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This is an independent vacation itinerary where you are not travelling in a bus with a group. Our carefully selected partners at the destination take care of you during your stay.
Combine Seville, Faro, Lisbon, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Zaragoza, Madrid with a rent a car.

This 18 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Seville and out of Madrid
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Seville
  • Car rental for 16 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Faro
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Fatima
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Santiago de Compostela
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Burgos
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lourdes
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Zaragoza
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Madrid
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)
  • Hotel taxes

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Burgos (8)  Faro (13)  Fatima (14)  France (288)  Lisbon (51)  Lourdes (7)  Madrid (147)  Portugal (57)  Santiago de Compostela (10)  Seville (84)  Spain (269)  Zaragoza (11)  
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1. Seville
   (92 hotels)
2. Faro
   (13 hotels)
3. Lisbon
   (149 hotels)
4. Fatima
   (25 hotels)
5. Santiago de Compostela
   (31 hotels)
6. Burgos
   (26 hotels)
7. Lourdes
   (57 hotels)
8. Zaragoza
   (37 hotels)
9. Madrid
   (209 hotels)
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2 nights in Seville

Seville is the largest town in the famous Southern province of Andalusia, best known for the impressive Cathedral with its Giralda tower, as well as the Alcazar, which also serves as a visiting residence for the Spanish Royal family. Seville seems to move at half the pace of a normal major city, creating a relaxing and even small-town atmosphere that complements the sevillano way of savoring every moment of life, bite of food and sip of drink. Don`t forget your dancing shoes, because from the moment the sun goes down right up until it comes up again, the bars and clubs of Seville's nightlife are brimming with festive people, great music, lively conversation and unrivaled excitement.

Recommended Stay: 3 nights

Must See`s:
Cathedral & Giralda, Royal Alcazar, Gold Tower, Barrio Santa Cruz, Archivo de las Indias, Maria Luisa Park, Triana, Fine Arts Museum, Flamenco and so much more.



2 nights in Faro

Faro is the capital of the Algarve and the starting point for visiting the region or Portugal because of its international airport which brings in thousands of visitors every summer. Once loved by the Romans and later by the Moors, Faro has many medieval monuments. The main sights include: the Cathedral (Roman-Gothic origin), Nossa Senhora da Assuncão Convent (Renaissance), São Francisco Church (16-18th centuries) and the museums: Infante Dom Henrique, Regional Ethnographic, Ramalho Ortigão.


2 nights in Lisbon

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.


2 nights in Fatima

Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima. It attracts believers from all over the world, particularly on May 13 and October 13. During the pilgrimage days, in the central square, a statue of the Madonna passes through the crowd. On the far side of the esplanade rises the gigantic basilica, in neo-classical style, with a central tower 65 meters high.


2 nights in Santiago de Compostela

Located in the heart of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is the third-largest holy city of the Christian world. Medieval pilgrims, rich and poor alike, made this town famous by traveling from all over Europe to visit the shrine of apostle St James, whose remains are said to be buried in the city's cathedral. The city is a university town as well as a marketplace for Galician farmers. In addition, it is one of the most romantic and historic cities in Spain.


2 nights in Burgos

Burgos is a significant Northern Spanish touristic destination, hosting an impressive collection of ecclesiastical monuments. Most of them reflect the Gothic style, starting with the Cathedral - similar to the French cathedral of Bourges - and the monasteries of Las Huelgas and Miraflores. Also interesting to see are the El Rey hospital, once destinated to the pilgrims traveling to Santiago, and the vestiges of the old fortress walls, with the famous arches of Santa Maria and Fernán González.


2 nights in Lourdes

In the heart of the Pyrenees, Lourdes is the world's most evocative shrine. Spirituality is part of this city through the depth and beauty of the sight, the marks of the past and the serenity of the Sanctuaries. Lourdes was just a small market town on the 11th of February, when Bernadette Soubirous met, along the Cave, the "Lady" that made this town a Marian city. Today Lourdes has the second greatest number of hotels in France with 270 establishments.


