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Grand Tour of Portugal & Spain: Porto to Barcelona

15 days |  18 days with Basque Country extension
15 days |  18 days with Basque Country extension
Group size1538 travelers
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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plaza de espana in madrid on sunny day
doorway of the alhambra palace in granada spain
purple flowers outside of la sagrada familia in barcelona spain
orange roofed white buildings along coast
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Discover the diversity of two neighboring countries.

The seafaring history and Moorish architecture that the Iberian Peninsula is known for only tells part of the region’s story. The other half lies in the local culture, which is best experienced at a bustling Portuguese taverna or in a colorfully tiled Spanish plaza. Dive into the delights of classic destinations like lovely Lisbon and sunny Seville while also enjoying time to marvel at sites such as the captivating Chapel of Bones in Évora and awe-inspiring Alhambra in Granada.

Your tour package includes

  • 13 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 10 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Stock Exchange Palace
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Évora’s Chapel of Bones
  • Seville Cathedral
  • Olive oil tasting
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Porto today.

Porto2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Porto
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Portugal! Settle in to your hotel in the heart of this 2,000-year-old, UNESCO-listed city. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner tonight.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Porto
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know Porto like a true tripeiro (Porto resident) as you follow your local guide.

  • Wander through the medieval lanes of the Old-World Ribeira district and along the picturesque Douro Riverfront.
  • Pass citywide icons, such as the Baroque-style Clérigos Tower, the Gothic São Francisco Church, and the wrought-iron Maria Pia Bridge.
  • Step inside the city’s famed neoclassical Stock Exchange Palace.

Enjoy free a free afternoon in Porto or add an excursion.

Douro River Cruise & Port Wine Cellar

From $125 per person

Lisbon2 nights
Day 4: Lisbon via Coimbra
Included meals: Dinner, Breakfast

Drive south and stop to explore Coimbra on a guided walking tour of the city’s chapel and the country’s first university. After, continue on to Lisbon and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Lisbon
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know the Portuguese capital on a tour with a local guide.

  • Admire views of the city from Eduardo VII Park and pass the Praça Marquês de Pombal as you travel along Avenida da Liberdade.
  • Stop at the waterfront to discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries and Tower of Belém.
  • View the outside of the church at Jerónimos Monastery, built to honor voyagers.
  • Walk from Time Out Market through the heart of the city to Praça do Comércio.

Spend a free evening in Lisbon or add an excursion.

Lisbon Cooking Class & Dinner

From $175 per person

Seville2 nights
Day 6: Seville via Évora
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join a local guide on a tour of UNESCO-recognized Évora, a picturesque Portuguese locale and one of Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited cities.

  • Take in the region’s whitewashed homes and intricate tilework.
  • Pass the remains of the Roman temple and enter the Chapel of Bones.

After, continue on to Seville, Spain and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Uncover the beauty of Seville, the historic Andalusian capital, on a guided tour.

  • View the tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España.
  • Pass the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz.
  • Enter the Gothic Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world.

Enjoy free time in Seville or add an excursion.

Seville Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

From $145 per person

Granada2 nights
Day 8: Granada via olive oil farm
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leave Seville and make your way to Granada, stopping en route to discover some of the flavors of Andalusia.

  • Stop at an olive oil farm and join a local guide for a tour of the olive groves, mill, and cellar.
  • Sample some orange-infused olive oil drizzled on top of chocolate gelato.
  • Enjoy free time to shop.

Continue on to Granada and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of the Alhambra
Included meal: Breakfast

Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-recognized Alhambra, the Moorish sultans’ last stronghold in Spain.

  • Walk along the Cypress Promenade to view the upper and lower gardens of Generalife Palace, once the Nasrid dynasty’s summer home.
  • Enjoy panoramic views overlooking Granada and the surrounding countryside.
  • View the unique curved, Roman-style courtyard inside the Palace of Charles V.
  • Admire the blend of Western art and Islamic design as you stroll through ornamented courtyards.
  • Enter the Nasrid Palaces and see the Mexuar, where the Council of Ministers met.
  • See where the royal family lived during visits to Comares Palace and the Palace of the Lions.

Please note: The order of activities is subject to change.

Spend a free evening in Granada or add an excursion.

Granada Flamenco Show

From $105 per person

Madrid3 nights
Day 10: Madrid via Córdoba
Included meal: Breakfast

Transfer through the Andalusian countryside to Córdoba, Europe’s largest medieval city, and discover its history on a guided tour.

