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Essential Spain and Portugal by Rail

11 day rail journey from $3779 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until sold out

 

11 day rail journey from
$3779
per person share twin Flights are additional

Essential Spain and Portugal

Enjoy a ten-night rail holiday perfect for discovering the beautiful cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon. Speed through the Catalan countryside to Barcelona to explore Gaudi's iconic landmarks before riding the rails to vibrant Madrid, where the skies are famously blue! Explore the Spanish capital's beautiful "Belle Epoque" centre before heading to historic Seville. Cross the longest bridge in Europe on your way to the beautiful Portuguese capital before your ending your journey on the banks of the Duoro in Porto.


Deal Includes
 2 nights in Barcelona
 2 nights in Madrid
 2 nights in Seville
 2 nights in Lisbon
 2 nights in Porto
 Rail travel in standard class throughout
 Breakfast daily
 Skip the Line: Sagrada Familia Tour in Barcelona
 Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Madrid
 Small-group tour of Seville including skip the line Royal Alcazar and Seville Cathedral
 Walking tour of Lisbon
 6 bridges cruise in Porto (March-November only)
 Flights are additional 

11 days / 10 Nights 
From $3779 per person twin share 

Based on select travel in Jul & Aug 24
Departs daily, year round
Other dates available - ask us for pricing


Highlights
• Immerse yourself in the best of Spain and Portugal!
• Travel by high-speed trains between exciting cities
• Marvel at Gaudi's architecture in Barcelona
• Visit world-class museums and galleries in Madrid
• Discover the riches from the Spanish Empire in beautiful Seville
• Enjoy excellent shopping and vibrant markets in Lisbon
• Tour the Port Wine cellars of Porto


Itinerary can be reversed and customised - contact us to tailor make your holiday


Itinerary
Day 1: Barcelona
Your vacation begins in Barcelona. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled into your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring. Perhaps wander down the tree-lined Las Ramblas, the most famous street in the city that overflows with buskers, dancers, living statues and mime artists. (Overnight in Barcelona)

Day 2: Barcelona
Today spend some time spotting Gaudi's iconic architectural masterpieces throughout the city, then avoid the queues at his masterpiece the Sagrada Familia with a guided tour. Art lovers also won’t want to miss a visit to the Picasso Museum to view a huge collection of the famous artist's work. After a busy day sightseeing, treat yourself to a glass of locally made Sangria and delicious tapas. (Overnight in Barcelona) 

Day 3: Barcelona - Madrid

Travel from Barcelona to Madrid on the high-speed AVE train and upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend two days sightseeing in this energetic capital. Madrid has three world renowned art galleries, all within close walking distance of each other in the cities so called ‘Golden Triangle of Art'. The most famous of these is the Prado Museum offering one of the world’s finest collections of European works. (Overnight in Madrid) 

Day 4: Madrid

After breakfast explore the city to its fullest with your Hop-on-Hop-off Pass. Why not head to the contemporary Museo Reina Sofía with its fascinating installations and impressive collection of works by Picasso and Dali. Alternatively, take a break in the Parque del Retiro or enjoy some retail therapy along the Gran Via. (Overnight in Madrid) 

Day 5: Seville

Make your way to Atocha station and take the train to Seville for a 2-night stay. Once settled in take a stroll along the riverside perhaps, or head to the top of the Metropol Parasol for a unique view of this great city. (Overnight Seville) 

Day 6: Seville

This morning join a small group tour of the absolute highlights of Seville, including the impressive Plaza de España, San Telmo Palace, Royal Alcázar and huge Cathedral and see the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Enjoy a siesta in the afternoon, before an evening of tapas and Flamenco perhaps! (Overnight Seville) 

Day 7: Lisbon

Take the scenic coach ride from Seville to Lisbon and here check-in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Visit the city's most iconic sights such as the impressive medieval castle of Sao Jorge, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Estrela Basilica, one of Lisbon's most fascinating churches and the first to be dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (Overnight in Lisbon) 

Day 8: Lisbon

Portugal's historic capital city is draped over seven hills overlooking the mouth of the River Tagus. As one of the oldest cities in the world it has a huge amount to explore from the narrow streets of the Barrio Alto to the majestic Praça do Comércio, the central square overlooking the wide river. Your guided walking tour included is the best way to enjoy these and more, including a stop for one of Lisbon's delicious Pasteis de Nata. (Overnight in Lisbon) 

Day 9: Lisbon - Porto

After breakfast, travel from Lisbon to Porto by train. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled at the hotel, why not take a cruise along the River Duoro and marvel at the beautiful scenery from the water. (Overnight in Porto) 

Day 10: Porto

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Porto. Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town, enjoy your 1hr river cruise included at a time of your choosing, and don't miss a tour of the Fundação de Serralves, a contemporary art gallery housed in a beautiful Art Deco building with lovely gardens. No visit to Porto would be complete without a tour around the Port Wine cellars. These are situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river by bridge from Ribeira. You can make your own way around or pick up a guided tour. (Overnight in Porto) 

Day 11: Depart Porto
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your holiday, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our experts would be happy to help you with the details.


Our packages are based on dynamic pricing which means you get the best available rates of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to current availability and pricing may change without notice.


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings until sold out • Prices are dynamic, providing best available rate of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation and may change without notice. • Advertised prices are per person share twin in NZ dollars for cash or eftpos purchase only. Credit card fees will apply. • Advertised prices are correct as at 11 Oct 23 but may vary due to exchange rates • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • City Taxes and fees are not included • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Surcharges and closeout dates may apply • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full terms and conditions. HOT code: RAIL

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