Grand Tour of Spain & Portugal

  • 18 Day Tour
  • 20 Sights Visited

Day 1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then travel to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Salamanca

We head to Salamanca for an afternoon in this beautiful city, with its splendid Renaissance architecture. We stay overnight in the Salamanca area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 - Porto

We cross into Portugal to Porto for an overnight stay. Join our afternoon, optional guided sightseeing tour of the historic quarter.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5 - Fatima

We leave Porto and head to Lisbon for a two-night stay calling en route into the famous pilgrimage town of Fatima.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



Day 6 - Lisbon

Included full day in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. A panoramic coach tour takes us around the main sights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 - Evora

To Seville, Spain for a three-night stay, visiting the hill-top town of Evora en route.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8 - Seville

Included full day in Seville. Our optional, half-day guided sightseeing tour will feature the major sights including the 3rd largest cathedral in the world and the equally imposing 12th century Alcazar Royal Palace.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 9 - Cadiz

Join our optional excursion to Cadiz, with its historic old town of white-washed buildings.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 10 - Córdoba

We leave Seville and head east to Granada for a two-night stay. En route we visit Córdoba, where you can join an optional walking tour seeing the celebrated courtyards and patios, the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter and the famous Plaza del Potro.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 11 - Granada & the Alhambra

Enjoy a full day in Granada with an optional guided tour of the vast Alhambra Palace, which dominates the skyline with the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background. A visit to the Alhambra Palace and its beautiful gardens is highly recommended and extremely popular, therefore we recommend that entry is booked in advance. The cost is £45 and includes a fully guided tour. Please ask for details when booking this holiday.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Alhambra Palace

Day 12 - Toledo

We head north to Toledo with its wonderful hillside setting. Continue to Madrid for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 13 - Madrid

Full day in in Madrid. Join our optional sightseeing tour to see the best of the city, including the splendid Plaza Mayor, old Madrid, lined with beautifully muralled buildings, the huge Palacio Real (Royal Palace), a landmark of the city and the Paseo del Prado.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Plaza Mayor

Paseo Del Prado


Royal Palace Of Madrid

Day 14 - Avila & Segovia

Free day in Madrid or join our fabulous optional excursion, first to Avila, a World Heritage Site. Behind its walls a wealth of beautiful Romanesque and Gothic architecture and Renaissance churches and palaces can be found. We continue to Segovia, another Spanish treasure with its old quarter and Roman aqueduct, both of which are World Heritage Sites.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner




Day 15

We travel through the spectacular mountain scenery of the Basque region to Biarritz on the Basque coast for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 16 - San Sebastian

Join our optional excursion back into Spain to the picturesque city of San Sebastian, beautifully situated on a shell-shaped bay and with a delightful Old Town, the resort is also home to some of Spain's best tapas bars.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

San Sebastian

Day 17

To the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 18

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £499; travel insurance from £54.95.

FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.