Highlights of Spain & Portugal


  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

Tour : ZZUK

£49pp deposit

From

£1,356 pp

Tour only

Based on 31st Aug 2019

From

£1,653 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Luton

Overview

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This marvellous vacation offers two-night-stays each in Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon,with guided sightseeing including the most popular sights.

Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi's masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world's most prestigious art museums. In Cordoba, visit the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures; and in Azeitão visit a traditional tile workshop.

Those interested in trying the local specialities and wines will be thrilled by the special treats Globus has arranged. In Seville, you'll enjoy a dinner with local specialities and Flamenco entertainment, and in Portugal, visit a traditional tile workshop in Azeitāo. Throughout this Spain and Portugal tour, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities' histories, sights, cultures, and insider secrets. Add magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialities and wine, plus fantastic art and architecture with a flourish of Iberian flamboyance, and...you have a dream vacation to Spain's most famous cities and Lisbon.

Highlights

Barcelona Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill

Madrid Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

Cordoba Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs

Seville Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter; dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment

Azeitão Visit a traditional tile workshop

Lisbon Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

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Book any 2019 departure on this tour between 5 February and 31 March and you’ll pay just £49pp deposit.

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Barcelona, Spain

Day
1

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Barcelona

Day
2

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Today's highlight is a visit to the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view, of the city and harbour from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Barcelona – Madrid

Day
3

Admire rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
4

Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. A highlight is a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last 8 centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. To make the most of your stay, optional excursions are available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid – Cordoba – Seville

Day
5

Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the medieval Jewish Quarter, the MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge, and the remains of the Alcazar. Your next destination is Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville

Day
6

During your guided sightseeing tour, hear about the city’s role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that was once the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. This evening, dinner has been prepared at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville – Setubal – Azeitão, Portugal – Lisbon

Day
7

A scenic drive today takes you to Portugal. Stop in Setubal for the colourful food market, and visit a traditional TILE WORKSHOP in Azeitão, before arriving in Lisbon, proud capital of Portugal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon

Day
8

Lisbon was the centre of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares and a walk along the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Also, visit the CHURCH with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Tonight, farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lisbon

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,356 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,653 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes

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