10 or 12 days
Madrid, Salamanca, Coimbra, Lisbon, with extension to Cascais
Behold the magnificent artwork in Madrid’s Prado and then venture into the Spanish capital for a taste of Madrid’s bohemian spirit. Relive medieval times in Ávila and delve into centuries of academia in Salamanca. Then experience the easy-going nature of Portugal with visits to Coimbra, Porto and the coastal capital Lisbon.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel

    Visit the Prado Museum

    Arrive in Madrid

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid Flamenco lesson and show

    Madrid Flamenco lesson and show

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco blends dancing, clapping, singing and guitar playing for a passionate expression of the soul of Spain. In today’s lesson, learn its history before trying the dance for yourself. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy the tradition from a different perspective as you take in an expert performance.

  • Day 4: Madrid

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

  • Day 5: Ávila • Salamanca

    Take a tour of Ávila

    Travel to Salamanca

  • Day 6: Salamanca • Coimbra

    Take a guided tour of Salamanca

    Visit the Old Cathedral

    Visit the New Cathedral

    Visit Salamanca University

    Arrive in Coimbra

  • Day 7: Porto • Coimbra

    Visit Torre dos Clerigos

    Take a guided tour of Porto

    Enjoy a Douro River cruise 

  • Day 8: Coimbra • Fátima

    Take a guided tour of Coimbra

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Old Town

    Visit the Coimbra University Library

    Take a tour of Fatima

    Visit the Batalha Dominican Monastery

    Travel to Lisbon

  • Day 9: Lisbon

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Enjoy a photo stop overlooking Lisbon's iconic red-tiled roofs 

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon fado evening

    Lisbon fado evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as "fado" during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this one-hour performance. 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Cascais • Sintra

    Travel to Cascais

    Exploration time in Cascais

  • Day 11: Cascais • Sintra

    Take a guided excursion to Sintra and Cascais  

    Visit the Palacio Nacional de Sintra

    Make a photo stop at the Boca do Inferno
  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel

    Visit the Prado Museum

    Arrive in Madrid

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid Flamenco lesson and show

    Madrid Flamenco lesson and show

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco blends dancing, clapping, singing and guitar playing for a passionate expression of the soul of Spain. In today’s lesson, learn its history before trying the dance for yourself. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy the tradition from a different perspective as you take in an expert performance.

  • Day 4: Madrid

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

  • Day 5: Ávila • Salamanca

    Take a tour of Ávila

    Travel to Salamanca

  • Day 6: Salamanca • Coimbra

    Take a guided tour of Salamanca

    Visit the Old Cathedral

    Visit the New Cathedral

    Visit Salamanca University

    Arrive in Coimbra

  • Day 7: Porto • Coimbra

    Visit Torre dos Clerigos

    Take a guided tour of Porto

    Enjoy a Douro River cruise 

  • Day 8: Coimbra • Fátima

    Take a guided tour of Coimbra

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Old Town

    Visit the Coimbra University Library

    Take a tour of Fatima

    Visit the Batalha Dominican Monastery

    Travel to Lisbon

  • Day 9: Lisbon

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Enjoy a photo stop overlooking Lisbon's iconic red-tiled roofs 

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon fado evening

    Lisbon fado evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as "fado" during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this one-hour performance. 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Cascais • Sintra

    Travel to Cascais

    Exploration time in Cascais

  • Day 11: Cascais • Sintra

    Take a guided excursion to Sintra and Cascais  

    Visit the Palacio Nacional de Sintra

    Make a photo stop at the Boca do Inferno
  • Day 12: Depart for home

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