserved for the players as well as the public areas and the small museum about this team, considered by some as the best in the world.

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

At the end of the evening, we will return to the hotel.

Day 12:
After breakfast, end of our services.

Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: LISBON, PORTO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, OVIEDO, SANTANDER, BILBAO, MADRID
  • Boat: Wine and mussel tasting in a boat trip in Cambados
  • Evening transfer: Return from Restauradores Square in Lisbon, Plaza Mayor and la Latina in Madrid
  • Ticket admission: Chapel of Bones in Evora, Convent - Castle of Christ in Tomar , Wine Cellars in Porto , National Museum of Altamira caves in Santillana , Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid
  • Funicular: to Bom Jesus Sanctuary in Braga
  • 1 Dinner Included in: FATIMA



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Planned Hotels

PORTUGAL
ROMA LISBOA
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217932244
info@hotelroma.pt
Avenida de Roma 33, 1749-074 Lisboa, Portugal , 1749-074 , LISBOA , PORTUGAL
REAL BELLAVISTA HOTEL SPA
****
289540060
info@realbellavista.com
AVENIDA DO ESTADIO PO BOX 2445 , 8200-127 , ALBUFEIRA , PORTUGAL
SANTA MARIA
****
249530110
info@hotelstmaria.com
RUA DE SANTO ANTONIO, 2495 , 2495-530 , FATIMA , PORTUGAL
BESSA BOAVISTA
****
226050000
groups@bessahotel.com
RUA DR. MARQUES DE CARVALHO, 111 , 4100-325 , OPORTO , PORTUGAL
VIP EXECUTIVE ENTRECAMPOS CONFERENCE
****
210043000
hotelentrecampos@viphotels.com
AV 5 DE OCTUBRO 295 , 1600-035 , LISBOA , PORTUGAL
EVORA HOTEL
****
266748800
c.tours@fullservicesgroup.com
Avenida Túlio Espanca, 7002-502 Evora , 7002-502 , EVORA , PORTUGAL
SAO JOSE
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249530120
info@hotelsaojose.com
Av. de Dom José Alves Correia da Silva , 2495-402 , FATIMA , PORTUGAL
HOLIDAY INN PORTO GAIA
****
223747500
elci.martins@mtsglobe.com
RUA DIOGO MACEDO, 220, Villa Nova de Gaia , 4400 , OPORTO , PORTUGAL
VIP EXECUTIVE ZURIQUE
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217814000
hotelzurique@viphotels.com
R. Ivone Silva 18 , 1050-124 , LISBOA , PORTUGAL
HILTON GARDEN INN EVORA
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266248840
carolina.lemos@hilton.com
Tv. João Rosa, 7005-413 Évora, Portugal , 7005-413 , EVORA , PORTUGAL
AC MARRIOTT PORTO
****
225072650
acporto@ac-hotels.com
RUA JAIME BRASIL, 40 , 4350-005 , OPORTO , PORTUGAL
SPAIN
OCA PUERTA DEL CAMINO
****
981569405
hotel@puertadelcamino.com
Miguel Ferro Caaveiro, s/n, San Lazaro, , 15707 , SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA , ESPAÑA
EXE OVIEDO CENTRO
****
985117111
reservas@exeoviedocentro.com
Calle de Pepe Cosmen, 1 , 33001 , OVIEDO , ESPAÑA
HOTEL SANTEMAR
****
942272900
hotelsantemar@h-santos.es
JOAQUIN COSTA, 28 CP 39005 SANTANDER , 39005 , SANTANDER , ESPAÑA
PULLMAN MADRID AIRPORT FERIA
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917210070
h1606-FO@accor.com
Avenida de la Capital de Espaa, 10 , 28042 , MADRID , ESPAÑA
EUROSTARS SAN LAZARO
****
981551000
info@eurostarssanlazaro.com
Av Fernando Casas Novoa, s/n, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña , 15703 , SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA , ESPAÑA
IBERIK SANTO DOMINGO PLAZA
****
985207880
reservas.oviedo@iberikhoteles.com
Boulevar de la Ronda Sur, s/n , 33008 , OVIEDO , ESPAÑA
PRAGA
****
914690600
reservas.praga@hsantos.es
Antonio Lopez 65 CP 28019 MADRID , 28019 , MADRID , ESPAÑA
SANTIAGO PLAZA
****
981534949
hotel.santiago.plaza@melia.com
C/ Restollal 24 , 15702 , SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA , ESPAÑA
AC MARRIOTT OVIEDO FORUM
****
985965488
Reservations.oviedoforum@achmhotels.com
PZA. DE LOS FERROVIARIOS, 1 , 33003 , OVIEDO , ESPAÑA
GRAN HOTEL VICTORIA
****
942291100
GRUPOS@HOTUSA.ES
c/ maria luisa pelayo 38 , 39005 , SANTANDER , ESPAÑA
SILKEN PUERTA MADRID
****
917438300
Calle de Juan Rizi, 5, 28027 Madrid , 28027 , MADRID , ESPAÑA
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