Spain & Portugal 15-Day Tour

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$4199 per person
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15 days
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4-STAR HOTELS Escorted tour of Spain & Portugal

Discover the many cultural and historic delights of Iberia on an unforgettable tour that connects two fascinating European countries!
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This escorted tour is ideal for travellers wanting to see the highlights of Spain and Portugal without the worry of trying to do it on your own. Travel through Madrid, Salamanca, Porto, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Valencia, beautiful Barcelona and more on an unforgettable journey.

What's included

Destination
Europe , Portugal , Spain Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Madrid, Spain
Return Location
Barcelona, Spain
Tour Start Date & Time
May 1, 2024 4:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs 2024 & 2025: Contact us for dates from March to October Booking Code: EUSPG15M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Single supplement is from $1850 to cover private rooms Flights from Australia: Request a quote for the best airfare deals to Spain. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote Optional Tours: You can add sightseeing options during free time, contact us for details.

Spain & Portugal tour overview

Explore the streets of cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Seville to feel the rhythmic vibe of the Iberian route. Discover UNESCO sites in the Old City of Salamanca and Lisbon. Stroll along cobbled lanes of Grenada and Porto. Stop for tastings at tapas bars, seafood tavernas and local port wine cellars. Discovering enchanting olive groves, fairy-tale cities, fortified towns and pilgrimage sights are all part of the experience.

This escorted tour is your chance to follow the sun and discover the colourful European cultures and history!

For more information, call 1300 168 910 between 9:30am-4:30pm weekdays or email hello@mytravelxp.com for more information today!

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Inclusions at a glance

  • 14 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Salamanca
    • 2 nights Porto
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 1 night Granada
    • 2 nights Valencia
    • 2 nights Barcelona
  • 21 meals: 14 breakfasts, 7 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special features

  • At the Prado Museum in Madrid, stand before masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya & El Greco
  • In historic Segovia, view the 1st century Roman Aqueduct
  • Visit Salamanca, one of Spain’s most picturesque cities, a UNESCO World Heritage City
  • Walking tour of Porto’s historic city centre with wine tasting of Portugal’s famed Port Wine
  • An inspiring visit to the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fatima
  • Tour Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery, resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery on the drive through Andalucia to historic Seville
  • Visit the Cathedral of Seville, the largest and most beautiful Gothic cathedral in the world
  • Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
  • Head through groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to Valencia, the “Garden City”
  • View Valencia’s Arts & Science City, an extraordinary futuristic architectural marvel
  • In the fortified fairy-tale city of Peñiscola, view the Castle, built by the Knights Templar
  • Wine tasting in the renowned wine region of Penedes, known for white and rosé Cava

 

Barcelona, Spain
Bask in the beauty of cities like Barcelona, Spain, on this two-week tour
  • DAY 1
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  • DAY 15
DAY 1

Arrive - Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, Spain's capital city. Make your own to your hotel with time to rest and relax. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM 
Overnight:Madrid 
Meals:Dinner 

DAY 2

Tour of Madrid

The discovery of Madrid begins with a drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon to the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. View the elegant Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate.

Then, on to the renowned Prado Museum. Stand before an astonishing collection of masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco and more. The rest of the day is yours to explore this city of great monuments and museums on your own or, join the optional afternoon tour to Toledo. Take a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing 
Optional:Half Day Toledo (PM) 
Overnight:Madrid 
Meals:Breakfast 

DAY 3

Segovia, Avila, Salamanca

Travelling across the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama, you reach historic Segovia. View the preserved 1st-century Roman aqueduct, symbol of the city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On to the Gothic cathedral that took almost 200 years to complete before walking through the Jewish Quarter. Afterward, continue to Avila, best known for its imposing city walls, one of Spain's best-preserved bastions; its convent pays homage to St. Theresa, founder of the Order of the Carmelites. The drive then takes you to Salamanca. On the way to the hotel, view the beautiful Plaza Mayor, ancient sandstone buildings and the striking old 12th-century cathedral with its mysterious carvings. Savour dinner together in Salamanca 
Overnight:Salamanca 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 4

