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Discover the highlights of Spain and Portugal on this all-encompassing itinerary
Indulge in delicious food and wine in the Basque Country and the Douro Valley
Wind your way through the colorful streets of Porto and Lisbon
The weather in Spain and Portugal is pleasant during the majority of the year. Throughout the summer months, from July to September, the temperature is likely to be between 20 and 30°C in northern Spain, and closer to 40°C in the south and parts of Portugal, while the cities and beaches are busy with tourists. May, June and September are some of the best months to visit, as temperatures are pleasant and the streets are quieter. During the winter months the temperature dips to an average of 10°C and rain is more likely.
Explore the colorful, lively Iberian peninsula, getting under the skin of its vibrant cities and unique cultures while admiring its spectacular scenery. This comprehensive itinerary will take you from the gastronomic north of Spain, through bustling Madrid and Andalucia to charming Portugal.
Begin in Barcelona, a lively, contemporary city bursting with culture and sublime Catalan cuisine. With your private guide weave your way through Barcelona’s winding, cobbled streets, admiring the fantastic display of Gothic architecture before discovering the surreal works of Antoni Gaudi. Soak up the views from the enchanting gardens of Park Guell and wonder at the incredible monument that is the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's breathtaking masterpiece, still a work in progress. Spend a day out of the city, taking in the picturesque towns and beautiful coastline of Catalonia. Here you’ll have the chance to explore charming medieval villages such as Besalu and Peratallada.
Next, head west to the Basque Country, Spain's gastronomic heartland. Here you'll stay in San Sebastian, spending three nights at Hotel Maria Cristina, the grande dame of the city. Boasting ten Michelin-starred restaurants, San Sebastian is the perfect place to sample the wonders of Basque cuisine, whether in a fine-dining restaurant or in one of the many traditional bars serving up pintxos - the Basque version of tapas. Explore the city with a private guide, getting off the tourist trail and sampling some of the locals' favorite bars.
Continue south to Spain's buzzing capital city, Madrid. Known for its fantastic cultural scene, Madrid is home to a wealth of picturesque architecture and world-class museums showcasing the very best of European art. Culture lovers will delight in exploring the city's 'Golden Triangle of Art' and discovering the historical treasures that Madrid has to offer.
Those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of this energetic could also step back in time and spend a day in nearby Toledo, a majestic hilltop town boasting a fascinating history, and dating back to the Middle Ages when Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures lived peacefully side-by-side.
Your next destination will be Andalucia and the vibrant city of Seville. This flamboyant region evokes the Spain of the past and is home to many of the country's quintessential traditions - flamenco and tapas are prevalent here. Learn about Seville's Moorish past at the opulent Real Alcazar and take a day trip to Granada with your private guide to visit Andalucia's most iconic monument, the Alhambra. Soak up the atmosphere of this colorful region, spending your evenings discovering some of the city’s most lively tapas bars with your private guide, before leaving Spain behind and traveling west to Portugal.
Your first stop in Portugal will be Lisbon, the country's captivating capital city. Each of Lisbon’s neighborhoods has its own unique style, and you'll come across Moorish architecture, Roman ruins, elegant plazas and colonial history. Hop on board one of Lisbon's iconic yellow trams to wind your way through the city, tasting local treats such as pastel de nata and enjoying the mournful tones of traditional fado music by night. Head west of Lisbon to discover the fairytale town of Sintra, where magical palaces, Gothic quintas and surreal castles take center stage.
Fly north to Porto, an alluring city full of character, where the medieval center is bursting with colorful houses, Gothic churches and charming hand-painted azulejo tiles. Wander through the city with your private guide, admiring the delightful architecture and stopping in traditional cafés and shops to taste local delicacies. Centuries-old port houses line the southern bank of the Douro river, and here you'll be able to learn about the city's eponymous drink with a delicious tasting session.
The final stop of your Iberian adventure is to the east of Porto, at the idyllic Six Senses Douro Valley. You'll spend three nights here, relaxing and taking in the incredible views of the river and its surrounding vineyards. A prolific wine region, in the Douro Valley you can visit nearby quintas on board your private boat, learning how these wineries still produce delectable wines using traditional methods. Indulge in the range of wines on offer and the fresh, regional cuisine, or make full use of the extensive spa facilities, enjoying rejuvenating treatments and relaxing at the end of your journey.
Discover the charming Estoril Coast and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra with your private guide, strolling the historic streets and soaking in the delightful character of the old city.
Step back in time and discover the beautiful medieval villages of Catalonia, where traditional architecture still stands surrounded by incredible scenery.
Discover Porto's delicious specialties as you explore this beautiful city. Visit bakeries, markets and cafes with your private guide, sampling local favorites on the way.
Experience the beauty of the Douro Valley in style - cruise along the river in your very own private boat. Admire the incredible scenery en route and stop for a delicious traditional lunch.
Discover the very best of Seville's tapas as you join your private guide on a tour of some of the city's most mouth-watering spots. Head off the tourist trail and eat side-by-side with the locals, enjoying fresh and authentic Andalucian dishes.
Discover the highlights of Madrid as you explore the city with your private guide, who will tailormake your route according to your personal preferences. Visit the majestic Royal Palace, Madrid's historic city center or its celebrated art galleries.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Alhambra, Granada's majestic Moorish palace. Your private guide will explain the history behind the palace as you admire its incredible architecture and explore the idyllic Generalife gardens.
Discover the impressive architecture and winding streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, the bustling heart of the city. Once a Roman city, the Gothic Quarter is now home to some of the city's most revered landmarks and beautiful medieval buildings.
Wandering the streets of Lisbon is an ideal way to soak in its history and the lifestyle of its inhabitants, passing people chatting on patios, drinking coffee in pavement cafes and enjoying the conviviality of the city.
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