Your Best of Spain and Portugal with Mediterranean Getaway Package

Best of Spain and Portugal with Mediterranean Getaway

Insight Vacations


  23 Nights


  Insight Vacations


See the masterpieces of Spain and Portugal on this 14-night guided tour. In Madrid, an art historian will walk you through the Prado Museum, where Spain's most impressive paintings hang. Navigate Segovia’s medieval streets alongside a Local Expert. Journeying to Granada, visit the region’s oldest olive grove, before dining in the home of a local family, sampling local produce and wine. At the Alhambra, explore the palace's lace-like stone walls and wander its manicured gardens. In Seville, stomp to the sounds of an acoustic guitar during a private flamenco dance lesson. In Porto, sip port during a wine tasting, and in Lisbon, see an architectural masterpiece — the Gothic-style Jerónimos Monastery.

 BONUS: Includes FREE Beverage Package, Shore Excursion Credit, WiFi & Specialty Dining

 Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $2200 flight credit per person
  • 14 night Best of Spain & Portugal guided tour Madrid to Barcelona with Insight Vacations
  • Stylish Hand-Picked Hotels, 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches with Wines, 5 Dinners with Wine, City tours of Madrid, Salamanca, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Granada and Barcelona
  • 9 night Mediterranean cruise onboard Norwegian Getaway Barcelona to Athens
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Select private transfers
  • Port charges, fees & taxes onboard your cruise

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 2-25 June 2024

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 | Welcome to Madrid

Your transfer will depart Madrid airport at 09:00, 11:30, 13:30 or 16:00. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travellers over an evening of delicious food and wine.

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 | Madrid of the Bourbons

Guided by your Local Expert, visit the Spanish capital’s most historic neighbourhoods. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter, discovering the origins of the city. Enjoy a special visit to the renowned Prado Museum with an art historian who will guide you through the collective works of Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and more.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 | Segovia and Golden Salamanca

Travel to the fortied city of Segovia. Walk through the medieval streets with a Local Expert and see the magnicent Alcazar fortress, before continuing onto the historic aqueduct. Journey west, overlooking the ancient walls of Ávila, en route to Salamanca. During your guided sightseeing tour, admire the golden stone buildings the city is famous for, including the arcaded Plaza Mayor, the honey-coloured cathedral and the 16th century university buildings.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 | Porto, Grande Dame on the Douro

Cross the Portuguese border to reach Porto. Situated on the River Douro, the city is celebrated internationally as the capital of Port wine. Visit the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores and walk along corridors of casks. Get to know your tawnys and vintages during a tasting. Continue your exploration of the city, admiring the multicoloured houses, churches adorned with glazed tiles and iconic bridges.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 5 | Holy Fátima, Ancient Óbidos and Lisbon

Continue to Fátima, Portugal’s most renowned place of pilgrimage. See the basilica or perhaps visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, which commemorates the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. Journey to the fortied town of Óbidos and walk within its walls, exploring the narrow, medieval streets where houses are covered with owers. Your travels continue to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 | Lisbon and the Age of the Great Discoveries

Sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the spacious avenues of the Lower Town and beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco, the nest square in the city. Visit the Belém Quarter, from where sailing ships once set forth to discover faraway lands. Enjoy a taste of the famous Pastéis de Belém from a traditional patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal's nest pastry for almost 200 years. View the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the historic Belém Tower. This fortress was originally set in the middle of the river, but is now left high and dry on the riverbank. Visit the cloisters of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jerónimos Monastery to admire the site's beautiful Manueline architecture. With the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Portuguese Riviera, frequented by surfers, royalty and, on occasion, James Bond.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 | Seville, the City of Carmen

Leave Lisbon via the modern Tagus Bridge and cross the border to reach Seville. Visit the Seville Cathedral, the burial place of Christopher Columbus. Explore Seville with Insight Choice. Choose to embark on a walk through the old Jewish quarter. Alternatively, join a scenic drive around the city and enjoy panoramic views. This evening, why not join an optional experience with dinner and a horse and carriage ride?