  • View the Calleja de las Flores.
  • Enter the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the eighth century as a mosque and then converted into a cathedral during the Reconquista.
  • Walk through the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter.

After, board a high-speed train and travel to Madrid.

Please note: Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage.

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Get an insider’s view of Madrid with a local guide.

  • View the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence.
  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt.
  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza Colón and Plaza Neptune.
  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez, and more.

Enjoy a free evening in Madrid or add an excursion.

Traditional Spanish Evening

From $165 per person

Day 12: Free day in Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Madrid or add an excursion.

Toledo

From $145 per person

Barcelona2 nights
Day 13: Train to Barcelona
Included meal: Breakfast

Board a high-speed train and travel to Barcelona. Then, enjoy a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Park Güell & La Pedrera

From $149 per person

Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Follow a local on a guided tour of the Catalonian capital.

  • Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress.
  • Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “House of Bones.”
  • Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and stroll through Mirador de l’Alcalde Park.
  • Pass Plaça d’Espanya.

Celebrate your trip with your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Basque Country.

Extension to Basque Country
If the next-level cuisine doesn’t call you to northern Spain, the striking landscapes will. Journey to the Basque Country and join a local expert to discover the unique sites of Pamplona and Bilbao, from the Running of the Bulls route to the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim.
Basque Country3 nights
Day 15: Basque Country via Pamplona
Included meal: Breakfast

Board a train and travel through the Aragon and Navarra regions to Pamplona, which is located in Basque Country, and get to know the old city on a walking tour

  • Pass Plaza de Toros and walk along the Running of the Bulls route.
  • Admire Pamplona Cathedral and Pamplona City Hall.

After, continue on to your hotel in the Basque Country.

Day 16: Sightseeing tour of Bilbao
Included meal: Breakfast

Set off on a guided sightseeing tour of Bilbao this morning.

  • Admire the architecture in Bilbao’s Old Quarter, known as Casco Viejo.
  • Enter the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum, a showplace of modern and contemporary art, and admire the unique architecture alongside a local guide.
Day 17: Free day in the Basque Country
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Basque Country or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your group.

A Day in San Sebastián

From $135 per person

Flight Home
Day 18: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Bilbao airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

Based on 144 authentic traveler reviews
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    5 out of 5 stars

    One of my best trips
    3/30/23 by 3rd-time traveler Josephine

    Love this tour and our wonderful guide Maria

    5 out of 5 stars

    4/25/24 by 1st-time traveler Elizabeth

    EF did a wonderful job scouting out significant sites and arranging local tour guides. I feel I got the complete and comprehensive tour of Spain and Portugal. The hotel accommodations were thoughtfully selected and every breakfast was included. The included dinners were remarkable and the restaurant...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    A great introduction to EF Tours
    4/4/24 by 1st-time traveler Margaret

    The tour, which included an extension to Basque Country, was long, but worth every minute. The tour itself was well-organized, and the tour director, Nino, was knowledgeable and attentive. I do not how he managed to arrange for perfect weather, but we had it! Also, very important was the good for...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Catalonia Santa Justa
    Catalonia Santa Justa

    This contemporary hotel is located just outside of Seville's historic center. Guests enjoy the rooftop outdoor pool, fitness center, and spa. Nearby y...

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    HF Fénix Lisboa
    HF Fénix Lisboa

    This chic hotel is located on the central Marquês de Pombal Square in Lisbon. Guests enjoy the sun terrace, an on-site restaurant and bar, and spaciou...

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    Catalonia Giralda
    Catalonia Giralda

    This charming hotel is located in the San Bernardo neighborhood. Guests enjoy Wi-Fi, laundry services, and a hotel bar. Nearby, you'll find La Giralda...

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    Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
    Gran Hotel Luna de Granada

    This modern hotel is located close to the shopping area of Granada. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and restaurant options. Nearby you’ll ...

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    Abba Madrid Hotel
    Abba Madrid Hotel

    This contemporary hotel is located in the La Guindalera neighborhood. Guests enjoy a bar, gym, and free WiFi. Nearby you’ll find the Lázaro Galdiano M...

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    Abba Balmoral Hotel
    Abba Balmoral Hotel

    This contemporary hotel is located in the Sant Gervasi Galvany neighborhood. Guests enjoy a gym, terrace, and spa. Nearby you’ll find La Pedrera, Casa...

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    Mercure Bilbao Jardines de Albia
    Mercure Bilbao Jardines de Albia

    This contemporary hotel is located in Bilbao, Spain’s business district. Guests enjoy the gym, spa and wellness center, and tapas bar. Nearby you’ll f...

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