Lisbon & Northern Spain with Madrid (ZOE) - 2016

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15 Day Tour from Lisbon to Madrid


Lisbon & Northern Spain with Madrid
Madrid at dusk
Madrid at dusk
Lisbon, Portugal is the capital and largest city of Portugal
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, predating other modern European capitals
Jeronimos Monastery
The gorgeous shores of Barcelona
Lisbon, Portugal lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River
Madrid
Santiago de Compostela is visited by over 100,000 pilgrims a year
The beautiful oceanside city of Oporto is considered Europes Capital of Culture

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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Excursion to Sintra & Queluz Enjoy a panoramic drive through Lisbon and along the scenic Estoril coast to the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with free time for lunch (not included). Later, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, with guided sightseeing and time at leisure for shopping. On the way back to Lisbon, stop in Queluz to visit the 17th-century, Versailles-like royal palace and gardens, the country's finest example of rococo architecture.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person


Fado Music & Dinner Treat yourself to an evening of Fado music and dinner at a local restaurant. Fado combines elements of Portuguese country folk music with Moorish and African influences. It originated in the port city of Lisbon, where many cultures met and merged over centuries it is the music that reveals the Portuguese soul.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person


Excursion to Biarritz and St. Jean De Luz Cross the border to discover the French Basque region! Join your local guide for a walking tour of Biarritz, "The Beach of Kings", a place chosen to spend their summer vacations by European royalty and "VIPs" such as Napoleon III and Frank Sinatra. Continue on to Saint- Jean de Luz, the former Basque Corsairs' capital. This small fishing village became rich in the 16th century thanks to fishing and whaling. Did you know that piracy increased greatly the town wealth? Let your local guide tell you everything about the dream wedding occurred in 1660, when Louis XIV married Marie-Thérèse of Spain in the town church, the Basque church of St Jean Baptiste.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


Beautiful Barcelona Together with your local expert explore the Ciutat Vella district (old city); the Barceloneta, an 18th-century traditional district of sailors and fisherman; the Olympic Village, constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games, with the Olympic Port and beaches and magnificent views of the harbor and the neo-Moorish-style Arc de Triomphe. Don't miss out the experience of walking down the famous La Rambla to visit the Boqueria Market the oldest food-market in Spain, where the best "chefs" buy for their Michelin Restaurants and where you will enjoy one of the popular fresh fruit juices (included in the tour).

Approximate value: €32 EUR per person


Excursion to Montserrat Drive through picturesque villages to 4,320-foot Montserrat with its impressive Benedictine monastery perched halfway up the mountain. Visit the Royal Basilica, one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgin Morenita (Black Virgin).

Approximate value: €44 EUR per person


Flamenco Evening with Dinner Experience a traditional Spanish buffet dinner and the excitement of a flamenco show a genuine Spanish art expressing passion and intensity. A must-see by anyone visiting Spain!

Approximate value: €79 EUR per person


Arab Bath and Relaxing Massage Enjoy a unique and relaxing experience in the epicenter of Madrid. On top of a century-old well in the Almudena neighborhood (former Almudaina), the Arab baths of Madrid are the best alternative to reduce the daily stress and one of the most appealing ways to get to know the essence of the Andalusian culture.

Approximate value: €43 EUR per person


Atletico De Madrid Museum and Stadium Tour The world-famous Club Atlético de Madrid was founded on 26th April 1903 by a group of students. Athletic de Bilbao was his team in Basque country, in the north of Spain. Moving to Madrid because of University, they formed Atlético de Madrid. The Museum offers you the chance to take in many exhibits kindly donated by D. Pablo Ornaque (Important Spanish collector). Football supporters will learn about the beginnings of football as well as about Atlético history. Club Atlético de Madrid´s Museum is considerate one of the five best Sports Museum in the world . Visitors could discover the sense, magic and culture of our Club through the valuables exhibited in the showcases. A Guided tour of Vicente Calderón will lead you into areas usually reserved only for the players.

Approximate value: €10 EUR per person


Bernabeu Stadium Ticket Welcome to the Bernabeu Stadium, where you will be treated to a behind-the-scenes experience of one of Europe's great sporting venues, home to the world-renowned Real Madrid Soccer Club. Visitors will have access to the panoramic view from where you will touch the sky and listen to the echoes of a million cheering hearts, reaching the upper level of the stadium. Get into the action by walking the perimeter of the very pitch where, for over 60 years, the White Legends have fought, wept and rejoiced. Continue your starring role by having your photo taken with historic Real Madrid players or holding up some of the sports worlds most coveted trophies. From benches and coaching area, it all looks different, and even more imposing than you imagined. Visit the Presidential Box, the stadiums most exclusive area, reserved for VIPs, dignitaries and special guests. Today it is reserved for you. The Trophies room, where the most decorated club in the world shows off its crown jewels: European and League Cups, Spanish Cups, Intercontinental Cups. Dressing rooms. Great players, legendary teams have all been here, in this same spot. And don´t forget to visit the official store.

