Project Description

Comida y Vino

~ Madrid, Spain & Portugal~

Travel Dates: May 5 – 18, 2022

Indulge your senses on a 13 day wine, food & cultural discovery from Madrid to Lisbon with Travel Your World International!

Travel Your World group leader: Manuela Ninassi 

Spain: Madrid ~ Santo Domingo ~ Logroño ~ Peñafiel ~ Valladolid ~ Douro Valley 

Portugal: Douro Valley ~ Pinhão ~ Porto ~ Guimarães ~ Lisbon ~ Sintra e Obidos

ITINERARY

Day 1  Friday, May 6, 2022

Overnight: Onboard flight Meals: TBA

International flight to Madrid

Day 2 Saturday, May 7 Madrid  

Overnight:  Madrid   Hotel Regente or similar Meals: TBA/ D

¡Bienvenido a España! Welcome to Spain!

Enjoy an authentic welcome Tapas Dinner this evening in Madrid. 

Day 3 Sunday, May 8 Segovia / Madrid

Overnight:  Madrid   Hotel Regente or similar Meals: BD

This morning continue your journey to Segovia. It is here that you will see one of the best Roman-era monuments – Segovia’s incredible aqueduct with its 188 arches and has a length of 16 kilometres! Segovia is also famous for its Alcazar, a beautiful 11th-century medieval fort that inspired the design of Disney’s castle. 

Spend the rest of the day with your half-day city tour of Madrid and then end this incredible day with a Paella-making culinary experience and a Flamenco show.

Day 4 Monday, May 9  Toledo

Overnight:  Madrid   Hotel Regente or similar Meals: B

Today travel to the medieval pink city of Toledo located 70 km from Madrid and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Once the former capital of Spain, the beautiful architecture includes almost every period in Spain’s history including; Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque.  Toledo is also famed for its production of iron products, especially swords. ~ Toledo.

Day 5 Tuesday, May 10 Peñafiel / Santo Domingo / Logroño

Overnight:  Logroño, Hotel Gran Via or similar Meals: BL

Today, venture from Madrid to Logroño via a stop in Peñafiel, best known for the Peñafiel Castle. The town is full of deep excavated caves which were traditionally used to store the wine because of the constant temperature they kept all year round. These caves have chimney vents for ventilation and to evacuate the gases generated by the fermentation of the wine. Here you will see these chimney vents that dot the landscape in and around the town and the castle. Explore the exquisite Wine Museum and tour the Peñafiel Castle – an impressive fortress that was once an important point on the line of defence of the Douro River, for both Christians and Moors, during the 9th and 10th centuries.  Continue to Santo Domingo dela Calzada.  Discover Santo Domingo on a guided walking tour including a very special lunch with a selection of Riojas Wines. Continue to Logroño for overnight. 

Winery ~ Bodegas Muga 

Day 6  Wednesday, May 11 Logroño to Salamanca

Overnight: Salamanca,  Hotel Silken Rona Dalba or similar. Meals: B

This morning venture from Logroño in time for your mid-day tasting tour in La Guardia, the heart of Spain’s Rioja Region. You will tour and taste some of Spain’s most iconic wine styles at a local winery in La Guardia ~ Bodega El Fabulista. After lunch depart for Salamanca, the capital of Salamanca province and part of the Castile and León region. With a history dating back to the Celtic era, it’s known for its ornate sandstone architecture and for its famous University, one of the oldest in Europe.

Winery ~ Bodega El Fabulista

Day 7 Thursday, May 12     Salamanca to Pinhão

Overnight:  Pinhão, Hotel Folgosa Douro or similar.  Meals: B

Pinhão ~ Today bid farewell to Salamanca and to España, as you venture into Portugal and along the majestic Douro Valley. Pinhão is located at the crossing of the Douro and Pinhão rivers in the very heart of northern Portugal’s famous Port winemaking region and is considered the mecca for wine lovers. The Douro valley is the oldest wine region in the world, having been demarcated in 1756, and produces some of the best wines in Portugal.  Saúde!     Pronounced: Saw-OO-de  Translation: Health

Day 8 Friday, May 13 Pinhão / Douro Valley, Guimarães & Porto

Overnight: Porto, Hotel Boavista Porto or similar. Meals: BD

Portugal and Port = another fabulous encounter! Indulge in the breathtaking scenery of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you venture into Guimarães ​​known for its well-preserved medieval buildings like the hilltop, 10th-century Guimarães Castle, with its sweeping city views. Later, enter the seaside city of PortoIn the afternoon enjoy your city sightseeing walk with your guide, including entrance fees to the Cathedral, and the incredible Train Station ~ São Bento. End this tour exploring the famous Port cellars including a few tastings.     For those of you who are Harry Potter fans – we have a very special treat for you!

Day 9 Saturday, May 14 Porto             

Overnight: Porto, Hotel Boavista Porto or similar. Meals: BD

This is your free day in Porto with so much to do and see!

Between so many choices, we would recommend a cruise along the Douro River, devouring a Francesinha, taking a tram ride, shopping or just relaxing along the beach.

Day 10 Sunday, May 15 Welcome to Óbidos & Lisbon, the city of seven hills.

Overnight: Lisbon, Hotel VIP Executive Entrecampos or similar.   Meals: B

After breakfast depart by private coach to Óbidos, the preserved medieval town is, without doubt, one of Portugal’s most classic walled settlements. Walking the ramparts, you can enjoy the views of windmills, vineyards and the surrounding farmlands. 

