For your next visit to Portugal or Spain, why not consider booking a walking tour of the city or a guided tour of some of the wonderful places of interest nearby.
A walking or guided tour is a great way to make sure you don’t miss any must-see sights, especially if you’re on a tight schedule, as you won’t waste any time getting lost. Your English-speaking guide is a local expert who will give you the history and insights behind the sights you will see, so you can leave that heavy guidebook back at the hotel and just listen and enjoy.
There are many more tours available and custom tours can be designed for you, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us for more information.
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|Lisbon (City Center, Day Trips, Wine Tours): The capital of Portugal is the oldest city in Western Europe, and one of the oldest cities in the world. There is much to see in the city center and in surrounding towns that can be visited as day trips, including historic castles, monasteries, cathedrals and more. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Porto (City Center, Day Trips, Wine Tours): Portugal’s second largest city is perhaps best known for the fortified wine (port) that bears its name. Visitors can tour wine cellars, enjoy the old world charm of the city, and take day trips to explore nearby historic towns and the beautiful Douro wine region. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Coimbra: This historic town was Portugal’s first capital. Six of the country’s kings were born here, and the first two are buried here. Many visit to explore the historic buildings of the country’s oldest university that is located on a hilltop in the medieval old town. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Avila: Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Avila is known for having the best-preserved ancient city walls in the country. Visitors can walk atop the wall and visit the Convent of St. Teresa, built on the site of her birthplace. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Barcelona (City Center, Food & Cooking Classes, Bicycle Tours, Day Trips, Wine Tours): The capital of Cataluña and Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona is a vibrant city that has many faces; Mediterranean seaport, European commercial hub, and home to such artists as Gaudí, Miró, and Picasso. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Cádiz (City Center & Food Tours): Located on a narrow peninsula in southwestern Spain, Cádiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in Europe. It was the wealthiest port in Western Europe during the 18th C. and benefited from extensive trade with the New World. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Córdoba: Once the capital of Moorish Spain, Córdoba was the most cultivated and magnificent city in 10th C. Europe. Visitors today marvel at the beauty of the Mezquita and enjoy strolling down the narrow, winding streets of the picturesque old Jewish quarter. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Girona: This ancient walled city has a history that spans over 2,000 years. Many of its prominent monuments were built during the Middle Ages, and Game of Thrones fans may recognize some of them, as they served as a backdrop for the storyline in the 6th season of the series. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Granada: Set amidst the towering backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada, Granada is situated in the fertile valley of the Genil River. It is home to one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra, which is Spain’s most visited monument. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Jerez (City Center & Food Tours): Perhaps best known for the fortified wine (sherry) that takes its name from the city, Jerez is a traditional Andalusian city that dates back to Moorish times. It is also well known for its Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, one of the principal riding academies in the world. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Madrid (City Center, Day Trips, Wine Tours): Located in the geographic center of the country, Spain’s capital is a modern, internationally renowned city that has retained its old world ambiance. It offers a diversity of attractions and there are many wonderful cities nearby to visit as day trips. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Málaga (City Center & Day Trips): This cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean in southern Spain has seen a revitalization in the last decade. It is well known for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, but it is also one of the oldest cities in Spain, with a rich history that dates back to the Romans. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Marbella: Located 45 minutes west of Málaga, Marbella has long been considered the “jewel” of the Costa del Sol. This charming and chic town is best known for its upscale boutiques and restaurants, its charming old quarter, and the Puerto Banús marina, which attracts an international crowd. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Ronda: One of the oldest towns in Spain, Ronda’s location on the edge of a 500-foot gorge makes it dramatic and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. It is also home to the 17th C. Plaza de Toros, which is one of the oldest bullrings in Spain. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Salamanca: Nicknamed “La Dorada” (the Golden City), Salamanca is home to the oldest university in Spain (founded 1218) and the third oldest in Europe. Visit the university’s historic buildings and stroll through one Spain’s largest main squares. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Segovia: The aqueduct that was built in the 1st C. and cuts across Segovia is considered one of the Roman Empire’s most impressive engineering marvels. In the heart of the city you can also see the last Gothic cathedral built in the country and a castle perched on a hilltop. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Seville (City Center, Food & Cooking Classes, Day Trips): Standing on the banks of the Rio Guadalquivir, Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city and the capital of the Andalucía region. Many who visit Seville are entranced by its beauty and romantic atmosphere, and captivated by the people and their zest for life. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Toledo: Dramatically perched on a hilltop overlooking the Rio Tajo, Toledo is known as the “city of three cultures” where Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together for centuries within its walls. It was also home to the famed painter El Greco. For a selection of tours, click here.|
|Valencia: Located on the Mediterranean on the Costa Blanca, Valencia is Spain’s third largest city, and it is here that the iconic paella dish was created. Today the city is enjoying a resurgence, offering visitors fine museums, baroque architecture, architect Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts & Sciences, and fine cuisine. For a selection of tours, click here.|