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Discover Spain & Portugal

Starting at 9,500 Vacation Club Points
10 Days | 13 Meals

Delve into three grand cities of the Iberian Peninsula, each filled with unique treasures to uncover. Spend time exploring Madrid, Seville and Lisbon with multiple nights in each. In Madrid, it’s your choice. Join a local expert exploring the priceless masterpieces of the Prado Museum or discover Hapsburg Madrid on a walking tour. Take a journey on the thrilling AVE high-speed train. In Seville, explore the monumental compound of the Royal Alcázar and walk the winding narrow streets and quaint courtyards of Barrio Santa Cruz. Converse with a flamenco dancer during a “tapas lunch.” Then, be treated to reserved seats at a flamenco show. Discover Evora, the “Museum City of Portugal.” In Lisbon, see one of the world's finest art collections at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. Explore Lisbon your way when you choose between an expertly guided panoramic city tour and a walking tour of the Alfama District. Marvel at five centuries of Portuguese decorative ceramic tiles (azulejos) and enjoy the captivating sounds of Fado music during dinner. From beginning to end, you will have plenty of time to explore, get to know the charms and savor the atmosphere of each of these magnificent cities.

Tour Highlights

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    Explore the monumental compound of the Royal Alcázar of Seville.
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    Embark on a walking tour of the Cordoba's Mezquita, a religious marvel.
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    Take your seat at an authentic flamenco show.
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    See one of the world's finest private art collections at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
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    Spend time learning about "azulejos" at the National Tile Museum in Lisbon.

Itinerary

9,500 Vacation Club Points | 10 Days | 13 Meals

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Delve into three grand cities of the Iberian Peninsula. Each is filled with unique treasures to uncover. You will have plenty of time to explore, get to know their charms and savor the atmosphere of each of these magnificent cities.

Day 2: Madrid, Spain - Tour Begins

Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s dynamic capital city. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Choice of Prado Museum or Hapsburg Madrid Walking Tour

Today you choose your tour! Join a local expert who introduces you to Madrid’s architectural treasures on a panoramic tour. Then it’s off to explore the priceless masterpieces of Madrid’s Prado Museum which opened in 1819 and boasts the world's finest collection of art by masters such as Velazquez and Goya. Or, perhaps you will opt for a walking tour of Madrid featuring sites of the Hapsburg era. Discover the Puerta Del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the famous Andalusian tavern "La Torre del Oro;" Mercado San Miguel, the last remaining market constructed in forged iron; Arco de los Cuchilleros (the Arch of the Knifemakers); and Plaza de la Villa with its historic Baroque and Mudéjar-style buildings. Your afternoon is at leisure.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Madrid - AVE High-Speed Train - Cordoba - Seville

Sit back and enjoy stunning landscapes as you travel via high-speed train to the Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Originally built as a mosque, it was converted into the city’s cathedral when the Christians conquered the region in 1236. Enjoy a stroll through the streets of the historic Jewish Quarter. Later, arrive in charismatic Seville, the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Seville - Royal Alcázar - Tapas Lunch - Seville

Join a local expert in discovering the intriguing myths, stories and legends of Seville. You will be impressed by this historic city's Mudéjar architecture. Tour the Royal Alcázar* (UNESCO), where you can stroll through its beautifully decorated courtyards featuring columns and exquisite plasterwork. Then, walk through the sprawling and colorful Alcázar gardens discovering one garden after another. Next, see the Giralda Bell Tower and the majestic Seville Cathedral (UNESCO). Continue on to the winding narrow streets and quaint courtyards of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter of Seville, with its bright flowers and whitewashed buildings. Join a local flamenco dancer for a traditional “tapas lunch” (small plates) and discuss the history and artistry of flamenco. Your afternoon is at leisure. This evening you have reserved seats for an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville’s top performers.

Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: Seville

Enjoy a day to discover Seville as you choose. Seville exudes an immeasurable beauty and has a rich culture that is sure to dazzle your senses. Take a stroll along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, explore the lively popular quarter of Triana with its charming narrow streets, or enjoy the peaceful serenity of the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. Your choices are endless.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Seville - Evora, Portugal - Lisbon

Say adios to Spain! Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few keys words of the native language of Portugal. Travel through beautiful countryside, across Alentejo’s limitless plains and vineyards to historic Evora, Portugal (UNESCO). Known as the “Museum City of Portugal,” a leisurely paced walking tour reveals a true open-air museum inside Evora’s medieval walls. A 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana and well-preserved monuments set the scene. Your day comes to a close in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and one of Europe's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities. Renowned for its warm and sunny disposition, Lisbon is home to a wealth of historic monuments and world-class museums.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Choice of Lisbon Panoramic City Tour or Alfama District Walking Tour

