Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast coach tour from Lisbon – Portugal
Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast coach tour from Lisbon – Portugal
Description: Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast coach tour from Lisbon – Portugal
Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast coach holiday (9 days) from Lisbon
Great tour of Southern Spain, to discover sunny Andalusia and then continue along the Mediterranean Coast to Barcelona. We will visit Cáceres and its impressive old town, Seville – the capital of Andalusia, the Mosque of Córdoba with its exquisite Arabic decoration and also Granada and the famous Alhambra and Generalife. We continue the tour discovering the Capitals of the Mediterranean Coast: Valencia, with the emblematic City of Arts and Sciences and Barcelona, home of the most beautiful examples of Antoni Gaudí’s Modernism.
Departure days of the tour
Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast coach tour from Lisbon – Portugal includes:
The coach holiday in Spain includes
Transportation by modern air-conditioned coach / English-speaking accompanying guide during the tour / Visits in Córdoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra and Generalife Gardens) and Barcelona / Accommodation at 4* hotels / Daily breakfast buffet / 5 dinners / City taxes in Spain / Travel insurance.
Precio por persona en Euros del tour Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast coach tour from Lisbon – Portugal
|PRICE PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2023 - 2024)|
|IN DOUBLE ROOM||from 1195 €|
|IN SINGLE ROOM||from 1615 €|
Day 1. (Saturday) LISBON – CÁCERES – SEVILLE
Departure from Lisbon towards the Spanish border, crossing beautiful green plains that extend as far as the eye can see, dotted with cork oaks and olive trees that resist time. Once in Spain, we enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Extremadura Region, extensive areas of holm oaks and cork oaks known as “dehesas” and where Iberian pigs roam freely in search of acorns. Arrival in Cáceres, a magical medieval city, capital of the Extremadura region in western Spain. Free time to stroll through the old town with its city walls and watchtowers and its well-known medieval neighbourhood, considered a World Heritage Site. We recommend you to follow the narrow walkways that will transport you to another century and engage you in its old charm. You’ll discover the main square of Cáceres – the Plaza Mayor and the Bujaco Tower locally known as the Clock Tower, the Arch of the Star, which is one of the five access gates of Cáceres, the beautiful Palace of the Golfines… In the afternoon, we’ll travel along the Silver Highway towards Andalusia, a region with a huge heritage from a splendourous past, to arrive at Seville, Andalusia’s capital. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. (Sunday) SEVILLE
After breakfast, we’ll do a monumental and panoramic visit of Seville. You will visit from outside the Cathedral of Seville, the second largest in the Catholic world after San Pedro in Rome and its famous Giralda, the old minaret of the Arab mosque, then stroll through the popular neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz, natural scenery of “Carmen” as well as where it developed the myth of “Don Juan” and also Triana, with a deep popular flavour and cradle of bullfighters and artists. After the visit, you’ll enjoy some free to discover different perspectives and specific flavours of this active city full of light. May we recommend you an optional boat trip on the Guadalquivir River to enjoy the panoramic views that exist from the boat? Then you can walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the “great king of Andalusia” as the local poet Luis de Góngora y Argote called it. Dinner and accommodation. At night, optionally, you can enjoy a flamenco show.
Day 3. (Monday) SEVILLE – CÓRDOBA
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll drive to Córdoba, former capital of the Caliphate. Lead by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide we will visit the highlights of Córdoba: the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter, the Synagogue and the fantastic Great Mosque of Córdoba, one of the world’s greatest works of Islamic architecture, still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus, that will ease our mind and spirit. In the afternoon, free time at your disposal to stroll through the historic centre of Córdoba, with its medieval streets or visit the Royal Palace “Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos” and its beautiful gardens. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4. (Tuesday) CÓRDOBA – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast at the hotel we’ll drive south along the Route of the White Washed Villages, listening to stories of bandits while arriving at Ronda, one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia, situated on the gorge of the Guadalevin River (locally known as Tajo de Ronda) that cuts the city in half. You’ll enjoy some free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous views of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon, continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas of Spain. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Costa del Sol.
Day 5. (Wednesday) COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Granada, with its incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom up to 1492. We’ll visit the world-famous Alhambra complex with its imposing Alcazaba fortress, the Palace of Charles V, and the Generalife Gardens, fountains, gardens, and courtyards that with their sights and sounds have inspired authors such as Washington Irving in his “Tales of the Alhambra“. Free time in the afternoon. We recommend you to visit the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel that houses the tombs of the Catholic Monarchs, or stroll through the Albaicín neighborhood and enjoy the beautiful views of the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally, you can see a Gipsy Flamenco Show held in a cave-house at Sacromonte Quarter.