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 | Free Time and Flamenco in Seville

Enjoy a relaxed start and a morning to unwind, shop or continue exploring this fascinating city at your own pace. Our suggestion is to join an Optional Experience to the ancient city of Córdoba, where you will visit the magnicent Mezquita, see the old Jewish Quarter, and enjoy some free time to shop or explore as you wish. Later this afternoon, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit the Cristina Heeren Foundation, a amenco dance school and beneciary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Their mission is to promote the teaching and conservation of amenco. Feel the passion behind the choreography as you put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 | Head for Gibraltar, Mijas and the Costa del Sol

Head south to Gibraltar, part of mainland Spain yet an overseas territory under British control since 1704. With your Local Expert, visit the Rock of Gibraltar and St. Michael’s Cave. See the Barbary Apes, legendary guardians of the colony. Relax as you travel the scenic route along the Costa del Sol through high end resorts where the rich and famous holiday. Your journey continues through the green hills to the white-washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens, taking in the views of the coast.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 10 | At Leisure on the Costa del Sol

Enjoy the day at leisure on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savour the specialities in the local restaurants or consider exploring Málaga, the birth city of Picasso.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 | Dining with Locals and the Alhambra

Continue to Alfarnatejo, a quiet whitewashed village, with a population of less than 500 people, surrounded by stunning mountainous landscape. Walk the town centre to see the 18th century Iglesia del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla. Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region and stop at the rural mill-factory to taste a selection of dierent oils, paired with locally made farmer bread. In small groups, you are invited into the home of a local family to join them for a delicious Highlight Lunch made of fresh, local produce with avours typical of the region. Continue to Granada to visit the magnicent Alhambra Palace with your Local Expert. Built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century, it is a wonder of beautiful gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 12 | On to Valencia

Journey to Valencia. Pass through the Old City to see its ancient gates, and the City of Arts and Sciences. In your free time perhaps take a stroll to the Cathedral and El Miguelete? Alternatively sit back with a drink and watch the Valencians go about their day. Valencia is home to one of the world's greatest dishes, paella. Meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn how to make this local specialty during a Cooking Demonstration. Later, indulge in the delicious avours of this classic dish at your Highlight Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 13 | Along the Coast to Peñíscola and on to Barcelona

Follow the coast to Peñíscola to view the sea-lapped castle used in the lm 'El Cid'. Continue along the Costa Dorada to the Cava Bodegas at Sant Sadurni d'Anoia. During a delicious light lunch, enjoy a tasting as you learn the sparkling secrets of Spanish bubbly. Continue along the coast to reach Barcelona.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 14 | Barcelona Sightseeing

A Local Expert joins you for a drive along the Passeig de Gràcia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and some of the most amboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Eixample district to visit Gaudi’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família. See the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars, spectacular vaulting and the beautiful rainbows ooding in through the intricate stained-glass windows. At a local restaurant, join your fellow travellers to toast to newfound friends and a wonderful journey, enjoying a Celebration Dinner with wine.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 15 | Depart Barcelona

After breakfast you will be transfered to Barcelona port for your 9 night cruise

Meals: Breakfast

Cruise Itinerary:





16 Jun 24

Barcelona, Spain


5.00 pm

17 Jun 24

Cannes, France

9.00 am

7.00 pm

18 Jun 24

Livorno, Italy

6.00 am

7.00 pm

19 Jun 24

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

6.00 am

7.00 pm

20 Jun 24

Naples, Italy

6.00 am

6.00 pm

21 Jun 24

Messina, Italy

7.00 am

3.30 pm

22 Jun 24

Corfu, Greece

9.00 am

3.00 pm

23 Jun 24

Santorini, Greece

1.00 pm

10.00 pm

24 Jun 24

Mykonos, Greece

8.00 am

9.30 pm

25 Jun 24

Athens (Piraeus)



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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown *on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 17 July 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Flight credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.