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Escorted Tour: Lisbon, Andalusia & Madrid

Portugal & Spain in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Discover Portugal’s capital, and Southern Spain's essential cities, on this cultural exploration. Guided city tours, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, castles and palaces, expect it all on this well-rounded adventure!

Trip Highlights

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    Lisbon
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    Tavira
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    Córdoba
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    Madrid
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    Seville

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + £ 180

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Embark on a journey through the heart of Spain and Portugal, starting in the vibrant streets of Lisbon. Next, be captivated by Seville's colorful charm and rich history. Then, delve into the enchanting beauty of the Alhambra in Granada, and wander through the breathtaking Mezquita-Catedral in Córdoba. Finally, conclude your adventure in the dynamic capital of Madrid.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Lisbon
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Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch your flight*. Touch down in Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital. Perched along the Tagus River, this coastal city boasts stunning vistas from its hilltop viewpoints, showcasing a blend of ancient architecture and modern vibrancy.

Transfer to the hotel** and depending on your arrival time, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Why not explore the oldest parts of the city, or enjoy views of the river from one of the many riverside cafes. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

 

*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.


**You can add early check-in during the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ikonik Lisboa or similar
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100 Reviews

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2nd Day: Lisbon
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, be ready to enjoy a fascinating tour of Lisbon and gain an insightful overview of this incredible city. Begin at the Church of the Jerónimos Monastery, home to the tomb of Vasco de Gama and the famous poet Camões.

Admire Belém Tower and the Monument of the Discoveries. The tour continues through one of the oldest areas of the city, the Alfama neighborhood, perched on the hillside boasting spectacular views across Lisbon. Finally, enjoy free time to continue exploring on our own.

In the afternoon, why not enjoy our optional Sintra tour* with a visit to Pena Palace. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

*Optional tour to Sintra (including Pena Palace): discover the enchanting beauty of Sintra, and the fairytale landscapes of this UNESCO World Heritage site, as you explore the colorful and whimsical architecture of Pena Palace, perched on the hilltop.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ikonik Lisboa or similar
tripadvisor rating

100 Reviews

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Activities

included
City tour of Lisbon

Light

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Excursion to Sintra and the Palace of Pena

Moderate

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3rd Day: Lisbon - Seville - Spain
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Tavira this morning, located in the Algarve region. This picturesque town is renowned for its historic charm, idyllic beaches, and cultural treasures. Tavira exudes a timeless elegance with whitewashed buildings adorned with colorful tiles.

Upon arrival, head to the city center for a leisurely break in a charming coastal atmosphere. Enjoy time at leisure to explore and soak in the beauty of this lovely city. Afterwards, continue your journey to Seville, a drive of about 2 hours.

Arrive at your hotel in Seville, where you'll check in and have the evening to relax and settle in. Renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture, begin discovering the enchanting blend of Andalusian charm and modern vitality at your own pace. Overnight stay in Seville.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Sevilla Santa... or similar
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144 Reviews

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Activities

included
Short stop in Tavira

Light

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4th Day: Seville
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a city tour of the heart of Seville. Walk through its narrow and bustling streets, pass by iconic landmarks such as the Barrio de Santa Cruz and La Giralda, before reaching the majestic Cathedral for a visit to its beautiful Gothic monument.

Afterward, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon discovering Seville at your own pace. To get the most out of your trip, we recommend an optional tapas dinner with Flamenco show*. Overnight stay in Seville.


*Optional Sevillanas night (dinner & show): Immerse yourself in the traditional Spanish dance of Sevillanas, filled with passion and rhythm, while enjoying a delicious array of authentic tapas. Indulge in the flavors of Andalusia as you savor local delicacies, all amidst the lively atmosphere of Seville's cultural scene.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Sevilla Santa... or similar
tripadvisor rating

144 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Seville

Light

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Optional
Optional Sevillanas night (dinner & show)

Light

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5th Day: Seville - Cordoba - Granada
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Córdoba today, just an hour's journey away. Once you arrive, delve into history as you explore the captivating old mosque-Cathedral (entrance included), an iconic symbol of Spain's rich heritage.

Wander through the famous streets of the old market and Jewish quarter, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic area. 


After the tour, head to Granada to check in to your hotel. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, enjoy the vibrant Moorish heritage, and enchanting labyrinthine streets, offering a fusion of history, culture, and natural beauty. Overnight stay in Granada.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Crisol Guadalupe or similar
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1064 Reviews

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Activities

included
Cordoba city tour with entrance to the Mezquita

Light

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6th Day: Granada - Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, explore the renowned Alhambra, a testament to the profound Muslim influence in the Iberian Peninsula. Marvel at the architectural wonders and intricate decorations of this cultural jewel as you visit the Palacio Nazaríes, La Alcazaba fortress, and the serene gardens that envelop it.

