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Spain Morocco and Portugal Summer 2018 tour

Spain Morocco and Portugal Summer 2018

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
16 days
From: $ 3,325 $ 208 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Fez, Marrakesh, Seville and Lisbon
  • Orientation of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
  • View Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Royal Palace in Rabat, Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima
  • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca

Short Description

Ornate architectural wonders, the scent of spice markets and warm Mediterranean sun are yours to explore. Wander down Madrid's Gran Via, visit the exquisite Alhambra Palace and learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina. Travel to the seafaring city of Lisbon, Fatima, the site of religious miracles, and cross in to Spain to admire the rare beauty of Salamanca.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Madrid
End City Madrid

Destinations

Morocco Spain Portugal

Attractions & Cities Visited

Fez Granada Lisbon Madrid Salamanca Seville

Activities & Interests

Culture Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Colour outside the lines on this unforgettable encounter with the intoxicating lands of Spain, Portugal and Morocco, kicking off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. March to the trill of the flamenco guitar, exploring the city's vibrant streets before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sites. Welcome Reception

Day 2: Madrid Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist on this day of discovery, including views of the iconic Cibeles fountain, the bustling Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol, Madrid's most famous square. At Plaza de España, we admire the monument to Cervantes and his beloved characters of Don Quixote before spending the rest of the day at leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia or encounter the greatest collection of Spanish art in the world at El Prado. Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Madrid – Toledo – Granada

Witness the influence of Christians, Muslims and Jews that has spanned centuries in the imperial city of Toledo. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you to visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition of steel manufacturing and moulding during a Cultural Insight at a local steel factory before meandering through the breathtaking Andalucian landscape to Granada where we'll spend tonight. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4: Granada – Costa del Sol

Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs and admire the incredible Alhambra Palace, a 14th century fortress that is said to have been inspired by poetry and reflects the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit exploring its intricate designs, tranquil gardens and colossal walls. We leave the ornate palaces and fountains behind and continue to the famous Costa del Sol and sophisticated Marbella where we will spend tonight. Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Costa del Sol – Fez (2 Nights)

We travel along the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings us to the Imperial city of Fez, with its ancient walled city - our home for the next two nights. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Fez Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. Meander through the fascinating Medina of Fez, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure visiting the madrasa, zaouia and palaces of this fascinating city, or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes, with its medieval medina and harmonious Islamic and European styles. Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Fez – Marrakesh (2 Nights)

Departing Fez, we journey west through the green and golden landscape which turns to rusty red en route to the vibrant city of Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy of a city that is said to have been the favourite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. Relax after your journey or spend the evening enjoying an authentic Moroccan show. Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: Marrakesh Sightseeing

Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter with its palm-readers, acrobats and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a Cultural Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars or maybe visit a local Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier

We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city immortalised by Hollywood. We meander along the city's picturesque Corniche and enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world's tallest minaret before venturing to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and 19th century Royal Palace, the residence of the Moroccan Royal Family. We arrive in Tangier later this evening where we will dine in our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)

Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey through the region of Jerez, most famous for being the home of Spanish sherry. We drive through Andalucia and arrive in the beguiling city of Seville - our home for the next two nights. Where better to experience the passion of flamenco than this vibrant city? Embrace the intoxicating sights of colourful twirling skirts and the clapping sounds of castanets as you watch a traditional performance this evening. Buffet Breakfast

Day 11: Seville Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park, the showcase for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929, and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus' ornate tomb in the Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and enjoy a walk through the lovely historic Jewish Quarter. Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamon and the Rio Tinto mines. We cross into the golden fields of the Alentejo region, the gastronomic soul of Portugal. Enjoy a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a local stud farm where Lusitano horses have been reared since the 18th century before arriving in Lisbon this afternoon. Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 13: Lisbon Sightseeing

Explore the centuries-old seafaring heritage of the Portuguese, paying tribute to the great explorers who bravely set off from Portugal's shores to discover the new world. See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district, home to the melancholic fado. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery before spending free time exploring the city's quaint bairros or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril. Buffet Breakfast

Day 14: Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

We trace the path of pilgrims who for decades have ventured north to the celebrated shrine at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary and see the site of celebrated religious miracles. Departing Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city of Salamanca - La Dorada, so named for its sun-kissed golden, orange and pink façades which we will have an opportunity to see the magnificent Plaza Mayor - voted by the locals as the most beautiful of all squares in Spain. Buffet Breakfast

Day 15: Salamanca – Madrid

Traversing the dramatic Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains we arrive in Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. Indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Vía or relax in one of the plazas and people watch. This evening we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 16: Depart Madrid

Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal comes to an end this morning. All that's left is to say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an unforgettable experience shared. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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We could do as much or as little as we wanted. The basic activities were very good the optionals were wonderful.

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Thought the itinerary needed just a little more down time.
Toilet breaks should never exceed two hours

Spain Morocco and Portugal

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Spain, Portugal and Morocco were amazing places to see. Our itinerary was full of information, things to do, great specialists along the way. Trafalgar tried to show us as much as possible in the times allowed. Each and every person did an amazing job showing us their love of these countries. The optional experiences continued with information great fun and dining experiences. Highly recommend this tour.
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I enjoyed all the cities we went to

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Good itinerary. Very interesting. Wonderful hotels

Spain Morocco and Portugal

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Trip was as advertised and David the tour director was exceptional.
Give me more leg room and I will probably take another one. One further point, I noticed that the Insight Bus I looked at on our trip had much more room. I believe this is your sister company.
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Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accomodations

  • NH Collection Eurobuilding

Additional Information

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trip ID#:

trafalgar-SMAPN13

Meals Included

  • 15 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
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