Discover the beauty of the Iberian capitals on a 5-day trip that will take you from Lisbon to Madrid passing through the beauty of Fatima and Plasencia along the way! You'll go on city tours to discover the culture and heritage of these amazing cities and will enjoy delicious international cuisines. You'll drive through the greenery of Spain and watch its breathtaking scenic natural beauty that will make this trip unforgettable.
Welcome to the beautiful capital of Portugal! Upon arrival at Lisbon Portela Airport, a SuperCoucou representative will meet you for your transfer to the hotel. You'll then have some time to yourself to relax or start exploring the city, after which you'll receive a briefing on your trip in the afternoon. You might also want to check out the informative panels in the hotel reception area for more information about the city and what you could do on your own.
Overnight in Lisbon.
In the morning you'll go on a sightseeing tour with a local guide to visit some of Lisbon's traditional neighborhoods, which include the famous Belém district, the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the 15thC. You'll tour around the Monument and head to the Discoveries Monument (also known as Padrão dos Descobrimentos), the Belém Tower, and enter the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Belém neighborhood, we recommend you try the famous “Belém cake”, an exquisite local delicacy. The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city on your own or do some shopping. At the end of the afternoon, you'll visit the famous Bairro Alto (also known as the Upper District). Here you will have your pick of restaurants that serve different and delicious cuisines (International, Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, etc..). Finally, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the evening.
Overnight in Lisbon (Breakfast).
Note: The tour may be given by your guide if the group has fewer than twelve people.
Lisbon – Madrid
On this day, you'll travel to the north of Portugal and visit Fatima, a town that has a religious site of great significance. You'll continue on through the green lands of the center, passing into Spain and over grasslands at the north of Extremadura until you reach the breathtaking city of Plasencia. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch and a stroll in this historic walled city with its main square and cathedral. You'll then end your day arriving in Madrid where you'll spend the night.
Overnight in Madrid (Breakfast).
This morning, discover this gorgeous city on a guided tour, which showcases its vibrant center, the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent avenues and its many fountains. The tour includes a visit to see inside the Plaza de Toros las Ventas, a fine-looking building. Here you'll learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Also, the day includes a walking tour of the beautiful El Retiro Park, as well as the lake and Crystal Palace.
You'll then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure where you can tour around, go shopping or join us on an optional visit to the Royal Palace. At sunset, you'll be transferred to the Plaza de Oriente in the historic center of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace. In this area, there are many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines from which you can choose to have lunch. Later, you'll return to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Overnight in Madrid (Breakfast).
After one last breakfast and check-out formalities, your time in Spain will come to an end. We hope you've enjoyed your stay!