Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco (Classic, 2023 2024)

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Traverse Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this 17-day guided tour. In Madrid, visit the Prado Museum and learn about the origins of the city with a Local Expert. In Lisbon explore the long avenues of Lower Town with a Local Expert and see the finest square in the city: the Terreiro do Paço. Journey to Gibraltar, a territory under British control, visit St. Mich...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, traveling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles, the Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace, before crossing the Puerta del Sol.
    • Avila: Explore within the ancient walls of this unique town.
    • Salamanca: See the golden stone and arcades of Plaza Mayor, and learn about the unique traditions of this historic university city.
    • Fátima: Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions and see the basilica.
    • Lisbon: Explore with your Local Expert, from the Lower Town, beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco. Visit the Belém Quarter to see the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the medieval Belém Tower.
    • Seville: Visit the Seville Cathedral with your Local Expert. Pass the altarpiece dripping with gold and see the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings.
    • Rabat: See the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower.
    • Marrakesh: Your Local Expert guides you past Jemaa el-Fnaa Square with its intriguing characters and through the seemingly entangled streets of the Medina with its many souks. See the protruding Koutoubia Minaret.
    • Marrakesh: Built around a lovely inner-garden, explore the Bahia Palace with a Local Expert and see glimpses of a Moroccan kingdom's former opulence.
    • Fes: Learn about the traditional craft of carpet making, gaining an insight to the designs the and the difference in materials.

What's this trip about?

    Traverse Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this 17-day guided tour. In Madrid, visit the Prado Museum and learn about the origins of the city with a Local Expert. In Lisbon explore the long avenues of Lower Town with a Local Expert and see the finest square in the city: the Terreiro do Paço. Journey to Gibraltar, a territory under British control, visit St. Michael’s Cave; be sure to look out for the legendary guardians of the colony, the Barbary Apes. In Fes, tour the Medina and learn about renowned local crafts. Travel to the white-washed village of Alfarnatejo, then discover the oldest olive grove in the region, where you’ll taste freshly pressed oils and dine on a traditional meal in the home of a Spanish family.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMadrid
End CityMadrid

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Madrid

Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travelers over an evening of delicious food and wine.

Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana

Dinner with Wine

Day 2: Prado Museum and on to Golden Salamanca

With your Local Expert, travel along the main historical areas of the capital of Spain, known as Madrid of the Bourbons. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter, to discover the origins of the city. A sure highlight is when you join an art historian to explore th...

Day 3: Holy Fátima and Lisbon Relaxed Start

Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains en route to Fátima, Portugal’s most renowned religious site. Join the pilgrims flocking into the great basilica, commemorating the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. ...

Day 4: Lisbon and the Age of the Great Discoveries Relaxed Start

Your guided sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the spacious avenues of the Lower Town and across the tree-shaded squares. Pass beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paço, the finest square in the city, named after the palace that was destroye...

Day 5: To Seville, the City of Carmen

Visit Seville's Cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Colombus. Explore the city with Insight Choice. Choose to walk through the old Jewish quarter and see La Giralda, the former minaret of the Great Mosque, which is now the bell tower of the cathedral. Alternatively, join a scenic drive and enjoy panoramic views.

Catalonia Giralda Hotel, Seville.

Breakfast

Day 6: Free Time and Flamenco in Seville Relaxed Start

This morning is yours to completely relax or continue exploring this fascinating city. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Córdoba and visit the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside it? Later this afternoon, join a MAK...

Day 7: The Straits of Gibraltar to Fes

Set sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to reach Morocco, a historic land of deep-rooted tradition and compelling cultural character.

Marriott Jnan Palace, Fes.

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8: Explore Fes Relaxed Start

This morning join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER experience to the non-profit American Fondouk, speak with the volunteer veterinarians who care so passionately for the welfare of the animals. Your Local Expert will guide you through the ancient Medina, teeming with hidden court...

Day 9: On the Road to Marrakesh

During today's journey, see traditional mud-walled villages set against the vast arid plains. Glimpse the Atlas Mountains as you approach Marrakesh, a bustling hub of culture and trade.

Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech.

Breakfast

Day 10: Explore Marrakesh

Join a Local Expert to explore the Medina, the historic heart of the city. See the Koutoubia Mosque, its minaret dominating the Marrakesh skyline with golden brickwork. Visit the intricately-decorated Palais Bahia, a 19th-century mosaic-laden masterpiece built to be t...

Day 11: Play It Again Sam in Casablanca Relaxed Start

Journey to the west coast of Africa to reach Casablanca. Did Humphrey Bogart really did say ''Play it again, Sam''? Your Local Expert will reveal the truth to this and other fascinating elements of this storied city. See the impressive Hassan II Mosque, the largest in...

Day 12: Rabat and Tangier Relaxed Start

Travel north to Rabat to see the intricately-decorated Royal Palace and Hassan Tower with your Local Expert. Your journey continues to Morocco’s port of Tangier, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. You will be taken for a gu...

Day 13: On to the Costa del Sol

Cross the water to Spain and continue on to Gibraltar, an overseas territory under British control since 1704. Meet your Local Expert for a guided tour of the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael’s Cave and see the Barbary Apes, legendary guardians of the colony. Your trave...

Day 14: At Leisure on the Costa del Sol Relaxed Start

Enjoy the day at leisure on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savor the specialties in the local restaurants, or consider exploring Malaga, the birth city of Picasso.

Meliá Costa del Sol, Torremolinos.

Breakfast

Day 15: Dining with Locals and the Alhambra Palace

Continue to Alfarnatejo, a quiet white washed village with a population of just 500 people, surrounded by stunning mountainous landscape. Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region and stop at the rural mill-factory of Alfarnatejo to taste a selection of different...

Day 16: To Madrid in search of Don Quixote

Your journey continues to the north, through countryside immortalized by Cervantes' fictional hero, Don Quixote. On return to Madrid, toast your travels with your newfound friends during a lively Celebration Dinner of delicious food and wine at a local restaurant.

Barceló Emperatriz, Madrid.

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 17: Depart Madrid

Today bid farewell to your journey along Spain and Portugal as you transfer to the airport.

Breakfast

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Price per day$315
Last Updated: 6/21/2024
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Jun 2024

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As the global leader in premium tours, Insight Vacations delivers all the sights and insights of destinations up close and personal. Each tour is crafted in true comfort and style with premium 5 and 4 star hotels, small groups and customized coaches with extra leg room. The brand’s category leading dining options including the unique dine-around and dine-at-home experiences means that guests enjoy a culinary journey through the places they visit. An extensive Vegetarian option across all tour series further compliments the elevated dining offering. With a Make Travel Matter Experience®, that creates a positive impact for both the visitor and visited, plus also supports the United Nations sustainable Development Goals, included on each and every trip, Insight Vacations leads the way in immersive responsible travel.

Insight Vacations is part of the family-owned and run The Travel Corporation (TTC), driven by service for over one hundred years.

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Accommodation

Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana Hotel Alameda Palace, Salamanca. Dom Pedro Lisboa, Lisbon. Catalonia Giralda Hotel, Seville. Marriott Jnan Palace, Fes. Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech. Grand Mogador City Center, Casablanca. Grand Hotel Villa de France, Tangier. Meliá Costa del Sol, Torremolinos. Gran Hotel Luna de Granada. Barceló Emperatriz, Madrid.,
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Meals Included
  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 16 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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