Best of Spain and Portugal Tour – Save $2,800 per couple

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$6,050

Duration

15 days

Deal Type

Tour

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Experience 17 cities across 3 countries and see grand castles, incredible art & iconic sights on this 15-day guided Spain and Portugal tour!

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In Madrid, you will experience Spain’s most impressive paintings in the Prado Museum as guided by an art historian. This tour of Spain and Portugal will involve A local expert to help you navigate Segovia’s medieval streets before journeying to Granada to visit the region’s oldest olive grove. Then relax by sampling local produce and wine in the home of a local family. At the Alhambra, wander its manicured gardens while exploring the palace’s lace-like stone walls. In Seville, participate in a private flamenco dance lesson to the sounds of an acoustic guitar. In Porto, sip port during a wine tasting, and in Lisbon, see an architectural masterpiece — the Gothic-style Jerónimos Monastery.

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Included Items

Premium Dining:
  • Superior dining in top-rated restaurants
  • Daily breakfasts & many dinners
  • A thoughtful vegetarian option at every included meal​
  • Beer, wine, hot & soft drinks included with meals
Premium Experiences:
  • Insightful Encounters that enrich and inspire​
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences that leave a positive impact​
  • Insider Access or skip the lines at key sites​
  • Personalise your day with Insight Choice
  • Personal headsets. You can explore while listening to your guide
Premium Services:
  • Personal 24/7 service
  • Expert Travel Directors providing an elevated service
  • Knowledgeable Local Experts
  • Highly skilled coach drivers
  • Seamless delivery & porterage of your luggage
Premium Tour Essentials:
  • Always small group tours
  • "Business Class-style" coaches. Fewer seats & more legroom
  • Handpicked 4 & 5-star hotels in great locations
  • Many relaxed morning starts (after 9am)
  • Complimentary scheduled airport transfers per the itinerary

Tour Company

Insight Vacations

Tour Location

Europe

Deal Type

Tour

Map

Map Spain Portugal

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Itinerary - Days 1-7 +

Day 1 – Welcome to Madrid

arrive-madrid-spain

Madrid

Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travellers over an evening of delicious food and wine.
Stay: Barceló Emperatriz or Barceló Torre de Madrid (depending on your departure date)

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 – Madrid of the Bourbons

Madrid Bourbons

Madrid of the Bourbons

Guided by your Local Expert, visit the Spanish capital’s most historic neighbourhoods. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter, discovering the origins of the city. Enjoy a special visit to the renowned Prado Museum with an art historian who will guide you through the collective works of Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and more.
Stay: Barceló Emperatriz or Barceló Torre de Madrid (depending on your departure date)
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Segovia and Golden Salamanca

Segovia Golden Salamanca

Segovia Golden Salamanca

Travel to the fortified city of Segovia. Walk through the medieval streets with a Local Expert and see the magnificent Alcazar fortress, before continuing onto the historic aqueduct. Journey west, overlooking the ancient walls of Ávila, en route to Salamanca. During your guided sightseeing tour, admire the golden stone buildings the city is famous for, including the arcaded Plaza Mayor, the honey-coloured cathedral and the 16th century university buildings.Stay: Hotel Alameda Palace
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Porto, Grande Dame on the Douro

Porto, Grande Dame on the Douro

Porto, Grande Dame on the Douro

Cross the Portuguese border to reach Porto. Situated on the River Douro, the city is celebrated internationally as the capital of Port wine. Visit the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores and walk along corridors of casks. Get to know your tawnys and vintages during a tasting. Continue your exploration of the city, admiring the multi-coloured houses, churches adorned with glazed tiles and iconic bridges.
Stay: NH Collection Porto Batalha
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 5 – Holy Fátima, Ancient Óbidos and Lisbon

Holy Fatima

Holy Fatima, Ancient Obidos and Lisbon

Continue to Fátima, Portugal’s most renowned place of pilgrimage. See the basilica or perhaps visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, which commemorates the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. Journey to the fortified town of Óbidos and walk within its walls, exploring the narrow, medieval streets where houses are covered with flowers. Your travels continue to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
Stay: Corinthia Hotel Lisbon or Dom Pedro Lisboa (depending on your departure date)
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 -Lisbon and the Age of the Great Discoveries

Lisbon the Great Discoveries

Lisbon the Great discoveries

Sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the spacious avenues of the Lower Town and beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco, the finest square in the city. Visit the Belém Quarter, from where sailing ships once set forth to discover faraway lands. Enjoy a taste of the famous Pastéis de Belém from a traditional patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal’s finest pastry for almost 200 years. View the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the historic Belém Tower. This fortress was originally set in the middle of the river, but is now left high and dry on the riverbank. Visit the National Coach Museum, featuring one of the most prominent horse-drawn carriage collections in the world. With the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Portuguese Riviera, frequented by surfers, royalty and, on occasion, James Bond.

