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Spain & Portugal in Style

Spain & Portugal in Style (Insight Vacations Luxury Gold)
 
Summary:

Step into the rich worlds of Spain and Portugal on this 13-Day guided tour. Explore Granada’s grand Alhambra Palace with a Local Expert, who will lead you through its exotic water gardens. After wandering the white-washed alleys of Seville on a guided tou...

Duration
13 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
27-May-2022
Starting at
USD 6,550.00
Price per day
USD 504.00

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Spain & Portugal in Style

Summary

Step into the rich worlds of Spain and Portugal on this 13-Day guided tour. Explore Granada’s grand Alhambra Palace with a Local Expert, who will lead you through its exotic water gardens. After wandering the white-washed alleys of Seville on a guided tour, visit an 18th century mansion, where you’ll be treated to a private-but-passionate flamenco dance performance; later, enjoy a romantic carriage ride through the city's streets or relax at a rooftop bar. In Lisbon, have the Queluz National Palace all to yourself during a private, after-hours visit. Marvel over Madrid’s Prado Museum, where an art historian will lead you on a private tour of Spanish masterpieces.

Spain & Portugal in Style (Insight Vacations Luxury Gold)

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Welcome To Barcelona.
Day 2.
Catalonia’S Creative Capital. Relaxed Start
Day 3.
Valencia And The Orange Blossom Coast.
Day 4.
Granada And The Alhambra Palace.
Day 5.
Córdoba And Seville. Relaxed Start
Day 6.
Seville, The City Of Carmen. Relaxed Start
Day 7.
The Flavours Of Andalusia. Relaxed Start
Day 8.
Across The Alentejo To Lisbon.
Day 9.
Lisbon And The Age Of Discoveries. Relaxed Start
Day 10.
Forever Évora. Relaxed Start
Day 11.
The Roman Ruins Of Mérida And Madrid.
Day 12.
Madrid Of The Bourbons. Relaxed Start
Day 13.
Depart Madrid. Departure Flight

Visited Countries (2): Portugal, Spain

Visited cities (9): Barcelona, Cordoba, Granada, Lisbon, Madrid, Merida, Queluz, Sevilla, Valencia

Highlights

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Barcelona: Visit Park Güell on Carmel Hill, founded originally for the aristocracy of the city. Take a walk through its leafy paths, enjoys the views over the city and see Gaudi's colourful ceramics.
  • Barcelona: Join your Travelling Concierge for an evening tour of Barcelona to see the town lit up and experience the city coming to life at night.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Seville: Visit the Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, see and tomb of Columbus and marvel at the intricate details of its decoration.
  • Seville: Visit the Fine Arts Museum exhibiting masterpieces of Sevillian Baroque and Spanish artists such as Murillo or Velásquez.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Seville: Go on a romantic horse and carriage ride and relax as you pass some of the city's highlights.
  • Seville: Relax in a rooftop bar with a cocktail in hand and watch the sunset over Seville.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lisbon: Visit the Jerónimos Monastery and cloisters with its beautiful Manueline architecture.
  • Lisbon: Attend a cooking class and learn how to make the famous Portuguese delicacy, Pastéis de Belém. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience learn about sustainable consumption and and understand how reducing your carbon footprint have a positive impact on your community. The Lisbon Cooking Academy believes in purchasing fresh seasonal produce, purchasing ingredients locally and proudly recycles.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Madrid: Join an art historian and visit the Prado Museum, often called a museum of painters for its extensive collection of works by artists such as Bosch, Titian or El Greco - the favourites of Spain's 16-17th century monarchs.
  • Madrid: Join a Local Expert on a walking tour to explore the maze of streets in Madrid's old town and try churros, the popular Spanish snack.

