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Spain Morocco and Portugal (Winter 2013/2014)

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Royal Palace of Fez, MoroccoMoroccoShrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, PortugalThe 25 de Abril Bridge in Lisbon, PortugalHieronymite MonasteryAlhambra Palace in Granada, SpainRoyal Palace of Madrid, SpainRoyal PalacePlaza de España in Seville, Spain
Royal Palace of Fez, Morocco
Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal
The 25 de Abril Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal
Hieronymite Monastery
Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain
Royal Palace
Plaza de España in Seville, Spain
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
  • Style: Spain Portugal Morocco and France Regionals
  • Description: Explore Spain, Morocco and Portugal! Admire beautiful religious monuments in Toledo, Casablanca and Seville. Visit ornate palaces in Rabat, Marrakesh and Granada. Be amazed at the scenery every step of the way!

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Spain’s capital Madrid. Spend some time exploring this vibrant city, or simply relax before meeting for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at your hotel. Later, enjoy an orientation drive through the city

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3


    Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Admire the breath-taking landscape during your drive south, through the heart of Andalusia, to Granada. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Hotel Alhamar

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    This morning your Local Guide takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon, arrive on the famous Costa del Sol.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Melia Costa Del Sol

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Travel along the Mediterranean coast and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez, Morocco’s second-largest city.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Royal Mirage

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez with your Local Guide. View the fortifications and Royal Palace, during your morning sightseeing tour. This afternoon, see the sights of your choice or consider an excursion to the Imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city when you look for souvenirs at the bazaar!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7


    Travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh is spectacular. A favourite holiday spot of Winston Churchill, the city is one of North Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Later this evening you might like to experience an authentic Moroccan show.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Meridien N’Fis

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 8


    Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Guide. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm-readers, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a Unique Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars, or perhaps take an excursion to a Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 9


    Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your tour with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Golden Tulip Farah

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 10


    Today, drive northwards to the coast and board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Next, continue to Andalusia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening, enjoy dinner with your companions and then relax or why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show?

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Melia Lebreros

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 11


    Seville is known as the home of flamenco and bullfighting in Spain. See the Giralda Tower during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Admire the tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral and enjoy a walk through the Jewish Quarter. Experience a memorable Be My Guest dinner with a local family at a traditional Andalusian finca.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest)

  • Day 12


    Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto mines, and past the castle at Aracena. Crossing the border into the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks, you arrive in Lisbon.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 13


    See Lisbon’s landmarks, including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Later, in your free time, perhaps join an optional excursion to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 14


    A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Gran Corona Sol

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 15


    Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon, explore the city at your own pace and later join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

    Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 16


    This morning, it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Dinner in a typical Andalusian white-washed Finca with a family who own an Olive Oil Mill and cultivate oranges and lemons.
  • Local Guide in Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Seville and Lisbon.
  • Unique Insight Visit a Moroccan pharmacy for insight into the production of healing creams and cosmetics from local produce.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • MadridSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.
  • ToledoVisit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé with your Local Guide.
  • GranadaVisit the Alhambra Palace with your Local Guide.
  • FezVisit the Medina with your Local Guide.
  • MarrakeshVisit Djemaa el Fna Square and the Bahia Palace with your Local Guide.
  • CasablancaSee the Grand Mosque of Hassan ll and travel the Corniche Road along the Atlantic coast.
  • RabatView the Royal Palace, Mausoleum and Royal Mosque.
  • SevilleSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Bell Tower. Visit the cathedral to see Columbus’ Tomb. Visit Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España.
  • LisbonView Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before visiting the Hieronymite Monastery with your Local Guide.
  • FatimaView the celebrated religious shrine.
  • SalamancaView the Plaza Mayor.


  • 15 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 9 evening meals including:
    • Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid.
    • 3 three-course dinners.
    • 3 three-course dinners with local wine.
    • Be My Guest dinner in Seville.
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Madrid.
  • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights:

    • The 14 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate Christmas in Lisbon where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings.
    • The 21 December 2013 departure
      Spend Christmas in Fez, Morocco where dinner will be served at the hotel. This trip will celebrate New Year's Eve in Seville. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don't forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - a fantastic celebration to be enjoyed in Spain!
    • The 28 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate New Year's Eve on the Costa Del Sol. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities.

      Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Travel Highlights

  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom.
  • Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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