Malaga and Lisbon - Porto
❮Malaga and Lisbon - Porto
This 9 night sample itinerary includes:
- Flight into Malaga and out of Porto
- Hotel for 3 nights in Malaga
- Flight from Malaga to Lisbon
- Hotel for 3 nights in Lisbon
- Train from Lisbon to Porto
- Hotel for 3 nights in Porto
Journey through Spain and Portugal on this once in a life time getaway. Start this adventure in Malaga (featuring two massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule; the city is home to luxury high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow-sand beaches); and then, take a flight to Lisbon (the capital of Portugal; full of medieval charm and modern sensibilities); and after that, catch a train to Porto (with its beautiful beaches, bustling port and beautiful, historical architectural marvels). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
LisbonDay 7Departing from Lisbon
Transportation to next city by: Train - Lisbon to Porto
Thousands of years of history are on full display in vibrant Portugal, fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in western Europe. Each region of Portugal offers something unique to the traveler, like unparalleled beaches and resorts in the Algarve; rolling plains that lead to mountains in the Alentejo; delicious food and drink in the Minho and the Douro River Valley; and of course the country`s bustling capital, Lisbon, which boasts the best of everything that Portugal has to offer, from restaurants to historical landmarks.
Spain is one of the most popular countries in the world for tourists, and the experiences you can have while on vacation here can be just as varied as you are. The best way to experience Spanish life today is to visit one of its largest cities, such as Madrid, the country`s capital; Barcelona, its second city; and provincial capitals such as Seville and Valencia. Andalucia, the epicenter of Moorish rule in Spain, is known for its beautiful landmarks such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alhambra. The north of the country features such varying experiences as Catholic pilgrimages in Galicia, skiing in the Pyrenees, and immersing yourself in the culture of the gorgeous Basque Country. For beach vacations, Spain is tops, from the Costa del Sol to the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Mallorca to the Canary Islands.
The gateway to the Costa del Sol, Málaga is nowadays a maritime city rich in culture, best known as the birthplace of the artist Pablo Picasso. One of the nicest areas is the harbor, where there is a beautiful shopping and cultural center, a tree-lined walk, and a verdant park just adjacent. The most prominent building of the city is Málaga's cathedral, built on the site of a mosque. Another important site is the Alcazaba, a castle built on the foundation of a Roman fortress and expanded and completed in the 14th century by the Nasrides. Ferdinand and Isabella`s three-month siege of the Alcazaba was legendary and was a decisive victory in the Reconquista`s efforts to drive the Moors from Spain. Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights Must See`s: Muelle Uno, Playa de La Malagueta, Plaza de Toros de La Malagueta, Alcazaba, Roman Theatre of Malaca, Plaza de la Merced, Calle Larios, Alameda Principal, Parque de Málaga, Málaga Cathedral, Pablo Picasso Museo Casa Natal, and so much more!
Lisbon, a dazzling city stretching along Tagus river, makes an enchanting European capital. Its nucleus, an ancient fortress, is now circled by neighborhoods drenched with medieval charm. Handcrafts - from embroidery to leatherwork - are peddled right on the streets. At night, yellow electric tramcars continue to wind their way up and down the hills in the sound of traditional Fado songs. Ample opportunities exist for seeing popular celebrations, for shopping, and for enjoying the nightlife along the riverbank. Visit Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, Se de Lisboa, Sao Roque Church, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Discoveries Monument, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Parque das Nacos, Elevador de Santa Justa, Tram 28 and so much more!
Porto (also known as Oporto) is the second city of Portugal, and a hub for the northern part of the country in terms of arts, entertainment, culture and shopping. Previously conquered by the Celts, Romans and Moors, Porto has been a jewel in the Portuguese royal crown for nearly a millennium. The city offers art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, shopping, and delicious food and drink, all while tourists enjoy breathtaking views of the River Douro, which empties into the Atlantic just three miles from the city center. Don`t miss the center, in particular the Ribeira neighborhood, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Porto Cathedral (Sé), Clerigos Church and Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, the gardens at the Palacio de Cristal, Ponte Dom Luis I, the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Funicular dos Guindais, Praça da Liberdade, Avenida dos Aliados, and so much more!
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Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Muelle Uno, Playa de La Malagueta, Plaza de Toros de La Malagueta, Alcazaba, Roman Theatre of Malaca, Plaza de la Merced, Calle Larios, Alameda Principal, Parque de Málaga, Málaga Cathedral, Pablo Picasso Museo Casa Natal, and so much more!
Visit Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, Se de Lisboa, Sao Roque Church, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Discoveries Monument, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Parque das Nacos, Elevador de Santa Justa, Tram 28 and so much more!
Visit Porto Cathedral (Sé), Clerigos Church and Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, the gardens at the Palacio de Cristal, Ponte Dom Luis I, the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Funicular dos Guindais, Praça da Liberdade, Avenida dos Aliados, and so much more!