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Spain & Portugal Escape

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

This Escape brings together the sights and cultures of Spain's and Portugal’s most famous cities—Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Lisbon—and weaves them into one marvellous vacation. You'll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you'll enjoy guided sightseeing in each. Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visit to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudì'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. A guided walking tour in Cordoba showcases the sights, including a visit to the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.

In Seville, you'll enjoy a special dinner with local specialities and Flamenco entertainment, and in Lisbon, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Throughout this Spain and Portugal vacation, 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. Magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialities and wine, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing with Local Guides, and much more...what else could you ask for in a dream holiday and guided tour of Spain and Lisbon?

At a glance

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

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

What's included

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

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

This Escape brings together the sights and cultures of Spain's and Portugal’s most famous cities—Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Lisbon—and weaves them into one marvellous vacation. You'll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you'll enjoy guided sightseeing in each. Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visit to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudì'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. A guided walking tour in Cordoba showcases the sights, including a visit to the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.

In Seville, you'll enjoy a special dinner with local specialities and Flamenco entertainment, and in Lisbon, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Throughout this Spain and Portugal vacation, 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. Magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialities and wine, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing with Local Guides, and much more...what else could you ask for in a dream holiday and guided tour of Spain and Lisbon?

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Barcelona, Spain

Day
1

Welcome to Barcelona! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

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. A highlight is a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudì’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

Enjoy 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 facing 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. Optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay.

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville

Day
6

During your guided sightseeing tour, you will 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, also an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available.

This evening, dine on local specialties prepared for you at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant and accompanied by Flamenco entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville - Lisbon, Portugal

Day
7

A scenic drive today takes you over the border to Portugal and its capital city Lisbon, starting point of many successful 15th-century expeditions to the New World.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon

Day
8

Lisbon was the center 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, as well as 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 the Discoveries. Also visit the church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lisbon - UK

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Hotels

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


Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona 505  or AC Som by Marriott

Madrid Novotel Madrid Center or Grand Hotel Conde Duque 

Seville Sevilla Center or Melia Sevilla

Lisbon Mercure Lisboa or Novotel Lisboa 

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