Heritage Site Tours in Spain and Portugal

With over 50 World Heritage Cultural Sites and 18 World Heritage Cities between them – and those are just the ‘headline’ monuments – Spain & Portugal are surely among the world’s best destinations for lovers of history!

Wherever you travel in the Iberian Peninsula you’ll find a rich heritage, from the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors as well as a fascinating prehistoric legacy and a wealth of incredibly well-preserved medieval sites.

Explore the lands of the Conquistadors in Extremadura, follow the Caminos de Santiago or discover the immense wealth of Romanesque – and pre-Romanesque – architecture in the northern provinces or head south to see the wonderful Moorish architecture of Andalucia.

The immense Roman Aqueduct at Segovia, the Walls of Ávila, the Alhambra and Córdoba’s Great Mosque and famous the world over, but as you travel at a leisurely pace you’ll discover so much more on a smaller scale which are certain to fascinate and delight.

In Portugal, as in Spain, the Reconquista left an enormous patrimony in Monasteries and fortifications built in the heyday of the Knights Templar. Explore the chain of fortress towns strung out along the border, testament to the centuries of warring with the Spanish neighbours, loose yourself in the Douro Valley, the world’s oldest denominated wine region, or visit the lovely, historic towns of Braga and Guimaraes where the nation was founded in medieval times.

We specialise in the areas of Iberia away from the mass tourist destinations, avoiding the crowds. All our tours pass through areas of particular cultural interest and we try to combine cultural elements with the opportunity to enjoy wonderful scenery, local wines and gastronomic delicacies and, of course, a warm welcome – so it’s certainly not all about ‘old-stones’!
Take an independent tour through the Spanish and Portuguese Heritage Sites and discover a different side of the Iberian Peninsula.
About the tours:
• Independent touring with all the info and support you need
• Bespoke itineraries – designed and organised by our experts
• Fly to Spain or Portugal and we’ll include a hire a car
• Or we’ll build in the ferry travel to Spain
• Request a personal quote with route map, highlights…
• Travel with full directions, guidebook and touring map
• Regional guides, essential docs formatted for mobile and tablet
Below are some selected tours with a particularly strong cultural heritage content:

General info about our tours

Choose from our Heritage tours in Spain & Portugal

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Map of NC1 Camino del Norte

Camino del Norte NC1

Bilbao to Santiago by the coastal route

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£1150/pp
Detailed map of AC1 Andalucia Golden Triangle Tour

Andalucia Golden Triangle AC1

Sevilla - Cordoba - Granada

Based on 7 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£700/pp

Madrid and the Heritage Cities Tour IC4

Madrid – Segovia – Ávila – Salamanca – Cáceres – Toledo

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£1300/pp
Detailed map of IC3 Wine and Castles Tour

Wine & Castles Tour IC3

Rioja to Salamanca route

Based on 8 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£750/pp
Detailed map of IC2 Castilla y León Tour

Castilla y León Tour IC2

Burgos – León – Salamanca – Segovia

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£1200/pp
Detailed map of PO16 Grand Tour of Central Portugal

Grand Tour of Central Portugal PO16

Lisboa to Porto in two weeks

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Mid-season from
£1250/pp
Detailed map of IC1 Via de Plata Tour

Via de Plata Tour IC1

Asturias to Andalucia – the Roman Way

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£1250/pp
Detailed map of PO12 Lisboa Evora and Estremadura Tour

Lisboa, Alentejo & Estremadura PO12

The ‘Golden triangle’ – Lisboa, Évora, Estremadura

Based on 7 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Mid-season from
£600/pp
Detailed map of PO4 Porto and Douro Wine Valley Tour

Douro Wine Valley Tour PO4

Porto and the Douro Valley

Based on 7 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Mid-season from
£575/pp
Map of north Spain Grand Tour

Grand Tour of Northern Spain NC6

North coast, Picos de Europa & the interior

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£1100/pp
Detailed map of PO9 Centro de Portugal Tour

Secrets of Centro de Portugal PO9

Las Beiras and Estremadura

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Mid-season from
£1200/pp
Detailed map of PO11 Cities of Portugal Tour

Cities of Portugal Tour PO11

Cities of Portugal – Lisboa, Coimbra, Porto

Based on 7 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Mid-season from
£650/pp
Detailed map of NC2 Camino del Frances Tour

Camino del Frances NC2

Pyrenees to Santiago by the inland route

Based on 9 nights self-drive independent tour in Spain

Mid-season from
£800/pp
Detailed map of PO14 Wine Regions of Portugal Tour

Wine Regions of Portugal Tour PO14

Alentejo – Dão – Douro – Minho – Porto

Based on 10 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Mid-season from
£900/pp
Detailed map of PO7 Santander to Porto Circular Tour

The Porto Run – Santander to Porto PO7

Santander to Porto & back in two weeks

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal and Spain

Mid-season from
£1250/pp
Detailed map of PO3 Camino Portugues from Porto Tour

Camino Portugues, Porto to Santiago Tour PO3

Porto to Santiago by the coastal route

Based on 10 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Mid-season from
£950/pp
Detailed map of PO5 Madrid Porto Santiago Tour

Madrid – Porto – Santiago PO5

From Madrid via North Portugal to Santiago

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal and Spain

Mid-season from
£1350/pp
Detailed map of

Lusitania Romana – Cross-border Tour PO17

Central Portugal and Spanish Extremadura in one trip

Based on 14 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal and Spain

Mid-season from
£1250/pp
Detailed map of PO6 Cross Border Tour North Portugal and Spain

A Taste of Two Countries PO6

North Portugal and North-west Spain

Based on 12 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal and Spain

Mid-season from
£1150/pp

Bespoke Camino de Santiago Touring Holidays

Our expert team will help you plan your trip – adapting the route to fit with your preferred flights and ferry crossings, taking into account your personal criteria and interests be it prehistoric burial sites, Moorish palaces or Romanesque architecture.

Our Heritage tours cover most of the Iberian Peninsular and can be adapted to include whatever interests you – please do ask about options.