Stay: Corinthia Hotel Lisbon or Dom Pedro Lisboa (depending on your departure date)
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Seville, the City of Carmen

Seville, The city of Carmen

Seville, the City of Carmen

Leave Lisbon via the modern Tagus Bridge and cross the border to reach Seville. Visit the Seville Cathedral, the burial place of Christopher Columbus.
Explore Seville with Insight Choice. Choose to embark on a walk through the old Jewish quarter. Alternatively, join a scenic drive around the city and enjoy panoramic views.
This evening, why not join an optional experience with dinner and a horse and carriage ride?

Stay: NH Collection Sevilla
Included Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary - Days 8-15 +

Day 8 – Free Time and Flamenco in Seville

Free time and Flamenco in Seville

Flamenco in Seville

Enjoy a relaxed start and a morning to unwind, shop or continue exploring this fascinating city at your own pace. Our suggestion is to join an Optional Experience to the ancient city of Córdoba, where you will visit the magnificent Mezquita, see the old Jewish Quarter, and enjoy some free time to shop or explore as you wish. Later this afternoon, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit the Cristina Heeren Foundation, a flamenco dance school and beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Their mission is to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco. Feel the passion behind the choreography as you put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson.

Stay: NH Collection Sevilla

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 9 – Head for Gibraltar, Mijas and the Costa del Sol

Head for Gibraltar

Head for Gibraltar, Mijas and the Costa del Sol

Head south to Gibraltar, part of mainland Spain yet an overseas territory under British control since 1704. With your Local Expert, visit the Rock of Gibraltar and St. Michael’s Cave. See the Barbary Apes, legendary guardians of the colony. Relax as you travel the scenic route along the Costa del Sol through high end resorts where the rich and famous holiday. Your journey continues through the green hills to the white-washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens, taking in the views of the coast.

Stay: Meliá Costa del Sol
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 10 – At Leisure on the Costa del Sol

Al Leisure on the costa del Sol

Costa del Sol

Enjoy the day at leisure on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savour the specialities in the local restaurants or consider exploring Málaga, the birth city of Picasso.

Stay: Meliá Costa del Sol
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – Dining with Locals and the Alhambra

Dining with locals and the Alhambra

Alhambra

Continue to Alfarnatejo, a quiet whitewashed village, with a population of less than 500 people, surrounded by stunning mountainous landscape. Walk the town centre to see the 18th century Iglesia del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla. Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region and stop at the rural mill-factory to taste a selection of different oils, paired with locally made farmer bread. In small groups, you are invited into the home of a local family to join them for a delicious Highlight Lunch made of fresh, local produce with flavours typical of the region.
Continue to Granada to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace with your Local Expert. Built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century, it is a wonder of beautiful gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace.

Stay: Vincci Albayzín
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 12 – On to Valencia

On to Valencia

Valencia

Journey to Valencia. Pass through the Old City to see its ancient gates, and the City of Arts and Sciences. In your free time perhaps take a stroll to the Cathedral and El Miguelete? Alternatively sit back with a drink and watch the Valencians go about their day. Valencia is home to one of the world’s greatest dishes, paella. Meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn how to make this local specialty during a Cooking Demonstration. Later, indulge in the delicious flavours of this classic dish at your Highlight Dinner.

Stay: Barceló Valencia
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 13 – Along the Coast to Peñíscola and on to Barcelona

Along the coast to peniscola

Coast to Peniscola

Follow the coast to Peñíscola to view the sea-lapped castle used in the film ‘El Cid’. Continue along the Costa Dorada to the Cava Bodegas at Sant Sadurni d’Anoia. During a delicious light lunch, enjoy a tasting as you learn the sparkling secrets of Spanish bubbly. Continue along the coast to reach Barcelona.

Stay: Meliá Barcelona Sarrià
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 14 – Barcelona Sightseeing

Barcelona Sightseeing

Barcelona Sightseeing

A Local Expert joins you for a drive along the Passeig de Gràcia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and some of the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Eixample district to visit Gaudi’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família. See the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars, spectacular vaulting and the beautiful rainbows flooding in through the intricate stained-glass windows.
At a local restaurant, join your fellow travellers to toast to newfound friends and a wonderful journey, enjoying a Celebration Dinner with wine.

Stay: Meliá Barcelona Sarrià
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 15 – Depart Barcelona

Depart Barcelona

Depart Barcelona

Today, bid farewell to your journey along Spain and Portugal as you transfer to the airport. Departure Transfer: Arrive at the airport at 07:00, 09:00, 11:00.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 3 August 2024 departure. Pricing is correct as of 21 May 2024 and includes the offer discount*, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply.

*Save up to $1,400 pp on select departures as featured by Insight Vacations as Last Minute Deals. New bookings only. Must pay in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices displayed are per person, based on double occupancy and are in Australian dollars for select departure dates only. Deals are not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discounts or any other promotional offers. Other conditions may apply.

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