13Days 10Nights Best of Spain & Portugal  (Barcelona/Valencia/Granada/Mijas/Seville/Lisbon/Salamanca/Segovia/Madrid)


Day 1    Kuala Lumpur ~ Doha                  QR 847 ( 2020 / 2325 ) – 7h25m


Day 2    Doha ~ Barcelona, Spain            QR 137 ( 0100 / 0620 ) – 7h10m

sagrada-familia-cathedra【Sagrada Familia Cathedral (include entrance)】
Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia; English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral, which must be the seat of a bishop.
park-guell【Park Guell (include entrance)】
One of Gaudi’s most stunning and completed works, where you could discover the perfect harmony and secrets of Gaudi’s architecture.Is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona.The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.
pedestrian-street-shopping-street【La Rambla】
Is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west.La Rambla can be crowded, especially during the height of the tourist season. Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks.
Breakfast: MOB //           Lunch: Spanish Cuisine + Fiduva tasting  //           Dinner: Chinese Cuisine
Hotel: Barcelona. Porta Fira or SML


Day 3    Barcelona (65km) ~ Montserrat (65km) ~ Barcelona

monastery【Monastery (include entrance)】
Take a ride on a funicular go up the Montserrat mountain .Monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone. A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel,church or temple, and may also serve as an oratory.
%e3%80%90la-roca-village%e3%80%91【La Roca Village】
Home to more than 150 outlet boutiques of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands, the collection offers an unrivalled luxury outlet shopping experience for discerning shoppers around the world.
Breakfast: Hotel //           Lunch: Spanish Cuisine  //           Dinner: Own Arrangement
Hotel: Barcelona. Porta Fira or SML


Day 4    Barcelona (348km) ~ Valencia (178km) ~ Alicante

valencia-town-hall【Town Hall】
Majestic city hall building in a plaza featuring a marble staircase & a history museum.
quart-towers【Quart Towers】
Twin gothic-style defensive towers that were built in the 1400s as part of Valencia’s city wall.
bull-ring【Bull Ring】
 It was built between 1850 and 1859.It follows the neoclassical style and it was inspired in the civil roman architecture, the Flavian Amphitheatre Colosseum or the Arena of Nîmes . It was built by the valencian architect Sebastián Monleón Estellés. Its structure is formed by a 48-sides polygon, 384 external arches. It follows the so-called Neo-Mudéjar style.
%e3%80%90estacio-del-nord%e3%80%91【Estacio del Nord】
Is a former main line railway station in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Originally opened in 1862, it was closed as a railway station in 1972. It is now used partly as a bus station, partly as a large multi-purpose sports hall, and partly as a police station. The sports hall is known as the Poliesportiu Estació del Nord, and was a 1992 Summer Olympics venue.
cathedral-of-valencia【Cathedral of Valencia】
It was consecrated in 1238 by the first bishop of Valencia after the Reconquista, Pere d’Albalat, Archbishop of Tarragona, and was dedicated by order of James I the Conqueror to Saint Mary. It was built over the site of the former Visigothic cathedral, which under the Moors had been turned into a mosque. The Valencian Gothic is the predominant style of this cathedral, although it also contains Romanesque, French Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical elements.
arts-and-science-complex【Arts and Science Complex】
Is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park.
la-lonja-de-la-seda【La Lonja de la Seda (include entrance)】
A UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most important, most stunning, best preserved late Gothic architecture and a symbol for the Golden Age of Valencia.Built between 1482 and 1548, la Lonja is composed of three parts (plus the Orange Garden – a walled court-yard). The main hall, Sala de Contratacion is a large lavishly decorated space supported by gorgeous twisted columns. This was the financial centre of La Lonja, where the merchants work out contracts.
Breakfast: Hotel //           Lunch: Spanish Paella Cuisine     //           Dinner: Spanish Cuisine
Hotel: Alicante. NH Alicante or SML


Day 5    Alicante (350km) ~ Granada

alhambra-palace【Alhambra Palace】
A palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada. It was once the residence of the Muslim king of Granada and their court. A fantasy of “Lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains. Also amble through the magnificent Water Gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer residence (should the reservation is full, we will visit the outer garden only and replaced entrance with Seville Royal Alcazar).
Breakfast: Hotel //           Lunch: Own Arrangement                             //           Dinner: Chinese Cuisine
Hotel: Granada. Saray or SML


