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Best of Spain and Portugal end Madrid (Winter 2017-18)

Duration: 16 days Visiting: Portugal, Spain

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Follow the fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese and Moorish Kingdoms as evidenced in their grand castles, stupendous religious buildings and incredible works of art. An ideal journey of discovery in autumn, winter or spring.

  1. Day 1

    Your Journey Begins

    Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).

  2. Day 2

    Welcome to Madrid

    At Madrid Airport, transfers depart for your tour hotel at 09:00, 11:00, 13:30 and 16:00. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and a beautiful evening of dinner and wine.

  3. Day 3 - Relaxed Start

    Madrid of the Bourbons

    (Relaxed Start) Guided sightseeing takes you along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana past Madrid’s most famous fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles. Drive down the Gran Vía to the Royal Palace and Cervantes Monument before crossing the Puerta del Sol. The highlight of your tour is a visit to the magnificent Prado Museum to admire the paintings of Velázquez, Goya and many others.

  4. Day 4

    Toledo and Golden Salamanca

    The morning is devoted to Toledo. With your Local Expert, walk through the maze of narrow, cobbled streets. See El Greco's painting in the Church of Santo Tomé. Join a master craftsman in a Damascene workshop for a personal insight into this ancient craft handed down by the Moors centuries ago. Later, pass the ancient walls of Ávila, en route to Salamanca, with its handsome arcaded Plaza Mayor, honey-coloured cathedral and 16th century university buildings.

  5. Day 5 - Relaxed Start

    Porto, Grande Dame on the Douro

    (Relaxed Start) Cross the Portuguese border to reach Porto, situated on the River Douro and celebrated internationally as the capital of Port wine. See the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores that house the famous wines. Walk along corridors of casks and get to know your tawnys and vintages during a tasting. Admire the multi-coloured houses and churches covered in glazed tiles, as well as the iconic bridges (or ‘Eiffel Towers on end’ according to one Frenchman).

  6. Day 6

    Holy Fátima, Obidos and Lisbon

    Head south for a visit to miraculous Fátima. See the basilica or visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, which commemorates the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. Then continue to the hilltop town of Obidos, where you'll walk inside the city walls to explore the flower-bedecked houses and narrow, medieval streets. Your next destination is the Portuguese capital.

  7. Day 7 - Relaxed Start

    Lisbon and the Age of Discovery

    (Relaxed Start) Sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the spacious avenues of the Lower Town and beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco, the finest square in the city. Visit the Belem Quarter from where sailing ships once set forth to discover unknown lands. Stop by an old patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal's finest pastry for almost 200 years and enjoy a tasting of the famous 'Pasteis de Belem'. See the Monument to the Discoveries and the more ancient Belem Tower - a fortress originally set in the middle of the river, but now left high and dry on the riverbank. Next, visit Jeronimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture. The afternoon is free, perhaps join us for an optional experience to the Portuguese Riviera, visited by surfers, royalty, and even James Bond?’

  8. Day 8

    Seville, the City of Carmen

    Leave Lisbon via a modern Tagus Bridge and cross the border to reach Seville. With your Local Expert, tour the immense cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus, and the slender Giralda Tower. Explore the labyrinthine Santa Cruz Quarter and see the Alcazar. At night, settle back for a Signature Evening of dinner and entertainment featuring a fiery flamenco show.

  9. Day 9 - Relaxed Start

    Free Time in Seville

    (Relaxed Start) The following day is completely yours to relax, explore, or continue sightseeing in this fascinating city. Our suggestion is an optional experience to the ancient city of Cordoba, where you will visit the magnificent Mezquita, see the old Jewish Quarter, and enjoy some free time to shop.

  10. Day 10

    Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol

    Head south to Gibraltar, attached to Spain yet an overseas territory under British... along the Costa del Sol through exclusive resorts where the rich and famous holiday.

  11. Day 11 - Relaxed Start

    At Leisure on the Costa del Sol

    (Relaxed Start) Enjoy the day at leisure on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savour the specialities in the local restaurants or consider exploring Malaga, the birth city of Picasso.

