Spain and Portugal make for a marvellous Mediterranean vacation. Drenched in sunshine, and almost completely surrounded by the seas, the Iberian Peninsula is a place of great historic importance, with a lust for life and cuisines to linger over.
Popular Itineraries for Spain & Portugal Tours
Although every tour we build is unique, there are some popular routes and itineraries that we are asked for frequently. Our sample itineraries provide some ideas for you to consider as a basis for your own private tour combining time in both Spain and Portugal. For each of these itineraries you can get a rough idea of the price using the Price Guide function. We cover many more destinations than those listed in these popular Portugal & Spain itineraries. Our expert trip planners will work with you to incorporate any places in Spain and Portugal you want to go
* Starting price is based on double occupancy in 3 star accommodation, in the most affordable month an itinerary is offered. Airfare to Europe is not included.
Click on your choice of itinerary, select number of travelers in your party, month of travel, and desired star level of accommodation to get an approximate price. Submit the enquiry form with any additional details and we can start planning your customized trip.
Spain & Portugal Vacation Reviews
Our Spain & Portugal vacation packages provide a hassle-free way to see both these captivating countries. We take care of all the details. All you have to worry about is enjoying the one-of-a-kind experiences that will make this the vacation of a lifetime. Below you’ll find some recent testimonials from guests who have visited Europe with our help recently.
If you want to go on a First Class trip where you will see some incredible sights and where you will be pampered and taken care of with love, use JayWay Travel!
Visited : Portugal, Spain
Itinerary : Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona
Highly recommend JayWay Travel. We have used them before and will use them again.
Visited : Portugal, France
Itinerary : Lisbon, Porto, Carcassonne
This was our second perfect trip planned by JayWay Travel. We like the personalized travel experience and build in free time to enjoy the area we are traveling in; no cookie cutter travel for us.
Visited : Spain
Itinerary : Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Madrid
Spain & Portugal – a Perfect Pairing
With history stretching back to the Ancient Roman era, some swashbuckling centuries as powerful naval empires, and a period of Moorish rule, both Spain and Portugal are packed with fascinating sites, and the various influences of civilizations that have come, gone, and been conquered. Between the two there’s so much to see, you might just have to make two trips!
Make it a Culinary Crusade, With Wine
Barcelona has long been known as home to some of the best restaurants in the world, but did you know little San Sebastian on Spain’s northern coast has more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere on earth? Spain’s tapas culture is something to indulge in. With so much coastline it shouldn’t be a surprise that Portugal’s cuisine is big on fish and seafood. And then there’s the wine. You’ll be familiar with Cava, Rioja and Port already, and of course they’re part of the story too, but both countries are rich in viticulture so there’s much more to be discovered.
Just want to hit the highlights?
If it’s your first time visiting Spain and Portugal, you’ll naturally want to hit the hotspots like Barcelona, Lisbon, Porto and Madrid, and maybe Granada too.
Or dig deeper?
But that’s just the beginning of the story and our knowledge of both these countries goes much deeper than that. You could spend some of your trip discovering Andalusia in southern Spain. Our selection of destinations there allow you to truly explore the region. San Sebastian on the Bay of Biscay is a treat for gourmets. Portugal’s southern-coastal Algarve region is a laid-back delight. Check out all the destinations we offer in Spain and Portugal.
You’re in the best hands
Our Spain and Portugal expert travel advisors and trip planners will work with you to create your dream vacation itinerary. You’ll stay at the very best hotels, apartments or villas. You choose how you want to spend your days, either enjoying day trips and city tours with our trusted partners or taking a day off to wander on your own. Before you arrive and during your trip our on-the-ground staff in the region are on hand by phone or email for any help you need. We’re perfectly placed to create the most memorable trip you’ve ever experienced.
Why Travel with JayWay?
You only travel somewhere for the first time once. By taking a custom tailored trip you get a seamless trip, to your choice of destinations and at your own pace, planned by professionals and supported by locals on the ground in Europe.
Save Precious Time
Planning an amazing trip takes time. Our friendly travel advisors and experienced trip planners will listen to your needs and craft your personal dream itinerary. We will maximize your vacation time and enjoyment – we know the best way to get around and how to spend your hard-earned time off.
Have Peace of Mind
You’re in safe hands from the very beginning. Even before you arrive your dedicated tour manager in Europe will be in touch to help you prepare. When you arrive they’ll meet you and be available by phone, email and IM for the rest of your journey with us, for anything you need.
Make Memories Forever
Travel can create memories that last a lifetime. You’ll return home with indelible recollections of beautiful sunsets, magical vistas, fascinating stories, and meals so delicious you’ll want to fly back every time you think of them. This is why we do what we do.
Frequently Asked Questions about Travel to Spain & Portugal
Most of our guests travel to Spain & Portugal from the US by air, unless they are already traveling in a neighboring country.
Starting in either of the capitals, Madrid or Lisbon, or Barcelona, makes sense as all three of these cities have direct flights from the US. You don’t have to make your way back to the city you started in either. Buying an open jaw ticket is usually only a little more than a standard return and we’ll include any intra-European flights in your package. Our travel advisors will help you pick the best flights for your itinerary.
It very much depends on your priorities. If you want to visit the most famous places then Barcelona and Lisbon would be top of the list, whatever you’re into. Both countries have a wealth of things to see. Spain’s capital Madrid is rich in museums. The Andalusia region has a number of highlights beyond the Alhambra in Granada. Gourmets should seek out San Sebastian in Spain, and Porto in Portugal.
Our Spain and Portugal vacation packages start from around $375 per person per day. The largest element is often accommodation, but private full day tours can increase the cost. All our sample itineraries have a price guide function to give you an idea of the cost for different levels of accommodation, month of travel and number of travelers.
The best time of year for your trip will depend on what you want to do. If sunbathing and swimming in the sea are priorities, you’ll want to concentrate on June to September. If you are more interested in sightseeing and avoiding the hottest time of year then mid July and August could be too warm in the cities for you but all the rest of the year is very comfortable otherwise.
We can arrange rental cars for all or part of the trip, but bear in mind that dropping off a rental in another country incurs high one-way fees. Your JayWay trip planner can arrange for separate rentals where needed so you can avoid unnecessary expenses and have the freedom to get around by car when you need.
Absolutely. Our vacation packages are customized to your wishes. You don’t have to fill every day and we encourage leaving some time aside simply to appreciate the destinations you’re visiting.