Multi-Day Tour

Ultimate Spain & Portugal (21 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Lisbon, Portugal To Madrid, Spain

Valid for Departures: 08 Jul 2018 - 20 Oct 2019

Ultimate Spain & Portugal (21 days)

Day 10

Granada/Cordoba/Seville

Day 13

Valencia/Barcelona

Day 15

Barcelona/Pyrenees

Day 16

Pyrenees

Day 17

Pyrenees/Bilbao

Day 20

Logroño/Madrid

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lisbon, Portugal
None None
Day 1 Lisbon: Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Lisbon, Portugal
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2 Lisbon: In the afternoon opt to take a day trip into the foothills of the surrounding mountains to Sintra. Get lost in the city's winding streets lined with pastel coloured houses, palaces, majestic gardens and lush forests. It doesn't get more postcard-worthy than this. Included Activities: Belém District Visit Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal
Day 3
Lisbon, Portugal
None Breakfast
Day 3 Lisbon/Coimbra: Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugal's victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Batalha Monastery with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra. Included Activities: Batalha Monastery Visit Transport: Local bus Local bus
Day 4
Coimbra, Portugal
None Breakfast
Day 4 Coimbra: Explore Coimbra today. Opt for a guided tour of its famous university or enjoy the day exploring the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars.
Day 5
Coimbra, Portugal
None Breakfast
Day 5 Coimbra/Porto: Free morning in Coimbra. Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the afternoon, and take an orientation walk upon arrival. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local train
Day 6
Porto, Portugal
None Breakfast
Day 6 Porto: Head down Allies Avenue to see the French-inspired buildings. Bargain at the Bolhão Market. Wander the city's World Heritage-listed Ribeira district, visit São Francisco church, the palatial former 19th-century stock market Palácio de Bolsa or head to the Clerigos Tower for a panoramic view of the city. In the evening, become an Port wine connoisseur with a visit to the cellars and a port wine tasting. Included Activities: Port Wine Cellar Visit
Day 7
Porto, Portugal
None None
Day 7 Porto/Madrid: Transfer to Madrid in the morning. Arrive in the late afternoon with free time to explore this lively city. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Prado Museum. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Transport: None Local train
Day 8
Madrid, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 8 Madrid/Granada: Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival in Granada. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with its narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit Transport: None
Day 9
Granada, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 9 Granada: After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through the historic town. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. Included Activities: Alhambra Guided Tour
Day 10
Granada/Cordoba/Seville
None Breakfast
Day 10 Granada/Cordoba/Seville: Travel to picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening head towards Seville by train and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance. Included Activities: Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit Flamenco Show Transport: None None
Day 11
Seville, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 11 Seville: Take the time to see all this great city has to offer. Opt to explore the interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, or the true heart of Seville, the Santa Cruz quarter— a charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares. Seville is home to the world’s largest gothic cathedral — climb the adjoining tower for great views of the city. Other attractions include the Museo Arqueológico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de María Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alcázar of Seville.
Day 12
Seville, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 12 Seville/Valencia: Hop on the early train for a scenic train journey towards Valencia. Enjoy an orientation walk on arrival and then opt for a delicious paella dinner! Included Activities: Valencia Orientation Walk Transport: None
Day 13
Valencia/Barcelona
None Breakfast
Day 13 Valencia/Barcelona: Enjoy the morning in Valencia before travelling to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant youth followed by a group dinner to round out the day. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Mil. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Espai Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner Transport: None
Day 14
Barcelona, Spain
None None
Day 14 Barcelona: Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life. Additional Notes: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Day 15
Barcelona/Pyrenees
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15 Barcelona/Pyrenees: Explore a bit of Barcelona before an afternoon departure north. Travel to the Pyrenees by local bus and van to reach a 'casa rural', or converted farmhouse, near the town of Ainsa. Indulge in delicious local meals and time to explore the beautiful landscape. Transport: Local bus Private Vehicle
Day 16
Pyrenees
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16 Pyrenees: Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.
Day 17
Pyrenees/Bilbao
None Breakfast
Day 17 Pyrenees/Bilbao: Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 18
Bilbao, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 18 Bilbao/San Sebastian/Bilbao: The real treat in this part of the country is the eating. Basque cuisine is famous in Spain and around the world, with many believing this is the best food in the country. While San Sebastián didn't invent tapas, they are well-acknowledged to have perfected them. Wander through the streets before lunchtime or in the evening and check out what each bar has on offer. Stop in each place for some wine or beer and sample their tapas (pintxos in Basque) selection. Move on to the next bar and repeat! Delicious seafood abounds here as well. Looking for more than just pintxos? Head to the harbour and hole up in a traditional simple tavern. Don't leave San Sebastián without trying the famous jamon iberico. The specialty drink in this area is called the Kalimotxo — half wine (usually red table wine) and half Coca Cola.Take some time to wander through the plazas, marvel at the buildings, and spot the art sprinkled throughout the city. And, as always, try the pintxos. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus Local bus
Day 19
Bilbao, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 19 Bilbao/Logroño: With tons of churches, roman bridges, parks, plazas, and ancient buildings, there's no shortage of sights to be seen when wandering around this city. Included Activities: Rioja Region Wine Tasting Transport: Local bus
Day 20
Logroño/Madrid
None None
Day 20 Logroño/Madrid: Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city. Transport: Local bus
Day 21
Madrid, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 21 Madrid: We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.

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As former imperial superpowers, Spain and Portugal have centuries of history and captivating culture to draw upon. You, on the other hand, have only 21 days. Make ‘em count! This comprehensive adventure across the Iberian Peninsula presents travellers with the chance to explore these two nations through their cuisine, architecture, and idyllic countryside. Here, you’ll wander the wondrous streets of Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, and Madrid, step up into the Pyrenees, relax in glorious San Sebast...

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