Based on 9 reviews
Trail of Columbus - Topdeck
10 days

Trail of Columbus

From Lisbon to Barcelona
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Age range:
18 to 39 year olds
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US $1,124
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Places You’ll See

  • Lisbon
  • Sintra
  • Porto city
    Porto city
  • Madrid
  • Segovia
  • San Sebastian
    San Sebastian
  • Zaragoza
  • Barcelona
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  • Visit the Valley of the Fallen
  • Soak up the sun in San Sebastian
  • Hit the cellars of Porto
  • Taste delicious local tapas


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Lisbon, Portugal
  2. Day 2: Lisbon
  3. Day 3: Lisbon to Porto
  4. Day 4: Porto
  5. Day 5: Porto to Madrid, Spain
  6. Day 6: Madrid
  7. Day 7: Madrid to San Sebastián
  8. Day 8: San Sebastián
  9. Day 9: San Sebastián to Barcelona
  10. Day 10: Barcelona
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay


    Customer Reviews

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    • Guide
    • Transport
    • Accommodation
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    • 4.6
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    • B
      November 16, 2019
      Amazing experience!!! Definitely do this tour, goes to the highlights of Portugal and Spain
      Trip date: September 2019
    • C
      November 14, 2019
      To do the full tour and not the sector trip
      Trip date: June 2019
    • Trail of Columbus reviewer 3
      June 15, 2018
      After doing a similar style travel with Contiki, I had a good base to compare. Overall, the itinerary was good, but somewhat misleading on what's included. Top Deck needs to be clearer on what tours are included if there's a smaller group joining a... Show more
      Trip date: May 2018
    • Trail of Columbus reviewer 4
      May 29, 2018
      Vincenzo was the best tour guide! He definitely made the experience much more fun and enjoyable! I loved every city we visited. Truly an unforgettable experience.
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      Trip date: May 2018
    • A
      May 24, 2018
      Loved eveything and how it was organized.
      Trip date: May 2018
    • M
      May 21, 2018
      Had a great time on this tour. Vincenzo made us all feel welcome and taken care of, and he was such a fun trip leader. Thanks for the laughs, we all love you!
      Trip date: May 2018
    • EC
      August 21, 2017
      Poor. A waste of money.
      Trip date: July 2017
    • Trail of Columbus reviewer 8
      September 13, 2016
      Most of it was cool - wish the buses had a better Air Con. system; If possible - it might best to now have people join the tour half way in because it becomes cliquey.
      Trip date: September 2016
    • Trail of Columbus reviewer 9
      August 17, 2014
      This tour is basically the second half of the Iberian Voyager tour. This meant that when I joined the tour in Lisbon 15 people left and 15 of us got on. This is one thing about the tour which I don't think anyone was made aware of when booking. However... Show more
      Trip date: June 2014



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    Frequently asked questions

      • How much spending money will I need?

        Naturally everybody's spending varies. There are many souvenirs to be bought and a great social scene should you wish to join in! Many of your meals are included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your personal spending to budget for.

        Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also inform you of optional activities which you can participate in so you have time to budget before you arrive at the next city. Most people budget approximately €70 per day including optional activities and some souvenirs.

      • Are you able to arrange airport transfers?

        Airport transfers are not available on this tour, which means that you will have to make your own way to the starting hotel and back to the airport at the end of the tour.

      • Is there a hotel list available?

        All accommodations are subject to change until shortly before the departure date, therefore the tour operator cannot confirm a set hotel list. We can advise that you will be staying in same-sex multi-share accommodation. Topdeck usually use a combination of modern hostels situated close to the action, cabins at European campsites and bungalows.

      • What is the age range?

        Topdeck operates tours for travellers between ages 18-39. They are geared towards active, budget-minded young travellers who want to meet other people from all over the world, and tend to be very popular with students and backpackers. If you are looking for a tour better suited to your age range, we would be happy to assist you in finding some alternatives.

      • Is the Sagrada Familia included on this tour?

        The Sagrada Familia is not included in the activities in Barcelona but you will have free time to visit, and it is highly recommended that you do!

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      • About the countries


        Portugal and Spain

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        Portugal and Spain


        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 Portugal and Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Payment information
        • For any tour departing before 23 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 January 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Topdeck. 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 47 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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