'Magnifico' Spain and Portugal Tour

18 Glorious Days

  • Leisurely 2 and 3 night stays
  • Small group size from just 10 to 28
  • Genuinely inclusive, no additional on tour costs
  • Character hotels in superb locations
  • Designed for Australians & New Zealanders
  • 'My Time' guaranteed

Tour Overview

Such emotion… The passion of the flamenco, the click of heels and clack of castanets. The charm and beauty of Spain and Portugal will leave you wanting  more. From the seductive gardens of Granada’s Alhambra Palace, the heart stopping chasm at Ronda, your private cruise on the Alto Douro then waking up in a renovated 16th century citadel in a delightful Portuguese fishing village… just Magnifico!


  • Explore the Alhambra Palace and the verdant Gardens of the Generalife
  • Relax with free time in Granada’s old town
  • Stay 3 nights in Seville’s vibrant Santa Cruz neighbourhood
  • Walk over the famous chasm at Ronda
  • Dine at a Spanish Flamenco dinner show
  • Stay 3 nights in a renovated 16th century citadel complex
  • See the Monument to the Discoveries and  Belem Tower in Lisbon
  • Explore dramatic, mountain top Palace de Pena in Sintra
  • Experience a traditional Portuguese Fado dinner show
  • Stay 3 nights in the heart of Porto on the River Douro
  • Enjoy a port tasting and tapas lunch
  • Taste Vinho Verde at Aveleda Wine Estate
  • Relax on a lunch cruise on the Alto Douro
  • Explore the striking monuments and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
  • See Segovia’s dramatic Alcázar and relax beside the massive stone aqueduct
  • Enjoy a special farewell dinner with dramatic city views

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'Magnifico' Spain and Portugal

Message from the Mo

'Magnifico' won the title

I wanted to call this tour Paradors, Pousadas and Palaces because of the stunning selection of ‘antique’ hotels we stay in, but ‘Magnifico’ won the title. When designing it, it just struck me that we had a fantastic opportunity to create a dramatically different tour staying in some of the most extraordinary ‘timepiece’ hotels in Europe.

We could quite easily have gone for modern, steel, concrete and glass first class hotels and kept the price down but that would be so boring, so dull, so ordinary and would not have been even remotely sensitive to these gorgeous, evocative destinations. Spain and Portugal - home and heart to two empires that stretched across the globe spanning centuries of conquistadores, galleons, castles and monasteries, port and sherry, Fado and Flamenco, the strum of the Spanish guitar, the click of heels and the clack of castanets. We had to do it justice.

Where we stay adds so much depth and flavour. Distinctly Spanish and Portuguese. The name ‘Magnifico’ won because the longer, 2 and 3 night stays in our selection of hotels set the scene wonderfully for our unique activities and inclusions – such as Portuguese pastries and coffee in Lisbon’s Belem district and chartering our own lunchtime cruise boat to sail on the Alto Douro. It is the complete touring experience which makes it absolutely ‘Magnifico’.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Madrid welcome

Your tour commences this evening in Spain’s cosmopolitan capital city, Madrid. Join us tonight for a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel. This is an ideal chance to meet, and get to know, your Tour Manager and fellow travellers.
Melia Madrid Princesa Hotel

Day 2: Cordoba's Mesquita and Granada

Travelling by AVE express train we enter Andalusia and reach Córdoba late morning. Here we are joined by a local guide who will show us the major sights and take us through the famous 8th century, UNESCO World Heritage Listed Mesquita – the Cathedral and former Great Mosque of Córdoba. Later we join our touring coach and drive through to the famous city of Granada where we stay two nights. Dinner tonight is in your wonderful hotel.
Alhambra Palace Hotel

Day 3: Alhambra Palace and ‘My Time’ in Granada

This morning we are joined by a local guide who will take us through the incredible Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. With origins dating back to the 9th century and named for its reddish walls, this fortress complex looms high over the city. In the 13th and 14th century the Moorish Emirates built the famous Nasrid Palaces surrounded by lavish gardens and courtyards. Moorish poets once described the Alhambra as “a pearl set in emeralds”. This is one of the great sights of the world. This afternoon will be free in Granada’s old town which boasts a mixture of original Arab and Christian architecture, the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

