Iconic Portugal & Spain

Resort: Iconic Portugal & Spain
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Portugal
Price From: £2413.15

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Historic cities, colourful culture, and architectural landmarks come together on this 15-day itinerary of Spain and Portugal. Your trusted CEO will lead you through medieval complexes, local farms, and the Moorish masterpiece that is the Alhambra, enlisting knowledgeable local guides and hosts along the way. Immersive and informative, this itinerary through Western Europe satisfies the intellectual curiosities of those that wish to do more than simply cross a destination off their list.

Itineraries

Day 1
Lisbon

Arrive in time for a traditional Portuguese dinner and Fado music performance in one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods.

Day 2
Lisbon

Escape reality during a visit the fairytale town of Sintra and lose yourself exploring the colourful manors, medieval palaces, and lush gardens of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free to discover Lisbon.

Day 3
Lisbonvora

Travel to vora in the heart of the Alentejo region, enjoying a tour to the haunting, but mesmerizing Chapel of Bones and visit Diana’s Temple, one of the best preserved Roman temples on the Iberian Peninsula.

Day 4
vora

Visit a cork farm and learn about the cork production, as well as other activities particular to the Alentejo region like honey production and olive harvesting. Enjoy a traditional cork stripper’s meal before returning back to vora for free time.

Day 5
voraCoimbra

Continue to Tomar, where we visit the Templar Castle. Founded in 1160 by Gualdim Pais, grand master of the Knights Templar, the vast complex of the Convent of Christ is an incredible feat of medieval architecture. Continue on to Coimbra for the evening.

Day 6
CoimbraPorto

This morning, enjoy a tour around the University of Coimbra, Portugal’s most prestigious university and a World Heritage Site. Enter through the 10th-century Porta Frra, the old entrance to the citadel of Coimbra. Walk through the campus along mosaic cobblestone paths and visit the ornate Joanina Library, Chapel of So Miguel and the botanical gardens. Later, catch the train to Porto.

Day 7
Porto

Board a boat down Portugal’s river of gold, floating along the route that port shippers took to age their fortified wines. Take in the sights of the rolling green, terraced hills of the Porto region. Visit a local wine cellar, then end the day with a glass of port – an unmissable regional specialty.

Day 8
PortoMadrid

Hop on a quick flight from Porto to Madrid. Enjoy free time to explore the city.

Day 9
Madrid

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo with a local historian. Explore the old quarter, which is considered an open-air museum. Return to Madrid and opt to visit museums or just relax at a local caf.

Day 10
MadridCrdoba

Travel by high-speed train to Crdoba and visit the Mezquita (mosque). Afterwards, stroll the historic medieval Jewish quarter, full of narrow winding lanes and traditional houses.

Day 11
CrdobaGranada

Travel to the Andalusian city of Granada and take an orientation walk with the CEO. Learn the art of flamenco from a professional teacher during a private class.

Day 12
Granada

Enjoy a guided visit to an architectural masterpiece the Alhambra. It’s one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture, and the highlight of our trip for most visitors. After, enjoy free time to explore Granada.

Day 13
GranadaSeville

This morning, journey to Seville, one of the most colourful and exciting cities in Spain. Take an orientation walk with the CEO and opt to visit the cathedral Giralda or Casa Pilatos, or enjoy a traditional flamenco show.

Day 14
Seville

Get a taste of Seville’s energetic pulse with a full free day in the city. Spend the day at leisure exploring its Muslim monuments, parks, and gardens or sit back and relax at a local caf.

Day 15
Seville

Depart at any time.

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