2 nights in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is the provincial capital of Aragon, once a kingdom it its own right. A prosperous city, Zaragoza was founded 2,000 years ago and like may other cities in Spain bears the marks of Roman, Goth, and Arabic civilizations. The city has not one, but two cathedrals, and it used to be a major pilgrimage center, as the legend states that St James, the protector saint of Spain, had a vision of Virgin Mary here. It is one of the greatest centers of the Marian cult in Spain. A monumental city of wide avenues and arcades, Zaragoza is also a lively student center.


2 nights in Madrid

In the last few years, Madrid has gained the reputation of being one of Europe's most active and attractive cities for its nightlife and cultural activities. Capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid's museums host, among others, Dalís, Mirós and Picasso's Guernica. Madrid is a city of great contrasts: the Old City, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs, the Royal Palace, the Puerta de Alcala, the Retiro Park. At night, the city changes gears with its famous Madrid nightlife. The city's endless energy is hard to resist, and its sociable style invites you to jump right in.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Madrid Cathedral, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museums and so much more!



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Seville
Day 1
Arrive to Seville
Overnight in Seville    92 hotels offered
Optional   15 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Seville    92 hotels offered
Optional   15 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Seville
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Faro
Day 3
Arrive to Faro
Overnight in Faro    13 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Faro    13 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Faro
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Lisbon
Day 5
Arrive to Lisbon
Overnight in Lisbon    149 hotels offered
Optional   9 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Lisbon    149 hotels offered
Optional   9 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Lisbon
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Fatima
Day 7
Arrive to Fatima
Overnight in Fatima    25 hotels offered
Day 8
Overnight in Fatima    25 hotels offered
Day 9
Departing from Fatima
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Santiago de Compostela
Day 9
Arrive to Santiago de Compostela
Overnight in Santiago de Compostela    31 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Santiago de Compostela    31 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Santiago de Compostela
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Burgos
Day 11
Arrive to Burgos
Overnight in Burgos    26 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Burgos    26 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Burgos
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Lourdes
Day 13
Arrive to Lourdes
Overnight in Lourdes    57 hotels offered
Day 14
Overnight in Lourdes    57 hotels offered
Day 15
Departing from Lourdes
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Zaragoza
Day 15
Arrive to Zaragoza
Overnight in Zaragoza    37 hotels offered
Day 16
Overnight in Zaragoza    37 hotels offered
Day 17
Departing from Zaragoza
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Madrid
Day 17
Arrive to Madrid
Overnight in Madrid    209 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 18
Overnight in Madrid    209 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 19
Departing from Madrid

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1. Seville ( 92 hotels)
2. Faro ( 13 hotels)
3. Lisbon ( 149 hotels)
4. Fatima ( 25 hotels)
5. Santiago de Compostela ( 31 hotels)
6. Burgos ( 26 hotels)
7. Lourdes ( 57 hotels)
8. Zaragoza ( 37 hotels)
9. Madrid ( 209 hotels)
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France

France remains one of the worlds most talked-about and written-about destinations. Whether the romance of Paris sweeps you off your feet or you fall gently for the relaxed life of Provence, France is a place for lovers, and will leave you spellbound. Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's great cities, with enough monuments, museums, restaurants, theatres and shows to last a lifetime. The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history while the Loire Valley is world famous for its châteaux. And there is more to explore.

Portugal

Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe and you can see that in its vast multi-cultural monumental, artistic, and archaeological heritage. Portugal offers sandy beaches, art treasures, flavorful cuisine, unique architecture (Manueline), charming handcrafts, a mild climate, and friendly people. What you will see: almond trees in the African-looking Algarve, cork forests and fields of golden wheat in Alentejo, ranches in Ribatejo, narrow, winding streets in the Alfama in Lisbon, ox-drawn carts crossing the plains of Minho, and vineyards in the Douro.

Spain

Spain is a country of passion, excitement and enthusiasm unlike any other in Western Europe. Madrid, the magnificent capital, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville are effervescent cosmopolitan cities with some of the best museums and galleries in Europe. Costa-style resorts take much of the coast up although cities such as Alicante, Marbella, Malaga and Mallorca's Palma retain their charm. And everywhere you can find secret hideaways with empty beaches. The best way to explore rural Spain is to visit Galicia and Asturias, the arid villages of Andalucia and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees.

