Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, overnight in Lisbon and Porto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including a visit to Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery, dating back to the 16th century, and in Porto, the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange, which was inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Also, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fátima, a world-famous pilgrimage site.
In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. Also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where a visit of Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain's grandest squares is included; and Barcelona, for a two nights stay with guided sightseeing that features a visit to Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece.
On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some special experiences for you. For example, enjoy a cider tasting at a traditional Sidreria in Oviedo. You’ll also walk along the street in Pamplona where the famous "running of the bulls" takes place, followed by lunch with tapas and Rioja wine. These are just a couple of the unique experiences included on this holiday. From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all!
At the end of your tour, travel via high-speed AVE train to Madrid. Enjoy three nights and guided sightseeing, including a visit to the famous Prado Museum. All services in Madrid, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. A perfect way to end your holiday!