Highlights of Spain Morocco and Portugal - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

16 days

from $2395 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Trafalgar thought of everything"
Norman , Jul 2014

Reminders of Spain, Morocco and Portugal's entangled pasts envelop you through ornate palaces, churches, mosques and bazaars in Marrakesh, Casablanca, Gibraltar, 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.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
SMHIA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS)

    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.

    Hotel

    NH Ribera De Mazanares

  • 2.

    MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist 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 an optional experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    MADRID – TOLEDO – GRANADA

    Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the Cathedral and the ancient Synagogue with your Local Specialist. 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

  • 4.

    GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL

    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 birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the gateway to the Costa del Sol.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda

  • 5.

    COSTA DEL SOL – FEZ (2 NIGHTS)

    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

  • 6.

    FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    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

  • 7.

    FEZ – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS)

    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

  • 8.

    MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    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

  • 9.

    MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA – RABAT

    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

  • 10.

    RABAT – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    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 to Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show?

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Gran Lar

  • 11.

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 Exposition. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 12.

    SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS)

    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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Altis Park

  • 13.

    LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    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 Specialist. 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

  • 14.

    LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA

    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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca

  • 15.

    SALAMANCA – MADRID

    Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Rafael Orense

  • 16.

    DEPART MADRID

    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 Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Casablanca

    View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque
  • Fatima

    Visit the celebrated shrine
  • Fez

    Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace
  • Granada

    Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city
  • Lisbon

    View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist
  • Madrid

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain
  • Marrakesh

    Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour
  • Rabat

    View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation
  • Salamanca

    Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor
  • Seville

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower
  • Toledo

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and Cathedral. Visit a steel workshop

Dining

  • 15 buffet breakfasts

  • 6 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your trip
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Madrid

  • Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

    Adult Price: €60.00 This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.
  • Explore Segovia UNESCO Heritage Site

    Adult Price: €44.00 Enjoy a visit to Segovia, a Unesco World Heritage Site which sits on a rocky outcrop between two rivers. You’ll visit the 13th century castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, as well as seeing the best-preserved Roman aqueduct, which has remained intact for 2,000 years.

Granada

  • Gypsy Flamenco Fun in Old Granada

    Adult Price: €33.00 Enjoy an evening in Granada’s old quarter, which offers the finest views over the illuminated Alhambra Palace. We’ve organised tickets for you to see the Zambra dances by Sacromonte's famous gypsies – a fiery, emotive performance unique to this part of Spain. And we've also included a drink, too.
  • Visit to the Alhambra Gardens

    Adult Price: €35.00 Visit the Alcazaba Fortress and Charles V Palace in the Alhambra historical site. Afterwards, stroll through the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage gardens of the Generalife.

COSTA DEL SOL

  • Discovery and Dinner in Mijas

    Adult Price: €61.00 Visit this charming hill top village perched high up with splendid views of the coastline. While here, you’ll experience its narrow streets with white-washed houses, unusual donkey taxi service, square bullring, and shoppers will find some hidden gems. Your evening will finish with a Mediterranean dinner at a coastal restaurant.

Fez

  • Arabian Dinner And Moroccan Belly Dancing

    Adult Price: €49.00 Enjoy a feast of fine food, live bands and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.
  • Meknes Exploration

    Adult Price: €30.00 We’ll drive to Meknes, Morocco's fourth Imperial City. Here you’ll visit the beautiful and famous mosques, the former stables and granaries and explore the impressive city walls.

Marrakesh

  • Traditional Dinner And Marrakesh By Night

    Adult Price: €60.00 You’ll take a horse and carriage ride to the magical Jemaa el Fna Square to enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Marrakesh by night. Then we’ll have dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant, with music and entertainment.
  • Ourika Valley And Berber Village Visit

    Adult Price: €30.00 You’ll enjoy a scenic drive into the Atlas Mountains where you’ll visit a typical home in a primitive Berber village in the Ourika Valley. You’ll also have the chance to bargain for beautiful, handcrafted jewellery made in the local style.

Seville

  • Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

    Adult Price: €39.00 Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.
  • Discover Tapas and Old Seville at Night

    Adult Price: €52.00 Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste a myriad of flavours and different wines, before taking an atmospheric walk through the old quarter of Seville which has a certain charm, particularly in the evening.

Lisbon

  • Dinner With Fado Singing

    Adult Price: €64.00 An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines, watch the Portuguese demonstrate their folk dancing and hear beautiful, traditional Fado singing.
  • Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

    Adult Price: €51.00 Take a ferry across the mighty Tagus River and enjoy typical Portuguese seafood and fish specialities at a local restaurant. After dinner, we’ll cross the impressive Suspension Bridge for a sweeping view over the Portuguese capital.
  • Gourmet Dinner And Evening Orientation

    Adult Price: €51.00 Your opportunity to enjoy the exclusive district of Estrela, its park, basilica and the Portuguese Parliament, on the way to a delicious gourmet dinner. You’ll finish the evening with a drive along the banks of the mighty River Tagus.
  • Sintra and Cascais And The Estoril Coast

    Adult Price: €45.00 We’ll leave Lisbon for the slopes of the Sierra de Sintra, an area studded with palaces. After visiting an impressive palace, you’ll see the fashionable resort of Estoril before returning to Lisbon via the quaint fishing village of Cascais.
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