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16 Night Portugal, Spain and Morocco


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Portugal Spain and Morrocco

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Portugal, Spain and Morocco—three glorious countries rich in history and culture! You’ll have overnights in Lisbon, Seville, Rabat, Marrakesh, Fez, Tangier, Granada, Costa del Sol, and Madrid. Highlights include a special lunch at Rick's Cafe America in Casablanca, a Four Wheel Drive through the dunes in the heart of the Sahara desert, oases and much more. The Prado Museum in Madrid is sure to delight art lovers with its 8,000 pieces of Western painting. An optional 3 night extension to Barcelona by AVE train from Barcelona completes your visit to Iberia. The 17 days/16 nights tour begins in Lisbon and ends in Madrid. With the optional extension to Barcelona, he tour is 20 days/19 nights beginning in Lisbon and ending in Barcelona

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner is included.

Day 2 Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square. Stop for pictures of Belem Tower, guarding the mouth of the Tagus, and the Monument to the Discoveries. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An exciting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment.
Breakfast is included.

Day 3 Lisbon-Azeitao-Seville, Spain

Depart Lisbon this moring on your journey to Spain. In Azeitao, visit a traditional Tile Workshop Pass through the Alentejo region with its cork oaks, vineyards and olive groves before entering Spain and the vibrant capital of Andalusia, Seville.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 4 Seville

During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, hear about the city's role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming Santa Cruz Quarter. Highlight is a visit to the Alcazar, founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress, with its Palacio de Don Pedro. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.
Breakfast is included.

Day 5 Seville-Algeciras-Rabat, Morocco

Travel through the sherry wine region of Jerez to Algeciras and enjoy a ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Along North Africa's infamous Barbary Coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country's capital.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 6 Rabat-Casablanca-Marrakesh

Sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the massive medieval battlements, the Royal Palace, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudaias. Visit the fine Roman Relics of Chellah. Then, continue to Casablanca, Morocco's modern seaport. A Special Lunch has been prepared at Rick's Cafe Americain, famous from the movie Casablanca. After lunch, continue to the oasis city of Marrakesh, arriving in the evening. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.

Day 7 Marrakesh

Follow your Local Guide to visit Bahia Palace, the 16th-century Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit the Badia Palace instead), and to Djemaa El-Fna, the vibrant town center dominated by the 222-foot-high Koutoubia Minaret. Afternoon at leisure. An exciting optional evening excursion is available.
Breakfast is included.

Day 8 Marrakesh-Ouarzazate

Today, travel to Morocco's Hollywood, Ouarzazate, deep in the desert and immortalized through moves like Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 9 Ouarzazate-Erfoud (sand dune excursion)

A fascinating drive through the desert via Dades Valley with its oases filled with olives, dates and figs. Then, head through Morocco's Grand Canyon, Todra Gorge, to Erfoud in the heart of the Sahara. A special treat awaits: A spectacular Four Wheel Drive through the sand dunes. Admire the unforgettable and romantic sunset before heading back to your hotel to savor a typical Moroccan dinner.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 10 Erfoud-Er Rachidia-Fez

Enjoy your last views of the desert and turn northwards. Stop in Er Rachidia, originally built as a French settlement, and travel via the Ziz Gorges and the Middle Atlas mountains to Fez. Blessed with an ample supply of water and strategically situated, Fez became the capital of Morocco when the country shook off foreign rule under Berber King Idris in the 8th century. To this day, Fez has remained Morocco’s spiritual and artistic center. Tonight, why not sign up for an optional folklore dinner?
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 11 Fez-Tangier

See the magnificent entrance to the Royal Palace, drive through the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter and travel on to Bab Bou Jelour, the traditional entrance to Old Fez. Your local quide will lead you through the labyrinthine Medina and Medersa Bou Inania. Continue to Tangier, jumping-off point for the Moorish conquest of Spain, and enjoy an orientation drive of this busy seaport.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 12 Fez-Tangier

Board the ferry for the trip back across the Strait to Europe. Continue to the elegant Costa del Sol, where you will stay for two nights. 
Breakfast is included.

Day 13 Costa del Sol

Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches and browse through the trendy boutiques. Tonight, why not try out local specialties at one of the lively restaurants?
Breakfast is included.

