10 Day Essential Portugal & Spain

2 Lisbon, 2 Seville, 2 Madrid & 2 Barcelona
Round trip airfare from NYC, 8 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • View Lisbon's treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries
  • Discover the charming town of Zafra with its 15th century Alcazar (fortress)
  • Tour the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral
  • Take an orientation tour of Zaragoza, located on the banks of the mighty Río Ebro
  • Leisure time in Barcelona with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and cafes

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to Lisbon with its Moorish and Roman ruins. Transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Lisbon

DAY 3, Wednesday - Lisbon City Tour
The morning city tour of Lisbon begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII's Park for panoramic views over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries, standing at the marina in Belem, starting point for many of Portugal's explorers. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to Royal Carriage and Gulbenkian Museum
Optional: Royal Carriage and Gulbenkian Museum (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Zafra en route to Seville
Depart Lisbon and head 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. Stop at the town of Zafra with its 15th century Alcazar (fortress). After an orientation tour, spend time at leisure. In the afternoon head to Seville, capital of the Andalucia region on Spain's southern coast. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Later, opportunity to attend the optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Seville
Spend the day at leisure or, join the optional Seville City Tour. Begin at Plaza de España and the gardens of Maria Luisa Park before taking a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city. Continue to view the Cathedral of Seville, burial site of Christopher Columbus. In the afternoon, perhaps join the optional Palacio de las Dueñas. Tour the palace, built in the 15th century in Renaissance style with Gothic and Moorish accents and learn about its intriguing history. Following the visit, walk around Seville's Old Town
Optional: Seville City Tour (AM)
Optional: Palacio de las Dueñas and Walk through Old Town (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Cordoba en route to Madrid
Depart Seville and head north towards Madrid. En route stop in Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a grand mosque that was transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Continue north through the region of La Mancha, home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in Madrid and check into your hotel
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Madrid
Today is at leisure. Perhaps, join the optional Madrid City Tour. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. In the afternoon, join the optional Toledo Tour. Take a walking tour of the former capital city of Spain and visit the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its Moorish architecture
Optional: Madrid City Tour (AM)
Optional: Toledo Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Zaragoza en route to Barcelona
Depart Madrid this morning and head to Barcelona. On the way, stop at Zaragoza, located on the banks of the mighty Río Ebro. Take an orientation tour of the city and spend time at leisure. In the afternoon, continue to Barcelona with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and cafes. Perhaps stroll along Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famous pedestrian walkway with its life-size animators, and stalls
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today, spend a full day at leisure in Barcelona, or join the optional guided Barcelona City tour, where you will get an introduction to the city and view its famous landmarks. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Gaudi Monuments tour with a guide and discover some of its most important creations. View its masterpiece, the iconic Sagrada Familia (choose to visit independently). Then, continue along the elegant Passeig de Gracia boulevard to view Casa Batllo and Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera. Conclude the tour with a visit to Park Güell, where the colors and expressions of Gaudi's work are boldly displayed. Tonight, attend a reception and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Barcelona City Tour (AM)
Optional: Gaudi Monuments (PM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.
  • Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM.
  • We recommend you select flights that arrive no later than 5 PM.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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