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Treasures of Spain, Portugal and Morocco

17 Day Tour to Madrid, Seville, Fes & Lisbon

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Morocco Souk Couple Walking
17 Days
4 Countries

Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar

15 Cities

Madrid, Avila, Salamanca, Fátima, Lisbon, Seville, Tangier, Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Gibraltar, Costa del Sol, Alfarnatejo, Granada

23 Meals

4 Dinner with Wines, 16 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 1 Lunch with Wine

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations
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Traverse Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this 17-day guided tour. In Madrid, visit the Prado Museum and learn about the origins of the city with a Local Expert. In Lisbon explore the long avenues of Lower Town with a Local Expert and see the finest square in the city: the Terreiro do Paço. Journey to Gibraltar, a territory under British control, visit St. Michael’s Cave; be sure to look out for the legendary guardians of the colony, the Barbary Apes. In Fes, tour the Medina and learn about renowned local crafts. Travel to the white-washed village of Alfarnatejo, then discover the oldest olive grove in the region, where you’ll taste freshly pressed oils and dine on a traditional meal in the home of a Spanish family.

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Day 1

Welcome to Madrid

Join your Travel Director for dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travelers over an evening of delicious food and wine.

Arrive Madrid Madrid, Spain
Accommodation Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana
Included Meals Dinner with Wine
Authentic Dining Guests enjoying a Welcome Dinner in Madrid, Spain
Madrid Welcome Dinner

Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travelers over a beautiful evening of del...

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Day 2

Prado Museum and on to Golden Salamanca

With your Local Expert, travel along the main historical areas of the capital of Spain, known as Madrid of the Bourbons. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter, to discover the origins of the city. A sure highlight is when you join an art historian to explore the Prado Museum, a magnificent palace housing works by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens and other masters. Journey past the walls of Ávila en route to Salamanca, with its honey-colored cathedral and 16th-century university buildings.

Madrid, Spain
Hotel Alameda Palace View Hotel Details
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Hotel Alameda Palace

About the Hotel

Salamanca, Spain

The centrally located Hotel Alameda Palace is close to a range of restaurants and shops and only a short walk to the Plaza Mayor. The spacious rooms all have marble bathrooms and antique-style furniture.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with iconic marble sculptures with fountains Madrid, Spain
Madrid City Tour

See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, traveling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in...

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Insight Experiences Guided tour of Madrid Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Madrid Prado Museum Visit with an Art Historian

Witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings, plus an impressive international collection, as you tour the Prado Museum with an art historian.

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Top Rated Highlights Medieval walls surrounding the town of Avila, Spain
See the Ancient Walls of Avila

Explore within the ancient walls of this unique town.

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Top Rated Highlights Plaza Mayor, the main public square in Salamanca, Spain
See the Golden Stone Buildings of Salamanca

See the golden stone and arcades of Plaza Mayor, and learn about the unique traditions of this historic university city. 

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Day 3

Holy Fátima and Lisbon

Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains en route to Fátima, Portugal’s most renowned religious site. Join the pilgrims flocking into the great basilica, commemorating the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917.  In the heart of the Shrine of Fátima is The Chapel of Apparitions, marking the exact location of her first appearance. Your travels continue to Lisbon.

Arcade of the famous sanctuary of Fatima, Portugal
Dom Pedro Lisboa View Hotel Details
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Dom Pedro Lisboa

About the Hotel

Lisbon, Portugal

The Dom Pedro Lisboa is a luxury 5 star hotel in the center of Lisbon, which enjoys stunning views over the River Tagus and the Castle of São Jorge. Moments away is the fashionable Avenida da Liberdade boulevard and Lisbon's best shopping mall, Amoreiras Shopping Center, boasting panoramic city views from its viewpoint. After a day of sightseeing choose to relax at the hotel's SPA Aquae, equipped with an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and fitness center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Sanctuary of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal
Visit the Sanctuary in Fatima

Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions and see the basilica.

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Optional Experiences Seafood dinner by the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal
Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

Across the mighty Tagus River await Lisbon's famous traditional restaurants and wonderful views of the city. Board your ferry to cross the wide blu...

