Spain, Morocco & Portugal

Medina, Fez
17 Days from $2,543 per person

Ornate architectural wonders, the scent of spice markets and warm Mediterranean sun are yours to explore. 

Wander down Madrid's Gran Via, visit the exquisite Alhambra Palace and learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina. Travel to the seafaring city of Lisbon, Fatima, the site of religious miracles, and cross in to Spain to admire the rare beauty of Salamanca.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. Welcome to Spain's capital, Madrid. Spend some time exploring this vibrant city before meeting up with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception.
    hotel:Melia Castilla
  3. Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España admire the monument to Cervantes. Why not take an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia.
  4. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit a traditional steel factory for a Cultural Insight and see local craftsmen at work. Admire the breathtaking landscape during your drive south, through the heart of La Mancha to Granada in Andalucia. Dine tonight at your hotel.
    meal(s):BB, DW
  5. This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient stucco work, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon arrive on the famous Costa del Sol.
    hotel:NH Marbella
  6. Travel along the Mediterranean coast and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez, Morocco's second-largest city.
    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Royal Mirage
  7. Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez with your Local Specialist. View the fortifications and Royal Palace during your morning sightseeing tour. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet showroom. This afternoon see the sights of your choice or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes.
  8. Traveling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh is spectacular. A favorite vacation spot of Winston Churchill, the city is one of North Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Later this evening you might like to consider an evening to enjoy an authentic Moroccan show.
    hotel:Meridien N'Fis
  9. Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter with its palm-readers, acrobats and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a Cultural Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars or maybe visit a local Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel.
    meal(s):BB, D
  10. 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 mausoleum and Royal Palace. Arrive later in Tangier where you dine tonight at your hotel.
    meal(s):BB, D
  11. Board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Next continue to Andalusia's most beautiful city, Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show.
    hotel:Melia Lebreros
  12. See the Giralda Tower during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus' ornate tomb in the Cathedral and enjoy a walk through the former Jewish Quarter.
  13. Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto mines, and past the castle at Aracena. Cross the border into the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks. Experience a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a stud farm where Lusitano horses are reared. Later arrive in Lisbon.
    meal(s):BB, BG
    hotel:Olissippo Marques De Sa
  14. See Lisbon's landmarks including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Later in your free time perhaps join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra.
  15. Drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains to the shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you visit Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.
    hotel:Gran Corona Sol
  16. Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. This afternoon explore the city at your own pace and later join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine.
    meal(s):BB, FD
    hotel:NH Collection Eurobuilding
  17. This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your memorable vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

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Meal Summary

15 nights, 15 hot buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners, On-trip transport.

Included Highlights

Be My Guest

  • Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo

Cultural Insight

  • The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest quality steel. Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Madrid, Toledo, Fez, Marrakesh, Seville and Lisbon

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Fez, Marrakesh, Seville, Lisbon
  • Orientation of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima, Salamanca
  • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon, Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
  • View Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Royal Palace in Rabat, Belém Tower in Lisbon, the Shrine at Fátima
Definite Departure
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21 Apr 17 7 May 17 checkmark $2,825pp
$2,825 pp
28 Apr 17 14 May 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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5 May 17 21 May 17 checkmark $2,895pp
$2,895 pp
12 May 17 28 May 17 checkmark $2,895$2,606pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,895 $2,606 pp
19 May 17 4 Jun 17 checkmark $2,895$2,606pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,895 $2,606 pp
26 May 17 11 Jun 17 checkmark $2,850$2,565pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,850 $2,565 pp
2 Jun 17 18 Jun 17 checkmark $2,850$2,565pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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9 Jun 17 25 Jun 17 checkmark $2,850$2,565pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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16 Jun 17 2 Jul 17 checkmark $2,850$2,565pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,850 $2,565 pp
23 Jun 17 9 Jul 17 $2,850$2,565pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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30 Jun 17 16 Jul 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
7 Jul 17 23 Jul 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
14 Jul 17 30 Jul 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
21 Jul 17 6 Aug 17 $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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28 Jul 17 13 Aug 17 $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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4 Aug 17 20 Aug 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
11 Aug 17 27 Aug 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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18 Aug 17 3 Sep 17 $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
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25 Aug 17 10 Sep 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
1 Sep 17 17 Sep 17 checkmark $2,895$2,606pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,895 $2,606 pp
8 Sep 17 24 Sep 17 checkmark $2,895$2,606pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,895 $2,606 pp
15 Sep 17 1 Oct 17 checkmark $2,895$2,606pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,895 $2,606 pp
22 Sep 17 8 Oct 17 checkmark $2,895$2,606pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,895 $2,606 pp
29 Sep 17 15 Oct 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
6 Oct 17 22 Oct 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
13 Oct 17 29 Oct 17 checkmark $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp
20 Oct 17 5 Nov 17 $2,825$2,543pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,825 $2,543 pp

