Tour starts on every single WEDNESDAY between March 18th and Oct 14th.
Tour Code: C-1182
Tour starts on every single WEDNESDAY between March 18th and Oct 14th.
Tour Code: C-1182
- accommodation in **** hotels
- 18 breakfasts, 10 dinners
- modern and air-conditioned bus
- multi-lingual tour escort
- sightseeing tours with local guides in Lisbon, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Barcelona, Santiago and Porto
- tickets Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
- tickets to Cordoba's Mosque
- tickets to Alhambra in Granada
- tickets to Santiago's Cathedral
- visit to a wine cellar with a tasting of Porto wine
- travel insurance
- free Wi - Fi on board
The longest package on our list is ninetheen-days complete Spain and Portugal tour. This trip will allow you to see all the main highlights of both countries. After completeing this tour you may be called an ''expert in Spain and Portugal''.
First we'll head to the Southern Portugal, to its capital Lisbon - a unique and picturesque city, full of beautiful streets, cosy venues, cultural finds and wallet-friendly restaurants. In Lisbon, history blends with modernity and a centuries-old landmark may sit side by side with a hip hotel; each street has a story to tell and each corner reveals a different secret. Later - to Fatima, with its Sanctuary of Fátima - sacred and one of the most popular amongst the pilgrims, - Catholic destinations in the world.
Next - to the very heart of Andalusia, to the cities, that form the perfect tandem of Southern Spain and are truly encompasses the spirit of the Spanish culture - Seville and Cordoba. Guitars, flamenco, wine, tapas, and passionate people - characteristics that are essentially Spanish and what you will definetely find on this part of the trip. With its curious mishmash of Moorish majesty and Roman relics, rustic Spanish charm and indelibly beautiful back country, where mountains tower above gushing rivers and canyons carve through the ground - it’s hardly surprising that Andalusia remains one of the most visited regions in Iberian Peninsula.
Then, passing through the ancient village of Ronda on the way to Torremolinos or Marbella, you'll find yourself on a wonderful beaches of Costa del Sol - famous Spanish southern set of resorts.
Next step - back to Andalusia to explore beautiful city of Granada with its magnificent Alhambra Palaces and Generlife Gardens.
Later we'll get transferred the eastern Spain, towards 1000-mile stretch of Mediterranean coast, that boasts some truly stunning views, exploring its main cities of Valencia and Barcelona. Enjoy the sandy beaches, marvel at the unusual architecture and taste delicious local seafood.
Heading from Barcelona to the Atlantic coast, we will stop in Zaragoza - the capital of Aragon region - to see its stunning Cathedral of Nuestra Señora del Pilar and the surroundings.
Next stage will be the tour along northern provinces of Spain. North not only has a unique landscape and raw beauty, but the area also houses amazing cities with lots of hotspots: charming San Sebastian and its sandy beaches; Bilbao with its world-famous Guggenheim Museum; enchanting villages that are typical for this area, like Santillana de Mar and Covadonga, as well as the National Park Picos de Europa.
Then - even more to the west - to province of Galicia. With its spectacular rugged coastline, rolling green hills and soaring mountains, it's no wonder that this part of Spain's is home to many beautiful towns and villages. The tour through north of Spain, with its gorgeous climate and picturesque landscape, includes the cities of La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.
Later we'll get back to Portugal, this time to its northern part, where our main destination will be beautiful Oporto - the old fisherman’s village, but nowadays the second largest city in the country. Slightly timeworn and weathered, the gray skies and dated buildings add character, while the twinkling lights along the Douro River reflect off the water and illuminate a central part of the city. Pair these features with the reserved yet friendly locals, the charming trams, beautifully adorned architecture, and the wine - and Porto's charm may put anyone under its spell.
And another you'll see before returning back to Madrid - the beautiful city of Salamanca on the very last day of our tour.
Please click here to see the route on a map.
Day 1. Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon (658 km ~ 409 miles)
We start from Madrid at 8am, heading to the province of Extremadura - one of the Spain's western provinces - a remote area, filled with natural parks and dramatic scenery. Our stop there will be in the ancient town of Trujillo. Onve there, you will be amazed by the number of castles, churches and manor houses. Trujillo is structured around its own Plaza Mayor square, which is guarded by a bronze-cast statue of Pizarro. You will have an hour and a half to explore all the beauty of the medieval center:
From Trujillo, we will proceed to Portugal and will reach Lisbon in the early evening. Arrival, accommodation and a night in Portugal.
