Portugal and Spain    *alt*

15 days
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Description

Discover the beauty of Portugal and Spain.

APT EXCLUSIVE! Participate in two unique APT Signature Experiences:
In Jerez, indulge in a gourmet lunch and a sherry tasting
Enjoy a tapas dinner and a flamenco performance in Granada

Itinerary


 Day 1. Arrive Lisbon

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Meet your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers at tonight's Welcome Reception.
Stay: Three Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz


 Day 2. Lisbon

On a guided tour of Lisbon, visit the Old Town, the Jeronimos Monastery and much more. This evening, enjoy Portugal's Fado music during dinner.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 3. Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais

Today, visit the World Heritage-listed Pena National Palace and take a guided tour of Sintra. Continue to the village of Cascais and take a walking tour.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 4. Lisbon, Faro, Seville

Depart for the land of Don Quixote today, and stop in the coastal city of Faro for a chicken piri-piri lunch. Cross the Spanish border and continue to Seville.
Stay: Two Nights: Seville, Hotel Alfonso XIII
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Lunch


 Day 5. Jerez, Seville, Freedom of Choice

Take an excursion today to the city of Jerez and visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Later, savour a gourmet lunch and sherry tasting at one of the city's famous sherry bodegas. Return to Seville, and choose to enjoy a river cruise or take a horse and carriage ride.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Lunch


 Day 6. Seville, Granada

Enjoy a guided tour of Seville, and see the Alc'zar, the massive Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower. Later, travel to Granada, where tonight, you'll enjoy dinner and a flamenco performance in one of the Sacromonte Gypsy caves.
Stay: Two Nights: Granada, AC Palacio De Santa Paula
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 7. Granada

Explore the World Heritage-listed Alhambra on a guided tour today. Part fortress, part palace, Alhambra is a pinnacle of Moorish art that encapsulates Andalusian history.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 8. Baeza, Cordoba

On your way to Cordoba, stop in the World Heritage-listed Baeza, and take a guided tour.
Stay: Two Nights: Cordoba, AC Hotel Cordoba Palacio
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 9. Cordoba

On a guided tour of Cordoba, visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the historical Jewish Quarter. Later, enjoy the afternoon free to explore this charming town.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 10. Toledo, Madrid

This morning, head to the historic city of Toledo, Spain's medieval capital. Take a guided tour through its narrow streets, then make your way to Madrid.
Stay: Two Nights: Madrid, InterContinental Madrid
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 11. Madrid

After breakfast this morning, you'll head to the renowned Prado museum for a guided tour. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to relax or further explore. This evening, enjoy a special tapas dinner.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 12. Madrid, Barcelona

After a city tour, travel by train to Barcelona today.
Stay: Three Night Grand City Stay: Barcelona, Le Meridien
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 13. Barcelona, Freedom of Choice

Today embark on a city tour, taking in the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. Later, enjoy a photography tour or join a Gothic walking tour for a different perspective. This evening, enjoy a special Flamenco dinner.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast * Dinner


 Day 14. Barcelona

Today is yours at leisure to relax or further explore this colourful city.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast


 Day 15. Barcelona, Arles

After breakfast, your holiday concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Daily Meals Included: * Breakfast