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Description

This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour concentrates on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On this vacation, there is ample time for in-depth sightseeing, and you’ll visit many of the area’s historic sights, including the Alcazar in Seville, founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress, and the Alhambra Complex in Granada.

If you’re interested in religious sights, this tour is not to be missed. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, where pilgrims from all over the world visit; Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, built to thank the Virgin Mary for Portugal’s success in its voyages around the world; the 13th-century cathedral and the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, which has one of El Greco’s most famous paintings; and more.

There’s a full day at leisure at the Costa del Sol, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, browse the shops, or join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Ferry crossings over the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco afford spectacular views. An overnight in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco. Here, Globus has arranged special experiences to help Morocco come to life. You’ll enjoy a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, where you’ll admire the splendid views and drink a glass of hot mint tea Bedouin-style, along with local biscuits. You’ll also enjoy a lively Moroccan show. Plus a visit to the colorful Grand Socco square, a busy market with many stalls.

These are just a few of the many highlights on this wonderful Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour—a vacation of a lifetime!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Madrid, Spain

Time to rest or to start exploring the Spanish capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner is included.

Day 2 - Madrid

The capital of Spain since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures.
Breakfast is included.

Day 3 - Madrid – Segovia – Avila – Salamanca

A day in beautiful Castile. Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Enjoy a walk through the walled town of Avila, where St. Theresa founded the Order of Carmelites. Arrive in Salamanca, and follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to beautiful Plaza Mayor. A highlight is your overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita, where a WINE TASTING and dinner await you.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 4 - Salamanca–Fatima, Portugal–Lisbon

The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your morning drive into Portugal. Before heading for Lisbon, melt into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the Sanctuary of Our lady of Rosary in Fatima. This evening, an optional dinner with Fado-style entertainment is the perfect introduction to Portugal’s capital.
Breakfast is included.

Day 5 - Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares and 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 Discoverers. Next, visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. In the afternoon, an exciting optional excursion is available to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz.
Breakfast is included.

Day 6 - Lisbon – Seville, Spain

The highlight this morning is the Santa Justa ELEVATOR RIDE to Upper Lisbon. Then, a scenic drive back into Spain and to the vibrant capital of Andalusia, Seville.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 7 - 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. Also visit the ALCAZAR, founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress, with its Palacio de Don Pedro. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available, and tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.
Breakfast is included.

Day 8 - Seville – Tangier, Morocco

Through the sunny sherry wine region of Jerez to Algeciras. Board your FERRY and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa. Continue to Tangier, jumping-off point for the Moorish conquest of Spain and home town of legendary medieval traveler Ibn Batuta. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a spectacular panoramic drive to CAP SPARTEL. Marvel at the views and quench your thirst Bedouin-style with a glass of hot mint tea, accompanied by local biscuits. This evening, enjoy a lively Moroccan show after dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 9 - Tangier – Costa Del Sol, Spain

After a leisurely morning return by FERRY across the Strait to Spain and drive to Torremolinos on the elegant Costa del Sol.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 10 - At Leisure on the 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.
Breakfast is included.

Day 11 - Costa Del Sol – Granada

Into the mountains to history-steeped Granada. A guided walking tour features its main attraction, the Alhambra Complex. A fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also admire the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence. This evening, a special dinner with wine and local specialties has been prepared for you at one of Granada’s fine restaurants.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 12 - Granada – Toledo – Madrid

The olive and orange groves of the rolling Andalusian hills and, later, the more barren landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha unfold before your eyes on the way north to Toledo, spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River. Your walking tour with a Local Guide features the Moorish bridge and visits to an early SYNAGOGUE, the 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL, and the CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÉ with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Time to visit a DAMASCENE STEEL WORKSHOP before returning to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 13 - Madrid

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

What's Included

Vacation Highlights

  • Madrid - Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Segovia - Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
  • Avila - Visit the walled town
  • Salamanca - Orientation walk; Wine tasting, dinner, and overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita
  • Fatima - Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Lisbon - Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; [LF] ride Santa Justa elevator to upper Lisbon
  • Seville - Guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
  • Algeciras / Tangier - Travel by ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
  • Tangier - Panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; [LF] Moroccon show; guided sightseeing, visit Grand Socco square
  • Granada - Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurant
  • Toledo - Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop

Note: f you intend to join the optional excursion to Gibraltar, please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.

Meals

  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid and a special dinner in Granada

Pre and Post Tour Nigths

  • Available and quoted upon request

Tour Language

  • English

Headsets

  • Yes

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
3/19/2019$3034$2249$2189
3/26/2019$3079$2294$2234
4/2/2019$3424$2639$2579
4/9/2019$3340$2555$2495
4/16/2019$3169$2384$2324
4/30/2019$3444$2659$2599
5/7/2019$3241$2456$2396
5/14/2019$3444$2659$2599
5/28/2019$3259$2474$2414
6/4/2019$3259$2474$2414
6/11/2019$3187$2402$2342
6/18/2019$3214$2429$2369
6/25/2019$3214$2429$2369
7/2/2019$3160$2375$2315
7/16/2019$3232$2447$2387
7/30/2019$3160$2375$2315
8/13/2019$3160$2375$2315
8/27/2019$3268$2483$2423
9/3/2019$3241$2456$2396
9/10/2019$3304$2519$2459
9/17/2019$3241$2456$2396
9/24/2019$3444$2659$2599
10/1/2019$3444$2659$2599
10/8/2019$3241$2456$2396

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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Plaza de Espana in Seville
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Las Ventas Bullring (Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas)
City of Toledo - Spain
Lisbon Cathedral. Photo by Antonio Sacchetti
Rossio - Lisbon - Portugal
Torre dos Clerigos - Lisbon - Portugal
Lisbon's main squad - Lisbon - Portugal
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