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Great Iberian Cities

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Allow yourself to be enchanted by Spain and Portugal's charming cities and sun-drenched seaside towns.

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      • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included.
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Dance your way through the fiery streets of Spain to the hilly landscapes of Portugal's capital. Enjoy the tastes of sangria in sun-dappled courtyards and Gaudí's fantasy world.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: SBAR

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon

        • VISIT Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, Prado Museum in Madrid, Church of Santo Tomé and Toledo Synagogue in Toledo, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España in Seville and Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon

        • VIEW La Sagrada Família in Barcelona and Giralda Bell Tower in Seville


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)

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      Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Barcelona – Madrid (2 Nights)

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      Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Madrid – Toledo – Seville (2 Nights)

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      Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Seville – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)

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      Lisbon Free Day

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      Depart Lisbon

      Day 1

      Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)

      Ramble up Las Ramblas and to an unforgettable discovery of the Iberian Peninsula. The fiery coastal city of Barcelona kicks off your mesmerising encounter with Spain, and Portugal's capital, Lisbon. Set your watch to the leisurely Mediterranean way of life, spending the day relaxing or connecting with a city that once inspired Gaudí's imagination. Later, meet your fellow compañeros and Travel Director for an orientation drive through some of the city's iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      NH Collection Tower

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      NH Collection Tower

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

      We spend the morning exploring a city whose great passions include football, fashion and fairy tale façades by famed architect Antoni Gaudí. We'll see his La Sagrada Familia during our guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist, then Las Ramblas and Plaça de Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona. The rest of the day is yours to delight in Spanish culture and cuisine. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna, affectionately known in Catalonia as La Moreneta, or explore the city at your own pace.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Mystical Montserrat

      Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.

      Adult Price: €40.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Gothic Quarter and Dinner

      Work up an appetite with a walking tour of the old Gothic Quarter, where Barcelona was born. Meander through the beautiful medieval streets and century-old architecture with your Local Specialist. Then we’ll take you to the marina of Port Olympic, where you'll enjoy Mediterranean food in one of our favourite local eateries.

      Adult Price: €60.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Barcelona – Madrid (2 Nights) Day 3 - Barcelona – Madrid (2 Nights)

      Today, we drive through the valleys and pastures of Aragón towards Spain's historic capital. We arrive this evening in Madrid, renowned for its vibrant nightlife which we will have an opportunity to enjoy on our own terms.

      Hotel

      Barceló Imagine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Barceló Imagine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time Day 4 - Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

      We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we will see Plaza de España, trendy Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Fountain, before visiting the world-famous Prado Museum. Admire the masterpieces of Velázquez and other Spanish greats in this extraordinary museum, said to house the largest collection of European art in the world. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city at leisure. Visit the Royal Palace or stroll through Buen Retiro Park at the heart of the city - the choice is yours.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

      This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before experiencing the traditional flavour of the old city. We'll see where the locals come together and have a chat over their aperitifs, before enjoying a delicious dinner.

      Adult Price: €61.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

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      Madrid – Toledo – Seville (2 Nights) Day 5 - Madrid – Toledo – Seville (2 Nights)

      We journey south to the clifftop city of Toledo, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings, The Burial of Count Orgaz, and visit the former synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. We arrive in Seville this evening and immerse ourselves in the effervescent spirit of Andalusia.

      Hotel

      Hesperia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Hesperia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

      Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.

      Adult Price: €40.00
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      Flamenco, the Best Show in Town With a Three-Course Dinner

      After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment.

      Adult Price: €69.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

      The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Your Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour past the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, Maria Luisa Park and the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we'll visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed, before strolling through the historic Jewish Quarter. Meet the Albaserrada family and their horses on their farm in the Andalusian countryside near the white-washed village of Gerida. Here you'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria of course.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

      We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.

      Adult Price: €41.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Seville – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 7 - Seville – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      We travel west to Portugal, meandering through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham. We cross into Portugal's picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo - the country's cork capital. We arrive in colourful Lisbon where we'll meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour celebrating the grand triumphs of the Portuguese in centuries past. See the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge that spans the Tagus, and Belém Tower. Meander through the quaint hillside bairro of Alfama and visit the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery.

      Hotel

      VIP Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      VIP Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

      An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado singing.

      Adult Price: €66.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Lisbon Free Day Day 8 - Lisbon Free Day

      Enjoy the day sauntering through Lisbon's grand shopping boulevards and the narrow lanes of Bairro Alto or consider joining an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and our Travel Director, toasting to an epic Iberian holiday.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

      After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle we'll visit the impressive Royal Palace of Sintra. On occasions where Sintra is not available you will be offered a visit of the Palace of Queluz.

      Adult Price: €46.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Lisbon Day 9 - Depart Lisbon

      Our journey through Spain and Portugal has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond adeus at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

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      • Connect with Locals
        Visit a horse ranch in the Andalusian countryside near the white-washed village of Gerida, where you'll enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of traditional Sevillano cuisine. (Day 6)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon

        • VISIT Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, Prado Museum in Madrid, Church of Santo Tomé and Toledo Synagogue in Toledo, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España in Seville and Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon

        • VIEW La Sagrada Família in Barcelona and Giralda Bell Tower in Seville


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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