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Great Iberian Cities

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $1,976 per person
Tram on hill in Lisbon, Portugal

Countries Visited

Spain, Portugal ...more Spain, Portugal

Locations Visited

Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Lisbon ...more Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Lisbon
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Barcelona

    Ramble up Las Ramblas and get ready for an unforgettable discovery of the Iberian Peninsula. The fiery coastal city of Barcelona kicks off your mesmerising encounter with Spain and Portugal. Set your watch to the leisurely Mediterranean way of life, spending the day relaxing or connecting with a city that once inspired Gaudí's imagination. Later, meet your fellow compañeros and Travel Director for an orientation drive through some of the city's iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hyatt Regency Tower
  2. Day 2 Discover Lively Barcelona

    We spend the morning exploring a city whose great passions include football, fashion and fairy-tale façades by famed architect Antoni Gaudí. We'll see his masterpiece La Sagrada Familia during our guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist, then Montjuic and Plaça de Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona. The rest of the day is yours to delight in Spanish culture and cuisine. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna, affectionately known in Catalonia as La Moreneta.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Journey to Madrid

    Today, we drive through the valleys and pastures of Aragón towards Spain's capital. We arrive this evening in Madrid, renowned for its vibrant nightlife which we will have an opportunity to enjoy on our own terms.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Barceló Imagine
  4. Day 4 Explore Fiery Madrid

    We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we will see trendy Gran Vía and the Cibeles Fountain, before we Dive Into Culture visiting the world-famous Prado Museum. Admire the masterpieces of Velázquez and other Spanish greats in this extraordinary museum, said to house the largest collection of European art in the world. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city at leisure. Visit the Royal Palace or stroll through Buen Retiro Park at the heart of the city - the choice is yours.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Onwards to Toledo and Seville

    We journey south to the clifftop city of Toledo, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings, 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', and visit the former synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. We arrive in Seville this evening and immerse ourselves in the effervescent spirit of Andalusia.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Occidental Viapol
  6. Day 6 See the Sights of Seville

    The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Your Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour past the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, Maria Luisa Park and the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we'll stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter before visiting the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed. Meet the Albaserrada family and their horses on their farm in the Andalusian countryside near the whitewashed village of Gerida. At this Be My Guest experience you'll Connect With Locals over dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria of course.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  7. Day 7 Continue to Colourful Lisbon

    We travel west to Portugal, meandering through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham. After crossing into Portugal's picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo - the country's cork capital - we arrive in colourful Lisbon where we'll meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour celebrating the grand triumphs of the Portuguese in centuries past. See the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge that spans the Tagus, and Belém Tower, once the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Dive Into Culture on a visit to the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, built in the 15th century, then spend the rest of the evening on your own exploration of the Portuguese capital.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel VIP Grand
  8. Day 8 Lisbon Your Way

    Enjoy the day sauntering through Lisbon's grand shopping boulevards and the narrow lanes of Bairro Alto or consider joining an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and our Travel Director, toasting to an epic Iberian holiday.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Farewell Lisbon

    Our journey through Spain and Portugal has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond adeus at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Great Iberian Cities
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon with a Local Specialist
  • Disvover La Sagrada Família in Barcelona and the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville
  • Visit Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, Prado Museum in Madrid, Church of Santo Tomé and Toledo Synagogue in Toledo, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España in Seville and Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon
  • See the Royal Palace, the Gran Vía, Retiro Park and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, Seville Cathedral, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belém Tower in Lisbon

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Myrna Pulmano
Friday, October 11, 2019
Service
This is the 3rd time we had done business with Dave and every time he delivered.
Vacation
Almost everything was great except for the hotel in Seville. It was old and not maintained properly. The air coming out of the AC register smelled like a sewer. The repair Technician that responded told the front desk personnel that he can't repair the problem so he put an air freshener in the room. We asked to be moved to another room but hotel was fully booked so we had to stay in that room the until the following day. We had to turn off the AC and sweat it out through the night. In the morning we shared our experience with the other guests and another family also experienced the same problem that we had. Also we should be allowed to spend more time on our own during tours. In Seville, I saw pastry shops that I wanted to sample and buy their goods. Before the tour I had watched vlogs on you tube that featured great foods in Spain. We had tasted excellent tapas, beer, wine while touring but I also wanted to taste Spanish baked goods. Otherwise everything else is excellent-Tour director, local guides, Driver and glorious food.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your honest feedback and suggestions and apologize that the hotel in Seville was not up to par. We will be sure to share this with Trafalgar and ask for immediate review of that property. Thank you!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Deborah Robinson
Monday, October 7, 2019
Service
Organization, friendliness and fun!!
Vacation
The schedule was perfectly planned for us!
Juventino Banson
Monday, September 23, 2019
Service
Top notch facility and service
Vacation
Memorable experience with a
Mel Powell
Monday, July 29, 2019
Service
It was great. Great hotels. The only negative was the far off-site parking of buses at destinations, requiring excessive walking to the actual destination.
Vacation
Great hotels and excellent tour guide.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Service
plane to destination arrived at 630 a..m. pick to hotel was not till 930. long wait at airport. got to hotel couldnt check in till 3 p.m.
Vacation
hotels were not centrally located. tour guide was excellant. dinners that were included in package were fair to poor. 3 full days spent on bus going from one point to another, would suggest rail transportation.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your suggestions and will be sure to share them with the CostSaver Quality Control team.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Miguel Camacho
Monday, May 27, 2019
Service
Alicia Quezada went out of her way to take care of all our requests. Her prompt responses made the reservation experience pleasant and effortless.
Vacation
The cities visited and the excursions were perfectly selected and reflected the best of Spain and Lisbon.
Trusted Customer
Monday, April 29, 2019
Service
Definitely recommend. GET contact was extremely thorough and helpful.
Vacation
The tour director was fantastic. Knowledgeable , enthusiastic and personable. The trip was great. Very interesting.
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