Follow in the footsteps of explorers, monarchs, and Moors as you travel from the hills of lovely Lisbon to the whitewashed towns of Andalusia, experiencing centuries-old traditions of art, music, architecture, and cuisine along the way.  

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Spain and Portugal: A Tailor-made Journey to Lisbon and Andalucia

12 days from $10,995

Follow in the footsteps of explorers, monarchs, and Moors as you travel from the hills of lovely Lisbon to the whitewashed towns of Andalusia, experiencing centuries-old traditions of art, music, architecture, and cuisine along the way.  

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Accommodations

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H10 Duque de Loulé

Lisbon, Portugal

The H10 Duque de Loulé is a stylish boutique property located within an 18th-century building. Behind the original façade, the hotel’s chic modern décor draws on traditional elements like hand-painted blue-and-white azulejo tiles. The 89 rooms boast large windows that let in plenty of light, and many rooms feature cozy reading alcoves. The hotel features a restaurant and bar as well as a stunning rooftop terrace bar where guests can enjoy panoramic views across the rooftops of Lisbon. 

Number of nights: 3

Hospes las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Seville, Spain

Hospes las Casas del Rey de Baeza is an 18th-century home steeped in Andalusian charm, with a whitewashed façade, terracotta and stone accents, and a cluster of internal patios. The hotel consists of 41 rooms set within a string of linked houses surrounding a central courtyard full of greenery where guests can enjoy meals. Overloooking the city, the rooftop bar and terrace is adjacent to a solarium and pool. The hotel also has a small beauty and spa treatment area. 

Number of nights: 5

Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula

Granada, Spain

Located on Granada’s central Gran Vía boulevard, the Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula takes its name from the convent at its heart. The building retains much of its original character, with a cobblestoned courtyard and fountain and many Moorish details. The 74 elegant rooms are housed around the cloisters, in an old Moorish house and in a newer block overlooking the street. The main restaurant, El Claustro, located off the central courtyard, serves traditional Spanish and Andalusian fare. There’s also a small bar, which opens onto the courtyard in the summer. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s small gym, sauna and Turkish bath. 

Number of nights: 2

Gran Hotel Miramar

Málaga, Spain

Set on the Málaga waterfront, the Gran Hotel Miramar opened in 1926 and served as a hotel, hospital, and the Palace of Justice before reopening in 2016 as a luxury hotel. The property pays homage to its original design with a grand marble lobby hung with glittering chandeliers and an elaborate neo-Moorish internal courtyard. Decorated in Arab, Mediterranean or Modernist style, the 190 rooms are all stylishly furnished, and many offer sea views. Gardens lead down to the beach and feature a large semi-heated pool, surrounded by loungers and tinkling fountains. The hotel’s expansive spa boasts treatment rooms, a hammam and a Jacuzzi. Dining and entertainment options include a buffet breakfast served overlooking the gardens, a fine-dining restaurant and terrace, as well as a rooftop bar with a resident DJ on weekends. 

Number of nights: 1

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.