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zBarcelona to Lisbon

14 days

14 Day Small Group Escorted Tour

Small Group Discoveries for our World Travelers

  • Take the road less traveled!
  • Our innovative itinerary from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic transports you through magnificent mountain scenery and along the spectacular coastal roads of Spain and Portugal.
  • Enjoy the modern comfort of our city-center hotels and the romantic charm of handpicked paradores.
  • The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is celebrated as much for its dramatic architecture as its outstanding collection of modern art...
  • In the company of a museum docent you’ll come to appreciate both!
  • Exalt in the beauty of two of the world’s most famous vineyard regions and sample their fine wines... from the robust Tempranillos of La Rioja to the sweeter, fortified wines of the Douro Valley.
  • Rabelos were once used to transport barrels of Port down the peaceful Douro...
  • Now a cruise on this traditional river vessel is the perfect way to admire the lovely architecture and bridges of historic Porto!
  • Discover 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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Day
1

Welcome to Barcelona

Check in to the stylish 4-star Gallery Hotel close to Plaza Cataluña. Get your first look at this lovely city before a welcome tapas dinner. Meals D

Day
2

Discover Barcelona

Today’s sightseeing showcases the magnificent architecture of Antoni Gaudi c, including the inspiring Sagrada Familia and famous Casa Battló. Meals B

Day
3

To Zaragoza and Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Journey to Zaragoza for a walking tour in this ancient city on the banks of the Ebro River. Founded 2,000 years ago, it’s rich with the architectural legacy of Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Christian communities. Its stunning Mudéjar churches c are a harmonious blend of these Islamic and European traditions. Join your guide in two of his favorite tapas bars for a light lunch and then continue to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Check in to the enchanting parador located right on the town square of this charming village. Meals B,L

Day
4

On to La Rioja and into Basque Country

Travel into the esteemed vineyard region of La Rioja and sample fine vintages in an historic wine cellar. Stop to enjoy lunch in Vitoria, capital of Basque Country, and tour Pamplona – the city that captivated Hemingway. Travel to Hondarribia and stay at the tranquil Jaizkibel Hotel. Meals B,L

Day
5

Excursion to San Sebastian

Enjoy a morning cable car ride on Monte Igueldo and a tour of historic San Sebastian. This erstwhile fishing village on the lovely Bay of Biscay is surrounded by mountains just 15 miles from the French border. Meals B,D

Day
6

Visit Bilbao and travel to Santillana del Mar

Explore Bilbao’s historic district and delight in the post-modern exuberance of the famed Guggenheim Bilbao Museum before touring its collection. Enjoy lunch in the museum’s avant-garde bistro and continue to the Parador Gil Blas, set in a stately 18th-century home in Santillana del Mar. Meals B,L

Day
7

Along the coast to Picos de Europa National Park

Tour the coastal enclaves of Santander, Santillana and Comillas before reveling in the mountain landscapes of northern Spain. Enjoy dinner and a tranquil overnight at the parador in Cangas de Onis. Meals B,D

Day
8

To Oviedo c and León

Explore the historic city center of Oviedo and drive to León where your walking tour includes the handsome 13th-century cathedral. Gather for dinner and overnight at the Parador de León Meals B,D

Day
9

Onward to Santiago de Compostela c

Step into history and legend as you tour this sacred city, so important to medieval pilgrims and revered as the burial place of the apostle St. James. Overnight at the 4-star Virxe da Cerca Hotel. Meals B

Day
10

Across the border to Porto

Drive across the border at Valença and tour Braga, the religious capital of Portugal. Visit the Ducal Palace in Guimaraes before arriving in lovely Porto. A cruise on the Douro River in a traditional rabelo boat is the perfect introduction to this lovely city. Check in to the 5-star Hotel Infante Sagres, ideally located near the historic quarter. Meals B

Day
11

Discover Porto c

With 1,000 years of history, Porto is famed for its many architectural treasures. Visit San Francisco Church and the Cathedral before crossing the river to explore Vila Nova de Gaia. Sample world-famous Porto wine and enjoy a free evening. Meals B

Day
12

On the road to Lisbon

Tour the magnificent University of Coimbra, founded in 1290. Then travel to Lisbon where you check in to the 5-star Hotel Avenida Palace. Tonight, join fellow guests for a dinner show featuring Fado; the traditional music of Portugal is both haunting and lyrical. Meals B,D

Day
13

Explore Lisbon

Today is devoted to the captivating sites of the city including Jeronimos Monastery, a splendid example of Portugal’s distinctive Manueline architecture, and the Belém Tower c, built in 1515. Ride aboard the historic electrico tram and pause to sample Lisbon’s most famous treat, Pasteis de Belem, in the original shop where it was created. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be in one of the city’s oldest restaurants. Meals B,D

Day
14

Farewell to Portugal

Your program with us finishes this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Madrid

  • Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own private guide

The Charming Hotels of Paris

Our FreeStyle Touring features a choice of city-center hotels, daily breakfast, our signature flexible sightseeing and airport transfers with your own private car and driver.

Rome

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own private guide

MapSearch

Ask about international air service on United, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

Extra nights are available before or after your tour.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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