Ultimate Spain & Portugal

21 Day Small Group Tour from Lisbon to Madrid with G Adventures

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 21 Day Ultimate Spain & Portugal. 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...read more

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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Lisbon
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Madrid
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
16
Max Group Size
16
Leisurely
Trip Pace
Leisurely
Countries Explored:
Spain, Portugal
Trip Operated By:
G Adventures
G Adventures
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Lisbon
Arrive at any time. If visiting the historic district of Belém is on your bucket list, we recommend arriving early on this day to explore its major sites like the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Most attractions in Belém are closed on Mondays. Stay: Residencial Florescente
2 Lisbon
Opt to take a day trip into the foothills of the surrounding mountains to Sintra. Get lost in the city's winding streets lined with pastel coloured houses, palaces, majestic gardens and lush forests. It doesn't get more postcard-worthy than this. Stay: Residencial Florescente (B/D)
3 Lisbon - Coimbra
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. Stay: Hotel Astoria Coimbra (B)
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 Fátima. Stay: Hotel Astoria Coimbra (B)
5 Coimbra - Porto
Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the morning, and take an orientation walk upon arrival. Stay: Hotel da Bolsa (B)
6 Porto
Head down Allies Avenue to see the French-inspired buildings. Bargain at the Bolhão Market. Wander the city's World Heritage-listed Ribeira district, visit São Francisco church, the palatial former 19th-century stock market Palácio de Bolsa or head to the Clerigos Tower for a panoramic view of the city. In the evening, become an Port wine connoisseur with a visit to the cellars and a port wine tasting. Stay: Hotel da Bolsa (B)
7 Porto - Madrid
Catch an early morning flight to Madrid. Arrive mid morning with the rest of the day to explore Madrid at your own pace. Stay: Hotel Europa
8 Madrid
Take a brief orientation walk with your CEO, then 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. Stay: Hotel Europa (B)
9 Madrid - Granada
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. Stay: Hotel Casa Del Pilar (B)
10 Granada
After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through this historic city. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. Granada is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. Stay: Hotel Casa Del Pilar (B)
11 Granada - Cordoba - Seville
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. Stay: Cool Sevilla Hotel (B)
12 Seville
Take the time to see all this great city has to offer. Opt to explore the interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, or the true heart of Seville, the Santa Cruz quarter— a charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares. Seville is home to the world’s largest gothic cathedral — climb the adjoining tower for great views of the city. Other attractions include the Museo Arqueológico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de María Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns. Stay: Cool Sevilla Hotel (B)
13 Seville - Barcelona
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 paella cooking class, followed by a group dinner to round out the day. Stay: Hotel AA Viladomat (B/D)
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. Stay: Hotel AA Viladomat
15 Barcelona - Pyrenees
Explore a bit of Barcelona before an afternoon departure north. Travel to the Pyrenees by local bus and van to reach a 'casa rural', or converted farmhouse, near the town of Ainsa. Indulge in delicious local meals and time to explore the beautiful landscape. Stay: Casa Rural Ruben (B/D)
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'. Stay: Casa Rural Ruben (B/D)
17 Pyrenees - Bilbao
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. Stay: Hotel Bilbao Plaza (B)
18 Bilbao - San Sebastian - Bilbao
The real treat in this part of the country is the eating. Basque cuisine is famous in Spain and around the world, with many believing this is the best food in the country. While San Sebastián didn't invent tapas, they are well-acknowledged to have perfected them. Wander through the streets before lunchtime or in the evening and check out what each bar has on offer. Stop in each place for some wine or beer and sample their tapas (pintxos in Basque) selection. Move on to the next bar and repeat! Delicious seafood abounds here as well. Looking for more than just pintxos? Head to the harbour and hole up in a traditional simple tavern. Don't leave San Sebastián without trying the famous jamon iberico. The specialty drink in this area is called the Kalimotxo — half wine (usually red table wine) and half Coca Cola. Take some time to wander through the plazas, marvel at the buildings, and spot the art sprinkled throughout the city. And, as always, try the pintxos. Stay: Hotel Bilbao Plaza (B)
19 Bilbao - Logroño
With tons of churches, roman bridges, parks, plazas, and ancient buildings, there's no shortage of sights to be seen when wandering around this city. Stay: Hotel Condes de Haro (B)
20 Logroño - Madrid
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city. Stay: Hotel Europa (B)
21 Madrid
We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer. (B)

G Adventures Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities.
  • Capture photos of stunning countryside and age-old cathedrals.
  • Devour tapas at a local haunt.
  • Listen to fado music and learn to Flamenco dance.
  • Live like a local in a "casa rural" in the Pyrenees.
  • Experience the Basque way of life.
Trip Inclusions
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Paella Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Foodie Moment: Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal, Lisbon
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Port Wine Cellar Visit, Porto
  • Your Discover Moment: Barcelona
  • Your Foodie Moment: Rioja Region Wine Tasting, Logroño
  • Lisbon orientation walk
  • Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner
  • Batalha gothic monastery entrance and visit
  • Porto orientation walk
  • Port wine cellars visit and tasting
  • Granada orientation walk
  • Albaicin quarter visit
  • Alhambra guided tour
  • Seville orientation walk
  • Flamenco show performance
  • Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba
  • Barcelona orientation walk
  • "Casa rural" stay with traditional meals (Pyrenees)
  • San Sebastian day trip
  • Wine tasting in the Rioja region
  • Internal flight (Porto to Madrid)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Accommodation
  • Hotels (18 Nights), casa rural (2 Nights)
  • On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations.
  • Note that most accommodation in Europe does not have air conditioning units in rooms. Air conditioning is not routinely installed in European homes and workplaces. However, nearly all hotels will provide a standing or desk fan for your room on hot nights. If you do not already have one in your room, please ask your CEO to organize one for you with reception.
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Meals Included
  • 18 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport
  • Public bus, train, plane, walking
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your accommodation, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

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