Triangulo Atlántico

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Lisbon

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: Lisbon; Fatima; Porto; Bom Jesus Do Monte, Braga; Cambados, Pontevedra, Galicia; Santiago De Compostela; Lugo; O Cebreiro; Leon; Oviedo; Covadonga; Santillana Del Mar; Santander; Bilbao; ; Madrid; Caceres; Evora

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Day
Welcome to Europamundo! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will be provided with the information required for the beginning of the trip in the afternoon; otherwise, the information will appear on the information panels at the hotel reception area.
IMPORTANT: - Remember that hotels check-in time is usually at 14:00 hrs. If you require more hours of room availability, consider booking an additional night at the beginning of your trip.
- IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS upon arrival at the hotel, you would have your room booked, but your trip guide would normally contact you at the beginning of the included activities. At the reception you can also find an informative sign, indicating the telephone number and hours of assistance of our staff. YOUR TIME THEREFORE BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS FREE. The hotel staff can help you with all the information you need.
Note: The schedules that you will find in this itinerary are indicative. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the trip, may adjust the schedules.
City tour of Lisbon. In the morning city tour with a local guide lasting approximately 2 hours. During this visit we will pass through the following points: Eduardo VII park, Baixa Pombalina (Marqués de Pombal square, Rossío square with views of the San Jorge castle, Alfama), Estrela
neighborhood, Estrela Basilica, Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery. The visit will finish in the city center. Free time in the afternoon to continue exploring the city. We suggest you taking the Elevator da Gloria to visit Bairro Alto and the viewpoint São Pedro. Our guide will optionally offer you to visit the beautiful towns of Sintra with its castle and Cascais and Estoril by the sea.
20:30 hrs. - We return from the Restauradores Square , an area with numerous restaurants and cafes, to the hotel.

Total distance covered: 320 km.

Scenery: Pleasant green landscapes, hills, historic cities.
07:30 hrs. - Lisbon - Departure.
09:15 hrs. - Fatima - Arrival. Time to visit the Sanctuary, a place of pilgrimage that reminds us of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three Little Shepherds. The chapel was built in 1919 in the place where the apparitions of 1917 took place in Cova de Iria and, since then, the space of the Sanctuary continued to be built in response to the influx of pilgrims.
11:00 hrs. - Fatima - Departure.
13:30 hrs - Porto - Arrival. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will have the city tour of approximately two hours with a local guide: the river Douro, its historic center declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Iron Bridge. At the end of the tour we will also visit one of its centenary wineries , where the famous "Port Wine” is made. Free time.
Total distance covered: 270 km.

Scenery: Beautiful green countryside and views over the Rías Bajas.
NB: Remember that we will have a boat trip. Have you got warm clothes for it?
08:00 hrs. - Oporto - departure.
09:00 hrs. - in the city of Braga we will visit the sanctuary of Bom Jesus ; we include a trip on the oldest cable car in the world operated only by water. After visiting the sanctuary we suggest walking down the beautiful stairway, admiring the views and the sanctuary gardens.
10:15 hrs. - Bom Jesus - departure. We go to Galicia with views over the Galician estuaries. We will see the Ría de Arosa.
13:00 hrs. (12:00 hrs. in Portugal) - Cambados - Arrival. A historic maritime town. We include a glass bottomed boat trip along the Ría de Arosa estuary. We will learn how mussels are grown. On the boat we include wine mussels tasting. Afterwards free time to stroll in Cambados and have lunch.
16:00 hrs. - Cambados - Departure.
16:45 hrs. - Santiago de Compostela - Arrival. We include the city tour with a local guide . We will discover, how St. James brought pilgrims over the centuries, and stroll through the medieval streets in the center, admiring the cathedral.
Note: On some dates (celebration of Santiago´s day especially) our groups may be accommodated in a city near Santiago.
Total distance covered: 475 km.

Scenery: Attractive green scenery, villages. Way of St. James. Spectacular mountain scenery crossing the Cantabrian mountain range.
08:00 hrs. - Santiago - departure. Following the ancient way of St. James, amidst picturesque scenery, we travel to Lugo.
09:30 hrs. - Lugo - Free time, you can stroll around its walls, built more than 2000 years ago by the Romans, declared UNESCO World Heritage.
11:00 hrs. - Lugo - departure. We travel to Castile and on our way we make a stop in O´Cebreiro, a small Galician stone village that shows us this region’s traditional way of life.
14:15 hrs. - Leon - Time for lunch and stroll in this historic Leonese capital which stands on the Way of St James. Its Gothic cathedral stands out with magnificent stained glass windows.
16:45 hrs. - Leon - Departure.
18:30 hrs. - Oviedo - Arrival. We include (sometimes the next morning) an hour-and-a-half city tour with a local guide. We will see the ninth century cathedral, the Calatrava Palace, the Campoamor Theatre, and the Calle de la Rua. A night in the capital of the Principality of Asturias. A city with a great atmosphere.
Total distance: 260 km.

