Great Iberian Route

11 Nights / 12 Days | 2 Countries / 7 Cities

Great Iberian Route

11 Nights / 12 Days - 2 Countries / 7 Cities

Madrid (2N)/Barcelona (2N)/Valencia (1N)/Granada (2N)/Seville (2N)/Lisbon (2N)

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Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 1,00,220

Madrid (2N)/Barcelona (2N)/Valencia (1N)/Granada (2N)/Seville (2N)/Lisbon (2N)

  • Family
  • Honeymoon
  • Coach Tour
  • From City

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  • Rooms & Guests 02 Adults

  • Tour Date

  • day 1

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Madrid - Arrival.(transfer you to your hotel. Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit. )

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Vía,(dine on own at your preferred restaurant,) Back to hotel overnight stay

  • day 2

  • FULL DAY

    Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and evening transfer to Plaza del Oriente. bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines , dine on own , Return to hotel Overnight stay

  • day 3

  • MORNING

    Madrid - Zaragoza

  • NOON

    Zaragoza - Arrival guide will join the group to Basilica del Pilar. Free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and have lunch in the city centre.Continue to to Catalunia.Monastery of Poblet. ((entrance and guided tour included).

  • EVENING

    Go to Benedictine abbey , climb to the summit in small rack train to admire the fantastic landscapes. Continuation to Monasterio de Montserrat. visit sanctuary of Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia, Onwards journey to Barcelona , Arrival Barcelona and overnight stay

  • day 4

  • FULL DAY

    Barcelona Guided tour lasting 3 hours; visit to “Poble Espanyol”, with admission included; transfer to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas. the heart of the city, where there are many restaurants where you can dine. Return to hotel.Overnight stay

  • day 5

  • MORNING

    Barcelona - Peniscola ( visit the fishing harbour, the castle and the beach and spend some free time.) Continue to Valencia

  • NOON

    Valencia Arrival- and time for lunch. includes a visit to the third largest Spanish city that mixes the modern with the historical center, the fish market, the cathedral and also the avant-garde City of Arts and Sciences.

  • EVENING

    Evening transfer to the Bullring area. will have time to dine in line with your preferences (Return to hotel about ) Overnight stay

  • day 6

  • MORNING

    Valencia - Alicante Time to stroll in this active and very pleasant city by the sea.

  • NOON

    After lunch we go on our way to the Murcia region.Continue to Caravaca – Free time to visit this small town, considered a Holy City by the Roman Catholic Church. (include a ride up to the historic area on the tourist train.)

  • EVENING

    Pass through beautiful Andalusian scenery, Arrive Granada Overnight stay

  • day 7

  • FULL DAY

    Visit the Alhambra (if you bought the trip with the entrance included). Night transfer to Albaicín district of Granada, a World Heritage site you can have dinner in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Option to attend a flamenco dance show in the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­romonte. (OPTIONAL)

  • day 8

  • MORNING

    Granada - Malaga (Arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. )

  • NOON

    Continuing with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Arrival at Puerto Banus, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port.Time to stroll on the marina

  • EVENING

    Leaving for the mountains,Arrival at the “White City”, Ronda. (Time to explore.) Continuation to Seville Arrival at the end of the day . Overnight stay

  • day 9

  • FULL DAY

    Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. Evening transfer to historic city centre area (calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found, choosing your favorite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International , dine on own . Return to hotel Overnight stay

  • day 10

  • MORNING

    Seville - Jerez de los Caballeros. Travelling to the west of Andalusia enter Extremadura. (EREZ DE LOS CABALLEROS) town of Knights Templar and where Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was born.

  • NOON

    Continue our stage to Portugal. Arrive MONSARAZ, picturesque village in Portugal . Time for lunch Continuing to Evora

  • EVENING

    Evora ( City declared as World Heritage Site). visit the impressive Chapel of Bones (admission included), built with 5000 skeletons . Onwards Journey to Lisbon , Overnight stay in Lisbon

  • day 11

  • FULL DAY

    Comprehensive tour of Lisbon. Night transfer to Restauradores Square.(to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where you can take the "Elevador da Gloria" (not included) that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint of San Pedro with beautiful views over Lisbon and the Bairro Alto. Return to hotel. Overnight stay

  • day 12

  • MORNING

    Lisbon - Fatima (important Sanctuary.)

  • NOON

    Continue through the Green lands of the centre, passing into Spain and over the grasslands crossing the north of Extremadura region.Lunch or Dinner included en route in a regional food restaurant

  • EVENING

    Continuation to MADRID. Madrid, arrival. (End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night. )

Day 1

| Madrid

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Transfer to the hotel. Evening transport to the Gran Vía district. Welcome to Madrid! Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod Temple, Plaza de Es­paña and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options available.

Day 2

| Madrid

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Las Ventas bullring. Evening transfer. The morning starts with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including the Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. We then will visit Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. A visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) is next. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of the “corridas” at the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. At sunset we will provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different cuisines, such as local Spanish food, international and Chinese. Enjoy a pleasant dinner of your choice. At the end of the evening we will return to the hotel together.

