Spain & Portugal Signature

9 days from $6,552 per person*
  • Embark on privately guided tours of Barcelona, Madrid, and Toledo.
  • Explore Portugal's capital, Lisbon, with a private guide.
  • Discover with private guide the former seaside resorts of the Portuguese royals.
  • See Gaudí’s masterpieces up close in Barcelona, and take in the incredible view from atop Montserrat.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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From the museums of Madrid to the fabled architecture of Barcelona and the sun-drenched cafés of Lisbon, savor the sights, sounds, and smells of the gorgeous Iberian Peninsula.

The enchanting seaside city of Barcelona has a distinctly Catalonian flavor that breathes life into its architecture, cuisine, and culture. Barcelona's flamboyant Gaudí masterpieces are truly unrivaled, and the city’s markets, restaurants, and cafés are brimming with innovative gastronomic delights. Set along the shimmering Mediterranean, Barcelona beckons travelers with its hidden courtyards of the Gothic Quarter, its renowned Las Ramblas pedestrian strip, and bustling local markets like La Boqueria. Embark on a privately guided tour of Barcelona including renowned Gaudi highlights Sagrada Família and Park Güell, then ascend to the top of Montserrat for an incredible view from the renowned mountaintop monastery. Discover the Spanish capital of Madrid, where locals revel in the centuries-old sport of bullfighting then hop from one tapas bar to the next, feasting late into the night. Stroll past regal palaces and stunning squares, then visit the magnificent medieval town of Toledo. Your final destination on this tour is the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With storybook castles, wistful fado music and jaw-dropping vistas, it is a pleasure to get lost in this hillside wonder. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Spain - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private Tour - City Highlights with Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia & Parc Guell (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Montserrat (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Barcelona to Madrid
    Barcelona to Madrid
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Barcelona - Madrid [3 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 5 Madrid
    Madrid
    • Private Tour - Toledo (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Madrid to Lisbon
    Madrid to Lisbon
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Madrid - Lisbon [Direct, 2 hrs] - Flight
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver- weekday
    • Portugal - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - Estoril, Cascais & Sintra with Pena Palace (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver-Weekday
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Barcelona

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. 

For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will meet you at your hotel lobby to walk you through your welcome package documents, and assist with hotel check-in, if required.

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: Barcelona Center (4*)

Hotel Barcelona Center is located in the heart of the Eixample district in Barcelona. With it’s fantastic central location, the hotel offers the highest quality, exquisite gastronomy and the most modern technology. Modern and comfortable rooms allow guests to enjoy a space to read, work, and take a well-deserved rest. Enjoy exquisite cuisine with Mediterranean and fresh-produce twists at Balmes 101 restaurant. Discover Mojito Center, the hotel’s panoramic terrace whose modern space combines music, cocktails and gastronomy. Take a moment to relax in on of the hot tubs that can also be found on the terrace.

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Barcelona Center
Hotel Barcelona Center
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Barcelona Center Hotel
Barcelona Center Hotel

Day 2: Barcelona

Meet your private guide and transportation, and embark on a full-day tour of Barcelona. Learn about famed modernist architect Antoni Gaudí and his extraordinary achievements throughout the city along the way.  Head along the elegant avenue Paseo de Gracia, one of Barcelona's most important shopping and business areas, where you'll find several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture, including two of Gaudi’s houses which you'll visit: Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà (known as La Pedrera). Casa Batlló is a surprising building with enigmatic forms, a colorful façade, and refined architectural details. La Pedrera is a sculptured residential building, and a fine example of how the wealthy lived at the beginning of the 20th century. From there, head to Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, where you'll get to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and monumental masterpiece of architecture - still under construction over 100 years after building commenced. One of Barcelona's must-see sites, it's the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the entire world, and its unique style is not to be missed. You'll then admire the 4th century Roman Walls and 13th century Cathedral of Barcelona's old Gothic Quarter, before continuing to the world famous tree-lined pedestrian avenue Las Ramblas, where you can watch Barcelona's bustling local culture come to life. Round out your day with a visit to Parc Guell, in upper Barcelona, enjoying beautiful views out over the city. Built at the start of the 1900's, and though never fully completed before his death, it still remains one of Gaudi's most colorful and imaginative works, and one of the most impressive public parks in the world.

Accommodation: Barcelona Center (4*)
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Parc Guell
Parc Guell

Day 3: Barcelona

Meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour through Catalunya countryside to the sacred mountaintop monastery, Montserrat. Located nearly an hour outside of Barcelona, Montserrat has remained one of Spain's most significant pilgrimage destinations for nearly 1,000 years, and is home to an order of approximately eighty Benedictine monks. Upon arrival, you'll be guided through the monastery complex, as well as a Renaissance Basilica from the 16th century. Here you can view the 12th century carving of the Black Madonna, the Patron Saint of Catalunya. Perched on a protruding piece of rock, the Monastery of Montserrat offers stunning views out over the surrounding landscape.

