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Triple Room Share Reduction
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Room Match Solo Traveler Savings
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5% Savings on Group Vacations
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VIT (Very Important Traveler) Savings
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10% off for Active or Retired Military Personnel
10% off for Active or Retired Military Personnel
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Wander down Madrid's Gran Vía, visit the Alhambra Palace and learn to haggle in a Moroccan medina . Travel to Lisbon and cross into Spain to admire the beauty of Salamanca.
Day 1 - Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)
Colour outside the lines on this unforgettable encounter with the intoxicating lands of Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. Explore the city's vibrant streets, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sites.
Accommodation: Meliá Castilla
Meals: Welcome Reception
Day 2 - Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' on this day of discovery, which includes views of the iconic Cibeles fountain and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire the Royal Palace and Retiro Park, originally created as a retreat for the royal family, before spending the rest of the day at leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed city of Segovia or encounter the greatest collection of Spanish art in the world at El Prado.
Day 3 - Madrid – Toledo – Granada
Witness the influence of Christians, Muslims and Jews that has spanned centuries in the imperial city of Toledo. Join your 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour, during which you'll visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition of steel and Damascene manufacturing and moulding as you 'Dive Into Culture' at a local workshop before your journey continues through the soul-stirring Andalusian landscape to Granada, where we'll spend tonight.
Day 4 - Granada – Costa del Sol
Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs and admire the impressive palatial city of the Alhambra, a collection of palaces and fortresses dating from the 12th century. Said to have been inspired by poetry and reflecting the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided visit exploring its intricate designs, tranquil gardens and colossal walls. We leave this "paradise on earth" behind and continue to the flamboyant Costa del Sol.
Accommodation: NH Marbella
Day 5 - Costa del Sol – Fes (2 Nights)
We travel along the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings us to Fes, with its ancient walled city - our home for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Marriott Jnan Palace
Day 6 - Fes Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. Stroll through the Medina of Fes, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes, with its medieval medina and harmonious Islamic and European styles.
Day 7 - Fes – Marrakesh (2 Nights)
Departing Fes, we journey west through the green and golden landscape which turns to rusty red, bound for vibrant Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy of a city said to have been the favourite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. Relax after your journey or spend the evening enjoying an authentic Moroccan show.
Accommodation: Le Méridien N'Fis
Day 8 - Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time
Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a 'Local Specialist'. See Djemaa el-Fna Square in the old quarter with its palm-readers, acrobats and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy and 'Dive Into Culture' gaining insights into the blending of creams and cosmetics using regional ingredients. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don't miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars or perhaps visit a local Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Day 9 - Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier
We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city, immortalised by Hollywood. We walk along the city's Corniche and enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world's tallest minaret, before venturing to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the 19th-century Royal Palace, the residence of the Moroccan Royal Family. We arrive in Tangier later this evening, where we will dine in our hotel.
Day 10 - Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)
Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey past the region of Jerez, renowned as the origin of Spanish sherry. We drive through Andalucía and arrive in Seville - our home for the next two nights. What better way to experience this vibrant city than witnessing the passion of flamenco? Immerse yourself in the intoxicating sights of colourful twirling skirts and the clapping of castanets as you watch an optional performance this evening.
Accommodation: Meliá Lebreros
Day 11 - Seville Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour which will take you past the iconic Giralda Bell Tower. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park, the showcase for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929, and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus's ornate tomb in the Cathedral and the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, then enjoy a walk through the lovely historic Jewish Quarter. Meet the Albaserrada family and their horses on their farm in the Andalusian countryside near the whitewashed village of Gerida. Here you'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria.
Day 12 - Seville – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamón and the Rio Tinto mines. We cross into the golden fields of the Alentejo region, bound for Lisbon, the gastronomic soul of Portugal. See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus and Belém Tower, once the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Then, follow your 'Local Specialist' on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery built in the 15th century.
Accommodation: Olissippo Oriente
Day 13 - Lisbon Free Time
Explore the centuries-old seafaring heritage of the Portuguese, paying tribute to the great explorers who bravely set off from Portugal's shores to discover the 'New World'. Consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's 'Golden Triangle' of Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril coast.
Day 14 - Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca
We trace the path of pilgrims, who for decades have ventured north to the celebrated shrine at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary, and see the site of celebrated religious miracles. Departing Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city of Salamanca - La Dorada, so named for its golden, orange and pink façades, which we will have an opportunity to see in the magnificent Plaza Mayor - voted by the locals as the most beautiful of all squares in Spain.
Accommodation: Gran Corona Sol
Day 15 - Salamanca – Madrid
Traversing the dramatic Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains, we arrive in Madrid, Europe's highest capital. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. Indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Vía or relax in one of the plazas and people watch. This evening we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine.
Accommodation: NH Collection Eurobuilding
Day 16 - Depart Madrid
Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal comes to an end this morning. All that's left is to say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an unforgettable experience shared. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
- ORIENTATION of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
- VISIT the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, the Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
- VIEW the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima
- 15 breakfasts
- 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco.
- Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
- Optional Experiences and free time
- All porterage and restaurant gratuities
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Handcrafted Highlights
- VIP entry to many sights
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We took Spain, Morocco, Portugal trip, 16 days package of Trafalgar, booked through Affordable Tours. We had an exceptionally good tour Director Javier. Entire tour was fun filled, visited historic places and landscapes, good food. We took all the optional tours offered and happy that they were well worth including some special dinners. September is a great month to travel in-these places.
