25 Day Portugal & Spain Tour With Cruise & Dubai Stopover

Madrid - Granada - Seville - Barcelona - Valencia - Zaragoza - Poblet - Montserrat - Peniscola - Alicante - Caravaca De La Cruz - Malaga - Marbella - Ronda - Evora - Lisbon - Marseille - Mallorca - Florence - Rome - Naples - Dubai

 

✓ Return international airfares with Emirates
✓ All airport transfers
✓ 12 nights 4 star accommodation in Spain and Portugal
✓ 7 nights on board Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
✓ 3 nights 5 star accommodation in Dubai
✓ Daily breakfast, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
✓ Professional English speaking tour guides
✓ All transportation & rail tickets
✓ Flexibility to extend your stay


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From $5,999

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The Mediterranean sea has played a major role in the development of Europe. It has been a place of war, trades, immigration and inspiration from the Greek and Roman Empires right to this day. Spain and Portugal are beautiful countries with very rich heritage – from the expansion of Christianity, the great exploration to the Golden Age. Today, the area is known to offer some of the most beautiful sights in the world. 

 

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Itinerary

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Day 1

Australia  Madrid

Today, board your international flight for Madrid and get ready to be inspired!

 

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Day 2

Madrid

Welcome to Madrid! On arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Your guide will be waiting at the hotel and will give an overview of the tour. At the end of the evening, you will be transferred to the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple dating from the 2nd century BC that was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid. Have dinner in the Gran Via area before returning to the hotel to rest. 

Hotel: 4★ Hotel Madrid Ventas or similar

 

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Day 3

Madrid

Start your day with a comprehensive tour of Madrid – Visit Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcala, Gran Via, Plaza de Colon and Plaza Mayor. Then, head to the Retiro park, one of the largest Parks in Madrid that used to belong to the Spanish Monarchy before being made a public park in the 19th century. There, you will be able to see the Lake, the Glass Palace and the Las Ventas Bullring. At the bullring museum, learn more about the tradition of ‘Corridas’. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.
In the evening, you will be able to join a transfer to Plaza de Oriente near the Royal Palace to have dinner and explore before returning to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

Hotel: 4★ Hotel Madrid Ventas or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 4

Madrid  Zaragoza  Poblet  Montserrat  Barcelona

This morning, depart from Madrid to arrive in Zaragoza. You will be able to visit the impressive Basilica del Pilar and walk around at your own pace. Head next to the Poblet Monastery, one of the best preserve medieval monasteries in the world, founded in 1151 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour. Then, visit Santa Maria de Montserrat, a beautiful monastery built in the 11th century on the mountain of Montserrat, to board the Rack Train and observe the beautiful surroundings. Arrive in Barcelona late in the afternoon.

Hotel: 4★ Renaissance Barcelona Fira or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 5

Barcelona

Start your inspiring tour of Barcelona, an impressive costal city of the Mediterranean, with a local expert. Visit the historic centre with its Gothic neighbourhood dating back to the Middle Age, the area where the Olympic Games took place and take photos of La Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece designed by Gaudi. Head to ‘Poble Espanyol’ (Spanish Village), an open air architectural museum. After, enjoy free time in the city to explore as you wish. In the evening, you will be provided a transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya to have dinner before returning to the hotel. 

Hotel: 4★ Renaissance Barcelona Fira or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 6

Barcelona  Peniscola  Valencia

Travel south along the Meditterean to Peniscola – a small fortifield town on the shores of the sea, to walk around by yourself to visit the fishing port and the castle. After lunch, head to Valencia, the third largest Spanish City. There, you will be able to see the City of Arts and Sciences, one of the 12 treasures of Spain. Walk through the historic centre and see the Valencia Cathedral. In the evening, you will be provided transfers to the Plaza de Toros. Enjoy dinner and walk at your own pace before being transferred back to the hotel. 

Hotel: 4★ Sercotel Hotel Sorolla Palace Valencia or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 7

Valencia  Caravaca de la Cruz  Granada

Depart for Alicante in the morning. Upon arrival, you will be free to explore this lovely coastal city. After lunch, you will go to Caravaca de la Cruz, a major pilgrimage site and home of the Basilica Shrine of Vera Cruz – which holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. It is considerd to be one of the 5 holy cities in the world. Enjoy a ride up to the historic area on the tourist train. Arrive at the end of the day to Granada, after an amazing ride through a scenic road. 

Hotel: 4★ Hotel Saray Granada or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 8

Granada

Start your full day tour of Granada with a local expert to visit the Alhambra Palace, a fortress complex constructed in 889 AD and its beautiful Generalife garden. After lunch, enjoy the afternoon free at leisure to explore at your own pace to see the Cathedral with the sepulchre of the Catholic Kings. In the evening, you will be able to join a transfer to the Albacin of Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage site to have dinner in the narrow streets of its captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. You will have the option to attend a flamenco dance show.  

