MAP - Lisbon & Northern Spain 2017

Lisbon & Northern Spain (ZO)

12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

2017 Tour Details

Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, you'll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century. Also visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917.

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. You'll also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where you'll visit the Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain's grandest squares; and Barcelona, where you'll stay two nights with guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece that still is not finished to this day.

On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, you'll enjoy an exclusive visit to the Cámara Santa de Oviedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 802 AD that houses the Arca Santa chest reliquary of the Sudarium Orviedo. Or how about a wine tasting at a famous Port wine cellar in Oporto? These are just a couple of the special experiences included on this vacation.

From the historical sights and the popular resorts to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain tour has it all! You're sure to arrive back home with many stories and photos to share.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LISBON
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
FATIMA
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
OPORTO
Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Port wine tasting at Sandeman & Co
VIGO
Walking tour
LA TOJA ISLAND
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a coffee and the spectacular view at the Gran Hotel La Toja and admire the shell-covered church
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
LUARCA
Stop in this pretty fishing village with its white houses
OVIEDO
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of San Salvador and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the Cámara Santa de Oviedo
SANTILLANA DEL MAR
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Altamira Neo Cave
BILBAO
Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum
SAN SEBASTIAN
Guided walking tour of the Old Quarter
PAMPLONA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant
SARAGOSSA
Visit Plaza de Pilar
BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing; visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of Oporto
  • Monuments of Oviedo
  • Cave of Altamira
  • Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon
  • Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 tapas lunch with wine in Pamplona; 4 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Lisbon, a special dinner in Santiago, and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An exciting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Lisbon–Fatima–Oporto

Start the day with a visit to the SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY in Fatima. Then, continue to Oporto, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated CHURCH OF SAO FRANCISCO, and the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Next, visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite famous Sandeman & Co. PORT WINE CELLAR to taste the Port wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Oporto–Vigo, Spain–La Toja Island–Santiago de Compostela

Follow the coastline and enter Galicia. Stop in Vigo, built over a Roman settlement, see the remnants of the former city walls, and hear about its turbulent history. Continue to La Toja, a small island just off the shore, which has become a popular holiday resort. Enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a coffee at the Gran Hotel La Toja, a spa resort. The island is famous for its spring waters, discovered in the early 19th century. Also admire the unusual church completely covered with seashells before returning to the mainland to continue your journey to Santiago de Compostela. This evening, dinner has been prepared for you at one of the city’s fine local restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 5 Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela has been one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. For over a thousand years, pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the CATHEDRAL, where the relics of St. James the Apostle, brother of St. John the Evangelist, are held. Later, an exciting optional excursion is available to Coruna.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Santiago de Compostela–Luarca–Oviedo

Along the Asturian coast is Luarca, a renowned quiet town of white houses. Time to join the locals in the taverns or to walk around the port. Then, enter España Verde (Green Spain) and arrive in Oviedo, capital of Asturias. Guided sightseeing features the CATHEDRAL OF SAN SALVADOR, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an exclusive visit to the CÁMARA SANTA DE OVIEDO (holy chamber of Oviedo). Dating back to 802 AD, it houses the Arca Santa chest reliquary of the Sudarium of Oviedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Oviedo–Santillana Del Mar–Bilbao–San Sebastian

This morning, stop in picturesque Santillana del Mar, and walk through its cobblestone streets. Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the nearby ALTAMIRA NEO CAVE, which offers excellent insight into the upper Paleolithic cave paintings of the original cave—the first where prehistoric cave paintings were discovered at the end of the 19th century. Continue to Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, and enjoy a special highlight: a guided visit to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, an amazing feat of construction created by North American architect Frank O. Gehry. Arrive in Basque Country and lovely San Sebastian, the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast.”

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a popular resort that attracts tourists from everywhere—not just for its picturesque location and harbor, but also for the many festivals that are held here yearly, like the San Sebastian Film Festival. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Parte Viejo OLD QUARTER, then time to try tasty pintxos snacks, which you will find in many bars. You may wish to join an optional excursion to the beautiful resort of Biarritz to make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 San Sebastian–Pamplona–Saragossa

In Pamplona, at the foot of the Pyrenees, a special treat awaits you: enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a walk along the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, and have lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant. Then, continue to Saragossa for your overnight stay.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 10 Saragossa–Barcelona

This morning, visit PLAZA DEL PILAR, one of Spain’s grandest squares. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where, according to legends, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James. Then, continue to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1992.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlights are a visit to the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, a special farewell dinner with wine has been prepared at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say adios to your traveling companions.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 12 Barcelona

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RUI VEIGA

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I am passionate about the Iberian Peninsula, and I am privileged to have a life where I get to escort people through this wonderful region. Come and let me share this passion with you!

