Spain & Portugal on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Barcelona to Lisbon

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Take an incredible 10 days to experience the best travel highlights of Spain and Portugal: art, culture, food (hello tapas!), and nightlife. Leave the typical big tour bus behind and reach these unforgettable destinations by train. All aboard for some serious (and life-changing) city-hopping through Iberia.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Big Night Out Moment: Lisbon
  • Tapas bar crawl (Granada)
  • Orientation walks in Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, and Madrid


  • Explore moorish palaces and great iberian cities
  • Sample some of europe's best cuisines
  • Chill out on the algarve coast
  • Indulge in tapas and wine.


Day 1 Barcelona We highly recommend arriving a day early to experience all that this incredible city has to offer. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Barcelona/Madrid Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 3 Madrid Enjoy Spain's beautiful capital on an orientation walk. Free time to visit its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares. Enjoy a night out with the group. Madrid's nightlife is world renowned! Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 4 Madrid/Granada Full day of free time before transferring to Granada in the afternoon. Transport: Local bus (4.20 hour(s), 420km)
Day 5 Granada A trip to Granada wouldn't be the same without a night on the town; the city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit the Alhambra, you must pre-book your tickets at least 3 months in advance through this website: Tickets always sell out in advance, so be sure to pre-book a ticket to ensure access. This is a purely optional activity. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Tapas Bar Crawl
Day 6 Granada/Seville Journey to Seville and explore this thriving university town. Opt to visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 7 Seville/Lagos Cross into Portugal, and enjoy the Algarve Coast. Transport: Local bus (2.75-3.00 hours, 275km)
Day 8 Lagos Spend the day on the Algarve with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.
Day 9 Lagos/Lisbon Take a train up the coast to Portugal's vibrant capital, and enjoy an orientation walk. Free time to visit Cristo Rei for sweeping views of the area, check out the monuments of the Belem neighbourhood, or relax in a café. Indulge in the town's great nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
Day 10 Lisbon We highly recommend extending your stay to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day