Ponta de Piedade in Algarve, Portugal

Best of Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Spain, Portugal

Places Visited

Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Stand beneath the soaring towers of La Sagrada Familia Cathedral and then wander the gilded halls of Spain’s royal palace.  Follow in the footsteps of celebrated Portuguese explorers and then traverse the narrow cobbled lanes of an ancient Moorish neighborhood. Your customizable tour will encompass the highlights of Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon and immerse you in natural beauty, diverse culture, and unrestrained history. Bask in the beautiful sounds of Portuguese Fado and indulge...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the surreal and majestic spectacle of Antonin Gaudi’s architecture that decorates the streets and skyline of Barcelona
  • Trace the evolution of Pablo Picasso’s career through a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter and Picasso Museum
  • Indulge in the spirit of Portugal during an enticing dinner accompanied by the sounds of Fado, the national music
  • Witness the opulence and grandeur of Spain’s regal history during a private tour of the Royal Palace, which rivals Versailles in size and embellishments
  • Discover the enchanting medieval towns outside of Madrid during a private tour of the preserved hillside town of Pedraza de la Sierra
  • View the tomb of Vasco da Gama located inside the marvelous Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Lisbon
  • Embrace the Catalan culture and pace while traversing the walkways of Las Ramblas and the aisles of La Boqueria Market
  • Bask in the ultimate panorama of Lisbon from atop the National Pantheon in the ancient quarter of Alfama

Detailed Description

The highlights of Spain and Portugal bring the thrill of discovery, the charms of local culture, the context of history, and the enticing flavors of the cuisine. Your 10-day adventure will begin with your arrival at Barcelona-El Prat Airport. Your private transfer will greet you at customs and escort you to the comforts of your gorgeous hotel in the heart of the city. The remainder of the day will be yours to explore the narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarter or wander along the mosaic tiles of Las Ramblas at your desired pace. Wake the next day, and your guide will greet you in the hotel lobby and lead you on a remarkable tour of the city’s old neighborhoods and iconic architecture. Witness the preserved facades created by Antonin Gaudi and traverse the elegance of Passeig de Grácia.

The next day will be yours to enjoy the magnificence of Barcelona at your leisure. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Montjuïc or spend time wandering through hidden tapas bars on a food tour of the city. You could also visit the Gothic Quarter to view the Picasso Museum. The next day, your private transfer will escort you to the train station to board your first-class car on the high-speed train to Madrid. After settling into the luxury of your centrally located hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to discover the fast-pace streets of Spain’s capital city. Find the statue dedicated to the author of Don Quixote or wander the greenery of El Retiro Park.

Continue as your guide will take you on a historical tour of the city beginning with the celebrated art of the Prado Museum. Visit Plaza de España and the ornate Royal Palace before viewing the neoclassical Puerta de Alcalá. The next day is yours to view Madrid as you desire, from visiting the church of San Francisco el Grande to spending the day in the medieval cities of Toledo, Siguenza, and Pedraza de la Sierra. Transfer to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid the following day for your brief flight to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Your private transfer will escort you to your luxurious hotel at the center of the historical district, providing easy access to the monuments of the city that started to Age of Exploration. In the evening, you will enjoy an introduction to Portuguese music and cuisine with a dinner and Fado performance.

Your guide will greet you in your hotel lobby the next morning ready to take you on a grand tour of the former imperial capital. Traverse the Moorish district of Alfama and the walkways along Avenida da Liberdade before viewing Vasco da Gama’s tomb inside the extravagant Jerónimos Monastery. The next day is once again at your leisure to discover the wonders of the capital city and its surroundings. Visit the Museum of the Orient or enjoy the unique boutique shops for which the city is famous. You could also venture to the Atlantic coast to view the charming town of Cascais. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,195 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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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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