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Iberian Peninsula:
From Spain to Portugal

Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla – Lagos – Lisbon – Sintra – Coimbra – Salamanca

18 days | from EUR 2,038.00 pp in dbl-room*

The Iberian Peninsula has been divided for centuries. On this tour not only the differences between an Atlantic Portugal and a Mediterranean Spain become apparent, but also their similarities.


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A

Day 1 to 3: Madrid

Accommodation:
A small hotel in historical Madrid2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The hotel is located within a historic 19th century building in the centre of Madrid, opposite the Teatro Real de La Ópera and close to the Palacio Real and Plaza Mayor. During its restoration, care was taken to preserve the original structure and decorative elements of the house. The rooms of the different categories are stylishly furnished in harmonizing colors. In the morning, a rich breakfast buffet is served in the vaulted cellar. The central location is ideal for exploring the many historical and cultural sights of the old quarter “Villa y Corte”. The nearest metro station is a five-minute walk away.

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B

Day 3 to 5: Cordoba

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 03.06.2019): BB – Opel Corsa /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF
Location: Madrid Airport

From Madrid to Córdoba397 km | 4 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A palacio in historical Cordoba2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The 18th century palacio sits on Roman foundations in the Cordoba old town. The listed heritage building is now a 5-star hotel with 53 extravagant rooms in which historical and modern elements harmonize. A small pool surrounded by plants in the courtyard and a wellness area in the vaulted cellar make the stay complete. The restaurant with a glass floor over Roman ruins is one of the hotel's most impressive features. Those who prefer to dine elsewhere due to the high prices or occasionally long wait will find a large selection of restaurants and tapas bars in the immediate vicinity.

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C

Day 5 to 7: Seville

From Córdoba to Sevilla147 km | 2 hours

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Accommodation:
A boutique hotel next to the Basilica2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The hotel is located in a small residence next to the Basilica. The simple but elegant facade contrasts with the Moorish interior with its bright colours, bubbling fountains and compelling scents. The building was constructed of the same materials used in Seville 800 years ago. At the centre of the building is the courtyard, around which the 15 guest rooms are grouped. Incidentally, all furnishings in the hotel are available for purchase.

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D

Day 7 to 10: Lagos

From Sevilla to Lagos274 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A remote hotel near Lagos3 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The hotel sits in the back country away from the hordes of tourist on the Algrave coast. From its elevated position on a hill, the property offers stunning views of the ocean and the Serra de Monchique. Dispite the tranquil location, several beaches are just a few minutesdrive away. The 12 suites, the outdoor area with two swimming pools, the patio and the restaurant with an open fireplace were designed in the rustic country style. The entire facility was created with one thing in mind: rest and relaxation.

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Day 10 to 12: Lisboa

From Lagos to Lisboa293 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
An 18th century boutique hotel2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This small quaint 18th century palace hosts one of the most charming and stylish boutique hotels in the capital. From its central location next to the National Art Museum, it provides stunning views of the ocean. Guests can enjoy the private garden with the natural scent of flowers and the sea or relax in the top-floor library. The rooms are sunny and cheerful. This is a gentle and romantic inn that is favoured by artists and writers.

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Day 12 to 14: Sintra

From Lisboa to Sintra31 km | 35 minutes

Accommodation:
An old officer's house in Sintra2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

Originally built for an officer's family in 1890, today's guest house opened its doors again in 1994 after six years of vacancy and an elaborate renovation. The name translates to viewpoint house, which is owed to the wonderful views towards the Atlantic Ocean and across Sintra. The eight spacious rooms are all individually decorated and named after one of the magnificent palaces in the area. Some have beautiful stucco ceilings. Breakfast is served in the dining room, with direct access to the garden. Hostess Charlotte continually cares for the welfare of her guests.

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Day 14 to 16: Luso

From Sintra to Luso283 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
Palácio Hotel do Buçaco2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The summer palace of King Carlos was built above the spa town of Luso according to the plans of an Italian architect in 1887 and converted into a luxury hotel in 1909. Walking paths lead through a large park with old trees and hiking routes into the Serra do Buçaco start right at the doorstep. However 5-star service or a swimming pool with spa area can not be expected and the rooms are starting to look tired. Those willing to look past these signs of mild decay, with an eye for the authentic charm of the ensemble, are rewarded with a trip back in time into aristocratic 19th century.

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Day 16 to 18: Salamanca

From Luso to Salamanca296 km | 4 hours

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Accommodation:
A hotel in the Old Town2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The small boutique hotel on the edge of the Old Town is one of the most attractive accommodations of its type in western Spain, thanks in no small part to the owner's meticulous attention to detail. Wood, in particular, was used in a surprising variety of ways, from the gleaming parquet floor to the inlaid tables to the hand-carved beds. The bathrooms furnishings were made of white marble. While not every guest will need the telephone, fax connection or minibar, they will certainly appreciate the air-conditioning and the noise reduction provided by the double glazed windows. The hotel also features a good a bar and a parking garage.

Salamanca

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Salamanca
The city 200 km north-west of Madrid is situated in a desolate region plagued by flight to the cities, an area where the winters are as unmercifully cold as the summers are hot. Nevertheless, the 2,000-year-old city on the Rio Tormes remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, due in no small part to the historical university which has shaped the local history and produced a large number of renowned scholars. It was thus here that Columbus presented his ambitious plan to reach the West via India to a group of skeptical professors. Today Salamanca is home to over 40,000 students, which explains the city's cosmopolitan flair and vibrant night life. The entire Old Town with its numerous registered landmarks from the 16th century is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 18: Madrid

From Salamanca230 km | 3 hours

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Avila

Rental car drop-off
Location: Madrid Downtown


Additional Services

Sunny Cars Permit for Portugal (payable on site)
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip includes driving in Portugal. Any fees incurred are to be paid at the time of picking up your rental car.
Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.


Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 03.06.2019): BB - Opel Corsa /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 2,279.00*
(from EUR 2,038.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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