Viva La Vida: Spain and Portugal (11 Days/ 10 Nights)

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Modern and traditional, yet fully embracing the modern age, Spain embodies their “hurray for life” mentality, incorporating today’s culture, while still holding on to traditions. Flamenco, fiestas, and bullfighting, Spain has a rich culture, full of fun, love, and life, that sparks the interest of the onlooking world, so much so, that the summer months in Spain can be so hectic, that most residents in Spain leave the entire month of August to go literally anywhere else.

Flavorful food, delicious wine, and exotic dances fill Spain’s nightlife scene with excitement, charm, and a sense of belonging, as everyone is “family” in Spain, even amongst a group of strangers meeting for the first time. Expect to eat lunch after 2PM, during Spain’s siesta break in the day, when Spain slows down for leisure, food, and naps, and don’t be surprised if dinner starts at 10PM, and runs well into the early morning hours. For travelers, this may take some getting used to, but will quickly adapt to the Spanish lifestyle while there; a souvenir you cant buy.

With cobblestone villages, pristine beaches, exotic food, and lively dances, Portugal is full of amazing scenery, sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that will leave you with wanting more. On this tour, we give you a free day in Lisbon to explore Portugal on your own to allow you to immerse yourself into the daily lives of that of the Portuguese, falling in love with the city, the Medieval Castles, the culture, and the traditions.

The Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians all influenced, and left hints, of their time spent in Portugal for you to find. Discover the rich history of Portugal and why it was such an important location for all these other cultures to flock to and leave their mark. On your free day in Lisbon, make it an adventure by exploring the city and discovering all these influences and how they all work in harmony with each other.

Explore the rich culture, art, food, architecture and everything else Spain and Portugal have to offer on Elite Voyage’s “Viva La Vida: Spain and Portugal (11 Days/ 10 Nights)” tour! Boundless luxury. Boundless destinations.

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

Duration:
11 Days
Transport:
Air
Group size:
Min 2

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from $5,990

Modern and traditional, yet fully embracing the modern age, Spain embodies their “hurray for life” mentality, incorporating today’s culture, while still holding on to traditions. Flamenco, fiestas, and bullfighting, Spain has a rich culture, full of fun, love, and life, that sparks the interest of the onlooking world, so much so, that the summer months in Spain can be so hectic, that most residents in Spain leave the entire month of August to go literally anywhere else.

Flavorful food, delicious wine, and exotic dances fill Spain’s nightlife scene with excitement, charm, and a sense of belonging, as everyone is “family” in Spain, even amongst a group of strangers meeting for the first time. Expect to eat lunch after 2PM, during Spain’s siesta break in the day, when Spain slows down for leisure, food, and naps, and don’t be surprised if dinner starts at 10PM, and runs well into the early morning hours. For travelers, this may take some getting used to, but will quickly adapt to the Spanish lifestyle while there; a souvenir you cant buy.

With cobblestone villages, pristine beaches, exotic food, and lively dances, Portugal is full of amazing scenery, sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that will leave you with wanting more. On this tour, we give you a free day in Lisbon to explore Portugal on your own to allow you to immerse yourself into the daily lives of that of the Portuguese, falling in love with the city, the Medieval Castles, the culture, and the traditions.

The Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians all influenced, and left hints, of their time spent in Portugal for you to find. Discover the rich history of Portugal and why it was such an important location for all these other cultures to flock to and leave their mark. On your free day in Lisbon, make it an adventure by exploring the city and discovering all these influences and how they all work in harmony with each other.

Explore the rich culture, art, food, architecture and everything else Spain and Portugal have to offer on Elite Voyage’s “Viva La Vida: Spain and Portugal (11 Days/ 10 Nights)” tour! Boundless luxury. Boundless destinations.

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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Flavorful food, delicious wine, and exotic dances fill Spain’s nightlife scene with excitement, charm, and a sense of belonging, as everyone is “family” in Spain, even amongst a group of strangers meeting for the first time. Expect to eat lunch after 2PM, during Spain’s siesta break in the day, when Spain slows down for leisure, food, and naps, and don’t be surprised if dinner starts at 10PM, and runs well into the early morning hours. For travelers, this may take some getting used to, but will quickly adapt to the Spanish lifestyle while there; a souvenir you cant buy.

With cobblestone villages, pristine beaches, exotic food, and lively dances, Portugal is full of amazing scenery, sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that will leave you with wanting more. On this tour, we give you a free day in Lisbon to explore Portugal on your own to allow you to immerse yourself into the daily lives of that of the Portuguese, falling in love with the city, the Medieval Castles, the culture, and the traditions.

The Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians all influenced, and left hints, of their time spent in Portugal for you to find. Discover the rich history of Portugal and why it was such an important location for all these other cultures to flock to and leave their mark. On your free day in Lisbon, make it an adventure by exploring the city and discovering all these influences and how they all work in harmony with each other.

Explore the rich culture, art, food, architecture and everything else Spain and Portugal have to offer on Elite Voyage’s “Viva La Vida: Spain and Portugal (11 Days/ 10 Nights)” tour! Boundless luxury. Boundless destinations.

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Private transfers between airports and hotels.

  • 10-nights accommodations at listed hotels, including all taxes and service charges.
  • Meals as indicated. B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing includes entrance fees.
  • The services of an English-speaking Tour Guide/Escort.
  • Baggage handling and porterage.
  • The services of a professional Tour Host.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International airfare from USA gateway
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for your local guides and drivers
  1. Day 1 USA-Madrid

    Today you board your flight from the US and embark on your journey to fabulous Spain!

  2. Day 2 Madrid

    Driver will pick you up from the airport, and drive you back to the hotel, the rest of the day is on your own.
    Overnight in Madrid.

    Hotel: Barcelo Torre de Madrid (Deluxe)

    Hotel: Hotel Palacio del Retiro  (Luxury)

  3. Day 3 Madrid

    The Yellow Line tour starts from the capital of Spain, Madrid, where we will pass through the Cibeles Fountain, and then arrive and visit Plaza Mayor, Piazza di Spagna, Plaza de Colón and Royal Palace of Madrid. The Royal Palace of Madrid was built by the Spanish Royal Family, showing the magnificent and splendid former empire and its historical grandeur. Then you’ll arrive at the Puerta del Sol, a public square in Madrid. You can find the Km. 0 squared tile placed on the pavement, which represents the Puerta del Sol is the center of the radial network of Spanish road. In the square, you can shop for specialty leather goods, clothing and traditional Spanish souvenirs in Spain. In the afternoon, we say farewell to Madrid and head to Zaragoza. Overnight in Zaragoza.

    Hotel: Barcelo Torre de Madrid (Deluxe)

    Hotel: Hotel Palacio del Retiro  (Luxury)

  4. Day 4 Zaragoza- Barcelona

    In the morning we drive directly to the Spanish warm and charming coastal city of Barcelona. After arrival, we will visit the Columbus Monument and La Rambla, followed by Sagra-daFamília, which is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí’s unique color, fairy tale decoration is throughout the city and makes the place feel like a fantasy in the Artist’s mind. Then it’s on to Camp Nou, a football stadium in Barcelona, which has been also the home of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. We’ll also visit EstadiOlímpicLluísCompanys, the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics located in Montjuïc, a large hill to the southwest of Barcelona which overlooks the city views. The remaining time is spent in the bustling Plaza Catalonia, where you can have free time and do some shopping.
    Overnight in Barcelona.

    Hotel:  Barcelona Center (Deluxe)

    Hotel:   Grand Hotel Central (Luxury)

  5. Day 5 Barcelona-Valencia-Alicante

    After having breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave Barcelona for Spain’s third largest city, Valencia. Valencia’s history has celebrated as the gateway to the Mediterranean. It’s commercially and culturally rich, with Moorish culture, Arab customs and foods all frequented in a cultural exchange. Such economic trade reformed Valencia to enjoy the prosperity and glory that other cities didn’t achieve. Although today’s Valencia is less prominent, it’s still the important city for large com-merce exhibitions and trade fairs to be held in throughout the year. Upon arrival, we will visit Modernisme Plaza of the City Hall of Valencia, Valencia’s Ancient City Gates and Valencia Cathedral, where the true Holy Grail is reserved in. After the tour, the day is rounded off with a drive into Alicante. Overnight in Alicante.

    Hotel: Hotel EuroStars Mediterranea Plaza  (Deluxe)

    Hotel:  Hotel Hospes Amerigo (Luxury)

  6. Day 6 Alicante-Granada-Malaga

    This morning we depart for the city of Granada on the plat-eau of the Andalusia province. This historic city has been ruled by Visigoth and Arab. It became the last stronghold for the Arab Dynasty while its eight-hundred-year-long rule in the Iberian Peninsula. In the 15th century, King Ferdinand successfully expelled the Arabs and achieved to unite Spain. We will visit the Alhambra, a Moorish citadel, and palace, also known as the Red Palace. Once arrived, the Moorish legacy might have caught your eye immediately. Generally referred to as the ‘golden age’ of construction and delicate structure, the dome shape is both stunning and admirable. We proceed our journey to the Sunny Coast area – Costa del Sol and arrive in the largest city along the coast of Málaga, where is the birthplace of the famous Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso. The Costa del Sol is also famous for its golden sandy beaches and secluded villas.
    Overnight in Malaga.

    Hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott Malaga (Deluxe)

    Hotel: Hotel Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio  (Luxury)

  7. Day 7 Malaga-Seville

    In the morning we go northbound to the largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia, Seville. This city was the capital of the Muslim dynasty, considered to be the guardian angel of culture in Andalusia and the birthplace of the flamenco dance. Seville is the primary setting of many op-eras, the best known of which is Bizet’s, Carmen. As the fourth largest city in Spain, it has hosted the World’s Fair in 1992. Upon arrival, we visit Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. Its completion was back to the early 16th century and now the cathedral halls are dedicated as Royal Chapel, the burial place of the kings’ mausoleum for over a century, also the tomb of Christopher Columbus who discovered the New World as a credit to the great navigator. From there onwards we see the Alcázar of Seville, used to be a Muslim palace and the Spanish Royal Palace. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence, which is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe and was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Se-ville Cathedral. Then we walk through the Santa Cruz, Torre del Oro (the Tower of Gold) and Maria Luisa Park, here the 1992 World Expo was located. In Plaza de España (Spain Square), we can admire a crafted porcelain painting, detailing the history and elegance of old Spain.
    Overnight in Seville.

    Hotel: Ayre Hotel Sevilla (Deluxe)

    Hotel: Hospes Casas del Rey de Baeza (Luxury)

  8. Day 8 Seville-Lisbon

    Today we depart for the capital and the largest city of Portu-gal, Lisbon. We are expected to arrive in Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) in the afternoon, which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and continental Europe. The cape dis-plays the voluminous Atlantic surrounded by endless scen-ery. Don’t forget to buy the remembrance certificate to prove once footstep was on the west point as it will be a memorable souvenir to keep. Later we will be back to the Lisbon city cen-ter and visit Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both were classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Belém Tower played a significant role in the Portuguese maritime discov-eries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. Jerónimos Monas-tery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portu-guese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. You will pass through Marquis of Pombal Square and then stop at Rossio Square for some free time. Those who are in-terested in Portuguese custard tarts can taste the authentic ones at the century-old bakery.
    Overnight in Lisbon.

    Hotel: Boutique Hotel Heritage Avenida Liberdade (Deluxe)

    Hotel: Hotel Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade (Luxury)

  9. Day 9 Lisbon

    Free day at leisure. Own activities. (B)

     

    Hotel: Boutique Hotel Heritage Avenida Liberdade (Deluxe)

    Hotel: Hotel Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade (Luxury)

  10. Day 10 Lisbon-Toledo-Madrid

    Today we will drive back to Madrid via Toledo, a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage. This old city is located on a mountaintop, surrounded on three sides by a bend in the Tagus River, and contains many historical sites. By strolling around the city, overlooking the Alcázar of Toledo and visiting the grand structure of Toledo Cathedral, you will feel the bustling of Spain in the old time. Then take a well-earned rest as you sit back, catch a breathtaking landscape of Spain and enjoy its rich palette of colors in natural surroundings while you are on the journey to Madrid.
    Overnight in Madrid.

    Hotel: Barcelo Torre de Madrid (Deluxe)

    Hotel: Hotel Palacio del Retiro  (Luxury)

  11. Day 11 Madrid-USA

    Today is the end of the tour, the driver will drive you to the airport, or you start your optional extension in Europe!

     – TOUR ENDS –

Hotel Palacio del Retiro (Luxury)
Madrid, Spain

 

Grand Hotel Central (Luxury)
Barcelona, Spain

 

Hotel Hospes Amerigo (Luxury)
Alicante, Spain

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

 Hotel Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio (Luxury)
Malaga, Spain

 

Hospes Casas del Rey de Baeza (Luxury)
Seville, Spain

 

Hotel Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade (Luxury)
Lisbon, Portugal

 

Hotel Palacio del Retiro  (Luxury)
Madrid, Spain

 

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  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Available
$8,280
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December 14, 2019 - December 24, 2019
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$8,280
N/A
April 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Available
$8,280
N/A
July 19, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Available
$8,280
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Available
$6,980
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 24, 2019
Available
$6,980
N/A
April 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Available
$6,980
N/A
July 19, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Available
$6,980
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Available
$8,380
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 24, 2019
Available
$8,380
N/A
April 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Available
$8,380
N/A
July 19, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Available
$8,380
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Available
$8,380
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 24, 2019
Available
$8,380
N/A
July 19, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Available
$7,080
N/A
April 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Available
$7,080
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Available
$5,990
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 24, 2019
Available
$5,990
N/A
April 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Available
$5,990
N/A
July 19, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Available
$5,990
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Available
$7,290
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 24, 2019
Available
$7,290
N/A
April 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Available
$7,290
N/A
July 19, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Available
$7,290
N/A

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