Day 2. Lisbon
Breakfast, followed by a city tour around Lisbon with a local guide. Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. It is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history. Some of the highlights of the tour:
Enjoy an evening in Lisbon on your own. Please do not miss on opportuntiy to try famous pastel de nata (egg tart) - local culinary's iconic pastry, who's recipe dates back to the 16th century. You can buy it in any coffee/bakery shop.
Another night in Lisbon.
Day 3. Lisbon - Fatima - Lisbon (264 km ~ 164 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then a tour to Fatima - one of the world's largest Catholic pilgrimage sites - with its Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). A tour and a free time here to feel and appreciate this sacred place. Some facts about Fatima:
Later we will return to Lisbon. Free evening and a night in Lisbon.
Day 4. Lisbon - Caceres - Sevilla (575 km ~ 357 miles)
After breakfast we are heading back to Spain. We'll cross the border and pass again thru province of Extremadura, but this time we'll head toCaceres - a town, founded by the Romans in 25BC. Visiting Cáceres will bring you back to the old medieval era. The streets climb and twist among hoary palaces and mansions. As you turn your head up, you can see the skyline decorated with gargoyles, spires, and gigantic storks’ nests. The fortress has been serving as defensive walls since the 16th century. You will have a good hour and a half there, so, go ahead and check the main highlights, those are very close to each other:
Later we will continue to Seville. Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 5. Seville
Breakfast in the hotel, followed by a proper city tour throughout Seville with a local guide, to admire this beautiful and also the largest city of Southern Spain. With a numerous sights and attractions, this city will never leave visitors stuck for choice. Main highlights of the tour:
After the city tour you will have the afternoon off to rest or explore more on your own.
Day 6. Seville - Cordoba (145 km ~ 90 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then departure towards another Andalusian ''hot spot'' - Cordoba. This place is truly one of the most beautiful old towns in Andalusia as well as one of Spain's most famous historical monuments. Here you will be guided on a tour through its historic center - conspicuously charming place, with its patios and courtyards, decorated with pots of aromatic jasmine and geraniums and walk narrow, winding streets, lined with what must be some of the prettiest and most colorful houses in southern Spain. And of course, you will enter the Mosque-Cathedral: the greatest dual-identity monument in Spain.
Extending in a tangle of cobbled streets and squares to the north of the Mosque-Cathedral is Juderia - the city's former Jewish quarter. This is a great area to stop for lunch, packed as it is with smart restaurants as well as superb no-frills tapas bars. Free time to have lunch and buy some souvenirs.
Accommodation, dinner and night in Cordoba.
Day 7. Cordoba - Ronda - Costa del Sol (332 km ~ 206 miles)
Breakfast. Transfer and a stop at a beautiful town of Ronda. Steeped in dark myths and bullfighting folklore, whilst boasting one of the most extraordinary locations in Spain, it is no wonder that Ronda has become Andalusia’s third most visited place. With its world-famous New Bridge and bullring, as well as the hidden corners of the gorge on top of which it perches, Ronda will definetely not disappoint. There you will have a free time to explore the main highlights of this beautiful town.
Later we'll continue to Costa del Sol.
Depending on a date, number of people for the tour and other factors, you’ll go either to chic Marbella o flashy Torremolinos. Both places are beautiful coastal towns with excellent beaches, vibrant nightlife and very relaxed atmosphere.
Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 8. Costa del Sol - Granada (180 km ~ 120 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer to Granada - a beautiful city, that sits right at the foot of the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains. The popular favorite of the region of Andalusia, Granada has a rich history, fantastic range of sites to see, and a bustling nightlife. With Arab influences and Spanish charm, there is plenty of culture and history to explore here. Upon arrival you’ll have a guided tour to see famous complex of La Alhambra, its Arabian palaces Nazaries, and its green and picturesque Generalife Gardens.
The tour to Alhambra, is already quite extensive and include a good part of walking, so it's your choice the rest of the day - to relax in the hotel or continue to explore the city of Granada on your own. Suggested places to visit on the second half of the day:
Dinner and night in Granada.
