Spain & Portugal: An Iberian Immersion
Upon landing in Porto, Portugal's coastal jewel, guests are smoothly transferred to the opulent InterContinental Porto Palácio ds Cardosas. This initial period offers relaxation and acclimatization. Soon after, the UNESCO-recognized Douro Valley beckons. At Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, guests play the role of an enologist, creating their own wine blend. A gourmet experience awaits at Conceitus Winery Restaurant, followed by a Douro River cruise, showcasing terraced vineyards renowned for Port wine.
Porto's architectural gems, including the Stock Exchange Palace and the neo-gothic Lello & Irmao Bookstore, are explored next. Contemporary art enthusiasts find solace at the Fundação de Serralves, and the day culminates with a Port wine session in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The journey extends to Lisbon, with detours at the ancient Coimbra University and the historically rich city of Tomar. Lisbon unravels its treasures, from the iconic Belém Tower to the lively Barrio Alto. A detour to Sintra reveals royal splendors.
The adventure then shifts to Sevilla, Spain's Andalusian heart, where tapas, flamenco, and the Alcazar Palace captivate. The finale unfolds in Madrid, a nexus of art, history, and culture. With visits to renowned museums and the medieval city of Toledo, guests depart, cherishing their unparalleled Iberian exploration.
Embark on a journey to the breathtaking Douro Valley, a UNESCO treasure and one of the world's oldest wine regions.
Discover Porto's architectural marvels and charming ambiance.
Explore the ancient streets of Coimbra University, Europe's sixth oldest university, and marvel at the stunning Joanina Library."
Journey through Lisbon's historic districts, from the iconic Belém Tower to the charming Alfama, and indulge in the famous pasteis de Belém."
Experience the royal grandeur of Sintra, visiting the whimsical Pena Palace and the mysterious Quinta de Regaleira, set against the backdrop of lush forests."
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Seville, from savoring tapas in historic bars to the architectural splendor of the Alcazar Palace
Be enchanted by the White Villages of Andalusia, exploring their unique charm and history, from the cliff-perched Arcos de la Frontera to Ronda, a jewel among Andalusia's towns, famous for its breathtaking gorge.
Step into the Alhambra of Granada, a majestic fortress-palace, revealing the pinnacle of Moorish art and architecture in Europe.
Explore Madrid's artistic soul at the Reina Sofia and Thyssen Bornemisza Museums, home to masterpieces spanning centuries of creative genius.
Journey to Toledo, a living museum of Spain's diverse cultural history, where Christian, Muslim, and Jewish heritage beautifully coexist.
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Measures have been taken to positively impact our environment
This journey positively affects the local communities visited.
Experiences on this journey provide authentic cultural interaction and connection
The Evolved Traveler is allocating $65 per person* (average) in conjunction with our partners, Offset Alliance, to help offset this journey through verified carbon removal and reversals projects.
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