2 Countries, 3 Ways: How to Plan a Trip to Spain and Portugal | Brownell Travel

2 Countries, 3 Ways: How to Plan a Trip to Spain and Portugal

Situated on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal may share a border but each country has a unique history, culture, and overall experience. And while you could make a trip out of each country, you can combine the two into one exciting adventure! Our friends at Heritage Tours share how to plan a trip to Spain and Portugal below!

CULINARY

Calling all foodies! During a 12-day culinary tour through Spain and Portugal, you will get to taste and learn about the incredible flavors of the region. And with Heritage Tours’ connections and experience, you can experience the food and wine with local experts and top chefs.

The Itinerary

Barcelona
  • 4 nights
  • Learn the secrets of the Mediterranean diet during a 4×4 adventure with a plant biologist in the Costa Brava mountains.
Spanish Basque Country
  • 3 nights
  • Meet the makers of Basque country specialties, like Basque cider and Idiazabal cheese
Duoro Valley
  • 2 nights
  • See the area from a river boat while tasting port wine
Lisbon
  • 3 nights
  • Tour the kitchen in a Michelin-star restaurant then enjoy a specially prepared tasting menu

ADVENTURE

If your idea of the perfect trip includes a frequent adrenaline rush, Heritage Tours has the itinerary – and exclusive experiences – to make it happen. This 11-night adventure features hiking, biking, wind surfing, exploring, and more!

The Itinerary

Lisbon
  • 3 nights
  • Ride an inflatable RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) on a high-speed boating trip on the Targus River
The Algarve
  • 3 nights
  • Explore the caves along the Algarve coast by boat
Andalucía
  • 5 nights
  • Hike the Caminito del Rey
  • Bike through the Sierra Gazalema Natural Park
  • Windsurf in Tarifa

CULTURE

With rich histories dating back thousands of years, a 14-day trip to Spain and Portugal will give you insight into each country’s unique culture. Heritage Tours brings together the past and the present during exclusive tours and private experiences.

The Itinerary

Madrid
  • 2 nights
  • See the Real Madrid soccer stadium during a private, after-hours tour
  • Tour one of Madrid’s top museums, like the Prado or Reina Sofia, with a curator
Granada
  • 2 nights
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Alhambra at twilight
  • See the residential quarter of a cloistered order in a 16th century monastery
Seville
  • 2 nights
  • Experience a private flamenco dance lesson (and impress your friends with your moves when you return home!)
Andalucía
  • 2 nights
  • Try your hand at cooking during a lesson in a private home in the white village of Vejer de la Frontera
The Algarve
  • 3 nights
  • Explore rock formations during a private sailboat excursion
  • Meet the owner of salt pans that date back to the Romans
Lisbon
  • 3 nights
  • Learn about azulejos (the blue and white tiles) during a workshop
  • Climb the streets of the Moorish Alfama to the Crusader Castle of St. George

Click here to find an advisor and start planning your custom trip to Spain and Portugal with Brownell and Heritage Tours.