Save 10% & Take Your Family To Europe

    Save 10% When You Book Select Insight Vacations Premium Guided Tours Departing from October 2022 to April 2023 | Offer Expires April 8, 2023

    Save 10% & Take Your Family To Europe with Insight Vacations

    Price: $2,695CAD Per Person

    (Price shown is specific to November 12th, 2022 departure. It is per person based on double occupancy.)

    Savings: Up to 10%

    Photo: Spain La Concha Bay

    From walking the cobblestone streets of a former Roman colony to tasting a decadent 'Pasteis de Nata' tart made from a 200-year-old secret recipe, this 9-day guided tour allows you to embrace the best of old-world Spain and Portugal. Listen as metal sizzles in a master artisan’s hands as he teaches you the craft of Damascene. In Granada, wander the fragrant and arabesque gardens of the Alhambra Palace. Learn the art of flamenco dancing, stomping your feet to the sounds of an acoustic guitar, in a private lesson with professionals in Seville. Then, cross the Portuguese border to scale a 16th-century fortress in Lisbon and visit Fátima, Portugal's most holy site. Finally, raise a glass and say ¡salud! to these ancient wonders during a celebration feast in Madrid.


    • Unique Insight Experiences
    • Stylish Hand Picked Hotels
    • Top Rated Highlights
    • Local Experts
    • Authentic Dining Experiences
    • Custom Coach
    • Travel Director
    • Smaller Group Options Available
    • Private/Personalized Tours Available

    Photo: Portugal, Monument of the Discoveries

    Day 1: Welcome to Madrid

    Your airport transfer departs Madrid airport for your hotel at 09:00, 11:30, 13:30 or 16:00. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin to get to know this stylish city. While in Madrid, explore the elegant boulevards, expansive parks and varied architectural styles. At 18:30, join your Travel Director for your Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a delightful evening of good food and wine.

    Hotel: Hotel Riu Plaza España

    Included Meals: Dinner with wine

    Day 2: The old capital of Toledo and on to Granada

    Venture south to meet a master artisan in a Damascene workshop for a personal insight into this ancient craft, handed down by the Moors centuries ago. Continue to the fascinating city of Toledo, situated high above the River Tagus. This was Spain's capital during the golden era, where Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures flourished side-by-side through the Middle Ages. Walk within the city walls, through the narrow cobbled streets, led by your Local Expert. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, housing El Greco's famous painting, ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.'

    Your journey continues to Granada.

    Hotel: Vincci Albayzín

    Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

    Day 3: The Alhambra Palace and Seville, City of Carmen

    Give him alms, woman, because there is nothing sadder in life than being blind in Granada', proclaims the inscription on the walls of the Alhambra. Bathed in the morning light, the Alhambra Palace awaits—a fantasy of arabesque gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace. Explore with your Local Expert before visiting the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the summer residence of the Spanish royals. Take a moment to relax in the sunshine as you enjoy the fine views over the town and its three verdant hills before continuing on to Seville.  Visit the Seville Cathedral, the burial place of Christopher Columbus.  Explore the city with Insight Choice. Choose to embark on a walk through the old Jewish quarter. Alternatively, enjoy a drive with panoramic views.

    Hotel: Ayre Hotel Sevilla

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 4: Free Time and Flamenco in Seville

    This day is yours to completely relax or continue exploring this fascinating city. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Córdoba and visit the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside it? Visit the Cristina Heeren Foundation, a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant, for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This private dance school is dedicated to promoting the conservation of flamenco and supports young enthusiasts from all over the world with a special focus on new talent from the Andalusian region. Feel the passion behind the choreography as you put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson before witnessing emotions come to life in a flamenco performance.

    Hotel: Ayre Hotel Sevilla

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 5: Évora and onto Lisbon

    Continue to the lively university town of Évora, one of the best preserved towns in Portugal, with architectural styles dating back to Roman Times.  Visit the fascinating Capela dos Ossos, a chapel decorated with 5000 bones, before making your way to Lisbon.

    Hotel: Turim Saldanha Hotel

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Photo: Evora Portugal Roman Temple

    Day 6: Lisbon and the Age of the Discoveries

    During your stay, a guided orientation of the city with your Local Expert takes you along the avenues of the Lower Town and beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco, the finest square in the city. Visit the Belém Quarter and enjoy a taste of Pastéis de Belém from the patisserie that has been using the same, secret recipe for almost 200 years. View the Monument to the Discoveries and the historic Belém Tower. This fortress was originally set in the middle of the river, but is now left high and dry on the riverbank. Visit the 500-year-old Jerónimos Church with its beautiful Manueline architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps join an Optional Experience to the beautiful Portuguese Riviera?

    Hotel: Turim Saldanha Hotel

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 7: Holy Fátima and Salamanca

    Travel into the green hills north of Lisbon to visit Fátima, the most celebrated place of pilgrimage in Portugal. Visit the chapel commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three children in 1917. Cross the border, returning to Spain and continue to Salamanca, famous for its golden stone buildings and the handsome arcades of the Plaza Mayor. Across the River Tormes, see the Puente Romano with 15 of its 26 arches dating from the time of the ancient Romans.

    Hotel: Hotel Alameda Palace

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 8: Ávila and Madrid

    Cross the rock-strewn hills of the Castile, to arrive at Ávila. Walk within the ancient city, still entirely enclosed within 11th century walls, a unique occurrence in Europe. Return to Madrid to explore more of the capital with your Local Expert. At a local restaurant, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a lively Celebration Dinner.

    Hotel: Meliá Madrid Serrano

    Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

    Day 9: Farewell Madrid

    After breakfast, transfers arrive at Madrid airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Don't delay, book your trip today! Offer expires April 8, 2023.

    Terms And Conditions

    Save 10% off on the land portion of select departures, contact your travel advisor for more information. Valid on new bookings only. Must pay in full 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure. Prices displayed are per person, based on double occupancy and are in Canadian Dollars for select departure dates only. If guests change to another trip or date that is not on sale, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. May be combined with 5% Past Guest discount and not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discount or any other discount or promotion. Price shown above is based on Amazing Spain and Portugal departing on November 12th, 2022. Other conditions may apply. Contact your travel advisor for more information.

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