Day 3

| Barcelona

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Monastery of Poblet, rack train to Montserrat. In the morning we leave for Aragón over the lands of Castile. In ZARAGOZA we stop briefly to see the Pilar Basilica. We continue to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by its walls in a beautiful site that is one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). We then proceed to the Monastery of Montserrat where you will go up the mountain on a rack train to see its fantastic scenery. Following this we will continue to BARCELONA, arriving in the late- afternoon. Note: In the winter months, from November to March, due to the shorter days, we will not visit the Monastery of Poblet in order to reach Montserrat in the daylight.

Day 4

| Barcelona

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas district. Today we will explore Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Medi­terranean Sea. Starting by an informative city tour with a local expert (note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.) We will also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neigh­bourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. We will also get the chance to see La Sagrada Fa­milia Basilica, the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Following this, we include the entry ticket to visit ‘Poble Espanyol’ (meaning ‘Spanish Village’). This open-air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Enjoy the Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different regions that make up Spain. You will then have some free time to explore the city at your own leisure. In the evening we provide a transfer to Las Ramblas and the Plaza Cata­lunya area for dinner, where you can choose from a wide variety of restaurants. We will return to the hotel in the late evening.

Day 5

| Valencia

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: visit Peniscola, a beautiful walled town and its castle by the sea. Sightseeing in Valencia. Evening transfer. We will journey south along the Mediterranean, making a special stop in PENISCOLA, a small walled town on the shores of the sea. After a short introduction by our guide, you can make your own way through town, discovering its fishing port, the castle and beach at your own leisure. We will then travel to VALENCIA, where we will have time to have lunch. A local guide will take you on a tour of the city in the afternoon. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain where the modern blends with the historical. In the tour we will learn about its historic city centre, the fish market, the cathedral and the avant-garde City of Arts and Sciences. In the evening we will have a transfer to the Plaza de Toros (bullring) area where you will have time to have dinner. Return to the hotel in the late evening.

Day 6

| Granada

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Tourist train in Caravaca. Today we will continue our trip and head to ALICANTE. We will have time to take a walk in this charming, coastal city and, after lunch, we will make our way to the Murcia region, where we will visit CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, a town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the five holy cities. Its church holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. We will also take a train ride up to its historic area, which we can explore, before we continue our trip along scenic roads on our way to Andalusia. We will end the day in GRANADA.

Day 7

| Granada

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the Alhambra (if you bought the trip with the entrance included). Night transfer. We will have a full day in GRANADA. For those who booked the trip with the entrance included, in the afternoon we will visit with a local guide the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. In the evening we will visit the, a World Heritage site as is the Alhambra, where you can have dinner in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. At night, you will have the option to attend a flamenco dance show in the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­romonte. IMPORTANT NOTE: The maximum number of people allowed to visit the Alhambra is limited by the local government. Given that the number of tickets assigned to tour operators is small, and we are only given the confirmed number one month before your arrival, even if you buy the trip with the ticket included we cannot guarantee entrance to the Alhambra. In such event, we would offer entry to the Reales Alcázares in Seville, which is similar. As with the Alhambra visit, the group would be led by a local guide of the city of Granada. If the Alhambra is a very important landmark to visit for you, we suggest you purchase the trip “without tickets” (the lowest price) and book your tickets on-line on the heritage website https://www.alhambra.org as there is a larger quota for individual visits/purchases.

Day 8

| Seville

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Costa del Sol and the Andalusian village of Ronda. Departing from Granada and travelling towards the Costa del Sol, we will arrive in MALAGA and explore its historic city centre, with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Stopping in PUERTO BANUS, Marbella, a pretty resort known as the playground of Europe’s rich and famous. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills until we reach RONDA, a very beautiful “white town” with its large gorge that divides it in two. Then we will travel onward to SEVILLE, arrival sometime in the late afternoon.

Day 9

| Seville

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. Night transfer to the historic centre. After breakfast, a local expert will guide you on a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda (bell tower), the banks of the Guadalquivir River, popu­lar neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. After the visit, we will include a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. Right after, you will have free time to explore at your own leisure. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where there are many different types of restaurants for you to choose from.

Day 10

| Lisbon

HIGHLIGHTS: a scenic stage with walled border villages. Evora Chapel of bones. We will leave Seville on a stage of scenic beauty. Amidst hills and olive trees we will enter Extremadura. We will stop in JEREZ DE LOS CABALLEROS, this town belonged to the Knights Templar and is where Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was born. We will then enter Portugal. MONSARAZ, one of the most picturesque villages in Portugal with its walls, castle, great views and white and flowery streets. We will travel on to the city EVORA, declared a World Heritage Site, with its white streets, its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. Time for lunch. We will also visit the impressive Chapel of Bones (admission included), built with 5000 skeletons! We will be arriving in LISBON toward the end of the day.

