Spain & Portugal Signature

9 days from $4,635 per person*
  • Private guided walking tours of Barcelona, Madrid, and Toledo.
  • Explore Portugal's capital, Lisbon, with private guide.
  • Discover with private guide the former seaside resorts of the Portuguese royals.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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From the museums of Madrid to the fabled architecture of Barcelona and the sun-drenched cafes of Lisbon, savor the sights, sounds & 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 Gaudi masterpieces are truly unrivaled and the city’s markets, restaurants and cafes are brimming with innovative gastronomic delights. Set along the shimmering Mediterranean, Barcelona beckons travelers with its hidden courtyards of Barri Gòtic and bustling local markets like La Boqueria Market. In the capital city of Madrid, locals revel in the centuries-old sport of bullfighting then hop from one tapas bar to the next, feasting late into the night. Choose from endless city museums housing world-class treasures from the likes of Picasso, Dali and Goya. 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 »

In the evenings, relax and unwind in hand-picked accommodations. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

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 - 1/2 Day Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Cathedral (4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 3 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Shared Tour - Monastery of Montserrat (5.5 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • 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 to Toledo
    Madrid to Toledo
    • Train - Madrid - Toledo [30 mins] - Standard Class
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Toledo - Madrid [30 mins] - Standard Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/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
  • Day 7 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
  • Day 8 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Cascais, Estoril & Sintra (with Pena National Palace Ent. incl.) (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver-Weekday
  • 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. 

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 add an English-speaking assistant or guide on your transfer, please speak with your Travel Consultant.

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 2018 - 2019 -  Barcelona Center Hotel
Barcelona Center Hotel

Day 2: Barcelona

Meet your private guide and depart on foot for a half-day walking tour of Old Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter. Take a journey back in time, and discover Roman remains and medieval palaces in the heart of the city. You'll stroll past medieval Roman walls and towers dating back to the 4th century, meander through narrow stone alleyways of the old Jewish Quarter, and stand at the center of the governmental square Plaça de Sant Jaume, where you can behold Barcelona's City Hall and the palace of Catalonia's regional government. Walk past the intriguing Casa de l'Ardiaca, a 15th century building which was once the archdeacon's residence, and enjoy in an interior visit of the 13th century Barcelona Cathedral, one of the city's most iconic landmarks, with its stunning neo-Gothic facade, and delightful stained glass windows. There's much to uncover in Barcelona's historic core.

Accommodation: Barcelona Center (4*)
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral

Day 3: Barcelona

Enjoy a morning half day shared guided tour in a fully equipped coach to Montserrat Monastery and mountain. After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the mountain of Montserrat, which measures a majestically 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years. On some days the children's choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. Your tour includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance to Audiovisual “Montserrat Portes Endins”. 

Accommodation: Barcelona Center (4*)
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Monastery of Montserrat
Monastery of Montserrat

Day 4: Barcelona - Madrid

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

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 add an English-speaking assistant or guide on your transfer, please speak with your Travel Consultant.

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.

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 add an English-speaking assistant or guide on your transfer, please speak with your Travel Consultant.

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: Hotel Atlantico (4*)

Hotel Atlantico Madrid is perfectly located on the main street in Madrid city center. The hotel is decorated in a neoclassic style with tapestries, furniture, sculptures and period windows. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious, featuring all amenities needed for a pleasant stay. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning and relax in the evening with a cocktail taking in the spectacular view of the city on the terrace.

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Atlantico
Hotel Atlantico

Day 5: Madrid - Toledo

Depart by train from Madrid to Toledo. The train ride takes approximately 30 minutes.

With a private guide, depart on a 3-hour walking tour through Toledo. 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. Surrounded by the River Tajo, the atmospheric walled town is crammed with churches and museums. You'll discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture, taking a walk into the past along its cobblestone alleyways. Take your time as you stroll meander past sites like the stunning Toledo Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece of the 14th century, the 16th century Hospital de Santa Cruz (now a museum), and the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, the oldest still-standing synagogue in Europe. Your guide will take you by taxi to reach a fantastic viewpoint over Toledo, an impressive photo opportunity. Never far from view is the imposing Alcazar of Toledo, a historic fortress with its strategic stance gazing out over Toledo to the River Tagus and lands beyond. 

