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Summary

Discover a tour that perfectly connects two epic European countries: Spain and Portugal. Take to the streets of Madrid, Barcelona and Seville to feel the rhythmic vibe of the Iberian Route. Discover UNESCO sites in the Old City of Salamanca, Toledo and Segovia. Stroll along the cobbled lanes of Granada and Zaragoza. Stop for tastings at tapas bars, seafood tavernas and local port wine cellars. You’ll even make your way to Andorra, a tiny principality that straddles France and Spain. This is your chance to follow the sun and enjoy a taste of the serene European lifestyle!

If you're looking for a shorter tour of Spain and Portugal, the first and second parts of this itinerary are available as individual tours - take a look at the Taste of Spain tour (click here) and the Highlights of Spain & Portugal tour (click here).

Highlights

  • Explore the historic old town of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy free days to explore Barcelona, Seville and Lisbon
  • Visit Pamplona, Valencia, San Sebastian, Granada and Ronda
  • Enjoy port wine tasting in Porto and a traditional paella dinner in Valencia

Start Point

Hotel in Madrid | 10:00 AM

End Point

Hotel in Madrid | 02:30 PM
DAY 1: Start of tour in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid and the start of this exciting 15-day tour of Spain and Portugal! Arrive at the hotel this morning and meet your tour leader. Then it’s time for the travel fun to begin! The tour kicks off with an orientation tour of Madrid to learn more about Spain’s beautiful capital city and its highlights. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the city this afternoon. Why not choose to join the Madrid Tapas Food Tour optional excursion to sample mouthwatering local dishes? This evening, meet up with your tour leader at the hotel for an included welcome dinner. Enjoy the delicious tastes of Spain and get to know the rest of the travellers on this group tour.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 1: Start of tour in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid and the start of this exciting 15-day tour of Spain and Portugal! Arrive at the hotel this morning and meet your tour leader. Then it’s time for the travel fun to begin! The tour kicks off with an orientation tour of Madrid to learn more about Spain’s beautiful capital city and its highlights. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the city this afternoon. Why not choose to join the Madrid Tapas Food Tour optional excursion to sample mouthwatering local dishes? This evening, meet up with your tour leader at the hotel for an included welcome dinner. Enjoy the delicious tastes of Spain and get to know the rest of the travellers on this group tour.

Experiences

Orientation tour of Madrid: Explore Spain’s vibrant capital city with your tour leader. Wander the streets of Madrid and see top sights such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Mercado de San Miguel and more!

Welcome dinner in Madrid: Look forward to your first taste of Spain and celebrate the first night of the tour with a welcome dinner! Meet the rest of the tour group who you will be travelling with for the next two weeks and enjoy some delicious Spanish cuisine.

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DAY 2: Segovia - San Sebastian

Depart Madrid this morning and travel to San Sebastian on Spain’s northern coast. Along the way, stop off in Segovia, a picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in Europe, as well as an incredibly well-preserved Roman aqueduct that runs into the heart of the city. Arrive in San Sebastian in the late afternoon. San Sebastian is a charming city with a beautiful beach and vibrant nightlife. A foodie’s paradise, San Sebastian is known for its Basque gastronomy, so this evening is best spent exploring the beachfront bars and indulging in pintxo, northern Spain's version of tapas!

Experiences

See the historic town of Segovia: Explore the historic old town of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights in the old town include the ancient Roman aqueduct, the Alcazar (royal palace) and Segovia Cathedral.

Enjoy a night out in San Sebastian: Enjoy some free time to relax on the beach, stroll the charming city streets and then get to know the locals as you hit the beachfront bars for traditional pintxo!

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DAY 3: Pamplona - Zaragoza

Today’s first stop is Pamplona - the historic city made famous by “the running of the bulls” during the San Fermin festival. Pamplona is packed with history! Enjoy free time to explore the beautiful medieval city centre and see the city walls and citadel. After seeing Pamplona, travel to Zaragoza and enjoy a wine tasting along the way. Arrive in Zaragoza and take a locally guided walking tour of the city. The city has experienced a long and varied history, with Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Christian communities leaving their marks over the centuries. The storied history of Zaragoza can be seen in the architecture of the Basílica del Pilar cathedral, Aljafería Islamic palace, the Roman theatre and more.