Hotel: 4★ Hotel Saray Granada or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 9

Granada  Malaga  Marbella  Ronda  Seville

Travel through the Costa del Sol by starting in Malaga. Upon arrival, walk around the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After, continue the trip along a scenic coastal drive with beautiful views of the Mediterranean to arrive at Puerto Banus in Marbella. Enjoy your lunch before continuing through the hills to reach Ronda, a beautiful mountaintop city that’s set above a deep gorge. The gorge separate the city's new and old town. Arrive in Seville towards the end of the afternoon. 

Hotel: 4★ Novotel Sevilla or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 10

Seville

After breakfast, you will be guided through a scenic visit of Seville with a local expert. You will visit the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, walk through the surroundings of the popular Santa Cruz, Triana and the beautiful Plaza de Espana. Enjoy the free time in the afternoon to explore at your own pace. Towards the end of the day, you will be taken to the historic city centre area to enjoy your dinner before returning to the hotel. 

Hotel: 4★ Novotel Sevilla or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 11

Seville  Mertola  Evora  Lisbon

Leave Seville after breakfast and travel to the Palos de la Frontera. Visit the Carabelas Museum, where Christopher Columbus set sail to the Americas on the 3rd of August 1492, and the Rabida Monastery – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with strong ties to the discovery era. Enter Portugal to arrive in Mertola, an ancient Muslim city, to have lunch. Travel to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its wide streets, whitewashed houses and Cathedral. Enter the Chapel of Bones, built from more than 5000 skeletons. Arrive at Lisbon at the end of the day. 

Hotel: 4★ SANA Metropolitan Hotel Lisbon or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 12

Lisbon

Start your sightseeing tour with a local expert through the traditional neighbourhoods in the Belem District, birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the Oceans in the 15th century. Visit the Monument of the Discoveries, the Belem Tower and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery – a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome, and one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of Architecture. Enjoy the afternoon to explore this beautiful city at your own pace. In the evening, you will have the choice to take a transfer to the Restauradores Square to have dinner. 

Hotel: 4★ SANA Metropolitan Hotel Lisbon or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 13

Lisbon  Fatima  Madrid

On the route back to Madrid, stop at Fatima, in the North of Portugal. Fatima is the home of the Sanctuary of Fatima, a Catholic Pilgrimage site. When crossing the North of Extramadura, you will have an included lunch in a regional restaurant. Arriving in Madrid at the end of the day, you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. Take this moment to prepare yourself for your next aventure, a cruise in the Mediterranean!

Hotel: 4★ Hotel Madrid Ventas or similar
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

 

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Day 14

Madrid  Barcelona

In the morning, take the high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona. The journey should take around 3 hours. Around lunch time, you will be transferred to the cruise port to board Oasis of the Seas for your 7 night Western Mediterranean cruise.

Hotel: Royal Caribbean MS Oasis of the Seas
Meal: Dinner

 

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Day 15

Barcelona  Palma de Mallorca 

Mallorca welcomes you with its seeking sun, sea and sand. The massive Santa Maria Cathedral, from the 13th Century overlooks the bay of Palma, the capital city. 

Hotel: Royal Caribbean MS Oasis of the Seas
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 16

Palma de Mallorca  Provence, Marseille (France)

Marseille is one of the oldest cities in France with the iconic Vieux Port. It has been the centre of immigration and trade since the city was founded by the Greeks around 600 BC.  

Hotel: Royal Caribbean MS Oasis of the Seas
Meal: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 17

Provence  La Spezia, Florence / Pisa (Italy) 

La Spezia is a colourful former fishing port and a gateway to the beautiful region of Tuscany and cities like Florence or Pisa. It is also famous for the rugged coasts and terraced village of Cinque Terre.

Hotel: Royal Caribbean MS Oasis of the Seas
Meal: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 18

La Spezia  Civitavecchia

The eternal city of Rome is an open-air museum that blends the remains of the ancient Empire with the new metropolis. The small Vatican City is one of the most sacred places on earth and home of many treasures.

Hotel: Royal Caribbean MS Oasis of the Seas
Meal: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 19

Civitavecchia  Naples (Capri)

One of the oldest cities in Europe, Naples is full of artistic and architectural heritage. Nearby, you can see the ruins of Pompeii, the resort town of Capri and all the small towns along the Amalfi Coast.

Hotel: Royal Caribbean MS Oasis of the Seas
Meal: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 20

At sea

Enjoy this day with many of its on board features.

Hotel: Royal Caribbean MS Oasis of the Seas
Meal: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 21

Return to Barcelona  Dubai

Disembark your cruise this morning and head for the Barcelona airport for the last part of your unforgettable trip - a well deserved stopover in Dubai to unwind before heading home.

Hotel: 5★ Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 22

Dubai

Enjoy Dubai at your own pace today.

Hotel: 5★ Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 23

Dubai

Enjoy Dubai at your own pace today.

Hotel: 5★ Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

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Day 24

Dubai  Australia

Today, board your plane back home to Australia.

 

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Day 25

Australia

Arrive home in Australia today. We hope you have enjoyed your Inspiring Vacation through Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean. 

