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Great Iberian Cities

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,025 per person

Countries Visited

Spain, Portugal ...more Spain, Portugal

Locations Visited

Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Lisbon ...more Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Lisbon
  1. Day 1 Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)

    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 Hesperia Tower
  2. Day 2 Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

    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 La Sagrada Familia during our guided sightseeing tour of the city with a 'Local Specialist', then Las Ramblas 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 Barcelona – Madrid (2 Nights)

    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 Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

    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 Madrid – Toledo – Seville (2 Nights)

    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 Hesperia
  6. Day 6 Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

    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 visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed, before strolling through the historic Jewish Quarter. Meet the Albaserrada family and their horses on their farm in the Andalusian countryside near the whitewashed village of Gerida. Here you'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria of course.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  7. Day 7 Seville – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)

    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. Visit 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 Free Day

    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 Depart 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. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    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
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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
  • VIEW La Sagrada Família in Barcelona and the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville
  • 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
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Optional Add-Ons

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.


Mystical Montserrat

Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.
Adult Price: €40

Gothic Quarter and Dinner

Work up an appetite with a walking tour of the old Gothic Quarter, where Barcelona was born. Meander through the beautiful medieval streets and century-old architecture with your Local Specialist. Then we’ll take you to the marina of Port Olympic, where you'll enjoy Mediterranean food in one of our favourite local eateries.
Adult Price: €60


Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before experiencing the traditional flavour of the old city. We'll see where the locals come together and have a chat over their aperitifs, before enjoying a delicious dinner.
Adult Price: €61


Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.
Adult Price: €40

Flamenco, the Best Show in Town With a Three-Course Dinner

After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment.
Adult Price: €69

The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.
Adult Price: €41


Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing.
Adult Price: €66

The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle we'll visit the impressive Royal Palace of Sintra.
Adult Price: €46

Independent Reviews
Myrna Pulmano
Friday, October 11, 2019
This is the 3rd time we had done business with Dave and every time he delivered.
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.
Deborah Robinson
Monday, October 7, 2019
Organization, friendliness and fun!!
The schedule was perfectly planned for us!
Juventino Banson
Monday, September 23, 2019
Top notch facility and service
Memorable experience with a
Mel Powell
Monday, July 29, 2019
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.
Great hotels and excellent tour guide.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, May 30, 2019
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.
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
Alicia Quezada went out of her way to take care of all our requests. Her prompt responses made the reservation experience pleasant and effortless.
The cities visited and the excursions were perfectly selected and reflected the best of Spain and Lisbon.
Trusted Customer
Monday, April 29, 2019
Definitely recommend. GET contact was extremely thorough and helpful.
The tour director was fantastic. Knowledgeable , enthusiastic and personable. The trip was great. Very interesting.
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