Across Northern Spain and Portugal


Stay in historic lodgings as you journey from Lisbon to Barcelona on this tour featuring fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and Pyrenees peaks.

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 Boats moored in the outer harbor, Porto  Sunset over the Douro River, Porto  The medieval Belém Tower in Lisbon  Symbol of Santiago de Compostela, found throughout the city and along the Pilgrims Way  The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela  The Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art, Bilbao  The rolling hills of the Basque countryside  Monument to the running of the bulls in Pamplona  The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona  Older architectural style of Barcelona  Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Família in Barcelona  Interior of Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia  Vista from Gaudi's Parc Guell in Barcelona  Casa Mila, an apartment building designed by Antoni Gaudi  Chimneys on Gaudi's Casa Mila
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Tivoli Lisboa

Lisbon, Portugal

Well located in the heart of Lisbon on the city's main avenue, Hotel Tivoli Lisboa blends traditional Portuguese hospitality with contemporary amenities. The hotel features several restaurants and bars, including a rooftop grill, outdoor swimming pool, and spa and gym facilities. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet connection, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Pousada de Porto

Oporto, Portugal

The public areas of the Pousada de Porto were converted from a former palace built in 1742 on the banks of the Douro River, which exemplifies Portuguese Baroque architecture and has been classified as a National Monument. The 87-room hotel features pieces from various Oporto museums along with contemporary furnishings, and its amenities include a restaurant and bar; fitness center; outdoor and indoor pool; spa with sauna Turkish bath, and massage treatments; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; and laundry and dry cleaning service. Air-conditioned guest rooms include private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Considered one of the world's oldest hotels, the Hostal dos Reis Catolicós as it is also known was built by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1499 as a hospital for pilgrims. The 137-room parador is situated in the historic Plaza do Obradoiro adjacent to the famed cathedral and its architectural flourishes include a carved entrance façade, vaulted ceilings, stone archways, a Renaissance chapel, and four courtyards. The hotel features two restaurants and a bar, coffee shop, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, library, gift shop, and laundry and dry cleaning service. Air-conditioned guest rooms are furnished in historical style and offer private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Parador de Leon

Leon, Spain

Originally a 16th-century monastery and an impressive example of Renaissance architecture, this parador once housed the knights of the Order of St. James charged with protecting the pilgrims on the Way of St. James. The 226-room lodging features fine architectural details including carvings, a cloistered courtyard, and a vaulted ceiling; amenities include a restaurant and bar, spa with massage treatments and hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, library, gift shop, and laundry service. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 1

Melia Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain

The contemporary Melia Bilbao is located in the city center close to the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and other cultural attractions, shops, and restaurants. Housing a collection of contemporary art, the 211-room hotel has two restaurants featuring Basque specialties and a bar; wellness center with gym, heated outdoor pool, sauna, and massage and beauty treatments; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; and laundry and dry cleaning service. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Parador de Bielsa

Bielsa, Spain

Perched on the mountain slopes of the Pyrenees in Monte Perdido National Park, the Parador de Bielsa offers sweeping views of this mountainous region of Northern Spain from its terrace. The 39-room parador features traditional regional architecture with local stone and offers a restaurant and bar, terrace, garden, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, laundry service, and gift shop. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone. A Note about Air Conditioning Hotels in Spain generally adhere to guidelines issued by the government regarding the availability of air conditioning. Many lodgings provide air conditioning in guest rooms only from late April or May until late September/early October.

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Avenida Palace

Barcelona, Spain

Built in 1952, Hotel Avenida Palace stands in the heart of Barcelona and offers a good location from which to explore. The 151-room hotel is just minutes from La Ramblas, the Picasso Museum, and the museum housing the works of modern architect Antoni Gaudi. The hotel features a restaurant and bar and laundry and dry cleaning services. Air-conditioned guest rooms offer private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone. A Note about Air Conditioning Hotels in Spain generally adhere to guidelines issued by the government regarding the availability of air conditioning. Many lodgings provide air conditioning in guest rooms only from late April or May until late September/early October.

Number of nights: 3

Gallery Hotel (Superior First Class)

Barcelona, Spain

For the October 18, 2015 departure only:                     

The Gallery Hotel is located in the heart of Barcelona, right next to Paseo de Gracia, just a three minute walk from Gaudi's La Pedrera and beside the Palau Robert gardens.  The 110-room hotel offers spacious air-conditioned rooms with plenty of light, satellite TV, CD player and a bathroom fully equipped with bath cosmetics, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers. El Café del Gallery Restaurant has a lovely garden-terrace where you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine.   

Number of nights: 3