Experiences

Explore the city of Pamplona: Visit the historic city that was made famous by the “running of the bulls” and see top sights including the Baroque facade of the town hall in Plaza Consistorial, the Gothic church of San Saturnino and Cámara de Comptos (the oldest building in the city, dating back to the 13th century).

Sample local Spanish wines: Drive through the popular wine-growing regions of northern Spain and enjoy a tasting of local Spanish wines. Typical Spanish grape varieties include Tempranillo, Garnacha, Albariño and Macabeo.

Locally guided walking tour of Zaragoza: Wander through the streets of Zaragoza on a walking tour accompanied by a local guide. Experience the legacy of the many different cultures that have influenced the city’s history. The city centre is compact and easy to walk around; perfect for an evening stroll.

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DAY 4: Andorra - Barcelona

It’s time to hit the road to Barcelona! Today’s first stop is the tiny principality of Andorra. Enjoy free time to explore Andorra la Vella, the highest capital city in Europe and a popular ski resort. Arrive in Barcelona in the late afternoon. The cosmopolitan capital of the Catalonia region is bursting full of beautiful sights and fascinating things to see and do. The hotel for the next two nights is located in Sant Cugat, just outside the city. Enjoy an included dinner with the group tonight.

Experiences

Visit Andorra and Andorra la Vella: This tiny, independent principality has a population of just 85,000 and is located in the southern peaks of the Pyrenees Mountains, between Spain and France. Explore Europe’s highest capital city - Andorra la Vella - and enjoy free time in this beautiful city.

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DAY 5: Barcelona: Free Day

This morning, embark on a driving tour with your tour leader and become acquainted with Barcelona’s vibrant energy. Look out for top sights including the Sagrada Família, Plaça d’Espanya and Parque de Joan Miró. The rest of the day is free to explore Barcelona! A fantastic way to see the city is on the Highlights of Barcelona optional excursion. See Palau Güell, the famous La Boqueria market, the Gothic Quarter and, of course, the magnificent Sagrada Família! Alternatively, visit the Old Town, stroll along Las Ramblas or relax in one of the city’s parks. Why not join the optional Flamenco show and dinner excursion tonight for a vibrant Spanish music and dance experience?

Experiences

Orientation tour of Barcelona: In this city renowned for its art and architecture, you’ll see incredible sights such as the fantastical Sagrada Família, which is unlike any building you will have ever seen, and other spectacular modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí. See Barcelona’s top attractions and gain insight into this vibrant city on a driving tour led by your tour leader.

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DAY 6: Peniscola - Valencia

Leaving Barcelona behind, travel along the south coast towards Valencia. En route, stop for lunch in Peniscola. Home to a historic old town, a beautiful promenade and sandy beaches watched over by an imposing castle built by the Knights Templar - this is surely one of the most picturesque spots in Europe to enjoy a lunch stop! Arrive in Valencia and enjoy a guided tour of this thriving port city. Discover Valencia’s uniqueness in how it retains plenty of historic charm despite the decades of development that have given it a distinct space-age feel. Enjoy dinner in the city tonight Look forward to tasting paella - one of the dishes Valencia is famous for!

Experiences

Enjoy lunch in picturesque Peniscola: Visit and enjoy lunch and the amazing views! This fortified seaport is on a rocky headland with only a narrow strip of land connecting it to the mainland. The scenery is sure to take your breath away! The castle built in the early 14th century served as the home of the Avignon pope Benedict XIII from 1415 to 1423.

Guided tour of Valencia: Embark on a guided tour of Valencia with your tour leader. Experience the bold architecture (both contemporary and Art Nouveau) of spots like the City of Arts and Sciences complex, Colón Market, Turia Gardens, and the Cathedral.

Paella dinner: Tuck into Valencia’s most famous dish! Paella, a hearty rice dish, is one of the most well-known dishes in Spanish cuisine.

