Iberian Discovery & Morocco

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Variety is the spice of life—and of every great vacation. In addition to the ports, sherries, and sangrias for which Spain and Portugal are famous, this tour of the Iberian Peninsula adds the tantalizing taste of Morocco to your rich itinerary. Following the scent of fresh mint, ginger, and turmeric through the narrow streets of Tangier—and the scenic winding...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Madrid : Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
    • Segovia : Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
    • Avila : Visit the walled town
    • Salamanca : Orientation walk; wine tasting, dinner, and overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita
    • Fatima : Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
    • Lisbon : Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
    • Azaruja : Visit a cork factory
    • Seville : Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
    • Algeciras–tangier: By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
    • Tangier : Panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; guided sightseeing, visit Grand Socco squareCOSTA DEL SOL

What's this trip about?

    Variety is the spice of life—and of every great vacation. In addition to the ports, sherries, and sangrias for which Spain and Portugal are famous, this tour of the Iberian Peninsula adds the tantalizing taste of Morocco to your rich itinerary. Following the scent of fresh mint, ginger, and turmeric through the narrow streets of Tangier—and the scenic winding roads to the dramatic views of Cap Spartel—adds just the right kick to your tasty tour of Spain and Portugal. Beyond Portugal’s lively Lisbon, the pilgrimage site of Fátima, and the cork farms of Azaria, we pop open the fun in Spain with visits to artsy Madrid, ancient Seville, storied Granada, medieval Toledo, and the famous Costa del Sol where you’ll have a full day at leisure for your choice of sunbathing, boutique browsing, people watching, or all of the above.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City MADRID, SPAIN
End CityMADRID

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

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

Attractions

  • Andalusia
  • Granada
  • Jerez
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Salamanca
  • Segovia
  • Seville
  • Tangier
  • Toledo

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

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Day 2: MADRID

Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its amazi...

Day 3: MADRID–SEGOVIA–AVILA–SALAMANCA

Spectacular Spain SEGOVIA See the Roman Aqueduct. AVILA Visit the medieval walled town. SALAMANCA Take an orientation walk to Plaza Mayor. [LF] Enjoy a wine tasting with dinner at Hacienda Zorita, which once hosted Christopher Columbus. (Breakfast,Dinner) 180 mi / 2...

Day 4: SALAMANCA–FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL–LISBON

The Legends of Portugal Scenic drive through the Serra da Estrela Mountain range en route to Fátima. FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary with free time for lunch before departing for Lisbon. (Breakfast) 329 mi / 530 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HIST...

Day 5: LISBON

Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister, a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS The stunning capital city of Port...

Day 6: LISBON–AZARUJA–SEVILLE, SPAIN

Timeless Traditions AZARUJA [LF] Visit a cork factory. Scenic drive into the Andalusia region to Seville. (Breakfast,Dinner) 273 mi / 440 km

LOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITION Did you know that Portugal produces half the world's cork? Harvested from its ...

Day 7: SEVILLE

The Squares of Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Walk through Seville’s picturesque Plaza de España, originally built for Sevil...

Day 8: SEVILLE–TANGIER, MOROCCO

Strait to Morocco STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR Ferry crossing to Morocco. TANGIER Guided sightseeing includes a [LF] panoramic drive to Cap Spartel and enjoy mint tea with biscuits. Join your travel companions for a dinner with Moroccan entertainment at your hotel. (Breakfas...

Day 9: TANGIER–COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN

Cobblestones & Kasbah Streets TANGIER An orientation walk includes Grand Socco square. Free time to explore the narrow streets of the kasbah before boarding a ferry back to Spain. (Breakfast) 81 mi / 130 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEMS Explore Tangiers an...

Day 10: COSTA DEL SOL

Sea & Sun COSTA DEL SOL Enjoy a free day on the coast. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Endless beaches to stroll along, hidden caves, white villages that scatter the mountains, historical landmarks with centuries of culture, evenings spent sipping c...

Day 11: COSTA DEL SOL–GRANADA

Splendid Spain GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free time this afternoon. (Breakfast,Lunch) 87 mi / 140 km

NOTE: Day 11 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace i...

Day 12: GRANADA–TOLEDO–MADRID

City of Three Cultures TOLEDO Join a walking tour with a Local Guide. Visit a Damascene steel workshop. MADRID Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast,Dinner) 292 mi / 470 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Known as the “City of Three Cultures...

Day 13: MADRID

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Gran Hotel Conde DuqueSituated in the center of Madrid and close to the Royal Palace and museum. The elegant, air-conditioned rooms have Wi-Fi. minibar, safe and pillow menu. Amenities include a relaxed cafe, a traditional bar and a refined tea room, along with a library and a fitness room. MadridSpainP.Conde Val. De Suchil 5Hacienda Zorita Wine and SpaWelcome to Hacienda Zorita! If you are a foodie, a wine lover, a traveler in pursuit of adventure & discovery or simply love life's understated luxuries you have come to the right place. Luscious outdoors with tucked away corners and secluded pools are what you have to look forward to. The waters of the River Tormes, a tributary of the Duero, flow under the La Casa Grande building. Inside you'll find the farm-to-table restaurant, a wine & dine bar, the Gastro by Michelin-starred chef Victor Gutiérrez, the lounge with its film & fine food menu as well as the relaxing wine - spa.Salamanca-ValverdonSpainCtra. Ledesma Km 12Mercure LisboaA 104-room modern hotel offering Free Wi-Fi Internet access and year-round heated rooftop swimming pool, with panoramic views over the Águas Livres Aqueduct. International cuisine and Regional wines can be enjoyed in the main restaurant and there is a lobby bar serving a wide range of drinks & cocktails.LisbonPortugalAvda Jose Malhoa, 23Melia SevillaLocated in the heart of Seville opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa, this contemporary 365 room property boasts a stunning seasonal outdoor pool with large sun terrace overlooking Plaza España, a spa and fitness area. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout, unique rice dishes are served in the designer Mediterranean restaurant and cocktails and snacks can be enjoyed in the sophisticated lounge bar or at the outdoor poolside bar.SevillaSpainDoctor Pedro De Castro 1Hilton Garden Inn City CenterThe hotel has a modern design with Moroccan touches. All-glass facade offers stunning view on the Mediterranean Sea and the City. The 320 spacious rooms come with flat screen TV, a desk and minibar. On-sire restaurant and bar offer international cuisine and drinks. Tangier's beach is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. TangierMoroccoPlace Du Maghreb ArabeMelia Costa Del SolA contemporary 9-story hotel right on the oceanfront promenade opposite the popular El Bajondillo Beach. Leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, the Thalasso spa with saltwater relax pool, sauna and steam bath can also be enjoyed (an additional fee is payable locally for the spa). A mix of Mediterranean and international specialities are offered at both the buffet and à la carte restaurants, there is also a Central bar serving a wide variety of drinks all day and complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Torremolinos-MalagaSpainPlaya De BajondilloHotel SarayMoorish touches, rooms with Nazari styled decor, restaurant and gardens; set in town center next to the Congress Hall.GranadaSpainPaseo Tierno Galvan 4,
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