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Spain and Portugal - EF Educational Tours

Spain and Portugal

10 or 12 days

Plaza de España

Seville, Spain


Top things to see on tour:

Royal Palace

Torre dos Clérigos

Salamanca University

Number of overnight stays in parentheses. This tour may also be reversed.

Program Fee Includes:

• Round-trip flights

• Comfortable motor coach

• 8 overnight stays in hotels with private

bathrooms (10 with extension)

• Breakfast and dinner daily

• Full-time bilingual EF Tour Director

• 5 sightseeing tours led by licensed

local guide (6 with extension)

• 2 sightseeing tours led by your

EF Tour Director

• 2 walking tours

Optional:

• Madrid Flamenco

Evening and lessons

• Toledo

• Lisbon Fado Evening

Batalha Dominican

Monastery

Prado

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Day 2: Madrid

Arrive in Madrid

Take a walking tour of Madrid

Visit the Prado

Day 3: Madrid

Take a guided tour of Madrid:

– Puerta del Sol

– Plaza Mayor

– Plaza de Oriente

Visit the Royal Palace

Optional: Madrid Flamenco Evening

and lessons

Day 4: Madrid

Enjoy a free day in Madrid

Optional: Toledo

Day 5: Ávila • Salamanca

Take a tour of Ávila

Continue on to Salamanca

Day 6: Salamanca • Coimbra

Take a guided tour of Salamanca

Visit Salamanca University

Visit New Cathedral

Visit Catedral Vieja

Travel via Ciudad Rodrigo en route

to Coimbra

Day 7: Porto • Coimbra

Take a guided excursion to Porto

Visit Torre dos Clérigos

Visit a local wine cellar

Day 8: Coimbra • Fatima • Lisbon

Take a guided tour of Coimbra

Visit Coimbra University Library

Travel to Fatima

Take a tour of Fatima

Visit Batalha Dominican Monastery

Continue on to Lisbon

Day 9: Lisbon

Take a guided tour of Lisbon

Visit Castelo de São Jorge

Visit Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Take a walking tour of Lisbon

Optional: Lisbon Fado Evening

Day 10: Depart for home

2-DAY TOUR EXTENSION

DayS 10–11: Cascais • Sintra

Travel to Cascais

Take a guided excursion to Sintra

and Cascais

Visit Palacio Nacional de Sintra

See Boca do Inferno

Day 12: Depart for home

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Madrid

Travel back in time to Spain’s Golden Age! Your

sightseeing tour takes you to the Puerta del Sol, the

heart of this Spanish capital. At Plaza Mayor, you’ll

learn about this grand square’s history of bullfights,

royal weddings and public executions. At the Prado

art museum, behold paintings like Velázquez’s Las

Meninas and Goya’s paired canvases. Continue to

the green gardens and monuments of the Plaza de

Oriente before visiting the extravagant Palacio Real

for a taste of royal Madrid. Wander the fabulous

interior of this palace, which contains more than

2,000 rooms decked in extravagant frescoes,

delicate porcelain wares and finely woven rugs.

Plaza Mayor

Madrid, Spain

Salamanca

Tour the striking city of Salamanca, sometimes called the

land of Spanish scholars. Today, it is an exuberant blend

of age-old academic tradition and contemporary student

life. View the distinctive sandstone architecture in the heart

of the city, and visit the 12th century “Old” Cathedral and

the 17 th century “New” Cathedral. You’ll also see the halls,

courtyards and classrooms of Salamanca University, the

most prestigious in Spain. Pope Alexander IV once dubbed

this institution “one of the four leading lights of the world,”

aligning it with Europe’s other medieval centres of learning

in Bologna, Paris and Oxford. As you tour the campus,

learn about the academic legends and superstitions that

persist among Salamanca’s students even today!

Salamanca Cathedral

Salamanca, Spain

Lisbon

Experience the quaint atmosphere as you

make your way through the labyrinth of winding

streets in Lisbon’s Alfama district. Discover

the hidden balconies, archways, terraces and

courtyards of this hillside medieval quarter as

you explore Lisbon’s former centre of Moorish

aristocracy. See where Portugal’s early kings

resided at the Castelo de São Jorge, built

to overlook the city and Tagus River. Recall

the Age of Discovery at the Monument to

Discoveries and the Belém Tower. It was from

here that many adventure-seeking navigators

including Bartolomeu Dias set sail.

Buildings in Old Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

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2012/Fall

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