Highlights of Spain &Portugal


Day 1: Barcelona.Welcome to the Catalan capital, Spain’s second city, and transfer to your hotel.Accomodation El Palace Hotel

Day 2: Barcelona.This morning is a guided introduction to Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces. Start off at the Casa Mila, one of Barcelona’s best-known Art Nouveau buildings, considered architecturally innovative for its steel structure and curtain walls. Next stop at the impressive, but as yet unfinished, Sagrada Familia Basilica and Parc Güell, a beautiful municipal garden with a superb panoramic view over the city

Day 3: Barcelona.A half day exploring the heart of the old city – the medieval Gothic Quarter. The narrow, labyrinthine streets and quiet squares are quite distinct from the rest of the city. Your guide shows you the magnificent 13th century cathedral, notable for its fine Gothic chapels, medieval choir stalls and shady cloister. You also visit the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter’s earliest works are housed in the remarkable setting of a part-Gothic, part-Roman palace

Day 4.Madrid.Travel by AVE train west to Madrid and your hotel, a Belle Epoque palace in the heart of Madrid’s Golden Triangle. Discover this vibrant, sophisticated city with a privately guided walking tour through the historic centre and the arcaded 17th century Plaza Mayor and the Puerta del Sol before visiting the Palacio Real, whose rooms are filled with antiques and treasured artworks. Wander back to your hotel with your guide.Accomodation Ritz Hotel Madrid

Day 6.Madrid.Enjoy a half day art focused walking tour with your local guide. Choose from two of the city’s most renowned galleries: the Prado Museum, one of Madrid’s main attractions where works by Spain’s three great masters Goya, Velazquez and El Greco are on show; the magnificent Thyssen-Bornemisza collection which boasts 800 paintings and is regarded as one of the most important privately assembled art collections in the world; or the Reina Sofia Art Centre which concentrates on 20th century art, its most famous work being Picasso’s ‘Guernica’.

Day 6: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville.Travel south by rail to Cordoba, one of Spain’s oldest cities. On arrival you are met for a half day tour. Wander through the flower-filled streets of the Jewish Quarter and visit the Mezquita, built between the 8th and 10th centuries, considered one of the most extraordinary buildings in all of Europe. After lunch continue on by private vehicle to Seville.Accomodation Alfonso XIII Hotel

Day 7.Seville.During a half-day walking tour visit the 15th century cathedral, one of the most breathtaking, and see La Giralda, Seville’s most famous monument. Visit the Alcazar, a magnificent 14th century Mudejar palace that is one of the oldest royal residences in Europe still in use. Finally, enjoy a walk through the Barrio de Santa Cruz, a maze of narrow streets, whitewashed houses and small squares. No visit to Seville is complete without attending a performance of the region’s famous Flamenco and this evening you’ll see an authentic Flamenco show

Day 8.Lisbon.Transfer to the airport for your flight* to Lisbon, Portugal. On arrival transfer to the hotel. An afternoon tour of Lisbon includes a visit to the Belém district and the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, an extraordinary example of Portugal’s ‘Manueline’ style of architecture. Continue on to the splendid Coach Museum, an impressive collection of painted and gilded baroque coaches

Day 9: Lisbon - Sintra - Lisbon.Head out of Lisbon today for a visit to the charming town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of Portuguese kings and aristocrats. See the National Palace of Sintra, a former royal residence characterised by a variety of architectural styles

DAY 10.Porto.Leave Lisbon and head northwards to Porto, Portugal’s wonderful second city. En route you will stop in Coimbra, considered a special place by the Portuguese, not least because it is the seat of Portugal’s oldest university. Explore the city with its Old Cathedral Cloister and University library .Accomodation InterContinental Porto

Day 11.Porto.A half day tour of Porto, which has a glorious location on a steep hillside above the River Douro. Visit the Cais da Ribeira, the quayside of the fascinating Ribeira district, and some of the city’s most beautiful monuments also a port wine tasting at one of the famous lodges 

Day 12: Depart Porto.Private transfer to Porto Airport where your journey ends

VIP Experience

Four Seasons Lisbon.Long considered Lisbon’s premier luxury hotel and located right in the heart of the city, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon provides a glorious bird’s-eye view of the city's stunning historic sites – and makes the perfect starting point for exploring its unique architecture. Designed with the intention of marking Lisbon’s name internationally and adding to the prestige of the Portuguese hotel industry, the Hotel is truly a landmark establishment in all senses of the word.Renowned as one of Portugal's premier hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon boasts views galore, historical artwork, a luxurious spa and fitness centre, and acclaimed dining.

InterContinental Porto.InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas offers a sense of heritage and authenticity in the heart of the city. Located in a newly renovated 18th century palace overlooking the imposing Avenida dos Aliados, the hotel is the ideal place for those looking to experience the city's true essence. Nearby are major cultural highlights such as the Bolhão Market, Ribeira District and the Clérigos Church the Palacio das Cardosas.

El Palace Hotel Barcelona.Located in the centre of Barcelona, very close to Las Ramblas, and in the most renowned shopping area of Barcelona, it is surrounded by boulevards, prestigious boutiques and the city’s main attractions.El Palace Hotel Barcelona has 125 guest rooms fully-equipped with the latest technology. All decorated with the elegant and historical style of our classic luxury.

Ritz Hotel Madrid.An iconic landmark in the heart of Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’ Hotel Ritz, Madrid combines high style and charm with legendary service.Built in 1910, this belle époque palace established Madrid as one of the truly great European cities. The hotel is centrally located within walking distance of the city’s major cultural, business, shopping and dining venues. A lively gathering place for Spanish high society, its restaurants and bars are a constant buzz of activity.





Alfonso XIII Hotel Seville.Seville is situated in the south of Spain and Hotel Alfonso XIII in the heart of Seville. A 1929 landmark renovated in 2012, it symbolizes the city’s Moorish influences and provides access to the renowned Santa Cruz quarter and Guadalquivir River.Our 151 renovated guest rooms pay homage to different eras of Seville and Spain’s layered past, including Andalusian, Castilian, and Moorish styles. Modern lines frame traditional materials, instilling understated comfort in an opulent atmosphere

Package Details

Experience all that the Iberian Peninsula has to offer on this comfortably paced private journey which takes in each country’s most important attractions. Iconic highlights include the architectural wonders of Gaudi’s Barcelona, Madrid’s world famous galleries and museums, ancient fortified cities and charming Portuguese medieval towns. There are many opportunities to savour the region’s world renowned food and wine as well as enjoying an authentic flamenco performance
  • 3 Nights in Barcelona
  • 2 Nights in Madrid
  • 2 Nights in Seville
  • 2 Nights in Lisbon
  • 2 Nights in Porto
  • Airport&Internal Transfers included.
  • Daily Breakfast -Jain/Vegetarian Options Available
  • Sight Seeing as per itineary
Best Time to Visit:
Perhaps the best times of year to visit are in spring (ie, from February) – when dazzling flowers carpet hillsides and the almond blossom lights up the countryside – and early autumn (October), when the weather is warm but not too hot and the summer crowds have thinned out. The sea, too, is warm in autumn, though the official swimming season only lasts from the beginning of June to mid-September; outside these months – no matter how lovely the weather – outdoor pools and river beach facilities close.

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