Southern Spain & Portugal Signature Drive

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beaches of costa vicentina from above

Blend the golden beaches of wild coastlines...

orange trees frame seville giralda tower

With the exotic treasures of iconic cities...

grazalema white village surrounded by mountains

... And the traditional towns of a peaceful countryside

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This three-week itinerary adds time in Ronda...

cadiz cathedral view from seafront

A guided visit to the ancient city of Cádiz...

walking in forests of la brena natural park

And the sandy trails of the Costa de la Luz...

collecting harvest alentejo winery

... To all the goodies of our two-week version

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Typical Duration

The best of southern Spain and Portugal over three memorable weeks on the road. With more time to explore, this flavour-filled trip extends our two-week itinerary with time in Ronda, Cádiz and a coastline steeped in history.

  • Alentejo to Andalucía
  • Packed with flavour
  • Wine & olive bodega
  • Ronda, Cádiz & coast
  • Lisbon like a local
  • Tapas in Seville
  • Stunning coastal hikes
  • Special places to stay
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

20 nights in first-class hotels

All breakfasts

2 x lunches (including special tasting menu)

6 x dinners

Guided activities as described

Medium-size vehicle hire

Notes & GPS tracks for self-guided walks

Guided Activities

Private Lisbon tour

Shared winery tour

Private Évora tour

Private Sierra de Aracena walk

Private Seville tour with tapas

Private nature & culture tour in Grazalema

Private Cádiz tour

Private coastal walk with wine & olive bodega visit

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Travel Guide app with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Please note: International travel not included.


Day 1

Arrive in Lisbon

You begin in Lisbon, Portugal's historic capital and one of Europe's most photogenic cities. Settle into your lovely hotel in the heart of the action and set out exploring. You might wander through the Botanical Gardens, take the tram out to Belém to visit a UNESCO World heritage site and soak in sunset views from one of the many 'mirador' lookout points.

Day 2

Explore Lisbon like a local

Day 3

Travel to the Alentejo

Day 4

Walk in the Portuguese countryside

Day 5

Visit a winery en route to Évora

Day 6

Delve into Évora's epic history

Day 7

Travel to the Atlantic coast

Day 8

Hike on the Costa Vicentina

Day 9

Relax or keep walking on the coast

Day 10

Cross into Spain to stay at a special B&B

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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Look out across...

A cascade of Lisbon rooftops

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Discover the city...

With the help of a local

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Say yes please...

To another Pastel de Nata

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Get to know...

Lisbon by its street art

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Take a break...

In a traditional old-time café

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Ride the trams...

Through the twisting streets

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Chart the story...

Of the Age of Exploration

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Find the spot...

Where Rio meets San Fran

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Join the locals...

To watch day turn to night

Portugal lisbon fado show

Be moved by...

The mournful tones of fado

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Take a walk...

Through sunny cork forests

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Chance upon...

Cork harvesters at work

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Potter around...

In typical Portuguese towns

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See for miles...

From Marvão's medieval castle

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Say hello...

To the four-legged locals

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Step back in time...

With Évora's Roman jewels

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Be a bit spooked...

By the eery Chapel of Bones

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Hear on the grapevine...

How Alentejo's wine is made

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Settle in...

To a farmhouse by the sea

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Off quiet wild beaches

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Look out...

For nesting storks in spring

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Kick off your boots...

On sandy coastal trails

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Take a dip...

In the warm Alentejan sun

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Fill your plate...

With tasty seafood

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Fill your lungs...

With fresh sea air

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Watch the sun...

Go down over the Atlantic

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In boutique city hotels

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Delve into...

Local Seville markets

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Eat & drink...

Like the locals do

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Look up...

In the incredible Alcázar Palace

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The sun set over Seville

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Feel the power...

Of authentic flamenco

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Over lunches in the sun

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Lose yourself...

In pretty the backstreets

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Along ancient cobbled trails

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Through quaint white villages

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Roam free...

Like an Ibérico piggie

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Traditional rural lifestyles

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On a memorable tasting lunch

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In a traditional hammam spa

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Surrounded by blissful nature

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Begin the day...

With breakfast al fresco

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End the day...

With glorious sunset views

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Enjoy the views...

Of Ronda & its gorge

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Go for a hike...

In the peaceful countryside

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The stories of romantic Ronda

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Get your camera out...

For the iconic bridge view

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See Andalucía...

Through the eyes of a local

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Taste the difference...

Of Grazalema's artisan cheese

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Come eye-to-eye...

With majestic Griffon vultures

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Put your feet up...

After a good day's exploring

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Look out...

Across the historic city of Cádiz

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Find the angle...

For that famous cathedral view

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Listen to the squawk...

Of the winged locals

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Walk with a guide...

In fragrant Mediterranean forests

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Raise a glass...

Of local sherry and wine

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With a sunset view of Vejer

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Soak in the sounds...

Of an authentic Pueblo Blanco

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Become an expert...

On all things olive-related

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Treat yourself...

To Spain's best seafood

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