A Spanish welcome
Treasures of Portugal
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
|18 Aug 2019||11 Sep 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $10,840|
|01 Sep 2019||25 Sep 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $10,940|
|29 Sep 2019||23 Oct 2019||Limited Seats||AUD $10,940|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Spain and the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening.
Today we explore Barcelona, visiting its most famous sights. We'll see Antoni Gaudi's incredible La Sagrada Familia, Plaza Catalunya and the Plaza Sant Jaume before travelling to the top of Montjuic Mountain for striking panoramic views. Tonight we enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]
See more of Antoni Gaudi’s Barcelona today, including the incredible Casa Batllo, Casa Mila and visit Park Güell - home to more truly unique works of art by Gaudi. [B]
After breakfast, we depart for the Principality of Andorra, a scenic mini-country nestled in the middle of the Pyrenees Mountains. We’ll discover the highlights on an orientation tour this afternoon. [B]
Optional Walking Discovery: Take a scenic walk along the Sola Irrigation Canal Trail with your guide and enjoy the views over the city and surrounding countryside. Learn more
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery as we travel west to the Bay of Biscay and the beachside town of San Sebastian. [B]
Stunning San Sebastian is famous for its pintxos and golden beaches and today we’ll get to experience both. We begin the day with a city tour and ride the cable car to the top of Igueldo Mountain for beautiful panoramic views of Santa Clara Island, Mount Ulia and La Concha Bay.
Special Experience: Taste txakoli, the region’s famous dry white wine which pairs perfectly with a side of pintxos.
The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the beach location and soak up the sun. [B]
This morning we make the short trip to Bilbao, the Basque Country’s largest city and a delightful mix of tradition and modernity. On our way we’ll travel out to Gernika to visit the Peace Museum. In Bilbao we’ll explore Frank Gehry’s celebrated Guggenheim Museum. The building’s incredible exterior isn’t the only thing to see - the museum is also home to one of the world’s largest art collections. [B]
Our city tour today includes the Santiago Cathedral, Plaza Nueva and Mercado de la Ribera, built on the site of the original Rivera Street market and said to be one of Europe’s biggest covered food markets. We’ll also make our way to the top of Mt Artxanda for spectacular city views. [B]
We depart Bilbao and continue west, following the northern Spanish coastline to Oviedo. Famous for its historic old quarter with a distinct medieval flavour, it’s the perfect place for exploring on foot. Our walking tour here includes the cathedral, the Valdecarnaza Palace, and the ruins of the San Tirso Church, plus we'll pass through the Porlier Square surrounded by two magnificent palaces - the Toreno and the Camposagrado Palaces. [B]
Our next destination is historic Santiago de Compostela, the culmination point of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the supposed burial site of the apostle St James. [B,D]
After breakfast, we discover the Galician capital on a city tour. Highlights include the famous Cathedral, the surrounding squares of Obradoiro, Quintana, Inmaculada and Praterías, and the historic rúas. This afternoon we’ll visit the nearby port city of A Coruña. [B]
Special Experience: Today we walk part of the centuries-old pilgrimage route, the famous “Camino de Santiago”. [B,D]
This morning we cross the border into Portugal and travel to colourful Porto. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in one of Europe's oldest cities. [B]
Our day begins with a city tour to discover the Ribeira Quarter and visit St Francisco Church and the famous Stock Exchange Palace, Palácio da Bolsa.
Special Experience: We’ll learn how port is made and get to taste it at one of the city’s many producers.
Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Douro River later this afternoon. [B]
We continue south, stopping in beautiful Aveiro, the 'Portuguese Venice'. We’ll enjoy a tour and have some free time before departing for Coimbra. Here we'll see the university and the breathtaking Coimbra Library, a masterpiece of gilt woodwork. [B]
This morning we make our way to Obidos, characterised by its flower-bedded whitewashed houses. Next ,we’ll head to Sintra to indulge in a tasting of the local cheesecake.
Special Experience: We visit the mesmerising Quinta da Regaleira, an impressive 20th century residence decorated with gothic turrets and ornate gargoyles.
Later we continue along the coast to the towns of Cascais and Estoril, before moving on to the pastel seaside capital of Portugal, Lisbon. [B]
This morning we discover captivating Lisbon. Our sightseeing tour includes Park Edward VII and the beautifully intricate Jeronimus Monastery, as well as the district of Belém, where we’ll find the Statue of Columbus, Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.
Special Experience: Taste the famous Portuguese custard tart at Antiga Confeitaria.
We also visit the historic Rossio Square. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]
Portugal’s breathtaking southern coast awaits. Today we travel to the Algarve, famous for its golden beaches, rugged coastline and cheerful villages. [B]
Today we’ll explore some of the lesser-known towns in the region, spending time in Tavira and Olhao, the Algarve’s biggest fishing port with a great market. We’ll also visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park where we take a relaxing boat ride and visit Armona Island. [B]
We head to Evora today, a significant centre for trade and religion in years gone by. Our walking tour here includes the Roman and Gothic Cathedral, the Roman Temple, Saint Francis Church and the Bone Chapel. [B]
We head back to Lisbon late this morning. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure here before tonight’s group farewell dinner. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]