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Lisbon, Seville & Madrid

11 days
Tucked into the corner of the continent, Lisbon, Seville and Madrid are European cities with southern spice. Relive the Age of Discovery, when explorers brought treasures from around the world—now on display in Portuguese palaces and Spanish cathedrals. Uncover Roman ruins throughout the region and the Moorish influences in exotic Andalusia. And, when your hands-on history lesson is complete, fast-forward to the present day to feast on tapas, drink sangria, join the street life and dance the night away.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Select entrance fees

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Lisbon aboard an internationally recognized airline.

Lisbon3 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Lisbon! A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and then escorts you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or begin acquainting yourself with Lisbon. At an included dinner this evening, meet your fellow travelers.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Ajuda National Palace

This morning, a local guide leads an in-depth tour of Lisbon. You’ll see the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower. It was from here that many navigators set sail during the Age of Discovery—including Bartolomeu Dias, who sailed around the southern tip of Africa. Stop for a photo at the Jerónimos Monastery, and then continue on to the Ajuda National Palace, where you’ll have time to go in and explore the monument’s neo-classical architecture. Then, take in the Old-World atmosphere of the Moorish Alfama district, where you’ll journey through a labyrinth of streets, passing the Castle of São Jorge. Tonight, consider joining our optional excursion for a traditional Portuguese dinner and a live fado performance.

Optional Excursion - Fado Dinner & Show $85*pp Details

Spend your evening at Lisbon tavern listening to fado. Derived from the Latin word fatum—meaning "prophecy" or "fate"—fado is Portugal’s national musical treasure. Fado's traditional theme is “saudade,” a word that doesn't quite translate to English but conveys an overwhelming sense of longing for something lost. Dinner is included during this memorable musical evening.

Day 4

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is free to spend as you please. You might choose to tour the Museum of Decorative Arts or stroll along the tree-lined Avenida da Liberdade. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to nearby Sintra, once the playground of Portuguese royalty.

Optional Excursion - Sintra $59*pp Details

The poet Lord Byron called Sintra the most beautiful town in the world. Decide for yourself on an excursion to this small city at the base of the Sintra Mountains. Today, Sintra is a popular weekend escape for Lisboetas, but it was once the playground of Portuguese royalty. Get a glimpse into the life of Portugal's kings and queens during a tour of Sintra National Palace. As the only surviving royal palace from the Middle Ages, Sintra National Palace has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. On your way back to Lisbon, you'll stop in the beautiful town of Cascais, which boasts charming streets and picturesque seascapes.

Seville3 nights Hotel info

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: St. Francis Church and Gardens

Travel through the unspoiled countryside of Portugal en route to Spain. Before crossing the border, stop in Évora with a visit to the Church of St. Francis. Arrive later in Seville, a city brimming with traditional Spanish charm. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Alcazar, Seville cathedral

This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of beautiful Seville, including entrance to the opulent Alcázar, once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Get a glimpse into Seville’s rich history, including the intricately tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España, the grand Gothic architecture of Seville Cathedral (where Columbus is buried) and the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own.

Day 7

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Seville to spend however you wish. You might choose to climb the 230-foot-high Giralda Tower, stroll through the gardens of Maria Luisa Park or pay a visit to the majestic 18th-century bullring. Tonight, consider joining our optional excursion and enjoy a Flamenco show and a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Optional Excursion - Flamenco Show & Carriage Ride $75*pp Details

Savor a taste of old Seville tonight with a horse-drawn carriage ride and a flamenco show. Flamenco is a unique and colorful Andalusian art form, combining guitar playing, singing, clapping and dancing, and this excursion is sure to be one of the highlights of your Spanish journey. Please note: The carriage ride will run as weather permits.

Madrid3 nights Hotel info

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Mezquita

En route to Madrid, stop in the ancient Moorish town of Córdoba, where an expert local guide gives you a tour, including entrance to the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once the seat of the caliphs, the Mezquita was built in the eighth century as a mosque and then converted into a cathedral during the Christian Reconquista of 1236. Continue on to explore the rich history of Córdoba—at one time, the city was home to 700 mosques, 900 public baths and 70 libraries. Your tour also includes a walk through the city’s ancient Jewish Quarter. Later today, head to Madrid.

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Prado Museum

A professional local guide leads today’s tour of Madrid, including Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor and a photo stop at the Royal Palace. Your tour ends with entrance into the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy. The Prado is home to masterpieces such as Velázquez’s “Las Meninas” and Goya’s “La maja desnuda.” This evening, you may wish to join our optional excursion, a Traditional Spainish Evening, where you can indulge in authentic Castilian cuisine.