Approximate value: €19 EUR per person


Dinner and Flamenco Show at "Torres Bermejas" At "Torre Bermejas", one of the city's most popular flamenco houses, enjoy a special 3 course Spanish dinner with drinks. Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art that expresses intimate and passionate feelings--a must-experience tour for anyone who visits Spain! SHOW & DINNER includes: Vegetable Cream with Crispy Cheese; To be chosen: Torres Bermejas Paella in the Valencian style or Grilled Tuna with Vegetables and Aromatic Herbs or Iberian Pork with Vegetables; Mix of seasonal fruits. Red Wine D.O. Rioja, Cabreiroa Still water.

Approximate value: €79 EUR per person


Excursion to Avila & Segovia Together with your local guide, visit the beautiful and historic towns of Avila and Segovia. Admire Avila's medieval walls, 90 towers, 9 gates, churches, gothic palaces, and cathedral. In Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, see the incredible aqueduct, a relic of the Roman Empire. Later, explore the Alcazar, a stunning 11th-century medieval castle set on a rocky outcrop.

Approximate value: €72 EUR per person


Flamenco Masterclass and Show Enjoy an authentic flamenco masterclass at the oldest tablao in Madrid! A flamenco dancer (bailadora) and a guitarist from Torres Bermejas will show you the mysteries of flamenco: the different songs and music, the dance, the guitar, etc. You will discover the ins and outs of tablao and the Torres Bermejas flamenco show. And after that, enjoy the art of your teachers, with one of the best flamenco show in town. Founded more than 40 year ago, its decoration is an accurate reproduction of La Alhambra of Granada as decoration, a unique beauty in Madrid. SHOW AND DRINK includes: a glass of wine or sangria or refreshment or alcoholic beverages (not imported brands).

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Flamenco Masterclass, Show and Dinner Enjoy an authentic flamenco masterclass at the oldest tablao in Madrid! A flamenco dancer (bailadora) and a guitarist from Torres Bermejas will show you the mysteries of flamenco: the different songs and music, the dance, the guitar, etc. You will discover the ins and outs of tablao and the Torres Bermejas flamenco show. And after that, enjoy the art of your teachers, with one of the best flamenco shows in town. Founded more than 40 year ago, its decoration is an accurate reproduction of La Alhambra of Granada as decoration, a unique beauty in Madrid. SHOW AND DINNER includes: vegetable cream with crispy cheese; To be chosen: Torres Bermejas paella in the Valencian style or Grilled tuna with vegetables and aromatic herbs of Iberian pork with vegetables; Mixed of seasonal fruits. Red wine D.O. Rioja, Cabreiroá still water.

Approximate value: €91 EUR per person


Flamenco Show at "Torres Bermejas" At "Torre Bermejas", one of the city's most popular flamenco houses, sip a drink of your choice and enjoy a very special Spanish evening. Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art that expresses intimate and passionate feelings--a must-experience tour for anyone who visits Spain!

Approximate value: €42 EUR per person


Full Day Excursion to Seville By Ave Train - Historic Tour Travel by AVE train to magical Seville, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a unique guided tour that includes the America Square (Muslim Pavilion), the Royal Alcazars with their beautiful yards, mosaics and wooden sculptures and marvelous gardens, the Quarter of St. Cruz, full of orange trees and flowers.

Approximate value: €208 EUR per person


Half-Day Excursion to Toledo Take a half-day trip to the beautiful medieval city of Toledo with its Arab and Jewish origins. See spectacular architecture, historic buildings, churches, atmospheric alleyways, shops, restaurants, and more.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person


Las Ventas Tour - Bullring (Ticket Only) Welcome to Madrid bullring, the Plaza Monumental de las Ventas del Espíritu Santo, the international center of bullfighting. On your visit you will discover a place which is emblematic of the heart and soul of tauromaquia, where the world's finest matadors present their artistry and skill. Feel the heartbeat of Spanish culture and tradition in this unique venue.

