Spain and Portugal embody the romance of lovers, providing a passionate and unforgettable customizable tour embracing history, culture, and excursions tailored for couples. Fairytale castles cling to precipitous hillsides. The melodies of Fado create a romantic soundtrack to an evening in Lisbon. The aroma of the Mediterranean Sea blends with the seductive scent of chocolate in Barcelona. From secluded medieval streets hiding the works of Picasso to the grand galleries of Madrid’s Royal Palace,...
Barcelona – Beauty in Barcelona
Barcelona is a city made for romance with seductive architecture, enchanting climate, and enticing culture. Palm trees shade the walkways along Las Ramblas, a boulevard known for quaint boutique shops and opulent mosaics. The scent of fresh berries and cinnamon emanate from the aisles of La Boqueria Market. Your flight lands at Barcelona-El Prat Airport. Your private transfer greets you upon your arrival, escorting you to a gorgeous hotel located in the heart of the city overlooking the sycamore trees shading the wide boulevards.
The remainder of the day is yours for an immersive stroll through the ambiance of the city running alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Make your way to the top of Montjuïc, a 656-foot tall hill overlooking the city and coastline. The funicular ride offers the first views of Barcelona for you both to take in together. Stroll along the garden walkways of the old castle, where manicured hedges shimmer with emerald hues and vines drape over the historic walls. From the vantage point of the bastions and rooftop citadel, you can enjoy a romantic introduction to the enchanting city.
Barcelona – Immersion in Art
Barcelona – The Pleasure of Leisure
Madrid – Marvels of Madrid
Madrid – A Lover’s Collection
Madrid – A Daily Affair to Remember
Lisbon – Loving Lisbon
Lisbon – The Charm of History
Lisbon – The Pleasure of Company
Lisbon – A Final Glance
- Embrace the surreal beauty of a romantic tour through Barcelona when viewing the artistic designs of Antoni Gaudi’s edifices
- Discover the regal elegance and opulence of Madrid’s Royal Palace, from the gorgeous stairway to the exuberant oil paintings
- Indulge in the fairytale ambiance of the medieval town of Sintra, surrounded by a collection of captivating castles and palaces
- Traverse the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona for a unique perspective of Pablo Picasso’s work, allowing you to trace the artist’s work over his career
- Share in the romantic melodies of Fado, the traditional music of Portugal, with a multi-course meal accompanying the performance
- Relish the impressive panoramas of Lisbon from the various terraces offering secluded views of Europe’s second oldest capital city
- Bask in the delight of making your own chocolate creations during a private couple’s cooking class after a tour of the Chocolate Museum in Barcelona
Passionate Spain and amorous Portugal provide the perfect getaway for lovers, on this 10-day tour. Embrace the sensational atmosphere upon your arrival in Barcelona. Your private transfer greets you at Barcelona-El Prat Airport and escorts you to a gorgeous hotel in the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to relish the beauty and enchantment of Barcelona’s celebrated streets. Traverse the walkways of Las Ramblas and stroll hand-in-hand down the aisles of La Boqueria Market. You could also enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the top of Montjuïc. The following morning, your guide greets you after breakfast and leads you on an encompassing tour of Barcelona’s mesmerizing architecture.
Traverse the neighborhood of Eixample and view the architectural majesty of Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and La Sagrada Familia. The next day is at your leisure to find passion in the city as you desire. Lose yourself in the narrow cobbled lanes of the Gothic Quarter or indulge in the secluded galleries of the Picasso Museum. You could also partake in a couple’s cooking course focusing on chocolate. Then, you have a first class train ride to Madrid, the capital of Spain. Enjoy an afternoon in the greenery of the El Retiro Park and wandering through the Calle Hermosilla shopping district. On the following day, your guide escorts you through the stunning halls and galleries of the Royal Palace. Discover the captivating history of the city and the regal ambiance of the plazas.
Take to the shady boulevards and hidden walkways for another chance to explore the bustling streets and parks of Madrid, or venture through the mesmerizing art on display in the Prado Museum. Then, your private transfer escorts you to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for your brief flight to Lisbon. You easily settle into the capital of Portugal, indulging in a mix of tranquil neighborhoods and vibrant lanes. Visit the Praça do Comércio for an introductory view of the famous plaza near the banks of the Tagus River.
Your guide takes you on a fabulous tour of Lisbon’s vibrant history connected to the Moors and the Golden Age of Discovery. Visit Jerónimos Monastery and the lavish neighborhood of Belém. The day is at your leisure to revel in the charms of Europe’s second oldest capital city. You could venture outside the city to visit the fairytale castles surrounding the medieval town of Sintra or visit the crenelated walls protecting the coastal town of Obidos. On the final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home.
$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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