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Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon tour

Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
From: $ 2,594 $ 288 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Madrid's La Latina neighborhood, known for its overabundance of tapas bars!
  • Take the perfect selfie in front of the whimsical buildings at Park Güell.
  • Explore remnants of ancient Roman rule in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
  • In Barcelona, explore the eclectic works of Gaudí during the day, then unwind at one of the city's many beaches in the evening.
  • Lisbon is known for its elaborately-painted tiles. Head to the National Azulejo Museum to see some of the most amazing tile work in the world!

Short Description

Explore Spain and Portugal’s most iconic destinations on this 8-night getaway! From tapas to flamenco to some of the world's most breathtaking buildings, you can do and see it all.

Trip Type N/A
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 Airfare included
Start City Barcelona
End City Lisbon

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Barcelona (BCN), out of Lisbon (LIS)
  • Private round-trip airport transfers for all flights
  • 3 nights in Barcelona at Hotel Tryp Apolo, or similar
  • 3 nights in Madrid at Hotel Tryp Atocha, or similar
  • 2 nights in Lisbon at Hotel Lisboa Plaza, or similar
  • High-speed train from Barcelona to Madrid (standard class)
  • Economy class airfare from Madrid to Lisbon
  • Private Barcelona sightseeing tour
  • Guided tour of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Private Madrid sightseeing tour
  • Flamenco Show with one drink in Madrid
  • Lisbon sightseeing tour
  • Buffet breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Barcelona!

Accommodation: Hotel Tryp Apolo

Welcome to Barcelona, Spain’s Catalonian Capital! On arrival, you’ll be met by your English-speaking driver and transferred by luxury car to your hotel for the next 3 nights. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure, to begin exploring the city!

Start your Spanish adventure off by heading to Barcelona's famous Magic Fountain, which celebrates the city every evening with a dazzling water show filled with color, music, and water that dances along with the beat.

Transfer from BCN Airport to Barcelona Hotel

Day 2: Barcelona

Following breakfast, embark on a private 2-hour tour of Barcelona!

Today is a great day to explore some of architect Antoni Gaudí's famous works in the city. Spend the afternoon at the whimsical Park Güell, or experience the surreal Casa Milà

In the evening, head to Barcelona's famous beaches for a leisurely stroll & freshly-caught bite!

Barcelona Private Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a private 2-hour tour of Barcelona, by luxury car with an English-speaking driver! The variety and wealth of Barcelona's heritage provides a number of attractive routes through its various districts, and along the way, you will get to know the most iconic monuments of the city.

As you explore this cosmopolitan Mediterranean city, you’ll visit the facade of the Cathedral, and of course the breathtaking Sagrada Familia - which has been a work in progress for over the last 150 years, and has become Barcelona's most universal symbol.

The tour continues to the Olympic Village, the Columbus monument and then on to the Montjuïc Mountain, where you will be able to see the Olympic Stadium and Sant Jordi Palace.

Day 3: Barcelona

Today you’ll join a guided tour of the Sagrada Familia – a Christian temple and the most famous and spectacular of Gaudí’s works. Unfortunately he died before finishing the work (he is buried here, in the crypt), which continues to this day.

After reveling in awe at the majestic temple, head to Las Ramblas and navigate through the famous tree-lined street. Pass by street performers, flower stalls, and artists peddling their latest wares; reach the bustling Boqueria market and stop in for a bite - the perfect way to spend your last night in the Catalonian capital.

Sagrada Familia Guided AM Tour

The Sagrada Familia is located in the middle of Barcelona and over the years has become one of the city's - and the country's - most universal signs of identity. It is visited by millions of people each year, and many others study its architectural and religious contents.

A guide will take you on a visit of the impressive inside of this church, where the vaults are 225 feet high. Antoni Gaudí designed it in the shape of a Latin cross with five naves, extremely rich in decoration and symbolism. You will also visit the museum on the history of the development of this Basilica.

Day 4: Barcelona - Madrid

Accommodation: TRYP Madrid Atocha Hotel

After breakfast, make your way to the train station in Barcelona, to pick up the high-speed train to Madrid. A mere 4 hours later, you will be there! Check in to your hotel, and enjoy the remainder of the day and evening at leisure.

