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Summer will be here in no time, which means you better start planning your European escape soon. We recommend a little pottering around the Iberian Peninsula, as we found some marvelous deals that will get you to Spain and Portugal for practically peanuts. Case in point: air and hotel-inclusive packages to Madrid, Lisbon, Barcelona and more now start at just $1,369!
Madrid & Lisbon from just $1,369
To see two Iberian capitals in one fell swoop, we recommend the Virgin Vacations special we scoured. Priced from just $1,369, this six-night holiday gets you three nights in Madrid and three nights in Lisbon, at midrange properties with central locations. Roundtrip transatlantic airfare and the flight between the two cities are also included in the low cost, as is continental breakfast daily and hotel taxes. Note that this price is only valid for departures through June 14; after that, it goes up to the peak season cost of $1,589.
Madrid & Barcelona from $1,399
For a foray to the two major cities of Spain, the bustling Madrid and the chic Barcelona, Virgin Vacations has another excellent deal. A six-night getaway is now priced at only $1,399, for departures through June 14. This covers the roundtrip flight to Spain and the domestic air between Madrid and Barcelona; lodging at three-star properties conveniently located to the city center (three nights in each city). Continental breakfast daily and hotel taxes are also thrown in, like in the deal above. Prices go up to $1,689 for high season trips.
Spanish journey for only $2,149
Another fantastic deal is the 10-night Spanish journey by Virgin Vacations, priced from $2,149. Inclusive of airfare, hotel lodgings with breakfast, rail transportation within Spain and continental breakfast daily, this package covers sojourns in four Spanish destinations. You spend three nights in Madrid; two nights in Seville; two nights in Cordoba; and three in Costa del Sol. This particular price is valid for departures between July 11 and August 4. Earlier and later trips go up to $2,529.
The above rates are quoted per person, based on double occupancy. We checked the airfares to Spain and Portugal during the seasons these deals are valid for, and calculated that the flights only could cost you almost as much as these hotel-inclusive specials.
Tapas and port wine not included!
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