Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon
From Barcelona and Madrid in Spain to Lisbon in Portugal, soak in the sights, scenery and sunshine on this locally-hosted expedition.
Spain and Portugal are renowned for their sunny skies and fantastic, rich cultures. On this tour, you get to experience it all. The tour begins with time in Barcelona. Enjoy one day of sightseeing, making stops at Gaudi's Casa Batlló and in the Eixample District, and one day to see the stunning beaches, sample the fantastic wine and food, and to immerse yourself in the city. Next, you enjoy two days in Madrid, where amazing attractions, such as the Prado Museum and Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, meet incredible historic architecture and beautiful parks. The journey ends in Lisbon, which is the sunniest city in all of Europe. Here, guided touring takes you to sites such as Jeronimos Monastery and Alfama, and your independent time gives you the opportunity to enjoy the amazing Mediterranean climate and all that comes with it. Each city has its own specialties to offer, and with the help of a Local Host in each destination, you will be able to make the most of every moment of your tour.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Rail travel on AVE high-speed train (first class) from Barcelona to Madrid
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- Breakfast daily
- Guided sightseeing in each city
- Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
- The Prado Museum in Madrid
- Alfama and Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
- Intra-tour rail station & airport transfers
- Services of a local host in each city
International Flight to Barcelona*
Embark on your transatlantic flight to Barcelona from your U.S. gateway. (International flight not included)
*Departures in 2019 will display Day 1 as your international flight. Departures in 2020 will display Day 1 as your arrival in Barcelona.
Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain
Bienvenido - welcome to sunny Spain! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the enchanting capital of Catalonia.
Day 2 - Sightseeing in Barcelona
Your morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façades of Gaudì’s Casa Batllò and La Pedrera. Pass through the central Eixample district to reach the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica. See the Arc de Triomf and stop at Ciutadella Park to begin a walking tour through the medieval streets of the trendy El Born district, home to the Picasso Museum and Santa Maria del Mar church. Your city discovery continues to the Old Port area and Columbus Monument, arriving at magnificent Montjuic Hill with time for a photo stop at Miramar lookout point for breathtaking views of the city.
Day 3 - Barcelona at leisure
Your Local Host has many recommendations for your day - perhaps a visit to whimsical Tibidabo amusement park or where to find a Sardanes folk dancing performance.
Day 4 - To Madrid
Travel by high-speed AVE train (first class) to Madrid.
Day 5 - Sightseeing in Madrid
Morning guided sightseeing features a visit to the palatial Prado Museum to admire one of the world's finest collections of European art. Also, see the Plaza de España. Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat), and the Neoclassical Puerta de Alcalá monument.
Day 6 - Madrid at leisure
Today, you may wish to visit the church of San Francisco El Grande with the largest dome in Madrid or enjoy a Zarzuela operetta. Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day.
Day 7 - To Lisbon
Travel by air on selected flights to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.*
Day 8 - Sightseeing in Lisbon
Morning guided sightseeing features the Baixa city center, and a walk through the cobblestone alleys of Alfama, the ancient Moorish quarter. Drive to the Belém district, known for its seafaring past, and visit Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Belém Tower and the Monument of the Discoveries from one of the best panoramic viewpoints, and pass by Edward VII Park located near Pombal Square.
Day 9 - Lisbon at leisure
Your Local Host will have many options for your day at leisure, such as a visit to Berardo Museum with its modern art collection and where to shop for souvenirs.
Day 10 - Departure
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Tryp Apolo, Barcelona
A modern 314 room hotel located in the heart of Barcelona with Free Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms and public areas. Delicious snacks can be enjoyed at the Tapas Bar whilst the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and cocktails.
Novotel Madrid Center, Madrid
A stylish 790 room hotel located in Madrid's elegant Salamanca District with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a chic bar featuring a large video wall, a fitness room and relaxing lounge areas.
Marques de Pombal, Lisbon
This 123-room modern hotel is located in the most prestigious quarter of Lisbon, directly on the tree-lined Avenida da Liberdade with exclusive shops and the Marquês de Pombal Metro Station just meters away. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. The hotel's restaurant serves a range of international dishes and after-dinner drinks can be enjoyed at the adjacent bar. There is also a gym, sauna and steam bath.
Additional departures are available upon request. Speak with a rail specialist for details.
Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
Dates & Prices
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|26th October 2019||$2,240||Please call for availability.|
|2nd November 2019||$2,278||Book Now|
|28th March 2020||$2,140||Book Now|
|4th April 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|11th April 2020||$2,423||Book Now|
|18th April 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|25th April 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
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|9th May 2020||$2,423||Book Now|
|16th May 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
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|30th May 2020||$2,468||Book Now|
|6th June 2020||$2,423||Book Now|
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|27th June 2020||$2,368||Book Now|
|4th July 2020||$2,353||Book Now|
|11th July 2020||$2,353||Book Now|
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|22nd August 2020||$2,353||Book Now|
|29th August 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|5th September 2020||$2,489||Book Now|
|12th September 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|19th September 2020||$2,444||Book Now|
|26th September 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|3rd October 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|10th October 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|17th October 2020||$2,532||Book Now|
|24th October 2020||$2,400||Book Now|
|30th October 2020||$2,130||Book Now|
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: Departs 26th October 2019 from $2,240 - Please call for availability 2nd November 2019 ($2,278), 28th March 2020 ($2,140), 4th April 2020 ($2,400), 11th April 2020 ($2,423), 18th April 2020 ($2,400), 25th April 2020 ($2,400), 2nd May 2020 ($2,400), 9th May 2020 ($2,423), 16th May 2020 ($2,400), 23rd May 2020 ($2,400), 30th May 2020 ($2,468), 6th June 2020 ($2,423), 13th June 2020 ($2,400), 20th June 2020 ($2,423), 27th June 2020 ($2,368), 4th July 2020 ($2,353), 11th July 2020 ($2,353), 18th July 2020 ($2,353), 25th July 2020 ($2,353), 1st August 2020 ($2,353), 8th August 2020 ($2,353), 15th August 2020 ($2,353), 22nd August 2020 ($2,353), 29th August 2020 ($2,400), 5th September 2020 ($2,489), 12th September 2020 ($2,400), 19th September 2020 ($2,444), 26th September 2020 ($2,400), 3rd October 2020 ($2,400), 10th October 2020 ($2,400), 17th October 2020 ($2,532), 24th October 2020 ($2,400), 30th October 2020 ($2,130)
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*Inter-air flights are not included in tour price from Madrid to Lisbon. Contact a rail specialist for pricing and schedule.