Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Spain, Morocco and Portugal

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Spain, Morocco and Portugal

16 Days Starting and ending in Madrid, Spain

Visiting: Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa del Sol, Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Seville, Panóias, Lisbon, Fátima, Salamanca

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

SMAPZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 54

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

Every day is an adventure on this Spain, Portugal and Morocco trip, whether you’re enjoying a traditional barbeque with the Albaserrada family at their farm in Andalusia, celebrating Portugal’s proud seafaring heritage or venturing deep within the ancient Medina of Fes to find treasures to take home. views of the iconic Cibeles fountain and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire the Royal Palace and Retiro Park, originally created as a retreat

Highlights

  • The Alhambra in Granada

  • the Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima.

  • Casablanca: See the Hassan II Mosque and the Corniche.

  • Bahia Palace and a Moroccan pharmacy in Marrakesh.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Hola Madrid
Location: Madrid
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Meliá Castilla
Meals Included: No Meals

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.

Day 2 : Explore Fiery Madrid
Location: Madrid
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Meliá Castilla
Meals Included: Breakfast

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 : Onwards To Toledo And Granada Dive Into Culture
Location: Madrid, Toledo, Granada
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Occidental
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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'. Then, visit the synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, the oldest one still standing in Europe. 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 the night.

Day 4 : Journey To The Sunny Costa Del Sol
Location: Granada, Costa del Sol
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: NH Marbella
Meals Included: Breakfast

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 Costa del Sol.

Day 5 : Cross The Strait Of Gibraltar To Fes Stays With Stories
Location: Costa del Sol, Fes
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Jnan Palace
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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, a storied hub of traditional craftsmanship and our home for the next two nights.

Day 6 : The Medina And More In Fes
Location: Fes
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Jnan Palace
Meals Included: Breakfast

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. Tonight, maybe join an Optional Experience Arabian dinner in a traditional riad – a night of heartfelt local entertainment, including belly dancing, awaits.

Day 7 : Off To Vibrant Marrakesh
Location: Fes, Marrakesh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Le Méridien N'Fis
Meals Included: Breakfast

Departing Fes, we journey west through the golden landscape which turns to rusty red, bound for vibrant Marrakesh. Past and present collide in the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. Embrace the unrivalled energy of this cultural and economic hub.

Day 8 : Discover Marrakesh Dive Into Culture
Location: Marrakesh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Le Méridien N'Fis
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Visit the elegant Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See Jemaa el-Fnaa 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 (markets) and bazaars, or perhaps visit a local Berber village.

Day 9 : Continue To Casablanca And Tangier
Location: Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: El Minzah
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We journey north to Casablanca and enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque, with the world's tallest minaret, before arriving in the country's capital city. Stop at the opulent Mohammed V Mausoleum and admire Rabat's cityscape, its historic and modern centers traversed by the Bou Regreg River below. Continue to Tangier, a gateway between Africa and Europe as prominent today as in Phoenician times. Our unique Stays With Stories this evening is the sumptuous El Minzah, an icon of the city overlooking the Bay of Tangiers and the sparkling Mediterranean beyond. The grand property, built in the Spanish-Moorish style in 1930, has welcomed the rich and famous over the past century. You’ll get to experience its warm hospitality for yourself as you contemplate the building's colourful history.

Day 10 : Sail The Strait To Seville
Location: Tangier, Seville
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Meliá Lebreros
Meals Included: Breakfast

Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, we return to Spain and journey past the region of Jerez, renowned as the origin of Spanish sherry. We drive through Andalucía and arrive in Seville. What better way to experience this lively city than witnessing the passion of flamenco? Immerse yourself in the spectacle of colourful swirling skirts and fervent rhythm of castanets during an unforgettable optional Flamenco performance this evening.

Day 11 : Explore Spectacular Seville
Location: Seville
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Meliá Lebreros
Meals Included: Breakfast

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. Visit the ornate tomb of Christopher Columbus in the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, then enjoy a walk through the lovely historic Jewish Quarter.

Day 12 : Venture To Lisbon Connect With Locals
Location: Seville, Panóias, Lisbon
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Olissippo Marquês de Sá Olissippo Oriente
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamón and the Rio Tinto mines. Cross the golden fields of the Alentejo, on your way to meet Tiago, Vera and their horses on their historic property. Here you’ll enjoy a Be My Guest experience as you connect with locals over a lunch served in the dining rooms of the farm home. Continue to Lisbon and see the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the river and the Belém Tower, once a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Head to your hotel, and perhaps enjoy an exclusive gourmet dinner and orientation, or enjoy traditional seafood by the Tagus River.

Day 13 : Lisbon Your Way
Location: Lisbon
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Olissippo Marquês e Sá Olissippo Oriented
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, join your Local Specialist for a city tour of Lisbon then Dive Into Culture on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery built in the 16th century. 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’ during your free time today. Consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's 'Golden Triangle' of Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril coast.

Day 14 : Pilgrimage To Fátima And On To Salamanca
Location: Lisbon, Fátima, Salamanca
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Gran Corona Sol
Meals Included: Breakfast

We trace the path of pilgrims, who for decades have ventured north to the shrine at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary, and see the site of a celebrated religious miracle. 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.

Day 15 : Return To Madrid
Location: Salamanca, Madrid
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: NH Collection Eurobuilding
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 16 : Journey Home
Location: Madrid
Meals Included: Breakfast

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. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Fully Guided

    Yes.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary.

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

    Not Included.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years and above.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    40 to 45 people on an average.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

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