Iberian Discovery

Soak up the vibrant life in SPain and Portugal on this 11 day luxury tour starting in Lisbon. Visit Évora, Seville and Granada before ending in Madrid.

11 Days
Lisbon to Madrid
From (AUD)
$ 6,530
$ 6,130
Dates & Pricing

2019 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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
LMAD
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Madrid

11 Day Itinerary

  1. 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

  2. Day 2 - Lisbon

    Take a morning tour of Lisbon including Jeronimos Monastery and the bakery of Pasteis de Belem, for a taste of the Portuguese favourite Pasteis de Nata. Enjoy lunch in the seaside village of Cascais before an afternoon tour of Sintra and the national monument Palacio Nacional.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Lisbon > Évora

    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 World Heritage-listed cultural treasure, and you’ll have ample opportunity to appreciate it firsthand before heading to your hotel, your base for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. 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 be able 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

  5. 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 the Celts, Arabs, Portuguese and even the 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. Enjoy a lunch of fine Spanish delicacies before heading to your hotel in Seville.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Seville

    Start your day with 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.

    Freechoice

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Seville > Granada

    This morning, enjoy a scenic drive to Ronda, situated in spectacular mountain scenery atop the El Tajo Canyon. Take advantage of a guided tour and a little free time, before your departure for Granada. This evening, dine at the renowned Restaurant El Coso, while enjoying live Tuna folk music before you retire to the comfort of your luxurious hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Granada > Córdoba

    Explore Granada, including the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, before heading for the mountain village of Alfarnatejo where you’ll enjoy a home-hosted lunch with hospitable locals. 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

  9. 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 in Madrid. Tonight, celebrate with your fellow guests at a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Madrid

    This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid.

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Madrid

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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