12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal
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|2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $800|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Flights New York-Lisbon, Madrid-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 10 nights First Class accommodations
- 2 nights Lisbon
- 2 nights Seville
- 3 nights Costa del Sol
- 1 night Granada
- 2 nights Madrid
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
- Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites
- Travel to cliffside Ronda, birthplace of modern bullfighting
- Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
- Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its El Greco masterpiece in Toledo
- Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid and view an astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is located in the city center with views of the castle "St Jorge."Hotel Details
This first class hotel is situated in Seville's Nervion district.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located on Bajondillo Beach near to Torremolinos.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the city of Granada within walking distance of Parque Garcia Lorca.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
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- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Enjoy an afternoon tour that includes a scenic drive along the Estoril coast with a short stop in Cascais. Then continue to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival, visit the Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then enjoy some free time in the Village Historical Center.
Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.
Please note, this tour will require a good amount of walking. The pace is moderate, however, you may encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and slopes.
|Day #3||01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022||$60.00|
This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #4||01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022||$55.00|
Enjoy a half day tour of Cordoba, founded by the Romans, and one of the most cultured and refined cities of medieval Europe. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish Mosque that today is Cordoba's main Cathedral. Continue with a walking tour of the city and visit the Jewish Quarter with a view of the medieval synagogue.
Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.
|Day #5||03 Feb 2022 - 31 Dec 2022||$50.00|
Today, enjoy a half day tour of Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum and view the Paseo de la Alameda, Paseo del Parque & the Barrio de la Malagueta. Take a walk through the historical town and continue to view the Malaga Cathedral, the second-highest Cathedral in southern Spain. Then take some time on your own to wander, or perhaps visit a local market. Head over to Cathedral Square before returning to Torremolinos.
Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #7||01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022||$65.00|
Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world." El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II's most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #11||01 Oct 2021 - 23 Dec 2023||$90.00|
Our Tour Director, Lisa, was the best we've had on any trip - with Gate1 or other travel companies we've used. She stood out in many ways. Just a few examples: In Grenada one evening she took us on a walk that provided a stunning view of the Alhambra. She said when she was a student (30 years ago) someone had shown her this path. (I doubt most tour guides would know of it.) She gave us her own personal WOW moment - that surpassed any we've had and one that couldn't be duplicated. The last night of our trip my main suitcase was brought in but I didn't see my carry-on (which did not have a Gate1 tag or my name tag). I saw Lisa and told her about it. She had already resolved it. Seamlessly, without invading our privacy, she was aware of all of the significant little details and quietly took care of them. Lisa didn't try to be a crowd-pleaser at the cost of Gate1. Example: at the end of our farewell dinner, some folks were asking waiters for additional bottles of wine. (Even though we'd had a goodly amount.) Lisa returned from the front desk and told everyone she'd paid the tab but we should feel comfortable staying as long as we liked. That was that - no more wine was brought and no one thought a thing about it. She knows how to make her group happy without breaking Gate1. We enjoyed her so much we agreed we'd go on another of her trips. We learned she was leading the Small Group 13-day trip "France and Spain: History, Culture and Wine". Even though we already had 3 Gate1 trips (35 days total!) scheduled for 2022, we squeezed this trip into our schedule. It very well could have fallen through the cracks because we have other trips on our radar for 2023. Our decision was purely because of Lisa. She truly is a treasure - I hope you appreciate her as much as we do!Jeanne M.
Such a fantastic Classic 12 days Spain and Portugal trip! We are so impressed with both countries rich history and the tremendous contribution to the human history! We can't say enough praise about our tour guide Rui, he's very knowledgeable and professional. He has taken very good care of us, answering our questions patiently and taking all the details about our needs, he's fantastic! Also our bus driver Simon is also very nice, he has done a fantastic job driving us around, cautiously and safety. Rui and Simon works well with each other.Baining L.
Just wanted to give a shout out to our tour manager, Cesar. He was the best tour manager we have ever had. He went over and above to make sure we were taken care of. He was very accommodating, and knowledgeable of the area we were visiting. He was like a walking encyclopedia with a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed our trip to Spain and look forward to traveling again in the future with Gate 1.Stephanie M.
