Journey through Spain & Portugal Tour

From $1699 (was $1949)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

11 Days

Passport Required

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Introduction

Immerse yourself in a feast for the senses as you travel through Spain and Portugal. Experience the vibrant culture and history of exquisite cities, and spend the day exploring coastal jewels. With 4 included dinners of great food and a wine tasting, how could this tour be any better?

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

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Barcelona
  • Tarragona
  • Valencia
  • Madrid
  • Córdoba
  • Seville
  • The Algarve
  • Lisbon
  • Sintra
Hotel Accommodations
  • 9 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore and stay overnight in the lively Spanish cities of Valencia, Madrid, and Córdoba
  • Take a guided tour of Barcelona's amazing highlights during your 2-night stay
  • See the famous Mosque Cathedral in Córdoba, considered one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture
  • Fall in love with Faro, a jewel by the water
  • Tour the scenic capital city of Lisbon
  • Enjoy a Port wine tasting in Sintra, a lovely city in lush mountain surroundings

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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.

(Click the map to enlarge)

Journey Through Spain & Portugal

Tours Starts: Barcelona, Spain

Tours Ends: Lisbon, Portugal

Day 1

Depart for Barcelona

Your trip to Spain and Portugal begins with an overnight transatlantic 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 dates back to the Middle Ages and 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 City Tour

Today, discover Barcelona! See the world famous Las Ramblas, Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, Olympic Park, and views from Montjuic on your morning sightseeing tour. In the afternoon, you will have time to wander the beautiful city at your leisure. You'll be mesmerized by this thoroughly modern city where Roman ruins live next door to sophisticated high-rises, innovative exhibition spaces, and one of the world’s most impressive sports complexes. A spectacular display of architecture, Barcelona boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a long, sandy coastline, fabulous food, cultural and artistic exhibitions, and shopping. (B)

H10 Itaca Hotel or similar

Day 4

Tarragona

Today we say goodbye to Barcelona as we travel along the coast through Tarragona. Rich with history and culture, this Mediterranean city features fascinating ancient relics such as the Roman circus, the Roman Forum, the Roman Walls, the Amphitheater, and old Jewish district. This evening, we arrive at your hotel in beautiful Valencia, Spain's third largest city. (B)

Sercotel Sorolla Valencia or similar

Day 5

Valencia City Tour and Transfer to 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 Sightseeing

Wake up in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Today we will take you on a morning tour of Madrid's most historic 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

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, see the old quarter and City Hall, go inside the Toledo Cathedral, and visit the Old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets all for only $79 per person! Please add this option at time of booking


Day 7

Córdoba

As we leave Madrid, we travel to Córdoba located in the region of Andalusia. This formerly 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)

Córdoba Center or similar

Day 8

Seville

Take a panoramic tour of Seville, Andalusia's stunning capital. See the Plaza de España Seville and Gothic Seville Cathedral, home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Gothic architecture, medieval history, and Arabian culture combine to create a unique setting in this fascinating city! (B)

AC Sevilla Forum or similar

Day 9

Faro

Head to Portugal and 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 City Tour and Sintra

Take a tour through Lisbon this morning, a city watched over by 7 picturesque hills. The peaks’ view of Lisbon’s historic cobblestoned streets and stately ruins, mixed seamlessly with the modern world that grew up around them, is one of Europe’s prettiest! Our next stop is Sintra, a city located in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains. Surrounded by lush terrain, the city features an array of charming pastel buildings. Today, you will also enjoy an included Port wine tasting and end your journey through Spain and Portugal with a final farewell dinner. (B, D)

Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos Golf & Spa or similar

Day 11

Depart for Home (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 tour 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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