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Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

16 Days 3 Countries 12 Cities

Sun-kissed Spain, Portuguese paradise and mesmerising Morocco all await on this voyage of Europe and Africa's most exotic wonders.

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    • Ramadan: Fasting during daylight hours from dawn to sunset takes place during Ramadan. It will be observed from Wednesday 15 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted accordingly. Fasting during daylight hours from dawn to sunset takes place during Ramadan. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted accordingly.
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      • Ramadan: Fasting during daylight hours from dawn to sunset takes place during Ramadan. It will be observed from Wednesday 15 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted accordingly. Fasting during daylight hours from dawn to sunset takes place during Ramadan. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted accordingly.
      • Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.
      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      About this trip

      Wander down Madrid's Gran Via, learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina and travel to the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon.


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      Trip code: SMHI

      15 Nights

      accommodation

      21 Meals
      • 15 Buffet breakfasts

      • 6 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Casablanca
          View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque

        • Fatima
          Visit the celebrated shrine

        • Fez
          Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace

        • Granada
          Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city

        • Lisbon
          View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

        • Madrid
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain

        • Marrakesh
          Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist

        • Rabat
          View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation

        • Salamanca
          Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor

        • Seville
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower

        • Toledo
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 15 Buffet breakfasts

        • 6 Three course dinners


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      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Madrid, Spain's capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening spend free time exploring on your own or take a walking tour of the city with the chance to savour local 'tapas' at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Or perhaps dine in a local restaurant offering the traditional flavours of Spain.

      Hotel
      Axor Feria

      2. Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles Fountain, the Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Afterwards, consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Old Madrid with a Taste of Tapas

      Join us for a walking tour through Old Madrid, taking in its monumental Plaza Mayor, atmospheric alleyways and emblematic squares. Your Local Specialist will accompany you for a drink and snack in one of its famous downtown 'tapas' bars. We’ll finish with a tour of the city.

      Adult Price: €29.00

      Segovia World Heritage Site - Its Ancient Aqueduct & Fairy-tale Castle

      Enjoy a visit to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which sits on a rocky outcrop between two rivers. With your Local Specialist, you’ll visit the 13th-century castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, as well as seeing the best-preserved Roman aqueduct which has remained intact for 2,000 years.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      3. Madrid – Toledo – Granada

      Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Specialist. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalucía to the Moorish city of Granada.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Macia Condor

      Optional Experiences

      Gypsy Night Out in Old Granada

      Enjoy an evening in Granada’s old quarter, which offers the finest views over the illuminated Alhambra Palace. We’ve organised tickets for you to see the Zambra dances by Sacromonte's famous gypsies – a fiery, emotive performance unique to this part of Spain. And we've also included a drink, too.

      Adult Price: €34.00

      4. Granada – Costa Del Sol

      Enjoy free time this morning to explore or join an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. Then travel towards Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the gateway to the Costa del Sol.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda

      Optional Experiences

      Mijas Andalusian Hilltown & Mediterranean Dinner

      Visit this charming hilltop village, perched high up with splendid views of the coastline. While here, you’ll experience its narrow streets with white-washed houses, unusual donkey taxi service, oval bullring, and shoppers will find some hidden gems. Your evening will finish with a Mediterranean dinner at a coastal restaurant.

      Adult Price: €62.00

      Albaicín And The Royal Chapel

      Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicín World Heritage Site – a maze of narrow streets and Moorish splendour. You'll get to explore the Catholic Monarchs' tombs and some of their treasures at the Royal Chapel, and stop off at the picturesque Alcaicería quarter.

      Adult Price: €37.00

      5. Costa Del Sol – Fez (2 Nights)

      The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the architecture, culture and scent of the land is as rich as it is diverse.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Volubilus

      6. Fez Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax or use your new-found skills to haggle over beautiful Moroccan carpets - an everlasting souvenir. Tonight consider joining an Optional Experience to a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancing.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Arabian Dinner and Entertainment in a Riad

      Enjoy a feast of fine food, live bands and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.

      Adult Price: €51.00

      Meknes Imperial City Visit & Exploration

      We´ll drive to Morocco’s third Imperial city – World Heritage Meknes with its endless walls & ramparts, impressive Sultan Moulay Ismail’s 17th century granaries and stables that once housed over 12,000 horses. We'll see the magnificent Bab el-Mansour Gate and visit a medieval school or “madrasa”.

      Adult Price: €32.00

      7. Fez – Marrakesh (2 Nights)

      Today travel to the city of Marrakesh, Africa's most popular year-round sun resort. It was once the favourite holiday spot of Sir Winston Churchill, a haven where he used to relax and paint.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Atlas Asni

      Optional Experiences

      The Square at Night with Horse & Buggy and Traditional Dinner

      You’ll take a horse and carriage ride to the magical Jemaa el Fna Square to enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Marrakesh by night. Then we’ll have dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant, with music and entertainment.

      Adult Price: €60.00

      8. Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the ornate Bahia Palace and the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square with its palm readers and acrobats. Then there is time at leisure for bargain hunting in the many souks and bazaars or perhaps take an Optional Experience to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Ourika Valley And Berber Village Home Visit

      You’ll enjoy a scenic drive into the Atlas Mountains where you’ll visit a typical home in a primitive Berber village in the Ourika Valley. You’ll also have the chance to bargain for beautiful, handcrafted jewellery made in the local style.

      Adult Price: €30.00

      9. Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier

      Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart's most magical moments. On arrival your orientation includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world's tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mohammed V Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Arrive later in Tangier.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Atlas Rif & Spa

      10. Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)

      Board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey to the capital of Andalucía Seville for a two-night stay.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      MA Congress

      Optional Experiences

      Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

      Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      11. Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

      Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

      We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Flamenco, the best show in town with a three-course dinner

      After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      12. Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

      Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with entertainment.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Olaias Park

      Optional Experiences

      Gourmet Dinner, Parliament, Exclusive Estrela and Evening Orientation

      Your opportunity to enjoy the exclusive district of Estrela, its park, basilica and the Portuguese Parliament, on the way to a delicious gourmet dinner. You’ll finish the evening with a drive along the banks of the mighty River Tagus.

      Adult Price: €53.00

      Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

      Take a ferry across the mighty Tagus River and enjoy typical Portuguese seafood and fish specialities at a local restaurant. After dinner, we’ll cross the impressive Suspension Bridge for a sweeping view over the Portuguese capital.

      Adult Price: €53.00

      13. Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

      See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Then time at leisure to maybe take an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

      An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado singing.

      Adult Price: €66.00

      The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

      After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle we'll visit the impressive Royal Palace of Sintra. On occasions where Sintra is not available you will be offered a visit of the Palace of Queluz .

      Adult Price: €46.00

      14. Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

      A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca

      15. Salamanca – Madrid

      Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. Tonight enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Melia Avenida America

      Optional Experiences

      Discover "El Escorial" Palace/Monastery & The 'Valley Of The Fallen'

      Come with us, along with a Local Specialist, to the royal city of El Escorial, where the great monastery palace was built in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. We’ll also visit the incredible Spanish Civil War memorial , which is cut into the rock face.

      Adult Price: €52.00

      16. Depart Madrid

      This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to Madrid airport. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Casablanca
          View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque

        • Fatima
          Visit the celebrated shrine

        • Fez
          Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace

        • Granada
          Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city

        • Lisbon
          View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

        • Madrid
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain

        • Marrakesh
          Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist

        • Rabat
          View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation

        • Salamanca
          Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor

        • Seville
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower

        • Toledo
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 15 Buffet breakfasts

        • 6 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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