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Iberian Inspiration: Madrid, Toledo & Andalusia to Lisbon

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
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Seen Barcelona and Madrid? This Spain vacation takes you into the country’s south, including imperial Toledo, Corboda, Seville, and beautiful Granada. Steeped in history, this historic region will fascinate you magnificent architecture, delicious food, and unique Moorish influences.


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This 11-day trip from Madrid tp Lisbon takes you through Spain’s most historic regions.

Madrid is the cultural heart of Spain, so consider arriving a few days early to explore all the city has to offer. Then set out for Toledo, which served as Spain’s capital until the 16th century. Eclipsed by famous neighbours, Toledo is nonetheless a World Heritage listed city, noted for its astonishing cathedral and the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. From here, head east into La Mancha, where the spirit of Don Quixote defines local lore, in between servings of magnificent wines and tapas.

Few places on Earth bring together Roman, Islamic and Spanish culture and architecture, but Corboda is one such city. A walking tour transports you to Spain’s 8th century Islamic Al-Andalus period. You’ll also visit the old Heritage Listed town of Mezquita, and have the option of indulging in the luxury of an Arabic bathhouse.

Go on to Seville, where you can try your hand at making tapas and sangria. Spend the afternoon exploring the city at leisure, or rest before a spectacular evening flamenco show. There’s plenty to see in this city, where many of Spain’s most familiar images come to life. Explore the Jewish Quarter and see the Alcazar de Sevilla, Europe’s oldest royal palace still in use.

Head the Atlantic Coast, enjoying a tour through one of Jerez de la Frontera’s wineries en route. Then spend a night in the ancient town of Ronda, before exploring Granada, the historic stronghold of the Moorish empire in Spain. Today, it’s one of the country’s most beloved cities. You’ll visit the famed Alhambra palace, the crowning glory of the town’s Moorish influences. Roam its patios, rooms and gardens before exploring Granada at your own pace.

Your final day of sightseeing is spent exploring Ubeda and Baeza. These unassuming towns will surround you with glorious renaissance architecture, creating the perfect ambience for an olive oil tasting, before spending your last tour night in a beautiful 17th century mansion hotel.

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Accommodation in Lisbon

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    Lisboa Tejo



    This hotel enjoys a privileged location right in the city centre. From the trendy lobby and to the preserved 16th-century well and the original, exposed stone walls, the Tejo offers something old, something new . Good choice a weekend away in Lisbon. This stilish yet ...

    This hotel enjoys a privileged location right in the city centre. From the trendy lobby and to the preserved 16th-century well and the original, exposed stone walls, the Tejo offers something old, something new . Good choice a weekend away in Lisbon. This stilish yet traditional hotel is located right in the centre of Lisbon next to PRACA DA FIGUEIRA within distance of Alfama and the Castelo. All the rooms are medium in size, all non-smoking decorated in a minimal nautical theme. Bathrooms are clean and white with marble sinks. Suites are larger and include a sitting room with a sofa and television.

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    Dom Pedro Lisboa



    This hotel enjoys a fantastic location in front of a shopping centre, the main restaurants and bars, as well as very close to Marques de Pombal. Facilities include a tasteful Italian cuisine restaurant called Il Gattopardo, a restaurant bistro called Le Cafe, a fitness room, ...

    This hotel enjoys a fantastic location in front of a shopping centre, the main restaurants and bars, as well as very close to Marques de Pombal. Facilities include a tasteful Italian cuisine restaurant called Il Gattopardo, a restaurant bistro called Le Cafe, a fitness room, a bar and cafe bistro, and a magnificent spa with an indoor pool offering chromotherapy, cardio fitness room, sauna, steam bath and 5 treatment/massage rooms. Several meeting rooms are also available, and wireless Internet access is available in all meeting rooms and the lobby. Located in the city center, in front of the Amoreiras Shopping and near to Marquês de Pombal and the luxury boutiques of Avenida da Liberdade, Dom Pedro Lisboa hotel has an ideal location for those visiting the capital on business or leisure. With spacious rooms, elegant suites and a luxurious Penthouse Suite with a superb view over the city, the Tejo River and São Jorge Castle, you can also relax in our SPA Aquae with indoor swimming pool, treatment and fitness rooms. This hotel also offers a full range of services for the organization of conferences, events or meetings This exclusive city hotel in Amoreiras , in front of the shopping centre. Public transport is located just a stone's throw from the hotel, around 500 m. Various bars, pubs and a nightclub are all within 3 km of the hotel. The town centre is within walking distance and takes only half an hour to reach. The beach is 5-6 km from the hotel and easily reached by car. All the rooms have air conditioning, direct-line telephone, satellite television, radio, mini-bar and hair dryer. Rooms and bathrooms are in excellent condition and decorated to the highest standard.

