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12 Days 11 Nights Spain Castile, Portugal + Andalusia Tour
Madrid – Vigo – Porto – Coimbra – Lisbon – Seville – Marbella – Granada
Tour from Madrid to Northwestern Spain, visit Salamanca especially its famous Plaza Mayor and overnight in Vigo. Cross the Portuguese border to explore the city of Viana do Castelo, Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Fátima and Lisbon. Return to Spain on 8th day, you will then visit the old town of Cáceres and begin your Andalusia tour to Seville, Ronda, Marbella and Granada with the last stop is the historic city of Toledo.
Day 1 Thu: Arrival in Madrid (No Meal)
Welcome to Madrid
Arrive in Madrid airport, welcome and assist by our local representative for your transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Fri: Madrid – Salamanca – Vigo (Breakfast, Dinner)
Explore Northwestern Spain
After breakfast, you will meet at the designated meeting point at 8.00am and travel towards Salamanca, an ancient university town situated in the west of Spain. Free time to explore this monumental city and its famous Plaza Mayor, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful plazas in Spain. Continue to Vigo, a city on the northwest coast of Spain, known for being one of the biggest fishing ports in the world.
Day 3 Sat: Vigo – Viana do Castelo – Braga – Porto (Breakfast)
Cross The Portuguese Border
This morning, you will cross the Portuguese border and arrive in Viana do Castelo, one of the most beautiful cities of Portugal located between the mouth of the Minho River and Porto. Free time to visit the old town with cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. Continue tour to Braga, known as the city of the archbishops and the third most populated city in Portugal. Free time. You will later depart for Porto, a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its port wine production.
Day 4 Sun: Porto (Breakfast)
Historic Centre of Porto
Start your day with a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, where you will see the famous Porto Cathedral, Stock Exchange Building, Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) and visit a well-known Port Wine Cellar with a wine tasting included. After the tour, free at leisure to explore Porto on your own.
Day 5 Mon: Porto – Coimbra (Breakfast, Dinner)
The Medieval Old Town of Coimbra
In the morning, hotel check-out and proceed to Coimbra, a riverfront city in central Portugal and the country’s former capital. It is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado, the music of Portugal. Free time to explore the town at your own leisure.
Day 6 Tue: Coimbra – Fátima – Lisbon (Breakfast)
Catholic Pilgrimage Site of Portugal
Today, you will travel to Fátima to visit one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Portugal. This town is famous for the 1917 apparitions of Virgin Mary to three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. You will be free to explore sites such as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and Chapel of the Apparitions. See the mosaics and stained-glass windows of the Basilica and enjoy some quiet time in the Holy Trinity Church. After that, proceed to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located at the mouth of Tagus River.
Day 7 Wed: Lisbon (Breakfast)
World's Heritage Monuments
Embark on a morning city sightseeing tour of Lisbon that takes you to Alfama, the oldest and most historical district of the Portuguese capital, filled with alleys of old Moorish quarter. Next, you will visit the Belem Tower and admire the 16th-century fortification which was built to defend the city against attacks. Continue to the nearby Jeronimos Monastery, also known as Hieronymites Monastery, and marvel at the masterpiece of Manueline architectural style that combines Flamboyant Gothic, Moorish and early Renaissance influences. The monastery, along with the Belem Tower, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. Your afternoon is free to explore at leisure.
Day 8 Thu: Lisbon – Cáceres – Seville (Breakfast, Dinner)
Old Town of Cáceres
This morning, you will drive to the border of Spain and travel to Cáceres, a city in the Extremadura region of western Spain. Upon arrival, enjoy your free time in Plaza Mayor, walk through the well-preserved old city and discover the medieval architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage site decorated with traces of Roman, Arabic and Christian influences. Lunch at your own before continuing your journey southwards to Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Free at leisure.
Day 9 Fri: Seville (Breakfast, Lunch)
See the Beauty of Seville
Start your day with a morning city tour of Seville, visiting the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets and alleys. Next, you will head to the beautiful Maria Luisa Park and visit the Plaza de España, which is one of the most impressive squares and buildings of Spain. The plaza was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Here, you can admire the canals, bridges, arches, fountains and the famous 48 azulejo benches, each representing a province of Spain. Then, proceed for a panoramic Sightseeing of the City. After the tour, you will have the afternoon to continue exploring Seville at your own pace.
Day 10 Sat: Seville – Ronda – Marbella (Breakfast, Dinner)
Free Time in the Mountain Top City
After breakfast, you will depart to the Route of the White Villages and Ronda, one of the oldest towns in Spain, famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo Gorge that carries the río Guadalevín through its centre. Free time to explore this scenic town at your own leisure. Thereafter, transfer to Marbella, a city and resort area on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Day 11 Sun: Marbella – Granada (Breakfast, Dinner)
Gardens and Palace of the Generalife
Today, you will set off to Granada. Visit to the spectacular group of monuments of the Alhambra and Generalife, former residence of the Moorish Kings, with its magnificent fountains, gardens and arches. The stunning walled palace complex dates back largely to the 13th and 14th centuries, and is home to some of Europe's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. Admire the intricately carved stonework and the complex geometric designs of the numerous courtyards, labyrinthine hallways and elegant gardens.
Day 12 Mon: Granada – Toledo – Departure from Madrid (Breakfast, Lunch)
The Historic City of Toledo
Bid farewell to Granada and head to the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site with full of monumental and cultural heritage. Enjoy lunch and City Sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and alleys, before making your way back to Madrid, where you will be transferred to the airport for homebound flight.
