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per person share twinFlights are additional
This 13-day small group tour through Portugal and Spain offers a harmonious blend of culinary delights, wine tastings, cultural encounters, and hands-on experiences, providing a profound connection to the Iberian Peninsula's rich traditions and landscapes.
✔ 12 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels
✔ 19 seat bus during the entire tour
✔ Wild Douro Guide during the entire tour
✔ All activities as specified in your itinerary
Flights are additional
13 days/12 nights
From $8299 per person share twin
Set departures: 08Nov & 13Dec24
From $8799 per person share twin
Set departures:19Apr, 17May, 21Jun, 19Jul, 16Aug, 20Sep & 18Oct 24
Day 1: Porto
Today you arrive in Portugal and are transferred to your hotel in Porto.
Then you have free time to explore Porto.
Day 2: Porto
Discover the enchanting allure of Portugal! Welcome to Porto, the undefeated city, an epitome of timeless heritage. Join us for an unforgettable day in the city's historic centre. Immerse yourself in the local way of life during an enticing food tour, sampling culinary treasures as you explore iconic landmarks. Your transition from tradition to modernity continues as we journey to WOW, a chic destination in the neighbouring area, to uncover the nation's wine secrets. Your adventure begins here, where every moment is a tantalizing taste of Portugal's rich culture, vibrant history, and modern elegance. Come and be captivated by the heart and soul of Porto!
Day 3: Porto
Indulge in an exclusive day designed for discerning travellers. Join us for an intimate family-oriented experience in Portugal. Begin by selecting fresh ingredients at a local market before entering the welcoming home of a genuine Portuguese family. Together, we'll craft culinary delights, including the iconic Pastel de Nata dessert. The remainder of the day is dedicated to uncovering the hidden treasures of Porto, exploring its well-kept secrets and savouring the city's finest offerings. This is the pinnacle of refined travel experiences, offering a perfect blend of culture, cuisine, and discovery.
Day 4: Porto - Lamego
Immerse yourself in a day of enchanting history, rural tranquillity, and rich tradition that you'll cherish forever. We begin by visiting a charming family farm, where we handpick fruits, create artisanal jam, and savour a delightful lunch. Amidst the beauty of the countryside, indulge in dance, laughter, and fine wine. Following our meal, we embark on a journey to the Douro region, pausing in the captivating town of Amarante, a jewel of Northern Portugal's history and charm. As the day unfolds, we unveil a sweet, centuries-old secret. Join Rosa at her confectionery, where she'll reveal the art of crafting convent sweets, sprinkled with delightful surprises. This is an exquisite day that promises to create lasting memories.
Day 5: Lamero - Zamora
Today, once again, we will delve into the traditions of a region, the first demarcated wine region in the world and, many say, one of the most beautiful in the world. Our first activity will, once more, celebrate tradition as we create pottery, but not just any pottery – we'll work with the UNESCO-recognized black clay of Bisalhães, an Intangible World Heritage. It's then time to immerse ourselves in the Douro wine region, cruise aboard a private Rabelo boat on the Douro River, and explore an authentic Douro estate where the marvellous Port wine is produced. We'll enjoy lunch at this estate. We will end our journey in Spain, Zamora, Olé!
Day 6: Zamora - Madrid
Today, we awaken in Zamora, our inaugural Spanish village. Our approach goes beyond mere city tours; we seek to immerse you in the culture and traditions of the region. Prepare for an enchanting day as we embark on a captivating journey, bestowing you with the exclusive privilege of a visit to the prestigious Abdón Segovia winery. Here, you'll partake in a delightful wine-tasting experience, followed by a casual yet exquisite lunch in the gracious company of Abdon and his charming wife. This is your chance to delve deep into Spanish heritage, savor the richness of local flavors, and forge lasting connections with the people of the region. It's a day brimming with cultural experiences and unforgettable moments.
