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Spain & Portugal: Iberian Peninsula Top Travel Tips

Spain & Portugal: Iberian Peninsula Top Travel Tips

Iberian peninsula map - Accent |On Travel

Rich in culture and steeped in historical importance, the Iberian Peninsula sits in Southwestern Europe as a mountainous stretch of land home to Portugal and Spain. Travel the Iberian Peninsula with Tauck’s handpicked directors and guides to discover how contrasting cultures have shaped the different regions, all while savoring local dishes and wines.

At Accent on Travel, we can plan and arrange all the details of your dream vacation across Spain and Portugal thanks to our partnership with Tauck land tours. Whether you want to explore ancient cities or stroll along sun-soaked harbor towns, let Accent on Travel and Tauck land tours design the perfect itinerary. 

 

Reveal the old and new in Porto

Porto Portugal Old City - Accent On Trvel

Take in the charming, sloped tenement stacks that dominate the landscape in Porto, a beautiful testament to the old world, before exploring the way the city has transformed since the millennium. Situated inside an old prison building, you’ll find the Portuguese Centre of Photography which documents the country’s history over the last 100 years. Visit the heart of Porto and find the strikingly modern Casa da Música, a 12-floor concert hall designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

 

Ride vintage trams in the capital city of Lisbon

Yellow vintage tram on the street in Lisbon, Portugal. Famous travel destination - Accent On TRavel

Catch Tram 28 in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon and experience riding the vintage carriages as you pass through some of the prominent regions such as Alfama and Estrela. Hop on and off to feel like you’ve been transported back to a romantic European age while exploring the best of what Lisbon has to offer along the route.

 

Catch the Feria de Abril in Seville

Seville, Spain - Accent On Travel

Travel to Seville during April and catch the stunning and vibrant Feria de Abril. Watch as the locals come out in their finest flamenco garments and enjoy the festival-like atmosphere. At this time of year, take a moment to smell the jasmine and orange blossom for a true sense of the Spanish springtime.

 

Live the high life in Puerto Banús, Marbella 

Aerial top view of luxury yachts in Puerto Banus marina, Marbella, Spain. High quality photo - Accent On Travel

Feel the glitz and glamor that lines the coast of Spain in Marbella, including the fashionable marina of Puerto Banús where super-yachts dock and the world’s top luxury brands adorn the bright white buildings by the sea. After you’ve finished shopping, indulge in upscale cocktails and dine in one of the many Michelin-star restaurants that make this a premium spot.

 

Study Moorish architecture in Granada

View of the famous Alhambra, Granada, Spain. - Accent O n Travel

Learn how closely the Iberian Peninsula and Northern Africa are connected by studying the Moorish architecture at the heart of Granada’s charm. Explore the myriad gardens, fountains, and courtyards of the Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex that grants jaw-dropping views of the surrounding city.

 

Stroll through the varied history of Cordoba

Cordoba - The Roman bridge and gate with the Cathedral in the background at evening dusk - Accent On Travel

Spot the varied influences of different rules and religions from across the ages in the city of Cordoba. Work your way through the maze of narrow, winding streets of the historic quarter that contains rustic, picturesque plazas and patios as well as medieval structures — if you visit in May, you can also enjoy the ‘festival of patios’ where owners go all out with floral displays.

 

Seek artistic inspiration in Madrid’s Golden Triangle

Famous Prado museum in Madrid, Spain. - Accent On Travel

Make a pilgrimage to one of the most important trio of museums and art complexes, each situated just a few minutes walk from one another in the heart of Madrid. 

Begin by seeking out the Cubist work of Picasso along with other famous masters from the twentieth century at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, then walk south to the Prado Museum for paintings by Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco, before heading further south again to the Reina-Sofia Museum for more modern and contemporary works.

 

Call our team of expert travel advisors at Accent on Travel at 888-806-2337 to reserve your place on a Tauck land vacation journey across the Iberian Peninsula. Our partnership with Tauck land tours allows us to get you closer to the heart and soul of Spain and Portugal, enriching your travel and bringing you exclusive experiences that make your journey truly memorable.

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