What an absolutely wonderful trip. Extremely well organized all local guides were extremely knowledgeable. Have traveled a number of times with Gate 1 and have never been disappointed. Special thanks to Ivan who was a most excellent manager. All i's dotted and all t's crossed. Every detail attended to. A real problem solver for sure. And knows his country!Thomas P.
Our trip to Portugal was fabulous! Our tour guide, Adriana, was a pleasure to be with and our group was a lot of fun. Portugal is a beautiful country and we are so happy we chose this trip. We look forward to our 6th Gate 1 trip coming up in April.Debbie & Jim T. Plano, TX
We had a lovely time. Everything went like clockwork. Transfers to and from the airport were on time and had friendly drivers. Our guide Jaime was very good. We felt well looked after. We enjoyed the itinerary and were very pleased with the optional tours we took. I have already recommended Gate 1 to a family friend and would consider travelling with them again when the next opportunity arises.Barbara T. Lowood, Australia
Our trip was fantastic!! Made memories for a lifetime!! This was our second Gate 1 trip and it did not disappoint. One of our fellow travelers said "Thank goodness, now we are in Gate 1's hands" once we were in the bus after meeting the arrival rep at the airport. I felt the same way. We knew everything would be taken care of. Niko, our tour guide was fantastic!!! He was so engaging, knowledgeable and excited to share his country with us. It was well thought out and organized. He encouraged us to explore and even some provided some special treats from the local regions. It was the perfect touch. Our bus drivers, we also amazing. We will definitely be going on another Gate 1 adventure!!! Thank you so much for the memories... and keeping us safe and sound.Kim H. Crystal Lake, IL
The trip was fabulous Vanessa. The tour guide Lisa was exceptional and I would highly recommend Gate 1 to anyone who is interested.Kay D. Merewether, Australia
We had a wonderful trip which far exceeded our expectations. Special thanks to our Tour Guide, Lisa, whose organizational skills made everything run perfectly, her knowledge of the areas we passed though added immensely to the highly knowledgeable guided tours of the different cities we visited, and whose warmth and sense of humor made us feel welcome and comfortable. We will be looking for future travel opportunities with Gate 1.Alan and Rina K. Rockville, MD
Superb!! This was by far the best guided tour vacation, well planned & educational. Our tour director Rui was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, personable and brought Portugal's cities, historical sites to life for us. Everything was expertly planned. The tour buses were modern, clean & comfortable as well as our hotel accommodations! The breakfast & dinner menus were absolutely delicious (wine w/dinner)!! Our diverse group of 40 were a joy to be with --- interesting people from all walks of life---many were Gate 1 alumnis. My daughter, Angela, and I look forward to touring with Gate 1 again. Greece, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Thailand. Who knows?? Actually, we're going to Dubai w/Gate 1 in March 2020! Thank you Gate 1 for making this vacation one of our most memorable!Carolyn W. Temple Hills, MD
Teresa and I had an amazing vacation, due in part (a major part) to Gate 1. The tour guide, the bus driver, the fellow travelers, the bus, the hotels, the meals, and the daily tours far exceeded our expectations, especially mine. Armand the tour guide was the BEST! We became friends with all our fellow travelers, most of which had traveled on Gate 1 trips before. We look forward in future Gate 1 vacations and working with you.Jerry B. San Clemente, CA
Trip was fantastic in every way. All local guides were great, weather was perfect, our tour guide Andre was beyond incredible for his professionalism, humor and knowledge. Fun to be with at all times and took care of any issues that we had. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea!Gary S. Stewartstown, PA
My wife and I very much enjoyed our vacation. What made it extra special was our tour guide, Rui. Rui was very professional and had a wealth of information about his country to share with us. Excellent guide, highly recommended!Alfonso R. Whittier, CA
It was amazing!! Our tour guide Sandra was the best one I've had so far. All the guides on my past trips were great but she was by far exceptional. Her knowledge and personality made it the most enjoyable time ever!!Marge L. Greenville, SC
