Explore Lisbon, Portugal’s cosmopolitan capital that graces the Tagus estuary on the Atlantic coast. Covering seven hills and a natural harbor, this intimate city welcomes you with an inclusive culture and a spirit of exploration!
Personalized Tour of Lisbon Attractions Acquaint yourself with the bustling city of Lisbon on this fascinating tour. Take in splendid views of the city and its surroundings from the observation decks of popular landmarks. Afterwards, set off on a walking tour beginning with the historic districts of Principe Real and Bairro Alto. Accompany your expert guide down the narrow streets of the ancient Arab quarter of Alfama. Stop by the imposing cathedral before stepping back in time at Baixa with its cluster of neoclassical buildings. Head to the Bohemian locality of Chiado, dotted with bookstores and unique cafes. Take a break and buy yourself lunch at one of the cozy riverside cafes or restaurants in Belem. Afterwards, pass the fairytale-like Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery that serves as the final resting place of renowned names such as explorer Vasco da Gama and King Manuel I. Before you wind up your tour, get a good look at the modern-style monument to pioneers. (Duration: Full Day; Starting Time: 1000 hrs; Ending Time: 1800 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy. Part of this tour involves walking.)
Personalized Tour of Sintra & Portuguese Riviera Immerse yourself in the cultural and natural beauty of the Portuguese Riviera on this leisurely tour from Lisbon. Drive out to the beautiful Pena Palace that sits tucked into a dense forest amid dramatic granite boulders. Soak in the fairytale ambience of this 15th century hilltop edifice that looks down upon the resort town of Sintra. Explore the charming town and stop by the stately Quinta da Regaleira, a UNESCO-listed 20th century residence known for its mysterious symbolism and tunnels. Travel on to Cape Roca to enjoy panoramic views from the westernmost point of continental Europe. Pass by the famous surfing beach of Guincho to reach the idyllic holiday destination of Cascais. Discover the historical center of this erstwhile fishing town and walk down its streets dotted with restaurants and quaint storefronts. The upscale resort town of Estoril, once a favorite destination of European royals, makes for an ideal last stop before you head back. (Duration: Full Day; Starting Time: 1000 hrs; Ending Time: 1800 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy. Please note that this activity involves some walking.)
The beautiful city of Madrid serves the global traveler an amalgamation of Spain’s glorious history and modern culture on a platter.
Personalized Tour: Historic Madrid on Foot Discover old Madrid on this historic walk through the city’s 17th century Austrian Quarter, in the company of your local English speaking guide. Stroll down popular old streets like the Bailen and Mayor Streets, lingering around the many plazas surrounded by public buildings, monasteries and magnificent palaces. Walk past Plaza de la Villa, marked by the old Town Hall, and Plaza de Oriente by which the Royal Palace stands. Other town squares are Plaza del Conde de Miranda and Plaza Mayor. Walk into the 18th century Royal Palace, which once housed royal receptions, hosted foreign dignitaries and saw the signing of historic treaties. Before returning to your hotel, stop for a delicious round of chocolate and churros. (Duration: 3.5 hrs; Private Activity & Taxi Transfer; Drink & Snack tasting included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).
Personalized Tour: Treasures of Toledo Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Toledo! Drive out from Madrid to Toledo with your English speaking chauffeur, where you will meet your local guide for the day. Replete with its two millennia-old rich histories of the Visigoths, the Emirate of Cordoba, Moors and Christians, there’s much to discover around the city. Visit the Toledo Cathedral, the Synagogue El Tránsito or Santa María, and the Santo Tomé Church. You can choose to buy yourself a sumptuous lunch at any of the tapas bars or traditional restaurants around town. Post lunch, marvel at the architectural beauty of the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and The Cristo de la Luz Mosque, after which you will head back to Madrid. (Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Toledo Cathedral closed on Sunday mornings & Synagogue El Tránsito closed on Mondays; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).
Barcelona is the global traveler’s dream come true. Expect to encounter a flamboyant cosmopolitan city with a history encompassing Roman catacombs and magnificent medieval cathedrals to modernist architecture and street art.
Personalized Tour of Gaudi’s Works of Art Discover the life and times of famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi on this fascinating guided tour. Travel down a few of the famous city streets that are home to unique artistic monuments designed by this exponent of Catalan modernism. Explore his unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, a magnificent church with an exquisite façade and splendid stained glass windows. Head over to Parc Guell where you can see gorgeous mosaics of colorful broken tiles used to beautify the park benches. Learn all about the architectural genius who was a master in creating spectacular aesthetic effects with inexpensive materials. Stop by Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, the last residential building designed by Gaudi. Capture stunning images of this UNESCO World Heritage site characterized by its unconventional rough-hewn façade and unique rooftop before winding up your tour. (Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy.)
Spend the Day Touring Montserrat Drive past picturesque hamlets in the verdant countryside as you head to the majestic mountain of Montserrat located at an elevation of 4,051 feet (1,235 m). Learn about the history of this splendid UNESCO World Heritage site from your knowledgeable guide. Head to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat that is home to the famous 12th century Romanesque sculpture of Virgen Moreneta or the Black Virgin. If you are lucky, you might get the opportunity to hear the renowned local children’s choir in action! Stroll around Spain’s primary pilgrimage site to your heart’s content before returning to your vehicle. You can also choose to go on the optional tour of Montserrat Museum with its collection of works by Catalonian artists such as Salvador Dali and Caravaggio among others. (Duration: 5 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Museum Admission not included; Fitness Level: Easy. This activity involves walking at a higher altitude.)
Your Spanish speaking chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Barcelona airport in a private vehicle
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Option 1 From $ 5,190 /person
Option 2 From $ 5,490 /person
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