BAG Travel

BAG Travel

Iberian Adventure!

Sep 19, 2022 to Oct 4, 2022
Spain and Portugal
Join BAG Travel’s soul-enriching adventure, attend with amazing festivals, tour historical Moorish empire era art/architecture, and enjoy multi-cultural immersion on this sun-kissed Iberian Peninsula.

Self-Booked Airfare
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Spain and Portugal Arrival  Guidelines:
  1. Arrive in Granada (GRX) or Malaga (AGP) between 2pm - 5pm, on 9/19/22
  2. Arrive in Barcelona (BCN) between 12pm - 2pm, on 9/22/22
  3. Arrive in Lisbon (LIS) between 1pm - 3pm, on 9/29/22

Suggested Intra-Europe Flights (subject to availability):

Thursday, September 22nd
12:50pm - Vueling 2013 - Granada GRX -> Barcelona BCN

Thursday, September 29th
12:20pm - Vueling - 8466 - Barcelona BCN -> Lisbon LIS

 

This Trip Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation for 15 nights, as per itinerary based on double occupancy:
  • – (3) nights at Accommodation: Barcelo Carmen, Granada (or similar)
  • – (2) Accommodation: Hotel MIM Sitges (or similar)
  • – (5) Accommodation: Sercotel Amister, Barcelona (or similar)
  • – (5)  Accommodation: Exe Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon (or similar)
  • The renowned and emotional African Lisbon Tour



  • All transfers and transportation are by private, air-conditioned coach with driver/guide.
    • Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation.
  • Arrival Meet and Greet guide assistance,
  • Departure guide assistance
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours, based on current rates
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Hotel porterage

Self-Booked Airfare 

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What's not included:

  1. All airfares, departure taxes, fuel surcharges, and seat selection.
    1. Transportation to Granada, Spain - you will be flying into Málaga (AGP) or Federico García Lorca Granada (GRX) Airport.
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  2. Personal items
  3. Optional Tours
  4. Meals, unless listed in itinerary
  5. Tips and Gratuities
  6. Increase in local tax rates
  7. Early room check-in, check-in is 2pm
  8. Late room check-out, check-out is 10am
  9. Travel Insurance.  You may select our competitive, exclusive group rate as an option in your cart before checkout. 
  10. Visa/Passport handling fees.  Click here to request assistance with these services. Upon purchase, please forward a copy of your confirmation email to: requests@bagtravel.net - along with "Visa/Passport Service Confirmation - {Trip Name]" in the subject line.

Itinerary:

  • Days 1-4    (Granada, Spain)
    Explore this spectacular Moorish Empire-era city in the Sierra Nevada, home of the 8th Wonder of the World: Alhambra!
    a). Alhambra and Generalife Gardens tour
    b.) Traditional Spanish Flamenco show with dinner 
    c). Optional - Day tours of her sister Moorish-influenced cities:  Córdoba or Seville

    Accommodation: Barcelo Carmen
 
  • Days 4-6 (Sitges, Spain):
    a). Relax on the famed beaches of Sitges
    b). Shop this shopping mecca for top -notch merchandise and unique finds.

    Accommodation: MiM Sitges
 
  • Days 6-11 (Barcelona):
    a). Barcelona Guided City Tour. Experience this magnificent jewel by the Mediterranean's limitless beauty, cuisine, and culture including: La Rambla, La Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter, Park Güell, and more.
    b). Attend the  La Mercè Festival. Immerse yourself in the frenzied fun of this massive once a year event. 
    Optional:
    1. Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres and Girona Day tour, 10-hours
    2. Montserrat Day Trip. High above Barcelona is the sacred Monastery of Montserrat...home the famed Black Madonna 
    3. Hop-On/Off City Bus Tours – one of the best, and economical, ways to explore this magnificent city

    Accommodation: Sercotel Amister 
 
  • Days 11-15 (Lisbon, Portugal)
    a). Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant in Almada
    b). City Day Tour – starting in the old heart of the city, visiting the Bairro Alto and Alfama districts, before continuing along the riverfront to Belem, home to the impressive Jeronimos Monastery, one of the must-sees in Lisbon. Belem is also home to the Casa Pastels de Belem store, one of the best sites in the city to try the famous Pastel de Nata – Portuguese custard tarts!
    c). Africa Lisbon Tour– a guided visit to the center of Lisbon, and Portugal's African slave trade history. Here's a link for more information:  Africa Lisbon Tour
    d). Wine Day Tour - Travel south, to the town of Vila Nogueira de Azeitao and experience tasting tours of 2 local wineries, Jose Maria de Fonesca Manor House and Quinta da Bacalhoa.
    e). Meet, Greet and social network with several Black expats over dinner in Lisbon. Find out how they made the move to Portugal from all over the world.
    f). Fado Dinner Show - Kick back in a pub and delight in the soaring, guitar-backed vocals of this Portuguese singing style dating back to the 1820s.
    Optional Tours:
    – Algarve Day Tour - Luxuriate on the white sand beaches, golden cliffs, limestone cave, secret grottos, and more.
    – Douro Valley Day Tour - Journey through Portugal’s famed wine region in a valley carved out by The Douro River.
 
              Accommodation: Exe Liberdade


Available Packages

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY RATE - price per person
Available until August 29, 2022

$2,870.00
Deposit: $250.00

Place your deposit and then email requests@bagtravel.net prior to booking this rate if you do not already have a roommate chosen.

