Spain & Portugal Signature

9 days from $3,222 per person*
  • Private guided walking tours of the vibrant Barcelona city center, Spain’s capital, Madrid, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Toledo.
  • Private guided city tours of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, and the World Heritage-listed town of Sintra.
  • Discover with private guide the important Catholic pilgrimage site Fatima.
  • Private airport transfers.
  • Excellent 4 star accommodations as curated by regional specialist.
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Discover the beauty of Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. This premium tour includes some of our favourite properties and private transfers & touring, for a truly signature Kensington experience.

Start your tour in Spain, with the contrasting experiences of Barcelona and Madrid. Visit Toledo, a beloved national treasure. Stroll the majestic squares of Madrid, and eat your way through Barcelona's food markets. Your final destination on this tour is the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With a thriving port and an extensive historical center it is a pleasure to get lost in this hillside wonder. Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Spain - Welcome Package
    Barcelona Center (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour: City Centre Highlights - Guide
    Barcelona Center (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Barcelona to Madrid
    Barcelona to Madrid
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Barcelona - Madrid [3 hrs] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    Hotel Atlantico (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Madrid
    Madrid
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Hotel Atlantico (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Madrid to Toledo
    Madrid to Toledo
    • Train - Madrid - Toledo [33 mins] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    • Train - Toledo - Madrid [33 mins] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    Hotel Atlantico (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Madrid to Lisbon
    Madrid to Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Madrid - Lisbon [Direct, 2 hrs] - Flight
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Portugal - Welcome Package
    Hotel Britania (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private - Morning City Tour & Afternoon Tour of Sintra with Palace Visit (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Hotel Britania (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private - 1/2 Day Fatima (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Hotel Britania (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Barcelona

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Barcelona. Please note drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another.

For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), a SIM card with 1Gb of data, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Barcelona Center (4*)

Hotel Barcelona Center, is a 4 star Superior category hotel located in the heart of the Eixample district. It combines to perfection its fantastic central location with an accommodation offer of the highest quality, exquisite gastronomy and the most modern technology.

Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona Center Hotel
Barcelona Center Hotel

Day 2: Barcelona

Your private English-speaking guide will show you the central highlights of Barcelona. If you are interested in a certain era in history or have an interest in a particular artist, let your Sales consultant know in advance so we can tailor your tour or enjoy some culinary delights with a gastronomy tour.

Accommodation: Barcelona Center (4*)
Torre Agbar Barcelona
Torre Agbar Barcelona

Day 3: Barcelona - Madrid

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Enjoy your train ride from Barcelona to Madrid. The train ride takes approximately 3 hours.

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Accommodation: Hotel Atlantico (4*)

Hotel Atlantico Madrid is perfectly located on the main street in Madrid city center. Decorated in a neoclassic style with tapestries, furniture, sculptures and period windows, it offers guests top notch facilities with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. On Gran Vía Street guests can enjoy Madrid during the day visiting the main museums and shopping; at night you can discover the cinemas, theaters and restaurants in the area. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning and relax in the evening with a cocktail taking in the spectacular view of the city.

Hotel Atlantico
Hotel Atlantico

Day 4: Madrid

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you through the narrow and steep streets of the oldest part of Madrid, discovering the history and emblematic locations such as Plaza Mayor, Puerta de Sol and Plaza de la Villa. (No entrance fees included).

Accommodation: Hotel Atlantico (4*)
Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol

Day 5: Madrid - Toledo

Enjoy your day trip to Toledo by train. The train ride takes only 33 minutes one-way.

Enjoy a half day walking tour through the streets of Toledo and learn the history of this UNESCO heritage site.

"Holy Toledo" isn't just an expression! A unique and richly diverse city, Toledo features Arab, Jewish, Christian, and even Roman and Visigothic elements. A beloved national landmark, the Toledo that so inspired El Greco in the 16th century has remained relatively unchanged since his time. Old churches and houses fill the city, where you can still stroll through streets barely wide enough for a man and his donkey, let alone an automobile. (No entrance fees included.)

