Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco
Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco

Madrid, Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco

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Small Group Coach Tour (Min 8 / Max 24 passengers)
English Language Only
21 Days ex Madrid
 
Departure Dates 2024
Departs Selected Sundays
April: 07, 21
May: 05, 12, 19, 26
June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
July: 07
August: 11
September: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
October: 06, 13, 20, 27
*Option available to depart from Barcelona - 23 days ex Barcelona including sightseeing - Tour Departure Date is two days earlier (supplement applies)
 

Discover Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this English language Small Group Coach Tour - the perfect way to discover 3 cultures on the Mediterranean.

Andalusia is one of the most attractive areas within the Mediterranean regions, due to its mild climate, environmental nature, its history and culture. It was consecutively conquered by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, later Vandals and Suevians and the Arabs occupied the region during five centuries.

Cordoba, Seville and Granada cities of light and music, inspiration for many poets, writers and great artists, gather the best monuments of a splendorous past. The Mosque in Cordoba, the Giralda in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada are, along with with many others, a delight for all visitors.

Portugal has a rich monumental, artistic and archaeological patrimony is a testimony not only of those 850 years of history and encounters with far away cultures, but also of the presence of previous civilizations, sample of all can be found in its capital, Lisbon.

Morocco is a country of cultural, linguistic and climatic contrasts. Its old and beautiful Imperial Cities, its artistic monuments and picturesque streets, Kasbahs, Medinas and Souks, offer a fascinating view of this country. Morocco the country of light and colour melted within and organized magic, the magic of its oasis, mountains, sky and sea. Beyond the mountains and the walls of its towns and cities, the Berbers, Arabs, Nomads and Highlanders hide out.                          

Day 1: Madrid

Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by a local operator and assisted with your transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation at the hotel in Madrid.

Day 2: Madrid (BD)

After breakfast at the hotel, discover the beauties of the city with a guided city tour. During the tour today you will see the Barrio de la Morería, the Hapsburgs District, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Then explore contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon at leisure to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Join your fellow travellers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation at the hotel in Madrid.

Day 3: Madrid - Salamanca - Porto (B)

This morning after breakfast you are bound for Portugal. Drive to Salamanca where you will have some free time in this University City and World Heritage Site of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to the Portuguese border to reach Porto. Located along the Duoro River estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European towns, and proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.  

Accommodation at the hotel in Porto.

Day 4: Porto (B)

This morning embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Porto. Admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange building and the Santa Clara church. Afterwards, experience a different perspective of the city aboard a Douro River Cruise and discover famous Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting included. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation at the hotel in Porto.

Day 5: Porto - Coimbra - Fatima(B)

After breakfast depart for Coimbra, on the banks of the river Mondego. Formerly the country's capital and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time to explore, then travel on to Fatima, centre of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared and the Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles.

 

Accommodation at the hotel in Fatima.

Day 6: Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaca - Lisbon (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, then depart to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time to explore then continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the XII C. Continue on to Lisbon.

Accommodation at the hotel in Lisbon.

Day 7: Lisbon (BD)

This morning, join a city sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo (Lisbon). Drive through its main squares and avenues. See the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. The afternoon will be at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour and housing the genuine “tabernas”. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a typical Portuguese dinner visiting one of the oldest Fado venues in the city and located in one of the most interesting cultural neighbourhoods in the area.

 

Accommodation at the hotel in Lisbon.

Day 8: Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba (B)

This morning you will head back to Spain and the Andalusian soils. Drive to Caceres, considered a World Heritage site because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate.  

Accommodation at the hotel in Cordoba.

Day 9: Cordoba - Seville (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the Impressive tour of Cordoba's Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease your mind and spirit. Take a stroll through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon continue your journey to reach Seville.

Accommodation at the hotel in Seville.

Day 10: Seville (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, then embark on a morning city tour of the Andalusian Capital, Seville. Visit the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), the Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. The afternoon is at leisure for you to discover the city of light.

Accommodation at the hotel in Seville.

Day 11: Seville - Ronda - Costa Del Sol (B)

After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical Andalusian villages to reach Ronda. There will be some free time in Ronda to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. Continue your journey with an authentic Olive Oil Experience at a local Almazara, LA Organic. Walk through their olive tree fields and taste their organic olive oil productions. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

Accommodation at the hotel in Costa Del Sol.

Day 12: Costa Del Sol (B)

Breakfast at your hotel and day at leisure for you to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas.

Accommodation at the hotel in Costa Del Sol.

