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Take an incredible ten days to experience the best travel highlights of Spain and Portugal: art, culture, food (hello tapas!), and nightlife. Leave the typical big tour bus behind and reach these unforgettable destinations by train. All aboard for some serious (and life-changing) city-hopping through Iberia.


Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 154227
Starts: Barcelona, Spain Finishes: Madrid, Spain
You will visit
  • Barcelona
  • Madrid

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Barcelona

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Barcelona/Granada

Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas, including a stop at the famous Boqueria market. Free time to visit the Gaudí buildings, explore the Gothic Quarter, or chill out at the Barceloneta beach before boarding an overnight train to Granada.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Overnight train (beds)

03

Day 3: Granada

A trip to Granada wouldn't be the same without a night on the town; the city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.

Additional Notes:
If you would like to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets through this website: http://www.ticketmaster.es/en/recintos/la-alhambra-de-granada/

Please book tickets for the afternoon of Day 9. Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so if you do not pre-book a ticket, it is highly likely you will not be able to visit the Alhambra.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Tapas Bar Crawl

04

Day 4: Granada/Seville

Explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (4.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Seville/Lagos

Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast.

Transport:
Train (4.00-5.00 hours)

06

Day 6: Lagos

Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.

07

Day 7: Lagos/Lisbon

Take a train up the coast to Portugal's vibrant capital, and enjoy an orientation walk. Free time to visit Cristo Rei for sweeping views of the area, check out the monuments of the Belem neighbourhood, or relax in a café. Indulge in the town's great nightlife.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (4.00-4.50 hours)

08

Day 8: Lisbon/Madrid

Full day of free time before an overnight bus to Madrid.

Transport:
Overnight bus

09

Day 9: Madrid

Enjoy Spain's beautiful capital on an orientation walk. Free time to visit its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares. Opt for a final night out with the group. Madrid's nightlife is world renowned!

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

10

Day 10: Madrid

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Tapas bar crawl (Granada)
    • Orientation walks in Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (7 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt), overnight train (1 nt)
    Transport
    • Train, bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities
  • Sample some of Europe's best cuisines
  • Chill out on the Algarve Coast
  • Indulge in tapas and wine.