Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon
From Barcelona and Madrid in Spain to Lisbon in Portugal, soak in the sights, scenery and sunshine on this 11-day 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
- Travel by high-speed AVE train (first class) from Barcelona to Madrid
- 3 nights' hotel accommodation in Barcelona
- 3 nights' hotel accommodation in Madrid
- 3 nights' hotel accommodation in Lisbon
- Buffet 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
- Local Host and destination guides with city maps
- Porterage at your hotel
Day 1- International Flight to Barcelona
Embark on your transatlantic flight to Barcelona from your U.S. gateway. (International flight not included)
Day 2 - 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 3 - Sightseeing in Barcelona
Stating from Plaza Catalunya, morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gracia to see the captivating façade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudi's Casa Batlló. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished Sagrada Familia Basilica. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.
Day 4 - 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 5 - To Madrid
Travel by high-speed AVE train (first class) to Madrid.
Day 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - To Lisbon
Travel by air on selected flights to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.*
Day 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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.
NH Collection Podium, Barcelona
This modern 145-room hotel, which has preserved its early 20th-century facade, is conveniently located and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout. Dining options include a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, café and cocktail bar. A highlight is the pretty rooftop terrace and bar with seasonal outdoor swimming pool, complete with sun loungers and parasols. Other amenities include a sauna, solarium and gym.
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.
H10 Puerta del Alcala, Madrid
Located in Madrid's exclusive Salamanca district, next to the beautiful Retiro Park, this 146-room modern property enjoys a privileged central location with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. The welcoming restaurant serves a selection of Mediterranean and international dishes and the garden view bar offers the perfect place to relax with drinks and snacks.
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.
Dates & Prices
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|24th August 2019||$2,217||Please call for availability.|
|31st August 2019||$2,278||Book Now|
|7th September 2019||$2,324||Book Now|
|14th September 2019||$2,324||Book Now|
|21st September 2019||$2,278||Book Now|
|28th September 2019||$2,347||Book Now|
|5th October 2019||$2,278||Book Now|
|12th October 2019||$2,278||Book Now|
|19th October 2019||$2,278||Book Now|
|26th October 2019||$2,240||Book Now|
|2nd November 2019||$2,278||Book Now|
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: Departs 24th August 2019 from $2,217 - Please call for availability 31st August 2019 ($2,278), 7th September 2019 ($2,324), 14th September 2019 ($2,324), 21st September 2019 ($2,278), 28th September 2019 ($2,347), 5th October 2019 ($2,278), 12th October 2019 ($2,278), 19th October 2019 ($2,278), 26th October 2019 ($2,240), 2nd November 2019 ($2,278)
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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.