Luxurious Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain

Authentic Experiences of Portugal & Spain Tour through Music, Dance and Cuisine

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Places Visited

Lisbon, Obidos, Nazare, Fatima...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Immerse yourself in the authentic culture and heritage found in Portugal and Spain on your customizable tour. Images of Portugal’s seafaring past decorate monuments and historical palaces in Lisbon while the jewels of Moorish architecture cover the preserved halls and galleries of the Alhambra in Granada. Roman ruins rise out of the cobbled streets of Évora as the aroma of zesty orange trees drifts through the narrow lanes of Seville. Whether basking in the soothing sounds of Fado or indulging...

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Trip Highlights

  • Listen to the enchanting sounds of Fado, Portugal’s national music, during an introductory performance accompanied by a multi-course meal
  • Witness the captivating steps of Flamenco to learn the ways the movements intertwine with Spanish heritage and history
  • Indulge in the traditional flavors of paella with a guided tour through the Central Market of Valencia followed by a private cooking lesson
  • Linger in the mesmerizing Moorish architecture of Spain while visiting Cordoba to view the Mezquita, and Granada, to see the Alhambra
  • Discover traces of Roman history in Évora, Portugal while wandering along the narrow medieval lanes
  • Relish the different perspectives of Antonin Gaudi’s unique architectural designs in Barcelona, including the celebrated Sagrada Familia Basilica
  • Wander through regal opulence and exuberance on a private tour of Spain’s Royal Palace
  • Delight in the Atlantic coastline in the beachside town of Nazare before strolling along the crenelated walls of the fishing town of Obidos in Portugal

Detailed Description

Discover the genuine beauty and charms of history, culture, and regional aesthetics as your 12-day tour will lead you through Portugal and Spain. Genuine interactions will bring deep connections with life in the Iberian Peninsula. Your private transfer will greet you at Lisbon Portela Airport upon your arrival, and you will make your way into the city to your stunning hotel near the heart of Lisbon. Step out into the city at your leisure to wander along the hills and plazas of the Europe’s second oldest capital with a short introductory tour. Wake the next morning, and your guide will lead you on an impressive tour of Lisbon’s spectacular architecture and vast history, including the Jerónimos Monastery complex, the Alfama neighborhood, and a multi-course dinner accompanied by the sounds of Fado.

The next day, you will have a full day tour outside of Lisbon to visit the pilgrimage center of Fatima and the charming beachside town of Nazare. Continue to the medieval walls of Obidos located along the Atlantic Ocean before you return to Lisbon for the night. Depart Portugal’s capital city the following morning, taking the time to visit the Roman ruins and preserved medieval architecture of Évora before reaching Seville, Spain. The next day, your guide will lead you on a remarkable tour of the narrow avenues and grand plazas, including the stunning Cathedral, before partaking in a flamenco performance. Travel next to the city of Cordoba to view the Grand Mosque first erected in the 10th century, and then continue to Granada to traverse the halls and galleries of the celebrated Alhambra fortress.

Move on to Valencia to enjoy a tour of the city and a guided exploration of the Central Market to buy ingredients for your private paella cooking course. Continue the next morning to Barcelona and bask in the comforts of your centrally located accommodation. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to stroll along Las Ramblas or venture to the top of Montjuïc. Your guide will greet you after breakfast the following morning and will lead you on a sensational tour of Barcelona’s captivating sites. View the Columbus monument and Gaudi’s famous architectural designs, which includes Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia.

Enjoy the scenic ride on your high-speed train to Madrid the next day, and your private transfer will meet you at the station and escort you to your hotel. Delight in the city at your preferred pace either taking in the greenery at El Retiro Park or perhaps wandering the galleries of the Prado Museum. The next day, you will have a private tour of Madrid’s grandeur, embodied in the halls of the Royal Palace. In the afternoon, you will venture to Toledo to visit the beautifully preserved medieval lanes and neighborhoods before returning to Madrid. Your private transfer will greet you in your hotel lobby and escort you to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$3,427 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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