Day 9. Granada - Valencia (498 km ~ 309 miles)
Breakfast. Departure towards Valencia. On the way you will pass by the beautiful, small towns of Guadix, Baza and Puerto Lumbreras. Arrival to Valencia in the early evening. Accommodation in the hotel.
Valencia is a third-largest city in Spain, and has a lot to offer: from world-class restaurants to stunning beaches, and from museums to buzzing nightlife. Here’s our list of suggestions for your free time:
Day 10. Valencia - Barcelona (355 km ~ 220 miles)
After breakfast you'll have few hours to scroll thru Valencia on your own. List of our recommendations:
In the afternoon we'll continue to the to main city on the Mediterreanean coast of Spain - magnificent Barcelona.
Arrival and accommodation.
Day 11. Barcelona
Breakfas in the hotel. With fantastic art and architecture, a rich Medieval history, as well as innovative modern additions, Barcelona is certainly not short of things to do and see. Few highlights that you will see during you morning city tour around Barcelona:
Feel free to explore Barcelona on your own in the second half of the day. Suggestions:
Another night in Barcelona.
Day 12. Barcelona - Zaragoza - San Sebastian (575 km ~ 357 miles)
Breakfast, then deaparture towards Zaragoza. Stop in the city and some free time.
Spain’s fifth largest city, Zaragoza is the capital of the Aragón region. Located south of the Pyrenees, it sits right in the middle between Barcelona and Madrid, and is home to a range of fascinating sights, from Roman ruins to magnificent Islamic architecture and a striking Baroque cathedral. We will stop in the city center so you can have a time to explore the most notorious sights of Zaragoza: Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar and Puente de Piedra (the Stone Bridge).
After exploring the most notorious sights of Zaragoza, we'll continue to San Sebastian. Arrival, accommodation, dinner and a night in San Sebastian.
Day 13. San Sebastian - Bilbao - Santander (205 km ~ 127 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel as usual, then transfer to Bilbao - the Basque city, particularly well known for its avant-garde contemporary designs and fascinating architecture, especially as it is home to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where we will make a stop to walk around and make pictures of this gorgeous and wicked structure.
Later we'll move to Santander. Santander is the capital of Spain’s Cantabria region and offers a whole host of attractions for visitors, from history museums to art centers and beaches. Spend your rest of the day shopping in the Mercado de la Esperanza, visiting the Palacio de la Magdalena or browsing the works in the new Centro Botín. Some highlights not to miss in your free time in the city:
Dinner and night in Santander.
Day 14. Santander - Santillana - Covadonga - Oviedo (320 km ~ 199 miles)
Breakfast. This day you'll be travelling throughout one of the most beautiful Spanish National Parks - Picos de Europa , which is characterized by high massifs, deep ravines, lush mountain meadows and vast glassy lakes.
First our stop for today is in Santillana de Mar.
After some free time, we'll continue to Covadonga, - a place, located at the western edge of Picos de Europa, and is visited by thousands of people every year. Stop at Sanctuary of Covadonga .
Another stop and a time to admire the Holy Cave. Later continuation to Oviedo. Arrival, checkin, dinner and overnight.
Day 15. Oviedo - La Coruña (295 kms)
Breakfast and departure the very northwest corner of Spain - La Coruna (or ''A Coruna'', - how locals say). A Coruña sits in the very northwest corner of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. A vibrant coastal city with plenty in the way of culture, history, gastronomy (Galicia is very famous for its seafood) and natural sights. Enjoy a panoramic city tour upon arrival and, later - a free time. Sights you’ll see during the city tour, and on same you can take a closer look later, while exploring city on your own:
Accommodation, dinner and night in La Coruna.
Day 16. La Coruna - Santiago de Compostela (75 km ~ 47 miles)
Breakfast in hotel in La Coruna, then transfer to Santiago de Compostela. In Santiago we'll have a proper city tour with the entrance and city tour inside its Cathedral.
City is renowned for its shrine of Saint James the Great and was built to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims that would, and still do, gather there every year. The architecture and atmosphere of the city are impregnated with history and visitors may feel like they've taken a step back in time. Some highlights of the tour:
On your free time in the afternoon you can visit:
Dinner and accommodation.