Enjoy your visit to Toledo. The quick journey takes only 30 minutes one-way.

Accommodation: Hotel Atlantico (4*)
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Day 6: Madrid - Lisbon

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Madrid. Please note drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another.

Enjoy enjoy your flight from Madrid to Lisbon. Flight duration is approximately two hours.

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)

Hotel Britania (4*) is a genuine Art Deco Boutique Hotel in the Historic Centre of Lisbon. Located on a quiet street right alongside the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade. The only hotel to remain intact until today, this hotel records the glamour of the 1940's. Everything about its design strives to reawaken the spirit of the unit without losing its original soul. The rooms conserve ample dimensions as well as the cork floor. The warm colours contrast with the elegant lines of the furniture and the luster light fittings. The recovery of the whole building is exemplary as is the case of the paintings in the bar alluding to the Portuguese overseas empire.

Lisbon
Lisbon
Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Day 7: Lisbon

Start your day discovering the history and heritage of Lisbon in the company of a private driver. Settled along the centuries by such different civilizations as the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors, the city is composed by seven hills overlooking the river Tejo. From the hilltop of the Castle and Alfama a “waterfall” of small houses and narrow streets descends towards the water, where once some of the glorious Portuguese sailors lived during the Portuguese Maritime discoveries. It was during this period that some of the most impressive monuments that we will visit were built: the Monastery of Jerónimos (16th century) the Tower of Belém (16th century) and the evocative Monument to the Discoveries (20th century). By the end of the morning you are sure to understand the magic of Lisbon a little better.

During the afternoon, visit the mythical area of Sintra & Estoril coast. Considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Sintra will enchant you by its lush vegetation that surrounds the small houses and 19th century chalets along the mountain. It will be in this setting that you’ll visit the medieval Vila Palace, built as a summer residence by the Portuguese Royalty and an excellent display of the famous Portuguese glazed tiles. The return to Lisbon will be along the famous Estoril & Cascais coast, right next to the Atlantic. Entrance fees not included.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Sintra Palace
Sintra Palace

Day 8: Lisbon

Visit Fátima and its Sanctuary, the site where Our Lady of Fátima appeared in 1917 with your private vehicle, guide and driver. Since then, millions of pilgrims go there to pay their promises, to pray or just to feel its mystical strength. The Sanctuary Square is so big that it can only be described by numbers: it can receive simultaneously 300,000 visitors and it's twice the size of St. Peter Square in the Vatican.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Fatima
Fatima

Day 9: Lisbon

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Lisbon. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Accommodation:

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Barcelona Center (4*): Barcelona

Hotel Barcelona Center, is a 4 star Superior category hotel located in the heart of the Eixample district. It combines to perfection its fantastic central location with an accommodation offer of the highest quality, exquisite gastronomy and the most modern technology.

Barcelona Center Hotel
Barcelona Center Hotel

Hotel Atlantico (4*): Madrid

Hotel Atlantico Madrid is perfectly located on the main street in Madrid city center. Decorated in a neoclassic style with tapestries, furniture, sculptures and period windows, it offers guests top notch facilities with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. On Gran Vía Street guests can enjoy Madrid during the day visiting the main museums and shopping; at night you can discover the cinemas, theaters and restaurants in the area. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning and relax in the evening with a cocktail taking in the spectacular view of the city.

Hotel Atlantico
Hotel Atlantico

Hotel Britania (4*): Lisbon

Hotel Britania (4*) is a genuine Art Deco Boutique Hotel in the Historic Centre of Lisbon. Located on a quiet street right alongside the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade. The only hotel to remain intact until today, this hotel records the glamour of the 1940's. Everything about its design strives to reawaken the spirit of the unit without losing its original soul. The rooms conserve ample dimensions as well as the cork floor. The warm colours contrast with the elegant lines of the furniture and the luster light fittings. The recovery of the whole building is exemplary as is the case of the paintings in the bar alluding to the Portuguese overseas empire.

Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania
  • Vanessa Oquendo — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.


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