Barcelona, Portugal & Andalucia - 16 days

Barcelona, Portugal & Andalucia - 16 days

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Barcelona, Portugal & Andalucia - 16 days

16 Days Starting in Barcelona and ending in Madrid

Visiting: Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, Porto, Coimbra, Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Lisbon, Cáceres‎, Córdoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Granada, Toledo

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 24

Age range:

No minimum age

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Tour Overview

COACH TOUR: See the best of southern Spain and Portugal on this 16-day group tour from Barcelona. Marvel at the Sagrada Familia and enjoy free time to explore before taking the train to Madrid. Uncover the highlights here and visit Salamanca before crossing into Portugal. Cruise on Porto's Douro River, sample regional port wine and visit the important Christian sites in Fatima. See a Fado show in Lisbon, explore pretty Seville and spend a night on the Costa del Sol. Visit the incredible Alhambra fortress in Granada, see a traditional Flamenco show and visit Toledo before returning to Madrid.

Highlights

  • Barcelona - Visit La Sagrada Familia and see other highlights of Gaudi's work on an included city tour, with free time to further explore

  • Porto - Cruise the Spanish Fjords and the Douro River through the city, then visit the Port wine cellars to sample a local tipple

  • Madrid - See the modern and historic highlights of the city on a guided tour and enjoy free time to further explore independently

  • Cordoba - Explore this historic Roman city and enjoy an included visit to La Mezquita, a sprawling mosque-cathedral

  • Lisbon - See the fortified Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoverers on a city tour, and enjoy free time in the historic Alfama Quarter

  • Seville - Visit the second largest cathedral in the Catholic world and take in the highlights of the Andalusian capital on a city tour

  • Costa del Sol - Taste organic local olive oil and spend a free evening in the Costa del Sol, a popular European holiday destination

  • Granada - Discover the Alhambra palace and fortress dating back to the 13th Century, and visit the adjacent Generalife Gardens

Itinerary

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Day 1: Barcelona
Location: Barcelona

On arrival in Barcelona, you will be collected and transferred to our hotel. The rest of today is free for you to head out and explore the city.

Day 2: Barcelona
Location: Barcelona
Meals Included: Breakfast

We enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour in Barcelona this morning. Driving down the city's main streets, we will admire some of Gaudi's impressive modernist works, such as Le Pedrera and Casa Mila. We stroll through Montjuic Park to admire the surrounding views of the city and we end our tour with a visit to La Sagrada Familia. This is the crown jewel of Gaudi's work and is due to be completed in 2026, exactly 100 years since the great architect died. Entrance to the cathedral is included. After our tour, the rest of today is free for you to continue exploring Barcelona. Perhaps head for a walk along the beach, find some dinner along La Rambla, or head to Parc Guell to see even more of Gaudi's work!

Day 3: Madrid
Location: Barcelona, Madrid
Meals Included: Breakfast

Barcelona - Madrid. After breakfast this morning there is an included transfer to the train station, from where you will take the high speed train to Madrid - you will travel unescorted but will be met by your guide when disembarking in Madrid. There's an included transfer to the hotel, and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 4: Madrid
Location: Madrid
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we explore the Spanish capital on a coach tour. We take in highlights of the city including the historic Barrio de la Morería region, Habsburgs District, Puerta del Sol central square, Plaza Mayor and the Neptuno Fountains. These are dedicated to Neptune, a Roman water god. In the more modern part of the city we see the Salamanca district, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste. We also see the Santiago Bernabeu, the football stadium of Real Madrid, the most successful European club.



After the tour, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. There's an included dinner this evening at an authentic Tapas restaurant.

Day 5: Salamanca
Location: Madrid, Salamanca
Meals Included: Breakfast

Madrid - Salamanca - Porto (Portugal). Departing Madrid after breakfast, we make a stop in the university city of Salamanca, with free time to enjoy a stroll around. After our visit, we cross the border into Portugal and complete our drive to Porto. One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto is located along the Douro River estuary and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Day 6: Porto
Location: Porto
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is spent exploring Porto with a number of included activities. We enjoy a guided city tour, taking in highlights such as the Cathedral, Stock Exchange and Santa Clara Church. We also take a cruise on the Douro River, which runs through the heart of Porto. And we visit one of the riverfront Port Wine Cellars, with included tasting of this local drink.

Day 7: Porto
Location: Porto, Coimbra, Fátima
Meals Included: Breakfast

Porto - Coimbra - Fatima. Departing Porto after breakfast, our first stop today is in Coimbra. This riverfront city is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, which was established in 1290. It was also the birthplace of Fado music. There's free time to explore.



We complete our drive to Fatima, another important site in Christianity. It is here, at the Cova da Iria that the Virgin Mary appeared before three local shepherd children - Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, who are buried at the Sanctuary of Our Lady Fatima, the country's most important pilgrimage site. Tonight, we may be able to attend the candlelit procession at around 22:00.