  12. Day 12 - Relaxed Start

    Granada and the Alhambra

    (Relaxed Start) Drive through the green hills above the Costa del Sol to the white-washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens and take in the views of the coast. Continue to Granada to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace. With a Local Expert, see the Lion Court, as well as the water gardens of the royal summer residence. In the evening, choose your own personal ambience and cuisine from our Dine-Around selection of restaurants.

  13. Day 13

    On to Valencia.

    Journey to Valencia the 'City of Arts and Sciences'. Circumnavigate the old town, past the City Gates of Serranos, to reach your hotel. In your free time perhaps take a stroll to the Cathedral and El Miguelete? Valencia is home to one of the world's greatest dishes, paella. Learn the authentic recipe in a fun cookery demonstration with a local chef and savour the flavours of this classic dish, washed down with a glass of sangria.

  14. Day 14

    Peñíscola and Barcelona

    Follow the coast to Peñíscola to view the sea-lapped castle used in the film 'El Cid'. Continue along the Costa Dorada, to your hotel in Barcelona.

  15. Day 15 - Relaxed Start

    Barcelona Sightseeing

    (Relaxed Start) Join a Local Expert to drive along the Passeig de Gràcia. Continue through the Eixample district for a visit inside Gaudi’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família Basilica. In the afternoon, maybe experience the great Monastery of Montserrat and see the Black Madonna? At night, enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine in true Catalan style.

  16. Day 16

    Depart Madrid

    Your journey ends after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Madrid Airport early evening, followed by the Madrid tour hotel.

