Great Iberian Cities

Great Iberian Cities

9 Days Starting in Barcelona and ending in Lisbon

Visiting: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Lisbon

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

SBARZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 54

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Iberia on the "Great Iberian Cities" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Spain and Portugal's most iconic cities, including Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, and Lisbon. With a Local Specialist by your side, delve into the vibrant cultures, historic landmarks, and breathtaking architecture that define these destinations. Highlights include visits to Barcelona's Placa Catalunya, Madrid's Prado Museum, Toledo's Church of Santo Tome, Seville's Plaza de España, and Lisbon's Hieronymite Monastery. Marvel at the architectural wonders of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, and the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of sightseeing, history, and leisure, complemented by luxury air-conditioned coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and a selection of meals, ensuring a comfortable and enriching experience across the Iberian Peninsula.

Highlights

  • Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon with a Local Specialist

  • Visit Placa Catalunya in Barcelona, Prado Museum in Madrid, Church of Santo Tome and the Synagogue in Toledo, Plaza de España in Seville and Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon

  • View La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon and the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville

  • See the Royal Palace, the Gran Vía, Retiro Park and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, Seville Cathedral and the Belém Tower in Lisbon

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Barcelona
Location: Barcelona
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Tower
Accommodation Name: Exe Cristal Palace Barcelona
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Ramble up Las Ramblas and get ready for an unforgettable discovery of the Iberian Peninsula. The fiery coastal city of Barcelona kicks off your mesmerising encounter with Spain and Portugal. 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, join your Travel Director and fellow compañeros for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during a Welcome Reception, and evening drive to see the city’s iconic sights.

Day 2: Discover Lively Barcelona
Location: Barcelona
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Tower
Accommodation Name: Exe Cristal Palace Barcelona
Meals Included: Breakfast

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 masterpiece La Sagrada Familia during our guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist, then Montjuïc 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.

Day 3: Journey To Madrid
Location: Madrid
Accommodation: Barceló Imagine
Accommodation Name: Barceló Imagine Madrid
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

Day 4 : Explore Fiery Madrid
Location: Madrid
Accommodation: Barceló Imagine
Accommodation Name: Barceló Imagine Madrid
Meals Included: Breakfast

We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we will see trendy Gran Vía and the Cibeles Fountain, before we Dive Into Culture 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.

Day 5: Onwards To Toledo And Seville
Location: Seville
Accommodation: Occidental Viapol
Accommodation Name: NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas
Meals Included: Breakfast, Be My Guest

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 the Count of 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. Visit Basilippo Olive farm which produces 100-percent organic extra virgin olive oil. At this Be My Guest experience you’ll Connect With Locals over dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria of course.

Day 6 : See The Sights Of Seville
Location: Seville
Accommodation: Occidental Viapol
Accommodation Name: NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas
Meals Included: Breakfast

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 stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter before visiting the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed.

Day 7 : Continue To Colourful Lisbon
Location: Lisbon
Accommodation: VIP Grand
Accommodation Name: VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa Lisbon
Meals Included: Breakfast

We travel west to Portugal, meandering through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham. After crossing 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, once the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Dive Into Culture on a visit to the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, built in the 16th century, then spend the rest of the evening on your own exploration of the Portuguese capital.

Day 8: Lisbon Your Way
Location: Lisbon
Accommodation: VIP Grand
Accommodation Name: VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa Lisbon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 Sintra. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and our Travel Director, toasting to an epic Iberian holiday.

Day 9: Farewell Lisbon
Location: Lisbon
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Optional Experiences and free time

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

What's Not Included

  • Flights

    International airfare to/from the start and end point of your trip

  • Visas

    Visas and other travel documentation

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • Optional Experiences

    Cost of Optional Experiences

  • Personal Expenses

    Items of a personal nature like phone calls, laundry, etc.

Mode of Transport

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

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of accommodation is included?

    The tour includes cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.

  • What countries does the Great Iberian Cities tour visit?

    The Great Iberian Cities tour visits Spain and Portugal.

  • What meals are included in the tour?

    The tour includes breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals.

  • What is the difficulty level of the tour?

    The tour does not specify a difficulty level.

  • What are the inclusions of the tour?

    Inclusions of the tour are an expert Travel Director and professional Driver, cherry-picked hotels, all porterage and restaurant gratuities, all hotel tips, charges and local taxes, must-see sightseeing and surprise extras, audio headsets for flexible sightseeing, optional experiences and free time, and luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation.

  • What type of transportation is provided on the tour?

    The tour provides luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).

  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Barcelona and ends in Lisbon.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include exploring Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, and Lisbon with a Local Specialist, visiting Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, Prado Museum in Madrid, Church of Santo Tome and the Synagogue in Toledo, Plaza de España in Seville, and Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon. You'll also view La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, and the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville, as well as see the Royal Palace, the Gran Vía, Retiro Park, and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, Seville Cathedral, and the Belém Tower in Lisbon.

  • What are the exclusions?

    Exclusions include international airfare to/from the start and end point of your trip, visas and other travel documentation, travel insurance, cost of Optional Experiences, and items of a personal nature like phone calls, laundry, etc.

  • Are there any age restrictions for this tour?

    The tour does not specify any age minimum or maximum restrictions.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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