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Day 4

Lisbon and the Age of the Great Discoveries

Your guided sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the spacious avenues of the Lower Town and across the tree-shaded squares. Pass beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paço, the finest square in the city, named after the palace that was destroyed in the terrible earthquake of 1755, along with much of the rest of the city. Visit the Belém Quarter from where sailing ships once set forth to discover unknown lands. Enjoy a taste of Pastéis de Belém from the patisserie that has been using the same secret recipe for almost 200 years. Visit National Coach Museum, which features one of the most prominent horse-drawn carriage collections in the world. This afternoon is free to explore further as you wish or perhaps decide to visit the Portuguese Riviera.

Monument to the Discoveries on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal
Dom Pedro Lisboa View Hotel Details
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Dom Pedro Lisboa

About the Hotel

Lisbon, Portugal

The Dom Pedro Lisboa is a luxury 5 star hotel in the center of Lisbon, which enjoys stunning views over the River Tagus and the Castle of São Jorge. Moments away is the fashionable Avenida da Liberdade boulevard and Lisbon's best shopping mall, Amoreiras Shopping Center, boasting panoramic city views from its viewpoint. After a day of sightseeing choose to relax at the hotel's SPA Aquae, equipped with an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and fitness center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Famous arch at the Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon City Tour

Explore with your Local Expert, from the Lower Town, beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco. Visit the Belém Quarter to see the mo...

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Authentic Dining Guest trying pastais belem Tasting, Lisbon, Portugal
Taste Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon

Delight in a taste of the famous Portuguese custard tart, Pastéis de Belém, made in a 19th century bakery with the original secret recipe.

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Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences Royal Portuguese Riviera Visit in Cascais near Lisbon, Portugal
Excursion to the Royal Portuguese Riviera

Like the Kings of Portugal before you, travel along the Portuguese Riviera. With your Local Expert, see the glamorous resort of Cascais and the wea...

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Optional Experiences Dinner and music in Lisbon, Portugal
Fado Evening

Known as ''the soul of the Portuguese identity'', Fado is the emotive national song. Take in an unmissable performance of this UNESCO-recognised ar...

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Optional Experiences Iconic tram in the old town of Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon by Night

Drive to Restauradores then a gentle walk through Rossio across the Baixa to discover the beautiful views of Santa Justa, the arch of Augusta, St G...

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Day 5

To Seville, the City of Carmen

Visit Seville's Cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Colombus. Explore the city with Insight Choice. Choose to walk through the old Jewish quarter and see La Giralda, the former minaret of the Great Mosque, which is now the bell tower of the cathedral. Alternatively, join a scenic drive and enjoy panoramic views.


Old town street of Calle Mateos Gago, Seville, Spain
Catalonia Giralda Hotel Seville View Hotel Details
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Catalonia Giralda Hotel Seville

About the Hotel

Seville, Spain

Take in the essence of Seville's charming historic center at the Catalonia Giralda Hotel. Modern refurbishments with traditional motifs adorn the common areas, and ample natural light brightens the contemporary rooms. 

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Pool

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights Interior of Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain
Seville Cathedral Visit

Visit the Seville Cathedral with your Local Expert. Pass the altarpiece dripping with gold and see the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings.

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Insight Choice Seville Jewish Quarter, Seville, Spain
Seville Old Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Stroll through Barrio de Santa Cruz with a Local Expert and hear how the Jewish community has shaped the city's history.

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Insight Choice

Insight Choice Seville Panoramic City Tour, Seville, Spain
Seville Panoramic City Tour

See the city's top sights on a panoramic tour with your Local Expert.

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Insight Choice

Optional Experiences White Horse with Carriage, Sevilla, Spain
Dinner in Seville With a Horse and Carriage Ride

Seville is Spain's most majestic city and an evening out is a must! Tonight we'll enjoy a lovely array of traditional Andalusian specialties, serve...

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Optional Experiences Evening and dinner in Seville, Spain
Andalusian Evening & The Atmosphere Of Old Seville

Enjoy a delicious array of alluring Andalusian specialties in a local restaurant with wine included. Perhaps round off the evening with a stroll th...

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Day 6

Free Time and Flamenco in Seville

This morning is yours to completely relax or continue exploring this fascinating city. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Córdoba and visit the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside it? Later this afternoon, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit the Cristina Heeren Foundation, a flamenco dance school and beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Their mission is to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco. Feel the passion behind the choreography as you put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson before witnessing emotions come to life in a flamenco performance.

Horse carriages outside Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain
Catalonia Giralda Hotel Seville View Hotel Details
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Catalonia Giralda Hotel Seville

About the Hotel

Seville, Spain

Take in the essence of Seville's charming historic center at the Catalonia Giralda Hotel. Modern refurbishments with traditional motifs adorn the common areas, and ample natural light brightens the contemporary rooms. 

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Pool

Style

  • Contemporary
Make Travel Matter Flamenco Dancers in Seville, Spain
Discover Flamenco at the Cristina Heeren Foundation Seville

The Cristina Heeren Foundation aims to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco and is a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Mee...

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Make Travel Matter

Optional Experiences Mezquita, The Mosque-Cathedral in Cordoba, Spain
Cordoba & the Mezquita

Join your Local Expert for a walking tour of the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Cordoba. The highlight is undoubtedly the magnificent Mezquita...

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Day 7

The Straits of Gibraltar to Fes

Set sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to reach Morocco, a historic land of deep-rooted tradition and compelling cultural character. 

Golden door of The Dar al-Makhzen, Royal Palace of Fes, Morocco
Marriott Jnan Palace Fes View Hotel Details
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Marriott Jnan Palace Fes

About the Hotel

Fes, Morocco

Set in the heart of the city, Fes Marriott Jnan Palace is in the perfect location for exploring. A stylish Berber-inspired building with a tile exterior, you will relax in your luxurious room, enhanced by refined design elements and bathed in natural light.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary

Day 8

Explore Fes

This morning join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER experience to the non-profit American Fondouk, speak with the volunteer veterinarians who care so passionately for the welfare of the animals. Your Local Expert will guide you through the ancient Medina, teeming with hidden courtyards, beautiful mosques and local workshops. Sensorial delights await around every corner as you take in the historic grandeur of this walled city. Walk through the souks and pass one of the world’s oldest universities. Learn about the ancient craft of handwoven carpets, a tradition developed in this region over thousands of years. Gain insight into the exceptional skill and artistic symbolism applied to make each carpet unique.

Ornate Gate of the Dar Al Makhzen Palace in Fes, Morocco
Marriott Jnan Palace Fes View Hotel Details
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Marriott Jnan Palace Fes

About the Hotel

Fes, Morocco

Set in the heart of the city, Fes Marriott Jnan Palace is in the perfect location for exploring. A stylish Berber-inspired building with a tile exterior, you will relax in your luxurious room, enhanced by refined design elements and bathed in natural light.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights Colourful Carpets in Amman, Jordan
Learn about Carpet Making in Fes

Learn about the traditional craft of carpet making, gaining an insight to the designs the and the difference in materials.

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Top Rated Highlights Gate to ancient medina of Fes, Morocco
Fes City Tour

Led by your Local Expert, wander the maze of streets that make up the ancient Medina. See one of the world's oldest universities and pass hidden co...

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Make Travel Matter
The non-profit American Fondouk

Visit the non-profit American Fondouk founded in 1927 and speak with the volunteer veterinarians who care so passionately for the welfare of the an...

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Make Travel Matter

Optional Experiences Excursion to Bhalil, Bhalil, Morocco
Excursion to Bhalil

This afternoon we make our way to Bhalil, a remote troglodyte village at the foot of the middle Atlas where we'll visit the caves hewn out of the m...

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Day 9

On the Road to Marrakesh

During today's journey, see traditional mud-walled villages set against the vast arid plains. Glimpse the Atlas Mountains as you approach Marrakesh, a bustling hub of culture and trade.  

