31. The Longest Tour

Departure point: Madrid
Every Tuesday from March 13 to Oct 9
Duration: 21 days

Price from: €2965
Duration: 21 days, 20 nights

Tour starts on every single Wednesday between March 13 and October 9.

Tour code: C-3212

Included in tour:

- accommodation in **** hotels

- 20 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 10 dinners

- modern and air-conditioned bus

- multi-lingual tour escort

- sightseeing tours with local guides in Lisbon, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Barcelona, Santiago and Porto

- tickets to Cordoba's Mosque

- tickets to Alhambra in Granada

- tickets to Santiago's Cathedral

- visit to a wine cellar with a tasting of Porto wine

- travel insurance

- free Wi- Fi on board

- tips

Set out on an extraordinary three-week voyage through the mesmerizing scenery of Spain and Portugal, a journey that unveils the rich tapestry of nature and culture these two countries boast. This deep dive into the region's heritage takes you from the dynamic charm of Andalusia and the historic cities dotting the Mediterranean coast to the rugged beauty of northern Spain and through both the northern and southern landscapes of Portugal.

Your adventure begins in Madrid, weaving through the medieval allure of Trujillo and then crossing into Portugal to uncover the captivating beauty of Lisbon. This city, a blend of historical wonder and contemporary flair, is sprinkled with quaint streets, welcoming venues, a mix of cultural treasures, and affordable dining spots. Here, ancient landmarks harmonize with modern life. Every street tells a story, and every nook reveals a hidden delight. On the third day, explore Fatima and its revered Sanctuary of Fátima, a global pilgrimage site.

The journey then sweeps you into the heart of Andalusia, through the iconic cities of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada—the "golden triangle" of southern Spain. This leg embodies the vibrant Spanish spirit, echoing with guitar strings and flamenco rhythms, a love for wine and tapas, and the vivaciousness of its people. Andalusia, a tapestry of Moorish grandeur and Roman relics, rustic beauty, and awe-inspiring landscapes, remains one of Spain's most cherished destinations.

Venturing from Barcelona towards the Atlantic, pause in Zaragoza, Aragon’s capital, to marvel at the stunning Nuestra Señora del Pilar Cathedral and its enchanting surroundings.

The expedition continues through northern Spain, a region marked by its distinct terrain and pristine natural splendor. Discover cities like San Sebastian, with its sprawling beaches, and Bilbao, home to the famous Guggenheim Museum. The region's charming villages, such as Santillana de Mar and Covadonga, exude a unique beauty, while the National Park Picos de Europa offers a sanctuary of natural marvels.

Next, the journey heads west to Galicia, a land of rugged coastlines, lush hills, and towering mountains. This region is dotted with scenic towns and villages, reflecting the diversity of its landscapes. Famous for its stunning beaches and exquisite seafood, particularly octopus and shellfish, Galicia captivates with its natural and culinary offerings. Explore the picturesque cities of La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, and Vigo as you travel through northwestern Spain.

The voyage then circles back to Portugal, venturing into its northern territories. Here, Porto emerges, a city that has transformed from a humble fishing village into Portugal's second-largest metropolis. Its weathered façades and misty skies add to its unique charm, while the Douro River illuminates the city. Porto's friendly locals, iconic trams, intricate architecture, and famous wine culture create an irresistibly enchanting atmosphere.

Concluding this unforgettable tour is a return to Lisbon, a fitting finale to an incredible journey through the heart of Iberia.

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Day 1. Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon (658 km ~ 409 miles)

Departure from Madrid is scheduled for 8 a.m., heading towards the picturesque region of Extremadura. Our first destination is the historic town of Trujillo, a historic town known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, including a beautiful castle, the Castillo de Trujillo, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The town is also famous for its main square, the Plaza Mayor, which is surrounded by charming buildings and a statue of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, who was born in Trujillo. Free time to explore the town.

  • Over time, Plaza Mayor has served as the city's central hub for commerce and social gatherings, featuring various festivals and markets. Surrounding the square, you'll find numerous buildings dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries. The manor houses in the area are notably defined by their distinctive angular balconies, a prominent feature of Trujillo's architectural style.
  • The essential visit to Trujillo is definitely the Castillo de Trujillo, or Trujillo Castle. Dare to climb the Old Town for a few minutes, and you will find this well-preserved castle. Additionally, by spending 2.5 euros, you can visit the interior of the castle and walk on the walls to admire the breathtaking views of Plaza Mayor and the surroundings of the town.
  • Trujillo has outstanding products among other Extremadura regions. You can try the caldereta, a stew prepared with goat or sheep meat, as well as ''chard'' (wild asparagus) and truffles.

From Trujillo, we will travel to Lisbon, crossing the border with Portugal. We'll arrive in Lisbon in the early evening, check in, and stay overnight.


Day 2. Lisbon

Breakfast, then a tour around Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a charming coastal city known for its stunning views, historic architecture, and vibrant culture. Perched on the hills overlooking the Tagus River, it boasts colorful neighborhoods, delectable cuisine, and a rich maritime heritage. The main highlights of the tour are:

  • The Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a 50-meter-tall sculpture commemorating the Portuguese "Era of Discovery" and notable figures like Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, and Ferdinand Magellan. It features 33 statues representing significant individuals from that era, including monarchs, cartographers, scientists, explorers, artists, and missionaries.
  • Belem Tower, built in the 16th century, originally served as a military fortress and ceremonial city entrance. Despite its defensive purpose, the tower's intricate ornamentation, featuring arcaded windows, elaborate sculptures, and Moorish-style watchtowers, makes it a remarkable architectural marvel.
  • The Jeronimos Monastery, also known as the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, is a magnificent former monastery that started construction in 1501 and took almost a century to finish due to increasingly intricate designs influenced by trade with Asia. It stands as a symbol of Lisbon's prosperity during the peak of the Portuguese empire.
  • The Alfama Quarter in Lisbon is a historic district characterized by its labyrinthine streets and well-preserved architecture, which miraculously survived the devastating events of the 1755 earthquake. Today, it remains mostly car-free, with the occasional century-old tram adding to its unique charm, making it the heart and soul of the Portuguese capital.

Enjoy the second half of the day in Lisbon on your own. Do not miss an opportunity to try the famous pastel de nata (egg tart), a local culinary icon whose recipe dates back to the 16th century. You can buy it at any coffee shop or bakery.

Second night in Lisbon.


