Spain and Portugal
Relive the Age of Discovery, when explorers brought treasures from around the world—now on display in Portuguese palaces and Spanish cathedrals. Uncover Roman ruins throughout the region and the Moorish influences in exotic Andalusia. And when your hands-on history lesson is complete, fast-forward to the present day to feast on tapas, drink sangria, join the street life and dance the night away.
Beautiful churches and religious sites in the remote villages and vibrant cities of France, Spain and Portugal have lured Christian pilgrims since the dawn of the Middle Ages, and you have an opportunity to travel on the same roads taken by centuries of the most dedicated of Christian believers.
Madrid is the lively political and cultural capital of Spain. Its history steeped in revolution and its people passionate about their country and its roots. Feast your eyes on the royal riches at the Prado and the Palacio Real, wander through Toledo’s gothic cathedral and cobblestone streets, and when your hands-on history lesson is complete, fast-forward to the present day to feast on tapas, drink sangria, join the street life and dance the night away.
Madrid's history is steeped in revolution and its people passionate about their country and its roots. New Year's Eve is no different. The people celebrate with the zest of life given to renewing their lives. You will regale in the royal riches of the Prado and the Palacio Real, wander through Toledo’s gothic cathedral and cobblestone streets, and feast on tapas and drink sangria. Then, following a New Year's dinner and party worthy of a Madrid celebration, you will join it's people in the streets for fireworks, and dance the night away.
Tap into Portugal’s sunny, seafaring spirit as you make your way through the cities and coastal villages that once served as home to some of the greatest explorers the world has ever known. Soak up the historic neighborhoods flanked along the Douro River and sip port wine in the city it’s named for. Make your way through the sun-splashed Algarve, where you’ll coast from world-class beaches to tranquil fishing towns. And wrap up your stay with a few days in Portugal’s colorful capital city spent mingling with local Lisboetas and taking in its Old-World charms.
From the Cava of Catalonia to the of Basque country, Spain’s cuisine is calling you. Taste your way through this colorful country, discovering its rich history and traditions as you go. From pilgrim sites to palaces, paella to pintxos, and tapas to tintos de verano, the tastes of Spain will surprise and seduce you.
With world-class courses like Valderrama attracting professionals and amateurs alike, it's no surprise that Southern Spain has become continental Europe's hottest golf hub. Say hola to Andalucia's challenging courses and captivating culture. For those who do not wish to golf, delve into Andalucian culture in Seville, wander past whitewashed homes and stunning gorges in Ronda and bask in the sunny villages along the Costa del Sol on guided sightseeing tours created with golfer's travel companions in mind.