Day 13: Costa Del Sol - Tarifa - Casablanca (BD)

After breakfast at the hotel drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol, arrive to Tarifa where a ferry boat will be used for a short and interesting crossing of the strait of Gibraltar towards Africa. Arrival to Tangier, disembark, clear customs and drive southwards to Casablanca, current industrial and economic capital and the most populated city housing a 10% of the country population. Time at leisure.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel in Casablanca.

Day 14: Casablanca - Marrakech (BD)

Breakfast at the hotel then depart on a panoramic city tour of the most interesting places in the city such as United Nations Square, the Boulevard de la Corniche and the Hassan II Mosque. Departure to Marrakech, capital of the South, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-desertic area. Sightseeing of Marrakech begins in the magnificent Menara Gardens, which has a side pavilion and countless olive trees. Afterwards, visit the outside of the Koutoubia Tower, twin tower of the Giralda in Seville. Once inside the old part of the city, there is a visit to the Bahai Palace, owned by a nobleman from the city. Finally arrive at the magic Jma El Fna Square, one of the most interesting places in Morocco from where you can access the souks and the medina. Guilds of wood, ceramic, furriers or spice artisans will be some of the places that will be visited. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner and show at "Fantasia Chez Ali".

Accommodation at the hotel in Marrakech.

Day 15: Marrakech - Rabat - Meknes - Fez (BD)

Breakfast and early departure to Rabat. Visit the capital of the country, Rabat - see the exterior of the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. Continue to the Imperial City of Meknes, where you will visit the Walls of Bab Al Mansour and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the only mosque in all of Morocco where non-Muslims are allowed. Arrive in Fez, dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation at the hotel in Fez.

Day 16: Fez (BD)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart on a morning city tour of the most ancient and monumental of the Imperial Cities visiting the most interesting points: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, Jewish Quarters or Mellah, gate of Bab Bou Jelous and walking tour of the “Medina” (Old City), declared a World Heritage Site. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at your hotel. Optional dinner with show.

Accommodation at the hotel in Fez.

Day 17: Fez - Tangier - Tarifa - Costa Del Sol (B)

After breakfast at the hotel depart for Tangier. Transfer to the pier to board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Drive towards the Costa del Sol.

Accommodation at the hotel in Costa Del Sol.

Day 18: Costa Del Sol (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure for you to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas.

Accommodation at the hotel in Costa Del Sol.

Day 19: Costa Del Sol - Granada (BD)

After breakfast. depart to one of Spain's favourite jewels, the city of Granada, with its incredible and breathtaking monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world-famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Afternoon at leisure. This evening join your fellow travellers to experience an authentic Gypsy Flamenco show including dinner.

Accommodation at the hotel in Granada.

Day 20: Granada - Toledo - Madrid (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo. Toledo is a World Heritage City, where the three cultures of Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together for centuries. There will be a short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets before continuing on to Madrid.

Accommodation at the hotel in Madrid.

Day 21: Madrid (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • First class accommodation as specified (or similar)
  • Transportation as per itinerary in air-conditioned deluxe coach
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary. Guided visits in Madrid, Porto (including Douro River Cruise and Port Wine tasting), Lisbon, Cordoba (Mosque entrance included), Seville (Cathedral entrance included), Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Fez, Granada (Alhambra entrance included) and Toledo
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome Tapas Experience dinner in Madrid
  • Fado show and dinner in Lisbon
  • Olive Oil tasting at a Local Almazara
  • 4 hotel dinners in Morocco
  • Flamenco Experience with dinner in Granada
  • Transfers to/from the airport as per itinerary

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares
  • Transfers
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax are not included, to be paid directly to the hotel
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

NOTES:

  • In the event that the guided tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons it will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus instead.
  • Due to limited coach capacity only one piece of luggage per person is allowed. The single bag should not weigh more than 25kg and have a maximum dimension of 157cm (the dimensional measurement of a suitcase is the sum of the length, width and height).
  • Passport details are required at least 45 days in advance of the tour departure date
  • The Moroccan portion of the tour can be modified without substantial variation of services

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Madrid

First Class:  Riu Plaza Espana

Porto

First Class: BessaHotel Boavista / Vila Gale Porto

Fatima

First Class: Santa Maria / Aurea Fatima / Regina / Estrela de Fatima

Lisbon

First Class: Lutecia

Cordoba

First Class: Hesperia Cordoba

Seville

First Class: Melia Lebreros / Hesperia Sevilla

Costa del Sol

First Class: Sol Principe / Sol Don Pablo / Sol Don Marco

Casablanca

First Class: Grand Mogador City Centre

Marrakech

First Class: Palm Plaza

Fez

First Class: Royal Mirage

Granada

First Class: Catalonia Granada / Sabica

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