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Embark on a journey of discovery with the In-depth Cultural tour Spain and Portugal – The Best of Iberia. This 16 day package offers an unforgettable experience, taking you through both Madrid, Spain and 10 other stunning destinations in Europe. Your trip includes a stay at a quality hotel, as well as having the expertise of an experienced guide to ensure that your every need is catered for. Transport and meals are also included in this amazing package.


Tour highlights

Discover the wonders of southern Spain and Portugal on an unforgettable journey. From its rich culture to fine cuisine, the Iberian Peninsula is truly one of Europe’s most captivating destinations. Immerse yourself in its history and absorb its energy like no other.

Start point

Pick up at Madrid Airport or Madrid City, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

End point
Drop off at Porto Airport or Porto City, Porto, Porto, Portugal



Tour itinerary

Day 1 Madrid
Begin your stay in Madrid with a hassle free transfer from either the airport or city center to your 4* Hotel. Accommodation and breakfast are included for two nights, giving you plenty of time to explore the vibrant Spanish capital. Home to countless culture-filled streets, Madrilenos know how to create memorable experiences for all visitors. Make sure to grab an evening pickup at your hotel for the popular Tapas Tour!
The culture of enjoying good food with great company is deeply ingrained in the Spanish way of life, and nowhere is this more evident than in their tapas. These exquisite bite-sized dishes are a highlight for anyone visiting any Spanish city, and Barcelona proudly boasts some of the best tapas bars in the land.

Day 2 Feel the City with Madrid Guided Tour
Start your day with a guided tour of the city to explore its rich history and architecture. From the ninth century foundation by the Moors up until modern architectural wonders, marvel at the different styles living side by side. Within the old city walls are seventeenth century baroque buildings, including Plaza Mayor and former City Hall. Don’t miss out on eighteenth century neoclassical masterpieces like Prado Museum, Puerta de Alcalá, Royal Palace and Fuente de Cibeles either. Not too far away is Barrio de Salamanca – an elegant area featuring nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings.

Day 3 Beautiful Cordoba
At the start of the day, travellers can transfer to Madrid Railway Station for a high speed train to Cordoba. This gorgeous Spanish city is home to wonderful architecture, reflecting its illustrious past as a caliphate. Some of these sites include the Alcazar and its gardens, Roman remains and Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral. After exploring this historic place, visitors are blessed with a private transfer to Granada where they can check-into their 4* Hotel for two nights with breakfast included.

Day 4 Allambra and Generalife Gardens
Each morning, the Guided Tour to the Alhambra is one of Granada’s most popular destinations. This stunning ‘red fort’ was constructed from red clay around the mid-13th century and used to serve as a palace and fortress for its Muslim rulers. Another part of interest is the Generalife, which was a secluded estate belonging to a Nasrid king. Built on the Cerro del Sol hillside, it offers spectacular sights with its recreational courtyard and picturesque gardens. After breakfast, this tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Day 5 Seville – The heart of Flamenco
Start the day with a private transfer to Seville, Andalusia’s capital and largest city. Located at its peak during the 17th century and later suffering from damage during the Spanish Civil War, Seville has since been resurrected. After check-ing into your 4* Hotel alongside breakfast for two nights, an evening Flamenco Show awaits. This traditional song and dance of the gypsies of Andalusia was cultivated over hundreds of years before growing to be a popular form of café entertainment come the 19th century.

Day 6 Seville History, Culture and Food
Start your day off with a memorable excursion through Seville! Choose either the morning Walking Tour or Bike Tour and see some of the city’s most famous attractions, including two highlights that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Royal Alcázar and the Cathedral. For an extra treat, try an Andalusian Cooking Class at the end of your afternoon.

Day 7 to Day 9- The Algarve – Jewel of Portugal Sea and Beaches
At the start of the day, you will be privately transferred to Algarve. This Portuguese destination is a beloved coast area with its many stunning sandy beaches and peaceful coves. As you make your way westward, the coastline becomes ever more remarkable. Therefore, this is an ideal spot for unwinding and embracing life near the sea. Upon arriving, check-into your 4* accommodation where you will stay for two nights to fully relax.