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Airfare NOT included.

Extra Options

Travel Protection - Group Advantage Plan by Allianz Global Assistance
Available until September 1, 2022

$295.00

It is strongly recommended that clients purchase cancellation insurance to protect themselves against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. In the event a traveler becoming ill during a tour and has not purchased insurance, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveler’s responsibility. Based on BAG Travel’s current cancellation policies, the passenger may incur up to 100% cancellation penalties and should protect themselves with cancellation insurance.

FOR MORE INFO, please refer to: https://www.bagtravel.net/travel-insurance/

Half-day Córdoba Tour from Granada
Available until August 28, 2022

$80.00

We will spend 3 hours visiting this small, but monumental Moorish Empire-era city to visit the best sights it has to offer. We will start with its majestic Alcazar of the Catholic Kings, and then we will go inside the beautiful Mosque Caliphate period, a spectacular witness of the. After this wonderful experience we will visit the marvelous, Cordoba Jewish quarter full of life and shops. We will see its most emblematic streets like the flower lined side street, pure enjoyment for your senses, until we reach the square of the great, Maimonides Synagogue including the secluded.

Once the guided tour has finished, you will have free time to walk around the town, go shopping in the wonderful pedestrian streets of the or try some of the delicious local cuisine.

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Algarve Day Tour from Lisbon
Available until August 28, 2022

$250.00

Take a guided shared tour to visit the western areas of the Algarve. On this tour, you will have the chance to visit the mountains and see some remains of its Moorish and Roman existence in Silves, the old Moorish Capital. Discover its castle and cathedral. Next, climb the Monchique Mountains to Foia, the highest point of the Algarve. Enjoy free time for taking of spectacular photos. Then, make your way down from the mountains to the beautiful town of Lagos. Discover the first European indoor slave market, Saint Anthony's golden church, fort and old town. Finally, continue on to Cape Saint Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe, known as "the End of the World".

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Montserrat Day Tour from Barcelona
Available until August 28, 2022

$126.00

Montserrat is a rocky mountain located 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona. It is considered the most significant and important mountain of Catalonia. The etymology of Montserrat comes from Catalan Mont (mountain) and serrat (serrated). The mountain receives its name for its peculiar morphology. In 1987 Montserrat was declared a Natural Park to ensure its conservation. The highest peak is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and stands at 1,236 meters above sea level.

The importance of this mountain is due to the legend of the miraculous appearance of the Madonna and Child in one of the caves. This cave received the name Santa Cova (The Saint Cave). To this day the wood carving of the Madonna and Child are kept in the Church of the monastery and it is possible to visit it. This image of the Madonna is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) for its dark color. The color is the result of a reaction caused by varnish. La Moreneta's holiday is on April 27th.

Due to the legend of the Madonna, the mountain has been linked with spirituality. Besides the main monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, there is a great number of small churches and chapels, some of them abandoned. The main monastery stands at 720 meters above sea level. Nowadays there is a community of 80 monks that live there and follow the rule of Saint Benedict.

During the first part of the tour you will enjoy an introduction to the history of the monastery. Once the guided tour has ended, you will have free time to enjoy the fabulous landscape by yourself, to visit the local food market, to visit the audiovisual exhibition and to taste some typical liqueurs.

What to visit in Montserrat?
-La Moreneta: the most popular option, both for the locals and the foreigners. Depending on the time of the year there can be a long queue.
-Escolania: one of the oldest Boys Choir in Europe. They usually have concerts on weekdays at 13:00. It is recommended to consult the timetable.
-Museum: wide variety of archeological and an art gallery with works from medieval times to avant-garde. The entrance fee to the museum is not included in the tour. Time to visit approximately two hours.
-Funicular of Sant Joan and funicular of the Santa Cova: The funiculars offer the possibility of get to different points of the mountain. The price of the tickets is not included in the tour and it is recommended to consult the timetable.
-Hiking routes: The Mountain has many hiking routes. The routes are long and it can take hours to finish them. A good option is to walk to the cross of Sant Miguel (approximately 15 minutes away from the monastery), it offers one of the best panoramic views of the mountain and the monastery.

Duration: 5.5 Hours
Departs: 9:30 a.m. - Returns: 3 p.m.
From: Barcelona

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Wine Tour from Barcelona
Available until August 28, 2022

$145.00

Enjoy a full day group outing of wine tasting and tapas in one of Spain's most prestigious wine regions.

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Full-Day Tour to Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres and visit to Girona
Available until August 28, 2022

$105.00

This full day excursion from Barcelona with comfortable bus and guide on board, offers you to visit the 2 biggest cities north of Barcelona: Girona, medieval city with one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe and Figueres with its unique Dali Theater Museum. First you will visit Girona, a monumental city where you can experience its history in the small streets of the old city centre. You will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city centre, visiting the Cathedral in the old city centre, with its well-preserved medieval streets that lead you towards the famous pastel-colored houses at the edge of the river bank. You will be given some free time in Girona to have lunch there (own account). After lunch we will take you to the Dali Theater Museum in Figueres (30km from Girona), This museum holds the biggest collection of artworks that represent the artistic evolution of Salvador Dali, from his first artistic experiments until his surreal creations and his art he made during the last years of his life. You will be traveling on fully equipped buses, with a hostess on board to provide you with the information you need during the journey.

Duration: 11.5 Hours
Departs: 8:30 a.m. - Returns: 8 p.m.
From: Barcelona

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