USA’s Iberian Insiders Since 2002

Spain & Portugal are open for tourism, again!

We’re doing more to make your Spain or Portugal private travel and tours enjoyable, safe, and seamless.

Finally, we can get back to doing what we do best – making travel dreams come true for travelers to Spain and Portugal! Read on for the latest information and travel guidance. Feel free to contact us with any queries.

Priority one is to protect the health and safety of our clients as well as our local teams. That’s why we want to ensure that you feel confident from booking until returning safely home.

  1. Risk-free booking with full flexibility around your plans up to 14 days before departure
  2. We can arrange your in-destination COVID-19 testing for your return flight to the U.S. or Canada
  3. We’ve implemented stringent health and safety protocols for your travel experience

Worry-free booking guarantee with more flexibility for late changes for Covid or other situations

Book now for travel with Magical Spain or Portugal in 2021 without worry. Because you can change your mind for any reason right up to ten days before arrival to Spain or Portugal.

For bookings by October 31, 2021, you have the flexibility of knowing that for any reason, you may postpone your trip or cancel it for a 100% future travel credit. Your travel investment is always fully protected.

For any amounts owed on a future trip after postponement that exceed the 100% credit amount, you will need to cover that. Fair enough? No strings attached. So, you have real peace of mind.

Terms and Conditions: Guests who cancel without rebooking will receive a credit toward future travel valid through December 31, 2023; credit is non-transferable and non-refundable. The applicable price of the new journey applies. All other standard terms and conditions apply to the booking.

Safety protocols designed to help make your experience safer

Protected staff

We are monitoring the well-being of our guides and drivers to help ensure they are healthy. They will wear masks and maintain appropriate social distancing during their services with you.

Sanitized vehicles

The private vehicles used by Magical Spain are thoroughly sanitized prior to each tour and transfer.

Away from crowds

In addition to providing our private-guided experiences, we will use a “skip-the-lines” approach for entering any site or attractions whenever possible.

Vetted hotels

Beyond our always careful selection of hotel partners, all properties have a complete and high standard for cleaning rooms and operating their dining spaces, common areas & services.

Enhanced Itinerary flexibility

You have the flexibility to make itinerary changes up to 14 days prior to departure. And while on tours our guides can always make changes on the fly. That way we aim to ensure your select activities are offered with your pace, comfort, safety, comfort, and peace of mind.

Unbeatable 24/7 support

Rest assured that wherever you’re planning your trip, your Destination Expert is up to date on the situation on the ground. And during your time in Spain or Portugal, our 24/7 support staff are at your service in clear English or clear Spanish. They can make changes, answer questions or give support as needed.

Magical Spain & Portugal has implemented protocols that are aligned with the globally recognized World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels standards. The WTTC has worked with health experts, governments, and other members of the travel industry to improve and regulate effective protocols for the safety and well-being of both travelers and workers.

Review the full details of the WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ Protocols.

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In-destination PCR testing arranged for you 🙂

We now arrange for in-destination COVID-19 testing for all our clients, to help you meet current government requirements for a completed negative test before boarding for your return to the U.S. or Canada.

GUIDELINES FOR SPAIN

We suggest you bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and photocopies just in case. This may not be required but better to be prepared and travel worry-free.

For entry requirements from other countries, please consult the IATA Travel Centre 

GUIDELINES FOR PORTUGAL
All travelers must complete a Passenger Locator Card before entering the country.

Those traveling to the Azores must follow the guidelines above (rules do not apply to children aged 12 years or less) and complete a Questionnaire for Risk Assessment & Early Detection.

Those traveling to Madeira must present a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative PCR test (rules do not apply children aged 12 years or less). They must also complete an epidemiological survey before departure which will generate a QR code to be presented on arrival.

Useful Links
Spain Travel Health (video)Spain Travel Health
IATA Travel Centre
US Embassy, Spain
US Embassy & Consulate, Portugal
Portugal Clean & Safe
My Safe Azores
Madeira Safe

Don’t Forget… More Flexibility for Changes. If you notify us by email up to ten days prior to your arrival date of your intention to change your trip dates or make a destination change, you will receive a 100% travel credit to be applied against your changed trip booked with Magical Spain & Portugal Private Travel, provided that it is of the same or greater value. For any amounts owing on your changed trip that exceed the 100% credit amount, you will need to cover that. Fair enough?

Custom Itineraries

Built personally for you by experts!

Private Guides

Explore Spain with your own personal guides & drivers

Booking Guarantee

If Covid disrupts your travel plans you can change your booking for free!

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Say Hola to Dan! Your Author & Private Tour Planner in Spain

Hola from Spain! I’m Dan O’Beirne, founder of Magical Spain.

Originally from America, I worked in the Health and Wellness sector until my desire to travel resulted in my settling in Spain. Having fallen instantly in love with the country, cultures, and people here, I have made it my mission for the last twenty years to share this passion with our clients.

Step 1

Fill out the form with the destinations, wish-list, & personal preferences for your perfect trip. If you would like your tour planner to offer some inspiration, then we are happy to provide a suggested itinerary which we can then refine with you until you are 100% delighted with it.

Step 2

Soon after receiving your request, your personal tour planner will be in touch to begin planning your custom tour. You will then receive a tailor-made tour itinerary which can be revised an unlimited number of times to ensure total satisfaction and the perfect vacation.

Step 3

Your officially licensed private guide will meet you at the pre-arranged starting point of your tour. You can count on us for 24/7 in-country support and everything else necessary for a wonderful vacation and seamless tour experience. Welcome to Iberia!

Request Your Complimentary Custom Itinerary With Our Spain Experts

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Our Guaranteed Booking Promise

As Spain and Portugal return to normal following the pandemic, we at Magical Spain & Portugal continue to go above and beyond to demonstrate the health and safety of our guests is of paramount importance to our team. As you can see above, we’ve been awarded the “Safe Tourism Certified” accreditation for meeting and exceeding all government protective guidance.

The safety & protection of our clients is – and always has been – our number one priority and as such, some of the changes made are as follows:

All our luxury vehicles will undergo an overnight sanitizing and cleaning process (while drivers will also take opportunities during breaks throughout the day to wipe down the vehicles with sanitizing equipment);

We’ll be providing additional hand sanitizer and hygiene packs including masks for all travelers;

Fresh bottled water will be supplied for all passengers.

We’re not only protecting our client’s personal safety but also their wallets…

Our booking promise means that if your travel is interrupted by Covid and you’re unable to enter Spain or Portugal due to travel restrictions, we’ll provide a free rescheduling service, or if you’d prefer a refund, we’ll return all costs paid for our services as long as the cancellation comes at least seven days before your tour start date.

If you’d like more information, please contact us at hello@magicalspain.com or fill in the form below!

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Meet Your Personal Tour Planner in Spain

Hola from Spain! I’m Dan O’Beirne, founder of Magical Spain.

Originally from America, I worked in the Health and Wellness sector until my desire to travel resulted in my settling in Spain. Having fallen instantly in love with the country, cultures, and people here, I have made it my mission for the last twenty years to share this passion with our clients.

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Some Magical Customer Reviews

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The highlight for me was going to the restaurant you picked for us in Cadaqués. Wow, what a treat! Mercedes is an incredible guide. As I reviewed some Rick Steves videos, I noticed that your guides Jesús, and Mercedes featured in them! I’m so glad we had your company to get us to the airport or we’d be standing in Plaza Catalunya waiting to board a bus to the airport after wheeling all our luggage there from the hotel. We’re feeling bad for others but thankful for your excellent planning and the 24/7 support by Inma and Mercedes! Thanks again and we hope to return to do Andalucia and or Portugal soon!”

Anne & Sean K, (NYC)

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“I hire lawyers, doctors, tax experts …. well this year I hired the Magical Spain expert team for a custom private guided Best of Spain trip with my granddaughter…. excellent luxury hotels, perfect planning, comfortable transport, no stress and memorable experiences of Spain’s history, cuisine, wine & culture.”

Cheryl Powers (San Francisco, CA)

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Best of Spain & Portugal

“I urge everyone who values unforgettable vacations to contact Magical Spain and talk to Dan or Rachel.

Beyond the personalized planning and fine 24-7 tour support, we loved the quality and care of the licensed guides, the delicious tapas, the exotic ambiance of Seville and Granada, Madrid’s majesty and art, medieval Toledo, and meeting the olive oil estate owners, artist, chef & winemaker.”

R. Mathews, wife & friends (Northern Virginia)

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“Our private Spain guided trip was superb and stress-free, thanks for the customization.. we loved the Seville and Granada walking tours, but also the historic hilltowns, medieval castles, wine tasting with the winemaker,  tapas on the plazas, flamenco guitar…great insight and memories!”

R. Fergerson (NYC)

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“Outstanding, seamless planning with a very personalized itinerary executed perfectly…..

In Spain, we felt like VIPs as we met the winemakers in La Rioja and Ribera del Duero, the chefs, the village mayor  and flamenco dancer in Sevilla! The unique experiences and memories beat that of 4 or 5 cruises.  We will be back to do Andalucia or Portugal in a few years”

Scott & Kisha McCann (NYC)

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