Spain – Portugal Highlights Christmas Special

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December 21, 2024
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Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)
Overview

Experience Portugal and Spain in a unique light as you travel over Christmas! Celebrate a Spanish Christmas in Seville, one of Spain’s most charming towns. Explore the colourful towns of Toledo, Granada, Salamanca, Avila and Ronda. Walk the streets of the capitals, Madrid and Lisbon. Taste delicious tapas in Spain, fresh pastéis de nata in Lisbon and real Port in Porto. Spending the festive season on the Iberian route feels surreal as you celebrate with blue skies and warm winter sun. This is a truly eclectic and electric travel experience!

 
Highlights
Visited Places:
  • Madrid
  • Toledo
  • Granada
  • Ronda
  • Seville
  • Algarve
  • Lisbon
  • Obidos
  • Porto
  • Guarda
  • Salamanca
  • Avila
Travel Experience:
  • Explore Madrid with a local guide
  • Welcome dinner in Madrid
  • Visit the ancient city of Toledo
  • Discover the delights of Granada
  • Visit Ronda; home to the famous Puente Nuevo
  • See Seville on a driving tour
  • Enjoy a local dinner in Seville
  • Visit the Algarve; Portugal’s stunning southern coast
  • Enjoy a driving tour of Lisbon
  • Visit Obidos; a medieval fortified town
  • Enjoy a driving and walking tour of Porto
  • Taste Portugal’s most famous drink – Port!
  • Visit Avila; home to incredible Romanesque architecture
  • Spend free time in Guarda
  • Explore Salamanca at your leisure
  • Traditional dinner in Salamanca
Notes
Tour Start

Madrid

Tour End

Madrid

Destination

Spain & Portugal

Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 4pm 
  • Return: Day 10 anytime after 8pm 
Airport: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)
Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
Availability
  • Seat available till the booking is open!
  • Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Itinerary
Day01

Madrid Arrival

Description:

Welcome to Madrid, Spain. Today is your free day to explore the city on your own or just relax at the hotel.

Activities Included:
  • NA – Free time
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Madrid 
Day02

Start of tour in Madrid

Description:

Welcome to Madrid and the start of your Spain and Portugal Christmas tour! Arrive this morning and meet up with your tour leader and fellow travellers at the hotel. Once the group is gathered, it’s time to explore Madrid in all its festive glory with a local guide! This afternoon, choose to sample local flavours on the Madrid Tapas Food Tour. This evening, sit down for an included welcome dinner. Enjoy your first taste of Spain and get to know your fellow explorers! Today marks the official start of Christmas celebrations in Spain. Today is the day that the Spanish Christmas Lottery, ‘El Gordo’ or the ‘Fat One’, takes place. It’s the biggest lottery draw in the world!

 
Activities Included:
  • Sightseeing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Madrid 
Day03

Toledo - Granada

Description:

Travel south to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toledo. Known to be Spain’s spiritual capital, the Gothic architecture and beautiful cathedral will leave you speechless! Next, drive on to the Moorish city of Granada. Here, enjoy an orientation tour of the city with your tour leader. See the most famous sites and learn more about its Moorish influences, including a view across the valley of the iconic Alhambra citadel. The historic palace and fortress is magnificent to behold and the site dates back to the 8th century! Enjoy free time this evening.

 
Activities Included:
  • Sightseeing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Granada
Day04

Granada - Ronda - Seville

Description:

This morning offers the incredible opportunity to visit the majestic Alhambra Palace & Gardens. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Granada’s top attractions. Later, travel through Andalusia which is famous for Flamenco, matadors and bullfighting – quintessential Spanish experiences! First, stop in Ronda, one of the oldest cities in Spain! Take in views of the famous ‘Puente Nuevo’ bridge and the stunning scenery of the surrounding countryside. Then, head to Seville – the city of siestas, tapas and some of Europe’s most amazing fiestas. End the day by exploring the old town accompanied by an expert local guide. This evening, look forward to an included dinner at a local restaurant.