Jemaa el Fna square at dusk in Marrakech, Morocco
Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech View Hotel Details
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Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech

About the Hotel

Marrakesh, Morocco

Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech is perfectly located away from the hustle and bustle of the Medina, yet within an easy 10 minute drive form the main square of Jemaa el-Fna. Your luxurious room is decorated with traditionally-inspired modern furnishings and feature either a balcony or terrace for you to enjoy. The hotel's Ô de Rose spa is the perfect sanctuary to retreat to after a day out and about, or perhaps take a dip in one of the hotels oasis-style pools.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Optional Experiences See Marrakesh by night with dinner in Morocco
Marrakesh by Night & Dinner

Marrakesh comes alive when the sun goes down. Visit the magical Jemaa el Fna market place where an assortment of acrobats, snake charmers, trained ...

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Day 10

Explore Marrakesh

Join a Local Expert to explore the Medina, the historic heart of the city. See the Koutoubia Mosque, its minaret dominating the Marrakesh skyline with golden brickwork. Visit the intricately-decorated Palais Bahia, a 19th-century mosaic-laden masterpiece built to be the greatest palace of its day. Experience the city's captivating charm during time at leisure. Perhaps try your hand at haggling in the souks on Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square or visit one of the acclaimed museums.

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco
Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech View Hotel Details
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Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech

About the Hotel

Marrakesh, Morocco

Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech is perfectly located away from the hustle and bustle of the Medina, yet within an easy 10 minute drive form the main square of Jemaa el-Fna. Your luxurious room is decorated with traditionally-inspired modern furnishings and feature either a balcony or terrace for you to enjoy. The hotel's Ô de Rose spa is the perfect sanctuary to retreat to after a day out and about, or perhaps take a dip in one of the hotels oasis-style pools.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Souvenirs at the Souk near Jamaa el Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh City Tour

Your Local Expert guides you past Jemaa el-Fnaa Square with its intriguing characters and through the seemingly entangled streets of the Medina wit...

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Top Rated Highlights Details of Interior of Bahia palace in Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh Bahia Palace Visit

Built around a lovely inner-garden, explore the Bahia Palace with a Local Expert and see glimpses of a Moroccan kingdom's former opulence.

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Optional Experiences Enjoy a scenic drive into the Atlas Mountains valley of Ourika to enjoy legendary Berber hospitality
Ourika Valley

A scenic drive south of Marrakesh brings you to the beautiful and fertile Ourika Valley. Enjoy spectacular views of the towering High Atlas Mountai...

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Day 11

Play It Again Sam in Casablanca

Journey to the west coast of Africa to reach Casablanca. Did Humphrey Bogart really did say ''Play it again, Sam''? Your Local Expert will reveal the truth to this and other fascinating elements of this storied city. See the impressive Hassan II Mosque, the largest in the country. For those who came to Casablanca for the waters, the Corniche, a chic seaside strip, welcomes you with its trendy restaurants and cafes. 

The courtyard of Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca at sunset, Morocco
Grand Mogador City Center View Hotel Details
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Grand Mogador City Center

About the Hotel

Casablanca, Morocco

The Grand Mogador City Center is conveniently located within a short distance to the harbor and the Old Medina. Rooms are modern and spacious and include free WiFi.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary

Day 12

Rabat and Tangier

Travel north to Rabat to see the intricately-decorated Royal Palace and Hassan Tower with your Local Expert. 
Your journey continues to Morocco’s port of Tangier, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. You will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Expert. After dinner, enjoy an evening at leisure to relax in the comfortable surroundings of your hotel as the sun sets or take a stroll along Avenue d'Espagne on the Bay of Tangier.

Arched doorway at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco
Grand Hotel Villa de France View Hotel Details
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Grand Hotel Villa de France

About the Hotel

Tangier, Morocco

The Grand Hotel Villa de France by BlueBay is part of the historical heritage of Tangier, located in the previously prestigious diplomatic district of the city. Interiors and rooms are traditionally decorated with free WiFi available throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Historic
Top Rated Highlights Beautiful square with Hassan tower in Rabat, Morocco
See the Rabat Royal Palace

See the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower.

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Day 13

On to the Costa del Sol

Cross the water to Spain and continue on to Gibraltar, an overseas territory under British control since 1704. Meet your Local Expert for a guided tour of the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael’s Cave and see the Barbary Apes, legendary guardians of the colony. Your travels continue through Andalucía and on to the Costa del Sol, famous for its beaches. 

On to the Costa del Sol, Gibraltar
Meliá Costa del Sol View Hotel Details
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Meliá Costa del Sol

About the Hotel

Torremolinos, Spain

Meliá Costa del Sol is set on a stunning seafront location, where guests can enjoy the beach all year round. The modern rooms are bright and spacious and the rooftop terrace offers views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights The rock of Gibraltar from the harbour at sunset, Gibraltar
Tangier to Gibraltar Cruise

Cruise back to Europe on your return ferry.

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Top Rated Highlights Gibraltar and the Mediterranean sea from The Rock of Gibraltar
Gibraltar City Tour

With your Local Expert, explore the Rock of Gibraltar, one of the pillars of Hercules, affording magnificent views and see the meeting of the Atlan...

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Optional Experiences Mediterranean Dinner, Costa del Sol, Spain
Mediterranean Dinner

Join us for a delicious Mediterranean style dinner in a delightful family restaurant on the Costa del Sol. We'll sample fresh Mediterranean fare, i...

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Day 14

At Leisure on the Costa del Sol

Enjoy the day at leisure on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savor the specialties in the local restaurants, or consider exploring Malaga, the birth city of Picasso.

The roof top pool of the Melia Cosa del Sol Hotel Torremolinos, Spain
Meliá Costa del Sol View Hotel Details
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Meliá Costa del Sol

About the Hotel

Torremolinos, Spain

Meliá Costa del Sol is set on a stunning seafront location, where guests can enjoy the beach all year round. The modern rooms are bright and spacious and the rooftop terrace offers views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Optional Experiences Walking tour with a drink in Malaga, Spain
Highlights of Malaga

A short drive brings us to Malaga, the thriving capital of the Costa del Sol. We'll see the old town with our Local Expert and see the house in whi...

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Day 15

Dining with Locals and the Alhambra Palace

Continue to Alfarnatejo, a quiet white washed village with a population of just 500 people, surrounded by stunning mountainous landscape. Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region and stop at the rural mill-factory of Alfarnatejo to taste a selection of different oils with locally made farmer bread. In small groups, you are invited into the home of a local family to join them for a delicious Highlight Lunch made with fresh, local produce that showcases the flavors typical of the region. Continue to Granada, where overlooking the town stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra. Led by your Local Expert, explore this exquisite palace built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century - a fantasy of arabesque gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace. Stroll through the elegant, exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the summer residence of the Spanish royals.

Olive trees and farmer in Alfarnatejo, Spain
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Gran Hotel Luna de Granada

About the Hotel

Granada, Spain

The Gran Hotel Luna de Granada offers modern comforts near the historic heart of the city. An oasis in the bustling urban center, the Gran Hotel Luna is the perfect base for an exploration of the main sites. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa with pool
  • Bar
  • Gym

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights Flower lined houses in the white village of Alfarnatejo, Spain
Visit the Town of Alfarnatejo

Visit the beautiful, quiet town and walk the town center. 

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Authentic Dining
Dine At Home in Alfarnatejo

Hear the stories of local life as you are invited into the home of a local family to join them for a freshly prepared, traditional lunch, with wine.

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Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining Olive oil being poured into a bowl, Alfarnatejo, Spain
Alfarnatejo Olive Oil Tasting

Taste a selection of freshly pressed olive oils with locally made farmer bread when you stop at Almazara, the oldest olive grove in the region.

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Authentic Dining

Insight Experiences Decorated room inside Nasrid Palace of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Alhambra Palace in Granada

Visit the famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. While others wait in line, you'll be exploring accompanied by a Local Expert, keen to shar...

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Day 16

To Madrid in search of Don Quixote

Your journey continues to the north, through countryside immortalized by Cervantes' fictional hero, Don Quixote. On return to Madrid, toast your travels with your newfound friends during a lively Celebration Dinner of delicious food and wine at a local restaurant.

Beautiful sunny views of olive groves in Andalusia, Spain
Barceló Emperatriz View Hotel Details
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Barceló Emperatriz

About the Hotel

Madrid, Spain

Located in Madrid's central neighborhood of Salamanca, the Barceló Emperatriz is a contemporary hotel with luxurious rooms and modern facilities. With free WiFi available throughout the hotel, you'll be able to share all your adventures with friends and family.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Authentic Dining Guests enjoying a Celebration Dinner in Madrid, Spain
Madrid Celebration Dinner

Toast to your travels and enjoy local specialties in one of the city's elegant central neighborhoods.

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Authentic Dining

Day 17

Depart Madrid

Today bid farewell to your journey along Spain and Portugal as you transfer to the airport. 

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Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

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Madrid City Tour

See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, traveling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in...

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Madrid Prado Museum Visit with an Art Historian

Witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings, plus an impressive international collection, as you tour the Prado Museum with an art historian.

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See the Ancient Walls of Avila

Explore within the ancient walls of this unique town.

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See the Golden Stone Buildings of Salamanca

See the golden stone and arcades of Plaza Mayor, and learn about the unique traditions of this historic university city. 

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Visit the Sanctuary in Fatima

Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions and see the basilica.

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Lisbon City Tour

Explore with your Local Expert, from the Lower Town, beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco. Visit the Belém Quarter to see the mo...

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Seville Cathedral Visit

Visit the Seville Cathedral with your Local Expert. Pass the altarpiece dripping with gold and see the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings.

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Seville Old Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Stroll through Barrio de Santa Cruz with a Local Expert and hear how the Jewish community has shaped the city's history.

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Seville Panoramic City Tour

See the city's top sights on a panoramic tour with your Local Expert.

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Make Travel Matter
Discover Flamenco at the Cristina Heeren Foundation Seville

The Cristina Heeren Foundation aims to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco and is a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Mee...

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Learn about Carpet Making in Fes

Learn about the traditional craft of carpet making, gaining an insight to the designs the and the difference in materials.

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Fes City Tour

Led by your Local Expert, wander the maze of streets that make up the ancient Medina. See one of the world's oldest universities and pass hidden co...

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The non-profit American Fondouk

Visit the non-profit American Fondouk founded in 1927 and speak with the volunteer veterinarians who care so passionately for the welfare of the an...

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Marrakesh City Tour

Your Local Expert guides you past Jemaa el-Fnaa Square with its intriguing characters and through the seemingly entangled streets of the Medina wit...

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Marrakesh Bahia Palace Visit

Built around a lovely inner-garden, explore the Bahia Palace with a Local Expert and see glimpses of a Moroccan kingdom's former opulence.

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See the Rabat Royal Palace

See the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower.

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Tangier to Gibraltar Cruise

Cruise back to Europe on your return ferry.

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Gibraltar City Tour

With your Local Expert, explore the Rock of Gibraltar, one of the pillars of Hercules, affording magnificent views and see the meeting of the Atlan...

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Visit the Town of Alfarnatejo

Visit the beautiful, quiet town and walk the town center. 

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Alhambra Palace in Granada

Visit the famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. While others wait in line, you'll be exploring accompanied by a Local Expert, keen to shar...

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About this trip

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

4 Dinner with Wines, 16 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 1 Lunch with Wine

Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Here is a selection of the incredible dining experiences you'll enjoy on this tour.

Madrid Welcome Dinner

Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travelers over a beautiful evening of delicious food and wine.

Taste Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon

Delight in a taste of the famous Portuguese custard tart, Pastéis de Belém, made in a 19th century bakery with the original secret recipe.

Dine At Home in Alfarnatejo

Hear the stories of local life as you are invited into the home of a local family to join them for a freshly prepared, traditional lunch, with wine.

Alfarnatejo Olive Oil Tasting

Taste a selection of freshly pressed olive oils with locally made farmer bread when you stop at Almazara, the oldest olive grove in the region.

Madrid Celebration Dinner

Toast to your travels and enjoy local specialties in one of the city's elegant central neighborhoods.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Hotel Alameda Palace
Dom Pedro Lisboa
Marriott Jnan Palace Fes
Grand Mogador City Center
Grand Hotel Villa de France
Meliá Costa del Sol
Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
Barceló Emperatriz

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

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Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

Across the mighty Tagus River await Lisbon's famous traditional restaurants and wonderful views of the city. Board your ferry to cross the wide blu...

