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Great Iberian Cities *NEW*

9 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

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

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15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

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Barcelona, Spain

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Lisbon, Portugal

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      15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

      Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

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      Barcelona, Spain

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      Lisbon, Portugal

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          • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
          • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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 travelling as part of a family group. 

          About this trip

          From the sun-kissed Catalan city of Barcelona to the seafaring capital of Lisbon, dance your way through the fiery streets of Spain to the hilly landscapes of Portugal's spellbinding capital. Enjoy the sweet tastes of sangria in sun-dappled courtyards, Gaudi's fantasy world and tales of a New World discovered, along the way.


          Trip type: Regional Explorer i

          Trip code: SBAR

          8 Nights

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          12 Meals
          • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

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

          On-trip Transport

          All transport shown.

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          Highlights

          What's Included

          Sightseeing Highlights

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            • City tour in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon

            • See Sagrada Familia, Plaza Espana, trendy Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol, Cibeles Fountain, Seville Gothic Cathedral, Monument to the Discoveries and Belem Tower

            • View Giralda Bell Tower

            • Visit Plaça Catalunya, Prado Museum, Church of Santo Tome, Toledo Synagogue, Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España and Hieronymite Monastery


          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 Insider Experiences

            • Optional Experiences and free time

            • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

            • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

            • An expert Travel Director and separate 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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          Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)

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          Barcelona Sightseeing

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          Barcelona – Madrid (2 Nights)

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          Madrid Sightseeing

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          Madrid – Toledo – Seville (2 Nights)

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          Seville Sightseeing

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          Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

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          Lisbon Sightseeing

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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 delving into the charm of a city that once inspired Gaudi'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.

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          Meals

          • Welcome Reception

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          Meals

          • Welcome Reception

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          Barcelona Sightseeing Day 2 - Barcelona Sightseeing

          We spend the morning exploring a city whose great passions include football, fashion and fairy-tale façades by famed architect Antonio Gaudi, whose Sagrada Familia we have an opportunity to see during our guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist. We'll see the Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya at the heart of Barcelona, stopping to pay tribute to the great discoverer, Christopher Columbus at his monument overlooking the harbour. 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 enjoy the flavours of tapas against the passionate backdrop of a flamenco guitar.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Catalonian Dinner And The Dancing Fountains

          Join us for drinks and a Catalonian feast in the bustling city of Barcelona. After dinner, we’ll take you to see the spectacle of the famous Dancing Fountains, which were built for the 1929 World’s Fair and are one of the wonders of the modern world.

          Adult Price: €59.00

          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

          Day 2

          Day 3

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

          We leave the rugged Costa Brava behind and drive through the valleys and pastures of Aragon towards Spain's historical capital. We arrive this evening in Madrid, renowned for its vibrant nightlife which we will have an opportunity to enjoy on our own terms. This evening embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid's vibrant streets.

          Hotel

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          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

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          Meliá Castilla/Meliá Galgos

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Day 3

          Day 4

          Madrid Sightseeing Day 4 - Madrid Sightseeing

          This morning we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where we will see Plaza Espana, trendy Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Fountain before visiting the world-famous Prado Museum. Admire the masterpieces of Velasquez and other Spanish greats at this extraordinary museum that is said to house the largest collection of European art in the world. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city on your terms. 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 you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.

          Adult Price: €61.00

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          Day 5

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

          We meander southwards to the clifftop city of Toledo, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour through the narrow streets of this fascinating city. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz - and visit the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe during your guided walk through the narrow streets. We arrive in Seville this evening and indulge in the effervescent spirit of Andalusia on our own terms.

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          • Buffet Breakfast

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          • 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

          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

          Day 5

          Day 6

          Seville Sightseeing Day 6 - Seville Sightseeing

          The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Meander through its charming streets during a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we'll visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed before taking a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter. The fine art of olive oil production is explored this evening during a memorable Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 trees.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          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: €40.00

          Day 6

          Day 7

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

          We travel west to Portugal, meandering through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham. Passing the 13th century Castle at Aracena, we cross into Portugal's picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo - the country's cork capital. We arrive in colourful Lisbon this evening - our home for the next two nights.

          Hotel

          VIP Grand

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

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          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

          Day 7

          Day 8

          Lisbon Sightseeing Day 8 - Lisbon Sightseeing

          The melancholic sounds of the fado follow you through the winding cobblestone streets of 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 Belem Tower. Meander through the quaint hillside bairro of Alfama and visit the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery. Enjoy the rest of the day to saunter through Lisbon's grand shopping boulevards and the cobblestone 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: Queluz, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

          We'll visit the impressive Rococo Palace of Queluz, before passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril. Then, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences.

          Adult Price: €46.00

          Day 8

          Day 9

          Depart Lisbon Day 9 - Depart Lisbon

          Our journey through Spain and Portugal has come to an end. All's that 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

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            Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you'll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard

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          • Local Specialists
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          What's Included

          Sightseeing Highlights

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            • City tour in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon

            • See Sagrada Familia, Plaza Espana, trendy Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol, Cibeles Fountain, Seville Gothic Cathedral, Monument to the Discoveries and Belem Tower

            • View Giralda Bell Tower

            • Visit Plaça Catalunya, Prado Museum, Church of Santo Tome, Toledo Synagogue, Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España and Hieronymite Monastery


          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 Insider Experiences

            • Optional Experiences and free time

            • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

            • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

            • An expert Travel Director and separate 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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