Tanger and Iberian Peninsula - ENGMARKET

Duración

8 Días

Condición física

Moderado

Ciudad de inicio

Tanger

Disponible

2020 / 2021

Ciudades a visitar: Tanger; Sevilla; Monsaraz; Evora; Lisboa; Fatima; Madrid; Granada

Descripción detallada día a día

Introducción

Estimado viajero: ¡Gracias por habernos elegido para realizar este circuito! Esperamos que disfrute de su viaje.

Le damos aquí una orientación sobre su tour con la información que consideramos puede ser de su interés. La información es ORIENTATIVA, pudiendo existir variaciones sobre los horarios señalados.

TRASLADOS desde el aeropuerto, si lo tiene incluido o comprado. Nuestro trasladista lo estara esperando con un cartel con el nombre de Europamundo o su nombre a la salida de aduanas (despues de recoger su equipaje).

IMPORTANTE: Si usted tuvo NOCHES ADICIONALES a su llegada al hotel tendrá su reserva realizada, pero el guía de su viaje normalmente no se encontrará hasta la noche anterior al inicio del tour. Su tiempo por tanto hasta ese momento es libre.

En el HOTEL le podrán ayudar con toda la información que precise sobre la ciudad. En la recepción podrá encontrar un CARTEL INFORMATIVO de Europamundo donde figurarán las actividades y los horarios establecidos para su grupo. Lea el cartel informativo.

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Distance covered by road: 280 km.
 
Landscapes: Amazing views over the cliffs and Straits. Pleasant scenery of white villages in Andalusia. WARNING: Remember to keep your passport handy. 

PLEASE NOTE: The ferry departure time varies depending on the season. Please, check with Europamundo before starting the tour.  Border formalities may involve delays. Entering to Spain, you will have to put your clocks forward by 1 or 2 hours (depending on time of year). Your guide will advise you about the change. 



At about  11:00 hrs  (variable. Please, check with Europamundo the meeting point and the exact time of departure) , we shall depart from our meeting point, Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Tangier City Center, to the port of Tangier. Boarding formalities. Each traveller must carry their bags and hand luggage, as required by the Spanish national security authorities. Crossing of approximately one hour. We suggest having lunch on the ferry. Arrival in Algeciras/Tarifa. Our journey continues through beautiful white villages.  
 
20.30 hrs Seville . -Arrival. 

Highlights:    Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Evening transfer.


After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a  scenic visit of Sevilla  (if the English-speaking group is fewer than fifteen people, the tour can be conducted in both English and Spanish). Lasting one hour and a half featuring the Cathedral and the Giralda, Plaza de España, the beautiful banks of the river Guadalquivir, the Golden Tower, the districts of Santa Cruz and Triana, the Maestranza Bullring, and Cartuja Island. Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards or the tours to the Cathedral or the Flamenco Show that will be offered  as optionals by your guide. 

At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the  historic city centre area ( calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favorite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International and so on.  Return to the hotel.

Total distance: 460 km HIGHLIGHTS: a scenic stage with walled border villages. Evora Chapel of bones.    Scenery: Attractive landscapes of white villages, mountain ranges, castles en route. Note: In Portugal we must set our watches back one hour.   08.15 hrs.- We will leave Seville We travel to the west of Andalusia. Pleasant landscapes en route amidst hills and olive trees we will enter Extremadura.   11.00 hrs.- JEREZ DE LOS CABALLEROS, stop in  this town that belonged to the Knights Templar and where Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was born. 13.00 hrs- Jerez de los Caballeros. We continue our stage to Portugal. 13.30 (14.30 hrs in Spain) - MONSARAZ, one of the most picturesque villages in Portugal with its walls, castle, great views and white and flowery streets. Time for lunch. 15.00 hrs.- Mosaraz- Departure. 16.00 hrs.- EVORA, a city declared a World Heritage Site, with its white streets, its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. We will also visit the impressive Chapel of Bones (admission included), built with 5000 skeletons!  18.00 hrs- Evora- Departure. 20.00 hrs.- LISBON- We will be arriving toward the end of the day.