Enjoy the rest of this day with your Lisbon city walking tour beginning in the Belem district, Lisbon’s most monumental and historical area. It was from here that many famous explorers sailed off on their voyages. See the incredible Belem Tower and then visit the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, built-in 1502 and the resting place of Vasco da Gama. Continuing on your tour to Alfama with its breathtaking views of Lisbon, walk along with the beautiful tile-lined alleyways of this medieval maze. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 11 Monday, May 16 Sintra / Cascais and Estoril

Overnight: Lisbon, Hotel VIP Executive Entrecampos or similar.  Meals: B

Today visit Sintra, one of the most interesting and beautiful towns in Portugal. Here you will discover some of the most impressive castles, the Palácio da Pena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. From  Sintra, we will be exploring Cascais and Estoril. Cascais, formerly a quaint fishing village that became, along with neighbouring Estoril, a popular resort favoured by European nobility and kings in the early 20th century. Today it is a colourful town with elegant pedestrian streets, luxuriant villas, fashionable shops, restaurants and cafes.  End this day in Lisbon.   

Day 12 Tuesday, May 17 Lisbon

Overnight: Lisbon, Hotel VIP Executive Entrecampos or similar.  Meals: BD

This is your day. Rest, shop, pack……. and prepare for your farewell dinner.

Day 13 Wednesday, May 18           Depart 

International flight home    Overnight: Onboard flight Meals: B / TBA

B – Breakfast    L – Lunch   D – Dinner

*Please note: This day to day itinerary is subject to final changes.

* Please note: Pre and/or post customized private tours can be arranged – 

Contact Cindy Marleau ~ cindy@tyw.ca

WINERIES

Haro, Spain ~ Bodegas Muga, https://www.bodegasmuga.com/

Laguardia, Spain ~ Bodega El Fabulista, http://bodegaelfabulista.com/

Pinhão, Portugal ~ La Qunita Velha Winery, https://www.symington.com/vineyard/quinta-da-vila-velha

Porto, Portugal ~ TBA

WINERY / MUSEUM

Peñafiel, Spain ~ Bodega Protos, https://www.bodegasprotos.com/es/#&panel1-1

http://www.turismopenafiel.com/recurso.php?m=3&nv=0&id=208&lang=en

INCLUSIONS

  • Private coach throughout Spain and Portugal tour
  • 11 nights accommodations including breakfasts in TYW selected hotels
  • 10 full breakfasts, 1 amazing lunch and 5 incredible dinners
  • Your personal and private licensed TYW tour director
  • Special welcome Tapas dinner in Madrid and a farewell dinner in Lisbon
  • Private Paella culinary class & Flamenco show
  • Wine tastings and samples as indicated in your day to day itinerary

EXCLUSIONS

  • International Airfare
  • Airport transfers to and from hotels in Madrid and Lisbon
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Wifi and/or Internet services 
  • Meals not identified in your itinerary
  • Any ‘free-time’ optional sightseeing including add-ons mentioned in your day to day itinerary, 
  • Gratuities & items of a personal nature

PACKAGE PRICE

$3,995.00 CAD

Based on a group of 24+

Based on double/twin occupancy

Single Supplement Occupancy: $975.00

TRAVEL FACTS:

Vaccinations: Recommended that all immunizations are up to date.   

COVID: TBA

Travel Visa: Not needed if travelling with a Canadian passport

Climate

Spring in Madrid: Highs of 22° & lows of 11° Spring in Lisbon: Highs of 22° & lows of 14°

Currency – Euro (€)

Gratuities – Not included. Estimate € per day  ~ TBA

IMPORTANT NOTES:

International Air is not included, however, group air rates are available. Please contact tours@tyw.ca for more information. Please note that a group rate must consist of 10 or more travellers, travelling on the same dates from the same departure gate.

Mandatory Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is not included in your quoted tour package, however, it is mandatory for all TYW customized tours. There are many plan options available to you.  To find a plan that specifically suits your needs and resolve any questions regarding Travel Insurance, or if you would like travel insurance quotes, please contact our Bilingual Licensed Manulife Travel Insurance Advisor at:

​​Donica MacIntosh ~ Bilingual Licensed Insurance Advisor | Inside Sales | Protection Solutions

E:  donica_macintosh@manulife.ca     Call:  902-453-4300 x 217565 /  1-844-324-7094     URL : https://www.manulife.ca

Your tour group name: Ninassi Spain 2022

Manulife recommends the insurance coverage be purchased as soon as the trip is booked, especially for the plans that are eligible for the Cancel for Any Reason Benefit, which would have to be purchased within 72 hours of booking. 

Once your insurance is put in place, Manulife can then change the dates or increase the amount of coverage if they decided to extend their trip.

Manulife does offer an annual plan option. This might be something that you are interested in if you plan to travel more than once a year. You can speak with Donica about this to explore all of your options. 

 

Manulife does offer a COVID-19 pandemic plan that offers emergency medical coverage for emergencies related to COVID-19. 

The COVID-19 pandemic plan offers emergency medical coverage for emergencies related to COVID even if the level 3 travel advisory ‘avoid non-essential travel’ is still in place.

 

In terms of cancellation due to COVID, it is only offered under the Cancel For Any Reason benefit, due to it currently being a known event which we are all being impacted by, it is not covered under any other benefit in the Manulife policies.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR INSURANCE with Manulife Insurance,  with the exception of the Visitors Plans that include Emergency Medical Insurance, you must be a resident of Canada and covered under a government health insurance plan for the entire duration of the trip.  

Please note you will NOT eligible for coverage if:
a) you have been advised by a physician not to travel; and/or
b) you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness with less than 6 months to live; and/or
c) you have a kidney condition requiring dialysis; and/or
d) you have used home oxygen during the 12 months prior to the date of application.

*Please note: This tour is subject to final edits and changes

– For enquiries please contact tours@tyw.ca –

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