European Vacation Ideas: 12-Days Tour of Portugal and Andalusia

Author: Priyanka

Portugal and Andalucia boast magnificent historical monuments and wonderful cities. Explore the best of all this in our 12-days trip which provides you with the best European vacation ideas.


A Brief Look at the Portugal and Andalusia Tour

(Day 1): Arrival in Lisbon

(Day 2): A Day Tour To Sintra

(Day 3): Exploring Lisbon  

(Day 4): Venturing to Seville

(Day 5): An Introductory Tour of Seville

(Day 6): A Day Trip to Cordoba

(Day 7): More Fun in Seville

(Day 8): Cooking Session in Seville

(Day 9): Visiting Granada

(Day 10): Granada Walking Tour

(Day 11): One Day Tour of Malaga

(Day 12): Departure Back Home


Places To Visit

Lisbon, Sintra, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon

Your flight lands in Portugal's capital, Lisbon, where your private guide meets you and transfers you to your hotel. After check-in, relax for sometime in the comforts of your room trying to immerse yourself in the vibes of Lisbon. Later, you can step outside to explore the beautiful city and getting to know it.


Day 2: A Day Tour To Sintra

This morning, get ready for a day trip to nearby Sintra, famous for its storybook architecture, where you can visit incredible buildings and soak in panoramic views of the sea. In the evening, you’ll return to Lisbon, where you will enjoy a special dinner accompanied by traditional Portuguese fado music.


Day 3: Exploring Lisbon

Today, take the opportunity to visit Lisbon’s outer district of Belem. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the River Tagus accompanied by wine and canapes.


Day 4: Venturing to Seville

Traverse across the border from Portugal to Spain today as you head out from Lisbon to Seville, stopping en route in Evora where you'll have time to have lunch and explore the incredible Roman architecture of the city. Originally established as a Roman city and now home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Seville is buzzing with antique enamor. The Alcazar palace complex is a spectacular collage of architectural styles, and the Cathedral will truly impress you with its charm and its status as the burial site of Christopher Columbus. The Metropol Parasol is the largest wooden structure in the world, a giant mix of grids and swirls that includes a market and a terrace observatory.


Day 5: An Introductory Tour of Seville

Today, you’ll head out for a walking tour of Seville to witness the city's attractions, including the Giralda Tower and the Real Alcazar. The afternoon is entirely yours to enjoy at leisure while in the evening, embark on a tapas tour of the city, ending the day at a special flamenco performance.


Day 6: A Day Trip to Cordoba  

Embark on a day trip to Cordoba today, known famously for La Mezquita, the grand mosque-cathedral. Additionally, visit Almodovar Castle, which is a Moorish castle that dates back to 760.


Day 7: More Fun in Seville

Today morning, experience a traditional Andalusian horse riding exhibition at a renowned school before enjoying lunch by the sea. Afterward, relish a sherry sampling in Jerez, where the fortified wine originated.


Day 8: Cooking Session in Seville

This morning, get a deep look at Andalusian cuisine as you make your way into the kitchen to learn to prepare traditional regional fare. After enjoying the cuisine made by you, spend the afternoon at leisure in Seville.


Day 9: Visiting Granada

Venture through southern Spain today by making your way to the Moorish city of Granada, stopping in between to explore Ronda, with its Roman bridge and plunging gorges.

Granada is one of the most popular towns in Southern Spain and a must visit! Rich in history and culture, Granada is undoubtedly the most worthwhile city in Spain for tourists.


Day 10: Granada Walking Tour

Witness the magnificence of the Alhambra up close today as you embark on a private guided tour, enjoying lunch within the grounds. Afterward, continue exploring the city accompanied by your guide, from the Baroque cathedral to the white-washed streets of the Albayzin.


Day 11: One Day Tour of Malaga

Today, experience a different side of Andalusia with a hike through the Alpujarras, which is a part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Afterward, make your way to the seaside town of Malaga and spend your final night in Spain at leisure.


Day 12: Departure Back Home

Your tour comes to an end as you make your way to the international airport for your flight back home.


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