Day 8: Fatima
Location: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Lisbon
Meals Included: Breakfast

Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaca - Lisbon. This morning we visit the UNESCO-listed Batalha Monastery, a 14th Century Gothic masterpiece, built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. We then enjoy some free time in the quaint fishing village of Nazare before arriving in Alcobaca, where we can see the even older 12th Century monastery located here. This is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world. After admiring the monastery, we complete our journey to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. The evening is at leisure.

Day 9: Lisbon
Location: Lisbon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Our day starts with a city sightseeing tour, taking in many of Lisbon's highlights. We see the city's main plazas, the fortified Belem Tower, Jeronimo's Monastery, the Monument to the Discoverers and the Marquis of Pombal Square roundabout.



The afternoon is free, and we recommend you head into the Alfama Quarter, the oldest part of Lisbon. Crowned by the Sao Jorge Castle, this part of the city features narrow alleyways and colourful 'tabernas'.



Tonight, there is an included group dinner at one of the oldest Fado venues in Lisbon.

Day 10: Caceres
Location: Lisbon, Cáceres‎, Córdoba
Meals Included: Breakfast

Lisbon - Caceres (Spain) - Cordoba. Departing Lisbon, we cross the border back into Spain and the southern region of Andalusia. We make a stop in Caceres, home to a fascinating UNESCO-listed Old Town. Caceres is known for its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. There's time for a walk through the Plaza Mayor Square and the Old Town. We then climb back on board our coach and complete the journey to Cordoba, where the evening is at leisure.

Day 11: Cordoba
Location: Córdoba, Seville
Meals Included: Breakfast

Cordoba - Seville. This morning we tour Cordoba, an important Roman city that was also an Islamic centre during the Middle Ages. The most important landmark here is the sprawling La Mezquita mosque-cathedral, which dates back to 988 AD. Entrance to the mosque is included on our tour and we also take a stroll through the Jewish Quarter before departing the city and travelling south-west to Seville, capital of Andalusia.

Day 12: Seville
Location: Seville
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we explore Seville on a guided tour. Entrance to the city's cathedral, the second largest in the Catholic world, is included. We also visit the Santa Cruz Quarter, where the famous opera 'Carmen' is largely set. Wander through Maria Luisa Park and the picturesque Plaza Espana. After our tour, the afternoon is free for you to further explore Seville at your own pace.

Day 13: Costa Del Sol
Location: Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol
Meals Included: Breakfast

Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol. Leaving Seville after breakfast, we pass through quaint Andalusian villages and make a stop in the picturesque mountain-top town of Ronda, where there is free time to explore and admire the view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.



Continuing our journey, we stop at a local Almazara, olive oil mill. Here we can walk through the olive groves and taste some of the delicious organic olive oil produced here. We then reach the stunning Mediterranean coast of the Costa del Sol, where we will usually stay in Malaga or Torremolinos. The evening is at leisure.

Day 14: Costa Del Sol
Location: Costa del Sol, Granada
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Costa del Sol - Granada. Today we travel to Granada and enjoy an included visit to the Alhambra complex. This famous 13th century palace and fortress is one of the best-preserved examples of early Islamic architecture anywhere in the world, as well as being home to important Spanish Renaissance architecture. We'll tour Alhambra and the adjacent Generalife Palace and Gardens. The gardens have historically inspired many authors, including Washington Irving. This American author wrote his Tales of the Alhambra in 1832 whilst visiting the area.



Back in the city, there is some free time before we enjoy an included group dinner and Flamenco show.

Day 15: Toledo
Location: Granada, Toledo, Madrid
Meals Included: Breakfast

Granada - Toledo - Madrid. We return to the Spanish capital of Madrid today, stopping in the imperial hilltop city of Toledo en route. This picturesque location is surrounded by the Tagus River and is protected by UNESCO. It's also something of a confluence of culture, with Christians, Jews and Muslims having lived side by side for centuries. We enjoy a short tour of the historic Old Town before completing our journey back to the Spanish capital, where the evening is at leisure.

Day 16: Madrid
Location: Madrid
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel before our tour comes to an end. There is an included transfer to the airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4-star hotels

  • 15 breakfasts & 3 dinners

  • 15 nights 4-star hotels

  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 16

  • Escorted by an English-speaking Spanish or Portuguese tour leader with the services of local guides for city sightseeing

  • High-speed train ticket in Tourist Class from Barcelona to Madrid (unescorted)

  • Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi and audio headsets

  • Guided sightseeing in Barcelona, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada & Toledo

  • Douro River Cruise & wine tasting in Porto

  • Entrance to La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

  • Fado show in Lisbon (including dinner)

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What's Not Included

  • Additional meals and drinks unless specified

  • International flights and visas

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

  • City tax of approximately €4.95 per person per night in Barcelona and €2 per person per night in Porto and Lisbon (approx €17.90 in total per person). To be paid directly to the hotel at check-in/out. Please note we recommend paying your city tax when che

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    Since 1998

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