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Iberian Adventure

17 Days featuring: Madrid, Salamanca, Lisbon, Seville, Tangier, Costa del Sol, Granada, Barcelona

Included Features

Round trip air transportation
English speaking tour director throughout
Host services in Barcelona
Accommodations in First Class and select 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
Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier

Not included:
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
Items of a person 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
Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and September 11th Security Fee
Travel insurance

Visas, etc.

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Madrid

DAY 1/ DEPARTURE
Depart the US on your overnight flight to Spain.

Day 2/ MADRID 
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. In the evening, a welcome drink orientation.

Day 3/ MADRID 
Morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Pass through Puerto del Sol Plaza, Plaza España with its monument to Cervantes, the Casa de Campo, the Moorish Quarter, and University City. Visit the palatial Prado Museum. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 4/ MADRID / AVILA / SALAMANCA 
Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama to Segovia, famous for its Alcazar and the 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct. Continue to the walled and turreted city of Avila, where St. Theresa founded the order of the Carmelites. Drive to Salamanca, for an orientation tour and visit the Baroque Plaza Mayor.

Day 5/ SALAMANCA / FATIMA / LISBON
Depart for Portugal, via the Serra da Estrela mountain range. Drive through Viseu to Fatima, site of the famous religious miracles, and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Continue to Lisbon, capital of Portugal.

Day 6/ LISBON
Morning tour of Lisbon. View the Belem Tower and visit Jeronimos Monastery with the Tomb of Vasco da Gama. Walk through the cobbled alleys of Alfama, the seaman¹s quarter. Afternoon at leisure or an optional tour to Sintra ($39).

Day 7/ LISBON / ELVAS / SEVILLE
Drive to Elvas, and view the 16th century aqueduct. Cross the border to Spain near the citadel of Badajoz, and continue through Andalusia to Seville.

Day 8/ SEVILLE
 
This morning, tour Seville. Drive to the Plaza de España, pass Maria Luisa Park, and stroll the narrow streets and picturesque plazas of the Santa Cruz Quarter. View the Moorish architecture of the Giralda Tower and visit the Cathedral, the world's largest Gothic monument. Depart for Córdoba, founded by the Romans. View the Mezquita, a former Moorish Mosque and today Córdoba's main Cathedral. Visit the Jewish Quarter and view the medieval synagogue before returning to Seville.  This evening, enjoy an optional flamenco show ($30).

Day 9/ SEVILLE / ALGECIRAS / TETOUAN / TANGIER
Drive through the sherry wine region of Jerez to Algeciras. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Ceuta. Continue to Tetouan, former capital of Spanish Morocco and visit the medina. Drive through the northern foothills of the Rif to Tangier, home of the legendary medieval traveler Ibn Batuta.

Day 10/ TANGIER / COSTA DEL SOL
Morning tour of Tangier, including the colorful Grand Socco market. View the Casbah and the Sultan¹s palace. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar, returning to Spain. Drive along the Spanish coast to your hotel.

Day 11/ COSTA DEL SOL
Full day at leisure.

Day 12/ COSTA DEL SOL / GRANADA
Depart for Granada. Visit the famous Alhambra founded in the 13th-century and originally comprised of houses, schools, baths, barracks, and gardens surrounded by seemingly impenetrable walls. View the Old Quarter, and stroll through the Water Gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer residence.

Day 13/ GRANADA / TOLEDO / MADRID
Drive north through the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote. A stop in Consuegra provides a panoramic view of its famous windmill. Continue to Toledo, once the spiritual and intellectual center of Spain. Visit the Cathedral, the Church of Santo Rome, and the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. Continue to Madrid.

DAY 14/ MADRID / BARCELONA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Barcelona. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 15/ BARCELONA
This morning, tour Barcelona, including a panoramic tour of the Harbour area, Montjuic, Plaza de España and Plaza de Catalunya. Enjoy a walk through the Gothic Quarter and visit the Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 16/ BARCELONA
Day at leisure.

DAY 17/ HOME
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

WELCOME HOME!

 

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 travelling 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.

Prices available upon request

 For information, please contact:

Tom Garlin
Garlin Travel
PO Box 1005, Jenkintown, PA 19046
888-533-8747

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