GREAT IBERIAN CITIES *NEW*

Allow yourself to be enchanted by Spain and Portugal's charming cities and sun-drenched seaside towns.

Price Includes

• 9 days Regional Explorer trip departing Barcelona  
• 8 nights accommodation
• 12 meals: 8 hot buffet breakfasts, 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
• BE MY GUEST - Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you’ll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard.
• Sightseeing highlights including: 
 City tour in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon
 Visit Plaça Catalunya, Prado Museum, Church of Santo Tome, Toledo, Synagogue, Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España and Hieronymite Monastery
 View Giralda Bell Tower
 See Sagrada Familia, Plaza Espana, trendy Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol, Cibeles Fountain, Seville Gothic Cathedral, Monument to the Discoveries and Belem Tower


Bonus

Early Payment Discount on Europe & Britain trips: save 10%*
Exclusive Discount: SAVE $100* per person

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Travel Dates

15 Apr and 22 Apr 2018

Other departures available between 29 Apr – Oct 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.


Offer Ends

20 Oct 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Destinations
Categories
Product itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)
Ramble up Las Ramblas and to an unforgettable discovery of the Iberian Peninsula. The fiery coastal city of Barcelona kicks off your mesmerising encounter with Spain, and Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Set your watch to the leisurely Mediterranean way of life, spending the day relaxing or delving into the charm of a city that once inspired Gaudi’s imagination. Later, meet your fellow compañeros and Travel Director for an orientation drive through some of the city’s iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception. (WR) 
Hotel: AC Som

Day 2 Barcelona Sightseeing e d
We spend the morning exploring a city whose great passions include football, fashion and fairy-tale façades by famed architect Antonio Gaudi, whose Sagrada Familia we have an opportunity to see during our guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist. We’ll see Las Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya at the heart of Barcelona, stopping to pay tribute to the great discoverer, Christopher Columbus at his monument overlooking the harbour. The rest of the day is yours to delight in Spanish culture and cuisine. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black
Madonna – affectionately known in Catalonia as ‘La Moreneta’ or enjoy the flavours of tapas against the passionate backdrop of a flamenco guitar. (BB)

Day 3 Barcelona ▶ Madrid (2 Nights)
We leave the rugged Costa Brava behind and drive through the valleys and pastures of Aragon towards Spain’s historical capital. We arrive this evening in Madrid, renowned for its vibrant nightlife which we will have an opportunity to enjoy on our own terms. This evening embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid’s vibrant streets. (BB, DW) 
Hotel: Meliá Castilla/Meliá Galgos

Day 4 Madrid Sightseeing e d
This morning we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where we will see Plaza Espana, trendy Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Fountain before visiting the world-famous Prado Museum. Admire the masterpieces of Velasquez and other Spanish greats at this extraordinary museum that is said to house the largest collection of European art in the world. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city on your terms. Visit the Royal Palace or stroll through Buen Retiro Park at the heart of the city – the choice is yours. (BB)

Day 5 Madrid ▶ Toledo ▶ Seville (2 Nights) d
We meander southwards to the clifftop city of Toledo, where we’ll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour through the narrow streets of this fascinating city. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz, and visit the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe, during your guided walk through the narrow streets. We arrive in Seville this evening and indulge in the effervescent spirit of Andalusia on our own terms. (BB) 
Hotel: Vertice

Day 6 Seville Sightseeing d
The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Meander through its charming streets during a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we’ll visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed before taking a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter. The fine art of olive oil production is explored this evening during a memorable Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 trees. (BB, BG)

Day 7 Seville ▶ Lisbon (2 Nights)
We travel west to Portugal, meandering through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham. Passing the 13th century Castle at Aracena, we cross into Portugal’s picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo – the country’s cork capital. We arrive in colourful Lisbon this evening – our home for the next two nights. (BB)
Hotel: VIP Grand

Day 8 Lisbon Sightseeing e d
The melancholic sounds of the fado follow you through the winding cobblestone streets of Lisbon where we’ll meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour celebrating the grand triumphs of the Portuguese in    centuries past. See the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge that spans the Tagus, and Belem Tower. Meander through the quaint hillside bairro of Alfama and visit the UNESCOlisted Hieronymite Monastery. Enjoy the rest of the day to saunter through Lisbon’s grand shopping boulevards and the cobblestone lanes of Bairro Alto or consider joining an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and our Travel Director, toasting to an epic Iberian holiday. (BB, FD)

Day 9 Depart Lisbon
Our journey through Spain and Portugal has come to an end. All’s that left is to say a fond adeus at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Key:
d Insider Experience
WR Welcome Reception
e Free time
BB Buffet Breakfast
FB Full Breakfast
L Lunch
RM Regional Meal
BG Be My Guest Dining
D Dinner
DW Dinner with Wine
FD Farewell Dinner


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 19 Sep 17 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. A deposit of $200 per person per tour is required upon booking. Full payment due 14 Dec 2017 or no later than 90 days prior to departure from Australia, whichever comes first. Early Payment Discount applicable to land only portion of selected Europe and Britain trips. Exclusive offer is valid for new bookings only and does not apply to CostSaver tours or Special Group Itineraries. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Trafalgar and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.