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Essential Iberian Capitals

9 days3 cities
SpainPortugal2 countries
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 24 Reviews
Private tour to Spain, Portugal

Treat yourself to a getaway to the Iberian Coast and discover the top highlights of Portugal and Spain. This private Spain and Portugal itinerary covers all the must-sees and can be built around your preferences. Best hotels, guided sightseeing tours with local pros, and only smart connections!

9 days3 cities
SpainPortugal2 countries
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$2,869
Barcelona, Spain
3
days
Spain

Barcelona is the liveliest city in Europe, decorated by the bizarre Gaudi architecture, shrouded in stories and myths, abound in noisy bars with tasty tapas and sangria, empowered by the crazy energy of always chatting and laughing people, bustling traffic and awesome parties here and there, all making the city a never-ending fiesta!

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Barcelona

Today you arrive to the alluring gem of Spains Catalonia, Barcelona! Your private driver welcomes you at the airport and drives you to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: airport transfer.
  • Meals: not included.
2
day
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour

Following breakfast at the hotel, you meet your private guide and set off on a comprehensive walking tour of major sights of Barcelona's old town.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Casc Antic - Old Town, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, San Francisco Church, Ribera shore district, Santa María del Mar church, La Rambla Street.
3
day
Day at Leisure

You have this day all to yourself to enjoy Barcelona by yourself. We recommend going on an optional Gaudi Heritage Tour, exploring the Camp Nou Stadium or taking a trip to the Montserrat Monastery.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona

Hotel Condes is housed in a 19th-century building and offers wonderful service together with top-notch amenities. The hotel provides a gym and a sauna, an elegant rooftop bar with breathtaking views over Barcelona.

train
Barcelona
Madrid
3 hrs 10 min

The Spanish railway network spreads through the entire country, thus, taking a high-speed AVE train is the most convenient way for touring Spain. All trains have spacious and comfortable interiors, do not require long check-in procedures, run on reliable and frequent schedule, and take travelers to the railway stations located in or very close to city centers.

Madrid, Spain
2
days
Spain

The incomparable capital of Spain, cosmopolitan Madrid, is the very heart of the country, its energy, and fiery passion. Being one of the most beautiful European and world capitals, Madrid, for sure, cannot be called a quiet and boring place or be compared with any other European hub.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Arrival to Madrid & Madrid Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you check-out from your Barcelona hotel and take a quick train ride to Madrid. Upon arrival to the rail station, you meet your local guide. Together you leave your belongings in the hotel and have a walking tour with a tasting of major Madrid sights.

  • Transport: hotel - rail station - hotel.
  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Madrid de los Austrias, Plaza de Oriente, Royal Palace entrance, St. Michel's Market, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol.
5
day
Day at Leisure

You have this day all to yourself to enjoy Madrid by yourself. We recommend visiting the Prado Museum, attending a Corrida or taking a trip to Toledo.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Eurostars Casa de la Lirica, Madrid

Eurostars Casa de la Lirica has an enviable location, close to the famous Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado. The property offers elegant, air-conditioned guest rooms, equipped with a TV and private bathrooms.

plane
Madrid
Lisbon
1 hr 20 min

Without a doubt, the fastest and most convenient travel option between the capital of Spain and the capital of Portugal is on a plane. The airports have easy connections to the city centers, and you'll be taken to and picked up from the airports by your local drivers.

Lisbon, Portugal
4
days
Portugal

The most western capital of Europe, Lisbon, is an inspiring city that can’t leave anyone indifferent. Sunny landscapes of red roofs, white and blue facades, spiers of gorgeous ancient cathedrals, multicolored ceramic azulejo and ships, peacefully passing under the red bridge over the River Tejo create a special vibe, making Lisbon a perfect place for long atmospheric walks.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
6
day
Arrival in Lisbon

Today after breakfast you check out from the hotel and are transferred to the airport for your quick flight to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Upon arrival your private driver welcomes you at the airport and drives you to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: hotel - airport - hotel transfer.
  • Meals: breakfast.
7
day
Lisbon Sightseeing Tour

Today you get to see the top landmarks of the gorgeous capital of Portugal with a local guide. The walking tour includes all the unmissable attractions.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Restauradores Square, funicular ride to the Bairro Alto, Se Cathedral.
8
day
Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter

This day is dedicated to exploring one of the best-recognized symbols of Portugal, its magic Pena Palace. Later you get to see the Belem Quarter.

  • Transport: A private driver.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Pena Palace, Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoverers.

*Please, note: due to limited access to Pena Palace, in July and August entrance to Pena can be changed for the Queluz Palace & Gardens or for the Ajuda Palace.​

9
day
Departure from Lisbon

This is the final day of your exciting exploration of Spain and Portugal. Following breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport and you have a flight home.

  • Transfer: airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Turim Terreiro do Paco Hotel, Lisbon

The 4-star Turim Terreiro do Paco Hotel is a great choice for a comfortable stay in Lisbon. The property boasts an amazing location near the River Tagus and offers appetizing accommodation options and modern facilities. Guests can dine at the indoor gourmet restaurant serving Portuguese and international specialties.

What's Included

  • Stays at hand-picked hotels in Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels, other meals and tastings as listed in the program
  • Airport-hotel-airport and railway station transfers
  • Other transportation as indicated in the day-by-day program
  • Guided tours in English with local professional tour guides
  • Tickets for the train between Barcelona and Madrid (first class)
  • Tickets for the flight between Madrid and Lisbon (economy class)
  • Support line available during your tour

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable itinerary which can be tailored around your preferences
  • Accommodation options of your choice
  • Only reliable guides and drivers
  • Sightseeing tours of Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon

What To Know

  • You can use your bank card to pay almost anywhere in Europe.
  • If you need some local cash, it is best to use an ATM. This is true for all European countries, except for Hungary. When you withdraw cash from an ATM, the currency conversion will be done automatically by your bank, and the exchange rate will usually be much better than if you exchange currency at a local bank.
  • The tour program includes some walking tours, we recommend you to pack comfortable shoes.