Day 9 Alentejo
After departing the hotel early, a private transfer takes you to Évora. Spanning nearly one-third of Portugal, Alentejo is an expansive region with cork trees, wheat fields, vineyards and ancient hilltop villages. It reaches from the Tajo River northward to the mountains of the Algarve. With UNESCO-listed destinations like Evora and Elvas inhabited by bell towers, temples and majestic fortresses – plus numerous smaller settlements offering charming alleyways – there’s plenty of unique charm to explore. Upon arrival at your 4* accommodation with breakfast included for two nights, go ahead and check-into your room.

Day 10 vora
Start your day with an unforgettable Private Tour to Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its 2000 year history. One of the best wineries of Alentejo can be visited and savoured through a wine tasting. At the heart of the city lies the Praça do Giraldo where you can find the 16th Century St. Anton’s Church alongside Henriquina Fountain. You will also witness architectural brilliance at the Gothic and Manueline Church of St. Francis with its golden altars and beautiful blue painting, as well as having the unique experience of visiting Capela dos Ossos – Chapel of Bones – whose walls are literally covered with around 5000 human bones and skulls constructed by Franciscan monks. Then, of course, there’s Évora’s Cathedral, by far the most dominating site in the whole town and the largest cathedral in Portugal.

Day 11 Lisbon
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast, followed by a Private transfer to the heart of Lisbon. Situated in the stunningly beautiful Tagus River estuary, this ancient capital is known for its warm hues and abundance of flowers. As you explore its cobblestoned streets on foot or one of the city’s iconic trams, you’ll quickly discover why it’s beloved by locals and visitors alike. Finally, check-in at your 4* Hotel and savour your first night in Portugal with a delicious welcome dinner accompanied by Fado music – described as “the soul of Portuguese Music”.

Day 12 Highlights Tour of Lisbon
Following breakfast, visitors embark on their Guided Tour of Lisbon – a journey that allows them to explore Portugal’s beautiful capital. Through the ages, this city has been colonised by multiple civilisations such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors before finally being taken by the Portuguese after 1147. During the excursion they will visit the Castle of Saint Jorge and its surrounding area of Alfama which stands as Lisbon’s oldest quarter. It is here where tales of heroic feats from Portugese maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries come alive; an age commonly referred to as The Age of Discoveries or Golden Era for Portugal that turned Lisbon into an opulent metropolis governing a vast empire. Evidence of these grand expeditions can still be seen today particularly through Belem’s monuments that were designed with Manueline style extravagance.

Day 13 Sintra and Cascais
Early one morning, after breakfast, a tour guide will take you on a journey to uncover the secrets and stories of Sintra. When strolling through town, you’ll discover several quaint handicraft stores and delectable pastry shops, tucked away inside century-old houses. As you drive up the mountain side, you’ll be able to admire magnificent chalets and grand aristocratic residences like the 19th century Pena Palace – an awe-inspiring mix of architectural styles and colors. Then there’s Cascais – what used to be a tiny fishing village has become both an artists’ retreat and writer’s paradise thanks to its breathtaking landscapes.

Day 14 Porto – feel the city
After a restful night, make your way to Lisbon Railway Station for a journey to Porto. Upon arrival you’ll be collected by private transfer and taken to your luxurious 4* hotel. After settling into the accommodation, embark on an afternoon of sightseeing on a highlights tour of the city. Delve into its vibrant history and culture while admiring the medieval relics, bell towers, churches and buildings around every corner. Complete the experience with a visit to some local Port Wine Cellars accompanied by a tasting session!

Day 15 Douro Valley
Begin the day with a journey to Douro Valley. Re-experience part of its history as you traverse by boat and train, taking you through breathtaking views of the river. Satisfy your appetite with lunch accompanied by one of the most privileged views of the Douro valley. Afterwards, raise a glass to toast with what many consider to be some of the best wine on earth. Let us show you around this tour that will inspire and tell tales about authentic Douro, providing an unforgettable experience.

Day 16 Porto and End of our services
At the end of your stay, you can arrange a private transfer either to Porto Airport or into the heart of the City of Porto.



What’s included

4* Hotel With Breakfast

All the tours are guided and private.

Breakfast from day 2 to day 16.
Tapas Tour in Madrid
Dinner in Lisbon

– Private transfers between destinations or Train.
– Private transfer IN&OUT on the first and on the last day

What’s not included

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

This tour does not include travel insurance. Please make sure you are adequately covered. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred provider, or check here to see what our Travel Experts recommend.

Andalus Cooking Class

Additional Services
– Tips
– Meals not mentioned in the program
– Anything not mentioned as included
– Entrance on monuments
– City Tax to pay on the Hotel directly


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