Portugal was once one of the richest countries in the world. You can see the evidence of this faded majesty in its larger towns and cities as well as the ruins that litter the countryside. Head north and inland to discover a hidden Portugal, surprisingly green and verdant, and sparsely populated with tiny hill towns and valley villages. Followed with your tour to Spain which is one of the most diverse and visually stunning nations of Europe.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Lisbon
On arrival in Lisbon, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Lisbon is one of Europe's most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills. Check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the UNESCO heritage monuments on the beautiful riverfront.
Day 2: Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Tour
Discover the wonders of Lisbon with this one of a kind sightseeing tour. Get to know one of the world’s oldest cities, with a history that dates back 300,000 years. You will start the tour from Marques do Pombal Square where you will choose one out of two routes. Discover countless key sites, museums, gardens and attractions. Lisbon is a city of contrasts, with many modern surprises standing alongside marks of its early history. Fall in love with the charms of Lisbon, one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. For up to 24 hours, hop on and off of the bus at your leisure at any of the 40 different stops of the two routes. Each stop will leave you next to some famous landmark located around the city. Some of the most impressive attractions you will be able to enjoy are the Jeronimos Monastery, built by King D. Manuel I, and the impressive Torre de Belem, both classified by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer From Lisbon To Madrid
In morning, check-out from your hotel. You will be transferred to the airport in Lisbon for your flight to Madrid. Welcome to Spain! On arrival in Madrid, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Travel from Lisbon to Madrid
Bus Avanza Grupo
Day 4: Madrid Sightseeing Tour With Prado Museum
Today morning, proceed for a half day guided tour of Madrid. See the main sights including Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Plaza de los Cibeles and much more, then enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the world-famous Prado to study works by the likes of Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. Discover the wealth of grandiose Renaissance and baroque architecture bequeathed by the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs while driving through the Puerta Del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. Continue towards the Royal Palace – the largest in Europe – and the famous Cibeles and Neptuno fountains, and the Puerta de Alcala. Explore contemporary Madrid with boulevards such as Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, the upmarket district of Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla, Parque del Oeste, the university, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Bernabeu Stadium. Visit the Prado Museum, home to some of the greatest artworks ever created, and study the works of four masters. Later in the afternoon you are free to explore Madrid on your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Transfer From Madrid To Valencia
Today check-out and travel on your own to the Madrid railway station to take the high speed train to Valencia. After 4 and half hours, you will reach Valencia. Reach the hotel on your own. Check-in and relax for some time.
Travel from Madrid to Valencia
Day 6: Valencia Hop On Hop Off Tour
Today proceed for Hop on Hop off Tour of Valencia. Explore Valencia at your own leisure while enjoying the sights from the comfort of a hop on-hop off a double-decker bus. Meander through the historic old town with Route A and head out to the coast on Route B. This route now has a new stop at Paseo de la Alameda at the door of the Archivo Municipal, which will allow you to visit the Mestalla Forever Tour and the Museum of Military History. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Transfer From Valencia To Barcelona
Today morning, check-out from your hotel. You will be transferred to the train station to take the high speed train from Valencia to Barcelona. The journey takes around 3 and half hours. Upon arrival at Barcelona you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check-in and relax for some time.
Travel from Valencia to Barcelona
Day 8: Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Tour
Today you will have the opportunity to experience the city on your pace with the sightseeing Hop on-Hop off tour. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters and beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. The city’s original site, which was surrounded by walls in the Roman period, is today the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter). Along narrow streets, with small squares and charming corners, you will find civil and religious Gothic constructions, and medieval palaces standing around the impressive cathedral. The Plaça del Rei is a square with an array of spectacular buildings and at the Plaça de Sant Jaume you can find important institutions, such as the Regional Parliament and the City Hall. On the other hand, one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city is called Las Ramblas, one of the main arteries of the historic quarter. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Full Day Montessarat + Barcelona Highlights
Today take a air conditioned coach journey out of Barcelona and climb the majestic mountains of Montserrat to a height of over 1,200m. Shaped over the centuries by erosion from wind and rain, the rocks up here have taken remarkable forms and inspired myths and legends for centuries. Visit the stunning Abbey of Santa Maria of Montserrat, built in the 11th century and home to a highly important shrine of the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as “The Black Virgin”. Then head back into the city to take in the best works of one of Catalonia’s favourite sons, Antoni Gaudí. Visit the spectacular and famously unfinished Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, the spectacular, modernist Parc Güell and Paseo de Gracia, which features the famous Casa Batllò and la Pedrera. Learn the history and admire the beauty of these structures as your guide leads you through the centre of Barcelona.
Day 10: Departure From Barcelona
Today we head back home after a fun filled and wonderful tour. Check-out after breakfast and head for the airport for your flight home. We hope you carry some wonderful and magnificent memories of your holiday and request you to spare a few minutes, in giving us a feedback about your holiday.