Optional Excursion - Traditional Spanish Evening $99*pp Details

On your way to dinner, walk through the illuminated streets of Madrid, taking in the local neighborhood ambiance in the evening light. After your walk, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and live music at one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Between traditional Castilian courses, you'll be entertained by tuna music, an artistic tradition with its roots in Spain's universities.

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You might choose to spend your free day visiting more of Madrid’s museums, exploring its churches and parks or sipping a cerveza at a sunny cafe in the Plaza Mayor. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where a guided sightseeing tour brings you to the city’s Gothic cathedral, home to an exceptional collection of religious and secular treasures. In the evening, share a farewell dinner with your travel companions.

Optional Excursion - Toledo $79*pp Details

Discover Toledo, the clifftop city often referred to as La Ciudad Imperial (Imperial City). Upon arrival, you'll have some free time to explore. Later in the afternoon, your guided tour begins at the city's massive Gothic cathedral, which houses 750 medieval stained glass windows and a treasure trove of golden artifacts. Gaze upon the cathedral's sacristy, containing masterpieces by the likes of van Dyck, El Greco, Rubens and Titian. After exploring the labyrinth of medieval alleyways at the heart of the city, you'll visit the Santo Tome Church and one of Europe’s oldest synagogues, Santa Maria la Blanca. Please note: This tour involves some moderate walking over uneven terrain. Also, depending on the day of the week, the sites visited are subject to change. If the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca is closed, you'll visit the Synagogue of El Tránsito instead.

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you are not continuing on the extension to Barcelona, a Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for your return flight home.

Add a Barcelona City Stay $439 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

From the twisting Gothic quarter to the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí and the visionary beauty of the Eixample district, Barcelona's architectural eye candy has no equal. Its music, theater, art, gastronomy, fashion, and architecture set the pace for European chic, and its nightlife will have you dancing until dawn.

Barcelona2 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast

Board a high-speed train from Madrid to beautiful Barcelona, the cultural capital of Catalonia. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and start your explorations.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: La Sagrada Família

A professional local guide leads a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, featuring a visit inside La Sagrada Família (Church of the Holy Family), Gaudí’s famous landmark. Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, with a photo stop at Casa Batlló. Stop at Montjuïc, the hill where much of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games took place, and end in the 14th-century Gothic Quarter. This afternoon, consider joining an optional excursion to two more Gaudí creations, Park Güell, a garden village in the heart of the city, and La Pedrera.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & Pedrera $79*pp Details

On today’s excursion, discover the magnificent works of Antoni Gaudí, the famed Spanish architect known for his bold, distinct designs. Casa Milà is the first stop. Take a guided tour of this building, popularly known as La Pedrera, built by Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Everything about the building is visually unique, from the wave-like stone structure and grandly designed roof to the apartment that reflects the style of the 20th century bourgeois. Next, you’ll head to Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park, which contains stunning buildings, intricate stonework and colorful mosaics. At the top of the park, marvel at the brilliant views of Barcelona.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative helps you transfer to the airport for departure.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Select entrance fees

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Lisbon aboard an internationally recognized airline.

Lisbon3 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Lisbon! A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and then escorts you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or begin acquainting yourself with Lisbon. At an included dinner this evening, meet your fellow travelers.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Ajuda National Palace

This morning, a local guide leads an in-depth tour of Lisbon. You’ll see the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower. It was from here that many navigators set sail during the Age of Discovery—including Bartolomeu Dias, who sailed around the southern tip of Africa. Stop for a photo at the Jerónimos Monastery, and then continue on to the Ajuda National Palace, where you’ll have time to go in and explore the monument’s neo-classical architecture. Then, take in the Old-World atmosphere of the Moorish Alfama district, where you’ll journey through a labyrinth of streets, passing the Castle of São Jorge. Tonight, consider joining our optional excursion for a traditional Portuguese dinner and a live fado performance.

Optional Excursion - Fado Dinner & Show $85*pp Details

Spend your evening at Lisbon tavern listening to fado. Derived from the Latin word fatum—meaning "prophecy" or "fate"—fado is Portugal’s national musical treasure. Fado's traditional theme is “saudade,” a word that doesn't quite translate to English but conveys an overwhelming sense of longing for something lost. Dinner is included during this memorable musical evening.