 

 

Activities Included:
  • Sightseeing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Seville
Day05

Seville (Christmas Day): Free Day

Description:

Merry Christmas or “Feliz Navidad” as the locals say! You have a free day to explore Seville in all its festive glory. Wander the streets and the Plaza de Esppaña and admire the stunning historical architecture throughout the city! As it’s Christmas Day, look out for Spanish Christmas bread, Roscón de Reyes. It’s topped with crushed almonds and candied fruit! You’re also bound to also see Tió de Nadal, a jolly Christmas log decorated with a smiley face and stick legs. Get your fill of festive Spanish cuisine and enjoy the cheerful Christmas atmosphere!

 

Activities Included:
  • N/A – Free Time
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Seville
Day06

Algarve - Lisbon

Description:

It’s Boxing Day! Cross the border into Portugal and head for Lisbon, the vibrant capital city! En route, admire the incredible landscapes of southern Portugal. Enjoy a stop along the Algarve, Portugal’s picturesque southern coastal region, with some free time to grab lunch, explore the local town or relax on the beach. On arrival in Lisbon, join your tour leader on a driving tour of the city. See the Tagus River and some of the most famous attractions in the city, such as the Belém Tower and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument! Take note of spots to revisit or explore further tomorrow on your free day.

 

Activities Included:
  • Sightseeing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Lisbon
Day07

Lisbon: Free Day

Description:

Discover Lisbon at your leisure today! Highlights include the Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower and the hilltop district of Bairro Alto. The streets are colourful and lined with dozens of restaurants and bars! Listen out for Fado music streaming from open windows – the region’s most beloved music is known for its lyrics of longing. And, if you want to do some Christmas souvenir shopping for your friends and family back home, head to A Vida Portuguesa. Definitely try some Pasteis de nata, delicious Portuguese egg tarts, as you go. Alternatively, consider the optional day trip to Sintra, the town of mountains, palaces, parks and medieval residences, or a visit to the Fatima Sanctuary and Coin Caves.

 
Activities Included:
  • N/A – Free Time
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Lisbon
Day08

Obidos - Porto

Description:

On the way to Porto this morning, stop off in Obidos, a classic fortified town with narrow cobbled streets, picturesque houses and an imposing hilltop castle. Then, continue onwards to Portugal’s second-biggest city, Porto. Arrive and embark on a driving and walking tour with an expert local guide to see top sights including the Cathedral, Sao Bento train station, Clerigos Tower, the Luis I bridge and much more. Later this afternoon, sit down for a quintessential Portuguese experience!  Enjoy a tasting of authentic Port wine and sample one of the country’s most famous exports. Felicidades!

 
Activities Included:
  • Sightseeing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Porto
Day09

Guarda - Salamanca

Description:

This morning, make one more stop in Portugal before travelling back to Spain. Guarda was founded in the 12th century by King Sancho I, and much of the fortified towers and defensive walls he built survive to this day. This afternoon, arrive in Salamanca. After some time to freshen up at the hotel, join your tour leader on an orientation tour of Spain’s Golden City. Enjoy some free time to explore the historic city centre before meeting up again later for a farewell dinner on the last night of the tour. Look forward to three courses of delicious food from around the province of Salamanca!

 
Activities Included:
  • Sightseeing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Salamanca
Day10

Avila - Madrid

Description:

It’s the last day of this unforgettable Spain & Portugal Christmas holiday! The final stretch of the tour travels from Salamanca to Avila and then to Madrid. The ancient town of Avila is well-known for its century-old city walls which have been remarkably well-preserved. It’s also home to some spectacular Romanesque churches, monasteries and palaces. After admiring this medieval city’s architecture, continue to Madrid where the tour concludes this afternoon. Arrive in Madrid and say farewell to the group as the tour officially comes to an end. Be sure to swap contact details and memories with your newly-made travel friends before saying goodbye!

Activities Included:
  • N/A
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Inclusions

Price Includes

  • 9 nights hotel stay
  • Breakfasts at hotel
  • All transportation 
  • Airport transfer
  • Experienced guides/Tour leader
  • Activities as per the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance / Visa
  • Tips
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FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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