Iberian Inspiration

11 Day Small Group Tour from Madrid to Lisbon with Back-Roads

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 11 Day Iberian Inspiration. East meets west, and past meets present. Spain and Portugal offer a heady mix of treasures, from Arabic palaces and Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals. We take it all in on a rural road...read more

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Madrid
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Lisbon
Accomodation
Accomodation
Boutique
18
Max Group Size
18
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Spain, Portugal
Trip Operated By:
Back-Roads
Back-Roads
68 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.8 out of 5
4 Reviews
Trip Code:
BRSPA

Itinerary

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1 Madrid – Toledo
After meeting in Madrid, we’ll begin our journey to Toledo, where centuries of history come alive. After a city tour, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel’s restaurant, which specialises  in suckling pig and lamb. (D)
2 Toledo – Valdepeñas – Córdoba
Our road continues south across the vast plains of La Mancha. We’ll pause in Valdepeñas to visit a local bodega for wine and tapas before continuing on to Córdoba – our home for the next two nights. (B/L)
3 Córdoba
After a city tour of Córdoba’s Old Town with an included entrance to the Mezquita (a UNESCO-protected mosque), you’ll be free to explore at your own pace. Seek out hidden squares and local cafés, pamper yourself at a traditional hammam or simply marvel at the city’s eye-catching architecture. (B)
4 Córdoba – Úbeda – Granada
After pausing to taste Spanish olive oil in a peaceful olive grove, we’ll check out the town of Úbeda, which is full of spectacular Renaissance palaces. Then it’s onward to our hotel in Granada. (B)
5 Granada
Intricately carved archways. Lavish interiors featuring colourful tiles. Vibrant gardens. Today we’ll pay a visit to the Alhambra, a breathtaking Moorish palace perched on a hilltop outside Granada. This afternoon will find us back in the city centre, where you’ll be free to discover the city. (B)
6 Granada – Ronda
From Granada, our path turns east to Ronda, a historic town with breathtaking views. Tonight, we’ll join together for a group dinner in a local restaurant. (B/D)
7 Ronda – Grazalema – Arcos – Jerez – Seville
Today, we’ll drive to Jerez to visit a local winery with a private gallery before enjoying a tapas lunch and wine tasting. Later, we’ll move on to Seville, where we’ll enjoy a traditional flamenco show. (B/L)
8 Seville
After breakfast, it’s time to explore Seville at your own leisure. You could search out Roman ruins, Moorish mosaics and classical squares, or you could hop from bar to bar while sampling Andalucían specialities. (B)  
9 Seville – Sierra de Aracena
It’s back to nature today as we make tracks to the Sierra de Aracena, a mountain range peppered with castles, quaint villages and pastures. With a variety of well-maintained trails, the area certainly deserves its status as a fantastic place for a ramble. (B)
10 Sierra de Aracena - Monsaraz- Estremoz
Our first stop of the day is Monsaraz, a charming Portuguese hilltop village with sweeping views of the Alqueva Dam. We’ll take some time to stroll its narrow streets before moving on to Estremoz to end the day. (B/D)
11 Estremoz – Évora – Lisbon
Today we’ll continue to Évora, the capital of the Alentejo region. After taking a look around the marvellous cathedral, the Templo Romano and the town square, we’ll press on to Lisbon, where we’ll say farewell.

Back-Roads Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Experience the historic charm of Córdoba, Granada, Ubeda, Estremoz and Ronda from charming old town hotels
  • Taste the delicious and famous Jamón Ibérico in Sierra de Aracena
  • Enjoy a traditional Flamenco show
Trip Inclusions
  • 10 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader 
  • Premium mini-coach transportation 
  • Daily European-style breakfast (B), 3 evening meals (D) 
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Alhambra
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Reviews (4)

11 Day Iberian Inspiration reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Iberian Inspiration”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2018 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

The trip was perfect in every way. Our tour guide Justin was friendly and approachable, very knowledgeable about the places we visited. Nothing was too much trouble and he often went out of his way to make our holiday memorable. Experienced some authentic centuries-old buildings, like palaces and convents etc. and that's just the hotels! They were great, some were in fact amazing as were the hand-picked locations. We found the middle of September was the perfect time to travel, not too hot, very...read more

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“A great mix of wonderful historic towns and local culture”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2016 2 Helpful Votes

Well structured tour, great hotels, and good guide. We had perfect weather and a lovely group. Our only complaint was air cond in coach was too cold or too hot. Hopefully that will be rectified.

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“From Madrid going south”
- WA, Australia May 2016 9 Helpful Votes

The Moorish architecture was stunning. The natural scenery was stunning, for example, Ronda. Great to travel with a small group. Small bus made it easier to go places big buses can't. Lots of free time and given lots of ideas about what you can do with your free time. And it was so easy to book through Global Journeys.

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“Would recommend this trip without reservation”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2015 6 Helpful Votes

Hi Georgie, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide Leticia was excellent with a well organised tour at an appropriate leisurely pace. Hotels were fabulous. Our small group was fun and it was easy to either spend time with the group or on our own. We walked and walked so mobility required! The Spanish Inspiration trip was full of wonderful Spanish history. Once the tour was paid for there was not much in the way of additional expense - meals were much cheaper in the towns we visited than...read more

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