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Trip Overview

Is this trip for me? GOLDEN. ENRICHING. INDULGENT.

This isn't your token European summer holiday. Yes, there will be golden sandy beaches. Yes, there will be sun (and lots of it). And yes, there may well be a fling with a hot Spaniard. BUT we're here for more than that. From Lisbon to Barça, lose yourself amongst the cobbled streets of Portugal's vibrant cities; eat your way around Spain's foodie hot-spots; cruise down Porto's mighty river sipping sweet wine; and uncover the hidden historic gems of Sintra and Zaragoza. Hard to argue with that.

Worth noting…

Heads up! The departure dates for this trip perfectly align with our 13 Day Iberian Coast trip. Meaning? You can combine the two and make one BIG Iberian adventure.


Trip Itinerary

  1. Lisbon, Portugal


    History. Culture. Food. And some seriously booty-burning hills. Dump your stuff at the hostel, say olá to your Trip Leader and strap in for a combo walking-driving tour around this electric city. Head to Belém and tick off the likes of Jerónimos Monastery, Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument and the World Heritage-listed Belém Tower. Then: it’s past the Monumento aos Restauradores, through Praça Dom Pedro IV and across Praça do Comércio to tonight’s included dinner with the gang. We may be a mixed bunch, but we’re all in it together – the way it should be.

    • Included Today
      • Walking-driving tour of Lisbon
    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Lisbon

  3. Lisbon to Porto via Sintra

  4. Porto

  5. Porto to Madrid, Spain

  6. Madrid

  7. Madrid to San Sebastián via Segovia

  8. San Sebastián

  9. San Sebastián to Barcelona via Zaragoza

  10. Barcelona


What's included

Included Experiences

  • Walking-driving tour of Lisbon
  • Visit Sintra
  • Walking tour of Porto
  • Driving tour of Madrid
  • Visit the Valley of the Fallen
  • Orientation tour of Segovia
  • Orientation tour of San Sebastián
  • Visit Zaragoza
  • Driving tour of Barcelona
  • Port wine tasting in Porto


-9 nights in hostels


Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including powerpoints for charging electronics

Optional activities

-Boat cruise down the Douro River: from €15

-Food tour of Madrid: from €50

Views & Reviews

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Average rating based on 21 reviews
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  • Anonymous August 2019

    Written in the Above description

  • Anonymous July 2019

    Money goes to hostels, meals, and the bus ride. Pretty self explanatory.

  • Anonymous July 2019

    Worth the value, pick and choose the additional activities that interest you.

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