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Iberian Gems: Lisbon, Madrid & Barcelona

Portugal & Spain in 12 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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Get to know the magic of beautiful Lisbon before experiencing the diversity and culture of Spain, with stays in the majestic capital, Madrid, and the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona.

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    Lisbon
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    Barcelona
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    Madrid

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  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Day 2 to 5

Açores Lisboa

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Lisbon

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: HF Fenix Urban, Hotel Omid Saldanha

Itinerary

Indulge in incredible Portuguese cuisine and culture with a 3-night stay in magical Lisbon. Then, head to sunny Spain and discover its most iconic cities. Begin in the capital of Madrid to discover its elegant architecture and amazing food scene before taking a high-speed train to explore the artistic heritage and Mediterranean beaches of vibrant Barcelona.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Arrive at your Canada departure airport, ready for a flight to Lisbon*. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Lisbon
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Touch down in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, known for its dramatic coastline and pastel-colored buildings. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Why not explore the oldest parts of the city to admire the ornate architecture or simply enjoy the views of the River Tagus from one of the many riverside cafes and bars. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Açores Lisboa or similar

865 Reviews

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3rd Day: Lisbon
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Breakfast at the hotel. Head to the meeting point to set off on a half-day tour of Lisbon. Begin with a visit to the incredible Jerónimos Monastery, known for its incredible Manueline architecture and among the most visited sights in the city.

Next, enjoy a guided tour of the National Coach Museum*, home to a beautiful collection of horse-drawn carriages before making a photo stop at the emblematic Belém Tower. See the Monument of the Discoveries before exploring the heart of the city at Commerce Square, the largest in Lisbon. Visit the historic neighbourhood of Alfama, famed for its fado music and finish the tour in Marques de Pombal Square.

The remainder of the day is free to explore Lisbon at your leisure and indulge in its vibrant nightlife and thriving restaurant scene! Alternatively, enjoy an optional dinner with Fado show at a local restaurant**. Overnight stay in Lisbon. 

*Please note: If the National Coach Museum is closed, the visit will be replaced by a tour of the Palace Nacional da Ajuda.

**Optional Dinner & Fado Show: Head to the historic neighborhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar as you experience the authentic musical heritage of Lisbon for yourself! 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Açores Lisboa or similar

865 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Tour of Lisbon

Moderate

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4th Day: Lisbon
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Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your leisure to soak up the ambience of this lively city or do some last-minute shopping. If you haven't already, be sure to indulge in a traditional pastel de nata custard tart, the signature sweet treat of Lisbon and the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon coffee! Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Açores Lisboa or similar

865 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dinner with Fado Show
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5th Day: Lisbon - Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Madrid. Touch down in Madrid, the enigmatic capital city of Spain, known for its fast-paced atmosphere, classical architecture and beautiful plazas and parks.

Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace. Madrid is well-known for its brilliant gastronomic scene and lively nightlife, so be sure to get out after dark to experience the amazing atmosphere of the capital. Overnight stay in Madrid.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Puerta de Toledo or similar

1414 Reviews

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6th Day: Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own way to the nearest pick-up point and discover Madrid aboard a double-decker tour bus. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two different routes available. Route 1 (blue) will take you to discover the Historical Madrid and includes a complete historical, artistic and monumental tour. Discover the beautiful Paseo del Prado or admire magnificent buildings, legacy of the Habsburgs period.

The second route (green) goes through Modern Madrid. Discover the city beyond historical landmarks and royal monuments. The itinerary will take you by the impressive KIO towers, Museum of Public Art and Real Madrid stadium.

The rest of the day is free to enjoy the world-class cuisine, excellent shopping and limitless cultural treasures of Madrid at your leisure. We recommend a half-day excursion to the city of Toledo*. Overnight stay in Madrid.

*Optional Afternoon Excursion to Toledo: Set off this afternoon for the historic city of Toledo, known as the 'City of Three Cultures' for its fusion of Jewish, Muslim and Christian histories. Discover this once powerful Imperial City and its eclectic mix of architectural styles.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Puerta de Toledo or similar

1414 Reviews

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Activities

included
Madrid City Tour Hop-on/Hop-off

Light

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Optional
Half-Day Afternoon Excursion to Toledo

Moderate

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7th Day: Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day to discover Madrid at your leisure. Why not soak up a little culture at the incredible Prado Museum or go shopping along the Gran Via? For an afternoon stroll, we recommend El Retiro Park, home to a beautiful boating lake, stone fountains and the elegant Crystal Palace.

Alternatively, why not enjoy an excursion to Ávila and Segovia*? As night falls, be sure to get out and enjoy Madrid's vibrant nightlife! The city is known for its many rooftop bars where you can enjoy sunset drinks alongside excellent views of the city! Overnight stay in Madrid.