Our traveler director was the absolute best. Nunno is a treasure! Trafalgar is lucky to have someone that is so dedicated to ensuring that everyone on his tour feels special, he is gifted.
Some hotels were below expectations (Corona Sol for example) and felt more like a sparsely appointed college dormitory.
Every trip with gets better and better. A great value for the cost.
Some hotels were not up to standard for this tour. But most hotels were nice.
There were 4 in our family group. We wish we would have been provided with more information on tipping and catching taxis. We had to ask to ask in each country (3 countries). Local guides and primary guide were vague or seem uncomfortable with answering questions on tipping (restaurants, taxis). Also in Morroco, we were told that the markets closed after a certain time, yet when we went there to the market areas after the time we were told would be closed to eat, we found several stores/markets still open as late as 11:00 pm. We made several purchases after dinner. My daughter-in-law had to leave the tour early as she just started a new job and did not have enough vacation days. I asked if we would be able to receive a partially refund for the days she was not there as I provided this info and request at time of tour purchase. I can understand for the hotel as my son would still be using the hotel rooms. However a small refund for the meals would have been nice especially those not at the hotel but at separate restaurants and any site entry fees that needed to to paid on the day of the visit.
Out of the 10 hotels, 2 were definitely outstanding and exceeded expectations, 1 had an older room but beautiful gardens, 2 (Tangier and Granada) were so deficient that complaints were put in writing to the tour director. The balance had some deficiencies and some nice aspects...basically so/so. We wondered why all but 2 only had one luggage rack...with twin beds, would one not expect at least each person would have a suitcase? Older ladies to not appreciate crawling on the floor to get into their suitcase. CostCutter seemed to be going to all the same places as Trafalgar in the same size bus...for the price difference I am not sure their rooms were any worse than ours...ours were not always located near any downtown or scenic spots.
The travel director/local guides and drivers were great, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I was a bit traumatized by going to theMedina in Fes-the foul odors and poop everywhere was not pleasant. I keep an open mind but I feel if we were informed about what to expect then we would have been prepared. Overall Still enjoyed the trip
Too long in Morroco felt trip was designed to push purchases
Just let future buyers know that there are long days of bus time on this tour. Also that the single supplement does not include a single seat on the coach.
Affordable Tours delivered as promised. The price we paid was very good with the discounts provided. Our trip package with the information about our trip arrived about 2 weeks before departure and was complete with everything we needed. Sunny from Affordable Tours was great to work with and she was very professional.
We enjoyed the trip very much. The tour Guide was knowledgeable and explained the places we visited.
Our Travel Director was outstanding, as well as our coach driver. Great!!!!
This was a great trip. The Tour Director on this tour was one of the best, if not the best directors in the business. The driver was great and one of the best. The overall tour, food, lodging, and itinerary I would rate a 9 out of a possible 10.
The tour director was knowledgeable, always on time, answered questions, and always had the agenda for the next day on display in hotel lobby. He did a very good job. A number of the "included tours" were very short and simply poor. With simple changes, they could really have been much better. A little too concerned with selling the optional tours. The hotels were at least 4 star. The welcome reception and farewell dinner were excellent. The coach and driver were top notch.
Too much travel and not enough time to enjoy the best places. Could have skipped Fez and given us more time in Casablanca and Tangiers. Also needed extra day in Marbella
Some comments - 1. Our room at The Golden Tulip Hotel in Rabat had a plumbing issue - The tub didn't drain and dirty water (not from my shower) was feeding back into the tub. Other than this, all other accommodations are great. By the way, I am not the only one who had problem with my room in Golden Tulip.
2. We took all optional tours but the one of the Gypsy Corner. All of them were very well done - with good guides and local flares. Most of them came with dinner of authentic local cousin. I strongly recommend these 'optional experiences', though I think it would be nice for Trafalgar to incorporate some into the regular (included) program (with higher package price, as expected). I normally do not like to take the optional packages, but I am very glad that I accepted these.
3. This trip is an eye-opener for me on the Moorish architecture. I have seen a lot of churches, cathedrals and palaces, but none are like these (seen in Spain, Portugal an Morocco). Please don't get me wrong - The traditional Gothic, Roman, Rococo churches and the temples in the orient are all very great and beautiful, but the Moorish design has a different and unique beauty. It has elegance, precision, and harmony.
I was not pleased with the number of travelers on our coach. We had fifty-one and had to sit five across the back seat for a 6 to 8 hour ride. This was not only uncomfortable but we felt a safety hazard. Our tour guide and bus driver were both excellent but because of the conditions I would not travel with Trafalgar again.
I should of book later in the Spring as the weather was cold & raining. My roommate was a pain with snoring, etc. Other than these 2 issues the trip was very interesting. Thanks
After touring with both Globus and Trafalgar, we feel that Globus offers better value. Trafalgar felt rushed in many places and failed to include tours of important places. No major attractions were included in Madrid and very little time was available to see important sights. Previous experience with Globus had included at least one major sight in each city. The quality of the Tour Directors and Drivers were excellent for both companies.
Some of the hotels were not so good as we thought. The local guides were too fast in their explanations, specially in Lisbon, when she never told us that the bus would change the parking lot and my husband got lost. Impossible to have a kind of lunch; we had 1/2 hr stops and we were 43 people in the tour. Long lines in the restrooms & in the cafeterias.
We had the best tour director he had a really great sense of humor that made us enjoy the trip even more.
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