Day 3. Lisbon - Fatima - Lisbon (264 km ~ 164 miles)

Breakfast, then a visit to Fatima, one of the world's most renowned Catholic pilgrimage destinations, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). You'll have a short tour of this sacred place and free time afterwards. Main highlights:

  • The Sanctuary of Fátima stands out as a sacred destination, attracting approximately 5 million visitors each year. From May 13 to October 13, 1917, three young shepherds claimed to have witnessed six apparitions of the Virgin Mary here, receiving messages and predictions about the future. During the final apparition, an estimated 50,000 onlookers observed a peculiar sun phenomenon that defied cosmological laws.
  • Among the sanctuary's structures, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, constructed in Neo-Baroque style between 1928 and 1953, is a remarkable limestone church with a 65-meter bell tower and a prominent statue of Our Lady of Fátima at the entrance.
  • Adjacent to it, the Basilica of the Holy Trinity, a modern construction built from 2004 to 2007, caters to the large crowds that assemble on the apparition anniversaries. It boasts a seating capacity of over 8,000, making it one of the largest Catholic churches globally.

Later, we will return to Lisbon. Free evening and another night in the city.


Day 4. Lisbon - Caceres - Sevilla (568km ~ 353 miles)

Breakfast and a departure toward the Spanish border to explore the captivating province of Extremadura and its historic gem, Cáceres. This picturesque city, established by the Romans in 25 BC, is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its historic center is a stunning example of a medieval town, with cobbled streets, ancient walls, and well-preserved Renaissance palaces. With approximately one and a half hours to spare, make the most of your time by exploring the city's main highlights, conveniently clustered within easy reach of each other:

  • Plaza Mayor, Cáceres, is the town's most lively square. There are several must-see places located in Plaza Mayor. Climb up the steps from the old town and turn left. You will see the great Torre de Bujaco, or Bujaco Tower. At the top of the tower, you will be treated to a stork's'-eye view of the Plaza Mayor. To climb the tower, you need to spend 2 euros.
  • Next to Torre de Bujaco, at the top of the stone stairs, you will see the Arco de La Estrella (Star Archway). This archway serves as a traditional entrance to the Old Town. Built in the 18th century, this archway is considered to be the most important gate in Cáceres.
  • The essential part of traveling to Cáceres is what lies inside the fortress. As you enter the Arco de la Estrella, several antique buildings greet you. If you walk left from the archway, you will find the Palacio de Toledo-Moctezuma, built between the 14th and 15th centuries. Though you can only visit the palace from the outside, the front-facing architecture is worth seeing.
  • Additionally, the small streets in the Old Town have different small shops selling local products, such as homemade pastries and sweets. Other local products definitely worth trying are goat cheese (Torta de Casar) and fig cake.

Continuation to Seville. Arrival, dinner, and accommodation.


Day 5: Seville

Breakfast in the hotel, followed by a proper city tour throughout Seville with a local guide, to admire this beautiful and also the largest city in Southern Spain. With numerous sights and attractions, this city will never leave visitors stuck for choice. The main highlights of the tour are:

  • Plaza de España was built as a centerpiece for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition. Described as one of Seville’s most impressive sights, this plaza (square) measures 50,000 sq. meters. Only a twenty-minute walk from Seville Cathedral, this is one of Seville’s more popular locations, and with a canal measuring 500 meters, the plaza is known as ''the Venice of Seville''. It is a magnificent sight and a must-see, with its colored ceramics and 48 tiled alcoves, each representing a different province of Spain. This place is not only popular with tourists and visitors, as it has been used as the location of a number of films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars.
  • Maria Luisa Park acted as the site of the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929. Filled with orange trees, palm trees, and flower beds, it is the perfect place to unwind. With a number of colorfully tiled benches and fountains erected in a Moorish style, this park brings a touch of the exotic to the city. It is surrounded by a number of historic sites and wonderful architectural buildings, which allows visitors to indirectly appreciate the beauty of Seville.
  • Seville's cathedral is one of the largest in the world. It stands at an enormous 126 meters long and 83 meters wide, with a ceiling height of 37 meters. The classical exterior draws visitors into an equally impressive interior. For example, the main altarpiece consists of 36 gilded panels, gently glimmering through the space. Globe-trotters can also pay their own homage to one of the world’s greatest travelers: the cathedral holds the sarcophagus of Christopher Columbus. A definite must-see.
  • Barrio Santa Cruz is Seville’s most famous area and a former Jewish quarter. Its unfeasibly narrow streets, white houses, secret squares, and small churches create an unforgettable atmosphere; just enjoy it.

Lunch. After the city tour, you will have the afternoon off to rest or explore more on your own. Night in Seville.


Day 6. Seville - Cordoba (145 km ~ 90 miles)

Breakfast, then transfer to Cordoba, a beautiful ancient town in Andalusia as well as one of Spain's most famous historical monuments. You will take a proper tour through its historic center—a very charming place with its patios and courtyards, decorated with pots of aromatic jasmine and geraniums—and walk narrow, winding streets lined with what must be some of the prettiest and most colorful houses in southern Spain. And of course, you will enter the Mosque-Cathedral, the greatest dual-identity monument in Spain.

  • Mosque-Cathedral. Originally, there was a Roman temple on this site, but it was replaced by a Christian church during the Visigoth era. Both Christians and Muslims used the church as a place of worship after the Moors captured Cordoba in 711. But the reign of religious pluralism in Córdoba didn’t last long: in 784, on the orders of the Emir Abd al-Rahman, the church was destroyed and work on a great mosque began. Construction lasted for over two centuries, and when the building was completed in 987, Córdoba’s mosque was the largest in the Islamic kingdom, save only for that of Kaaba in Arabia. When the city was reclaimed by Christians in 1236, the mosque was converted into a church, and in the 16th century, Charles V added a great Renaissance nave right on top of the original Moorish structure. The mosque’s most photographed aspect is its vast main hall, which is supported by over 850 double-arched columns. Sunlight and shadows create unusual effects as you wander among them, contemplating the multifaceted history of this great building.

Extending in a tangle of cobbled streets and squares to the north of the Mosque-Cathedral is Juderia, the city’s former Jewish quarter. This is a great area to stop for lunch, packed as it is with small restaurants as well as superb no-frills tapas bars.

Free second half of the day to enjoy Cordoba on your own. Dinner and overnight stay.


Day 7. Cordoba - Ronda - Costa del Sol (322 km ~ 200 miles)

Breakfast. Transfer and a first stop at the beautiful town of Ronda. Steeped in dark myths and bullfighting folklore, while boasting one of the most extraordinary locations in Spain, it is no wonder that Ronda has become Andalusia’s third most visited place. With its world-famous New Bridge and bullring, as well as the hidden corners of the gorge on top of which it perches, Ronda will definitely not disappoint.

In Ronda, you will have free time to explore the main highlights of this beautiful town.

  • Puente Nuevo (the New Bridge), one of southern Spain’s most famous attractions and Ronda’s epic bridge, spans the 100-meter-deep El Tajo gorge, connecting El Mercadillo (the little market), the newer part of town, with La Ciudad (the town), the old Moorish quarter. The bridge was completed in 1793, and it took some forty years and the lives of 50 construction workers to build.
  • Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) is the more notable of the two crossings that the gigantic Puente Nuevo was built to improve upon. Composed of a single stone archway, this early 17th-century structure is reached by strolling down through the beautiful Jardines de Cuenca (Cuenca’s Gardens), and from its center, there are some spectacular views of the countryside beyond Ronda.
  • Bullring: simply the largest (by diameter!) bullfight ring in the world.
  • Old and New Town: El Tajo Canyon not only rendered Ronda’s most iconic attraction, it also divided the town into two separate halves, each with its own style and atmosphere. La Ciudad (or The Town) is the original Moorish part and weaves around one central street, Calle Armiñan, south of Puente Nuevo. On the northern cliffs of El Tajo is the more commercial part of town, known as El Mercadillo (The Little Market).

Later, we'll continue to the Costa del Sol. Arrival in the sunny town of Torremolinos, a lovely, beautiful coastal place with an excellent beach, vibrant nightlife, and a very relaxed atmosphere. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 8. Costa del Sol - Granada (180 km ~ 112 miles)

Breakfast, then transfer to Granada. Granada is a beautiful city right at the foot of the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains. The popular favorite of the region of Andalusia, Granada has a rich history, a fantastic range of sites to see, and a bustling nightlife. With Arab influences and Spanish charm, there is plenty of culture and history to explore here. Upon arrival, you'll have a guided tour to see the famous complex of La Alhambra*, its Arabian palaces, Nazaries, and its green and picturesque Generalife Gardens.

  • Alhambra is definitely number one on the list of unmissable things to see in Granada and the most visited sight in the whole of Spain. The world-renowned Alhambra gets its name from the Arabic for ‘Red Castle’, and has been poetically described as the place where the air is clear and the fresh water from the mountains reaches. Partly a palace, partly a fort, the Alhambra is now a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts spectacular medieval architecture that captivates its thousands of visitors. It tends to get quite crowded, given its magical nature, with around 6,000 visitors a day, but its beauty can be appreciated even in the busiest of moments.

The tour to Alhambra is already quite extensive and includes a good part of walking, so it’s your choice the rest of the day: to relax in the hotel or continue to explore the city of Granada on your own. Suggested places to visit on the second half of the day:

  • Alcaicería, best known as ''mini Morocco'', is the home of the Great Bazaar of Granada. Consisting of a series of streets that are very much reminiscent of a Moroccan souk, this is not only another example of the rich Arab history of the city but also very similar to Morocco itself. Selling everything from spices to henna, there are many little treasures to be found on these streets. Look out for traditional Arabic handicrafts such as fajalauza—traditional, beautifully painted ceramics—or the gorgeous Granadino farolas—rounded lamps made from intricate stained glass.
  • Albaicín is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the city of Granada. Albaicín is a district of the city boasting narrow, winding streets that have stood here since the medieval Moorish era. Often described as a different world inside Granada, the strong Muslim influence makes Albaicín somewhat of an open-air museum. After touring the narrow and characterful streets to experience the charm of the past, you can relax in one of its many bars and terraces and enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Alhambra.

Dinner and night in Granada.


Day 9. Granada - Valencia (498 km ~ 309 miles)

Breakfast. Departure towards Valencia. On the way, you will pass by the beautiful, small towns of Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras. Arrival in Valencia in the early evening; accommodation in the hotel.

Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain and has a lot to offer, from world-class restaurants to stunning beaches, and from museums to buzzing nightlife. Here’s our list of suggestions for your free time:

  • City of Arts and Sciences: if modern architecture is more your thing, Valencia is also home to this famous complex of futuristic buildings, mostly the work of famous architect Santiago Calatrava. The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a must-see during any visit to Valencia. Relax in the green gardens and serene outdoor spaces of the complex, take some photos, and choose your favorite of the buildings.
  • La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Market): Valencia’s medieval silk market was built to show off Valencia’s wealth at the time of the booming silk trade. Today, it is one of the city’s main historical attractions and is famously one of the very few non-religious examples of Gothic architecture in Europe. You can explore the lavishly decorated rooms, including the main hall, with its soaring columns that represent palms reaching for the sky in paradise. Silk Market is deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Night in Valencia.


Day 10. Valencia - Barcelona (355km ~ 220 miles)

After breakfast, you'll have a few hours to scroll through Valencia on your own. A couple of our recommendations include:

  • Head for the beach. It's no secret that Valencia is home to miles and miles of pristine golden sands. There’s plenty of space to soak up the sun at one of the two (connected) Blue Flag beaches, Playa de la Malvarrosa or Playa de las Arenas. In summer, many beach bars open up alongside each other, creating a fun atmosphere.
  • The Central Market—whether you’re a foodie or not, this art nouveau building in the city’s Old Town never fails to impress. Wander through hundreds of fresh food stalls beneath the market’s ceramic tiles and its stunning high-dome centerpiece to get a real taste of local life. Every day from Monday to Saturday, the market is packed with local shoppers navigating the colorful displays of Mediterranean fruit and vegetables and choosing from the countless legs of jamón (Spanish ham) and bottles of locally produced wine.

On the second half of the day, we'll continue to the main city on the Mediterranean coast of Spain—the magnificent city of Barcelona. Arrival. Evening at your disposal.


Day 11. Barcelona

Breakfast is in the hotel, as usual. With fantastic art and architecture, a rich Medieval history, as well as innovative modern additions, Barcelona is certainly not short of things to do and see. A few highlights that you will see during your morning city tour with a local guide are:

  • Plaza Espana is one of the most important squares in the city and the second largest in Barcelona.
  • Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, with its spectacular views over the harbor, the port, and the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy stunning views from the panoramic viewpoint, located almost on top of the hill.
  • The Barcelona Olympic Park is part of all the attractions found at Montjuic Mountain. The 1992 Olympic Games gave Barcelona many large-scale projects. As a result, it became the perfect setting for one of the most successful games in history. The Olympic complex includes the stadium, the St. Jordi sports pavilion, and the Calatrava Communications Tower.
  • The statue of Christopher Colom, standing on the pier at the very end of La Rambla, is a homage to the explorer Christopher Columbus, who paid a visit to the Catalan capital before setting sail for America.
  • Gothic Quarter. Without a doubt the most iconic of Barcelona’s neighborhoods, the Gothic Quarter, as it is commonly referred to, is the heart of Barcelona’s old town. Home to some of the most ancient and historic monuments in the city, not least the majestic cathedral, this is the Barcelona of narrow streets and charming outdoor squares that have remained unchanged throughout the centuries.

Feel free to explore Barcelona on your own in the second half of the day. Another night in Barcelona.


Day 12. Barcelona - Zaragoza - San Sebastian (575 km ~ 357 miles)

Breakfast, then departure towards Zaragoza. Stop in the city and have some free time. Spain's fifth-largest city, Zaragoza, is the capital of the Aragón region. Located south of the Pyrenees, it sits roughly halfway between Barcelona and San Sebastian and is home to a range of fascinating sights, from Roman ruins to magnificent Islamic architecture and a striking Baroque cathedral. We will stop in the city center so you can have time to explore the most notorious sights of Zaragoza: the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar and the Puente de Piedra (the Stone Bridge).

  • A striking Baroque Basilica, it is here that many believe that Santiago, one of Jesus’ disciples and referred to as James in the Bible, saw the Virgin Mary ascend a marble pillar. A chapel was built around that pillar and later added to and renovated, until it became the stunning cathedral it is today. If you want, you can head inside to look around at its magnificent interior, then take the elevator to the top to enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the city.
  • The Puente de Piedra Bridge (the Stone Bridge) is the oldest of all the bridges across the Ebro River. It was built in 1401 in a Gothic style. Seven arches support the entire stone structure, which is about 225 meters long and has cutwaters to help break up the water flow. It is very close to the Plaza del Pilar, so its silhouette with the Basilica del Pilar in the background has become one of the iconic images of the city.

After exploring the most notorious sights of Zaragoza, we'll continue to San Sebastian. Arrival, dinner, and overnight.


Day 13. San Sebastian - Bilbao - Santander (205km ~ 127 miles)

Breakfast and transfer to Bilbao. The Basque city of Bilbao is particularly well known for its avant-garde contemporary designs and fascinating architecture, especially as it is home to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where we will make a stop to walk around and make pictures of this gorgeous and wicked structure.

  • Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum is the most emblematic building in the city, towering above the river like an undulating titanium ship. The renowned modern art museum, which Frank Gehry designed, resembles a sizable metal ship and is equally impressive from the outside as it is from the inside. Surrounding the museum, you’ll find Bilbao’s Art District, home to world-famous artworks such as Louise Bourgeois’ Mamen spider sculpture, Jeff Koons’ Puppy, and Anish Kapoor’s Tall Tree and the Eye.

Later, we'll move further to Santander. Santander is the capital of Spain's Cantabria region and offers a whole host of attractions for visitors, from history museums to art centers and beaches. Spend your time shopping in the Mercado de la Esperanza, visiting the Palacio de la Magdalena, or browsing the works in the new Centro Botín. Some highlights not to miss in your free time in the city:

  • Santander has two beaches, the Playa de los Bikinis and the Playa de la Magdalena, which are perfect for sunbathing in the summer or just strolling along.
  • The Palacio de la Magdalena (Magdalena's Palace) is situated on the vast Magdalena Peninsula, right on the edge of the city, and has become somewhat of a symbol of Santander.
  • One of the most impressive buildings in the city is Santander's Cathedral. It was originally built in the 13th century, although the upper part of the cathedral dates from the 14th century, and the cloisters were built in the 15th century. Inside, you can find the tomb of the writer, literary critic, and historian Menéndez Pelayo.

Dinner and a night in Santander.


Day 14. Santander - Santillana - Covadonga - Oviedo (320km ~ 199 miles)

Breakfast. This day you'll be traveling throughout one of the most beautiful Spanish National Parks, Picos de Europa, which is characterized by high massifs, deep ravines, lush mountain meadows, and vast glassy lakes.

First, our stop for today is in Santillana de Mar.

  • This town has often been referred to as one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of Spain, let alone just Cantabria. Sitting on the coast and surrounded by verdant green mountains, it offers the best of both worlds. Think caramel-colored architecture, steep, cobbled streets, and perfect medieval stone and timber houses. Santillana del Mar was built around the collegiate church of Santa María and is also dotted with old defense towers and Renaissance palaces.

After some free time, we'll continue to Covadonga, a village located at the western edge of Picos de Europa that is visited by thousands of people every year. Stop at the Sanctuary of Covadonga.

  • The Sanctuary of Covadonga is located in a mountain grotto and features an image of the Virgin Mary, the Virgin of Covadonga. This sight is an important site in Christian history; it was where Christian forces in Iberia defeated a Muslim army at the Battle of Covadonga, marking the beginning of the Spanish Reconquista. But the cave is now linked to Christianity, and it’s believed it was first a site for prehistoric pagan worship.

Some time will pass near and in the Holy Cave. Later continuation to Oviedo. Arrival, dinner, and night


Day 15. Oviedo - Coruña (347 km ~ 216 miles)

Breakfast and departure to the very northwest corner of Spain, La Coruna (or A Coruna, as the locals say). A Coruña sits in the very northwest corner of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. A vibrant coastal city with plenty in the way of culture, history, gastronomy (it's famous for its seafood), and natural sights. Enjoy a panoramic city tour upon arrival and, later, some free time. Sights you'll see during the city tour (and some of them you may want to check later on your own), you can take a closer look at while exploring the city on your own:

  • Torre de Hercules, the oldest working lighthouse in the world, has become somewhat of a symbol of the city. Built in Roman times, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also some lovely nature walks around the area.
  • Galerias: A Coruña is known as the ''Glass City'' due to its unique architectural style of constructing galerías—enclosed glass balconies—on the side of its buildings. Most date back to the 19th century and feature patterns as well as colors and embellishments.

Accommodation, dinner, and night in La Coruna.


Day 16. La Coruna - Santiago de Compostela (75 km ~ 47 miles)

Breakfast in a hotel in La Coruna, then transfer to Santiago de Compostela. In Santiago, we'll have a proper city tour with a visit to its cathedral. The city is renowned for its shrine to Saint James the Great and was built to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims that would, and still do, gather there every year. The architecture and atmosphere of the city are impregnated with history, and visitors may feel like they've taken a step back in time. Some highlights of the tour:

  • The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela—you simply cannot go to Santiago and not visit its cathedral. Built during the 1300s, the changes over the subsequent centuries have added Gothic and Baroque features to its Romanesque architecture. The grand Plaza del Obradoiro leaves enough room to admire the cathedral’s impressive size and design, and through the front doors you will find the Portico de Gloria, the Corticela chapel, and the relic of Saint John.
  • Casco Historico (Historical Center). We'll take time to explore the little streets around the cathedral, and you will find lots of hidden squares, like the Plaza de Cervantes, with beautiful statues and intricate fountains. The district is alive with activity, and as you walk around the old streets, you are likely to stumble upon a mass or the gathering of a procession. There are also lots of cafés and restaurants where, later in the day, you can sit down to enjoy some Spanish tapas and watch the world go by.

Dinner and accommodation.


Day 17. Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas - Vigo (90 km ~ 56 miles)

Breakfast, then transfer through the beautiful area of Rias Baixas (''lower rivers'').

  • Rias Bajas is one of the largest estuaries in the area. The coastline of the province boasts three magnificent inlets surrounded by cliffs, islands, ports, hills, beaches, and stunning landscapes that make it a perfect destination to visit. On both the coast and inland, you’ll definitely enjoy unforgettable views.

First stop: at a small town called O Grove in the Isle of Toja (Isla de la Toja, a small peninsula in the area). O Grove is a privileged location in the heart of the Galician Rías Baixas, a place that stands out for its history and traditional fishing. Highlights to see in your free time:

  • Chapel of the Shells: it was built for San Caralampio and the Virgen del Carmen. It stands out because its structure is decorated with scallop shells and its conservation level is very high.
  • Aldea dos Grobits Village: the ''Grobits'' are mythical creatures that live in the depths of the thermal waters on the Island of Toja. On some special days, the soil of the well is transformed into water, and the grobits rise up the well. They walk among the centenary pines, playing among them, and when they are tired, they go to these houses to rest.

Later, we will continue to Vigo and stop for some free time in the city center, in the old town.

  • Vigo's old town is set on a slope that meets the estuary at the old port, with alleys that lead onto handsome arcaded squares like, for example, Praza da Constitución. This is the part of the city where fishermen's houses and grander buildings like plush townhouses and the 19th-century church of Santa María were set side-by-side. Almost all were built with Galician granite, which gives the old town a dignified atmosphere distinct from many Spanish old quarters. Many of the street names correspond to old trades, and in Rúa Cesteiros you can still find basket-weavers in business, and of course, Calle de las Ostras.
Free evening and night in Vigo.


Day 18. Vigo - Viana do Castelo - Braga - Porto (150 km ~ 93 miles)

Breakfast as usual. Departure towards Portugal and cross the border to arrive at Viana do Castelo, a town located between the mouths of the rivers Mino and Porto.

  • Viana do Castello is a visually stunning town whose architecture includes Baroque, Manueline, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau styles and influences. Especially beautiful is an old town with its cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. Viana do Castelo is also an excellent spot to buy jewelry and home to many shops specializing in Portugal’s ''gold filigree'', a form of intricate metalwork, a specialty of this area.

Free time; later continuation to Braga.

  • This city is immersed in historical and spiritual surroundings and acclaimed as a youthful center. Within the café-filled center, students from the nearby university meet to socialize and discuss ideas, while a short distance away, tourists will enjoy seeing the famous Bom Jesus do Monte (Bom Jesus Sanctuary) and the oldest cathedral in the country. Braga is part of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO too, and it's the third largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto.

Free time to explore Braga. Later, we'll depart for Porto. Arrival and check-in


Day 19. Porto

Breakfast in the hotel, then we'll head on a proper city tour of Porto. There are plenty of things that this lively and extraordinary city has to offer. Slightly timeworn and weathered, the gray skies and dated buildings add character, while the twinkling lights along the Douro River reflect off the water and illuminate a central part of the city. Pair these features with the reserved yet friendly locals, the charming trams, the beautifully adorned architecture, and the wine, and Porto’s charm may put anyone under its spell. Here are some highlights of the tour:

  • Porto's bustling Ribeiro district is the most eclectic part of the city, inviting everyone to sit by its banks, from locals to students and tourists. As a historical center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is lots to see here, and the picturesque quality of the river, cafés, buildings, and statues only adds to the allure.
  • Porto’s Cathedral (Sé do Porto in Portuguese) is the most important religious edifice in the city and has been declared a National Monument. It is situated in the upper part of Porto. The building looks a bit like a fortress with crenels from the outside. The cathedral sits on a square with a column in the middle, which offers impressive views over the city, the Douro River, and the wine cellars on the waterfront.
  • Dom Luís Bridge: Porto’s bridges are well known, but the Dom Luís Bridge is perhaps the most popular. This metal, double-decked arch bridge is a popular spot for photographers looking to snap a unique angle of the city and an easy way to traverse over to Vila Nova de Gaia and its wineries. Opened in the late 19th century, it was the longest arch bridge at the time.

Later, we will continue our tour with a visit to an antique wine cellar, experience the wine-making process, and definitely taste the famous local fortified wine, Port, which in many cases gets served straight from the barrel.

For the second half of the day, feel free to explore the city on your own. Some suggestions:

  • Experience Livraria Lello; this bookstore is one of the most beautiful in the world and has become extra famous as one of JK Rowling’s favorite haunts when she lived in Porto (and began developing the Harry Potter series). There is no doubt that the Livraria Lello & Irmo, which has been in business since 1906, is one of Porto’s most popular and busiest landmarks; there is even a cover charge to enter. Centrally located, near the locals’ favorite Piolho Café and a block from Igreja do Carmo, it’s easy to find, but be prepared to stand in line to enter.
  • Eat traditional and local treats; it’s impossible to visit Porto and not eat well. The gastronomy scene is among the best in the country, and restaurants serve all sorts of recipes, from the most traditional to modern and sophisticated. Porto is also a city that knows its comfort food.

Second night in Porto.


Day 20. Porto - Coimbra (120 km ~ 75 miles)

Breakfast, then transfer to Coimbra. Although Coimbra served as Portugal's capital for 124 years between the 12th and 13th centuries, metropolitan Lisbon or Porto continue to frequently overshadow this historic city. From a tourist's point of view, Coimbra is mainly about its university, the city’s 700-year-old patrimonial jewel. Founded in 1290, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Portugal and one of the oldest universities in the world. It made the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2013. In your free time, you'll have the opportunity to explore it. Some facts:

  • As is the case across Portugal’s other regal cities, Coimbra and Coimbra's University showcase an exemplary mix of old vs. new, modern versus traditional, and have moved forward holding strong to ancient customs while flourishing progressive initiatives. Among the university’s eight academic faculties, extra recognition is noticed towards science, technology, and medicine/pharmacy, keeping in line with the country’s focus on technological and scientific advances.
  • At Coimbra University, you may first notice the student uniforms, and you’re not alone if they remind you of Hogwarts. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling began writing the first book of the HP series in Portugal, and the similarities may hit you like a quaffle to the face.
  • Coimbra University’s Joanina Library is considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. It seems fitting that some of Portugal’s greatest writers and poets were also alumni of Coimbra University, including Luís de Camões (the ''Portuguese Shakespear''), José Maria Eça de Queiroz, and Almeida Garrett.

Lunch, then free time. Night in Coimbra.


Day 21. Coimbra - Fatima - Lisbon (222 km ~ 138 miles)

Breakfast in the hotel, then a tour to Fatima, one of the world's largest Catholic pilgrimage sites, with its Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). A tour and some free time here to feel and appreciate this sacred place. Some facts about Fatima:

  • Portugal is known as a Catholic country filled with dramatic monasteries and ancient churches, but the Sanctuary of Fátima is one of the most sacred Catholic destinations that receives around 5 million visitors every year. Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three shepherd children are believed to have witnessed six apparitions of the Virgin Mary, who imparted various messages and predictions about the future. During the last of these apparitions, it is said that around 50,000 observers witnessed the sun moving around in the sky in a way that defied the laws of cosmology.
  • Among the various buildings associated with the sanctuary, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary (Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário) is a solid limestone church built between 1928 and 1953 in Neo-Baroque style. The basilica has a 65-meter-high bell tower, and there is a large statue of Our Lady of Fatima above the main entrance to the church.
Continuation to Lisbon. Arrival and the end of services.

* If, in an unlikely case, The Patronato of the Alhambra and Generalife were not granted tickets for certain dates for the participants of the visit, a tour of the city of Granada will be provided instead: Visit the Palace of Carlos V, the Archaeological Museum, the Church of Santa María de la Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, and take a walk through the city's Alcaiceria (silk market) and the Cathedral Square.


Per person in double/twin room: 2965 €

Single Supplement: 980 €

Supplement July to Oct.: 120 €

Supplement for departure on March 27 (Easter), April 10 and 17 (Feria):: 110 € 



- Children under 4 years old: Free; no granted seat on the bus.
- Children between 4 and 7 years old: 25% discount off the adult price; they share a room with adults.
- Teenagers between 8 and 18 years old: 5% discount off the adult price.
- Seniors (65+ years old): 5% discount off the adult price.
- Third person in a triple room: 5% discount.
- Discounts cannot be combined.

Booking Process:

1. Choose the desired tour and confirm it via email. Provide the starting date, tour code, number of travelers, their names, age and preferred room types (Single/Double/Triple).
2. Receive an invoice from us.
3. Make a 15% deposit to secure the booking.
4. Receive confirmation from us.
5. Three weeks (21 day) before the tour starts, pay the remaining balance.
6. Arrive for the tour on the scheduled date and time.

Payment Information:

- A 15% deposit is required during reservation.
- The remaining 85% must be paid at least 3 weeks before the tour starts.
- Payment methods:
   1. Bank wire to our company's bank account (details on the invoice).
   2. Credit card payment (additional 2% charge, the link will be sent to you). 
   3. Western Union (for urgent, short-notice reservations).
   4. Wise.com – a cost-effective online currency transfer system. Ask us for an ''invitation'' if you're not a member.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

- The 15% deposit at the time of reservation is non-refundable.
- If you paid 100% upfront and canceled at least 3 weeks before the trip, the remaining 85% is fully refundable.
- Cancellations made less than 3 weeks before the trip won't receive any refunds.


Hotel Lutecia in Lisbon, Portugal, is a distinguished 4-star establishment known for its smart design and modern amenities. Renovated in 2014, this hotel is located in the "New Avenues" residential area and is celebrated for its nine uniquely themed floors, offering guests diverse and novel experiences during their stay. Different themes add a touch of creativity and uniqueness to the accommodations. 
Its prime location in the ''quiet'' residential center near Avenida de Roma allows easy access to popular tourist attractions and shopping areas.
Hotel Lutecia boasts a range of amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, air conditioning, and a gym. The hotel features a ‘’Fusion’’ restaurant, which serves Portuguese cuisine.
Lutecia, with its blend of innovative design, diverse themed floors, and comprehensive amenities, offers a unique and luxurious stay in the heart of Lisbon, making it a popular choice for travelers seeking comfort and an exceptional experience in the city.


Hotel Silken Al-Andalus Palace in Sevilla, Spain, is a 4-star establishment that stands out for its modern, bright design and spacious facilities. Set amidst the lush gardens of the Heliopolis neighborhood, it is a short drive from Seville's historic center; the hotel is well-situated for guests looking to explore the city.
Silken Al-Andalus Palace offers a range of amenities that cater to both leisure and business travelers. These include a gym, a beauty salon, a seasonal outdoor pool, terraces, and open spaces for relaxation. It is also features a restaurant and a health club.
The hotel boasts 623 tranquil and bright rooms, all air-conditioned and equipped with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and safes. These spacious rooms provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for guests.
''Al-Andalus'' has 15,000 square meters of gardens surrounding it, which adds to its charm and creates a peaceful and picturesque setting that resembles an oasis in the bustling city of Seville.


EXE Ciudad de Córdoba is a hotel that offers a delightful escape in the city's historic surroundings. The rooms are beautifully decorated with tiled floors, have plenty of natural light and provide amenities such as air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Guests start their day with a breakfast buffet and may relax in the comfortable lounge area at night. The hotel's prime location allows you to easily explore the city's heritage, including iconic landmarks like the Mosque Cathedral of Córdoba and the charming historic center, which is only a 12 to 15-minute walk away.


Situated in the town of Torremolinos, Hotel Sol Principe is an ideal choice for beach enthusiasts and families alike. With access to the beach and multiple outdoor pools, including a lovely lagoon-style pool, guests can enjoy endless water fun. The rooms are spacious, have mini-fridges and safe lockers, and offer views of either the sea or the inviting pool area. Dining options abound at this hotel, with both buffet and ''à la carte'' restaurants available, along with programs suitable for all ages. The Sol Principe also provides entertainment for people of all ages, such as sports activities, games, and live performances. Furthermore, its convenient proximity to the city center makes it easy for guests to explore attractions while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Torremolinos.


In Granada, Hotel Saray seamlessly combines amenities with traditional Andalusian style to offer a truly elegant experience. The hotel has a serene atmosphere thanks to its outdoor pool and lovely gardens. The rooms are elegantly furnished, ensuring a luxurious stay. Guests can taste delicious Andalusian cuisine at the hotel's restaurant, ''Al Zagal'', or have a beer or a glass of wine in the chic poolside bar in the evening. In addition, there is a pub called Qubba. Saray's convenient location makes it perfect for exploring Grenada's main sights. It is also less than a 10-minute walk to the historic center.


The Hotel Eurostars Acteon in Valencia is a contemporary and tailored accommodation choice, offering a range of services and facilities. Acteon is designed to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring a worry-free stay for guests. Attention to detail in rooms and suites creates an ideal environment for relaxation or work.
Situated between the Turia gardens, near the City of Arts and Sciences, and close to the Port and Valencia beaches, the hotel's location is one of its main attractions.
The ‘’Aires de Levante’’ restaurant offers a contemporary space with a focus on creative cooking, combining traditional regional recipes with Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant features a glass dining room and a private terrace to enjoy Valencia's warm and sunny weather.


The hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505 is located in a quiet residential area and provides a peaceful atmosphere. It is also situated not far from Guell Park and the Science Museum. The hotel boasts a range of amenities, including free high-speed internet (WiFi), a pool, bar/lounge, business center, meeting rooms, salon, baggage storage, parking garage, rooftop pool, coffee shop, restaurant, breakfast options, concierge service, and laundry service. It's also a non-smoking hotel with outdoor furniture and a shared lounge/TV area.
Guests can enjoy soundproof rooms equipped with air conditioning, desks, room service, and safes for added convenience and security.
Overall, Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505 offers a comfortable and convenient stay for both leisure and business travelers in Barcelona.

San Sebastian

The Silken Amara Plaza hotel is situated at the beginning of an impressive walk leading to the Bay of La Concha or the Old Town, known for delicious ''pintxos'' (a local type of tapas or snack). Emphasizing customer service, comfort, and attention to detail, the hotel aims to provide a unique experience.
The hotel showcases a commitment to art, featuring artworks by various modern artists. This includes paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Silken Amara Plaza offers 162 rooms, each of which has a contemporary character with traditional Basque charm.
Guests can enjoy cocktails at ‘’La Ola’’ bistro-bar and experience the culinary delights of Plaza Restaurant, which offers a blend of ''pintxos'', international, and traditional Basque cuisine.


The Hotel Santemar in Santander, Spain, is a well-regarded establishment known for its sophisticated charm and cozy atmosphere. Situated 150 meters away from the beautiful ''el Sardinero'' beach and the renowned Casino of Santander, it is an ideal destination for both leisure and business travelers.
This hotel offers a total of 348 rooms spread across eight types to cater to various preferences. All rooms come with amenities such as a desk, television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, free safe, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, parquet flooring, wake-up service, toiletries, pillow options for personalized comfort, and a bathroom complete with a shower or bathtub option. The bathrooms are adorned with marble finishes and include magnifying mirrors and hairdryers.
The room decor alternates between two themes: inspired designs and mountain-themed aesthetics. Many rooms offer views of the Cantabrian Sea while ensuring spaciousness and comfort.
Additionally, the hotel features an on-site gym facility for guests looking to stay active during their visit. There is also a restaurant that caters to diverse dining preferences.


The Iberik Santo Domingo Plaza Hotel is a four-star modern establishment located near the historic center of Oviedo, just a five-minute walk from the Cathedral. The hotel offers contemporary decor in its 101 rooms, which include double, triple, family, executive, and superior options. All rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, minibar, telephone, high-power hairdryer, toiletries, electronic safe, and television. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Facilities include a small gym, luggage storage, a 24-hour open bar, and a striking natural indoor garden.

La Coruna

Hotel Exe La Coruña is situated next to the Cuatro Caminos Shopping and Leisure Center in La Coruña, Spain, offers a blend of convenience and comfort. This hotel is strategically located just a 15-minute walk from La Coruña's historic center and 20 minutes on foot from the Riazor and Orzán Beaches, making it an ideal choice for travelers.
Guests at Exe La Coruña can enjoy a variety of amenities, including free WiFi, available parking, gym facilities, air conditioning, child-friendly activities, laundry facilities, daily housekeeping, a fitness center, a business center, and three meeting rooms. The hotel also provides dry cleaning, laundry services, and car rentals on-site.
The hotel is known for its bright and spacious rooms, which enhance the comfort of its guests.
Hotel Exe La Coruña offers a well-rounded experience, combining convenience, comfort and accessibility, making it a popular choice for various travelers visiting La Coruña.

Santiago de Compostella

The Hotel Oca Puerta del Camino - a four-star establishment, is situated near the Santiago de Compostela Conference Center. The hotel is well-equipped for hosting events, with facilities such as lounges, a garden, a piano bar, a business center, catering services, and an outdoor swimming pool.
With 164 spacious, naturally lit rooms offering views, the hotel provides different rooms all with modern amenities such as a minibar, telephone, hairdryer, safe, LED TV with international channels, and free Wi-Fi.


The Hotel Hesperia Vigo, catering to both business and pleasure, is situated in a nice a quite area near Plaza de América and Balaídos Stadium. It is a mere 7-minute drive from the city center, providing convenient access to the city's attractions, including the Cíes Islands and Rías Baixas.
Hotel offers standard rooms with city views, balcony rooms for relaxation, double suites with natural light and city views, and family rooms with an extra bed. Hotel services encompass 24-hour reception, multilingual staff, free Wi-Fi, room service, a breakfast buffet, event facilities, and a gym.


The Holiday Inn Porto Gaia, in Porto, is a versatile hotel suitable perfectly for leisure trips. It is centrally located in Gaia, minutes away from the Port Wine Cellars and a short drive from Porto's Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Guests can enjoy rooms that offer views of Porto and the Douro River. The hotel boasts a range of facilities, including meeting rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a large congress center, a spa, a gym, and Wi-Fi. The spa provides a serene environment for relaxation and rejuvenation, offering massages that promise a tranquil and peaceful experience.


The Hotel Coimbra Aeminium, affiliated with Meliá is a distinguished accommodation located in Coimbra, Portugal and is a part of the Melia hotel chain, known for its quality services and amenities.
Hotel Aeminium boasts a prime hilltop position, very near the Praça da República and the Machado Castro and Bissaya Barreto Museums, and just a 15-minute walk from the historic University of Coimbra. The hotel provides bicycles for guests to borrow, allowing for an enjoyable and convenient way to explore Coimbra.
The hotel features air-conditioned guest rooms decorated in a modern style with soothing pastel colors, providing a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment. Room amenities include cable TV, a mini-bar, and a work desk, with each room also having a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer.
For dining, the Baga restaurant serves a variety of cuisines, including Portuguese, international, and vegetarian options.
Overall, the Hotel Coimbra Aeminium, affiliated with Meliá, offers a combination of comfort, convenience, and quality services, making it a desirable option for travelers visiting Coimbra.


For departures on May 29 and September 25, overnight stay will be in the city of Alicante, Hotel Eurostars Centrum Alicante, instead of Valencia.
For departures on March 27, April 3 and 17, August 28 and September 4 the overnight stay will be in the city of Sabadell instead of Barcelona.

All descriptions are based on data provided by the hotels. Iberica Travel does not guarantee the accuracy of this material in the future. Please visit each hotel's official website for the most up-to-date information.

Furthermore, the hotels listed above may be replaced by similar properties in the same category. 

Here you will find commonly asked questions regarding our tours.


1. Are the tours for individuals, families, or small groups of friends?

- Yes. Our tours are for single travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends whom we put together with other travelers to form a larger group.


