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About Fly-Drive Tours
 
 

A Fly-Drive Tour is the perfect way to see the best of Portugal and Spain. The great thing about having a car on vacation is that you're absolutely free to come and go just as you please. There's a host of interesting places to see and a stunning variety of scenery to enjoy.
You can get off the beaten track in the unspoiled countryside for a memorable, behind-the-scenes look at a way of life little changed for centuries. Take advantage of our experience in organizing tours to Portugal and Spain by choosing one of our carefully planned itineraries, which we think makes the most of each region and features the best choice of traditional accommodations.

 
 
About this Tour  
 
   
Portugal & Spain  
   

15 Days / 13 Nights
Cascais (1 nt) / Obidos (1 nt) / Bussaco (1 nt) Almeida (1 nt) / Salamanca (1nt) / Madrid (2 nts) / Toledo (1 nt) / Granada (1 nt) / Seville (2 nts) / Evora (1 nt) / Lisbon (1 nt)

 
   
 
Tour / Package Extensions, Local Sightseeing Tours, Car Rental and/or other services can be arranged, subject to availability and price alteration.
 
 
 
   
 
 
FREESTYLE HOSTED
 
Discover the main attractions of Portugal and Spain, driving through the center and south of the Iberian Peninsula, at your own pace. Travelling north from Cascais you can visit the historic town of Sintra, then enjoy a stay in the walled town of Obidos, from where you can also visit Fatima's sanctuary.
Driving through picturesque countryside you will stop at Almeida on the way to Spain. After Salamanca you can visit Avila and Segovia before reaching Madrid, where you can see the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum, then continue to Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In Granada you can see the infamous Alhambra Palace and you can visit Cordoba on your way to the romantic city of Seville. Back in Portugal you will stay in the historic town of Evora, before returning to Lisbon, with its picturesque old quarters and impressive monuments.
   
 
Suggested Intinerary
 
             
  Day 1 - USA/Lisbon
Overnight flight to Lisbon. (D)
    Day 9 - Madrid / Toledo
Full day tour of the Minho region, where you will visit the medieval city of Guimaraes, the cradle of the nation, Braga's Bom Jesus Shrine and the legendary city of Barcelos. (B, D)
             
  Day 2 - Lisbon / Cascais
Early morning arrival in Lisbon. Your local Skyline Host/ess will welcome you at the airport and provide you with transportation to your hotel. After lunch you will go on a sightseeing tour of Lisbon which includes visits to Belem Tower, the Royal Coach Museum, the Jeronimos Monastery, Alfama old quarter and St. George's Castle. (B)
    Day 10 - Toledo/Granada
Traveling south, absorb some of Portugal's finest scenery, passing through Amarante and Vila Real, home of the popular Mateus Rose wine and on to Urgeiriça for overnight. (B, D)
             
  Day 3 - Cascais / Obidos
Day free to do as you please, perhaps take an optional excursion to the nearby historic town of Sintra with its famous palaces, or relax at one of the beaches in Estoril or Cascais. In the evening you may want to listen to "Fado" at a typical restaurant or try your luck at Estoril's Casino. (B)
    Day 11 - Granada / Seville
Today's drive will take you to the mountains through Seia. Penhas de Saude, Covilha, Fundao, before arriving at Castelo de Vide in time to see the Castle and the Jewish Quarter. (B, D)
             
  Day 4 - Lisbon / Leiria
Traveling towards the north you will visit the medieval walled town of Obidos, with its whitewashed houses and the typical fishing village of Nazare. After visiting the splendid 14th Century Monastery of Batalha, you will go to the famous Sanctuary of Fatima, before reaching the historic town of Leiria for overnight. (B, D)
    Day 12 - Seville
Today traveling south through the plains of Alentejo, you will see the marble quarries of Estremoz. Continue to Evora for a visit of the the Old Quarter including the Museum and the Roman Temple before returning to Lisbon. (B)
             
  Day 5 - Bussaco / Almeida
Morning departure to Conimbriga for a visit to the Roman Ruins, then continue to Coimbra, Portugal's capital in the 12th century where you will visit the University, one of the world's oldest, with its splendid library and chapel. On the way to Oporto you will stop at Bussaco Forest and Aveiro, where boatmen pole the 'Moliceiro' boats. (B, D)
    Day 13 - Seville / Evora
Unless you chose the option Madeira, this marks the end of your Tour. Transfer to Lisbon Airport for your flight to USA. (B)
             
  Day 6 - Almeida / Salamanca
Morning tour of Oporto, with an overview of the monuments, churches and the Ribeirinha old quarter, a UNESCO 'World Heritage Site'.The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own. (B, D)
    Day 14 - Evora / Lisbon
Discover the magic of Madeira, a beautiful rugged island, some 400 miles off the coast of North Africa. The weather is mild all year round and the scenery is spectacular, with its lush profusion of shrubs, trees and exotic flowers. Visit the 15th Century Cathedral, or shop for embroidered linens, tapestries or wicker. (B)
             
  Day 7 - Salamanca / Madrid
Morning departure to Funchal. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by the Skyline Host/ess and transportation will be provided to take you to your hotel. (B)
    Day 15 - Lisbon / U.S.A.
Discover the magic of Madeira, a beautiful rugged island, some 400 miles off the coast of North Africa. The weather is mild all year round and the scenery is spectacular, with its lush profusion of shrubs, trees and exotic flowers. Visit the 15th Century Cathedral, or shop for embroidered linens, tapestries or wicker. (B)
             
  Day 8 - Madrid
A short flight to Lisbon, connecting with your flight to the U.S.A. Morning departure to Funchal Airport. (B, L)
       
   
 
Hotels Featured     Package Features
 
         
 
No.of Nts   Location   Hotel Name   Category
             
1
  Cascais   Do Guincho  
* * * * *
1
  Obidos   Pousada do Castelo  
CH
1
  Bussaco   Bussaco Palace  
* * * * *
1
  Belmonte   Pousada de Belmonte  
CH
1
  Salamanca   Parador Salamanca  
* * * *
2
  Madrid   Gaudi  
* * * *
1
  Toledo   Parador Conde de Orgaz  
* * * *
1
  Granada   Parador San Francisco  
* * * *(H)
2
  Seville   Casas de la Juderia  
* * * *
1
  Evora   Pousada dos Loios  
CH
1
  Lisbon   York House  
* * * * *
           
CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES Other hotels can be featured and local escorted sightseeing tours can be added or deleted. Airport transfers can be replaced with Car Rental. Itinerary changes are subject to availability and price alteration.
   

• Round Trip Airfare.
• Accommodation for 13 nights, at the Pousadas / Paradores and Hotels listed.
• Continental breakfast daily.
• Car rental for 14 days, with Auto Jardim, including unlimited mileage, tax and CDW insurance. Based on:
Group A - 2 Persons
Group B - 3 Persons
Group C - 4/5 Persons
Car upgrade available upon request.
• Accommodation taxes and service charges.
• Fly-drive pack with information; about driving in Portugal / Spain, tourist guide-books and a road map.
• Services of the local Skyline Representatives.

 
   
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