Best of Spain & Portugal

Price per person
from £1,371

Price based on
London Gatwick
31st Jul 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Western Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

A splendid tour that uncovers the historical and cultural highlights of Spain and Portugal: sample local wine in Montilla, roam the world-famous Alhambra complex and sit down to a traditional Portuguese dinner in Porto.

At a glance


  • Alhambra Wander the complex grounds, designed in a range of architectural styles.
  • Montilla Enjoy an afternoon wine tasting session.
  • Mosque of Córdoba Stroll the passages of Córdoba’s grand Mesquita.
  • Lisbon See Henry the Navigator, Black Horse Square and the Citadel on a guided city tour.
  • Porto Sample an authentic Portuguese dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Plaza Mayor, Salamanca Wile away the hours in one of Spain’s prettiest squares. 
  • Madrid Explore the highlights of Spain’s cosmopolitan capital

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport and port taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Great tour in every way, good your leader and excellent...

21st June 2017
Trusted Customer

Great tour in every way, good your leader and excellent hotels.

So much value for money, really saw amazing places in...

24th May 2017
Miss Annelize Gericke

So much value for money, really saw amazing places in such a short time. Great tour director - very informative without being overloaded with info.

Overview

A splendid tour that uncovers the historical and cultural highlights of Spain and Portugal: sample local wine in Montilla, roam the world-famous Alhambra and sit down to a traditional Portuguese dinner in Porto.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Madrid

Day
1

Fly to Madrid where you'll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax or start exploring Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Madrid - Toledo - Granada

Day
2

Drive south to Toledo. Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. Visit the walled Old Town with a local guide and marvel at the 12th-century Church of St Tome, known for its large painting by El Greco of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Later, cross the Guadalquivir River and head for the olive and orange groves that dot the rolling Andalucian hills. Overnight stay in history-steeped Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Granada - Loja - Montilla - Córdoba

Day
3

Granada was the Arabs’ most treasured city, and they still mourn its loss in their prayers. With a local guide, visit the Alhambra Complex, built by Moorish kings (entrance in to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed). More grand scenery as you travel to Loja. Captured and held by the Moors, it was formerly known as Medina Lawsa until it was recaptured by the Christians in 1486 during the Reconquista. Explore this “flower among thorns” before reaching Montilla to visit a local wine cellar and taste some of its wine. Then, continue to Córdoba on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Córdoba - Seville

Day
4

With a local guide visit the magnificent Mezquita, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Then, travel through the stunningly scenic area of Pueblos Blancos - the “White-Washed Villages of Andalucia.” This picturesque region is famous for the deep El Tajo gorge that cuts it in two, and is the birthplace of modern bullfighting. On to vibrant, festive Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
5

Get to know Seville on the included city tour. Capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain, colourful Seville has much to offer: the cathedral, the third-largest church in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London; the beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; the Real Alcázar palace with its extravagant Moorish architecture and opulent gardens; Plaza de España, used in the filming of Episodes I and II in the Star Wars series; and so much more.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville - Lisbon

Day
6

Enjoy the scenery of the Sierra de Aracena before crossing into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo. Admire the forest of cork trees and make a stop to visit Evora, a delightfully attractive Moorish city with arches, alleys, flower-decked balconies, brilliant white houses, and the Temple of Diana. Continue to Lisbon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon

Day
7

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 the guided sightseeing tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion along the Estoril Coast to Cascais and Sintra.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon - Porto

Day
8

This morning, journey via Fatima and its world famous pilgrimage sanctuary to Coimbra. Continue to Porto on the banks of the River Douro famous for its port merchants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Porto

Day
9

Discover Porto’s highlights on the guided city tour. See its historical cathedral, overlooking the port wine cellars along the banks of the Douro River. This afternoon, maybe join an optional excursion to Guimarães, considered the “cradle” of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, sample local cuisine on the included dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Porto - Douro Valley - Salamanca

Day
10

Enjoy the profusion of woodlands and mountains on your return to Spain via the scenic Douro Valley. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca in the early evening and maybe take a stroll in the Plaza Mayor.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salamanca - Avila - Segovia - Madrid

Day
11

Journey to fortified Ávila with its many towers and visit St Theresa's Convent before continuing to Segovia, a medieval town picturesquely set on a rocky hill. Spend some time in Segovia before crossing the boundary between New and Old Castile to arrive in Madrid.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
12

Not only is it the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say Madrid is the nearest thing to Heaven. The day is dedicated to discover Madrid’s main highlights on the included guided city tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - UK

Day
13

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Special Departures

  • Easter departure: 27th March 2018 
  • Seville Feria: 17th April 2018  
  • Christmas in Madrid including Christmas lunch: 14th December 2018 

Day 3: Entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Madrid: Praga 
  • Granada: Corona de Granada 
  • Cordoba: Selu 
  • Seville: Don Paco 
  • Lisbon: Roma 
  • Oporto: Quality Portus Cale 
  • Salamanca: Catalonia Plaza
  • Madrid: H10 Tiberica or Praga

Why book with us?