Paradores & Pousadas – Historic Lodgings of Spain & Portugal

March 18-April 1, 2024   Iberian Mosaic

Travel on an unforgettable 15-day small group journey to discover the best of the Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy captivating sights, excellent cuisine and memorable experiences while journeying overland from Lisbon to Madrid. Along the way, we’ll stay in some of Portugal and Spain’s most exciting lodgings – Paradores and Pousadas:  historic fortresses, stately palaces and medieval monasteries. 

We begin with an exploration of Lisbon, including the iconic Belen Tower and the National Palace of Queluz. Next, visit the Alentejo region, staying in one of Portugal’s finest pousadas in charming Evora – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Crossing into Spain, see Merida, with its outstanding Roman ruins. Enjoy visits to Seville, Cordoba and Granada’s extraordinary Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Explore Toledo, Spain’s medieval capital, before the journey ends in sophisticated Madrid where we will explore the Prado, one of the world’s most incredible museums featuring treasures and masterworks by Goya, El Greco and Velazquez. There’s an option to extend your stay with a visit to Barcelona, the incredible cultural and commercial capital of Spain.