Ultimate Spain & Portugal

Resort: Ultimate Spain & Portugal
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Portugal
Price From: £2634.15

Over View

As former imperial superpowers, Spain and Portugal have centuries of history and captivating culture to draw upon. You, on the other hand, have only 21 days. Make em count! This comprehensive adventure across the Iberian Peninsula presents travellers with the chance to explore these two nations through their cuisine, architecture, and idyllic countryside. Here, youll wander the wondrous streets of Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, and Madrid, step up into the Pyrenees, relax in glorious San Sebastin, and live the local culture alongside the locals themselves. Spain and Portugal: Europes greatest two-for-one deal!

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

Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life.

Day 15
BarcelonaPyrenees

Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a ‘casa rural’. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.

Day 16
Pyrenees

Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the ‘casa rural’.

Day 17
PyreneesBilbao

Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.

Day 18
BilbaoSan SebastianBilbao

Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.

Day 19
BilbaoLogroo

Travel to Logroo and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.

Day 20
LogrooMadrid

Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.

Day 21
Madrid

Depart at any time.

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