Spain, Portugal & Morocco

  • 16 Days

  • Mediterranean

  • Active pace

A sun-dappled journey combining the historic sights of Spain and Portugal with the exotic splendours of Morocco. Browse local crafts at a bustling souk, roam the Alhambra fortress and admire the views from Lisbon’s Moorish citadel.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
Individual audio system
All airport taxes
Single share option
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

  • Day 16

of 16 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 2nd January 2018

Meals included: 15 breakfasts, 8 dinners

Overview

A sun-dappled journey combining the historic sights of Spain and Portugal with the exotic splendours of Morocco. Browse local crafts at a bustling souk, roam the Alhambra complex and gardens, and admire the views from Lisbon’s Moorish citadel.

At a glance

  • Salamanca Sit and people-watch from a pavement cafe in the grand Plaza Mayor.
  • Lisbon Visit Black Horse Square as part of your city tour.
  • Chellah Gardens Escape the bustling city of Rabat at this archaeological site surrounded by nature.
  • Casablanca Make a stop at Morocco's most cosmopolitan city.
  • Saadian Tombs Admire the splendour of Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi’s mausoleum.
  • Fez Medina Experience the hustle and bustle of a traditional Moroccan medina.
  • Granada Roam the complex and the gardens of the lavish Alhambra fortress.

Day 1

UK - Madrid

Fly to Madrid where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Madrid

Spain's regal capital, the highest in Europe, offers a wonderful mix of ancient and modern attractions, colourful fiestas, world renowned works of art and fascinating history. Your included sightseeing with a local guide will give you a real insight into its history and culture. Don't miss the opportunity for a photograph at the Royal Palace.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Coimbra

Visit Avila and then Salamanca. Admire the array of medieval walls in Avila and the beautiful Old City of Salamanca, that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also, admire the beautiful architectural and historical landmarks and stroll in the 'Plaza Mayor'. Then, head over the Portugese border to Coimbra.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Coimbra - Obidos - Fatima - Lisbon

Coimbra was the capital of Portugal in the 13th century and has many interesting historical sights, including the university and the Romanesque cathedral. After an orientation drive visit the village of Obidos and visit the Monastery, before setting off for Fatima to see its world famous sanctuary. Later, continue to Lisbon.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Lisbon

Elegant, old buildings and red-roofed houses line Lisbon's maze of streets, which contain a wealth of museums, galleries and monuments. Your city tour with a local guide will include visits to the monument to Henry the Navigator, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel and the impressive Black Horse Square.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Lisbon - Seville

From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, you drive to the glorious Spanish region of Andalucia, with its white-washed villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs and almonds. Travelling via Beja you'll arrive in elegant Seville for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Seville

Enjoy a guided tour of Seville today, before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Seville - Ferry to Morocco - Rabat

An interesting drive today starts with views of the sherry wine region before reaching the coast for embarkation on the ferry to Morocco. Next travel to the most southern region of Spain to cross the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco and reach its capital, Rabat.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech

This morning is spent in Rabat sightseeing with a local guide including highlights such as the Chellah gardens and Casbah Des Ouadaias before moving on for a stop at the historic coastal city, world famous Casablanca. The city is bustling yet elegant, where modern and traditional Moorish architecture combine to create a fascinatingly unique city. Marrakech is the final destination today, where you will spend the night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Marrakech

Today, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the magnificent city of Marrakech. Take in highlights such as the Bahia Palace & Saadian Tombs.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Marrakech - Fez

Today we leave Marrakech and travel through the beautiful villages of the Middle Atlas, part of the Atlas Mountain Range to reach Fez, which is to the north of Marrakech.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Fez

A local guide will show the best sights and history of this Moroccan marvel. Visit the Medina and see inside the beautiful Madrasa El Attaride (an educational institution).

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Fez - Ferry Crossing to Spain - Costa Del Sol

Today retrace your steps for the ferry back across the Straits of Gibraltar to mainland Spain and carry on in to Costa Del Sol for an overnight stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Costa Del Sol - Granada

Travel to ancient Granada, located at the foot of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. Explore the labyrinth-like Moorish Quarter at leisure and the glorious Alhambra complex and gardens with a local guide (please note that entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed).

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

Granada - Madrid

Today enjoy a scenic drive through La Mancha. Next, enjoy an included visit to a local wine cellar with wine tasting. continue your journey to Madrid this afternoon.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 16

Madrid - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Madrid: Praga
  • Coimbra: Dom Luis
  • Lisbon: Roma
  • Seville: Don Paco
  • Rabat: Belere
  • Marrakech: Zalagh Kasbah & Spa
  • Fez: Menzeh or Parc Palace
  • Costa Del Sol: Hacienda Mijas
  • Granada: Abba
  • Madrid: Abba or NH Zurbano

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar.

Day 14: Entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed

Day 15: For all 2018 departures dinner is not included on day 15.

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