Highlights

 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Madrid: Witness the world’s finest collection of Spanish paintings, plus an impressive international collection, as you tour the Prado Museum with an expert art historian.
  • Toledo: With a Local Expert, visit the Church of Santo Tomé and see El Greco's masterpiece.
  • Lisbon: Stroll through the old Belém Quarter with a Local Expert and visit Jeronimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal’s trade over the centuries.
  • Seville: From the Moorish Patio de los Naranjos, step inside the cathedral with your Local Expert. Past the altarpiece dripping with gold to the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings.
  • Gibraltar: With your Local Expert tour the Rock of Gibraltar, one of the pillars of Hercules, affording magnificent views and see the meeting of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Spanish Sierra. You will also visit St. Michael's Cave and see the Barbary Apes.
  • Granada: Best interpreted with the help of a Local Expert, the Alhambra Palace is the ultimate in Muslim architecture, an arabesque fantasy in stone, complemented by the gardens of the Generalife.
  • Barcelona: Explore Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família Basilica, guided by a Local Expert.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fátima: Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions.
  • Obidos: Stroll through the medieval streets of this hilltop fortified city.
  • Mijas: Enjoy a walking tour of the village known for its white-washed houses typical of the region.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Madrid: Your guided tour shows you the statue of Don Quixote in the Plaza de España, Royal Palace, Gran Via, Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol.
  • Toledo: Walk the cobbled streets.
  • Avila: See the dominant city walls.
  • Salamanca: See the cathedral in the university town. Porto: See the bridges and buildings decorated in tiles. See the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.
  • Obidos: Visit this ancient fortified city.
  • Lisbon: Tour the spacious avenues and elegant squares. See the Monument to the Discoveries, ancient Belém Tower and visit Lisbon Cathedral.
  • Seville: Enjoy a walking tour through the squares and lanes of the Santa Cruz Quarter. Emerge by the walls of the Alcazar.
  • Mijas: Journey to this white-washed village.
  • Valencia: See the ultra modern Centre of Arts and Sciences. See the huge City Gates of Serranos and Quart.
  • Peñíscola: View the stone castle from the film 'El Cid'.
  • Barcelona: Drive down the elegant Passeig de Gracia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Autumn: See the ripe olives being picked and enjoy a tasting.
  • Winter: Sample fresh Valencia oranges of the season, artfully made into a delicious dessert.
  • Spring: Visit the Cava Bodegas for a taste of Spanish bubbly.
  • Porto: Sample a selection of famous Port wines at a tasting at the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.
  • Lisbon: Enjoy a tasting of the famous ‘Pastéis de Belém' - a Portuguese delicacy.
  • Seville: Tables are reserved for dinner, drinks and a fiery evening of Spanish dance and music! Get ready for throbbing guitars, lamenting solos, colourful dancers and the rhythmic stomp of flamenco.
  • Granada: For your Dine-Around Evening, choose from a selection of restaurants for a more intimate experience.
  • Valencia: Learn the authentic recipe of paella in a fun cookery demonstration and savour the flavours of this classic dish for dinner, washed down with a glass of sangria.
  • Barcelona: With fantastic sea views, be seated for an exceptional Catalan Celebration Dinner, incorporating classic cooking with only the freshest produce.
  • Included Quality Dining: 14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 Three-course table d'hôte Dinners (DW), 2 Signature Evenings (SE), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee. Departures on tour for Christmas and New Year's Eve will enjoy festive Highlight Dinners which will replace an included meal.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Madrid: The newly built 5-star Barceló Torre de Madrid offers sophisticated comfort and impeccable service, all within walking distance from Madrid's major sights.
  • Salamanca: The centrally located Alameda is close to a range of restaurants and shops and only a short walk to the Plaza Mayor. The spacious rooms all have marble bathrooms and antique-style furniture.
  • Porto: : The NH Collection Porto Batalha was once an 18th century palace hosting lavish balls. It is now a state-of-the-art property offering impeccable service and maximum comfort.
  • Lisbon: Dom Pedro Palace is located in the Amoreiras, Lisbon's vibrant shopping district. This deluxe hotel offers elegant guest accommodation with great city views and a fantastic spa.
  • Seville: The Ayre Sevilla is fantastically-located in the centre of Seville. The property provides outstanding comfort and service, while being the first sustainable hotel in Seville and a pioneer in energy saving.
  • Costa del Sol: : The Melia Costa del Sol is located on a stunning seafront. The perfect setting to relax and fully take in the beautiful scenery.
  • Granada: The 4-star Vincci Albayzin is located in the Albaycin, the old town centre of Granada. Relax in the patio and soak in the typical Andalusian atmosphere of the hotel, in true comfort and style.
  • Valencia: The modern Barceló Valencia is situated right in the centre of Valencia opposite the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, a building designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Don't miss out on the magnificent views of the city from the rooftop terrace!
  • Barcelona: The modern Hilton Barcelona is located on the city's main avenue. It promises an outstanding experience in Barcelona with all comforts and a spectacular view over the city!

OUR FIVE-STAR SERVICES

  • Our highly-skilled Insight Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended Business Class legroom and on-board restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Complimentary airport transfers from/to Madrid Airport are available at scheduled times only on arrival and departure days. Should your flights not coincide with complimentary transfers, charged transfers are available on arrival and departure days, or when additional accommodation is booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

Optional experiences

Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trips. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Excursion to Segovia

Drive to the fortified city of Segovia where a local expert leads you through the medieval streets from the ancient aqueduct to the magnificent Alcazar, one of the inspirations for Walt Disney's Cinderella castle. Inside this 14th century palace, experience the paintings, tapestries, weaponry and armoury of the Spanish medieval era. Then take a panoramic drive outside the walls to admire stunning views over the Eresma valley, the Roman aqueduct and picturesque buildings of this medieval jewel.

Adult Price: EUR 45.00

Code: MAD0001

Madrileño Dinner & Fountains

Tonight, we drive to a Traditional "mesón" to be tempted by dishes for which the capital is famous. Our dinner includes regional wines, beer or soft drinks, and during your meal a local "Tuna de Madrid" will be playing your favourite Spanish songs while dressed in 18th-century costumes. Afterwards, we drive the grand avenues and boulevards to see the spectacular fountains that remind us of the glory of Madrid.

