Madrid and Portugal
Madrid and Portugal
Madrid and Portugal

Madrid and Portugal

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Small Group Coach Tour (Min 8 / Max 24 passengers)
English Language Only - 9 Days ex Madrid
2024 Departure Dates
Departs Selected Sundays
April: 07, 21
May: 05, 12, 19, 26
June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
July: 07
August: 11
September: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
October: 06, 13, 20, 27
*Option available to depart from Barcelona - 11 days ex Barcelona including sightseeing - Tour departure is two days earlier (supplement applies)

Experience the wonders of Madrid and Portugal on this English Language Small Group Coach Tour.


  • Experience the World Heritage City of Porto on a cruise along the River Douro
  • Explore the deeply cherished sites of Fatima, the heart of Christianity in the region
  • Discover the Monastery of Batalha, built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castillians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, and considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO

Day 1: Madrid

Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by a local operator and assisted with your transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation at the hotel in Madrid.

Day 2: Madrid (BD)

After breakfast at the hotel, discover the beauties of the city with a guided city tour. During the tour today you will see the Barrio de la Morería, the Hapsburgs District, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Then explore contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon at leisure to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Join your fellow travellers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation at the hotel in Madrid.

Day 3: Madrid – Salamanca – Porto (B)

This morning after breakfast you are bound for Portugal. Drive to Salamanca where you will have some free time in this University City and World Heritage Site of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to the Portuguese border to reach Porto. Located along the Duoro River estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European towns, and proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.  

Accommodation at the hotel in Porto.

Day 4: Porto (B)

This morning embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Porto. Admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange building and the Santa Clara church. Afterwards, experience a different perspective of the city aboard a Duoro River Cruise and discover famous Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting included. Remainder of the day is at leisure

Accommodation at the hotel in Porto.

Day 5: Porto - Coimbra - Fatima(B)

After breakfast head to Coimbra, on the banks of the river Mondego. Formerly the country's capital and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time to explore, then travel on to Fatima, center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared and the Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles.


Accommodation at the hotel in Fatima.

Day 6: Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaca - Lisbon (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, then depart to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time to explore then continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the XII C. Continue on to Lisbon.

Accommodation at the hotel in Lisbon.

Day 7: Lisbon (BD)

This morning, join a city sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo (Lisbon). Drive through its main squares and avenues. See the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. The afternoon will be at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of color and housing the genuine “tabernas”. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a typical Portuguese dinner visiting one of the oldest Fado venues in the city and located in one of the most interesting cultural neighbourhoods in the area.


Accommodation at the hotel in Lisbon.

Day 8: Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid (B)

This morning after breakfast, depart to Caceres considered a World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid.

Accommodation at the hotel in Madrid.

Day 9: Madrid (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • First class accommodation as specified (or similar)
  • Transportation as per itinerary in air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • English speaking Tour Director throughout the journey
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary. Guided visits in Madrid, Porto (including Duoro River Cruise and Port Wine tasting) and Lisbon
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome Tapas Experience Dinner
  • Fado show and dinner in Lisbon
  • Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary


  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Lisbon and Porto local city tax are not included, to be paid directly at the hotel
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above


  • In the event that the guided tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons it will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus instead.
  • Due to limited coach capacity only one piece of luggage per person is allowed. The single bag should not weigh more than 25kg and have a maximum dimension of 157cm (the dimensional measurement of a suitcase is the sum of the length, width and height).

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