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Do you want to explore the delights of Spain and Portugal? Then join us on the Explorer Tour of Spain and Portugal (2023). This journey will take you over 16 days, beginning in Barcelona, before heading through 8 different destinations in Europe. As part of this tour package, we provide for your accommodation in a hotel, an expert guide to show you around each area, meals included and transport throughout.


Tour highlights

Embark on a remarkable 16-day journey and explore some of the most amazing places in Spain and Portugal. Start with your arrival in Barcelona, where you can take in its fascinating art galleries and incredible architecture. Be sure to enjoy some flamenco performances coupled with delicious tapas.



Tour itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Barcelona
On your arrival to Barcelona, you will be welcomed and taken to your accommodation. Make sure to introduce yourself at the welcome reception where you can meet everyone else!

Day 2 Barcelona
Soak in the beauty of Barcelona by taking a tour to witness the marvelous Sagrada Familia. Later in the evening, join us for a delightful dinner as we welcome you to this vibrant city.

Day 3 Barcelona, Madrid
Leaving Barcelona behind, hop on your train to the Spanish capital, Madrid. Upon reaching there, you will be met with many artistic delights. Make sure not to miss a visit to the Prado Museum. Here you can take a stroll among masterpieces that have been gathered from the former Royal Spanish Collection and includes works by Velazquez.

Day 4 Madrid
Today, you have a unique opportunity to gain insight into Madrid’s landmarks with an exclusive guided tour. You will be taken to places such as Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park and Plaza Mayor.

Day 5 Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba
This morning, journey south to the city of Cordoba as you explore its rich history with a guided stroll through the narrow streets of Toledo. Afterwards, discover the beauty and culture that surrounds this Andalusian city.

Day 6 Cordoba
This morning, why not take in the incredible sights of Cordoba on a guided tour? Be sure to check out the Great Mosque and explore the interesting Jewish Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll be given some free time to explore as you please.

Day 7 Cordoba, Granada
Before reaching Granada, visitors can make a stop in an olive estate to taste some of the best offerings from Spain.

Day 8 Granada
Take a guided tour of one of Spain’s most iconic attractions, the Alhambra. This World Heritage Site is an awe-inspiring testament to Moorish art and culture, with its fortress-style walls and ancient palace complex.

Day 9 Granada, Ronda, Seville
A fantastic journey to Ronda awaits visitors for a guided tour of its picturesque mountaintop location, with breathtaking views. Capture its beauty with your camera and then make your way to Seville, the bustling capital of Andalusia, where you can enjoy dinner.

Day 10 Seville
Discover the regal charm of Seville with a visit to Alcazar – the royal palace. Afterwards, take in the magnificence of Cathedral de Sevilla and marvel at Giralda Tower.

Day 11 Seville, Algarve
A visit to Portugal would not be complete without a stop at the stunning Algarve coast.

Day 12 Algarve
Choose from a range of sightseeing options today.

Day 13 Algarve, Lisbon
Journey to Lisbon today and enjoy free time on arrival.

Day 14 Lisbon
Start your day in Lisbon by going for a ride on the iconic tramcars, followed by a visit to the city’s Old Town. Afterwards, take in one of the nation’s greatest symbols of Portugal’s might during its Age of Discovery – Jeronimos Monastery. Constructed in 1502 by King Manuel I to honour Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India, this World Heritage-listed site is not to be missed!

Day 15 Lisbon, Sintra
The moment your eyes meet Serra de Sintra, be prepared to be utterly awestruck. The rolling hills are magnificent, each setting more breathtaking than the last. Start your day with a tour of King Ferdinand II’s Park and Palace of Pena, before having some spare time to discover the charms of Sintra. Fuel up for an afternoon by grabbing lunch in town at your convenience and later take pleasure in being guided along the coastal route back to Lisbon. With it being your last night here, why not try something new and dine at one of the local restaurants?

Day 16 Depart Lisbon
Be transferred to the airport.



What’s included

Two Nights, Barcelona, Le Meridien
Two Nights, Madrid, Petsana Plaza Major
Two Nights, Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio Cordoba
Two Nights, Granada, AC Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula
Two Nights, Seville, Gran Melia Colon Sevilla
Two Nights, Algarve, Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort
Three Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

Expert tour director

A total of 22 meals

Additional Services
Experiences in 10 destinations
Freedom of Choice inclusions
Take a before-hours visit to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudi
Feel the passion of a flamenco show as you graze on tasty tapas in Granada
Visit King Ferdinand II’s ingenious Park and Palace of Pena near the hilltop town of Sintra

Transfers, porterage 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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Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
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