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Trail of Columbus 2019 (10 Days, Lisbon to Barcelona)

Follow in the footsteps of Columbus as we travel through Spain and Portugal. From the cosmopolitan streets of Lisbon to the beautiful beaches of Porto, the majestic monuments in Madrid and the streets of cool Barcelona, get a taste for the best the region has to offer on this tour.

Inclusions

Visit Sintra
Visit the Valley of the Fallen
Farewell dinner in Barcelona
Port tasting at a winery in Porto
Visit Porto
Visit Segovia
9 Breakfasts
9 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $1,639
Start Location
Lisbon, Portugal
End Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
11 May 201920 May 201918AUD $1,639
25 May 201903 Jun 201920AUD $1,729
01 Jun 201910 Jun 201916AUD $1,729
15 Jun 201924 Jun 201919AUD $1,729
22 Jun 201901 Jul 20198AUD $1,729
29 Jun 201908 Jul 20199AUD $1,819
06 Jul 201915 Jul 201915AUD $1,819
13 Jul 201922 Jul 20197AUD $1,819
20 Jul 201929 Jul 201915AUD $1,819
27 Jul 201905 Aug 201914AUD $1,819
03 Aug 201912 Aug 201917AUD $1,819
17 Aug 201926 Aug 201914AUD $1,819
24 Aug 201902 Sep 201920AUD $1,729
06 Sep 201915 Sep 201916AUD $1,729
14 Sep 201923 Sep 201920AUD $1,729
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Lisbon, Portugal
Get exploring Lisbon today before you meet the group in the evening. Check out Jeronimos Monastery and the World Heritage listed Belem Tower for a dose of history. A local meal will get you fuelled up for dancing tonight. Let’s go! Included today: -Driving tour of Lisbon Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Lisbon
Time to get friendly with Portugal’s capital city on foot. Check out the medieval maze that is Alfama, the oldest neighbourhood in Lisbon, or venture up to São Jorge Castle for epic views and a history lesson on Moorish culture. Afterwards, wind down in the Botanical Gardens. Did you know that this place was built by a Portuguese king who wanted one of every type of plant in the world? You do now! Sprawl out, have a picnic and get in touch with nature. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Lisbon to Porto
If you think Porto has something to do with port wine, you're right. There’s just enough time for a quick stop in Sintra to visit the Palácio Nacional da Pena and Vila Nova de Gaia, then we’ll hit the cellars! Cue raised pinkies and pretentious dialogue. Included today: -Visit Sintra -Port tasting at a winery in Porto Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 4: Porto
First today, we’ll take a look round Ribeira, Porto’s famous old town, on a guided walking tour. Medieval streets, quirky alleyways and hand-painted azulejos culminate in a stunning port, complete with traditional fishing boats. UNESCO rates it and so should you. Then: rest your legs on an optional cruise down the Douro river. Included today: -Walking tour of Porto Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Boat cruise down the Douro River
Day 5: Porto to Madrid, Spain
Today it’s up and onwards to the old haunts of Picasso, Dalí, Miró and a whole bunch of other enviably creative artists from the ritzy 1920s. Get acquainted with the city on a driving tour, then gather with the crew for a tasty included dinner this evening. Included today: -Driving tour of Madrid Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 6: Madrid
Another day to roam free! Check out the Royal Palace, home to one of Europe's oldest monarchies, then stroll through the expansive Plaza Mayor, get your art fix at the Prado Museum and make like a local at one of the buzzing bistros in Malasaña - an über trendy neighbourhood with a unique character and a provocative past. If all else fails, there’s always an optional food tour to get on board with. Elasticated clothing recommended. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Food tour of Madrid
Day 7: Madrid to San Sebasti n
Next: San Sebastián. On the way, we'll swing by the Valley of the Fallen memorial and the city of Segovia - another World Heritage-listed gem. Let's just say dinner will be well deserved, you history buffs, you. Included today: -Visit the Valley of the Fallen -Walking tour of Segovia Meals: -Breakfast
Day 8: San Sebasti n
Wake up! Who needs the snooze button when you're in the surfing paradise that is San Sebastián? Opt in to spend some time catching waves, or simply soak up the sun. Either way, you'll discover exactly why this Basque hotspot is known for its beaches - and, of course, it's infectious tapas culture. Pintxos, bite size snacks served on sticks (think olives, but bigger mouthfuls) are all the rage in this region. Head to Parte Vieja to eat yourself silly at the city's most popular pintxo bars. Included today: -Walking tour of San Sebastián Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Surfing lesson
Day 9: San Sebasti n to Barcelona
Our first stop today is Zaragoza - then it's back to Barcelona for a final sangria. What better way to toast the end of another adventure? Salud! Included today: -Visit Zaragoza Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 10: Barcelona
Should you stay or should you go? Your call, but we're outta here after breakfast. Meals: -Breakfast