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Spain’s Classics & Portugal



From $3,879* pp | 13 Days •  19 Meals  *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy. 

Explore Spain’s priceless treasures of art, history and culture, set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges.

  • Feel the energy of Spain at a flamenco performance in Seville.
  • It’s your choice: a walking tour of historic Valencia or explore the Lladro City of Porcelain.
  • In Cordoba, take a walking tour of the Mezquita, a religious marvel.

Revel in Royalty of Spanish Culture

Experience Spain’s colourful pageant of art, history and culture. Set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges, this stunning destination is dotted with white pueblos and groves of oranges and olives. Explore the priceless treasures of the Royal Palace, one of Europe’s largest palaces. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace, resplendent with Moorish regal flair. See the Cathedral of Seville, the largest gothic cathedral in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Explore Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. Become part of an authentic “paella experience,” and learn how this rice dish is made and where it originated. Choose between a walking tour featuring Valencia’s historic treasures or exploring Valencia’s “City of Arts & Sciences” followed by learning how precious Lladro figurines are made. View Antonio Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, including La Sagrada Familia. Spain beckons.


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Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.


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Day 1. Lisbon, Portugal – Tour Begins

Welcome to Portugal, where quaint farming villages and cork & olive tree plantations dot the landscape. Enjoy Lisbon, Portugal’s vibrant capital city. Tonight, begin your journey with a welcome dinner.

icons_food  Dinner   icons_therma High  18°  Low  11°   icons_hotel  Hotel Atlis

Day 2. Lisbon

A tour of Lisbon features the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem (UNESCO). Tonight, enjoy a dinner complete with local cuisine, wines and Fado music (UNESCO).

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma High  18°  Low  11°   icons_hotel  Hotel Atlis

Day 3. Lisbon – Fatima –  Nazare – Obidos – Lisbon

Your day on Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. View the Batalha Monastery (UNESCO), an example of Manueline architecture, then travel to the quaint seaside town of Nazare and the charming medieval walled town of Obidos.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma High  18°  Low  11°   icons_hotel  Hotel Atlis

Day 4. Lisbon – Madrid, Spain 

Depart Lisbon and cross the border into Spain. Enjoy your day viewing the countryside of Portugal and Spain before arriving into the capital of Spain – Madrid.

icons_food  Dinner   icons_therma High  28°  Low  13°   icons_hotel  Melia Galgos

Day 5. Madrid – Royal Palace – Toledo – Madrid

During a locally guided tour of Madrid’s historic centre, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. An expert-led tour of the monumental 18th-century Royal Palace* reveals lavish halls, banquet rooms, the throne room, royal armory and the impressive courtyard. This afternoon travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th-century synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. Also stop in the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma High  28°  Low  13°   icons_hotel  Melia Galgos

Day 6. Madrid – Cordoba – Seville

Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Then, travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. This UNESCO site, an architectural marvel built by the Moors in the 8th century as a magnificent mosque, was converted into the city’s cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city’s well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain’s “cultural capital.”

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner    icons_therma  High  26°  Low  13°  icons_hotel  Melia Sevilla

Day 7. Seville

Today you will see Columbus’ tomb, the ornate cathedral (UNESCO), and the Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets; then continue to Plaza de España and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. This evening, enjoy an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville’s top performers.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma  High  26°  Low  13°  icons_hotel  Melia Sevilla

Day 8. Seville – Granada

Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, the immense hilltop palace that is a UNESCO site. Also tour the Generalife, meaning “garden of the architect,” where the grounds are beautifully designed with waterfalls, courtyards and smaller secret gardens.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner  icons_therma  High  23°  Low  9°  icons_hotel  Melia Granada Hotel

Day 9. Granada – Valencia

Today you travel through Spain’s amazing landscape viewing rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves while en route to the Mediterranean coast. Arrive in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves.

icons_food  Breakfast  icons_therma  High  23°  Low  13°  icons_hotel  Tryp Oceanic

Day 10. Valencia – Paella Experience – Valencia

It’s your choice today! You may take a walking tour of historic Valencia to see the ornate 14th-century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th-century Quart Tower; then arrive at the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, where you’ll shop side by side with the locals before concluding your tour at the impressive 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Or, perhaps you would prefer to explore the impressive City of Arts & Science, an ultramodern, multi-faceted educational institution, followed by a tour of the Lladro City of Porcelain to learn about the history and creative process of the world-famous, handmade Lladro figurines.** Later, gather together and travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. A “paella experience” features a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman’s home known as a “barraca”; a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

icons_food  Breakfast & Lunch  icons_therma  High  23°  Low  13°  icons_hotel  Turiart

Day 11. Valencia – Barcelona

Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona’s fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas, dotted with colourful bird and flower stalls.

icons_food Breakfast   icons_therma  High  19°  Low  9°  icons_hotel  Hotel Colon Barcelona

Day 12. Barcelona

Today, get an in-depth look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your locally guided tour showcases the Columbus Monument and the Parc de Montjuic, plus Antoni Gaudi’s UNESCO World Heritage sites including La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Batllo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip to Spain!

icons_food Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  19°  Low  9°  icons_hotel  Hotel Colon Barcelona

Day 13. Barcelona – Tour Ends

You return home with vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage.

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  • The countries visited on this tour 6 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
  • The currency in these countries is the Euro
  • The elevation on this tour will not exceed 2,200 feet above sea level
  • Voltage for the countries visited is 220 Volts.
  • Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected


Jul 6, 2017 – Jul 18, 2017                               $3,879

Aug 31, 2017 – Sep 12, 2017                         SOLD OUT

Sep 7, 2017 – Sep 19, 2017                           $4,229

Sep 14, 2017 – Sep 26, 2017                         $4,229

Sep 21, 2017 – Oct 3, 2017                            SOLD OUT

Sep 26, 2017 – Oct 8, 2017                            $4,339

Sep 28, 2017 – Oct 10, 2017                          SOLD OUT

Oct 5, 2017 – Oct 17, 2017                             SOLD OUT

Oct 12, 2017 – Oct 24, 2017                           SOLD OUT

Oct 19, 2017 – Oct 31, 2017                           $4,229

Oct 26, 2017 – Nov 7, 2017                            $4,229

Nov 2, 2017 – Nov 14, 2017                           SOLD OUT

Feb 8, 2018 – Feb 20, 2018                          $3,089

Mar 8, 2018 – Mar 20, 2018                          $4,089

Mar 15, 2018 – Mar 27, 2018                        $4,089

Apr 12, 2018 – Apr 24, 2018                         $4,229

Apr 19, 2018 – May 1, 2018                          $4,229

Apr 26, 2018 – May 8, 2018                          $4,229