Portugal and Spain
Situated at the very edge of Western Europe, and protected from the rest of the continent by the mountains of the Pyrenees, Spain and Portugal form the majority of the Iberian Peninsula.
With strong cultural identities both offer inspiring and authentic itineraries for travellers to this region, whether visiting one country or both. Though neighbours, they differ immensely from one another in their histories, language and traditions. Both offer the possibility to visit outlying islands too, such as Madeira and the Balearics to add to the overall trip experience. Tour themes for this area can include pilgrimage trails, castles and palaces, food and drink trails, walking tours and architecture.
Though at first glance their location may seem a little isolated, with excellent road, ferry and flight links, other regions of Europe are easily accessible. Not forgetting that Morocco is also on their doorstep.
Highlights of Portugal and Spain
- The vibrant capital cities of Lisbon and Madrid
- Religious sites including Fátima (Portugal), the Camino Way (Spain), Bom Jesus do Monte (Braga, Portugal) and Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
- The historic cities in Portugal such as Coimbra, Evora, Porto, Braga and Aveiro
- Spanish artist trails including Picasso, Dalí, Goya, Velázquez and Miró
- Fascinating museums and galleries including the Prado Museum (Madrid), the Tile Museum (Lisbon), the Dali Theatre and Museum (Figueres, Spain) and the Science Museum (Coimbra, Portugal)
- Wonderful walking opportunities
- Iconic landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain), the walled town of Obidos (Portugal) and El Escorial (near Madrid, Spain)
- The many cultural cities in Spain including Barcelona, Salamanca, Seville, Toledo and Pamplona
- Leisurely cruises along the Douro River, Portugal
- Historic palaces and castles such as the Alhambra (Granada, Spain), Pena National Palace (Sintra, Portugal), The Alcazár of Segovia (Spain) and Mafra National Palace (Portugal)
- The traditional tapas dishes of Spain
- The strong naval history of Portugal including the Navy Museum (Lisbon), the towns of Lagos and Sagres (the Algarve) and the Christopher Columbus House Museum (Madeira)
- The beautiful regions of Spain such as Andalucia, Galicia, Cataluña and the Basque country
- Authentic food experiences such as producers of wine, sherry, cheese, olive oil and cured meats
Tailor-making your tour
Whatever your preferred hotel standard or budget, we carefully select the accommodation for your tour. With a wealth of contacts from well-appointed hostels to 5 star luxury hotels, we are able to tailor-make your tour.
Add to this the experience our team has in operating itineraries to this region: we are able to offer suggestions for attraction visits, meal arrangements, local experiences to give a flavour of the region, knowledgeable local guides and events as examples.
For more information on the above and to discuss your tour requirements further, do please contact us.