Everyone seems to be going to Spain & Portugal these days. Both countries are enjoying an explosion of popularity, reporting gleefully on record years for overseas arrivals. What’s the big attraction? Well, fasten your seatbelt, folks, because we’re about to find out! Our Mad Midlife romp through the Iberian Peninsula will kick off in Barcelona, pulsing with passion, style, art and Antoni Gaudi’s stunning architecture. From there we’ll follow an enticing trail that ends up in vibrant, energetic Madrid, showcasing the very best that Spain & Portugal have to offer. Along the way we’ll soak up the history of these one-time rival empires … get lost in their labyrinthine streets … be treated to some fiery flamenco … unwind on a laid-back river cruise … tease our tastebuds with yummy tapas, scrumptious paella and soothing sangria … and have more fun than you can shake a stick at.

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Departing May 12, 2019








It’s hard to know where to start – because the ‘wow’ moments will just keep coming, day after day, night after night, highlight after highlight. Come with us and you’ll…

  • fall in love with colourful Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi’s magical creations, like la Sagrada Familia
  • ride a mountain cable-car to the awesome Monastery of Monserrat – home of Black Madonna
  • wander picture-postcard Cordoba, La Mezquita (its Great Mosque) and its Jewish Quarter
  • tour Granada, in the foothills of Sierra Nevada, amidst the sensual sound of Spanish guitars
  • explore clifftop Alhambra Palace and the breathtaking Generalife Gardens of the Nasrid kings
  • roam Seville, its Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Quarter), its royal palace and Gothic cathedral
  • shop for olives, fruits, cheeses & jamon (the world’s finest ham), then make and eat DIY tapas
  • admire Lisbon’s 500-year-old Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, and Discoveries Monument
  • sample Portuguese cuisine and enjoy a fado show, featuring guitars, mandolins and fadista singers
  • navigate the cobbled lanes of Lisbon’s Alfama District and inspect the fortified Sao Jorge Castelo
  • stroll the gardens of Parque Natural Serra da Sintra and Ferdinand 11’s colourful Pena Palace
  • chill out at Praia da Claridade, popular resort on the Silver Coast with its heart-pumping surf
  • discover Coimbra, Portugal’s one-time medieval capital, and visit Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery
  • wander Porto, Portugal’s buzzing food capital, from Praca da Liberade to the Ribeira District
  • enjoy a full day cruise on the Douro River, sailing through the beautiful Portuguese countryside
  • relax in the lively Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, and visit the 1000 year old Iglesia de San Martín
  • tour Segovia – famous for its magnificent Roman aqueduct and its unassailable Alcazar (palace)
  • feel the pulse of Madrid, Spain’s capital, bursting with art from the Hapsburg and Bourbon eras
  • check off the Prado Museum, El Retiro Park, the Palacio Real and Plaza Mayor in Old Madrid
  • sip a glass of Spanish wine while enjoying dinner and a passionate flamenco song-&-dance show

Grand 26-Day Tour

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  • Barcelona (3 nights)
  • Cordoba (1 night)
  • Granada (2 nights)
  • Seville (3 nights)
  • Lisbon (3 nights)
  • Praia da Claridade (1 night)
  • Porto (3 nights)
  • Salamanca (2 nights)
  • Madrid (3 nights)

***01 August 2018 – Price Drop – we have had a saving on airfares of $500 per person***

Tour price now $17445 per person twin share

***Get your earlybird saving now – until 31 August 2018 – our one and only earlybird saving of $250 per person***

Estimated All-Up Price From $17,995 NZD pp twin share

Upgrades and single supplements available Includes all airfares, transfers, hotels, sightseeing, river cruise, tips and meals included in the final itinerary Subject to minimum numbers, unexpected increases & currency fluctuations and Terms and Conditions

Have you travelled with us before? 

We offer past passenger discounts on this tour of $250

Thanks for all the advance planning you did to create this amazing tour. Thanks for being delightful tour leaders, and such kind and thoughtful friends. You take the stress out of travel. We can certainly understand why people choose to go with you again and again. Maureen & Kevin

Particular thanks for your professionalism, your meticulous attention to detail (both prior to the trip and during it), and your many kindnesses. We will be happy to join you on another occasion. Les & Marion

It was a totally magical experience. Thanks to you both for taking such good care of us. Soon Ja

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our tour. Have bored everyone to tears since, raving on and on about the things we did and the wonderful friends we made. Diane

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