Portugal, South & Morocco
Departure point: Madrid
Tour kicks off every Wednesday
Day 1. Madrid – Trujillo – Lisbon (658 km ~ 409 miles)
We start from Madrid at 8am, heading to the province of Extremadura – one of the Spain’s western provinces – a remote area, filled with natural parks and dramatic scenery. Our stop there will be in the ancient town of Trujillo. Onve there, you will be amazed by the number of castles, churches and manor houses. Trujillo is structured around its own Plaza Mayor square, which is guarded by a bronze-cast statue of Pizarro. You will have an hour and a half to explore all the beauty of the medieval center
From Trujillo, we will proceed to Portugal and will reach Lisbon in the early evening.
Day 2. Lisbon
Breakfast, followed by a tour around this beautiful capital-city with a local guide. Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. It is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history. Some of the highlights of the tour:
- Padrão dos Descobrimentos
- Belem Tower.
- Jeronimos Monastery.
- Alfama Quarter.
Enjoy an evening in Lisbon on your own. Please do not miss on opportuntiy to try famous pastel de nata (egg tart) – local culinary’s iconic pastry, who’s recipe dates back to the 16th century. You can buy it in any coffee/bakery shop.
Another night in Lisbon.
Day 3. Lisbon – Fatima – Lisbon (264 km ~ 164 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then a tour to Fatima – one of the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world – with its Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). A tour and a free time here to feel and appreciate this sacred place.
Later we will return to Lisbon. Free evening and a another night in Lisbon.
Day 4. Lisbon – Caceres – Seville (575 km ~ 357 miles)
After breakfast we are heading back to Spain. We’ll cross the border and pass again thru province of Extremadura, but this time we’ll head to Caceres – a town, founded by the Romans in 25BC. Visiting Cáceres will bring you back to the old medieval era. The streets climb and twist among hoary palaces and mansions. As you turn your head up, you can see the skyline decorated with gargoyles, spires, and gigantic storks’ nests. The fortress has been serving as defensive walls since the 16th century. You will have a good hour and a half there, so, go ahead and check the main highlights.
Continuation to Seville, arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 5. Seville
Breakfast in the hotel, followed by a proper city tour throughout Seville with a local guide, to admire this beautiful and also the largest city of Southern Spain. With a numerous sights and attractions, this city will never leave visitors stuck for choice. Main highlights of the tour:
- Plaza de España
- Maria Luisa Park
- Seville’s Cathedral
- Barrio Santa Cruz
After the city tour you will have the afternoon off to rest or explore more on your own.
Dinner and a night in Seville.
Day 6. Seville – Cordoba (145 km ~ 90 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then departure towards another Andalusian ”hot spot” – Cordoba. This place is truly one of the most beautiful old towns in Andalusia as well as one of Spain’s most famous historical monuments. Here you will be guided on a tour through its historic center – conspicuously charming place, with its patios and courtyards, decorated with pots of aromatic jasmine and geraniums and walk narrow, winding streets, lined with what must be some of the prettiest and most colorful houses in southern Spain. And of course, you will enter the Mosque-Cathedral: the greatest dual-identity monument in Spain.
Extending in a tangle of cobbled streets and squares to the north of the Mosque-Cathedral is Juderia – the city’s former Jewish quarter. This is a great area to stop for lunch, packed as it is with smart restaurants as well as superb no-frills tapas bars. Free time to have lunch and buy some souvenirs.
Arrival to hotel, accommodation, dinner and night in Cordoba.
Day 7. Cordoba – Ronda – Costa del Sol (322 km ~ 200 miles)
Breakfast. Transfer and a first stop in a beautiful town of Ronda. Steeped in dark myths and bullfighting folklore, whilst boasting one of the most extraordinary locations in Spain, it is no wonder that Ronda has become Andalusia’s third most visited place. With its world-famous New Bridge and bullring, as well as the hidden corners of the gorge on top of which it perches, Ronda will definetely not disappoint. You will have a free time to explore the main highlights of this beautiful town.
Depending on a date, number of people for the tour and other factors, you’ll go either to chic Marbella o flashy Torremolinos. Both places are beautiful coastal towns with excellent beaches, vibrant nightlife and very relaxed atmosphere.
Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 8. Costa del Sol – Tarifa (or Algeciras) – Tanger (ferry) – Fez (433km ~ 269miles)
Breakfast. Departure towards to one of the Spanish ”gates” to Morocco – either Tarifa or Algeciras (depending on date), from where you will take a ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar and enter the Kingdom of Morocco. Be prepare to pass the custom control in both Spain and Morocco, which sometimes can be a bit caotic, especially in Morocco. After disembarking, a bus will take you to the enchanting city of Tangier, where the tour leader will briefly explain the main highlights.
Later we will continue to Casablanca. Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
Day 9. Fez
Breakfast, then a proper city tour around imperial city of Fez. Being one of the most important cities in Morocco, Fez is rich in culture, history, traditions, and gastronomy. With one of the first universities and the oldest medieval Medina in the world, this city has a lot to offer. Main highlights of the city tour:
- Dar el Makhzen – the Royal Palace of Fez
- Chouara Tannery
- Medersa Bou Inania
- Walking Medina.
