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This itinerary gives you ample opportunity to experience both marvelous countries: Spain and Portugal. Start your tour in Lisbon. Once the capital of the world's greatest maritime empire, Lisbon is full of colorful artwork, dramatic stone architecture and cobbled alleys and squares just waiting to be explored. Continue through the Spanish countryside on your way to Seville, Granada and Madrid. See the best of Spain's sites topped off with a Flamenco Show in a cave within the Albayzin district!
Depart from the USA.
Welcome to Portugal! Meet your Encore Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Lisbon. Begin exploring the city right away on an orientation walk with your Tour Manager, followed by an arrival briefing to review the trip details. This evening, have dinner together at your hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, provided each morning of your tour, meet a local guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Portugal's capital - once the hub of the world's greatest maritime empire. Highlights include the Belem Quarter, the monument of the Discoveries, the Avenida Libertade, and a walk through the pedestrian streets of the old town through Plaza del Rossio to the Cathedral. This afternoon will be free for you to explore at your leisure before coming together for your debut performance! This evening, enjoy a group dinner.
After breakfast, depart across the plains of the Alentejo region towards the city of Evora. Stop to stretch your legs and visit the old quarter of this medieval city before continuing toward Extremadura, the Conquerers Land of Hernan Cortes and many of the Spanish explorers. Have some leisure time for lunch and continue to Seville. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and have dinner together.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Seville and a guided walking tour that includes a visit to the Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar and the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de España. This afternoon, transfer to a local venue for your next performance! Tonight, have dinner at a local restaurant.
This morning, depart Seville and transfer to Ronda, where you will have some time for lunch and exploration on your own. Afterward, continue on to the Moorish city of Granada. Check in to your hotel and have dinner together.
After breakfast, your morning guided sightseeing tour will include the Alhambra Palace, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture; also included are the beautiful Generalife Gardens! Dinner will be together at the hotel this evening, followed by a Flamenco Show in a cave within the Albayzin district! Experience past and present of life in Granada with a passionate dance performance.
Depart Granada and journey to Madrid, the vibrant Spanish capital. En route, you will stop in the city of Colmenar de Oreja for lunch. Afterward, continue to Madrid and check in to your hotel. Upon arrival, begin a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city's highlights followed by a group dinner.
After breakfast this morning, depart for Avila. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been described as "perhaps the most 16th-century town in Spain", and is known for its imposing medieval town walls. This evening, perform your final concert! Enjoy a special farewell dinner to end your successful performance trip of Portugal and Spain!
Depart for the USA.
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