Spain & Portugal

The Route
  • Barcelona
  • Oropesa
  • Valencia
  • Cuenca
  • Madrid
  • Toledo
  • Lisbon
  • Porto
Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Group Size

Between 5-20 people

Accommodation

9 nights in top-rated hostels and 1 night in a couchette on a night train

Activities

Unmissable activities included for every city on the route as well as a library of incredible optional extras to choose from.

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Sustainability

This trip only creates 43.4 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 566.7 ♻️

Route Map

Trip Style

Our Spain & Portugal 2020 route is a fast-paced tour of two of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.

You’ll have either one or two nights in each city, making this the ultimate fast-paced tour of some Iberia’s best. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that this amazing region has to offer.

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. They’ll also co-ordinate essential and optional activities such as walking tours and pub crawls- not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival in each hostel. 

Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!

Itinerary

Barcelona

Barcelona (2 Nights)

First stop in your lineup of fantastic destinations- Barcelona! Meet your tour leader and check into your hostel before walking out to explore the city. 

Start your first full day with an incredible included activity! You and your group will head into town to visit the incredible Sagrada Familia, renowned architect and artist Antoni Gaudí’s final unfinished project. Then, you’ll have the chance to learn more about one of Spain’s most influential creators by walking up through the city for an optional visit to Gaudi’s Parc Guell.

The next day, you’ll travel to the next in your lineup of fantastic destinations- Oropesa!

Barcelona Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Sagrada Familia
  • Optional: Parc Guell
  • Optional: Ice Bar
  • Optional: Montjuic Cable Car

Oropesa Castillo

Oropesa

Oropesa is a town which will surprise you- one of Spain’s lesser known destinations, this is the perfect chance to sample authentic Spanish life outside of the major cities. Start your time here by digging into traditional paella at El Torico 2, a restaurant known for its delicious seafood. Then, head out to explore! Why not take a stroll down the beachfront before returning to the station for your train to Valencia.

Oropesa Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Paella at El Torico 2

man pushing his bike in a deserted street in Valencia

Valencia (2 Nights)

One of Spain’s most up-and-coming cities, Valencia benefits from incredible nightlife, lush green spaces and delicious food unique to the region. You’ll arrive here in the early evening, so drop your bags and prepare to head out on a pub crawl around the city- be sure to sample some traditional sangria!

 

The next day, you’ll have some free time to explore either alone or as a group. Visit the incredible Oceanografic de Valencia, which was recently voted the #2 aquarium in the world! Or, take an optional bike tour of the city with a local guide, discovering all of the spots usually missed by Valencia’s tourist crowds. Feeling hungry? We also offer an optional tapas tasting tour of the city- the perfect opportunity to try out some new Spanish cuisines!

Valencia Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Valencia Pub Crawl
  • Optional: Oceanografic de Valencia
  • Optional: Bike Tour
  • Optional: Tapas Tasting

Cuenca Palace

Cuenca

Your next destination is a small stopover in the traditional Spanish town of Cuenca. Visit the city, marvel at the hanging houses and brave the heights of the San Pablo bridge before catching your train to Madrid later that day.

Cuenca Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Sightseeing in Cuenca

Old building in Madrid at sunset

Madrid (2 Nights)

Next stop, Madrid! The Spanish capital plays host to a huge library of things to see and do. From elegant boulevards to expansive manicured parks, this is a city that impresses, with adventure around every corner. After arriving in the city from Cuenca, spend the evening walking around the City Centre and nearby parks.

The following morning begins with free time to explore. Check out the fantastic Museo Nacional del Prado and learn of Spain’s extensive history, or, head to Parque Del Retiro, one of Madrid’s largest parks with incredible fountains and lush green spaces.

Then, why not stop for street food? (be sure to try the croquetas de bacalao). In the evening, take an optional walking tour of the old town, uncovering hidden gems with a local guide or head go to a Zarzuela Show and experience a tradition that goes back hundreds of years.

Madrid Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Toledo Day Trip
  • Optional:  Old Town Walking Tour
  • Optional: Zarzuela Show
  • Optional: Museo Nacional del Prado

toledo view of the city from above with water flowing

Toledo

After exploring all Madrid has to offer, you’ll take a day trip to Toledo, an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. Wander the old town, stopping to marvel at the incredible architecture this city has to offer. From the Santa Iglesia Catedral to the Sinagoga de Santa Maria La Blanca, Toledo is a place that both impresses and inspires.

