Historic cities, colourful culture, and architectural landmarks come together on this 15-day itinerary of Spain and Portugal. Your trusted CEO will lead you through medieval complexes, local farms, and the Moorish masterpiece that is the Alhambra, enlisting knowledgeable local guides and hosts along the way. Immersive and informative, this itinerary through Western Europe satisfies the intellectual curiosities of those that wish to do more than simply cross a destination off their list.

What's Included

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Cork Farm Experience, Évora
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Knights Templar Historic Tour, Tomar
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Historic City of Toledo visit, Toledo
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Flamenco Dancing Experience, Granada. Lisbon orientation walk. Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner. Guided tour of Palace of Pena in Sintra. Chapel of Bones tour in Evora. Diana’s Temple visit in Evora. Guided tour of Coimbra University. Porto orientation walk. Douro River boat cruise and port wine cellar and tasting. Explore Cordoba including the Mezquita (mosque) and the medieval Jewish quarter. Granada orientation walk including a guided visit of the Alhambra. Internal flight. Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations.

Highlights

Discover Portugal’s architectural gems, from the colorful manors of Sintra to the Roman temples of Évora, Enjoy a mesmerizing Fado music performance in Lisbon, and take in a traditional flamenco show in Seville, Venture into Portugal’s countryside to learn about the production of cork and olive harvesting, Marvel at the splendid Moorish architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra in Granada.

Group Size Notes

Max 16, Avg 12.

Meals Included

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Public bus, train, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels (14 nts).

Checklist

Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Essentials:
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

Optional Activities

Lisbon
- Alfama District Visit (Free)
- Belém Tower (6EUR per person)
- Praça da Figueira Market (Free)
- Santa Justa Lift (6EUR per person)
- Sao Jorge Castle (8.50EUR per person)
- Rossio Square (Free)

Évora
- Évora Cathedral
- Clock Museum

Porto
- Ribeira Square (Free)
- Palacio da Bolsa (8EUR per person)
- Sao Bento Railway Station (Free)
- Lello Bookstore (Free)

Madrid
- Plaza Mayor Visit (Free)
- Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit (14EUR per person)
- Real Jardín Botánico Visit (2EUR per person)
- Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit (11EUR per person)
- El Retiro Park (Free)

Córdoba
- Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit

Granada
- Granada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) Visit (4EUR per person)
- Royal Chapel of Granada (4EUR per person)
- Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit (Free)
- Realejo of Granada (Old Jewish Quarter)
- Church of San Juan de Díos (4EUR per person)
- Flamenco Show (20-60EUR per person)

Seville
- Alcázar Palace Visit (13EUR per person)
- La Giralda Visit (9EUR per person)
- Casa de Pilatos (6-8EUR per person)
- Flamenco Show (18-30EUR per person)

Minimum Age

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

International Flights

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

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