12 Days 11 Nights US Amazing US Tour
For your tour to United States, make the most of it by exploring both East Coast and West Coast. Starting at New York, you will visit the iconic sights such as Empire State Building and take a ferry to see Statue of Liberty. Over at Washington, you will see landmarks like White House and Lincoln Memorial, while you will enjoy a boat ride to experience the thundering Niagara Falls at Niagara. The West Coast tour starts at Las Vegas where you will view signature spots such as Fountains of Bellagio. Over at Los Angeles, you will visit attractions such as Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland, while you will see famous sights such as Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco. A holiday with a comfortable pace, you will have time to explore Niagara and Las Vegas at your own leisure.
New York has a humidsubtropical climate, with anaverage temperature of 12.85 °C and annual rainfall 1174 mm, while Washington’s climate is dry-summer subtropical, with anaverage temperature of 13.15 °C and rainfall 1036 mm, and Niagara’s climate is warm summer continental, with average temperature of 8.65 °C and rainfall 887 mm.
Las Vegas has a desert climate, with an average temperature of 20.75 °C and annual rainfall 106 mm, while Los Angeles’ climate is warm and temperate with average temperature of 17.65 °C and rainfall 474 mm, and San Francisco’s climate is dry-summer temperate with average temperature of 14.05 °C and rainfall 600 mm.
The seasons in New York, Washington, Niagara, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco are as follow:
Spring – March to May are months when the cities enjoy mild weather which is perfect for walking around. Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Festival usually takes place in March. As Las Vegas’ temperatures drop significantly at night, it is recommended to prepare a few light layers.
Summer – June to August is the peak tourist season for New York, Washington, Niagara, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This is the best time to see Central Park at its most vibrant; flowers are in full bloom and people are sunbathing, walking and enjoying horse carriage rides. Las Vegas gets really hot in summer, with July and August seeing more rainfall though showers are often short-lived.
Autumn – September to November bring about the colors of autumn, and in New York city, Central Park is a popular spot to enjoy the fall foliage. When visiting Niagara, it is recommended to prepare clothing that can be layered because temperatures can be unpredictable. San Francisco is warmer in autumn than in summer, though it is recommended to pack a few layers as bayside breezes can get chilly.
Winter – New York is covered in snow from December to January, Washington from January to February, while Niagara from December to March. During winter, Niagara Falls may freeze and the cold will be biting due to the wind-chill. Las Vegas sees a high influx of visitors due to its many holiday parties. San Francisco may feel really chilly because of its fog and cold winds. Sidewalks will be icy, so it is recommended to have proper footwear.
Welcome to New York
Upon arrival at New York airport, our local representative will meet and welcome you.
Day 2: New York (Breakfast)
Iconic New York
Start your tour with US’ renowned icon, Statue of Liberty. Ride a ferry to Liberty Island for a spectacular view of New York’s city skyline, and for another amazing view of the city, pop by the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. The other iconic New York sights you will visit are Rockefeller Center, Wall Street, Central Park, Times Square, United Nations, Trump Tower and the World Trade Center site also known as Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks.
Day 3: New York – Washington (Breakfast)
Travel to Washington via a domestic flight or train. Proceed to check-in to hotel before visiting Washington’s landmarks; White House, the official residence and office of the President of US, Lincoln Memorial, Supreme Court, Capitol Building, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Union Station, National World War II Memorial, Pentagon and Washington Monument.
Day 4: Washington – Niagara (Breakfast)
Travel to Buffalo via a domestic flight or bus to feast your eyes on the famous Niagara Falls, made up of 3 thundering waterfalls that straddle the border between Canada and US; Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls and Horseshoe Falls.
Day 5: Niagara (Breakfast)
Board Niagara’s signature boat, Maid of the Mist, which will take you close to the stunning falls, and around American Falls and Horseshoe Falls (based on seasonal availability). Return to hotel to freshen up after your damp ride. At night, you can visit the falls at your own leisure to see them lit up beautifully.
Day 6: Niagara – Las Vegas (Breakfast)
Exhilarating Las Vegas
Take a morning domestic flight to Las Vegas. Proceed to check-in to hotel before embarking on an evening city tour to experience the Fountains of Bellagio, the Pirate Ships at Treasure Island, Stratosphere Tower, Downtown Vegas, and Fremont Street.
Day 7: Las Vegas (Breakfast)
Relaxing Las Vegas
Have a laidback day at Las Vegas where you can visit the free shows and explore the shopping malls.
Day 8: Las Vegas – Los Angeles (Breakfast)
Vibrant Los Angeles
Travel to Los Angeles via a domestic flight or bus. Proceed to enjoy a tour of this vibrant entertainment capital of the world by visiting the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive and Chinatown.
Day 9: Los Angeles (Breakfast)
Exciting Los Angeles
Take a tour of the legendary film studio and theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood. Known for its innovative rides and behind-the-scenes tour, it is designed to let visitors experience the movies in a whole new way. With TV shows and movies always in production, you never know which celebrity you might spot or bump into.
Day 10: Los Angeles (Breakfast)
Fun Los Angeles
Spend your day at the most magical place on Earth, Disneyland. At this place whose goal is to make people happy, your worldly troubles will melt away as you watch Disney classics come to life. Explore the many enchanting parks, get a thrill out of the fun rides, be up close and personal with your favorite Disney characters, and enjoy the elaborate shows and parades.
Day 11: Los Angeles – San Francisco (Breakfast)
Scenic San Francisco
Take a domestic flight to San Francisco. Start your comprehensive overview of San Francisco with a visit to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The other San Francisco’s landmarks you will see are Twin Peaks, Lombard Street, Cable Car, Pier 39, Nob Hill, Civic Center, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Palace of Fine Arts among other highlights.
Day 12: Departure from San Francisco (Breakfast)
Free and Easy
Free till departure transfer to San Francisco airport for homebound flight.