Return to Madrid later that evening to catch your first night train to the wonderful Lisbon, sleeping in a 4-bed couchette with other members of your group as you prepare to wake up in the Portuguese capital.

Toledo Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Sightseeing in Toledo

Lisbon's iconic 25 de abril bridge at nightfall

Lisbon (2 Nights)

Lisbon has skyrocketed in popularity the past few years- and it’s easy to see why. The Portuguese capital is stunning, with incredible sunsets, bustling shops and incredible nightlife, this is the perfect place to start your time in this amazing country!

Jump off the train and head to the hostel to drop your bags before getting some free time to wander out and explore. Want to get the most from your Lisbon experience? Take a tour of the city’s rolling hills on the optional Lisbon Bike Tour, or, later that evening, take a sailing tour on the Tagus River. End the night by visiting a few of the bars around the vibrant Bairro Alto district.

The next day, visit medieval Sintra, a World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. Then, visit Pena Palace and enjoy a tour of mystical Quinta da Regaleira. Finish your day of exploring by taking in Roca Cape, the westernmost point in Europe. That evening, wander the harbour and eat at local street food vendors as you prepare for the final stop of the tour- Porto! 

Lisbon Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Visit Cabo da Roca
  • Optional: Lisbon Bike Tour
  • Optional: Sailing Tour

Porto

Porto (1 Night)

Welcome to Porto! Home stately bridges, cobbled streets, hipstery cafes and, of course, port wine! There really is no place better to end your incredible trip through the Mediterranean’s best.

Looking to squeeze every drop from your tour? We would too! Book on to an optional city train tour, including a river cruise & wine cellar experience, or just explore this magical city with some free time. Then, climb the Dos Clerigos Tower for stunning views of Porto’s skyline before listening to traditional fado music at one of the city’s many incredible cafes.

Finally, join the rest of your group for farewell drinks and say goodbye before you all depart the next day- for now, at least! 

Porto Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Sightseeing in Sintra
  • Optional: Pena Palace

What's Included?

  • All transport tickets from the first to the last city, as shown in the key.
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels or hotels, tested by us.
  • Walking directions between the stations and your booked accommodation.
  • Unmissable included activities.
  • Free time to either explore with the rest of your group or alone.
  • Optional activities suggested by local guides.
  • A personalised travel booklet with maps, language guides, top tips, and more.
  • Peace of mind with alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.
  • Access to our 24hr emergency phone number while you’re away.

Questions & Answers

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Question:
What makes your Euroventure Group Tours different?
Answer:
Great question! It's all about the travel style. We are a small company run by enthusiastic and experienced travellers - we think this is reflected in our tours. You'll travel in small groups of between 4 and 20, with a Euroventure leader. Your tour leader will be with you throughout, making sure you get on the right trains/busses, get to your hostels safely and making sure everyone's having an awesome time. You'll travel by public transport, either by coach or train, rather than using private transfers. We run all our tours this way - it's better for the environment and a more authentic experience for you. The welcome drinks and included activities in each place bring the group together, but you also have plenty of time to do your own thing too. Different groups have different dynamics, but we often go sightseeing, for dinner and on nights out together.
Question:
What sort of people book on to the Europe Group Tours?
Answer:
People like you who love to travel! From first time travellers to people who have travelled extensively before (including many of our past customers). We have a higher proportion of females than males and more single travellers than couples or groups. But as long as you want to travel and like the social aspect of being with other people then you will fit in just fine! Our staff are an inclusive and friendly bunch of people, and your tour leader will do their best to help the group get to know each other at the start of the tour.
Question:
How do I pay for a group tour?
Answer:
You can book and pay online from the package page with either a £50 deposit per person or in full. We will then send you a booking summary confirming your booking. If you have not paid in full your booking summary will contain a link for you to pay the remainder balance (at least 90 days before departure). Alternatively you can call or email us to secure your place on the trip, and pay over the phone, via online bank transfer or over the counter at your bank.
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