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Highlights of Spain and Portugal

Vibrant cities, wine, new friends and warm sunshine - you’ll never want to leave.
Dive headfirst into the vibrant colour and energy of Spain and Portugal with a group of travellers who, like you, enjoy history and adventure, wine, dancing, learning and laughing, in equal measure.

Together, explore famous cities like Madrid, Lisbon, Seville and Barcelona, visiting palaces, castles and cathedrals, drinking wine and mingling with locals. All throughout, adventures and surprises abound, all in the company of people who will quickly become your friends and feel like family by the last day.


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Duration
13 Days

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Starting From
₹158,775
Per person on twin-sharing basis
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Travel Operator
Trafalgar

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Reviews

12 Reviews

Anonymous

Written on 09 Mar, 2019

5.0 out of 5
The tour was a great value. The extra excursions were worth the money.
The tour was a great value. The extra excursions were worth the money.read less
Anonymous

Written on 15 Mar, 2019

5.0 out of 5
It has covered wide range of sight seeing stops,fantastic dinning experience, Pleasant and friendly fellow passangers and our tour director was the best and the driver whos driving skill we totally trusted. They made it even more enjoyable
It has covered wide range of sight seeing stops,fantastic dinning experience, Pleasant and friendly fellow passangers and our tour director was the best and the driver whos driving skill we totally trusted. They made it even more enjoyableread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
Itinerary covered a great experience of countries without being too rushed
Itinerary covered a great experience of countries without being too rushedread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
Very good choices of places, hotels and excursions
Very good choices of places, hotels and excursionsread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
Friendly hard working great problem solving people. Everybody seemed to work as a team without friction. There was no shopping must see shops or businesses we had to waste our time and money in. These weren't included and were greatly appreciated that they weren't. It gave us time to look ...read more
Friendly hard working great problem solving people. Everybody seemed to work as a team without friction. There was no shopping must see shops or businesses we had to waste our time and money in. These weren't included and were greatly appreciated that they weren't. It gave us time to look around at the things we wanted to see, not what you wanted us to see to improve your commissions.read less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
What they did well was great communication with all of us and very well knowledge with the sights we saw . I would recommend costsavers because they know how to have a great holiday
What they did well was great communication with all of us and very well knowledge with the sights we saw . I would recommend costsavers because they know how to have a great holidayread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
It was great . The local specialists were full of knowledge that made the holiday worth while . It was a great experience
It was great . The local specialists were full of knowledge that made the holiday worth while . It was a great experienceread less
Renee Olinger
4.5 out of 5
Every aspect of the trip was wonderful and well exceeded our expectations. Our travel guide took care of every detail. All the tour guides were well informed and a joy to listen to. We saw much more than we ever could have on our own. We will definitely travel with ...read more
Every aspect of the trip was wonderful and well exceeded our expectations. Our travel guide took care of every detail. All the tour guides were well informed and a joy to listen to. We saw much more than we ever could have on our own. We will definitely travel with Trafalgar again!read less
Lydia Tan
4.0 out of 5
The whole tour was very well planned and our tour director Paul Fleming was very knowledgeable and experienced. Very thoughtful and caring of all in the group regardless of nationality. You can definitely feel very safe and very pampered throughout the whole tour.
The whole tour was very well planned and our tour director Paul Fleming was very knowledgeable and experienced. Very thoughtful and caring of all in the group regardless of nationality. You can definitely feel very safe and very pampered throughout the whole tour.read less
Sarah Morrison
5.0 out of 5
We just got back from doing the London to Rome highlights for our honeymoon. This was our first time traveling abroad so we weren't sure what to expect. We are so beyond thrilled with our experience through Trafalgar. Our driver, Claudio, was a master at navigating the busy streets in ...read more
We just got back from doing the London to Rome highlights for our honeymoon. This was our first time traveling abroad so we weren't sure what to expect. We are so beyond thrilled with our experience through Trafalgar. Our driver, Claudio, was a master at navigating the busy streets in Paris and Italy. He kept our coach well organized and clean, engaged with us, and made sure we were comfortable. Gerry, our travel director, deserves so much more than just 5 stars. He was incredibly knowledgeable and made everything come to life at each point of interest. His restaurant recommendations were always spot on and he took the time to make sure each and every person was comfortable and happy. Visiting 5 countries in 8 days with 40 people and keeping everything running smoothly is no easy job but Gerry conducted each step with finesse, humor, and patience. We always knew where to go, when and where to meet, and he taught us how to navigate the streets so we wouldn't get lost. He was unfailingly kind with those that had trouble understanding directions or just needed a little extra care. He was able to pinpoint immediately if someone was feeling lost, anxious, or confused and quickly come to the rescue. He informed us of all the pitfalls to watch out for (pickpockets, hockers, and the like) and how to be safe and we were then able to share that knowledge with other travellers we met along the way so they could be safe too. Seeing as it was our honeymoon, Gerry took it upon himself to make sure it was amazing, from setting up a wonderful accordionist and vocalist to accompany our gondola excursion in Venice, to notifying the waitstaff at dinner so we could have extra dessert and champagne, to providing us with a wonderful gift from one of the glassblowing shops that we visited. Please Gerry, don't ever stop doing what you do!read less
Michelle Randal
4.0 out of 5
Best travel experience. well organised, beautiful places, great friends to be met along the way.
Best travel experience. well organised, beautiful places, great friends to be met along the way.read less
Patty Newman
5.0 out of 5
We just recently completed a 31 day European Supreme with 3 day Aegean Cruise on Trafalgar. This is our first coach tour and were a little unsure before we started since it was so long. Although at times we were tired, we knew we booked an exciting, busy sight seeing ...read more
We just recently completed a 31 day European Supreme with 3 day Aegean Cruise on Trafalgar. This is our first coach tour and were a little unsure before we started since it was so long. Although at times we were tired, we knew we booked an exciting, busy sight seeing tour. We added to it by adding all optional experiences we could. We thoroughly enjoyed our guide Sophia and the most admirable driver Fabio for the entire month. We were always seated front and centre at the experiences we took, whether it was Austrian musical show, Classical concert or walking past long lines of people waiting to enter The Colosseum, The Vatican, or many other places. We never had to worry about our luggage, it was always delivered to and from our hotel rooms each day. Our group of 46 travellers all got along so well that saying good bye was difficult. We would not hesitate to book another Trafalgar trip, we only need to decide where to go next. The optional experiences were well worth the money without a doubt. The stress often involved with travel in foreign countries was removed thanks to a very knowledgeable guide and confident driver, the only way to go in our books! Thanks for a very memorable vacation �read less
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There's just something about Spain that makes you feel freer, curiouser, and bolder to try new things, talk to locals, make new friends and savour life.

