10 days
Portugal and Spain

Mary E., Social Studies Teacher

We helped Mary design her very own 10-day Experience Portugal & Spain tour for the spring of 2014. Mary really liked our 12-day Portugal & Spain tour, but she needed to fit it within her school break. So she focused on the destinations that she most wanted her students to see—including Evora—while still keeping the best of cities like Lisbon, Seville and Madrid.

Mary's Custom-Designed itinerary

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Days 2-3: Lisbon
Take a walking tour of Lisbon
Take an expertly guided tour of Lisbon: 
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Torre de Belém
  • Castelo de São Jorge

Day 4: Evora • Seville 
Take an expertly guided tour of Evora
Unique Highlight: A walled town since Roman times, Evora is now mostly Moorish in character with alleys cut by arches and brilliant, whitewashed houses decorated with colorful azulejos (tiles). Its town center, the Praca de Giraldo, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Travel to Seville

Day 5: Seville
Take an expertly guided tour of Seville: 
  • Old Tobacco Factory
  • Plaza de Toros
  • Maria Louisa Park
  • Plaza de España
  • Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Moorish Alcázar
Take a walking tour of Seville: 
  • Giralda Tower
  • Torre del Oro
Participate in a flamenco dance lesson
Attend a flamenco show

Day 6: Costa del Sol
Travel to Costa del Sol
Enjoy free time at the beach

Day 7: Costa del Sol • Gibraltar
Experience Gibraltar, a British territory situated on a 2.6-mile stretch of limestone that rises from the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll visit the Punta Europa to learn about natural gas production, discover the peninsula’s fascinating network of caves and grottos, and explore the remains of the once dominating Moorish Castle. Get a first-hand look at the playful Barbary macaque—Europe's only wild monkey population—before hopping in a cable car to glimpse spectacular views from the “Top of the Rock.” From here, glimpse the influence of British traders and merchants as you peruse the goods of Gibraltar's bustling shopping district.

Days 8-9: Madrid

Travel by AVE train to Madrid
Take a walking tour of Madrid: 
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
Take an expertly guided tour of Madrid: 
  • Palacio Real
Visit the Prado Museum

Day 10: Depart for home
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Mary's Custom-Designed itinerary

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Days 2-3: Lisbon
Take a walking tour of Lisbon
Take an expertly guided tour of Lisbon: 
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Torre de Belém
  • Castelo de São Jorge

Day 4: Evora • Seville 
Take an expertly guided tour of Evora
Unique Highlight: A walled town since Roman times, Evora is now mostly Moorish in character with alleys cut by arches and brilliant, whitewashed houses decorated with colorful azulejos (tiles). Its town center, the Praca de Giraldo, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Travel to Seville

Day 5: Seville
Take an expertly guided tour of Seville: 
  • Old Tobacco Factory
  • Plaza de Toros
  • Maria Louisa Park
  • Plaza de España
  • Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Moorish Alcázar
Take a walking tour of Seville: 
  • Giralda Tower
  • Torre del Oro
Participate in a flamenco dance lesson
Attend a flamenco show

Day 6: Costa del Sol
Travel to Costa del Sol
Enjoy free time at the beach

Day 7: Costa del Sol • Gibraltar
Experience Gibraltar, a British territory situated on a 2.6-mile stretch of limestone that rises from the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll visit the Punta Europa to learn about natural gas production, discover the peninsula’s fascinating network of caves and grottos, and explore the remains of the once dominating Moorish Castle. Get a first-hand look at the playful Barbary macaque—Europe's only wild monkey population—before hopping in a cable car to glimpse spectacular views from the “Top of the Rock.” From here, glimpse the influence of British traders and merchants as you peruse the goods of Gibraltar's bustling shopping district.

Days 8-9: Madrid

Travel by AVE train to Madrid
Take a walking tour of Madrid: 
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
Take an expertly guided tour of Madrid: 
  • Palacio Real
Visit the Prado Museum

Day 10: Depart for home
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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Sistine Chapel, the Louvre and the Acropolis with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

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