'Iberia in Depth'


Port Wine region, the Douro Valley; Lisbon: Colonial elegance; Santiago de Compostela: Place of Pilgrimage; Bilbao's Guggenheim; Comprehensive Barcelona city tour; Madrid: City tour & Prado; Granada & the Alhambra; Arab, Jewish, Christian, Roman, Visigothic legacies; Andalucia: Orange groves, flower-filled patios

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Thu 09 Jul 2015Sat 01 Aug 2015 $6690
Thu 10 Sep 2015Sat 03 Oct 2015 $6690 Last-minute Availability
Thu 07 Apr 2016Sat 30 Apr 2016 $6690
Thu 07 Jul 2016Sat 30 Jul 2016 $6690
Thu 08 Sep 2016Sat 01 Oct 2016 $6690

Optional Single Supplement: $1150 (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

Referring to history as existing in a series of layers can be an analogy taken quite literally when we see how the Colegiata de Santa Maria church was built on the foundations of what was a Roman temple and a mosque at one time. Stepping into the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, we can observe how history, still alive through the city's ancient architecture, shines through the modern scenes of bustling markets and cafes. The Port Wine region was established as the world's first demarcated area for wine production in 1756 and it is still where a thriving industry exists today. Once we're in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, we can see how all the structures built out of massive granite blocks seem to blend the present with the past. While Portugal has a mosaic of time-periods co-existing in its architecture, Toledo blends various cultures, such as Arab, Jewish, Christian and Visigothic. In Cordoba, we see the Cathedral-Mosque, the only place in the world where a catholic cathedral stands in the centre of a mosque.

Regions visited: Western Europe
Countries visited: Portugal and Spain


Sharon B. (Port Gamble, WA, US)

I enjoyed all the excursions. Liked the olive oil factory and the walk to the top of the mountain across from the Alhambra. The Flamenco dancing was amazing. The meal plan met our expectations, so many different local cuisines. Chris is a foody and the tour benefited from it. In all my years of traveling, our tour leader Chris was the best. This was a trip of a lifetime for me.