Classical Spain & Portugal shares the Iberian peninsula at the south-western tip of Europe with Spain. Geographically and culturally somewhat isolated from its neighbor, Portugal has a rich, unique culture, lively cities, and beautiful countryside. Although it was once one of the poorest countries in Western Europe, the end of dictatorship and introduction of Democracy in 1974, as well as its incorporation into the European Union in 1986, has meant significantly increased prosperity. It may now be one of the best value destinations on the Continent. This is because the country offers outstanding landscape diversity, due to its North-South disposition along the western shore of the Iberian peninsula. You can travel in a single day from green mountains in the North, covered with vines and all varieties of trees to rocky mountains, with spectacular slopes and falls in the Centre, to a near-desert landscape in the Alentejo region and finally to the glamorous beach holidays destination. The climate, combined with investments in the golfing infrastructure in recent years, has also turned the country into a golfing haven. Classical Spain & Portugal was recently named “Best Golf Destination 2008” by readers of Golfers Today, a British publication. Fourteen of Portugal’s courses are rated in the top 100 best in Europe. If you want a condensed view of European landscapes, culture, and way of life, Portugal might very well fit the bill. As well as sedate golfing, Classical Spain & Portugal is THE epicenter of the finest surfing in Europe, it’s pristine beaches during autumn/winter time attracting surfers with the massive waves rolling off the mighty Atlantic.
Classical Spain & Portugal is known for its scenic landscape, vibrant culture and magnificent monuments. The huge influx of tourists every year is a testament to its fame. This 7-day trip gives you the chance to witness the cultural and natural splendor of this nation. Explore the cities of Madrid, Seville, Barcelona and enjoy diverse experiences as wine-tasting, horse show, see a bullring and the Prado Museum. The itinerary also includes three nights in Barcelona, where you get to visit all its major tourist spots, including Camp Nou. For a fun-lover and adventure-seeker, the vibrant land of Spain is an idyllic destination. Silvery, sun-kissed beaches, winding paths through lush meadows and charming medieval architecture set an amazing backdrop for the country. Visit the happening city of Barcelona and enjoy SIC Barcelona Sightseeing tour, a Flamenco show and Beach and Banana Fly-fish Water Activity. Visit the amazing City of Arts and Science and enjoy the awesome Tomatina festival, in Valencia. In Madrid, go for SIC Sightseeing tour of the medieval, historic city of Toledo, Carlos Sainz Center Las Rozas and take a Bernabeu Tour Classical Spain & Portugal
Sintra Royal Palaces Full day tour from Lisbon
Just a short drive from Lisbon you will find Queluz, a small village near Sintra, where you will enjoy a guided visit to the Rococo-style Queluz Palace and gardens. Then it's time to head to the lovely UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra, known for its gardens, palaces, and chalets. A stroll around town will be your first contact with this fairytale-like place. At lunchtime, you'll remain in the town center. You can choose the option with lunch if you wish to have your meal included in the tour price. Otherwise, you will have free time in the center of Sintra to enjoy its many shops, cafes, and restaurants. On this full-day bus trip, your Sintra experience could not be complete without a visit to the amazing Pena Palace. To get there you will go through Pena Park up to the mountain top, admiring the luscious green scenery along the way. When you reach the top you'll enjoy a guided tour of Pena Palace, the first Romanticist palace built in Europe. Surrounding the palace, you will find a 200-hectare forest with many paths, gardens, caves, fountains and thousands of plants and trees. A guided walking tour through this luscious park is included. When you have finished exploring Sintra's must-see places, you will return to central Lisbon by bus
Lisbon to Faro
Day at leisure
The Algarve’s capital has a more distinctly Portuguese feel than most resort towns. Many visitors only pass through this underrated city, which is a pity, as it makes for an enjoyable stopover. It has an attractive marina, well-maintained parks and plazas, and a historic old town full of pedestrian lanes and outdoor cafes. Its student population of 8000 ensures a happening nightlife, and its theatre scene is strong. Marvelously preserved medieval quarters harbor curious museums, churches, and a bone chapel. The lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and nearby beaches, including the islands of Ilha de Faro to the southwest and Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) to the south, add to Faro’s allure.
Faro - Seville
Overnight stay in Seville.
