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Best of Spain & Portugal with Insight Vacations

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$4695 per person share twin
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Best of Spain & Portugal

Follow the fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese and Moorish Kingdoms as evidenced in their grand castles, stupendous religious buildings and incredible works of art.

15 days Madrid to ​Barcelona
From $​​​​​​​​​​​4,​695 per person
Travel: Multiple departures 18 Jun to 6 Aug 2017
​From $​​​​​​​​​​​4,​​725 per person
Travel: Multiple departures 1 Apr to 17 Jun 2017 & 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 Aug 2017 & 29, 30 Sep; 1, 6, 7, 13, 14 Oct 2017
​From $​​​​​​​​​​​4,​​​895 per person
Travel: Multiple departures 1 Sep to 24 Sep 2017

Limited Time Offers: 
5% saving on any full priced tour when you book before 27 April 17 
OR 
Return flights to London (and other European ports) from $1299 per person flying Emirates when you book before 31 Mar 17.

These offers are not combinable.


Explore
Madrid • Toledo • Avila • Salamanca • Porto • Fatima • Obidos • Sintra • Lisbon • Seville • Gibraltar • Costa del Sol • Mijas • Granada • Valencia • Peniscola • Barcelona

Signature Experiences
• Madrid: Witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings plus an impressive foreign collection as you tour the Prado Museum with an expert art historian.
• Toledo: With a Local Expert, visit the Church of Santo Tomé and see an El Greco's masterpiece.
• Fatima: Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions.
• Lisbon: Visit Jeronimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal's trade over the centuries.
• Seville: From the Moorish Patio de los Naranjos, step inside the cathedral, past the altarpiece dripping with gold, to the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings.
• Gibraltar: Tour the Rock of Gibraltar, one of the pillars of Hercules, affording magnificent views and see the meeting of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Spanish Sierra. Visit St. Michael's Cave and see the Barbary Apes.
• Granada: Best interpreted with the help of a Local Expert, the Alhambra Palace is the ultimate in Muslim architecture, an arabesque fantasy in stone, complemented by the gardens of the Generalife.
• Barcelona: A Local Expert will take you inside Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Basilica.

Additional Included ​Highlights
• Madrid: Your guided tour shows you the statue of Don Quixote in the Plaza de España, Royal Palace, Gran Via, Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol.
• Toledo: Walk the cobbled streets.
• Salamanca: See the cathedral in the university town.
• Porto: See the bridges and buildings decorated in tiles. See the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.
• Obidos: Visit this ancient fortified city.
• Lisbon: Tour the spacious avenues and elegant squares. See the Monument to the Discoveries and ancient Belem Tower. Visit Lisbon Cathedral.
• Seville: Enjoy a walking tour through the squares and lanes of the Santa Cruz Quarter. Emerge by the walls of the Alcazar
• Mijas: Journey to this white-washed village.
• Valencia: See the ultra modern Centre of Arts and Sciences. See the huge City Gates of Serranos and Quart
• Peñíscola: View the stone castle from the film El Cid.
• Barcelona: Drive down the elegant Passeig de Gracia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture. Stand in awe beside Gaudi's incredible Sagrada Famila.

Signature Dining
• Porto: Sample a selection of famous Port wines at a tasting at the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.
• Lisbon: Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘Pasteis de Belem' - a Portuguese delicacy.
• Seville: Tables are reserved for dinner, drinks and a fiery evening of Spanish dance and music! Get ready for throbbing guitars, lamenting solos, colourful dancers and the rhythmic stomp of flamenco.
• Granada: For your Dine-Around evening, choose from a selection of restaurants for a more intimate experience.
• Valencia: Learn the authentic recipe of paella in a fun cookery demonstration and savour the flavours of this classic dish for dinner, washed down with a glass of sangria.
• Sant Sadurni: Join a wine expert for a visit and tasting at the great Cava vineyards and cellars.
• Barcelona: With fantastic sea views, be seated for an exceptional Catalan Celebration Dinner incorporating classic cooking with only the freshest produce.
• 14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 three-course table d’hôte Dinners (DW), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee. Departures on tour for Christmas and New Year's Eve enjoy a festive Highlight Dinner.


Highlight Hotels and Locations
• Salamanca: The Hotel Alameda Palace is an exclusive and cosy 5-star hotel in a city that is a World Heritage Site.
• Lisbon: Dom Pedro Palace is located across the street from one of the largest Lisbon shopping centres: the Amoreiras Shopping Centre with 250 high-quality shops, cinemas and restaurants. On the top of the hotel there is the most exclusive Lisbon Penthouse Suite with a 360º degree view overlooking the city. This deluxe hotel offers elegant guest accommodation with great city views and a fantastic spa.
• Granada: The 4-star Vincci Albayzin is located in the centre of Granada and is typically Andalusian in style. It boasts a magnificent enclosed patio that bathes its rooms in natural light. Guests can enjoy the modern facilities including gym, steam room and dry sauna.
• Valencia: The Barceló Valencia hotel is situated right in the centre of the 'City of Arts and Sciences' opposite the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, a building which was designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and is situated in one of the most modern and attractive areas of the city of Valencia.

Additional Five Star Services
• An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
• Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
• A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
• Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
• Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
• Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
• Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
• Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.


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Terms and Conditions

5% saving - Save 5% if booked and paid in full by​ 27 Apr 2017. Prices are per person, twin share. All discounts are based on land-only portion of twin share price, not including pre & post accommodation. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply, please refer to the 2017 Insight Europe brochure.

$1299 flight offer – Offer valid if booked and deposited between 13th - 31st March 2017 and fully paid by 31st March 2017. Only valid on qualifying tours departing 1 Apr - 30 Sep 2017. Offer only available on trip departure dates that show they qualify for an Early Payment Discount (EPD). Offer is based on airfares from AKL to London. Other European destinations are available, however surcharges may apply. Airfare must be sold with an Insight tour and is subject to availability. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time. A non-refundable deposit of $2500 per person is required at time of booking. Full payment must be received by 31 March 2017. By paying your deposit you accept the Terms and Conditions of the Insight Air Offer. Our partner airline, Emirates, reserve the right to advise an earlier airfare Ticketing Time Limit date, subject to booking conditions and restrictions. After ticket issuance, fees for date changes and 100% cancellation fees may apply. Offer is not combinable with the EPD or any other promotion. Insight Vacations and Emirates standard booking terms and conditions apply. ‘Fly From $1299’ is available in Low Season. If not travelling in Low Season then $1599 Shoulder Season fares and $1799 High Season fares are available as part of Insight promotion. Prices are per person and represent adult airfares and incl taxes and surcharges. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply, please refer to the 2017 Insight Europe brochure.

 

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Until 27 Apr 17

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