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With a blend of creative architecture, an eccentric cultural vibe and flavorful Catalan food, Barcelona is a city filled with wonders! After a long-haul trip, the best way to unwind is by checking into your hotel and enjoying the evening.


Places you’ll see

  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Toledo
  • Cordoba
  • Granada
  • Ronda
  • Seville
  • Lisbon
  • Sintra
  • Coimbra
  • Peso da Regua
  • Pinhao
  • Barca de Alva



Tour highlights

Take the journey of a lifetime with Explorer tour Spain and Portugal Delights with Douro River Cruise (2020). This 24 days package will bring you through some of Europe’s most stunning sights, beginning in Barcelona and ending in Madrid. From hotel stays to expert guide services, meals, transport plus much more – this tour is designed for travelers who want to make traveling memories that will last a lifetime.



Tour itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Barcelona
With a blend of creative architecture, an eccentric cultural vibe and flavorful Catalan food, Barcelona is a city filled with wonders! After a long-haul trip, the best way to unwind is by checking into your hotel and enjoying the evening.

Day 2 Barcelona
Following your Signature Experience, why not explore the iconic Sagrada Família, as well as renowned Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas? Afterwards, you can all come together for a delightful welcome dinner.

Day 3 Barcelona
A visit to Montserrat isn’t complete without a ride on the cogwheel train to the summit of this incredible mountain. Once you arrive, take advantage of the delicious food at a local restaurant before heading back into town. The night is yours for taking in all that Montserrat has to offer – why not try some of the amazing culinary experiences around?

Day 4 Barcelona, Madrid
As you embark on your journey to Madrid, say goodbye to Barcelona. Upon arrival, art aficionados will be delighted by a visit to the Prado Museum. Inside the hallowed walls of this famed institution, visitors can explore stunning works from the Royal Spanish Collection that include masterpieces from Velázquez and others.

Day 5 Madrid
Today, a guided journey is taking you to some of Madrid’s most iconic sites including Buen Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor and of course, Royal Palace. Your evening is free to explore on your own.

Day 6 Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba
Start your exploration of the historical cities of Spain today with a guided tour through the enchanting streets of Toledo. As you wander, immerse yourself in the city’s past and journey along to Córdoba in the south.

Day 7 Córdoba
This morning, embark on a guided tour of the renowned Great Mosque of Córdoba and its adjacent Jewish Quarter. Afterwards, take some time to explore independently.

Day 8 Córdoba, Granada
Today, take the next step forward on your itinerary and head to Granada.

Day 9 Granada
On a guided tour, experience the majestic Alhambra. This World Heritage-listed site serves as a perfect representation of Moorish art and the storied culture of Andalusia. Wander through the Nasrid Palace complex, marvel at the reconstructed Lion Fountain, and immerse yourself in centuries of history.

Day 10 Granada, Ronda, Seville
Come experience the magnificence of Ronda, this beautiful mountaintop village resting peacefully atop a deep ravine. Then make your way to Seville, the stunning capital of Andalusia where you can savour dinner tonight.

Day 11 Seville
When visiting Seville, visitors can marvel at the stunning royal palace of Alcázar, known to be one of the most splendid in Spain.

Day 12 Seville, Algarve
Venture to Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve coast, for a stay at an amazing resort. Revel in the beauty of the evening while in this chic location.

Day 13 Algarve, Lisbon
When visiting the Algarve, travelers have two phenomenal activities to choose from.

Day 14 Lisbon
Exploring Lisbon is an unforgettable experience. Be sure to ride one of the city’s iconic old tramcars and take a stroll through its captivating Old Town. A must-see is Jerónimos Monastery, a World Heritage-listed monument that stands as a testament to Portugal’s grandeur.

Day 15 Lisbon, Sintra
This journey commences in the beautiful mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Here, you will find the Pena National Palace, registered as a World Heritage Site and surrounded by idyllic scenery. Get a guided tour of Sintra and take in its charming sights before heading back to Lisbon by way of the coast road.

Day 16 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
After exploring the magnificent Coimbra, it’s time to embark on an unforgettable journey along the majestic Douro River.

Day 17 Porto
Now it’s your turn to discover the exciting city of Porto!

Day 18 Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Today, you’re in for a treat as we arrange an adventure to Guimarães. On the guided tour, you will witness the development of medieval settlements first hand. After that, relax and enjoy a scenic cruise through the beautiful Douro Valley which brings us to Entre-Os-Rios. Here, make sure not to miss Quinta da Avelada – a family business dating back to 1870s where you can explore the gardens before sipping on local wine paired with cheese.

Day 19 Régua
After setting sail to Régua this morning, why not relax and enjoy the warmth of the day? Upon docking at the harbor, be sure to spend some time exploring the Douro Museum. It’s a great way to gain an understanding of the distinctive culture found within the Douro Valley wine region.

Day 20 Regua, Pinhão
Upon completion of your chosen activity today, why not take a boat ride and explore the stunning gorges around Pinhão in the Douro Valley? You will be amazed by the immense beauty of this place.

Day 21 Pinhão
For a special experience, visit the magnificent Palacio de Mateus near Vila Real. This grand palace was designed by Portuguese architect Nicolau Nasoni in the 18th century and is well-known from its iconic label on bottles of Mateus Rosé wine. Upon your departure, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell dinner for the perfect ending to your trip.

Day 22 Barca d’Alva
Escape to the picturesque village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and experience a unique exploration of its castle ruins. As you take in the breathtaking views of the Douro Valley, admire the charm of nearby towns. Afterward unwind this evening by savoring a delicious dinner on board and make your last night count.

Day 23 Barca d’Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Madrid
Leave the harbour and come to Madrid through Salamanca, a city with a deep-rooted history.

Day 24 Depart Madrid
Hop in a car and make your way to the airport for that flight you’ve been excitedly waiting for.



What’s included

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

Additional Services
Experiences in 22 destinations
Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations

Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

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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