Discover Spain's Classics & Portugal

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 10 AM - WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021, 5 PM

Join us for a colorful and cultural adventure featuring the best of Portugal and Spain!

After an overnight flight, arrive in Portugal, where quaint farming villages and cork and olive tree plantations dot the landscape. Meet your fellow travelers in Lisbon, and enjoy a welcome dinner in this vibrant capital city. On day three, a tour features the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belém. The afternoon is yours to enjoy, and perhaps you will join an optional tour of Portugal’s Estoril Coast.

Your day on Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins with the quaint seaside town of Nazare, famous for its dramatic cliffs. Continue on to the charming medieval walled town of Obidos, and then enjoy free time to explore each town independently. On day five we cross the border into Spain, and soak in the countryside before arriving in Madrid. You’ll tour Madrid’s historic center and see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Join a local expert at the Prado Museum, which boasts the world's finest collection of art by masters such as Velazquez and Goya. Then we travel to Toledo, the capital of medieval Spain until 1560, to tour the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the Church of Santo Tome.

On day seven, travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Upon arrival, embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain’s “cultural capital.” The next day, it’s your choice: Walk along the cobblestone streets of the Santa Cruz Quarter with an expert guide, admiring the white washed houses and aromatic orange trees before continuing to the stunning Plaza de España OR: Get a glimpse into the city from a different perspective with a boat ride on the Guadalquivir River, gently drifting by timeworn bridges and towers. Later, visit the ornate Seville Cathedral, the largest gothic church in the world, and see Columbus’ tomb and the Giralda Bell Tower. This evening, enjoy an authentic flamenco show featuring Seville's top performers.

Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada on day nine. Upon arrival, join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, a mesmerizing example of Islamic architecture. Enjoy the scenic views while en route to the Mediterranean coast and arrive in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture.

On day eleven, see the City of Arts and Sciences on your way to Valencia’s historic old town, where you will enjoy a walking tour guided by a local expert. View the ornate 14th-century Serranos Towers and imposing 15th-century Quart Towers; then arrive at the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, before concluding your tour at the impressive 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Later, travel to Albufera, the area where paella cuisine originated, where a paella experience awaits you. Enjoy a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations, a visit to a traditional fisherman’s home known as a barraca, a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona’s fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas. On the final day of touring, get an in-depth look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your panoramic tour showcases the Columbus Monument, Parc de Montjuic, La Sagrada Familia, Batllo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building with a guided visit to Parc Güell. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip to Portugal and Spain!

Rates start at $4,749 per person/double occupancy, and include round trip airfare from Minneapolis St Paul Intl, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, tour director and local guides and attractions per itinerary. Optional experiences and excursions are available for additional costs. All rates are subject to change based on air inclusive package from MSP.

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Space is limited! A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of October 22, 2020 are based upon availability. Final payment due by February 27, 2021. Deposits are refundable up until October 29, 2020.

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