Splendors of Spain & Portugal
Thursday, June 1st
Today you depart the United States on your connecting overnight flights to Spain. Naturally, meals will be served and optional in-flight entertainment offered. Please refer to your flight schedule for pertinent details.
Friday, June 2nd
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel with a panoramic tour en-route. Following hotel check-in and time to freshen up before beginning your guided city tour at 4:00 PM. You will end the tour at Parc Guell where you will have additional time for photography in this amazing park designed by Gaudi.
Saturday, June 3rd
Using public transportation you will visit La Sagrada Familia in the morning. Your reservation is at 9:45 AM. In the afternoon you will visit one of the casas designed by Gaudi. You will want to take many pictures of these amazing structures.
Sunday, June 4th
This morning you will want to visit Montjuic by funicular. There will be numerous photo opportunities from both above and within the park. At 3:45 PM you will transfer from the hotel to the train station where you depart at 5:00 PM for Madrid. Arrival in Madrid is 7:45 and you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Monday, June 5th
9:30 AM is your scheduled departure for a guided city tour with entrance fees to the Prado Museum and Royal Palace included. 5:00 PM is the appointed time to meet a local painter, Marta, at the hotel where she will conduct a workshop in fan painting.
Tuesday, June 6th
At 8:30 AM you will depart for El Escorial to begin a guided city tour at 9:30 AM including the Monastery. Your tour continues as you visit the Valley of the Fallen before returning to your hotel.
Wednesday, June 7th
This morning you will visit Reina Sofia. The remainder of the day is free for exploration and photo ops with Mr. Kraus. At 5:30 PM you will depart the hotel for transfer to Madrid airport to board your 8:15 flight to Lisbon. Upon arrival you transfer to your Lisbon hotel.
Thursday, June 8th
At 9:30 AM you begin your full day guided city tour including St. George Castle, Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower.
Friday, June 9th
A 4:00 AM departure is planned for your transfer to Lisbon airport where your flight departs at 6:55 AM.
Please refer to your flight details for additional information.