Iberian Treasures - 14 days
Day 1: Porto
On arrival at Porto airport, transfer to the hotel of your choice and check in. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.
Day 2: Porto
Breakfast. We shall depart for a full day tour in Porto. São Bento station, with its atrium lined with tiles, is an ideal starting point. Just ahead is the Cathedral, whose precinct offers the first view of the river, the cascading houses and the opposite bank. Then descend the steps and mediaeval streets to Ribeira, with its café terraces and picturesque corners. It's worth staying a little to get a flavor of the atmosphere. Before lunch, you will take a 50-minutes cruise through the Douro. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 3: Porto – Guimaraes – Peso Da Regua – Porto
Breakfast. We leave for Guimaraes, a city designated as the "Cradle of Portugal", because it’s the place where the first king of Portugal was born there. A city full of history and beauty, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We continue to Peso da Régua. Located along the Douro River, this city had a preponderant role in the production and marketing of Port Wine, since it was from here that the wine barrels were transported in rabelos boats to Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine aged in the cellars. Then we will visit a winery to visit the wineries and wine tasting. Return to Porto. Overnight.
Day 4: Porto – Aveiro – Coimbra – Fatima
Breakfast. Check-out. Depart to Aveiro, the "Venice of Portugal", known for the beauty of its water channels, one of the most interesting natural formations along the coast of Portugal. We head towards the city of Coimbra, whose historical area of the university is a World Heritage Site. We continue to Fátima, place of faith and center of world pilgrimage. Overnight.
Day 5: Fatima – Obidos – Lisbon
Breakfast. Check-out. Depart for the charming village of Óbidos. Travel back in time in this walled medieval town and admire its Gothic churches and the narrow winding streets in stone. Proceed to Lisbon. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 6: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon
Breakfast. We shall depart for Sintra, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the charms and history of the town that enchanted kings and poets. Visit to the romantic National Pena Palace. Free time to lunch. We leave for Belém, where monuments referring to the Maritime Discovery era in the 15th and 16th centuries were erected, such as the Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jerónimos Monastery. Visit to the National Coaches Museum, containing one of the most important and rich collections of coaches in the world. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 7: Lisbon – Evora
Breakfast. Check-out. We set out to discover the charming and medieval walled town of Évora rising in the middle of the beautiful Alentejo plains. Take the opportunity to visit the Alibris of the UNESCO World Heritage City: the Roman Temple dating from the 3rd century AD, the Roman-Gothic Cathedral (Sé de Évora), and the Church of São Francisco whose main attraction is Chapel of Bones. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 8: Évora – Seville
Breakfast. Check-out. Depart for Seville. On the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Arab heritage. The capital of Andalusia exudes joy and excitement in the streets and squares that make up its historic center, housing an interesting collection of UNESCO World Heritage buildings and popular neighborhoods such as Triana and La Macarena. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 9: Seville – Cordoba – Seville
Breakfast. Check-out. Depart for Cordoba. This ancient city, declared a World Heritage Site, is a living legacy of the many cultures that have settled on it throughout history. Walking through the old quarter of Cordoba is discovering a beautiful network of white-washed streets, squares and courtyards arranged around the Mosque-Cathedral, reflecting the importance of the city during the medieval era and true symbol of the capital. Overnight.
Day 10: Seville – Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Private transfer from the hotel to the train station. Departure by train from Seville to Madrid. Arrival in Madrid and private transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
Day 11: Madrid – Toledo – Madrid
Breakfast. In the morning, sightseeing of Madrid city. Let yourself be surprised by the historical and contemporary sites and the dynamic and vibrant lifestyle of the madrileños. In the afternoon, we set off to the beautiful city museum of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with artistic beauty and buildings from almost every period of history (Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque styles). Toledo is named the "City of Three Cultures" because it served as home to the Christians, Muslims and Jews. In the 16th century, it was also the residence of the great painter El Greco. In Toledo, do not miss the Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz, the Cathedral, the Church of São Tomé and the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Return to Madrid. Overnight.
Day 12: Madrid – Barcelona
Breakfast. Check-out. Private transfer from the hotel to the train station. Departure by train from Madrid to Barcelona. Arrival in Barcelona and private transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
Day 13: Barcelona – Montserrat – Barcelona
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Barcelona city, visit to the imposing Sagrada Familia Cathedral. In the afternoon, we continue to Montserrat, a mountain of unique shapes and mole of gray stones. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 14: Barcelona
Breakfast and check-out. Private transfer from the hotel to Barcelona airport.