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Sevilla, Lisbon and Porto
5 years since we last offered Spain and Portugal. This will be
different from our last trip too featuring stops in Seville, Lisbon
and Porto with Porto being a new destination. It will make for
an amazing journey for sure.
up is Sevilla, a city you are sure to fall in love with as I did. Our
hotel is perfectly situated within easy walking distance to all
the attractions including the wonderful palace of Alcazar and
the Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower, the largest Gothic
building in the world and the third-largest church in Europe.
It is truly impressive.
to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are
linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis
under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. The high point in
its history was following the discovery of America in 1492. For
all its important monuments and fascinating history, Sevilla is
universally famous for being a joyous town. While the Sevillians
are known for their wit and sparkle, the city itself is striking
for its vitality.
From Sevilla we plan to offer
a couple of wonderful day trips including Ronda or even a trip
across the Strait of Gibraltar to visit Tangier. Ronda was one
of our favorite towns on our last visit to Spain.
Ronda sits in the heart
of the Serrania de Ronda, about 100kms from the city of Malaga
and with a
population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants. Surrounded
by lush river valleys and sitting above a deep ravine, it is a
place that literally takes your breath away when seeing it. Anyone
who has been lucky enough to visit Ronda will understand its appeal.
It is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Spain (the
third most visited city in Andalucia).
Guarding the Strait
of Gibraltar, Tangier has for centuries been Europes's gateway
to Africa. Its blend of cultures and influences is unique in Morocco
for much of its history it wasn't even governed by Morocco.
Tangier is built on the slopes of a chalky limestone hill. The
old town (medina), enclosed by 15th-century ramparts, is dominated
by a casbah, the sultans palace (now a museum of Moroccan
art), and the Great Mosque. European quarters, whose populations
have declined considerably since integration with Morocco in 1956,
stretch to the south and west. Tangier has been the summer site
the Moroccan royal residence since 1962.
next stop is Lisbon, one of the world's
great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising
sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make
it a paradise for walkers and photographers. Lisbon
is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to
the world's greatest explorers like Magellan and Prince Henry
the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital
of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America
(Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India).
It's one of the world's greatest natural harbors which
attracted different civilizations, now reflected in its architecture
and culture recalling Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and
Moors. A charming visual time-warp with medieval village-like
offers World Heritage monuments and singular
museum treasures. Our stay will be at
a beautiful, 5-star hotel in the city centre that will
make a perfect base
to explore many of
Portugal's most outstanding towns and villages. From
Obidos to fairytale
palaces in one of Europe's
most romantic towns (Sintra),
we will have 4 nights and 3 full days for our day tours. Again
we will hire our private guide and motor coach to enable us to
offer optional tours with freedom and flexibility at an amazing
group rate that you have come to appreciate.
spend the last 3-nights in Porto,a captivating city, which perfectly
blends history, traditions and modern
Portuguese culture. Set on an undulating landscape, Porto provides
architectural wonders, a quaint old town, stunning vistas and
beautiful beaches. Throw in its famed Port producing industry
and it is easy to see why this charming city is fast becoming
a top rated holiday destination.
We will set
up a tour to visit the historic city center, walk along Ponte
Luis I Bridge, take a cable car ride for view of the Douro river
and Ribeira (historical city center) and cruise the Douro river.
out this sample itinerary.
We can also
take some wonderful day trips. Here are some of our possiblities
that we will do more research on as we get closer:
to Guimarães - Guimarães is regarded as the
birth place of Portugal as it was the first capital
city of Portugal during the 12th century, and was also the birth
place of Portugals first king; Afonso Henriques. The city
boasts a medieval castle, restored gothic palace, numerous pretty
squares and a cable car ride to the top of Penha Hill. For a guide
to a day trip to please click
here. to Guimarães
to Braga - Braga is the religious centre of Portugal and within
the compact historic centre are numerous ornate churches and beautiful
baroque styled houses. Just outside of Braga is the wonderful
Bom Jesus do Monte, a charming church that is situated on top
of a hill and is reached via elaborate staircases, which represent
the steps to heaven. The Bom Jesus do Monte is considered as the
finest tourist attraction in the region surrounding Porto. For
a guide to a day trip to Braga please click
expect to finalize this trip by December. In the mean time you
are welcome to sign up.
here to see photos from our last Spain/ Portugal trip.
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Hotel boasts of about a great location at a unique and privileged
enclave inside the city of Seville. Right in the historical
center, the Hotel invites to have a walk through city streets,
to get to know its corners, admire its arquitecture.
It was built in the old Palace House of the Marqueses de las
Torres, keeping significant elements such as Renaissance grilles,
coffered ceilings, etc.
the Giralda Tower of Santa Cruz Neighborhood are within five minutes
on foot. But Seville is immensely Rich and its possibilities are
Eurostars Hotel das Letras -
The Eurostars Das Letras Hotel
is one of the most rewarding and breakaway novelties that has
happened in the last few years by the Tagus estuary. It is a luxury
establishment where the secret ingredients of our recipe are blended
in perfect proportions: design, top quality comfort, the latest
in technological advances and, of course, literature and more
literature. Each one of the 107 rooms of he Eurostars Das Letras
is dedicated to a celebrated writer: our guests will find on their
bed headrest a large frame with a fragment of a particular author
in its original version
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for this Singles Trip!