Oporto
The harbor of Oporto, Portugal

Across Northern Spain and PortugalExploring Historic Paradores and Pousadas

Stay in historic lodgings as you journey from Lisbon and Oporto to Santiago, Bilbao, the Pyrenees and Barcelona
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Tivoli Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal
Well located in the heart of Lisbon on the city’s main avenue, Hotel Tivoli Lisboa blends traditional Portuguese hospitality with contemporary amenities. The hotel features several restaurants and bars, including a rooftop grill, outdoor swimming pool, and spa and gym facilities. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet connection, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.
2 nights

Pousada do Porto
(For the September 23, 2014 departure)
The public areas of the Pousada do Porto were converted from a former palace built in 1742 on the banks of the Douro River, which exemplifies Portuguese Baroque architecture and has been classified as a National Monument. The 87-room hotel features pieces from various Oporto museums along with contemporary furnishings, and its amenities include a restaurant and bar; fitness center; outdoor and indoor pool; spa with sauna Turkish bath, and massage treatments; complimentary Wi-Fi internet access; and laundry and dry cleaning service. Air-conditioned guest rooms include private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.
2 nights

Pestana Porto
(For the September 27, 2014 departure)
The Pestana Porto is situated on the banks of the Douro River in Oporto’s city center, which has been classified a UNESCO World Heritage site. The hotel is walking distance from such attractions as Ribeira Square and Oporto Cathedral. The 48-room hotel’s amenities include a restaurant and bar, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, and laundry and dry cleaning service. Air-conditioned guest rooms include private balcony, private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.
2 nights

Parador de Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Considered one of the world’s oldest hotels, the Hostal dos Reis Catolicós as it is also known was built by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1499 as a hospital for pilgrims. The 137-room parador is situated in the historic Plaza do Obradoiro adjacent to the famed cathedral and its architectural flourishes include a carved entrance façade, vaulted ceilings, stone archways, a Renaissance chapel, and four courtyards. The hotel features two restaurants and a bar, coffee shop, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, library, gift shop, and laundry and dry cleaning service. Air-conditioned guest rooms are furnished in historical style and offer private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.
2 nights

Parador de Leon
Leon, Spain
Originally a 16th-century monastery and an impressive example of Renaissance architecture, this parador once housed the knights of the Order of St. James charged with protecting the pilgrims on the Way of St. James. The 226-room lodging features fine architectural details including carvings, a cloistered courtyard, and a vaulted ceiling; amenities include a restaurant and bar, spa with massage treatments and hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, library, gift shop, and laundry service. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.
1 night

Melia Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain
The contemporary Melia Bilbao is located in the city center close to the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and other cultural attractions, shops, and restaurants. Housing a collection of contemporary art, the 211-room hotel has two restaurants featuring Basque specialties and a bar; wellness center with gym, heated outdoor pool, sauna, and massage and beauty treatments; complimentary Wi-Fi internet access; and laundry and dry cleaning service. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.
3 nights

Parador de Bielsa
Bielsa, Spain
Perched on the mountain slopes of the Pyrenees in Monte Perdido National Park, the Parador de Bielsa offers sweeping views of this mountainous region of Northern Spain from its terrace. The 39-room parador features traditional regional architecture with local stone and offers a restaurant and bar, terrace, garden, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, laundry service, and gift shop. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone. A Note about Air Conditioning Hotels in Spain generally adhere to guidelines issued by the government regarding the availability of air conditioning. Many lodgings provide air conditioning in guest rooms only from late April or May until late September/early October.
2 nights

Hotel Avenida Palace
Barcelona, Spain
Built in 1952, Hotel Avenida Palace stands in the heart of Barcelona and offers a good location from which to explore. The 151-room hotel is just minutes from La Ramblas, the Picasso Museum, and the museum housing the works of modern architect Antoni Gaudi. The hotel features a restaurant and bar and laundry and dry cleaning services. Air-conditioned guest rooms offer private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone. A Note about Air Conditioning Hotels in Spain generally adhere to guidelines issued by the government regarding the availability of air conditioning. Many lodgings provide air conditioning in guest rooms only from late April or May until late September/early October.
3 nights