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Highlights of Spain and Portugal tour
Barcelona Lisbon Highlights of Spain and Portugal Trip

Highlights of Spain and Portugal

Globus
By Globus
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
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Highlights

  • Barcelona : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
  • Madrid : Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Cordoba : Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs
  • Seville : Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter; dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment
  • AzeitÃo: Visit a traditional tile workshop
  • Lisbon : Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • This marvelous vacation offers two-night-stays each in Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, with guided sightseeing including the most popular sights
  • Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi's masterpiece

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This marvelous vacation offers two-night-stays each in Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, with guided sightseeing including the most popular sights.

Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi's masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world's most prestigious art museums. In Cordoba, visit the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures; and in Azeitão visit a traditional tile workshop.

Those interested in trying the local specialties and wines will be thrilled by the special treats Globus has arranged. In Seville, you'll enjoy a dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment, and in Portugal, visit a traditional tile workshop in Azeitāo. Throughout this Spain and Portugal tour, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities' histories, sights, cultures, and insider secrets. Add magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine, plus fantastic art and architecture with a flourish of Iberian flamboyance, and… you have a dream vacation to Spain's most famous cities and Lisbon!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN BARCELONA
End City LISBON

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Spain Portugal

Cities & Attractions

Barcelona Lisbon Madrid Seville Toledo

Activities

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN. Welcome to Barcelona! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

BARCELONA. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Today's highlight is a visit to the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged. (B)

Day 3

BARCELONA–MADRID. Admire rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. (B)

Day 4

MADRID. Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Highlight is a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last 8 centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. To make the most of your stay, optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 5

MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE. Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the medieval Jewish Quarter, the MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge, and the remains of the Alcazar. Your next destination is Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia. (B)

Day 6

SEVILLE. During your guided sightseeing tour, hear about the city’s role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that was once the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. This evening, [LF] dinner has been prepared at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment. (B,D)

Day 7

SEVILLE–SETUBAL–AZEITÃO, PORTUGAL–LISBON. A scenic drive today takes you to Portugal. Stop in Setubal for the colorful food market, and visit a traditional [LF] TILE WORKSHOP in Azeitão, before arriving in Lisbon, proud capital of Portugal. (B)

Day 8

LISBON. Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares and a walk along the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Also visit the CHURCH with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Tonight, farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 9

LISBON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Tryp Apolo

A modern 314 room hotel located in the heart of Barcelona with Free Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms and public areas. Delicious snacks can be enjoyed at the Tapas Bar whilst the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and cocktails.


Barcelona
Spain
Av.Paralelo 57-59

Novotel Madrid Center

A stylish 790 room hotel located in Madrid's elegant Salamanca District with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a chic bar featuring a large video wall, a fitness room and relaxing lounge areas.


Madrid
Spain
C/ O'donnell 53

Hesperia Sevilla

Set just 5 minutes' walk from Seville's historic city centre, this 7 storys hotel blends modern facilities with traditional Andalusian charm. Guests can taste mediterranean specialties in the main restaurant or sip a drink at the garden cocktail bar. There is also a coffee shop and snack bar for light refreshments. For a surcharge, the Hesperia Sevilla offers access to the Metropolitan Health Club featuring an indoor pool, a fitness and massage center. All 244 rooms feature natural color scheme and wooden floor, large flat screen TV with international channels, minibar, and in-room safe. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available thoughout the hotel.


Seville
Spain
Avda Eduardo Dato, 49

Marques De Pombal

This 123-room modern hotel is located in the most prestigious quarter of Lisbon, directly on the tree lined Avenida da Liberdade with exclusive shops and the Marquês de Pombal Metro Station just meters away. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. The hotel's restaurant serves a range of international dishes and after-dinner drinks can be enjoyed at the adjacent bar. There is also a gym, sauna and steam bath.


Lisbon
Portugal
Avenida Da Liberdade 243

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