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

9 days
4.4
(26)
Start and end in Madrid
Tour Operator:
Expat Explore Travel
Max group size:
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Age range:
10 to 90
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
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Highlights

  • 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

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Start and end in Madrid! With the Explorer tour Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Madrid, Spain and 10 other destinations in Europe. Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days includes accommodation, 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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  • TE
    · November 18th, 2019
    The places we visited were very nice, the tour guide was very helpful.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days reviewer 2
    · November 15th, 2019
    This tour (Spain Portugal) was great. Gustavo was an awesome tour guide (10 stars), very organized, knowledgeable and a good sense of humor. We learned a lot about both Spain and Portugal, and enjoyed experiencing the cultures. I would have liked... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • D
    · November 15th, 2019
    The tour was really good. Our guide Gustavo, was awesome. He was very organized and knew the history of Spain and Portugal. We also enjoyed his sense of humour. Luís our bus driver was very professional. There were a couple places I would have liked... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • PM
    · October 25th, 2019
    Good overview of both countries.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • RC
    · October 1st, 2019
    Antonio was an unbelievably great and helpful guide. we would not have enjoyed the tour without him.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • JM
    · October 1st, 2019
    We loved our tour guide Antonio and our driver Carlos. Our tours/itinerary was good. Didn’t like the accommodations. I booked as a couple with my husband but all the rooms we had was 2 single beds. I requested double bed but only got 1 night with... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • A
    · September 30th, 2019
    This is a budget tour and as such provides a great itinerary, It should be considered as a taster of Spain and Portugal. It is a very active and fast tour. It needs a lot of energy to make the most of each spot. Early starts allows for arrivals at... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days reviewer 8
    · September 27th, 2019
    Trip was very packed with a lot of 1-day stops but good for people with no itinerary. Would have liked to have more than 1 overnight on cities and skip other city. Expat should provide alternative activities in lieu of bad weather (not conducive for... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days reviewer 9
    · September 25th, 2019
    It was a really good tour. I met some wonderful people and Pedro was the best guide ever! Ruben and Carlos (the coach drivers) were awesome too. A lot of laughs were had on this tour and it was great fun.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • JD
    · September 25th, 2019
    This was our 1st European Tour and I am beyond happy with everything! Our tour guide Pedro truly made this trip amazing. He called us Family and made every day better than the last and went above and beyond with his special surprises and information... Show more
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    Trip date: August 2019

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal - 9 Days
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Unfortunately, Expat Explore can not book your pre/post accommodation for this tour but you are more than welcome to book directly with the hotel yourself.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour is suitable for anyone within the age range of 10 to 90 years old. Expat Explore will not accept any travellers under the age of 10, which means that children are not eligible to participate in this tour. The tour operator's conditions for more mature travellers are: 'Persons over 65 years of age may be asked to provide medical evidence of fitness to travel on certain itineraries. Expat Explore has recommended ages for participation in group tours which act as a guide only.'

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      A single supplement is available for an additional cost. The single supplement is completely optional though and you are not required to pay a single supplement to join the tour. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, which means that if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender and around the same age at no additional cost.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • How many people are on this tour?

      The capacity of the tour is usually around 45 people.

    • Is the hotel and accommodation included with this tour? Can I have all the information about it?

      Yes, the hotel and accommodation is included.

      Unfortunately, Expat Explore does not release the exact list of hotels that will be used on tour until 5 days prior to the departure.

      On this tour, you will be staying 8 nights in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities. This is a list of hotels that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Elba Madrid Alcala
      Hotel Juan Miguel
      Hotel Sevilla Macarena
      Hotel Roma, Lisboa
      HF Ipanema Porto
      Gran Hotel Corona Sol

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
      Portugal and Spain
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Portugal and Spain
      Type E
      Portugal and Spain
      Type F
      Portugal and Spain
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Portugal and Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before December 8th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 8th, 2021, a minimum payment of 10% is required to confirm your booking with Expat Explore Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Expat Explore Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Expat Explore Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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