Classic Spain & Portugal 12 Days

Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/15/2017-04/15/2017 $2100.00 $800.00 $2900.00 $700.00
04/22/2017-04/22/2017 $2100.00 $800.00 $2900.00 $700.00
05/06/2017-05/06/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
05/13/2017-05/13/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
05/20/2017-05/20/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
05/27/2017-05/27/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
06/10/2017-06/10/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
06/17/2017-06/17/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
06/24/2017-06/24/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
07/08/2017-07/08/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
07/15/2017-07/15/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
07/22/2017-07/22/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
08/05/2017-08/05/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
08/12/2017-08/12/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
08/19/2017-08/19/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/02/2017-09/02/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/09/2017-09/09/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/16/2017-09/16/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/23/2017-09/23/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/30/2017-09/30/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00
10/07/2017-10/07/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00
10/14/2017-10/14/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00
10/21/2017-10/21/2017 $2000.00 $800.00 $2800.00 $700.00
10/28/2017-10/28/2017 $2000.00 $800.00 $2800.00 $700.00
11/04/2017-11/04/2017 $2000.00 $800.00 $2800.00 $700.00
11/11/2017-11/11/2017 $2000.00 $700.00 $2700.00 $700.00
11/18/2017-11/18/2017 $2000.00 $700.00 $2700.00 $700.00
12/25/2017-12/25/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/15/2017-04/15/2017 $2100.00 $800.00 $2900.00 $700.00
04/22/2017-04/22/2017 $2100.00 $800.00 $2900.00 $700.00
05/06/2017-05/06/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
05/13/2017-05/13/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
05/20/2017-05/20/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
05/27/2017-05/27/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
06/10/2017-06/10/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
06/17/2017-06/17/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
06/24/2017-06/24/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
07/08/2017-07/08/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
07/15/2017-07/15/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
07/22/2017-07/22/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
08/05/2017-08/05/2017 $2100.00 $1000.00 $3100.00 $700.00
08/12/2017-08/12/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
08/19/2017-08/19/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/02/2017-09/02/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/09/2017-09/09/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/16/2017-09/16/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/23/2017-09/23/2017 $2100.00 $900.00 $3000.00 $700.00
09/30/2017-09/30/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00
10/07/2017-10/07/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00
10/14/2017-10/14/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00
10/21/2017-10/21/2017 $2000.00 $800.00 $2800.00 $700.00
10/28/2017-10/28/2017 $2000.00 $800.00 $2800.00 $700.00
11/04/2017-11/04/2017 $2000.00 $800.00 $2800.00 $700.00
11/11/2017-11/11/2017 $2000.00 $700.00 $2700.00 $700.00
11/18/2017-11/18/2017 $2000.00 $700.00 $2700.00 $700.00
12/25/2017-12/25/2017 $2000.00 $900.00 $2900.00 $700.00

Day 1 | USA - Madrid, Spain  

Today, fly to Madrid, the first stop in your 12-day voyage around Spain and Portugal.

Day 2 | Madrid  DH

Arrive in Madrid, Spain's capital since 1561 and its largest city. Pulsating with life, the city stands as a perfect testament to the Spanish zest for life, with its unquenchable appetite for art, architecture, dance and epicurean pleasures. A city rich in beauty and history, it serves up imperious monuments and sites at every turn, from cobbled plazas to grand museums and majestic royal palaces all framing a cosmopolitan modern center. After meeting your Peony Tours representative at the airport, transfer to your hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, with time to explore the city as you choose.

Day 3 | Madrid  B

Relax over breakfast before taking our sightseeing tour of Madrid. Admire the handsome Plaza Espana, bustling Puerta del Sol and statue of explorer Christopher Columbus at the fountain in the Plaza de Colón. Next, enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Royal Palace*, the opulent 18th-century residence of Spain's Bourbon's rulers that boasts a staggering 2,800 rooms. The afternoon is then free for you to explore as you wish, perhaps hunting for souvenirs along Madrid's shop-filled boulevards; or visiting Spain's outstanding Prado Museum, or taking an optional excursion to the historic town of Segovia. (Prado Museum will be a substitute if Royal Palace is closed)

Optional Tour: Segovia Tour & Lunch,

Day 4 | Madrid - Salamanca - Coimbra, Portugal - Fatima  B,DH

This morning, travel to the splendid University city of Salamanca, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Accompany your guide as you stroll around the arcade-lined Plaza Mayor, an 18th-century square that many consider to be Spain's most beautiful, and see the sculpted facades and sandstone-ocher entrance of the University, founded in 1218. After lunch, continue through pretty countryside into Portugal and on to Coimbra, the Portuguese capital in the High Middle Ages. Hugging the hills above the Mondego River, this charming town has roots dating back to the 12th century. Enjoy a tour of its quaint center, home to Portugal's oldest university and then continue to the religious town of Fatima, for an overnight stay.

Day 5 | Fatima - Lisbon  B

One of Europe's greatest pilgrimage centers, Fatima attracts a staggering six million worshippers a year, all of whom come to see the spot where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three peasant children in 1917. Enjoy free time to visit the Shrine of Our Lady that marks the site of the apparition and then, after lunch, travel by coach to Lisbon, Portugal's capital.