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    Metropole



    Essential hotel services available include 24-hour reception, concierge desk, foreign exchange, laundry, limousine service, child minding and visit assistance. A plus are conference/meeting rooms for up to 25 persons, fitted with audio-visual equipment. 05/07 mp Its privileged location in the well-known Rosio Square, the historic ...

    Essential hotel services available include 24-hour reception, concierge desk, foreign exchange, laundry, limousine service, child minding and visit assistance. A plus are conference/meeting rooms for up to 25 persons, fitted with audio-visual equipment.
    05/07 mp Its privileged location in the well-known Rosio Square, the historic centre of Lisbon, makes this hotel the ideal place to explore the old part of the city centre, as well as the main shopping areas. The bedrooms are large and in very good condition. The décor is that of the 1920s. The grey marbled bathrooms are large and in exceptional condition. Rooms offer wonderful views over La Baixa, Alfama and the Castle.

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    The Vintage Lisbon



    This is a great hotel , located in the heart of the city, a short walk to the main shopping area and downtown Lisbon . Hotel offers splendid view of the S Jorge castle from theri panoramic terrace where also guests can enjoy an evening ...

    This is a great hotel , located in the heart of the city, a short walk to the main shopping area and downtown Lisbon . Hotel offers splendid view of the S Jorge castle from theri panoramic terrace where also guests can enjoy an evening drink. it is located in the city centre, between the two popular districts of Avenida da Liberdade and Bairro Alto, in downtown Lisbon With an average size of 22 sqm, these rooms feature the ultimate in stylish contemporary design. Rooms have a queen size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, comfortable chairs and working desk, WiFi internet connection, LCD TV, hairdryer

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    My Story Hotel Rossio



    Offering a restaurant, My Story Hotel Rossio is located in Lisbon. Free WiFi access is available. At My Story Hotel Rossio you will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar.Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. The hotel is in Rossio, 400 ...

    Offering a restaurant, My Story Hotel Rossio is located in Lisbon. Free WiFi access is available. At My Story Hotel Rossio you will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar.Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. The hotel is in Rossio, 400 m from Chiado and 350 m from Liberty Avenue.Lisbon Portela Airport is 6 km away.

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    Pestana Cr7 Lisboa



    The Pestana CR7 Lisboa is located in the historic neighbourhood of Baixa Pombalina within walking distance to Praça do Comércio, the main tram lines, the Chiado shopping area and the nightlife of Cais do Sodre. All rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless internet, an HD ...

    The Pestana CR7 Lisboa is located in the historic neighbourhood of Baixa Pombalina within walking distance to Praça do Comércio, the main tram lines, the Chiado shopping area and the nightlife of Cais do Sodre.

    All rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless internet, an HD television complete with Apple TV and Android streaming for your convenience.

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    Lisboa Pessoa Hotel



    A modern and magnificent building, modern, covered with fantastic gray tiles. Perfectly integrated in one of the most central and typical areas of Lisbon. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Lisbon! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in ...

    A modern and magnificent building, modern, covered with fantastic gray tiles. Perfectly integrated in one of the most central and typical areas of Lisbon. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Lisbon! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. Hotel also have a beautiful library with direct day light and two outside terraces.On the -1 floor a magnificent Spa will be ready to welcome our guest as soon as possible ( not yet opened ) Located in the heart of Portugal's capital, the Lisboa Pessoa Hotel is the ideal starting point for a visit to the city of Fado! Inspired by the life and works of Fernando Pessoa, this hotel has 75 rooms. Comfortably enjoy breakfast at the Mensagem Restaurant, on the building's top floor, whilst contemplating the view overlooking "Lisbon and its multicoloured houses". Your adventure in Lisbon starts here, at the Lisboa Pessoa Hotel! This twin/double room has air conditioning, satellite TV and dining area. Room facilities: View, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Air Conditioning, Desk, Wardrobe/Closet, Shower, Bath, Free toiletries, Toilet paper, Dining area, Wake-up service . Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

