Iberian Peninsula and Morocco

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Get ready for the tantalising trio of Spain, Portugal & Morocco! From strolling Barcelona's Gothic Quarter to uncovering intricately tiled mosques in Casablanca and unfathomably fresh seafood in Lisbon. This tour is a maze of culture, cuteness & colourful experiences.

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Wheelchair Accessible
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • See the Gran Via, Royal Palace the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana
    • Take a locally guided tour of the gilded Royal Palace in Madrid
    • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez
    • See the Royal Palace, the Medina and the local markets
    • Visit the cooperative of handmade carpets, Fez
    • Guided local tour of Marrakech
    • See bustling Jamaa el Fna Square

What's this trip about?

    Get ready for the tantalising trio of Spain, Portugal & Morocco! From strolling Barcelona's Gothic Quarter to uncovering intricately tiled mosques in Casablanca and unfathomably fresh seafood in Lisbon. This tour is a maze of culture, cuteness & colourful experiences.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMadrid
End CityMadrid

Destinations

  • Morocco
  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Casablanca
  • Fez
  • Granada
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Marrakech
  • Medina
  • Pamplona
  • Seville

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Madrid

Join forces with your new wolf-pack tonight over dinner in the metro magic of Madrid. Tomorrow will be a whole world of discovery, so you'll be thankful for your luxe hotel sleep.

Day 2: Madrid

An epic collision of new-age vibes & tradition, Madrid is going to leave you love-struck. Artistic, vibrant and filled with culinary hotspots, your spare time between seeing the Gran Via, Plaza de Espana, Royal Palace (included entry) & Puerta del Sol (the cit...

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao via Segovia

The first leg of our Iberian roadtrip kicks off this morning as we travel north in search of Segovia and Bilbao.We couldn't race to our night's stop without letting you in on the pretty hillside town of Segovia. We'll marvel at the ancient bridge of Roman Aqueduct, ma...

Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona via San Sebastian

Adiós Bilbao! Thanks for a delicious evening in your super cozy, culture buzzing nest. Next stop, ocean hangs.What a way to start your day - dipping in the Bay of Biscay. San Sebastian is a postcard town where cobbled lanes slope towards pristine beaches. Take a dip, ...

Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona via Zaragoza

This morning we spread our wings and take metaphorical flight once again, this time in the direction of Zaragoza with an end goal of none other than bustling Barcelona.A colourful cathedral & traditional Spanish churros will set our hearts aflutter in Zaragoza, as...

Day 6: Barcelona

Sample some paella, and take an unmissable wander through the colourful gardens of Parc Güell for a look at the architecture that has helped put this city on the map. Beach lovers could head to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea - the day is yours to do with as you please. And chances are the optional Barcelona Bike Tour should be very high on your Barcelona bucket-list.

Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza

Today is a complete change of scene as we take flight (this time literally) to Ibiza baby! The crystal clear waters, music and chilled out vibes are calling us for the next two nights. Let's do this!Worshiped world wide as the party destination to end all party destin...

Day 8: Ibiza

Although this seems to be an island that never sleeps, you're going to need to drag that head out of bed so you can see the incredible beauty of the place when drenched in daylight. Go snorkelling, explore Ibiza's cute old town and it's little souvenir shops, and watch the sun set on another perfect day with your Contiki fam.

Day 9: Ibiza to Granada via Denia

Today we ferry back to the main land with Ibiza ticked off our bucket list.Granada is brimming with romance and offering an eclectic mix of Arab and Spanish feels only to be found in Andalusia, this is one place you may never want to leave.

Day 10: Granada

Visiting the Muslim Quarter of the Albaicin and the Capilla Real and the incredible Alhambra are just some of the ways your day can be filled. Granada is also known for its incredible food - not least of all its Arab pastries - so you could also fill your whole day pleasuring your sense of taste.

Day 11: Granada to Fez

Bouncing out of bed should be no problem this morning, given the day of exploration we have laying ahead. Fez is sitting patiently on our to-do list. Yes, we are crossing into another country today, exotic Morocco, where tagines and treats await.With an English rock (...

Day 12: Fez

Today will see us stepping back - just casually - to the remnants of 9th century North Africa. Today is going to be busy, because that's the best way to see it all. Amongst histoical sights, we'll see the Royal Palace or Wooden Galerie (Foundouk Nijarrine), marvel our...

Day 13: Fez to Marrakech

We say farewell to Fez and her many traditions and head to perhaps the most famous city in the country – Marrakech. This evening, see exactly why they call Marrakech the Red City.We've made it to Marrakech, a place of pretty architecture, a bustling medina and shoppin...

Day 14: Marrakech

We'll guide you around the city's hotspots with our local Morroccan guide leading the charge. On our hitlist this morning is a berber pharmacy to pick up some argan oil and other exotic potions and lotions, then free time is yours. Taking on the markets of the Medina ...

Day 15: Marrakech to Assilah via Casablanca and Rabat

The intoxicating beauty and mayhem of Marrakech should have us well and truly hooked on all things Morocco. With this new found love we'll head north to Assilah, exploring the West Coast along the way. In the few hours drive from Marrakech to Casablanca, we suggest y...

Day 16: Tangier to Seville via Tangier and Tarifa

Our African odyssey has come to an end. But with the south of Spain and Portugal in our not to distant future, we don't see too many distressed faces in the crowd. Let's do this! Our next stop is calling, and it's going to be a winner. 13th Century architecture and on...

Day 17: Seville

Now that we're settled into the smooth sailing slow paced vibes of Seville, let's not go ruining things by rushing around. A full free day to explore is just what you need, and a full free day is what you shall have. To make the most of it, you could sign up for our o...

Day 18: Seville to Lisbon

So long for now, Spain! We'll be kicking it in Portugal for a couple of days before we drift back your way for our grand finale in Madrid. Tough life innit?! Crossing the border, spirits are high as we cruise along the Algarve, where Portuguese tarts await us, and mor...

Day 19: Lisbon

This morning you can choose to visit Sintra and Cascais, two local towns where packing your swimmers for a dip is essential. If you haven't already fallen in love then here's more of a picture about what's in store for you global roamers. Ruins with a throwback to Moo...

Day 20: Lisbon to Madrid

Our last full day on tour, last chance for some final Pastel de nata (those Portuguese egg tart pastry's we have no doubt come to know and love). Save the sadness for tomorrow, today we take the scenic journey back to Madrid for one final evening of mischief.Here we a...

Day 21: Depart Madrid

Tears and tissues and pinky swears for a reunion trip will mark the blur of sadness that is our morning departure. These are the memories that will stay with you a life time; make sure your next Contiki adventure is just around the corner.

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Price per day$222
Last Updated: 0/18/2022

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Meals Included
  • In addition to breakfast every day, we'll be feeding you 11 dinners in our favourite spots. Think rich Spanish tapas and moreish Moroccan tagines.
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