Day 6    Granada (153km) ~ Mijas (234km) v~ Seville

A typical Andalucian white-washed village, with spectacular views of the coast and heavily wooded mountains. Enjoy your lunch with some wines of Spain origin. Seville: A city nourished by the art and cullture, and mixture of artistic traditions.
Breakfast: Hotel //  Lunch: Spanish Cuisine + Tapas & Wine tasting   //Dinner: Spanish Cuisine with Flamenco Show
Hotel: Seville. Seville Congress or SML


Day 7    Seville (462km) ~ Lisbon, Portugal

royal-alcazar【Royal Alcazar】
Is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence and are administered by the Patrimonio Nacional. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
maria-luisa-park【Maria Luisa Park】
Is a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain. It is Seville’s principal green area.Most of the grounds that were used for the park were formerly the gardens of the Palace of San Telmo. They were donated to the city of Seville in 1893 by the Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, for use as a public park.
plaza-de-espana 【Plaza de Espana】
Is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa (Maria Luisa Park), in Seville, Spain, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival (Neo-Mudéjar) styles of Spanish architecture.
seville-bull-ring【Bull Ring】
Is a 12,000-capacity bullring in Seville, Spain. During the annual Seville Fair in Seville, it is the site of one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world. The ring itself is considered one of the city’s most enjoyable tourist attractions and is certainly one of the most visited. As a stage for bullfighting, it is considered one of the world’s most challenging environments because of its history, characteristics, and viewing public, which is considered one of the most unforgiving in all of bullfighting fandom.
torre-del-oro【Torre del Oro】
Is a dodecagonal military watchtower in Seville, southern Spain. It was erected by the Almohad Caliphate in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river.Constructed in the first third of the 13th century, the tower served as a prison during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the golden shine it projected on the river, due to its building materials.The tower is divided into three levels, with the third and uppermost being circular in shape and added in 1769.
cathedral-of-seville【Cathedral of Seville (include entrance)】 
The largest Gothic Cathedral in the world. Visit the Tomb of Christopher Columbus and the Giralda Bell Tower.Better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville .The third-largest church in the world, as the two larger churches, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida and St. Peter’s Basilica, are not the seats of bishops. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies.”See” refers to the episcopal see, i.e., the bishop’s ecclesiastical jurisdiction.

Europe’s second-oldest capital, once home to the world’s greatest explorers!From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

Breakfast: Hotel          //           Lunch: Own Arrangement             //           Dinner: Portuguese Cuisine
Hotel: Lisbon. Lisbon Marriot or SML


 Day 8    Lisbon

belem-tower【Belem Tower】
Is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries.  The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.
monument-of-navigator【Monument of Navigator】 
Is a monument on the northern bank of the Tagus River estuary, in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon. Located along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and Orient, the monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) during the 15th and 16th centuries.
santa-justa-elevator【Santa Justa Elevator】
Called Carmo Lift,in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the historical city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, it connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo. Since its construction, the Lift has become a tourist attraction for Lisbon as, among the urban lifts in the city, Santa Justa is the only remaining vertical one.
alfama-district【Alfama District】
The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the São Jorge Castle and the Tejo river. Its name comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning “hot fountains” or “baths”.The district includes the freguesias  of São Miguel, Santo Estêvão, São Vicente de Fora and part of the two streets, “Freguesia da Sé: Rua do Barão” and “Rua São João da Praça”. It contains many important historical attractions, as well as an abundance of Fado bars and restaurants.
vasco-da-gama-bridge【Vasco da Gama Bridge】
Is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.It is the longest bridge in Europe , with a total length of 17.185 kilometres , including 0.8 kilometres  for the main bridge and 11.5 kilometres in viaducts. The Bridge is served by 4.8 kilometres  of dedicated access roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon’s other bridge , and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.
jeronimos-monastery【Jeronimos Monastery (include entrance)】
Is a monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome near the Tagus river in the parish of Belém, in the Lisbon Municipality, Portugal.The monastery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. It was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém, in 1983.
tart【Portuguese Tart】
Taste the delicious crispy yet melting Portuguese Tart at the Café de Pastries de Belem, which opened since 1837 (Take away only). Cabo da Roca: the westernmost point on the European mainland and enjoy the panoramic view of the Sierra de Sintra and the Atlantic Ocean.
Breakfast: Hotel            //           Lunch: Portuguese Cuisine                //           Dinner: Chinese Cuisine
Hotel: Lisbon. Lisbon Marriot or SML


