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The Iberian Holiday Tour

14 Days featuring: Madrid, Salamanca, Lisbon, Seville, Costa del Sol, Granada

Included Features

Round trip air transportation
English speaking tour director throughout
Accommodations in First Class hotels in twin bedded rooms with private bath
Breakfast and dinner daily
All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe motor coach
Entrance fees for included features
Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour escort and driver and items excluded below.
Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier allowance

Not included:
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
Items of a personal nature such as passport fees
Tips to tour escort and driver
Beverages with dinner
Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the itinerary
Airport departure taxes, fees and September 11th Security surcharges
Travel insurance, Visas, etc.


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16_8758.TIF flamenco DAY 1 / DEPART
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DAY 2 / MADRID
You will be met on arrival at Madrid Airport by your tour manager and taken to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with the city and its residents appreciation for living. A welcome dinner at your hotel tonight sets the tone for the wonders to come.

DAY 3 / MADRID
This morning you will begin with a visit to the palatial Prado Museum, where you could spend days admiring the paintings. You will drive along the Grand Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. You continue to pass through Puerto del Sol Plaza- The "Gate of the Sun, and Plaza España- with its monument to Cervantes.

DAY 4 / MADRID / SEGOVIA / AVILA / SALAMANCA
Today cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama to Segovia, famous for its Alcazar and the 2000-year-old Roman Aqueduct. You will continue to the walled and turreted city of Avila, where St. Theresa founded the order of the Carmelites. You will then begin your journey to Salamanca, originally a fortified Roman camp, for an orientation tour and a visit to the Baroque Plaza Mayor, the former site of bullfights.

DAY 5 / SALAMANCA / FATIMA / LISBON
This morning, you will cross the border to Portugal. Visit Fatima, site of the famous religious miracle. Enjoy free time to explore the Basilica where thousands of people make a pilgrimage annually. Continue south to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

DAY 6 / LISBON
Your full day tour of Lisbon will allow you to discover the many historical sites in this legendary city. Visit the Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery, a marvel of stone lacework. Explore the typical streets and drive along the riverside to admire Black House Square. Not to be missed are the medieval quarters of Alfama, the oldest and most picturesque quarter of the city, as well as the Cathedral and St. George's Castle.

DAY 7 / LISBON / SEVILLE
This morning, you will return to Spain via the Andalucia region whose spectacular scenary ranges from mountains to plains. This afternoon, you will arrive in Seville, birthplace and inspiration to many writers, painters and artists.

DAY 8 / SEVILLE
Your tour of Seville begins with the Moorish architecture of the Giralda Tower and a visit to the Cathedral, the world's largest Gothic monument. Discover the Plaza de Espana, passing Maria Luisa Park, and explore the narrow streets and the many plazas of the Santa Cruz Quarter. You will have some free time to explore on your own or to do some shopping. This evening, enjoy a typical Flamenco Show.

DAY 9/ SEVILLE / CORDOBA / COSTA DEL SOL
Depart Seville this morning and enjoy your short drive to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. You will have an afternoon sightseeing tour that will include a visit to its famous Mezquita (mosque) one of the finest ever built. You will find gleaming pillars of precious marble, jasper, and onyx that then raise overhead into arches, characteristic of Moorish architecture. Also visit the Cathedral, the medieval synagogue, and the Jewish Quarter.

DAY 10/ COSTA DEL SOL
Enjoy the day at leisure or take an optional excursion to Morocco. This tour includes a drive to Algeciras, cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Ceuta, and then continues to Tangier for a tour of the colorful Grand Socco market. In the medina, view the Casbah and the Sultan¹s Palace. Return in the evening to the Costa del Sol.

DAY 11 / COSTA DEL SOL / RONDA / COSTA DEL SOL
Today you will visit the city of Ronda, one of the last Moorish bastions. Enjoy time at leisure to explore this town of ancient palaces and noble mansions as well as the famous bullring. Continue to Costa del Sol.

DAY 12 / COSTA DEL SOL / GRANADA
This morning, drive to Granada, a city of lush greenery, beautiful Moorish buildings, and a view of the snow capped Sierra Nevada on the horizon. Your tour of the city includes the famous Alhambra founded in the 13th-century and originally comprised of houses, schools, baths, barracks, and gardens surrounded by seemingly impenetrable walls. You will also view the Old Quarter, and stroll through the Water Gardens of the Generalife.

DAY 13 / GRANADA / CONSUEGRA / TOLEDO / MADRID
Begin this morning with a drive north through the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote. You will have a stop in Consuegra for a panoramic view of its famous windmill. You will then continue to Toledo, once the spiritual and intellectual center of Spain. Your afternoon tour will include a visit to the Cathedral, the Church of Santo Tomé, and the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. In the evening, depart for Madrid for a farewell dinner to end the day on a perfect note.

DAY 14 / RETURN
Bid farewell to Spain and Portugal today, as you depart for home, bringing with you many fond memories of your travels on this Iberian Holiday.

WELCOME HOME!

 

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Special Notes:

1. All prices are per person double occupancy and are based upon rates currently in effect and are subject to change without notice.
2. Changes in the tour may by made without notice as necessitated by operational considerations.
3. The right is reserved to cancel any departure for lack of sufficient participation.
4. No refunds will be made on any unused portion of your tour.
5. All prices are based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling together.
6. Deviations from the group itinerary will be assessed an administrative service charge in addition to any specific cost incurred by such deviation.
7. Please contact Garlin Travel for details about our Tour Protection Plan.

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