Day 4: Stunning Ronda and Seville

Cutting through the mountains we reach Ronda. Retaining much of its historic charm, Ronda is famous for being divided by the deep El Tajo gorge which carries the Rio Guadalevín through its centre. The 18th century Puente Nuevo ‘new bridge’, which spans the 100m chasm below, has stunning views out over the Serranía de Ronda Mountains. Take time to walk over the bridge and explore the old quarter before enjoying lunch featuring specialties of the Andalusian area, accompanied by local wines. Later we continue to Seville where we stay the next three nights.
Hotel Fernando III

Day 5: Seville sightseeing and ‘My Time’

Welcome to the home of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro. This morning we are joined by a local guide who will take us through the enormous cathedral and bring to life this wonderful capital of Andalusia. Your afternoon is at leisure. The Santa Cruz quarter is famous for its narrow streets, flowered balconies and hidden patios. Nearby are the Giralda Tower and the royal palace, the Alcazars of Seville. This evening we have included a special evening out to enjoy dinner and a traditional Flamenco show.

Day 6: Atlantic port of Cadiz, Seville and Flamenco lesson

A leisurely start today as we enjoy an excursion to the Atlantic port of Cadiz. Situated on a peninsula, the seafront is lined with centuries-old houses and behind this you will find the grand cathedral surrounded by a historic centre of honeycombed narrow streets. Returning to Seville, the rest of your afternoon is free. How would you like to learn how to dance the Flamenco? For those of you who are interested we have included a special treat as we visit a Flamenco Dancing School to try our hand at this flamboyant folk dance. Don’t wish to dance? Then come along and just sit and enjoy the spectacle, as it is so much fun! Your evening is free and the old town near the flamenco school is bursting with tapas bars, lively cafés and restaurants, perfect for ‘tapas hopping’.

Day 7: Évora sightseeing and delightful Cascais

Driving into Portugal we stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Listed town of Évora where a local guide joins us for a walking tour to discover the town’s rich history which spans 2000 years. The compact centre of town is easily explored on foot and boasts a Roman temple, Moorish buildings, Christian monasteries and convents. Later we continue to the charming Portuguese fishing village of Cascais, situated on the Lisbon coastline, where we stay the next three nights.
Hotel Pestana Cidadela Pousada & Art District

Day 8: Lisbon sightseeing and 'My Time'

Today is spent exploring Lisbon. We meet our local guide for a tour to see the major sights of this wonderful, historical city – from the Belem Tower, to the fairytale palaces and the Discoveries Monument, built on the north bank of the Tagus River. The highlight will be a guided tour through the Jeronimos Monastery, and of course the chance to try Portuguese Pastel de Nata (small, soft custard pies – served hot). Your afternoon is at leisure  amongst Lisbon’s grand sights, paved avenues, shops, cafés and colourful trams. Returning to Cascais, your evening is at leisure to explore the delightful town centre, a short stroll from the hotel, with an array of cafés and restaurants. Alternatively, you might like to spend the evening in Lisbon and make your own way back to Cascais later.

Day 9: Palace de Pena, Sintra, Cabo da Roca and ‘My Time’ in Cascais

Today we visit the Palace de Pena and explore the old town of Sintra. Dating back 500 years the Palace de Pena was originally a peaceful monastery until destroyed by an earthquake. Due to its fantastic hill top location, Ferdinand II rebuilt it to be the luxurious summer palace of the  royal family. With stupendous views – on a clear day you can easily see Lisbon – the palace is one of the greatest expressions of 19th century architectural romanticism in the world. We have included a guided visit through this UNESCO World Heritage site which is also classified as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Portugal’.
We enjoy lunchtime in the delightful town of Sintra. Its noble villas and palaces prompted Lord Byron to say the town was “perhaps in every respect the most delightful in Europe”. We return to Cascais via the dramatic cliffs at Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point in Europe which, until the 14th century, was believed to be the ‘edge of the world’. This afternoon, ‘My Time’ to explore Cascais. Historically, Cascais was the summer retreat of the Portuguese nobility. Today, it boasts an elegant fusion of decorative 19th century architecture and modern facilities. Within the cobblestoned streets of the historic centre are lavish mansions, an imposing fort and fascinating museums. This evening we have included a special treat! We enjoy dinner and a traditional Portuguese Fado show.

