Lisbon, Albufeira, Barcelona, Madrid
Dates are customizable for private departures.
On this luxurious, 10-day adventure through Spain and Portugal, experience some of the very best that these countries have to offer. Wander through the charming streets of Sintra and stop to listen to the melodies of Fado music as it drifts through the air. In Barcelona, gape in amazement at the glorious church of La Sagrada Familia. From the beaches of southern Portugal to the traditional Spanish center of Madrid, on this tour, your family is sure to make memories that you will cherish forever.
Lisbon – Sunset at Torre de Belém
You will arrive at the airport in Lisbon and meet your private driver at baggage claim. From here, you will be transferred to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood of Alfama. Once you have had time to get settled and freshen up, you will meet your personal guide in the hotel lobby to begin your private tour of the city. On your tour, you will visit Lisbon’s most iconic sites as you stroll through the charming neighborhood. As the sun begins to slip below the horizon, you will be led to watch your first sunset in Portugal at the infamous Torre de Belem.
Lisbon – Day Trip to Sintra and Cascais
Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the nearby cities of Sintra and Cascais, which are just a short drive from Lisbon. You will arrive in Sintra by mid-morning, where you will enjoy splendid views of the glorious mountaintop Pena Palace. You will then stroll through the cafe-lined streets of Sintra’s Old Centre to admire the colorful buildings, cobblestoned streets, and time-worn mansions that characterize the area. As the day presses on, you will be transferred to the luxurious beach town of Cascais. Here, you will spend the remainder of the afternoon strolling along the charming beach promenade and luxuriating at the beach.
Lisbon – Pastries and a Fado Show
Today, you will wake up at your leisure and enjoy a wonderful breakfast at your hotel before spending the morning exploring this eclectic city. Your expert guide will offer their excellent recommendations and leave you on your way. Your family can meander through the time-worn streets of Lisbon, making sure to stop for traditional pastries at a world-famous bakery. Later, you will meet your guide in your hotel’s lobby to attend a local Fado show that will be accompanied by a traditional Portuguese dinner. Your family will be completely captivated by the melancholy sounds of the folkloric Fado music as it swells around you.
Albufeira – Portugal’s Southern Coast
This morning, you will arrive in the lovely beachfront city of Albufeira, which is a popular vacation destination for families. Here, you will be dropped off at your beachfront and spa accommodation, and you will have a suite that overlooks the sea. Once you have had time to get settled, you will embark on the day’s adventures. In Albufeira, you will board a private yacht, which is where you will spend the day cruising around Portugal’s gorgeous coast in complete luxury. Your yacht will anchor, and you will indulge in a gourmet lunch that will be prepared on the boat by your private chef.
Albufeira – Enjoy the Beaches
Today, you will have the opportunity to explore the best of Portugal’s southern coast as you enjoy a scenic train ride to the nearby city of Faro. You will love spending the day in Faro, which is the capital of the country’s Algarve region. Your guide will lead you on a tour of the charming town, pointing out the remaining Moorish influence that is perceptible in the age-old architecture of the area. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to spend the day in complete leisure as you relax on some of the finest beaches in Portugal.
Albufeira – The Infamous Praia da Rocha
This morning, you will indulge in a delectable breakfast at your resort before meeting your private driver in the lobby for a quick transfer to the gorgeous town of Praia da Rocha. Recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, Praia da Rocha will host you for the day, and you can splash in the waves, surf, and enjoy your time together as a family. In the evening, you will be transferred back to your luxurious resort in Albufeira to enjoy your final evening in Portugal. Upon your return to your hotel, you will prepare for an early flight tomorrow that will bring you to Spain.
Barcelona – Hot Air Balloon Ride
This morning you will wake up early for your final breakfast in Portugal before meeting your private driver in the hotel lobby for your airport transfer to Spain. Upon your arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to your elegant hotel in one of the city’s loveliest neighborhoods. After you have had ample time to settle in, you will meet your guide in the lobby for your transfer to Montserrat. Here, your family will have the unique opportunity to float above the countryside of Catalonia during a hot air balloon ride. In the afternoon, you will return to the center of Barcelona, where you will enjoy snacks at the authentic Mercado de La Boqueria. Next, you will be led to the enchanting Ciutadella Park.
