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Iberian Discovery

Be swept away by the vibrant way of life in Spain and Portugal on an 11 day journey from Lisbon to Madrid. Experience the culture and cuisine of the region.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,195
  • 2018 Lisbon > Madrid

    Discover a land of rustic grandeur

    The lands of Portugal and Spain along the Iberian Peninsula once formed mighty seafaring kingdoms that conquered and colonised the known world, from Latin America to the Far East.

    Today, some of that grandeur is still evident in the fine palaces and splendid manors that dot the landscape. However, there’s a humility and a rustic simplicity that belies the magnificence of times past. From their welcoming salt-of-the-earth demeanour to their relaxed love of the good life, of siestas, and fiestas, it’s the people that make this land so memorable and so wonderful, whether you’re exploring the great sites of Spain – Seville, the beautiful Andalusian mountains, and Madrid.

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    11 Days

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  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Lisbon

      Start your journey in Lisbon, where you can relax before a fabulous dinner, accompanied by a Fado music performance.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Lisbon

      Enjoy a morning tour of Lisbon that includes the Jeronimos Monastery and the famous Bakery of Pasteis de Belem, where you’ll taste the Portuguese favourite Pasteis de Nata. Enjoy lunch in the beautiful seaside village of Cascais before an afternoon tour of Sintra and her national monument Palacio Nacional.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 3 - Lisbon > Évora

      This morning, depart for Setúbal, one of Portugal’s most beautiful regions. Enjoy an orientation tour and time at leisure before continuing to Évora. With its overarching cathedral, Évora stretches across a gently sloping hill that rises out of the expansive Alentejo plain. Protected by an impressive outer wall, its historic centre is a zealously guarded and World Heritage-listed cultural treasure, and you’ll have ample opportunity to appreciate it firsthand before heading to your hotel for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Évora

      In Esporão today, you’ll tour the exclusive estate of Herdade do Esporão and enjoy a World of Wines workshop with the Chief Sommelier. You’ll also get to put your new knowledge into practice with a Creating Blends class. The session ends with a fabulous long lunch in the ‘Galeria de Esporão’ Restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Évora > Seville

      The Aracena mountain region straddles the Portuguese and Spanish borders and is famous for its production of Iberian pork. It’s a region with a fascinating history that includes people as diverse as Celts, Arabs, Portuguese and even the famous Knights Templar. You’ll visit the little village of Jabugo, famous for its cured jamon, before visiting a renowned local producer for a tasting of their delicious fare. Then it’s time for a lunch of fine Spanish delicacies before heading to your hotel and a little siesta in Seville.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 6 - Seville

      This morning, enjoy a city tour of Seville, the wonderful Capital of Andalucía. You’ll visit The Alcázar, and see the 15th century cathedral and the Barrio de Santa Cruz. It’s a veritable feast for your heart, soul and mind.


      Enjoy wine tasting at a local ‘taberna’, or be invited into the home of one of the locals and discover the Andalusian traditions from people who live and breathe them.

      Then, as evening falls, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the romantic Maria Luisa Park. You’ll visit Seville’s famous Tablao Flamenco El Arenal where you’ll enjoy a tapas dinner whilst being entranced by the city’s finest Flamenco dance performers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Seville > Granada

      This morning, enjoy a scenic drive to Ronda, situated in spectacular mountain scenery atop the El Tajo Canyon. You’ll have the benefit of a guided tour, and a little free leisure time, before your afternoon departure for Granada. This evening, you’ll get to dine at the renowned Restaurant El Coso, complete with live Tuna folk music before you retire tired but happy to the comfort of your luxurious hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Granada > Córdoba

      This morning, explore Granada, including Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, before heading for the mountain village of Alfarnatejo where you’ll enjoy a home-hosted lunch with hospitable locals. You’ll arrive at Córdoba in the afternoon, where you’ll be escorted around the most seminal sites, including the Aljama Mosque. Finally, retire to your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 9 - Córdoba > Madrid

      Enjoy an insightful orientation tour of Toledo, with time to explore, before heading to magnificent Madrid, where you’ll be introduced to extraordinary exhibits in the Prado Museum. From there, you’ll settle in for a luxurious stay at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Madrid

      This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid.


      Join an active Flamenco dance workshop at a local tablao, or tour the Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium of Real Madrid.

      This evening, celebrate with your fellow guests at a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Madrid

      After breakfast, transfer to Madrid Airport for your homebound flight, taking many wonderful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast