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“The contrast of the different regions of Portugal and Spain was striking & wonderful. We still can’t belief some of your winemaker friends actually hosted our winery visit! That doesn’t happen in California!… Thanks again for the personal touches and memories….Our friends and family may be jealous soon.”

– A. C.  Loren,   Miami, FL

The deep bond that unites Spain and Portugal is passion — passion for family, the land, the foods, the age old traditions, sports, festivals and a enjoyable lifestyle. Whether you are exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites all over Iberia, fine dining in Lisbon or Madrid or admiring extensive Roman ruins and mosaics in Spain´s Extremadura region after a gourmet wine and cheese tasting, our aim is help you experience unique spirit of Iberia that is beyond mass market tourism.

How can we offer tailored Iberian experience?

We can offer all of this because we have lived in Iberia for over a decade and travel often. This has led us to develop a unique network of trusted insider contacts that benefit our customers. Read on below for more on what you can experience authentic Spain and Portugal.

So in Spain, it’s all about the enjoying the moments: from the vineyard or olive grove clad hills, to whimsical architecture in Barcelona to the exotic Moorish style of Granada and Seville’s tapas bars, flamenco and fiestas. Yes it is true even in the 21st century in festive Spain, meals are celebrations that can last hours (we can speed things up though). Portugal is also fun-loving but a bit less festive than Spain so meals are not as long or late. In Portugal enjoy the unique architecture of Lisbon, the emerging wine sector, the fantastic sunsets from our friends gourmet palace on the California-like west coast of Europe, the unique Fado concerts and some of the best seafood anywhere.

Yes the Iberian Peninsula has been a favorite spot for centuries for diverse cultures like the Roman or Moorish empires. Hidden among Iberia´s vineyard-clad hills are ancient villages, where life continues much like it did many decades ago. Throughout your private Spain and Portugal adventure, we help you capture the essence of Iberia with true insider access, such as privately visiting an exclusive wineries, flamenco dance classes or a paella and tapas lesson with a Spanish family.

Lastly, did we mention that the Spanish wine sector, after much improvement, is now recognized as having some of the best quality in Europe. Portugal has also improved it’s red wine greatly and continued to produce the world class port wines.

Some of the signature experiences on this private cultural adventure:

Alternatively, Barcelona also combines well with southern Spain´s Andalucia which includes Seville & Granada, the Basque Country or Madrid and Extremadura.

Among the enriching options on your private custom Barcelona and Beyond adventure are:

Discover the magical cuisines, wines and traditions of Madrid, Granada, Seville, Merida, Lisbon, Porto, Douro Valley, Barcelona.

On a private custom luxury tour, discover the best of Iberia starting in Madrid and ending in Barcelona.

Madrid: Options to sip wine on old town plazas, Royal Palace, gourmet dining and some of Europe´s finest art in the Prado and Reina Sofia museums to name a few.

Southern Spain's Andalucia: Experience tapas, flamenco dance, jasmine and orange trees plus the extraordinary Moorish palaces, gardens and castles including the Alhambra, Granada or Cordoba.

In Seville feel the energy and emotion of flamenco and admire the unique architecture and design of the exotic 300-foot-tall Giralda tower and the Alcázar, a Mudéjar palace and fortress where Columbus was received after returning from the new world.

In route to Lisbon: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Roman ruins and mosaics in Merida or enjoy a festive paella and tapas lesson at a country estate with a Spanish host near post-card-pretty Zafra.

Lisbon: Flexible options to experience the upscale Chiado, Bairro Alto, art deco cafés or the bohemian Alfama, a Fado concert, medieval castles, art & architecture, monasteries plus the delicious Pasteis de Belém, the traditional custard pies.

In route to Porto, the beautiful wine capitol, discover the medieval walled town of Obidos, once a wedding present to the queen!

Porto: A unique city with Atlantic beaches but set on the Duero river. Porto has been wine city for centuries with a fascinating mix of art and UNESCO listed architecture. Riverside dinners and sunset cocktails at beach side bars are memorable.

Barcelona: Despite the cruise ship crowds, Barcelona remains a magnet for culture, architecture of Gaudi and modern art including Picasso's early teen works. With us you discover the authentic neighborhoods instead of the over crowed Ramblas. Another Barcelona option is to enjoy a day trip to Costa Brava, the Dalí museum, Gerona or Penedes wine country.

Magical Spain’s private, luxury tour offer discerning travelers the hand-picked best of Spain and Portugal. But it is not just the beautiful historic cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites, delicious food and wine, age-old landscapes  and timeless traditions of Spain and Portugal. it is also about the people, places and experiences you get access to.  Of course we don’t forget top luxury hotels, chauffeured transfers and private touring with top local experts.

Please contact us ASAP for availability for your private Spain and Portugal adventure to remember.  To ensure our valued discerning customers more peace of mind and service while they are traveling with us, we accept only 3 private trips at a time. For extra customer care, on certain dates, a Magical Spain partner can personally guide your trip. Otherwise we collaborate with select top guides in Spain. We look forward to helping you connect with Iberia.

Experience the tradition, beauty and heritage of Europe’s most famous walking pilgrimage trail, el Camino de Santiago.