BACKPACK SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Description

Your Spanish Spree begins with Barcelona where youíll indulge in some exotic tapas tours and witness emotive Flamenco! Beachside siestas & Balmy nights with a little pub crawl will make your stay in Barcelona nothing short of extra-ordinary

Madrid is all about green parks, fountains, destinations such as the Mercado San Miguel, Reina Sofia Museum, Parque del Buen Retiro and more. The city grips you like no other.

Tucked away in a quiet corner or Europe lies the beautiful Portugal. This country is full of surprises, hidden gems! While the city of 7 hillsl, Lisbon, is pure sunshine, the riverfronts at Porto are some kind of heavenly interlude. Unravel the underground, the maddening night life at Bairo Alto, the bridges of Porto, vibrant houses, port wine tasting! Perfection we say!


Highlights

Experience the live Fado Show in Lisbon

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Off-the-beaten-road walk in Porto

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Walk around Madrid with a loving local!

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Experience the crazy nightlife in Barcelona

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Itinerary

Day 1: Land into Barcelona

Grab a beer from the airport, hop on to your shared arrival transfer and head straight to your chilled out hostel. If you arrive before check-in time, store your bags in the luggage room and head out. You can visit the super enchanting La Sagrada Familia today followed by Casa Mila, Casa Battlo (where you feel youíre inside a jewel) and head to Park Guell which is quite possibly the most fascinating urban park in the world! Tonightís plan? Partaayyy!

Day 2: Barcelona

Post a yummy breakfast at your hostel, you head out to Esparteria (starting point) where you meet your fellow bikers for an amazing bike tour across the city. Youíre going to be guided by a fun Spanish guide so get ready for some local tips and feel free to ask whatever comes across your mind. In the midst of your cycling route, you will be allowed to stop by Barceloneta beach for a 15min break where you can have a little snack/drink if youíd like. Yes little ;) You will be taken back from where you started so feel free to make the most of your day. Relish some paella with house wine (Ask your bike guide for some local tapas bars nearby) and head out to Camp Nou- Home of FC Barcelonaís most successful soccer team!!

Day 3: Barcelona

Free day to roam around Barcelona today. You can visit Poble Espanyol - a small Spanish village with different quarters that replicates the style of houses and architecture from different parts of Spain. Alternatively if youíre done being touristy, head to Barceloneta beach and be a beach- bum. Last day in Barcelona- ready for some shopping? Head to Passeig de Gracia- itís a dream come true for all shopaholics!! Wanna do something more Spanish? Catch a Flamenco show later! Or check the schedule and catch a football match- the options are endless.

Day 4: Barcelona-Madrid by train

Post an early breakfast you head to the train station for your train to the Spanish capital. Your hostel is a few minutesí walk from Plaza Mayor which is Madridís main square where you can grab some croquettes and wine for lunch. The rest of the day is free to explore. To enjoy Madridís nightlife, head to Gran Via which is one of the famous streets known for its bars and nightclubs. Evening plans? Enjoy unlimited beer on a Beer bike ride with Music and local guide. Meet new fun people and keep the alcohol flowing all night!!

Day 5: Madrid

Today, walk around and get ready to fall in love with this city through the eyes of a local Ė explore the hidden gems, all the must dos, highlights Ė tucked away from the touristy sights!

Day 6: Madrid - Porto by flight

Today you fly out of Madrid to the beautiful city of Portugal - Porto. Porto is the countryís second largest city, which looks like a pop-up town. Spend the day visiting the Royal Palace, Puerto del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. Donít miss out on the buzzing nightlife Porto has to offer!! Drink lots of port wine. ;)

Day 7: Porto

Get ready for a fun 2-3 hour walking tour with a local from Porto. This is just to warn you that your guide here is a little off-beat. Well, thatís what youíre here for!! Do keep your camera handy to capture some fun moments (and send them to us, we love seeing your pictures)!

Day 8: Porto - Lisbon by train

Up for a short train ride to your next destination? Reach Lisbon and grab some Portuguese lunch at a café close by. Stuffed squids, suckling pigs, a lot of sea food, curries with some wine, etc. ! Today, kick-start your time in Lisbon with a local. The absolute best way to make the most of your stay where you get local insights into what you should be doing for the rest of the days!!

Day 9: Lisbon

Today is at your leisure. You can spend your evening saying goodbye to the beautiful city. Why not experience a live Fado show than the birth place itself? You can enjoy the lovely folk music and donít forget to clap your hands, as the performers simply love it. Lisbon is famous for its nightclubs all over Europe. Head to one of the super cool pubs, and dance until the sun shines! Donít forget to catch your flight back home!!

Day 10: Goodbye Lisbon :(

Say hello to some serious vacay blues as you prepare to leave Portugal.  


*Should you book this trip 90 days prior will be Rs. 59,000; 60 days prior, the cost will Rs.64,000/- and 30 days prior will be Rs.69,000/- per person.
*Subject to service tax.


Includes / Excludes

Includes:

  • Accommodation in centrally located, highly recommended & rated hostels.
  • Daily continental breakfasts at your hostels.
  • All inter-city travel cost, either by high speed trains and flights.
  • A shared arrival transfer from the airport to your hostel in Barcelona.
  • A bike tour in Barcelona with a local guide who loves sharing all his knowledge about the city with his travelers.
  • A 2 hour incredible walk around with a local guide who will make you fall in love with Madrid!
  • A free 'OFF BEAT' walking tour in Porto. Be prepared to meet a crazy guide who's going to make sure of you falling in love with Porto;) (Guess what? A small tip to these guys, and they're super happy)
  • Kickstart Lisbon in 90 minutes with a local guide.
  • Heaps of optional activities (at discounted prices)
  • A complete travel dossier with must dos in each city along with other off the beaten path information.
  • Free consultation with planning pre or post trip extended days
  • ** Please note the included activities are subject to change based on availability on date.

Excludes:

  • Airfare and visa. We have agents who can assist you. Approval of visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned embassy.
  • Food. We want you to sample local food for lunch and dinner.
  • Local city tourist taxes or anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Accomodation / Transport

Accomodation:

Accommodation in centrally located, highly recommended hostels is included in your cost. These hostels are neat, clean and a great place to meet fellow travelers. Most have full service kitchens, laundromats, apart from internet facilities and safe deposit lockers.

 

Accommodation will be in multi-share dorms and en suite facilities will be available wherever possible.  

Transportation:

All intercity travel cost, either by high speed trains and flights are included.


Optional Activities

    • Sagrada Familia skip-the-line tickets
    • Barcelona bar crawl.
    • Barcelona City 3 day card which lets you enjoy unlimited access on public transport, free museum entries and more discounts.
    • Porto bike tour to take you to the city's highlights.
    • Madrid museum card/skip the line tickets.
    • Madrid hop on hop off bus ticket
    • Lisbon city walking tour.
    • Live FADO show in Lisbon.
    • Lisbon 1/2 day card with free access to museums, unlimited use of trains/buses and further discount vouchers.


   

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