Spain & Portugal: Costa del Sol to the Portuguese Riviera

Spain & Portugal: Costa del Sol to the Portuguese Riviera

Start: Portugal Finish: Spain

Visiting: Málaga, Frigiliana, Nerja, Ronda, Córdoba, Seville, Estremoz, Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra


Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: Medium, Activity Level 3

Tour code: 14074

Tour operator: Collette, Inc.

Group size: 10 - 24

Age range: 5-99


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Tour Overview

From bustling cities to peaceful stays on the Mediterranean coast, get a true taste of the Iberian Peninsula. Explore Málaga on a walking tour, where you can taste some of the delicacies of this southern Spanish region. Visit Frigiliana and Nerja, two of the Andalusian white villages that leave memories of quiet, simpler days. Visit Ronda, a clifftop marvel. Gaze at Cordoba’s Mezquita and colorful patios. In Seville, learn about the history of Flamenco with a hands-on lesson. In Lisbon, travel by tram to the cobbled narrow streets and visit Belem, home to the Jerónimos Monastery. Relax on Portugal’s Riviera during a 3-night stay in Cascais. Experience the history of Spain and Portugal while enjoying the region’s sunshine and local flavors.

Highlights

  • iconStep back in time as you take in the sights of the picturesque White Villages of Andalusia.
  • iconIn Cordoba, take a walking tour of La Mezquita, a religious marvel.
  • iconView the impressive Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon.
  • iconSample Málaga’s delicacies during a tour of the city.
  • iconEnjoy a farm-to-table home-hosted meal in Ronda.
  • iconIndulge in tapas with rooftop views of Seville.
  • iconView Lisbon in a new way through the windows of your private tram.
  • iconExperience Ronda, one of Spain's loveliest and most historic towns.
  • iconExplore Sintra, the summer residence of Portuguese kings for centuries.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Málaga

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: NH Málaga

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy a true taste of the Iberian Peninsula. Your tour begins with an overnight flight.

icon Day 2 : Málaga, Spain - Tour Begins

Location: Málaga

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: NH Málaga

Meals: No Meals

Welcome to Málaga, a city known for its Andalusian lifestyle and birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso. Later this afternoon, join your fellow travelers and your Tour Manager for a welcome reception.

icon Day 3 : Málaga

Location: Málaga

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: NH Málaga

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner,

Discover the port city of Málaga with a local guide. Walk through the colorful market stalls, sampling an almond snack or two, and learn about the history and culture of this seaside community. Stop at a local restaurant for churros con chocolate. Visit the Alcazaba, an ancient fortress where Roman, Arabic, and Renaissance culture intersect. Meet a local from the Sepulcro Brotherhood to learn about the importance of the brotherhoods to the local culture. Then, stop at a local bodega bar to sample the famous Malaga sweet fortified wine. End your morning with a guided visit of the Picasso Museum, viewing paintings by this iconic artist.

icon Day 4 : Málaga - Frigiliana - Nerja - Málaga

Location: Málaga, Frigiliana, Nerja, Málaga

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: H10 Palacio Colomera

Meals: Breakfast

Today we will journey to the picturesque white villages of Andalusia. The village of Frigiliana, considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Andalusia, will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time as you take in its whitewashed houses and historical sites while walking through the narrow cobblestone streets. Travel to the town of Nerja and explore its famous caves, home to one of the world’s largest stalactites. In Nerja, visit the Balcón de Europa, a balcony in the center of town with stunning views of the sea. Return to Málaga where you can choose to join your Tour Manager on a sunset marina stroll, the perfect way to say goodbye to Málaga.

icon Day 5 : Málaga - Ronda - Cordoba

Location: Málaga, Ronda, Córdoba

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: H10 Palacio Colomera

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Head to Ronda, a historic town perched upon a cliff in Andalusia. Explore the old town full of twisting narrow streets, the 18th-century Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) over the El Tajo gorge, and La Alameda Park with its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. During your walking tour, hear about the often-debated topic of bullfighting in this city rich with bullfighting lore. Visit the stunning Casa don Bosco, a modernist mansion featuring Nazarite tiles, a beautiful garden, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Complete your tour of Ronda and be welcomed in to a local’s home for a farm-to-table home-hosted lunch. Arrive in Cordoba this evening.