Day 4

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is free to spend as you please. You might choose to tour the Museum of Decorative Arts or stroll along the tree-lined Avenida da Liberdade. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to nearby Sintra, once the playground of Portuguese royalty.

Optional Excursion - Sintra $59*pp Details

The poet Lord Byron called Sintra the most beautiful town in the world. Decide for yourself on an excursion to this small city at the base of the Sintra Mountains. Today, Sintra is a popular weekend escape for Lisboetas, but it was once the playground of Portuguese royalty. Get a glimpse into the life of Portugal's kings and queens during a tour of Sintra National Palace. As the only surviving royal palace from the Middle Ages, Sintra National Palace has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. On your way back to Lisbon, you'll stop in the beautiful town of Cascais, which boasts charming streets and picturesque seascapes.

Seville3 nights Hotel info

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: St. Francis Church and Gardens

Travel through the unspoiled countryside of Portugal en route to Spain. Before crossing the border, stop in Évora with a visit to the Church of St. Francis. Arrive later in Seville, a city brimming with traditional Spanish charm. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Alcazar, Seville cathedral

This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of beautiful Seville, including entrance to the opulent Alcázar, once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Get a glimpse into Seville’s rich history, including the intricately tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España, the grand Gothic architecture of Seville Cathedral (where Columbus is buried) and the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own.

Day 7

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Seville to spend however you wish. You might choose to climb the 230-foot-high Giralda Tower, stroll through the gardens of Maria Luisa Park or pay a visit to the majestic 18th-century bullring. Tonight, consider joining our optional excursion and enjoy a Flamenco show and a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Optional Excursion - Flamenco Show & Carriage Ride $75*pp Details

Savor a taste of old Seville tonight with a horse-drawn carriage ride and a flamenco show. Flamenco is a unique and colorful Andalusian art form, combining guitar playing, singing, clapping and dancing, and this excursion is sure to be one of the highlights of your Spanish journey. Please note: The carriage ride will run as weather permits.

Madrid3 nights Hotel info

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Mezquita

En route to Madrid, stop in the ancient Moorish town of Córdoba, where an expert local guide gives you a tour, including entrance to the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once the seat of the caliphs, the Mezquita was built in the eighth century as a mosque and then converted into a cathedral during the Christian Reconquista of 1236. Continue on to explore the rich history of Córdoba—at one time, the city was home to 700 mosques, 900 public baths and 70 libraries. Your tour also includes a walk through the city’s ancient Jewish Quarter. Later today, head to Madrid.

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Prado Museum

A professional local guide leads today’s tour of Madrid, including Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor and a photo stop at the Royal Palace. Your tour ends with entrance into the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy. The Prado is home to masterpieces such as Velázquez’s “Las Meninas” and Goya’s “La maja desnuda.” This evening, you may wish to join our optional excursion, a Traditional Spainish Evening, where you can indulge in authentic Castilian cuisine.

Optional Excursion - Traditional Spanish Evening $99*pp Details

On your way to dinner, walk through the illuminated streets of Madrid, taking in the local neighborhood ambiance in the evening light. After your walk, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and live music at one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Between traditional Castilian courses, you'll be entertained by tuna music, an artistic tradition with its roots in Spain's universities.

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You might choose to spend your free day visiting more of Madrid’s museums, exploring its churches and parks or sipping a cerveza at a sunny cafe in the Plaza Mayor. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where a guided sightseeing tour brings you to the city’s Gothic cathedral, home to an exceptional collection of religious and secular treasures. In the evening, share a farewell dinner with your travel companions.

Optional Excursion - Toledo $79*pp Details

Discover Toledo, the clifftop city often referred to as La Ciudad Imperial (Imperial City). Upon arrival, you'll have some free time to explore. Later in the afternoon, your guided tour begins at the city's massive Gothic cathedral, which houses 750 medieval stained glass windows and a treasure trove of golden artifacts. Gaze upon the cathedral's sacristy, containing masterpieces by the likes of van Dyck, El Greco, Rubens and Titian. After exploring the labyrinth of medieval alleyways at the heart of the city, you'll visit the Santo Tome Church and one of Europe’s oldest synagogues, Santa Maria la Blanca. Please note: This tour involves some moderate walking over uneven terrain. Also, depending on the day of the week, the sites visited are subject to change. If the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca is closed, you'll visit the Synagogue of El Tránsito instead.

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you are not continuing on the extension to Barcelona, a Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for your return flight home.

