Experience two beautiful countries in one trip. An extra day has been added at the end of the tour to allow you to explore and enjoy Barcelona on your own. Arrive on Day two in Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal for a three night stay. Tonight the journey begins with a welcome dinner. Day three enjoy a tour of Lisbon featuring the Moorish Alfama Quarter, the Monument to the Discoveries, Jeronimo’s Monastery and the Tower of Belem, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tonight enjoy a dinner with wines, folkloric dances and Fado music. Day four begins in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. View the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO site and travel to the towns of Nazare and Obidos. Day five depart Lisbon and cross the border into Spain. View the countryside of Portugal and Spain before arriving in Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city. Day six see the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace. This afternoon travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A stop is also included at the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, the Burial of Count Orgaz. Day seven depart Madrid for the Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita, an architectural marvel, built by the Moors in the 8th century and was converted into the city’s cathedral in the 16th century. Later, arrive in Seville for a two night stay. Day eight you will see Columbus’ tomb, the ornate cathedral, and Giralda Bell Tower. This evening enjoy an authentic flamenco show featuring Seville’s top performers. Day nine depart Seville and travel along the Sierra Nevada to Granada for a one night stay. A local expert joins you for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, the immense hilltop palace that is a UNESCO site. Day ten travel to the Mediterranean coast where you arrive for a two night stay in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture. Day eleven it’s your choice! Take a walking tour of historic Valencia to see the ornate 14th century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th century Quart Tower. Then, arrive at the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe before concluding your tour at the impressive 13th-century Gothic cathedral OR explore the impressive City of Arts & Science, an ultramodern, multi-faceted educational institution, followed by a tour of the Lladro-City of Porcelain and learn about the history and creative process of the world-famous handmade Lladro figurines. Later, travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. Enjoy a boat ride on the canals surround rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman’s home known as a “barraca”; a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. Day twelve arrive in Barcelona for the last three nights. Day thirteen your locally guided tour gives you an in-depth look at Barcelona, one of the most vibrant and lively cities in Spain! See Columbus Monument; Parc Montjuic, plus Antoni Gaudi’s UNESCO sites including La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Batllo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. This evening gather with the group for a farewell dinner. Day fourteen is yours to enjoy and discover Barcelona on your own. Day fifteen the tour ends and you head home.