UCC Spain and Portugal

29 September - 13 October 2019
Destinations: 
Segovia, Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville, Evora, Lisbon
Sunday 29 September 2019

Overnight flight

Monday 30 September

Arrival Day Madrid Spain
Private coach transfer to Segovia via The Escorial and Avila as time permits
Segovia

Tuesday 1 October

Included breakfast in hotel
Full day in UNESCO World Heritage city, Segovia, more than 3000 feet above sea level, with its 1C Roman Aqueduct-118 arches, Cathedral, Spain's last major Gothic building, and the Alcazar, a fortified palace of the Kings of Castile
Segovia

Wednesday 2 October

Included breakfast in hotel
8:00 Bags on coach for one hour drive to Madrid
Orientation coach ride of Madrid's principal sites
Time for lunch and exploration on your own in the afternoon
5:00 leave Madrid for one hour drive south to Toledo

Toledo

Thursday 3 October

Included breakfast in hotel
All day in Toledo, home of the painter El Greco, with a visit to its magnificent cathedral and an opportunity to wander the city's historic core and marvel at evidences of its Moorish, Jewish, and Christian heritage
Toledo

Friday 4 October

Included breakfast in hotel
8:00 departure for 368km drive south to Granada in Andalucia
Granada

Saturday 5 October

Included breakfast in hotel
Option to attend the local Adventist church
Alhambra visit
Granada

Sunday 6 October

Included breakfast in hotel
8:00 departure for 254km drive to Seville
Seville

Monday 7 October

Included breakfast in hotel
Day to experience Seville's historic center, including its cathedral, royal palace and colorful neighborhoods
option for evening Flaminco show
Seville

Tuesday 8 October

Included breakfast in hotel
8:00 Departure for 427km drive to Evora via The Algarve
Evora

Wednesday 9 October

Included breakfast in hotel
All day in Evora, a traditional city and cultural oasis for 2000 years
Evora

Thursday 10 October

Included breakfast in hotel
8:45 Bags on Coach
9:00 departure for 131 km drive to Lisbon, with a stop for lunch on your own
3:00 Meed our guide Christina for an orientation tour with our coach, driving across the Belém area passing by Belém Tower, the Monument to the Sea Navigators, Baixa, Liberdade Avenue, Marquis Pombal Square, and Spain Square
6:00 arrival and check in at our hotel
Lisbon

Friday 11 October

Included breakfast in hotel
8:30 depart hotel lobby for a 3 1/2h walking tour to visit St Jorge castle, Alfama, and Baixa
Afternoon and lunch on your own with opportunity to walk in the Bairro Alto and Chiado areas
Lisbon

Saturday 12 October

Included breakfast in hotel
Worship services with a local congregation
Included group lunch
Afternoon coach and walking tour with Christina, visiting Sintra and Cape Roca

Lisbon

Sunday 13 October

Included breakfast in hotel
Transfer to airport for flights home

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St Vincent ~ Boat with Two Ravens

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Christ the King

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control

The hotels we plan to use are:

Segovia Spain

Hotel Palacio San Facundo
Plaza San Facundo 4 Segovia, 40001 Spain
http://www.hotelpalaciosanfacundo.com/EN/hotel.html

Toledo Spain

Hotel Pintor El Greco

Calle de los Alamillos del Tránsito, 13, 45002 Toledo, Spain
https://www.hotelpintorelgreco.com/

Granada Spain

Hotel Barceló Carmen Granada
Calle Acera del Darro 62 18005 Granada , Andalucía España
https://www.barcelo.com/es/barcelo-hotels/hoteles/espana/andalucia/grana...

Sevilla Spain

Hotel Meliá Sevilla
Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro, 1, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
https://www.melia.com/es/hoteles/espana/sevilla/melia-sevilla/index.html

Evora Portugal

Hotel Moov Évora
R. do Raimundo 99, 7000-661 Évora, Portugal
https://hotelmoov.com/

Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Marriott Hotel
Av. dos Combatentes 45, 1600-042 Lisboa, Portugal
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lispt-lisbon-marriott-hotel/

Suggested Reading

The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

Nicholas Schrady
https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=the+last+day+wrath%2C+ruin%2C+and+reason&cr...

The Portuguese A Modern History
Barry Hatton
https://smile.amazon.com/Portuguese-Modern-History-Barry-Hatton/dp/15665...

Conquerors How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire
Roger Crowly
https://smile.amazon.com/Conquerors-Portugal-Forged-Global-Empire/dp/081...

The New Spaniards
John Hooper
https://smile.amazon.com/New-Spaniards-2nd-John-Hooper/dp/0141016094/ref...

Iberia
James Michener
https://smile.amazon.com/Iberia-James-Michener/dp/B00005W4WA/ref=sr_1_1?...

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