Adult Price: EUR 61.00

Code: MAD0002

Madrid by Night

An evening drive to the most historic area of Madrid including stops for wonderful views of the city and a walk through the lively streets and squares of old Madrid. Enjoy free time for dinner in one of the many restaurants and return home along the grand Avenida Castellana with its spectacular fountains.

Adult Price: EUR 19.00

Code: MAD0006

Fado Evening

Known as ''the soul of the Portuguese identity'', Fado is the emotive folk music for which Lisbon is famous. Take in an unmissable performance of this UNESCO-recognised art form in one of the country's most prestigious Fado houses. To complete the experience, savour a typical Portuguese dinner, with wine included.

Adult Price: EUR 66.00

Code: LIS0002

Lisbon by Night

Drive to the Bairro Alto, the old quarter of Lisbon, to admire the beautiful views over the city. Then take a funicular ride to the downtown Baixa area where cobblestones sparkle in the light of the shops, bars and cafes. Returning to your hotel, you'll pass monuments and buildings, lit up in all their glory.

Adult Price: EUR 19.00

Code: LIS0003

Seafood Dinner by the Tagus River

Across the mighty Tagus River await Lisbon's famous seafood restaurants and wonderful views of the city. Board your ferry to cross the wide blue waters for a delightful evening of Portuguese seafood and fish specialities. After dinner, encounter more sweeping views over the Portuguese capital, as you return to your hotel via the impressive suspension bridge.

Adult Price: EUR 53.00

Code: LIS0004

Cascais, Estoril & Queluz Excursion

Like the Kings of Portugal before you, travel along the Portuguese Riviera and join your local expert at the glamorous resort of Cascais and the Queluz Palace – veritable jewels in the crown of Portugal. Then, we'll return to Lisbon via the wealthy playground of Estoril with its famous Casino and learn of the inspiring people who frequented Portugal's Golden Triangle.

Adult Price: EUR 46.00

Code: LIS0005

Cordoba & the Mezquita

Join your local expert for a walking tour of the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Cordoba. The highlight is undoubtedly the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th-century mosque with a Cathedral built inside. Walk with your guide through the forest of horseshoe shaped arches to the Baroque choir stalls of the Cathedral and the richly ornamented Mihrab prayer niche.

Adult Price: EUR 45.00

Code: SEV0002

Dinner in Seville With a Horse and Carriage Ride

Seville is Spain's most majestic city and an evening out is a must! Tonight we'll enjoy a lovely array of traditional Andalusian specialities, served in a local restaurant with wine, beer & soft drinks included. After a wonderful meal we'll then finish with a magnificent horse & carriage ride through the old town of Seville which is especially magical in the evening.

Adult Price: EUR 66.00

Code: SEV0003

Highlights of Malaga

A short drive brings you to Malaga, the thriving capital of the Costa del Sol. We'll enjoy sweeping vistas over this little known Mediterranean jewel from the Gibralfaro Castle perched above. Then, in a guided tour of the old town, we'll visit the house in which Pablo Picasso spent his early years. The town is also famous for its sweet, full-bodied wines and our tour concludes with a taste of the recent vintage.

Adult Price: EUR 40.00

Code: COS0001

Mediterranean Dinner

Join us for a delicious Mediterranean-style dinner in a delightful restaurant on the Costa del Sol. Why not sample Andalucía's famous sherry wine and one of the restaurant's signature dishes "fritura malagueña" or sea bass baked in sea salt? This optional experience is all inclusive of transportation, wine and drinks.

Adult Price: EUR 53.00

Code: COS0002

Gaudí's Park Güell and Port Olympic

Enter a strange fantasy world at Parc Güell, Spain's most impressive public park! Here Gaudí designed mushroom-like houses, "bird nest" pillars and a stunning mosaic dragon. The huge central terrace is enveloped by a ceramic-encrusted serpentine bench (reputedly the world's longest seat) and offers panoramic views of Barcelona and the bay. We then head to the coast and Port Olympic, built for the athletes of the 1992 Olympics, where we'll have free time to try one the numerous waterfront restaurants.

