10 days
Portugal and Spain

Mary E., Social Studies Teacher

We helped Mary E., a social studies teacher from Niskayuna, New York, design her very own 10-day Experience Portugal & Spain tour for the spring of 2014. Mary really liked our 12-day Portugal & Spain tour, but she needed to fit it within her school break. So she focused on the destinations that she most wanted her students to see—including Evora and Morocco—while still keeping the best of cities like Lisbon, Seville and Madrid. 

Mary's Custom-Designed itinerary

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Days 2-3: Lisbon
Take a walking tour of Lisbon
Take an expertly guided tour of Lisbon: 
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Torre de Belém
  • Castelo de São Jorge

Day 4: Evora • Seville 
Take an expertly guided tour of Evora
Unique Highlight: A walled town since Roman times, Evora is now mostly Moorish in character with alleys cut by arches and brilliant, whitewashed houses decorated with colorful azulejos (tiles). Its town center, the Praca de Giraldo, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Travel to Seville

Day 5: Seville
Take an expertly guided tour of Seville: 
  • Old Tobacco Factory
  • Plaza de Toros
  • Maria Louisa Park
  • Plaza de España
  • Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Moorish Alcázar
Take a walking tour of Seville: 
  • Giralda Tower
  • Torre del Oro
Participate in a flamenco dance lesson
Attend a flamenco show

Day 6: Costa del Sol
Travel to Costa del Sol
Enjoy free time at the beach

Day 7: Costa del Sol • Morocco
Unique Highlight: Ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar and take a guided excursion to Morocco, a world of mosques, camels, snake charmers and bustling markets. You’ll travel to Tetouan, a serene North African town whose culture and architecture reflect the area’s Moorish past. See the Andalusian and Islamic-influenced architecture as a local guide leads you through the Medina. You’ll also have time to visit a bazaar and a local spice shop.

Days 8-9: Madrid

Travel by AVE train to Madrid
Take a walking tour of Madrid: 
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
Take an expertly guided tour of Madrid: 
  • Palacio Real
Visit the Prado Museum

Day 10: Depart for home

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Mary's Custom-Designed itinerary

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Days 2-3: Lisbon
Take a walking tour of Lisbon
Take an expertly guided tour of Lisbon: 
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Torre de Belém
  • Castelo de São Jorge

Day 4: Evora • Seville 
Take an expertly guided tour of Evora
Unique Highlight: A walled town since Roman times, Evora is now mostly Moorish in character with alleys cut by arches and brilliant, whitewashed houses decorated with colorful azulejos (tiles). Its town center, the Praca de Giraldo, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Travel to Seville

Day 5: Seville
Take an expertly guided tour of Seville: 
  • Old Tobacco Factory
  • Plaza de Toros
  • Maria Louisa Park
  • Plaza de España
  • Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Moorish Alcázar
Take a walking tour of Seville: 
  • Giralda Tower
  • Torre del Oro
Participate in a flamenco dance lesson
Attend a flamenco show

Day 6: Costa del Sol
Travel to Costa del Sol
Enjoy free time at the beach

Day 7: Costa del Sol • Morocco
Unique Highlight: Ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar and take a guided excursion to Morocco, a world of mosques, camels, snake charmers and bustling markets. You’ll travel to Tetouan, a serene North African town whose culture and architecture reflect the area’s Moorish past. See the Andalusian and Islamic-influenced architecture as a local guide leads you through the Medina. You’ll also have time to visit a bazaar and a local spice shop.

Days 8-9: Madrid

Travel by AVE train to Madrid
Take a walking tour of Madrid: 
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
Take an expertly guided tour of Madrid: 
  • Palacio Real
Visit the Prado Museum

Day 10: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Sistine Chapel, the Louvre and the Acropolis, with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

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