Classic Barcelona to Lisbon

15 Days | Dive into the splendour of Spain and Portugal

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Indulge in the colour and culture of Spain and Portugal on this 15-day adventure. Start in Barcelona, uncovering the city’s many highlights before making your way along Spain’s beautiful eastern coastline. Immerse yourself in Tarragona’s Roman history, sip on locally made wine in the Catalonia region and look out over the Mediterranean Sea from Peniscola Castle. Then pass into Portugal, where even more unforgettable moments await. Journey into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, pause for a port tasting in Porto and wander around the cobbled streets of Lisbon. With a local leading the way, this trip will be sure to stick with you.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Barcelona To Lisbon including Portugal and Spain
Start
Barcelona, Spain
Finish
Lisbon, Portugal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain, Portugal
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMKBC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Tick Madrid, Salamanca, Porto and Lisbon off your bucket list and spend afternoons wandering around narrow, cobbled streets, colourful architecture with hilltop views and glittering coasts as you wait for nightly sunsets to transform these cities into glittering havens.
  • Learn about the history and artistry of the unique Fallas festival of Valencia by meeting a professional artist in their workshop to find out how they construct these intricately detailed and often enormous statues.
  • Savour a Spanish favourite at a Madrid insititution – cinnamon and sugar-dusted churros with velvety chocolate sauce from a churreria that has over a century of expertise.
  • Feast on Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, snacks and local wines with a delicious tapas welcome dinner in Madrid, a port tasting in Porto, a bacalhau dinner in Coimbra and the unmissable pasteis de nata from the best spot in Lisbon – yum!
  • Spend a day discovering the history of Tomar – a 12th century town of relaxed streets, public gardens and the Castelo de Tomar, a Templar castle just waiting for the curious to explore its ramparts and cloisters.

Is this trip right for you?
  • We recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train stations and hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs and across cobblestones.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in this region (over 40C/104F). It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • Portugal, particularly its cities, are very hilly and stairs are commonplace. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines, so packing light is recommended. The cobblestone streets become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Portugal's topography challenging.
  • This trip doesn't spend much time in Barcelona or Lisbon, so we recommend extending your trip to enjoy these cities to their fullest. Please speak to your booking agent about adding additional nights of accommodation to your booking.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Barcelona To Lisbon including Portugal and Spain

Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Train, Taxi, Metro

Accommodation

Hotel (14 nights)

Activities
  • Barcelona - Welcome aperitivo
  • Vilafranca del Penedes - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Vilafranca del Penedes - Cava vineyard with tastings
  • Tarragona - Roman amphitheatre (entrance fee)
  • Tarragona - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Tarragona - Les Ferreres Aqueduct
  • Peñiscola - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Peñiscola - Castle visit
  • Valencia - Fallero-guided workshop visit
  • Valencia - Fallas Museum
  • Valencia - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Madrid - Churros con chocolate
  • Madrid - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Salamanca - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Douro Valley - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Porto - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Porto - Port wine tasting
  • Coimbra - University tour with a local guide
  • Tomar - Castelo de Tomar
  • Tomar - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Lisbon - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Lisbon - Pasteis de nata
Add on activities
  • Valencia - Principe Felipe Science Museum - EUR9
  • Porto - Livraria Lello - EUR8
  • Coimbra - Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery - EUR4
  • Lisbon - Castelo de Sao Jorge - EUR15

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Important notes

1. 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. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Classic Barcelona to Lisbon
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EUR 5.154 €