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DAY 7: Valencia - Madrid

Today, it’s time to travel onwards to Madrid. Journey through the historic La Mancha region, made famous by the legend of Don Quixote - an ageing knight who, inspired by his literary heroes, sets off with his squire in search of chivalrous adventure. Next up, explore Castillo de Belmonte. Located on the hill of San Cristobal, tour the medieval castle and discover grandly furnished rooms and dungeons, and learn more about the intriguing history. Arrive in Madrid later in the afternoon. This evening, enjoy an included dinner where travellers from the Highlights of Spain & Portugal tour will join the group.

Experiences

Visit the medieval Castillo de Belmonte: Tour the halls of this impressive historic sight. This beautifully restored medieval castle was built in the 15th century on the hill of San Cristobal. The interiors are dominated by spectacular stucco works in the Gothic and Moorish styles, and a beautiful Neo-Gothic courtyard. It was once the home of France’s Empress Eugénie after her husband, Napoleon III, lost the French throne in 1871.

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DAY 8: Toledo - Granada

This morning, say farewell to Madrid and head to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toledo, an ancient city in central Spain. Fall in love with this charming medieval town, complete with Gothic architecture and an impressive cathedral. The tour continues south to the Moorish city of Granada, which was the last stronghold of the Spanish Moors, and the legacy is evident all around! Arrive in the afternoon and set off on an orientation tour of the city. Your tour leader will point out top attractions including the famous Alhambra and share great insight into this beautiful region of Spain. Tonight, choose to taste local cuisine on the Granada Local Food & Wine Evening optional excursion.

Experiences

Experience the historic city of Toledo: Experience the Gothic architecture in this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn more about its varied history. Toledo is known as the city of three cultures due to Christian, Islamic and Jewish influences. The history of this region goes all the way back to the Bronze Age!

Orientation tour of Granada: Learn more about the Moorish influence in southern Spain. Granada is often called "Damascus of the West." First an Iberian settlement, it came under the influence of the Moors who travelled there from North Africa in the 8th century. The neighbourhood of Albaicin offers original narrow winding streets and many fine examples of Moorish and Morisco architecture.

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DAY 9: Ronda - Seville

The journey through Andalusia continues! Spend the morning exploring the city of Granada, or join our optional excursion to the Alhambra Palace (please note: this excursion must be pre-booked). In addition to a rich Moorish and medieval history, Granada is a fascinating city that is packed with street art, culture and wonderful restaurants. This afternoon, travel to Ronda and admire the spectacular views from the ‘Puente Nuevo’ (New Bridge) before enjoying free time for lunch. Later in the afternoon, arrive in the enchanting city of Seville and get to know the city’s sights on a short driving tour. Afterwards, enjoy free time at the beautiful Plaza de Espana and sit down for an included dinner before checking into the hotel for tonight.

Experiences

Visit the town of Ronda: Stopover in Ronda and see the towering ‘Puente Nuevo’ (New Bridge). Located on both sides of the El Tajo Gorge, Ronda is a unique little town. Here, you’ll get to take in some truly breathtaking views!

Seville driving tour: Enjoy a short driving tour of this wonderfully compact city and see the highlights of Seville.

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DAY 10: Seville

A full day in Seville awaits! Start off with a locally guided walking tour of the city and soak up the culture, sights and sounds of Seville! Later, explore this beautiful and pleasingly compact city at your own pace. This is a town steeped in history, found in the architecture, culture and general atmosphere. Legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules, many thousands of years ago! Seville is famous for its flamenco dance, tapas bars and orange trees. You could visit the Metropol Parasol for amazing views, tour the Seville Alcázar of Seville or visit the Museum of Flamenco. Tonight, opt-in to join the Flamenco dinner show excursion for vibrant Spanish culture and flavours!

Experiences

Explore Seville on a guided walking tour: Join a local guide on a tour of the city and learn more about its history, culture and architecture. See the historic centre complete with gothic churches, Mudéjar palaces and medieval streets. Seville is where some famous scenes for TV series and films were shot. These include Game of ThronesStar Wars and Lawrence of Arabia.

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DAY 11: Algarve - Lisbon

Today, cross the border and travel to Lisbon in Portugal! En route, visit the Algarve, the stunning southern coastal region of Portugal that features golden beaches and limestone cliffs. Make a comfort stop at one of these beautiful beaches and enjoy the impressive views, golden sand, and azure blue waters. Arrive in Lisbon and it’s time to set out on an orientation tour of Portugal’s capital city. See Lisbon’s top sights and attractions from the imposing Sao Jorge Castle to the pastel colours of the old town - Lisbon has it all! Take note of any spots you would like to explore on the free day tomorrow!