Enjoy the beauty of Fez on your free time. Later dinner and second night in the city of Fez.
Day 10. Fez – Meknes – Rabat – Tanger (470 km ~ 292 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then transfer departure to Meknes – one of Morocco’s old imperial cities. Meknes became the capital city in the 17th century. Located in the Middle Atlas region, it sees fewer tourists than nearby Fez and is a pleasant place to take a journey back in time. We will have a stop there to admire the beautiful monumental gates of Bab Al Mansour.
Later continuation to Rabat – the enchanting and welcoming capital city of Morocco, with a long and rich history.
Continuation to Tanger. Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 11. Tanger – Costa del Sol (145 km ~ 90 miles)
Time to head back to Spain. After breakfast we’ll take the ferry back to Tarifa or Algericas (Spain). The bus will pick us up at the port and after another hour we are in Marbella or Torremolinos. Accommodation and dinner. Enjoy second half of the day at Costa del Sol!
If you are in Marbella:
- Being one of the favorite destinations for travelers worldwide, Marbella successfully attracts visitors due to its diverse beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere, mild climate, and world-class nightlife. The flower-filled plazas and narrow cobbled streets in the Old Town and Plaza the los Naranjos(Orange Tree Square) are filled with delightful shops and art galleries. On the other hand, Puerto Banus offers contemporary fashion shops selling designer labels and luxury items.
If you are in Torremolinos:
- Torremolinos is the perfect blend of a cosmopolitan town and a traditional Andalusian fishing village. With its seven kilometers-long coastlines, Torremolinos offers wonderful, seafront promenades. Aqualand and the Crocodile Park are the perfect alternatives for visitors who seek non-beach diversion. Additionally, nightlife lovers can opt for bars and nightclubs in Los Álamos or La Nogalera for truly great nighttime entertainment.
Dinner and night on Costa del Sol.
Day 12. Costa del Sol – Granada (180 km ~ 112 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer to Granada – a beautiful city right at the foot of the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains. The popular favorite of the region of Andalusia, Granada has a rich history, fantastic range of sites to see, and a bustling nightlife. With Arab influences and Spanish charm, there is plenty of culture and history to explore here. Upon arrival you’ll have a guided tour to see famous complex of La Alhambra, its Arabian palaces Nazaries, and its green and picturesque Generalife Gardens.
The tour to Alhambra, is already quite extensive and include a good part of walking, so it’s your choice the rest of the day – to relax in the hotel or continue to explore the city of Granada on your own.
Dinner and night in Granada.
Day 13. Granada – Toledo – Madrid (446 km ~ 277 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer to Toledo – an ancient city, a former capital of Spain. Toledo is an incredibly cultural-diversified city; it has seen numerous different cultures and dynasties pass through its walls, as well as many wars, royalty, and artists. The legacy that it guards is an essential part of Spanish culture, so visiting Toledo is bound to be an extremely unique experience.
Lunch in the restaurant. Later we’ll visit a traditional craftman’s workshop to discover the ancestral techniques and the phases of the true Toledano sword-making elaboration process.
Towards the evening transfer and arrival to Madrid, where our tour ends.
- accommodation in hotels
- 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners
- modern and air-conditioned bus
- fast-ferry tickets (Spain/Morocco and back)
- multi-lingual tour escort
- sightseeing tour with local guides in Lisbon, Sevilla, Cordoba, Fez, Rabat, Granada and Toledo
- tickets to Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
- tickets to Cordoba’s Mosque
- tickets to the Medresa in Fez
- tickets to Alhambra in Granada
- tickets to St. Tome and St. Maria Blanca churches in Toledo
- travel insurance
- free Wi- Fi on board (except Morocco)
- Air Tickets
- Any Meal not mentioned in inclusions.
- Any services, activities, Taxes not mentioned in Inclusions
- 5 % GST
IMPORTANT: be aware that this tour crosses international borders. You will leave the European Union and enter the Kingdom of Morocco so please ensure you have a valid Moroccan visa. Also note your Schengen visa (to enter the European Union) needs to be a “multiple entry” type.
Terms & Conditions:
- Mentioned prices are valid till 31st March’2021.
- Mentioned prices are based on per person on twin sharing
- Prices are Dynamic & Subjected to Change as per travelling dates.
- Children less than 4 years old: free, without granted seat in the bus
- Children between 4 and 7 years old: 25% discount off adult price, in a triple room with adults
- Teenagers between 8 and 18 years old: 5% discount off adult price
- Seniors (65+ years old): 5% discount off adult price
- Third person in triple room: 5%
- Discounts cannot be combined.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
10% paid at the time of reservation is non-refundable. The other 90% is fully refundable if cancelled in no less than 3 weeks (e.g., if you paid 100% upfront right away). There are no refunds for cancellations made in less than 3 weeks to go before the trip.