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Madrid, Lisbon and Fatima

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Spain and Portugal: Madrid, Lisbon and Fatima, classic tour

Discover Madrid, Lisbon and Fatima

Fantastic journey to discover Lisbon and Fatima from Madrid. You'll get to know Madrid and you'll have free time to explore the city on your own at the beginning of the route, passing through Trujillo in Extremadura to immerse yourself in Portuguese lands, destination Lisboa. You'll have the opportunity to discover Batalha, Alcobaça and finally the monastery of Fatima.

Services included in the trip

  • Return flight.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in selected hotels or similar category.
  • Meal board as per itinerary.
  • Transport in air-conditioned coach.
  • Visits in a guided tour that are detailed in the program and not considered as optional.
  • Multilingual Spanish- Portuguese- and English-speaking local guides-escort.
  • Travel insurance.

Services NOT included

  • Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel in Lisbon.
  • Any other service not previously mentioned as included.

Travel details

Day 1: City of origin - Madrid

Flight to Madrid. Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to explore the wonders that the city has to offer. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the bus terminal. Departure at 08:30 a.m. Drive to Avila, a city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the portuguese border until you reach Porto. Overnight stay.

Day 4: Porto

Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous "port wine". Overnight stay.

Day 5: Porto - Coimbra - Fátima

Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night, possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Overnight stay.

Day 6: Fátima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaça - Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage). Visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Overnight stay. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, a typical Portuguese song and music.

Day 7: Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo. Drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of color housing the genuine “tabernas”, where Fado sounds as a missing past. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid

Departure to Caceres, considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town, with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Madrid - City of origin

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport.

Important remarks

  • - Babies up to 2 years old in Spain must share the bed with adults. In case you need a cot, or any other additional service, you will have to request it at each hotel and it will be a direct payment.
  • - Triple rooms in Europe are generally rooms with twin beds or a double, in which a folding bed is installed to accommodate the third person. Due to the inconvenience this causes, we advise against using this option as far the possible.
  • - During congresses and special events, the confirmed hotels and other accommodations may be different to those indicated.
  • - During the circuit by Europe, only one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person are allowed.
  • - The order of the itinerary may be altered for logistical reasons, without prior notice, but no scheduled trips will be cancelled (except in the case that adverse weather conditions prevent its realisation).
  • - A credit card is considered a guarantee, so sometimes you will need one for check-in at hotels.
  • - Prices are calculated based on admission fees to the sights as of the date of publication. If there is an increase in these prices, you will be promptly informed.
  • - If you are a person with reduced mobility, please contact us to confirm the suitability of the trip.
  • - During stay in Madrid, tour escort service is not available.
  • - In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons, it will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.

Madrid

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid Metropoliatan Area  is calculated to be around 6.5 million. It is the third - largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan aerea is  the third - largest in the European Union after London and Paris.

Avila

Salamanca

Porto

Coimbra

Fatima

The small town of Fátima welcomes pilgrims, tourists and other visitors every day, but numbers are especially high on Sundays when thousands of believers come to pray to the Virgin. On the 13th day of every month between May and October, the period when there was an apparition of the Virgin in the year 1917, followers arrive in their thousands. If you are visiting Fátima as a pilgrim or an eager tourist, the must-see place is Cova da Iria, an unpopulated expanse of land 3km away where the apparition of the Virgin was seen.

Batalha

The village of Batalha is defined by its local craftwork based on tapestries and tinplate and by its rich cuisine made using local products such as Tachadéu (fried pork), 'bolos de ferradura' (traditional pastries) and fruity wine. If you visit Batalha, don't leave out the Ethnographic Museum of Alta Estremadura, otherwise known as ‘Casa de Madalena’, where you can travel back through time to the 19th century in the Portuguese region of Estremadura.

Nazaré

Nazaré is a Portuguese town in the Leiria District in the Intermunicipal Community of the West and has around 10,100 inhabitants. The beach in Nazaré is one of Portugal's most popular thanks to its clean, turquoise waters simply imploring you to relax. As well as boasting natural beauty, Nazaré is a centre for pilgrimage, with pilgrims heading every year for O Sitio and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ('Our Lady of Nazaré').