Experiences

See the stunning Algarve region: Drive through the southern coastal region and make a comfort stop at one of the Algarve’s gorgeous beaches. Enjoy some time relaxing by the ocean!

Driving orientation tour of Lisbon: Drive alongside the Tagus river and along some of Lisbon's most famous streets and learn all about the history, the culture and Portuguese lifestyle. Sights like the Sao Jorge Castle and the colours of the Old Town are not to be missed. There are seven miradouros (viewpoints) dotted around the city - all offering glorious views of the city and its surrounds!

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DAY 12: Lisbon: Free Day

Today is a free day to explore Lisbon at your leisure. See iconic landmarks including the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belém Tower, or discover the wonderful hilltop district of Bairro Alto. Be sure to taste a delicious pasteis de nata (Portuguese custard tart) during your free time! Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Fátima - Portugal’s most famous pilgrimage site. Or, visit colourful Sintra for a tour and lunch; this charming UNESCO World Heritage Site village is known for its strikingly colourful monuments and was once the summer retreat for Portugal’s royal families! This evening, find a spot to enjoy one of Portugal's cultural highlights; Fado music which is some of the oldest urban folk music in the world!

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DAY 13: Obidos - Porto

Say tchau to Lisbon this morning, as Porto awaits! The first stop today is Obidos, a classic fortified town with narrow cobbled streets, picturesque houses and an imposing hilltop castle. Enjoy free time to explore. Continue the tour of Portugal and arrive in Porto - the second largest city in Portugal and one of the oldest European centres. Head out on a driving and walking tour with your tour leader. See sights including Ponte de' Luis - a stunning bridge which crosses the River Douro, the Clerigos Tower and many other famous landmarks. One of Portugal’s famous exports is Port wine, which is named after Porto, and you will have the opportunity to taste it this afternoon at an included Port wine tasting.

Experiences

Explore the town of Obidos: Enjoy some free time to explore the well-preserved, picturesque medieval streets of this charming town. The main gate into Obidos, Porta de Vila, contains a beautifully tiled chapel depicting the passion of Christ, and the walls of the town can be walked in approximately one hour.

Driving and walking tour of Porto: See picturesque Porto from the coach and on foot. Learn about the history of the architecture, sights and the culture of this city and its UNESCO World Heritage Site historical centre.  

Enjoy a Port wine tasting: Try Portugal's most famous drink - Port! It's a sweet, fortified red wine, often served as a dessert wine in dry, semi-dry and white varieties.

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DAY 14: Guarda - Salamanca

It’s time to wave goodbye to Portugal and travel back across the border to Spain. Journey through the countryside this morning and make a stop in Guarda, where you can enjoy some free time. Guarda was founded in the 12th century by King Sancho I, and many fortified towers and defensive walls from this period survive to this day. Arrive in Salamanca, Spain, and set off on a guided tour with a local guide. Visit the Casa Lis museum, old and new cathedrals, the University and much more. End the tour with some free time in the Plaza Mayor. Finally, enjoy an included farewell dinner, offering three courses of delicious food from around the province of Salamanca.

Experiences

Visit the town of Guarda: Enjoy free time to explore the highest city in Portugal. At its heart is a Cathedral built in a mix of Gothic and Manueline styles. In addition to the medieval castle and fortified walls, highlights include the Guarda Museum, Jewish Quarters and the Corgas da Matança Dolmen, a portal tomb that provides a window into the lives of the people who lived across the Iberian Peninsula during the Neolithic Period.

Guided tour of Salamanca: Discover the many beautiful sights of Salamanca on a city tour with a local guide! Start at the Casa Lis museum and marvel at its spectacular Art Deco windows. Make your way to the 12th-century Old Cathedral and the “new”, 16th-century Salamanca Cathedral. Visit the city’s famous University, the oldest university in the Hispanic world, and try to spot the frog in the reliefs! Other top sights include Casa de las Conchas, La Clerecía, la Plaza Mayor and more. 

