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Make the most of your holiday and travel from Malaga to Cascais with Explorer tour Spain & Portugal: Costa del Sol to the Portuguese Riviera (Malaga to Cascais). This 12 day package allows you to discover not only Malaga, but 8 other destinations in Europe. Every aspect of this journey has been carefully planned; included is accommodation, a knowledgeable guide, meals, transport and more.


Tour highlights

Experience the beauty, culture, and delectable flavours of both Spain and Portugal when you explore the Iberian Peninsula. Begin your journey in Málaga with a walking tour to savour some of the many southern Spanish delicacies. Then take a trip to Frigiliana and Nerja for some peaceful moments; these Andalusian white villages offer beautiful sights that you’ll remember forever. Visit Ronda for its cliffside marvels, then Cordoba to behold the stunning Mezquita and vibrant patios. After, make your way over to Seville where you can learn all about Flamenco with a hands-on lesson. Once in Lisbon, be sure to ride one of their trams around before visiting Belem’s Jerónimos Monastery.



Tour itinerary

Day 1 Overnight Flight
Experience the rich flavors of the Iberian Peninsula.

Day 2 Málaga, Spain – Tour Begins
Greeting everyone to Málaga! This stunning coastal city is renowned for its traditional Andalusian culture and the birthplace of one of Spain’s most celebrated artists, Pablo Picasso.

Day 3 Málaga
Uncover the unique seaside city of Málaga with a knowledgeable guide. Take a stroll around the brightly-colored market stalls, sampling some traditional almond snacks as you go. Get an insight into the culture and history of this vibrant community. After that, tuck into some churros con chocolate at a local restaurant before meeting up with a member from the Sepulcro Brotherhood to understand the significance these organizations hold in their native culture. Finally, finish your morning off by visiting a bodega bar where you can sample Malaga’s famous sweet and fortified wine. Wrap up your tour by exploring Picasso Museum to view masterpieces created by this acclaimed artist.

Day 4 Málaga – Frigiliana – Nerja – Málaga
This day we venture to the stunning white towns of Andalusia. Starting with Frigiliana, hailed as one of the most beautiful villages, its traditional whitewashed homes and cobblestone lanes will make you feel like you have stepped back into time. Then take a trip to Nerja and explore its famous caves, known for its gigantic stalactites. While there, be sure to visit the Balcón de Europa which looks out over the sea. Last but not least, finish up your day by joining your Tour Manager on a romantic sunset stroll at Málaga’s marina – an ideal way to wrap up this amazing journey!

Day 5 Málaga – Ronda – Cordoba
Set off to Ronda, a one-of-a-kind Andalusian town perched on top of a cliff. Here you will discover the fascinating old town with its winding alleys, the iconic Puente Nuevo from the 18th century overlooking El Tajo gorge, and La Alameda Park with its magnificent vistas of the countryside. As you explore this place deeply rooted into bullfighting traditions, take time to go through Casa don Bosco which showcases Nazarite tiles and an amazing garden landscaped to offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Cap off your trip with an intimate home cuisine lunch hosted by locals after which you return to Cordoba for the evening.

Day 6 Cordoba
Start your day of adventure with a visit to an independent horse farm. Afterwards, delve into the culture of Cordoba and explore the gorgeous patios overflowing with bright blooms. Converse with a local to learn about what each flower signifies in the area’s customs. Continue on to magnificent Mezquita (UNESCO), built as a mosque before it was turned into a cathedral by Christian conquerors in 1236. Top off the day with dinner at one of Cordoba’s many fine eateries.

Day 7 Cordoba – Seville
A journey to Seville, Spain’s vibrant capital of culture, is sure to delight travelers. To begin your adventure, explore the city on a panoramic tour that visits landmarks such as the Bull Ring, Torre de Oro, Plaza de Espana and Maria Luisa Park. Then use an audio guide to uncover the mysteries of the grand Seville Cathedral – classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and renowned for its gothic architecture. As well as admiring this magnificent structure you can pay tribute at Christopher Colombus’ tomb. End your day with stunning views of Seville from Mirador Setas viewpoint.

Day 8 Seville
When you’re visiting Seville, you can choose from a wide variety of activities. A walking tour of the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter with its picturesque buildings and blooming flowers may be particularly enjoyable -OR- take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the majestic Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park. Later today, why not join an impactful flamenco lesson at Fundacion Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco? This non-profit organization promotes this unique traditional art form around Spain and across the world! Afterwards, enjoy a spectacular flamenco performance.

Day 9 Seville – Estremoz, Portugal – Cascais
A journey to Estremoz is a must for any traveler wining and dining their way through Portugal. Estremoz is a charming historic town adorned with marble found on monuments throughout the country. An array of local flavors await at lunch, and afterwards make your way to Cascais – an idyllic resort town on the Portuguese Riviera boasting breathtaking scenic views. Spend the evening taking it all at a leisurely pace.

Day 10 Cascais – Lisbon – Cascais
Lisbon, the second oldest capital city of Europe is an ideal destination for a remarkable journey. We will first start in Belem, where its iconic sites and beloved pastry, pasteis de Belem resides. Afterwards, we’ll take a tour to Jeronimos Monastery (UNESCO), followed by a sightseeing around Lisbon through one of the city’s vintage trams. This afternoon, you may continue further to Cascais to wander at leisure or even join an optional experience to listen to soulful Fado (UNESCO).

Day 11 Cascais – Sintra – Cascais
Venture to the UNESCO town of Sintra, beloved by Portuguese royalty for centuries. Spend your day taking in all the beauty of the 20th-century Quinta da Regaleira palace and its enchanting gardens. Afterwards, indulge in some delicious local sweets from a nearby bakery while exploring this captivating village. Finally, wrap up your journey with a farewell dinner featuring traditional Portuguese flavors while sharing stories and laughs with your newfound friends.

Day 12 Cascais – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today.



What’s included

Day 1 to 3: NH Málaga
Day 4 to 5: H10 Palacio Colomera
Day 6 to 7: H10 Casa de la Plata
Day 8 to 10: Pestana Cidadela

Tour guides

10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Additional Services
All sightseeing and activities stated as included.


What’s not included

Flights are not included.

Insurance is not included.

Other activities and services are not included.

Additional Services
Other activities and services are not included.


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