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Spain & Portugal: A Journey Across Iberia 2021


14 days from $10,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Explore the best of the entire Iberian peninsula on one spectacular journey, discovering how Moors, Jews and Europeans influenced the culture, cuisine and arts of Spain and Portugal.

A&K Advantages

  • Experience two Gehry-designed architectural masterpieces, exploring the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and staying for two nights at the Hotel Marqués de Riscal
  • Savor a private dinner and a superb flamenco performance at a palace in Seville, on an A&K-exclusive experience
  • Roam the medieval streets of Córdoba’s Jewish Quarter and view the stunning interior of the city’s Grand Mosque
  • Taste a variety of culinary treats on a tapas adventure in Madrid, partaking in a delectable Spanish cultural tradition
  • Create your own memento of Portugal when you take part in a private tile-painting workshop in Lisbon

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Lisbon, Portugal
DAY 2
Lisbon | Private Tile-Painting Workshop
DAY 3
Évora | Walled Medieval City
DAY 4
Mérida, Spain & Seville | Ancient Mérida
DAY 5
Seville | Gothic Cathedral & Jewish Quarter
DAY 6
Granada | The Moorish Architecture of Alhambra
DAY 7
Córdoba & Madrid | Jewish Quarter & Mezquita
DAY 8
Madrid | Royal Splendor
DAY 9
Madrid & Toledo | Design Your Day
DAY 10
Elciego | An Enchanting Food & Wine Experience
DAY 11
Elciego | Tasting the Fruits of the Rioja
DAY 12
Bilbao | Guggenheim Museum Tour
DAY 13
Barcelona | Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece
DAY 14
Depart Barcelona

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Porto Pre-Tour Extension 4 days from $3,495 per person Learn More
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Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Spain: Inspiring Iberia . Contact A&K for more details.

DAY 1
Arrive Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive in Lisbon, capital of Portugal, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Settle in and then join your A&K Resident Tour Director for a welcome drink followed by dinner at your hotel.

Olissippo Lapa Palace
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Lisbon | Private Tile-Painting Workshop

This morning, discover the National Tile Museum — set in the 16th-century Convent of Madre de Deus — admiring its impressive displays of the beautifully detailed painted tiles for which Lisbon is renowned. Then, attend an interactive private tile-painting workshop and take home your creation. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Olissippo Lapa Palace
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3
Évora | Walled Medieval City

Journey to Évora, a beautifully preserved medieval city, stopping for a wine tasting en route. On arrival, visit the historic town center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to view an ancient Roman Temple, the Gothic 13th-century Sé Cathedral with its Romanesque architectural influences, and the striking city walls.

Convento do Espinheiro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Mérida, Spain & Seville | Ancient Mérida

Today, drive eastward into Spain, stopping in Mérida to view its Roman amphitheater, inaugurated in 8 BC to host theatrical performances and gladiatorial combat. Also see an ancient 82-foot-tall aqueduct built from stone and brick. Afterward, continue into Spain’s storied Andalusia region for a two-night stay in vibrant Seville. Once there, ride a horse-drawn carriage to a palace where the owners host your private dinner, followed by a performance of flamenco dancing and singing on the patio of this historic home.

Hotel Palacio de Villapanes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5
Seville | Gothic Cathedral & Jewish Quarter

Set out on a guided excursion through Seville, including a visit to the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Proceed to the Jewish Quarter, with its labyrinth of narrow streets dating to the time of Moorish rule. Then, relax during an afternoon and evening at leisure.

Hotel Palacio de Villapanes
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6
Granada | The Moorish Architecture of Alhambra

After breakfast, travel to Granada and take in the city. Visit Alhambra, a vast palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site that exemplifies Moorish architecture. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant overlooking the site.

Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Córdoba & Madrid | Jewish Quarter & Mezquita

Travel to Córdoba, where you visit this city’s historic Jewish neighborhood and roam its narrow streets, and then enter the former Great Mosque, now known as the Mezquita, to view its breathtaking Moorish-influenced interior. Enjoy time to explore before boarding a high-speed AVE train, as you Ride Like a Local to Madrid. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Cap off your day of exploring with a fun tapas tour for dinner.

Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8
Madrid | Royal Splendor

Set out on a city tour that includes the Royal Palace, with its rich decor comprised of marble, stucco and mahogany. Break for lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Madrid & Toledo | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

See Madrid on a Parks & River Bike Tour, cycling in a vast, beautiful city park and along the Manzanares River.

Discover Toledo, a place in medieval Europe where Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities coexisted.

Tour the Prado Museum, viewing works by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, guided by a local expert.

Spend your evening at leisure in Madrid, free to sample the city’s many culinary attractions.

Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10
Elciego | An Enchanting Food & Wine Experience

Today, journey to La Rioja, stopping en route for a tour, followed by a Chef ’s Table experience featuring a gourmet lunch with wine pairings, at the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture. Proceed to Elciego and check in to the Hotel Marqués de Riscal. Settle into your luxurious room and admire the hotel’s amazing design, created by master architect Frank Gehry. Gaze out to the vineyard-covered hills surrounding this contemporary retreat from one of its eight terraces and perhaps enjoy the on-site Michelin-starred restaurant for dinner at your leisure.

Hotel Marqués de Riscal
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11
Elciego | Tasting the Fruits of the Rioja

This morning, explore Spain’s storied Rioja region, visiting an olive oil mill and sampling their oils, walking through Laguardia, and tasting wine with tapas in one of the village cellars. Return to your hotel to relax in the lush surroundings before dinner.

Hotel Marqués de Riscal
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12
Bilbao | Guggenheim Museum Tour

Drive to Bilbao today, where you tour galleries devoted to modern and contemporary art, including the monumental sculpture, The Matter of Time, at the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. After lunch at a local restaurant, fly to Barcelona, settle into your hotel, and then enjoy a light dinner.

Almanac Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13
Barcelona | Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece

This morning, set out on a panoramic city tour. See the Barcelona Pavilion, a study in minimalism built for the 1929 International Exposition, and then explore the Sagrada Família, a spectacular basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. This amazing structure features eight towering spires outside and an incomparably detailed vaulted ceiling inside. Begun in 1882, parts of it are still under construction. Enjoy time for lunch at leisure in the Central Market, also known as La Boqueria, one of the city’s many vital marketplaces for fish, meat and produce. Spend your afternoon with time to relax or explore this colorful, vibrant city on your own. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a Scenic Sundowner followed by a festive farewell dinner.

Almanac Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 14
Depart Barcelona

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Spain: Inspiring Iberia . Contact A&K for more details.

Porto Pre-Tour Extension

Cruise the Douro River in a traditional rabelo boat and enjoy a full-day winery tour of the Douro Region.

Pre-Tour Extension: Porto

4 days from $3,495 per person

Single Supplement from $795 per person

Available to add to select departure dates. 
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DAY 1

Arrive in Porto, Portugal, and transfer to your hotel. This evening gather with fellow guests for dinner.

The Yeatman
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2

Explore the Cais da Ribeira, and view the Stock Exchange and Saint Francisco Church. Cruise the Douro River in a traditional rabelo boat.

The Yeatman
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3

Enjoy a full-day winery tour of the Douro region, with lunch at Casa das Torres de Oliveira, and a tutored tasting at Crofts before dinner.

The Yeatman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4

Drive to Sangalhos and tour the Allianca Museum. Proceed to Coimbra to visit university buildings, ending in Lisbon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2021
  • May 07 - May 20
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    $11,395
    Single Supplement
    $3,595
    Internal air from
    $170
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    Optional pre-tour extension available on this departure.

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  • Jun 25 - Jul 08
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    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,395
    Internal air from
    $170
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  • Sep 03 - Sep 16
    Available
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
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    Price
    $11,395
    Single Supplement
    $3,595
    Internal air from
    $170
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    Available

    Optional pre-tour extension available on this departure.

    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Oct 01 - Oct 14
    Limited Availability
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Price
    $11,395
    Single Supplement
    $3,595
    Internal air from
    $170
    Availability
    Limited Availability

    Optional pre-tour extension available on this departure.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $170
Bilbao/Barcelona

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 13.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Spain: Inspiring Iberia . Contact A&K for more details.


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