Farewell dinner in Salamanca: It’s the last night of the tour! Enjoy a three-course, authentic Salamanca meal at the farewell dinner.  

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DAY 15: Avila - Madrid

It’s the last day of the tour and time to travel back to Madrid. Depart Salamanca this morning and travel to Avila to enjoy some free time. Nestled amongst rolling hills in Spain’s countryside, Avila is notable for its many Romanesque and Gothic churches as well as its famous and incredibly well preserved medieval walls. Finally, continue on to Madrid, where this amazing 15-day tour of Spain and Portugal concludes.

Experiences

Visit the city of Avila: Make a comfort stop in Avila. This walled town and its Cathedral are a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll have some free time to explore the main sights in the historic centre, such as San Vicente de Ávila, a church that is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in the whole of Spain.

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What's Included

Accommodation

  • 14 nights in 2, 3 & 4* hotel accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms
  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room (subject to availability)

Meals

  • 14 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request

Transport

  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

Tour Leader

  • Fully guided tour with experienced tour leader
  • Tour leader will accompany group throughout and manage all logistical details

27 Experiences!

  1. Explore Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital
  2. Enjoy a welcome dinner in Madrid
  3. See the historic town of Segovia
  4. Enjoy free time for a night out in San Sebastian
  5. Explore Pamplona; made famous by “the running of the bulls”
  6. Sample local Spanish wines
  7. Explore Zaragoza on a guided walking tour
  8. Visit Andorra la Vella; Europe’s highest capital city
  9. See Barcelona’s spectacular architecture on a driving tour
  10. Enjoy lunch in picturesque Peniscola
  11. Embark on a guided tour of Valencia
  12. Enjoy a paella dinner in Valencia
  13. Wonder the medieval halls of Castillo de Belmonte
  14. Visit Toledo; a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  15. Tour Granada and learn about the legacy of the Spanish Moors
  16. Admire the views from Puente Nuevo in Ronda
  17. See Seville’s highlights on a driving tour
  18. Explore Seville on a guided walking tour
  19. Relax on the beaches of the Algarve
  20. Enjoy a driving tour of Lisbon; Portugal’s vibrant capital city
  21. Visit Obidos, a charming medieval town
  22. Explore picturesque Porto on a driving and walking tour
  23. Sample Port wine; one of Portugal’s most famous exports
  24. Visit Guarda; Portugal’s highest city
  25. Explore the streets of Salamanca 
  26. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Salamanca
  27. Visit Avila; famous for its medieval walls

Accommodation

Hotels are chosen closer to departure date. We do use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here.

Madrid

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Madrid Tapas Food Tour

Taste authentic Spanish dishes on a locally guided tour of Madrid’s fantastic artisanal eateries! Begin with a feast at an old school Madrid tapas bar where you will start with sangria, deep-fried pork belly, Spanish omelette and a surprise tapa dish that changes every day. Next, enjoy natural ‘Sider’ apple cider with a side of cheese tapas. Afterwards, visit a local tapas bar for a calamari sandwich served with Spanish beer - a Madrid classic! Finally, finish with coffee or hot chocolate and a traditional Spanish pastry at a renowned 19th-century bakery.  

Please Note: This excursion must be pre-booked at least 10 days prior to your tour starting - please email us to book. 

Optional Excursions

Unless marked as “Pre-Book”, all optional excursions can be booked on tour and paid for in cash (in the stated currency) to your tour leader.
Prices and availability are subject to change