Our guide, Sandra, was amazing! She made a wonderful trip even more enjoyable. Her command of English and her knowledge of history and the cities we visited were impressive. In addition, she tended to every detail flawlessly from start to finish. Our accommodations and tours exceeded expectations and everything was well planned and organized. I will not hesitate to recommend Gate 1 to all my friends.Joyce J. Palm Harbor, FL
It was fabulous. Our guide, Lisa, was outstanding. Very informed, knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and fun. Our whole group was very congenial and prompt. A most memorable trip and experience.Roberta P. Riverside, CA
The trip was great! We had an amazing time. Everything went so smoothly. Hotels were great, food was great and our tour guide Roberto was amazing. We definitely had a great time and will be using Gate 1 again!Alaa K. Tulsa, OK
It was nothing short of awesome! I loved the rich history of Portugal and Spain; so interesting to learn of the melding of cultures and religions. The architecture was spectacular! Our guide, Luis was excellent, and very accommodating and helpful! I cannot say enough about how good he was! This was my third Gate 1 tour. I was very satisfied and will definitely travel with Gate 1 again. I would return to both Portugal and Spain in a heartbeat.Evelyn R. Santa Barbara, CA
We had a marvelous time in Portugal. We loved our tour guide, Felipe. He is a wonderful pick for a tour guide. Your company has done a great job in choosing places and hotels ... Needless to say, the trip was marvelous.Charles G. Fort Worth, TX
I love Portugal! The itinerary was wonderful in highlighting the historic sites, introducing the food of the country, giving passengers a taste of the culture. Moreover, the Gate 1 tour director, Americo, was instrumental in ensuring all of us a fun, educational, and safe trip. He was the perfect leader due to his positive attitude and his passion for his country.Rose G. Duarte, CA
Perfect in every way! Our tour guide, Andres, was superb. That fellow really worked hard to make sure every detail was taken care of. The local guides chosen were excellent and the hotels were all fabulous. We had a really great time and look forward to another adventure with Gate 1.Ian C. Tigard, OR
Our trip was excellent. The tour was well organized and the management by our tour manager, Rui, was superior. There is not a single thing, that we could come up with that wasn't to our total satisfaction. Thank you Gate 1 & Thank you Rui.Jurgen B. Acton, MA
I had a wonderful and enjoyable trip of Morocco and Spain. Gate 1 has continued to live up to my expectations and I am looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again next year.Jackie C. New South Wales, Australia
As usual, Gate 1 did an amazing job. The hotels were all very good, especially the gorgeous one in Madrid. Our guide, Armand, was fantastic. The love of his country of Spain came shining thru in all the insight and enthusiasm that he shared with us. He was very knowledgeable and since I love to learn, he did his job well. In a short 11 day trip we were able to see the highlights of each of the cities. I lost my jacket on the first day and he was able to track it down and have it shipped to our last hotel in Barcelona. His customer service was amazing. I have taken several Gate 1 Tours and I will continue to do so, as it is an excellent value and lots of fun too.Kathy C. Happy Valley OR.
The trip was great. Our tour guide Josep Tio Pares was EXCELLENT. His attention to detail was wonderful. His willingness to go the extra mile to make our trip enjoyable was extraordinary. He even gave up his personal time off to lead us on non-tour adventures. An absolute pleasure to tour with him! Overall my experience with your company was excellent. I definitely will be traveling with Gate 1 Travel in the future.William N. Derry, NH
The trip was amazing and above all my expectations! The hotels were all great, the food was fantastic, and the sites we visited were all wonderful. I also liked that we had free time to do our own thing. Overall, the tour was very organized, which I really enjoyed. I also wanted to take the time to recognize Andre, our tour director. He was a walking encyclopedia/history book. He was so knowledgeable about everything. He was also extremely professional and very friendly. He truly made the entire experience more meaningful and unforgettable.Julia C. Ladera Ranch, CA