This morning it’s your choice! Join a panoramic Lisbon city tour featuring Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO), Belem Tower (UNESCO), the Monument to the Discoveries, and is capped off with a visit to the National Museum of Coaches. Or, choose to take a walking tour of the historic Alfama District**, Lisbon's most symbolic quarter: step back in time as you explore this residential neighborhood which is considered a village within a city; stroll through its medieval alleys, narrow streets and small squares; pass by beautiful churches and whitewashed houses with tile panels and wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers; then, climb the hill to explore the castle that has the most breathtaking panorama of the city. Your afternoon is at leisure. This evening, enjoy the captivating sounds of Fado music (UNESCO) that accompanies your dinner featuring local cuisine.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Lisbon - Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - National Tile Museum - Lisbon

Start the day exploring the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, one of the world's great museums with a priceless private art collection that includes both Western and Eastern art. The worldwide collection spans 4,000 years – from the ancient Egyptian period to the late 20th century. Then it’s on to the delightful National Tile Museum. Home to five centuries of decorative ceramic tiles (azulejos), it’s the only collection of its kind in the world. Marvel at the spectacular blue and white composition of 1,300 tiles of Lisbon's cityscape made in 1738. Enjoy another afternoon at leisure. Gather this evening for a delightful farewell dinner.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Lisbon - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today.

Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Options (USD)

Ronda $90

City: Seville

Explore Ronda, one of the oldest towns in Spain. Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour featuring the 19th-century gardens in Alameda del Tajo. Learn about the history of bullfighting and have the opportunity to take some great photos when you visit Plaza de Toros, a traditional Spanish bullring made of stone. Continue to several beautiful bridges including the New Bridge, a symbol of the city that connects Ronda´s old and new districts. Enjoy great views of the vast El Tajo River Gorge below. Visit one of Ronda’s most significant monuments, the beautiful San Juan Bosco House, a palace that fuses modern and colonial styles and boasts amazing views of the valley. Head to the city’s historic center and see a mix of Christian, Arab, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Learn about Ronda’s long history of wine making with a tour of the Wine Museum of Ronda, followed by a tasting of local wines. Enjoy free time to explore Ronda on your own before returning to Seville.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 20 is required.

Duration: approximately 8 hour(s).

Portugal's Riviera: The Estoril Coast $85

City: Lisbon

Portugal’s Riviera is known as the "playground of kings." Many historical and world leaders have chosen this resort area as their home creating a sophisticated atmosphere. On this fascinating tour you will visit the charming village of Sintra, a UNESCO site, with its fairytale palaces. Later, a drive through Sintra’s mountain range brings you to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. Travel along the rugged coastline, passing Guincho beach, a favorite spot for wind surfers, to cosmopolitan Cascais and its captivating bay, beautifully situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On your return to Lisbon, travel along the coastline dotted with Moorish style forts and castles to beautiful Estoril, known for its luxurious homes and its famous casino and gardens.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 4 hour(s).

Portugal's Riviera: The Estoril Coast $85

City: Lisbon

Portugal’s Riviera is known as the "playground of kings." Many historical and world leaders have chosen this resort area as their home, creating a sophisticated atmosphere. On this fascinating tour you will visit the charming village of Sintra, a UNESCO site, with its fairy-tale palaces. Later, a drive through Sintra’s mountain range brings you to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. Travel along the rugged coastline, passing Guincho beach, a favorite spot for wind surfers, to cosmopolitan Cascais and its captivating bay, beautifully situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On your return, travel along the coastline dotted with Moorish style forts and castles to beautiful Estoril, known for its luxurious homes and famous casino and gardens.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 4 hour(s).

Toledo $90

City: Madrid

The ancient, medieval city of Toledo, is a UNESCO World Heritage city with more than 100 monuments. You'll discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture. This former capital of Spain (until 1560) has always been regarded as the city of three cultures (Christian, Jewish and Islamic). Toledo offers one of the most comprehensive collections of architecture in Spain: Arabian, Jewish, Mudéjar, Gothic, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. Join a local expert on a walking tour into the past along Toledo’s cobblestone alleyways and explore the historic city center, one of the largest in Spain. See the magnificent Gothic Cathedral and the 13th-century Synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. A highlight of any visit to Toledo is seeing the famous paintings by the 16th-century master, El Greco. Toledo was the setting for many of El Greco's artworks, and a tour highlight is a stop at the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 5 hour(s).

