Tours in Portugal & Spain

Last Chance Solo Offer: 15-day Classic Spain & Portugal Tour with Flights

No single supplement!

Book now to waive the single supplement! This generous and varied 2+ week itinerary will leave you utterly in love with these two colourful and vibrant countries.

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$4,979PP
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DURATION
14 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers
  • Solo traveller
  • Flights

About this holiday

Read on for the full day-by-day itinerary...

Extended offer: Book by 18 April 2019 to waive the single supplement!

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On this air and escorted holiday package you will...

  • Visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
  • Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites
  • Travel to cliffside Ronda, home to the Plaza de Toros, Spain’s oldest bullring
  • Visit the 13th Century Alhambra in Granada
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its El Greco masterpiece in Toledo
  • Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid and view an astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • View the exterior of Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, the iconic symbol of Barcelona

Inclusions

  • Flights Sydney-Lisbon, Barcelona-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. (Please enquire for pricing and availability from other cities.)
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations (2 nights Lisbon, 2 nights Seville, 3 nights Torremolinos, 1 night Granada, 2 nights Madrid, 3 nights Barcelona)
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers (included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates)
  • AVE High-Speed Train - Madrid-Barcelona
  • 19 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver included

Accommodation

Featured Hotels on 31 October 2019 departure:
Accommodation will vary depending on departure day. Please enquire for more information on your preferred date. Hotels are subject to change.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Fontana Park, Lisbon
  • H10 Duque de Loulé, Lisbon
  • Hotel Marques de Pombal, Lisbon
  • Melia Lebreros, Seville
  • Sol Don Pablo, Torremolinos
  • Abba Granada Hotel, Granada
  • Melia Madrid Serrano Galgos, Madrid
  • NH Madrid Paseo de la Habana, Madrid
  • Hotel Balmoral, Barcelona
  • Ilunion Barcelona, Barcelona
  • Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal, Barcelona
  • Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

Travel dates

Advertised per-person pricing based on 31 October 2019 tour with return airfares from Sydney. Prices may vary and are subject to availability at time of booking.

Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Portugal

Depart for Portugal.

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Lisbon

Arrive in captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and an orientation meeting at approximately 7 pm with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Lisbon 
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Lisbon City Tour

Today’s tour of Lisbon highlights the variety of heritage and styles that make it one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. You begin with a view of the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, the city's most prominent monument, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. Take a walk along the winding cobblestone streets to Alfama, the old Fisherman’s Quarter, nestled between the Grand Castle and the River Tagus. The afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the “Glorious Eden” of Lord Byron, and ancient summer retreat of the royal court, highlighted by lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then enjoy some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon.

Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM) 
Overnight: Lisbon 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Travel to Seville

Depart Lisbon this morning heading South. Cross the region of Alentejo, with its rolling hills, vineyards and cork oak trees. Reach the Spanish border and enter the region of Andalucia. Continue your drive through picturesque Andalucia to Seville. After dinner, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in Seville, known as the birthplace of Flamenco.

Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM) 
Overnight: Seville 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Seville City Tour

This morning, drive to the Plaza de España, passing Maria Luisa Park, and explore the narrow streets and many plazas of the Santa Cruz Quarter. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to Cordoba. Founded by the Romans, it is one of the most cultured and refined cities of medieval Europe. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish Mosque that today is Cordoba's main Cathedral. Continue with a walking tour of the city and visit to the Jewish Quarter and the medieval synagogue.

Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM) 
Overnight: Seville 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Ronda Sightseeing En Route to Costa del Sol

This morning, head south to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting. Start with a tour of Ronda, home to Spain’s oldest bullring, the Plaza de Toros. Here, you can see the historic stables and museum along with displays of famous Matadors. Stop at lively Puerto Banus, a luxurious and bustling marina, before proceeding to the Costa del Sol.

Overnight: Costa del Sol 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Costa del Sol

Spend a full day at leisure in Costa del Sol to enjoy all of the delights of this resort area or, join the optional morning tour to Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum with over 285 works donated by members of Picasso’s family. View the Paseo de la Alameda, Paseo del Parque & the Barrio de la Malagueta. A walking tour through this historical town is accented by views of the Malaga Cathedral, the second highest in southern Spain. Head over to Cathedral Square before returning to Torremolinos.

Optional: Half Day Malaga Tour (AM) 
Overnight: Costa del Sol 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Excursion to Gibraltar

Journey to the impressive Rock of Gibraltar*, a British Colony for over 300 years standing guard over the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean and Europe meets Africa. Enjoy a tour of the area with mini buses climbing up to see St. Michael's Cave and the famous Barbary Apes with dramatic views of both the Spanish and Moroccan coastline. Spend some time in the main street of town with its colonial buildings and duty-free shops. Return to the Costa del Sol for overnight
*Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory independent from Spain and therefore has different entry requirements. Non-US passport holders are responsible to check if a visa is required for Gibraltar in addition to all other countries on their itinerary.

Overnight: Costa del Sol 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra

Depart the southern coast and journey to Moorish Granada. Your visit is highlighted by a tour of the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain’s most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tonight, dinner together at a local restaurant.
*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry. 

Overnight: Granada 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Madrid

Travel via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Continue to Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, Toledo is known for its extensive monumental heritage and historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. A walking tour will include a visit to the Church of Santo Tomé with its masterpiece painting by El Greco and the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Continue to Madrid and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Madrid 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Madrid City Tour

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the world-renowned Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Spend the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour to Escorial. Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world". El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II´s most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains.

Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM) 
Overnight: Madrid 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - AVE High Speed Train to Barcelona

A morning transfer to Madrid’s train station to board the exciting high speed train to sensational Barcelona, Spain's second most important city with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and cafes. Upon arrival, embark on an orientation tour of the city and Montjuic Hill, home to a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics with the Olympic Stadium at its center. Transfer to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Perhaps stroll along Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famous pedestrian walkway with its life-size animators, stalls and people watchers.

Overnight: Barcelona 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Saturday - Barcelona City Tour

This morning's tour of Barcelona begins with a drive along the old Harbor to the Plaza de Catalunya, the city's bustling main square. Afterward, pass the famous works of Gaudi, the master architect, including Casa Batllo, seemingly constructed from skulls and bones. Then, view the iconic symbol of Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished.

Overnight: Barcelona 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Sunday - Full Day in Barcelona

Full day at leisure to explore Barcelona independently or, join the optional morning tour to Montserrat. Enjoy a relaxing drive passing picturesque villages before reaching Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica, where you will see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." This evening, gather with your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a local restaurant for a Farewell Dinner.

Optional: Half Day Montserrat from Barcelona (AM) 
Overnight: Barcelona 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Monday - Depart Spain

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Questions

Is this trip right for me?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. 

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Fine print

Travel at 60 and Gate 1 Travel booking conditions apply. Please enquire for more information. Prices may vary and are subject to availability at time of booking. The following additional fees are not included, where applicable, on Air & Land packages: optional tours and visa fees.

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