Autumn, Winter, Spring: Please note these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel.

undefinedFestive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $670 p.p.

Triple Discount: $90 p.p.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $114 per person.

Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10:30 am, 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport
at 8:30 am and 11:00 am.

Note: Visas may be required for this trip.

Ramadan: During daylight hours from dawn to sunset fasting takes place for Ramadan. It is observed from Friday, May 26th to Sunday, June 25th, 2017 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Spain, Portugal and Morocco must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting these countries.

  • The currency in Spain and Portugal is the Euro (€) and in Morocco is the Dihram (.د.م).  U.S. dollars and euros are also usually accepted in Morocco.  While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Spain offers a delicious selection of cured hams, chorizo sausage, seafood, cheeses, and more.  Try traditional dishes such as tortilla española (Spanish omelet), paella, and desserts such as flan, churros, and Catalan cream. For a quick lunch at a reasonable price, stop by a café or food cart for a bocadillo, a traditional Spanish sandwich made with baguette-style bread, ham and cheese.  In the evening, try a selection of tapas with a glass of the local wine. 

    With Portugal’s long coastline, seafood is featured prominently on their menus. Popular dishes include sopa de mariscos (a shellfish soup) and bacalhau (dried codfish), and Portuguese grilled chicken prepared with chili, garlic and olive oil. For dessert, don’t miss out on the famous pastéis de nata custard pastry or arroz dolce (rice pudding) and a glass of port wine. 

    Moroccan food is a flavorful mix of Mediterranean, Arabic, Andalusian and North African cuisines.  A wide variety of spices including saffron, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, and paprika are used in cooking.  Try a variety of couscous with meat and vegetables and fresh baked Moroccan bread.  Meals are generally concluded with fresh fruit and a glass of sweet mint tea.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase.  This will also give you many options for how to dress in varying climates. In Morocco, loose fitting clothes are always a respectful and comfortable option, especially during the hot and humid summer months.  It’s a good idea to bring a lightweight scarf that can be worn at religious sites throughout your trip and at night when temperatures cool off. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Tipping in Spain and Portugal is much less common than in the U.S. When dining out, it’s appreciated, although not required, to leave a few extra euros for your server, and up to 10 percent for particularly good service.  Leave your tip on the table rather than adding it to your credit card slip to ensure that your waiter receives it.  In Morocco, it’s appropriate to tip your waiter 1 dh per person at cafés and up to 10-15 percent at upmarket restaurants.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


Saturday, June 4, 2016
Spain, Morocco and Portugal
Service rating : Too much time on the bus ( I do understand the necessity to cover the area), great tour guide (very informative) and bus driver.
Product : Great coverage, some of the city guides were a little hard to understand. Disappointed in some of the meals as to authenticity and presentation
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Spain, Morocco and Portugal
Service rating : The reservations were made by my sister-in-law. I know she was happy working with GET.
Product : We had Jason Simpson for our Tour Manager and he was really great. I have traveled quite a bit and would say he was the best tour manager I have had. He really loves his job and it shows.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's terrific to hear! Thank you for sharing your comments with us.

Grand European Travel
Monday, May 23, 2016

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