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Paradores & Pousadas

Sept 26–Oct. 10, 2019

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Activity Level: Moderate

You’re invited on a distinctive small-group journey through the Iberian Peninsula to the intimate lodgings of Spain’s paradores and Portugal’s pousadas: medieval monasteries, historic fort­resses and stately palaces, each reflecting the spirit of its region. We feel the spell of Iberia’s rich Roman and Moorish past — and the pull of its vibrant contemporary life.


  • Eight nights’ accommodations in distinguished historic lodgings
  • National Palace of Queluz, Portugal
  • Lisbon sightseeing, including Belém
  • Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Roman ruins at Mérida
  • Moorish Toledo
  • Tour of Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Seville and its renowned Catédral
  • Granada’s Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
  • Three-night stay in sophisticated Madrid
  • Madrid sightseeing including Prado, Plaza Mayor, and Royal Palace


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 & 14: Madrid

Day 15: Depart for U.S.

Optional Post-Tour Extension

Spend four days and three nights in Barcelona.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Land Only: $3,895
With Group Air from Seattle: $5,078
Single Supplement: $1,195

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Map of tour region
Staying in Posadas and Paradores, rather than hotels throughout, was a highlight.
Nancy Burke, ’70, ’82

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