Stepping away from the beaten path offers a sense of tranquility and rich discovery during your custom tailored Spain and Portugal tour. Indulge in the exquisitely fresh flavors of the sea in a private cooking course. Stroll along historical homes crafted out of marble. Sip enchanting wines while basking in the view of rolling vines and bordering mountains. Witness captivating contemporary architecture and fascinating ancient ruins. From San Sebastian in Spain to Evora in Portugal, you will experience...
San Sebastian – In the Pleasures of San Sebastian
San Sebastian is a city of sophistication and relaxation, Old World charm and modern luxury, cobbled lanes, and golden beaches. Your flight arrives at San Sebastian Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival. The city fills with the aroma of the sea. Michelin Star restaurants open their doors along the cobbled lanes and boulevards, offering an array of scents from sautéing garlic to aromatic fennel, with each fragrance complementing the sea breeze. Surfers carve the waves rolling over Plaza de Gros. Elegant boutique shops line the lanes of Area Romantica, named for the 19th-century buildings connecting Playa de la Concha to the banks of the Urumea River.
You take the time to settle into the comforts of your luxury hotel overlooking the turquoise waters and verdant patches of forest along the Bay of Biscay. For an unforgettable introduction to the seaside city, you make your way to the summit of Monte Igueldo, located west of the town. A funicular travels up to the summit. The mountain reaches a height of nearly 525 feet above sea level, providing a perfect panorama of the rolling verdant mountains, graceful shoreline, and relaxed beachgoers along Playa de la Concha.
San Sebastian – In the Depths of San Sebastian
San Sebastian – Exploring La Rioja
Bilbao – A Brief History of Bilbao
Evora – The Splendors of Portuguese History
Evora – Strongholds and Marble
Evora – Alentejo at Leisure
Evora – Returning to the Beaten Path
- Embrace the relaxed pace of secluded medieval villages awash with white-marble homes and cobblestone streets in the Alentejo region of Portugal
- Delight in the flavors of the Basque region of Spain during a private cooking class taught by a celebrated local chef in San Sebastian
- Relish the magnificent architecture and stunning contemporary artwork of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
- Wander along the ramparts of historical castles to view antique aqueducts and striking panoramas along the Portuguese countryside
- Spend a relaxing day in the Rioja Alta wine region to sample the distinct flavors of renowned wines during a private tour
- Enjoy the mixture of gold-sand beaches, contemporary luxury, and the charming streets of Old Town in San Sebastian
- Traverse the lanes of Evora to view the layered history of Portugal through the ruins of Roman, Moorish, and Christian kingdoms
- Discover a hidden ceramics shop producing traditional Portuguese instruments crafted by hand
Enjoy an adventure of the undiscovered with an in-depth, off-the-beaten-path 8-day tour of Spain and Portugal. The journey begins with your arrival in San Sebastian in Spain. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you to a stunning hotel located in the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to bask in the gold sands of the treasured beaches or venture to the summit of Monte Igueldo for a panoramic view of a city boasting an incredible amount of Michelin Stars per capita. The following day, your guide leads you on an encompassing tour of Old Town, the beaches, and the historical buildings of the city found by the sea.
Enjoy the rich aromas and fascinating culture before partaking in a private cooking class teaching you the staples of true Basque cuisine. Venture into the heart of the Rioja wine region, visiting the medieval town of Haro and its surrounding vineyards. Sample a selection of locally crafted wines along the handpicked wineries of the region before returning to San Sebastian. Next, you travel to Bilbao by private transfer. Take the time to settle into the luxuries of your hotel before meeting your guide for a tour of the Guggenheim Museum and streets of Old Town. Your private transfer escorts you to the airport for your flight to Evora, Portugal.
Relax in the comforts of your hotel at the heart of the historical city before exploring the Roman ruins, Moorish remains, and unique Christian architecture of the city on a fascinating tour. Then, you wander amongst castles, fortresses and marble homes in Elvas, Estremoz, and Borba. Spend a day at your leisure to discover Portugal as you desire. Spend the day in Lisbon or visit the edge of the European continent near Cascais. You could also enjoy a vineyard tour around the Alentejo region or spend time in the small, enchanting villages of Monsaraz, and Vila Viçosa. On the final day, your private transfer greets you at the hotel and escorts you to Lisbon to arrive at Portela Airport for your flight home.
$1,755 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
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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