After the tour, journey towards Madrid, a scenic drive of approximately 5 hours. Arrive at your hotel in the early evening with time to start discovering its dynamic streets, and lively culinary scene. Check in and unwind after a day filled with cultural discoveries. Overnight stay in Madrid.

Important note: To visit the Alhambra, it is mandatory to send copies of all passengers’ valid passports to customerservice@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation, as these details are necessary to purchase a ticket on your behalf. Please note that there are a limited number of tickets available each day and that the Alhambra is a large complex with multiple parts.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Exe Plaza Madrid or similar
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1334 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Alhambra in Granada

Moderate

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7th Day: Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a city tour of Madrid. Begin near the majestic Royal Palace, a symbol of Spanish monarchy, then head on a walking exploration, where you'll delve into the grandeur of the Cathedral of Madrid.

Continue strolling through the vibrant streets, passing by the bustling Mercado de San Miguel and the iconic Plaza del Sol, nestled close to the bustling Gran Vía. Conclude the tour at the charming Plaza Mayor, before returning to your hotel.

Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the delights of Madrid. We recommend one of our optional activities: either an afternoon tour to Toledo*, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or an exciting dinner and Flamenco Show** to delight your senses. Overnight stay in Madrid.

*Optional tour to Toledo: known as the "City of Three Cultures", explore its historic center’s winding streets, and marvel at its iconic landmarks, including the magnificent Toledo Cathedral and the ancient Alcázar fortress.

**Optional dinner with Flamenco show: experience the heart and soul of Spain, with a feast of traditional Spanish cuisine while being mesmerized by the passionate rhythms and movements of flamenco dancers. Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of Madrid's flamenco scene!

Please note: choose only one of the two optionals, as both of these overlap so it’s not possible to do both

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Exe Plaza Madrid or similar
tripadvisor rating

1334 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City tour of Madrid

Moderate

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Optional
Dinner and Flamenco show in Madrid
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Optional
City tour of Toledo

Moderate

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8th Day: Madrid - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it’s time to wrap up your trip through Portugal and Spain. Transfer to the airport at the indicated time, to catch your flight back to the UK/Ireland.

 

*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.

Included activities

Included

City tour of Lisbon

Included activity for day 2 in Lisbon

Join our half-day tour of Lisbon, starting at Jerónimos Monastery. Explore Belém Tower and the Monument of the Discoveries, then wander through Alfama for breathtaking views.

Duration 04:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Short stop in Tavira

Included activity for day 3

Wander through its cobbled streets lined with quaint cafes and boutiques, and discover architectural gems such as the medieval castle and the striking Ponte Romana bridge spanning the Gilão River.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

City Tour of Seville

Included activity for day 4 in Seville

Embark on a panoramic journey through Seville's heart, winding through its bustling streets. Pass by iconic landmarks like Barrio de Santa Cruz and La Giralda, culminating in a visit to the majestic Cathedral's Gothic monument.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Included

Cordoba city tour with entrance to the Mezquita

Included activity for day 5 in Mosque of Cordoba

Explore the old Mezquita de Cordoba and wander through historic streets, immersing in the vibrant atmosphere of the old market and Jewish quarter.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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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

Excursion to Sintra and the Palace of Pena

Suggested activity for day 2 in Sintra

Explore the fairytale town of Sintra and visit the Palace of Pena. Marvel at the intricate details of this 19th-century Romanticist castle and surrounding parkland.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Optional Sevillanas night (dinner & show)

Suggested activity for day 4 in Seville

Experience the Sevillanas dance, delicious traditional Spanish tapas, and Andalusian flavors in the vibrant cultural ambiance of Seville.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Dinner and Flamenco show in Madrid

Suggested activity for day 7 in Madrid

Feel Spain's essence enjoying a traditional dinner and a mesmerizing flamenco. Immerse in Madrid's captivating flamenco scene.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

City tour of Toledo

Suggested activity for day 7 in Toledo

Visit Toledo, the medieval capital of the region, and the important stronghold of the Cristian reconquest. Conclude with a visit to the magnificent Toledo Cathedral.

Duration 04:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Lisbon; Madrid - UK/Ireland.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels*.
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • All transfers
  • Entrance to the Mosque in Cordoba and entrance to Alhambra Palace in Granada**.
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    See itinerary
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Visits to Lisbon, Seville, Córdoba, Granada and Madrid***.
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  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

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

*City taxes are not included and the payment for the city tax is required by clients at hotels (4-5 € per person per night aprox).

*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.

**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. Otherwise your entry to the Alhambra in Granada cannot be guaranteed. 

***In the event of closures or special events, the order of the itinerary may change. In this case, all tours and excursions mentioned in the itinerary will go ahead, but possibly in a different order.

  • 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 for travellers from EU countries.

    • Time zone

      UTC.

    • Other useful information

      The price of petrol is much higher than in Spain.

    • 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 canceled 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 +44 20 8068 3176 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. 

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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