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

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 add an English-speaking assistant or guide on your transfer, please speak with your Travel Consultant.

Depart by train from Toledo to Madrid. The train ride takes approximately 30 minutes.

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

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 add an English-speaking assistant or guide on your transfer, please speak with your Travel Consultant.

Accommodation: Hotel Atlantico (4*)
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Toledo
Toledo

Day 6: Madrid - Lisbon

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. 

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 add an English-speaking assistant or guide on your transfer, please speak with your Travel Consultant.

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 (4*)

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 2018 - 2019 -  Lisbon
Lisbon
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Day 7: Lisbon

With a private guide and driver, discover the wonderful city of Lisbon on this half-day tour. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the Lisbon Cathedral, and then walk up to St. George’s Castle, where you will pass by the Roman Theatre Ruins. You will then depart to Belém, the city's most monumental and historical area where you will visit the Patrimony of Mankind Jerónimos Monastery, and Belém Tower. Enjoy a short stop at the Monument to the Discoveries before a transfer back to your hotel. No entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Rossio Square
Rossio Square

Day 8: Lisbon

Explore the traditional Portuguese towns starting at the door of your hotel. Accompanied by our private guide, you will be driven straight to Sintra where hundreds of years of history and culture await. 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. Continue on to the Pena Palace (included) Driving around the mountain, pass by amazing chalets and aristocratic residences. As you reach the 19th century Pena Palace, notice the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes. After browsing through hundreds of years of history it will be time to relax by driving to the town of Cascais. Once a small fishing village, this town managed to maintain its seafaring traditions combined with the aristocratic and royal presences of the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Passing through its animated town center you’ll find the cosmopolitan life side by side with the Atlantic. The return to Lisbon will follow a very special road named “Marginal”. It runs parallel to the white sandy beaches and amazing 17th-century fortresses starting at the town of Estoril. Entrance fee to Pena National Palace and shuttle to the palace included.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sintra
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 2018 - 2019 -  Barcelona Center Hotel
Barcelona Center Hotel

Hotel Atlantico (4*): Madrid

Hotel Atlantico Madrid is perfectly located on the main street in Madrid city center. The hotel is decorated in a neoclassic style with tapestries, furniture, sculptures and period windows. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious, featuring all amenities needed for a pleasant stay. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning and relax in the evening with a cocktail taking in the spectacular view of the city on the terrace.

Spain & Portugal Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Atlantico
Hotel Atlantico

Hotel Britania (4*): 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 2018 - 2019 -  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.
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    We greatly enjoyed dealing with Kensington, from pre-trip planning, through the experience itself. Our advisor, Julienne Bourgeois was very helpful and responsive. All the arrangements went off without a hitch. We like all our drivers and guides and the trip was well balanced, exciting, easy and fun. All the accommodations were wonderful. It was a memorable trip!

  • Pamela L — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    This was the most incredible trip! Monica planned a perfect itinerary on short notice. Our tour guides and drivers were amazing, especially Andrea. We really enjoyed the food and wine tour and our accommodations were wonderful. We could not have asked for a better trip! Definitely recommend Kensington Tours to all.

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    We had a wonderful experience. The itinerary and accommodations were first rate, the guides very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The mix of city (Rome, Florence, Venice) and country (Tuscany) was a perfect balance. Without having to worry about any logistics, we made the most of the opportunity to have fun!

  • Karen B — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    The guides and drivers were wonderful!!! They were patient with the many questions we had. They had a wealth of information to share. Andrea adapted easily to our request for a major change for our last day in Prague. Her suggestions for that day were absolutely amazing!!! She was wonderful.

  • Edward A — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    Guides are more than a 10. Ned in Rome and Silvana were over the top outstanding. Hotels were excellent. The meet and greet advisors were very good and a great help

  • George K — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    Well organized... I thought everyone did a terrific job.

  • Margaret B — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    Everything went very smoothly and the trip was very organized. The drivers were all punctual and professional. We loved the itinerary that Eva helped to create, and the hotels she chose were perfect. We will definitely recommend Kensington to our friends!

  • John C — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    Rebecca was very responsive and helpful.

  • Carol K — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    We have used Kensington twice now and would use them again. You are very good.

  • James I — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    We had a wonderful time in Spain. Our tours were terrific and I would definitely recommend the private tours we had. I look forward to travelling with Kensington again soon.

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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