Well-being

  • Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Exceptional Dining

  • Barcelona: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner in this Mediterranean city, featuring fresh Barcelona seafood and traditional Spanish flavours.
  • Tarragona: Indulge at the Michelin-starred L'Antic Moli, nestled in the heart of Tarragona. Savour a lunch that embraces contemporary, gourmet cuisine and follows the rhythms of the seasons from locally sourced ingredients.
  • Tarragona: Enjoy a tasting of olive oil on a visit to Eli Moli de la Creu, a family-run olive farm that harvests using traditional methods.
  • Seville: 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.
  • Seville: Relax in a rooftop bar with a cocktail in hand and watch the sunset over Seville.
  • Seville: Discover the varied 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 your own creations for lunch.
  • Enjoy lunch accompanied by a singing performance of Cante Alentejano. This traditional polyphonic singing style has been recognised as intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
  • Lisbon: Attend a cooking class and learn how to make the famous Portuguese delicacy, Pastéis de Belém. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience learn about sustainable consumption and and understand how reducing your carbon footprint have a positive impact on your community. The Lisbon Cooking Academy believes in purchasing fresh seasonal produce, purchasing ingredients locally and proudly recycles.
  • Évora: Explore a local winery and learn about their processes and enjoy a delicious wine tasting.
  • Dining Summary: 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 12 Breakfast (B), 2 Lunch with Wine (LW), and 1 Lunch (L)

Journey 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.
  • Barcelona: Once inside Gaudí's amazing Sagrada Família, look up at the detailed wonders of his famous architectural masterpiece.
  • Barcelona: Visit Park Güell on Carmel Hill, founded originally for the aristocracy of the city. Take a walk through its leafy paths, enjoys the views over the city and see Gaudi's colourful ceramics.
  • Barcelona: Join your Travelling Concierge for an evening tour of Barcelona to see the town lit up and experience the city coming to life at night.
  • Valencia: See the ultra-modern Centre of Arts and Sciences and the huge gates of the old town, Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart.
  • Granada: Explore 'The City of the Pomegranate' with a Local Expert. During sightseeing you'll see the icons dedicated to this fruit throughout the city.
  • Granada: Join a Local Expert for a guided exploration of the exquisite Alhambra Palace, complemented by a walk through the picturesque Generalife Gardens.
  • Córdoba: See the 2000-year-old Roman Bridge with your Local Expert and you'll have time to spend exploring the labyrinthine old Jewish Quarter.
  • Córdoba: Explore the amazing Mezquita, walking through its forest of horseshoe-shaped arches and pillars to the Christian cathedral within, led by your Local Expert.
  • Seville: Visit the Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, see and tomb of Columbus and marvel at the intricate details of its decoration.
  • Seville: Visit the Fine Arts Museum exhibiting masterpieces of Sevillian Baroque and Spanish artists such as Murillo or Velásquez.
  • Seville: The Cristina Heeren Foundation aims to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco and is a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience meet the students of the foundation, learn some basic flamenco steps, and then feel the passion as they perform an emotional show.
  • Seville: Visit the beautiful Plaza de España in Seville's Louisa Park with your Local Expert. Enjoy a walking tour of the Santa Cruz Quarter, admiring its pretty squares and flower-decked balconies. You'll emerge by the walls of the Alcazar.
  • Seville: Go on a romantic horse and carriage ride and relax as you pass some of the city's highlights.
  • On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience learn about the Iberian Lynx, the world’s most endangered feline and how Serpa has implemented conservation programs to protect and re-introduce the species to the local area.
  • Lisbon: With your Local Expert, visit the Belém Quarter, see the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belém Tower.
  • Lisbon: Visit the Jerónimos Monastery and cloisters with its beautiful Manueline architecture.
  • Évora: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Expert.
  • Merida: Famous for its Roman ruins, Mérida is full of history and ancient architecture. Marvel at the well-preserved Roman Theatre.
  • Madrid: With your Local Expert, see the sights of the capital including the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de España, the Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and the Puerta del Sol.
  • Madrid: Join an art historian and visit the Prado Museum, often called a museum of painters for its extensive collection of works by artists such as Bosch, Titian or El Greco - the favourites of Spain's 16-17th century monarchs.
  • Madrid: Join a Local Expert on a walking tour to explore the maze of streets in Madrid's old town and try churros, the popular Spanish snack.

VIP Experiences

  • Lisbon: Enjoy special after-hours entry to the National Palace of Queluz, which served as the official royal residence during the 18th century. Marvel at the Baroque palace’s intricate architectural details as you discover the rich history of kings and queens past.

Included in Price

Additional Included Highlights

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • 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.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • 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.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, 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. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. 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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