Journey through Spain and Portugal Tour

From $1799 (was $2049)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

11 Days

Includes 11 meals on tour
Passport Required

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Introduction

Journey through Spain and Portugal on this 11-day tour. Taste the cuisine of the Catalan region. Explore the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, and Lisbon. Visit the 8th century Córdoba Mosque and enjoy a traditional Flamenco performance. Indulge all your senses on this exquisite two-country tour!

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Tour of Spain and Portugal!

Trip includes

  • Hotel Accommodations: 9 nights of hotel accommocations based on twin/double double occupancy in moderate hotels.

  • Sightseeing: and special events as listed in the itinerary.

  • Meals: 9 breakfasts and 6 dinners Note: (B, L, D) as noted at the end of itinerary text indicates meals included for that day.

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

  • Service: Your tour is accompanied throughout by a professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

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Trip Highlights

  • Overnights in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Lisbon, and Córdoba
  • Included Flamenco performance, tapas, and entrance to Pueblo Espanyol
  • Cava and Port wine tasting
  • Visit the famous Mosque in Córdoba
  • Fall in love with Faro, a jewel by the water
  • Explore Lisbon the mountains of Sintra
  • Additional optional sightseeing opportunities

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Journey Through Spain and Portugal

Tours Starts: Barcelona, Spain

Tours Ends: Lisbon, Portugal

Day 1

Depart the US for Barcelona

Your Trip to Spain and Portugal begins with an overnight trans-Atlantic flight to Barcelona.

Day 2

Arrive in Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona, where your journey begins. This modern, sophisticated, and culturally diverse city with a heart dating back to the Middle Ages features art museums, Gothic architecture, golden beaches, and tasty cuisine that will leave you busy and buzzing during your stay. Tonight, YMT will host a 3-course welcome dinner for you to meet the rest of your fellow travelers before you embark on your Spanish and Portuguese adventure. (D)

H10 Itaca Hotel or similar

Day 3

Barcelona

Today, discover Barcelona! See the world famous Las Ramblas, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, a traditional Flamenco show and tapas treat - small plates traditional to Spain. As you dine, watch a Flamenco performance, an artful act that combines Spanish folk music, dance, clapping and singing. A True staple of Spanish culture. (B, D)

H10 Itaca Hotel or similar

Day 4

Valencia

Today we say goodbye to Barcelona as we travel south along the coast. First, we will stop at a local vineyard for a cava tasting. Cava is a sparkling wine native to the Catalonia region of Spain, and you will enjoy sipping the dry, champagne-like beverage as a master wine-maker explains how the unique flavor is achieved and how mass-production has made Cava an affordable luxury for wine lovers around the world. Afterward, we proceed to beautiful Valencia. (B)

Hotel Expo Valencia or similar

Day 5

Valencia and Madrid

This morning we tour this gorgeous coastal city. Valencia is a unique combination of charming seaside town, historical medieval melting pot, and ultra-modern metropolis— look at Valencia’s architecture to see how much the city has changed over its almost 2,000-year history! In the afternoon, we continue to Madrid for an included dinner at the hotel. (B, D)

Hotel Ganivet or similar

Day 6

Madrid

Wake up in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Today we will take you on a morning tour of Madrid's most historic and iconic sights including Plaza Mayor and Buen Retiro Park. Enjoy the grand architecture and pristine boulevards that are spread throughout this cosmopolitan city. The afternoon will be at your leisure to enjoy the many museums, art, and pristine parks of this cultural capital. (B)

Hotel Ganivet or similar

Journey through Spain & Portugal Option Excursion to ToledoOPTION: EXCURSION TO TOLEDO:

This afternoon, travel to the ancient hilltop city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Known as “The city of three cultures,” Toledo has roots in the Middles Ages and monuments and sights of Christian, Jewish, and Arab influence. During your walking tour you will see the old quarter and have views outside of Toledo Cathedral, City Hall and visit the Old Jewish quarter with their narrow streets for only $49 per person! Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 7

Cordoba

As we leave Madrid, we travel to Cordoba located in the region of Andalusia. This formally Roman city is best known for the La Mezquita Mosque, now a Catholic Cathedral, which dates back to the 8th century. We will visit the famous Mosque Cathedral, known as one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture. You will be entranced by the Moorish detailed archways that line the prayer hall made of rich jasper, onyx and marble. The evening will be spent at your leisure to enjoy this truly historic city. (B)

Hotel Córdoba Center 4 or similar

Day 8

Seville

Today we travel to stunning Seville. We will take you on a panoramic tour of Andalusia's capital. You will see the Plaza de Espana Seville and Gothic Seville Cathedral, home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Seville is where Gothic architecture, medieval history, and Arabian culture combine to create a unique setting that is one of a kind. In the evening, you will enjoy an included dinner before tomorrow's journey to Portugal. (B, D)

Hotel AC Seville or similar

Day 9

Faro and Lisbon

This morning we will visit Faro, a seaside fishing port located on the Algarve Coast. Famous for its old town and cobbled streets that wind down the hills by the port, you will fall in love with this jewel by the water. Next, we continue to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal where you will have an included dinner at the hotel. (B, D)

Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos Golf & Spa or similar

Day 10

Lisbon and Sintra

In the morning, we will take you on a tour through Lisbon before moving on to Sintra. Located in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains, Sintra is home to charming pastel buildings that are surrounded by lush terrain. You will also enjoy a Port wine tasting today and end your journey through Spain and Portugal with a final farewell dinner. Gather at the hotel tonight to enjoy a meal as you reminisce about your vacation and share laughs andmemories with your new friends. (B, D)

Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos Golf & Spa or similar

Day 11

Depart for Home

Today we bid farewell to Spain and Portugal. Along with souvenirs, you will take home a suitcase full of stories about the tastes, sites, and places of these incredible European Nations! (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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