Accommodation: Barcelona Center (4*)
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Montserrat Monastery
Montserrat Monastery

Day 4: Barcelona - Madrid

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Barcelona to Madrid. The train ride takes approximately 3 hours.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Departing on foot with a private guide, enjoy a half-day walking tour that will take you through Madrid's oldest quarters, tracing the legacy of the Habsburg and Bourbon dynasties. Admire the many churches, convents, inns, palaces, theaters, narrow medieval streets and traditional shops, all steeped in history that no visitor should miss. Discover the capitol’s key sights like Puerta del Sol, renowned as the bustling heart of Madrid since the 17th century, and Calle Mayor or Plaza Mayor, a porticoed square that will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Scamper through the Arco and Calle Cuchilleros where you'll find centuries-old taverns dug into caves under the square, and the Plaza de la Villa with excellent examples of Spanish architecture. Marvel at the impressive Royal Palace, the largest in Western Europe, and the elegant Plaza de Oriente, lined by gardens and grand statues of Spain’s early rulers.

Accommodation: Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via is located on the buzzing Gran Via, in Madrid's city center. The hotel’s rooms are decorated in pale colors and filled with natural light to create a relaxed atmosphere, each one with a special personal touch, with quotes on the walls by famous writers and poets. The heart of the hotel is its library, where the hotel’s theme continues and its guests can quench their thirst for literature in a cozy atmosphere where they can choose from a vast potpourri of literary works. Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via will satisfy more than just your mental cravings - the innovative creations at the on-site restaurant are a delight for all the senses. In the summer, guests can enjoy a fantastic view of Madrid from the roof top terrace Atico 11. 

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via
Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

Day 5: Madrid

Spend a day venturing out to explore Toledo with a private driver and a local guide. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is Spain's medieval capital, and home to a treasure trove of famous artworks by 16th-century master, El Greco. Toledo is a National Monument to Spain's art and history, combining Arabic, Mudejar Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Surrounded by the River Tajo, the atmospheric walled town is crammed with churches and museums. Upon meeting your local guide, you'll discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture, taking a walk into the past along its cobblestone alleyways. Visit the 14th century Toledo Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece, considered by some the magnum opus of Gothic style in Spain. In the Jewish Quarter, you’ll visit Europe’s oldest still-standing synagogue, the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Spot the imposing Alcazar of Toledo, a historic fortress with its strategic stance gazing out over Toledo to the River Tagus and lands beyond, and see the exterior of the medieval Castle of San Servando, former home to the Knights Templar. Discover the Church of St. Tome, where you’ll be able to witness one of El Greco’s renowned pieces, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

Accommodation: Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Toledo
Toledo

Day 6: Madrid - Lisbon

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. 

Board your direct flight from Madrid to Lisbon. Flight duration is approximately 2 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 bottle of wine, 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

Hotel Britania 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.

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lisbon
Lisbon
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Day 7: Lisbon

With a private guide and driver, embark on a half-day tour of Lisbon, the city of seven hills, has layers of history dating to occupation by the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the Lisbon Cathedral, with history dating back to the 12th century, and admire views of St. George’s Castle, a Moorish fortification, while catching a stunning panorama over the city from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte lookout. In Belem, the city's monumental district, walk alongside a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the stunning 16th century Jeronimos Monastery, and the Belem Tower on the bank of the Tagus River. Enjoy a short stop at the Monument to the Discoveries, celebrating the influential 15th-16th century Portuguese Age of Discovery before a transfer back to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Britania
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rossio Square
Rossio Square

Day 8: Lisbon

Accompanied by your private guide, depart on a scenic coastal drive, spotting several sandy beaches hidden within the cliffs, protected by the 17th century fortresses along the coast. Arrive to the beautiful resort town of Estoril, famous as the home of the Casino Estoril and Hotel Palácio, known rendezvous points for WWII spies and their handlers, while Portugal remained politically neutral. Take a stroll on the Tamariz Beach promenade, admiring the 17th century Forte da Cruz castle, set behind a backdrop of palm trees. Continue to Cascais, once a small fishing village, the town has managed to maintain its seafaring traditions combined with the aristocratic and royal presences of the late 19th and early 20th century, as it shifted into a luxurious resort town on the Portugal Riviera. Passing through its animated town center you’ll find a cosmopolitan life side by side with stunning Atlantic beaches. After, head to Sintra, where hundreds of years of history and culture await, surrounded by lush vegetation. After a short walk in the old city center, find yourself surrounded by the old houses that are now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. Ascend the mountain by shuttle for a visit of the 19th century Pena Palace, Sintra's undisputed highlight, a most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes, you'll feel like you've entered a fairytale. Conclude your day with a return to Lisbon.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pena Palace, Sintra
Pena Palace, Sintra

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: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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 located in the heart of the Eixample district in Barcelona. With it’s fantastic central location, the hotel offers the highest quality, exquisite gastronomy and the most modern technology. Modern and comfortable rooms allow guests to enjoy a space to read, work, and take a well-deserved rest. Enjoy exquisite cuisine with Mediterranean and fresh-produce twists at Balmes 101 restaurant. Discover Mojito Center, the hotel’s panoramic terrace whose modern space combines music, cocktails and gastronomy. Take a moment to relax in on of the hot tubs that can also be found on the terrace.

