Grand Tour of Spain

with Lisbon extension
May 2-15, 2019 / 14 DAYS

Culture, history, and cuisine, all with Spanish flavor.

Spain's charismatic locals and cosmopolitan cities shine on this tour, which take you from the museums of Madrid to the sands of the Costa del Sol. Ba…

Your package includes

  • 12 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners with beer or wine
  • 7 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, Córdoba, Seville Cathedral, the Alhambra, Costa del Sol, Ronda, Cave district of Guadix, Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

May 02: Overnight flight

Board your overnight flight to Madrid today.

Madrid / 3 NIGHTS

May 03: Arrival in Madrid

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Spain! Gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

May 04: Sightseeing tour of Madrid

Included meals: Breakfast

Get an insider’s view of Madrid with a local guide.  • See the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor, and the bustling Puerta del Sol  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez, and more  Enjoy a free evening in Madrid or add an excursion.

May 05: Free day in Madrid

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Madrid or add an excursion.

Seville / 2 NIGHTS

May 06: Seville via Córdoba

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ride the high-speed train to the town of Córdoba and explore the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage-protected cathedral, on a guided tour. Then, continue to Seville, stopping en route at an olive oil farm for a tasting.

May 07: Sightseeing tour of Seville

Included meals: Breakfast

A local guide introduces you to the highlights of Seville.  • View the intricately tiled pavilion in Plaza de España  • Discover the Gothic Seville Cathedral where Columbus is buried  • Pass the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz  Enjoy a free evening in Seville or add an excursion

Costa del Sol / 2 NIGHTS

May 08: Costa del Sol via Ronda

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On your way to the beaches of the Costa del Sol, stop for a guided tour of Ronda, a famous cliffside town in Andalusia.  • View the staggering Puente Nuevo, an 18th-century bridge that spans a deep gorge  • Admire the town’s picturesque white buildings and enter the Plaza de Toros, which was constructed in the late 1700’s  • Walk by the Mondragón Palace and visit the terraced Cuenca Gardens Then, continue on to the Costa del Sol. Then, continue on to the Costa del Sol.

May 09: Free time on the Costa del Sol

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a day on the beaches of the Costa del Sol or add an excursion.

Granada / 1 NIGHT

May 10: Transfer to Granada & sightseeing tour

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel farther into Andalusia for a guided tour of Granada.  • Explore the Alhambra, the Moorish sultans’ last stronghold in Spain  • Admire the blend of Western art and Islamic design  • Stroll through ornamented courtyards

Valencia / 2 NIGHTS

May 11: Valencia via Guadix

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On the way to Valencia, explore the cave district of Guadix, where nearly half of the residents live underground.

May 12: Sightseeing tour of Valencia

Included meals: Breakfast

Discover Valencia on a guided sightseeing tour. • Pass the City of Arts and Sciences, a symbol of Spain’s modernist architecture • View Valencia Cathedral during a walk through the Old Town and stop for a tasting of the decadent beverage known as horchataEnjoy a free evening in Valencia or add an optional excursion.

Barcelona / 2 NIGHTS

May 13: Barcelona via Peñíscola

Included meals: Breakfast

Stop in Peñíscola, a seaside fortress, on your way to Barcelona.

May 14: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Follow a local on a guided tour of the Catalonian capital.  • Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress  • Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “house of bones”  • Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and stroll through Mirador de l’Alcalde Park  • Pass Plaça d’Espanya and view the soaring monument to Christopher Columbus  Enjoy a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion. Celebrate your trip with your fellow travelers at tonight’s farewell dinner.

May 15: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Extension / Starting from $449 pp

Lisbon / 4 NIGHTS

Whitewashed buildings, red-clay roofs, and winding yellow trams are all part of the colorful cityscape of Portugal’s capital. Take two nights in Lisbon to explore this historic city’s monuments, cafes, and winding streets. Walk through the Alfama District, seek out the best bachalau and caldo verde, or pack a picnic lunch and watch the world go by on the banks of the Tagus. In Lisbon, there's discovery around every corner.

Apr 29: Travel Day

Board your overnight flight to Lisbon today.

Apr 30: Arrival in Lisbon

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Portugal! Gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

May 01: Sightseeing tour of Lisbon

Included meals: Breakfast

Get to know the Portuguese capital on a tour with a local guide.  • Admire views of the city from Eduardo VII Park, then pass the Plaza del Marqués de Pombal and the Mouraria District  • Discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries and Tower of Belém  • Pass by the Jerónimos Monastery, built to honor voyagers, and enter Ajuda National Palace, the former residence of Portuguese royals  • Walk from Bairro Alto through Chiado square to the Baixa district in the heart of the city  Spend a free evening in Lisbon or add an excursion.

May 02: Free day in Lisbon

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Lisbon or add an excursion.

May 03: Flight to Madrid

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Board your flight to Madrid, Spain, to meet up with the rest of your group (day 2 of the regular itinerary).

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