Best of Spain & Portugal

Price per person
from £1,309

Price based on
London Gatwick
31st Jul 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Western Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

A splendid tour that uncovers the historical and cultural highlights of Spain and Portugal: sample local wine in Montilla, roam the world-famous Alhambra complex and sit down to a traditional Portuguese dinner in Oporto.

At a glance


  • Alhambra Wander the complex grounds, designed in a range of architectural styles.
  • Montilla Enjoy an afternoon wine tasting session.
  • Mosque of Cordoba Stroll the passages of Cordoba’s grand Mosque.
  • Lisbon See Henry the Navigator, Black Horse Square and the Citadel on a guided city tour.
  • Oporto Sample an authentic Portuguese dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Plaza Mayor, Salamanca Wile away the hours in one of Spain’s prettiest squares. 
  • Madrid Explore the highlights of Spain’s cosmopolitan capital
Best of Spain & Portugal

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport and port taxes
  • Single share option
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

Good all round, would recommend...

11th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Good all round, would recommend

The brochure was fully accurate but the trip packed in...

8th September 2017
Mr Paul Dutton

The brochure was fully accurate but the trip packed in much more, including a few nice surprises. There was plenty of free time and we came away with a more thorough appreciation of these great countries.

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19th July 2017
Mr Philip Wood

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1st July 2017
Trusted Customer

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

A splendid tour that uncovers the historical and cultural highlights of Spain and Portugal: sample local wine in Montilla, roam the world-famous Alhambra and sit down to a traditional Portuguese dinner in Oporto.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Madrid

Day
1

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid - Toledo - Granada

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Granada - Loja - Montilla - Cordoba

Day
3

This morning enjoy a visit with a local guide to the Alhambra, a summer complex built by Moorish kings (please note that entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed). Later, enjoy a wine tasting session in Montilla. Continue to your hotel in Cordoba this afternoon where you will stay overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cordoba - Seville

Day
4

Today, enjoy a guided visit of the Mezquita before travelling to your overnight destination, Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Lisbon

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lisbon

Day
7

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?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lisbon - Oporto

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oporto

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oporto - Duoro Valley - Salamanca

Day
10

Return to Spain by way of scenic Douro valley, Fuentes de Onoro and Ciudad Rodrigo and enjoy a scenic drive. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca and it's charming Plaza Mayor. Stay overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Salamanca - Avila - Segovia - Madrid

Day
11

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid

Day
12

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid - UK

Day
13

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Special Departures

  • Easter departure: 27th March 2018 
  • Seville Feria: 17th April 2018  
  • Christmas in Madrid including Christmas lunch: 14th December 2018 

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Day 3: Entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Madrid: Praga 
  • Granada: Corona de Granada 
  • Cordoba: Selu 
  • Seville: Don Paco 
  • Lisbon: Roma 
  • Oporto: Quality Portus Cale 
  • Salamanca: Catalonia Plaza
  • Madrid: H10 Tiberica or Praga

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