The sun-soaked countries of Spain and Portugal offer an unforgettable experience. Start your journey in energetic Barcelona, where you’ll be surrounded by Moorish architecture, flamenco music, and top-notch tapas.
Day 1 Arrive Barcelona
Upon arrival, you’ll have the unique opportunity to get a warm welcome at the airport before being taken directly to your hotel. Afterwards, take some time to settle in and meet your new friends for an enjoyable Welcome Reception.
Day 2 Barcelona
For a unique tour of the city, why not consider going on an excursion with a knowledgeable local guide? The itinerary includes a stop at the world-renowned Sagrada Família.
Day 3 Barcelona
For a unique experience, take a trip to the majestic Montserrat mountain range. Here, you can make your way up to the peak and visit the celebrated Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat. On your journey, pick up some insight into Catalan culture and then return to town for some free time afterwards.
Day 4 Barcelona, Madrid
Say goodbye to Barcelona as your journey towards Madrid begins. When you arrive, art enthusiasts will be delighted with a trip to the Prado Museum. Here, you’ll marvel at stunning works of art from the former Royal Spanish Collection and explore pieces by Velázquez.
Day 5 Madrid
Today, a journey of exploration will uncover some of Madrid’s iconic landmarks, such as Buen Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor and Royal Palace. Later in day you are at liberty to explore as much or as little as you please.
Day 6 Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba
Experience the culture of old Spain by embarking on a journey to Toledo. Enjoy a guided walk through its narrow streets and explore the wealth of history that lies within them.
Day 7 Córdoba
Why not take some time out of your day to explore the incredible Great Mosque of Córdoba and its surrounding Jewish Quarter? Get the most out of the experience with a guided tour this morning.
Day 8 Córdoba, Granada
Today, why not take a trip to Granada?
Day 9 Granada
Take an enlightening tour of the World Heritage-listed Alhambra. This magnificent site is a unique representation of Moorish art, standing as a symbol of Andalusia’s rich history. A visit to the restored Lion Fountain and Nasrid Palace complex will provide an unforgettable experience.
Day 10 Granada, Ronda, Seville
Ronda, the mountaintop village dramatically set above a deep gorge invites you to visit and explore. Afterward, take a trip to Seville – capital of Andalusia. There, treat yourself to dinner in this beautiful city.
Day 11 Seville
Take a journey through the stunning city of Seville and bask in the glory of its royal palace – Alcázar.
Day 12 Seville, Algarve
Make your way to the southernmost region of Portugal, where the alluring Algarve coast awaits. Spend the night in a luxurious resort as you take in this stunning destination.
Day 13 Algarve, Lisbon
When it comes to holidays, Algarve offers two fantastic experiences.
Day 14 Lisbon
A trip to the captivating city of Lisbon is not complete without a ride in its celebrated tramcars. Explore the quaint cobblestone streets of the Old Town, where you will find the Jerónimos Monastery – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and testament to Portugal’s past greatness.
Day 15 Lisbon, Sintra
Pack your bags and join us on a journey to the breathtaking mountain range of Serra de Sintra. See the remarkable Pena National Palace, nestled amongst its surrounds, before taking a guided tour of Sintra. When you’re done, make your way back to Lisbon via the scenic coastal route.
Day 16 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
Ready to cruise the stunning Douro River? Before you set out, take some time and explore Coimbra!
Day 17 Porto
Now you have the opportunity to experience Porto in a way that suits you best.
Day 18 Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Today, your adventure begins with a visit to the historic city of Guimarães. You’ll be guided on a tour that will take you back in time and teach you about its medieval origins. Once you are back on board, enjoy the scenic Douro Valley as you make your way to Entre-Os-Rios. Make sure to check out Quinta da Avelada, an old winery that has been producing wine since the 1870s and explore its vibrant gardens. Cap off your day with a tasty sampling of their wines and cheeses.
Day 19 Régua
As you cruise to Régua this morning, make sure to take advantage of the beaming sunshine. Once you arrive at your destination, why not check out the Douro Museum and explore the history and culture of the beautiful Douro Valley wine region?
Day 20 Regua, Pinhão
Once you’re finished with the activity that you have selected, carry on your journey and explore the remarkable chasms of the Douro Valley all the way to Pinhão.
Day 21 Pinhão
Venture to Palacio de Mateus near Vila Real and witness the distinct architecture of Nicolau Nasoni from the 18th century. Recognizable on every bottle of Mateus Rosé wine, it is a must-see for all tourists. To top off your remarkable journey, you’ll be invited to indulge in a captain’s farewell dinner.
Day 22 Barca d’Alva
Visiting Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo is an absolute must! Take a tour of the village to view its magnificent castle ruins, and behold magnificent panoramas of the Douro Valley and local towns. Spend your last night on board in ultimate comfort, with a delicious dinner for all to enjoy.
Day 23 Barca d’Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Madrid
Once you have left the ship, a journey to Madrid can begin with a stop in the historical city of Salamanca.
Day 24 Depart Madrid
Head over to the airport for your departing flight.
16 nights luxury accommodation
Three Nights, Barcelona, El Palace Hotel
Two Nights, Westin Palace Madrid
Two Nights, Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio Córdoba
Two Night Stay, Granada, AC Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula
Two Nights, Seville, Gran Meliá Colón Sevilla
Algarve, Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort
Three Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
Seven Nights, the MS AmaVida
Westin Palace Madrid
Expert tour and cruise directors
Luxury dining – a total of 45 meals
A wide range of onboard beverages
Experiences in 22 destinations
Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
What’s not included
International flights are not included
Insurance is not included
Other activities and services are not included
Other activities and services are not included