• City Sights: Spain and Portugal

  • City Sights: Spain and Portugal

  • City Sights: Spain and Portugal

Visit two classic cities in Spain and one in Portugal

Days: 10 | From: $6,825/per person

  • Accommodations at best in class boutique hotels
  • Curated tours with superb private guides. You’ll have an instant local friend with insider access!
  • Experience two of Spain’s favorite cities along with the capital of Portugal

Combine a little bit of Spain with a little bit of Portugal in this itinerary. Start in unforgettable Barcelona for a walking (or biking!) tour to learn about Gaudi and Picasso, and enjoy the superb cuisine of Barça before heading south to Seville. Take in some Flamenco, enjoy the Moorish architecture and taste some tapas. After a few nights, you'll fly to Lisbon, the vibrant capital city of Portugal and one of the oldest cities in the world. Spend a few days exploring the seven hills and taking in the culture, colonial history and amazing sights. An extraordinary trip around the Iberian peninsula!

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At a glance

  • Barcelona
    3 nights: Experience a fascinating city that never fails to charm
  • Seville
    3 nights: Enjoy Moorish architecture and Andalusian culture
  • Lisbon
    3 nights: Be captivated by Europe's second oldest capital city

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

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Sample itinerary

Day 1:


View of the city from Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

Arrive in Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s stateless nation of Catalonia. The city bursts with art, architecture, and culture and is a great place to start your travels in Spain. Barcelona’s façade combines playful modern architecture with medieval Roman relics. Located on the Mediterranean in North Eastern Spain, Barcelona has a welcoming climate year round. Spend your time wandering the barrios, taking in Gaudi’s masterpieces, visiting the Picasso museum and enjoying culinary delights. When you arrive, your private guide will be waiting to transfer you to your boutique hotel in the Eixample neighborhood, a perfect location for exploration. Once you’ve had a chance to settle in, head out on a private bike tour of the city.

Accommodations: H10 Casa Mimosa, 3 nights

Located on the same block as the La Pedrera building, the H10 Casa Mimosa is an ideal place to stay for your Barcelona exploration. Spacious rooms with modern décor complement the original elements of this 19th century Modernist building. There is a beautiful courtyard garden off the lobby bar full of Mediterranean greenery, such as a century-old palm tree, an impressive lime tree, and mimosas, the hotel's namesake. The hotel also offers a rooftop terrace with a plunge pool and sweeping views of the city.

*Includes: Breakfast

Upgrades and alternatives: Serras Hotel, The One Barcelona, Mercer Barcelona, The Wittmore, Cotton House, Monument Hotel, Hotel Pulitzer, AND OTHERS.
Day 2:

Art and Architecture

Facade of Casa Batlló by the architect Antoni Gaudí, located in Barcelona, Spain at civic 43 of Passeig de Gràcia.

Discover the art and architecture of Barcelona. Set out with your private guide for a walking tour focused on Pablo Picasso: See where he lived and studied and what inspired his art. Enjoy lunch, then set out to learn about Antoni Gaudi and his architectural masterpieces. Visit Casa Batlló, Casa Milà (La Pedrera), and Block of Discord with your expert guide. This evening, trying your hand at making paella in a cooking class, complimented with regional wines.

Accommodations: H10 Casa Mimosa, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 3:

Barcelona at leisure


Enjoy the day at leisure in Barcelona. You may choose to take a hike in the Pyrenees, a trip to Figueres to learn about Dali, go Cava tasting in Penedes or simply enjoy the beaches of nearby Sitges. The options are endless and we’re happy to tailor the day to suite your preferences.

Accommodations: H10 Casa Mimosa, 3 nights

*Includes: breakfast

Day 4:

Travel to Seville

Choose to take the bullet train or a flight from Barcelona to Seville. Known as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with a strong cultural heritage and several architectural treasures, Seville is a must see. Your private guide will be waiting to transfer you to your historic, centrally located hotel. Settle in, then head out to explore the city with your guide: Visit palaces and cathedrals, wander the orange tree filled courtyards, and stroll the old town.

Accommodations: Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza, 3 nights

Located in old town Seville, the Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza is a traditional Andalusian house turned hotel. The vibe is rustic-chic with cream, white and brown tones and finished with natural touches. Rooms are built around an interior courtyard full of potted palms and orange trees. A roof top pool and a restaurant serving traditional dishes add to the amenities of this chic hotel.

*Includes: Breakfast

Upgrades and alternatives: Mercer Sevilla, Palacio Bucarelli, Alfonso XIII, AND OTHERS.
Day 5:

Day trip to Cordoba

Roman Bridge and Guadalquivir river, Great Mosque, Cordoba, Spain

Be swept back in time with a visit to nearby Cordoba. At one time an important Roman city and, at another, a major Islamic center, the city has a distinct cultural heritage. Explore La Mezquita, a mosque dating from 784 A.D., and wander the streets of the largest old town in Spain. This evening, back in Seville, enjoy the sultry rhythms and sensual dance moves of the Flamenco as you take in a show at a local tablao.

Accommodations: Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 6:

Tasting Seville

Sample the specialties of the region. Seville has several markets full of local delicacies and handicrafts. Your guide will take you through a few of the markets, where you’ll meet local vendors and taste their products. From cheese and ham to olives and seasonal fruits, enjoy this insider’s experience of market life in southern Spain. Spend the reminder of your day at leisure exploring the lively streets and colorful courtyards.

Accommodations: Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 7:

Travel to Lisbon


This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lisbon. When you arrive, your private guide will be waiting to transfer you to your boutique hotel. Once you’ve had a chance to settle in, you will be transferred to the port for your private sunset sailboat on the Tagus River.

Accommodations: Torel Palace Lisbon, 3 nights

Torel Palace Lisbon opened its doors in 2013 and consists of two historic palaces and a mansion. Feel like a king or queen in the themed rooms and apartments. Privacy, dedicated service, and spectacular views make Torel Palace Lisbon a peaceful haven in the heart of the capital.

*Includes: Breakfast

Upgrades and alternatives: Duque de Loule, Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina, Palacio Ludovice, The Vintage Lisbon, The Ivens, My Story Hotel Figueira, The Lumiares Hotel & Spa, Pousada de Lisboa, Noah Surf House, AND OTHERS.
Day 8:

The Seven Hills


Enjoy a private tour of Lisbon with your local guide. Visit the bustling heart of Lisbon, including the district of Belem, the Baixa district, and the Castle of St. Jorge, formerly a Moorish citadel. Here you can see Lisbon sprawling along the banks of the Tagus River estuary. Time permitting, you may head to the Alfama district, the unmistakable soul of the capital city adorned with steep winding alleys, hidden landmark churches, echoes of tunes of fado music and stunning views of the Tagus River. The tour can be completely tailored to your interests.

Accommodations: Torel Palace Lisbon, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 9:

Foodie Lisboa


One of the best ways to know a place is through their food. Feel like a local on this carefully designed food and cultural stroll and get a true sense of historic Lisbon. Meet your host, a local and foodie expert, and explore the oldest neighborhoods of the city away from the heavily-trodden tourist paths. Stroll through two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Mouraria and Downtown, while sampling local treats and delicacies.

Accommodations: Torel Palace Lisbon, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 10:



This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.

*Includes: Breakfast

Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary

  • Swap Barcelona or Seville for Madrid, or add some extra time to visit all three!

  • Customize your city touring to suit your interests; whether it’s food and wine, cooking and creating, or history and art, there is something for everyone in each city.

  • Add a few days to explore Porto in northern Portugal.

  • Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.

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