Highlights of Spain Morocco and Portugal

16 days

from $98 pppd

Trip available from Apr 2017 to Oct 2017.
"Trafalgar thought of everything"
Norman , Jul 2014

Intoxicating scents of spice and the warm Mediterranean sun join your voyage through Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Wander down Madrid's Gran Via, learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina and travel to the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
SMHIA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening spend free time exploring on your own or take a walking tour of the city with the chance to savour local ‘tapas’ at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Or perhaps dine in a local restaurant offering the traditional flavours of Spain.

    Hotel

    Barcelo Torre Arias

  • 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 Andalucia to the Moorish city of Granada.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Macia Condor

  • 4.

    GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL

    Enjoy free time this morning to explore or join an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. 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

    Atlas Volubilis

  • 6.

    FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet showroom. 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. Tonight consider joining an Optional Experience to a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancing.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 7.

    FEZ – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS)

    Today travel 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 Optional Experience to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

  • 9.

    MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA – RABAT – TANGIER

    Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart's most magical moments. On arrival your orientation 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 Mohammed V Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Arrive later in Tangier.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Rif

  • 10.

    TANGIER – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    Board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey to the capital of Andalucia, Seville for a two-night stay.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    MA Congresos

  • 11.

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show?

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 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 entertainment.

    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 – FÁTIMA – SALAMANCA

    A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fátima, 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Melia Avenida De America

  • 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 your 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

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

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

  • Segovia World Heritage Site - Its Ancient Aqueduct & Fairy-tale Castle

    Adult Price: €45.00 Enjoy a visit to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which sits on a rocky outcrop between two rivers. With your Local Specialist, 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.
  • An Introduction to Madrid

    Adult Price: €29.00 Join us for a walking tour through Old Madrid, taking in its monumental Plaza Mayor, atmospheric alleyways and emblematic squares. Your Local Specialist will accompany you for a drink and snack in one of its famous downtown 'tapas' bars. We’ll finish with a tour of the city.
  • Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

    Adult Price: €61.00 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.

Granada

  • Gypsy Night Out in Old Granada

    Adult Price: €34.00 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.
  • Albaicin And The Royal Chapel

    Adult Price: €35.00 Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicin World Heritage Site – a maze of narrow streets and Moorish splendour. You'll get to explore the Catholic Monarchs' tombs and some of their treasures at the Royal Chapel, and stop off at the picturesque Alcaiceria quarter.

Costa del Sol

  • Mijas Andalucian Hilltown & Mediterranean Dinner

    Adult Price: €62.00 Visit this charming hilltop 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, oval bullring, and shoppers will find some hidden gems. Your evening will finish with a Mediterranean dinner at a coastal restaurant.

Fez

  • Meknes Imperial City Visit & Exploration

    Adult Price: €32.00 We'll drive to Meknes, Morocco's fourth Imperial City. Here we marvel at the impressive city ramparts and one of North Africa’s most impressive monumental gateways, Bab el-Mansour. We then visit the former Royal stables and granaries that once housed over 12,000 horses during the rule of the infamous Sultan Moulay Ismail.
  • Arabian Dinner and Entertainment in a Riad

    Adult Price: €51.00 Enjoy a feast of fine food, live bands and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.

Marrakesh

  • The Square at Night with Horse & Buggy and Traditional Dinner

    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

  • Discover The Origin Of "Tapas" & Evening In Old Seville

    Adult Price: €53.00 Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste different flavours and wines, before taking an atmospheric evening stroll through the charming old quarter of Seville.
  • Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

    Adult Price: €40.00 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.
  • Flamenco, the best show in town with a three-course dinner

    Adult Price: €69.00 After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialities, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco 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.

Lisbon

  • Portuguese Fado, Folklore and Dinner

    Adult Price: €65.00 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.
  • The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

    Adult Price: €46.00 We'll visit the impressive Royal Palace of Sintra before passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril. Then, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences.
  • Gourmet Dinner, Parliament, Exclusive Estrela and Evening Orientation

    Adult Price: €53.00 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.
  • Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

    Adult Price: €53.00 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.
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