Toledo $90

City: Madrid

The ancient, medieval city of Toledo, is a UNESCO World Heritage city with more than 100 monuments. You'll discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture. This former capital of Spain (until 1560) has always been regarded as the city of three cultures (Christian, Jewish and Islamic). Toledo offers one of the most comprehensive collections of architecture in Spain: Arabian, Jewish, Mudéjar, Gothic, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. Join a local expert on a walking tour into the past along Toledo’s cobblestone alleyways and explore the historic city center, one of the largest in Spain. See the magnificent Gothic Cathedral and the 13th-century Synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. A highlight of any visit to Toledo is seeing the famous paintings by the 16th-century master, El Greco. Toledo was the setting for many of El Greco's artworks, and a tour highlight is a stop at the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 17 is required.

Duration: approximately 5 hour(s).

Madrid by Night with Tapas Dinner $95

City: Madrid

Madrid is a city that never sleeps and a trip to Spain would not be complete without experiencing a Tapas dinner at a popular local restaurant, located in the heart of Madrid. Enjoy old world ambiance and traditional castillian “tapas” including Spanish omelette, croquetes of Iberian ham, homemade sausage and other local favorites. Wine, coffee or tea and mineral water are included with dinner. Later, view Madrid’s major sights and avenues illuminated at night. Take a stroll through nearby San Miguel Market, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Next, travel by coach viewing Plaza d’Espana, known for its statue dedicated to Cervantes, author of Don Quijote de la Mancha, the Royal Palace, the illuminated buildings along Gran Via, Paseo Castellano and Velazquez Avenue. In addition, marvel at the beautiful Poseidon and Cibeles Fountains and Plaza Colon.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 3.5 hour(s).

Madrid by Night with Tapas Dinner $95

City: Madrid

Madrid is a city that never sleeps and a trip to Spain would not be complete without experiencing a tapas dinner at a popular local restaurant, located in the heart of Madrid. Enjoy old world ambience and traditional Castilian “tapas” including home-made sausage, fried squid and grilled asparagus. For the main course, savor the regional specialty of cochinillo (roast suckling pig), oven roasted lamb or grilled salmon, accompanied with wine. Later, view Madrid’s major sights and avenues illuminated at night. Take a stroll through Plaza Mayor and nearby San Miguel Market. Next, travel by coach viewing Plaza d’Espana, known for its statue dedicated to Cervantes, author of Don Quijote de la Mancha; the Royal Palace; and the illuminated buildings along Gran Via, Paseo Castellano and Velazquez Avenue. In addition, marvel at the beautiful Poseidon and Cibeles Fountains and Plaza Colon.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 3.5 hour(s).

Madrid by Night with Tapas Dinner $95

City: Madrid

Madrid is a city that never sleeps and a trip to Spain would not be complete without experiencing a tapas dinner at a popular local restaurant, located in the heart of Madrid. Enjoy old world ambiance and traditional Castilian “tapas” including home-made sausage, fried squid, grilled asparagus and other local favorites. Wine, coffee or tea and mineral water are included with dinner. Later, view Madrid’s major sights and avenues illuminated at night. Take a stroll through Plaza Mayor and nearby San Miguel Market. Next, travel by coach viewing Plaza d’Espana, known for its statue dedicated to Cervantes, author of Don Quijote de la Mancha; the Royal Palace, the illuminated buildings along Gran Via, Paseo Castellano and Velazquez Avenue. In addition, marvel at the beautiful Poseidon and Cibeles Fountains and Plaza Colon.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 16 is required.

Duration: approximately 3.5 hour(s).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Pre Hotel Hotel: Melia Madrid Serrano 0 $180
Post Hotel Hotel: Turim Avenida Liberdade Hotel 0 $160
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Know Before You Go

Passport & Visa Information

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.

IMPORTANT

We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Destination Facts & Stats

Electricity

To power or charge your electrical devices, you will need an adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or voltage converter (which changes the electric current). Almost all small electronics (i.e. iPhones, iPads, laptops and battery chargers) will automatically switch from our 110 volt to Europe’s 220-140 volt current. To confirm this, check your charger or power supply for “Input: 110-240v”. For higher watt devices, such as curling irons or hair flatteners, it is recommended that you bring a dual voltage appliance which can be switched between 110 and 240. This is the safest alternative but you will still need an adapter. For all other items, use of a voltage converter may be necessary. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine (CPAP), please remember to pack an extension cord, as well as a plug adapter, as electrical outlets are not necessarily near the bed in all hotel rooms.

Please Note

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Hotel check-in on your day of arrival is 3:00 p.m. Rooms may not be available prior to that time.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

*Should the Royal Alcázar of Seville close for a government function, it will be replaced with a visit to the Seville Cathedral. **The Alfama District walking tour is mostly uphill. Participants need to be in good physical condition. It is not recommended for guests with respiratory, heart or walking difficulties.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.

Pace

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.