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Follow the fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese and Moorish Kingdoms through their grand castles, stupendous religious buildings and incredible works of art.
14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 3 three-course table d'hôte Dinners (DW), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee. Departures on tour for Christmas and New Year's Eve enjoy a festive Highlight Dinner.
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|25 May 17||9 Jun 17||$3,425pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|26 May 17||10 Jun 17||$3,425pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|27 May 17||11 Jun 17||$3,425pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
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|31 Aug 17||15 Sep 17||$3,525pp||Request Quote|
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These departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotels. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
These departures will stay in alternate accommodation of a similar standard at Madrid.
Solo Traveler Discount: These departures include a 25% discount on our standard single supplement subject to availability.
Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures.
Additional Visa Requirements: Some passengers may require a separate visa for Gibraltar.
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $800 p.p.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $132 per person.
Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.
The currency in Spain and Portugal is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Spain and Portugal. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Spain offers a delicious selection of cured hams, chorizo sausage, seafood, cheeses, and more. Try traditional dishes such as tortilla española (Spanish omelet), paella, and desserts such as flan, churros, and Catalan cream. For a quick lunch at a reasonable price, stop by a café or food cart for a bocadillo, a traditional Spanish sandwich made with baguette-style bread, ham and cheese. In the evening, try a selection of tapas – small bites served in bars and restaurants that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a meal.
With Portugal’s long coastline, seafood is featured prominently on their menus. Popular dishes include sopa de mariscos (a shellfish soup) and bacalhau (dried codfish), and Portuguese grilled chicken prepared with chili, garlic and olive oil. For dessert, don’t miss out on the famous pastéis de nata custard pastry or arroz dolce (rice pudding) and a glass of port wine.
We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase. This will also give you many options for how to dress in Spain and Portugal’s varying climates. It’s a good idea to bring a lightweight scarf to wear at religious sites and in the evening when temperatures cool off. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.
Tipping in Spain and Portugal is much less common than in the U.S. When dining out, it’s appreciated, although not required, to leave a few extra euros for your server, and up to 10 percent for particularly good service. Leave your tip on the table rather than adding it to your credit card slip to ensure that your waiter receives it.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Adult Price: € 45.00
Drive to the fortified city of Segovia where a local expert leads you through the medieval streets from the ancient aqueduct to the magnificent Alcazar, one of the inspirations for Walt Disney's Cinderella castle. Inside this 14th century palace, experience the paintings, tapestries, weaponry and armoury of the Spanish medieval era. Then take a panoramic drive outside the walls to admire stunning views over the Eresma valley, the Roman aqueduct and picturesque buildings of this medieval jewel.
Adult Price: € 61.00
Spain is known for its incredible music and tonight this music is brought to life whilst we dine to a wonderful three-course menu with included wine. An amazingly talented group of singers, trained at a local academy, take you on a musical journey around Spain without leaving the comfort of your seat. A truly memorable experience.
Adult Price: € 18.00
An evening drive to the most historic area of Madrid including stops for wonderful views of the city and a walk through the lively streets and squares of old Madrid. Enjoy free time for dinner in one of the many restaurants and return home along the grand Avenida Castellana with its spectacular fountains.
Adult Price: € 61.00
Tonight, we drive to a Traditional "meson" to be tempted by dishes for which the capital is famous. Our dinner includes regional wines, beer or soft drinks or you may like to try Spain's signature "Sangria". During your meal a local "Tuna de Madrid" will be playing your favourite Spanish songs while dressed in 18th-century costumes. Afterwards, we drive the grand avenues and boulevards to see the spectacular fountains that remind us of the glory of Madrid.
Adult Price: € 65.00
Fado is the bluesy, melancholic folk music for which Lisbon is famous, traditionally sung by a woman accompanied by two guitarists. Savour dinner in a typical Portuguese nightspot, specialising in beautiful and haunting Fado melodies. Wine included.
Adult Price: € 19.00
Drive to the Bairro Alto, the old quarter of Lisbon, to admire the beautiful views over the city. Then take a funicular ride to the downtown Baixa area where cobblestones sparkle in the light of the shops, bars and cafes. Returning to your hotel, you'll pass monuments and buildings, lit up in all their glory.
Adult Price: € 53.00
Across the mighty Tagus River are some of Lisbon's famous seafood restaurants and wonderful views of the city from afar. Board your ferry across the wide blue waters for a delightful evening of Portuguese seafood and fish specialities. After dinner, even more sweeping views over the Portuguese capital, as you return to your hotel via the impressive suspension bridge.
Adult Price: € 46.00
Like the Kings of Portugal before you, travel to the glamorous resort of Cascais and scenic hilltop Sintra – veritable jewels in the crown of Portugal. After visiting the Royal Palace, return to Lisbon via the wealthy playground of Estoril with its famous Casino. (Occasionally the visit to the palace may not be possible. EUR 35).
Adult Price: € 45.00
Join your local expert for a walking tour of the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Cordoba. The highlight is undoubtedly the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th-century mosque with a Cathedral built inside. Walk with your guide through the forest of horseshoe shaped arches to the Baroque choir stalls of the Cathedral and the richly ornamented Mihrab prayer niche.
Adult Price: € 66.00
Tapas is more than a way of eating, it's a way of life and while regional divisions remain strong in Spain, the nation is wholly united in its love of the bite-sized bar tapa! Tonight we'll enjoy a wonderful array of traditional Andalusian tapas specialities, served in a local restaurant with wine, beer & soft drinks included. After a wonderful meal we'll then finish with a magnificent horse & carriage ride through the old town of Seville which is especially magical in the evening.
Adult Price: € 53.00
Join us for a delicious Mediterranean style dinner in a delightful restaurant on the Costa del Sol. Some of the specialities include gilt head bream or seabass baked in salt, or an excellent paella. All inclusive of transportation, wine and drinks.
Adult Price: € 38.00
A short drive brings you to Malaga, the thriving capital of the Costa del Sol. In a guided tour of the old town, visit the house in which Pablo Picasso spent his early years. The town is also famous for its sweet full bodied wines and your tour concludes with a taste of the recent vintage.
Adult Price: € 38.00
Enter a strange fantasy world at Parc Guell, Spain's most impressive public park! Here Gaudi designed mushroom-like houses, "bird nest" pillars and a stunning mosaic dragon. The huge central terrace is enveloped by a ceramic-encrusted serpentine bench (reputedly the world's longest seat) and offers panoramic views of Barcelona and the bay. We then head to the coast and Port Olympic, built for the athletes of the 1992 Olympics, where we'll have free time to try one the numerous waterfront restaurants.
Adult Price: € 40.00
Ascend the sacred mountain of Montserrat, Catalonia's most important pilgrimage site for a thousand years. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views before entering the dark, ornate “Basilica Real” and climbing the stairs to the mystical Black Madonna, surrounded by an altar of gold.
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