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Across Spain and Portugal with Paradores & Pousadas 2024 [waitlist only]

September 29 - October 15, 2024
Length: 17 days
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Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.

Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Tour Highlights

  • Discover historic Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, with its iconic Belém Tower and the National Palace of Queluz just outside the city.
  • Stay in a pousada in lovely Oporto, Portugal’s second largest city and a UNESCO site.
  • Take a cruise on the Douro River and sample the port wine exclusive to this region at a port lodge.
  • At Santiago de Compostela, the last stop on the celebrated pilgrimage route, experience this culturally rich and eminently walkable UNESCO city during a two-night stay.
  • Experience other stops along the Way of St. James pilgrimage route.
  • In vibrant León, encounter the city’s impressive historical and architectural heritage, including the beautiful 12th-century León Cathedral.
  • Stop in the elegant port city of Santander for a tour and lunch.
  • Tour Bilbao’s Guggenheim and Fine Arts museums as well as its medieval Old City.
  • Spend an entire day exploring the beautiful, rugged Basque coastline.
  • Stop in fabled Pamplona, known for its annual Running of the Bulls tradition.
  • With two nights in Bielsa in the rural Pyrenees, take in the stunning scenery at the region’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
  • Enjoy a three-night stay in vibrant Barcelona, where you’ll pay homage to its native son Antoni Gaudí and have time to explore this world-class city independently.
  • Stay in distinguished historic lodgings throughout the tour.
  • Discover more of lively, spirited Barcelona on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

If you would like to view a digital copy of this trip’s brochure, please click on the words “Digital Brochure” under Additional Resources (follows directly below Itinerary at a Glance) on this webpage.

* Cal lecturer’s participation cannot be guaranteed and is contingent upon a minimum number of paying travelers.

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