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Lisbon, Seville &...

Lisbon, Seville & Madrid

11 days |  13 days with Barcelona extension
11 days |  13 days with Barcelona extension
Group size1538 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

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Tucked into the corner of the continent, these cities have their own spice.

Relive the Age of Discovery, when explorers brought treasures from around the world—which are now on display in Portuguese palaces and Spanish cathedrals. Uncover Roman ruins throughout the region, as well as the Moorish influences in exotic Andalusia. When your hands-on history lesson is complete, fast-forward to the present day to feast on tapas, drink sangria, and join the street life in Madrid.

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 5 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Tower of Belém
  • Évora
  • Plaza de España
  • Royal Alcázar
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Lisbon today.

Lisbon3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Lisbon
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Portugal! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Lisbon
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know the Portuguese capital on a tour with a local guide.

  • Admire views of the city from Eduardo VII Park and pass the Praça Marquês de Pombal as you travel along Avenida da Liberdade.
  • Stop at the waterfront to discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries and Tower of Belém.
  • View the outside of the church at Jerónimos Monastery, built to honor voyagers.
  • Transfer to the bustling Time Out Market for a walk among its stalls and to enjoy free time for lunch.

Enjoy free time in Lisbon or add an excursion.

Fado Show & Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 4: Free day in Lisbon
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Lisbon or add an excursion.

Sintra & the Portuguese Riviera

From $99 per person

Seville3 nights
Day 5: Seville via Évora
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the unspoiled countryside of Portugal en route to Spain. Before crossing the border, stop in Évora to follow a local guide through the Church of St. Francis, known as the “Chapel of Bones.” 

Later, arrive in Seville, a city brimming with traditional Spanish charm, and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Uncover the beauty of Seville, the historic Andalusian capital, on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • View the tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España.
  • Pass the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz.
  • See the Gothic Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world.
  • Enter the Royal Alcázar, a palace that was once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

Enjoy free time in Seville or add an excursion.

Traditional Seville Flamenco Show

From $79 per person

Day 7: Free day in Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Seville or add an excursion.

Seville Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

From $105 per person

Madrid3 nights
Day 8: Madrid via olive oil farm & Córdoba
Included meal: Breakfast

Leave Seville and make your way to Madrid, stopping en route to discover some of the flavors and history of Andalusia.

  • Stop at an olive oil farm and join a local guide for a tour of the olive groves, mill, and cellar.
  • Sample some orange-infused olive oil drizzled on top of chocolate gelato.
  • Enjoy free time to shop.
  • Stop in the town of Córdoba, which was once home to 700 mosques, 900 public baths, and 70 libraries.
  • Enter the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the eighth century as a mosque and then transformed into a cathedral during the Christian Reconquista of 1236.

Later, board a high-speed train and arrive in Madrid this afternoon.

Please note: Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Explore the Spanish capital’s beautiful architecture, lively squares, and grand boulevards on today’s guided sightseeing tour.

  • View the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence.
  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt.
  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza Colón and Plaza Neptune.
  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez, and more.

Enjoy free time in Madrid or add an excursion.

Traditional Spanish Evening

From $119 per person

Day 10: Free day in Madrid
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a free day in Madrid or add an excursion.

Later, celebrate your trip during a farewell dinner.


From $105 per person

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to Barcelona.

Extension to Barcelona
Barcelona has a unique identity that practically radiates charm. Take a train ride to the Catalan capital to explore on a sightseeing tour, and let your Tour Director point you toward the city’s highlights.
Barcelona2 nights
Day 11: Train to Barcelona
Included meal: Breakfast

Board a high-speed train to beautiful Barcelona.

Then, enjoy free time to explore the cultural capital of Catalonia.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover why the Catalan capital is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress.
  • Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “House of Bones.”
  • Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and stroll through Mirador de l’Alcalde Park.
  • Pass Plaça d’Espanya.

Spend a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Park Güell & La Pedrera

From $109 per person

Flight Home
Day 13: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Walking around Spain and Portugal
    3/11/24 by 1st-time traveler Anne

    I always wanted to return to Spain so this was the opportunity to go. After reading all information about the views and towns to be visited it was a dream to look forward to. After the first few days I realized my strength was not holding up to last the full day. After returning home the next mon...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/21/24

    Anne, we hope your recovery goes swiftly and smoot...

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    3 out of 5 stars

    3/11/24 by 2nd-time traveler Denise

    Vanesa was an excellent tour guide. She was helpful to everyone and in no way did she try to coerce you into going on excursions or recommend restaurants where she gets kudos. This was experience with my last tour guide with EFT.

    5 out of 5 stars

    Tour leader
    3/11/24 by 1st-time traveler Sally

    Our tour leader, Vanessa, was absolutely wonderful!!! I think she made everyone feel special and she was sooo knowledgeable about places it made things easy when we had free time. She was ALWAYS available whenever we had a question. She was the best!!!

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hotel Sana Malhoa
    Hotel Sana Malhoa

    This comfortable atmosphere hotel is located on Avenida José Malhoa in the heart of Lisbon. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a bar. Nearby, ...

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    Catalonia Santa Justa
    Catalonia Santa Justa

    This contemporary hotel is located just outside of Seville's historic center. Guests enjoy the rooftop outdoor pool, fitness center, and spa. Nearby y...

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    Novotel Madrid Center
    Novotel Madrid Center

    This spacious hotel is located in the heart of Madrid. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a fitness center. Nearby, you'll find the Prado ...

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    Catalonia Eixample 1864
    Catalonia Eixample 1864

    This contemporary hotel is located in the Eixample district. Guests enjoy air conditioning, a swimming pool, and terrace. Nearby, you'll find Montjuïc...

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