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Ready to explore charming Spain and Portugal? Look no further than the Active Adventure tour of Spain and Portugal Delights with Douro River Cruise. This 24-day package is a great way to discover Barcelona and 16 other destinations in Europe. Accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transportation – all of these are included in the trip. So get ready to embark on an amazing journey from Barcelona to Madrid!


Places you’ll see

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



Tour highlights

Soaking up the Mediterranean sun, Spain and Portugal provide a perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway. Start with vibrant Barcelona where you can admire Moorish architecture, watch flamenco performances and try the local tapas. Explore the Algarve coast and Lisbon before sailing through the Douro River on a luxurious cruise.

Start point
Airport, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

End point
Airport, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Tour itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Barcelona
As soon as you arrive in the city of Barcelona, it is clear why it’s a world-renowned destination. From its unique architecture and vibrant cultural scene to the delicious Catalan cuisine that awaits you, this captivating city will have you mesmerized from the first moment.

Day 2 Barcelona
Following your Signature Experience, why not take the time to explore the iconic Sagrada Família? Then wander the streets of Barcelona, soaking in sights like the Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas.

Day 3 Barcelona
Take a trip to Montserrat and board an iconic cogwheel train up the mountain. At the top, indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the local eateries. When you head back down into the city, take advantage of your free time to explore all that this destination has to offer – why not try out some new restaurants in the evening?

Day 4 Barcelona, Madrid
As you embark upon your journey from Barcelona to Madrid, take a moment to say goodbye and prepare for the artistic delights that await. Those with a passion for all things art will delight in visiting the Prado Museum.

Day 5 Madrid
This day out in Madrid is all about experiencing its iconic landmarks. Take a guided tour of some of its most impressive sights, including El Palacio Real, Parque del Buen Retiro and Plaza Mayor.

Day 6 Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba
Start the day off right and explore the captivating city of Toledo. Take a guided tour through its winding streets and learn all about its fascinating past. Then, journey southward to Córdoba for more sightseeing opportunities.

Day 7 Córdoba
This morning, take the opportunity to explore Córdoba and discover the beauty of its Great Mosque and Jewish Quarter on a guided tour. Afterwards, you will have some free time to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 8 Córdoba, Granada
Continue your journey to Granada today.

Day 9 Granada
Take a journey through Andalusian history with a visit to the World Heritage-listed Alhambra. Piece together an indelible part of Spanish culture as you tour this incredible complex – part fortress, part palace. Delve into centuries past and marvel at the restored Lion Fountain while strolling around the Nasrid Palace grounds.

Day 10 Granada, Ronda, Seville
Explore Ronda and lose yourself in this picturesque mountaintop town that looms above a deep chasm. Afterwards, make your way to Seville, the Andalusian capital, where you can enjoy an evening meal.

Day 11 Seville
Take a journey through Seville and experience the grandeur of Alcázar, an exquisite royal palace treasured throughout Spain. Afterwards, be mesmerized by the magnificent Cathedral de Sevilla and its Giralda Tower.

Day 12 Seville, Algarve
Venture to the stunning coastline of Portugal’s Algarve, located in the country’s most southern region. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in luxury and appreciate your luxurious resort while you spend your time here.

Day 13 Algarve, Lisbon
When holidaying to Algarve, you have the unique opportunity to pick from two remarkable experiences.

Day 14 Lisbon
Exploring the city of Lisbon, take a ride in some of the classic tramcars. Old Town is a great place to soak up the local atmosphere, and Jerónimos Monastery, one of Portugal’s most significant symbols, has even been listed as a World Heritage site. Finish off your day with a delicious meal prepared by the locals.

Day 15 Lisbon, Sintra
Pack your bags and get ready to explore the stunning Serra de Sintra mountain range. Experience the magnificence of Pena National Palace, which is a World Heritage-listed site located in the midst of an idyllic landscape.

Day 16 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
After exploring the city of Coimbra, why not embark on a breathtaking journey along the Douro River?

Day 17 Porto
Now you’ll have the opportunity to discover Porto in your own style thanks to a selection of sightseeing options.

Day 18 Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Today you will embark on a journey to Guimarães, where the development of a medieval town awaits. Once settled in, take part in a tour and explore the region with some insight. Following that, journey through the Douro Valley until you reach Entre-Os-Rios. Here, pay a visit to Quinta da Avelada- an establishment which has been crafting wines since 1870s. Peruse their gardens before ending your day with a delightful tasting of wine and cheese.

Day 19 Régua
This morning, make your way to Régua and take in the ambiance of the sun-drenched surroundings. Once you’ve settled in, a trip to the Douro Museum is a must. This amazing experience allows visitors to gain insight into the culture and traditions of this remarkable wine region from the Douro Valley.

Day 20 Regua, Pinhão
Once you have completed your task at hand, take a leisurely journey to Pinhão, whilst travelling through the captivating valleys of the Douro.

Day 21 Pinhão
Experience a day like no other at the Palacio de Mateus near Vila Real. The grand 18th century building was created by the celebrated Portuguese architect, Nicolau Nasoni, and is most recognizable from its use on the bottles of Mateus Rosé wine. As your tour comes to an end, enjoy a special dinner hosted by the captain in honor of your visit.

Day 22 Barca d’Alva
Experience the unique charm of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and its surrounding area on a visit today. Explore the impressive castle ruins that overlook this tiny fortified village, before admiring picturesque views of the Douro Valley from up high. Once back on board, savor a delicious dinner as you revel in your last evening cruising through this beautiful region.

Day 23 Barca d’Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Madrid
Leaving your vessel behind, journey to Madrid with a stop in the venerable city of Salamanca.

Day 24 Depart Madrid
Transfer to the airport for your flight.




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 RitzSeven 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


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