2. How many people are normally included on a tour?

We cannot guarantee an exact number per tour. Normally, it ranges from 10 to 25 people per group, but these numbers can vary greatly depending on the time of year. In summer, groups tend to be larger as this is a popular time of year, while the winter season usually attracts fewer people, thus smaller groups are formed. There are certain tours that combine travelers if the destinations follow the same routes; e.g., you may be on a 10-day tour package with companions traveling on a 5-day package. The tour will cover the same areas, and the 5-day package guests will break off thereafter. Also, more people may be joining in for the other part of the package.


3. Is there a guide or tour leader on the bus?

- Yes. An accompanying guide (tour leader) always travels with the group during the entire tour. An exception may occur when there are minimal numbers signed up for a particular tour. These small groups will travel with an experienced, English-speaking driver-guide. In all major cities, we use local professionals and licensed guides.


4. What languages do the guides use?

English and Spanish. All our tour guides speak both languages fluently. If a tour group consists of an English-speaking group only, the tour will run in English. But most of the tours will have both English and Spanish (from Latin America and Central America) passengers, so the guides will explain in both languages.


5. Do your tours run during certain times of the year?

Most of our tours run all year. Some tours, e.g., those running to the northern regions of Spain, only run from March until October. Each tour's description provides all the relevant information needed. For example, ''Sundays all year'' means that a tour will start on every Sunday of the year, regardless of the numbers. Just look up the calendar for the specific dates Sundays are falling on, and make sure you arrive in Spain a day before.


6. What cities do the tours start from?

Tours start in Madrid or Barcelona.


7. Where are the meeting points for the tours?

In Madrid, it is Calle Ferraz 3 (Ferraz Str., 3). This meeting point is in the city center, right off Plaza España.

In Barcelona, it is in the reception of the Hotel ''Catalunya Barcelona 505'' (Carrer de Muntaner, 505, 08022, Barcelona).


8. Do you pick them up from the hotels on the first day of the tour?

By default, no. We do not pick up from hotels because that would delay the tour launch time. However, if your hotel is en route, using the same bus route on launch day, we will pick you up. A week before travel, we require the name of your hotel in Madrid and will inform you if you can be picked up directly from your hotel or need to head over to the meeting point at 7.45 a.m.

In Barcelona, the meeting point is always in the reception of the ''Catalunya Barcelona 505'' hotel.


9. What type of vehicles do you use?

We use buses for larger groups and minibuses for smaller ones. Vehicles are comfortable, modern, and equipped with air conditioning.


10. If there is Wi-Fi on your buses,?

There is Wi-Fi on all our buses in Spain and Portugal. But please keep in mind that sometimes during the transfers between the cities, the Wi-Fi signal can be weak or intermitting due to poor coverage from the main operators. Please do not expect very high Internet speed (to download or stream movies during the transfers).


11. Are meals included?

Buffet breakfasts with all the drinks are included every morning in all hotels our guests occupy during their tour.

Lunches and dinners are included anywhere that's mentioned in the itinerary (sections ''Itinerary'' and ''Included in Tour''). Normally, dinners are held in the hotel's restaurants, but many times they will be buffet (''eat as much as you want''), and only drinks will be at an extra cost. Also, sometimes lunches and dinners will be held in the restaurants.


12. If I am a vegetarian or allergic to certain products, is there any problem?

No problems at all. Inform the tour leader, and he will assist you. On a side note, many dinners are buffet-type, so you can simply choose what you prefer. For those with allergies, if in doubt, please remind the tour leader during mealtimes. Alternatively, ask the restaurant staff about the content of the dishes.


13. What time do you arrive in Madrid on your last day of travel? Can I book a flight on the same day, flying out of Spain?

Normally, we return to Madrid between 17.00 and 19.00 on the last day of the tour. However, it is not recommended to book the flight out on the same evening or night, as traffic jams in Madrid or other possible events may delay your arrival. Feel free to talk to us before starting the tour, and we'll organize your overnight stay in Madrid after the tour.


14. I need a night in the hotel or a transfer from or to the airport to be booked before or after the tour.

Sure. Just let us know at the time you organize it.


15. Can I just show up for the trip without a reservation and pay directly in the office, on the spot?

Unfortunately, not. The tour must be booked in advance, as we need to make all the arrangements beforehand.


16. How long in advance should I book a trip?

If you book at least 2 weeks in advance, the trip is guaranteed for you, though we recommend booking even earlier, if possible, as in these cases we have a wider range of hotels to accommodate the early reservations—better options.


17. Can I customize one of the tours for myself?

No, as there are more people traveling with you on the tour. However, if you represent an agency or the leader of a group of people, contact us; we'll take care of a private and customized tour for your party only.


18. What is the booking process?

It is simple. Once you have chosen the tour, there are six steps:

1. You confirm the tour by e-mail, indicating the starting date, tour code, number of persons traveling, and their names, as well as the types of rooms preferred (single, double, or triple).

2. We will send you an invoice.

3. You pay 10% to book the tour.

4. We issue the confirmation.

5. Three weeks before the starting date, you pay the rest of the money due, and

6. You show up for the tour on the appointed date and time.


19. How much should I pay and when?

We require a 10% deposit during reservation and the remaining 90% no less than 3 weeks before the tour commences.


20. How would I pay?

You can pay in one of four ways:

1. Bank wire to our company’s bank account. Our banking details are included on the invoice that you receive.

2. We can charge your credit card. Please keep in mind that, in this case, we charge an additional 2% on top of the amount (bank charges).

3. Transferwise.com is an online system allowing the transfer of funds. There is a small commission attached.

4. Western Union (normally for short-notice reservations and when the amount needs to be received urgently).


21. What is the cancellation and refund policy?

10% paid at the time of reservation is non-refundable. The other 90% is fully refundable if cancelled in no less than 2 weeks (e.g., if you paid 100% upfront, you get the whole amount right away). There are no refunds for cancellations made with less than 3 weeks to go before the trip.


22. Are there any discounts or surcharges?

Yes. Discounts are listed under the section ''Prices'', under each package.


23. Are taxes included in the tour prices?

Yes, VAT and tourist taxes for different cities are included.


24. How do I know if I need a visa for Spain or Morocco?

- Please check the visa information for Spain here. The visa requirements for Morocco can be found here. Please note that all trips to Morocco will require your Schengen visa to be of an ''multiple entry'', as you will enter Spain for the second time.


25. I am ready to go ahead and book one of your tours, but I need a visa to enter Spain.

Yes, we do help our customers get their visas after a trip is confirmed. As we are a fully licensed tour operator in Spain, after the deposit is paid, we can issue a confirmation, which you can later bring to the Spanish Embassy or Consulate. In this letter, we confirm that you booked and partially (or fully) paid for a tour with us. Please note that we do not guarantee the issue of a visa and cannot influence the process. The decision is up to the Embassy, as they have their own rules and regulations for each country. At the same time, we do our best to ensure we provide assistance where possible.