14D13N Best of Spain & Portugal by G Adventures g adventures portugal lisbon city square water fountain

From USD 3,199 per person

INFO Dynamic culture, compelling history, to-die-for cuisine — the Iberian Peninsula really is a true example of riches for every sense and interest. On this adventure, you’ll soak up the Moorish history of Lisbon and Cordoba, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra, and witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes. If that sounds like a lot, be prepared; we’ve only just begun.
PACKAGE CODE ESSP
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 June 2022
INCLUDE Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Paella Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Foodie Moment: Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal, Lisbon
Your Hands-On Moment: Port Wine Cellar Visit, Porto
Lisbon orientation walk
Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner
Batalha gothic monastery entrance and visit
Porto orientation walk
Port wine cellars visit and tasting
Granada orientation walk
Albaicin quarter visit
Alhambra guided tour
Seville orientation walk
Flamenco show performance
Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba
Barcelona orientation walk
Internal flight (Porto to Madrid)
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

MEALS INCLUDED

12 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD340-445 for meals not included.
1

Day 1 - Lisbon

Arrive at any time.

If visiting the historic district of Belém is on your bucket list, we recommend arriving early on this day to explore its major sites like the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Most attractions in Belém are closed on Mondays.

Meet Your CEO and Group

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Hotel
Residencial Florescente (or similar)

2

Day 2 - Lisbon

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal
Sit down to a traditional meal and lend your ears to the sound of a performance by Portuguese folk music artists.

Free time
Lively, passionate Madrid is a treasure trove of art and architecture, with its royal palaces and works by masters including Goya, Picasso, and Dalí. Be sure to take in some tapas. Madrid is one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe, and showcases food from all over Spain.

Hotel
Residencial Florescente (or similar)

3

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 Monastery of Batalha with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra.

Monastery of Batalha Visit
Visit the Bathala Monastery built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. The elaborate, Gothic-style architecture of this UNESCO site is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the region.

Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
Wander through the historic quarter of the Albaicin. Try to head there for sunset. With its narrow lanes and fantastic views back to the Alhambra, visitors are rewarded with a spectacular colour-washed skyline when the sun goes down.

Free time
Take time to wander around the jaw-droppingly gorgeous monastery, or get out and explore the surrounding area.

Hotel
Hotel Astoria Coimbra (or similar)

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Day 4 - Coimbra

Enjoy a free day to explore Coimbra. Opt to visit the famous Coimbra University, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013 (and also the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts). Explore the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars, or opt for a day trip to the nearby coastal town of Aveiro or the pilgrimage sites of Fátima.

Free time
Get out and explore.

Hotel
Hotel Astoria Coimbra (or similar)

5

Day 5 - Coimbra/Porto

Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the morning, and take an orientation walk upon arrival.

Free time
Make the most of your last morning in Coimbra.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Hotel
Hotel da Bolsa (or similar)

6

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.

Free time
Full Day
Take it all in

Port Wine Cellar Visit
Finish off the day with a tour of the cellars of the region’s famed export – Port wine. Learn about the art of Port making and the processes that render its rich taste. Indulge in a tasting and raise a glass to a day well spent. Saúde!

Hotel
Hotel da Bolsa (or similar)

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Day 7 - Porto/Madrid

Catch an early morning flight to Madrid. Arrive mid morning with the rest of the day to explore Madrid at your own pace.

Free time
Lively, passionate Madrid is a treasure trove of art and architecture, with its royal palaces and works by masters including Goya, Picasso, and Dalí. Be sure to take in some tapas. Madrid is one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe, and showcases food from all over Spain.

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Hotel
Hotel Europa (or similar)

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Day 8 - Madrid

Take a brief orientation walk with your CEO, then enjoy a full day to explore this bustling capital. Discover Plaza Mayor or opt to visit the famous Royal Palace. Indulge in delicious Spanish tapas or get your art fix at the Prado Museum.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Free time
Lively, passionate Madrid is a treasure trove of art and architecture, with its royal palaces and works by masters including Goya, Picasso, and Dalí. Be sure to take in some tapas. Madrid is one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe, and showcases food from all over Spain.

Hotel
Hotel Europa (or similar)

9

Day 9 - Madrid/Granada

Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. 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.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
Wander through the historic quarter of the Albaicin. Try to head there for sunset. With its narrow lanes and fantastic views back to the Alhambra, visitors are rewarded with a spectacular colour-washed skyline when the sun goes down.

Hotel
Hotel Casa Palacio Pilar del Toro (or similar)

10

Day 10 - Granada

After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through this historic city. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. Granada is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.

Free time
Wander this charming city and sample their famous tapas.

Alhambra Guided Tour
Enjoy a guided visit of the Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture. Learn about Granada’s reign as one of the region’s most regal cities during the Muslim rule of Spain, which is captured in time within the Alhambra.

Hotel
Hotel Casa Palacio Pilar del Toro (or similar)

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Day 11 - Granada/Cordoba/Seville

Travel to Seville via picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening, continue towards Seville and end your day with free time to get to know the city.

Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit
Be amazed by the diverse and stunning architecture of Córdoba’s most famous monument, the extraordinary Mezquita. Built as a mosque in 785 by the Moors, the Mezquita was converted in the 16th century by the remarkable addition of a Christian cathedral inserted into the centre of the building.

Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit
Wander among narrow winding lanes, traditional houses, and charming cafés in Cordoba’s historic medieval Jewish quarter. Discover one of Spain’s three remaining synagogues.

Hotel
Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)

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Day 12 - 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.

Free time
With heaps to see and do, get exploring.

Flamenco Show
Enjoy a flamenco performance in the city known for the energetic dance. Be swept away by the flamenco’s passion, fire, and grit!

Hotel
Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)

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Day 13 - Seville/Barcelona

Hop on the train and get comfortable on the journey north to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported paella cooking class, followed by a group dinner to round out the day.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas and stop at the famous Boqueria market.

Mescladis Paella Cooking Class and Dinner
Mescladis – Catalan for “Mixed Space” – is a migrant training kitchen and cafe in the heart of Barcelona featuring a unique feel that fuses old Catalan favourites and migrants’ home recipes. With the help of migrant students, learn how to make paella with the resident chef, accompanied by a discussion that promotes social reflection – with the kitchen and food at the centre of it all. Then enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Hotel
Hotel AA Viladomat (or similar)

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Day 14 - Barcelona

Depart at any time.

We highly recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Barcelona after your tour ends.

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 Milà.

  • Sales period: up to 30 June 2022
  • Travel period: up to 31 December 2022
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