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Great Iberian Cities

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $1,958 per person
APR - OCT 2023
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 Montjuïc 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
    hotel Hyatt Regency Tower
  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 Dive Into Culture

    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
    hotel Barceló Imagine
  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 Connect with Locals

    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
    hotel Occidental Viapol
  7. Day 7 Continue to Colourful Lisbon Dive Into Culture

    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 16th 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
    hotel VIP Grand
  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 Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

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

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Be My Guest

  • Seville: Visit a horse ranch in the Andalusian countryside near the whitewashed village of Gerida, where you'll enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of traditional Sevillano cuisine.

Dive Into Culture

  • Madrid: Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, where you'll have time to admire its extraordinary collection of European art dating from the 12th to early 20th centuries.
  • Lisbon: Visit the Hieronymite Monastery, a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome and exquisite example of Manueline architecture.

Iconic Experience

  • Barcelona: Take in the beauty and unique architecture of Barcelona on an orientation drive with your Travel Director.
  • Barcelona: With your Local Specialist, see Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to take in some of the city's finest Modernist architecture. Journey past the beautiful façades of the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerising Sagrada Família.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Specialist. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the Cibeles fountain, Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace.
  • Toledo: Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Specialist and visit the Church of Santo Tomé to see an El Greco masterpiece.
  • Seville: Guided by your Local Specialist, see the Giralda Tower, former minaret of the Great Mosque and now the cathedral's belltower. Explore the narrow streets of the Santa Cruz Quarter and emerge by the great walls of the Alcazar.
  • Lisbon: Explore with your Local Specialist, from the Lower Town, beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco. Visit the Belém Quarter to see the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the medieval Belém Tower.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon with a Local Specialist
  • : Visit Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, Prado Museum in Madrid, Church of Santo Tome and the Synagogue in Toledo, 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 and the Belém Tower in Lisbon

Whats Included

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

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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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.

Barcelona

Available on Day 2

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 Port Vell Waterfront, now a vibrant marina in the old harbor, where you'll enjoy Mediterranean food in one of our favorite local eateries.
Adult Price: € 60

Mystical Montserrat

Today, with our Local Specialist, we'll take a drive to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. While there, we'll visit the Benedictine monastery to view the famed Black Madonna. Additionally, at the daily farmer's market, we can sample and purchase their homemade cheeses, honey, and other local specialties
Adult Price: € 46

Madrid

Available on Day 4

Dinner and Discovery in Downtown Madrid

Join us this evening as we scratch beneath the surface of some lesser-known aspects of Madrid's city center. Then, we'll settle in for dinner, along with musical entertainment and finish up with a spin around some of the wonderful squares and fountains of magical Madrid.
Adult Price: € 61

Seville

Available on Day 5

Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organized 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

This evening you’ll discover the magic, rhythm and passion of flamenco, while being served a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included. We've organized tickets to the best show in town. You won't soon forget this incredibly memorable ninety-minute experience.
Adult Price: € 69

Available on Day 6

The Moorish Alcazar and Plaza América

Today, with our Local Specialist, we'll visit 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. We'll also journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.
Adult Price: € 43

Lisbon

Available on Day 7

Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

Fado is the expressive national song of Portugal, often called the soul of their identity. Tonight, we'll visit one of the famed local fado houses for an unforgettable performance and savor a typical Portuguese meal, with drinks included.
Adult Price: € 67

Available on Day 8

The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

We'll venture outside Lisbon with our Local Specialist today. 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 one of the impressive Royal Palaces of Portugal.
Adult Price: € 46

Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Service
Daniel was very professional
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a great time in Spain. We are glad you enjoyed working with Daniel--he's one of the best! We appreciate your feedback and comments. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Vacation
Great places, food very good hotels were ok and far from downtown
Gerald Frenette
Monday, September 19, 2022
Service
Days were too long and the itinerary changes daily. We were never on time.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your feedback and will definitely pass it along to our ground team. Thank you for letting us know.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Vacation
Daniel was very helpful. Information provided was great.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Service
I found this booking to have been very unnerving all the paperwork on line was somewhat much I was unable to get into my booking area and the associates were not helpful as the last time. Whoever made the booking arrangements did not do a good job at all. Apart from that our tour guide, driver and wellness associate did an excellent job
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for any difficulties your experienced with our electronic processes and the Covid requirement added another layer of travel requirements this year that can be overwhelming. But we are happy to see that once all the paperwork was done, you enjoyed your trip.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Vacation
The trip was great except for the amount of walking and resting periods which were few. Our visit seemed to cover a lot of churches and museums.
Trusted Customer
Monday, August 22, 2022
Service
Rob was very good
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are glad you enjoyed your tour of the Great Iberian Cities. Rob is definitely a keeper! We're glad you enjoyed working with him. Thank you for writing a review - your feedback is appreciated. Take care!
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Vacation
Our tour director Miguel, health director Elder and driver George were excellent.
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.
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