Take some time out for the wonderful six days tour from Barcelona for visiting Madrid, Trujillo, Alentejo Plains, Lisbon, Obidos, Alcobaza, Nazare, Sitio, Fátima and Cáceres. Absorb yourself completely in its delightfully rich culture along with being hooked by the stunning spell of the spectacular highlights.
What you can expect
Start your most stunning journey from Barcelona to visit Madrid and later, move towards Trujillo. Here, you will love to see Plaza Mayor, which presents the delightful sight of the 16th century noble houses. Keep moving towards Alentejo Plains for the stunning sight of 25th of April Bridge, that connects Lisbon to Almada. Go for watching optional show of Fado.
Next, leave for the beautiful sightseeing of Lisbon while passing through some important avenues like, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue and Alfama Quarter. Visit the town of Obidos, which has been declared as the World Heritage Monument .This place is also known for Pousada do Castelo. Afterwards, we will head towards visiting Alcobaza for the 12th century church, the World Heritage Site. You will find the tombs of Pablo and Inés de Castro here. Then, we will set off for the most vibrant fishing village of Nazare and try to visit Sitio for sometime. Next, we will visit the Batalha Monastery, which is known for the beautiful fusion architecture of Gothic and Manueline style.
Explore the beautiful Fátima city, the World Pilgrimage. Fátima has got recognition for the Apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary, who appeared before the three shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco.
Admire the charm of Cáceres, the World Heritage City for experiencing the incredible blend of Roman, Northern, Gothic, Islamic and Renaissance architecture. Stroll in its majestic Old Town for the lovely view of cobbled streets and Palaces. Don’t forget to visit its Plaza Mayor. Finally, say adieu to the beautiful tour and get back to Madrid.
Day 1: Barcelona – Madrid (train)
Start your day with great breakfast at the hotel and get set ready to be at Sants railway station, which is Barcelona’s largest railway station. Here get a chance to travel by the most advanced, high speed AVE train to Madrid at 9.00am. You will reach Madrid, the most beautiful city of Spain in almost three hours. Madrid is considered as capital of joy and contentment, where you will be thrilled to spend quality time to see enormous lakes, many museums and beautiful architecture of monuments, you would also love to go for long walks here. After this, take a cab to get back to the comfort of the hotel.
Overnight: Tourist class - Mayorazgo (4-star) . First class - Courtyard by Marriott Madrid Princesa (4-star) or Catalonia Gran Via (4-star)
Day 2: Madrid – Trujillo – Lisbon
Leave Plaza de España, 7, travel agency office at 8.30 am to drive towards Extremadura region. It will be very soothing and relaxing drive to Trujillo. Although it was an important place in Roman Times, but it was the discovery of the new world that brought wealth and immense pride to this excitingly small town. Apart from it, Plaza Mayor is also a ravishing place to visit. We will continue our journey to portuguese soil and Alentejo plains, which has got the fame for it’s traditional polyphonic singing groups.
After that, we will move towards the iconic 25 de Abril Bridge of Lisbon, which connects city of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada. Here a pleasant stay will be provided with an optional show of Fado, It’s a live show to know about the typical culture of Portuguese. Enjoy your lovely stay at your hotel.
Overnight: Tourist class / First class - Lutecia (4-star)
Day 3: Lisbon
After breakfast, begin a morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Lisbon and drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue and the Alfama quarter. Enjoy a full afternoon and evening of free time. Perhaps visit one of the atmospheric Lisbon cafes for lunch or sightsee independently on foot. Head back to hotel to enjoy dinner and good sleep.
Day 4: Lisbon – Obidos – Alcobaza – Nazare – Batalha – Fátima
Have sumptuous breakfast at Lisbon and move towards northland and reach to Óbidos, which has got the popularity for its picturesque narrow streets, walled fortress, breathtaking castles, charming medieval architecture and the “Pousada do Castelo”, which is known to have a beautiful fusion of 14th century medieval accommodation with ultra modern facilities. It has amazing stone walls, four poster beds with air conditioners, chandeliers and well equipped rooms with internet access.
After that, the journey will take you to Alcobaça, which became notable when the king of Portugal made up his mind to build a beautiful church in 12th century, which possesses the Tombs of Dom Pedro and Inés de Castro. This church was later evolved into Alcobaca Monastery, which is known to have wonderful Gothic Monuments.
Grab a chance to enjoy your lunch at Nazaré, this picturesque village has driven its name from the statue of Virgin Mary, brought by Nazare monk in 4th century. It is the most popular fishing village of Portugal with gorgeous beach and amazingly colorful life. You can also stroll through the streets of this beautiful village to visit the holy church, lighthouse and lovely ocean.
If time permits, then you will be taken towards Sitio, which is also a small fishing village with a popular stretch of lovely sandy beach, here we can enjoy the panoramic view of this splendid beach.
After this, we will head towards Batalha Monastery, which was made to commemorate the victory of Portuguese over the Castilians in 1385. It was constructed in wonderfully Gothic and Manueline style. It was also added in World Heritage list by Unesco for having it’s historic significance and National Gothic style, which is dominated by Manueline art. We will take the travel forward to Fátima, where you will enjoy tasty meal and amazing stay.
Overnight: Tourist class - Sao José (4-star). First class - Santa María (4-star)
Day 5: Fátima – Lisbon
Have sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and get set ready to explore Fatima city on your own. Fátima has got a fame for having the most sought after Catholic Pilgrimage of Virgin Mary. It is believed that Virgin Mary appeared before the three shepherd children, named as Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. So here, the catholic christians pay a tribute to these holy figures. You will also get a chance to attend mass and journey in the chapel of Apparitions, which is the heart of sacred shrine. You may also be fortunate to visit the birthplaces of these three children. This place is a world wide famous religious spot for the people of all the religions.
End of the day will bring you to Lisbon. Here, must pay a visit to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, which is considered as one of the most alluring places of the world. Belem Tower is also an iconic tourist spot, it is proudly declared as a World Heritage Monument by Unesco. To have the bird eye view of the city, don’t forget to visit Saint George's Castle. So, explore this wonderful city at your leisure, as this place has many such spectacular spots to visit. Head back to the hotel for relaxing and enjoying a lovely stay.
Day 6: Lisbon – Cáceres – Madrid
Have breakfast at Lisbon and be ready to leave for Caceres at 7.30 am. It is known to have more than ten towers that influence the historic quarter of Caceres. The ravishing beauty of the city, marked by medieval cobbled streets, mesmerizing Renaissance Palaces and fortified homes are absolute pleasure to visit. It was declared The World Heritage City in 1986 for presenting a great blend of Islamic, Roman, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles. This pleasurable city tour takes you further to old town, whose architecture is known to reflect the battle between the Moors and Christians.
You will also enjoy the visit to Plaza Mayor, which is one of the largest squares of Spain. It is surrounded by arcades and semicircular arches and it is also supported by amazingly creative stone pillars. Continue your trip to Madrid and get back to the hotel for a lovely stay.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change