Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating trip. In Portugal, stay in Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities to see the highlights. Also visit the famous Sandeman & Co Port wine cellar to taste the Port wines, and enjoy a special dinner with local specialties at one of Oporto’s fine restaurants. In Spain, stop in Vigo and La Toja, and stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations, a night in Oviedo, two nights in San Sebastian, a night in Saragossa, ending with with two nights in Barcelona. Highlights are an exclusive visit to the Cámara Santa de Oviedo; a visit to the Altamira Neo Cave near Santillana del Mar; and a guided visit to Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum. Also enjoy a guided walking tour through the Parte Viejo (Old Quarter) of San Sebastian; a walk through Pamplona’s Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a lunch with local specialties and Rioja wine; Plaza de Pilar in Saragossa; and in Barcelona, guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Gothic Quarter. A farewell dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.
LISBON Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos MonasteryOPORTO Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; [LF] Port wine tasting at Sandeman & Co; dinner with wine at a local restaurantVIGO Walking tourLA TOJA Visit the islandSANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedralOVIEDO Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral San Salvador and [LF] the Cámara Santa de OviedoSANTILLANA DEL MAR [LF] Visit the Altamira Neo CaveBILBAO Guided visit of the Guggenheim MuseumSAN SEBASTIAN Guided walking tour of the Old QuarterPAMPLONA [LF] Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at a local restaurantSARAGOSSA Visit Plaza de PilarBARCELONA Guided sightseeing; take pictures of the Sagrada Familia Basilica and visit the gothic quarter; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurantHeadsets throughout the tour.
LISBON Real Palacio (SF)OPORTO Tiara Park Atlantic (SF)SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Tryp Santiago (F)OVIEDO Tryp Oviedo (F)SAN SEBASTIAN Silken Amara Plaza (F)SARAGOSSA Silken Reino de Aragon (F)BARCELONA HCC St. Moritz (F)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 tapas lunch (L) in Pamplona; 4 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi