18-to-Thirtysomethings: Spain & Portugal on a Shoestring (ESBM)
Countries Visited: Portugal, Spain Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 14.
Meals Included: No meals included
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities, sample some of Europes best cuisines, chill out on the Algarve Coast, indulge in tapas and wine.
Take an incredible ten days to experience the best travel highlights of Spain and Portugal: art, culture, food (hello tapas!), and nightlife. Leave the typical big tour bus behind and reach these unforgettable destinations by train. All aboard for some serious (and life-changing) city-hopping through Iberia.
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|Day 1||Barcelona||Day 1 Barcelona|
We highly recommend arriving a day early to experience all that this incredible city has to offer. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Madrid||Day 2 Barcelona/Madrid|
Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas, including a stop at the famous Boqueria market. Take some time to visit the GaudI buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.00-3.00 hours, 624km)
|Day 3||Madrid||Day 3 Madrid|
Enjoy Spains beautiful capital on an orientation walk. Free time to visit its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares. Enjoy a night out with the group. Madrids nightlife is world renowned! Included Activities: Orientation Walk
|Day 4||Granada||Day 4 Madrid/Granada|
Full day of free time before an afternoon train to Granada. Transport: Train (5.00-6.00 hours, 420km)
|Day 5||Granada||Day 5 Granada|
A trip to Granada wouldnt be the same without a night on the town; the city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. Additional Notes: If you would like to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets through this website: http://www.ticketmonument.com/alhambra-tickets.phpsW=3 Please book tickets for the afternoon. Tickets almost always sell out in advance, so if you do not pre-book a ticket, it is highly likely you will not be able to visit the Alhambra. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Tapas Bar Crawl
|Day 6||Seville||Day 6 Granada/Seville|
Explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real AlcAzar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Lagos||Day 7 Seville/Lagos|
Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast. Transport: Train (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 8||Lagos||Day 8 Lagos|
Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.
|Day 9||Lisbon||Day 9 Lagos/Lisbon|
Take a train up the coast to Portugals vibrant capital, and enjoy an orientation walk. Free time to visit Cristo Rei for sweeping views of the area, check out the monuments of the Belem neighbourhood, or relax in a cafE. Indulge in the towns great nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
|Day 10||Lisbon||Day 10 Lisbon|
We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.