Portugal's Coastal City of Porto

Crossing the border from Spain into Portugal, stop first in Vila Real where you will view the exterior of Casa de Mateus as you stroll around its gardens. Then, arrive in the coastal city of Porto, dramatically set on the banks of the Douro River, a region famed for its production of port stored in the vast cellars stretching along the river banks. Spend leisure time in the afternoon to wander on your own along the narrow cobbled streets in the medieval Ribeira district, past merchants' houses and lively cafes. Tonight, join an optional Douro River Cruise with dinner, that passes under Ponte Luis I Bridge and offers panoramas of the city from a new perspective. A meal of local specialties and drinks follows at a typical country restaurant 
Optional:Douro River Cruise with Dinner (PM) 
Overnight:Porto 
Meals:Breakfast 

DAY 5

Tour Historic Porto

Begin your exploration of historic Porto with a walking tour of the Ribeira district. Visit the Church of Sao Francisco, known for its gilded carvings and the palatial 19th century Palacio de Bolsa, embellished by a neoclassical façade. At a Port Wine cellar, stop for a tasting of this Portuguese favourite. Wander on your own this afternoon in Porto, or join the optional Medieval Portugal tour. Head inland to the heart of Minho province to visit the former Roman 'Bracara Augusta'. Here, drive to the top of the 1,300-foot high hill of Bom Jesus, from where you can overlook the city of Braga and admire the famous Holy Way staircase. Proceed to the town of Guimaraes for a stroll through the medieval alleys. Have dinner before returning to the hotel 
Optional:Medieval Portugal (PM) 
Overnight:Porto 
Meals:Breakfast 

DAY 6

Visit Sacred Fatima, Arrive in Lisbon

Today, an inspiring visit to Fatima, a central Portuguese town home to the Sanctuary of Fatima, a Catholic pilgrimage site. Millions of pilgrims visit this sacred sanctuary that attracted the attention of the world when apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. Here, view the great Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary built in neoclassical style, flanked by colonnades linking it with the extensive convent. Afterwards, travel to Lisbon, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle. Tonight, attend the optional Dinner with Fado Music. Travel to one of Lisbon's oldest districts for a traditional dinner of Portuguese favourites with entertainment by soulful Fado singers 
Optional:Dinner with Fado Music (PM) 
Overnight:Lisbon 
Meals:Breakfast 

DAY 7

Lisbon City Tour

In Lisbon, 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, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower, a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, an impressive symbol of the country's power and wealth and resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama. Time for lunch on your own before an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the "Glorious Eden" of Lord Byron, and summer retreat of the royal court, highlighted by lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then spend some free time in the Village Historic Centre before returning to Lisbon 
Optional:Half Day Sintra Tour (PM) 
Overnight:Lisbon 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 8

Drive to Seville

Heading south, cross over the border into Spain and arrive to the great city of Seville with its fascinating history. Leisure time upon arrival before dinner together. Afterwards, attend the optional Flamenco Show - Seville is the birthplace of Flamenco! 
Optional:Evening Flamenco Show (PM) 
Overnight:Seville 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 9

Seville City Tour

Begin the day at the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park before a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city with its winding cobblestone streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, legendary burial site of Christopher Columbus. The rest of the day is at leisure or, join the fascinating optionaltour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios 
Optional:Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM) 
Overnight:Seville 
Meals:Breakfast 

DAY 10

Moorish Influenced Alhambra

The drive today takes you from Seville to Granada. Here, the highlight of your sightseeing is a visit to the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city of Granada. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the finest examples in the world of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the fragrant Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls, ponds and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant 
*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, Dinner 

