Cultural Connection: Spain and Portugal

Cultural Connection: Spain and Portugal

10,965.00

CULTURAL CONNECTION: SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

An ideal Iberian itinerary that explores the wonders and vibrant heritage of these neighboring nations.

from $10,965 pp    14 Days/13 Nights     $818/Day

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CULTURAL CONNECTION: SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

SPAIN + PORTUGAL | BILBAO, MADRID, BARCELONA, LISBON, PORTO, LAMEGO

An ideal Iberian itinerary that explores the wonders and vibrant heritage of these neighboring nations

 

We invite you to take an exciting journey through the magnificent scenery, rich history, and incomparable cultures that have made Spain and Portugal such popular destinations. This curated trip is focused on immersive experiences and encounters with the locals who make these nations so ebullient. Two weeks of new adventures await, each day filled with a balance of excitement and time for relaxation. There is so much to experience here that we've taken the best and created a personalized itinerary that will keep you and your companions engaged and fascinated until the very last minute.

 
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Days 1, 2

BILBAO

GRAN HOTEL DOMINE

Your time in Bilbao, a city alive with art, will be spent visiting the Guggenheim Museum and strolling the waterfront covered market, a foodie's dream. You will experience both the modern and historic sides to the city, which blend together seamlessly, and get a better appreciation of why this region has increasingly been drawing the cultured masses.

 
 
 
 
 

Days 3, 4

MADRID AND TOLEDO

URSO HOTEL AND SPA

Home to both magnificent skyscrapers and centuries-old architecture, Madrid quickly mesmerizes visitors. Here you will be able to choose from different tour options, each led by a highly specialized guide. The next day, hop down to Toledo, where you'll explore a dizzying array of architectural styles and historic places of worship, including the 13th-century Spanish Gothic cathedral and a medieval synagogue.

 
 
 
 
 

Days 5, 6, 7

BARCELONA

HOTEL NERI

The coastal city of Barcelona is filled with Catalan pride, and its residents can easily be induced into a conversation about where to eat the best traditional tapas or watch a flamenco show. You'll have time to visit museums dedicated to Picasso and Miró, not to mention another dozen sites with their own impressive collections. The beach-front also appeals to many tourists and locals alike, and regardless of whether sunning or swimming is your thing, it's the perfect place to people watch.

 
 
 
 
 

Days 8, 9

LISBON

PALÁCIO BELMONTE

After leaving the wonders of Spain behind, you will make your way to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The City of Seven Hills has retained its Old World charm but has seen a surge of hip boutiques and hot restaurants. The fresh seafood and an abundance of excellent regional wines will leave your taste buds dancing. If you're looking for a short, serene retreat, you can head west of town and take in the quiet beauty of Sintra-Cascais National Park.

 
 
 
 
 

Days 10, 11

PORTO

YEATMAN HOTEL

No stay in Porto would be complete without a culinary introduction to the best of this city. Gourmet tastings, including cheese, spicy cachorrinho, olives, limonete, and much more, are sure to leave your mouth watering for its signature wine. You'll also visit Nazaré, a popular resort town down the coast.

 
 
 
 
 

Day 12, 13, 14

LAMEGO

SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY

 
 

The finale of your Iberian adventure, Lamego will not disappoint. Enjoy an afternoon on some of the most beautiful rivers in the world via a private boat cruise. Stroll through a vineyard, and taste some of the country's best wine before finishing your day winding along Nacional 222, considered the most picturesque route in the country, with views you'll never forget.

From Lamego, you will transfer and depart home from the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto.

 
 
 
 
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WHY GO ON THIS TRIP

 
  • Visit the capital cities of Spain and Portugal, each with notable museums, architecture, and cuisine.

  • Try the typical plates of various regions and wander some of the countries' most famous food markets.

  • Immerse yourself in the art of famous Spanish masters like Picasso and Miró.

  • Learn about the architecture and stories behind centuries-old cathedrals and monuments with a knowledgeable expert.

  • Live like a local, strolling the beach-fronts and stopping in to neighborhood bars for early-evening tapas and drinks.

  • Enjoy a private boat cruise followed by a tasting of fine Portuguese wine.

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