Private Tour | Iberian Discovery Private | Firebird Tours ®
Park Guell, Barcelona
Sintra, Portugal
Madrid, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal

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Overview

Combine the sunniest destinations in Europe in one fully-customizable private tour of Portugal and Spain. In 9 days traverse the most iconic highlights of Lisbon, including Belem and Sintra, Madrid's Prado Museum and Madrid de los Asturias district, and travel to Barcelona to enjoy Gaudi gems.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.88 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotels:
    8 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    1 train ride between cities
    1 flight between cities
    Private drivers for day trips
    Funicular ride
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided walking city tours
    2 guided tours with private transportation
    8 guided visits to sights and museums
  • MEALS
  • 8 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Lisbon

Today you arrive in the glorious capital of Portugal - Lisbon! Upon arrival your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free for you relax or start exploring the abundant heritage left here almost intact from one of the world's greatest empires in history!

No meals included.

Day 2
Exploring the Highlights of Lisbon

After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking sightseeing tour of Lisbon.

During the tour you see the most famous attractions, including Restauradores Square with the Obelisk commemorating the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.

You take a funicular up to the Bairro Alto and admire the view of the Mouraria district and the Sao Jorge Castle, the charming neighborhood of Chiado abundant in old cafés, shops and theaters.

Then you proceed to Baixa including Rossio Square, where you learn how the city was destroyed in 1755 by a massive earthquake, and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today. Continue to Alfama Lisbon’s oldest district to admire Se Cathedral - the city’s oldest church and Commerce Square before returning back to hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Fado Show with Dinner, Lisbon
    Spend an evening enjoying a traditional live Fado performance, Portugal's greatest musical gem and its national symbol.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter

Following breakfast you meet your driver-guide and start your journey on an exciting day-trip to one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations - Sintra, that is famous for its fairy-tale castles and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival you visit the fairytale Pena Palace with a round trip shuttle bus (up to the Pena Palace).

Then you have some free time for lunch (not included) before your driver-guide takes you back to Lisbon. Upon arrival you visit the Belem Quarter, where you admire the Jerónimos Monastery (from the outside). You also make photo stops at the ancient Belem Tower and Monument to the Discoverers.

After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Flight to Madrid

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to the capital of Spain - Madrid.

Upon arrival you are transferred to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Madrid Old Town Tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a fascinating walking sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Madrid de los Austrias - the amazing old town of the Spanish capital that treasures historical monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries when Spain was ruled by the House of the Hapsburgh.

During the tour you take a walk around Plaza de Oriente, enter the gorgeous Royal Palace called Palacio Real, see the beautiful exteriors of the Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Almudena and stroll through Major Street.

Next you proceed to Plaza de la Villa, stop by St. Michel's Market and walk down the picturesque Cava de San Miguel. Your tour finishes at iconic Plaza Mayor and breathtaking Puerta del Sol.

After the touring is over you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Visit to Prado Museum & Train to Barcelona

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel. Together with your guide you go on a walking tour to discover Madrid of the Bourbons - the historical area around the Prado Museum.

During the tour you pass the Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Cibeles, and three monumental fountains: Cibeles, Apolo and Neptuno. Next you proceed to the Spanish Parliament building, see the Atocha train station and explore the area of the Golden Triangle of Art made up of three most important art museums of Madrid - the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemitza and the Reina Sofia.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to one of the world's greatest art galleries and Madrid's top cultural sight - the Prado Museum. This venue houses a unique collection of fine art displayed in the halls and rooms of this 18th-century Neo-Classical building. You see the most significant gems of the museum's collection, including the famous masterpieces of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Raphael and Rubens.

After the tour you are transferred to the railway station to board your train to Barcelona. Upon arrival you are taken to your centrally-located hotel and have free evening in the capital of Catalonia.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

After breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a wonderful half-day walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Barcelona.

Barcelona obtains one of the biggest and architecturally diverse Medieval districts in Europe. During the city tour you get to see Barcelona's Old Town called "Casc Antic" and its medieval landmarks.

You walk through the maze of old narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter that was formed around the Roman forum. Then you see the Barcelona Cathedral both from the outside and the inside, pass the former Jewish District "Call", the Sant Jaume Square, see the Generalitat Palace and City Hall from the outside, pass the Square of the King and the former Royal Palace.

You then proceed to the Ribera shore district where you see the Santa Maria del Mar church - the former residence of sailors, traders and craftsmen who lived and worked there in the Middle Ages. The tour finishes on the most vivid street in Barcelona La Rambla, where you can take a rest at one of the open air terraces.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Gaudi Tour

Following breakfast you meet your private guide and private driver and enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour dedicated to the world-renowned architectural works of Antonio Gaudi.

You start with a visit to the colorful Park Guell, where you spend some time strolling through its mosaic paths and enjoying the great city views.

The day is crowned with a visit to the astonishing Sagrada Familia Basilica - the most brilliant masterpiece of Gaudi that is rightfully considered the most recognizable symbol of Barcelona.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Departure

This is the final day of your amazing Iberian journey! After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

8 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation at exceptional centrally located hotels in Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona; 
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Madrid - Barcelona; 
  • Economy flight tickets Lisbon - Madrid; 
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Pena Palace, Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Park Guel;
  • Funicular ride in Lisbon;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour highlights
  • Full flexibility in hotel options;
  • Professional local guides;
  • High-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 2-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture;
  • A taste of the unique sensitivity of the Romantic Architecture blending Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements in Sintra;
  • Spanish pace of life that you get to feel whilst discovering the iconic Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, greatly admired by locals;
  • A comprehensive tour of Gaudi masterpieces in Barcelona
What to Know
  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$2,998
Deposit $600
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,598
Deposit $720
Package type Price
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$2,998
Deposit $600
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,598
Deposit $720

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