Seville city view at sunset, Spain

Culture in December: Winter Spain and Portugal History Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Spain, Portugal

Places Visited

Lisbon, Granada, Madrid, Sintra...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

On this 10-day tour of Spain and Portugal, immerse yourself in the rich culture and history that abounds in this fantastic region. From the mild and pleasant Mediterranean weather of Portugal to the festive Christmas markets throughout Spain, you are sure to be enchanted by the Iberian Peninsula in December. Attend a traditional Fado show as it floats through the air when you attend a live performance in Lisbon, wander through the lush Generalife Gardens in Granada, and explore the historically...

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Trip Highlights

  • Attend a magnificent Fado show that will be accompanied by a traditional Portuguese dinner
  • Explore Lisbon’s fascinating sites, markets, and neighborhoods on a private tour
  • Meander through the timeless cobblestone streets of the city of Sintra on an excursion from Lisbon
  • Bask in the unimaginable beauty of Granada’s iconic Alhambra on a private tour
  • Traverse the historic city of Seville and experience it’s top sites with a full-day tour from Granada
  • Explore the historically significant city of Salamanca, which is home of Spain’s oldest university
  • Visit one of the country’s finest museums in the nation’s capital city of Madrid
  • Wander through Madrid’s stunning Christmas Markets and feel the festive cheer

Detailed Description

On this 10-day tour of Spain and Portugal, you can stroll through Madrid’s festive Christmas market as you stop to admire handmade products that have been crafted by local artisans. You can also explore the stunning palace of the Royal Alcazar in Seville and bask in the intricate beauty of the Alhambra in Granada.

Your tour will begin in Lisbon, where you will attend a Fado performance that will be accompanied by a gourmet meal. The following day, a guided tour will allow you to explore Lisbon and to visit the city’s most exciting markets, sites, and neighborhoods. A full-day excursion from Lisbon will then have you visiting the charming city of Sintra. Here, you will traverse the city’s Old Centre, visit the Pena Palace, and explore the landscape during a leisurely trek. In Spain, your first destination will be Granada. Here, you will explore the marvelous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens on an exclusive tour.

From Granada, a transfer will lead you to the nearby Andalusian city of Seville, where a tour of the city’s top sites and destinations will be waiting to excite you. Finally, you will arrive in the magnificent Spanish capital city of Madrid. Here, private tours of the city will immerse you in Spain’s rich history and culture at the country’s finest museums. Visiting Salamanca, which is a historic city just outside of Madrid, will allow you to explore the country’s oldest university. On this 10-day tour of Spain and Portugal, you will be amazed by the remarkable culture and history that characterizes this incredible region of the world.

Starting Price

$2,395 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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