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Code:PSPClassic Spain & Portugal 12 Days

Spain and Portugal are renowned for their rich history, natural splendors and zest for life. Join us to explore both these sun-burnished lands on this captivating 12-day vacation. In Spain, experience pulsating Madrid and flamenco-fueled Seville, marvel at the exquisite Alhambra in Granada, and feel the full force of the exuberance of Barcelona. In contrast, Portugal casts a gentler, though equally enchanting spell. Discover the maritime charms of Lisbon, see magical Sintra, and visit the holy shrine at Fatima.
 

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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 taking an optional excursion to the historic town of Segovia to see its Roman Aqueduct and the UNESCO-listed castle, and enjoy a traditional roasted pig lunch! (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.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl
09/30/2017 $2000.00 $900.00
$2900.00
$700.00
10/07/2017 $2000.00 $900.00
$2900.00
$700.00
10/14/2017 $2000.00 $900.00
$2900.00
$700.00
10/21/2017 $2000.00 $800.00
$2800.00
$700.00
10/28/2017 $2000.00 $800.00
$2800.00
$700.00
11/04/2017 $2000.00 $800.00
$2800.00
$700.00
11/11/2017 $2000.00 $700.00
$2700.00
$700.00
11/18/2017 $2000.00 $700.00
$2700.00
$700.00
12/25/2017 $2000.00 $900.00
$2900.00
$700.00

• Red colored dates are English speaking groups.

• Advertised land prices are based on per person, double occupancy.

• Advertised round-trip international airfares are from New York (JFK) including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees.

• Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on airfares. For time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

LAX (Mar-Dec) / SFO (Mar-May, Sep-Dec)...............................$200

SFO (Jun-Aug).......................................................................$300

Eastern Standard Time Zone....................................................$200

Central Standard Time Zone.....................................................$200

Mountain Standard Time Zone..................................................$300

Pacific Standard Time Zone (except LAX, SFO).........................$300

• Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Peony Tours. For your preferred international air carrier, please call Peony Tours for pricing.

• For child (2-11 yrs) rates, please refer to Reservation.

• For details of our Air Policy, and Terms & Conditions, please refer to Reservation.

• All prices are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.

• Airfare listed does not include seat assignment fee. Please contact the airline directly to choose your seats and make the payment if there is any.

 

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.

When the day's sightseeing draws to an end, you expect to settle in amidst the comfort and luxury afforded by a deluxe hotel. After all, a good night's rest is essential to maximize the next day's experience. You can be confident that your accommodations with Peony Tours have all been hand-selected by management and have met our high standards for ensuring a convenient location, excellent service, quality assurance, and comfort.

Madrid
Juan Rizi 5, Madrid 28027 - Spain
+34 917 438 300
Fatima
Rua Santo Antonio Fatima 2495 Portu...
351 249 530 110
Lisbon
Avenida dos Combatentes Lisbon 16...
+351-21-7235400
Seville
Calle Ingeniería no11 Parque Torneo...
+34-955-054-054
Granada
C. Alhamar 46 18004, Granada ...
958290303
Alicante
Avda. de Elche, 3 · Alicante, Alica...
34-96-5120178
Barcelona
Cristobal de Moura, 138, 08019, Bar...
(34) 93 3077727

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.

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  • All optional tours and seat assignments are on availability basis only, and subject to change at any time.
  • While our tour directors work their best to adhere to the original itinerary, Peony Tours reserves the right to limit and to cancel any optional tours/activities due to insufficient participants or certain local circumstances.
  • All online payment is not refundable, exchangeable, nor transferable. Only if an optional tour is cancelled on site by the tour director, the amount of the specific optional tour you paid online will be refunded to your credit card AFTER THE TOUR.
CityTour NameDescriptionPrice
MadridSegovia Tour & Lunch

Delve into Spain's rich past and culture on a half-day trip to honey-stoned Segovia from Madrid. Behold the historic town's main claim-to-fame: a 2,000-year-old Roman two-tiered aqueduct built from 20,000 granite blocks without mortar. Marvel at this architectural feat, one of Spain's greatest Roman-era monuments; and admire the Alcazar, Segovia's stunningly restored, 11th-century fortress, and other sights. Finish with a lunch of Segovia's beloved roasted suckling pig, cooked to such tender perfection that its traditionally carved with a plate.

 

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, City tour, Castle admission, Tour guide, Roast pig lunch, Tips
Duration: 5 hours

 

€50
SevilleFlamenco Dance & Dinner Show

Fiery flamenco is emblematic of Andalucia and has its 500-year old roots in the region's gypsy and Moorish heritage, reflecting the struggles of these peoples during centuries of persecution. On this excursion, be swept up by this passionate art form with a delicious dinner and show at one of Seville's premier flamenco "tablaos". Enjoy a classic Andalucian dinner or tapas with drinks as you watch exotically costumed "bailors" perform flamboyant dances to furiously strummed guitars and emotional songs. Not to be missed.

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Flamenco Show, Classic   Andalucian dinner with drinks, Tips 
Duration: 2 hours

€75
GranadaGranada Cave Tour & Gypsy Show

Discover Granada's ancient Moorish culture on this evening tour of the city's lovely Albayzin neighborhood. With a tour guide to explain the area's history and architecture, delve into this charming UNESCO-listed Arabic Quarter, where narrow cobbled lanes thread past white-washed houses and birdsong-filled gardens. Admire stunning views of the twilit Alhambra and visit the former Gypsy neighbourhood of hillside Sacramonte district to watch an exotic "zambra" (gypsy flamenco) show performed in one of the old cave dwelling carved into the slopes.

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Tour guide, Show ticket, 1 Glass of wine or other beverage per guest, Tips 
Duration: 3 hours

€30