Day 10: Obidos, Nazaré and Porto

Travelling north we enjoy a morning stop in medieval Obidos. Known as one of Europe’s most romantic medieval villages, you will find picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colourful houses adorned with geraniums and bougainvillea and whitewashed churches – all of which is encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle. Lunchtime will be spent in the traditional fishing village of Nazaré. Here we have also included a funicular ride up to the overhanging village of Sitio, to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline. We continue to Porto where we stay three nights.
Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel

Day 11: Porto sightseeing and ‘My Time’

After a city tour with a local guide, we cross the River Douro to Cais de Gaia. The city’s stunning skyline is enhanced by the picturesque boats and the soaring Dom Luis Bridge. Here we visit one of the port wine warehouses to sample this famous brew and enjoy a tapas lunch.
The rest of the day is completely free. Visit the Avenida dos Aliados – a sloping boulevard lined with grand buildings, and the medieval streets and dark alleyways of the Ribeira which meander down to the riverfront square (“Praça da Ribeira”), the most picturesque spot in the city. Here you will find traditional boats moored by the quayside, overlooked by colourful trader’s houses.

Day 12: Bom Jesus Sanctuary, Guimarães and Wine Tasting

First stop on our full day excursion is at Braga where we take a funicular train up to the famous Bom Jesus Sanctuary. Built in 1784, this twin towered  neoclassical church sits on top of a hill, above an enormous baroque staircase lined with chapels. Lunchtime will be spent amongst the medieval streets and historic monuments in the birthplace of Portugal – Guimarães. Later in the afternoon we sample Vinho Verde at the Aveleda Wine Estate with its magnificent gardens.
Aveleda Winery

Hand Selected Experience

An absolutely ‘Magnifico’ experience

No visit to Portugal would be complete without sampling a glass of smooth white Vinho Verde in an age old, historical wine estate. Visiting the 350 year old Quinta da Aveleda winery is like stepping into a different world. Behind its large entrance gate, you will find the villa and 160 hectares of manicured vines. The winery is surrounded by magnificent gardens and century-old trees. Your hosts, the Guedes family, keep ancestral traditions alive, creating award winning Vinho Verde wine. An absolutely ‘Magnifico’ experience.

Day 13: Scenic lunch cruise on River Douro

Crossing the country we join the River Douro at Régua where we board a vessel to cruise up the most scenic stretch of the Alto Douro River. Exclusively chartered for our use, your cruise includes a port aperitif and tapas lunch with wine and tea or coffee. Relax as we cruise past vineyards and riverside wine estates. Later we continue into Spain and arrive in Salamanca where we stay two nights.
Hospes Palacio de San Esteban, Salamanca
The Duoro River

Hand Selected Experience

Cruise the River Douro

The River Douro stretches from Spain’s Duruelo de la Sierra across to Porto in the West. But it is only the Alto Douro or ‘High’ Douro region that is UNESCO Heritage Listed – a 2000 year old wine-producing region with age old terraced vineyards, quintas (winery complexes) and villages. This is where we enjoy a unique tapas lunch cruise. We could board a large, impersonal tourist boat but instead we choose to charter our own private ‘Barco Rabelo’ to complete an amazing touring experience.

Day 14: Salamanca sightseeing and ‘My Time’

Salamanca has a largely pedestrian centre and the city brims with striking monuments and buildings such as the ancient university and cathedral, many of which are constructed out of golden stone. After a fascinating walking tour with a local guide, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Make sure you relax in a café on Plaza Mayor, one of the finest squares in Spain.

Day 15: El Valle de los Caidos and El Escorial

Passing the walled city of Avila we spend the morning in El Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen). Set in the woodlands of the Sierra de Guadarrama hills, the enormous Basílica de la Santa Cruz is remarkable as it is actually underground – hewn out of the centre granite ridge which is topped by the tallest memorial cross in the world. We spend lunchtime amongst the leafy squares of El Escorial before visiting the massive palace monastery complex of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Later we continue to a hidden gem of a city – Segovia.
Hotel Real Segovia

Day 16: Segovia sightseeing and ‘My Time’

This morning we have included a guided walking tour to discover this amazing city. Dating back to Celtic times, the beautifully preserved hill top town revolves around the huge main square which is flanked by the massive cathedral, heritage buildings, picturesque restaurants and al fresco cafés. In one direction a winding street will lead you to the impressive Alcázar – the fortified stone palace that juts out on a rocky crag, surrounded by sheer cliffs. Down another street you will find the astonishing Roman Aqueduct that cuts high across the base of town. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this splendid town.