*Optional Excursion to Ávila & Segovia: Set off for the charming city of Ávila, one of the best-preserved medieval fortified cities in Spain. Enjoy a walking tour through the old town to discover its Gothic palaces, fortified cathedral and Romanesque-style churches.

Visit the incredible Walls of Ávila and enjoy free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. Next, set off for Segovia, where you'll stop for a gastronomic 
lunch before continuing the day with a guided tour of the exterior of Segovia Cathedral and an atmospheric walk through the old Jewish Quarter.

Finally, enjoy a guided visit to the magnificent Alcazar of Segovia, a castle said to have inspired Walt Disney and one of the most enchanting medieval fortifications in Europe!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Puerta de Toledo or similar

1414 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-Day Excursion to Ávila & Segovia with lunch

Moderate

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8th Day: Madrid - Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the capital behind as you transfer to the train station to catch a high-speed train to Barcelona. Arrive in the Catalonian capital and transfer to your hotel.

This vibrant city will give you a warm welcome, known for its artistic heritage and Gaudi's amazing architecture, spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the historic streets of the Barrio Gothic or strolling along the seafront in the old fishing neighborhood of Barceloneta. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar

731 Reviews

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9th Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the city today on a combined walking and bus tour of Barcelona. Find your own way to the meeting point at Barcelona's Estació del Nord to meet your guide and set off on a walking tour of the historic neighborhoods of Born and the Gothic Quarter.

Stroll along some of the most emblematic streets in the city before reaching the incredible Barcelona Cathedral, famed for its magnificent Gothic architecture. Entrance to the cathedral is included and enjoy time to explore the interior on your own before continuing the walking tour to uncover the secrets of one of the oldest parts of the city.

Next, board an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour of Barcelona's most important sights. See the beautiful Mediterranean Coastline and Port Olympic, pass by the old fisherman's quarter of Barceloneta and head inland to the leafy neighborhood of Montjuïc. Famous as the stage for the 1992 Olympic Games, learn how this event transformed the city.

Take the Montjuïc cable car for amazing views across the entire city and visit MNAC Viewpoint for captivating panoramas of Barcelona. On the way back to the meeting point, drive along spectacular Passeig de Gracia to see some of the most emblematic architecture of Gaudi, such as Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. End the tour and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, making the most of the city's incredible beaches or indulging in Barcelona's many tapas bars. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

Please note: The Montjuïc cable car is under maintenance between January and early March. If you visit during this time, this cable car ride will be replaced by a ride on the Port Cable Car instead. 

Important information: Please note that time and days in Barcelona can be changed according to the availability of the walking and bus tour of Barcelona. It will be confirmed 15 days before arrival. However, all included excursions are already guaranteed.

In case the Barcelona city tour is not available because of external causes such as a religious or an official event, a national holiday or demonstrations, a 1-day-pass of the hop-on-hop-off bus will be offered.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar

731 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Walking & Panoramic Tour of Barcelona with Cable Car Ride

Moderate

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10th Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today in Barcelona to explore at your leisure! Why not get to know the vibrant neighborhood of El Raval or pay a visit to Park Guell in Gracia, the fantastical creation of architect Antoni Gaudi? For an afternoon stroll be sure to visit Parque de la Ciudadela, one of the most popular green spaces in the city.

On the other hand, don't miss the chance to visit the world-famous La Sagrada Familia*, perhaps the most famous of all of Gaudi's architectural masterpieces! Overnight stay in Barcelona.

*Optional Fast Track Sagrada Familia & Gaudi's Artistic Works: Visit two of the most important landmarks in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Admire Gaudí’s mastery and learn about the symbolism of his incredible works. Discover some of the most emblematic modernist monuments in the city and walk by two of the most important Gaudí works: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar

731 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Fast Track Sagrada Familia & Gaudi's Artistic Works

Light

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11th Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your final day in this magical, vibrant city and soak up the charms of Barcelona. Whether you're heading to the beach or uncovering the treasures held in the city's museums and art galleries, you're sure to fall in love with this lively regional capital. Overnight stay in Barcelona. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar

731 Reviews

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12th Day: Barcelona - Canada
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Breakfast at the hotel*. Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Spain to an end. At the indicated time, private transfer to the airport for your flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip**.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in Canada the next day and the total duration of the trip would be 13 days.

Included activities

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Meeting point: Alameda Edgar Cardoso/Parque Eduardo VII, next to Praça Marquês de Pombal

Half-Day Tour of Lisbon

Included activity for day 3 in Lisbon

Visit the exterior of the Jerónimos Monastery, known for its incredible architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the National Coach Museum. Make a photo stop at Belém Tower, explore the heart of the city at Commerce Square and Alfama neighborhood.

Duration 04:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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You must carry a printed copy of your voucher. Buses depart between every 7 and 15 minutes. You can get on and off at any of its stops. Limited access during 24 hours. Departure time: 9am-10pm (Mar-Oct) & 10am - 6pm (Nov-Feb).

