Spain & Portugal Escape
The Iberian Escape weaves together the sights and cultures of Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities—Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville—and weaves them into one marvelous vacation. You’ll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in each.Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi’s masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world’s most prestigious art museums. In Cordoba, visit the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.Those interested in trying the local specialties and wines will be thrilled by this vacation. In Seville, you’ll enjoy a special dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment. Throughout this Spain and Portugal tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities’ histories, sights, cultures, and insider secrets. Add magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine, plus fantastic art and architecture with a flourish of Iberian flamboyance, and… you have a dream vacation to Spain’s most famous cities and Lisbon!
BARCELONAWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc HillMADRIDGuided sightseeing, visit the Prado MuseumCORDOBAGuided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the CaliphsSEVILLEGuided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter; Special dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainmentLISBONGuided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine; a welcome dinner in Barcelona, a special dinner in Seville, and a special farewell dinner in Lisbon
Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.Single Supplement Waived (limited availability).For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.