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SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO
16 DAYS FROM MADRID TO MADRID $2,599 US
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Spain Portugal & Morocco On our Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience the rich history and distinct cultures of these three glorious countries. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco. The tour starts in Madrid, where you'll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, visit Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its ancient, fortified towers and walls, and beautiful Salamanca. The Portuguese pearls you'll discover on this affordable tour are Coimbra, Obidos, Fatima with its famous Sanctuary, and the capital, Lisbon.

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent by ferry to step back in time in Rabat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital. Fez is still the cultural and spiritual hub, and its centerpiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its exotic palaces, madrasas, fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries. The red city of Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, vibrant public squares, and souks (markets). You'll get to know this fascinating city with a local expert on the included sightseeing tour. Stop in Casablanca, Morocco's westernmost city. Its name still resonates because of the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Once back on the European continent, you will love the included guided visit to Granada's legendary Alhambra complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, and you will appreciate it even more after having visited Morocco. These are just some of the many highlights on this comprehensive and affordable Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. It's a memorable budget vacation for value-minded travel lovers.

All This Included.
Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. We include hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations-with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets, private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free WiFi, and a ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your GO mobile app!

Special departures:
March 23 and 30 - Easter departures
April 13 Departure - Feria in Seville
December 22 Departure - New Year's Departure including special dinner in Marrakech

Spain Portugal & Morocco
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Alhambra and Generalife Granada
Belem Tower in Lisbon
Cathedral in Seville
Medina of Fez
Medina of Marrakesh
Old City of Salamanca
Old Town of Avila with its Extra muros Churches
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences
Rabat (Modern Capital and Historic City)


Day 1: Arrive in Madrid, Spain
Check into your hotel. Take advantage of any free time to explore lively Madrid with the help of the GO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions. (D)

Day 2: Madrid
Spaniards say the Spanish capital, situated 2,180 feet above sea level, is the nearest thing to Heaven. It's certainly worth making the most of today by joining the included guided sightseeing tour: a full panoramic drive by way of the Calle Alcala, Parliament Square, and a picture stop outside the Royal Palace. The optional trip to Toledo is most rewarding, too. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco's painting, and even now it's like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. (B)

While we include select excursions on your trip, you may wish to explore other options for your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Option - Discover Toledo
Discover majestic Toledo, an incredible melting pot of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian influence over the centuries, making it one of Europe's most interesting and unique walled medieval cities! 5h 0m


Day 3: Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Coimbra, Portugal
Visit ancient, fortified Avila with its many towers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Salamanca and make sure you spend some time wandering around Plaza Mayor, the grandest square in Spain. Cross the frontier to Guarda, the highest town in Portugal. From here, descend to the valleys of the Serra da Estrela to Coimbra. (B,D) Today's Distance: 329 mi/ 530 km

Day 4: Coimbra - Fatima - Obidos - Lisbon
Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, celebrated for its beauty and ancient university. Later, travel southward to visit the Sanctuary of Fatima, one of Europe's most visited Marian shrines. Continue to picturesque fortified Obidos, before reaching Lisbon for two overnights. (B) Today's Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km

Option - Unforgettable Evening in Lisbon: Fado Music and Dinner
Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of classic Fado music and a delectable 3-course dinner with drinks at a local Casa de Fado (Fado restaurant). 2h 0m


Day 5: Lisbon
Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century "Mistress of the Seas." On the included guided tour, see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, and the impressive Commerce Square, also known as Black Horse Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure-maybe in the Alfama's tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion to the Portuguese Riviera. (B)

Option - The Portuguese Riviera with Cascais & Sintra
Enjoy a captivating half-day discovery of the luxurious Portuguese Riviera - home of Europe's rich, famous, and royal - with stops in the royal retreats of Cascais and Sintra! 5h 0m


