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SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO - 2018

Tour Code - 6830 16 days - MADRID to MADRID From $2059 USD

On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco.

The tour will start in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, you’ll visit Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient fortified towers and walls, and beautiful Salamanca. The Portuguese pearls you’ll discover on this affordable tour are Coimbra, Obidos, Fatima with its famous Sanctuary, and the capital, Lisbon.

You’ll cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent by ferry to step back in time in Rabat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital since 1912. Fez is still Morocco's cultural and spiritual center, and its centerpiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 9th century and whose palaces, madrasas fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries.

Also founded in the 9th century, the red city of Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, vibrant public squares, and souks (markets). You’ll get to know this fascinating city with a local expert on the included tour. You'll also stop in Casablanca, Morocco's westernmost city and still known for the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

You will love the included guided visit to Granada's legendary Alhambra complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, that you will appreciate even more after having visited Morocco.

These are just some of the many highlights on this comprehensive and affordable Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. It's a memorable budget vacation for value-mind travelers.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Visits to Avila, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fatima, Obidos, Casablanca.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Serra da Estrela, Andalusia, Guadalquivir Valley, Costa del Sol, La Mancha, Middle Atlas.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guides for city sightseeing in Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Rabat, Marrakesh, Fez, Granada-Alhambra complex; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
15
0
8

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
8 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.
    Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)

  2. MADRID.
    Spaniards say the Spanish capital, situated 665 metres (2,180 feet) above sea level, is the nearest thing to Heaven. It's certainly worth making the most of today by joining the included guided sightseeing tour: a full panoramic drive by way of the Avenida Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Parliament Square, and a picture stop outside the Royal Palace. The optional trip to Toledo is most rewarding, too. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco's painting, and even now it's like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. (B)

  3. MADRID-AVILA-SALAMANCA-COIMBRA, PORTUGAL.
    Visit ancient fortified Avila with its many towers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Salamanca and make sure you spend some time wandering around PLAZA MAYOR, the grandest square in Spain. Cross the frontier to Guarda, the highest town in Portugal. From here, descend to the valleys of the Serra da Estrela to Coimbra. (B,D)

  4. COIMBRA-FATIMA-OBIDOS-LISBON.
    Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, celebrated for its beauty and ancient university. Later, travel southwards to visit the SANCTUARY of Fatima, one of Europe's most celebrated Marian shrines. Continue to fortified Obidos, one of the most picturesque towns in Portugal, before reaching Lisbon for two nights. (B)

  5. LISBON.
    Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century "Mistress of the Seas". On the included guided tour, see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, and the impressive Commerce Square, also known as Black Horse Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure-maybe in the Alfama's tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion to coastal Estoril and Cascais. (B)

  6. LISBON-SEVILLE, SPAIN.
    From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, head southwards all the way to the brilliant light of Andalusia. Admire its neat, white-painted villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs, and almonds while travelling towards magnificent Seville. (B,D)

  7. SEVILLE.
    Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of this vibrant city's main highlights, such as the cathedral, Alcazar, and Plaza d'Espana. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

  8. SEVILLE-FERRY TO MOROCCO-RABAT.
    Drive through Spain's pretty sherry wine region and head south to the coast. Here, you will embark the FERRY and cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent. Travel along what was once the infamous Barbary Coast, then continue the drive south to Rabat, one of Morocco's imperial cities. (B,D)

  9. RABAT-CASABLANCA-MARRAKESH.
    Today starts with an included guided city sightseeing tour of the country's lively capital, including a visit to CHELLAH GARDENS and CASBAH DES OUDAIAS. Later, reach Morocco's westernmost city: Casablanca. Enjoy an orientation drive in this modern city and see the illustrious Hassan II Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world, its minaret soars 210 metres (689 feet) into the sky and part of the mosque's floor is made of glass so worshippers can kneel directly over the ocean's waters. Continue on to the "red" oasis city of Marrakesh. An optional excursion this evening is the perfect end of the day. (B)

  10. MARRAKESH.
    Today's highlight is the included city sightseeing that will make you feel like you've been whisked back in time. Founded in the 9th century, Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, and vibrant public squares and souks (markets)-where buying and selling and a carnival of entertainment and fascinations occur daily. (B,D)

  11. MARRAKESH-FEZ.
    Today, travel through the fragrant cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountains, where a number of peaks soar above 3,962 metres (13,000 feet) in elevation. This range is home to the endangered Barbary ape, as well as wild boar and polecats. On your way north to Fez, enjoy glimpses of North African village life reminiscent of Beau Geste. (B,D)

  12. FEZ.
    Ancient Fez is a city of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the MEDINA during the included sightseeing tour this morning, and enjoy the maze of narrow streets through the colourful bazaars and exotic atmosphere. The madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques, and fountains dating back to the 13th century are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the afternoon, explore further on your own. (B)

  13. FEZ-FERRY CROSSING TO SPAIN-COSTA DEL SOL.
    Today, an early departure takes you north for the FERRY back to mainland Spain to the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). (B,D)

  14. COSTA DEL SOL-GRANADA.
    Travel along the Costa del Sol and head to Granada in the heart of Andalusia. On the agenda: an included guided visit of the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings. With construction dating back to 889 AD, you'll marvel at its architectural Moorish beauty and magnificent gardens. (B,D)

  15. GRANADA-MADRID.
    Travel through the very heart of Don Quixote's La Mancha, famed for its castle and windmills. Before arriving in Madrid, visit a local WINE CELLAR and taste some of the locally produced wines. (B)

  16. MADRID.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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PRE MADRID 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
PRE MADRID 28 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
PRE MADRID 24 Dec 2018 27 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
PRE MADRID 21 Dec 2018 23 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
PRE MADRID 17 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
PRE MADRID 14 Dec 2018 16 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
PRE MADRID 10 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
PRE MADRID 07 Dec 2018 09 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
PRE MADRID 03 Dec 2018 06 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
POST MADRID 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
POST MADRID 28 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
POST MADRID 24 Dec 2018 27 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
POST MADRID 21 Dec 2018 23 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
POST MADRID 17 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
POST MADRID 14 Dec 2018 16 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
POST MADRID 10 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
POST MADRID 07 Dec 2018 09 Dec 2018 $108 USD $59 USD $59 USD
POST MADRID 03 Dec 2018 06 Dec 2018 $115 USD $63 USD $63 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $145 USD

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