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DAY 1 : UK - Madrid.

Fly to Madrid where you'll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Coimbra.

First stop, is to the fortified Avila, then on to Salamanca where you can wander around the Plaza Mayor, reputed to be the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey on a scenic drive through Serra da Estrela. Next, head westward to Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River for an overnight stay. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 : Coimbra - Fatima - Obidos - Lisbon.

Enjoy an included orientation drive in Coimbra, before heading to Fatima to visit the famous sanctuary. Stop in Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by round towers and bastions overlooking the windmill- dotted countryside. Then conclude your day in Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Lisbon.

Situated on the North banks of the Tagus River, Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century 'mistress of the seas'. You'll see his eye-catching monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square and other highlights on your sightseeing excursion with a local guide. Your afternoon is free, so you can explore this fascinating and diverse city at your own pace. Includes Breakfast

DAY 5 : Lisbon - Seville.

After breakfast, you'll drive south-west through the verdant Portuguese countryside into the Alentejo, with its undulating plains. Then, it's onto the border at Vila Verde and crosses into Spain for the journey into Andalucia. You'll enjoy the different scenery on the drive as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena, one of Spain's most unspoilt and beautiful mountain regions, before reaching delightful Seville, the capital of Andalucia, for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 : Seville.

Today, enjoy an included sightseeing visit of the city Seville, situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. Explore Seville's Old town, home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Alcazar palace complex, the Cathedral & the General Archive of the Indies, just to name a few highlights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Seville - Cordoba - Madrid.

Drive by Carmona, an old-world country town dominated by an ancient Alcazar, to Cordoba and it's impressive architectural heritage. This is perhaps Spain's most Moorish city with its great mosque, one of Islam's greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. Later, head into the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, before arriving in Madrid for a two-night stay. Includes Breakfast

DAY 8 : Madrid.

Not only because it is the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say Madrid is the nearest thing to heaven. Here you'll find a multitude of delights from palaces and museums to shopping and colourful gardens & squares. Enjoy the main highlights of this cosmopolitan, sophisticated city on your included sightseeing excursion with a local guide. You may also like to join the optional trip to Toledo, and experience another of Spain's great cities. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Madrid - UK.

A short drive to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Includes Breakfast

What's Included

• FREE VIP home pick-up service (Terms & Conditions apply)
• Flights
• Accommodation on tour
• Meals on tour - 8 breakfasts and 3 dinners
• Services of a Tour Director
• Porterage at hotels on tour only(for one suitcase per person)
• Individual Audio System
• Transfers between the overseas airports and hotels
• All local and airport taxes/service charges
• Single share option - see page 8

Holiday Highlights

• Avila
• Salamanca
• Coimbra Orientation drive
• Obidos
• Lisbon City sightseeing
• Madrid City sightseeing