Lisbon, Seville & Madrid with Barcelona (679E)

12 Day Tour from Madrid to Barcelona

2020 Tour Details

This affordable tour of Spain and Portugal will introduce you to an exciting Iberian adventure with fascinating cities and cultural discoveries. Spend three nights in Madrid, two nights in both Seville and Lisbon, and one night in Coimbra.

Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history and sights—in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid. The included city tours focus on the must-see sights, including Seville's impressive Plaza d’Espaňa, built for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929, and Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon. Today, it is a reminder of Portugal's Golden Age.

In Madrid, you will see the Puerta del Sol – the “gate of the sun” – and admire the impressive architecture of the wide alleys crossing the city center.

Other visits of this affordable Spain and Portugal tour include the Marian Sanctuary at Fátima, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three local children in 1917; Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills: Moorish Cordoba, and Salamanca, where you can wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain.

At the end of the tour, you’ll complete the experience on a Monograms extension to Barcelona travelling on the AVE high-speed train. Your Local Host will be available to assist you during your stay, with dining recommendations, sightseeing suggestions, and more. The included guided sightseeing tour of the city will include a visit of the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica.

Your budget-minded tour of Spain and Portugal will stay a favorite travel memory for years to come.
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 Tour Highlights

ÁVILA & SALAMANCA
Visits
COIMBRA
Orientation
FÁTIMA
Visit the Sanctuary
OBIDOS
Visit the fortified city
LISBON
Guided sightseeing
SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing
CORDOBA
Visit
MADRID
Guided sightseeing

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

April 10 Departure – Easter
April 24 Departure – Feria in Seville
December 26 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Seville

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; high-speed train Madrid-Barcelona

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

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Day 2 MADRID–ÁVILA–SALAMANCA–COIMBRA, PORTUGAL

Visit fortified Ávila with its intact medieval city walls, then on to Salamanca. Be sure to spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Coimbra in Portugal.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi/ 530 km

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Day 3 COIMBRA–FÁTIMA–OBIDOS–LISBON

Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. Continue to Fátima to visit the SANCTUARY, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children—Francisco, Jacinth, and Lucia—on May 13, 1917. On to Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Overnight in Lisbon.
Today’s Distance: 177 mi/ 285 km

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Day 4 LISBON

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on your guided city tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Portuguese Riviera by joining our optional excursion.

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Day 5 LISBON–SEVILLE, SPAIN

Drive into the Alentejo through the countryside, famous for its cork production. Cross the border at Vila Verde into Spain and journey into Andalusia, enjoying quite different scenery as you skirt the Sierra de Aracena on your way to delightful Seville.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km

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Day 6 SEVILLE

Seville is one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour with all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España.

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Day 7 SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID

Travel to Cordoba, Spain’s most Moorish city with its Mezquita, which is rightly known as one of Islam’s greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. On through the very heart of La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills, to Madrid. This evening, why not join the optional “Traditional tapas dinner and highlights of Madrid?”
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km

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Day 8 MADRID

Enjoy free time in Madrid, or join the fascinating optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus River was made famous in El Greco’s painting—even now, it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven.

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Day 9 MADRID–BARCELONA

Travel by high-speed AVE train to Barcelona. Your Local Host is on hand to help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 10 BARCELONA

Morning guided sightseeing includes a visit to the extraordinary SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA.

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Day 11 BARCELONA

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

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Day 12 BARCELONA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ENRIQUE AQUINO LONGO

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I originally came to Spain to discover the other half of my heritage. I'm still here! I just fell in love with it. The culture, never-ending history, breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, bright sunshine and friendly people make it fascinating. Don't be surprised if you'll be the next one to fall in love too. Nothing makes me happier than to show my guests what makes Iberia and Morocco my home.

Tour Director - ENRIQUE AQUINO LONGO

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Lisbon
Seville
Cordoba
Madrid
Barcelona

Lisbon

Fado Music and Dinner

Fado Music and Dinner

Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of classic Fado music and a delectable 3-course dinner with drinks at a local Casa de Fado (Fado restaurant).

Price Range: $$

The Portuguese Riviera with Cascais and Sintra

The Portuguese Riviera with Cascais and Sintra

Enjoy a captivating half-day discovery of the luxurious Portuguese Riviera¿home of Europe¿s rich, famous, and royal¿with stops in the royal retreats of Cascais and Sintra!

Price Range: $$

Seville

Classic Flamenco Show

Classic Flamenco Show

Experience the passion and spirit of Seville on this incredible outing to a classic flamenco show!

Price Range: $

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Seville's 15th-century gothic cathedral is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus.

Price Range: $

Cordoba

Multifaceted Córdoba with Mezquita Visit

Multifaceted Córdoba with Mezquita Visit

Discover the grandeur of Córdoba, the most Moorish of all Spanish cities, on this exciting guided sightseeing excursion featuring an inside visit of the spectacular Mezquita mosque-cathedral.

Price Range: $

Madrid

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

Drive through the capital's boulevards, passing beautiful buildings and fountains and dine Spanish style!

Price Range: $$

Discover Toledo

Discover Toledo

Discover majestic Toledo, an incredible melting pot of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian influence over the centuries, making it one of Europe's most interesting and unique walled medieval cities!

Price Range: $$

Barcelona

Spanish Tapas Walking Tour for Foodies

Spanish Tapas Walking Tour for Foodies

Explore and taste your way in some of Barcelona's most lively tapas bars on this fun guided foodie walking tour!

Price Range: $$

Barcelona on Two Wheels: City Highlights

Barcelona on Two Wheels: City Highlights

Explore some of Barcelona's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

Price Range: $

Barcelona Sailboat Brunch Cruise

Barcelona Sailboat Brunch Cruise

This memorable excursion has it all-a relaxing sailboat cruise past Barcelona¿s most famous sights, a delicious brunch at sea, and even time for a refreshing plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean!

Price Range: $$

Spanish Chef for a Day

Spanish Chef for a Day

Hands-on cooking experience consisting in the preparation of a Spanish meal.

Price Range: $$$

Barcelona by Land, Air & Sea

Barcelona by Land, Air & Sea

Barcelona's magic comes to life by land, air, and sea as you travel by electric bike, cable car, and boat to discover the city's most iconic sights!

Price Range: $$

The Sweet Walking Tour of Barcelona

The Sweet Walking Tour of Barcelona

Our informative and food connoisseur guide will lead you through this luscious and delicious walking tour that will leave no one indifferent.

Price Range: $$

Barcelona Markets Tour with Tastings

Barcelona Markets Tour with Tastings

Learn all about Catalan cuisine and Spanish gastronomy on this exciting foodie market tour with a professional chef! Taste and sample your way through two of Barcelona's most famous markets, and visit traditional grocers selected by the chef.

Price Range: $

Magical Montserrat with Monastery, Funicular & Nature Hike

Magical Montserrat with Monastery, Funicular & Nature Hike

Experience the magic of Montserrat on this engaging day trip featuring the thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery, a scenic funicular ride, and a guided nature trek through Montserrat Natural Park!

Price Range: $$

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