Add a Barcelona City Stay $439 pp

From the twisting Gothic quarter to the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí and the visionary beauty of the Eixample district, Barcelona's architectural eye candy has no equal. Its music, theater, art, gastronomy, fashion, and architecture set the pace for European chic, and its nightlife will have you dancing until dawn.

Barcelona2 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast

Board a high-speed train from Madrid to beautiful Barcelona, the cultural capital of Catalonia. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and start your explorations.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: La Sagrada Família

A professional local guide leads a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, featuring a visit inside La Sagrada Família (Church of the Holy Family), Gaudí’s famous landmark. Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, with a photo stop at Casa Batlló. Stop at Montjuïc, the hill where much of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games took place, and end in the 14th-century Gothic Quarter. This afternoon, consider joining an optional excursion to two more Gaudí creations, Park Güell, a garden village in the heart of the city, and La Pedrera.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & Pedrera $79*pp Details

On today’s excursion, discover the magnificent works of Antoni Gaudí, the famed Spanish architect known for his bold, distinct designs. Casa Milà is the first stop. Take a guided tour of this building, popularly known as La Pedrera, built by Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Everything about the building is visually unique, from the wave-like stone structure and grandly designed roof to the apartment that reflects the style of the 20th century bourgeois. Next, you’ll head to Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park, which contains stunning buildings, intricate stonework and colorful mosaics. At the top of the park, marvel at the brilliant views of Barcelona.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative helps you transfer to the airport for departure.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Select entrance fees

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Lisbon aboard an internationally recognized airline.

Lisbon3 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Lisbon! A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and then escorts you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or begin acquainting yourself with Lisbon. At an included dinner this evening, meet your fellow travelers.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Ajuda National Palace

This morning, a local guide leads an in-depth tour of Lisbon. You’ll see the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower. It was from here that many navigators set sail during the Age of Discovery—including Bartolomeu Dias, who sailed around the southern tip of Africa. Stop for a photo at the Jerónimos Monastery, and then continue on to the Ajuda National Palace, where you’ll have time to go in and explore the monument’s neo-classical architecture. Then, take in the Old-World atmosphere of the Moorish Alfama district, where you’ll journey through a labyrinth of streets, passing the Castle of São Jorge. Tonight, consider joining our optional excursion for a traditional Portuguese dinner and a live fado performance.

Optional Excursion - Fado Dinner & Show $85*pp Details

Spend your evening at Lisbon tavern listening to fado. Derived from the Latin word fatum—meaning "prophecy" or "fate"—fado is Portugal’s national musical treasure. Fado's traditional theme is “saudade,” a word that doesn't quite translate to English but conveys an overwhelming sense of longing for something lost. Dinner is included during this memorable musical evening.

Day 4

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is free to spend as you please. You might choose to tour the Museum of Decorative Arts or stroll along the tree-lined Avenida da Liberdade. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to nearby Sintra, once the playground of Portuguese royalty.

Optional Excursion - Sintra $59*pp Details

The poet Lord Byron called Sintra the most beautiful town in the world. Decide for yourself on an excursion to this small city at the base of the Sintra Mountains. Today, Sintra is a popular weekend escape for Lisboetas, but it was once the playground of Portuguese royalty. Get a glimpse into the life of Portugal's kings and queens during a tour of Sintra National Palace. As the only surviving royal palace from the Middle Ages, Sintra National Palace has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. On your way back to Lisbon, you'll stop in the beautiful town of Cascais, which boasts charming streets and picturesque seascapes.

Seville3 nights Hotel info

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: St. Francis Church and Gardens

Travel through the unspoiled countryside of Portugal en route to Spain. Before crossing the border, stop in Évora with a visit to the Church of St. Francis. Arrive later in Seville, a city brimming with traditional Spanish charm. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Alcazar, Seville cathedral

This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of beautiful Seville, including entrance to the opulent Alcázar, once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Get a glimpse into Seville’s rich history, including the intricately tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España, the grand Gothic architecture of Seville Cathedral (where Columbus is buried) and the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own.

Day 7

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Seville to spend however you wish. You might choose to climb the 230-foot-high Giralda Tower, stroll through the gardens of Maria Luisa Park or pay a visit to the majestic 18th-century bullring. Tonight, consider joining our optional excursion and enjoy a Flamenco show and a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Optional Excursion - Flamenco Show & Carriage Ride $75*pp Details

Savor a taste of old Seville tonight with a horse-drawn carriage ride and a flamenco show. Flamenco is a unique and colorful Andalusian art form, combining guitar playing, singing, clapping and dancing, and this excursion is sure to be one of the highlights of your Spanish journey. Please note: The carriage ride will run as weather permits.