icon Day 6 : Cordoba

Location: Córdoba

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: H10 Casa de la Plata

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner,

Begin your day with a visit to a family run horse ranch. Then immerse yourself in the culture of Cordoba when you admire the rows of patios filled with colorful flowers and plants. Meet with a local to discuss the tradition and importance of these bountiful displays. Later, tour the magnificent Mezquita (UNESCO). Originally built as a mosque, it was converted into the city’s cathedral when the Christians conquered the region in 1236. End the day with dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 7 : Cordoba - Seville

Location: Córdoba, Seville

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: H10 Casa de la Plata

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Depart Cordoba for Seville, Spain’s “cultural capital.” Get to know Seville on a panoramic city tour featuring the famous Bull Ring, Torre de Oro, Plaza de Espana, and Maria Luisa Park. Get a true taste of Seville when you indulge in a light tapas lunch. Then, visit the Seville Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest gothic cathedral in the world. View the ornate architecture of the cathedral and see Christopher Columbus’ tomb. This evening, take in sweeping views of Seville from atop the Mirador Setas viewpoint.

icon Day 8 : Seville

Location: Seville

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pestana Cidadela

Meals: Breakfast

In Seville, it’s your choice! Take a walking tour of the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter with its cascading bright flowers, whitewashed buildings and winding streets -OR- take a horse and carriage ride through Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park – one of the loveliest parks in all of Europe. Later this afternoon, during our impact moment, participate in a flamenco lesson at Fundacion Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the art of flamenco in Spain and internationally. After your lesson, enjoy a traditional flamenco performance.

icon Day 9 : Seville - Estremoz, Portugal - Cascais

Location: Seville, Estremoz, Cascais

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pestana Cidadela

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Say adios to Spain and travel through the Portuguese countryside to Estremoz – a historic town whose marble can be found in Portuguese monuments throughout the country. After a lunch full of local flavors, continue on to Cascais, the picturesque resort town situated along the coast of the Portuguese Riviera. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

icon Day 10 : Cascais - Lisbon - Cascais

Location: Cascais, Lisbon, Cascais

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pestana Cidadela

Meals: Breakfast

Your journey takes you to Lisbon, Europe’s second oldest capital city. We will start in Belem, home to many of Lisbon’s most iconic sites and its most famous pastry – pasteis de Belem. After viewing the sprawling Jeronimos Monastery (UNESCO), embark on a panoramic city tour on one of Lisbon’s iconic trams taking you through the postcard-worthy streets of this charming city! Return to Cascais, where the rest of the day is yours to explore independently. This evening, you may choose to join an optional experience to savor Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform traditional Fado (UNESCO).

icon Day 11 : Cascais - Sintra - Cascais

Location: Cascais, Sintra, Cascais

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pestana Cidadela

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner,

Head to the town of Sintra (UNESCO), a favorite summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Explore the Quinta da Regaleira, a 20th-century palace with an elaborate gothic façade and beautiful gardens. Then stop at a local bakery and indulge in a local pastry before enjoying some time on your own to discover this storybook town. Tonight, toast to a wonderful trip with your fellow travelers during a farewell dinner featuring savory Portuguese flavors.

icon Day 12 : Cascais - Tour Ends

Location: Cascais

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour comes to a close today.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Drinks with Meals

    (non-alcoholic)

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    Train Tickets

    (if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)

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    Fully Guided

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    Meals – Half Board

What's Not Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Experiences

  • View Lisbon in a new way through the windows of your private tram.
  • Experience Ronda, one of Spain's loveliest and most historic towns.
  • Explore Sintra, the summer residence of Portuguese kings for centuries.

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Got a question? Check out our Q&As

What is the tipping policy?

Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.

Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

Yes.

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

Yes, it varies by tour.

Are flights included in this tour?

No.

    What is the maximum group size?

    Varies by tour.

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, with few exception.

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Local currency.

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pr

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Varies by tour.

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    That will vary by country of residence and country destination.

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.

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