Spain, Portugal & Morocco

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On our Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience the rich history and distinct cultures of these three glorious countries. 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 starts in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guid...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    On our Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience the rich history and distinct cultures of these three glorious countries. 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 starts in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, 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. 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. Fez is still the cultural and spiritual hub, and its centerpiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its exotic palaces, madrasas, fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries. 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 sightseeing tour. Stop in Casablanca, Morocco's westernmost city. Its name still resonates because of the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Once back on the European continent, 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, and you will appreciate it 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-minded travel lovers.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start City MADRID, SPAIN
End CityMADRID

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Religious

Destinations

  • Central America
  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Atlas Mountains
  • Ávila
  • Casablanca
  • Coimbra
  • Cork
  • Fez
  • Granada
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Malaga
  • Marrakesh
  • Rabat
  • Salamanca
  • Seville
  • Toledo

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Winetasting

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Check into your hotel. Take advantage of any free time to explore lively Madrid with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions. (Dinner)

Day 2: MADRID

Spaniards say the Spanish capital, situated 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 Calle Alcalà, Parliament Square...

Day 3: MADRID–ÁVILA–SALAMANCA–COIMBRA, PORTUGAL

Visit ancient, fortified Ávila 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. Today’s Distance: 329 mi/ 530 km (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 4: COIMBRA–FÁTIMA–OBIDOS–LISBON

Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, celebrated for its beauty and ancient university. Later, travel southward to visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of Europe’s most visited Marian shrines. Continue to picturesque fortified Obidos, before reaching Lisbon for two overnights. Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km (Breakfast)

Day 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 the Portuguese Riviera. (Breakfast)

Day 6: LISBON–SEVILLE, SPAIN

From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, head south to the brilliant light of Andalusia. Admire its neat, white-painted villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs, and almonds while traveling towards magnificent Seville. Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 7: SEVILLE

Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of this vibrant city. Walk in the city centre, see some of the main highlights and spend time to admire the impressive Plaza d’España. Admire the banks of tiles representing the provinces of Spain. A frequent ritual for Spanish visi...

Day 8: SEVILLE–FERRY TO MOROCCO–RABAT

Drive through Spain’s pretty sherry wine region and head south to the coast. Here, 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. Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 9: RABAT–CASABLANCA–MARRAKESH

Today starts with an included guided city sightseeing tour of the country’s lively capital, Rabat, with a visit to Chellah Gardens and Kasbah des Oudaias. Later, reach Morocco’s westernmost city: Casablanca. Enjoy an orientation drive in this modern city and see the ...

Day 10: MARRAKESH

Today’s included city sightseeing with a Local Guide will make you feel like you’ve stepped 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 ...

Day 11: MARRAKESH–FEZ

Today, travel through the fragrant cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, where a number of peaks soar above 13,000 feet in elevation. This range is home to the endangered Barbary apes, wild boars, and polecats. On your way north to Fez, enjoy glimpses of North African village life. Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 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 brilliant bazaars and exotic atmosphere. The madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques, and ...

Day 13: FEZ–FERRY CROSSING TO SPAIN–MIJAS

Today, an early departure takes you north for the ferry crossing back to mainland Spain to the Costa del Sol. Overnight in Mijas. Today’s Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 14: MIJAS–GRANADA

Travel along the Costa del Sol to Granada in the heart of Andalusia. Enjoy an included guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings. Marvel at its architectural Moorish beauty and magnificent gardens, with construction da...

Day 15: GRANADA–MADRID

Travel through the very heart of Don Quixote’s La Mancha, famed for its castle and windmills, on your way to Madrid. Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km (Breakfast)

Day 16: MADRID

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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  • 8 dinners
Age Requirements
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