Lisbon

The city of Lisbon , sitting at the mouth of the Tagus river, is the capital of Portugal and counts tourism as primary driving force of its economy. The city is a fusion of ancient cultures and is home to countless museums and galleries where you'll be able to enjoy Lisbon in all its splendour. The most prominent of the main tourist attractions here are the Vasco da Gama Tower, the Sanctuary of Christ the King in Almada and the Lisbon Oceanarium.

Caceres

Cáceres, is on the border with Portugal and is one of the best modern showcases of medieval art in Spain. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visitors will find countless religious buildings, including the Ermita de la Paz ('Chapel of Peace'), as well as stately palaces and houses such as the Casa del Sol ('House of the Sun') and the Palacio Episcopal ('Episcopal Palace').

Personalise your holiday...

Expected Hotels (or similar)

Category A
Tryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel
Tryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel
Lisbon

Tryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel

Avenida D. Joao Ii, Parque Das Nacoes
Lutecia Smart Design Hotel
Lutecia Smart Design Hotel
Lisbon

Lutecia Smart Design Hotel

Avenida Frei Miguel Contreiras, 52,
Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía
Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía
Madrid

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía

Gran Vía, 9
Hotel Princesa Plaza Madrid
Hotel Princesa Plaza Madrid
Madrid

Hotel Princesa Plaza Madrid

Princesa 40,
Hotel Eurostars Heroismo
Hotel Eurostars Heroismo
Porto

Hotel Eurostars Heroismo

Rua Do Heroísmo, 235/237,
Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina
Fatima

Hotel Regina

Rua Conego Formigao 12,
Aurea Fatima Hotel Congress & Spa
Aurea Fatima Hotel Congress & Spa
Fatima

Aurea Fatima Hotel Congress & Spa

Avenida D. Jose Alves Correia Da Silva 279
Hotel Estrela De Fatima
Hotel Estrela De Fatima
Fatima

Hotel Estrela De Fatima

Rua Conego Formigao 40
Tryp Porto Expo Hotel
Tryp Porto Expo Hotel
Leca da Palmeira

Tryp Porto Expo Hotel

Rotunda Da Exponor S/N, Leca Da Palmeira
Hotel Black Tulip
Hotel Black Tulip
Vila Nova De Gaia

Hotel Black Tulip

Avenida Da Republica, 2038,

Expected Hotels (or similar)

Category B
Tryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel
Tryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel
Lisbon

Tryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel

Avenida D. Joao Ii, Parque Das Nacoes
Lutecia Smart Design Hotel
Lutecia Smart Design Hotel
Lisbon

Lutecia Smart Design Hotel

Avenida Frei Miguel Contreiras, 52,
Hotel Faranda Florida Norte
Hotel Faranda Florida Norte
Madrid

Hotel Faranda Florida Norte

Paseo De La Florida, 5
Hotel Mayorazgo
Hotel Mayorazgo
Madrid

Hotel Mayorazgo

Flor Baja 3,
Hotel Eurostars Heroismo
Hotel Eurostars Heroismo
Porto

Hotel Eurostars Heroismo

Rua Do Heroísmo, 235/237,
Hotel Estrela De Fatima
Hotel Estrela De Fatima
Fatima

Hotel Estrela De Fatima

Rua Conego Formigao 40
Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina
Fatima

Hotel Regina

Rua Conego Formigao 12,
Aurea Fatima Hotel Congress & Spa
Aurea Fatima Hotel Congress & Spa
Fatima

Aurea Fatima Hotel Congress & Spa

Avenida D. Jose Alves Correia Da Silva 279
Tryp Porto Expo Hotel
Tryp Porto Expo Hotel
Leca da Palmeira

Tryp Porto Expo Hotel

Rotunda Da Exponor S/N, Leca Da Palmeira
Hotel Black Tulip
Hotel Black Tulip
Vila Nova De Gaia

Hotel Black Tulip

Avenida Da Republica, 2038,