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Travel Spain Portugal. For two weeks will enjoy a trip that will let them know the charm of the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal. Visit some of the most beatiful cities and tourist sites, most emblematic of each of them. Visited cities during the trip: Barcelona, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Avila, Toledo, Fátima, Lisbon, Porto. During tour also will be visited Andorra and Lourdes in France. Throughout the trip you will be accompanied by our guide.
Day 1: Barcelona
The staff of NESKA TRAVEL will greet you in the arrivals hall of the airport of Barcelona. Transfer to hotel in Costa Brava, accommodation and dinner.
Day 2: Barcelona
Guided tour of Barcelona with coach transfers. The visit includes walking down Las Ramblas: one of the most popular and picturesque streets of Barcelona that begins in the Plaza Catalunya and ends at the monument of Columbus. We continued walking through the Gothic Quarter, we will visit the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, Seat of Government, and Plaza Real. In the Paseo de Gracia we will admire the architecture of Gaudi visiting the Casa Mila popularly known as La Pedrera and the Casa Batllo.
Transfer by coach to visit the Sagrada Familia, architectural pearl of the city, visiting its interiors, know the history of its construction, secrets and mysteries. After a walk through the Park Guell, is where you will find the symbol of Barcelona’s famous Gaudi Dragon Source. Continue the visit by Avenida Diagonal to the mountain of Montjuic. There you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Barcelona. On Montjuic way we will make a stop at the Camp Nou stadium that hosts matches of the first football team of FC Barcelona. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. After dinner you can enjoy a flamenco show.
Day 3: Montserrat – Andorra
Transfer to Lourdes. Today we visit the Abbey of Montserrat, traditionally considered the most important and significant mountain in Catalonia. In this mountain stands the sanctuary of Montserrat Benedictine monastery dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat and seventeenth-century basilica of the Black Madonna. Montserrat is the second place of pilgrimage in Spain after Santiago de Compostela. Following the trip to Lourdes we stop in Andorra a sovereign principality in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. You can visit the capital Andorra la Vella. There will be time for a break, shop and stroll through this picturesque place. Arrival to Lourdes, hotel accommodation and dinner.
Day 4: Lourdes
After breakfast, we start our visit in Lourdes. The largest of France and one of the largest centers of Marian devotion in the world and pilgrimage destinations, visited each year by 6 million people worldwide. According to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on February 11, 1858 in the cave of Massabielle to a 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous, the Virgin Mary appeared. We will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Famous Massabielle Grotto, Church of Santa Berandette, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Transfer to Madrid, hotel accommodation and dinner.
Day 5: Madryt
After breakfast, we start our visit to Madrid, capital of Spain. Madrid is the largest Spanish city and the third after Paris and London in Europe. It is situated at 600 meters above sea level, giving it the title of the capital at higher altitudes in Europe. It is also one of the oldest cities on the continent. The first historical evidence of the existence of a village dating from the late ninth century AD during the Muslim occupation.
We visit the Real Madrid Stadium, Plaza de Toros, Paseo del Prado, Atocha train station with its Botanical Garden, Retiro Park, Temple of Debod, Spain Square, Gran Vía, Palacio Real, Plaza de Oriente, Teatro Real, Almudena Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament church, Main Street, Plaza de la Villa, St. Michael Mercado, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Neptuno. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Avila
Transfer to Santiago de Compostela. On the way we will stop in Avila. The city has three royal titles, the three are represented on the flag of the inscription on it, “Avila King of The Loyalists, and The Knights.” Here you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the city from the viewpoint Cuatro Postes. We will see the Basilica of San Vicente, the cathedral and the city’s defenses. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7: Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast, we go to visit Santiago de Compostela. Since the Middle Ages, place of worship and pilgrimage, because there supposedly was buried at St. James the Greater, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. The Santiago de Compostela, which was at that time one of the three main objectives of the medieval pilgrimage, along with Rome and the Holy Land. In front of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, you can buy a scallop, symbol of St. James. Originally, for get the shell, the pilgrims were going to the nearby coast, where they took the evidence gathered to commemorate the pilgrimage. At present, the shell is a symbol of pilgrims going to Santiago. We will walk the streets, historic squares and will visit the Cathedral. Transfer to Porto, hotel accommodation and dinner.
Day 8: Porto
After breakfast we will visit Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. Like many other European cities, Porto is an ancient city that has a rich historical heritage. The oldest information about the city comes from the V century AD. Famous worldwide Porto wine derives its name from this city. We will visit the city and the wineries of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia. We will see the Cathedral, the church Francis Ribera district. Then we will move to Coimbra, where we will visit the University. Transfer to Fatima, hotel accommodation and dinner.
Day 9: Fatima
Guided tour of Fatima. In 1917, three shepherd children Lucia dos Santos of ten, and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, aged six and nine years – announced that the Virgin Mary appeared to them and give them three messages secret. The first secret, according to Lucia, showed a vision of hell, while the second spoke of how to convert the world to Christianity. The text of the third mystery was kept secret for many years and was only revealed by Pope John Paul II on June 26, 2000, precisely at Fatima.
We will travel to Sintra. Sintra is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, due to a number of monuments found there, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s a special city, not only for the architectural attractions, but also for its picturesque location and microclimate. Visit to the National Palace of Sintra and Cabo da Roca viewpoint, where Europe ends and the ocean begins. Transfer to Lisbon. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
Day 10: Lizbona
After breakfast we visit Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal. The historic center of the city consists of seven hills, the city is served by three funiculars and an elevator (lift de Santa Justa). Excellent atmosphere and sunshine most of the year makes Lisbon “the white city” which is the name by which it is known. The city is full of life until the wee hours of the night, with excellent restaurants where you can taste: the best dishes of Portuguese cuisine and the famous Port wine.
We will visit the cathedral, St. George Church, Portas de Sol viewpoint, walk through Alfama and finally we will go to Rossio. In the visit we will see Belém Tower, Monument of Discoverers, Jeronimos cloister and if time permits Expo grounds and the Oceanarium. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel in Lisbon.
Day 11: Evora
During return to Madrid we go to visit Évora, named a World Heritage Site in 1986. Roman walls surrounding the city date back to the second century AD. Among the narrow streets with white limestone stone houses are the remains of Roman culture, Arab and Jewish. Visit to the Cathedral of Évora, Roman temple and the church of San Francisco where the chapel of bones. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel in Madrid.
Day 12: Toledo
Imperial City, whose historical roots date back to the Bronze Age. Named often kingdom’s capital and the archbishop. Through the centuries the Muslim, Jewish and Christian coexisted in the city, where each of them stamping its mark on architecture and monuments of Toledo. Enjoy the panorama of the city, stroll through the old quarter, Zocodover Square, see the home of Greco, San Martín bridge XIII century Monastery of St. John of the fifteenth century. We finish our visit in Cathedral of Toledo. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel near Madrid. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel in Costa Brava.
Day 13: Free day
Free time it can take for sightseeing, relax at the beach or shopping in La Roca Village Outlet.
Day 14: Departure day
Departure day. After breakfast join you on the transfer to Barcelona airport.