 

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Inclusions & Fine Print

Inclusions

  • Return international airfares with Emirates (Qatar or Etihad if unavailable)
  • All airport transfers and evening transfers from the hotel to the city centre
  • 12 nights in quality twin-share accommodation
  • 7 nights on board Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
  • 3 nights superior room at the Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel or similar
  • Daily breakfast, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • English speaking tour guide and expert local guides
  • 2 iconic train rides - The Rack Railway at Montserrat Abbey and the tourist train in Caravaca
  • City taxes and all admissions
  • Unforgettable sightseeing as per the itinerary

Unbelievable sightseeing included

  • Madrid - Stroll through the Retiro Park
  • Madrid - Plaza de Cibeles
  • Zaragoza - Cathedral-Basilica of our Lady of the Pillar
  • Poblet - Visit Poblet Monastery
  • Montserrat - Be Marveled at the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and take the Rack Train
  • Barcelona - Walk through the city's historic centre
  • Barcelona - See the famous Sagrada Familia 
  • Peniscola - See the small walled city 
  • Valencia - City of Arts and Sciences
  • Caravaca de la Cruz - Be inspired at one of the 5 holy cities in the world. Take a tourist train ride. 
  • Granada - Visit the breathtaking Alhambra Palace and the Generalife gardens
  • Malaga - Go to the Picasso Museum
  • Ronda - See the beautiful mountaintop city
  • Seville - Seville Cathedral and the famous Giralda
  • Palos de la Frontera - Visit Carabelas Museum and the wharf of the Caravels and see where Christopher Columbus set sail
  • Palos de la Frontera - La Rabida Monastery
  • Mertola - Ancient Muslim city
  • Evora - The Chapel of Bones
  • Lisbon - Monument of discoveries
  • Lisbon - View the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery
  • Dubai - Enjoy Dubai free at leisure to see the beautiful skyscrapers

Cruise Details 

For detailed information on your cruise, click HERE.

Cabin Upgrades

If you wish to upgrade your ship cabin the following amounts are payable in addition to the package price:

  • Oceanview Cabin: from $800 per person (subject to availability)
  • Balcony Cabin: from $1,200 per person (subject to availability)
  • Junior Suite: from $3,000 per person (subject to availability)

Please request your preferred cabin type in the ‘Special Requests’ field prior to making your purchase and you will be contacted to arrange payment.

Deposits

Secure your package with a deposit of $2,500 per person. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay post tour. If you wish to do so, please follow the following steps:

  1. Follow the ‘book now’ prompts.
  2. After selecting your departure date and completing your bedding configuration details, please select that you wish to 'stay behind' in the 'extra services' field.
  3. In the 'special requests', field please specify your extension requirements.
  4. Complete the remaining booking requirements and click ‘pay now’.
  5. After finalising your purchase a member of our reservations team will be in contact with you to discuss your extension request.

A $150 per person supplement plus any fare difference applies if you wish to confirm your extension. You will be contact after purchase for collection of this payment. All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement.

 

Fine Print

Booking Process

  • Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts
  • Select your travel dates, departure city, number of travellers, room preference and any extra services.
  • Click ‘Checkout’ to login or create an account. You’ll need an account to review your details and download documentation.
  • Click ‘Pay Now’ to proceed to payment.Note - all payments are processed by our trusted gateway Paypal where you a given two options.
  • Pay using your Paypal account
  • Pay using your credit card by proceeding as a guest – a Paypal account is not required
  • Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a booking form so that we can fulfil your booking.
  • Your booking is confirmed once your booking form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!

Airfare Information

  • Full service airline used will be Emirates (or Qatar, Etihad Airways if unavailable)

  • Adelaide customers will be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to board their international flight

  • Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).

  • All tickets will include 23kgs checked baggage

  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.

  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.

  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Optional activities

  • Personal expenses

 

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travellers to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with QBE Insurance to offer our customers competitive rates for their Travel Insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover, earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points and save 25% on retail rates.

Simply click HERE to arrange your policy.

Documentation: final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Single Supplement: Single supplement is $1199 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Land only: A $1300 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares. Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking process, under 'Departure City'.

Triple share: Subject to availability. Please purchase 3 x $5,999. If you wish to purchase triple share please phone 1300 88 66 88.

Business Class Upgrade: Available from an additional $6,000 per person in addition to the standard price (subject to availability). Please specify this as a 'Special Request' when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

Itinerary: The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Group Size: 2-45 people

Children: Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

 

Departure Dates

Monday
22 APR 2019
Monday
29 APR 2019
Monday
06 MAY 2019
Monday
13 MAY 2019
Monday
20 MAY 2019
Monday
27 MAY 2019
Monday
03 JUN 2019
Monday
10 JUN 2019
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+$300 p.p
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Monday
17 JUN 2019
Surcharge
+$300 p.p
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Monday
24 JUN 2019
Surcharge
+$500 p.p
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Monday
01 JUL 2019
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+$500 p.p
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Monday
08 JUL 2019
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+$300 p.p
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Monday
15 JUL 2019
Monday
22 JUL 2019
Monday
29 JUL 2019
Monday
19 AUG 2019
Monday
26 AUG 2019
Monday
02 SEP 2019
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