Day 11

| Lisbon

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Lisbon. Evening transfer. In the morning we will have a sightseeing tour with a local guide. We will visit the tra­ditional neighbourhoods including the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the Fifteenth Century. We will have a look around the Monument of the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the free afternoon when you are free to explore the city at your own leisure. In the late afternoon, we will have a transfer to the Restauradores Square, a public square with plenty of restaurants and cafes. We suggest you ride the Elevador Da Gloria funicular that takes you to the viewpoint of San Pedro with beautiful views over Lisbon and the Bairro Alto. Return to the hotel.

Day 12

| Madrid

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Fatima Shrine. Lunch included. Today we will travel to the north of Portugal and visit FATIMA, an important sanctuary (a pilgrimage site). We will continue on through the green lands of the centre, passing into Spain and then, over grasslands, we will cross the North of Extremadura. Lunch included en route at a regional cuisine restaurant. We will travel on to MADRID where we will be arriving towards the end of the day. End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.

Standard :

  • MADRID -  HOTEL PRAGA OR SIMILAR

    BARCELONA-  HOTEL NOVOTEL ST JOAN DESPI OR SIMILAR

    VALENCIA - HOTEL SERCOTEL SOROLL OR SIMILAR

    GRANADA- HOTEL ALIXARES OR SIMILAR

    SEVILLE - HOTEL NOVOTEL MARQUES NERVION

    LISBON- VILA GALE OPERA OR SIMILAR

Inclusions

  • Airfare (Return Economy Class Airfare estimated around INR 58000 is included in package cost and subject to availability at time of confirmation)
  • Visa
  • 11 Nights Stay at above mentioned Hotel or similar.
  • 11 Breakfast at Hotel
  • Includes arrival and departure transfers
  • City tour in: MADRID, Poblet, BARCELONA, VALENCIA, GRANADA, SEVILLE, LISBON
  • Boat: along Guadalquivir river in Seville
  • Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via in Madrid iPlaza de Oriente in Madrid , Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona B Bullrign square in Valencia iAlbaicin in Granada , Historic center of Seville  Restauradores Square in Lisbon
  • Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Poblet Monastery in Poblet, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona  Alhambra Palace and Generalife in Granada if it is included in your tour. A, Chapel of Bones in Evora
  • Train: Montserrat , Caravaca de la Cruz
  • 1 Lunch  or Dinner Included in: FATIMA

NOTE:

CNB::CHILD NO BED IS OFFERED TO CHILDREN UPTO 8 YEARS

CWB: CHILD ABOVE 8 YEARS SHOULD BE CHILD WITH BED

Exclusions

  • GST of 5% payable to Govt of India.
  •  Insurance
  • Optional sightseeing & meals
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterages, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Early check-in and Late check out
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES’ head.

Inclusions

  • Visa
  • 11 Nights Stay at above mentioned Hotel or similar.
  • 11 Breakfast at Hotel
  • Includes arrival and departure transfers
  • City tour in: MADRID, Poblet, BARCELONA, VALENCIA, GRANADA, SEVILLE, LISBON
  • Boat: along Guadalquivir river in Seville
  • Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via in Madrid iPlaza de Oriente in Madrid , Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona B Bullrign square in Valencia iAlbaicin in Granada , Historic center of Seville  Restauradores Square in Lisbon
  • Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Poblet Monastery in Poblet, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona  Alhambra Palace and Generalife in Granada if it is included in your tour. A, Chapel of Bones in Evora
  • Train: Montserrat , Caravaca de la Cruz
  • 1 Lunch  or Dinner Included in: FATIMA

NOTE:

CNB::CHILD NO BED IS OFFERED TO CHILDREN UPTO 8 YEARS

CWB: CHILD ABOVE 8 YEARS SHOULD BE CHILD WITH BED

Exclusions

  • GST of 5% payable to Govt of India.
  • Airfare
  •  Insurance
  • Optional sightseeing & meals
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterages, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Early check-in and Late check out
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES’ head.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure:Cancellation Charge:
10 days100%
10 to 15 days75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air 100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room
Cruise / Visa On Actuals

Payment Policy

Payment PolicyOnline Advance as per Website
Within 45 to 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost or Non Refundable component whichever is higher
Within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour100% of total tour cost
  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • In case FIT flight inclusive package, full amount of flight will be payable at the time of booking.

  • **For Air tickets being issued / blocked on time limit: Full INR component to be collected before issuance,else price will be subject to change.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

  • Price on website //quoted are subject to availability at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

Terms & Conditions

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • Price quoted are subject to availablity at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

About Explore Tour

Happiness equals a visit to Iberian Peninsuala

Gain a unique experience that treats you with spiritual uplifting in the form of pilgrimages, cathedrals and tombs. Pay attention to the details of the marvellous architecture built in an era of kings and kingdoms.

Be it adventure junkies, soul-searchers, beach bummers, history buffs or nature lovers, Spain and Portugal  has it all covered for you. Apart from the visual treats it offers, one can also grab a drink and shake a leg and simply live the fantastic nightlife of Spain.

 

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