Lovers in Spain trip priced for a group of 2 – please request other rates.
Discover Barcelona through its palm trees in Las Ramblas. Fresh fruit and sharp cheese waft from the aisles of La Boqueria Market.
When you arrive in Barcelona, your driver will be waiting to escort you to a quiet hotel located in the heart of the city.
To begin, you can make your way to the top of Montjuïc, a 656-foot tall hill overlooking the city and coastline. The funicular ride offers the first sight of Barcelona for you both to take in together. Stroll along the garden passages of the old castle and rooftop citadel so you can enjoy a lovers introduction to the enchanting city.
The smell of cinnamon pastries in cafes around the Gothic Quarters will start your day perfectly. Today, your private transfer meets you in the hotel lobby to take you on a complete tour around Barcelona. The district of Eixample maintains the heritage home of Casa Milà, erected between 1906 and 1912.
Enjoy the avant-garde structure with rounded windows and interact with the surreal image. Continue your tour of the city’s unparalleled aesthetics in front of the soaring towers of La Sagrada Familia.
Morning light washes the inside of the Labyrinth Park of Horta. The hedge walls encompass more than 2,000 feet of twists and turns in fun, romantic confusion. The statue of Eros, the Greek god of love, offers insight into the original intent of a lovers’ ambiance. After breakfast, explore the majesty of Barcelona. Meanwhile, take to the hedge maze for a unique stroll through history or enjoy the fine-grains of the gold-sand beaches.
Later in the day, take a walk in the Gothic Quarters and visit St Eulalia Cathedral. The historic streets offer a peaceful refrain from the movement of the boulevards.
In the afternoon, enter the Museu de la Xocolata, which shares the history and culture of chocolate in the Old World. The aroma of melted chocolate fills the galleries, leading you from the exhibits into the kitchen for a private class on how to make a mixture of confections. The chocolate-making class will enhance your understanding of the complex flavor of cacao.
After breakfast, your private transfer greets you in the hotel lobby and escorts you to Barcelona Sants Railway Station to board your first class train car.
Continue your lovers in Spain getaway in Madrid by meeting your private transfer as you reach Madrid Atocha Railway Station. You’ll find Madrid so much different as it moves to its own beat, wrapping around verdant parks and enchanting museums.
Firstly, check in at your centrally located hotel and acclimate. Secondly, for a romantic introduction to the city, visit the Crystal Palace in the middle of El Retiro Park. Later, go for a row on the Retiro Pond.
Today begin your guided tour at Plaza de la Paja and discover the 18th-century walls of Jardin del Principe Anglona. Continue your stroll to the portal leading into the Royal Palace. You’ll feel like royalty upon entering the Grand Staircase and seeing the Giaquinto paintings and San Agustin marble stairs. Enter the Throne Room, first opened in 1772, to find a ceiling blanketed with works crafted by Tiepolo, set above the bronze sculptures of the four Virtues.
The streets of Madrid return to life in the morning. The boulevard leads to Plaza de España and contains more than a half-mile of shops and restaurants. First, take time to enjoy a stroll through the blossoming flowers of El Retiro Park and visiting Basilica of San Francisco. Second, share in the wonder of Madrid’s past by wandering through the galleries of the Prado Museum, which houses one of the largest art collections in Europe. The works represent Western European aesthetic between the 12th and 19th centuries, in 2,300 pieces spread across over 100 rooms.
Natural light pours through the large windows into the lavish halls. The polished marble floors accentuate the history of the grounds and the elegance of the artworks on display. View the magnificent portrait of King Carlos IV as painted by Goya. One of the works inside the gallery portrays the uprising of the city against the occupying forces of Napoleon, offering a sense of spiritual and visual pride to Spain. Finally, in the evening, bask in an unforgettable meal, making your way to a cozy professional kitchen to partake in private cooking class as taught by a celebrated chef. In other words, learn that the secret to Spanish cuisine in Madrid is setting the perfect ambiance.
First, your private transfer escorts you to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for your flight to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The historic streets overtake the hills and riverbanks for a navigable paradise adorned with cobbled lanes, red-tiled roofs, and captivating aromas. Second, make your way by private transfer to the splendors of your centrally located hotel, ready to relish the remaining day at your preferred pace.
Lisbon will surprise you as it has a huge variety of neighborhoods; from the former Jewish quarters to the bohemian streets of Bairro Alto and the elegance of the Belle Époque architecture in Chiado. Stroll alongside the neo-classical facades of the Baixa district Boutique shops line Avenidas Novas and cafes overlook the waterfront at Praça do Comércio. In the evening, you can partake in an elaborate meal at one of the oldest restaurants in Portugal for a romantic ambiance accentuated with royal flair.
Another interesting point in Lisbon is its trolley service; run up and down the cobbled hills from the banks of the Tagus River to the walls of Jorge’s Castle. In the morning, meet your guide and start an exceptional tour of Lisbon’s romantic past connected to the Age of Discovery. Meanwhile, you will be able to enjoy narrow lanes of the historic quarters, passing former villas adorned with azulejos tiles.
The Ulysses Tower contains a camera obscura, offering a unique 360-degree view of Lisbon. The galleries inside the castle contain relics of the different cultures that once held the grounds.
Today take a walk through Mouraria district, the neighborhood retains its cosmopolitan allure, captivating musical aficionados due to its reputation as the birthplace of Fado, the national music of Portugal. Indulge in the splendors in and outside of Lisbon at your preferred pace.
Take to the riverbanks to stroll along the esplanade. Or take the scenic train to Sintra, a quaint town surrounded by fairy tale castles. Cobbled streets meander along the historic center nestled against the forested foothills. Shops present elaborate window displays of local styles and cafes set out tables and chairs to offer views of the nearby castles and tower-homes.
In addition, enjoy Quinta Regaleira, UNESCO World Heritage Site erected in the early 20th century. Lush trees encircle the grand estate revitalizing gothic, renaissance, and romantic styles. The interior contains marvelous fireplaces and Venetian glass mosaics. Strolling through the grounds make you feel like you have stepped into a mythological manor. Upon returning to Lisbon, you venture to a restaurant brimming with enchanting music; so you are ready to bask in the romantic sounds of Fado accompanied by a delicious traditional meal.
The morning light washes over the terrace of Portas do Sol, offering one of the best views of Lisbon. The terrace overlooks the glistening domes and colorful rooftops of the old city. As a conclusion for your Lovers in Spain and Portugal trips, enjoy Lisbon ambiance for the last time. The cafes of the city open their doors along the narrow roads, filling the air with fragrant roasted coffee beans and custard tarts. Meanwhile, boats glide down the Tagus River heading towards the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
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