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The Best of Spain & Portugal with Barcelona

Your 16-day affordable tour through Spain and Portugal, with three nights in beautiful Barcelona will be a vacation to remember. You’ll become immersed in the rich histories and distinct cultures of both Spain and Portugal as you travel through Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca – as well as Lisbon and Oporto for the best in sights, sounds, and flavors Portugal has to offer. </BR></BR>You’ll visit Toledo to see the old walled town on a hill, and you’ll see the 12th-century Church of St. Tome – home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. You’ll see ancient Moorish architecture such as Granada’s 13th-century Alhambra Complex. Your local guide will show you St. Theresa’s Convent, a Carmelite convent founded in 1636 on the site of St. Teresa’s birthplace. </BR></BR>In Portugal, visit the world-famous shrine in Fátima, dedicated to the Virgin Mary who appeared to three children here in 1917. See Seville’s Cathedral, the world’s third largest church; Lisbon’s Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (circa 1514); and Oporto’s cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries. Be sure to visit a local wine cellar in Montilla for wine tasting. </BR></BR>At the end of the tour, you’ll embark on a Monograms vacation to Barcelona via on the high-speed train. The guided sightseeing tour of the city will include a visit of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica. </BR></BR>Your budget-minded tour of Spain and Portugal will stay a favorite travel memory for years to come.

City Highlights

Visits to Loja, Montilla wine tasting, Evora, Fátima sanctuary, Coimbra, Salamanca Plaza Mayor, Avila St. Theresa’s convent, Segovia.

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Oporto

Notes

March 27 Departure – EasterApril 17 Departure – Feria in SevilleDecember 14 Departure – Christmas lunch in Madrid

Transportation

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; high-speed train

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