Seville -Hop on Hop off
Overnight stay in Seville
Seville to Madrid
Overnight at the Hotel in Madrid
Madrid - Madrid City Tour with Royal Palace visit
Built on the site of the former Palace of the Hapsburgs, the Royal Palace was the official residence of the Spanish monarchy from 1765 to 1931. This official visit includes the State Rooms, Charles III’s Chambers, Museums, the Royal Chapel and the Chambers of Isabel II. Then during the scenic tour, you'll get to see the most important and representative buildings and monuments of Madrid, including the beautiful quarters of Madrid of the Hapsburgs and Madrid of the Bourbons. We will also visit monuments from the time of the reign of Joseph Bonaparte in the 19th century including the elegant Plaza de Oriente and the Prado Museum.
You will also discover the boulevards of contemporary Madrid; the Gran Via, the Paseo de la Castellana, the Salamanca quarter, the Plaza de Castilla, the Parque del Oeste, the University Quarter, the commercial and business areas of Modern Madrid, the Las Ventas bullring before ending the tour with a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of the world-famous football club, Real Madrid. During the tour, we will make a stop for a relaxing drink at the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe.
Overnight in Madrid
Madrid to Barcelona
Overnight stay in Barcelona
Barcelona - City tour with boat trip
Pass by Gaudi’s best pieces and marvel at their intricate designs and beauty, let your jaw drop as we cruise by La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Admire the Spanish Renaissance inspired Palau Nacional, see its neo-baroque towers and imposing dome as it rules over Avinguda de la Reina Maria Christina. Ride up to the highest mountain in the Serra de Collserola range, Tibidabo. Enjoy its impressive views that look out over the coast and city. The summit of this mountain range is home to the Sagrat Cor church and an amusement park. A lovely little escape from the rush of modern life.
Later, at your own pace, make your way to Port Vell for a charming boat tour around the Barcelona coast. Leisurely sail the seas, with breathtaking panoramic views of the coast. Sit back and relax under the warm Spanish sun and embrace the laidback local culture.
Overnight in Barcelona
Other Tour Suggestion- Cost Brava
You can opt for an optional sightseeing excursion (own expense) of Costa Brava. Place of an entrance, transit, and settlement of different cultures and civilizations, the Girona coastline was baptized 100 years ago as the Costa Brava due to its abrupt and steep terrain, the small bays surrounded by pine trees and the crystalline waters that bathe its towns. We will stop in beaches and small villages and the possibility to visit open markets in small villages and more optional water activities for those who are very actives. You can have lunch on your own in multiple restaurants in the area We will disembark in Tossa de Mar, known as "The Pearl of the Costa Brava", to discover one of the towns that have best known who to keep its natural setting in harmony with tourist development.
As per your requirement
- Lisbon : Vip Executive Villa Rica Hotel (4*) or similar
- Faro : Hotel Ibis Faro Algarve (4*) or similar
- Seville : Ayre Sevilla (4*) or similar
- Madrid : Rafaelhotels Atocha (4*) or similar
- Barcelona: Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City @ 22 (4*) or similar
- 2 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in above or similar hotels in Lisbon
- 2 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in above or similar hotels in Faro
- 2 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in above or similar hotels in Seville
- 2 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in above or similar hotels in Madrid
- 2 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in above or similar hotels in Barcelona
- City Tour in Lisbon
- Sintra Royal Palaces Full day tour from Lisbon
Spain Tour Details :
- Madrid Highlights + Royal Palace Skip the Line Guided Tour (Includes Air-conditioned motor coach. Multilingual Official guide. Free drink at Hard Rock Cafe during the tour. Entrance to Royal Palace.)
- Guided city tour of Seville
- Barcelona Card Express 2 Days Unlimited Experience (Includes 2 days free unlimited travel on public transport and more than 100 discounts so you can make the most of your stay in the city. 48 Museums and attractions with discounts up to 60%, 16 Visits and tours with discounts up to 50%, 12 Leisure Equipments with discounts up to 50%, 7 Entertainment with discounts up to 20%, 3 Night-time venues with discounts up to 30%, Shops and restaurants with discounts up to 20%, and much more!)
- Flamenco Show in Barcelona Includes Flamenco Show at El Palacio del Flamenco and a drink.)
- Sector train ticket from Lisbon to Faro in 2nd Class
- Sector bus ticket from Faro to Seville
- Sector train ticket from Seville to Madrid in 2nd Class
- Sector train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona in 2nd Class
- Private Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Hotel
- Private transfer from Hotel to Airport in Barcelona
- Anything which is not mentioned as included
- VISA Fees
- Tips & Porter ages
- City Tax (if Any)
2 Nights Lisbon,2 Nights Faro,2 Nights Seville,2 Nights Madrid,2 Nights Barcelona