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ESLM - Ultimate Spain & Portugal

As former imperial superpowers, Spain and Portugal have centuries of history and captivating culture to draw upon. You, on the other hand, have only 21 days. Make 'em count! This comprehensive adventure across the Iberian Peninsula presents travellers with the chance to explore these two nations through their cuisine, architecture, and idyllic countryside. Here, you'll wander the wondrous streets of Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, and Madrid, step up into the Pyrenees, relax in glorious San Sebasti n, and live the local culture alongside the locals themselves. Spain and Portugal: Europe's greatest two-for-one deal!

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona Hands-On: Rioja Region Wine Tasting, Logro o
Lisbon orientation walk
Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner
Batalha gothic monastery entrance and visit
Porto orientation walk
Port wine cellars visit and tasting
Granada orientation walk
Albaicin quarter visit
Alhambra guided tour
Seville orientation walk
Flamenco show performance
Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba
Free time in Valencia
Free time in Barcelona
"Casa rural" stay with traditional meals (Pyrenees)
Bilbao day trip
Wine tasting in the Rioja region
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
21
Price From
AUD $5,499
Start Location
Lisbon, Portugal
End Location
Madrid, Portugal
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201816 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
03 Jun 201823 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
10 Jun 201830 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
17 Jun 201807 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
24 Jun 201814 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
08 Jul 201828 Jul 20185AUD $6,099
22 Jul 201811 Aug 20181AUD $6,099
05 Aug 201825 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
26 Aug 201815 Sep 20186AUD $6,099
02 Sep 201822 Sep 20181AUD $5,869
09 Sep 201829 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
23 Sep 201813 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
07 Oct 201827 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,499 
07 Apr 201927 Apr 201914AUD $5,499
28 Apr 201918 May 201914AUD $5,499
05 May 201925 May 201915AUD $5,499
12 May 201901 Jun 201916AUD $5,499
26 May 201915 Jun 201916AUD $5,499
02 Jun 201922 Jun 201916AUD $5,869
09 Jun 201929 Jun 201916AUD $5,869
16 Jun 201906 Jul 201916AUD $5,869
23 Jun 201913 Jul 201916AUD $5,869
30 Jun 201920 Jul 201916AUD $5,869
07 Jul 201927 Jul 201916AUD $6,099
21 Jul 201910 Aug 201916AUD $6,099
04 Aug 201924 Aug 201916AUD $6,099
25 Aug 201914 Sep 201915AUD $6,099
01 Sep 201921 Sep 201916AUD $5,869
08 Sep 201928 Sep 201916AUD $5,869
22 Sep 201912 Oct 201916AUD $5,869
06 Oct 201926 Oct 201916AUD $5,499
20 Oct 201909 Nov 201916AUD $5,499
Itinerary
Day 1 - Lisbon
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Lisbon
Wander through the distinct city quarters and the historical area of Bel m. The afternoon is free for exploration. In the evening enjoy a Fado night and traditional Portuguese dinner in one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods, Alfama.
Day 3 - Lisbon/Coimbra
Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugal's victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Batalha Monastery with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra.
Day 4 - Coimbra
Explore Coimbra today. Opt for a guided tour of its famous university or enjoy the day exploring the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars.
Day 5 - Coimbra/Porto
Free morning in Coimbra. Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the afternoon, and take an orientation walk upon arrival.
Day 6 - Porto
Free day to explore Porto. Opt take a cruise down the Douro Valley, or explore the city which gained UNESCO World Heritage designation in 1996. In the evening enjoy a visit to the port wine cellars and tasting.
Day 7 - Porto/Madrid
Transfer to Madrid in the morning. Arrive in the late afternoon with free time to explore this lively city.
Day 8 - Madrid/Granada
Spend the morning exploring cosmopolitan Madrid before heading south to Granada.
Day 9 - Granada
Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.
Day 10 - Granada/Cordoba/Seville
Travel to picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening head towards Seville by train and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.
Day 19 - Bilbao/Logro o
Travel to Logro o and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.
Day 18 - Bilbao/San Sebastian/Bilbao
Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.
Day 17 - Pyrenees/Bilbao
Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.
Day 16 - Pyrenees
Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.
Day 11 - Seville
Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alc zar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral.
Day 14 - Barcelona
Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life.
Day 13 - Valencia/Barcelona
Enjoy the morning in Valencia before travelling to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant youth followed by a group dinner to round out the day.
Day 12 - Seville/Valencia
Hop on the early train for a scenic train journey towards Valencia. Enjoy an orientation walk on arrival and then opt for a delicious paella dinner!
Day 20 - Logro o/Madrid
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.
Day 15 - Barcelona/Pyrenees
Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.
Day 21 - Madrid
Depart at any time.