Jewels of Spain & Portugal
This exciting adventure introduces you to the fascinating major cities of the Iberian Peninsula, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Begin with an overnight in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Then, visit fortified Avila and pretty Salamanca, pearls of the Castile region, and cross the Serra da Estrela into Portugal to reach Coimbra, a charming hillside town that overlooks the Mondego River. Stop in Fatima to see its famous sanctuary, then on to the awesome walled city of Obidos with its towers and bastions. Spend two nights in Lisbon and discover explorer Henry the Navigator’s exquisite city. Travel back into Spain via the Sierra de Aracena for two overnights in Seville, a lively city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. The city center boasts many stunning highlights, including the cathedral, Alcazar, and Plaza d’España. Admire the Andalusian landscapes on the way to Cordoba with its lovely Mezquita. Travel across Don Quixote’s La Mancha, known for its castles and windmills, and return to Madrid for the final two nights of your vacation.
Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Visits to Avila, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fátima, Obidos, Seville
MADRID NH Ribera de Manzanares (F)COIMBRA Dom Luis (ST)LISBON Roma (F),SEVILLE Don Paco (ST)MADRID Praga (F)
Buffet breakfasts (B); 3 dinners (D)
NOTES:April 11 Departure – Holy Week in SevilleMay 2 Departure – Feria in Seville
Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Madrid if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach