15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France

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Accommodation Details:
Triples at the Crowne Plaza Toulouse will be accommodated in one room with 2 double beds.

Sep 28 departure will be accommodated at NH Hesperia Santiago Peregrino in Santiago de Compostela


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. There are a few long bus rides that are necessary to cover the territory. Some hotels in Porto are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Salamanca
    • 1 night Porto
    • 2 nights Santiago de Compostela
    • 1 night Oviedo
    • 2 nights San Sebastian
    • 2 nights Toulouse
    • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 19 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid and view an astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • View the Alcazar in Segovia with its soaring turrets, moats and magical towers
  • Visit the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite facade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall in Porto
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the Douro Valley
  • Visit the city’s world-famous Hostal dos Reis Católicos, created for Monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand
  • Enjoy a traditional cider pouring demonstration in Oviedo
  • Explore the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry in Bilbao
  • Visit the stunning seaside resort of San Sebastian, called the “Pearl” of northern Spain
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, a major Roman Catholic pilgrimage site
  • Admire the Saint-Sernin Basilica in Toulouse, a major stop on the route of St. James
  • Visit the impressive fortified walled city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. There are a few long bus rides that are necessary to cover the territory. Some hotels in Porto are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and attend an orientation meeting at approximately 7 pm on the upcoming journey through Spain, Portugal and France with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Madrid City Tour
This morning begin with a sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the world-renowned Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour to Toledo, former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Visit St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture
Optional: Half Day Toledo (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Segovia and Avila en Route to Salamanca
Travel across the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama to the historic city of Segovia. View the best preserved 1st century AD Roman aqueduct, symbol of the city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the fairy-tale Alcazar with its soaring turrets, moats and magical towers. Marvel at the powerful Gothic Cathedral that took almost 200 years to complete before walking through the Jewish Quarter. Then, to stunning Avila, surrounded by imposing city walls, one of Spain's best preserved bastions with its convent that pays homage to St. Theresa, founder of the Order of the Carmelites. Drive to the lively university town of Salamanca; view the 12th century Old Cathedral, the Salina and Monterrey Palaces and the historic centre of the city. Arrive at Plaza Mayor, considered Spain's most beautiful central plaza, exceptionally memorable when illuminated at dusk. Dinner together tonight in Salamanca
Overnight: Salamanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Douro Valley, Delightful Porto
Depart for Portugal on your way to the Douro Valley. Travel the scenic port wine road and visit Quinta do Seixo, one of the biggest estates of Sogrape, producing both Porto & Douro wines. Enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to the delightful Northern city of Porto with a dramatic setting on the banks of the Douro river. Tonight, participate in the optional Douro River Cruise with local meal. Cruise along the colorful river valley, viewing the city from a new perspective. Pass by the numerous port wine cellars and under Ponte Luis I Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy a meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant with drinks included
Optional: Douro River Cruise with Local Meal (PM)
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Porto City Tour, Santiago de Compostela
Start your morning with a sightseeing tour of Porto. Take a panoramic drive, and visit the 14th century Gothic Church of Sao Francisco with its gilded baroque columns and the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite neoclassical façade and ornate Arabian Hall. This afternoon leisurely drive to Santiago, the legendary destination for Pilgrims who walked the “Saint James Road” to visit the shrine here
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Explore Santiago de Compostela
This morning, take a guided tour of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages, and where the remains of the Apostle St. James are laid to rest. Visit the city’s world-famous Hostal dos Reis Católicos, created for Monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand and considered the oldest continuously operated hotel, and Praça do Obradoiro, a monumental square surrounded by magnificent buildings in various styles. Balance of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Oviedo City Tour
Depart for Oviedo, the regional capital of Asturias, a treasure trove of Spanish religious architecture. Upon afternoon arrival in Oviedo, embark on an orientation tour of the city. Walk through the historic town center, stop at the El Fontan market dating back to the 1520s and, conclude with a visit to the beautiful Cathedral. Admire the detailed cloisters, intricate buttresses and the main portico with its Arabesque decorations. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a traditional cider pouring demonstration during your dinner of local delicacies
Overnight: Oviedo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Covadonga, Bilbao, Travel to San Sebastian
Depart Oviedo and stop in Cangas de Onis to view the Shrine of our Lady of Covadonga, located in the Picos de Europa mountain range. Continue to culture rich Bilbao to visit the gleaming Guggenheim Museum. Designed by Frank Gehry, the inspirational design utilizes flowing canopies, ship shapes, towers and flying fins. The museum houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Later this afternoon, arrive in San Sebastian for dinner and overnight
Overnight: San Sebastian
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Full Day in San Sebastian
Today, a full day at leisure to enjoy this stunning seaside resort, with its charming harbor and beaches. Perhaps, join the optional St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour. Drive along the scenic coastline at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, towards the French border. Arrive at the resort town of St. Jean de Luz, renowned for its vast beaches, famous crescent-shaped bay and the Church of Saint John the Baptist. Continue to glamorous Biarritz, buffered by the Atlantic surf. See the lighthouse and the Hotel du Palais, originally built for the Empress Eugénie around 1855 as a summer villa, refurbished to a stunning luxury hotel. Enjoy some free time exploring this fashionable resort before returning to Spain
Optional: Half Day St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour (AM)
Overnight: San Sebastian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Friday - Lourdes, Travel to Toulouse
Your journey continues to Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, that rose to international fame in 1858 when visions of the Virgin Mary were described at the Grotto of Massabielle. The town is now a major site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage and of reported miraculous healings. Visit the sacred church, sanctuary and grotto where the apparitions took place and behold the healing water spring from the grotto, believed to possess healing properties. Time to reflect on your own before departing this holy city for Toulouse. Explore the lively Capitole Square with its myriad of shops and restaurants
Overnight: Toulouse
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Saturday - Toulouse Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will begin with an orientation of this regional capital. Known as the Pink City, on the river Garonne, Toulouse is known latterly for its modern aircraft and space rocket manufacturing. View the Capitole square and City Hall, which is organized around the Henry the fourth courtyard, adorned with the French king’s statue. Visit the Saint-Sernin Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built from the 11th to the 14th centuries, and a major stop on the pilgrimage route of St. James. It is one of the largest Romanesque churches in Europe. Afternoon is at leisure for individual pursuits or, join the optional Albi Tour. Travel to the historic city of Albi and visit the ancient center of the city, adorned with brick houses, and the former home of famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec. Discover the imposing Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, with its lavish interior and Berbie Palace, now a museum devoted to painter Toulouse-Lautrec
Optional: Half Day Albi Tour (PM)
Overnight: Toulouse
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Sunday - Medieval Carcassonne, Barcelona
The first stop today is at the fairy-tale medieval town of Carcassonne. Your guided walking tour takes you around Europe's best restored ancient fortified city with its over fifty towers and turrets, still standing today. Stroll along the cobbled streets to the St. Nazaire Basilica, adorned with magnificent stained glass and intricate carvings. Browse the shops selling medieval wares, and perhaps taste some of the local peasant stews at a café in the fortified town. Later, continue towards the Mediterranean Sea and back into Spain and the city of Barcelona
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Monday - Barcelona City Tour
This morning’s tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic drive of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Tonight, share wonderful memories with your Tour Manager and newfound friends at the Farewell Dinner in this fascinating city
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Tuesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and attend an orientation meeting at approximately 7 pm on the upcoming journey through Spain, Portugal and France with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Madrid City Tour
This morning begin with a sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the world-renowned Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour to Toledo, former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Visit St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture
Optional: Half Day Toledo (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Segovia and Avila en Route to Salamanca
Travel across the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama to the historic city of Segovia. View the best preserved 1st century AD Roman aqueduct, symbol of the city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the fairy-tale Alcazar with its soaring turrets, moats and magical towers. Marvel at the powerful Gothic Cathedral that took almost 200 years to complete before walking through the Jewish Quarter. Then, to stunning Avila, surrounded by imposing city walls, one of Spain's best preserved bastions with its convent that pays homage to St. Theresa, founder of the Order of the Carmelites. Drive to the lively university town of Salamanca; view the 12th century Old Cathedral, the Salina and Monterrey Palaces and the historic centre of the city. Arrive at Plaza Mayor, considered Spain's most beautiful central plaza, exceptionally memorable when illuminated at dusk. Dinner together tonight in Salamanca
Overnight: Salamanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Douro Valley, Delightful Porto
Depart for Portugal on your way to the Douro Valley. Travel the scenic port wine road and visit Quinta do Seixo, one of the biggest estates of Sogrape, producing both Porto & Douro wines. Enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to the delightful Northern city of Porto with a dramatic setting on the banks of the Douro river. Tonight, participate in the optional Douro River Cruise with local meal. Cruise along the colorful river valley, viewing the city from a new perspective. Pass by the numerous port wine cellars and under Ponte Luis I Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy a meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant with drinks included
Optional: Douro River Cruise with Local Meal (PM)
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Porto City Tour, Santiago de Compostela
Start your morning with a sightseeing tour of Porto. Take a panoramic drive, and visit the 14th century Gothic Church of Sao Francisco with its gilded baroque columns and the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite neoclassical façade and ornate Arabian Hall. This afternoon leisurely drive to Santiago, the legendary destination for Pilgrims who walked the “Saint James Road” to visit the shrine here
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Explore Santiago de Compostela
This morning, take a guided tour of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages, and where the remains of the Apostle St. James are laid to rest. Visit the city’s world-famous Hostal dos Reis Católicos, created for Monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand and considered the oldest continuously operated hotel, and Praça do Obradoiro, a monumental square surrounded by magnificent buildings in various styles. Balance of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Oviedo City Tour
Depart for Oviedo, the regional capital of Asturias, a treasure trove of Spanish religious architecture. Upon afternoon arrival in Oviedo, embark on an orientation tour of the city. Walk through the historic town center, stop at the El Fontan market dating back to the 1520s and, conclude with a visit to the beautiful Cathedral. Admire the detailed cloisters, intricate buttresses and the main portico with its Arabesque decorations. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a traditional cider pouring demonstration during your dinner of local delicacies
Overnight: Oviedo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Covadonga, Bilbao, Travel to San Sebastian
Depart Oviedo and stop in Cangas de Onis to view the Shrine of our Lady of Covadonga, located in the Picos de Europa mountain range. Continue to culture rich Bilbao to visit the gleaming Guggenheim Museum. Designed by Frank Gehry, the inspirational design utilizes flowing canopies, ship shapes, towers and flying fins. The museum houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Later this afternoon, arrive in San Sebastian for dinner and overnight
Overnight: San Sebastian
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Full Day in San Sebastian
Today, a full day at leisure to enjoy this stunning seaside resort, with its charming harbor and beaches. Perhaps, join the optional St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour. Drive along the scenic coastline at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, towards the French border. Arrive at the resort town of St. Jean de Luz, renowned for its vast beaches, famous crescent-shaped bay and the Church of Saint John the Baptist. Continue to glamorous Biarritz, buffered by the Atlantic surf. See the lighthouse and the Hotel du Palais, originally built for the Empress Eugénie around 1855 as a summer villa, refurbished to a stunning luxury hotel. Enjoy some free time exploring this fashionable resort before returning to Spain
Optional: Half Day St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour (AM)
Overnight: San Sebastian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Lourdes, Travel to Toulouse
Your journey continues to Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, that rose to international fame in 1858 when visions of the Virgin Mary were described at the Grotto of Massabielle. The town is now a major site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage and of reported miraculous healings. Visit the sacred church, sanctuary and grotto where the apparitions took place and behold the healing water spring from the grotto, believed to possess healing properties. Time to reflect on your own before departing this holy city for Toulouse. Explore the lively Capitole Square with its myriad of shops and restaurants
Overnight: Toulouse
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Toulouse Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will begin with an orientation of this regional capital. Known as the Pink City, on the river Garonne, Toulouse is known latterly for its modern aircraft and space rocket manufacturing. View the Capitole square and City Hall, which is organized around the Henry the fourth courtyard, adorned with the French king’s statue. Visit the Saint-Sernin Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built from the 11th to the 14th centuries, and a major stop on the pilgrimage route of St. James. It is one of the largest Romanesque churches in Europe. Afternoon is at leisure for individual pursuits or, join the optional Albi Tour. Travel to the historic city of Albi and visit the ancient center of the city, adorned with brick houses, and the former home of famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec. Discover the imposing Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, with its lavish interior and Berbie Palace, now a museum devoted to painter Toulouse-Lautrec
Optional: Half Day Albi Tour (PM)
Overnight: Toulouse
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Thursday - Medieval Carcassonne, Barcelona
The first stop today is at the fairy-tale medieval town of Carcassonne. Your guided walking tour takes you around Europe's best restored ancient fortified city with its over fifty towers and turrets, still standing today. Stroll along the cobbled streets to the St. Nazaire Basilica, adorned with magnificent stained glass and intricate carvings. Browse the shops selling medieval wares, and perhaps taste some of the local peasant stews at a café in the fortified town. Later, continue towards the Mediterranean Sea and back into Spain and the city of Barcelona
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Friday - Barcelona City Tour
This morning’s tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic drive of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Tonight, share wonderful memories with your Tour Manager and newfound friends at the Farewell Dinner in this fascinating city
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Saturday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Toledo Tour

Toledo is a "Museum City" of great artistic beauty. Former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Toledo has magnificent examples of architecture from different periods, making it one of the leading artistic cities of the country. In Toledo visit the most famous monuments, such as St. Tome Church, which houses El Greco's 'The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire its famous hand-crafted work, the "Damasquinado."

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 11 Apr 2019 - 23 Dec 2019 $70.00
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Douro River Cruise with meal (PM)

Join a cruise along the colorful river valley, viewing the city from a new perspective. Pass by the numerous port wine cellars and under the magnificent bridges crossing the valley. A meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant, with drinks included, highlights this tour.

Note: Depending on local conditions, you may enjoy your meal either before or after your cruise.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $75.00
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Half Day St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour

Drive along the scenic coastline at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, towards the French border. Arrive first at the resort town of St. Jean de Luz, renowned for its vast beaches, but also steeped in history as a fishing port. See the harbor, market hall and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, site of the marriage between Louis XIV and the Infanta of Spain, Maria Teresa. Continue to glamorous Biarritz, buffered by the Atlantic surf. See the lighthouse and the Hotel du Palais, originally built for the Empress Eugénie around 1855 as a summer villa, which still attracts nobility and the international elite. Enjoy some free time exploring this fashionable resort before returning to Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #10 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $45.00
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Half Day Albi Tour

Travel to the historic city of Albi, whose ancient and authentic center resembles a Tuscan city, situated on a headland on the banks of the Tarn river. Enjoy a visit to the Vieil Albi, the ancient center of the city, adorned with brick houses, and the former home of famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec. The Episcopal City of Albi is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will discover the imposing Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, a monument which juxtaposes its defensive external architecture with its lavish internal decoration. Continue with a visit to the Berbie Palace, now a museum devoted to painter Toulouse Lautrec.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #12 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $65.00
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Toledo Tour

Toledo is a "Museum City" of great artistic beauty. Former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Toledo has magnificent examples of architecture from different periods, making it one of the leading artistic cities of the country. In Toledo visit the most famous monuments, such as St. Tome Church, which houses El Greco's 'The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire its famous hand-crafted work, the "Damasquinado."

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 11 Apr 2019 - 23 Dec 2019 $70.00
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Douro River Cruise with meal (PM)

Join a cruise along the colorful river valley, viewing the city from a new perspective. Pass by the numerous port wine cellars and under the magnificent bridges crossing the valley. A meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant, with drinks included, highlights this tour.

Note: Depending on local conditions, you may enjoy your meal either before or after your cruise.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $75.00
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Half Day St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour

Drive along the scenic coastline at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, towards the French border. Arrive first at the resort town of St. Jean de Luz, renowned for its vast beaches, but also steeped in history as a fishing port. See the harbor, market hall and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, site of the marriage between Louis XIV and the Infanta of Spain, Maria Teresa. Continue to glamorous Biarritz, buffered by the Atlantic surf. See the lighthouse and the Hotel du Palais, originally built for the Empress Eugénie around 1855 as a summer villa, which still attracts nobility and the international elite. Enjoy some free time exploring this fashionable resort before returning to Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #10 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $45.00
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Half Day Albi Tour

Travel to the historic city of Albi, whose ancient and authentic center resembles a Tuscan city, situated on a headland on the banks of the Tarn river. Enjoy a visit to the Vieil Albi, the ancient center of the city, adorned with brick houses, and the former home of famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec. The Episcopal City of Albi is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will discover the imposing Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, a monument which juxtaposes its defensive external architecture with its lavish internal decoration. Continue with a visit to the Berbie Palace, now a museum devoted to painter Toulouse Lautrec.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #12 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $65.00
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15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France, June 2019
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Teresa and I had an amazing vacation, due in part (a major part) to Gate 1. The tour guide, the bus driver, the fellow travelers, the bus, the hotels, the meals, and the daily tours far exceeded our expectations, especially mine. Armand the tour guide was the BEST! We became friends with all our fellow travelers, most of which had traveled on Gate 1 trips before. We look forward in future Gate 1 vacations and working with you.

Jerry B. San Clemente, CA
16 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain & Portugal, June 2019
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Trip was fantastic in every way. All local guides were great, weather was perfect, our tour guide Andre was beyond incredible for his professionalism, humor and knowledge. Fun to be with at all times and took care of any issues that we had. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea!

Gary S. Stewartstown, PA
10 Day Classic Portugal, June 2019
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My wife and I very much enjoyed our vacation. What made it extra special was our tour guide, Rui. Rui was very professional and had a wealth of information about his country to share with us. Excellent guide, highly recommended!

Alfonso R. Whittier, CA
11 Day Crown of Spain, May 2019
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Our guide, Sandra, was amazing! She made a wonderful trip even more enjoyable. Her command of English and her knowledge of history and the cities we visited were impressive. In addition, she tended to every detail flawlessly from start to finish. Our accommodations and tours exceeded expectations and everything was well planned and organized. I will not hesitate to recommend Gate 1 to all my friends.

Joyce J. Palm Harbor, FL
11 Day Crown of Spain, May 2019
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It was amazing!! Our tour guide Sandra was the best one I’ve had so far. All the guides on my past trips were great but she was by far exceptional. Her knowledge and personality made it the most enjoyable time ever!!

Marge L. Greenville, SC
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, April 2019
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It was fabulous. Our guide, Lisa, was outstanding. Very informed, knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and fun. Our whole group was very congenial and prompt. A most memorable trip and experience.

Roberta P. Riverside, CA
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, February 2019
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It was nothing short of awesome! I loved the rich history of Portugal and Spain; so interesting to learn of the melding of cultures and religions. The architecture was spectacular! Our guide, Luis was excellent, and very accommodating and helpful! I cannot say enough about how good he was! This was my third Gate 1 tour. I was very satisfied and will definitely travel with Gate 1 again. I would return to both Portugal and Spain in a heartbeat.

Evelyn R. Santa Barbara, CA
10 Day Affordable Spain, February 2019
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The trip was great! We had an amazing time. Everything went so smoothly. Hotels were great, food was great and our tour guide Roberto was amazing. We definitely had a great time and will be using Gate 1 again!

Alaa K. Tulsa, OK
15 Day Barcelona with 11 Day Canary Islands & Morocco Cruise, January 2019
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We had a great time while on NCL cruise visiting Barcelona, Morocco and all Canary Island ports. It went beyond our expectations and we are glad we took this opportunity to explore these places. The Norwegian Cruise was exceptionally nice and enjoyable in every respect. They were very precautionary of health & safety and well being of all guests and they provided us lots of choices for food, drinks and entertainment. We came home happy travelers and without any regrets. Thank you Gate 1 for making this trip memorable for us.

Atmaram C. Ontario, Canada
6 Day Barcelona Special, January 2019
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Our unguided (no tour manager) trip to Barcelona was wonderful! My wife and I both had some trepidation before going. We had not traveled without a guided format in decades; that forced us to do our homework and plan out our days. We were able to spend more time at the sites that most interested us. We ate at hole in the wall restaurants that knocked our socks off. We went beyond our comfort level, and had an experience we wont forget. Thank you Gate 1!

David S. Agoura Hills, CA
8 Day Affordable Portugal, December 2018
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We had a marvelous time in Portugal. We loved our tour guide, Felipe. He is a wonderful pick for a tour guide. Your company has done a great job in choosing places and hotels ... Needless to say, the trip was marvelous.

Charles G. Fort Worth, TX
10 Day Classic Portugal, October 2018
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I love Portugal! The itinerary was wonderful in highlighting the historic sites, introducing the food of the country, giving passengers a taste of the culture. Moreover, the Gate 1 tour director, Americo, was instrumental in ensuring all of us a fun, educational, and safe trip. He was the perfect leader due to his positive attitude and his passion for his country.

Rose G. Duarte, CA
23 Day Spain & Portugal with 7 Day Western Med Cruise, September 2018
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Fabulous! I could not complain about anything. Rui and our driver were wonderful. Congratulations to Gate 1, you exceeded our expectations.

Joan G. Huntingdale, Australia
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, October 2018
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Perfect in every way! Our tour guide, Andres, was superb. That fellow really worked hard to make sure every detail was taken care of. The local guides chosen were excellent and the hotels were all fabulous. We had a really great time and look forward to another adventure with Gate 1.

Ian C. Tigard, OR
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, September 2018
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I had a wonderful and enjoyable trip of Morocco and Spain. Gate 1 has continued to live up to my expectations and I am looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again next year.

Jackie C. New South Wales, Australia
11 Day Crown of Spain, September 2018
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As usual, Gate 1 did an amazing job. The hotels were all very good, especially the gorgeous one in Madrid. Our guide, Armand, was fantastic. The love of his country of Spain came shining thru in all the insight and enthusiasm that he shared with us. He was very knowledgeable and since I love to learn, he did his job well. In a short 11 day trip we were able to see the highlights of each of the cities. I lost my jacket on the first day and he was able to track it down and have it shipped to our last hotel in Barcelona. His customer service was amazing. I have taken several Gate 1 Tours and I will continue to do so, as it is an excellent value and lots of fun too.

Kathy C. Happy Valley OR.
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2018
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Our trip was excellent. The tour was well organized and the management by our tour manager, Rui, was superior. There is not a single thing, that we could come up with that wasn't to our total satisfaction. Thank you Gate 1 & Thank you Rui.

Jurgen B. Acton, MA
11 Day Crown of Spain, August 2018
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The trip was great. Our tour guide Josep Tio Pares was EXCELLENT. His attention to detail was wonderful. His willingness to go the extra mile to make our trip enjoyable was extraordinary. He even gave up his personal time off to lead us on non-tour adventures. An absolute pleasure to tour with him! Overall my experience with your company was excellent. I definitely will be traveling with Gate 1 Travel in the future.

William N. Derry, NH
10 Day Classic Portugal, June 2018
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The trip was amazing and above all my expectations! The hotels were all great, the food was fantastic, and the sites we visited were all wonderful. I also liked that we had free time to do our own thing. Overall, the tour was very organized, which I really enjoyed. I also wanted to take the time to recognize Andre, our tour director. He was a walking encyclopedia/history book. He was so knowledgeable about everything. He was also extremely professional and very friendly. He truly made the entire experience more meaningful and unforgettable.

Julia C. Ladera Ranch, CA
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, May 2018
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Our Gate 1 trip was excellent with a fantastic group of people. Our tour manager, Amaiya, grew up is Spain and she was well-versed in the culture, history and sites. She is also a wonderful person. We would travel with her anytime.

Steven H. Roseville, CA
15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France, May 2018
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Our trip went very well and we were impressed with our first experience of using Gate 1. We had a great group of people to travel with and our Tour Director Roberta and Driver Miguel contributed much to the success of our holiday. Thanks for your interest and the assistance you gave us to start with.

David F. Victoria, AU
16 Day Iberia, April 2018
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Gate 1 is continuing to excel! We have (again) enjoyed a wonderful tour with you. Fantastic itinerary, lovely hotels, the best and most knowledgeable Tour Manager (Jose) and a very capable driver (Florentino). Every day brought new and amazing experiences and it just kept getting better! ... Spain and Portugal are beautiful countries with a wealth of history, incredible sights, lovely people and great food. Thank you again, Gate 1 Travel.

Diane B. New South Wales, AU.
21 Day Portugal & Spain, May 2018
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We had a great time overall but especially enjoyed the Portugal part. Our tour guides Americo and Catia were very helpful and enjoyable to be with.

Christopher N. Queensland, AU.
16 Day Iberia, May 2018
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Our trip was great! Spain and Portugal were beautiful, much more than I expected, and truly two of the cleanest countries I've ever seen and we travel a lot. I can't say enough about our tour guide, Roberto. He was excellent! ... He would always give us suggestions on things to see and do and eat ... Overall, it was a wonderful trip and Gate 1 did not disappoint in any aspect.

Celeste B. Austin, TX
11 Day Crown of Spain, May 2018
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TOTALLY TOTALLY AWESOME! GATE 1 WAS SOO GREAT!! From the start at booking to the final farewell dinner! ... If there was anyway to add more praise , it would certainly fall to our Guide LORI! ... Driver was cautious and courtesy and very helpful as well. GATE 1 is certainly NUMBER ONE!! Looking forward to more adventures with Gate 1

Armando A. Corona, CA
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, May 2018
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It’s one of the best trips that we had with Gate 1 both fun and entertaining but also educational. We learned so much on history culture people and food of Portugal and Spain. Our guide Jose was wonderful and so were local guides.

Alan L. Southlake, TX
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, May 2018
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Great trip from beginning to end! Beautiful scenery and interesting historical sites along with informative and entertaining guides made for an enjoyable experience. Great hotels and service. Ugo made it look easy driving the bus through some of the narrower streets. What can we say Jose is a traveler's dream - as Tour Director he looked after everything. Everything done with class! Would definitely book with Gate 1 again!

Fred Y. Dartmouth, N.S. Canada
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2018
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We very much enjoyed the trip to Spain. The tour was very well organized. In a relatively short time we have seen many historic sites and and had a wonderful culinary experience with local food and wines. Special thanks to our tour manager Roberto who was with us during this wonderful trip and who took a good care on every member of the group.

Alexander J. Columbia, MO
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2018
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Our trip was amazing. Our tour guide Roberto was the best. He was very knowledgeable and anything we needed he was very helpful. I would recommend this tour guide to anyone. The restaurants were outstanding and all of the hotels were great. We are going to plan an Italy vacation in September of 2019 and will definitely be using Gate 1

Linda G. Philadelphia, PA
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain, April 2018
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We had a great trip enjoying the many cities in our tour. Spain was beautiful and learned so much history. Palaces, churches and museums were amazing. Our tour guide Carmen Martin was the best!!

Carolyn M. Goshen, CA
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain, April 2018
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My trip was very nice and what made it so nice is our tour director, Lisa. She has great people skills, and very knowledgeable about Spain's history, geography, regional food and habits. She made our trip very enjoyable

Pavlina Z. Toronto, ON, CA

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