Day 7: Madrid
Experience the vibrant heart of Madrid on our exclusive tour. We will do a panoramic tour, unveiling the city's essence through iconic landmarks like Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, Cibeles Square, and the Prado Museum (optional), concluding in the serene Retiro Park. We will embark on a captivating walking expedition through Madrid's historic heart, including stops at Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market, La Latina, Almudena Cathedral, and the Royal Palace. Madrid, Spain's dynamic capital, is a city of contrasts. It seamlessly blends historic charm with modern vibrancy. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks like the Royal Palace and Prado Museum (optional), savor the flavors of traditional tapas, and immerse themselves in the lively culture of flamenco. Madrid offers a rich tapestry of experiences that captivate the senses and the soul.
Day 8: Madrid - Cordoba
Toledo and Cordoba, two Spanish gems, offer an enchanting journey through time and culture. Toledo, with its rich Jewish heritage and stunning architecture, invites exploration of its historic streets and iconic synagogues. Cordoba, on the other hand, boasts the mesmerizing Mezquita, a testament to its Moorish past. These cities beckon travellers to unravel layers of history and revel in their unique charms. In addition to Cordoba's top attractions, we'll explore the hidden gems, like the UNESCO-listed Courtyards. You'll taste fine wines, olive oils, and even try 'Venenciar' – the art of drawing Sherry from aging barrels using a 'Venencia,' a special tool with a slender, flexible shaft and steel cup.
Day 9: Cordoba - Seville
Experience the vibrant soul of Seville on a captivating day tour. Begin your journey with a visit to the Alcazar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning Mudejar and Gothic architecture. Explore the lush gardens, ornate courtyards, and intricate tilework that tell stories of Spain's rich history. Next, venture across the Guadalquivir River to the Triana district, a lively neighborhood famous for its ceramics, flamenco heritage, and charming streets. Stroll through Triana's picturesque alleyways, visit local workshops, and savor traditional tapas in its authentic bars. To conclude your day, immerse yourself in the passion of flamenco with a thrilling evening show. Be mesmerized by the powerful dance, soulful singing, and virtuosic guitar playing that define this Andalusian art form. This tour promises a sensory journey through Seville's history, culture, and artistic soul.
Day 10: Seville - Vila Vicosa
As we return to Portugal, our journey leads us into the enchanting Alentejo region, a realm entirely distinct from our prior experiences. Alentejo is renowned for its expansive cork oak plantations, and we will relish a family-hosted lunch amidst this lush landscape. Here, we will be embraced with warm hospitality and savor local culinary delights. Following our meal, we'll venture to the Alqueva, Europe's largest man-made lake, and explore the beautifully restored walled village of Monsaraz. Enjoy a wine tasting of Alentejo's finest vintages, overlooking the breathtaking Alqueva, before we proceed to the charming Vila Viçosa. Our day promises to be a feast for the senses, celebrating the unique culture and landscapes of Alentejo.
Day 11: Vila Vicosa - Lisbon
Today, we embark on a luxurious adventure in Lisbon, but before reaching this enchanting Portuguese capital, we'll explore Évora, the Alentejo region's crown jewel steeped in history and hidden treasures. An exquisite lunch awaits us at an Alentejo estate, offering a delightful wine tasting experience. This idyllic estate is nestled in the Alto Alentejo region, just 10 km from Évora, within the walls of the medieval Paço do Morgado de Oliveira, founded in 1306. Here, you'll find the Fitapreta winery, a contemporary cork-built structure from 2017, surrounded by lush vineyards. The Paço do Morgado de Oliveira is conveniently located less than 1h30m from Lisbon and covers approximately 100 hectares. Our day concludes with a guided stroll through Lisbon's splendid Chiado district.
Day 12: Lisbon
Our final day in Portugal caters to the discerning traveller, blending the charm of Lisbon with the allure of Sintra, one of Portugal's most idyllic towns. We'll begin by exploring the iconic Pena Palace and strolling along its quaint, vibrant streets. Just before our return to Lisbon, we'll luxuriate in the elegance of a grand estate in Colares, savoring regional wines with the magnificent Atlantic Ocean as our backdrop. In Lisbon, we'll uncover the enchantment of Alfama, a district where the soul-stirring strains of Fado, Portugal's traditional music, envelop our senses. Our exquisite farewell dinner will be serenaded by these timeless melodies, creating an unforgettable conclusion to our journey.
Day 13: Your tour ends in Lisbon
This morning you have breakfast and then check out from your hotel ready for your onward destination.
(Bed and Breakfast)
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