Spain to Portugal – May 2019 2018-07-18T18:59:21+00:00

Project Description

COMIDA Y VINO

Savour your taste buds from Madrid to Porto

Tour Dates: 20-31 May 2019  – Limited Space Available

To book any spots on this tour please contact 780 739 2245 | tours@tyw.ca 

Indulge your senses on a 12-day wine, food & cultural discovery from Madrid to Porto with Travel Your World!

ITINERARY

*Please note: This day to day itinerary is subject to final changes.

Day 1 – Mon. 20 May 2019 – MADRID (D)

*Please note: Day 1 of our tour starts in Madrid.  All participants must make arrangements to meet our tour on or before “Day 1.”  Departures from Canadian gateway cities must be scheduled to depart no later than Sunday, 19 May 2019 in order to meet our tour on “Day 1.” 

¡Bienvenidos a España!  Enjoy an authentic welcome Tapas Dinner this evening in Madrid. Depending on your time of arrival into Madrid, optional tours will be available.  Overnight in Madrid, Hotel Regente or similar.

Day 2 – Tues. 21 May 2019 – MADRID (BD)

After breakfast, discover Madrid.  Today, enjoy a half day city tour, a Paella-making culinary experience and a private Flamenco show.  Overnight in Madrid, Hotel Regente or similar.

Day 03 – Wed. 22 May 2019 – SANTO DOMINGO / LOGROÑO (BL)

Today, venture from Madrid to Logroño via a stop in Santo Domingo.  Discover Santo Domingo on a guided walking tour then continue to Logroño for lunch and tasting tour at a local winery.  Overnight in Logroño, Hotel Gran Via or similar.

Day 04 – Thur. 23 May 19 –  LA GUARDIA / SAN SEBASTIÁN (B)

Today, venture from Logroño to San Sebastian via a stop in Laguardia, the heart of Spain’s Rioja Region.  You will tour and taste some of Spain’s most iconic wine styles at a local winery in Laguardia. Overnight in San Sebastian, Hotel Palacio de Aiete or similar.

Day 05 – Fri. 24 May 2019 – SAN SEBASTIÁN (B)

Today, discover San Sebastian – Spain’s gastronomic capital! Venture on a foodie walking tour – Degustación de Pinxos – and enjoy a free afternoon sipping wines at the local watering holes in old town San Sebastian.  Overnight in San Sebastian, Hotel Palacio de Aiete or similar.

Day 06 – Sat. 25 May 2019 – BILBAO (BL)

Venture to Bilbao for the day and discover the heart of Basque Country including an entry to the Guggenheim Museum.  Overnight in San Sebastian, Hotel Palacio de Aiete or similar.

Day 07  – Sun. 26 May 2019 – SAN SEBASTIÁN (B)

Today, enjoy a free day in San Sebastián.  Take in the beautiful beaches or take a short 20-minute drive to the French border. Where to from there? Lourdes, a small French village at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains known for its spiritual sanctuaries, is only a two-hour drive away.  Overnight in San Sebastian, Hotel Palacio de Aiete or similar.

Day 08 – Mon. 27 May 2019 – PEÑAFIEL / VALLADOLID (B)

Today, depart San Sebastian to Valladolid via a stop in Peñafiel.  Explore the exquisite Wine Museum and tour of the Peñafiel Castle – an impressive fortress that was once an important point on the line of defence of the Duero River, for both Christians and Moors, during the 9th and 10th centuries.  Overnight in Valladolid, Hotel Silken Austria or similar.

Day 09 – Tues. May 28 May 2019 – SALAMANCA / DOURO VALLEY (L)

Today, bid farewell to Valladolid, and to España, as you venture to Porto along the majestic Douro Valley.  You will stop in Salamanca for a brief tour before crossing the border into Portugal taking in the majestic Douro Valley.  Overnight in Pinhão, Hotel Folgosa Douro or similar.

Day 10 – Wed. 29 May 2019 – PORTO (B)

Indulge in the breathtaking scenery of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you venture into the city of Porto.  Enroute, enjoy a visit at a local family-owned winery. Overnight in Porto, Hotel Vila Galé or similar.

Day 11 – Thurs. 30 May 2019 – PORTO (BD)

Full free day in Porto. Optional tours will be made available.  Tonight, enjoy your a relaxing final evening on tour at our farewell dinner.  Overnight in Porto, Hotel Vila Galé or similar.

Day 12 – Fri. 31 May 2019 PORTO (B)

Depart home.  Adeus e viagens seguras! Goodbye and safe travels!

(B – Breakfast L – Lunch D – Dinner)

INCLUSIONS

  • Private Small-Group Touring
  • Private Transfers
  • Accommodations including breakfasts
  • Knowledgeable English Speaking Guide
  • Welcome Tapas Dinner in Madrid
  • Lunches as indicated in your day to day itinerary
  • A Paella-making Culinary Class & Private Flamenco Show
  • Wine tastings and samples as indicated in your day to day itinerary
  • Entry fees as indicated in your itinerary including the Burgos Cathedral, Guggenheim Museum, University of Salamanca
  • Guided walking tours as per your day to day itinerary
  • Travel Your World ‘Travel Kit and Documents’ prior to departure

EXCLUSIONS

  • Return international airfare from your chosen Canadian gateway city.  Contact us for a quote – tours@tyw.ca / 780 739 2245.
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance. Please contact Tracy Unser for a quote – tracy@tyw.ca.
  • (Excess) Baggage Fees, pre-paid seat selection and return transfers from your place of residence to your departure and arrival gateways
  • Wifi and/or Internet and long distance calls
  • Lunches, dinners, and beverages not identified in your itinerary.
  • Any ‘free-time’ optional sightseeing including add-ons mentioned in your day to day itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Total packaged price for dates – 20-31 May 2019 – based on 18 participants and double/twin occupancy accommodation and 2018 land rates is CAD$3785.00 per traveller payable by e-transfer or Visa or Mastercard (additional 4% applies for credit card payments). For airfare, tour deviations, other travel dates, add-ons or upgrades, please enquire with tours@tyw.ca.

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