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East meets west and past meets present. Spain and Portugal offer a heady mix of treasures, from Arabic palaces and Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals. We’ll take it all in on a rural road trip in search of hidden Iberia.
- 10 Nights in boutique accommodation
- Experienced Driver & Tour Leader
- Premium mini-coach transportation
Day 1: Madrid - Toledo
After meeting in Madrid, we’ll begin our journey to Toledo, where centuries of history come alive. After a city tour, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel’s restaurant, which specialises in suckling pig and lamb.
Day 2: Toledo - Valdepenas - Cordoba
Our road continues south across the vast plains of La Mancha. We’ll pause in Valdepeñas to visit a local bodega for wine and tapas before continuing on to Córdoba – our home for the next two nights.
Day 3: Cordoba
After a city tour of Córdoba’s Old Town with an included entrance to the Mezquita (a UNESCO-protected mosque), you’ll be free to explore at your own pace. Seek out hidden squares and local cafés, pamper yourself at a traditional hammam or simply marvel at the city’s eye-catching architecture.
Day 4: Cordoba - Ubeda - Granada
After pausing to taste Spanish olive oil in a peaceful olive grove, we’ll check out the town of Úbeda, which is full of spectacular Renaissance palaces.
Day 5: Granada
Intricately carved archways. Lavish interiors featuring colourful tiles. Vibrant gardens. Today we’ll pay a visit to the Alhambra, a breathtaking Moorish palace perched on a hilltop outside Granada. This afternoon will find us back in the city centre, where you’ll be free to discover the city.
Day 6: Granada - Ronda
From Granada, our path turns east to Ronda, a historic town with breathtaking views. Tonight, we’ll join together for a group dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 7: Ronda -Jerez - Arcos - Grazalema - Seville
Today, we’ll drive to Jerez to visit a local winery with a private gallery before enjoying a tapas lunch and wine tasting. Later, we’ll move on to Seville, where we’ll enjoy a traditional flamenco show.
Day 8: Seville
After breakfast, it’s time to explore Seville at your own leisure. You could search out Roman ruins, Moorish mosaics and classical squares, or you could hop from bar to bar while sampling Andalucían specialities.
Day 9: Seville
It’s back to nature today as we make tracks to the Sierra de Aracena, a mountain range peppered with castles, quaint villages and pastures. With a variety of well-maintained trails, the area certainly deserves its status as a fantastic place for a ramble.
Day 10: Seville - Sierra de Aracena - Estremoz
Our first stop of the day is Monsaraz, a charming Portuguese hilltop village with sweeping views of the Alqueva Dam. We’ll take some time to stroll its narrow streets before moving on to Estremoz to end the day.
Day 11: Estremoz - Evora - Lisbon
Today we’ll continue to Évora, the capital of the Alentejo region. After taking a look around the marvellous cathedral, the Templo Romano and the town square, we’ll press on to Lisbon, where we’ll say farewell.
- Experience the historic charm of Córdoba, Granada, Baeza and Estremoz and Ronda from old-town boutique hotels
- Watch black Iberian pigs roam in the Sierra de Aracena and taste famous Jamón ibérico
- Spend the night in Seville and enjoy a traditional Flamenco show
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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