Madrid3 nights Hotel info

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Mezquita

En route to Madrid, stop in the ancient Moorish town of Córdoba, where an expert local guide gives you a tour, including entrance to the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once the seat of the caliphs, the Mezquita was built in the eighth century as a mosque and then converted into a cathedral during the Christian Reconquista of 1236. Continue on to explore the rich history of Córdoba—at one time, the city was home to 700 mosques, 900 public baths and 70 libraries. Your tour also includes a walk through the city’s ancient Jewish Quarter. Later today, head to Madrid.

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Prado Museum

A professional local guide leads today’s tour of Madrid, including Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor and a photo stop at the Royal Palace. Your tour ends with entrance into the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy. The Prado is home to masterpieces such as Velázquez’s “Las Meninas” and Goya’s “La maja desnuda.” This evening, you may wish to join our optional excursion, a Traditional Spainish Evening, where you can indulge in authentic Castilian cuisine.

Optional Excursion - Traditional Spanish Evening $99*pp Details

On your way to dinner, walk through the illuminated streets of Madrid, taking in the local neighborhood ambiance in the evening light. After your walk, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and live music at one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Between traditional Castilian courses, you'll be entertained by tuna music, an artistic tradition with its roots in Spain's universities.

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You might choose to spend your free day visiting more of Madrid’s museums, exploring its churches and parks or sipping a cerveza at a sunny cafe in the Plaza Mayor. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where a guided sightseeing tour brings you to the city’s Gothic cathedral, home to an exceptional collection of religious and secular treasures. In the evening, share a farewell dinner with your travel companions.

Optional Excursion - Toledo $79*pp Details

Discover Toledo, the clifftop city often referred to as La Ciudad Imperial (Imperial City). Upon arrival, you'll have some free time to explore. Later in the afternoon, your guided tour begins at the city's massive Gothic cathedral, which houses 750 medieval stained glass windows and a treasure trove of golden artifacts. Gaze upon the cathedral's sacristy, containing masterpieces by the likes of van Dyck, El Greco, Rubens and Titian. After exploring the labyrinth of medieval alleyways at the heart of the city, you'll visit the Santo Tome Church and one of Europe’s oldest synagogues, Santa Maria la Blanca. Please note: This tour involves some moderate walking over uneven terrain. Also, depending on the day of the week, the sites visited are subject to change. If the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca is closed, you'll visit the Synagogue of El Tránsito instead.

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you are not continuing on the extension to Barcelona, a Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for your return flight home.

Add a Barcelona City Stay $439 pp

From the twisting Gothic quarter to the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí and the visionary beauty of the Eixample district, Barcelona's architectural eye candy has no equal. Its music, theater, art, gastronomy, fashion, and architecture set the pace for European chic, and its nightlife will have you dancing until dawn.

Barcelona2 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast

Board a high-speed train from Madrid to beautiful Barcelona, the cultural capital of Catalonia. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and start your explorations.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: La Sagrada Família

A professional local guide leads a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, featuring a visit inside La Sagrada Família (Church of the Holy Family), Gaudí’s famous landmark. Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, with a photo stop at Casa Batlló. Stop at Montjuïc, the hill where much of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games took place, and end in the 14th-century Gothic Quarter. This afternoon, consider joining an optional excursion to two more Gaudí creations, Park Güell, a garden village in the heart of the city, and La Pedrera.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & Pedrera $79*pp Details

On today’s excursion, discover the magnificent works of Antoni Gaudí, the famed Spanish architect known for his bold, distinct designs. Casa Milà is the first stop. Take a guided tour of this building, popularly known as La Pedrera, built by Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Everything about the building is visually unique, from the wave-like stone structure and grandly designed roof to the apartment that reflects the style of the 20th century bourgeois. Next, you’ll head to Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park, which contains stunning buildings, intricate stonework and colorful mosaics. At the top of the park, marvel at the brilliant views of Barcelona.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative helps you transfer to the airport for departure.

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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Seville, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
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Passport & Visa

In order to enter Portugal and Spain, U.S.  and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Spain and Portugal. During the summer months, travelers should take extra care for sun exposure. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements. 

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in Lisbon and depart from Madrid (or Barcelona for the extension). Included transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the major cities by public transportation. Lisbon is a very walkable city (although sometimes hilly), but you may want to break up your walking with rides on trams, metro and buses. All-inclusive travel passes are available. Seville’s city center is best explored on foot, while local buses service outlying areas. Madrid’s main center is compact and walkable, but you’ll want to take advantage of the fast and efficient metro system for most attractions. Buses and taxis (which are inexpensive compared to most European cities) are also readily available and well-regulated.