Day 14 Costa del Sol-Granada

Leave the Mediterranean coast and arrive in Granada. A guided walking tour features a visit to the Alhambra Complex, a fantasy of "lace in stone" surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, with superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte. Also visit the Water Gardens of the Generalife. This evening, enjoy dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 15 Granada-Toledo-Madrid

Enjoy a scenic drive via Don Quixote's La Mancha to Toledo. A Local Guide takes you to the Moorish bridge, an early Synagogue, the Cathedral, and the Church of Santo Tome with one of El Greco's most famous paintings. Visit a Damascene Steel Workshop before returning to Madrid.
Breakfast is included.

Day 16 Madrid

Morning guided sightseeing features the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, and more. Highlight is a visit to the Prado Museum. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion to El Escorial. Tonight is a special Farewell Dinner of Paella with wine.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 17 Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.  
Breakfast is included.

What's Included

 

Vacation Highlights

Lisbon - Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
Azeitao - Visit a tile workshop
SevilleGuided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
Algeciers - Tangier - By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
RabatGuided sightseeing, visit Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Roman relics of Chellah
Casablanca - Enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café; guided panoramic drive; visit Hassan II Mosque
MarrakeshGuided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead)
OuarzazateVisit Kasbah Taourirt and enjoy a drink; stay overnight in the area where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was made
Erfound -  Enjoy a four-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi
Er RachidiaStop in the Ziz Gorges
FezGuided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania
TangierOrientation, board the ferry to Spain
Costa del Sol - Stay two nights in the resort of Marbella
GranadaGuided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurant
ToledoGuided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and the Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop
Madrid - Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; farewell paella dinner at a local restaurant

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with wine in Casablanca; 9 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and special dinners in Granada and Madrid

Barcelona Extension (Optional)

Please ask us for a quote if interested

Day 17:

Madrid to Barcelona by high-speed AVE train.

Day 18:

Morning guided sightseeing tour includes visits to CASA BATLLO and SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA

Day 19:

Day at leisure in Barcelona

Day 20:

Hotel check out after breakfast.

Dates & Rates

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour departure city plan to book your flight one day earlier than date shown on table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight. Please indicate in the reservation process that you want flight and a quote will be submitted for your review.

Departure DateSingle SuperiorDouble SuperiorTriple Superior
8/24/2018$4165$3399$3337
8/31/2018$4185$3419$3357
9/14/2018$4185$3419$3357
9/21/2018$4185$3419$3357
9/28/2018$4165$3399$3337
10/12/2018$4165$3399$3337
4/5/2019$4151$3385$3323
4/12/2019$4161$3395$3333
4/19/2019$4161$3395$3333
4/26/2019$4161$3395$3333
5/3/2019$4161$3395$3333
5/10/2019$4161$3395$3333
5/17/2019$4161$3395$3333
5/24/2019$4161$3395$3333
5/31/2019$4181$3415$3353
6/7/2019$4181$3415$3353
6/14/2019$4181$3415$3353
6/21/2019$4181$3415$3353
6/28/2019$4161$3395$3333
7/5/2019$4161$3395$3333
7/19/2019$4161$3395$3333
8/2/2019$4161$3395$3333
8/16/2019$4161$3395$3333
8/30/2019$4181$3415$3353
9/6/2019$4181$3415$3353
9/13/2019$4181$3415$3353
9/20/2019$4181$3415$3353
9/27/2019$4161$3395$3333
10/4/2019$4161$3395$3333
10/11/2019$4161$3395$3333
10/18/2019$4151$3385$3323

General

Booking your land only Tour Package

  • Tour departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required to reserve and hold space for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure

Booking your Tour with Air

  • For this package Air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land tour package.
  • An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Air booked in conjunction with any land tour package. Air can only be booked by us in conjunction with a land tour package.

Cancellation Policy

If a booking cancellation is received prior to the final payment date of your tour, your non-refundable land deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to your Air deposit, Instant Purchase Air payment and service fee, and/or Intra-vacation air deposit. For individual reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. Standard Cancellation Fees:
  • 45 days and over - Deposit
  • Cancellation 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price
  • Cancellation 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price

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Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed.

Land Transportation

  • Provided by state-of-the-art Motorcoach Buses with air conditioning, headsets, individual lightening, and very comfortable seating. Plenty of legroom even for the tall travelers. Reclining seats and foot rests. Up to 45 People.

Hotels

Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

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Photos

blue gate at Fez - Marocco
Madrid Grand Via - Spain and Portugal tours | Portugal.com
Fez square - Morocco
Granada Spain view from Alhambra - Portugal and Spain tours | Portugal.com
Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora - Lisboa. Photo by Jose Manuel. Turismo de Portugal
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