Getting to Know Portugal, Spain & Morocco
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Ready to pump up the 'vivid' in your travels? Rick Steves offers four exciting ways to marvel at Iberia, Europe's most colorful corner. Check out the details below...along with a tapas-bar assortment of online articles and podcasts on all this region has to offer!
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Heart of Portugal in 12 Days
Starting in lively Lisbon and ending in proud Porto, our dozen days in the heart of Portugal combine history-rich Roman, Moorish and Baroque architecture with the small towns, seacoast, food, wine and music that make up the heart and soul of Portugal. This is an intimate tour, connecting you with the Portuguese people, from Évora and Nazaré to Coimbra and the vineyards of the Douro Valley.
Spain with Morocco in 16 Days
Beginning in beautiful Barcelona and ending in sensual Sevilla, this 16-day tour is a sumptuous cultural buffet, with rich helpings of Catalunya's Gaudí, Toledo's El Greco, masterpieces of Madrid's Prado, Moorish and royal treasures of Granada and Sevilla, Andalusian hill towns, prancing horses, tasty tapas, fine sherry — and spiced with a fascinating two-night stay in exotic Tangier, Morocco.
Barcelona & Madrid in 8 Days
We've combined Spain's top cities to create a sparkling, full-bodied eight-day adventure. First, you'll experience the pride and energy of Barcelona — rambling on the Ramblas, digging into delicious seafood, and marveling at architecture and art by Gaudí and Picasso. Then, we'll hop a high-tech train to Madrid for its terrific tapas, masterpiece-packed Prado Museum — and a day in historic Toledo.
San Sebastián & Basque Countryside in 7 Days
Comfortably based in seaside San Sebastián for a week, you'll explore the surrounding Basque countryside — in Spain and nearby France — including visits to the distinctive towns of Guernica, Bilbao, Bayonne and St. Jean-de-Luz, a tour of the stunning Guggenheim Museum, a full-bodied Navarre wine excursion, and a time-tripping hike along the centuries-old Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail.
Get to Know our Tour Guides...
Interview with Cristina Duarte
For tour members, her passion for Portugal is happily contagious.
Interview with Federico Garcia Barroso
He leads a bunch of our tours in Spain...and in song!
Interview with Carlos Galvin
Our longtime Spain guide has also done 'surprise' TV with Rick.
Spain and Andalucia (Audio, 47 minutes)
From the lively cities to the white-washed hill towns, Federico Garcia Barroso shares tips on how easy it is to zip around Spain on its high-speed bullet trains. (Travel with Rick Steves airdate: April 4, 2009)
Madrid (Audio, 28 minutes)
Sampling the sites of central Spain's Castille region, Federico Garcia Barroso gives us an understanding of what gives the heart of Spain its vibrant character. (Travel with Rick Steves airdate: September 15, 2007)
Spain (Audio, 34 minutes)
Carlos Galvin, who lives in Madrid, joins Rick to describe today's scene in his homeland, and to take listener calls about visiting Spain. (Travel with Rick Steves airdate: September 9, 2006)
Read All About It...
Spanish History 101
Iberia has long been a remarkable place to call home
Lisbon's Gold Still Shines
Portugal's capital is rich with nuggets of local culture
Highlights of Barcelona
Spain's most cosmopolitan city bubbles with life
Madrid: Spain's Tapas Capital
A pub crawl dinner, Madrid-style
Spain's Basque Country
A vibrant, thriving culture worth a closer look