SPAIN + PORTUGAL
Our 2-week itinerary combines Spain and Portugal - alternating urban areas with more relaxed, seaside spots.
Madrid, Spain's capital, offers the perfect combination of culture, museums, and some very fun boutique hotels. And of course, Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Spain; it is well considered as the jewel of the Mediterranean coast.
Andalucia, located in southern Spain, is full of spectacular experiences, from the amazing monuments in Sevilla along the Guadalquivir River, the up-and-coming modern culture of Malaga led by the Picasso Museum and the Pompidu Center, the majestic, aristocratic houses in Jerez, to the Mosque-Cathedral in Cordoba and the awe-inspiring Alhambra Palace in Granada.
Sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Spain is the beautiful country of Portugal, a land of medieval castles, golden beaches, and a rich historical past. As one of the oldest nations in Europe, Portugal is dotted with cobblestoned villages and lush vineyards, all with thousands of years of history behind them.
The capital city of Lisbon boasts a vibrant Portuguese way of life, set on sprawling hills, close to beautiful sandy beaches and some of the best restaurants on the peninsula! With the magical town of Sintra close by, as well as the historical sites of Evora, Batalha, and Fatima, Lisbon is the perfect base to explore the region. Take advantage of a day trip to the Alentejo winery region, just east of Lisbon.
On the lower coasts of Portugal, the Algarve region plays home to magnificent caves and caverns along the shore, creating intricate natural landmarks that can be explored by sea! Dolphin watching is also popular in this area. Relax in a charming villa on the beach, soaking up the tranquil sounds of the Atlantic waves.
Portugal is a land bursting with hidden gems and secret treasures; the perfect end to an epic family trip.