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Best of Spain & Portugal
Lisbon to Barcelona
14 days
Tour code: ESSP

Highlights

Savour traditional Portuguese food in Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood, Taste coastal Porto’s famous export in a port wine cellar, Soak in the lively atmosphere and scenery of Madrid, Discover Seville’s Moorish influence, Learn to make tapas in Barcelona

Dynamic culture, compelling history, to-die-for cuisine — the Iberian Peninsula really is a true example of riches for every sense and interest. On this adventure, you’ll soak up the Moorish history of Lisbon and Cordoba, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra, and witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes. If that sounds like a lot, be prepared; we’ve only just begun.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

12 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Public bus, train, plane, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels (13 nts).

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona Your Foodie Moment: Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal, Lisbon Culture & History: Port Wine Cellar Visit, Porto. Lisbon orientation walk. Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner. Batalha gothic monastery entrance and visit. Porto orientation walk. Port wine cellars visit and tasting. Granada orientation walk. Albaicin quarter visit. Alhambra guided tour. Seville orientation walk. Flamenco show performance. Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba. Free time in Valencia. Free time in Barcelona. Internal flight (Porto to Madrid). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Lisbon
Arrive at any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Alfama District Visit
  • Belém Tower
  • Praça da Figueira Market
  • Rossio Square
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Sao Jorge Castle
Day 2
Lisbon
Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Lisbon. The rest of the day is free for exploration. In the evening enjoy a Fado night and traditional Portuguese dinner in one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods, Alfama.

Included activities: Lisbon Orientation Walk, Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal

Optional activities:

  • Day Tour of Sintra
  • Alfama District Visit
  • Belém Tower
  • Praça da Figueira Market
  • Rossio Square
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Sao Jorge Castle

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 3
Lisbon - Coimbra
Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugal's victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Batalha Monastery with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Batalha Monastery Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Coimbra
Enjoy a free day to explore Coimbra. Opt to visit the famous Coimbra University, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013 (and also the inspiration for Harry Potter's Hogwarts). Explore the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars, or opt for a day trip to the nearby medieval town of Óbidos or the Templar city of Tomar.

Optional activities:

  • University of Coimbra Visit
  • Conimbriga Ruins
  • Convent of Christ and Templar Castle
  • Joanina Library
  • Óbidos Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Coimbra - Porto
Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the afternoon, and take an orientation walk upon arrival.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities: University of Coimbra Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Porto
Free day to explore Porto. Opt take a cruise down the Douro Valley, or explore the city which gained UNESCO World Heritage designation in 1996. In the evening enjoy a visit to the port wine cellars and tasting.

Included activities: Port Wine Cellar Visit

Optional activities:

  • Douro Valley Cruise
  • Ribeira Square
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Palacio da Bolsa
  • Sao Bento Railway Station
  • Lello Bookstore
  • Clerigos Chuch and Tower

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Porto - Madrid
Catch an early morning flight to Madrid. Arrive mid morning with the rest of the day to explore Madrid at your own pace. Kindly note there is a 20kg luggage weight restriction on this internal flight. Please make sure to plan your packing with this in mind.

Transport: Plane

Included activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Optional activities:

  • Plaza Mayor Visit
  • Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
  • Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
Day 8
Madrid - Granada
Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with it's narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
Granada
Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.

Included activities: Alhambra Guided Tour

Optional activities:

  • Tapas Bar Crawl
  • Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
  • Granada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 10
Granada - Seville
Travel to picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening head towards Seville by train and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.

Transport: Local bus, Local train

Included activities: Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit, Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit, Flamenco Show

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Seville
Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alcázar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alcázar of Seville.

Optional activities:

  • Santa Cruz Quarter Visit
  • Alcázar Palace Visit
  • La Giralda Visit
  • Casa de Pilatos
  • The Golden Tower (Torre del Oro)
  • Santa Paula Convent
  • Ronda Day trip

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Seville - Valencia
Hop on an early train to Valencia (including a quick stop via Madrid) arriving in time to explore this lively coastal city. Make sure to enjoy a traditional paella dinner!

Transport: Local train, Local train

Included activities: Valencia Orientation Walk

Meals: breakfast

Day 13
Valencia - Barcelona
Enjoy the morning in Valencia before travelling to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant youth followed by a group dinner to round out the day. Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner

Optional activities:

  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Barcelona
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • Parc Güell Visit
  • Montjuïc Visit
  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit
  • Las Ramblas Visit
  • Gaudi House Museum
  • Casa Batlló

Meals: breakfast

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