Northern Spain & Portugal

 

Northern Spain & Portugal - 3/9/2022 - 3/23/2022

Countries

  • Portugal
  • Spain

Wednesday, March 9 - Overnight Flight

  • Depart on scheduled flights to Barcelona, Spain

Thursday, March 10 - Barcelona, Spain

  • Arrival in Barcelona
  • Meet coach driver and transfer to city center for a short tour of Las Ramblas and the Barri Gótic 
  • Break for lunch (on own)
  • Visit Gaudí's Parc Güell
  • Dinner at hotel in Barcelona

Friday, March 11 - Barcelona, Spain

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in Barcelona
  • Morning visit to Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Iglesia (Church of the Holy Family)
  • Short panoramic tour of the Montjuïc area
  • Remainder of day free for individual pursuits
  • Dinner at hotel in Barcelona

Saturday, March 12 - San Sebastián, Spain

  • Morning transfer to the airport for short flight to Bilbao, Spain (Box breakfast provided)
  • Arrive in Bilbao and meet local guide for panoramic tour, including the Guggenheim Museum
  • Time to explore exhibits at Guggenheim and have lunch (on own)
  • Transfer to San Sebastián
  • Dinner at hotel in San Sebastián

Sunday, March 13 - San Sebastián, Spain

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in San Sebastián
  • Morning, locally-guided, panoramic tour of San Sebastián, including the Museum of Chillida-Leku
  • Tour and lunch at a Cider House
  • Afternoon free
  • Dinner on own

Monday, March 14 - Burgos, Spain

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in San Sebastián
  • Travel to Santo Domingo de la Calzada for bodega visit and short tour
  • Continue to Burgos
  • Remainder of day free for sightseeing on own in Burgos
  • Dinner at hotel in Burgos

Tuesday, March 15 - Oviedo, Spain

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in Burgos
  • Visit Museum of the Cuevas de Altamira
  • Visit Santanilla del Mar, Spain's "prettiest village"
  • Arrive in Oviedo with time at leisure to explore the area
  • Dinner at hotel in Oviedo

Wednesday, March 16 - Oviedo, Spain

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in Oviedo
  • Full-day excursion to León for locally-guided tour of the city, including the Catedral de León and the Pantheon of St. Isodore
  • Time for lunch and other sightseeing on own
  • Return to Oviedo
  • Dinner at hotel in Oviedo

Thursday, March 17 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel in Oviedo
  • Trave along the Atlantic coast to Lugo to see Roman Walls and have lunch (on own)
  • Continue to Santiago de Compostela with time for sightseeing at leisure
  • Dinner at hotel in Santiago de Compostela

Friday, March 18 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel in Santiago de Compostela
  • Morning, locally-guided tour of the Old Town and the Catedral
  • Afternoon free for individual pursuits
  • Dinner at hotel in Santiago de Compostela

Saturday, March 19 - Oporto, Portugal

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in Santiago de Compostela
  • Travel to Viana do Castelo to explore the town and have lunch (on own)
  • Continue to Oporto and check into hotel
  • Visit a port wine cellar for tour and tasting
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Oporto

Sunday, March 20 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in Oporto
  • Travel to Coimbra to visit the town and have lunch (on own)
  • Continue to Lisbon with time at leisure
  • Dinner at hotel in Lisbon

Monday, March 21 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in Lisbon
  • Full-day excursion to Sintra to have time to explore the Old Town, The Palácio Nacional and have lunch (on own)
  • Short drive to the top of the highest peak of Sera Mountain to visit Pena Palace and the surrounding Park
  • Time permitting stop in Cascais
  • Return to Lisbon
  • Dinner at hotel in Lisbon

Tuesday, March 22 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel in Lisbon
  • Locally-guided tour of Lisbon includig the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the Torre de Belém
  • Remainder of day free for final sightseeing and shopping
  • Farewell dinner at hotel in Lisbon

Wednesday, March 23 - Return Flight

  • Early breakfast at hotel or breakfast boxes provided
  • Transfer to the Lisbon airport for return flight to the United States

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Application and Tour Brochure PDF Download
Travel Guard Essential-Preferred-Deluxe Plans for all states EXCEPT FL, KS, MO, MT, NY, PDF Download

Includes

  • Round trip, economy air transportation from Minneapolis, including current departure & security taxes
  • Flight from Barcelona to Bilbao
  • Land transportation via deluxe motor coach and metro
  • Double accommodations in three and four star hotels
  • Breakfast daily, one lunch, all but one dinner
  • Admissions to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Escorted from Minneapolis by Kristen Billingsley
  • End-of-tour tips to bus driver 
  • End-of-tour tips to tour leader

To register for this tour

Please print and mail completed application with your deposit check directly to

  • CETA Tours
  • 3120 Schneider AVE SE; Suite 1B
  • Menomonie, WI 54751

The application deadline is October 15 2021. Initial trip deposit is fully refundable through October 15, 2021. Tour price is based on a minimum of 15 paying participants.

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport, visa fees, and personal spending money
  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • Airline baggage fees (if applicable)
  • Single room supplement of $550, subject to availability
  • COVID testing and/or expenses associated with quarantine and/or proof of vaccination, if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel Insurance