Day 17. Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas - Vigo - Porto (90 km ~ 56 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer thru beautiful area of Rias Baixas (''lower rivers'').
First stop - at small town, calledO Grove, in the Isle of Toja (a small peninsula in the area). O Grove is a privileged location in the heart of the Galician Rías Baixas, a place that stands out for its history and traditional fishing. Highlights to see on your free time:
Later we will continue to Vigo and will stop for a free time in the city center - in its Old town.
Later we will cross the beautiful Minho - a river, that also separates Spain and Portugal.
Arrival to the second largest Portugese city - Porto (or Oporto in Portugese). Accommodation and dinner.
Day 18. Porto
Breakfast in the hotel, then we'll head to a proper city tour of Porto.
There are plenty of things that this lively and extraordinary city has to offer. Slightly timeworn and weathered, the gray skies and dated buildings add character, while the twinkling lights along the Douro River reflect off the water and illuminate a central part of the city. Pair these features with the reserved yet friendly locals, the charming trams, beautifully adorned architecture, and the wine, and Porto's charm may put anyone under its spell. Here are some highlights of the tour:
Later we will continue our tour with a visit an antique wine cellar, experience the wine-making process and definitely taste famous local fortified wine – Port, which in many cases get served straight from the barrel.
On the second half of the day fell free to explore the city on tour own. Some suggestions:
Per person in double/twin room: 2419€
Single Supplement: 750€
Supplement July to Oct.: 100€
Supplement for departure on April 15 and May 6: 100€
- Children less than 4 years old: free, without granted seat in the bus
- Children between 4 and 7 years old: 25% discount off adult price, in a room with adults
- Teenagers between 8 and 18 years old: 5% discount off adult price
- Seniors (65+ years old): 5% discount off adult price
- Third person in triple room: 5%
Discounts cannot be combined.
Lutecia**** - located at the entrance of the City, this hotel is close to many tourist attractions such as University of Lisbon, Gulbenkian Museum and Lisbon Zoo (Jardim Zoologico). It is also within easy reach to Estadio da Luz (home of Benfica football team). Hotel offers 175 comfortable and well-equipped, air-conditioned guestrooms. Free Internet access, lounge and a restaurant are at your disposal. Complete with the most functional facilities, among which is a Spa and a fitness center, Lutecia hotel will make your mornings start perfect, thanks to their range of delicious dishes served for breakfast.
NH Viapol**** A modern hotel located in the heart of Seville’s business area, a pleasant 15-20 minute walk to Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Park – some of the main attractions of the City. Tram (public transport) station is just few meters outside of the hotel too. This modern hotel offers plenty of peace and quiet, yet there are many of shops, tapas bars and restaurants nearby. The hotel has 96 rooms spread over 6 floors. Rooms are nicely decorated, and have elegant hardwood floors. Hotel’s restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace is at your disposal.
EXE Ciudad de Cordoba**** hotel. Make yourself at home in one of the 89 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Free wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers.
With a stay at Hotel Exe Ciudad de Cordoba hotel, you'll be convenient to Cordoba Botanical Garden and Calahorra Tower. This 4-star hotel is within walking distance of Cristóbal Colón con los Reyes Cristianos and Nuestra Senora Del Carmen Church.
EXE Las Adelfas**** - a veritable oasis to enjoy Cordova, a hotel, located in you idyllic surroundings of El Brillante residential area, with shady gardens, palm trees, outdoor swimming pool and fully equipped reception and guest rooms. The Exe Las Adelfas Hotel is a colonial-style construction surrounded by gardens where one can enjoy the absolute tranquility of the environment.
The NH Marbella**** hotel is an ideal place for exploring Marbella’s upmarket shops, bars and restaurants. It’s located along the ‘Golden Mile’, roughly halfway between the city center and famous Puerto Banus. It is less than 10 minutes away to the beach. Hotel’s 163 rooms are spacious, modern and comfortable. They all have balconies and many come with mountain or sea views. Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and satellite TV are the norm. Hotel’s restaurant serves classic Mediterranean dishes. In spring and summer you can have dinner outside on beautiful terrace. In the gardens, you’ll find a pool with a poolside bar, also hotel is doted with a free gym.