Spend your first night in Spain's capital by heading to a local tapas bar and sampling the flavors of España. La Latina is a bustling neighborhood known for its overabundance of tapas bars and cocktail lounges!

Train to Madrid!

Day 5: Madrid

In the morning, following your buffet breakfast, you’ll be taken on a 2-hour private tour of Madrid, by luxury car with an English-speaking driver.

After your tour, head to the picturesque Retiro Park until you stumble upon it's most stunning secret: the Palacio de Cristal, a crystal palace housing exotic plant life!

In the evening, head to the city's most vibrant square, Puerta de Sol. The streets will be alive with lights, street performers, and locals heading to their favorite tapas bars for a snack before starting the evening's festivities.

Madrid Private Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour private tour of Madrid, by luxury car with an English-speaking driver. As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city of great cultural and political importance. By the end of this tour, you will have gained a complete vision of Madrid. Enjoy a panoramic view of the old part of the city. You will also approach the facade of the Royal Palace; the 18th century left its neo-classical mark on the splendid Royal Palace complex, the Sabatini Gardens and Campo del Moro, located in the city center. The church of San Francisco El Grande, the fountains of Paseo del Prado, the Toledo Bridge, and Puerta de Alcalá are also good examples of this splendid style.

Pick up time will be confirmed after booking

Day 6: Madrid

Explore on your own today! You may want to pay a visit to Madrid's famous Museum Triangle today, a crossroads where three important art museums await exploration.

Pay a visit to the Prado Museum, home to masterworks of Goya, Velazquez and El Greco; or fans of surrealism can visit the Reina Sofia Art Center, showcasing more than 300 modern works by Dali, Miro, and Picasso among others.

Tonight you will be treated to an authentic flamenco show!

Madrid Flamenco Tour (Drink & Show)

Flamenco, a vibrant mixture of dance, song and guitar, is the heart and soul of Spain, and where better to experience it than in the capital city! Flamenco has evolved alongside the contrasting historic influences of Arabic, Jewish and Gypsy cultures. Immerse yourself in the culture as you feel the vibes of Spanish dancing run through your veins.

Day 7: Madrid - Lisbon

Accommodation: Hotel Lisbon Plaza

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Lisbon. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Once settled, why not hop on Lisbon's famous Tram 28 and get a glimpse of the city's most vibrant neighborhods, from Baixa to Bairro Alto to Graca.

Transfer to Madrid Airport

Flight to Lisbon!

Day 8: Lisbon

Today you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour of the magnificent city of Lisbon, where you'll discover its history and vibrant traditions.

After your tour, head to the picturesque Alfama neighborhood, Lisbon's oldest district. Hike through its hilly, narrow, cobblestone streets and enjoy tons of quaint shops, cozy cafes, and traditional Fado clubs.

Lisbon City Tour (Morning)

Discover the magnificent city of Lisbon on this guided tour that unveils its history and traditions. Begin by visiting the Belém quarter, where you will find the most beautiful and historical monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Make a brief stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belém Tower (Torre de Belém).

You then visit the church of S. Jerome Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) – another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a masterpiece of the “Manueline” style, followed by and the National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches), with one of the most important collections of old carriages in the world. Along the river, we arrive at Alfama, an old and traditional district, where we will have the opportunity to walk in its narrow streets and visit a handicraft shop where we'll taste an aperitif of Port wine.

Pass by the downtown (Baixa) to admire Lisbon’s most important squares - such as the monumental Trade Square (Praça do Comércio); Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon, and the symbolic Restauradores Square. From there, drive along Liberdade Avenue, the “boulevard” of Lisbon, to finish at Marquês de Pombal Square, admiring the statue of the 18th-century Portuguese statesman responsible for Lisbon reconstruction after one of the deadliest earthquakes in history, the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.

Please note: Jeronimos Monastery & Coach Musem both closed on Monday; tours on this day will be replaced by Palacio da Ajuda.

Day 9: Depart Portugal

At the appropriate time, you’ll be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport in Lisbon, to begin your journey home.

Fly home!

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