Day 6: Lisbon - Seville, Spain
From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, head south to the brilliant light of Andalusia. Admire its neat, white-painted villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs, and almonds while traveling towards magnificent Seville.(B,D) Today's Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km

Option - Classic Flamenco Show
Experience the passion and spirit of Seville on this incredible outing to a classic flamenco show! 2h 0m


Day 7: Seville
Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of this vibrant city. Walk in the city centre, see some of the main highlights and spend time to admire the impressive Plaza d'Espana. Admire the banks of tiles representing the provinces of Spain. A frequent ritual for Spanish visitors is to look for the space dedicated to their province to take photographs. You may want to do the same with the one you enjoyed the most so far. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Option - Cathedral and Columbus Tomb
Seville's 15th-century gothic cathedral is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus. 1h 30m


Day 8: Seville - Ferry to Morocco - Rabat
Drive through Spain's pretty sherry wine region and head south to the coast. Here, embark the ferry and cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent. Travel along what was once the infamous Barbary Coast, then continue the drive south to Rabat, one of Morocco's imperial cities. (B,D) Today's Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km

Day 9: Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakesh
Today starts with an included guided city sightseeing tour of the country's lively capital, Rabat, with a visit to Chellah Gardens and Kasbah des Oudaias. Later, reach Morocco's westernmost city: Casablanca. Enjoy an orientation drive in this modern city and see the illustrious Hassan II Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world, its minaret soars 689 feet into the sky. Continue on to the "red" oasis city of Marrakesh. An optional excursion this evening is the perfect ending of the day. (B) Today's Distance: 227 mi/ 365 km

Option - 1001 Nights in Marrakech
The magic of Morocco awaits during this impressive evening featuring feast of local specialties and wine, and an amazing folklore show with music, belly dancing, and more! 2h 30m


Day 10: Marrakesh
Today's included city sightseeing with a Local Guide will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. Founded in the 9th century, Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, and vibrant public squares and souks (markets) - where buying and selling and a fascinating carnival of entertainment occurs daily. Also visit the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens. (B,D)

Option - Ourika Valley with Berber Home Visit
Spend half a day exploring the scenic Ourika Valley, the most popular valley in the High Atlas Mountains, and visit a traditional Berber home to experience the Berber way of life! 4h 0m


Day 11: Marrakesh - Fez
Today, travel through the fragrant cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, where a number of peaks soar above 13,000 feet in elevation. This range is home to the endangered Barbary apes, wild boars, and polecats. On your way north to Fez, enjoy glimpses of North African village life. (B,D) Today's Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km

Day 12: Fez
Ancient Fez is a city of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the Medina during the included sightseeing tour this morning and enjoy the maze of narrow streets through the brilliant bazaars and exotic atmosphere. The madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques, and fountains dating back to the 13th century are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, explore further on your own.(B)

Option - Dinner & Folklore in Fez
You'll feel like a sultan on this unforgettable evening featuring sightseeing through the illuminated city, mouthwatering Moorish food, and traditional Arabian, Oriental, and Bedouin music and dance. 3h 0m


Day 13: Fez - Ferry Crossing to Spain - Costa del Sol
Today, an early departure takes you north for the ferry crossing back to mainland Spain to the Costa del Sol. Overnight in Mijas. (B,D) Today's Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km

Day 14: Costa del Sol - Granada
Travel along the Costa del Sol to Granada in the heart of Andalusia. Enjoy an included guided visit of the Alhambra Complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings. Marvel at its architectural Moorish beauty and magnificent gardens, with construction dating back to 889 AD. (B,D) Today's Distance: 162 mi/ 260 km

NOTE:
Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.


Day 15: Granada - Madrid
Travel through the very heart of Don Quixote's La Mancha, famed for its castle and windmills, on your way to Madrid.(B)Today's Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km

Day 16: Madrid
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

MEALS:
Breakfasts and Dinners as indicated (B,D)


DEPARTURE DATES
January - December


PRICES

From approx $2,599 US per person double occupancy

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