Spain & Portugal: 15-Day Guided Adventure

For 15-Days: Uncover Northern Spain and Portugal's charm with daily curated tours in a small group setting.

Experience worry-free wanderlust in Portugal and Spain with our 15-day fun-filled itinerary!

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Why we love this deal:

  • Hassle-Free: We've got it all covered, from flights to daily tours, transfers, and even select meals. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of Portugal and Spain during this 15-day journey with daily expertly guided experiences in a small group setting.
  • Adventure Begins and Ends in Spain. Enjoy an array of captivating destinations, including Madrid, La Rioja, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Santillana del Mar, Covadonga, Oviedo, Mondoñego, Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, and Salamanca.
  • Portugal Will Steal Your Heart. Discover the the Douro Valley, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Tomar, Nazaré, Óbidos, and Lisbon.
  • Effortless Transportation: Relish the convenience of airport transfers and seamless transportation between each city – every detail is expertly managed.
  • Premium City Hotels: Indulge in the comfort of our carefully curated 4 and 5-star hotels, perfectly positioned for your city exploration, complete with daily breakfast and opulent amenities.

(Please review the itinerary below for a detailed description of your journey and the captivating destinations you'll explore)

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Day 1
Tuesday: Arrival in Madrid, Spain + Group Meeting
  • Meet & greet at the airport and take a private transfer to your hotel.
  • At 7 PM, meet with your Tour Director at the hotel's Reception Desk for a welcome meeting. You will also meet your journey’s fellow travelers. Your Tour Director will give you all the relevant details of the city and will inform you of the schedule for the following day. And adventure starts!
  • The rest of the day is at leisure. 
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Set out for morning city discovery and enjoy one of the most exciting cities in the world, Madrid. See the highlights and live the passion this city has in its DNA.
  • Afternoon at leisure to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.
  • In the early evening, join your fellow travelers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Embark on your journey through Northern Spain with your first stop in Laguardia, nestled in the heart of La Rioja, a renowned Spanish wine region. Explore internationally acclaimed vineyards and visit a traditional family-run wine cellar. Savor the world-famous Rioja Reds and indulge in a delightful light lunch featuring local products.
  • Arrival in Bilbao and time at leisure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Your adventure in Bilbao begins with a knowledgeable local guide. The city's iconic highlight is the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum, a masterpiece by Frank Gehry. We also recommend strolling through the historic "Siete Calles" district, which, despite being damaged during the 1980s floods, has been meticulously restored to its former glory.
  • Next, your journey takes you to San Sebastian, one of Europe's most renowned and elegant destinations. Here, you'll savor a traditional Pintxos lunch at the charming Taverns of San Sebastian Old Town. Afterward, enjoy some leisure time to soak in the beauty of this enchanting town. Marvel at the extraordinary landscape, which is dominated by the bay and the stunning La Concha beach.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Are you ready for an adventure in the Northern mountains and along the Atlantic sandy beaches? Your journey begins as you depart for Santillana del Mar, a town of significant historical and artistic importance in Spain. This charming town is home to architectural treasures like the Collegiate of Santa Ana, a Romanesque jewel in the heart of Cantabria.
  • Next, continue your exploration to Covadonga, where you'll have some free time to visit the Sanctuary and the Grotto, where the patroness of Asturias, Our Lady of Covadonga, is revered.
  • In the afternoon, set off for Oviedo, a city nestled on a series of hills that showcase the beauty of the Saint Maria de Naranco Church, a gem of pre-Romanesque Asturian architecture. You'll also have some free time to wander through Oviedo, with many of its streets being pedestrian-friendly. During your exploration, you'll encounter World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of Asturian Gothic architecture.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Your journey now leads you to the picturesque Galician landscapes. En route to Lugo, make a brief stop in Mondoñedo. Here, you'll have some free time to visit the 13th-century Cathedral, a magnificent piece of history, and indulge in the delicious "Mondoñedo's cake."
  • Continuing your adventure, arrive in Lugo, where you can take a leisurely stroll to explore the Roman ruins that have endured over time, including its iconic walls, which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Finally, Santiago de Compostela is also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This city holds immense significance as the most important center of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain, marking the end of the historic Camino de Santiago route that dates back to the Roman Empire.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Take a leisurely stroll through Santiago's charming old cobblestone streets, immersing yourself in its rich historical beauty. Experience the palpable passion that permeates Obradoiro Square and behold the majestic Cathedral dedicated to the Apostle Santiago (please note that entrance to the Cathedral is not included).
  • Rest of the day at your leisure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast


  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Continue your journey to Salamanca, often referred to as the "University City." Here, you will partake in a city tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its remarkable architectural and artistic wealth. Explore the cultural and historical treasures that make Salamanca a city like no other.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Bid farewell to Spain to discover Portuguese landscapes. Our first stop will be at Pinhao, a beautiful little town on the Douro Riverbank and famous for its centenary cellars. Taste their wines while visiting their stunning vineyards. After the tasting experience, enjoy a local products-based lunch.
  • Continue to Porto. Located along the Douro River estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European towns and was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. 
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Feel the Douro River breeze while discovering Porto. Admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building, and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a Douro River Cruise.
  • Rest of day at leisure. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Depart to Aveiro, known as “The Portuguese Venice”. Enjoy a cruise on its beautiful canals aboard a traditional Moliceiro boat. Enjoy time at leisure and explore the town, the old Beira Mar neighborhood, and the Aveiro Fish Market.
  • Continue to Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Time at leisure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Today may seem long as you´ll discover several small historical towns, but distances are short and sweet. Depart to the Tomar´s Monastery, a Gothic and Manueline style masterpiece considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare. Enjoy time at leisure.
  • Continue to Óbidos, a beautiful example of a Portuguese medieval walled town. Spend some time at leisure.
  • Continue to Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast


  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Spread across seven hills and known for its decorative arts, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most interesting capitals. Join a morning city sightseeing of the ancient Olissipo. Drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square & Liberty Avenue.
  • The afternoon is at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of color housing the genuine “tabernas”.
  • In the early evening, join your fellow travelers and enjoy a typical Portuguese dinner visiting one of the oldest Fado venues in the city.
  • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Farewell Lisbon and Portugal as you get back to Spain.
  • The first stop will be Merida, the capital of the ancient Lusitania Roman province.
  • Once back in beloved Madrid, join your fellow travelers for a final Farewell Dinner. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner



After breakfast at your hotel, take a private transfer to the airport.

We wish you a pleasant flight home and thank you for traveling with us. We look forward to future adventures together!

About the Hotels:

Please rest assured that all the hotels are centrally located, offering daily breakfast and a host of luxurious amenities for a delightful stay. In the case of any accommodation is unavailable at any of your selected hotels, you will seamlessly be relocated to another of equal category.

  • Barceló Torre de Madrid, 5* (3-nights in Madrid, Spain)
  • Barceló Bilbao Nervión, 4* (2-nights in Bilbao, Spain)
  • Gran Hotel España, 4* (1-night in Oviedo, Spain)
  • Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela, 4* (2-nights in Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Catalonia Plaza Mayor, 4* (1-night in Salamanca, Spain)
  • Hotel Catalonia Porto, 4* (2-nights in Porto, Spain)
  • Coimbra Aeminium, 4* (1-night in Coimbra, Spain)
  • Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, 5* (2-nights in Lisbon, Spain) 

About the Destinations:


Portugal is a small yet historic country in the southwest corner of Europe. 

  • Douro Valley: Famous for its terraced vineyards and wines.
  • Porto: Known for historic Ribeira and port wine.
  • Aveiro: "Venice of Portugal" with charming canals.
  • Coimbra: Home to one of Europe's oldest universities.
  • Tomar: Features the stunning Convent of Christ.
  • Nazaré: Coastal town with massive waves.
  • Óbidos: Picturesque walled town with a castle.
  • Lisbon: Vibrant capital with historic neighborhoods.


Spain has an incredibly rich history that dates back thousands of years. Today it's known for its culture which is reflected in flamenco music and dance, vibrant art galleries, passionate soccer fans, ancient cities filled with stunning architecture.

  • Madrid: Spain's lively capital with world-class art museums.
  • La Rioja: Renowned wine region, famous for Rioja wine.
  • Bilbao: Home to the iconic Guggenheim Museum and great cuisine.
  • San Sebastian: Known for beautiful beaches and exquisite pintxos.
  • Santillana del Mar: A charming medieval village.
  • Covadonga: A pilgrimage site in the Picos de Europa.
  • Oviedo: Capital of Asturias with a historic old town.
  • Mondoñedo: Features a beautiful Romanesque cathedral.
  • Lugo: Known for its UNESCO-listed Roman walls.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrimage destination with a stunning cathedral.
  • Salamanca: Home to one of Europe's oldest universities and a picturesque Plaza Mayor.
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