Best of Spain & Portugal

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Best of Spain & Portugal

A splendid tour combining the contrasting cultures of these two colourful countries whilst revealing their most popular highlights.

Special Offer

Complimentary airport lounge pass

- Receive a free airport lounge pass to use at your chosen UK departure airport. Offer ends 3rd April.

13 days from

£1,130

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 26/09/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

View Dates
  • Belem Tower, Lisbon Belem Tower, Lisbon
  • Maria Luisa Park, Seville Maria Luisa Park, Seville
  • Plaza d'Espana, Seville Plaza d'Espana, Seville
  • Giralda Tower & Cathedral, Seville Giralda Tower & Cathedral, Seville
  • Malaga Malaga
  • Alhambra, Granada Alhambra, Granada
  • View to the Alhambra, Granada View to the Alhambra, Granada
  • One of Oporto's famous trams One of Oporto's famous trams
  • Oporto Oporto
  • Oporto Oporto
  • Toledo Toledo
  • Madrid Madrid
  • The Alcazar, Segovia The Alcazar, Segovia
  • Salamanca Salamanca
  • Plaza De Espana, Seville Plaza De Espana, Seville
  • Plaza Mayor, Madrid Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Madrid.

Fly to Madrid where you'll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Madrid - Toledo - Granada.

A short drive to Toledo, the ancient Castilian capital, which is spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River. Enjoy sightseeing with a local guide with an included visit to St Thomas' church in the old walled city, made famous in El Greco's painting. Even now it is like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Cross the Guadalquivir River for the olive and orange groves of the rolling Andalucian hills and on to Granada at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 : Granada - Loja - Montilla - Cordoba

This morning enjoy a visit with a local guide to the Alhambra, a summer complex built by Moorish kings. Later, enjoy a visit to Loja before taking part in a wine tasting session in Montilla. Continue to your hotel in Cordoba this afternoon where you will stay overnight. Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Cordoba - Seville

Visit Ecija, an ancient rural town, home to several magnificent baroque churches and of a well-preserved Roman mosaic to be found in the 'ajuntamiento' (town hall). Then, drive through the stunningly scenic hills of the Andalusian countryside to vibrant, festive, Seville. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Seville.

See why Seville is often called Andalucia's 'Radiant City' with a guided city tour to soak in the Moorish Heritage and historical treasures of this beautiful city. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Seville - Lisbon.

This morning, cross into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo, heading to the beautiful hilltop town of Evora. With its fortified walls, cobbled streets, arches and brilliant white houses, Evora is a delightful Moorish city. Continue to Lisbon for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Lisbon.

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th century 'mistress of the seas'. You'll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square and other highlights on the sightseeing excursion with a local guide. In the afternoon why not make an optional trip to Sintra and coastal Cascais? Includes Breakfast

DAY 8 : Lisbon - Oporto.

This morning, journey via Fatima and its world famous pilgrimage sanctuary to Coimbra. Continue to Porto on the banks of the River Duoro famous for its port merchants. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Oporto.

Enjoy a city sightseeing tour with a local guide. An optional excursion is available in the afternoon. Dinner is served in a local restaurant this evening. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 : Oporto - Salamanca.

Return to Spain by way of Fuentes de Onoro and Ciudad Rodrigo. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca and it's charming Plaza Mayor. Stay overnight. Includes Breakfast

DAY 11 : Salamanca - Avila - Segovia - Madrid.

Leave Salamanca for the fortified town of Avila and an orientation tour and visit to St Theresa's convent. Continue to Segovia, a medieval town picturesquely located on a rocky hill. Cross the boundary between new and old Castile to arrive in Madrid for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 12 : Madrid.

Not only because it is the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say Madrid is the nearest thing to heaven. Enjoy the main highlights with a local guide. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : Madrid - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Oporto:Quality Portus Cale (4*)
  • Salamanca:Catalonia Plaza (4*)
  • Madrid:Praga (4*) or Abba (4*)
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Madrid:Praga (4*)
  • Granada:Don Juan (3*)
  • Cordoba:Selu (3*)
  • Seville:Don Paco (3*)
  • Lisbon:Roma (3*)

Christmas in Madrid

Special departure 14 December 2017

Enjoy Christmas lunch and festive celebrations in Madrid.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 12 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
  • Transfers
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option

Holiday Highlights

  • Montilla Wine tasting
  • Alhambra Guided visit
  • Madrid City sightseeing
  • Lisbon City sightseeing
  • Oporto City sightseeing
  • Salamanca

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (6 reviews)

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28-Sep-2016

best of Spain and Portugal are very nice tours.and nice tour guide and driver.

28-Sep-2016

Good

21-Jul-2016

We had a great time, the tour director (Boris) was excellent and all the hotels were very good. We have no complaints only praise for the whole holiday.

12-Jun-2016

Our tour guide Ines was very good, the places we visited were wonderful, and we met up with some delightful companions from all round the world. We saw quite a lot in a short space of time and were educated along the way. We highly recommend this tou...

31-May-2016

Excellent

31-May-2016

A very well planned and interesting tour.

We love to hear from you and all your experiences whilst you’ve been travelling with us and to be able to share your experiences with other travellers. Below we’ve published the letters and emails we’ve received, if you’d like to add your own experience please email us at marketing@archersholidays.co.uk

Best of Spain and Portugal tour

Rosie Coyle 20/12/2011

We have just returned from the Best of Spain and Portugal tour. Being November we were keeping our fingers crossed for fine weather and we had a wonderful time. Our tour director, Angel and driver, Manuel were such good company and nothing was too much trouble for them. Everything worked like clockwork and both were extremely professional. We met “soon to be friends” of all nationalities; Australian, American, Indian amongst others and hope to keep up these friendships now we are back home. We visited some memorable places such as the Alhambra and Salamanca and sampled most of the optional visits of which my particular favourites were the meal in Mijas and the evening boat ride and meal in Oporto.

This was our second tour with Archers and we cannot fault the company right from the beginning when Angel met us at the airport to the end when he waved us off at the hotel in Madrid. As with all holidays when you are moving around so much some little problems popped up with meals, hotels etc but they were dealt with promptly and with good grace by all concerned. I would recommend this tour to anyone seeking an overview of the area. It was truly beautiful and a wonderful experience.

P.S. we did have good weather!

Best of Spain and Portugal

John Coyle 12/01/2012

We have just returned from the Best of Spain and Portugal tour. Being November we were keeping our fingers crossed for fine weather and we had a wonderful time. Our tour director, Angel and driver, Manuel were such good company and nothing was too much trouble for them. Everything worked like clockwork and both were extremely professional. We met “soon to be friends” of all nationalities; Australian, American, Indian amongst others and hope to keep up these friendships now we are back home. We visited some memorable places such as the Alhambra and Salamanca and sampled most of the optional visits of which my particular favourites were the meal in Mijas and the evening boat ride and meal in Oporto.

This was our second tour with Archers and we cannot fault the company right from the beginning when Angel met us at the airport to the end when he waved us off at the hotel in Madrid. As with all holidays when you are moving around so much some little problems popped up with meals, hotels etc but they were dealt with promptly and with good grace by all concerned. I would recommend this tour to anyone seeking an overview of the area. It was truly beautiful and a wonderful experience.

P.S. we did have good weather!

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