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Spain and Portugal Tours

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Explore Spain and Portugal and experience the vibrant cities, sites, and culture of the Iberian Peninsula. If you're looking for a vacation with some flair, you'll be sure to find one in our collection of 7-18 day Spain and Portugal tours.

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Spain & Portugal Tours by Region

Explore the vibrant cultures and rich histories of Spain and Portugal on a guided tour. From the stunning beaches of the Costa del Sol to the architectural marvels of Lisbon, these destinations offer something for every traveler. Whether you’re sipping sangria in Seville, exploring the artistic treasures of Madrid, or enjoying the fado music in Porto, a tour of Spain and Portugal is a journey through two of Europe’s most captivating countries. Here’s a detailed guide to help you plan your trip, featuring the best places to visit, things to do, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Madrid & Central Spain

Begin your Spain vacation in the capital city of Madrid. With iconic sites like the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, and Retiro Park, Madrid offers a perfect blend of history and modernity. Don’t miss the lively atmosphere of Plaza Mayor and the bustling Gran Vía for shopping and entertainment.

Barcelona & Catalonia

Discover the architectural wonders of Barcelona, from Gaudí’s Sagrada Família and Park Güell to the vibrant La Rambla and Gothic Quarter. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and explore the nearby Montserrat mountain for stunning views and cultural heritage.

Andalusia: Seville, Granada & Córdoba

Experience the soul of Spain in Andalusia. In Seville, visit the majestic Seville Cathedral and the Alcázar palace. Head to Granada to marvel at the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the historic city of Córdoba with its stunning Mezquita.

Valencia & the Costa del Sol

Relax on the sunny beaches of the Costa del Sol and explore the city of Valencia, known for its futuristic City of Arts and Sciences and the vibrant Las Fallas festival. The region offers a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural experiences.

Lisbon & Central Portugal

In Lisbon, don't miss the historic Belém Tower and the stunning Jerónimos Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Central Portugal, visit the medieval town of Óbidos, known for its charming streets and well-preserved castle. Finally, make a pilgrimage to Fátima, a major Catholic shrine known for the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Porto & the Douro Valley

Explore Porto, famous for its port wine and beautiful riverside scenery. Visit the Livraria Lello, one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores, and take a cruise along the Douro River to see the terraced vineyards and picturesque villages.

Évora, Algarve & Southern Portugal

Journey to the medieval walled city of Évora where cathedrals, churches, aqueducts, and ancient castle walls all serve to create the feeling that this beautiful city is a living, breathing museum to Portugal's rich past. See the Roman Temple and visit the Capela dos Ossos, an extraordinary 17th-century chapel comprising the skulls and bones of 5,000 bones. Visit the cathedral with its attractive mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Stroll through Évora’s unique historical center, or the serene city park, following the aqueduct inside the city walls.

Enjoy the stunning coastline of the Algarve with its golden beaches, dramatic cliffs, and crystal-clear waters. Visit the charming towns of Lagos Cross the River Tagus and head for the sun-drenched southern coast to reach Lagos, a fishing port nestled in the bay of Meia Praia. Simplicity is in the soul of Algarve cuisine, along with seafood so fresh it still tastes of the sea. A short walk away specialized Portuguese seafood restaurants hug the coastline, overlooking the Atlantic. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Spain & Portugal Tours

  • When is the best time to tour Spain and Portugal?
    The best time to visit Spain and Portugal is during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) when the weather is pleasant, and the tourist crowds are thinner. These seasons offer comfortable temperatures for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
  • How many days should I spend in Spain and Portugal?
    To fully experience the highlights of Spain and Portugal, a trip of at least 10 to 14 days is recommended. This allows time to explore major cities and regions without feeling rushed. For a more in-depth exploration, consider extending your trip to three weeks or more.
  • What are the must-see attractions in Spain and Portugal?
    Must-see attractions include the Alhambra in Granada, Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Royal Palace in Madrid, Belém Tower in Lisbon, and the Douro Valley in Portugal. Each region offers unique cultural and historical sites, making it worth visiting multiple areas.
  • How should I plan my Spain and Portugal trip?
    Plan your trip 3 to 9 months in advance to secure the best accommodations and flights. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned return date. Booking guided tours can provide a hassle-free experience, allowing you to enjoy the journey without worrying about logistics.
  • Why should you visit Spain and Portugal?
    Spain and Portugal offer diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and exceptional cuisine. From the flamenco rhythms of Seville to the fado music of Lisbon, the vibrant festivals, and the scenic coastlines, these countries promise unforgettable experiences. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or a beach lover, Spain and Portugal have something special to offer every traveler.

Why You Should Visit Spain & Portugal

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Spain and Portugal and discover the magic of these Iberian gems. Whether it's your first visit or your fifth, there's always something new and wonderful to experience.

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