DAY 11

The "Garden City" of Valencia

Today, head north through fragrant groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the city of Valencia. Known as the "Garden City" of Spain, it is situated on the Orange Blossom Coast where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. There are few cities like Valencia that are able to combine remnants of its past, dating back to 138 BC, with innovative and avant-garde buildings from the new millennium. Enjoy dinner in this coastal city 
Overnight:Valencia 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 12

Valencia City Tour

On today's tour of Valencia, listen to tales about "El Cid," Spain's national hero who fought here against the Moors. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture before continuing to the gates of the city, City Hall and the Gothic cathedral. Arrive at the dramatic Arts and Science City, an outstanding scientific and cultural complex with futuristic architecture, designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava. The rest of the day is yours to linger at this incredible site, or wander on your own. Later, perhaps participate in the optional Paella Cooking Class that includes dinner. Learn how to prepare Paella Valenciana, the popular regional dish in the city where it was created 
Optional:Paella Cooking Class with Dinner (PM) 
Overnight:Valencia 
Meals:Breakfast 

DAY 13

Fairy-tale Peñíscola, Penedes Wine Tasting, Barcelona

Head along the Mediterranean coast to the fortified fairy-tale city of Peñiscola crowned by the Peñiscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar. The castle stands on the highest point of a rocky headland, featured in the movie "El Cid". View the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's cottage with its winding steps leading down to the sea. Then, continue through the Costa Dorada to the renowned wine region of Penedes, where a wide range of wine styles are produced including traditional (sparkling) white and rosé Cava. Visit one of the wine cellars for a tasting of the local wines before proceeding to sensational Barcelona. Upon arrival, perhaps stroll along Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous pedestrian walkway with its life-size animators, stalls, and people-watchers. Tonight, enjoy Barcelona's vibrant nightlife and tapas bars 
Overnight:Barcelona 
Meals:Breakfast 

DAY 14

Barcelona City Tour, Gaudi's Architecture

Start the day in this artistic city with a drive along the Old Harbour to the Plaza Catalunya, the city's bustling main square. Pass the famous works of Antoni Gaudi, the master architect, including the Casa Batllo, seemingly constructed from skulls and bones. Then, continue on to view the iconic symbol of Barcelona, Gaudi's masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished*. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore the many galleries, museums, and sights in this city. Perhaps partake in the optional tour to Montserrat that begins with a scenic drive past picturesque villages to Montserrat Mountain. Here, visit the Royal Basilica to see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." Celebrate your last night in Spain with dinner and bid farewell to your Tour Manager 
*Entrance to La Sagrada Familia is not included. Passengers can visit on their own and are advised to book tickets in advance. 
Optional:Half Day Montserrat Tour (PM) 
Overnight:Barcelona 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 15

Depart Spain

It’s time to check out of your hotel in the morning then make your way to the airport for your departure flight. As this journey ends, the memories begin!
Meals:Breakfast 

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Spain occupies about 85% of Europe's Iberian Peninsula. The vibrant country boasts varied and dramatic highlights. From spectacular alpine ranges and gorgeous beaches, to medieval castles, impressive galleries, historic sites and charming towns - there's so much to explore and experience in Spain! The second-largest country in Europe has around 3000 documented beaches, many of which remain untouched. Marvel at Spain's unique blend of Gothic and Islamic architecture and witness the way all forms of art are embraced by the locals. Also a big tip for visitors, don't expect to do much between 1pm and 5pm. This is when much of the country takes a nap, or its famous 'siesta' time, so that they can enjoy dining on tapas and bar hopping until the early hours.
This escorted tour is ideal for travellers wanting to see the highlights of Spain and Portugal without the worry of trying to do it on your own. Travel through Madrid, Salamanca, Porto, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Valencia, beautiful Barcelona and more on an unforgettable journey.

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Tour departures

This escorted tour departs Madrid on select dates between March and October.

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The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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      Spain & Portugal 15-Day Tour

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      15 days
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      More than 1

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