Spain and Portugal Tauck Tours

Spain and Portugal

The Spain and Portugal tour is a 14 day adventure taking you to the best destinations in the Iberian peninsula. This culturally enriching tour features luxury accommodations and stops in Lisbon and Sintra and Evora. You’ll move on to Spain, visiting cities like Seville, Madrid and Cordoba.

This fantastic tour gives you an excellent overall feel for what life in Spain and Portugal is all about. Your Spain and Portugal tour begins in Lisbon, Portugal at the world famous Four Seasons Hotel Ritz. Then you’ll explore Sintra, a tour highlight for sure, before heading off on a cruise to Portuguese Rivera. After that you’re off to Spain to kick things off in Andalucía, the birthplace of Flamenco dancing. You’ll absolutely love your experience in Marbella as you journey on through Spain enjoying local cuisine, culture and the great people of this country.


14 Daysfr. $5,990

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS! Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you climb from seaside Marbella to cliff-top Ronda, and into the Sierra Nevada mountains to Granada
  • An authentic taste of Andalucían cuisine, sampling regional specialties during a family-style dinner
  • A visit to the Royal Andalucían School of Equestrian Art, where you’ll see Andalucían horses – known for their impeccable breeding and pure bloodlines – being trained in dressage and coach driving
  • Lunch at a sherry bodega – the strong sun in the south of Spain produces sherry, very sweet wine – provides an opportunity to learn the process
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal (2 nights)
  • Convento do Espinheiro in Évora, Portugal (1 night)
  • Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Spain (2 nights)
  • Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella, Spain (2 nights)
  • Hotel Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain (2 nights)
  • The Westin Palace, Madrid in Madrid, Spain (4 nights)

Tauck's Spain and Portugal tours start in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

These Spain and Portugal tours begin at 2:00 PM at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, Portugal. A transfer is included from Lisboa Airport to your hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon.

The afternoon's guided sightseeing tour in Lisbon provides an introduction to this intriguing city and its most famous landmarks. Visit the famous monastery Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the National Coach Museum, and view the nearby Tower of Belém, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the mid-16th century; and see the Discoveries Monument commemorating Portugal's "Age of Exploration" of the 15th and 16th centuries. Meet your traveling companions this evening at a welcome reception and dinner.

Dinner

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RITZ LISBON

Sintra & Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera

Sintra, Portugal

An excursion from Lisbon today takes you to Sintra – once a favored summer retreat for Portugal's monarchs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – for a visit to the 14th-century Royal Palace of Sintra, a highlight of every Portugal tour, and time to explore on your own.

Cascais, Portugal

Continue to the fishing village of Cascais, its bay dotted with brightly colored boats, before returning to Lisbon to spend the rest of the day and evening as you please.

Breakfast

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RITZ LISBON

A mix of Roman, Moorish & more in Evora

Evora, Portugal

Cross one of Europe's longest bridges – the Vasco da Gama Bridge over the Tagus River – en route to the medieval, walled city of Evora, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city tour with your local guide reveals how Evora's Roman ruins, Moorish arcades, and a score of churches and monasteries create a fascinating cultural tapestry; see the Capela dos Ossos in the 15th-century Church of São Francisco, and the Cathedral of St. Mary. Spend this night of your Spain and Portugal tours at a 15th-century convent-turned-luxury hotel and spa in a picturesque location in Evora.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CONVENTO DO ESPINHEIRO

On to storied Andalucía & Seville in Spain

Merida, Spain

As your Portugal tour concludes, your exploration of Spain heats up! Spain's famous southern province of Andalucía is as famous for gypsies and flamenco dancing as it is for its seaside resorts and small, whitewashed villages; see the Roman ruins of Mérida, some of the best-preserved in Europe, on a guided visit.

Seville, Spain

The provincial capital of Seville blends the vibrant Spain of today with centuries of history and old-world charm. Spend the next two nights in the heart of the city at one of Europe's most luxurious hotels, commissioned by the king of Spain for the famous Exposition of 1929.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

HOTEL ALFONSO XIII

A carriage ride & a Gothic cathedral in Seville

Seville, Spain

After taking in many of Seville's historic and cultural attractions on a sightseeing tour with your local guide, ride a horse-drawn carriage through the city's historic heart. Visit Seville's impressive Gothic cathedral, one of the world's most beautiful; see its renowned Giralda bell tower (once the minaret of a mosque during Seville's Moorish days), and the tomb of explorer Christopher Columbus. Enjoy a walking tour of fascinating Barrio de Santa Cruz, the city's Jewish Quarter, prior to exploring Seville as you wish for the remainder of the day, with lunch and dinner on your own.

Breakfast

HOTEL ALFONSO XIII

Jerez de la Frontera, Gibraltar & Marbella

Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Depart Seville for Jerez de la Frontera, known for its fine horses, sweet wines, and sherry (whose name is derived from the town's). Visit the palatial Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre (Royal Andalucían School of Equestrian Art) – where you may watch the famous Andalucían horses that are bred here in a training session – and its renowned Carriage Museum (subject to availability due to holidays or other closures; alternative sightseeing may include a visit to the Royal Alcázar of Seville).

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Enjoy a true taste of the region during a tapas lunch at a sherry bodega; then it's on to Gibraltar, where you'll view the fabled Rock (weather permitting) and see the famed Barbary Macaques in the Apes' Den.

