- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- Art and architecture
- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 18 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 15-99 yrs
- max group size 12
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-35848
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- See the enchanting Alhambra Palace in Granada by night with an expert guide, a Premium Exclusive Experience. Avoid the crowds as you receive special insight into the complex’s fascinating history.
- Taste the best of local cuisine during Exclusive Experiences – tour the markets of Barcelona, sample olive oil at a familyrun farm in Andalucia, try delicious marzipan in Toledo and take a winetasting tour in the Douro Valley.
- Spend two nights in a converted 18thcentury mansion for your Feature Stay in Seville, and enjoy the best of the Douro Valley at a fabulous hotel nestled within the famous winegrowing region.
- Soak up the glamour and the sun while winding along the stunning Bay of Cascais on a fullday exploration of Lisbon’s surrounds, including Sintra’s bewitching Pena Palace, a Premium Exclusive Experience.
- Cruise the tranquil Albufera Lake by boat during an Exclusive Experience and learn how fishermen and rice growers ply their trade here. Visit the island of El Palmar and discover its typical 'barraca' houses.
Get swept up in the colours, tastes and sounds of two of Europe’s most beloved countries on an 18-day Premium journey through Spain and Portugal. See flamenco in Seville, taste paella in Valencia, feel the history of the Alhambra in Granada and uncover the hidden corners of Cordoba. Discover the birthplace of port and the treasures of the Douro Valley, take a step back in time at the ancient university of Coimbra, learn the secrets of Porto’s backstreets and get to the heart of glorious Lisbon. Travel with passionate local leaders eager to share the magic of their homelands.
Day 1: Barcelona
Day 2: Barcelona / Valencia
Day 3: Albufera Lake / Valencia
Day 4: Elche / Granada
Day 5: Granada
Day 6: Seville
Day 7: Seville
Day 8: Cordoba
Day 9: Madrid
Day 10: Toledo / Madrid
Day 11: Lisbon
Day 12: Lisbon
Day 13: Cascais / Cabo da Roca / Sintra / Coimbra
Day 14: Coimbra
Day 15: Douro Valley
Day 16: Porto
Day 17: Matosinhos / Porto
Day 18: Porto
- Comfortable hotel (14 nights), Feature stay (3 nights)
- 17 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Private vehicle , High-speed train , Local train , Plane
- An expert tour leader
- Barcelona - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
- Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
- Barcelona - Market visit with tastings
- Barcelona - Walking Tour with Local Guide
- Lake Albufera - Boat Tour & Barraca Visit
- Valencia - Paella Lunch
- Elche - Palmeral Visit
- Granada - Exclusive Guided Alhambra Night Visit
- Granada – Alhambra Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens Tour
- Andalucia - Olive Oil Mill Visit & Tasting
- Seville - Alcazar Visit
- Seville - Walking Tour with Local Guide
- Seville - Evening Flamenco Show
- Cordoba - Walking Tour of the Mezquita & Cordoba City with Local Guide
- Toledo - Marzipan Tasting
- Toledo - Day Trip
- Lisbon - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
- Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
- Lisbon - Walking Tour with Local Guide
- Lisbon - Castle of Sao Jorge
- Sintra - Pena Palace
- Sintra, Cascais & Cabo da Roca - Day Trip
- Coimbra - Fado Show
- Douro Valley - Douro River Boat Ride
- Douro Valley - Wine Tasting & Lunch
- Douro Valley - Day Trip
- Porto - Sunset Drinks in Vila Nova de Gaia
- Matosinhos - Half Day Trip by Local Train
- Any international flights to Barcelona and from Porto are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Premium Spain & Portugal tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
- Protected Travel within your own bubble.
- Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
- Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
- Earn US$ 275+ in travel credits.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Premium Spain & Portugal tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 24 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 November 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Premium Spain & Portugal tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Premium Spain & Portugal tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.Is this trip right for you:
- Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes, plus suitable luggage for navigating cobblestone streets.
- Summer temperatures can be extreme (over 40°C), so it's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider your suitability to the season you are travelling in.
- During your discoveries you will visit a numerous religious sites. You will need to bring clothes that cover the arms, and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. Your leader will advise when such clothing is necessary.
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?
If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.
Where to travel in Europe?
Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip.
If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.
Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.
How to travel around Europe cheap?
Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.
Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.
Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.
What is the best travel insurance for Europe?
There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.
There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.
While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.