Clothing & Packing Tips

We recommend packing light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are also recommended. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any event—a lightweight jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you’ll probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Remember that it’s preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Cuisine

One of the pleasures of traveling is experiencing the delightful variety of local cuisine. Portuguese cooking relies heavily on seafood: dishes made with shrimp, octopus, lobster and cod are especially delicious. Portugal is also well-known for its breads and other baked goods as well as savory sausages. You might wish to sample local vintages of port wine, one of the nation’s most popular exports. Spain boasts a wide array of local specialties, such as paella, the traditional dish of chicken, seafood and saffron rice. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served quite late—from 9pm until midnight. 

Currency

The euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in Spain and Portugal, although it is worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges. 

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/ CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

How's the weather?

  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Seville, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa

In order to enter Portugal and Spain, U.S.  and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Spain and Portugal. During the summer months, travelers should take extra care for sun exposure. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements. 

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in Lisbon and depart from Madrid (or Barcelona for the extension). Included transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the major cities by public transportation. Lisbon is a very walkable city (although sometimes hilly), but you may want to break up your walking with rides on trams, metro and buses. All-inclusive travel passes are available. Seville’s city center is best explored on foot, while local buses service outlying areas. Madrid’s main center is compact and walkable, but you’ll want to take advantage of the fast and efficient metro system for most attractions. Buses and taxis (which are inexpensive compared to most European cities) are also readily available and well-regulated.

Clothing & Packing Tips

We recommend packing light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are also recommended. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any event—a lightweight jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you’ll probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Remember that it’s preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Cuisine

One of the pleasures of traveling is experiencing the delightful variety of local cuisine. Portuguese cooking relies heavily on seafood: dishes made with shrimp, octopus, lobster and cod are especially delicious. Portugal is also well-known for its breads and other baked goods as well as savory sausages. You might wish to sample local vintages of port wine, one of the nation’s most popular exports. Spain boasts a wide array of local specialties, such as paella, the traditional dish of chicken, seafood and saffron rice. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served quite late—from 9pm until midnight. 

Currency

The euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in Spain and Portugal, although it is worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges. 

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/ CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

How's the weather?

  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Seville, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa

In order to enter Portugal and Spain, U.S.  and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Spain and Portugal. During the summer months, travelers should take extra care for sun exposure. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements. 

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in Lisbon and depart from Madrid (or Barcelona for the extension). Included transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the major cities by public transportation. Lisbon is a very walkable city (although sometimes hilly), but you may want to break up your walking with rides on trams, metro and buses. All-inclusive travel passes are available. Seville’s city center is best explored on foot, while local buses service outlying areas. Madrid’s main center is compact and walkable, but you’ll want to take advantage of the fast and efficient metro system for most attractions. Buses and taxis (which are inexpensive compared to most European cities) are also readily available and well-regulated.

Clothing & Packing Tips

We recommend packing light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are also recommended. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any event—a lightweight jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you’ll probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Remember that it’s preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Cuisine

One of the pleasures of traveling is experiencing the delightful variety of local cuisine. Portuguese cooking relies heavily on seafood: dishes made with shrimp, octopus, lobster and cod are especially delicious. Portugal is also well-known for its breads and other baked goods as well as savory sausages. You might wish to sample local vintages of port wine, one of the nation’s most popular exports. Spain boasts a wide array of local specialties, such as paella, the traditional dish of chicken, seafood and saffron rice. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served quite late—from 9pm until midnight. 

Currency

The euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in Spain and Portugal, although it is worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges. 

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/ CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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3 / 5

3 / 5

Traveled On: 6/20/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MO

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Not exactly as represented... :(

