13 Day Deluxe Spain & Portugal

2 Lisbon, 2 Seville, 2 Granada, 2 Madrid & 3 Barcelona
Round trip airfare from NYC, 11 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing

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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
  • 11 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 2 nights Granada
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 3 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • High speed AVE train in Preferente Class from Madrid to Barcelona
  • Maximum 28 passengers per tour
  • 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches with soft drinks, 4 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guide in all major cities
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Tour the 15th century Sintra Royal Palace, the best preserved royal residence in Portugal
  • View the medieval walls and elaborate cathedral in Evora, one of Portugal’s most enchanting cities
  • Visit Seville’s Cathedral, one of the largest in the world, on the site of a 12th century mosque
  • In Cordoba, visit the astonishing Mezquita, one of the most beautiful structures in the world
  • Visit 13th century Alhambra in Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit historic Toledo’s Synagogue and St. Tome Church, with its brilliant El Greco masterpiece
  • Tour the lavish Palacio Real in Madrid with its ornate rooms adored with priceless treasures
  • Admission to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum to view Europe’s greatest private collection
  • At Montserrat Mountain, visit the Royal Basilica’s 12th century sculpture of Virgen Moreneta
  • In the Penedes region, visit a wine cellar for a tasting of the special Cava local wines

Deluxe Features

  • Olive oil tasting and wine pairing lunch at a vineyard in Arraiolos
  • Shop with the locals at Seville’s bustling Triana Market before a hands-on cooking lesson with a professional chef as you prepare your Andalucian lunch
  • Private flamenco performance in a renowned century-old Cordoba bodega (tavern restaurant)
  • AVE high-speed train whisks you from Madrid to Barcelona in Preferente Class
  • Visit Gaudi’s iconic symbols of Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell

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

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Lisbon, Portugal

DAY 2, Saturday - Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, and transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax before tonight's orientation meeting at approximately 7 pm with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a delectable Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Discover Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra Palace
Today, you’ll understand why Lisbon is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII’s Park to enjoy a magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, visit the ancient Cathedral of Lisbon built by Portugal’s first king, resembling a medieval fortress. On your way to Cascais, views of the impressive Jeronimos Monastery, resting place of Vasco da Gama, and the 16th century Belem Tower, symbol of the country's Age of Discovery, both named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The views change as we drive along the Estoril coast to the summer playground of Cascais with its posh beach life, shiny marinas, and pedestrianized Old Town. Here, stop for lunch on your own before continuing to quaint Sintra, the “Glorious Eden” of Lord Byron, the summer retreat of the royal court with its storybook castles. Visit the 15th century Royal Palace and spend free time in the village historical center before returning to Lisbon. Tonight, perhaps explore Lisbon’s dynamic dining scene and countless taverns
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Enchanting Evora, Olive Oil & Wine Tasting, Moorish Seville
Departing Lisbon, head south to the heart of Alentejo province. Evora, one of Portugal’s most enchanting cities, rose to prominence under the Romans and was later patronized by a succession of Portuguese kings. Inside the 14th century walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, view an elaborate cathedral and columns of a Roman Temple. Continuing the drive through rolling hills of the rustic Portuguese Alentejo region, you arrive at a lovely wine center. Here, you’re treated to an olive oil tasting and a superb wine pairing lunch with delectable local specialties at a popular restaurant. Crossing the border into Spain, the drive is highlighted by the picturesque Andalusian scenery before reaching Seville, with its fascinating layers of Roman and Moorish history
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Highlights of Seville, Carriage Ride, Market Visit & Cooking Class
Begin the morning with a walk through the picturesque Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the medieval city with its narrow winding cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and centuries-old gardens. Then, board a horse-drawn carriage for a ride through Maria Luisa Park to the beautiful Plaza de España. At the busy Triana Market, shop with the locals at colorful stalls to find the best seasonal ingredients for a hands-on cooking lesson. A professional chef will teach you new skills, technique and the real secrets of Spanish cuisine. Savor the delicious lunch you’ve prepared, with recipes to take back home. Afterward, visit the Cathedral of Seville, one of the largest Christian churches in the world. Built on the site of a 12th-century mosque, it is the legendary resting place of Christopher Columbus. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy marvelous Seville.
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - The Mezquita, Cordoba’s Old City, Private Flamenco Performance, Splendid Granada
Travel to Cordoba, once the capital of Islamic Spain. Here, visit the astonishing Mezquita, surely one of the most beautiful structures in the world and a great triumph of Moorish architecture. This fascinating building symbolizes the many religious changes Cordoba has undergone over the centuries; today the Mezquita is the Cathedral of Cordoba. Enter through the exquisite Courtyard of the Orange Trees, which in springtime is perfumed with orange blossoms around its rushing fountain. Afterward, the walking tour of the historic center of Cordoba, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, begins at the Jewish Quarter, with its distinctive Moorish medieval streets. Lunch today is an Andalucian treat – a private flamenco performance at a renowned century-old bodega (tavern restaurant). Some of the region's leading flamenco artists will introduce you to their centuries-old tradition of profound emotional expression through song and dance. Hearts filled with Spanish spirit, drive to Granada, a spectacular city sparkling with Andalucia's most splendid architecture
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Views of Granada, Moorish Influenced Alhambra
Ascend to the Upper Albaicin Quarter of the city for a morning tour highlighted by spectacular panoramic views of Granada, the Alhambra, and the Sierra Nevada. Then, on to the renowned Plaza de Toros de Granada, an active bullfighting arena that also doubles as a concert venue. Here, a unique culinary experience at a restaurant built into the walls of the bullring. The remainder of the afternoon is spent at the dramatic 13th century Alhambra* grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, listen to the captivating history of the sultans, emirs, and kings who formerly inhabited the palace, as you tour this wondrous fortress and view the opulent rooms, vast courtyards and lavish Generalife Gardens with its fountains and exotic fragrant flowers. Your evening is at leisure in Granada
*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, Lunch

