Discovery of Spain & North Portugal
Embark on a 14-day adventure to discover the best of Spain and Portugal. Commence your journey in Madrid and traverse through a delightful collection of cities such as Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, and Porto. Marvel at iconic landmarks including the Mosque/Cathedral and Jewish Quarter in Cordoba, the splendid Alhambra in Granada, and the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. Opt for additional activities such as watching a flamenco show in Seville, going on a night tour in Barcelona, and taking a catamaran tour in O Grove. Savor delectable regional specialties like the renowned “Port wine” in Porto and the mussel and Ribeiro wine in O Grove. Unwind and soak in the stunning scenery of Minho as you cross the border between Spain and Portugal. Conclude your adventure in Madrid after exploring the historic city of Salamanca. This tour blends cultural immersion, historical exploration, and natural beauty, ensuring an unforgettable journey through Spain and Portugal.
Our journey will commence at 8:00 a.m. from a designated meeting point in Madrid, from where we’ll drive through the picturesque La Mancha region to reach Cordoba. Once we arrive, we’ll embark on a guided tour of the famous Mosque/Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter. Following this, we’ll continue our journey to Sevilla, where we’ll be staying for the night and having dinner. (covering a distance of 530 km)
Begin your day with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. Today, we’ll embark on a city tour of Sevilla, which will include visiting the iconic landmarks like María Luisa Park, Plaza de España, and the Cathedral, featuring the renowned bell tower, Giralda. We’ll also explore the traditional neighborhood of Santa Cruz, renowned for its captivating alleys, streets, and squares. For those interested, you can opt to take a boat tour of the Guadalquivir river to witness the Gold Tower and Expo 92, or visit the Maestranza bullring. In the evening, you may choose to witness a flamenco show. Enjoy your dinner included in the package.
After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, we’ll commence our journey to Granada. Upon reaching our destination, we’ll embark on a guided tour of the spectacular Alhambra, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the breathtaking gardens of the Generalife. Your dinner and accommodations for the night will be arranged. For those interested, you can opt for an additional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and experience the typical gipsy flamenco show.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast before we commence our journey towards Valencia, driving through Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras, and making our way to the Mediterranean coast for our accommodations.
After relishing a sumptuous breakfast, you’ll have some leisure time to explore Valencia before we head to Barcelona by mid-morning. Upon arrival, you can enjoy your free time exploring the city. (covering a distance of 355 km)
Start your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a morning city sightseeing tour. Our tour will include visiting the picturesque Park of Montjuic with breathtaking views, the Olympic Ring, the monument to Columbus, and the old Gothic Quarter. Afterward, you can enjoy your leisure time in the afternoon, and accommodation will be arranged for you.
After relishing a delicious breakfast, we will depart for Zaragoza, where we will take a brief stop before continuing our journey to San Sebastian for dinner and accommodations. (covering a distance of 575 km)
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast before we head to Bilbao, the capital of the province of Vizcaya, and make a short stop to appreciate the impressive Guggenheim Museum building. We will then continue to Santander, where you can enjoy your leisure time exploring the city on your own. Dinner and accommodation will be arranged for you. (covering a distance of 205 km)
Savor a mouth-watering breakfast at the hotel before we depart to the medieval village of Santillana del Mar, recognized as a National Monument. Then, we’ll drive through the magnificent landscapes to Covadonga, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Shrine. Afterward, we’ll continue our journey to Oviedo for dinner and accommodations.
After breakfast, we will arrive in the region of Galicia and visit La Coruña, where a short panoramic tour will introduce you to this city. In the afternoon, you can choose to take an excursion to the Rías Altas, passing through picturesque villages like Pontedeume and Betanzos. We will end the day with a dinner and comfortable accommodations. (295 km)
After breakfast, we will depart for Santiago de Compostela, the famous pilgrimage town. Our city tour will include a visit to the iconic Plaza del Obradoiro and the Cathedral. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the city at your own pace. We will end the day with dinner and comfortable accommodations.
Following breakfast, we will head to the stunning Spanish Fjords, where you can relish in the breathtaking landscapes. We will stop at La Toja Island briefly, and then continue to O Grove, where you can take an optional tour on a catamaran to see oyster and mussel farms, and even taste fresh mussels and Ribeiro wine. Next, we will explore Vigo, where you will have some free time to explore the city or take an optional excursion to Santa Tecla. We will cross the Minho river, which runs through the border of Spain and Portugal, and finally, arrive in Porto for comfortable accommodations.
After breakfast, we will start our day with a panoramic tour of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Our tour will include a visit to the cathedral, Stock Exchange building, and St. Clara church. We will end the tour with a tasting of the famous “Port wine” at a local wine cellar. You will then have some free time to explore the city or opt for an optional cruise down the Duero river. We will end the day with comfortable accommodation.
After breakfast, we will head towards the border with Spain and continue to Salamanca. You will have some free time to explore this monumental city, including the famous Plaza Mayor. Finally, we will make our way to Madrid, where our services will end. (566 km)
We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.
4* Hotel: Exe Sevilla Macarena Or Similar
4* Hotel: Abades Nevada Palace Or Similar
4* Hotel: Silken Puerta Valencia Or Similar
4* Hotel: Silken Amara Plaza Or Similar
4* Hotel: Santander Or Similar
4* Hotel: Iberik Santo Domingo Plaza Or Similar
4* Hotel: Exe Coruña Or Similar
4* Hotel: Puerta del Camino Or Similar
4* Hotel: Holiday Inn Porto Gaia / Yotel Porto Or Similar
13 nights of accommodation in 4-star hotels.
Please note that for departures on May 15th and June 5th, the overnight stay will be in Santiago de Compostela instead of La Coruña. And for the departure on April 24th, the overnight stay will be in the city of Sabadell instead of Barcelona.
- Guide in English and Spanish (bilingual English/Spanish)
- Sightseeing tour with local guide in Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, Barcelona, Santiago and Porto
Please note that if tickets to the Patronato of the Alhambra and Generalife are unavailable on specific dates for the Visit, a tour of the city of Granada will be provided instead. This tour will include visits to the Palace of Carlos V, the Archaeological Museum, the Church of Santa María de la Alhambra, Royal Chapel and a walk through the Alcaiceria (silk market) and the Cathedral Square.
Daily Buffet Breakfast and 8 Dinners
Transportation by air conditioned coach with free WI-FI onboard
International flights are not included
Insurance is not included
- Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
- Optional Experiences
- City Tax to be paid locally
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
- Personal Expenses
- Porterage at airport
- Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included