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Excursion to the Royal Portuguese Riviera

Like the Kings of Portugal before you, travel along the Portuguese Riviera. With your Local Expert, see the glamorous resort of Cascais and the wea...

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Fado Evening

Known as ''the soul of the Portuguese identity'', Fado is the emotive national song. Take in an unmissable performance of this UNESCO-recognised ar...

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Lisbon by Night

Drive to Restauradores then a gentle walk through Rossio across the Baixa to discover the beautiful views of Santa Justa, the arch of Augusta, St G...

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Dinner in Seville With a Horse and Carriage Ride

Seville is Spain's most majestic city and an evening out is a must! Tonight we'll enjoy a lovely array of traditional Andalusian specialties, serve...

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Andalusian Evening & The Atmosphere Of Old Seville

Enjoy a delicious array of alluring Andalusian specialties in a local restaurant with wine included. Perhaps round off the evening with a stroll th...

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Cordoba & the Mezquita

Join your Local Expert for a walking tour of the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Cordoba. The highlight is undoubtedly the magnificent Mezquita...

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Excursion to Bhalil

This afternoon we make our way to Bhalil, a remote troglodyte village at the foot of the middle Atlas where we'll visit the caves hewn out of the m...

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Marrakesh by Night & Dinner

Marrakesh comes alive when the sun goes down. Visit the magical Jemaa el Fna market place where an assortment of acrobats, snake charmers, trained ...

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Ourika Valley

A scenic drive south of Marrakesh brings you to the beautiful and fertile Ourika Valley. Enjoy spectacular views of the towering High Atlas Mountai...

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Mediterranean Dinner

Join us for a delicious Mediterranean style dinner in a delightful family restaurant on the Costa del Sol. We'll sample fresh Mediterranean fare, i...

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Highlights of Malaga

A short drive brings us to Malaga, the thriving capital of the Costa del Sol. We'll see the old town with our Local Expert and see the house in whi...

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages in Spain, Portugal and Morocco: Castilian Spanish is the official language of Spain, Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language of Morocco.
  • Currency in Spain, Portugal and Morocco: The currency of Spain and Portugal is the Euro (€) and the currency of Morocco is Moroccan dirham (MAD/DH.
  • Capital Citys of Spain, Portugal and Morocco: Madrid (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), and Rabat (Morocco)
  • Time Zones in Spain, Portugal and Morocco: Central European Time Zone and Central European Summer Time (Spain) and Western European Time Zone and Western European Summer Time (Portugal and Morocco)

Spain, Portugal and Morocco passport, visa, and entry requirements for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Spain, Portugal or Morocco.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Spain has a diverse climate due to its size and geographical variations. In general, the country experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Coastal regions, such as Barcelona and Valencia, enjoy mild winters and hot summers with temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) or higher. Inland areas, like Madrid, have a more extreme climate, with hot summers and cold winters, sometimes dropping below freezing. The northern regions, such as Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela, have a maritime climate with cooler summers and mild, rainy winters.

Portugal has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and warm, dry summers. The coastal areas experience cooler temperatures compared to the inland regions. Summers are typically hot, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C, while winters are mild, averaging around 10°C to 15°C. The southern region, particularly the Algarve, tends to be hotter and drier, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 40°C during heatwaves.

Morocco has a diverse climate due to its geographical features. The coastal areas have a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Inland, the climate transitions to a semi-arid and arid desert climate, particularly in the Sahara Desert region, where temperatures can soar during the day and drop significantly at night. The Atlas Mountains influence the climate in the central and southern parts of the country, resulting in cooler temperatures and higher precipitation. The northern regions, including cities like Tangier and Casablanca, experience mild winters and warm summers due to the Mediterranean influence..