Sol Principe**** hotel, located on the beach front in close suburb of Malaga - Torremolinos, right in the middle of Costa del Sol. It offers lagoon-style outdoor pools, tropical gardens and a heated indoor . Rooms at the Sol Principe have a balcony with sea or pool views. Each features bright, simple décor. They all have a mini-fridge and seasonal air conditioning (from June to September). The hotel has a buffet restaurant with sea views and a terrace. Guests can enjoy of a buffet restaurant in the pool area during the summer. There is also a pool-side snack bar and a stylish coffee bar with a dance floor.
Catalonia Granada**** hotel. This newly refurbished and reopened in 2018 hotel enjoys a privileged location, just few minutes from the historical centre and Granada's Cathedral. It is beautifully decorated, with 153 elegant, comfortable rooms fitted with all mod cons and including free wi-fi, room service and a variety of extra services to make your stay in the city sublime. There is a wellness zone including a spa, pool and massage rooms, also a fabulous terrace with a pool and views, and a fitness zone.
Silken Puerta Valencia**** is a luxurious 4-star property, conveniently located. Drawings traced over its glazed facade are the work of Javier Mariscal, and brings an eye immediately. All rooms have satellite TV, Canal+, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, and Internet. All have modern fittings and the contemporary and excellent design puts special emphasis on comfort with laminate floors and orange-beige colors. From the hotel you will have an easy walk to the beach that is only 10 min away. You can also walk to L'Oceanografic and City of Arts and Sciences - those are 20 min away. Cathedral and Gothic Quarter both are close too - only about 1km from the hotel.
Catalonia Barcelona 505**** hotel located in the sophisticated zone of Sarria – Sant Gervasi and not too far from the famous Park Guell – beautiful park, which was designed by the world-famous architect Antonio Gaudi. Hotel has an outdoor pool, is modern looking and offers a rich and satisfying buffet breakfast as well as a restaurant for dinner. Few train stations around makes a City center easily reachable, it will only take around 15 min.
Silken Amara Plaza**** is the hotel in a modern building, the work of renowned architect Peña Ganchegui. Its bold exterior and advanced technology contrast with an interior in harmony with the elegance of San Sebastián City. Located near the beginning of stunning walk to the Concha Bay and to the old part of the city, where you can try some of the best ’pintxos’ (local tapas) made with typical products from the region. Hotel’s restaurant offer a perfect mix between local Basque Cuisine and international dishes.
Hotel Santemar**** enjoys a perfect location, just couple minutes away from the long Sardinero beach and its fine sand and very close to La Magdalena, - the old residence of King Alfonso XIII. Spacious and elegant rooms with parquet floor have all necessary for a comfortable stay: air conditioning, free wi-fi, television, hair dryers, safe boxes, magnifying mirrors and much more. Gym, currency-exchange point, restaurant and room-service are all at your disposal for a perfect stay.
Hotel Exe Oviedo Center**** - hotel with all the amenities is possibly the best located hotel of Oviedo, in the city center. It's walking distance from Calle Uria and close to Mafalda Statue, and within close proximity of Woody Allen Statue and Culis Monumentalibus - city's highlights.
The hotel features comfortable and well appointed 118 air-conditioned rooms on seven floors. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks. Cafeteria and buffet breakfast with fresh products of excellent quality at your full disposal.
Tryp Coruña**** hotel is located in the leisure part of the city, next to huge shopping centers El Corte Inglés and Cuatro Caminos. Also, it is only 20 min walk to the Riazor - Orzan beaches. TRYP Coruña provides 181 spacious and modern rooms; different dining spaces, such as breakfast room with show cooking and cafeteria; free high speed Wi-Fi internet and 24h mini gym. All rooms are outward facing, all large, bright and fully furnished.
Gran Hotel Santiago**** is a luxurious 4-star property in Santiago De Compostella, located just outside of the City center. It is perfectly designed and will please you thanks to the natural plants that bloom in the yard throughout the whole year. Also, elevators have panoramic views of the hotel and in the main lobby a cascading fountain greets visitors in an atmosphere of serenity. Hotel’s restaurant offers nice variety of fish, that Galician region is famous for - sea bass, lamprey, monkfish, and hake. All 115 rooms are exterior and perfectly equipped.
