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Flavors of Portugal & Spain:

featuring the Douro and Rioja Wine Regions

Summary:

Taste the essence of Portugal and Spain as you wander through historic cities with rich culture and vintage wines. Explore Lisbon, where narrow Moorish streets meet expansive squares and a castle that overlooks a vibrant, cultural scene below. Take a priv...

Duration
16 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
29-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 4,399.00
Price per day
USD 275.00
Tour Type
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Operator
Collette
Tour
Flavors of Portugal & Spain:
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featuring the Douro and Rioja Wine Regions
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Summary

Taste the essence of Portugal and Spain as you wander through historic cities with rich culture and vintage wines. Explore Lisbon, where narrow Moorish streets meet expansive squares and a castle that overlooks a vibrant, cultural scene below. Take a private cruise of the Tagus River and explore Lisbon by water. Walk the scenic Ribeira waterfront in Porto, a Portuguese harbor city and home to Port wine. Enjoy a relaxing 2-night stay on the grounds of a winery in the Douro River Valley. Tour San Sebastian and Bilbao and get up close with the local culture of the Basque Country, one of the most renowned Spanish regions for food and wine. Savor this journey along rolling hills, curving coasts, and twisting vines.

Map: Flavors of Portugal & Spain: (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
Lisbon, Portugal - Tour Begins
Day 3
Lisbon
Day 4
Lisbon
Day 5
Lisbon - Tomar - Porto
Day 6
Porto
Day 7
Porto - Braga - Porto
Day 8
Porto - Amarante - Douro
Day 9
Douro
Day 10
Douro - Salamanca, Spain
Day 11
Salamanca - Burgos - La Rioja
Day 12
La Rioja - Pamplona - La Rioja
Day 13
La Rioja - San Sebastian
Day 14
San Sebastian
Day 15
San Sebastian - Bilbao - San Sebastian
Day 16
San Sebastian - Tour Ends

Travel Countries (2): Portugal, Spain

Travel Cities (9): Bilbao, Braga, Burgos, Lisbon, Pamplona, Porto, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Vila Nova De Gaia

Highlights

City

  • Lisbon

Attraction

  • Tagus River Cruise

City

  • Tomar
  • Porto

Attraction

  • Port Wine Tastings

City

  • Braga

Attraction

  • Douro River Valley
  • Douro River Cruise

City

  • Salamanca
  • La Rioja
  • Pamplona

Attraction

  • Bullfighter's Home Experience

City

  • San Sebastián

Attraction

  • Choice on Tour: Zumaia and Getaria Villages or Coastal Saint James Way Hike

City

  • Bilbao

Attraction

  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Pintxos Tapas Pub Crawl

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Explore wine cellars in the Douro and Rioja regions and enjoy wine tastings.
  • Enjoy a petiscos cooking class in the Douro River Valley.
  • Go on a “pub crawl” to taste pintxo tapas.

Experience

  • Call a picturesque quinta estate in the Douro River Valley your home for 2 nights.
  • Climb to “Bom Jesus de Braga” UNESCO site and walk the streets of Braga’s historical downtown.
  • Visit a bullfighter’s family home in Pamplona and learn about this iconic Iberian tradition.

Optional, not included

Porto: Porto Home-Hosted Experience

  • Get a different perspective on Porto as you step across the threshold of your hosts’ home and inhale the tantalizing aroma of traditional Portuguese cooking. Enjoy the warm hospitality of a local family welcoming you with open arms. Feel like a local in their cozy, inviting home on the outskirts of Porto, and savor a homemade meal warmly seasoned with laughter and paired with delicious Portuguese wine. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Lisbon: Seaside Villages to Mountainside Palaces

  • Take a step away from the bustling streets of Lisbon for an excursion to charming seaside Ericeira, once a thriving fishing village. This beach town is now world-renowned to surfers and that aesthetic can be seen everywhere from the coast to the cozy cafes. Take some time to tour the quaint downtown along with your Tour Manager. Next, explore the town of Sintra (UNESCO), the summer residence of Portuguese kings. Your Tour Manager will show you around the Old Town before letting you explore as you’d like. After, venture to one of the most notable Romanticism inspired landscapes in Portugal, the Park of Monserrate. Find the pathways running between the ruins, lakes and waterfalls into the property’s palace, which itself is the exotic dream of a 19th century British visionary. Duration approximately 7 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Tour...

Lisbon

Arrow Going To

San Sebastian

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