Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

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Discover Spain, Portugal & morocco on this multi-lingual 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.

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

Information

Multi-lingual Coach-tour

Guaranteed Departure (min 2 pax)

Meals and Sightseeing as per itinerary

Transfers from 21:30 to 06:00 will have a 20% supplement                                  

Option to depart from Barcelona or add extra days in Barcelona, including sightseeing, is available; supplement applies.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday: MADRID – AVILA – SALAMANCA – PORTO

This morning meeting point is at Plaza de Oriente. Driveto Avila - a city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City Heritage of Humanity of great architectural and artistic wealth.

Day 2: Wednesday: PORTO (B)

Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous “port wine”.

Day 3: Thursday: PORTO – COIMBRA – FATIMA (B)

Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. 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.

Day 4: Friday: FATIMA – BATALHA – NAZARE – ALCOBAÇA – LISBON (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure 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 and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Day 5: Saturday: LISBON (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon 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 housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6: Sunday: LISBON – CACERES – CORDOBA (BD)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 07:30 hrs to  Caceres considered as World Heritage place 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. Afterwards, continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 7: Monday: CORDOBA – SEVILLE (BD)

Breakfast at the hotel. Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 8: Tuesday: SEVILLE (BD)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), 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. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

Day 9: Wednesday: SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL (BD)

After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 10: Thursday: COSTA DEL SOL (BD)

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

Day 11: Friday: COSTA DEL SOL – TARIFA – TANGIER – RABAT –CASABLANCA (B)

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 via Larache to Rabat, diplomatic and administrative capital, official residence of the King Mohamed VI. City tour visiting the important sights as the Royal Palace from outside, Mohamed V Mausoleum, the unfinished Hassan Tower which are important examples of the Almohade architecture. Afterwards, departure 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.

Day 12: Saturday: CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH (BD)

Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic city tour through the most interesting sections of the city, Anfa boulevard, Nations square, residential areas and visit from the outside of the Hassan II grand mosque. Departure towards Marrakech. Marrakech capital of the South, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-desertic area. City sightseeing, including the Koutoubia Tower, twin tower of the Giralda in Seville, Saadines Tombs and Bay Palace, walk around the medina, souks and the magic Jma El Fna Square, which is packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers, all making the centre of the city an open air theatre that requires the participance of the audience. Don’t forget your camera. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner and show at Chez Ali Fantasia. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 13: Sunday: MARRAKECH – MEKNES – FEZ (BD)

After breakfast northeast departure to Meknes, old walled (40 Kms.) imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. Panoramic tour; admire the great Bab Al Mansour Gate, Morocco’s most beautiful Gate and the most well known monument in town. Afterwards departure to Fez, the most monumental one of the Imperial Cities, its University of “Karaouyne” is the largest Islamic sanctuary in Morocco, ancient theological schools, etc. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 14: Monday: FEZ (BD)

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy 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 World Heritage Site. Afternoon free. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner with show.

Day 15: Tuesday: FEZ – TANGIER – TARIFA – COSTA DEL SOL (BD)

After breakfast at the hotel departure to 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. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 16: Wednesday: COSTA DEL SOL (BD)

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

Day 17: Thursday: COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA (BD)

After breakfast at the hotel departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex 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. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte Square.

Day 18: Friday: 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 –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Tourist class accommodation as specified (or similar)
  • Transportation as per itinerary in air-conditioned deluxe coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • 11 dinners

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Local Tourism Dirham tax (for Dubai only)
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

NOTES

  • This is a multi-lingual coach tour
  • Lisbon local city tax to be paid directly at the hotel
  • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
  • During the stay in Costa del Sol tour escort service will not be available.
  • Only one piece of luggage per person is allowed. Travellers have to go through customs control with their own luggage.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable).   All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country.   Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions  page.

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