Spain & Portugal 2023
October 20 - November 3
Spain & Portugal 2023
October 20 - November 3
Experience the fairytale village of Sintra in Spain. Ride the yellow tram in Lisbon. Medieval walled city of Evora. The Moorish royal palace, Alcazar in Seville. The famed Alhambra in Granada. See the amazing red and white arches of the Great Mosque/Cathedral in Cordoba. Stroll amongst the very narrow roads of Toledo. See the aqueduct in Segovia. Visit the world famous museums in Madrid. Be inspired by Gaudi influenced Barcelona, including the Sagrada Familia.
- 14 nights in 3-star accommodations.
- 16 meals: Breakfast (14), Dinner (2)
- Services of a deaf Tour Leader on call 24 hours a day.
- Services of local deaf and/or hearing guides.
- All transportation expenses.
- ll admission fees for attractions and museums mentioned in the itinerary.
- Most tips, except for your Tour Leader.
- Informative travel preparation packet.
- Pre-tour and/or post-tour itinerary consultation.
- $100 discount per person on your next regular tour.
- Domestic and/or international airfares.
- All other meals not mentioned in the itinerary and personal expenses.
- Travel Insurance.
- Any COVID-19 related tests.
VIEW UNIQUE LANDSCAPES
Lisbon, similar to San Francisco, with its hills and trams all over the city. Bask in the sight of Toledo from across the river. Visit Don Quixote’s countryside and the windmills near Consuegra.
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Our local deaf guides in Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona will provide you with the insider stories of their cities… in sign language! With them, you will experience cultural things that are typically practiced only by locals.
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Madrid boasts one of the most famous art museums in the world, the Prado. Seville is the birthplace of flamenco dancing. Barcelona has a fiercely independent Catalan cultural pride.
SAMPLE FOOD & DRINKS
Lisbon has some of Europe’s freshest seafood and the famous Pasteis de Nata cream pastries. Spain has mouthwatering tapas at many bars, fresh Seville oranges, sangria, and succulent traditional dishes.
15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
DAY 1 - 4
DAY 1 - Arrival in Lisbon and have an orientation tour of the city today, including the Belem Tour, Discoveries Monument, and the Jeronimos Monastery. Have a group welcome dinner. Stay in Lisbon for 3 nights.
DAY 2 - Take an excursion to the fairytale village of Sintra, once a favored royal summer retreat and a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the palatial estates of Quinta da Regaleira, with its magical romantic gardens, inverted towers and tunnels, and much more.
DAY 3 - Take a yellow tram tour in the morning then walk around central Lisbon near the port. Visit the Gulbenkian Museum, and have free time in Lisbon to do whatever you desire.
DAY 4 - Drive to Seville via Evora, where we visit the medieval, walled city with its tapestries in the Chapel of Bones, the Cathedral of St. Mary, and the Roman temple of Diana. Continue on to Seville and settle into our hotel. Stay in Seville for 2 nights.
DAY 5 - 8
DAY 5 - Take a grand tour of Seville. Tour through the city’s historic heart including the iconic Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park. Visit the Alcázar of Seville - the Moorish royal palace with fountain-filled gardens, ornate arches and 16th century tiles. Also, go into Seville’s grand cathedral.
DAY 6 - Move on to Granada. Visit the famed Alhambra, built as a "Paradise on Earth" by the Moorish caliphs who ruled in the 13th century. Enjoy a stroll through the Generalife and get lost in the Albayzin to discover Moorish gems. Overnight in Granada.
DAY 7 - Depart for Cordoba in the morning. Visit the Great Cathedral and Mosque, plus the beautiful candy-striped La Mezquita and the cobblestoned streets of Juderia. Overnight in Cordoba.
DAY 8 - Drive to Toledo, stopping by Consuegra to visit the windmills of the Spanish plain. Visit the Cathedral of Toledo and drive around its skyline in the evening. Overnight in Toledo.
DAY 9 - 12
DAY 9 - Transfer to Madrid. Grand tour of Madrid starting at Plaza Mayor, then onwards to Mercado San Miguel, Almudena Cathedral, and Palacio Real. Stay in Madrid for 3 nights.
DAY 10 - Take a day trip to Segovia to visit the famous Alcazar and Aqueduct. Drop off our van in the afternoon.
DAY 11 - Today is our museum day! Visit the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, along with some relaxation at Buen Retiro Park.
DAY 12 - Depart for Barcelona in the morning by train. Afternoon relaxing walk amongst the waterfront and the port. Stay in Barcelona for 3 nights.
DAY 13 - 15
DAY 13 - Visit Sagrada Familia in the morning. After lunch, explore the old parts of the city: the Barri Gotic and El Born.
DAY 14 - Go to Parc Guell. Afternoon free time to do what you desire. Group farewell dinner at a deaf-owned restaurant.
DAY 15 - Transfer to Barcelona airport for your next destination.