Explore the beauty of Spain and Portugal
From Moorish palaces to quaint fishing villages, discover the highlights of Spain and Portugal on this guided Iberian adventure. Travel by coach across multiple cities and enjoy tours, meals and more!
Your journey begins with an overnight in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Then, you will visit fortified Avila and pretty Salamanca, the pearls of the Castile region, and then cross the Serra da Estrela into Portugal to reach Coimbra, a charming hillside town that overlooks the Mondego River.
Make a stop in Fatima to see its famous sanctuary then head to the incredible walled city of Obidos with its towers and bastions. Spend two nights in Lisbon and discover the explorer Henry the Navigator’s exquisite city. Travel back into Spain via the Sierra de Aracena for two overnights in Seville, a lively city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. The city center boasts many stunning highlights, including the cathedral, Alcazar, and Plaza d’España. Admire the Andalusian landscapes on the way to Cordoba with its lovely Mezquita.
Travel across Don Quixote’s La Mancha, known for its castles and windmills, and return to Madrid for the final two nights of your vacation.
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Welcome to Spain! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Transfer to Madrid hotel
Check In – Hotel NH Madrid Ribera del Manzanares
MADRID, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars
The NH Madrid Ribera del Manzanares hotel is a great base from which to explore Madrid. It’s right next to the gardens of the Manzanares River, and just a 5-minute walk from the Vicente Calderón football stadium. The Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral are also nearby.
Journey west to fortified Avila, then on to Salamanca, just six miles from the spot where Wellington routed Napoleon’s army in 1812. Make sure you spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, one of the most beautiful squares in Spain.
Leave Salamanca and head westwards to the fortress town of Ciudad Rodrigo, perched high above the Rio Agueda. A profusion of woodlands and mountains awaits you as you journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Portugal for your overnight stay in Coimbra.
Check In – Hotel D. Luís – Coimbra
COIMBRA, PORTUGAL 3 out of 5 stars
Located close to downtown Coimbra, this quiet property boasts functional comfort and personalized service. Take the complimentary shuttle service into the city center to wander through the museums or indulge in gourmet-style tapas. Be sure to save an evening to watch the sunset from the hotel’s Panorama restaurant, which provides gorgeous views of the city! The hotel is also prepared to accommodate event travel, with five rooms equipped with the newest technology to make any conference, wedding reception, or special gathering a memorable event.
This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. From here you’ll travel to Fátima, where you’ll stop to see the sanctuary, made famous by the Virgin Mary’s apparition to three shepherd children — Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia — on May 13, 1917.
You’ll then travel on a few more miles for a stop in Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills.
Check In – Hotel Roma
LISBON, PORTUGAL 3 out of 5 stars
If you never want to be far from the party, Hotel Roma is an excellent choice. Libson’s best restaurants, shops, museums, nightlife, and more are all walking distance from the property. Enjoy the freedom of full-time access to the city, its attractions, and public transit for when you want to venture farther than your feet can take you.
The hotel offers beautiful views of the glittering city, friendly staff, and a spacious tub for when you are ready to wind down. The concierge can help you plan unforgettable outings during your stay and the hotel’s gift shop means you don’t have to worry about juggling souvenirs as you make your way around the city.
Orientation Tour of Coimbra
Get a taste of the highlights of Coimbra on this orientation tour! Discover the medieval highlights of this riverfront city, which also formally served as Portugal’s capital.
Spend the afternoon wandering through the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, before embarking on your guided sightseeing tour!
Guided Sightseeing Excursion: Belem Tower, Moorish Citadel, & Black Horse Square
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 a guided sightseeing excursion.
Drive southeast this morning into the Alentejo, through the countryside famous for its production of cork. Then, travel on to the border at Vila Verde and cross into Spain for the journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena before reaching delightful Seville for the first of two nights.
Check In – Hotel Don Paco
SEVILLE, SPAIN 3 out of 5 stars
Be seduced by Seville at Hotel Don Paco, located just a 10-minute walk from the cathedral and Giralda Tower. Complete with a gorgeous rooftop bar and pool overlooking the city, you’ll experience the romance of Seville from this hotel. Spacious rooms feature hardwood floors, complimentary Wi-Fi and mini fridges, while premium rooms offer private terraces with incredible views of the city. Relax by the outdoor pool open all year long, enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, and meet fellow travelers in the shared lounge/TV area.
Seville is one of Spain’s most lively and colorful cities, with a lovely setting on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Enjoy a full day at leisure, to explore at your own pace.
Drive north towards Carmona, an Old World country town dominated by an ancient Alcazar (fortress), to Cordoba. This is Spain’s most Moorish city with its great mosque, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world, and is now a Catholic cathedral since 1236.
Later, travel into the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills.
Check In – Hotel Praga
MADRID, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars
Spanish excellence is achieved at Hotel Praga. Lose yourself in extravagance before you’ve even left your room. Take in the vibrant culture of Madrid from the nearby Madrid Rio, a promenade on the bank of the Manzanares river, or elect to use one of several convenient public transportation options to soak up the energy of the city.
Electrify your senses with a coffee from the hotel’s Cafe Praga or finish a day of adventure at Restaurante Praga, where you can wind down in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy the authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Take advantage of the great amenities like currency exchange and ticket service so you can focus on experiencing all Madrid has in store!
Not only is it the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards rightly say Madrid is the nearest thing to heaven. Enjoy the main highlights of this incredible city on your included guided sightseeing excursion.
Guided Sightseeing in Madrid
The soul of Spain can be felt at every corner in Madrid. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the highlights, and learn more about the history of Spain’s capital city.
Your Iberian getaway ends this morning. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
Transfer to Madrid airport (MAD)