Day 17: Toledo sightseeing and ‘My Time’

Arriving into Toledo mid-morning, we are joined by a local guide who will take us on a city walking tour. Toledo has a wealth of monuments. Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together here for centuries hence it is sometimes called the “city of the three cultures”. Here you will find a city crammed with churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. Highlight of your day will be a visit to Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo, which many consider to be Spain’s finest cathedral. The shopping is excellent and the rest of your day is free. This evening we enjoy a farewell dinner in your historic hotel.
Parador Toledo

Day 18: To Madrid

After breakfast we will transfer you to Madrid where your tour ends late morning. Drop off points will be the city centre followed by the airport. We recommend you book flights or trains that depart Madrid after 2pm.

Incredible Value Inclusions

  • ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described
  • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach
  • AVE train Madrid to Córdoba
  • 17 nights specially selected hotel accommodation
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 29 Meals – including breakfast daily (B), Andalusian lunch in Ronda, tapas
  • lunch in Porto and tapas lunch cruise on the River Douro (L), 9 dinners
  • including a Flamenco Dinner show and Fado Dinner show (D)
  • Tea, coffee and a complimentary beverage with all included dinners
  • Welcome drink in Madrid and Aveleda Vinho Verde wine tasting
  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences - Flamenco dance class Seville,
  • port warehouse visit and tasting, River Douro lunch cruise
  • Local guides as described in the itinerary
  • ALL tips to your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Personal audio system whilst on tour
  • Free WiFi at hotels

No additional 'on tour' costs


Your Hotels

Alhambra Palace Hotel, Granada

Alhambra Palace Hotel, Granada – 2 Nights

Inspired by the beauty of Alhambra, the Alhambra Palace Hotel offers spectacular views across Granada and features Moorish inspired décor. Located just outside Alhambra Palace’s ancient walls, it is just a short walk to many attractions including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Albayzin.

Hotel Fernando Ill, Seville

Hotel Fernando III, Seville - 3 Nights

Located in Seville’s Santa Cruz neighbourhood, this elegant, Andalusian-style hotel is six minutes’ walk from the Gothic Seville Cathedral. The air-conditioned rooms feature a contemporary design and offer the ideal combination of comfort and functionality.

Hotel Pestana Cidadela Pousada & Art District, Cascais

Hotel Pestana Cidadela Pousada & Art District, Cascais – 3 Nights 

Situated in the renovated 16th century citadel complex, and one of the first hotels in Europe to have an Art District on site, this historic, waterfront hotel is surrounded by an Art Gallery, a museum, and is located a short stroll from the charming centre of this fishing village.

*15 June departure stays 3 nights at Hotel Vila Gale in Cascais


Pestana Hotel, Porto

Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel, Porto – 3 Nights

Located in the heart of Porto, the Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel has been classified World Heritage by UNESCO. The hotel’s amazing location allows easy access to the River Duoro with the Torre dos Clérigos Bell Tower and the Porto Cathedral less than a 10-minute stroll away. 
Hospes Palacio de San Esteban, Salamanca

Hospes Palacio de San Esteban, Salamanca – 2 Nights

This stylish hotel is set in a renovated convent and superbly located in the heart of Salamanca, five minutes’ walk from the Plaza Mayor, one of Spain’s most beautiful squares. 

Hotel Real Segovia

Hotel Real Segovia – 2 Nights

This recently renovated 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Segovia between the Cathedral and Aqueduct. The hotel features classic and elegant décor.

Parador Hotel, Toledo

Parador Hotel, Toledo – 1 Night

Located on a hilltop position on Cerro del Emperador (the Emperor’s Hill), there are stunning 180° views from the hotel’s dining room, terraces and pool, across the old Arab fortress and the whole cathedral city of Toledo. 

Tour Reviews

I was so impressed with the whole itinerary & especially the fact that we stayed more than 1 night in the different places. We had an excellent Tour Manager who was just so lovely to all & so knowledgable & helpful. This was such a bonus as I write up a journal each night on the days experiences & places & had much more information than was in the itinerary. I must say how very careful & what an excellent coach driver we had & so helpful to us all as we were exiting the coach. I have a problesome hip & his help was invaluable (I called him my hero each time). I was also so impressed with the amount of free time we were given which was so good as the shopping in Spain & Portugal is a dream. I have been on another tour with another company & it was very sad that we only had such limited free time we hardly had time to shop. This is such an important part of visiting another country. I would certainly recommend Albatross to all & I am so pleased to have done this tour. The places we stayed were the best & we certainly saw the most important features in every part of the countries.  

