Classic Spain & Portugal

22 Days | Visit Spain and Portugal on a tour via the beaches, barrios and bars.

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Tour Spain and Portugal's pin-up attractions on this 22-day western European adventure. Start in Barcelona – the epitome of all things stylish, cultural and fashionable – before continuing on to Pamplona, Longrono and the glorious beaches of San Sebastian. Then 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 chatty with Lisbon locals in the Bairro Alto and taste some sweet port wines in Porto. Back in Spain, visit Santiago de Compostela en route back to Madrid.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Spain & Portugal including Portugal and Spain
Start
Barcelona, Spain
Finish
Madrid, Spain
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain, Portugal
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMSJC
This trip generates 39 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Gaze in awe at the artistic feats of the Spanish masters in Madrid, and experience a different sort of mastery with a fiery flamenco performance in Seville.
  • Unwind in a laidback fishing village in the Algarve on Portugal's scenic south coast. Soak up the sun on a beach and enjoy a cocktail-coloured sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • People from all over the world come to Spain to walk the famous Camino de Santiago. Join pilgrims along the last leg of the journey, as they reach the historic cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
  • The fortified medieval city of Pamplona is a great place to discover on foot. Weave through the city's winding alleyways to the immense Gothic Cathedral and walk down the street of the famous bull run.
  • Logrono is bursting with delicious local produce and wine, just waiting to be enjoyed on an included tapas crawl. Delicioso!

Is this trip right for you?
  • The majority of travel on this trip is done by trains and public buses. It's a good time to sit back, relax and let the scenery roll past your window. Please read the Itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • 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. Train stations often don’t have lifts available.
  • 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. Many hotels in Europe have fans, not air conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • Space is at a premium in Europe and your hotel is no exception. Rooms are often small, but usually the central location makes up for that. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Spain & Portugal including Portugal and Spain

Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts

Transport

Train, Public bus, Metro, Taxi, Cable car

Accommodation

Hotel (19 nights), Hostal (2 nights)

Activities
  • Pamplona - Leader led walk
  • San Sebastian - Monte Igueldo Funicular (Igeldo Funikularra)
  • Logrono - Txikiteo of Pintxos (Tapas Crawl)
  • Logrono - Winery Visit & Wine Tasting
  • Granada - Guided Visit to Alhambra Palace & Gardens
  • Seville - Evening Flamenco Performance
  • Lagos - Algarve Cliff Boat Trip
  • Porto - Port Wine Tasting
  • Santiago de Compostela - Camino de Santiago Hike
Add on activities
  • Barcelona - Barcelona Cathedral - EUR11
  • Barcelona - Guell Palace - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Ethnological and World Cultures - EUR5
  • Barcelona - Casa Batllo (advance booking required) - EUR29
  • Barcelona - Museum of City History - EUR7
  • Barcelona - National Art Museum of Catalonia - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Old Santa Creu Hospital - EUR16
  • Barcelona - Picasso Museum - EUR14
  • Barcelona - Museum of Gaudi - EUR6
  • Barcelona - Cable car to Montjuic (one way) - EUR10
  • Barcelona - Contemporary Art Museum - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Tapas Tour in El Raval Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Pamplona - Gothic Cathedral - EUR5
  • Pamplona - Ciudadella Fortress - Free
  • Pamplona - Taconera Park - Free
  • San Sebastian - Catedral del Buen Pastor - Free
  • Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum - EUR16
  • San Sebastian - San Telmo Museum - EUR6
  • San Sebastian - Catamaran Boat Trip - EUR10
  • Logrono - Museo de la Rioja - Free
  • Logrono - San Bartolome Church - Free
  • Logrono - Cathedral - Free
  • Madrid - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - EUR13
  • Madrid - Real Jardín Botánico - EUR6
  • Madrid - Museo del Prado - EUR15
  • Madrid - Museo Reina Sofia - EUR10
  • Madrid - Royal Palace - EUR14
  • Madrid - Tapas Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Madrid - Museo Taurino - EUR15
  • Granada - Jose Guerrero Centre - Free
  • Granada - Mirador de San Nicolas - Free
  • Granada - Science Park - EUR7
  • Granada - Science Park Planetarium - EUR2
  • Granada - Catedral de Granada - EUR6
  • Granada - Capilla Real - EUR6
  • Seville - Torre del Oro - EUR3
  • Seville - Santa Paula Convent - EUR3
  • Seville - Indias Archive - Free
  • Seville - Museum of Fine Arts - EUR2
  • Seville - Archaeological Museum - EUR3
  • Seville - Andalusian Contemporary Art Centre - EUR3
  • Seville - Guided Tour including Alcazar - EUR13
  • Seville - Museum of Art & Popular Customs - EUR2
  • Seville - Cathedral & Giralda Tower - EUR12
  • Seville - Casa de Pilatos - EUR10
  • Lisbon - Fado Show with Dinner - EUR50
  • Lisbon - Naval Museum - EUR7
  • Lisbon - National Art Museum - EUR6
  • Lisbon - Folk Art Museum - EUR5
  • Lisbon - Oceanarium - EUR25
  • Lisbon - Puppet Museum - EUR5
  • Lisbon - Gulbenkian Museum - EUR10
  • Lisbon - Sao Jorge Castle - EUR15
  • Lisbon - Belem Tower and Monastery - EUR20
  • Porto - Livraria Lello - EUR8
  • Porto - Clerigos Tower - EUR8
  • Porto - Serralves Foundation - EUR20
  • Porto - Bolhao Market - Free
  • Santiago de Compostela - Visit to a Local Cheesemaker - EUR20
  • Santiago de Compostela - Bike Hire - EUR10
  • Santiago de Compostela - Pilgrimage Museum - EUR2
  • Santiago de Compostela - Cathedral - EUR12

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Please provide your full name and passport details at the time of booking so that we can secure Alhambra entrance tickets for you. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 60 days of departure. In some cases, without these details, we may not be able to obtain entrance tickets for you.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Wendy · Traveled April 2023
A wonderful trip with a fabulous tour leader Francisca . This trip is fast paced and lots of traveling by public transport but worth it . All the towns we visited had so much to do and see I definitely need to come back and explore but I now feel a bit more confident to do it . Pack light as you’ll fill up your bag with lots of local goodies or do as some of us did send a parcel home . For me the highlight was walking the last 18km on the Camino but loved the whole trip just the same .
Review submitted 09 May 2023

Armine · Traveled May 2022
I loved the itinerary of this trip. We saw a lot in three week and I enjoyed every location. Although I had been in some of the locations before, I still enjoyed it and learned new things. The tour leaders were wonderful, very helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgable. I also liked the balance of scheduled activities and free time to do what we wanted. Overall, I was very happy with this trip.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2022

Ruvini · Traveled May 2022
Good introduction to Spain and Portugal. Getting on and off public busses so make sure you pack light and use a backpack if possible.
Review submitted 13 Jul 2022

Vivian · Traveled April 2022
Spain and Portugal both have a multitude of amazing historic and cultural attractions to experience and this tour will take you to many of them. The physical rating of 2 is for the younger crowd and consider it higher for the 50 plus group. Our weather in April, May had a number of cool days that required a warm raincoat. My guides were wonderful caring people trying to meet all the needs of the group. Be prepared for long bus rides between cities and public transit. I loved all of it and I highly recommend going.
Review submitted 13 May 2022
Classic Spain & Portugal
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EUR 4.444 €