The Best of Spain & Portugal Cosmos

The Best of Spain & Portugal

This 13-day Best of Spain & Portugal affordable and unique tour includes two countries that while similar, have different cultures and languages. Immerse yourself into the rich history of both Spain and Portugal as you depart and return from Madrid. Head south to Toledo and Grenada and continue to Cordoba, both in Spain’s stunning Andalusia region and then on to Seville. Head to Portugal with stops in Lisbon, Evora and Porto. Before returning to Madrid, stop in Salamanca, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the impressive Plaza Mayor with many galleries and arcades.

Highlights of this tour include Granada, where you can visit the Alhambra Complex. Sample wines at a bogoda in Montilla. Visit the Mezquita Mosque in Cordoba. Explore Fatima and visit the historic Our Lady of Fatima Sanctuary, a Catholic pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary was said to appear in 1917. Enjoy a wine cellar visit in Porto and taste the famous local port wine. Discover this and more on your incredible and value-packed vacation.


13 Daysfr. $2,199

  • A guided sightseeing tour of Toledo
  • A guided visit to the Alhambra Complex* in Granada
  • A visit to a wine Bodega (wine cellar) in Montilla
  • A guided visit of the Mezquita in Cordoba
  • Guided sightseeing in Seville
  • A visit to Evora, Portugal
  • Guided sightseeing in Lisbon
  • A visit to the Our Lady of Fatima Sanctuary in Fatima, Portugal
  • A visit to Coimbra, a preserved medieval town in Portugal
  • A guided sightseeing tour of Porto including a visit to a port wine cellar
  • A visit to Salamanca in northwestern Spain
  • A visit to Avila and Segovia, Spain
  • Guided sightseeing in Madrid
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Porto
  • Praga Hotel in Madrid, Spain (3 nights)
  • Alixares Hotel in Granada, Spain (1 night)
  • Selu Hotel in Cordoba, Spain(1 night)
  • Don Paco Hotel in Seville, Spain (2 nights)
  • Roma Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal (2 nights)
  • Portus Cale Hotel in Porto, Portugal (2 nights)
  • Sercotel Artheus Carmelitas Salamanca Hotel in Salamanca, Spain (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN Location Information Description

Madrid, Spain

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax or start exploring Madrid taking advantage of the Cosmos GO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Dinner

Praga Hotel

TOLEDO Location Information Description

Toledo, Spain

Drive south to Toledo. Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital is a treasure-chest of masterpieces. Visit the walled Old Town with a Local Guide and marvel at the 12th-century Church of St. Tome, known for its large painting by El Greco of the Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

GRANADA Location Information Description

Granada, Spain

Later, cross the Guadalquivir River and head for the olive and orange groves that dot the rolling Andalusian hills. Overnight in history-steeped Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Today’s Distance: 298 mi/ 480 km

Breakfast, Dinner

Alixares Hotel

GRANADA Location Information Description

Granada, Spain

Granada was the Moors’ most treasured city, and they still mourn its loss in their prayers. With a Local Guide, visit the Alhambra Complex, built by Moorish kings.

MONTILLA Location Information Description

Montilla, Spain

More grand scenery as you reach Montilla to visit a local wine cellar and taste some of its wine.

CORDOBA Location Information Description

Cordoba, Spain

Then continue to Cordoba on the banks of the Guadalguivir River for an overnight stay. Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km

Breakfast

Selu Hotel

CORDOBA Location Information Description

Cordoba, Spain

With a local guide visit the magnificent Mezquita, built in 784 and famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper.

SEVILLE Location Information Description

Seville, Spain

After seeing Mezquita, its on to vibrant, festive Seville for a two night stay. Today’s Distance: 93 mi/ 150 km

Breakfast, Dinner

Don Paco Hotel

SEVILLE Location Information Description

Seville, Spain

Get to know Seville on the included city tour. The capital of Addalusia, colorful Seville has much to offer: the cathedral, the beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; and the Real Alcázar palace, with its extravagant moorish architecture and opulent gardens. Fun fact: the “Palace of the Kingdom of Naboo”, from Star Wars, and the “Palace of the Kingdom of Dorne”, from Game of Thrones, were filmed in Plaza de España and the Royal Alcazar of Seville.