Highlights-  Comprehensive tour of Lisbon. Night transfer to Restauradores Square.

09:00h. - Start of our  tour with a local guide  (explanations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than 12 people). We visit traditional neighborhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the fifteen century.  We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower and to the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.


18:00h.- At the end of the afternoon, we include transportation to  Restauradores Square  , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where you can take the "Elevador da Gloria" (not included) that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint of San Pedro with beautiful views over Lisbon and the Bairro Alto. Return to hotel.

Total distance: 695 km.
 
Scenery:  F orests, small mountains, walled villages


Note:   There is an hour difference between Spain and Portugal. When in Portugal is 11 hrs in Spain is 12 hrs.

07:30 hrs. - Lisboa – departure. We Travel to the north of Portugal.
09:15 hrs. - Fátima  – Time to know this important Sanctuary. 
 
10:30 hrs. - Fátima – Departure. We will continue on our way through the Green lands of the centre, passing into Spain and over the grasslands we cross the north of Extremadura region.
Lunch included  en route in a regional food restaurant. Continuation to  MADRID. 

20.30 hrs.- Madrid,  arrival. We include  transportation to Plaza Mayo r where you can enjoy at some typical taverns. 

Highlights:  Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and transfer to Plaza del Oriente.   

The day starts about  08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour  through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Gran Via, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. 

Visit to Retiro Park , an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to  Las Ventas Bullring included . This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. 

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.


At sunset we provide a  transfer to Plaza de Oriente , opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International)  in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.

Total distance:  450 km  
Scenery:  The plains of La Mancha with the shadow of some mills and the great extensions of olive groves in the province of Jaén.  
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS:  Lunch included- entrance and local guide in the Alhambra if the bought tour included the Palace. Evening transfer. 

08:00 hrs. - Madrid – departure. We travel to the South.  We stop at  Puerto Lápice , a beautiful town of La Mancha plain evoking the figure of Don Quixote de la Mancha.    
13:45 hrs. - GRANADA  – Arrival at the hotel.  Lunch included . For those who booked the trip with the entrance included, after lunch we will visit with a local guide the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. 

19.00 hrs.- Enjoy an evening  transfer to the Albaicín of Granada , a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in a restaurant  in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Return to hotel. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­ramonte. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The maximum number of people allowed to visit the Alhambra is limited by the local government. Given that the number of tickets assigned to tour operators is small, and we are only given the confirmed number one month before your arrival, even if you buy the trip with the ticket included we cannot guarantee entrance to the Alhambra. In such event, we would offer entry to the Reales Alcázares in Seville, which is similar. As with the Alhambra visit, the group would be led by a local guide of the city of Granada. If the Alhambra is a very important landmark to visit for you, we suggest you purchase the trip “without tickets” (the lowest price) and book your tickets on-line on the heritage website https://www.alhambra.org as there is a larger quota for individual visits/purchases.   

Distance travelled: 260 km.
 
Landscapes:  We follow the Costa del Sol with views over the Mediterranean Sea and cross the Straits of Gibraltar. 
PLEASE NOTE:  The ferry departure time varies depending on the season.
INSTRUCTIONS:  Do not forget your passport, you will need it at the border. Depending on the time of year, the time in Morocco is 1 or 2 hours behind Spain. Your guide will tell you when to change the time, and will confirm the time difference. 
Please note: During the crossing between Spain and Morocco, you must carry your own luggage.


07:30 hrs  Granada. Departure. Stunning views over the Mediterranean. 
11:45 hrs  Algeciras-Tarifa -Arrival-. We board a ferry and cross the Straits of Gibraltar, crossing into Africa on a modern boat. The crossing takes approximately 1.5 hours . Arrival in the port of Tangiers. Customs and border procedures (there are sometimes delays). We continue to Tangier about 13.00 hrs. End of our services.-


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