Express Tour of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain and Portugal

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  • Spain

  • Sevilla

  • Madrid

  • Portugal

  • Lisbon

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • International Travel

  • Entertainment

  • Multi-City

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

The Iberian Peninsula has its own charm like no other – having given the world both colorful hand-painted tiles and sumptuous jamon. This guide is for an express tour of both countries, visiting three primary cities – Seville, Madrid and Lisbon. All three are easy walking centers with cobblestone alleys and agreeable weather year-round. They are also home to stylish hotels, restaurants and nightlife at affordable pricing which makes them the true gems of Europe. It may not be the Camino de Santiago, but it’s a sure walking guide to Iberia’s best! Just remember that the nights start late in Iberia.

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Where to stay in the Iberian Peninsula

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Corral del Rey

This architectural gem is a showcase of its 400-year-old history, updated with sumptuous interiors and an exceptional art collection.

URSO Hotel & Spa

The award-winning restaurant is just one attraction at this foodie favorite, with a pampering spa and huge suites, in posh Justicia.

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Heritage Madrid Hotel

In Madrid’s upscale Salamanca neighborhood, a Belle-Epoque beauty for luxury seekers.

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Things to do in the Iberian Peninsula

Express Tour of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain and Portugal - Things to do


Make sure to book a private tour of Real Alcazar where “Game of Thrones” was filmed. Ask me for my favorite tour guides! 

Head on over to the Catedral de Sevilla and then to La Giralda tower to see the city from above. 

For the evening, sit down to watch a Flamenco show – make sure to order some jamoncito. 


Start off your trip with a visit to the Prado museum. 

Take a tour of the city and make sure to try all the tapas you cross. 

Finally, take a shopping spree in the city. 


Start off your tour of the city with a ride on the famous Tram 28 through the city. Capture pictures of the city’s tiled buildings and street art. 

For the evening, head out for a port tasting. I can give you a list of some of my favorites! 

Consider a night of Fado, a type of popular Portuguese song, in the old Jewish quarter.

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Visit Sintra, Portugal outside the city to see the palaces and a colorful castle with unique Moorish architecture.

Eat & drink in the Iberian Peninsula

Express Tour of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain and Portugal - Eat & drink


Hotel Alfonso XII: A perfect spot to grab a cocktail on the patio. 

Maestro Marcelino and El Rinconcillo: Grab tapas at the city’s best spots. 

ISPAL: Fusion restaurant that elaborates Seville’s dishes and those of the region and serves local wine. 

Cafe Otto and Cafe Mama Ines:  Breakfast and coffee spots for a typical panish tostada, toast. 

Bar el Comercio: A perfect spot of churros and chocolate.


Gin Club: Get Gin & Tonic at a local bar. 

Sala de Despiece: Foodie, trendy restaurant with counter seating. 

Dos Cielos Restaurant: Located in the Melia Hotel, this fine dining establishment is a must when in Madrid. 

MO de Movimiento: Great design and outdoor area for a pizza lunch. 


Pastéis de Belem: There may be a long line, but it's worth the hassle. You can also visit the Belem Tower after your fill up on pastries.

A Cevicheria: A casual eatery featuring amazing raw fish and a pisco sour bar. 

100 Maneiras: Fine dining establishment not to miss in Lisbon. 

Topo: Go up to the trendy rooftop to watch the sunset and enjoy some drinks.

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