Day 9    Lisbon (469km) ~ Salamanca, Spain

 salamanca-plaza-mayor【Plaza Mayor】
In Salamanca, Spain is a large plaza located in the center of Salamanca, used as a public square.It was built in the traditional Spanish baroque style and is a popular gathering area.It is lined by restaurants, ice cream parlors, tourist shops, jewelry stores and a pharmacy along its perimeter except in front of the city hall. It is considered the heart of Salamanca and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful plazas in Spain.
casa-de-las-conchas【Casa de las Conchas (House of the Shells)】
Is a historical building in Salamanca, central Spain. It currently houses a public library.It was built from 1493 to 1517 by Rodrigo Arias de Maldonado, a knight of the Order of Santiago de Compostela and a professor in the University of Salamanca. Its most peculiar feature is the façade, mixing late Gothic and Plateresque style, decorated with more than 300 shells, symbol of the order of Santiago, as well as of the pilgrims performing the Way of St. James.
university-of-salamanca【University of Salamanca】
Is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations. The formal title of “University” was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.
new-cathedral-of-salamanca【New Cathedral of Salamanca】
Together with the Old Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals of Salamanca, Spain. It was constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries in two styles: late Gothic and Baroque. Building began in 1513 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1733. It was commissioned by Ferdinand V of Castile of Spain. It was declared a national monument by royal decree in 1887.
salamanca-old-roman-bridge【Old Roman Bridge】
Is a Roman bridge crossing the Tormes River on the banks of the city of Salamanca, in Castile and León, Spain. The importance of the bridge as a symbol of the city can be seen in the first quartering of city’s coat of arms . Until beginning of 20th century does not lose its status single pass of access to the city, and for many years continues to bear the heavy traffic. From the construction of a third bridge for road traffic it remains an unique way of pedestrian and walking use.
Breakfast: Hotel //           Lunch: Own Arrangement              //           Dinner: Spanish Cuisine
Hotel: Salamanca. Horus or SML


Day 10    Salamanca (187km) ~ Segovia (92km)  ~ Madrid

Roman Aqueduct and Azoguejo Square, Segovia. Castilla-Leon, Spain

【Azoguejo Square】【Aqueduct of Segovia】
Is a Roman aqueduct and one of the most significant and best-preserved ancient monuments left on the Iberian Peninsula. It is located in Spain and is the foremost symbol of Segovia, as evidenced by its presence on the city’s coat of arms.