Hesperia Vigo**** Hotel boasts a fantastic location in the center of the city’s financial district. You'll also be exhited to know how easy it is to get to the beach. The hotel has 123 guestrooms distributed over 10 floors. Standard rooms include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wifi, spacious bathrooms and lots of natural light. The hotel restaurant serves delicious meals with both local and international flavors. There is also an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your meal or drink under the sun or moonlight.
The Mercure Porto Gaia**** hotel enjoys a privileged location, in Vila Nova de Gaia, only 5 min from port wine cellars and 12 km from Porto international airport and the Exponor exhibition centre. The hotel is decorated with a port wine theme and offers a restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, WiFi Internet and parking. Next to the Mecure Porto Gaia you will find the Arrabida Shopping Centre.
In some cases hotels can be substituted with the ones of the same category and level.
Here you will find commonly asked questions regarding our tours.
1. Are the tours for individuals, families, small groups of friends?
- Yes. Our tours are for single travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends whom we put together with other travelers to form a larger group.
2. How many people are normally included on a tour?
- We cannot guarantee an exact number per tour. Normally it ranges from 10 to 25 people per group, but these numbers can vary greatly depending on the time of the year. In summer, groups tend to be larger as this is a popular time of year, while the winter season usually attracts less people, thus smaller groups are formed. There are certain tours that combine travelers if the destinations follow the same routes, e.g. you may be on a 10-day tour package with companions travelling on a 5-day package. The tour will cover the same areas and the 5-day package guests will break off thereafter. Also, more people may be joining in for the other part of the package.
3. Is there is a guide/tour leader in the bus?
- Yes. An accompanying guide (tour leader) usually travels with the group during the entire tour. An exception may occur when there are minimal numbers signed up for a particular tour. These small groups will travel with an experienced, English-speaking driver/guide. In all major cities, we use local professionals and licensed guides.
4. What languages do the guides use?
- English and Spanish. All our tour guides speak both languages fluently. If a tour group consists of an English-speaking group only, the tour will run in English. But most of the tours will have both English and Spanish (from Latin and Central America) passengers, so the guides will explain in English and then in Spanish.
5. Do your tours run during certain times of the year?
- Most of our tours run all year long. Some tours, e.g., those running to the northern regions of Spain, only run from March till October. Each tour’s description provides all the relevant information needed. For example: ''Sundays all year'' means that a tour will start on every Sunday of the year, regardless of the numbers. Just look up at the Calendar the specific dates Sundays are falling on and make sure you arrive a day before.
6. What cities do the tours start from?
- Tours start from Madrid or Barcelona.
7. Where are the meeting points for the tours?
- In Madrid, it is Calle Ferraz 3 (Ferraz str., 3). This meeting point is in the city center, right off Plaza España.
- In Barcelona, it is in the reception of the Hotel ''Catalunya Barcelona 505'' (Carrer de Muntaner, 505, 08022, Barcelona).
8. Do you pick up from the hotels on the first day of the tour?
- By default, no. We do not pick up from hotels because that would delay the tour launch time. However – if your hotel is enroute, using the same bus route on launch day, we will pick you up. A week before travel, we require the name of your hotel in Madrid, and will inform you if you can be picked up directly from your hotel or need to head over to the meeting point at 7.45am.
In Barcelona, the meeting point is always in the reception of the ''Catalunya Barcelona 505'' hotel.
9. What type of vehicles do you use?
- Buses for larger groups and minibuses for smaller ones. Vehicles are comfortable, modern and with air-conditioning.
10. If there is a Wi-Fi on your buses?
- There is a Wi-Fi on all our buses in Spain. But please keep in mind that sometimes during the transfers between the cities, Wi-Fi signal can be weak or intermitting, due to poor coverage from the main operators. Please do not expect to downoad or to steam movies during the transfers. In Morocco's buses there is no Wi-Fi.
11. Are meals included?
- Buffet breakfasts with all the drinks are included every morning in all hotels our guests occupy during their tour.