Day 6 | Lisbon - Cascais - Sintra - Lisbon  B,DH

Sprawled over seven hills around the Tagus River, beautiful Lisbon is one of Europe's most underrated cities. This morning, set off to discover its highlights on a fascinating tour. After a panoramic drive around some of the city's graceful squares and avenues, see the impressive Monument to the Discoveries and two UNESCO-listed jewels, the 16th-century Belem Tower and intricately carved Jeronimos Monastery. Afterward, enjoy a scenic coastal drive to soak in awesome views of Cape Roca, mainland Europe's westernmost point, as well as the stunning beaches, whitewashed villages and cork groves of Portugal's Sunshine Coast. See the colorful bay of Cascais and travel to Sintra to admire the 14th-century Sintra Palace and Gardens*, the former summertime retreat of Portugal's kings. Finally, return to Lisbon for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 | Lisbon - Seville, Spain  B

Leave Lisbon behind this morning and travel back into Spain to visit the old Moorish city of Seville, situated along the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Discover its highlights on a sightseeing tour, including spectacular Seville Cathedral*, the world's third-largest church, its neighboring Giralda Tower* and the glorious Plaza Espana, the Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz and Maria Luisa Park. Tonight, don't miss the chance to experience an exciting optional Flamenco dance and dinner show.

Optional Tour: Flamenco Dance & Dinner Show,

Day 8 | Seville - Granada  B,DH

Your tour continues southward through the olive groves and Sierra Nevada mountains of Andalusia to Granada, once an Islamic kingdom inhabited by Jews, Christians and Muslims. After enjoying views of the gypsy cave dwellings in the surrounding hills, pay a visit to the Moorish-built Alhambra Palace*, whose sublime patios, cupolas and marquetry date to the 13th century. While you're here, also visit the Generalife Gardens*, whose terraces and promenades offer grandstand views of the city. After dinner, be sure to join our “Journey of Cave Culture” tour to discover the flamenco and culture of the Roma communities that live in the gypsy caves of Granada's Sacromonte neighborhood.

Optional Tour: Granada Cave Tour & Gypsy Show ,

Day 9 | Granada - Purullena - Alicante  B,DH

If time did not allow yesterday, visit Alhambra Palace then leave Granada and head towards Spain's Mediterranean coast, traveling through beautiful mountain scenery. On route, see the famous cave houses at Purullena before traveling to the picturesque seaside resort of Alicante. Take time out this afternoon to amble down its mosaic-patterned, palm-dotted promenade, perhaps stopping for drinks or to browse for souvenirs at its shops.

Day 10 | Alicante - Valencia - Barcelona  B

This morning, continue to Valencia, the birthplace of paella, and known for its commercial fruit and vegetable gardens. Stop along the way at the City of Arts and Sciences, a stunning cultural and science park of innovative buildings by architect Santiago Calatrava. Admire the incredible complex before continuing into Valencia. See the historic Central Market and enjoy a walking tour of the center, admiring such landmarks as the cathedral, bullring, and medieval Serrano and Quart Towers, part of the old defensive walls. After free time for lunch at the Cathedral Square - perhaps savoring Valencian paella - relax as we drive along the coast to Barcelona, capital of Spain's Catalonia province, and renowned for its fanciful architecture by Antoni Gaudi.

Day 11 | Barcelona  B,DH

Today, drink in the sights of cosmopolitan Barcelona on a panoramic coach tour. View the La Rambla shopping street, Catalonia Square, Columbus Monument and impressive 1992 Summer Olympic site, and take in the city's iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Gaudi's Guell Park*. As a highlight, admire the exterior of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the breathtaking Holy Family Cathedral, known locally as La Sagrada Familia. Later, visit the world-famous Picasso Museum* before dinner at your hotel.

Day 12 | Barcelona - USA  B

Bid farewell to Spain today as you transfer to Barcelona airport for your homebound flight to the US.

Features

  • Excellent bilingual (English & Chinese speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

  • All four-star hotels accommodations as listed or other similar hotels for your comfort: 

    Madrid - Hotel Silken Puerta Madrid (4 Star)
    Fatima - Hotel Santa Maria (4 Star)
    Lisbon - Marriott Hotel Lisbon (4 Star)
    Seville - Hilton Garden Inn Seville (4 Star)
    Granada - Hotel M.A. Alhamar (4 Star)
    Alicante - AC Hotel Alicante (4 Star)
    Barcelona - TRYP Barcelona Condal Mar Hotel (4 Star)

  • European or buffet breakfast daily at hotel.

  • Dinners at local restaurants or hotels as specified in itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in selected cities: Madrid, Salamanca, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Barcelona.

  • Sightseeing programs as shown in tour itinerary.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary:

    Madrid - Royal Palace (or Prado Museum)

    Sintra - Sintra Palace

    Seville - Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower

    Granada - Alhambra Palace, Generalife Gardens

    Barcelona - Park Guell, Picasso Museum 

  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

  • Group airport transfers at arrival and departure.

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge.

City Day Optional Tour Price
Madrid D3 Segovia Tour & Lunch $50.00
Seville D7 Flamenco Dance & Dinner Show $75.00
Granada D8 Granada Cave Tour & Gypsy Show $30.00