This Escape brings together the sights and cultures of Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities—Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Lisbon—and weaves them into one marvelous vacation. You’ll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in each. Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visit to Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudì’s masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world’s most prestigious art museums. A guided walking tour in Cordoba showcases the sights, including a visit to the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.In Seville, you’ll enjoy a special dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment, and in Lisbon, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Throughout this Spain and Portugal vacation, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities’ histories, sights, cultures, and insider secrets. Magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing with Local Guides, and much more…what else could you ask for in a dream vacation and guided tour of Spain and Lisbon?
BARCELONAWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc HillMADRIDGuided sightseeing, visit the Prado MuseumCORDOBAGuided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the CaliphsSEVILLEGuided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter; [LF] dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainmentLISBONGuided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama; farewell dinner
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine; a welcome dinner in Barcelona, a local restaurant dinner in Seville, and a farewell dinner in Lisbon
Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.