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17 Day Portugal, Spain & Morocco

17 Day Portugal, Spain & Morocco


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Lisbon
Arrive in captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Lisbon City Tour
In Lisbon, the tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII’s Park to enjoy a magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the “Glorious Eden” of Lord Byron, and ancient summer retreat of the royal court, highlighted by lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then enjoy some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Travel to Seville
Depart Lisbon this morning heading South. Cross the region of Alentejo, with its rolling hills, vineyards and cork oak trees. Reach the Spanish border and enter the region of Andalucia. Continue your drive through picturesque Andalucia to Seville. After dinner, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in Seville, known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Seville City Tour
Begin the day at the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park before enjoying a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city with its winding cobblestone streets. Continue with a visit to the Royal Alcázar of Seville and marvel at the many examples of Mudejar architecture in this beautiful palace, built for the Christian king Peter of Castile. The rest of the day is at leisure or, join the fascinating optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Ronda Sightseeing En Route to Costa del Sol
This morning, head south to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting. Start with a tour of Ronda, home to Spain’s oldest bullring, the Plaza de Toros. Here you can see the historic stables and museum along with displays of famous Matadors before proceeding to the Costa del Sol and your hotel in Malaga
Overnight: Malaga
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Tuesday - Malaga City Tour
Embark on a morning city tour of Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum with over 285 works donated by members of Picasso’s family. View the Paseo de la Alameda, Paseo del Parque & the Barrio de la Malagueta. A walking tour through this historical town is accented by views of the Renaissance Malaga Cathedral, the second highest in southern Spain. Conclude the tour at Cathedral Square. Afternoon is free for independent exploration. Dinner is together tonight at the hotel
Overnight: Malaga
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra
Depart the southern coast and journey to Moorish Granada. Your visit is highlighted by a tour of the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain’s most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tonight, dinner is together at a local restaurant*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Toledo Sightseeing en route to Madrid
Travel via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Continue to Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, Toledo is known for its extensive monumental heritage and historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. A walking tour will include a visit to the Church of Santo Tomé with its masterpiece painting by El Greco and the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Continue to Madrid and spend the evening at leisure
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Madrid City Tour
This morning, take a sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon and view the Royal Palace. Pass by the elegant Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. The tour will end at the world-renowned Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera among others. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to Escorial. Visit what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world". El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II´s most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. Return to Madrid in time for a “Farewell to Spain” dinner with your group
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Flight to Casablanca, Travel to Rabat
Bid farewell to your Tour Manager and transfer to Madrid's airport for your flight to Morocco. Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco, or relax in your hotel for your upcoming adventure. This evening, attend an orientation meeting and Welcome Dinner with your new Tour Manager
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Rabat Sightseeing then Travel to Fez
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. En route to Fez, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. This evening, upon arrival in Fez, take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Monday - Fez City Tour
Embark on a city tour of Fez. Visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. View the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina where you will get a chance to walk through one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Morocco. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine. This evening, enjoy a special dinner* hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability.
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Tuesday - Travel to Marrakesh
Depart the hotel early morning and drive to Marrakesh via highway. This will be the longest coach ride of your tour. Included will be sufficient rest stops for your comfort and a break for lunch. You will depart Fez in the early morning and arrive in Marrakesh in the late afternoon. Tonight, dinner is at your hotel
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Wednesday - Morning Tour of Marrakesh
Morning tour of this fabulous city begins at the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the opulent final resting place of the Saadian royalty. Continue to the Koutoubia Minaret and the beautiful Bahia Palace. You will also have the opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan argan oil before strolling through the bustling Medina to Djemaa el Fna Square, the lively center of the city. In the afternoon, perhaps join the optional Camel Ride. Experience the tranquility of the Palmeraie, a palm oasis outside of Marrakesh, as you ride in Berber style through the valley of lush palm groves on a dromedary, a member of the camel family. The rest of the day is yours for independent discoveries. Tonight, an optional horse-drawn carriage ride takes you through the illuminated streets of Marrakesh ending at a popular restaurant. A typical Moroccan dinner is served while you listen to live music and watch an elegant belly dancing performance that caps off the night
Optional: Camel Ride (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Thursday - Travel to Casablanca & City Tour
After breakfast, travel to Casablanca and check into your hotel. Later this afternoon, tour Casablanca. Your half day sightseeing tour includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, the largest Mosque in Morocco and the beautiful Corniche seaside. Take a moment to catch your breath at the end of your Moroccan adventure to admire the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, say goodbye to your fellow travelers and enjoy a Farewell Dinner* at a local restaurant on the Corniche*The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 PM. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner.
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 17, Friday - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Casablanca-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight: Madrid-Casablanca
  • 15 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Lisbon
  • 2 nights Seville
  • 2 nights Malaga
  • 1 night Granada
  • 2 nights Madrid
  • 1 night Rabat
  • 2 nights Fez
  • 2 nights Marrakesh
  • 1 night Casablanca
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 27 meals: 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
  • Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites
  • Travel to cliffside Ronda, home to the Plaza de Toros, Spain's oldest bullring
  • Embark on a city tour of Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso
  • Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its El Greco masterpiece in Toledo
  • Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid and view an astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez
  • Enjoy a special home hosted dinner with a local family in Fez
  • Admire the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, used as the prototype for Seville's La Giralda tower
  • View Hassan II Mosque, built to commemorate the former king's 60th birthday
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Passport information must be submitted to us Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.

    During Ramadan (Apr 23 - May 23, 2020), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.


    Accommodation Details:
    March 18 departure will stay at the Only You Atocha instead of the Miguel Angel by Bluebay.

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    Accommodations

    Altis Grand Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the center of Lisbon.

    NH Collection Sevilla
    This first class hotel is located in the business district of Seville.

    NH Malaga
    This first class hotel is situated in the center of Malaga.

    Abba Granada Hotel
    This first class hotel is close to the city center, El Triunfo gardens and the Barrio de Albayzin.

    Hotel Miguel Angel by BlueBay
    This superior first class hotel is located in the center of Madrid, in the Paseo de la Castellana, near the financial and shopping areas of the city.

    Hotel Miguel Angel by BlueBay
    This superior first class hotel is located in the center of Madrid, in the Paseo de la Castellana, near the financial and shopping areas of the city.

    Only You Hotel Atocha
    This first class hotel is located nearby the Madrid Atocha railway station.

    The View Rabat
    This deluxe hotel is a ten minute drive from the Rabat Archaeological Museum.

    Barcelo Fez Medina
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of the new city area of Fez.

    Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Marrakesh's Hivernage district.

    Onomo Hotel Casablanca City Center
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Casablanca.

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