Approximate value: €12 EUR per person


Madrid Full Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

This 8-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Madrid. Make the most of your Madrid experience at your pace and in your style--after all, it is your trip!
Approximate value: €249 EUR per group


Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Enjoy the best tapas in Madrid! Come with us and discover the authentic Spanish tapas based in the traditional cuisine, balanced with the new cuisine. We will show you the Historic Madrid while you try the best tapas with premium Spanish wines. It's an amazing 5 senses experience! You'll visit the most emblematic places and taverns of Madrid., as you will visit 4 exclusive taverns where you can enjoy the best tapas and fine Spanish service. In each one of them, you will try their most famous Tapas (some of the tapas have the prize of best Spanish tapa of the year) and a drink of your choice (we have already selected the right drink for each tapa, but you can change it for another one if you want to). To finish the tour you will taste an exclusive dessert with a little surprise! Note: We offer Vegetarian service as well.

Approximate value: €73 EUR per person


Madrid Half Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Madrid. Make the most of your Madrid experience at your pace and in your style--after all, it is your trip!
Approximate value: €169 EUR per group


Madrid Half Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Madrid. Make the most of your Madrid experience at your pace and in your style--after all, it is your trip!
Approximate value: €169 EUR per group


Madrid Hop-On/Hop-Off - 1 Day Ticket The easiest and most fun way to get to know Madrid . With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the double-decker bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid, with the commentaries offered in English. You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city. The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 8 and 15 minutes and every route takes about 80 min.

Approximate value: €21 EUR per person


Madrid Hop-On/Hop-Off - 2 Day Ticket The easiest and most fun way to get to know Madrid. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the double-decker bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid, with the commentaries offered in English. You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city. The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 8 and 15 minutes and every route takes about 80 min.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person


Royal Monastery of El Escorial and Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984, El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain. It functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school, and is located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of Madrid in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Pantheons of the Kings and Princes, Chapter Houses, the famous library, and the basilica. Then stop at the Valley of the Fallen to contemplate the magnificent Basilica and the wonderful views of the Sierra de Madrid.

Approximate value: €62 EUR per person


Segovia and the Medieval Town of Pedraza Enjoy an exciting excursion to Pedraza and Segovia, two cities rich in history and Spanish tradition. The first stop in our tour will be in the medieval town of PEDRAZA, located in the province of Segovia, an hour from Madrid. Its cobbled streets and emblazoned houses form a medieval urban setting where every corner takes you back centuries in Spanish history. Before leaving this beautiful city, take a glass of local wine and tapas in one of his typical meson. Afterwards, we will go to SEGOVIA, famous for its well-preserved Roman aqueduct. Home of some of the Kings of Castile, this city preserves one of the most important medieval group of buildings in Spain. Due to its elegance, the Cathedral is considered to be the Lady of the Cathedrals, and the Alcázar is the most spectacular castle in the country.

Approximate value: €89 EUR per person


Segovia and the Medieval Town of Pedraza With Gastronomic Lunch Enjoy an exciting excursion to Pedraza and Segovia, two cities rich in history and Spanish tradition. The first stop in our tour will be in the medieval town of PEDRAZA, located in the province of Segovia, an hour from Madrid. Its cobbled streets and emblazoned houses form a medieval urban setting where every corner takes you back centuries in Spanish history. Before leaving this beautiful city, take a glass of local wine and tapas in one of his typical meson. Afterwards, we will go to SEGOVIA, famous for its well-preserved Roman aqueduct. Home of some of the Kings of Castile, this city preserves one of the most important medieval group of buildings in Spain. Due to its elegance, the Cathedral is considered to be the Lady of the Cathedrals, and the Alcázar is the most spectacular castle in the country. GASTRONOMIC LUNCH: La Granja White beans; Roasted suckling pig; Ponche cake with ice cream and housed Red wine, mineral water and coffee.

Approximate value: €124 EUR per person


Segovia and the Medieval Town of Pedraza With Lunch Enjoy an exciting excursion to Pedraza and Segovia, two cities rich in history and Spanish tradition. The first stop in our tour will be in the medieval town of PEDRAZA, located in the province of Segovia, an hour from Madrid. Its cobbled streets and emblazoned houses form a medieval urban setting where every corner takes you back centuries in Spanish history. Before leaving this beautiful city, take a glass of local wine and tapas in one of his typical meson. Afterwards, we will go to SEGOVIA, famous for its well-preserved Roman aqueduct. Home of some of the Kings of Castile, this city preserves one of the most important medieval group of buildings in Spain. Due to its elegance, the Cathedral is considered to be the Lady of the Cathedrals, and the Alcázar is the most spectacular castle in the country. LUNCH: La Granja White beans; Segoviana style stuffed veal with garniture and Dessert (beverages not included).

Approximate value: €110 EUR per person