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Intro to Iberia

8 Days / 7 Nights

Lisbon, Barcelona

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If you're dreaming of an Iberian adventure but don't have more than a week to spare, this one-week itinerary covers the basics by showing you around the charms of Lisbon and Barcelona. In the Portuguese capital, get ready to be enchanted by stunning sunsets, old-fashioned tram rides, and an entire town dotted with majestic palaces and mansions in nearby Sintra. From there, continue to Barcelona, a fascinating city where history and modern vibes walk hand in hand, architectural masterpieces and delicious tapas compete for your attention, and glasses filled with local cava toast to more Iberian Peninsula trips to come.

One of our team members in Portugal or Spain will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these two countries offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon request, we will provide you with an eSIM with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (whom you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3- to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Lisbon, Barcelona tour

3 Nights in Lisbon

3 Nights in Lisbon

4 days in Lisbon
4 days in Lisbon

3 Nights in Lisbon

The capital of Portugal since 1255 when King Alphonse II moved the court from Coimbra, Lisbon is not only regarded as one of the sunniest of the European capitals but one with a rich history on display. The soft white limestone facades of the oldest neighborhood, Alfama, welcome tourists, and locals, calling to them through the medium of Fado music drifting wistfully from the abundance of bars, or the smell of petisco (Portuguese tapas) wafting from a myriad of restaurants. Like its ancient rival Porto, Lisbon rests on mighty rivers originating from the eastern Spanish highlands. Remnants of human settlements in the vicinity of the city date back to the Neolithic period and since that time successful invasions have resulted in occupation by Carthaginians, Romans, Suebi, Visigoths, and Moors. The rich tapestry of Lisbon’s history has been woven into the very fabric of the city.

The capital of Portugal since 1255 when King Alphonse II moved the court from Coimbra, Lisbon is not only regarded as one of the sunniest of the European capitals but one with a rich history on display. The soft white limestone facades of the oldest neighborhood, Alfama, welcome tourists, and locals, calling to them through the medium of Fado music drifting wistfully from the abundance of bars, or the smell of petisco (Portuguese tapas) wafting from a myriad of restaurants. Like its ancient rival Porto, Lisbon rests on mighty rivers originating from the eastern Spanish highlands. Remnants of human settlements in the vicinity of the city date back to the Neolithic period and since that time successful invasions have resulted in occupation by Carthaginians, Romans, Suebi, Visigoths, and Moors. The rich tapestry of Lisbon’s history has been woven into the very fabric of the city.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon

We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Lisbon's airport and take you to your centrally located accommodation. The duration of the drive is about 20 minutes.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Lisbon

Lisbon Full Day Private Tour

Discover The City Of Seven Hills

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll be exploring the city of Lisbon at length. You'll be spending the day in the company of an expert local guide and driver. After pickup at your hotel, your day starts at one of the city's famous viewpoints, the perfect spot to start learning the illustrious history of the Portuguese capital. You'll make stops in various neighborhoods, and downtown Lisbon, as well as visiting the Belem part of the city, home to the most famous Portuguese pastry, the pastel de Belem. With a convenient drop-off back at your accommodation later in the afternoon, it's the perfect time to then head out and explore the city's dining and nightlife scene, perhaps catching a traditional fado performance as recommended by your guide.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Lisbon

Sintra & Cascais Small Group Tour

Visit Sintra

Included in your vacation package price.

Embark on a full-day tour from Lisbon to the enchanting Sintra village, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Moorish-influenced village known as the "Mountain of the Moon," with free time to wander. Journey through Sintra Mountain to the Atlantic Ocean, passing the picturesque Colares village and discovering local wines from the 13th century. Pause at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, before lunch in Cascais, a former fishing village. Visit the Pena Palace and conclude the day with a return to Lisbon


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Barcelona by Airplane

From Lisbon to Barcelona the best option will be to take a flight on one of the low cost airlines. A driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the airport for your flight. The duration of the flight is 2 hours. Suggested Flight: Departure: Arrival:


Please note that the flight included in your package is non-refundable. In case you would prefer more flexibility, we can check the flexible fares for you and let you know about the price difference. In addition, the price of the flights is subject to change until we receive your deposit.

