On the Grand Tour of Portugal and Spain you will visit the most important sites of the Iberian Peninsula and wonderful cities and villages, classified as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
You’ll visit: Évora, Reguengos de Monsaraz, S. Pedro do Corval, Monsaraz and Elvas. In Spain, you’ll visit: Mérida, Cáceres, Trujillo, Madrid, Toledo, Ávila, Salamanca and Zamora. On our return to Portugal you’ll have the opportunity to visit: Gerês, Oporto, Douro valley and Fátima’s sanctuary.
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences and the tour length.
Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel).
Please contact us for advice about our accommodation options. We have a list of hotels based in local 3*, 4* and 5* Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique hotels throughout Portugal. We will provide you with suggestions so you can choose what best suits your budget.
Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.
Our guide/driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historic context. Since our guide is also the driver, and in order to provide you great tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments. Find out why.
Constructed in 1966, it’s the link between Lisbon and Almada, crossing the Tagus estuary at its narrowest point.
The Capital of Alto Alentejo (one of the Portuguese Regions) and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1986.
The Convent of St. Francis in Évora, was the first house of the Franciscan Order in Portugal and was founded in the 12th century. The Church of the convent was remodeled at the end of the 15th century, between the years of 1480 and 1510, being an example of Gothic-Manueline architecture. It is related to the events that marked the period of maritime expansion and is one of the most beautiful churches in Portugal.
Built in the 17th century by the initiative of three Franciscan friars in order to convey the message of the transience and fragility of human life. At the entrance, the warning: “We bones here laid, for yours we wait”. The walls and the eight pillars of the church are covered with about 5,000 human skulls and countless bones from the city’s cemeteries.
The Roman Temple of Évora was built in the early 1st century and is located in the historic city center, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1986, is one of the most famous landmarks of the city and a symbol of the Roman presence in Portuguese territory.
Better known as Sé de Évora, it’s the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Its construction began in 1186 and consecrated in 1204, was completed later on, in 1250. It is a fascinating monument in granite that marks the transition from the Romanesque style to the Gothic style.
Get to know more about the wine production with a guided tour in a local winery. You’ll learn more about the daily life of a winery and at the end have a wine tasting with local ‘tapas’ such as cheese, sausage, olives and bread.
Cork is a plant material, 100% natural, from the bark of the cork oak.
It can be extracted every 9 years and has several uses such as floor coverings, musical instruments, decoration and clothing. Considered the most important industry in Portugal, with an area of 730 thousand hectares of cork oak, it is responsible for more than 50% of the world cork production.
It’s an Alentejo small village widely known for its handmade pottery. With about 35 pottery factories São Pedro do Corval is known as the Capital of Pottery (it’s the Portuguese largest pottery centre).
Medieval village conquered by the Moors in the 12th century. It played, over the years, a very important role in monitoring the Guadiana River, after the border with Spain. The beauty and state of conservation of the village of Monsaraz are impressive, making it a museum village, unique in the region. From the top of the castle walls, built by D. Dinis in the 14th century and classified as National Monument, we can see the whole village with houses painted white and slate roofs and the Alqueva dam.
A World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Elvas houses the World’s largest collection of bulwark fortifications and other military buildings as well as churches and monasteries of unique beauty.
Overnight in: Alentejo
Founded in 25bC, one of the best preserved archaeological places in Spain. Mérida has several testimonies of the Roman occupation, like its theater and amphitheater dedicated to the Goddess Diana or the Roman bridge over the Guadiana River.
Where you will find an impressive City with imposing monuments such as palaces, towers and churches.
Located in the valleys of the River Tagus and Guadiana, Trujillo holds an important collection of churches, castles and stately homes that are built around its ‘Plaza Mayor’.
Panoramic tour around the City illuminated monuments.
Overnight in: Madrid
Built in the 16th Century, during the reign of the King Filipe the 2nd. The Escorial is a large and imposing complex that includes a palace, a monastery, a museum and a library, located about 42km from Madrid.
