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Iberian Explorer (13 Days) - Costsaver
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Iberian Explorer (13 Days)

13 days
4.5
(21)
From Barcelona to Madrid
Tour Operator:
Costsaver
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
82998
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Highlights

  • Discover Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, and fill up on tapas
  • Stroll along the beach and sip sangria in Barcelona
  • See the Guadix cave houses and the glitzy Costa del Sol
  • Cruise along scenic coastlines and sweeping countryside
  • Visit Valencia's Bullring check out the street art in Madrid

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Itinerary

Start in Barcelona and end in Madrid! With the In-depth Cultural tour Iberian Explorer (13 Days), you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Barcelona, Spain and 11 other destinations in Europe. Iberian Explorer (13 Days) includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Barcelona sightseeing and free time
  3. Day 3: Barcelona – Peñíscola – Valencia (1 Night)
  4. Day 4: Valencia – Guadix – Granada (1 Night)
  5. Day 5: Granada – Costa del Sol (1 Night)
  6. Day 6: Costa del Sol – Gibraltar – Seville (2 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Seville sightseeing and free time
  8. Day 8: Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)
  9. Day 9: Lisbon sightseeing and free time
  10. Day 10: Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca (1 Night)
  11. Day 11: Salamanca – Madrid sightseeing (2 Nights)
  12. Day 12: Madrid free day
  13. Day 13: Depart Madrid
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.3
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  • SW
    · October 6th, 2019
    Pascal Lecrivain was amazing!! Pascal amazed us with his organizational skills, (We always knew what we were about to do that day, the next day, when we were doing it and when we were to be back on the bus or at the meeting point, we felt relaxed, never... Show more
    Costsaver commented on this review
    It certainly pleases us to hear that your time visiting the Iberian Explorer tour with Costsaver exceeded all of your expectations. We are exceptionally proud to hear about the effort put in by our staff to ensure the overall success of your trip. That... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • GS
    · September 27th, 2019
    Pascal made the trip unforgettable He went over and above what we expected for each guest. The itinerary was just what we expected, with a few pleasant surprises. Rui was a superb driver. The whole trip was great. Tour Radar will have all our future... Show more
    Costsaver commented on this review
    It certainly pleases us to learn that your Tour Director went above and beyond to make your time in Iberia a memorable one. Also, we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your complete experience on the road. Furthermore, we truly look forward to... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • JD
    · September 17th, 2019
    The tour was excellent! The accommodation in Barcelona and Madrid was too far from the city.
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your complete experience in Spain and Portugal with Costsaver. However, we acknowledge your observations in regards to some of the hotels provided which will be shared with... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • EC
    · September 14th, 2019
    Excellent tour and excursions, would definitely recommend to others.
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us, we are extremely pleased to know that you had an excellent time on the Iberian Explorer trip with Costsaver. Furthermore, we thank you for your recommendation and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Iberian Explorer (13 Days) reviewer 5
    · July 9th, 2019
    Really my only whinge is that there was no pre tour transport arranged for us because we arrived in the Barcelona port after a cruise. Turns out there were many other people on the tour that also arrived in Barcelona via the port. Surely, with this in... Show more
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thanks for having taken the time to share your feedback, as this first-hand insight is really important to us here at Costsaver. While we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your trip overall, it does, however, concern us to hear that there were... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • AL
    · June 21st, 2019
    With Arite as a Tour Director and the driver Sergio made our trip safe and confortble. They both did a excellent job arranging even with hectic schedule. Thank you
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thank you for informing us about the excellent time you experienced in Iberia with CostSaver. We are very pleased to learn that your Tour Director and Coach Driver made your time on the road a memorable one. Similarly, it pleases us to read that your... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • JP
    · June 3rd, 2019
    Kassie is fantastic as well as Luis our driver he took extra care of my medical luggage just a great trip My airport pickup didn’t show and the hotel accommodations while being clean and friendly they were a little far out of town overall I would do... Show more
    Costsaver commented on this review
    It pleases us to learn that you enjoyed your complete experience in Spain and Portugal with CostSaver. We are also very proud to hear of the excellent work put in by our staff to make your time on the road a memorable one. However, we have taken into... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • KL
    · June 1st, 2019
    Fantastic selection of cities and history to see along with Great weather, Great fellow like-minded adventurers with an excellent guide and driver along with comfortable accommodation and meals all made for a stress free fantastic holiday memory of Spain.
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thank you for informing us about the wonderful time you had in Spain and Portugal with Costsaver. We are delighted to hear that our staff went the extra mile to make your time on the road a memorable one. Furthermore, we are without a doubt happy to... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • LL
    · April 27th, 2019
    Hotel in Granada was awful. We were put in a room between stairs case & lifts. The toilet was not accessible as the gap between the sink & toilet is about 10cm!! And we are the smallest people on tour. It was room 206. Told Areti to never ever put tour... Show more
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Iberian Explorer with Costsaver. We are extremely disappointed to learn that certain aspects of your time on the road with us did not quite meet your expectations. As such, all your concerns will be shared with... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • A
    · November 5th, 2018
    Although we realised that Spain And Portugal are Catholic countries, at times it felt like a religious pilgrimage, e.g. the amount spent at Fatima. To be fair, we did engage in all the optional experiences which left little spare time, but it would... Show more
    Trip date: October 2018

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Iberian Explorer (13 Days)
From Barcelona to Madrid
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Are there English speaking guides?

      This tour has English speaking guides exclusively. Some Tours on TourRadar have the option to have guides for multiple languages, or who are bilingual, but there will always be an English speaking tour guide on every tour on our website.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour ends in Madrid on Day 13 of the trip. After a buffet breakfast at your hotel you're free to say farewell to your travel companions and depart at any time (normal check out times apply)

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The tour starts in Barcelona, where you will make your way to your arrival hotel and meet your Travel Director. Please be aware that the time and location of this meeting will be subject to change until your final trip documents are released. There are no activities planned for this day, so you are free to explore the city, settle in, and join your tour group for an optional Catalonian feast!

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday at the times specified below. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Please find the arrival and departure transfer times below. Barcelona arrival transfer times for complimentary shuttle: 9.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Madrid departure transfer times for complimentary shuttle: 08.30 & 11.00.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our customer support team once you have a confirmed booking.

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this trip is 5 to 80 year olds. If yourself or someone you wish to travel with is outside of this age range then please contact our customer support team for more information.

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

      The single supplement for this trip is subject to availability and would be an additional cost. You can however select the twin share option and be roomed with another traveller of the same gender!

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final trip documents. This is a list of accommodations that the tour operator will typically use on this tour:

      Novotel Sant Joan Despí
      SH Florazar/Mas Camarena
      Macia Condor
      Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda
      MA Congress
      Olaias Park
      Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca
      NH Leganés


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

    • 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

    • Are there optional excursions on this tour?

      A range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options is offered to complement this trip. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip.


      If you decide to book this tour we will send the detailed trip documents with this information 2-6 weeks before departure.

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      Gibraltar Pound
      Gibraltar
    • Plugs & Adapters

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

      Type C
      Gibraltar, Portugal and Spain
      Type E
      Gibraltar, Portugal and Spain
      Type F
      Gibraltar, Portugal and Spain
      Type G
      Gibraltar
    • 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 February 2nd, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after February 2nd, 2022, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Costsaver. 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 65 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 Costsaver will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Costsaver" 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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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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