Lunches and dinners are included anywhere that's mentioned in the itinerary (sections ''Itinerary'' and ''Included in tour''). Normally dinners held in the hotel's restaurants, many times it will be buffet (''eat as much as you want''), and only drinks will be at an extra cost. Also, sometimes lunches and dinners will be held in the restaurants.
12. I am a vegetarian or allergic to certain products, any problem?
- No problems at all. Inform the tour leader and he will assist you. On a side note, many dinners are of the buffet-type, so you can simply choose what you prefer. For those with allergies, if in doubt, please remind tour leader during mealtimes. Alternatively, ask the restaurant staff about the content of the dishes.
13. What time do you arrive to Madrid on the last day of travel? Can I book a flight on the same day, flying out of Spain?
- Normally we return to Madrid between 17.00 and 19.00 on the last day of the excursion (depending on the specific tour). However, it is not recommended to book the flight out on the same evening/night, as traffic jams in Madrid or other possible events may delay your flight. Fell free to talk to us (before starting the tour!), and we'll organize your overnight stay in Madrid after the tour.
14. I need a night in the hotel or transfer from/to the airport to be booked before or after the tour.
- Sure. Just let us know at the time you organize the whole trip.
15. Can I just show up for the trip without reservation and pay directly in the office, on the spot?
- Unfortunately, not. The tour must be booked in advance, as we need to make all the arrangements beforehand.
16. How long in advance should I book a trip?
- If you book at least 2 weeks in advance, the trip is guaranteed, though we recommend booking even earlier, if possible, as in these cases we have wider range of hotels to accommodate the early reservations - better options.
Requests received with less than 2 weeks to go prior to launch date, usually work out 80% of the time, just contact us.
17. Can I customize one of the tours for myself?
- No, as there are more people travelling with you. However, if you are coming already as a group of 20+ persons, the route can be customized upon your request, as the tour could be run privately for your group. Please contact us for more information.
18. What is the booking process?
- It is very simple. Once you have chosen the tour, there are 6 steps:
a) you confirm the tour by e-mail, indicating starting date, tour code, number of persons travelling and their names, also types of rooms preferred (Single/Double/Triple).
b) we send you an invoice,
c) you pay 10% to book the tour,
d) we issue the confirmation,
e) 2 weeks before the starting date, you pay the rest of the monies due, and
f) you show up for the tour on the appointed date and time.
19. How much should I pay and when?
- We require a 10% deposit during reservation, and the remaining 90% in no less than 2 weeks before the tour commences.
20. How would I pay?
- You can pay in one of four ways:
1) Bank wire to our company’s bank account. Our banking details are included on the invoice that you receive
2) We can charge your credit card. Please keep in mind that in this case we charge an additional 2% on top of the amount (bank charges), we need you to sign an Authorization form and you need to send us your passport copy and copy of the credit card (the front) to verify ownership
3) Western Union (normally for short-notice reservations, and when amount needs to be received urgently)
4) Transferwise.com – an online system allowing the transfer of funds. There is a small commission attached.
21. What is the cancellation and refund policy?
- 10% paid at the time of reservation is non-refundable. The other 90% is fully refundable if cancelled in no less than 2 weeks (e.g., if you paid 100% upfront right away). There are no refunds for cancellations made with less than 2 weeks to go before the trip.
22. Are there any discounts or surcharges?
- Yes. Discounts are listed under the section ''Prices'', under each package.
23. Are taxes included in the tour prices?
- Yes, VAT and Tourist Taxes for different cities are included.
24. How do I know if I need a visa for Spain or Morocco?
- Please check the visa information for Spain here. The visa requirements for Morocco can be found here. Please note that all trips to Morocco will require your Schengen visa to be of an ''multiple entry'', as you will enter Spain for the second time.
25. I am ready to go ahead and book one of your tours, but I need a Visa to enter Spain.
- Yes, we do help our customers to get their Visas, after a trip is confirmed and the deposit of 10% has been paid. As we are a fully licensed tour operator in Spain, after the deposit paid, we can issue the confirmation, which you later bring to Spanish Embassy/Consulate. In this letter we confirm that you booked and partly (or fully) paid for a tour with us. Please note, we do not guarantee the issue of visa and cannot influence the process. The decision is up to the Embassy, as they have their own rules and regulations for each country. At the same time, we do our best to ensure we provide assistance where possible.