Iberian Splendours

Discover Spain & Portugal on a 14 day journey from Barcelona with stops in Lisbon and Porto. See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & Alhambra Palace.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 9,495
  • 2018 Barcelona > Madrid

    Siestas and fiestas

    Explore two lands with proud histories, delicious cuisine and hospitable locals. Discover the passion and creativity of Spain and the rustic elegance of Portugal. From Barcelona to Seville, Lisbon to Madrid, these 15 days are a revelation.

    Explore lively Barcelona including the zany Gaudi architecture, wander through the Alhambra Palace in Granada and discover Flamenco in Seville before unearthing the wonders of Portugal. Boasting what is arguably the best climate in Europe, is it any wonder that the sun loving people of this hospitable pocket of Europe always seem so happy?

    Tour Code:

    OMSP

    Duration:

    15 Days

    Departure City:

    Barcelona

    Return City:

    Madrid

  • 15 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Barcelona

      Your journey into wonder begins in Barcelona with a two night Special Stay.

    • Day 2 - Barcelona

      Take full advantage of a guided tour of Barcelona, including the zany architecture of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Then, enjoy a full afternoon at leisure, immersing yourself in the atmospheric charms of this delightful seaside metropolis. Perhaps you’ll choose to wander the famous La Rambla pedestrian precinct, or take in the views from the seaside promenade.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Barcelona > Valencia

      Originally established by the Knights Templar, the fortified seaport of Peniscola always makes for a fascinating visit. Afterwards, travel to Valencia where you’ll check into your hotel for an overnight stay before enjoying a city tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Valencia > Granada

      Take a scenic drive to Guadix, home to the Alcazaba de Guadix and the cave district of Barrio de Santiago. In the afternoon you’ll arrive at your captivating hotel in Granada, and this evening you’ll dine within Andalucia’s largest bullring, whilst enjoying a traditional La Tuna Folk Band performance.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Granada > Córdoba

      The highlight of your time in Granada is a visit to the amazing Alhambra Palace, which dates back to the Middle Ages. From there, a scenic drive will take you to a Spanish mountain village where you’ll enjoy the warm hospitality of locals over a traditional lunch. This afternoon arrive at your luxurious Special Stay hotel in Córdoba.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 6 - Córdoba > Ronda

      Discover all Córdoba has to offer, including the Aljama Mosque, before travelling to Ronda, which stands atop the El Tajo Canyon. You’ll tour this magnificent location including its bullring and Casa Don Bosco before dinner at your splendid hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Ronda > Seville

      Today you’ll journey to Andalucia’s capital city of Seville. Your guided tour will showcase the city’s beautiful sites such as the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the cathedral that houses Christopher Columbus’ tomb, and the Alcazar of Seville. Enjoy a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Seville

      Today, journey to Jerez and visit the celebrated bodega of Williams & Humbert where you’ll sample some of the world’s finest sherries, with a heritage dating back to 1877. Back in Seville, take advantage of a free afternoon before enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride. Savour traditional tapas for dinner this evening whilst being entertained by fiery Flamenco dancers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Seville > Lisbon

      This morning you bid adios to Spain to embark on your discovery of Portugal. This afternoon you’ll arrive your hotel in Lisbon’s city centre.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Lisbon

      Enjoy a tour of Lisbon this morning before a guided visit of the Hieronymite Monastery and a tasting of the famous Pasteis de Nata. Enjoy lunch at Visconde da Luz in Cascais before a leisurely afternoon in Sintra, visiting the 500-year-old Palacio Nacional, with stops in charming Guincho and Estoril en route.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 11 - Lisbon > Porto

      This morning you’ll visit the seaside village of Nazaré before a picturesque journey to Porto where you’ll tour the city’s atmospheric streets. Following a picturesque cruise on the Douro River, dinner showcases incredible local foods. Afterwards, retire to your hotel in Porto.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Porto > Salamanca

      Return to Spain where on arrival in Salamanca, you’ll check into your Special Stay hotel before a guided walking tour reveals the delights of Salamanca.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Salamanca > Madrid

      Today, you’ll get to see Segovia en route to Madrid. On arrival in Spain’s bustling capital, you’ll check into your hotel before walking to the delightful Prado Museum where your guide will escort you through the collections. This evening, there’ll be a wonderful farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Madrid

      Enjoy a morning tour of Madrid, taking in Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the “Austrian” Quarter, and the 18th century Royal Palace.

      Freechoice

      Try a Flamenco Dance workshop or, if you love the beautiful game, visit the Bernabeu Football Stadium.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Madrid

      After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Madrid airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • The intimacy of small group fully escorted touring
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 2 Freechoice activities
    • Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada
    • Explore the Portuguese capital of Lisbon
    • 21 meals – 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
    • And all tipping and gratuities