Spain & Portugal 9 Days

Explore the world of explorers and delve into their fascinating origins depicted by beautiful architecture, tasty foods and dramatic countryside. From picturesque Porto to vibrant Lisbon and from Andalusian Spain to majestic Madrid this rare trip promises nothing short of an an ultimate experience you sure don't want to miss! It even offers an opportunity fro a day trip to Morocco for that exotic escape from the ordinary.

Cascais
 
Cordoba
 
Costa Del Sol
 
Évora
 
Granada
 
Lisbon
 
Madrid
 
Porto
 
Seville
 
Sintra
 
Toledo
 
Torremolinos
 
Tangier
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
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Tour Bus with all the Bells & Whistles featuring
Transfer Bus with all the Bells & Whistles featuring
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Departure
Day 1 From: Frankfurt International
To: Porto
Day 9 From: Madrid
To: Frankfurt International
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 Mercure Porto
Porto
Day: 1
Overnights(1)
 Novotel Lisbon
Lisbon
Day: 2
Overnights(2)
 mercure sevilla
Seville
Day: 4
Overnights(1)
 Ibersol
Torremolinos
Day: 5
Overnights(2)
 Iberostar
Madrid
Day: 7
Overnights(2)
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MealIncl./Opt.Day
Buffet Breakfast 2
Buffet Breakfast 3
Buffet Breakfast 4
Buffet Breakfast 5
Buffet Breakfast 6
Buffet Breakfast 7
Buffet Breakfast 8
Buffet Breakfast 9
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ITINERARY SUMMARY
 
Day 1
Departure from selected pickup locations in Germany


Departure from various pickup locations. Airport transfer and flight to Porto, Portugal.
Meet and greet your tour manager at the airport, orientation tour, check-in after lunch time. Enjoy an evening outing tip toeing into fine Portuguese cuisine and thriving nightlife. 1
Day 2
Porto - Obidos - Lisbon

Following Breakfast and check out and time at own leisure.
Following some time for lunch we leave for The mediaeval town of Óbidos is one of the most picturesque gems of Portugal.
We then continue to Lisbon and check into our hotel. 2 1
Day 3
Lisbon

We spend the morning hours being introduced to the Capital's main highlights accompanied by our local guide.
Enjoy remainder of the evening exploring or else you may wish to join us on optional excursion to Sintra.
See your tour guide for an opportunity to attend a typical Fado dinner show. 1
Day 4
Evora - Seville

We leave this morning for the inland town of Evora most famous for 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Following some time for lunch we continue to the Andalusian pearl city of Seville and check into our hotel.
Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring. 1 1
Day 5
Seville - Torremolinos

We dedicate the morning to touring Seville's main attractions such as Alcazar.
We continue our journey in the afternoon to Costa De Sol and check into our hotel in the resort town of Torremolinos.
Enjoy the evening investigating the vibrant nightlife. 2 1
Day 6
Excursion to Tangier Morocco.

Enjoy the day at own leisure or else join us on a full day excursion to Tangier Morocco where exotic flair ranges from beautiful coastline to great shopping and tasty cuisine.

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Day 7
Granada - Cordoba - Madrid

Enroute to Madrid we are to dedicate the morning to visiting Granada's eternalized Alhambra Palace followed by some time to explore.
We arrive in the afternoon to Cordova to visit among others one of the great examples of the Moorish architectural masterpieces.
Via high Speed train we arrive to Madrid in the evening and check into our hotel 2 1
Day 8
Madrid - Toledo

Joined by our local guide we tour the Capital's most prominent sights before taking the remainder of the day to explore.
You may choose to join us on an excursion to nearby Toledo an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain and particularly known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its walled old city. It was also the former home of Mannerist painter El Greco.
As a finale to this memorable we recommend a Flamenco Dinner show. 1
Day 9
Homeward flight

Airport transfers and homeward flights.

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MAIN HIGHLIGHTS
Portugal
Portugal is one of the most inexpensive and fascinating destinations in Europe. It has a rich seafaring past, superb beach resorts, wistful towns and cities, and a landscape wreathed in olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. Four decades of dictatorshi
Seville
Seville certainly is one of the most beloved places by visitors to Spain. Although today Moorish influence is architectonically most evident - Andalusia was occupied by Moors for about 800 years - it has been a cultural center long before. The fertility of this land and its favorised climate with mild winters and about 3000 hours of sun per year made Phoenicians and Carthaginians settle here. Later came Romans, like almost to any place in Europe, and two of their emperors, Trajan and Hadrian, in fact were born here. Also lateron Seville was the home of famous and infamous figures of history, the legendary "Don Juan" started from here to conquer the hearts of women across all Europe, while Columbus started from a port close to Seville to discover a new world. Prosper Merimée's "Carmen", who couldn't make her decision between the officer Don José and the bullfighter Escamillo - the consequences you can watch still today in opera houses - was a worker in Seville's old tobacco factory. By the way, this factory serves today as University, a fact that might give you a glimpse on Andalusian talent for improvisation. Some highlights are the Real Alcázar, THe minaret of La Giralda, Puente de Isabel II and much more..
Sintra
€ 25
Andalusia
Andalusia - region situated between two continents and bathed by two oceans. The name dates from the short period of the presence of the Vandals (409-429 BC). Before these settle Phoenicians (900 BC), Greeks (600 BC) and Romans (3rd century B.C.- 4th century A.C.) there, later on reigned the Visigoths for almost two centuries (5th.-7th.) and finally conquered the Arabs (711 - 1492) the whole region, leaving the most impressive testimonies in Andalusia. With the Spanish-Christian reconquest, Andalusia became the launching point for the discovery and conquest of the "New Eorld". This marks the beginning of the golden age.
Lisbon
Lisboa offers its visitors an endless selection of things to see and do. Both the lovers of daytime outings and those who prefer nightlife will be spoilt for choice: the city offers a wide variety of museums and monuments, parks and gardens, and internati
Madrid
MADRID became Spain's capital simply through its geographical position at the centre of Iberia. When Philip II moved the seat of government here in 1561 his aim was to create a symbol of the unification and centralization of the country... There may be fe
Toledo
Toledo is one of Spain's most magnificent historical monuments. It's an intact medieval city of narrow winding streets perched on a small hill above the Río Tajo. The city is crammed with fascinating museums, galleries, churches and castles. Unfortunately € 35
Tangier
€ 95
Torremolinos
Abundant beach front cafés (called Chiringuitos) selling fried fish, snacks and refreshments, which is just as well as the walk back from the main beach into the town centre is uphill all the way. There are bars in abundance proclaiming their heritage to one nationality of another; Irish, English, Dutch, German you name it Torremolinos is likely to have it. The busy nightclubs pump out the latest music and stay open until dawn or even later. Make no mistakes Torremolinos is about having fun.
Alhambra
The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means "red or crimson castle", perhaps due to the hue of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill of La Sabica which by starlight is silver but by sunlight is transformed into gold. But there is another more poetic version, evoked by the Moslem analysts who speak of the construction of the Alhambra fortress "by the light of torches", the reflections of which gave the walls their particular coloration. Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra was an alcazaba (fortress), an alcázar (palace) and a small medina (city), all in one. This triple character helps to explain many distinctive features of the monument. There is no reference to the Alhambra as being a residence of kings until the 13th century, even though the fortress had existed since the 9th century. The first kings of Granada, the Zirites, had their castles and palaces on the hill of the Albaicin, and nothing remains of them. The Nasrites were probably the emirs who built the Alhambra, starting in 1238. € 18
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Note: Unless included is an optional excursion package, listed highlights may be require entrance fees to access that can be paid for locally and may be subject to availability and holiday closures.

DEPARTURES & PICKUPS
November Saturday 20, 2021 thru November Sunday 28, 2021 (Thanksgiving)
Locations
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DATES & PRICES
Time Frame Adults | Child | Infants
Saturday, November 20, 2021 Thru
Sunday, November 28, 2021 Thanksgiving
9 Days*
€899
€699
€250
(*)Total Travel Days. All departures are evenings (generally) post-work hours. Reservations submitted within 24hr of departures need to be reconfirmed to avoid overbooking.
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U.S. Army Europe Training Holidays

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Tour (Travel Days)
Holiday
Departing - Returning
Price
My
Aug Training Hldy
Wed, Aug 11, 21
Sun, Aug 15, 21
5
€429Up
My
Aug Training Hldy
Thu, Aug 12, 21
Mon, Aug 16, 21
5
€369Up
My
Labor Day
Wed, Sep 1, 21
Mon, Sep 6, 21
6
€459Up
My
Labor Day
Thu, Sep 2, 21
Mon, Sep 6, 21
5
€429Up
My
Aug Training Hldy
Thu, Sep 2, 21
Mon, Sep 6, 21
5
€399Up
My
Labor Day
Thu, Sep 2, 21
Mon, Sep 6, 21
5
€369Up
My
Labor Day
Thu, Sep 2, 21
Sun, Sep 5, 21
4
€369Up
My
Labor Day
Fri, Sep 3, 21
Mon, Sep 6, 21
4
€469
My
Columbus Day
Thu, Oct 7, 21
Mon, Oct 11, 21
5
€399Up
My
Columbus Day
Thu, Oct 7, 21
Sun, Oct 10, 21
4
€369Up
My
Columbus Day
Thu, Oct 7, 21
Mon, Oct 11, 21
5
€599
My
Columbus Day
Thu, Oct 7, 21
Tue, Oct 12, 21
6
€459Up
My
Columbus Day
Fri, Oct 8, 21
Mon, Oct 11, 21
4
€350
My
Columbus Day
Fri, Oct 8, 21
Mon, Oct 11, 21
4
€350
My
Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 20, 21
Sat, Nov 27, 21
8
€649
My
Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 20, 21
Sun, Nov 28, 21
9
€899
My
Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 24, 21
Sun, Nov 28, 21
5
€399Up
My
Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 24, 21
Sat, Nov 27, 21
4
€399
My
Presidents' Day
Fri, Feb 18, 22
Sun, Feb 20, 22
3
€149
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