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Allow Scenic just take you on an unforgettable journey to uncover the spectacular sights of Spain and Portugal.
From the outstanding architecture of their palaces and cathedrals, to the colour and spectacle of their dancers, you’ll be astounded by the rich variety of these fascinating nations.
Our journey starts in the vivid town of Barcelona. Revitalised for the 1992 Olympics, this picturesque town is renowned for Europe’s best-preserved Gothic Quarter.
A exclusive highlight will be a go to to Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece…
the Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia
a visually breathtaking Cathedral and Barcelona’s most critical landmark.
We also go to Guell Park, a playful city park showcasing tranquil greens,
winding paths and several sculptures and mosaics developed by Gaudi himself together with gingerbread gatehouses, patchwork lizards and much more.
Subsequent the shoreline south we’ll go to the fortified seaport of Pensicola just before our arrival to the coastal town of Valencia. Amid the highlights of our bundled guided tour, will be the ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ – the most critical fashionable vacationer place in the town. From in this article we head to the hilltop city of Granada, nestled among the Sierra Nevada, Spain’s greatest mountain vary.
At the centrepiece of the town lies one particular of the most amazing jewels of earth architecture …the Alhambra, a series of outstanding palaces, fountains and gardens, developed in the 14th century. Within the Alhambra stands the massive Palace of Charles the fifth, an superb case in point of Spanish
Check out Sacromonte (Sac-Ro-Mone-E), popular for its cave dwellings and as soon as the residence of Granada’s big gypsy community. Here we delight in a Scenic unique: an night of authentic flamenco dancing in the caves.
Retire to the Palacio de Santa Paola, found in the historic centre, surrounded by breathtaking backyard terraces. A small vacation finds us in Cordoba, for a guided go to of the unbelievable Mezquita, a Gothic Christian cathedral housed within a big Moorish Mosque.
Vacation to Ronda, one particular of Andalucía’s loveliest towns, steeped in historical past.
It stands on a towering plateau in the mountains of Malaga Province
and is popular for the plunging river gorge which divides the medieval and 18th century sections of the city.
It is the oldest and the most gorgeous in Spain and the arena by itself is also the country’s greatest. We keep on in the direction of the Portuguese border to Seville, one particular of Spain’s most charming cities. Take pleasure in discovering the town sights together with the Cathedral housing the tomb of Christopher Columbus and stage aboard a horse drawn carriage which will wind as a result of the city’s streets and alleyways.
In Lisbon, we go to the attractive port region, the Alfama (Al-Fam-A) Quarter, with its picturesque cobbled streets and the Avenida de Liberdade (Aven-Knee-Da der Liber-Father) – the monument to the popular Portuguese explorers – as effectively as the Belem (bell-eim) Tower.
Situated on the Douro River Estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one particular of the oldest European centres and was as soon as an outpost of the Roman Empire. Amid the highlights of our continue to be in Porto is a exclusive supper cruise aboard a conventional ‘Rabelo’(har-bell-o) boat in this fabulously quite town and a tasting of the city’s namesake.
You will have a pleasurable loaded afternoon wherever you may possibly test your hand, and your toes, at a neighborhood ‘Tablao’ (tab-lowe) for a pleasurable and energetic afternoon of Flamenco Dance, or for the sportsters you may possibly pick to go to the Bernabeau Soccer stadium as effectively as the Trophy Museum of Serious Madrid!
Scenic also give an fascinating Spain & Portugal itinerary. On our journey we’ll meet up with the locals at the charming villages, explore UNESCO Environment Heritage web-sites and cities, and take up the intoxicating culture that is unmistakably Spain & Portugal.
If you would like to increase your journey and uncover more of Europe’s treasures, some only obtainable by h2o, why not increase a river cruise along Europe’s grand waterways?
Including, new is 2016, Scenic’s latest spaceship will begin to cruise the Douro river from Portugal to Spain.
This river cruise will allow you see the best of Portugal and its famed Douro Valley uncover this regions vibrant historical past or only delight in the tantalizing tastes and flavours of one particular of Europe’s Concealed gems.