2021 DEPARTURE DATE
11 MAY 2021
07 SEP 2021
04 OCT 2021
14 OCT 2021
PRICE PER PAX
Early Bird Save Up to RM1,000*
* Limited to first 10pax only
* Single Supplement Fee RM2,000
EXPERIENCE THE IBERIAN CUISINE
Embark on a culinary journey and experience a good combination of history, culture and gastronomy of Spain and Portugal. This culinary journey starts with extravaganza indulgence of Spanish cuisine in seafood, paella, Jamón, tapas, and Sangria, then followed by the authentic dining experiences in the local Portugese family run restaurants, savour mouth-watering Portuguese gastronomy with good companion and laughter. Not forgetting to pamper yourself by spending some personal time shopping in the biggest El Corte and Zara!
2 Domestic flights
Minimum travelling time on coach
Fine selection of hotels
Handpicked local restaurants
Personal time to explore
DOURO VALLEY GOURMET FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
The Douro Valley is home to the River Douro, with spectacular landscape, characterized by improbably steep terraces covered in vines and dotted with wine-producing farms. Strong and sweet, Port wine is Douro Valley’s cultural treasure and has been attracting international wine aficionados since the 18th century. In the heart of the Douro Valley, with an astonishing view over the river and its steep terraced vineyards, experience a guiding tour around the cellars, port wine tasting and experience a gourmet food and wine pairing meal.
A significant part of Barcelona’s charm lies in the quirky, organic structures of Gaudi’s creations that you couldn’t get enough of no matter how long you look. From afar, Casa Milà looks like a stone quarry and Casa Batlló with captivating building of skeletal balconies, iridescent dragon scale roof, and shimmering multi-colored tiles. Entering the garden city of Park Güell is truly submerging yourself in a the magic of a peculiar landscape. Stunning mosaic tiling, fascinating structures, twisting pillars, you’ll be looking at designs that challenges the architectural possibility, yet it still seems so naturally in place. A landscape creation as enchanting as it is, you’ll witness Gaudi’s Modernisme creativity at its prime in the majestic Sagrada Familia. A monumental church like no other, with branch-like columns, soaring spires, an interior painted by the kaleidoscopic stained-glass windows, be enveloped in an endless marvel just like the 3 million visitors every year.
The one thing you must’ve heard of about Spain is their bullfighting traditions, and Madrid’s massive bullring of Las Ventas is a must-see to believe. The lavish white facade of the Metropolis Building is hard to miss, elegantly sealed with a black dome with a winged statue of goddess Victoria. Sitting at the Cibeles fountain further evokes the splendour of imperial Madrid, as you take in the array of landmarks in Plaza de Cibeles, the impressive facade of Cybele Palace calls out to you. To get deeper into Madrid’s beauty, you’ll visit the historic Alcalá Gate and the imposing grandeur of the Royal Palace, before getting your tastebuds bedazzled at the variety of Spanish food in Market of San Miguel. The liveliness continues all the way in Puerto del Sol, a central square that’s perfect for people-watching and relaxing your day off in the shops and cafes.
HEART OF CATALONIA
On a getaway 63 km west from the bustling Barcelona, you’ll appreciate the tranquility Montserrat brings. The dramatically serrated mountains is even more breathtaking from 1350 metres above. Apart from the peculiar rock formations jutting out like teeth, the calming view of the Benedictine monastery provides a humbling ambience at your arrival. Enshrining the famous Black Madonna of Europe, the whole setting feels so surreal and peaceful that you find yourself spiritually recharged before taking on Barcelona attractions.
SANTA JUSTA LIFT
Lisbon is a charming city with clusters of red-roofed houses on high grounds. Looking up at a 100-feet majestic figure of Christ in open arms, you’ll find the Cristo Rei statue in Lisbon equally impressive as the one in Rio de Janeiro. Standing on the viewing platform, you’ll get an even magnifying view, with the stunning 25th of April Bridge stretching across the Tagus river, its red structure contrasting against the blue sky like a painting. At the river edge stands the iconic Belém Tower, a fort with a facade so exquisite. Finding a way into your heart is Belém’s creamiest egg tart, a Portuguese delicacy that will light up your appetite! There isn’t any palace that is as multi-colored and vibrant as Lisbon’s Pena Palace, a strong portrayal of the Romantic period, with each color symbolizing a different section. Encircled by a lush forest deep in the mountains, wandering in the ornate complex while listening to its rich story is a refreshing rediscovery of lost times. As you stroll along the busy pedestrian street of Rua Augusta, you’ll see the triumphal stone arch that crowns the street, setting a unique accompanying sight. Santa Just a Lift is another street spectacle, a 19th century Neo-Gothic lift smacked in the middle of the streets, you’ll agree that it brings elevator architecture to a new level.
There’s nowhere more alive than Porto’s Ribeira Riverfront, where you could soak up the local vibe on the streets, from the traditional boats on the glistening Douro river or from the windows of the pastel-colored buildings. With an austere exterior, it’s hard not to express amazement for the prominent Gothic Church of São Francisco. Making a mental note to return, the grand Bolsa Palace is a cultural treasure, built to impress.
CITY OF CHURCHES
If you think you’ve seen enough churches, standing at the foot of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte will prove it otherwise. The arresting view of the terraced stairway zig-zagging all the way to the church at the hilltop is something you don’t get to see often. With each landing having its own symbolic fountain, the sanctuary’s beauty allows you to absorb breathtaking views of the whole city of Braga. Hearing the constant chiming of bells, Braga’s expresses age-old spiritual devotion in their many churches, but the one that will take your heart away is Portugal’s oldest cathedral; the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga.
READY TO TAKE A JOURNEY WITH YOUR PERSONALIZED TOUR PLANNER?
- Return Flight tickets
- 2 domestic flights
- 4 star hotels or similar
- Meals as per itinerary
- Guided tours with English local guide
- Sagrada Família entrance
- Park Güell entrance
- Pena National Palace entrance
- Braga Bom Jesus funicular
- Douro Valley Porto wine & gourmet food pairing
- Aveiro Moliceiros boat tour
- Madrid Flamenco show
- Las Rozas Village Designer Outlet Madrid
- Airport taxes & tips
- Travel insurance
- 4 Meals as X in the itinerary
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