Best of Spain & Portugal

Enjoy a 15-day Iberian adventure, exploring the highlights of both Spain and Portugal

Begin your tour in the vibrant Spanish capital of Madrid. You’ll then venture to the UNESCO city of Salamanca before crossing into Portugal, where you’ll be captivated by the picturesque coastal city of Porto. Next, journey to Coimbra to explore one of Europe’s oldest universities, and make a stop in Fatima, a renowned pilgrimage sanctuary, before arriving in the enchanting Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The journey continues to Caceres, another UNESCO-designated gem, and takes you through the heart of Andalusia, where you’ll encounter three dazzling treasures of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada

15 Days from $3569/person CAD
Family
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Spain, Europe

Departures

Guaranteed Sunday departures from January 2024 to March 2025

Included:

  • Accommodation in standard-level hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury coach from day 3 to 13
  • Bilingual tour director throughout the journey (English and Spanish) from day 3 to 13
  • Round-trip private transfers between the airport and the hotel
  • Guided city tours with local guides in Porto with Douro River Cruise and wine tasting and Lisbon
  • Guided city tours with local guides in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona
  • Entrance fees to the Cordoba Mosque, Seville Cathedral, and the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • This tour may consist of a combination of different programs. If this applies, there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs
  • Due to luggage restrictions on the coach bus, each passenger is allowed one suitcase and one carry on luggage

Optional Extras:

  • The option to conclude the tour with an additional day in Madrid is also available. Kindly inform us at the time of booking if you opt to end the tour in Madrid
  • Upgrade to 4-star premium accommodation
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be pre-booked prior to departure or booked with the Tour Director

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You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO MADRID

Upon your arrival at the airport in Madrid, you’ll be greeted by your dedicated driver who will be ready to transfer you from the airport to your hotel. Once you’ve checked in and freshened up, the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Madrid offers a wealth of cultural and culinary delights for you to discover. Whether you choose to visit world-class museums, savor delicious tapas, or simply wander through charming streets, the city is sure to captivate you with its vibrant energy and rich history. Enjoy your first day in Madrid to the fullest!

Accommodation at the Meliá Castilla, Princesa Plaza, Madrid, or similar

DAY 2: MADRID

After breakfast, embark on a captivating morning tour of Madrid. Explore medieval Morería, known for its ancient architecture and lively taverns. Discover courtly Austrias with highlights like Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa.

Continue through Bourbon Madrid, admiring the Royal Palace, iconic fountains like Cibeles and Neptune, and Puerta de Alcalá. Marvel at 19th-century gems like Plaza de Oriente and the renowned Prado Museum (exterior). Experience modern Madrid on Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, and in the upscale Barrio de Salamanca.

Visit the green Parque del Oeste, the academic hub of Ciudad Universitaria, and bustling commercial and financial districts. Conclude with a visit to the legendary Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The afternoon is yours to explore. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Meliá Castilla, Princesa Plaza, Madrid, or similar

DAY 3: MADRID > SALAMANCA > PORTO

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a scenic drive to Salamanca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the UNESCO-designated city, known for its rich architectural and artistic heritage, as well as its esteemed university. Afterward, continue your journey towards the Portuguese border, eventually arriving in the captivating city of Porto. Meals: B

Accommodation at the AC Hotel by Marriott Porto, Porto, or similar

DAY 4: PORTO

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, a city revered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the impressive sights including the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building, and Santa Clara church. Following this, experience a unique view of the city along the Douro River with a BlueBoats Cruise, and delve into its historic legacy by visiting a renowned Port Wine Cellar, complete with a delightful wine-tasting session. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening. Meals: B

Accommodation at the AC Hotel by Marriott Porto, Porto, or similar

DAY 5: PORTO > COIMBRA > FATIMA

After breakfast, set off for Coimbra, a city steeped in history as the home to one of Europe’s oldest universities and the birthplace of Fado music. You’ll have some free time to explore its cultural riches.

Later, journey to Fatima, a focal point of the Christian Faith and a renowned World Pilgrimage Sanctuary. Here, you’ll be awestruck by the impressive Basilica and the sacred Cova da Iria, the very spot where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, which lies at the heart of the sanctuary and is the final resting place of the three young shepherds, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta. In the evening, there’s an opportunity to witness the captivating Candlelight Procession. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Sao Jose, Fatima, or similar

DAY 6: FATIMA > BATALHA > NAZARE > ALCOBAÇA > LISBON

Savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel before we embark on our journey. Our first stop is the awe-inspiring Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece blending Gothic and Manueline styles, rightfully designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Next, we’ll head to the charming fishing town of Nazaré, where you’ll have some leisure time to explore. We’ll then continue to Alcobaça, another UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its Gothic church and ancient Cistercian monastery, which traces its origins back to the 12th century.

