Best of Spain & Portugal

Resort: Best of Spain & Portugal
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Portugal
Price From: £1699.15

Over View

Dynamic culture, compelling history, to-die-for cuisine the Iberian Peninsula really is a true example of riches for every sense and interest. On this adventure, youll soak up the Moorish history of Lisbon and Cordoba, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra, and witness Gauds Barcelona with your own eyes. If that sounds like a lot, be prepared; weve only just begun.

Itineraries

Day 1
Lisbon

Arrive at any time.

If visiting the historic district of Belm is on your bucket list, we recommend arriving early on this day to explore its major sites like the Jernimos Monastery and Belm Tower. Most attractions in Belm are closed on Mondays.

Day 2
Lisbon

Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Lisbon. The rest of the day is free for exploration. In the evening enjoy a Fado night and traditional Portuguese dinner in one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods.

Day 3
LisbonCoimbra

Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugal’s victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Monastery of Batalha with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra.

Day 4
Coimbra

Enjoy a free day to explore Coimbra. Opt to visit the famous Coimbra University, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013 (and also the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts). Explore the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars, or opt for a day trip to the nearby coastal town of Aveiro or the pilgrimage sites of Ftima.

Day 5
CoimbraPorto

Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the morning, and take an orientation walk upon arrival.

Day 6
Porto

Free day to explore Porto. Opt take a cruise down the Douro Valley, or explore the city which gained UNESCO World Heritage designation in 1996. In the evening enjoy a visit to the port wine cellars and tasting.

Day 7
PortoMadrid

Catch an early morning flight to Madrid. Arrive mid morning with the rest of the day to explore Madrid at your own pace.

Day 8
Madrid

Enjoy a full day to explore this bustling capital. Discover Plaza Mayor or opt to visit the famous Royal Palace. Indulge in delicious Spanish tapas or get your art fix at the Prado Museum.

Day 9
MadridGranada

Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with its narrow lanes and fantastic views, it’s a great place to watch the sunset.

Day 10
Granada

Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.

Day 11
GranadaCordobaSeville

Travel to Seville via picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening, continue towards Seville and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.

Day 12
Seville

Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alczar palace or the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.

Day 13
SevilleBarcelona

Hop on the train and get comfortable on the journey north to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant students followed by a group dinner to round out the day.

Day 14
Barcelona

Depart at any time.

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