Highlights of Spain & Portugal – Save up to 15%*

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13 Days

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Save up to 15% off the best of Spain & Portugal on this 13 Day Spain and Portugal Tour of Madrid, Granada, Seville and Lisbon

Unlock the best deals of the season. A round-trip featuring all the highlights of Spain and Portugal. Spend time in the pilgrimage centre of Fátima, join a family on their stud farm in the Alentejo and explore the icons left behind by Catholic kings and Moorish sultans.

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal

Highlights of Spain & Portugal

Included Items

  • Complimentary transfers on the first and last days of your tour
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
Sightseeing Highlights -
  • Explore Córdoba, Seville, Évora, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid
  • Discover Valencia, Cádiz and Salamanca
  • Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada
  • Cathedral Mosque in Córdoba
  • Seville Cathedral
  • Cathedral of Évora
  • Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
  • Church of Santo Tomé
  • Synagogue in Toledo
  • View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca
  • The Towers of Serrano and Quart
  • City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia
  • Cave Houses of Guadix
  • Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon
  • Shrine at Fátima

Tour Company

Trafalgar tours

Tour Location

Europe

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Tour

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal

Highlights of Spain & Portugal

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DAY 1 – MADRID

The fiery Spanish capital of Madrid paves the way for an unforgettable journey through centuries of history and cultural highlights across the Iberian Peninsula. Embrace la buena vida and soak up the vibrant city atmosphere, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and orientation of the city.

Arrival Transfer : Depart Madrid-Barajas airport at 10:30, 13:00, 15:30

Accommodation: NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding / VOCO Madrid
Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date.

Meals Included: Dinner

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

DAY 2 – JOURNEY TO CUENCA AND VALENCIA

Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop hanging houses of Cuenca, before your journey continues to Valencia, renowned for its modern verve and spirit of innovation. An orientation drive will include views of the 14th-century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. Enjoy organic horchata, the celebrated drink of Valencia, during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.

Accommodation: Silken Puerta

Meals Included: Breakfast

City Arts Science, Valencia

City Arts Science, Valencia

DAY 3 – GUADIX AND GRANADA

We travel through the Sierra Nevada bound for Guadix, where we’ll witness how generations of locals have carved cosy abodes into their rocky surrounds. We’ll view the troglodyte cave dwellings that blend effortlessly into the surrounding ochre landscape. Then, journey to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe. This evening, sample the hearty flavours of Andalusia during a special Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Granada

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Alhambra Palace, Granada

Alhambra Palace, Granada

DAY 4 – CORDOBA AND SEVILLE

Tread in the footsteps of Spain’s last emirs, joining your Local Specialist for a visit to the incredible Alhambra, with its amazing palaces, gardens and fountains. Inspired by poetry, the architecture is said to be a reflection of paradise as described in Islamic verse. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere in quiet courtyards, follow its colossal ancient walls and admire the ornate stone carvings. We then leave Granada behind for Córdoba where we’ll join a Local Specialist to visit the mesmerising Mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is alluring Seville, our home for the next three nights.

Accommodation: Meliá Lebreros Seville

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Mosque Cathedral, Cordoba

Mosque Cathedral, Cordoba

DAY 5 – SEVILLE

Seville takes centre stage today as we explore this charismatic city. We’ll see the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower with a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Park, home of the 1929 Exposition. The park was built in Moorish style and features half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings. We’ll walk through the imposing Plaza de España and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to witness the twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping of castanets at a fiery flamenco performance.

Accommodation: Meliá Lebreros Seville

Meals Included: Breakfast

Plaza de Espana, Seville

Plaza de Espana, Seville

DAY 6 – JEREZ AND CADIZ

We indulge in the aromatic flavours of Jerez today as we Dive Into Culture and into the centuries-old tradition of Spanish sherry production. The quiet plazas of romantic Cádiz are our next stop. Tread in the footsteps of Columbus, who used this historic port city as his launchpad to the ‘New World’, and see the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city, said to have been brought here by him upon his return.

Accommodation: Meliá Lebreros Seville

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cadiz Cathedral, Cadiz

Cadiz Cathedral, Cadiz

DAY 7 – EVORA

Leaving the zesty scents of Seville behind, we head to the golden landscapes of the Alentejo, where the Brito Paes family await our arrival for a special lunch on their traditional stud ranch, which has been rearing Lusitano horses since the 18th century. This Be My Guest experience takes place in the home of their ancestors before we continue to Évora for a guided sightseeing tour. With a Local Specialist we will visit Evora’s cathedral, Roman temple and Chapel of Bones. Tonight, enjoy dinner at our hotel.

Accommodation: M’ar de Ar Muralhas Évora

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Castelo

Castelo

DAY 8 – LISBON

We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon, where we’ll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. A particular highlight of this afternoon is an opportunity to Dive Into Culture at the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 16th-century Manueline architecture and art.

Accommodation: Olissippo Marquês de Sá Lisbon

Meals Included: Breakfast

Lisbon

Lisbon

DAY 9 – LISBON

Today is yours to connect with the Portuguese capital. Relax at a sidewalk café with a creamy pastel de nata and venture to the Castle of São Jorge to admire the sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that clad Lisbon’s seven hills. You may choose to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.

Accommodation: Olissippo Marquês de Sá Lisbon

Meals Included: Breakfast

Portugese Tarts

Portugese Tarts

DAY 10 – FATIMA AND SALAMANCA

Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, a site of celebrated religious miracles. We then leave Portugal, travelling to the historic Spanish city of Salamanca with its golden-hued façades and ancient university heritage, where we will visit its 18th-century Plaza Mayor.

Accommodation: Gran Hotel Corona Sol Salamanca

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fatima, Portugal

Fatima, Portugal

DAY 11 – TOLEDO AND MADRID

See the walled city of Ávila, the city of Saint Teresa of Ávila. We then arrive in the clifftop city of Toledo and join a Local Specialist for a guided walk through its streets. We’ll visit the Church of Santo Tomé and the former Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Later, Dive Into Culture and witness local craftsmen at work creating inlaid steel the traditional way. We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Hotel Madrid Centre Retiro / VOCO Madrid

Meals Included: Breakfast

Alcazar Fortress, Toledo

Alcazar Fortress, Toledo

DAY 12 – MADRID

This morning, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we’ll see the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Plaza de Oriente, originally created as a retreat for the royal family. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your own terms. Admire the world’s finest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Vía or consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed city of Segovia. This evening marks the end of our memorable journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Madrid Centre Retiro

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Cibeles Fountain, Madrid

Cibeles Fountain, Madrid

DAY 13 – MADRID

For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to our travelling companions, your Travel Director and the beauty of Spain and Portugal at the end of a memorable holiday.

Departure Transfer. Arrive at Madrid-Barajas airport at 08:30, 11:00.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Booking Terms & Conditions

*Save up to 15% on select 2024 departures. Advertised price based on 18 August 2024 departure. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. Prices are in AUD, are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability and are correct as at 8 July 2024. If guests change to another tour or date not on sale, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. May be combined with 5% Global Tour Rewards savings only, not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discount or any other discount or promotion. Other conditions may apply. ^$200 per person deposit required at time of booking.

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