Thank you for making my tour so memorable.


Alhambra Palace, Granada

We enjoyed everything about the tour. We had an excellent Tour Manager, her knowledge of Spain and Portugal and their history couldn't be bettered. The accommodation was first class, with a good mix of central and historical hotels.

We love the extra nights and free time that an Albatross Tour provides. Would certainly recommend Albatross Tours.


Porto, Portugal
The whole tour was excellent and very well planned. Our Tour Manager was excellent in every way, and our Driver was extremely knowledgeable and had some very tight turns which he handled without any difficulty. Evora was one of the many highlights and certainly deserves mentioning. Porto and Toledo were lovely cities, not too large and accommodation in both was excellent. Touring with 24 passengers was a good size and we all got on very well. I will certainly recommend Albatross Tours to other travellers.  


Thanks Albatross - Another great tour. The Spain and Portugal tour was our fifth Albatross tour and we have not been let down! For me there were many highlights but the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica de la Santa Cruz followed by Toledo was a perfect last memory of our adventure in Spain/ Portugal. Our tour manager, Darren, was helpful when our luggage was lost by Air France at the beginning of our tour. I can't thank him enough for his support at such a trying time. 


I found touring with Albatross Tours to be a very enriching experience. Spain and Portugal were both new to me and I enjoyed exploring them both immensely. As well as spending a fair amount of time in large cities, we also explored smaller towns along the way to saw the diverse character of the small towns. Our tour manager was very helpful and knowledgeable. Out meals were fabulous and we had along with the included excursions a suitable amount of time to do our own thing which was great. Thank you Albatross Tours. I have no hesitation in recommending you to all and I cannot wait to tour with you again. 


We loved everything about the Magnifico Spain & Portugal tour. Darren our tour manager was great. Very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a lovely group on the tour and have told all of our friends about our great experiences with Albatross. We will definitely be booking another tour!


1. The composition of the tour, very well balanced in terms of organised activity vs free time
2. I enjoyed the selection of the areas to visit and the amount of time spent there
3. Most critically perhaps was our superb Tour Manager. Her attention to detail, to each and everyone on the tour was remarkable. She was knowledgeable and able to impart her understanding of the various areas in ways that made them come alive for us all
4. The excellent company, our fellow tourists. We would tour every year if we could have the same group of travellers!


Albatross Tours, thank you so much for our tour Magnifico Spain and Portugal. It was indeed Magnifico from start to finish!

The hotels were top class and memorable. Our Tour Director/Leader was outstanding and our driver extremely competent in all situations.

We thoroughly enjoyed all the visits on our tour and found the extra days and free time an added bonus other tour companies do not often provide. The option to not tour and do your own thing if you wanted was there also. We walked a lot, but for someone who doesn’t often use the word ‘walk’ in her vocabulary I hardly noticed. Just wear good shoes and don’t expect to lose any kilos – the food is just too good!

The group we travelled with were mostly couples from Australia (all states), a few from New Zealand and a couple from the UK. The ages ranged from 25 years – 75 years. There were a number of singles on this trip too. Everyone got on well and new friendships were made while we explored Spain and Portugal together. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour; in fact I’d do it again tomorrow if I could.

Sylvie- Anne

Lisbon St. Portugal

Exceptional tour.

The itinerary was very well considered, well paced and with a very good mix of structured touring and free time.  This gave us the opportunity to have the very best experience from each stop.

We were particularly drawn to the longer stays at each location and to the smaller touring group, a major reason why we chose Albatross Tours. In this we were not disappointed, the longer stays were great, we felt so much more relaxed. We really felt that we were on holiday! Each day brought with it a sense of adventure at an enjoyable pace.

The hotels were very good and well chosen for character, location and style.

The number of inclusions for meals was very good including breakfast each day and most dinners.  My dietary needs were well catered too with our tour guide making sure that myself and others with dietary needs were given a broad range of food during the tour.

Local guides were provided to take us through towns and places of interest.These were great and vastly improved our understanding and appreciation of the places that we visited.

Our tour guide was excellent, her knowledge of Spain and Portugal was outstanding.  In addition,our driver was great and the bus both comfy and spotless.

We would not hesitate to take another Albatross tour and would recommend this tour to others.

