Tour departs: 12 July 2018.
Tour length: 32 days.
Spain and Portugal offer a totally different experience from other regions of Europe – from the beauty and grandeur of the Alhambra Palace to the contemporary modern design of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the magnificent coastline, the pretty fishing villages of Portugal and so much more. New for 2018 is our journey through northern Spain with its well preserved medieval villages, picturesque wine regions, the beautiful Bay of Biscay coastline, Basque country and more. An added highlight is our 7 night river cruise through the spectacular Douro River Valley.
- Madrid, the majestic Spanish capital
- Toledo, redolent of the past glories and packed with memorable sights
- Beachside San Sebastian and Santander
- Bilbao and the Frank Gehry designed contemporary Guggenheim Museum.
- Picos de Europa National Park
- Santiago de Compostela – final stop in the Camino Pilgrimage trail
- Seville, passionate, romantic, festive
- Granada, home to the magnificent Moorish Alhambra Palace
- Barcelona, the Catalonian capital, and home to the architectural works of Gaudi
- World Heritage listed Porto – port wine capital of the world with unique Azulejo painted ceramics adorning houses and churches
- Vila Real and Mateus Palace
- Historic Coimbra
- Sintra & Cascais – beautiful coastal towns
- Lisbon, the stunning capital of Portugal and home to some of the greatest explorers
7 Night Douro River Valley Cruise
Sandwiched between our coach touring, we spend seven nights relaxing on board our floating hotel, cruising the World Heritage listed Douro River Valley. Enjoy lovely vistas, grand cities, terraced vineyards and hilltop villages. Along the way uncover a land of genuine beauty and breathtaking charm; meet warm hearted people, friendly and welcoming with open arms. On board our premium river ship MS Gil Eanes, unwind in your river view stateroom. Take pleasure in the French & European cuisine including French and regional wines and beer and friendly attentive crew. Shore excursions are included during the cruise.