Spain, Portugal & Morocco

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Embark on this gripping tour through the dramatic landscapes of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Moments destined to become memories abound as you stroll through Lisbon’s music-filled Alfama quarter, pick up the speed on a four-wheel drive tour through the sand dunes of the Sahara, and slow it back down to catch some rays celebrity-style on Spain’s famous Costa ...
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Overview

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

Highlights

    • Lisbon : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
    • Azeitao : Visit a tile workshop
    • Seville : Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
    • Algeciras–tangier : By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
    • Rabat : Guided sightseeing, visit Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Roman relics of Chellah
    • Casablanca : Enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café; guided panoramic drive; visit Hassan II Mosque
    • Marrakesh : Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead)
    • Ouarzazate : Visit Kasbah Taourirt; stay overnight in the area where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was made
    • Erfoud : Enjoy a four-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi; have traditional mint tea
    • Er rachidia: Stop in the Ziz Gorges

What's this trip about?

    Embark on this gripping tour through the dramatic landscapes of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Moments destined to become memories abound as you stroll through Lisbon’s music-filled Alfama quarter, pick up the speed on a four-wheel drive tour through the sand dunes of the Sahara, and slow it back down to catch some rays celebrity-style on Spain’s famous Costa del Sol. Keeping the plot line interesting, more action, adventure, and thrilling scenery await from the perpetual oasis of Marrakesh to the former sanctuary of Granada’s opulent Alhambra complex. With so many sights to gush over from Tangier to Toledo, it’s impossible to be “quiet on the set” on this tour of the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco.

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Details

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

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

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

Attractions

  • Casablanca
  • Erfoud
  • Erg Chebbi
  • Fez
  • Granada
  • Jerez
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Marrakesh
  • Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Ouarzazate
  • Rabat
  • Seville
  • Tangier
  • Toledo

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

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

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Day 2: LISBON

Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jerónimos Monastery and cloister, and 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 ...

Day 3: LISBON–AZEITAO–SEVILLE, SPAIN

Artistry in Azeitão AZEITÃO [LF] Visit a traditional tile workshop en route to Seville. (Breakfast,Dinner) 298 mi / 480 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Enter a world of authentically handmade Portuguese tiles at the São Simão Arte workshop and galler...

Day 4: 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 Sevi...

Day 5: SEVILLE–TARIFA–RABAT, MOROCCO

Magical Morocco STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR Ferry crossing to Morocco. Scenic drive along the Barbary Coast to Rabat. (Breakfast,Dinner) 286 mi / 460 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY LIVES Travel the Mediterranean coastline of North Africa along the Barbary Coast and expl...

Day 6: RABAT–CASABLANCA–MARRAKESH

As Time Goes By RABAT Guided sightseeing includes Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Roman relics of Chellah. CASABLANCA Enjoy [LF] Lunch at Rick’s Café Américain. Guided panoramic drive includes the Hassan II Mosque. Scenic drive to Marrakesh followed by dinner at your ho...

Day 7: MARRAKESH

The Spice of Life MARRAKESH Guided sightseeing includes Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Marrakesh is a magnificent feast for the senses, from its spice markets to it historic sites, including the intricate designs of B...

Day 8: MARRAKESH–OUARZAZATE

Captivating Kasbahs OUARZAZATE Visit the Kasbah Taourirt en route to Ouarzazate. (Breakfast,Dinner) 124 mi / 200 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY SITE Ouarzazate has remained at the edge of the Sahara Desert for a long time. A city of palm trees and sandy lanes, it...

Day 9: OUARZAZATE–ERFOUD

Desert Oases Scenic drive through the desert via the Dades Valley with its oases filled with olives, dates, and figs, and see the Todra Gorge, Morocco’s Grand Canyon. ERFOUD Take a [LF] 4-wheel drive excursion on the sand dune of Erg Chebbi. Sip the traditional mint...

Day 10: ERFOUD–ER RACHIDIA–FEZ

Sheer Beauty ER RACHIDIA See the Ziz Gorges en route to Fez. (Breakfast) 267 mi / 430 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE Drive along the dramatic and sheer slopes of Ziz Gorges on the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Take in the spectacular scenery carved by the River Ziz on your way to Fez.

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Day 11: FEZ–TANGIER

The Heart of Morocco FEZ Guided sightseeing includes the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania. TANGIER Take an orientation drive in the city. (Breakfast,Dinner) 211 mi / 340 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Discover a lively city akin to Disney’s Aladdin, b...