Irene Fitzpatrick

Toledo, Spain

Thankyou for providing such a fantastic tour. We had no idea what to expect from Spain other than the notes in the brochure. The country-side, the culture, the food, the history and the architecture were mind-boggling. Each day seemed to surpass the day before, without taking anything away from what we had already seen. It was truly amazing. Albatross and particularly our tour manager, Darren, are to be congratulated for providing us with an experience that will live long and wonderfully in our memories.


Ronda Bridge, Spain
John Firth, our Tour Guide, was excellent he had everything organised for us so that the whole experience went very smoothly. We were able to enjoy all the grandeur of each location and its historical background that was explained so eloquently by John and all the local guides.
He was also able to impart some of his local knowledge regarding local cuisines, shopping outlets and the unmissable bargains!! The two and three day stays in most locations was a bonus we always appreciated.
A big thank you also to Jose Antonio our magnificent driver who always kept us safe even in difficult driving conditions, I did not have to take any motion sickness tablets and that is proof indeed.


Spanish Tapas
Darren was an excellent tour manager. He was always happy to accommodate everyone’s needs and went above and beyond on many occasions. His calm demeanour and knowledge of each area we visited was much appreciated. Thank you for making this tour so enjoyable.

Sarah, June 2018

Toledo, Spain
Our tour manager Darren was excellent and a great advocate for Albatross. We would not hesitate to do another tour with him. This was our second Albatross tour and it did not disappoint. Thank you, Euan, for putting together a fantastic itinerary – amazing sights and a wonderful experience – it truly was Magnifico!

Peter, June 2018

Food Markets, Madrid, Spain
The pace of the tour was exactly what my wife and I wanted with many three night stays and the hotels were first class. We really enjoyed the dinners which were provided as the menus were excellent. However the highlight for us was our tour director Darren who was very caring to each individual member of the group and made the tour exciting and interesting with his informative comments. The itinerary gave us a chance to see many places, such as Salamanca and Segovia, that often other tours miss. Well done Albatross, hopefully in the future we will be touring again.

Michael M, July 2018

Segovia, Spain

Tour went without a hitch! Darren, our guide, was superb! He was cool, very calm, very professional throughout. José, our bus driver, was a great driver, getting into and out of some very difficult situations. Always polite and courteous and, at each stop, would get out and help us safely from the bus. The bus was kept scrupulously clean as well. Overall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Flamenco dancing was a hoot!! We would never had done this ourselves.


The Alcazar in Seville

We have had a very enjoyable trip made all the better by the professionalism of our guide and driver. Our tour was well named – ‘magnifico’.


Lisbon, Portugal

Tour highlight: Segovia's aqueduct. No improvement needed. Tour leader exceptionally good.


Aqueduct in Segovia

Our tour has provided us with magnificent insight into a country resplendent with superb scenery, numerous world heritage sights and a rich and varied cultural tapestry. Marta worked tirelessly to ensure her customers were well looked after and attended to.

My personal highlights were Ronda, the mosque in Cordoba, Lisbon, Braga, Guimaraes, Segovia and Toledo. The Flamenco dancing and the Fado were also spectacular. The tour guide in Envora was outstanding as was Rita in isbon and the gentleman in Segovia. Each of these people allowed their personalities to shine through whilst providing significant information. The hotel accommodation was outstanding. The Alhambra Palace hotel was grand and I greatly enjoyed the rooftop in Seville. The hotels were well located and central to the noteworthy sights.

Geoff and Clare

Guimaraes, Portugal

Thank you again for another perfect Albatross tour... the behind the scenes effort by all to give us such a wonderful experience is very much appreciated.

Yvonne and Reg

Porto, Portugal

I enjoyed everyday of this tour. Always plenty of stops on the way and every place we visited exceeded my expectations. Our guide, john, made our touring so interesting with his knowledge, he was happy and never rushed us. Our driver Riccardo was fantastic, I was in awe of how he got that bus right where he wanted it! I felt so safe with him at the wheel. I loved the 2 and 3 night stop. No feeling of being rushed around. He highlight was beautiful Porto and Segovia but I loved everywhere we visited.


Mezquite Cordoba

We are so amazed of the quality of the tour. It has been the best time. A big 10/10 has to go to Miguel for his professionalism, knowledge and customer service he displayed throughout the entire tour.


Caslte of the Moors, Sintra

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