Iberian Splendours

Uncover the splendours of Spain & Portugal on a 15 day adventure from Barcelona to Madrid. See it all from the wondrous Alhambra Palace to the Prado Museum.

15 Days
Barcelona to Madrid
From (USD)
$ 7,595
Dates & Pricing

2019 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 Map
Tour Code:
SPPF
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Barcelona
Return City:
Madrid

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Barcelona

    Welcome to Barcelona where you will enjoy a two night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of lively Barcelona, including Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the charms of this delightful seaside metropolis. Perhaps wander the famous Las Ramblas pedestrian precinct, or the seaside promenade.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Barcelona > Valencia

    Originally established by the Knights Templar, the fortified seaport of Peniscola makes for a fascinating visit. Continue to Valencia and check into your hotel before enjoying a city tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Valencia > Granada

    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 at your hotel in Granada. A special treat awaits as you dine within Andalucia’s largest bullring, while enjoying a traditional La Tuna Folk Band performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Granada > Córdoba

    The highlight of your time in Granada is a visit to the amazing Alhambra Palace. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Córdoba > Ronda

    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 in Ronda.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Ronda > Seville

    Continue your journey to Andalucia’s capital city of Seville. Your guided tour will showcase 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 in Seville.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Seville

    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, to be enjoyed while being entertained by fiery Flamenco dancers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Seville > Lisbon

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. 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

  11. Day 11 - Lisbon > Porto

    Visit the seaside village of Nazaré before a picturesque journey to Porto where you’ll tour the city’s atmospheric streets. After a scenic cruise on the Douro River, dinner showcases local foods. Retire to to your hotel in Porto.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Porto > Salamanca

    Discover Porto and visit the impressive São Francisco Church and the district of Vila Nova de Gaia for a port tasting. This afternoon you return to Spain where, on arrival in Salamanca, you’ll check into your hotel before a guided walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Salamanca > Madrid

    Today, you’ll see Segovia en route to Madrid, Spain’s bustling capital. Check into your hotel before walking to the delightful Prado Museum where your guide will escort you through the collections. This evening, enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner with the friends you’ve made over the last couple of weeks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. 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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. 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

Pricing & Availability