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19 Days
Availability : Mar - Oct
Madrid to Barcelona

The Grand Tour of the Iberian Peninsula traverses northern Spain into Portugal, down through Lisbon and across to the Andalucian south. Drive up the Mediterranean coast to Barcelona and The Grand Tour of the Iberian Peninsulaback to the centre, Madrid.

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The Grand Tour of the Iberian Peninsula Goes to: Barcelona, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Santander, Santillana, Covadonga, Oviedo, Lugo, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Rias Bajas, La Toja, Vigo, Viana Do Castelo, Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Lisbon, Caceres, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and back to Barcelona

19 Days / 18 Nights  – Wednesday Departures (Mar-Oct)

Departure & Return Location

Barcelona – Madrid

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Wednesday Departures (Mar-Oct)

Price Includes

  • Guided visits to San Sebastian, Bilbao, La Carina, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona
  • Panoramic tour of San Sebastian, Bilbao and La Coruna
  • Accommodations in First Class hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily and 4 dinners
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Tour conducted in Spanish and English
Price: The Grand Tour of the Iberian Peninsula
  • US$ price will vary with the exchange rate
  • Barcelona, Lisbon and Porto city tax is not included, paid directly to the hotels.
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Itinerary: The Grand Tour of the Iberian Peninsula

Day 1(Wed) BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN

Departure from the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. to Zaragoza. Enjoy the free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Spain and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, where they hold the International Film Festival. Take a panoramic tour of this city before returning to the hotel to overnight.

Day 2(Thu) SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER

After breakfast we drive up to Mount Igueldo for a wonderful view of the city and the bay below. Then we proceed towards Bilbao. First, a panoramic drive around the city, then you will have free time to admire the Guggenheim Museum. Next we proceed to the old fishing village of Castro Urdiales where you can take free time to eat lunch and to stroll around the shore. In the afternoon we depart to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach. Enjoy more free time to stroll through this elegant city or simply relax. Accommodation is at the hotel.

Day 3(Fri) SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO

After breakfast we depart to Santillana, one of the most important Medieval towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque architecture in Cantabria. Continue on to Covadonga in the mountainous region of Asturias, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto dedicated to the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. Covadonga is also known as the site of an 8th century battle with the Moors. This battle is considered the first significant victory in the Reconquista to regain the Iberian Peninsula from Moorish rule. In the afternoon, we leave for Oviedo, where on a series of hills lies the Saint Maria de Naranco Church, a jewel of the pre-romantic Asturian architecture. Use the free time to explore Oviedo before we arrive at our accommodation in Oviedo.

Day 4(Sat) OVIEDO - LUGO – LA CORUÑA

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a drive to Galicia. Lugo is well known for its Roman remains and is a UNESCO Heritage site. Continue on to La Coruña for a brief panoramic drive through the main avenues of this fabulous town to admire the elegant buildings with unique glass covered balconies. We stop at the outskirts of the city to visit the worlds the oldest working lighthouse, the “Tower of Hercules” which dates back to the Romans. The afternoon is at your leisure. There is an option to join a tour to Rias Altas. Our accommodation is in La Coruna.

Day 5(Sun) LA CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by our departure to a World Heritage site, Santiago de Compostela. This is an important center at the end of the Camino de Santiago Christian Pilgrimage route. During a city tour, we will see the Obradoiro square and the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. The rest of the day at your leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and soak up the unique atmosphere. Accommodation is in Santiago.

Day 6(Mon) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO

This morning we depart to the scenic Rias Bajas (Lower river estuary). Having driven through this magnificent landscape we will arrive at La Toja Island, well known for its spa. After some free time, we continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra and arrive at Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas area. Overnight.

Day 7(Tue) VIGO – VIANA DO CASTELO – PORTO

Today we cross the Portuguese border. We will arrive at Viana do Castelo, a city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Overnight accommodation is in Porto.

Day 8(Wed) PORTO

We begin with a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto considered a World Heritage city and one of the most famous wine centers in the world with a charming old town on the shores of the scenic Douro river. Take time to admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, there is an optional visit to a famous port winery with tasting. Accommodation in Porto.

Day 9(Thu) PORTO – COIMBRA – FATIMA

Our first stop is Coimbra, the site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy a little free time to explore and then we move to Fatima, the center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and Cova da Iria place. Next is the Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night there is an option to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation in Coimbra.

Day 10(Fri) FATIMA – BATALHA - NAZARE – ALCOBAÇA - LISBON

After breakfast, we depart for the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered World Heritage by UNESCO. Then we continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Enjoy some free time before we continue to Alcobaça and another World Heritage site to see the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro, the Portuguese version of Romeo and Juliet. The last leg of the day brings us to Lisbon for our accommodation. In the evening there is an optional Fado Show, a Portuguese song with melodies that date back to the Age of Discoveries.

Day 11(Sat) LISBON

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissippo, followed by a drive through its main squares and avenues. See Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, the Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. The afternoon is at your leisure. You might visit the Alfama Quarter dating back to the time of the Moors times. It is known for its white washed alley ways, twisted streets and staircases climbing up the mountain. Remark at the old buildings nestled in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of taverns and hidden corners. Accommodation in Lisbon.

Day 12(Sun) LISBON – CACERES – CORDOBA

This morning we return to Spain via Caceres, resplendent with a blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, we continue on towards the Córdoba, once the capital of the Moorish Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel in Cordoba.

Day 13(Mon) CORDOBA – SEVILLE

Breakfast is followed by a tour of the Mosque with an impressive collection of unique columns. Then stroll through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter with its many hidden little patios. In the afternoon, after a short two hour ride we reach Seville for dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 14(Tue) SEVILLE

Join the panoramic tour to the exterior of the Cathedral, Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy Seville. We recommend visiting the Alcazar, one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Spain. Check open days and times in advance. Dinner and accommodation is at the hotel with an optional Flamenco show.

Day 15(Wed) SEVILLE – GRANADA

We drive east through the Caliphate road past an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms until 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Dinner and accommodation is at the hotel. There is an optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

Day 16(Thu) GRANADA – VALENCIA

Drive toward the Mediterranean coast, Via Murcia, the capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river. Next we continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the region of Valencia. Valencia is one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast and is the home to the Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex. Valencia is also the home of Paella. Accommodation is at the hotel.

Day 17(Fri) VALENCIA – BARCELONA

Take a morning drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings. An early afternoon departure takes us along the Mediterranean coast to the province of Catalunya. Finally, we arrive at Barcelona the exiting city of the Catalans known for its multiculturalism, and the architect Gaudi. Accomodations is at the hotel.

Day 18(Sat) BARCELONA

Morning city tour of Barcelona well known for the impressive modernist buildings by Gaudi such as La Pedrera, Casa Mila, World Heritage buildings. Then we go to Montjuïc Park to enjoy the spectacular views of the city. The afternoon is free to keep discovering this attractive city. Accommodation is at the hotel.

Day 19(Sun) BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – MADRID

After breakfast we drive to Zaragoza, the capital of Aragón, known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period. Take some free time to see the Baroque architecture of the Basilic-Temple of Our Lady Pilar. Then we continue to Madrid where the tour ends.

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