A memorial in honor of those who lost their lives in the Spain civil war, built between 1940 and 1958. At this site you can dazzle the majestic Basilica and also enjoy the impressive 150 feet tall Cross (its arms measure 46 meters and the cross has two bases).
The official residence of the Spanish royalty and Sabatini gardens surrounding the palace.
Currently the seat of the Ministry of Territorial Policy, has been the official residence for the Prime Ministers of Spain, since 1977.
The Plaza Mayor, was built in the 17th century and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid. Designed in a rectangular shape, is surrounded by three-story residential buildings having 237 balconies facing the Plaza and has a total of nine entrance ways.
Overnight in: Madrid
The former capital of Spain. Of a Huge monumental richness, Toledo is known as the City of 3 cultures due to their Christian, Jewish and Arab influences. Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural heritage in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.
One of the main streets of Madrid. The Gran Vía, considered as the Broadway of Madrid, it’s an important commercial, tourist and leisure area.
In Gran Vía there is a pedestrian area that you can enjoy to get to know Madrid and their squares. On this walking street you can get to know the ‘Plaza Mayor’ and the ‘Puertas del Sol’.
Which was transformed into a culinary space where you can taste delicious traditional Spanish dishes.
Overnight in: Madrid
The birthplace of St. Teresa of Jesus, better known as Teresa of Ávila, who founded the Order of Discalced Carmelites. Ávila is surrounded by a 2.5 km long wall that has multiple ports and 88 round towers, arranged from 20 to 20 meters.
Town of the students. This is one of the richest Spanish cities in monuments of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque and Classical eras, and its historic centre is a World Heritage Site since 1988.
Has an important legacy of Romanesque and medieval art with impact on its immense palaces, temples and walls.
Overnight in: Miranda do Douro
It’s the only Portuguese protected area that has been classified as a National Park and one of the most important natural attractions in Portugal. It’s known for its natural beauty, ecological & ethnographic value and home to a variety of fauna and flora including deer, ‘garrano’ horses, wolves, birds of prey, pines, yew trees, chestnut trees, oaks and a variety of medicinal plants.
Remains of the Roman Road that linked Braga to Astorga.
A major religious centre.
Visited by thousands of people every day, it’s one of the most important monument in Braga. To visit the basilica you’ll have to take a lift that is considered to be the oldest one in Europe and one of its kind in the world, which is still water-powered.
Situated in leafy woodland with truly spectacular viewing points.
Overnight in: Braga or Oporto
During this Oporto city tour we will discover the history and charm of the city.
Enjoy the fantastic landscapes on board of a typical local boat called ‘Rabelo’.
Port’s Wine is internationally acclaimed for its quality and although it is produced in the Douro Valley, the cellars are located in Oporto. Have a taste of this amazing and unique sweet Oporto’s wine.
The Cathedral of the city of Porto, located in the heart of the historical center is one of the main and oldest monuments of Portugal.
Portugal’s religious capital that attracts millions of pilgrims every year, due to its mystical power and atmosphere. It can hold about 300 thousand faithful at the same time and is twice the size of St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.
The Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima is a place of pilgrimage, which celebrates the apparitions of Our Lady to the three little Shepherds: Lucia de Jesus, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. At the Shrine you can visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity.
Around 2KM from Fátima in a small village called ‘Aljustrel’ you can visit Marto’s family house and Lúcia’s house.
Overnight in: Lisbon
Explore one of the most beautiful region of Portugal: The Douro Valley, is classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Here you will find several vineyards planted on the mountains slops and make a panoramic tour to see breathtaking landscapes, visit local wineries and taste the famous Douro wine.
At Pinhão you will visit the railway station to see the famous 24 tile panels with landscapes of the Douro Region.
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Visit and explore Alentejo, one of the most traditional regions in Portugal.
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