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Christine Czapleski
Review date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Service
they did everything to accommodate us.
Vacation
It was one of the best I have been on. Our director was excellent, the accommodations were wonderful, the sites, sounds, smells were invigorating and the group was a joy to be with.
Mary Drabnis
Review date: Sunday, December 17, 2023
Service
My husband made the reservations, and had some back-and-foth about some questions. I did not handle this part.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your suggestions which we will be sure to pass along to the Tour Operator. It sounds like overall it was a memorable trip. Thank you!
Monday, December 18, 2023
Vacation
Everything was well-organized, and the hotels were mostly very good. All of the experiences we had were interesting. We did not spend a lot of time in Madrid, and I suspect that there is a lot more to see there. In Morocco, it would have been interesting to see more about how traditional garments are made (the hand-made buttons), more about how the pottery and mosaics are made, and some information about the type of music and instruments that we experienced during the dinners in Morocco. It would also have been interesting to learn why certain styles of carpet were considered to be Berber carpets, and more information on how the carpets were made would have added to my appreciation of the carpets. The medina tour in Fez was quite long; a shorter tour would have been just as effective.
Bert
Review date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Service
The booking process was very easy. The consultant was very responsive to our questions and provided valuable advise.
Vacation
It was a very enriching experience. The cultural, historical and gastronomical exposure was well planned. Kudos to Phillip Rodgers our Travel Director who ensured our ease of travel and safety at all times. He was a very pleasant and attentive guide. I would compliment Mario our Driver for his handling of difficult driving situations and the security of our bags at all times. I would only suggest that an additional 1-2 days be added in Portugal.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Service
Customer service was great; the bad parts of the trip were the so-called local "experts"; all they did was put pressure on the gusets to buy stuff so they could receive their kickbacks....disgusting!
Vacation
Local "experts" tried to extort the guests
Stephany Barrett
Review date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Service
GET was not as detailed as others I have used . A couple of the ladies I spoke to when I had questions were rather short and not very polite. Made me feel like they really did not want to be bothered. Others were very nice. The itinerary also did not disclosure the activity level of this tour, which was brutal much of the time.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We deeply apologize for the level of service you received and lack of information regarding your trip. This is not the type of service we want to provide our guests and it will be addressed immediately. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Vacation
The tour was a great one! The tour Guide Brad **** was wonderful and very educating. Unfortunately, the tour should have been spread over 3 full weeks......We felt we were being rushed everywhere and there was NO DOWN TIME or shopping time to speak of.....We also got very little sleep. Too much busing!! Should have been flown in a couple of instances....All day on the bus....too much. Lots of waisted time! Most of the rooms we stayed in, in these very nice hotels were substandard...Not happy with several of them. I am sure they were the cheapest rooms in the hotels. 2 of the Hotels rooms were very nice. Its a shame as it dampened what should have been a fabulous tour! Loved what we saw.... but rushed thru. We will be very careful with any future tours to make sure we are more in the know about how the tour is really going to work.
Nace Bernert
Review date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Service
Patric Davis and the drivers were the best I've experenced. They really made the experience great. As the tour goes would have enjoyed more Portugal and less Morrocco.
Vacation
Would have enjoyed more Portugal and less Morrocco.
Carol Schumacher
Review date: Monday, May 22, 2023
Service
booking was painless and simple including airfare arrangements; ease of receiving travel itineraries.
Vacation
Everything was arranged and the tour director was extremely efficient and organized, always keeping us informed on what to expect each day.
Patty
Review date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Service
Barb got us all set up and found us a good flight and prices.
Vacation
It was a very good trip covering much of Spain and into Morocco. Lots of miles and lots of cities.
Kay Mahan
Review date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Service
Very helpful team, enjoyed speaking with humans.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Oh, I'm sure our humans enjoyed speaking with you as well! It sounds like your trip to Spain, Morocco and Portugal was very enjoyable. Thanks for letting us help you plan and book this wonderful vacation. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Vacation
Tour Director was excellent sharing his knowledge of Spain and Portugal. The scenery/excursions were awesome. Enjoyed the travelers from various parts of the world Enjoyed the sights/history/Moroccan food/guides. Wonderful memories of this holiday experience .
Esperanza Smith
Review date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Service
Very satisfied have used GET for many years now never have we been disappointed.
Vacation
Wonderful tour and equally wonderful Tour Agents and Local guides. All very knowledgeable and answered all of our inquiries. Great Job highly recommend.
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