DAY 8, Friday - Historic Toledo, Cosmopolitan Madrid
The journey today transports you to historic Toledo, the mesmerizing former capital city of Spain set high on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is best known for its extensive monumental heritage, the coexistence of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures and former home of the brilliant artist El Greco. Behind its daunting medieval walls lie magnificent old stone buildings, quiet cobblestone streets and some of the most important landmarks in the country. A panoramic drive takes you to the Alcazar of Toledo, a massive fortification in the highest part of the city, the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture and the St. Tome Church, with its brilliant El Greco masterpiece. Continue to the lively and cosmopolitan metropolis of Madrid, the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest writers, painters, and artists. Dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Treasures of Madrid, Prado Museum
Visit the renowned Prado Museum, one of the world’s premiere art galleries . Stand before some of the astonishing collection of masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco and more. At the Plaza de Cibeles, view the spectacular rushing fountain that evokes the splendor of imperial Madrid. Continue to the lavish Palacio Real. Inside the palace tour the ornate rooms adorned with several Goyas, rare violins, quirky clocks and the main stairway that is a regal statement of imperial power. Admire the velvet covered walls of the Throne Room and the exquisite salons resplendent with colorful silks before continuing on the Gran Via back to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this city of great museums on your own, including admission to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with one of the world's most extraordinary private collections of European art. Tonight, experience Madrid’s world-class cuisine and non-stop nightlife that lasts from dusk to dawn
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - High Speed AVE Train to Barcelona, Montjuic Hill, Gothic Quarter
In the morning, the high-speed AVE train whisks you to Barcelona in Preferente Class. In this astonishing city, your first visit is to a panoramic viewpoint of the city from atop Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Then, stroll through the Gothic Quarter’s narrow medieval lanes revealing interesting sights tucked away in little nooks and crannies along with surviving stretches of Roman walls. Time to refresh before dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Montserrat Mountain, Penedes Wine Tasting
This morning, pass picturesque villages on the way to Montserrat Mountain. At the Royal Basilica, view the world-famous 12th century Romanesque sculpture of Virgen Moreneta. Free time in Montserrat before lunch together. Afterward, continue to the Penedes region, home to a wide range of wine, including traditional sparkling white and rosé Cava. Visit one of the wine cellars for a tasting of the local wines before returning to Barcelona. Tonight, don’t miss the extraordinary tapas bars that have made Barcelona’s cuisine so world-famous
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Tuesday - Gaudi’s Striking Architecture - La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, Farewell Dinner
Start the day at the iconic symbol of the city - Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished after 100 years. As you enter this incredible architectural jewel, gaze at the forest of pillars soaring toward the ceiling while sunlight pours through the windows. Then on to Gaudi’s Parc Guell, one of the most famous sights of Barcelona with its split ceramics decorating winding banks over a strange looking Roman temple. Here, Gaudi has created a fabulous forest within a park – you’ll be enchanted by his ingenuity. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the city. Tonight, dinner together is at a local restaurant. Afterward, take a short walk back to the hotel through this illuminated city, and marvel at its beauty by night. View Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, notable for its chimneys that look like sentries keeping watch over the street. Bid a fond goodbye to your newfound friends and to the magnificent journey through Spain and Portugal
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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