Barcelona – Highlights of the City
After breakfast, you will meet your expert guide in the hotel lobby for a private city tour that will provide you with the opportunity to experience Barcelona’s most iconic sites. Your tour will begin with a visit to the world-famous La Sagrada Familia. Once you have had ample time to explore the church, you will be guided to the illustrious Park Guell. Here, your family will delight in strolling through the luscious park and admiring Gaudi’s stunning mosaic artistry that characterizes it. Finally, your guide will lead you to La Barceloneta, which is Barcelona’s famous beachfront neighborhood.
Madrid – Flamenco Show with Tapas
This morning, you will need an early start because you will leave Barcelona after breakfast for Madrid. Upon arriving in Spain’s traditional capital city, you will be dropped off at your palatial hotel in the city center. Once you have settled in properly, you will meet your expert guide in the hotel lobby for a private tour of this intriguing city. Your tour will begin in El Centro. You will also have the opportunity to go shopping in the many charming Spanish shops and boutiques. This evening, you will attend a Flamenco show, which is traditional to Spanish culture. This breathtaking show will be accompanied by a gourmet feast of regional tapas.
Madrid – Departure
Today you will wake up and enjoy your final breakfast in Spain. You will meet your tour guide in the lobby for a private tour of the wonderful Parque del Retiro, which is located in the heart of the city. Here, you will stroll through the green gardens of the park, stopping to admire the elaborate monuments and abundant live music and street performers. Afterward, you will return to your hotel, collect your things for the final time, and meet your private driver in the hotel lobby for your airport transfer home.
- Delight in a wonderful tour of Lisbon and sample the local pastries, which are sure to be a family favorite
- Prepare to be completely enchanted by the charming cities of Sintra and Cascais on a full-day excursion from Lisbon
- Discover some of best of Portugal’s Southern coast when you spend the day soaking up the sun in a private yacht
- Explore the best beaches in Portugal as you traverse the southern coast on a scenic train ride, traveling from Albufeira to Faro, which is a popular destination for families
- Indulge in the unique opportunity of floating above Montserrat in a hot air balloon
- Uncover the age-old secrets of world-famous La Sagrada Familia and roam through the enchanting Park Güell
- Marvel at a world-class Flamenco show that is accompanied by a delicious dinner of regional tapas
- Venture to Madrid’s vast Parque del Retiro as your family glides along the picturesque lake on rowboats
From the cliff-lined coast of Southern Portugal to the glittering center of Barcelona, Spain and Portugal are countries that are rich with culture, history, and age-old beauty that is sure to inspire and delight your entire family. You will soak up the sun on a private yacht off the coast of Albufeira, indulging in a delectable gourmet lunch as you admire the views of your magnificent surroundings. On this luxurious, 10-day excursion through Spain and Portugal, you will be provided with the exclusive opportunity to experience these countries like never before, delighting in a vacation that is perfect for your whole family.
Your tour will begin in Lisbon, which is the marvelous capital of Portugal. Here, you will spend several days exploring the city on privately guided tours, sampling the traditional local delicacies, and soaking in the rich Portuguese culture. You will also enjoy a lovely day trip to the charming towns of Sintra and Cascais. Continuing to Portugal’s famed Southern coast, you will be immersed in the coastal city of Albufeira. Here, you will enjoy a day of pure bliss as you cruise through the area on a private yacht accompanied by a gourmet lunch. You will spend the rest of your time on the southern coast on full-day excursions to the region’s various, enchanting beach towns.
Your family will take a short flight to Spain, where you will arrive in the glittering city of Barcelona. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to float above Montserrat on an exciting hot air balloon ride. You will explore the most iconic sites in Barcelona on a privately guided tour, visiting the famed La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and La Rambla. Finally, you will arrive in Madrid, which is the cultural heart of Spain. Here, you will experience the very best of the city on a private tour. Your evening in Madrid will culminate in a wonderful Flamenco show that will be accompanied by a delicious dinner of regional Spanish Tapas. On this fun-filled, 10-day family tour of Spain and Portugal, your family will have the experience of a lifetime.
$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.
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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