Tailor-Made Spain & Portugal Vacations
Spain & Portugal Vacations creates bespoke experiences for discerning travelers that guarantee your Spain and Portugal vacation is a memorable adventure of discovering the culture, traditions, gastronomy and ways of life which has evolved throughout the centuries into two fascinating countries where you'll find something special everywhere you travel.
Designing trips to Spain and Portugal since 1995, when Greg Edward arrived in Lisbon after leaving Los Angeles for an adventure that continues to this day, our passion has always been helping discerning travelers experience Portugal and Spain through tailor-made trips. Our team is dedicated in making sure every traveler receives one-on-one personal attention and working with you to provide the sophisticated and exciting experiences.
We take care of everything to ensure a seamless journey, from selected accommodations, transportation (airport transfers, train tickets, private drivers, etc.), English speaking guides, sightseeing and special experiences.
SPAIN BESPOKE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Known for it's wines and gastronomy, vibrant nightlife in the main cities of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and northern cities of Santander, San Sebastian and Oviedo, renown festivals occurring throughout the year, such as the Springtime Fair of Seville, Running of Bulls in Pamplona and Easter Holy Week celebrations and relaxed lifestyle evident in the famous Spanish Siesta. Join the Spanish people in early evening at the tapas bars to share a glass of wine.
Among many places worth visiting are Spain's thriving capital Madrid, the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, the famous "Running of the Bulls" at Pamplona, major Andalusian cities with Islamic architecture, like Seville, Granada, the Way of St. James , Granada along with the idyllic Balearic and Canary Islands
Imagine lunch aboard a yacht in the crisp blue waters off Mallorca, serenaded by Spanish classical guitar during romantic dinners or exploring the ancient Moorish palace of the Alhambra in Granada. Wine aficionados will meet some of the best Spanish winemakers and learn how they make world class wines. And the food...oh the food ! Paella, mouthwatering Spanish ham, olives fresh from the tree ... endless combinations of cuisine await.
We handle all details of your Spanish Adventure which allows for experiencing Spain without feeling like a "tourist"with e personalized itineraries that reflect your interests ... not a tour for the masses.
PORTUGAL BESPOKE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Portugal evokes memories of fearless maritime discoverers like Vasco da Gama and others who were the first European's to sail around the Horn of Africa and Cape of Good Hope (in the 15th and 16th centuries) to reach India, bringing to the "masses" spices before available only to the upper classes. Portugal was the first European maritime power whose influence on the world extends to this very day. But there's much more to the story of this tiny nation occupying the western portion of the Iberian peninsula shared with neighboring Spain.
With passionate people, sophisticated cuisine, idyllic rural scenes and Old World charm, everyone should visit this magnificently delicious country. Travel to the beaches of the southern Algarve region and surf the world's biggest swells in Peniche, learn the story of the "Hidden Jewish Community" in Belmonte, the noble town of Porto and UNESCO World Heritage site of the Douro River, the world's first Demarcated Wine Region and stay in ancient palaces and monasteries converted into luxury accommodations found throughout Portugal. .
We design Portugal Vacations the same way as Spain; ensuring every moment is an exhilarating, memorable and one of a kind vacation. Our passion goes beyond simply sending people on a trip...we design experiences.
Start Planning Your Vacation
Reading some reviews from past travelers helps find out what they experienced (these are real reviews, many which can be read on Trip Advisor) and reading a real itinerary (sent by email at request) helps tell the story about how we work and what you might expect during your own bespoke vacation.
Contact us via email and let us know everything you wish to experience, along with an estimated budget, and we'll reply with general ideas. If you like what you read, we'll ask for a short conversation to learn more about what you envision and begin the planning of your unique vacation.
Testimonial from Lee and Charles Warren, Charleston, NC
"Fantastic Trip through Portugal and Spain"
Thanks to Greg our trip was one of the best we ever made.
Being a private trip we let him make all the arrangements; great hotels and private apartments for our stays and visiting wonderful off the beaten track places that we never would have found on our own.
I cannot speak highly enough of Greg and his services and welcome anyone's questions.