Adult Price: EUR 38.00

Code: BAR0002

Guell Park & Evening Drive

Enter a strange fantasy world at Parc Güell, Spain's most impressive public park! Here Gaudi designed mushroom-like houses, 'bird nest' pillars and a mosaic dragon on a flight of stairs. The huge central terrace is enveloped by a ceramic-encrusted serpentine bench (reputedly the world's longest seat) and offers panoramic views of Barcelona and the bay. A night drive through the city rounds off the evening, taking in some of the illuminated buildings and monuments on your way back to the hotel.

Adult Price: EUR 37.00

Code: BAR0005

Montserrat & The Black Madonna

Ascend the sacred mountain of Montserrat, Catalonia's most important pilgrimage site for a thousand years. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views before entering the dark, ornate “Basílica Real” and reaching the mystical Black Madonna, surrounded by an altar of gold.

Adult Price: EUR 40.00

Code: BAR0004

Accommodation

 

Barcelo Torre Madrid

Madrid (Central) - Spain

The newly built 5-star Barceló Torre de Madrid offers sophisticated comfort and impeccable service, all within walking distance from Madrid's major sights.

Hotel Alameda Palace Salamanca

Salamanca (Traditional) - Spain

The centrally located Hotel Alameda Palace is close to a range of restaurants and shops and only a short walk to the Plaza Mayor. The spacious rooms all have marble bathrooms and antique-style furniture.

Hotel NH Collection Porto Batalha Porto

Porto (Central) - Portugal

The NH Collection Porto Batalha was once an 18th century palace hosting lavish balls. It is now a state-of-the-art property offering impeccable service and maximum comfort.

Dom Pedro Palace Lisbon

Lisbon (Central) - Portugal

Dom Pedro Palace is located across the street from one of the largest Lisbon shopping Centres: the Amoreiras Shopping Centre with 250 top quality shops, cinemas and restaurants. On the top of the hotel there is the most exclusive Lisbon Penthouse Suite with a 360º degree view overlooking the city. This deluxe hotel offers elegant guest accommodations with great city views and a fantastic spa.

Ayre Sevilla Executive Rooms Seville

Seville (Contemporary) - Spain

A dominant hotel which is fantastically-located in the centre of Seville.

Melia Costa Del Sol Torremolinos

Torremolinos (Scenic) - Spain

Located in Malaga, in the resort of Torremolinos, in the heart of the Costa del Sol, and strategically located right on the beach, Meliá Costa del Sol is the best option for unwinding, having fun and working in Malaga, thanks to its excellent location, its complete and comfortable facilities and its superb service.

Vincci Albayzin Granada

Granada (Traditional) - Spain

The 4-star Vincci Albayzín is located in the centre of Granada and is typically Andalusian in style. It boasts a magnificent enclosed patio that bathes its rooms in natural light.

Barcelo Valencia

Valencia (Central) - Spain

The Barcelo Valencia hotel is situated right in the centre of the City of Arts and Sciences, opposite the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, a building which was designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, and is situated in one of the most modern and attractive areas of the city of Valencia.

Hilton Barcelona

Barcelona (Central) - Spain

The modern Hilton Barcelona is located on the city's main avenue. It promises an outstanding experience in Barcelona with all comforts and a spectacular view over the city!

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
10664 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 06 May, 2018

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    Trip: The locations on the tour were lovely, but the pace of the tour was much too hectic. There were several instances when we had an hour or less to wait for our bags to be brought to our rooms and then we were out the door again!

    Service: Tony, our guide, was wonderful.

  • 21 April, 2018

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    Trip: A great overall experience of both Spain and Portugal.

    Service: Insight did everything excellent. Out tour director, Bradley, was fantastic. All the accommodations were great, the coach and driver, Pedro, were great. My wife and I did all the extra excursions.

