Best of Spain & Portugal

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15 days,Lisbon to Barcelona
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Explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities, capture photos of stunning countryside and age-old cathedrals, devour tapas at a local haunt, relax on the Algarve coast

Dynamic culture, compelling history, to-die-for cuisine—the Iberian Peninsula really is an embarrassment of riches for every sense and interest. On this adventure, you’ll soak up the Moorish history of Lisbon and Cordoba, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra and witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes. If that sounds like a lot, be prepared; we’ve only just begun.

What's Included

  • Orientation walks in Lisbon, Evora, Seville, Granada, Madrid, Valencia's Old Quarter and Barcelona
  • Church of Bones visit
  • Algarve Coast hike
  • Flamenco performance
  • Cordoba Mezquita (mosque) and Jewish Quarter visits
  • Alhambra guided visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 5 Breakfasts (Allow EUR315-415 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, train, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (14 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary

Day 1Lisbon

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lisbon(1B)

Orientation walk of Lisbon. Wander through the distinct city quarters and the historical area of Belém.

Day 3Lisbon/Lagos(1B)

Travel to Évora and visit the Chapel of Bones en route to the Algarve Coast.

Day 4Lagos(1B)

Spend the day on the Algarve with an included hike along the famous golden cliffs and sandy coves.

Day 5Lagos/Seville

Travel to Seville and enjoy an orientation walk. Later, watch a dramatic flamenco performance.

Day 6Seville

Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alcázar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral.

Day 7Seville/Granada

Travel to Granada via Cordoba. Visit the mosque and the medieval Jewish Quarter. Watch the sunset along the banks of the Guadalquivir River.

Day 8Granada

Enjoy an orientation walk of Granada and a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.

Day 9Granada/Madrid

Head north to the capital city of Madrid. Take an orientation walk to get the lay of the land.

Day 10Madrid

Spend the day in this cosmopolitan city. Opt to visit the Museo del Prado, the Gran Vía or Plaza Mayor.

Day 11Madrid/Valencia

Journey to Valencia and take an orientation walk of the Old Quarter.

Day 12Valencia

Opt to visit the Valencia City of Arts and Sciences or relax at one of the city beaches. Experience world-class restaurants, discos, nightclubs and pubs, which earn Valencia the title of Spain's "fiesta" capital.

Day 13Valencia/Barcelona

Travel to Barcelona and take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. Opt to enjoy an evening of tapas and wine to round out the day.

Day 14Barcelona(1B)

Spend the day exploring the city’s museums and cathedrals, or opt for some of the best shopping in Europe. Choose to visit Gaudí’s Parc Güell, the Sagrada Familia, and other Gaudí masterpieces. Montjuïc and Barceloneta are worth a visit, too.

Day 15Barcelona

Depart at any time.

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