Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days

Save $566 until Sep 26
ends on 26 Sep 2018
This tour is operated by
Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days - Expat Explore Travel
Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days - Expat Explore Travel
11 reviews


Start and end in Madrid! With the discovery tour Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Madrid, Spain and 7 other destinations in Europe. Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport.
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

11 Reviews

Rather Poor
Write a review
  • JP
    Written on September 10, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    This review is no where near as in-depth as the written review we did on the bus and I trust you will be getting it ax it contains much more details on the good and the bad about this trip. No way this questionnaire can tell you things like one hotel was so bad some could not sleep or the guide while great is impersional and told Sind people I don’t care about your requiremts/needs or that the greeting diner was so boring that many are not going back to the second half one. So much missing in this one. While this details the bad it also detailed the good
    Show detailed ratings

  • EA
    Written on August 14, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Good tour. Beautiful places, very good group (fellow travellers), busy programme with organised optional excursions and good tour guide. Overall, very good experience.
    Show detailed ratings

  • JR
    Written on August 11, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Filip made the tour fabulous. He is knowledgeable, passionate about his subject and likeable in the extreme. Allambrah should really be included - we had to go all the way back to Granada to visit it.
    Show detailed ratings

  • R
    Written on January 10, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Disappointed. Horrible hotels with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions. Horrible food except for breakfasts. Energetic guide. Would have preferred guide with more knowledge of places. Overall would never do another tour with this company.
    Show detailed ratings

  • AS
    Written on January 9, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Tour guide John on Tour was very good but hotels were only 2 stars and some 3 stars! Food selection was underwhelming and the trip was very tourist designed. You do see a lot of places & quickly so a great overview of cities.
    Show detailed ratings

  • SK
    Written on August 26, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    It was good experience
    Show detailed ratings

  • W
    Written on August 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a great trip. The hotels were outstanding. It was also well organized no hiccups anywhere. The guide was excellent and made the tour special.
    Show detailed ratings

  • Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days reviewer 8
    Written on July 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Expat Explore never disappoints. I was on a 2nd tour with them and once again, everything was well organised, and the Tour Leader "Gustavo" was always on top of his game and very much of assistance when we needed him to advise or help out on something. This was surely, my very best tour with Expat and I look forward to many more tours with them in the near future. Great Job Team Expat!!!
    Show detailed ratings

  • CC
    Written on July 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a wonderful 9 day tour of Spain and Portugal with Gustavo, our tour leader. The pace was just right and we were well catered for with food and drink. It was lots of fun and I would definitely go again!
    Show detailed ratings

  • C
    Written on June 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Another great tour. Leader Gustavo and bus driver Antonio are very professional. Gustavo was able to help individuals who experienced unexpected problems along the way.
    Show detailed ratings


Download PDF Brochure
  1. Introduction
  2. Expand all
  1. Day 1: Madrid
  2. Day 2: Toledo - Granada
  3. Day 3: Ronda - Seville
  4. Day 4: Seville - Free day
  5. Day 5: Algarve - Lisbon
  6. Day 6: Lisbon - Free day
  7. Day 7: Obidos - Porto
  8. Day 8: Guarda - Salamanca
  9. Day 9: Avila - Madrid

What's included

Expand all
  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
Download PDF Brochure


Western Europe Travel Guide

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour is an arrivals day. Meet your fellow travellers, and depending on what time you arrive, you may have time to explore Madrid, or alternatively relax in the comforts of the hotel. The tour generally starts from Elba Madrid Alcala or Travelodge Madrid Torrelaguna, however, please be aware the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

      Your tour leader will be at the hotel between 2 pm and 5 pm on the first day of the tour, and later in the evening, you will meet your fellow explorers and get your first taste of Spain with dinner included.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Expat Explore can provide private airport arrival transfers for passengers flying into Madrid airport, as well as departure transfers back to the airport on the last day of the tour. Please contact our Customer Support team to arrange this.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      Please see below the list of optional excursions in local currency, however, please note this is a guideline only and prices are subject to change:

      Sintra Half-Day Trip. Price: EUR 50
      Algarve Beach Lunch. Price: EUR 15
      Flamenco Dinner Show. Price: EUR 55
      Douro River Cruise. Price: EUR 12

    Ask a question

    Who's going

    64 travellers met before going on their Expat Explore Travel Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days tour.

    Select the departure date of the tour that you're planning on going on and chat with other travellers going on that tour.

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Martina25th April 2018
      The website is very complete and easy to navigate. All the information I could need was there and it made it easy for me to research and choose the tour that suited me the most. Moreover I got nice discounts. Will definitely keep using TourRadar



    Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days

    Select Departure Month
    • Upcoming departures
    • September 2018
    • October 2018
    • December 2018
    • April 2019
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    • December 2019
    Show more departures

    Monthly price comparison

    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go


    Spain and Portugal

    Plugs & Adapters

    Spain and Portugal


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Spain and Portugal. Ideally 2 months before travel.


    Start and end in Madrid.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Expat Explore Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Expat Explore Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 November 2018 the full payment of $994 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $994 for Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Expat Explore Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 1,632 km.
    • Madrid (Spain)
    • 68 km
    • Toledo (Spain)
    • 300 km
    • Granada (Spain)
    • 148 km
    • Ronda (Spain)
    • 103 km
    • Seville (Spain)
    • 313 km
    • Lisbon (Portugal)
    • 274 km
    • Porto (Portugal)
    • 250 km
    • Salamanca (Spain)
    • 176 km
    • Madrid (Spain)

    Why book with TourRadar

    Best Price Guarantee
    If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $994 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
    Safely book online
    All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
    9,827 tours in Europe
    covered by 254 different operators in Europe
    No Cancellation Fee
    TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date.
    11 Genuine Reviews
    All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days