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Luxury

Spain and Portugal Delights

Barcelona to Madrid
23 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPDCSP23
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 20 destinations
  • Luxury inspired dining - a total of 43 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Seven nights on a luxury river ship and 15 nights’ luxury land accommodation
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Take a before-hours visit to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí.
  • Feel the passion of a flamenco show as you graze on tasty tapas in Granada
  • Visit Palácio da Bolsa for a cocktail reception and Fado performance
  • Tuck in to lunch at the vineyard Quinta da Roêda, before a port wine tasting

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2021 EUPDCSP23
Barcelona to Madrid

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Get to know everyone at a welcome reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Barcelona, El Palace Hotel

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Start the day with a before-hours visit to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudi.


Visit the towering Sagrada Familia on a city tour. This evening, come together to share a welcome dinner.

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  • Dinner
Vicensgaudi Architecture Barcelona, Spain

Farewell Barcelona as you board your train to Madrid. Upon arrival, art lovers will rejoice with a visit to the Prado Museum. Here, wander among fine works that are based on the former Royal Spanish Collection and feature pieces by Velazquez.

Stay: Two Nights, Madrid, Gran Meliá Fénix

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  • Dinner

The icons of Madrid are on show today, with a guided discovery taking you to the Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park and the Plaza Mayor. The evening is free for you to explore.

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  • Breakfast

This morning, head to the narrow streets of Toledo as you take a guided stroll through the city’s rich history. Afterwards, continue the journey south to Córdoba.

Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio Córdoba

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  • Dinner

Visit the Great Mosque of Córdoba and the historic Jewish Quarter on a guided tour this morning. Later, enjoy some free time.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight in a local gypsy cave, feel the passion of a flamenco show as you graze on tasty tapas.


At an olive estate, sample some of Spain’s finest produce, before arriving in Granada.

Stay: Two Nights, Granada, AC Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula

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  • Dinner

Explore the World Heritage-listed Alhambra on a guided tour. Part fortress, part palace, the Alhambra is a pinnacle of Moorish art that encapsulates Andalusian history. See the restored Lion Fountain and roam the Nasrid Palace complex.

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  • Breakfast
Imposing castle atop a hill, Granada

Travel to Ronda and embark on a guided exploration of this mountaintop village set above a deep gorge. Have your camera ready as you capture its vistas. Later, arrive in Seville, the Andalusian capital, for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Seville, Gran Meliá Colón Sevilla

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

On a Seville exploration, see the royal palace of Alcazar, then admire the Cathedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower.

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Enter Portugal and head to the chic Algarve coast for some rest and relaxation.

Stay: Two Nights, Algarve, Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps be guided by a local biologist on an easy bike ride through the natural park. Alternatively, enjoy sailing in the lagoon.


Choose from a range of sightseeing options today.

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  • Breakfast

Journey to Lisbon today. On a tour, ride the city’s iconic tramcars, then visit the charming Old Town. Discover the World Heritage-listed Jeronimos Monastery, a symbol of Portugal’s power, then later, enjoy a local dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

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  • Dinner
Large city square with grand fountain in the centre, Lisbon

Today’s discovery takes you into the mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the World Heritage-listed Park and Palace of Pena, then enjoy free time to explore Sintra, Afterwards, return to Lisbon via the coastal route.

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Tour Coimbra then board your river ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, the MS AmaVida.

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight you’ll head to the Palácio da Bolsa for a cocktail reception, followed by a traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Explore Porto’s iconic 16th-century Old Town and take a cable car ride before sampling a few selections of port. Alternatively, head to Matosinhos and pop in at a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration, or set off on foot for a walking tour through the medieval streets and the old harbour quarter of Ribeira.


Today gives you the chance to do what strikes your fancy the most.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning we’ve lined up an excursion for you to Guimaraes. The evolution of medieval settlement is on show here, and you will learn all about it with a tour. Back on board, cruise through the Douro Valley on your way to Entre-Os-Rios. When you arrive, take the chance to visit Quinta da Avelada, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore their gardens, and tie off the day with a sampling of wine and cheese.

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  • Dinner

Cruising to Régua this morning, take some time to soak up the sun. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll visit the Douro Museum which provides an incredible insight into the culture of the Douro Valley wine region.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

On a tour of Lamego, you’ll visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies and sample a local speciality, bola de Lamego. Smoked ham, home-baked bread, and gooey cheese - how could you go wrong? Otherwise, you might visit Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with views over the Douro River and Régua.


Choose your preferred sightseeing activity. Afterwards, kick back on board and continue cruising to Pinhão.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tuck into lunch at Quinta da Roêda before a port wine tasting.


Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus near the city of Vila Real. Portuguese architect Nicolau Nasoni played a pivotal role in the palace’s construction in the 18th century. It is also well known courtesy of the bottles of Mateus Rosé wine that feature the palace on its label.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Aerial view down towards a river valley with vineyards, Portugal

On a tour of the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, you’ll stop to visit the castle ruins. Back on board, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Your thoughts will be fixed on Spain during your final night on board.

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  • Lunch
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Disembark your ship and travel to Madrid via the ancient city of Salamanca.

Stay: Madrid, Gran Melia Fenix

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  • Lunch

Be transferred to the airport for your flight.

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