Barcelona by Air
We also offer the following excursions in Lisbon

2 Hour Private Catamaran Sailing Tour
Light2 hours
Alentejo Full Day Private Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch at a Winery
Strenuous8 hours
Exclusive Small Winery Visit and Lunch - Full Day Private Tour
Moderate8 hours
Fatima, Nazare & Obidos Small Group Tour
Moderate9 hours

4 Nights in Barcelona

4 Nights in Barcelona

5 days in Barcelona
5 days in Barcelona

4 Nights in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city with a big historic legacy. Its origins can be traced back to the 1st-century BC when it became the Roman colony of Barciro. Today Antoni Gaudí’s Modernist architecture has become the main attraction for visitors from all over the world. Barcelona has two UNESCO listings covering nine buildings. Seven of them are by Gaudi! Despite its age, a youthful, energetic city vibe can be felt in all Barcelona’s quarters. Embrace your hidden love of Gothic aesthetics followed by Catalan cuisine with a private chef and finish your evening with a ramble on La Rambla, the heart of social Barcelona. So whether you feel like a picnic overlooking the beach-fronted La Estrella Herida, a private tapas tour throughout the city, or a stroll through the Gaudi-inspired Park Güell, there is something for everyone!

Barcelona is a city with a big historic legacy. Its origins can be traced back to the 1st-century BC when it became the Roman colony of Barciro. Today Antoni Gaudí’s Modernist architecture has become the main attraction for visitors from all over the world. Barcelona has two UNESCO listings covering nine buildings. Seven of them are by Gaudi! Despite its age, a youthful, energetic city vibe can be felt in all Barcelona’s quarters. Embrace your hidden love of Gothic aesthetics followed by Catalan cuisine with a private chef and finish your evening with a ramble on La Rambla, the heart of social Barcelona. So whether you feel like a picnic overlooking the beach-fronted La Estrella Herida, a private tapas tour throughout the city, or a stroll through the Gaudi-inspired Park Güell, there is something for everyone!

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Barcelona

We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Barcelona's airport and take you to your centrally located accommodation. The duration of the transfer is about 30 minutes.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Barcelona

Old Quarter Walking Private Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

Get a grounding in Barcelona

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll receive the perfect introduction to Barcelona with a private tour exploring the historic Ciutat Vella, including the charming Gothic and Born neighborhoods, led by a knowledgeable and personable guide. You will enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Barcelona and Catalunya and crown the experience with tasting tapas and wine in a traditional restaurant.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Barcelona

Wine & Cava with Tapas + 4WD Vineyards Group Experience

Wine & Cava with Tapas + 4WD Vineyards Group Experience

Included in your vacation package price.

This is the perfect tour and experience for wine, cava, cheese, and 4WD vehicle lovers. You will enjoy a day trip to two family-owned wineries with the opportunity to taste excellent wines and cava, each perfectly paired with local cheese and charcuterie. Then, you can experience being driven through the 2,000-year-old vines in a 4WD drive vehicle.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Third Full Day in Barcelona

Half-Day Private Gaudi Tour with Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell Visit

Half-Day Private Gaudi Tour with Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell Visit

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

This private tour is focused on Gaudi with visits to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. You will have a guide with you while you are touring the monuments. After receiving plenty of information about Gaudi and seeing Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, the tour also includes outside visits and explanations about Casa Milá and Casa Batlló (Passeigs de Gràcia). This last part consists of a short walk between the houses.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

The driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the airport for your departing flight. The duration of the drive is about 30 minutes.

We also offer the following excursions in Barcelona

Barcelona Old Town Walking Group Tour with Flamenco Show & Tapas in the Born District
Moderate4 hours
Barcelona Private Cooking Class - Farm To Table Experience
Moderate6 hours
Barcelona Private Food Tour
Moderate4 hours
Barcelona Secret Forest - Nature Hike and Best Views Small Group Tour
Strenuous5 hours 30 minutes

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Lisbon

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Lisbon Airport Private Transfer
Lisbon Full Day Private Tour
Sintra & Cascais Small Group Tour
Lisbon Airport Private Transfer
Lisbon - Barcelona Flight

Barcelona

4 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Barcelona Airport Arrival Transfer
Old Quarter Walking Private Tour with Food & Wine Tasting
Wine & Cava with Tapas + 4WD Vineyards Group Experience
Barcelona Airport Departure Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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