Why take this trip with us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

Arrive Madrid

The fiery Spanish capital of Madrid paves the way for an unforgettable journey through centuries of history and cultural highlights across the Iberian Peninsula. Embrace la buena vida and soak up the vibrant city atmosphere, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city's iconic sights.

Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia

Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop hanging houses of Cuenca, before your journey continues to Valencia, renowned for its modern verve and spirit of innovation. An orientation drive will include views of the 15th-century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening, consider indulging in Valencia's fragrant flavours and aromas of paella.

Valencia – Guadix – Granada

Our journey takes us through the sierra of Spain, before arriving in Guadix to view the troglodyte cave dwellings that blend effortlessly into the surrounding ochre landscape. Witness how generations of Guadix locals have carved cosy abodes into their rocky surrounds, then travel through the jagged Mora Pass to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe. This evening, sample the hearty flavours of Andalusia during a special Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Granada – Córdoba – Seville

Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs, joining your Local Specialist for a visit to the incredible Alhambra, with its amazing palaces, gardens and fountains. Inspired by poetry, the architecture is said to be a reflection of paradise as described in Islamic verse. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere in quiet courtyards, follow its colossal ancient walls and admire the ornate stone carvings. We leave Granada behind for Córdoba where we'll join a Local Specialist to visit the mesmerising Cathedral of Córdoba, the former mosque of the caliphs and a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is alluring Seville, our home for the next three nights.

Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

Seville takes centre stage today as we spend the day exploring this charismatic city. We'll see the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower with a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centrepiece of the 1929 Exposition. The park was built in a Moorish style and features half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings. We'll walk through the imposing Plaza de España and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to witness the twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping of castanets at a fiery flamenco performance.

Seville – Jerez and Cádiz Excursion

We indulge in the aromatic flavours of Jerez today as we 'Dive Into Culture' and into the centuries-old tradition of Spanish sherry production. The leafy boulevards and quiet plazas of romantic Cádiz are our next stop. Tread in the footsteps of Columbus, who used this historic port city as his launch pad to the 'New World', and see the exotic plants and trees dotted throughout the city, said to have been brought here by him upon his return.

Seville – Algarve Region

We journey from Spain to the sun-kissed shores of southern Portugal's Algarve, a retreat for sun-worshippers with its spectacular natural landscapes. Enjoy the delicious flavours of piri piri chicken and grilled sardines against the picture-perfect backdrop of the Atlantic, relax on its golden beaches or consider joining an Optional Experience.

Algarve – Lisbon Sightseeing

Travel north to the golden landscapes of the Alentejo where you'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch which has been rearing Lusitano horses since the 18th century. We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon, where we'll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular 16th-century Hieronymite Monastery and Belém Tower before a free evening to spend as you wish. Consider visiting the hillside Bairro Alto in search of delicious Portuguese flavours or witness the melancholic tunes of the fado.

Lisbon Free Day

Today is yours to connect with the Portuguese capital. Relax at a sidewalk café with a creamy pasteis de nata and venture to the Castle of São Jorge and admire the sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that clad Lisbon's seven hills. You may choose to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.

Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, a site of celebrated religious miracles. We leave Portugal, travelling to the historic Spanish city of Salamanca with its golden-hued façades and ancient university heritage, where we will view its 18th-century Plaza Mayor during our orientation tour.

Salamanca – Toledo – Madrid

See the walled city of Ávila, the town of stones and saints, so named for its vast collection of Romanesque and Gothic churches. We arrive in the clifftop city of Toledo, where we'll visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walk through its streets and see the former Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Later, 'Dive Into Culture' and witness local craftsmen at work creating inlaid steel the traditional way. We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the next two nights.

Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we'll see the Royal Palace and and the Cervantes Monument with its stone representations of Don Quixote's "true love". Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your own. Admire the world's finest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Vía or consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed City of Segovia. This evening, marks the end of our memorable journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Depart Madrid

For now it's time to say a fond adiós to our travelling companions, your Travel Director and the beauty of Spain and Portugal at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Inclusions

 12 Nights accommodation

 18 meals -12 breakfast ,1 lunch, 5 dinners with local wine.

 On Trip Transport

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

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24 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019

13 Days / 12 Nights

4+ Spots left

₹179,415

₹158,775 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


15 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

13 Days / 12 Nights

4+ Spots left

₹193,815

₹164,250 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


29 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

4+ Spots left

₹197,563

₹174,835 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


12 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

6+ Spots left

₹179,415

₹158,775 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


08 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

5+ Spots left

₹176,258

₹160,235 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


15 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

5+ Spots left

₹181,065

₹160,235 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


22 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

4+ Spots left

₹181,065

₹160,235 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


26 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

5+ Spots left

₹226,720

₹192,136 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


03 May 2020 - 15 May 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

4+ Spots left

₹224,799

₹192,136 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


10 May 2020 - 22 May 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

5+ Spots left

₹211,349

₹192,136 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


24 May 2020 - 05 Jun 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

5+ Spots left

₹228,727

₹195,494 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


23 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020

13 Days / 12 Nights

5+ Spots left

₹234,559

₹198,779 + 5% GST (per person on twin-sharing basis)

or starting at ₹16,000/month with Byond Postpaid


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