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27 Days | Traverse the Iberian Peninsula on a delicious and in-depth adventure

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Get swept up in the colours, tastes and delights of two of Europe’s most beloved countries - Spain and Portugal - on an epic 27-day Premium journey through the Iberian Peninsula. See flamenco in Seville, feel the history of the Alhambra in Granada, visit the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, dine with locals at an exclusive gastronomic society in San Sebastian, bask in the beauty of Barcelona, discover the birthplace of port and the treasures of the Douro Valley, and get to the heart of glorious Lisbon. Travel with passionate local leaders eager to share the magic of their homelands as you discover a land of rich history, vibrant regional cultures, stunning landscapes and refined cuisine.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Portugal And Spain In Depth including Portugal and Spain
Start
Lisbon, Portugal
Finish
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain, Portugal
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPPD
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Taste the best of local cuisine during Exclusive Experiences – sample olive oil at a family-run farm in Andalucia, try delicious marzipan in Toledo, take a wine-tasting tour in the Douro Valley, and visit a traditional cider house in San Sebastian.
  • Stay at three amazing Feature Stays throughout your trip: a converted 18th-century mansion in Seville, a historic Parador in Spain's La Rioja region, and a fabulous hotel nestled within the famous vineyards of the Douro Valley.
  • Experience the enchantments of the Iberian Peninsula with spectacular Exclusive Experiences, including visiting the Alhambra by day and night, and dining at a historic gastronomic society in San Sebastian.
  • See the key cultural icons of Spain and Portugal with local guides to lead the way: visit the Mesquita in Cordoba, explore the Pena Palace in Sintra, wander the Guggenhiem in Bilbao, and more!
  • Explore the tranquil waterways of Spain and Portugal to see its cities and valleys from a new perspective - boat down the beautiful Douro river surrounded by vineyards, stop for lunch on the Galacian coast, and take a boat tour to Lake Albufera in Valencia.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Open Arms. Donations help them safeguard the physical integrity and rights of migrant people in imminent danger who have fled their homes across the Mediterranean Sea.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes, plus suitable luggage for navigating cobblestone streets.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme (over 40°C), so it's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider your suitability to the season you are travelling in.
  • During your discoveries you will visit a numerous religious sites. You will need to bring clothes that cover the arms, and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. Your leader will advise when such clothing is necessary.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

26 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 11 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, High-speed train, Local train, Plane

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (21 nights), Feature stay (5 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Lisbon - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Lisbon - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Lisbon - Castelo de Sao Jorge
  • Sintra - Pena Palace
  • Sintra, Cascais & Cabo da Roca - Day Trip
  • Coimbra - Fado Show
  • Douro Valley - Douro River Boat Ride
  • Douro Valley - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Douro Valley - Day Trip
  • Porto - Sunset Drinks in Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Matosinhos - Half Day Trip by Local Train
  • Madrid - (Tapas) Welcome Dinner
  • Toledo - Marzipan Tasting
  • Toledo - Day Trip
  • Seville - Evening Flamenco Show
  • Seville - Alcazar Visit
  • Seville - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Cordoba - Walking Tour of the Mezquita & Cordoba City with Local Guide
  • Andalucia - Olive Oil Mill Visit & Tasting
  • Granada – Alhambra Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens Tour
  • Lake Albufera - Boat Tour & Barraca Visit
  • Valencia - Paella Lunch
  • Barcelona - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Dinner in Restaurant - Barcelona
  • Barcelona - Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Barcelona - Welcome Meeting
  • Barcelona - Welcome Dinner
  • Zaragoza - Town Visit
  • La Guardia - Village Visit
  • La Rioja - Winery Visit with Tasting
  • Pamplona - Orientation Walk
  • San Sebastian - Traditional Cider House Experience
  • San Sebastian - Walking Tour
  • San Sebastian - Gastronomical Society Dinner
  • Bilbao - Orientation Walk
  • Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum admission
  • Oviedo - Walking Tour with Cathedral
  • Galician Coast Stop
  • Santiago de Compostela - Camino Walk
  • Santiago de Compostela - Farewell Dinner
Add on activities
  • Lisbon - Belem Tower - EUR8
  • Lisbon - Jeronimos Monastery - EUR10
  • Madrid - Royal Palace - EUR14
  • Madrid - Museo del Prado - EUR15
  • Madrid - Tapas Urban Adventure - EUR82
  • Madrid - Abono Paseo del Arte (3 museum combo voucher) - EUR30
  • Madrid - Real Jardín Botánico - EUR6
  • Madrid - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - EUR12
  • Seville - Indias Archive - Free
  • Seville - Cathedral & Giralda Tower - EUR12
  • Valencia - Sagunto Castle - Free
  • Valencia - Treats & Tastes of Valencia Urban Adventure - EUR55
  • Valencia - Street Art in Old Valencia Urban Adventure - EUR35

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
4. Due to the closure of the Alhambra on Oct 4-6 2023, ZMPPD230923 will visit the Alhambra on the morning of Day 15, rather than the evening of Day 14.

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