Iberian Tapestry

New for 2018

Price per person
from £1,557

Price based on
London Gatwick
29th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western Europe

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Uncover the treasures of the Iberian peninsula on this nine-day tour of Spain and Portugal. See the tobacco factory in Seville where Bizet set his Carmen, along with the city's Golden Tower, park and winding Santa Cruz quarter. Travel through rustic Catalan and Aragonian landscapes, see the architectural and artistic highlights of Madrid and get a taste of Portugal at a wine tasting before discovering magical Lisbon.

At a glance


  • Barcelona Your local guide will show you the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña and Paseo de Gràcia. You'll visit the astonishing Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudí's masterpiece.
  • Madrid Explore the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España, Parliament buildings, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. 
  • Córdoba Uncover this ancient Moorish city and go inside its famous 8th-century Mosque-Cathedral. Guided sightseeing also includes the Alcazar, Roman bridge and medieval Jewish Quarter.
  • Seville Discover the Andalucian city's Roman history on your guided sightseeing tour, which includes Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River and the magnificent Casa de Pilatos. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with a special flamenco performance.
  • Lisbon Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama: a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. 

What's included

  • VIP 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
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.

Overview

Uncover the treasures of the Iberian peninsula on this nine-day tour of Spain and Portugal. See the tobacco factory in Seville where Bizet set his Carmen, along with the city's Golden Tower, park and winding Santa Cruz quarter. Travel through rustic Catalan and Aragonian landscapes, see the architectural and artistic highlights of Madrid and get a taste of Portugal at a wine tasting before discovering magical Lisbon.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Barcelona

Day
1

Fly to Barcelona where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Barcelona

Day
2

Sightseeing with a local guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Garcia. The highlight today is a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Barcelona - Madrid

Day
3

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. Then, enjoy a highlight visit to the palatial Prado Museum with its priceless art treasures. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 Alcazar, the Roman Bridge, and the Jewish quarter. Tour the magnificent 8th century Mosque of the Caliphs, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble and jasper. Then continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
6

During your guided sightseeing, hear about the city's role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712, 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 used to be 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, a special dinner to try out local specialities has been prepared for you at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with flamenco entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Azeitão - Lisbon

Day
7

A scenic drive today takes you to Portugal. Stop in Azeitão and enjoy a wine tasting before arriving in Lisbon, proud capital of Portugal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. Then, enjoy a walk through 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 Discoveries. Also, visit the church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Tonight, a special farewell dinner with wine has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lisbon - UK

Day
9

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or a similar standard

Hotels

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


  • Barcelona: Hilton Barcelona Diagonal Mar
  • Madrid: Novotel Madrid Centre
  • Seville: NH Plaza de Armas
  • Lisbon: Marques de Pombal

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