Paradores & Pousadas, Spain and Portugal

March 11-25, 2024

Land tour with Odysseys Unlimited shared with UC Davis. 

Post tour extension available with single supplement.

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Lisbon, Queluz, Evora, Merida, Carmona, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Granada, Ubeda, Madrid.

Feel the spell of Iberia’s rich Roman and Moorish past – and the pull of its vibrant contemporary life – on this distinctive 14-day journey through the Iberian Peninsula to the intimate lodgings of Spain’s paradores and Portugal’s pousadas. Your small group begins with Lisbon’s highlights, including iconic Belém Tower and the lovely National Palace of Queluz. Travel through the picturesque Alentejo region to one of Portugal’s finest pousadas in Evora, a treasure-trove of Roman and Moorish heritage and a UNESCO site. Encounter Mérida’s outstanding Roman ruins. In Spain’s Andalusia region, discover Seville’s beauty and romance and its renowned Catédral, and explore Cordoba, a cultural gem. Spend two nights in charming Ronda then travel to Granada with its extraordinary Alhambra. Visit medieval Toledo before a three-night stay in monumental Madrid, where touring includes the Royal Palace, the world-renowned Prado museum, and Plaza Mayor. Enjoy spirited Barcelona on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension!


Day 1 | Depart U.S. for Lisbon, Portugal
Day 2 | Arrive Lisbon
Day 3 | Lisbon/Queluz
Day 4 | Lisbon/Evora
Day 5 | Evora
Day 6 | Evora/Mérida, Spain/Carmona
Day 7 | Carmona/Seville
Day 8 | Carmona/Cordoba
Day 9 | Carmona/Ronda
Day 10 | Ronda
Day 11 | Ronda/Granada/Úbeda
Day 12 | Úbeda/Toledo/Madrid
Day 13 | Madrid
Day 14 | Madrid 
Day 15 | Depart for U.S.


  • National Palace of Queluz, Portugal
  • Lisbon sightseeing, including Belem
  • Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Roman ruins at Merida
  • Moorish Toledo
  • Tour of Carboda, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Granada's Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
  • Three-night stay and sightseeing in sophisticated Madrid, including Prado, Plaza Mayor, and Royal Palace

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