TOUR #8 – Spain and Portugal

November 2 -13, 2019




This exciting new Tour begins in SPAIN and then travels to the fascinating country of PORTUGAL. Each of these countries has history that dates back several hundred years ago. You’ll enjoy a beautiful drive from MADRID through the Sierra Mountains down to the MEDITERRANEAN SEA including a one-night stay on the ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Another highlight will be a visit to the Watchtower Branch Office in Portugal. Breakfast is included each day plus seven dinners which makes this a great Tour to see these two charming countries. Touring with Friends from other parts of the country is something you will certainly enjoy!

Sat. Nov. 2 Everyone will fly overnight from any US or Canadian city on various flights to MADRID, Spain. Enjoy dinner and a movie and then some rest as you cross the Atlantic Ocean in anticipation of what lies ahead.

Sun. Nov. 3 Arrive MADRID and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is free to begin exploring this city with over 2,000 years of history. Tonight, enjoy a “Welcome to Spain” Dinner and meet all the Friends on this Tour.

Mon. Nov. 4 After breakfast, you will see the highlights of Madrid with its beautiful fountains, including the Royal Palace and the magnificent Plaza Mayor Square. (Awake 6/22/03, p.23) Afternoon free to shop or visit the Prada Museum with it’s art treasures by Picasso and Rembrandt dating back to the 12th Century. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own at one of the nearby restaurants.

Tue. Nov. 5 This morning you will board our motorcoach for a drive through the countryside passing orange and olive groves to the famous city of GRANADA, known for its spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. After touring the city, you will check into your hotel including a dinner of local specialties in this hilltop town.

Wed. Nov 6 Todays first highlight is a visit to one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra Palace that was built by the Moors as a royal summer residence in the 14th century. It was made of cut stone surrounded by exotic water gardens and fountains that are unbelievable. Next, you will drive toward the Costa del Sol along the Mediterranean Sea to the millionaires’ resort city of MARBELLA where your hotel is located. Dinner tonight will be on your own to sample some of Spain’s famous tapas at a seaside restaurant known for its seafood.

Thu. Nov. 7 The morning will be free to stroll along the beachside or shop for great buys on some Spanish leather goods.You will then continue along the seaside and cross the border to the famous ROCK OF GIBRALTAR where you will actually stay overnight on the Rock including dinner at the hotel.

Fri. Nov. 8 In the morning there will be an exciting Tour of the Rock, one of the last outposts of the British Empire. You will also take a cablecar ride to the top of the Rock for spectacular views of North Africa and where the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea meet. The highlight will be a visit to a cave to see the famous Barbary apes. In the afternoon, you will drive through Spain’s sherry wine region of Jerez to Andalusia’s romantic city of SEVILLE where another dinner is included.

Sat. Nov. 9 Today you will Tour the city of Seville that was influenced by the Moors, who dwelled in this area for over 700 years. This is a gorgeous city with many flower decked wrought iron balconies including the distinguished Moorish architecture that you will see in the fountains at Maria Lucia Park. Balance of the day is free to relax and shop. Tonight, dinner is included followed by a very colorful world famous Spanish flamenco show.

Sun. Nov.10 Another exciting day as you journey through the region noted for it’s Spanish ham and through what’s called the Cork Forest to the Portuguese border where your hotel is located on the Algarve. This is where picturesque little villages are situated along the breathtaking cliffs on the seaside of the Atlantic Ocean. Dinner is again included at the hotel.

Mon. Nov.11 Today you will travel to LISBON, Europe’s most picturesque and charming capital that’s built on Seven Hills with scenic views. Following a panoramic Tour of the city, you will check into your hotel. Tonight, dinner will be on your own to enjoy some local specialties in this hilltop city.

Tue. Nov.12 Today’s highlight will be a visit to the Watchtower Branch Office and Bethel Home. The afternoon is free. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell and classic Fado dinner show featuring Portuguese music and entertainment.

Wed. Nov.13 Today everyone will be transferred to the Lisbon Airport for the return flight home. As you can see, a lot of extras are included plus some surprises, making this a great trip you do not want to miss!



  • Round-trip airfare
  • Breakfast daily plus seven dinners
  • Hotel accommodations
  • All taxes and entrance fees
  • All sightseeing per itinerary
  • Experienced Tour Escort

Besides the above cities, you can depart from any other US or Canadian city by indicating your preferred departure city on the reservation form. We will then inform you of the total cost from your hometown. All prices are per person based on two people in a room. If you do not have a roommate, we will attempt to assign one for you or you can pay a supplement of only $599 for a single room. Space is limited, so make reservations now to avoid being placed on the waiting list. (PASSPORT IS REQUIRED)



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