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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, 2 dinners

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. Barcelona orientation walk. Internal flight (Porto to Madrid). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Lisbon
Arrive at any time. If visiting the historic district of Belém is on your bucket list, we recommend arriving early on this day to explore its major sites like the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Most attractions in Belém are closed on Mondays. If you'd like to independently explore Lisbon before your tour begins, consider booking pre-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Lisbon before Day 1 of this itinerary.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Alfama District Visit
  • Praça da Figueira Market
  • Rossio Square
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Sao Jorge Castle
  • Belém District Visit
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.

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:

  • Porto Ribeira Cruise
  • Ribeira Square
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Palacio da Bolsa
  • Sao Bento Railway Station
  • Lello Bookstore
  • Clerigos Church 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
Enjoy a full day to explore this bustling capital. Discover Plaza Mayor or opt to visit the famous Royal Palace. Indulge in delicious Spanish tapas or get your art fix at the Prado Museum.

Optional activities:

  • Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
  • Plaza Mayor Visit
  • Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
  • Taurino Museum
  • Reina Sofia National Art Museum
  • El Escorial Visit
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
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 10
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. Opt to pre-book the "Granada City Center and Tapas Gourmet Tour" on the checkout page to add this optional activity to your tour.

Included activities: Alhambra Guided Tour

Optional activities:

  • Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
  • Granada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) Visit
  • Granada City Center and Tapas Gourmet Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Granada - Seville
Travel to Seville via picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening, continue towards Seville and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.

Transport: Transport

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

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
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 13
Seville - Barcelona
Hop on the train and get comfortable on the journey north 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 students followed by a group dinner to round out the day.

Transport: Local train

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

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 14
Barcelona
Depart at any time. We highly recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Barcelona after your tour ends. 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.

Optional activities:

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

Meals: breakfast

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