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    Altis Avenida



    with a prime location in the city this hotel is the ideal choice for a weekend break in the city . mp 5/11 The Altis Avenida is a magnificently restored 1940 landmark building ideally located on the prestigious centre in the city, just steps away ...

    with a prime location in the city this hotel is the ideal choice for a weekend break in the city . mp 5/11 The Altis Avenida is a magnificently restored 1940 landmark building ideally located on the prestigious centre in the city, just steps away from Theatres, Museums and glamorous streets full of typical souvenir shops and the most trendy and luxury Boutiques in the Avenida Liberdade . 16 spacious rooms with a view overlooking the downtown Lisbon and the beautiful Praça dos Restauradores. The high ceiling and a balcony outside characterize this category where there are rooms with double bed and two twin beds.

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    Portugal Boutique Hotel



    Hotel Portugal, a 4 stars boutique hotel, offers 53 rooms uniquely decorated in blue shades. Located in downtown Lisbon, you will find several points of interest that are part of the Portuguese culture and history. It has 11 standard rooms, 40 deluxe rooms and 2 ...

    Hotel Portugal, a 4 stars boutique hotel, offers 53 rooms uniquely decorated in blue shades. Located in downtown Lisbon, you will find several points of interest that are part of the Portuguese culture and history. It has 11 standard rooms, 40 deluxe rooms and 2 suites, all equipped with free WIFI, air conditioning, direct telephone, slippers, bathrobe, magnifying mirror with light, double glazing, hairdryer, mini bar, 24 hour room service and interactive TV. Also available free parking on site and upon availability. Hotel Portugal is located in the historical center of Lisbon. With several public transportation only a few walking meters away (subway, tram, and bus), the hotel has the perfect location to discover the city. The airport is only 6 km away, approximately a 15 minute travel. By foot, you can visit the Rossio Square, Praça da Figueira, Praça Martim Moniz, and Restauradores Square. The 53 rooms of the hotel are all decorated in blue tones, and typical Portuguese glaze tiles. With 11 standard rooms, 40 deluxe and 2 suites, all rooms equipped with free WIFI, air conditioning, direct telephone, slippers, bathrobe, magnifying mirror with light, double glazing, hairdryer, mini bar, 24 hour room service and interactive TV.

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    • Free WiFi
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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,135

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Day 1

Madrid Airport to Madrid City Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Vincci Capitol

Vincci Capitol is set on Madrid's Gran Via, a few meters from Callao Metro Station. This stylish hotel features a roof terrace with impressive city views, a spa and rooms with flat-screen TVs. The Capitol offers Art Deco-style design, and its soundproofed rooms are spacious and air conditioned. Each has a pillow menu, a minibar and a hairdryer. A daily breakfast is served, including products for celiacs. The popular Puerta del Sol District with its many bars and restaurants is just 500 metres from the hotel. Plaza Mayor can be reached in 10 minutes, by foot.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Vincci Capitol

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    Vincci Capitol



    Vincci Capitol is set on Madrid's Gran Via, a few meters from Callao Metro Station. This stylish hotel features a roof terrace with impressive city views, a spa and rooms with flat-screen TVs. The Capitol offers Art Deco-style design, and its soundproofed rooms are spacious ...

    Vincci Capitol is set on Madrid's Gran Via, a few meters from Callao Metro Station. This stylish hotel features a roof terrace with impressive city views, a spa and rooms with flat-screen TVs. The Capitol offers Art Deco-style design, and its soundproofed rooms are spacious and air conditioned. Each has a pillow menu, a minibar and a hairdryer. A daily breakfast is served, including products for celiacs. The popular Puerta del Sol District with its many bars and restaurants is just 500 metres from the hotel. Plaza Mayor can be reached in 10 minutes, by foot.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Luggage Storage

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Day 2

Madrid - Toledo

After meeting in Madrid, you'll begin your journey to Toledo, where centuries of history come alive. After a city tour, you'll enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel's restaurant, which specializes in suckling pig and lamb.

Meal Plan Dinner
Day 3

Toledo - Valdepenas - Cordoba

The road continues south across the vast plains of La Mancha. You'll pause in Valdepeñas to visit a local bodega for wine and tapas before continuing on to Córdoba -- your home for the next two nights.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Cordoba

After a city tour of Córdoba's Old Town with an included entrance to the Mezquita (a UNESCO-protected mosque), you'll be free to explore at your own pace. Seek out hidden squares and local cafés, pamper yourself at a traditional hammam or simply marvel at the city's eye-catching architecture.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Cordoba - Ubeda - Granada

After pausing to taste Spanish olive oil in a peaceful olive grove, you'll check out the town of Úbeda, which is full of spectacular Renaissance palaces. Then it's onward to the hotel in Granada.

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Day 6

Granada

Intricately carved archways. Lavish interiors featuring colourful tiles. Vibrant gardens. Today you'll pay a visit to the Alhambra, a breathtaking Moorish palace perched on a hilltop outside Granada. This afternoon will find you back in the city centre, where you'll be free to discover the city.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Granada - Ronda

From Granada, your path turns east to Ronda, a historic town with breathtaking views. Tonight you'll join together for a group dinner in a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8

Ronda - Grazalema - Arcos - Jerrez - Seville

Today, you'll drive to Jerez to visit a local winery with a private gallery before enjoying a tapas lunch and wine tasting. Later, you'll move on to Seville, where you'll enjoy a traditional flamenco show.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 9

Seville

After breakfast, it's time to explore Seville at your own leisure. You could search out Roman ruins, Moorish mosaics and classical squares, or you could hop from bar to bar while sampling Andalucían specialities.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 10

Seville - Sierra De Aracena

It's back to nature today as you make tracks to the Sierra de Aracena, a mountain range peppered with castles, quaint villages and pastures. With a variety of well-maintained trails, the area certainly deserves its status as a fantastic place for a ramble.

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Day 11

Sierra De Aracena - Monsaraz - Estremoz

Your first stop of the day is Monsaraz, a charming Portuguese hilltop village with sweeping views of the Alqueva Dam. You'll take some time to stroll its narrow streets before moving on to Estremoz to end the day.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 12

Estremoz - Evora - Lisbon

Today you'll continue to Évora, the capital of the Alentejo region. After taking a look around the marvellous cathedral, the Templo Romano and the town square, you'll press on to Lisbon, where you will say farewell.

Mundial

Situated in the heart of Lisbon, the Baixa Pombalina, with the historical St. George's castle in the background and Rossio square just a few steps away, this hotel has the best location to explore this beautiful city. The hotel Mundial has 350 rooms, including 3 suites, all of them equipped and decorated in order to provide maximum comfort in an elegant environment. The panoramic restaurant "Varanda de Lisboa" offers a stunning view over the old city as well as excellent cuisine.*Images from VFM Leonardo, Inc.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 13

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

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DEPARTURES:

2019: Mar 2, 16; Apr 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 27; May 1,4, 8, 10, 17, 22, 27; Jun 7, 8, 12, 15, 19,
21, 26; Jul 5, 24; Aug 20, 31; Sep 4, 6, 13, 18, 21, 25, 27; Oct 2, 9, 14

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • Tour leader
  • Driver and mini-coach transportation
  • Local guides in Toledo, Cordoba, Seville & Granada
  • European breakfast daily
  • 3 evening meals
  • 1 tapas lunch
  • Flamenco show in Seville
  • Wine & sherry tasting
  • Learn to make sangria & tapas in Seville
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Included Entrance Fees: Santa Maria la Blanca and San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo, Mezquita in Cordoba, Cathedral and Alcazar in Seville & the Alhambra in Granada.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights, items of a personal nature, travel insurance and gratuities.
  • Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights,’ items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
  • Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
  • Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
  • Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Mobility: The tour involves walking and requires guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Trip Highlights:

  • Stay in charming hotels in the heart of Cordoba, Seville and Baeza.
  • Taste local wines and sherries in traditional bodegas.
  • Learn how to make some of the most traditional tapas dishes while learning about this now, world famous, Iberian tradition.
  • Watch a flamenco show in Seville.
  • Explore the heart of Andalusia, where palaces, cathedrals and quaint villages all have a fascinating story to tell.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share. Subject to availability. The hotels have been hand-picked from an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

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