Madrid City Tour Hop-on/Hop-off

Included activity for day 6 in Madrid

Get to know Madrid on a sightseeing bus tour and visit the city's highlights. Route 1 focuses on historic Madrid and Route 2 explores the modern side of the city.

Duration 23:59h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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The duration of the tour includes transportation. Departure point at Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19. End of January - beginning of March the cable car is under maintenance and the service will be replaced by the Port Cable Car.

Walking & Panoramic Tour of Barcelona with Cable Car Ride

Included activity for day 9 in Barcelona

Begin with a walking tour through the historic neighbourhoods of Born and the Gothic Quarter. Visit Barcelona Cathedral before embarking on a panoramic tour, including the Olympic Port and Montjuic. Cable Car ride in Montjuic included.

Duration 04:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Dinner with Fado Show

Suggested activity for day 4 in Lisbon

Head to the historic neighbourhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar.

Physical rating:

Light

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Please note photography and filming are not permitted inside the Church of St. Tomé. Departure point c/ San Nicolás 15, Madrid. The duration of the tour includes transportation.

Half-Day Afternoon Excursion to Toledo

Suggested activity for day 6 in Toledo

Set off this afternoon for the historic city of Toledo, known as the 'City of Three Cultures' for its fusion of Jewish, Muslim and Christian histories. Discover this once powerful Imperial City and its eclectic mix of architectural styles.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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Meeting point is in San Nicolás 15, Madrid. The duration of the tour includes transportation. From November to March only available on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Full-Day Excursion to Ávila & Segovia with lunch

Suggested activity for day 7

Visit two of Spain's most historic cities. Enjoy a walking tour through Avila's old town and explore its historic city walls. Visit Segovia, stroll through the old Jewish Quarter and enjoy a guided visit to the magnificent Alcazar. Lunch included.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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Departure point in c/Sardenya 311, you have to arrive 15 minutes before departure time.

Fast Track Sagrada Familia & Gaudi's Artistic Works

Suggested activity for day 10 in Barcelona

Visit the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Admire Gaudí’s mastery and learn about the symbolism of his incredible works. End the tour discovering some of the most emblematic modernist monuments in the city and admire the beauty of La Pedrera and Casa Batlló

Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Lisbon; Barcelona - Canada.
  • Flights: Lisbon-Madrid.
  • High-speed train: Madrid - Barcelona.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.*
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  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Airport transfers in Portugal and Spain are included.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.*
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • City tour in Lisbon. Sightseeing tour by bus of Madrid. Panoramic tour of Barcelona including Montjuïc cable car.**
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  • English-speaking guide during the tours.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

City taxes are not included.

Hotel pick up and drop off for sightseeing tour of Madrid and panoramic tour of Barcelona are not included.

Important: It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customerservice@exoticca.com at the moment you make your reservation. 

Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group.

About Portugal:

Please note: Travelers are required to pay a municipal tax (approximately €2 per person, per night) directly to the hotels in Lisbon upon departure. A credit card must be presented as a guarantee to the hotels upon arrival.

* Hotel rooms in Portugal are usually equipped with one double bed. If you require twin beds, please let us know at the time of booking and we will try our best to accommodate your request, although it cannot always be guaranteed.

Check-in and check-out times are set as a matter of internal policy at each hotel. As a general rule, check-in begins at 3PM and the check-out time is at noon. Please note that these hours may vary per the rules of an individual hotel.

About Spain:

** Important: hotel pick up and drop off for the sightseeing tour of Madrid and the Panoramic tour of Barcelona are not included. You will have to make your own way to the meeting point and it is important that you present yourself at least 10 minutes before the starting time of the tour.

* Hotel ratings in Spain are not governed by the same standards as those in the US, so please keep this in mind when selecting your desired accommodation category.

** Please note that time and days in Barcelona can be changed according to the availability of the walking and bus tour of Barcelona. It will be confirmed 15 days before arrival. However, all included excursions are already guaranteed.

In case that the Barcelona city tour is not available because of external causes such as a religious or an official event, a national holiday or demonstrations, a 1-day-pass of the hop-on-hop-off bus will be offered.

  • Portugal
  • Spain
    • Entry requirements

      Portugal requires that all foreigners have a minimum term of validity left on their passport or visa, depending on their nationality. Please check your official state department/foreign office website for more information.

    • Visa

      No visa is required.

    • Currency

      Euro.

    • Language

      Portuguese.

    • Electricity

      230 V. No adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 0

    • Other useful information

      Portugal is the oldest country in Europe.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.visitportugal.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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    Lisbon · Portugal

    Portugal

    We really enjoyed our tour in Portugal!

    At Lisbon Airport they came to pick us up though it was only my husband and myself. Throughout the entire trip, the guide explained everything & told us stories related to the tour. This was the third time we have travelled with Exoticca.

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