Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days

Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days - Expat Explore Travel
Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days - Expat Explore Travel
15 reviews


  • Explore the land of Matadors and Flamenco
  • Wander through the boulevards of artistic Madrid
  • See the Romanesque architecture of Toledo and Granada
  • Feast on Tapas in Seville and delicious port wine in Porto
  • Seek a live performance of Lisbon’s iconic Fado music
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus, Historical, Christmas & New Year
Expat Explore Travel
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, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  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

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

15 Reviews

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  • Written on August 3, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had a wonderful tour, our guide was fantastic. I have a food allergy and I was so impressed with Johns attention to insuring my meals were always suitable. this made my tour even better.

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  • AR
    Written on October 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour covered a lot of places but could have made time to really do the highlights well, like an inside tour of Alhambra and a full day in Porto.

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  • SP
    Written on October 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    the whole trip was awesome. Antonia, the Tour Leader was exceptional and the drivers (expecially Rui) were great too. Saw some amazing places and met some wonderful friends.

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  • HC
    Written on October 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Such a great experience- one I will never forget!! Antonio was the best!! Thank you thank you

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  • 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... Read more

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • SK
    Written on August 26, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    It was good experience

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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

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    Start and end in Madrid.
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    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)

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