Iconic Portugal & Spain

National Geographic Journeys

Iconic Portugal & Spain
From the flash of flamenco to the soul of fado, discover the soul of the Iberian Peninsula on an in-depth exploration of southern Spain and Portugal. Venture from Moorish masterpieces to whitewashed neighbourhoods, exploring an array of UNESCO World Heritage sites alongside knowledgeable local experts, including the spectacular Alhambra. Step back in time amid medieval Évora, the fairytale castles of Sintra, and painting master El Greco’s ancient walled hometown of Toledo.

Highlights
Discover Portugal’s architectural gems like the manors of Sintra and the Roman temples of Évora, Enjoy a mesmerizing Fado music performance in Lisbon, Take in a traditional flamenco show in Seville, Venture into Portugal’s countryside to learn about the production of cork and olive harvesting, Marvel at the splendid Moorish architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra in Granada

Accommodation
Hotels (14 nts).

Group Leader
CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guide.

Group Size Notes
Max 16, Avg 12.

Meals Included
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

What's Included
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cork Farm Visit Montemor-o-Novo, Montemor-o-Novo Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Knights Templar Historic Tour, Tomar Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Historic City of Toledo visit, Toledo Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Flamenco Dancing Experience, Granada Your Foodie Moment: Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal, Lisbon Your Hands-On Moment: Port Wine Cellar Visit, Porto. Lisbon orientation walk. Guided tour of Palace of Pena in Sintra. Chapel of Bones tour in Evora. Diana's Temple visit in Evora. Guided tour of Coimbra University. Porto orientation walk. Douro River boat cruise. Explore Cordoba including the Mezquita (mosque) and the medieval Jewish quarter. Granada orientation walk including a guided visit of the Alhambra. Internal flight. Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations.

Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
Day 1
Day 2
Day 4
Évora
Day 5
Évora/Coimbra
Day 6
Coimbra/Porto
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 11
Córdoba/Granada
Day 12
Day 13
Granada/Seville
Day 14
Day 15
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Tour Tips
Optional Activities
Lisbon - Sao Jorge Castle (10EUR per person) - Rossio Square (Free) - Santa Justa Lift (6EUR per person) - Alfama District Visit (Free) Évora - Clock Museum - Évora Cathedral Porto - Lello Bookstore (5EUR per person) - Ribeira Square (Free) - Sao Bento Railway Station (Free) - Palacio da Bolsa (10EUR per person) Madrid - Real Jardín Botánico Visit (2EUR per person) - Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit (15EUR per person) - El Retiro Park (Free) - Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit (17EUR per person) - Plaza Mayor Visit (Free) Granada - Royal Chapel of Granada (4EUR per person) - Granada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) Visit (5EUR per person) - Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit (Free) - Realejo of Granada (Old Jewish Quarter) - Church of San Juan de Díos (4EUR per person) - Flamenco Show (20-60EUR per person) - Granada City Center and Tapas Gourmet Tour Seville - Alcázar Palace Visit (13EUR per person) - La Giralda Visit (9EUR per person) - Casa de Pilatos (10-12EUR per person) - Flamenco Show (18-30EUR per person)

Optional Activities
Lisbon - Sao Jorge Castle (10EUR per person) - Rossio Square (Free) - Santa Justa Lift (6EUR per person) - Alfama District Visit (Free) Évora - Clock Museum - Évora Cathedral Porto - Lello Bookstore (5EUR per person) - Ribeira Square (Free) - Sao Bento Railway Station (Free) - Palacio da Bolsa (10EUR per person) Madrid - Real Jardín Botánico Visit (2EUR per person) - Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit (15EUR per person) - El Retiro Park (Free) - Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit (17EUR per person) - Plaza Mayor Visit (Free) Granada - Royal Chapel of Granada (4EUR per person) - Granada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) Visit (5EUR per person) - Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit (Free) - Realejo of Granada (Old Jewish Quarter) - Church of San Juan de Díos (4EUR per person) - Flamenco Show (20-60EUR per person) - Granada City Center and Tapas Gourmet Tour Seville - Alcázar Palace Visit (13EUR per person) - La Giralda Visit (9EUR per person) - Casa de Pilatos (10-12EUR per person) - Flamenco Show (18-30EUR per person)

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About G Adventures
G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The choices for travel are vast - from safaris and cultural treks to family vacations and exotic expeditions to places you have never even imagined, there is an adventure for everyone. If you share a lust of life and have the insatiable curiosity to travel and truly experience the world we live in, then join us and embark on a quest for the extraordinary. We are The Great Adventure People - welcome to our world of adventure travel!

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.