Spain and Portugal in Style

Start: Barcelona Finish: Madrid

Visiting: Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, Evora, Madrid


Duration: 12 Nights

Tour Operator: Luxury Gold


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Tour Overview

Experience the passion, creativity and romance of Spain and Portugal, as you witness fiery flamenco performances, marvel at Gaudi’s dreamy architecture and appreciate enchanting citrus-scented squares. Along the way, take in the diversity of architectural styles - ranging from contemporary to Moorish - and taste some of the region’s most iconic dishes, including paella. We’ll introduce you to local historians, chefs and musicians, as you travel in luxurious comfort and stay in the heart of each spectacular destination.

Highlights

  • iconJourney Highlights - Lisbon: With your Local Expert, visit the Belém Quarter, see the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belém Tower.
  • iconSeville: Situated at an elegant restaurant close to your hotel, you'll enjoy a delicious dinner accompanied by the harmonious tones of a talented classical guitarist.
  • iconJourney Highlights - Barcelona: Enjoy a walk with a Local Expert through the old lanes of the Gothic Quarter. Drive down the elegant Passeig de Gracia to take in some of the city’s daring Modernist architecture.
  • iconExceptional Dining - Barcelona: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner in this Mediterranean city, featuring fresh Barcelona seafood and traditional Spanish flavours.
  • iconExceptional Dining - Dining Summary: 12 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunch with Wine (LW) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
  • iconMadrid: With your Local Expert, see the sights of the capital including the Monument to Colombus in Plaza de Colon, the Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and the Puerta del Sol.
  • iconLuxury Hotels - Barcelona: The centrally located Ohla Eixample Barcelona is a boutique, five-star hotel with a rooftop that offers incredible views over the city for you to enjoy while relaxing with a drink on the terrace.
  • iconValencia: See the ultra-modern city of Arts and Sciences and the huge gates of the old town, Torres de Serranos.
  • iconExceptional Dining - Madrid: Boasting a contemporary gastro bar and restaurant, the Michelin-starred Álbora is known for its distinct flavours and high quality dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients. Oenophiles will delight in the impressive variety of regional wines on offer.
  • iconJourney Highlights - Évora: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Expert.
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Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Welcome to Barcelona.

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Ohla Eixample Barcelona.

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Barcelona Airport, you will be met and transferred to your five-star hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for your Welcome dinner featuring fine Barcelona seafood. Barcelona comes alive at night when the temperatures cool down and it is a beautiful way to start your adventure.(Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 2: Catalonia’s Creative Capital.

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Ohla Eixample Barcelona.

Meals: Breakfast

Barcelona is a melting pot of dreamy architecture, a historic cathedral, seaside splendour and gastronomic delights. The day begins as you have first entry to the Palau de la Música Catalana, the only concert hall declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and an architectural pearl of Catalan Modernism. Meet your Local Expert in the Gothic Quarter for an exploration of the medieval streets and squares, and see some of the most flamboyant buildings of the Catalan art nouveau movement. Visit Gaudí's imaginative Sagrada Família, where mosaic spires pierce the sky like a giant crown. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps strolling from your hotel to another one of Gaudí's masterpieces, Casa Batlló or Casa Milà.(Breakfast)

icon Day 3: Valencia and the Orange Blossom Coast.

Location: Barcelona, Valencia

Accommodation: The Westin Valencia.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Follow the sunny Costa Dorada to sea-lapped Peñíscola. Explore the lanes and white-walled houses clustered around the castle and featured in the film El Cid. Continue past orange groves to Valencia, where ultra-modern buildings rub shoulders with medieval town gates. For dinner, a local chef entices you with incredible traditional paella, native to Valencia.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 4: Granada and the Alhambra Palace.

Location: Valencia, Granada

Accommodation: Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada.

Meals: Breakfast

Granada is a rich oasis of Moorish architecture and flourishing Romany culture. A Local Expert will show you the exquisite Alhambra Palace and exotic water gardens built by the Moors in the 13th century. Enjoy a relaxed evening soaking up the views from your hotel or take a stroll on Plaza de Bib-Rambla for dinner.(Breakfast)

icon Day 5: Córdoba and Seville.

Location: Granada, Seville

Accommodation: Gran Meliá Colón, Seville.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Journey through the silent sierras to Córdoba with views of the Old Roman Bridge. Arrive at the magnificent Mezquita, one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture. Your Local Expert will walk you through a forest of delicate arches and pillars to the opulent Christian cathedral nestled within. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter before continuing to the stunning Andalusian capital of Seville. Dinner tonight is accompanied by the music of a classical guitarist at an elegant restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 6: Seville, the City of Carmen.

Location: Seville

Accommodation: Gran Meliá Colón, Seville.

Meals: Breakfast

Join your Local Expert for a walk through the white-washed alleys and flower-decked squares of the Santa Cruz quarter. Emerge near the cathedral. Explore Seville Your Way with a choice to either visit the main chapel and tomb of Columbus or relax with a cocktail on a rooftop with views of the city. An 18th century mansion hosts you for a drink, followed by an intimate and passionate performance of fiery flamenco. Enjoy a romantic horse and carriage ride through the charming streets.(Breakfast)

icon Day 7: The Flavours of Andalusia.

Accommodation: Gran Meliá Colón, Seville.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Discover the flavours of Andalusia during a market tour and Spanish cooking experience. Learn the culinary secrets to some of Spain's most popular dishes and enjoy tasting your own creations at lunch, along with a glass or two of wine. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps bask in the sun in Parque de María Luisa?(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

icon Day 8: Across the Alentejo to Lisbon.

Location: Seville, Lisbon

Accommodation: Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Continue across the wide Alentejo Plateau to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. This evening, take in an emotive performance of the UNESCO-recognised art of Fado at a local Fado house while enjoying a traditional Portuguese dinner.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 9: Lisbon and the Age of Discoveries.

Location: Lisbon

Accommodation: Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

With your Local Expert, visit the Belém Quarter, where sailing ships once set forth to discover unknown lands. View the Monument to the Discoveries and the ancient Belém Tower, a fortress that was originally set in the middle of the river but with receding waters, now sits on the riverbank. Visit the 500-year-old Jerónimos Monastery and cloisters with its Manueline architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your morning of sightseeing, drive along the coast to visit the seaside village of Cascais, known for its sandy beaches and busy marina, and enjoy a lunch by the sea. Return to your boutique hotel and the rest of the evening is yours at leisure.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

icon Day 10: Forever Évora.

Location: Lisbon, Evora

Accommodation: Convento do Espinheiro, Évora.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Continue to the charming university city of Evora, one of the best preserved towns in Portugal, with architectural styles dating back to Roman times. Join your Local Expert for a walk around the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon head to a local winery to explore the estate, learn about their wine making process and taste a selection of their tantalising wines. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine at the hotel restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 11: The Roman Ruins of Mérida and Madrid.

Location: Evora, Madrid

Accommodation: Gran Meliá Fénix, Madrid.

Meals: Breakfast

Venture across patterned agricultural lands to the Spanish border and continue to Mérida, famous for its extensive Roman ruins. Visit the well-preserved Roman Theatre where a variety of plays were once performed to delight the patrons of ancient Lusitania. Journey through the sun-baked landscapes of Extremadura to the stately Spanish capital, Madrid. With the evening at leisure to explore as you wish, perhaps stroll Calle Serrano, Madrid’s most famous and elegant shopping street, before savouring some local cuisine?(Breakfast)

icon Day 12: Madrid of the Bourbons.

Location: Madrid

Accommodation: Gran Meliá Fénix, Madrid.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Admire the tree-lined avenues, Cibeles Fountain, Columbus Monument and Royal Palace as you explore the heart of Madrid. Continue through the Puerta del Sol to the magnificent Prado Museum, where an art historian provides an in-depth look at the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to further explore the glories of Madrid. This evening, you're invited to the Michelin-starred Álbora Bar and Restaurant for your Celebration Dinner. Raise a glass to new memories and friendships, as you dine on classic cuisine in a stylish, modern setting.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 13: Depart Madrid.

Location: Madrid

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Madrid Barajas Airport for your onward journey.(Breakfast)

What's Included

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    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

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    At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.

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    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

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    Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.

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    Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Transfers to

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    Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.

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    You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Luxury Gold requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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