  • 16 April, 2018

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    Trip: The itinerary was very fast paced, we did not have enough time to take in the local atmosphere. At times the group felt very rushed, minimal time was allotted for eating lunch and shopping. the itinerary did provide a chance to see a lot of places. At times we stopped at locations that were less than 1 hour from the final destination for the day, which prevented us time to explore the city, which was supposed to be the main attraction, this did not make sense. At other times we stopped at rest areas shortly after we had left the hotel which did not make sense as well, which wasted valuable time for exploring the next touring stop. The add-ons were very good with the exception of the dinners, the dinners were not very good in a couple of the locations. I would recommend that you include the excursions the itinerary and be done with it, it feels as if Insight is trying to not be truthful, it would be better to know in advance for budgeting purposes as well as make the package more attractive.

    Service: I will not recommend insight due to hotel accomodations (all but two) not having air conditioning. In the Salamanca hotel the shower stall was very small, so small that we had to leave the doors open to take a shower. I didn't report this to Enzo because we were in a hurry to get ready for the Tapas dinner at the Plaza Mayor. According to Vacations to Go they also said that Insight would not change our flight from Madrid to Barcelona (our last stop on the tour) so we had to endure an 8 hour bus ride from Barcelona to Madrid in order to catch our flight which was impacted due to the Air France strike.

  • 14 April, 2018

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    Trip: Covered a LOT of territory, literally & figuratively. It would have been nice to have 2 nights in a couple of my locations but understand it would extend the length of the tour. It would have allowed some free time to explore. The one hotel, Vennecci I think, did not match the std as a repeat Insight traveler expect. Enzo’s knowledge, humor, personality were as huge factor in the trip being successful. The local guides were also very very good. All the special dinners except the dine around we’re excellent. We chose the non hotel dine around, we should have selected the hotel one.

    Service: The Tour Firector Enzo Buonono was terrific and pre trip I contacted CS about avl of hair dryers at the hotels, a rapid response. Very pleased. Enzo particularity was able to managed some chronic complainers in the tour, who blamed the company and others for their lack of due diligience with their travel agent. Two couples who a moderate walking issues didn’t like the pace, well, they obviously saw the itinerary...included and optional excursions.

  • 14 April, 2018

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    Trip: We saw a lot in the amount of days we were there. I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Service: Great itinerary, tour director and driver. Our tour director Enzo had the best attitude every single day, including the early morning starts. He was very knowledgeable and made every day interesting. Enzo went above and beyond to make our trip the best it could be. I loved every minute of the tour. Thank you Enzo and Norberto!

  • 12 April, 2018

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    Trip: Well planned and organised. Good overview of the places visited. But the dinners provided were below average as the food were sometimes not fresh or undercooked

    Service: Service was generally good.

  • 11 April, 2018

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    Trip: trip was great and saw so much....

    Service: Good job and enjoyed the trip, thanks.

  • 08 April, 2018

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    Trip: See previous notes about other spots to visit for optional trips

    Service: Trip to bull fighting ring to learn its history or cork manufacturing plant. Took best of Spain and Portugal trip.

  • 07 April, 2018

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    Trip: All the BEST cities in Spain & Portugal were visited

    Service: What they did well? Everything. And the tour director: Brad ****; outstanding!

  • 07 April, 2018

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    Trip: The tour team made the difference between a good and a perfect tour

    Service: Certainly both Spain and Portugal are beautiful but we were extra fortunate to have Brad **** and Pedro as our tour team . Both went out of their way to make the journey pleasant, informative, organized and clearly the best tour we have ever taken.

  • 07 April, 2018

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    Trip: We felt like we had really seen Portugal and Spain at end of the trip. We saw all of the highlights and fully exceeded our expectations.

    Service: From the luxury bus to the wonderful hotels and great tour guide, the whole experience was first rate.

  • 02 April, 2018

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    Trip: Felt rushed through some of the tours of older areas. Some guests were not mobile.

    Service: Would like to have stayed in more older hotels with Spanish architecture and history. I can stay in a sleek modern hotel anywhere.

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