Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to Barcelona. This evening, enjoy a friendly welcome reception at your centrally located hotel.
Day 2 | Barcelona Highlights:
Take full advantage of a guided tour through lively 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 Mediterranean vistas from the seaside promenade.
Day 3 | Barcelona > Valencia Highlights:
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 before enjoying a city tour.
Day 4 | Valencia > Granada Highlights:
Take a scenic drive to Guadix, home to the Alcazaba de Guadix and the Cave District of Barrio de Santiago. This afternoon you’ll arrive in Granada, and this evening you’ll dine within Andalucia’s largest bullring, whilst enjoying a traditional La Tuna Folk Band performance.
Day 5 | Granada > Córdoba Highlights:
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 luxury hotel in Córdoba.
Day 6 | Córdoba > Ronda Highlights:
Discover all that Córdoba has to offer, including the Aljama Mosque, before travelling to Ronda, which stands atop the magnificent El Tajo Canyon. You’ll tour this magnificent location including its bullring and Casa Don Bosco before dinner at your splendid hotel.
Day 7 | Ronda > Seville Highlights:
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. Relax for two nights at your hotel.
Day 8 | Seville Highlights:
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, to be enjoyed whilst being entertained by fiery Flamenco dancers.
Day 9 | Seville > Lisbon Highlights:
This morning you bid adios to Spain to embark on your discovery of Portugal. This afternoon you’ll arrive at your hotel in Lisbon’s city centre.
Day 10 | Lisbon Highlights:
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.
Day 11 | Lisbon > Porto Highlights:
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 scenic cruise on the Douro river, dinner showcases incredible local foods. Afterwards, retire to your hotel.
Day 12 | Porto > Salamanca Highlights:
Today you return to Spain where on arrival in Salamanca, you’ll check into your hotel before a guided walking tour of the delights of Salamanca.
Day 13 | Salamanca > Madrid Highlights:
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 with the friends you’ve made over the last couple of weeks.
Day 14 | Madrid Highlights:
Enjoy a morning tour of Madrid, taking in Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the ‘Austrian’ Quarter, and the 18th century Royal Palace.
Day 15 | Madrid Highlights:
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Madrid airport for your onward or homebound flight.