Highlights of Spain and Portugal with Madeira

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Like the blue Azulejo-tiled walls on Portugal’s beautiful buildings, homes, and churches, we’ve pieced together the best experiences of two sun-washed countries for those looking for an enlightening getaway. On this 9-day tour of Spain and Portugal, you’ll spend two nights each in four legendary cities spanning from the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterran...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

What's this trip about?

    Like the blue Azulejo-tiled walls on Portugal’s beautiful buildings, homes, and churches, we’ve pieced together the best experiences of two sun-washed countries for those looking for an enlightening getaway. On this 9-day tour of Spain and Portugal, you’ll spend two nights each in four legendary cities spanning from the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the golden coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Barcelona’s distinctive architecture, Madrid’s artistic energy, Seville’s medieval past, and Lisbon’s tiled and cobbled charm await your arrival and exploration. With immersive sightseeing, you’ll dive into the history, culture, and cuisine of each city during the must-see, must-taste, and must-hear experiences, from Portugal’s sweet red port and mournful fado music to Spain’s dry Rioja wine and lively flamenco performances. Continue your tour with a trip to Santa Cruz on the magical Island of Madeira, complete with crystalline waters and centuries of tradition and culinary treats. Explore “Little Lisbon” in Funchal, with is creative atmosphere that inspires the imagination. From the quaint charms of fishing villages to the quiet reflections from luminous pools and lofty plateaus, your vacation in Portugal is a feast for the senses and an unforgettable adventure for the soul.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City BARCELONA, SPAIN
End CityLISBON

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Barcelona
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Santa Cruz
  • Seville

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

Welcome to Barcelona! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

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Day 2: BARCELONA

Gaudi’s Masterpiece BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes the Palau de La Musica and panoramic views of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Stop at Sagrada Familia Basilica, Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIG...

Day 3: BARCELONA–MADRID

Splendid Spain Scenic drive through the Catalonian and Aragonian countryside en route to Madrid. (Breakfast) 385 mi / 620 km

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE The city of Madrid is filled with intriguing stories and hidden secrets. Stroll around the streets and take...

Day 4: MADRID

Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its a...

Day 5: MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE

Treasures of Cordoba CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Free time to browse before departing for Seville. (Breakfast) 354 mi / 570 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE The Mosque of Córdoba (Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba in Spanis...

Day 6: SEVILLE

Dance Steps in Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes the Casa de Pilatos and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. Enjoy [LF] dinner with local specialties at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment. (Breakfast,Dinner)<...

Day 7: SEVILLE–SETUBAL–AZEITÃO, PORTUGAL–LISBON

Painting the Town in Portugal SETUBAL Free time for lunch in the vibrant food market. AZEITÃO [LF] Visit a traditional tile workshop. LISBON Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast) 273 mi / 440 km

LOCAL FAVORITE ART & ARTISTRY Enter a worl...

Day 8: LISBON

Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister with a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Join a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS The stunning c...

Day 9: LISBON–SANTA CRUZ

Seasons in the Sun LISBON Fly to Funchal. SANTA CRUZ Orientation walk. Free time (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS The Island of Madeira is boasting some of Europe’s most impressive landscapes. Soak in the breathtaking natural scenery that merges with...

Day 10: SANTA CRUZ–EXCURSION TO FUNCHAL

Little Lisbon FUNCHAL Visit Mercado dos Lavoratores and the “open-air-museum” of the Santa Maria. Take the cable car to Monte and take in views of the city. Dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & NATURE Funchal used to be calle...

Day 11: SANTA CRUZ

Fishing Lore & Luminescent Pools SANTA CRUZ Day at leisure. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME NATURAL WONDERS Head West and stop in Camara de Lobos, a small fishing village that in 1949 Winston Churchill chose to paint. Continue towards Cabo Girai the worlds s...

Day 12: SANTA CRUZ–LISBON

Sights of Santa Cruz SANTA CRUZ Fly to Lisbon LISBON Free time. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME TOUR HIGHLIGHT Time to pack your bags and say goodbye to the magical Island of Madeira with a flight to Lisbon to relax and reminisce over your stunning adventure.

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Day 13: LISBON

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Accommodation

NH Sants BarcelonaThis large modern property is located in the heart of the financial district, within walking distance of the Sants train station, which connects to the city center in 15 minutes. The well-known soccer stadium Camp Nou is only 20 minutes away on foot. The property offers 203 soundproof, bright and spacious guestrooms decorated in a classic style with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a fitness room, a nice restaurant serving Catalan cuisine, and a relaxing bar serving refreshing drinks.BarcelonaSpainNumancia, 74Novotel Madrid CenterA stylish 790 room hotel located in Madrid's elegant Salamanca District with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a chic bar featuring a large video wall, a fitness room and relaxing lounge areas.MadridSpainC/ O'donnell 53Sevilla CenterThe hotel enjoys a central location and is within walking distance to the historical Old Town and cathedral. Warmly decorated air-conditioned guest rooms include a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include a refined restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a hot tub and a seasonal outdoor pool with loungers. There's also a fitness room. SevilleSpainAvda De Buhaira S/NMercure LisboaA 104-room modern hotel offering Free Wi-Fi Internet access and year-round heated rooftop swimming pool, with panoramic views over the Águas Livres Aqueduct. International cuisine and Regional wines can be enjoyed in the main restaurant and there is a lobby bar serving a wide range of drinks &amp; cocktails.LisbonPortugalAvda Jose Malhoa, 23Vila Galé Santa CruzThe Vila Galé Santa Cruz in Madeira, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and is just a stone's throw away from a pebble beach. Facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, gym and massage rooms. All of the 262 sophisticated guest rooms come with a satellite TV, a private balcony and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. Santa CruzPortugalRua de Sao Fernando 5Lumen LisboaLumen Lisboa is located within walking distance from Marques de Pombal Square and the Avenida Liberdade. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Dona Maria II National Theatre and Rossio. The property offers 160 soundproof guestrooms, decorated in a contemporary style, which are bright and spacious. They all come with air conditioning, flat screen TV, a desk, and a wardrobe as a standard. A terrace with sun loungers or beach chairs, a rooftop bar, and a fitness center are also at guests' disposal. LisbonPortugalRuo Sousa Martins 18/20,

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