Trip Overview

Essential Iberian Capitals

Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 22 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!

Essential Iberian Capitals

9 days3 cities
SpainPortugal2 countries
Private tour to Spain, Portugal
From
$2,869
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 22 Reviews

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!

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Day-By-Day

Barcelona

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Barcelona
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

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.
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Day 2
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour
City Tour
City 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.
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Day 3
Day at Leisure
Free Day
Free Day

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.
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Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona
4

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.

Welcome to Barcelona

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!

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

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Arrival to Madrid & Madrid Sightseeing Tour
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
City Tour
City 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.
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Day 5
Day at Leisure
Free Day
Free Day

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.
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Eurostars Casa de la Lirica, Madrid
4

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.

Welcome to Madrid

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.

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

third destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Arrival in Lisbon
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

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.
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Day 7
Lisbon Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City 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.
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Day 8
Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter
Day Tour
Day Tour

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.​

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Day 9
Departure from Lisbon
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

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.
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Turim Terreiro do Paco Hotel, Lisbon
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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.

Welcome to Lisbon

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.

What's Included

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.
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