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Hoppy Verified Buyer 2023-10-03
Iberian adventure
Had a great time
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Happy Couple Verified Buyer 2023-09-25
Fantastic tour
This was our 2nd tour with Expat and we were not disappointed. Emilliano was an amazing tour leader, with a great sense of humor. He went out of his way to make our trip a pleasant one. We got to see lots of great towns and had a fantastic mix of fellow travellers.
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Bina Verified Buyer 2023-09-05
Great experience with expat as always
I traveled alone and was assigned 2 different roommates as it was different tours. The program was packed and sometimes was tiring but I would not ask for less. The itinerary was well thought off and planned so would not change anything except to spend more time in Andoora as I felt that was a bit rushed and there was still so much more I wished to see.
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Kristen Verified Buyer 2023-08-08
Exhausting but rewarding highlights tour of Spain and Portug
If you want to see the highlights of Spain and Portugal in a two-week period, then this tour will definitely achieve that. But if you want to see the country at your own pace and have more time to immerse yourself in the culture, history and atmosphere at each location and explore without a constant time schedule to keep to and a lot of time on the bus, then this tour is not for you. It is a great way to see a lot of places across both countries, but nearly every destination I left I wished I had more time there to explore. I will definitely come back to Spain and Portugal in the future, but next time I will hire a car and do it on my own at my own pace, spending a few quality days in each location. At least now because of this tour I know where to go back to and what I would like to see.
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Daisy Verified Buyer 2023-07-25
Our 15 day tour of Spain & Portugal was amazing
The tour was everything we expected and more, seeing so many places with our fabulous tour leader Emiliano & with the company of Zema for some of the time. They made sure we had a trip to remember with lots of fun times. The drivers were great and everything was well planned and organised. Every place we visited was another fabulous experience and great that we often arrived first thing in the morning before it became too busy.

Why this tour?

Enjoy a real taste of the serene European lifestyle on Expat Explore’s 15-day Portugal and Spain packages. Visit three countries: Spain, Portugal and Andorra (one of the smallest countries in Europe!). In just over two weeks, this tour showcases a number of highlights across Spain and Portugal; from historic cities and breathtaking views to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and mouth-watering foodie finds. The itinerary is brimming with 25 included experiences which are perfectly balanced against three full days in Barcelona, Seville and Lisbon to spend as you wish. 

Begin and end the tour in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital city. There are a number of highlights on these exciting Spain and Portugal tours including: 

  • Full days to explore Barcelona, Seville and Lisbon. Spend the day as you wish - explore on your own or join the optional excursions.
  • Historic delights in Segovia, Toledo and the Old City of Salamanca are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Feast on local cuisine! Enjoy tapas in Seville, try fresh seafood in San Sebastian and indulge in paella in Valencia. Sampling the food is a must-do on Spain packages!
  • Sip local wines in Porto and enjoy a wine tasting in Spain.
  • Experience even more history in Avila, Zaragoza and the picturesque Peniscola in Spain. Admire the fortifications and medieval architecture in Guarda and Obidos in Portugal.
  • Enjoy the incredible scenery of Portugal’s Algarve region - a real highlight of Portugal vacation packages!
  • See Puente Nuevo in Ronda and visit the city that is home to the running of the bulls in Pamplona.
  • Admire the medieval architecture of Belmonte Castle.
  • Embark on a guided walking tour of Seville plus orientation tours of Valencia, Salamanca and Porto.
  • See the top attractions of Lisbon and Barcelona on city driving tours - two ever-popular cities on Portugal and Spain trips! 

Is this the right tour for me?

How many days do you need in Spain and Portugal?
Two weeks in Spain and Portugal is a great amount of time to see a number of destinations and enjoy great experiences! This two-week itinerary combines included activities that highlight the best of these destinations as well as free time and full free days to relax and spend as you wish.

How do you travel between Spain and Portugal?
Travel from Spain to Portugal by coach on this Expat Explore Spain and Portugal tour. The countries share a border making travel between them easy and accessible. Expat Explore's air-conditioned coaches are the best way to travel Spain and Portugal as they are safe, comfortable and the transport costs are included in the tour price! 

What is there to do in Spain and Portugal?
There are a variety of activities to enjoy in these two countries! Explore bustling cities, enjoy local cuisine, embrace a taste of local culture with music and dance, and discover more about the countries’ unique history. When you travel Portugal and Spain, you can relax on the beach in the Algarve, explore top attractions in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon, and explore several historic towns and hidden gems along the way. 

What can I expect from the accommodation? 
Accommodation will be twin-share rooms in quality hotels that have been hand-picked by our team. Travellers will share with someone of the same gender. For more privacy, you can pay for a single supplement and enjoy your own private room. 

See the best of Spain and Portugal on this 15-day tour with accommodation, transport, most meals and tons of exciting activities included in the price of the tour!