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Seville

Seville is the largest town in the famous Southern province of Andalusia, best known for the impressive Cathedral with its Giralda tower, as well as the Alcazar, which also serves as a visiting residence for the Spanish Royal family. Seville seems to move at half the pace of a normal major city, creating a relaxing and even small-town atmosphere that complements the sevillano way of savoring every moment of life, bite of food and sip of drink. Don`t forget your dancing shoes, because from the moment the sun goes down right up until it comes up again, the bars and clubs of Seville's nightlife are brimming with festive people, great music, lively conversation and unrivaled excitement.

Recommended Stay: 3 nights

Must See`s:
Cathedral & Giralda, Royal Alcazar, Gold Tower, Barrio Santa Cruz, Archivo de las Indias, Maria Luisa Park, Triana, Fine Arts Museum, Flamenco and so much more.

Faro
Faro is the capital of the Algarve and the starting point for visiting the region or Portugal because of its international airport which brings in thousands of visitors every summer. Once loved by the Romans and later by the Moors, Faro has many medieval monuments. The main sights include: the Cathedral (Roman-Gothic origin), Nossa Senhora da Assuncão Convent (Renaissance), São Francisco Church (16-18th centuries) and the museums: Infante Dom Henrique, Regional Ethnographic, Ramalho Ortigão.
Lisbon
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.
Fatima
Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima. It attracts believers from all over the world, particularly on May 13 and October 13. During the pilgrimage days, in the central square, a statue of the Madonna passes through the crowd. On the far side of the esplanade rises the gigantic basilica, in neo-classical style, with a central tower 65 meters high.
Santiago de Compostela
Located in the heart of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is the third-largest holy city of the Christian world. Medieval pilgrims, rich and poor alike, made this town famous by traveling from all over Europe to visit the shrine of apostle St James, whose remains are said to be buried in the city's cathedral. The city is a university town as well as a marketplace for Galician farmers. In addition, it is one of the most romantic and historic cities in Spain.
Burgos
Burgos is a significant Northern Spanish touristic destination, hosting an impressive collection of ecclesiastical monuments. Most of them reflect the Gothic style, starting with the Cathedral - similar to the French cathedral of Bourges - and the monasteries of Las Huelgas and Miraflores. Also interesting to see are the El Rey hospital, once destinated to the pilgrims traveling to Santiago, and the vestiges of the old fortress walls, with the famous arches of Santa Maria and Fernán González.
Lourdes
In the heart of the Pyrenees, Lourdes is the world's most evocative shrine. Spirituality is part of this city through the depth and beauty of the sight, the marks of the past and the serenity of the Sanctuaries. Lourdes was just a small market town on the 11th of February, when Bernadette Soubirous met, along the Cave, the "Lady" that made this town a Marian city. Today Lourdes has the second greatest number of hotels in France with 270 establishments.
Zaragoza
Zaragoza is the provincial capital of Aragon, once a kingdom it its own right. A prosperous city, Zaragoza was founded 2,000 years ago and like may other cities in Spain bears the marks of Roman, Goth, and Arabic civilizations. The city has not one, but two cathedrals, and it used to be a major pilgrimage center, as the legend states that St James, the protector saint of Spain, had a vision of Virgin Mary here. It is one of the greatest centers of the Marian cult in Spain. A monumental city of wide avenues and arcades, Zaragoza is also a lively student center.
Madrid
In the last few years, Madrid has gained the reputation of being one of Europe's most active and attractive cities for its nightlife and cultural activities. Capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid's museums host, among others, Dalís, Mirós and Picasso's Guernica. Madrid is a city of great contrasts: the Old City, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs, the Royal Palace, the Puerta de Alcala, the Retiro Park. At night, the city changes gears with its famous Madrid nightlife. The city's endless energy is hard to resist, and its sociable style invites you to jump right in.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Madrid Cathedral, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museums and so much more!
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