Spanish Conquest & Lisbon

15 Days
Barcelona to Lisbon
From (AUD)
$ 5,780
$ 5,530
Dates & Pricing

2021 Barcelona > Lisbon

Spend 15 days conquering Spain, including Barcelona, Malaga, Seville and finishing in Portugal’s Lisbon. Enjoy a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar, as well as the famous windmills in Consuegra.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESLI
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Barcelona
Return City:
Lisbon

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Barcelona

    Welcome to Barcelona, the vibrant capital  of Catalonia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel for a three night stay. Meet your Tour Director and fellow passengers for a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Barcelona

    Your city tour today takes in Montjuic, the picturesque hill overlooking the city and former Jewish settlement. Visit Sagrada Familia – the famous cathedral designed by Gaudi whose controversial and intricate design is reflected in much of Barcelona’s architecture. Stroll the famous corridor of Las Ramblas where street performers feature on every corner, through the old town with its twisting lanes and historic buildings.The rest of your afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at an authentic Catalan farmhouse.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Barcelona

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Barcelona

    Enjoy a full day at leisure today. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your day. Perhaps visit the Bullring, the magnificent Camp Nou stadium, or relax along the waterfront area

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    Excursion to Montserrat (extra expense, must be prebooked).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Barcelona – Madrid

    Journey by high speed train to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your centrally located hotel for a two night stay. Your sightseeing tour includes the Sabatini Gardens, the 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid, and an orientation tour of the downtown Austrian quarter – featuring the Plaza Major, a grand square re-modelled in the 16th century. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Madrid

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Madrid

    Enjoy a full day at leisure today in the capital of Spain. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist. Perhaps visit the Prado Museum, home to some of the finest collections of European art dating from the 12th century.

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    The medieval fortified town of Toledo (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Madrid – Cordoba

    Travel south and visit Consuegra, famous for the best examples of Spanish windmills, and the home of the Spanish knights. Arrive in Cordoba, a city known for its blend of Jewish and Moorish influences, included is a one night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Cordoba – Granada

    Your morning guided tour takes in the Aljama Mosque – one of the most emblematic examples of Islamic Art, famously featuring a Christian cathedral inside it. After free time for lunch, continue onto Granada for a one night stay and enjoy a walking tour of the city centre and a free evening.

    Included Excursion

    Guided Tour of Aljama Mosque

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Granada

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Granada – Malaga

    Granada is home to the impressive Alhambra Palace – one of Spain’s most recognisable Moorish structures, completed in the 14th century when Spain was largely occupied by Muslim invaders from North Africa. Visit this impressive UNESCO World Heritage site. En route to Malaga, enjoy a home hosted lunch in Alfarnatejo, a typical Andalusian village. Continue to Malaga, the capital of the ‘Costa del Sol’ for a two night stay. 

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    An Andalusian Home hosted lunch

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Malaga

    This morning, take a guided walking tour of Malaga seeing the Alcazaba Walls and Gibralfaro Castle. Visit the Alcazaba Fortress, the best preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain. This afternoon and evening are at leisure to go to the beach, stroll the shops and promenade and relax.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Malaga – Gibraltar – Seville

    The rock of Gibraltar is a territory of the United Kingdom that sits at the mouth of the Mediterranean at the very foot of Spain. For many centuries, it has been an important strategic port for the British Navy, and the sovereignty rights of its inhabitants have been carefully protected till the present day. Visit the Rock which is home to Barbary Apes and diverse birdlife as well as the old town dotted with traditional English pubs. Continue onto Seville for a two night stay and check into your hotel where dinner is included in a local restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Seville

    Seville is the capital of Andalucia. Visit the impressive 15th Century Cathedral built on the site of the former mosque, incorporating the famous Bell Tower as part of its structure. During your free afternoon, wander the windy laneways of the old town and visit Seville’s wonderful Plaza de Espana or possibly discover Alcazar.

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    Flamenco Dance Class (extra expense, must be prebooked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Seville – Lisbon

    Travel through the Aracena mountain range into Portugal. Arrive in the capital, Lisbon, in the afternoon and settle into your centrally located hotel for a three night stay, where a sumptuous dinner is included tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lisbon

    Join your local guide for a city tour of this fascinating city, one of the oldest in Europe. View the impressive Belem Tower and see the Monument to the Discoveries celebrating Portugal’s standing as one of the great exploring kingdoms of Europe. Enjoy a tasting of local pastries and a visit to Jerónimos Monastery, the rest of the day is at leisure to explore the  old town or visit the famous castle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Lisbon

    Enjoy a full day at leisure in Lisbon to maybe shop or further explore the old town and waterfront.

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    Excursion to Sintra (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Depart Lisbon

    Depart today after breakfast.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
  • Airport transfers to and from the hotel
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Tour Director
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of Barcelona
  • Guided tour of Madrid
  • Guided Tour of Aljama Mosque
  • Guided tour of Granada

EmeraldPLUS
  • Home Hosted Lunch in Alfarnatejo

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 15 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunches (L), 5 Dinners (D)

Pricing & Availability