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Barcelona Center
Hotel Barcelona Center

Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via : Madrid

Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via is located on the buzzing Gran Via, in Madrid's city center. The hotel’s rooms are decorated in pale colors and filled with natural light to create a relaxed atmosphere, each one with a special personal touch, with quotes on the walls by famous writers and poets. The heart of the hotel is its library, where the hotel’s theme continues and its guests can quench their thirst for literature in a cozy atmosphere where they can choose from a vast potpourri of literary works. Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via will satisfy more than just your mental cravings - the innovative creations at the on-site restaurant are a delight for all the senses. In the summer, guests can enjoy a fantastic view of Madrid from the roof top terrace Atico 11. 

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via
Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Terrace
Terrace

Hotel Britania: Lisbon

Hotel Britania 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.

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • John C — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    Jiri, our driver/guide in Slovenia, really made our trip. He is knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive. Even has a university degree in art history! He connected many of the dots between Slovenia and what has been going on in the rest of Europe over the past centuries!

  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    The itinerary was perfect, considering we only had 5 days to fit in this extension of our 22 day Transatlantic Cruise. Hope did a great job in coordinating for us the highlights of Sicily. All the guides and drivers are always helpful and knowledgeable from Kensington. In Agrigento, our guide was an archaeologist who teaches at universities. He had notebooks with diagrams and maps to show us exactly what we were looking at. He answered questions so thoroughly, we felt that we had a tour and a history lesson. It was amazing and the pace of all the tou

  • Kathleen K — May 15, 2019 — Europe

    We enjoyed working with Jamie Boar. She was knowledgeable, communicated well, friendly, and professional. We got all we wanted from the personal tours planned and were impressed with the high quality of the guide. We will certainly use Kensington Tours again.

  • Cynthia D — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    I found Kensington Tours on Google. At my first visit to the site, I was contacted immediately by Julie Couturier. She made my inquiry seem like we were having coffee, and she just happened to know everything I needed to make me choose her as my representative and travel expert. I was recommended to other tour companies, by friends, but it was Julie that made me realize Kensington was the best choice. We started our discovery in 2018 and because I was traveling with my grandchildren, I wanted to ensure the trip was perfect. We had to make changes as we went along, first because we were able to confirm a suite at the Marriott Grand Residence on Park St. with reward points. Julie was quick to make all the necessary changes in our tours. We felt privileged to have had the tour guides that Julie set for us, each one was so very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which kept our 13 and 11 years old interested. Julie suggested a play and what child can say the saw “Matilda” in London. We certainly would not have enjoyed our trip as much if we had tried to do this on our own. Julie suggested a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter and it was worth every moment. I would have never gone there, so congrats again to Julie. She was also able to advise us as to where to purchase groceries for our room, having lived in London previously. I have had many friends travel around the world and I don’t know of one that speaks as highly of their tour company or their travel expert the way my family has. Thank you Kensington Tours and especially Julie.

  • Rena K — April 06, 2019 — Europe

    We were extremely impressed with every aspect of our trip. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Chantal, our Destination Expert, worked with us to make sure that my physical limitations were not a problem. Each guide and driver took such good care of us. They were so knowledgeable and helpful. We plan on booking with Kensington again in the future. The service and amazing itinerary could not have been better. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Clark S. — November 10, 2018 — Europe

    We booked a trip to Paris for our 20th Anniversary. The trip was wonderful! We were able to customize our trip with our tour expert, Julie, and our trip was great.

  • David W. — November 21, 2018 — Europe

    I absolutely loved our two guides, Robert (Cardiff Walking Tour) and Noel Clawson, our guide throughout our trip. They are two very special people. The tour in Wales was perfect!

  • Wanda P. — October 13, 2018 — Europe

    Our entire trip was very well designed to fit our schedule and preferences. The on-site guides and drivers were excellent. They were very professional and friendly. We asked for guides that were knowledgeable of Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and we were very satisfied with both guides. Thank you for making our trip one of the best we have experienced.

  • Patricia M. — October 17, 2018 — Europe

    The hotels, guides, transportation, food and city tours of Barcelona, San Sebastián, Bilbao and Madrid were amazing! I would highly recommend the Kensington Culinary Trip to Spain to others.

  • Thomas R. — October 02, 2018 — Europe

    We really enjoyed our tour guide in Rome that took us to Vatican City - very friendly and informative.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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