Marbella, Spain

Your final destination today is the glamorous coastal resort town of Marbella on the Costa del Sol, for a two-night stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

GRAN MELIÁ DON PEPE

A day by the beautiful sea in Marbella

Marbella, Spain

The entire day is yours to enjoy the pleasures of your elegant resort hotel, Grand Meliá Don Pepe, a paradise for the senses in the heart of the Costa del Sol. On one side is the famous Port of Marbella; on the other, gleaming white boats anchored at the exclusive Puerto Banús. And on the horizon, you can see Gibraltar and the North African coast, majestic in the distance, against the magnificent backdrop of the mountain peak La Concha de Marbella.

Long a favorite of celebrities in Marbella's privileged enclave of Sierra Blanca, the resort's guest list has included Sean Connery, Julio Iglesias, Prince, Maximillian Schell, Arthur Rubinstein, Begun Aga Khan, Alain Delon, H.R.M. Prince Edward, Bob Hope and many more... and you, spending a perfect day as you please.

Breakfast

GRAN MELIÁ DON PEPE

Moorish influences in Ronda & Granada

Ronda, Spain

As your Spain and Portugal tour continues, journey from the Spanish coast into the mountains to visit scenic Ronda, perched on a cliff overlooking the spectacular El Tajo gorge. Ronda is synonymous with the evolution of the art of bullfighting; along with revealing the town's Moorish heritage and remains, a guided walking tour includes a visit to one of Spain's oldest bullrings, the Plaza de Toros.

Granada, Spain

Continue on to Granada, situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. The city boasts extraordinary architecture from over 250 years as the capital of a Moorish kingdom; your hotel is steps away from Granada's celebrated Moorish palace, the Alhambra. Enjoy a private flamenco show tonight, followed by dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

HOTEL ALHAMBRA PALACE

Treasures of the Alhambra & the Generalife

Alhambra, Spain

A highlight of your Spain and Portugal tour is today's guided visit to Granada's famed Moorish palace, the Alhambra, constructed to be a "paradise on Earth" by caliphs who ruled here in the 13th century. Tour the palace itself, considered to be one of the world's most beautiful, and stroll through the Generalife, the grounds of the summer palace of former sultans. Enjoy free time to explore on your own and join us for an à la carte dinner at a popular local restaurant this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

HOTEL ALHAMBRA PALACE

Córdoba, La Mezquita & on to Madrid

Cordoba, Spain

Travel from Granada to Córdoba today for a visit that begins with a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets of the Judería, Córdoba's former Jewish Quarter; from its alleyways, you can see the walls and decorative details of the candy-striped La Mezquita (Spanish for "mosque.") Your visit to this masterpiece of architecture and art reveals its nearly 1,200-year history as an early Christian church, a Moorish mosque, and, since the 16th century, a Roman Catholic cathedral.

Madrid, Spain

Late this afternoon, board the AVE train in Preferente class for a rail journey to Spain's amazing capital city. Arrive in Madrid for four nights at The Westin Palace, Madrid – a Belle Époque landmark in the heart of the city, a short walk from the tapas bars that American novelist Ernest Hemingway made famous.

Breakfast, Lunch

THE WESTIN PALACE, MADRID

Discovering Madrid, Spain's capital city

Madrid, Spain

On your first full day in the Spanish capital, join a local guide for an orientation tour of landmark sights that includes a walking tour of the city's vast Plaza Mayor and the Mercado San Miguel, and a guided visit to the Royal Palace. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring more of Madrid as you please; enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Madrid this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

THE WESTIN PALACE, MADRID

An excursion to Toledo then back to Madrid

Toledo, Spain

An excursion today from Madrid to Toledo features guided sightseeing of this monument-filled city. Join your local guide for a walking tour that includes the 12th-century Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca, the Church of Santo Tome and a visit inside the 13th-century High Gothic-style Cathedral of St. Mary of Toledo. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Toledo before returning to your hotel in Madrid for an evening spent as you wish in Spain's storied capital city.

Breakfast, Lunch

THE WESTIN PALACE, MADRID

The Prado & more museums of Madrid

Madrid, Spain

This morning, view the art treasures of the celebrated Museo del Prado, one of the best-known museums on Earth – and just a block away from your hotel – with a local expert.

The rest of the day is free to spend as you please in one of the world's most popular cities. Tauck includes admission to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, illustrating the history of Western art through its collection of masterpieces by Titian, Goya, van Gogh and Picasso, which you can visit at your leisure.

Round out the trip with a farewell reception followed by dinner with Castilian entertainment at your hotel, as we celebrate this most memorable of Spain and Portugal tours.

Breakfast, Dinner

THE WESTIN PALACE, MADRID

Journey home

Madrid, Spain

Tauck's Spain and Portugal tours end in Madrid, Spain. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Westin Palace, Madrid to Madrid Barajas Airport or Madrid Atocha train station. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport.

Departure Date
Price
Fri, May 24, 2019
$7,390.00
Sun, May 26, 2019
$6,590.00
Wed, May 29, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, May 31, 2019
$6,590.00
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
$7,390.00
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
$6,590.00
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
$6,590.00
Fri, Jun 28, 2019
$5,990.00
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
$5,990.00
Fri, Aug 23, 2019
$5,990.00
Wed, Aug 28, 2019
$6,790.00
Fri, Aug 30, 2019
$5,990.00
Wed, Sep 04, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Sep 06, 2019
$6,590.00
Wed, Sep 11, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
$6,590.00
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
$7,390.00
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
$6,590.00
Wed, Sep 25, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Sep 27, 2019
$6,590.00
Wed, Oct 02, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
$6,590.00
Wed, Oct 09, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Oct 11, 2019
$6,590.00
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
$6,590.00
Wed, Oct 23, 2019
$7,390.00
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
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Wed, Oct 30, 2019
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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.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

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
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. 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.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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