Scenery: Very beautiful landscapes: mountains, views of the sea, small villages line the road.
08:30 hrs Oviedo-Departure of the Asturian capital.
09:45 hrs Covadonga. - We will visit Basílica which is surrounded by beautiful scenery.
10:45 hrs Covadonga -Departure. The green mountains blend with the sea. Beautiful scenery on the way.
12:30 hrs Santillana. -Arrival to one of Spain’s most beautiful towns. We will visit its well-preserved medieval quarter with its embalzoned houses, the Collegiate church, its cobbled streets. Time to walk and have lunch.. We visit the National Museum and Research Centre of ALTAMIRA (ticket included) located in the vicinity of this town where we can find reproduction of the fantastic rupestrian paintings of the cave.
16:00 hrs Santillana / Altamira-Departure.
16:30 hrs Santander - Arrival to the region’s capital city, a coastal city with amazing vistas and beaches. We will foloow the coast of the port to arrive to the beaches of Sardinero. We include a tourist train tour of the Magdalena Palace gardens , where we will enjoy their magnificent vistas.
Free time in Santander.
NOTE: On some high difficulty dates (especially in summer from July to mid September), some groups can be accommodated in Bilbao.
Total distance covered: 525 km.
Scenery: Great views over the sea, mountains and green landscapes before entering the Castilian Plateau.
09:00 hrs. - Santander - departure. Magnificent scenery. We travel to the Basque Country.
10:30 hrs. - Bilbao - Arrival, we are in the largest city of the Basque Country. Upon arrival we include a cable car to the Artxanda viewpoint for the great views of the whole city. After this with a local guide we will make a short city tour: the Guggenheim area, Old Quarter, Cathedral and etc. At the end of the tour there will also be time to try one of the famous “pintxos” and have lunch.
14:15 hrs – Bilbao. Departure. We travel to Castile (in some occasions the buses change en route).
20:30 hrs. - Madrid - Arrival.
Note: In case the group of passengers is limited, the trip from Bilbao to Madrid might be carried out by train or regular transport.
Total distance covered: 640 km.

Scenery: Large pastures in Extremadura. Powerfully walled towns in Portugal. Entrance to Lisbon via the beautiful suspension bridge over the Tagus.
Note: Time change when passing to Portugal, you will have to set your watch back one hour (when in Spain it is 12 o´clock, in Portugal it is 11 o´clock).
07:45 hrs. - Madrid - Departure (the time may change slightly depending on the departure points). We travel through Castile and Extremadura.
12:15 hrs. - Mérida - Arrival in the capital of Extremadura. Admission included to the archaeological complex of the Roman Theater and Amphitheater , the largest in the Iberian Peninsula, a World Heritage Site, recognized not only for its good state of conservation, but also as an example of the importance that spectacle and entertainment had in all of the provinces of Ancient Rome. Merida also has a pleasant pedestrian historic center with a lot of life and places where you can have lunch.
15:30 hrs. - Mérida - Departure. Pretty large farmland scenery. Crossing to Portugal. We enter the region of Alentejo.
16:30 hrs (Portuguese time) - Évora - Arrival. The capital of Alentejo, one of the most ancient cities in Portugal which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. Time to have a walk through the historic center with its white streets, its cathedral, its old churches, a taste of southern Portugal.
18:30 hrs. - Évora - Departure.
20:00 hrs. - Lisbon – Arrival.
Note: if the number of passengers is very limited, the journey from Madrid to Merida might be carried out by public transport (regular bus or train).
End of our services.
Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night. Our guide will advise you on the best public transportation for your transfers.
Note: In case you have to book an external service (plane/train...) on the day of the end of your tour with activities included, please remember that the schedules of the detailed itineraries are the "planned" ones but may be affected by different circumstances (traffic density, customer delays, breakdowns...). Do not book a flight/train with a tight schedule without taking this into account. Always leave a margin in the schedule for unforeseen events.

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