Ultimate Spain & Portugal

22 days,Lisbon to Madrid

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, live like a local in a 'casa rural' in the Pyrenees, experience the Basque way of life

As former imperial superpowers, Spain and Portugal have centuries of history and captivating culture to draw upon. You, on the other hand, have only 22 days. Make ‘em count! This comprehensive adventure across the Iberian Peninsula presents travellers with the chance to explore these two nations through their cuisine, architecture and idyllic countryside. Here, you’ll wander the wondrous streets of Lisbon, Barcelona and Madrid, step up into the Pyrenees, relax in glorious San Sebastián and live the local culture alongside the locals themselves. Spain and Portugal: Europe’s greatest two-for-one deal!

What's Included

  • Lisbon orientation walk
  • Evora orientation walk
  • Church of Bones visit
  • Algarve hike
  • Seville orientation walk
  • Flamenco performance
  • Cordoba Mezquita (mosque) and Jewish Quarter visits
  • Granada orientation walk
  • Alhambra guided visit
  • Madrid orientation walk
  • Valencia's Old Quarter orientation walk
  • Barcelona orientation walk including Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas
  • 'Casa rural' stay with traditional meals (Pyrenees)
  • Bilbao day trip
  • Wine tasting in the Rioja region
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners. (Allow EUR550-650 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, train, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (19 nts), casa rural (2 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour


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(1B)

Enjoy another free day exploring the city’s museums and cathedrals, or indulge in some of the best shopping in Europe.

Day 16Barcelona/Pyrenees(1B, 1D)

Spend another morning in Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for two nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.

Day 17Pyrenees(1B, 1D)

Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.

Day 18Pyrenees/San Sebastián(1B)

Travel to San Sebastián, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the different food, dialect, and culture of the area.

Day 19San Sebastián(1B)

Take a day trip to Bilbao, known for the stunning Guggenheim Museum. Opt to climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.

Day 20San Sebastián/Logroño(1B)

Travel to Logroño and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.

Day 21Logroño/Madrid

Travel back to Madrid for a little more free time in this vibrant city.

Day 22Madrid(1B)

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