Image Tours Inc.
Escorted Europe Since 1939

15-Day Spain & Portugal Tour

Below is a brief summary of the itinerary. For a full description, see "Itinerary". The hours in parentheses ( ) indicate time on the motor coach between stops.

DAY 1 - Overnight flight from the U.S.A. to Europe.

DAY 2 - Arrive at Lisbon Airport. Meet your tour manager and transfer (¾ hr) to your hotel in Lisbon. The afternoon is free for leisure and independent exploration in the attractive and lively Portuguese capital. Tonight, enjoy a "Welcome Dinner." (Dinner)

DAY 3 - Lisbon sightseeing tour by motor coach (3 hrs). The afternoon is free, or join the optional Cascais & Estoril excursion, with visits to each of these colorful and artistic towns (½ hr transfer between stops). Return to your Lisbon hotel for an included dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - Travel south (1¼ hr) to the morning stop near Alcácer do Sal. Continue (2 hrs) to the lunch stop in the Algarve coastal region. After crossing into Spain travel through the province of Huelva (2¼ hrs) on the way to Seville. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 - Three-hour City Tour of Seville by coach and on foot, including Alcazar Palace and Giralda Tower. Free afternoon. For dinner tonight, try one of the cozy restaurants or join the optional Flamenco Show & Dinner excursion (¼ hr transfer, each way). (Breakfast)

DAY 6 - The morning destination (1¾ hr) is Jerez, home to the famous Sherry wines. After a leisurely visit, continue (1½ hr) to the Gibraltar border where you may join the optional Gibraltar excursion. Transfer (¾ hr) to your hotel in the important Mediterranean port city of Algeciras. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - Free day in and around Algeciras. Optional Morocco excursion (1-hour fast-speed ferry crossing each way between Algeciras and Ceuta; 1-hour motor coach transfer in each direction to Tetouan; sightseeing with local guide and lunch with Folklore entertainment). All tour members reunite for a late dinner at the hotel in Algeciras. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 - Head north (2 hrs) for a leisurely visit to the picturesque mountain town of Ronda. In the afternoon, continue (1¾ hr) to Torremolinos, a resort town on the stretch of Mediterranean coast called Costa del Sol. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9 - Full-day included excursion (2 hrs, each way) to the enthralling town of Granada, with its astounding 'Alhambra' Palace and Gardens, dating back to the Moorish occupation. Return to your resort hotel along the Costa del Sol. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - Free day for browsing, shopping and relaxing on the Costa del Sol or choose to take the optional Malaga excursion (½ hr transfer, each way). The afternoon offers the optional Mijas & Country Dinner excursion (¾ hr transfer to Mijas, between Mijas and Country Dinner restaurant, and on return to hotel). (Breakfast)

DAY 11 - Continue north (2 hrs) to Cordóba, with its magnificent 8th century Mosque. Then, travel (2¼ hrs) through the lovely olive groves to Baeza. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12 - Today's destination is the exuberant and stylish Spanish capital of Madrid. Travel (1 hr) to your comfort stop near La Carolina; (1½ hr) to the mid-morning stop; (1½ hr) to Madrid. After an independent lunch in Madrid center, a local guide provides explanations during an interior visit to the Prado Museum and an orientation tour (1½ hr) on the way to the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - This day in Madrid is yours to pursue your individual interests. For the afternoon, you may choose to join the optional Madrid Royal Palace excursion in the morning (½ hr transfer). For dinner tonight, try one of the numerous cafes and restaurants, or indulge in the optional Madrid Dinner excursion (½ hr transfer each way), including a walking tour in Old Madrid, dinner, drinks and beautiful music. (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - Spend this day as you wish, with sightseeing, shopping and to pursue your other interests. Or, consider taking the optional Toledo excursion to one of Europe's most ancient cities (1 hr transfer, each way). The 'Farewell Dinner' at a restaurant in Madrid affords a final opportunity to enjoy the company of your fellow tour members. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 15 - Transfer (½ hr) to the Madrid Airport for the daytime flight back to the U.S.A. (Breakfast)