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Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal 2014

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Fatima ShrineAlhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Fatima Shrine
Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
  • Duration: 16 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Reminders of Spain, Morocco and Portugal's entangled pasts envelop you through ornate palaces, churches, mosques and bazaars in Marrakesh, Casablanca, Fez, Lisbon, Madrid and more. The scent of spice markets and warmth of the Mediterranean sun will linger in your memory for years to come.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Madrid! After check-in there is time to unwind and relax. This evening, why not try the traditional dish of paella in one of the restaurants lining the lively Plaza Mayor.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Santos Agumar

    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. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España Afterwards, consider a visit to the famous Prado Museum featuring a large collection of works by Velazquez, or take an optional experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. 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


    Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the Cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Guide. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalusia to the Moorish city of Granada.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Macia Condor

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    Your orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an optional experience to the Alhambra Palace, subject to ticket availability. Then travel towards Malaga, the most popular Mediterranean resort on the Costa del Sol.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the architecture, culture and scent of the land is as rich as it is diverse.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Fram Volubilis

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    The morning guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. On your walking tour through the labyrinthine Medina, learn the art of haggling. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax or use your new-found skills to haggle over beautiful Moroccan carpets – an everlasting souvenir. This evening, stroll beneath the star-studded sky or consider joining an excursion to a traditional Arabian experience dinner, complete with belly dancing!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7


    This morning enjoy the breath taking drive, travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to the city of Marrakesh, Africa's most popular year-round sun resort. It was once the favourite holiday spot of Sir Winston Churchill, a haven where he used to relax and paint.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Atlas Asni

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 8


    This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the ornate Bahia Palace and the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square with its palm readers and acrobats. Then there is time at leisure for bargain hunting in the many souks and bazaars or perhaps take an excursion to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 9


    Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart's most magical moments. On arrival your guided tour 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.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Rihab Rabat

    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. Later arrive in 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: Gran Lar

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 11


    Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 Exposition. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. During your free time, explore the city at your own pace before enjoying an included dinner this evening at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 12


    Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight, consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song.

    Hotel: Altis Park

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 13


    See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Then time at leisure to maybe take an optional experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.

    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: Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca

    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. Tonight, perhaps enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Rafael Orense

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 16


    This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to Madrid airport. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • MadridSightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.
  • ToledoSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and Cathedral. Visit a steel workshop.
  • GranadaOrientation drive through the city with views of the Cathedral.
  • FezSightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace.
  • MarrakeshVisit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour.
  • CasablancaView the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque.
  • RabatView the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation.
  • SevilleSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower.
  • LisbonView Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.
  • FatimaVisit the celebrated shrine.
  • SalamancaOrientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor.


  • 15 buffet breakfasts
  • 6 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • Return ferry crossing 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.

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  • Hotels are subject to change.
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