Discover Spanish culture in Sevilla, be entranced by the Portuguese charm of Lisbon, sun yourself on the breathtaking beaches of Lagos, and top it off with the Spanish city life in Madrid. The best beach clubs you'll ever visit, unique art and culture, and unrivaled beaches, this is a southern sojourn you won't soon forget.
We will depart from Barcelona on Sunday morning. Our pick up location will be the Barcelona Sants train station. We will make a stop in Seville for an authentic Spanish dinner on the way. Your Bus2alps guide will show you around Seville before continuing to Lagos. We will arrive to Lagos late Sunday night and check into our accommodation.
Monday we will have the day in Lagos to relax on some of the world’s top beaches. There will be an optional kayaking trip so you can take in the stunning views of the Portuguese coast by sea.
Monday night, your trip leader will provide dinner suggestions so you can sample Portuguese cuisine, and will also provide suggestions for you to take in the Lagos nightlife.
The day is yours to explore all that Lagos has to offer. There are water sport options for the adventurers, and many museums and historical sites to visit as well. These include the Lagos Zoo, the famous fish market, various art and archeological museums, many historical churches, the old city walls and watchtowers, and the old Slave Market.
Tuesday night, your tour leader will provide suggestions for dinner and nightlife spots.
Wednesday we will depart Lagos for Lisbon. We will arrive in Lisbon in the afternoon to check into our accommodation. We will depart on the walking tour after check in to take in Lisbon's top sites and get acquainted with the city.
The night is yours to enjoy dinner out on the town, hit up the bars, or relax at the accommodation.
Thursday morning we will depart by bus for the optional surf camp in Peniche. The long and sandy beaches of this surfer’s paradise offer excellent conditions for beginners who want to learn quickly and in a safe area. More experienced surfers will find perfect conditions to improve their skills on either good sand bank breaks or accessible reef breaks. Peniche is also home to Supertubos, a world class surf break, also known as the European Pipeline. There will be an included half-day surf lesson, followed by time in the afternoon to relax on the beach or practice your surf skills. That evening, we will depart Peniche for Libson.
For those who don't wish to participate in the surf camp, the day is yours to explore explore the city’s winding alleyways or hit the beach. From Carcavelos to Cascais, most beaches are within a 20 minute reach. The most popular beach for Lisbonites and tourists alike is Carcavelos, the Estoril Coast’s widest and sandiest beach.
The night is yours to enjoy dinner out on the town, hit up the bars, or relax at the accommodation. There will also be an optional pub crawl that will take you to some of Lisbon's best nightlife spots.
Friday we will depart Lisbon for Madrid. Madrid is one of the most historical cities in Spain, with a bustling city atmosphere that's sure to keep you energized.
Upon arrival, we will check in to our accommodation. After check in, we will depart for a walking tour of Madrid. Our tour will cover the Royal Palace, Teatro Real, Moorish ruins, and other highlights. The rest of the day is yours to explore Madrid. Highlights include Parque del Retiro, the San Miguel Market, Plaza Mayor, Reina Sofia, and many more museums.
Friday night your trip leader will provide dinner suggestions. Madrid has an electric nightlife, so your trip leader will also provide suggestions to have one last night on the town, including the bars in Plaza Mayor and the famous El Kapital nightclub.
You will have the day to explore Madrid. The tour ends Satuday and checkout from the hostel is 10am. If you would like to extend your stay in Madrid, please contact the accommodation directly.
Please Note: You will need to find your own transportation home as the tour terminates in Madrid.
New Barcelona Walking Tour: This tour will bring to life the incredible rich history and culture of Barcelona, brought to you by enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guides.
New Lisbon Walking Tour: This tour will show you where land meets sea and Europe meets Africa. The ancient Phoenicians recognised the great advantages of the location and all the great civilisations that followed have expanded the city well beyond its legendary Seven Hills. New Europe will show you this is a city built upon exploration, conquest and adventure.
New Madrid Walking Tour: This tour shows Madrid the way it should be seen: by walking from the heart of the city through both twisted medieval streets and down grand boulevards.