Lisbon & Northern Spain (ZO)

12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

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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, 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 that houses the chest reliquary and the Shroud of Orviedo. Or how about a Port 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.

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. Exciting optional excursions are available to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz, and 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. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy 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
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Day 5 Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is 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. Afternoon at leisure.

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. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a visit to the nearby ALTAMIRA NEO CAVE, which offers an excellent insight of the upper Paleolithic cave paintings of the original cave, which was the first one 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.”

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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 out the 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: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy 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.

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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.

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Day 11 Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlight is a visit to the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and enjoy 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.

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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

Years of Experience: 23

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

Crowne Plaza Porto

Moderate Deluxe

Crowne Plaza Porto Av.Boavista 1466, Oporto,  Portugal

Av.Boavista 1466
Oporto, Portugal

The comfort and elegance of the hotel is apparent in every corner of the guest rooms. The stylish décor and the noble materials used for the furnishings create an atmosphere of peace, harmony and contentment - the perfect accommodation in the city of Porto.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

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

Silken Reino De Aragon

First-Class

Silken Reino De Aragon C/Coso, 80, Saragossa,   Spain

C/Coso, 80
Saragossa, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel with restaurant, bar and meeting facilities is located near the Basilica Del Pilar and the Exhibition Palace.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

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

Barcelona

HCC St. Moritz

First-Class

HCC St. Moritz  Carrer Diputacio 262, Barcelona,  Spain

Carrer Diputacio 262
Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel HCC St Moritz has a total of 91 rooms and offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere for a perfect rest after a busy day in the city.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

 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.

Lisbon
Santiago de Compostela
San Sebastian
Barcelona

Lisbon

Excursion to Sintra & Queluz

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: €53 EUR per person

Fado Music & Dinner

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

Santiago de Compostela

Half Day Excursion to La Coruna

Half Day Excursion to La Coruna

La Coruna lies near the end of Spain's famous Way of St. James and is an intriguing place to discover, too often overlooked by travellers that end up in the close by Santiago de Compostela, leaving this lively port city relatively quiet on the tourist front. 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: the popular port with a commercial centre that is full of activity and the gorgeous cultural tradition. The city tour starts in the old city which includes Plaza de Maria Pinta, Town Hall, Tower of Hercules, The Castle of San Anton, the port and the beaches. Later cross Rias Altas to Santa Cruz, Sada (Small fishing villages) and to the historical site of Betanzos. Your guide will also recommend great local spots to enjoy the city's superb tapas offerings and will give you time to enjoy your lunch there.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

San Sebastian

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", 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

Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona

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

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

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

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