Tour Director - RUI VEIGA

 Accommodations

Lisbon
Oporto
Santiago de Compostela
Oviedo
San Sebastian
Saragossa
Barcelona

Lisbon

Real Palacio Hotel

Superior First-Class

Real Palacio Hotel Rua Tomas Ribeiro 115, Lisbon,  Portugal

Rua Tomas Ribeiro 115
Lisbon, Portugal

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Set at the heart of Lisbon, opened May 2003, is the Real Palácio Hotel, a Hotel that combines charm and sophistication with the comfort of a 5-star Hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Oporto

Infante Sagres

Superior First-Class

Infante Sagres Praça D. Filipa De Lencastre, 62, Porto,  Portugal

Praça D. Filipa De Lencastre, 62
Porto, Portugal

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A truly unique property located in the heart of Oporto's historical district, just steps away from the city's UNESCO World Heritage area. This 70-room quirky hotel has a grandiose style with a gracefully carved staircase, high, sculpted ceilings and showcases a collection of antiques and tapestries. The quaint literary-themed Portuguese restaurant is housed in a former bookstore and creates signature dishes and cocktails in a warm inviting atmosphere, the regions' famous Port wine can be enjoyed in the sumptuous bar and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Window Opens

NH Collection Porto Batalha

Superior First-Class

NH Collection Porto Batalha Praça Da Batalha 60, Porto,  Portugal

Praça Da Batalha 60
Porto, Portugal

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located in the heart of UNESCO's World Heritage Historical City Center, this beautiful 107 room hotel is housed in a renovated 18th century palace overlooking the breathtaking Batalha Square. The cozy Gastrô Bar and restaurant serves modern dishes inspired by regional cuisine and has an outdoor terrace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property and there is also a gym and wellness center with indoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens
  • Desk
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning

Santiago de Compostela

Tryp Santiago

First-Class

Tryp Santiago Rua Do Restollal 24, Santiago De Compostela,  Spain

Rua Do Restollal 24
Santiago De Compostela, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel, close to shopping, 500 m to the "Parque Pajonal" park, 2 km to the Cathedral and the monumental area, 12 km to SCQ.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Oviedo

AC Oviedo Forum

Superior First-Class

AC Oviedo Forum Plaza De Los Ferroviarios 1, Oviedo,  Spain

Plaza De Los Ferroviarios 1
Oviedo, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A modern 155 room property offering Free Wi-Fi access in all areas and a fitness center. Traditional Spanish cuisine is served in the main restaurant and an international menu and drinks are on offer at the hotel's bar and outdoor terrace.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning

San Sebastian

Silken Amara Plaza

First-Class

Silken Amara Plaza Plaza Pio Xii,7, San Sebastian,  Spain

Plaza Pio Xii,7
San Sebastian, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel situated in the Square of Pio XII, 10 minute walk to Concha Beach, the Quarter and commercial and financial zone.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Internet Access

Saragossa

Melia Zaragoza

First-Class

Melia Zaragoza Avda.Cesar Augusto 13, Zaragoza,  Spain

Avda.Cesar Augusto 13
Zaragoza, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Enjoying an excellent central location, just a few minutes from the Aljafería Palace and Basilica del Pilar, this 245-room upscale property offers a breakfast buffet restaurant with open kitchen, a lobby bar, Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and a gym.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms

Barcelona

Tryp Apolo

First-Class

Tryp Apolo Av.Paralelo 57-59, Barcelona,  Spain

Av.Paralelo 57-59
Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A modern 314 room hotel located in the heart of Barcelona with Free Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms and public areas. Delicious snacks can be enjoyed at the Tapas Bar whilst the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and cocktails.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Lisbon
Santiago de Compostela
San Sebastian
Barcelona

Lisbon

Fado Music and Dinner

Fado Music and Dinner

Treat yourself to an evening of Fado music and dinner at a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Cascais, Cabo da Roca and the Magnificent Palace of Queluz

Excursion to Cascais, Cabo da Roca and the Magnificent Palace of Queluz

Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on day trip from Lisbon.

Price Range: $$

SantiagodeCompostela

Excursion to La Coruna

Excursion to La Coruna

Nicknamed the Crystal City due to hundreds of glass balconies that line the buildings, La Coruna is just the place to find good food, fabulous beaches and a dash of culture. Enjoy the city's captivating history with a friendly local guide.

Price Range: $

SanSebastian

Excursion to Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz

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", then continue on to Saint- Jean de Luz, the former Basque Corsairs' capital.

Price Range: $

Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona

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).

Price Range: $

Flamenco

Flamenco

Experience the excitement of a flamenco show, a genuine Spanish art expressing passion and intensity. A must-see by anyone visiting Spain!

Price Range: $$

Montserrat

Montserrat

Visit spiritual Montserrat with its impressive Benedictine monastery.

Price Range: $

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