Day 12: TANGIER–COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN

Strait to Spain STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR Ferry crossing to Spain en route to Costa del Sol. (Breakfast) 81 mi / 130 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE Cross the deep and narrow waters of the Strait of Gibraltar - connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Day 13: 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 14: 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 and evening. (Breakfast,Lunch) 87 mi / 140 km

NOTE: Day 14 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nas...

Day 15: GRANADA–TOLEDO–MADRID

City of Three Cultures TOLEDO Join a walking tour with a Local Guide. Visit a Damascene steel workshop en route to Madrid. (Breakfast) 292 mi / 470 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Known as the “City of Three Cultures” Toledo gets its nickname from th...

Day 16: MADRID

Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. Enjoy a farewell dinner of paella at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum ho...

Day 17: MADRID

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

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Hotel FloridaHotel Florida is one of Lisbon's historic hotels and an important cultural pillar in the city. It has a central location, next to Marques de Pombal Square and its metro station. The individually decorated hotel is designed in a vintage cinema style with rooms and common areas. Some rooms are dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock or classic films like Casablanca; each of the renovated rooms is equipped with a flat-screen TV a minibar and an equipped bathroom with bathtub. Next to the hotel is The Great American Disaster, a restaurant inspired by Rock n'Roll from the 1950s. LisbonPortugalRua Duque de Palmela 34Sevilla CenterThe hotel enjoys a central location and is within walking distance to the historical Old Town and cathedral. Warmly decorated air-conditioned guest rooms include a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include a refined restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a hot tub and a seasonal outdoor pool with loungers. There's also a fitness room. SevilleSpainAvda De Buhaira S/NBelere RabatSituated in the heart of the Kingdom's capital, just steps away from the Royal Palace and traditional medina where it is possible to experience the true local culture. Air-conditioned guest rooms offer a 24 hour room service, minibar, in-room safes and unlimited Free Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts an in-house restaurant with a panoramic view of the city and a various offering of local dishes as well as a taste of International cuisine.RabatMorocco33, Av. Moulay YoussefMovenpick Mansour EddahbiLocated in the central L'Hivernage district, just a few minutes away from the bustling Medina, this 503-room resort embodies the soul of Ahmed Al Mansour Eddahbi, Sultan of the Saadian dynasty, offering contemporary luxury in an oasis style setting. The property's five restaurants offer a fine selection of international, Mediterranean and Moroccan delicacies and the rooftop bar and lounge serves delicious cocktails and snacks under starry skies. Leisure facilities include a spa, wellbeing center and three swimming pools with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout.MarrakeshMoroccoAv. Mohamed VILe Berbere PalaceBerber Style Hotel located 1km from the city center & 2km from the Airport.OuarzazateMoroccoQuartier Mansour EddahbiKasbah Hotel CherguiThe El Chergui Kasbah Hotel is a newly constructed 4 star hotel, located in a very quiet part of Morocco, on the outskirts of Erfoud, 60km from Erg Chebbi, standing on a site that brings together the largest and most spectacular dunes in Morocco.ErfoudMoroccoRoute D'arfoud A Errachu Dia Km.5,5Barcelo Fez MedinaA hotel that combines comfort and functionality which can be seen in its modern rooms decorated in a contemporary style with designer furniture. FezMorocco53 Avenue Hassan IiHilton 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 ArabeHotel Aly Benalmadena The Alay Hotel has 246 spacious, air-conditioned rooms, all fitted with a flat-screen TV, Free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, and a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. A daily breakfast buffet is offered and Mediterranean style cuisine is served in the restaurant. Leisure facilities include a Wellness area with Jacuzzi, seasonal outdoor swimming pools and sun terrace as well as a Fitness Center. Malaga airport is 15 min away and the area offers a wide range of entertainment, leisure and restaurants. Benalmadena-MalagaSpainPuerto Deportivo De Benalmadena Avenida Alay N 5Melia 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 4NH Madrid ZurbanoSet in the traditional district of Chamberì and very close to one of Madrid's major streets, Paseo de la Castellana, this hotel is surrounded by nice shops and restaurants. The Sorolla Museum and the Nuevos Ministerios financial district are reachable within walking distance. The Gregorio Marañón Metro Station, with good connections to the historic city center can be found just a stone's throw away from the property. The hotel is split into two different buildings, offering 257 soundproof, spacious guestrooms, all equipped with stylish furniture and modern facilities, such as climate control, satellite TV and Free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a fitness room which is open 24/7, a restaurant offering delicious Asian dishes, as well as meat dishes, while the all-day bar is a relaxed spot for a coffee or a quiet drink. MadridSpainCalle Zurbano 79-81,
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