Day 6. (Thursday) GRANADA – VALENCIA
After our breakfast at the hotel, we drive eastwards, heading to the Mediterranean Coast. We’ll pass Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura River, and continue north via Alicante, the second-largest city within the autonomous Region of Valencia. Arrive to Valencia, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast, that harmoniously combine the remnants of its farthest past, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings from the new millennium. Valencia’s landmark is the modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Agora. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation. We recommend you to take a night walk to enjoy the breathtaking avant-garde architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences under the nocturnal ornamental lighting, then continue to the old town and admire its highlights: Valencia’s Gothic Cathedral and the famous Micalet Bell Tower, Virgin Mary Square, Valencia Townhall and Post Office – 2 impressive buildings, the World Heritage Silk Exchange Building, its beautiful Central Market, Serranos and Quart Towers… And of course, you must taste the paella, this colourful mixture of saffron flavoured rice and various meats, Valencia’s most well-known dish world-wide in one of the local restaurants.
Day 7. (Friday) VALENCIA – BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning to discover on your own pace this fascinating Mediterranean city. You can visit the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, a true homage to our planet’s seas and oceans. It is made up of different buildings, housing examples of the most important ecosystems from each of the planet’s seas and oceans and also a Dolphinarium, the largest in Europe. You may also enjoy a nice walk through the Turia Gardens, former riverbed of the Turia River along palm trees and orange trees, fountains and pine woods, aromatic plants and ponds, sports facilities and rose beds. We’ll depart northward along the Mediterranean Coast to Catalonia, passing through Tarragona, the ancient Roman city of Tarraco. Arrival to Barcelona, main city of the Spanish Mediterranean Coast, homeland of the famous architect Gaudí, symbol of the Catalonian modernism. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 6. (Saturday) BARCELONA
We wake up in Barcelona. After breakfast, we get on the bus to visit Barcelona with a local guide, discovering its main avenues decorated with impressive modernist buildings of Antoni Gaudí. We’ll make a short stop to see the impotent Gaudí’s Great Basilica of Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) from outside, a unique creation that has become Barcelona’s most universal symbol. Our next destination is Montjuic and the Olympic Ring, a legacy of the 1992 Olympics Games that took place in Barcelona. The city tour of Barcelona ends with a walk into the city’s historic central area, with its Gothic neighbourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. From this moment, you’ll have free time to explore in depth what you couldn’t see before. We recommend you to book in advance your tickets to see the Sagrada Familia from inside if it is of your interest, or if you prefer, you may explore other parts of the Gothic Quarter… there are many options: visit the Cathedral of Barcelona, Plaça del Pi, the Plaza Real or take a walk on the famous Rambla de los Capuchinos, an emblematic street and a must-see for any visitor to Barcelona. Accommodation in Barcelona.
Day 7. (Sunday) BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – MADRID
After breakfast at the hotel, departure southwest along an industrial and agricultural area with certain relevance within Europe. Our destination is Zaragoza, capital city of Aragon Region, located on the banks of the Ebro River, Iberian Peninsula’s most important river by discharge. Zaragoza, known as Caesar Augusta, during the Roman period had an important role in Spanish history. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, Patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza to discover its impressive monumental legacy as Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians left their mark on this place. Taste the typical dishes of the region and, of course, take part in one of the great traditions of the city, “going for tapas” – small gastronomic creations that delight anyone who tries them. Continue to Madrid. Arrival and end of our services.
- Departure city: PORTUGAL, Lisbon
- Returning city: SPAIN, Madrid
- Cities where we will travel through: Barcelona, Caceres, Cordoba, Costa del Sol, Granada, Lisbon, Madrid, Marbella, Ronda, Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza
- Countries where the tour goes: PORTUGAL, SPAIN
- Nº days of the tour: 9
- Departure day of the tour: Saturday
- Price: from 1195 €
- Tour code: 01133-0900000S0-02-LISMAD-E
Exceptionally, the itinerary and the order of the excursions could be altered and modified for organizational reasons. Depending on hotel availability or in case of last minute reservations, the provided hotels may be replaced by others of the same category (see list of planned hotels at Scheduled Hotels).