Aerial view of Sintra town in Portugal

Perfect Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Spain, Portugal

Places Visited

Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Sintra...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

This 10-day luxury itinerary not only takes you to Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon, but it also presents you with the most elite and unforgettable excursions that each of these gorgeous locales has to offer as well. Witnessing three of Europe’s most envied cosmopolitan cities is an absolute dream come true. From wandering around whimsical Parc Guell in Barcelona to admiring Lisbon’s loveliest sights from a trolley, this European luxury adventure will awe, inspire, and endlessly delight you from...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in a decadent Spanish meal before being treated to a fiery live Flamenco performance
  • Sightsee Lisbon while rolling over its hilly landscape in a trolley
  • Marvel at Montserrat as you spend an entire day of discovery voyaging to this monastery in the sky located just outside of Barcelona
  • Discover the flavors of Barcelona as you embark on a delicious tapas tour
  • Peruse the whimsical wonders of Parc Guell and gaze in awe at the highlights of Barcelona, including Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia
  • Be swept off your feet amid the magical fairyland of Sintra as you peruse its whimsical castles, colorful palaces, and charming town streets
  • Witness a live Fado performance, experiencing this passionate and emotive Portuguese pastime firsthand, accompanied by a mouthwatering meal
  • Soar high above the Spanish countryside as you enjoy a VIP balloon ride and gourmet brunch on a half-day aerial adventure
  • Be treated to an in-depth tour of Madrid’s most magical sights before enjoying a private cooking class, where you will learn how to create an authentic Spanish dish

Detailed Description

The beauty and charm of Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon are undeniable, which explains why these three cosmopolitan enclaves are at the top of almost every traveler’s European bucket list. This amazing 10-day luxury itinerary will unveil the wonders of all three of these enchanting cities, resulting in a dream vacation. This unforgettable journey will present to you the most elite and unique excursions, including flying high over Barcelona on a VIP hot air balloon ride and discovering the fairytale wonders of stunning Sintra with your private guide. Come away and be amazed, as this is one European adventure that you will never forget.

Your carefully curated luxury getaway begins the moment that you land in beautiful Barcelona as you indulge in a mouthwatering dinner, followed by a fiery and passionate live Flamenco performance. The following morning in Barcelona you will delve into the whimsical world of Gaudi as you take a private tour of Parc Guell. Then continue onward to peruse the city’s other fascinating sights, including La Sagrada Familia and the Old Town. You will end your first evening partaking in a delicious and educational cooking class taught by a local master chef.

The majestic monastery Montserrat, perched high in the sky on a mountainside on the outskirts of Barcelona, will be your dreamy destination for day three. After marveling at its sacred beauty and hearing all about its intriguing history, you will enjoy a lovely lunch and wine tasting, only adding to the enjoyment of the entire excursion. Next, awaken to a sky-high adventure as you embark on a VIP hot air balloon ride and a luxury brunch.

Following your morning’s exciting aerial escapade, you will indulge in a gourmet tapas tour in the heart of Barcelona with your very own gourmand guide. Day five finds you departing Barcelona and heading to your next destination, magical Madrid, where you will spend your first day exploring the city’s best sights with your expert guide. Following your comprehensive sightseeing tour, you will enjoy a low-key but delicious al fresco dinner in one of Europe’s most epicurean enclaves.

The following morning, you will start your day with an exhilarating kayak adventure, then round out the afternoon with a comprehensive and in-depth, half-day Spanish cooking experience with a local master chef. Day seven promises luxury, relaxation, and a whole lot of mouthwatering wine selections as you embark on an indulgent full-day private wine tour in the Spanish countryside.

The lovely Lisbon harkens you next, and upon departing Madrid on the morning of day eight, you will arrive in Portugal’s capital city. Waste no time and dive into the first adventure that takes you on a whimsical and unique private tour through the most iconic sights. Fast on the heels of your Lisbon sightseeing escapade, you will be treated to a delicious dinner, paired with a fascinating and emotional-riddled Portuguese Fado performance.

You will spend the last full day of your dream European getaway in fitting fashion, diving into the equally dreamy fairytale world of Sintra on a whirlwind private tour. Your heart will instantly be stolen by the rainbow-colored Pena Palace and the charming streets of Sintra’s idyllic town, making your last moments along this journey no less than utterly joyful and inspired.

Throughout your whole vacation, you will stay in luxury accommodations and have every detail taken care of, including all private transfers to and from every destination and airport. The only thing that will be on your must-do list is to enjoy every magical moment because you deserve it.

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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