plaza-major【Plaza Mayor】
Is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations. The formal title of “University” was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.
Is a castle, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of two rivers near the Guadarrama mountains, it is one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape – like the bow of a ship. The Alcázar was originally built as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy since then. It is currently used as a museum and a military archives building.
Is the Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral located in the main square (Plaza Mayor) of the city of Segovia, in the community of Castile-Leon, Spain. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, was built in a Gothic style in the mid-sixteenth century.
plaza-mayor【Plaza Mayor】
Was built during Philip III’s reign (1598–1621) and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located only a few Spanish blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape, measuring 129 m × 94 m , and is surrounded by three-story residential buildings having 237 balconies facing the Plaza. It has a total of nine entrance ways. The Casa de la Panadería (Bakery House), serving municipal and cultural functions, dominates the Plaza Mayor.
plaza-de-sol【Plaza del Sol】
Is a public square in Madrid, one of the best known and busiest places in the city. This is the centre of the radial network of Spanish roads. The square also contains the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes and the beginning of a new year. The New Year’s celebration has been broadcast live on national television since 31 December 1962.
madrid-plaza-espana【Plaza Espana】【Monument of Cervantes】【Don Quixote statue】
Is a large square, and popular tourist destination, located in central Madrid, Spain, at the western end of the Gran Vía. It features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, and is bordered by two of Madrid’s most prominent skyscrapers. Also, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is a short walk south from the plaza.
plaza-de-cibeles-cibeles-fountain【Plaza de Cibeles & Cibeles Fountain】
Is a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. It sits at the intersection of Calle de Alcalá , Paseo de Recoletos  and Paseo del Prado. Plaza de Cibeles was originally named Plaza de Madrid, but in 1900, the City Council named it Plaza de Castelar, which was eventually replaced by its current name.It is currently delimited by four prominent buildings: The Bank of Spain, the Palacio de Buenavista, the Palacio de Linares .
calle-de-alcala【Calle de Alcala】
Is the longest street in Madrid. It starts at the Puerta del Sol and goes on for 10.5 km, to the northeastern outskirts of the city. Henry David Inglis described it in 1837 as “long, of superb width, and flanked by a splendid range of unequal buildings”.Calle de Alcalá is one of the oldest streets in the city. It was the old road which led to the city of Alcalá de Henares and continued to Aragón.
alcala-gate【Alcala Gate】
Is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid, Spain. It is regarded as the first modern post-roman triumphal arch built in Europe, older than the similar monuments Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.It was a gate of the former Walls of Philip IV. It stands near the city center and several meters away from the main entrance to the Parque del Buen Retiro.
paseo-de-la-castellana【Paseo de la Castellana】
Commonly known as La Castellana, is one of the longest and widest avenues of Madrid. It is named after an old fountain that used to exist in Plaza de Castilla. It starts at Plaza de Colón, passes through the Nuevos Ministerios, Plaza de Lima, Plaza de Cuzco, Plaza de Castilla, and ends near the Nudo Norte (North Junction), connecting with the M-30 and the road to Colmenar Viejo.
plaza-de-colon【Plaza de Colon】
Is located in the encounter of Chamberí, Centro and Salamanca districts of Madrid, Spain. This plaza and its fountain commemorate the explorer Christopher Columbus, whose name in Spanish was Cristóbal Colón.
View of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid (Spain) from the south-west angle.

【Bernabeu Stadium】
Is the current home stadium of Real Madrid.Santiago Bernabeu is one of the world’s most famous and prestigious football venues. It has hosted the European Cup final on four occasions: in 1957, 1969, 1980, the UEFA Champions League Final in 2010.The final matches for the 1964 European Nations’ Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup were also held at the Bernabéu.

el-corte-ingles【El Corte Ingles】
Free time to shopping.
Breakfast: Hotel //           Lunch: Spanish Suckling Piglet Cuisine     //           Dinner: Own Arrangement
Hotel: Madrid. Melia Castilla or SML


Day 11    Madrid

bull-fight【Finca El Castanar】(entry into bull farm by truck transportation)
To see the real way of breeding and training bulls, and enjoy a mini bullfight performance which is a training session with young bulls. Later, savour your taste bud with a delicious rustic lunch in the hunting house .
royal-palace【Royal Palace (include entrance)】
Home to the Kings of Spain, is now open to the public. Though it is no longer the royal’s family home, it continues to be their official residences.
Breakfast: Hotel      //           Lunch: Spanish Cuisine                  //           Dinner: Chinese Cuisine
Hotel: Madrid. Melia Castilla or SML


Day 12    Madrid ~ Doha                     QR 150 ( 1640 / 0110+1 ) – 6h30m

Breakfast: Hotel


Day 13    Doha ~ Kuala Lumpur       QR 846 ( 0230 / 1500 ) – 7h45m 


★Special Cuisine: Catalan Fiduva, Spanish Paella,Spanish Tapas, Portuguese Piri-Piri Chicken, Portuguese Seafood Rice, Portuguese Egg Tart, Segovia Suckling Pig, Finca Venison
★Local meals include 1 drink (Choices: coffee or tea)


View of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid (Spain) from the south-west angle.
Roman Aqueduct and Azoguejo Square, Segovia. Castilla-Leon, Spain

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