Finally, we’ll make our way to Lisbon for your accommodation. You have the option to partake in a traditional and typical dinner, complete with a captivating Fado performance, showcasing the heart of Portuguese song and music. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Roma, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 7: LISBON

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a captivating morning sightseeing tour of Lisbon. Traverse its main squares and avenues, taking in iconic landmarks like the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, and Liberty Avenue.

The afternoon is yours to wander at your own pace, discovering the nostalgic corners of the Alfama Quarter. This historic district, nestled next to the Castle, boasts old buildings lining narrow, winding “Ruas” brimming with vibrant colors. Here, you’ll also find authentic “tabernas” where the soulful strains of Fado music evoke a bygone era. Return to your hotel for a comfortable night’s rest. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Roma, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 8: LISBON > CACERES > CORDOBA

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel. We’ll then depart for Caceres, a city distinguished as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its remarkable fusion of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic, and Italian Renaissance architecture. Take a leisurely stroll through its captivating Plaza Mayor and explore the renowned Medieval Quarter in the Old Town.

Later, our journey continues to Cordoba, once the illustrious capital of the Caliphate. Check in to your accommodation for a comfortable stay at the hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sercotel Córdoba Medina Azahara, Cordoba, or similar

DAY 9: CORDOBA > SEVILLE

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel. We’ll begin our day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Mosque/Cathedral, a place of tranquility that will surely rejuvenate our minds and spirits. Following this, we’ll meander through the charming narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter. After a brief journey of approximately two hours, we’ll reach the vibrant city of Seville. You’ll be comfortably settled into your accommodation at the hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Catalonia Santa Justa, Seville, or similar

DAY 10: SEVILLE

Indulge in a delightful hotel breakfast to kickstart your day, then embark on a monumental city tour, including an exclusive visit to the awe-inspiring Cathedral, second only to Saint Peter’s in Rome. Explore the historic Santa Cruz neighborhood, linked to the opera “Carmen” and the legend of “Don Juan”. Discover the beauty of María Luisa Park and Plaza de España.

The afternoon is yours to relish the city’s diverse perspectives and unique flavors. Return to your comfortable hotel for relaxation and evening preparations. Optionally, immerse yourself in a captivating Flamenco show for an extra dose of cultural richness. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Catalonia Santa Justa, Seville, or similar

DAY 11: SEVILLE > GRANADA

After breakfast at the hotel, commence your journey eastward, following the historic Caliphate route. Along the way, take in the breathtaking scenery of countless olive trees that stretch to the horizon.

Upon arrival in Granada, you’ll be captivated by the astonishing monumental surroundings, which served as the final bastion of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada until 1492. Embark on a visit to the world-renowned Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. These enchanting spaces, adorned with fountains, meticulously manicured gardens, and serene patios, have inspired many notable authors.

Settle into your accommodation at the hotel for a restful night. Optionally, in the evening, you may choose to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing Flamenco show. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Porcel Sabica, Granada, or similar

DAY 12: GRANADA > VALENCIA

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll embark on our journey to Alicante, the second largest city in the Valencian Community, before reaching Valencia. This city stands as one of the key capitals along the Mediterranean coast, renowned for its modern Architectural Complex of Arts and Sciences. Notably, the internationally beloved dish, “Paella,” finds its roots in Valencia. Meals: B

Accommodation at the NH Las Artes H0tel, Valencia, or similar

DAY 13: VALENCIA > BARCELONA

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before immersing yourself in the luminous city. Explore its charming old town in the morning, then stroll along the ancient bed of the Turia River. Later, pay a visit to the avant-garde marvel that is the City of Arts and Sciences, where you can marvel at its iconic structures from the outside.

In the afternoon, we’ll journey northward along the picturesque Mediterranean coast, passing through Tarragona, the ancient Roman city of Tarraco. Finally, we’ll arrive in Barcelona, the thriving heart of the Mediterranean and the birthplace of the renowned architect Antonio Gaudí, a symbol of Catalan Modernism. Settle into your accommodation at the hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505, Barcelona, or similar

DAY 14: BARCELONA

In the morning, explore the city renowned worldwide for hosting the iconic 1992 Olympic Games. Stroll along its main avenues, taking in the breathtaking modernist masterpieces designed by Gaudí, and be captivated by his most emblematic creations: Casa Milá, La Pedrera, and Casa Batlló, all of which have been designated World Heritage buildings. Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of Montjuic Park, where you’ll be treated to spectacular views of both the city and the port, as well as the Olympic Ring and the Columbus Monument.

The afternoon is yours to seize, whether it’s for further exploration of the city’s attractions or indulging in its diverse and exquisite gastronomy. Wind down in comfort at the hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505, Barcelona, or similar

DAY 15: BARCELONA

Following breakfast, meet with your driver for a private transfer to the airport. Safe travels! Meals: B

The option to conclude the tour with an additional day in Madrid is also available. Kindly inform us at the time of booking if you opt to end the tour in Madrid.

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