Coast of Barcelona in Spain

Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon Vacation for the Seasoned Traveler

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Places Visited

Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Costa Brava...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

This 9-day luxury itinerary is the perfect fit for travelers seeking to fill their European vacation with the absolute best excursions, while getting to see a fantastic range of destinations. It is never too late to start exploring the world and seeing the wonders and beauty that it possesses. During this whirlwind tour, you will get the unforgettable opportunity to witness the loveliest parts of Lisbon, the best of Barcelona, and discover what is truly magical about Madrid. Your epic adventure...

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Trip Highlights

  • Gaze at the whimsical and wondrous genius of Antoni Gaudi as you wander among all of his world-famous architectural marvels with your private architect guide
  • Be captivated by the stunning scenery and myriad of spectacles as you make your way to Costa Brava and tour its most amazing locales with a private guide
  • Unleash your inner artist during a once in a lifetime private watercolor painting session right at the doors of La Sagrada Familia
  • Indulge your appetite for the finest flavors of Spain as you join a delicious and enlightening tapas tour in Madrid
  • Spend an entire day on a kayak adventure to Arrabida Nature Park, a pristine nature reserve located just outside of Lisbon
  • Peruse Parc Guell in a fun and unique way on a private photo tour, snapping Polaroid pictures of your favorite sculptures, benches, and sights amid the rainbow-tiled mosaic wonderland
  • Witness a spectacular Spanish sunset as you spend your first evening in Barcelona embarking on a private sail aboard a luxury vessel

Detailed Description

This immersive 9-day itinerary will take you to the three European treasures of Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon, featuring only the absolute best each of these dreamy destinations has to offer. Prepare yourself for a European getaway that will create colorfully fond memories, available through this once in a lifetime trip. This luxury escape is so much more than a trip, but is a journey of discovery, giving you the chance to delve into the intriguing histories and fascinating cultures of this trio of cosmopolitan delights.

Your carefully curated luxury tour begins in beautiful Barcelona, where you will spend your first evening sailing into the Spanish sunset aboard a luxury vessel that is helmed by your private captain and guide. While gliding over the smooth waters, learn the ropes of sailing the ship, or choose to relax and allow the serenity of the boat ride to take you away from all thoughts and worries.

As you awaken to your first full morning in Barcelona, you will waste no time in meeting your private guide and diving into the delightful and intriguing world of Antoni Gaudi. Your tour will be unique and of the highest caliber, in that, it will be led by an actual architect, who will provide you with insight about all of the architectural wonders that you will see en route. Your afternoon excursion will be a perfectly fitting followup, as it will take you to Gaudi’s Parc Guell for a whimsical and fun-filled private photo tour.

The captivating beauty of Spain’s Costa Brava region beckons on day three. After leaving the bustling city of Barcelona behind, your private guide will display the highlights of this heavenly enclave on a full-day tour. The dawning of day four brings with it the opportunity to unleash your inner artist as you are treated to a private watercolor painting session at the picturesque La Sagrada Familia alongside a local master artist.

After channeling your inner artist, you will switch gears and hop on an e-bike to enjoy a private tour of the lovely Montjuic Hill Park. Later that evening, you can look forward to an exhilarating salsa dance lesson, followed by a delicious dinner.

The next day you will make your way to Madrid, where you will embark on an interactive tour about local tales and myths. As you wander among Madrid’s most iconic sights, you will be regaled with fascinating stories, then tasked with the puzzle of deciding whether or not they are actually real or a tall tale. It is an excellent and inventive way to bring the cities best landmarks and neighborhoods to live in a way that is engaging and entertaining. Your evening event offers a relaxing balance to the exciting myths tour, inviting you to sip the finest Spanish wines as you enjoy a private painting session in the middle of the iconic Plaza Mayor.

Day six caters to your inner culinary fan with an authentic tapas tour, followed by an intimate Flamenco performance. Lisbon calls on day seven, and as you leave Madrid and arrive in Portugal’s capital city, you will continue the nonstop fun and excitement. You will be going on a scavenger hunt-themed sightseeing tour of Lisbon, solving clues and riddles as you behold the best parts of this magical Portuguese metropolis. Later that evening, you will then be glad to wind down from the exhilarating sightseeing with a relaxing and luxurious dinner cruise.

Your final day in Portugal will be spent in the nearby outdoor wonderland of Arrabida Natural Park, where you will paddle your way through the Portuguese paradise.

Throughout your entire journey, you will stay in luxury accommodations, with every single detail of your vacation handled for you, including all private transfers to and from every destination and airport. All that is left for you to do is pack your bags and jump on that plane to paradise.

Starting Price

$2,803 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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