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Pre-trip: Portugal: Porto
Post-trip: Spain: Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo
Countries: 2
Cities: 6
Days: 16
8 nights in intimate pousadas and paradores
Average Group Size: 13 Travelers
ReelEarth: The Writer and the Designer

Join two long-time friends outside Lisbon as they discuss past travels, their artistic work, and the role of rural life in the Portuguese national identity.

10:05 3866 views
Unscripted in Ronda

Let Trip Experience Leader Victor Garrido show you more of Ronda beyond the itinerary in this video as he leads you to a churrería, prehistoric caves, and an abandoned Roman city.

07:28 2756 views
Trip Experience

Historic churches, an olive oil tasting experience, and a Home-Hosted meal await travelers as they journey through Portugal and Spain.

07:29 17538 views
Portuguese Cooking School Submitted by Jim Vitak, 4-time traveler from Dublin, Ohio

Attend an authentic Portuguese cooking lesson with traveler Jim V. where he learns to prepare fresh cod and batatas (potatoes).

10:44 832 views
Trip Itinerary

See a detailed overview of the types of experiences you'll have on this adventure in Portugal and Spain.

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Back Roads of Iberia: Spanish Paradores & Portuguese Pousadas

89% of travelers rated this trip excellent

The overall traveler excellence rating is based on the results of post trip surveys completed by travelers who have taken this trip. Travelers can choose to rate their experience “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” and “poor;” this percentage indicates how many travelers rated their experience “excellent.” More than 70% of travelers complete this survey after returning from their trip. Travelers rate excellence across their entire travel experience, focusing on the categories below:

  • Trip Experience Leader: 96% of travelers rated their Trip Experience Leader “excellent,” citing his or her facilitation of people-to-people interactions, communication skills, and overall performance.
  • Learning & Discovery: 91% of travelers rated the learning and discovery activities on this adventure “excellent,” citing its authentic cultural experiences and controversial conversations.
  • Solo Women Excellence: 86% of solo women travelers who joined us independently or shared a room with a mother, daughter, sister, or friend rated their experience on this adventure “excellent.”
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