Classic Spain and Portugal

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Visit Classic Spain on a tour via Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastian

Tour Spain and Portugal's pin-up attractions on this classic adventure. Soak up art and history in Madrid, be staggered by the grandeur of Alhambra Palace in Granada and take in the dramatic spectacle of a flamenco performance in Seville. Travel to Portugal to chill out in the Algarve, get footloose with Lisbon locals in the Bairro Alto and imbibe delectable port wine in Porto. Back in Spain, visit Santiago de Compostela and Salamanca en route to Barcelona – the epitome of all things stylish, cultural and fashionable – before continuing on to Pamplona, Longrono and the glorious beaches of San Sebastian.

  • Admire Dali's and Picasso's masterpieces in Madrid
  • Wander a maze of streets in Granada's Albayzin
  • Feel the heat of flamenco in Seville
  • Discover the hidden beaches and coves of the Algarve
  • Enjoy a slice of cosmopolitan European life in Lisbon
  • Be charmed by the magnetic allure of Barcelona
  • Visit the rumoured resting place of St James

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Day 1 Madrid

Madrid offers a remarkable blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Soak up the art, be wowed by the architecture and swoon over the exceptional food.

Days 2-3 Granada

Home to the stunning Alhambra Palace and set against a backdrop of the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is one of Andalucia's most enchanting cities.

Days 4-5 Seville

Seville is renowned for its oranges, tapas and flamenco - all three are ingrained in the fabric of the city and its proud people.

Days 6-7 Algarve

The Algarve is a large area of southern Portugal with a beautiful and diverse coastal landscape, charming towns, fertile agricultural areas and a sunny disposition.

Days 8-9 Lisbon

Charming Lisbon offers Portuguese traditions alongside a multicultural population, fantastic architecture evident of a rich history, delicious seafood and a thriving nightlife for every age.

Days 10-11 Porto

The namesake of a certain sweet fortified wine, Porto's World Heritage-listed neighbourhoods are filled with a collection of twisting alleys, criss-crossing staircases and baroque churches.

Days 12-13 Santiago de Compostela

The finish point for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela is home to the cathedral where St James, one of the 12 Apostles, is purportedly buried.

Days 14-15 Barcelona

Barcelona's quirky character and fabulous Catalan cuisine mixes seamlessly with a groundbreaking art scene, Gothic architecture, superb dining and a non-stop nightlife, making it a city you won't soon forget.

Day 16 Pamplona

An important point on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail for centuries, Pamplona has winding alleys, well-preserved fortifications and ornate cathedrals to explore.

Days 17-18 Logrono

Famous for its delicious Rioja wine, Logrono's many tapas bars offer no shortage of opportunities to sample its signature tipple.

Days 19-20 San Sebastian

A vibrant cultural heart beats within this relaxed, coastal city - San Sebastian is a perfect place to relax at the beach or enjoy the finer points of Spanish culture.

Days 21-22 Madrid

Exuding confidence and style through every pore, Madrid is a world-class city boasting incredible restaurants, art galleries, shopping and nightlife.