Breakfast

Don Paco Hotel

EVORA Location Information Description

Evora, Portugal

Enjoy the scenery of the Sierra de Aracena before crossing into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo. Admire the forest of cork trees and make a stop to visit Evora, a delightfully attractive Moorish city with arches, alleys, flower-decked balconies, brilliant white houses, and the Temple of Diana.

LISBON Location Information Description

Lisbon, Portugal

Continue to Lisbon for a two night stay. Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km

Breakfast

Roma Hotel

LISBON Location Information Description

Lisbon, Portugal

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on the guided sightseeing tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion to the scenic Portuguese Riviera.

Breakfast

Roma Hotel

FATIMA Location Information Description

Fatima, Portugal

Stop in Fátima to visit its world-famous Sanctuary, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

COIMBRA Location Information Description

Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra, known for its university, one of the oldest in Europe. Coimbra is home to a preserved medieval old town which holds the 12th century Romanesque cathedral Sé Velha.

PORTO Location Information Description

Porto, Portugal

Then it's off to Porto on the northern bank of the Douro River. For the perfect way to round out your day, why not join an optional Douro River cruise and dinner? Today’s Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km

Breakfast

Portus Cale Hotel

PORTO Location Information Description

Porto, Portugal

Discover Porto’s highlights on the guided city tour. See its historical cathedral, and visit a port wine cellar along the banks of the Douro River.

This afternoon, consider an optional excursion to Guimarães, called the “cradle” of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Portus Cale Hotel

SALMANCA Location Information Description

Salamanca, Spain

Enjoy the plentiful woodlands and mountains on your return to Spain via the scenic Douro Valley. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca in the early evening, the best time to take a stroll in the Plaza Mayor. Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km

Breakfast

Sercotel Artheus Carmelitas Salamanca Hotel

AVILA Location Information Description

Avila, Spain

Journey to fortified Ávila with its many towers and visit St. Theresa's Convent. Avila is best known for its intact medieval city walls, with 80-plus crenelated, semicircular towers and 9 gates, including the arched El Alcázar, on the eastern side.

SEGOVIA Location Information Description

Segovia, Spain

Continue on to Segovia, a medieval town picturesquely set on a rocky hill. Its centuries of settlement have resulted in a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. Its iconic ancient Roman aqueduct has more than 160 arches, most in the original mortarless granite, and stands above Plaza Azoguejo in the heart of the city.

MADRID Location Information Description

Madrid, Spain

Later in the day continue on to Madrid for a two night stay.

Breakfast

Praga Hotel

MADRID Location Information Description

Madrid, Spain

The capital of Spain, situated 2,180 feet above sea level, Madrid is the nearest thing to Heaven, according to Spaniards. Discover Madrid’s main highlights on the included guided city tour.

Breakfast

Praga Hotel

MADRID Location Information Description

Madrid, Spain

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Tue, Aug 20, 2024 – Wait-list
$2,199.00
Tue, Sep 03, 2024 – Wait-list
$2,429.00
Tue, Sep 17, 2024 – Wait-list
$2,429.00
Tue, Mar 25, 2025
$2,719.00
Tue, Apr 15, 2025
$2,789.00
Tue, Apr 29, 2025
$2,719.00
Tue, May 13, 2025
$2,679.00
Tue, May 27, 2025
$2,679.00
Tue, Jun 24, 2025
$2,639.00
Tue, Jul 08, 2025
$2,579.00
Tue, Jul 22, 2025
$2,599.00
Tue, Aug 05, 2025
$2,639.00
Tue, Aug 19, 2025
$2,419.00
Tue, Sep 02, 2025
$2,679.00
Tue, Sep 16, 2025
$2,679.00
Tue, Sep 30, 2025
$2,679.00
Tue, Oct 14, 2025
$2,619.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
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  • All prices are in US Dollars.
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  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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