This is a review of my general experience using GoAhead Tours & how that worked out for me. (Not a review of our specific destination.) I am a first-time user of GoAhead Tours. Pros: I liked the fact that we didn't have to book our own air travel & train travel & hotels in cities & countries where I did not know the language or the areas that would be the best to stay in. Pros: The local guides often gave interesting information about the cities we were in. I enjoyed their knowledge. Pros: Our tour guide was personable & pleasant to spend our trip with. It is comforting to have someone along that 'knows the ropes' of travelling in the specific area you are in. Pros: Before the tour, we seemed to get good customer service from GoAhead Tours any time we had a question. I appreciated that. Our phone calls with the company were always pleasant & helpful. This was our first 'tour' experience, so we had a lot of questions! ;) Cons: One reason we booked through this tour company was the really interesting optional excursions that were available with our tour. Without those optional excursions, I do not think their 'basic tour' would have caught our eye. We very much like exploring the heck out of a destination, so those excursions were a big plus to us & in my mind one of the biggest reasons we tried this particular tour company. BUT... Of the 6 excursions we booked (we booked every one available to us), one was cancelled due to lack of interest before the trip began & we did get our money back on that before we ever left-- disappointing, but understandable. What wasn't quite understandable to me & was a real disappointment for me, was that once we got on tour 2 of the 5 remaining pre-purchased optional excursions were cancelled on the tour itself. ?! Now our tour only included 3 of those 6 optionals we were looking forward to. That was a big disappointment! :( If only 3 of the optionals had been represented on the website originally, I might have never booked this tour, thinking it didn't offer 'quite enough' for my tastes. While on tour, our tour guide did try to coordinate other excursions to replace the ones that were cancelled. I would say one of those worked out very well & one was a 'little cheesy'. We had to pay her in cash (Euros) on the trip in order to be able to participate in these 'optionals' as well. We were told at the time, she would report the cancelled optional excursions to GoAhead tours & within a couple of weeks of our return, we would have a refund. Again, I was disappointed in GoAhead tours, because it wasn't 2 weeks it was over 6 weeks & 3 phone calls to GoAhead tours before this was resolved & because of 'fine print' they actually only refunded us for one of the optionals instead of both of the optionals that were cancelled on tour. BE CAREFUL! If they give you something for free when you book, like they gave us one optional for free, and then they cancelled that particular optional excursion on tour, they will not then give you something you actually paid for for free in return, but you will just lose your free excursion. So it is like you never got the 'deal' they were giving you to begin with. That didn't sit well with me. I very much expected better customer service after the trip was over. I was told I should have know this, it was in the 'fine print' of the deal. Also, the last representative of GoAhead Tours I talked to on the phone told me it is NOT UNCOMMON for them to cancel optional excursions after the tour starts. Ok then!... Wish they would have publicized that fact in bold print somewhere before I booked with them?! I will probably try a DIFFERENT tour company next time, because those 'optional excursions' were important to me & a main reason I chose to book with GoAhead tours. In the end, I don't feel like they represented their optional excursions 100% truthfully. And they've now 'rubbed me the wrong way'... I want to know what I'm paying for, pay for it & then get that experience, not have things cancelled or changed once I'm already on tour. If the 'optional excursions' do not interest you & you are looking for a basic tour/travel agent experience, you should do fine booking with this tour company. They seemed well organized. I personally, wanted more. I thought I was getting more. I paid for more. And that didn't exactly work out for me. Honestly, the customer service after the trip: the multiple calls, the long wait for our refund & not getting all our money back for the cancelled optional excursions has just worn on me. A little extra-nice customer service at the end of this trip would have gone a long way to remedy to all that & could have left me with a different attitude toward GoAhead Tours in the end. But no...

 

Dear Annette, Thank you for taking the time to talk with me and for sharing your candid feedback. I am happy that I was able to hear all of your feedback, and I’m glad that we were able to come to an agreement. We’re so happy that you enjoyed your tour overall and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you on another Go Ahead tour in the future.

Posted by Go Ahead Tours on August 29, 2014

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 5/10/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: IL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

My Dream Came True!

I have dreamt of touring Portugal & Spain. Thanks to Go Ahead Tours, my dream came true. This was my first tour, and I did it alone. My biggest fear was that I would get stuck with a large group of 20+, my happily I was with a small group of 13. And we all bonded immediately. Our Tour Director, Africa, was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable and made sure all our needs were met. Our local Tour Guides were gems. You could tell they loved and were proud of their country. The hotels in each City exceeded my expectations. The side-trips to Sintra, Evora, Cacais, Cordoba and Toledo ... incredible. The history, architecture ... truly awe-inspiring. I had signed up for all the optional excursions and the only one that disappointed me was the Fado Dinner. Not truly Fado music ... and very touristy. But the Flamenco Show and day trip to Toledo were incredible. Toledo ... no words can describe how beautiful this City was. Seville was everything I had hoped it would be. Madrid surprised me ... I fell in love with Madrid. If you dream of visiting Portugal & Spain ... this is definitely a tour for you.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 3/14/2014

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: CT

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing Tour, Best Tour Director!

