- Lisbon highlights drive
- Traditional fado show with dinner
- Visit Sintra
- Walking tour of Porto with Trip Leader
- Port wine tasting experience
- Madrid highlights drive
- Visit the Valley of the Fallen
- Orientation walk of Segovia with Trip Leader
- Orientation walk of San Sebastián with Trip Leader
- Visit Zaragoza
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Iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Want all the top highlights Spain and Portugal have to offer, but also MORE? Welcome to your insider guide. From Lisbon to Barça, lose yourself amongst the cobbled streets of Portugal's vibrant cities. Eat your way around Spain’s foodie hotspots. Cruise down Porto’s mighty river sipping sweet wine. And uncover the hidden historic gems of Sintra and Zaragoza. Forget skimming the surface: this is the real deal.
Day 1 : Lisbon (Portugal)
Day 2 : Lisbon
Day 3 : Lisbon – Sintra – Porto
Day 4 : Porto
Day 5 : Porto – Madrid (Spain)
Day 6 : Madrid
Day 7 : Madrid – Segovia – San Sebastián
Day 8 : San Sebastián
Day 9 : San Sebastián – Zaragoza – Barcelona
Day 10 : Barcelona
- 7 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)
- 2 nights in hostels (up to quad-share). Please note: mixed-sex couples travelling together may be separated in the hostel rooms.
- 4 Breakfasts
- 1 Lunch
- 2 Dinners
- Air-conditioned minicoach
- Trip Leader throughout the tour
- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.
- Boat cruise down the Douro River: from €15
- Tapas experience in Madrid: from €60
- Any international flights to Lisbon and from Barcelona 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 Delve Deep: Spain & Portugal tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Delve Deep: Spain & Portugal tour. You can cancel the tour up to 64 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 63 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 27 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 November 2022, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 63 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Delve Deep: 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 Delve Deep: 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.COVID-19 Safety Measures
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.
- The crew in this tours are trained in COVID-specific hygiene standards and equipped with the skills required to keep every traveller safe.
- Coaches are immaculately cleaned before each trip starts and regularly throughout.
- This trip requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 atleast 14 days before departure, unless you are medically exempt from having the vaccine.
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