This was such a wonderful tour that I still reminisce about the time we spent in those beautiful places and wish I were still on that tour. The amount of time allocated for guided tours and the free time was just right. The optional tours and the stops, especially the Toledo and Carriage Ride and Flamenco Show were great. I love the Hotel Catalonia Gran Via location. Spanish food and Sangria are so delicious. People in our group are very friendly. We had a great time together. Our very best tour director, Leonor, was very well-organized, extremely knowledgeable about history and tourist sites. She also gave excellent recommendations for places locals go for food, entertainment, and shopping! She was intelligent, enthusiastic, as well as very cheerful and a lot of fun. We experienced some special events, which caused difficulties to our tour. She was able to handle them very well with witty ideas and a great sense of humor. She herself, with her beauty and great taste of style, is a moving monument of Spain. I definitely want to go on other tours with her.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 3/15/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director

Had an amazing time on this tour met some wonderful people and visited several beautiful areas of these two great countries. Leonor our tour director was wonderful so genuine and kind. Everyone could tell that she loves her job and wanted to make all of us feel welcome and special. I would definitely do another tour with her I consider her to be a great great person and tour director.

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 3/15/2014

Number of Past Tours: 5

From: MD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great Tourist Experience

Portugal is filled with historical and sometimes unexpected locations. The ride from Lisbon to Seville was a lesson in the gifts of Portugal. The tour of Spain was exciting and highlighted with a carriage ride and seeing experts doing the flamenco. Our guide professionally dealt with an unavoidable situation in Madrid. Spanish protests did not limit the Madrid tourist experience...it added to it. The only regret was a necessary quick departure from Cordoba. The trip was topped off with a day in Toledo. Toledo is one of the most fantastic places that I have had the privilege to visit in Europe.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/21/2013

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Such a Surprise!

I'd never really thought much about Spain, other than "that's where there are bullfights" - and I'd though even less about Portugal. What a wonderful, beautiful surprise this tour provided! Lisbon was filled with color, energy, beautiful sights, friendly people and more cafes than I could count. City, country and waterviews. Who knew? Spain may have eclipsed Italy as my favorite destination! From the ancient cities to the famous artwork, the meandering cobbled streets to the architecture, it was all amazing. Our local city guides provided unique insight into the history and people of each place we visited. To top it off, we had the BEST tour guide! Luis was multilingual, full of knowledge and energy, supremely helpful and just plain fun to be around. I'm definitely looking forward to my next adventure with GoAhead Tours!

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/21/2013

Number of Past Tours: 6

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Tour Director was awesome!

We enjoyed this tour very much....but the most important part was definitely the tour director, Luis. Like the other Go Ahead tours we have taken, the tour director is so important to making you feel like you're seeing everything the country has to offer. Luis is extremely knowledgable and fun to be around. He was good at accommodating everyone on the trip and his recommendations were always right! As usual we enjoy the side trips....this time the one to Toledo was wonderful and not to be missed, just as Luis said! We loved Portugal the most....the cobblestone streets of Lisbon and the general "feel" of this city as we sat and drank sangria and listened to the live entertainment on the street. Good memories..... We also enjoyed Cascais very much and stayed some extra time on our own. We made it back to our hotel by train and couldn't have done it without Luis telling us how!

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/21/2013

Number of Past Tours: 6

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Our Trip to Lisbon, Seville and Madrid

We had a great time on this trip. Our Tour Director, Luis, was very good, always on top of things and ready to point out some interesting sight or activity to do. The local guides were also very good with a real passion for their city that came through. The optional trips to Sinta and Toledo are well worth it!

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4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 6/19/2013

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: HI

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fun tour

Loved our trip to Portugal and Spain and our guide Rafa did an excellent job. I like the amount of free time we had on this trip compared to other trips I have taken in the past. Just the right amount of touring with the group and time to go out on our own. Just wanted to add that there is a lot of walking in this tour (which we like)so you should know about that before leaving. Go Ahead worked with us to help us arrange coming in pre-trip and staying after the tour finished which was great. All the hotels were close enough to the city centers that they were a quick walk away and we really like it that way. Already looking into where we will be traveling to next year

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/20/2009

Number of Past Tours: 8

From: MD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Rafi is a doll.

Great trip, howwever, my pass 48 hours after returning home. Rafi(tour director) sent condolences and holiday wished for a year. She made the trip worth taking. Thanks again Rafi!

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