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16 Day Tour of Madrid, Granada, Marrakesh

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16 Days
3 Countries

Spain, Morocco, Portugal

14 Cities

Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa del Sol, Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Seville, Panoias-Ourique, Lisbon, Fátima, Salamanca

22 Meals

6 Dinners, 15 Breakfasts, 1 Be My Guest

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 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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Every day is an adventure on this Spain, Portugal and Morocco trip, whether you’re enjoying a traditional barbeque with the Albaserrada family at their farm in Andalusia, celebrating Portugal’s proud seafaring heritage or venturing deep within the ancient Medina of Fes to find treasures to take home.

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Day 1

Hola Madrid

Color outside the lines on this unforgettable encounter with the intoxicating lands of Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. This evening, explore the city's vibrant streets, before joining your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and orientation drive.

Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, Spain
Accommodation Meliá Castilla Madrid
Included Meals Dinner
Iconic Experience View of Madrid, Spain
Madrid Orientation

Drive through central Madrid and see some of the city's famous features during an orientation with your Travel Director.

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Iconic Experience

Day 2

Explore Fiery Madrid

Join your Local Specialist on this day of discovery, which includes views of the iconic Cibeles fountain and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire the Royal Palace and Retiro Park, originally created as a retreat for the royal family, before spending the rest of the day at leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed city of Segovia or encounter the greatest collection of Spanish art in the world at El Prado.

Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain
Accommodation Meliá Castilla Madrid
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Puerta De Alcala in Madrid, Spain
Madrid City Tour

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

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit The Segovia World Heritage Site in Madrid, Spain
Segovia World Heritage Site - Its Ancient Aqueduct & Fairytale 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 t...

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Optional Experiences

Day 3

Onwards to Toledo and Granada

Witness the influence of Christians, Muslims and Jews that has spanned centuries in the imperial city of Toledo. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour, during which you’ll visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to El Greco's most famous painting - 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. Then, visit the synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, believed to be the oldest one still standing in Europe. Celebrate the tradition of steel and Damascene manufacturing and moulding as you Dive Into Culture at a local workshop, before your journey continues through the soul-stirring Andalusian landscape to Granada, where we'll spend the night.

Alcazar Fortress in Toledo, Spain
Accommodation Hotel Occidental Granada
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Visit a factory, see craftsmen forging steel in Toledo
Discover the forging of quality steel in Toledo

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.

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Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Walking tour in the hill-top city of Toledo
Toledo City Tour

Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Specialist and visit the Church of Santo Tomé to see an El Greco masterpiece.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 4

Journey to the Sunny Costa del Sol

Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs and admire the impressive Alhambra - a collection of palaces and fortresses dating from the 12 century. We join a Local Specialist to explore its intricate designs, tranquil gardens and colossal walls, believed to have been inspired by poetry and reflecting the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Later, we leave this 'paradise on earth' behind and continue to the Costa del Sol.

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain
Accommodation NH Marbella
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Alhambra Palace in Granada

Visit the famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Explore with a Local Specialist keen to share insights into this Moorish landmark.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Guided tour of Marbella, Puerto Banus and dinner in Spain
Jet-set Marbella: Puerto Banús & Mediterranean Dinner

Enjoy strolling through the atmospheric whitewashed townhouses and cobbled streets of Marbella's old town with our Local Specialist. Following a dr...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Mijas for dinner in the Costa Del Sol, Spain
Mijas Andalusian Hilltown & Mediterranean Dinner

Visit this charming hilltop village, perched up high with splendid views of the coastline. With our Local Specialist, we'll traverse its narrow str...

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Optional Experiences

Day 5

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Fes

We travel along the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings us to Fes, a storied hub of traditional craftsmanship and our home for the next two nights.

Traditional Mint Tea in Tangier, Morocco
Accommodation Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

The Medina and More in Fes

Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco. Stroll through the Medina of Fes, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, maybe join an Optional Experience Arabian dinner in a traditional riad – a night of heartfelt local entertainment, including belly dancing, awaits.

Ornate Gate of the Dar Al Makhzen Palace in Fes, Morocco
Accommodation Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Bazaar Market in Fess's, Morocco
Fes City Tour

Led by your Local Specialist, wander the maze of streets in Fes' ancient Medina. Witness hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops before continuing...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Bhalil in Morocco
Bhalil Revealed

Explore Bhalil village, where local people live in dwellings carved from the rock face. Warm in winter but cool in summer, they are perfect for the...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner and entertainment in a Riad, Fes, Morocco
Arabian Dinner and Entertainment in a Riad

Enjoy delicious local Arabian food, a live band and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Off to Vibrant Marrakesh

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

Spices in Marrakesh, Morocco
Accommodation Grand Mogador Menara Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences See Marrakesh by night with dinner in Morocco
The Square at Night and Traditional Dinner

You will visit the magical Jemaa el Fna Square and enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Marrakesh by night. Then we’ll have dinner in a typical lo...

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Optional Experiences

Day 8

Discover Marrakesh

Visit the elegant Dar El Basha Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See Jemaa el-Fnaa Square in the Old Quarter with its palm-readers, storytellers and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy and Dive Into Culture, gaining insights into the blending of creams and cosmetics using regional ingredients. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don't miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks (markets) and bazaars, or perhaps visit a local Berber village.

Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco
Accommodation Grand Mogador Menara Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics in Marrakesh, Morocco
Explore a Moroccan pharmacy

Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Souvenirs at the Souk near Jamaa el Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh City Tour

Your Local Specialist guides you past Jemaa el-Fnaa Square with its intriguing characters, and through the seemingly entangled streets of the Medina with its many souks. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

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

We’ll enjoy a scenic drive into the high Atlas Mountains valley of Ourika to enjoy legendary Berber hospitality. We'll visit a local family at home...

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Optional Experiences

Day 9

Continue to Casablanca and Tangier

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

Tajines in Casablanca, Morocco
Accommodation El Minzah Hôtel Tangier
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Trafalgar Difference Stay at El Minzah Hotel in Tangier, Morocco
Stays With Stories

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of El Minzah Hotel, a famous Hispano-Moorish hotel in the heart of the city commissioned by the fourth Marqu...

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Trafalgar Difference

Iconic Experience Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco
See the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

See the Hassan II Mosque and the Corniche.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Arched doorway at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco
See Rabat's Mohammed V Mausoleum

See the Mohammed V Mausoleum, a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan art and one of the very few Islamic religious buildings open to non-Muslims.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 10

Sail the Strait to Seville

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

Flamenco Dancer in Seville, Spain
Accommodation Meliá Lebreros Seville
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Evening and dinner in Seville, Spain
Discover The Origin Of Tapas & Evening In Old Seville

Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste different flavors and wines and dine like a local in...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Flamenco show Seville, Spain
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...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Flamenco show with dinner in Seville, Spain
Flamenco, the Best Show in Town With a Three-Course Dinner

This evening you’ll discover the magic, rhythm and passion of flamenco, while being served a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with dri...

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Optional Experiences

Day 11

Explore Spectacular Seville

Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour which will take you past the iconic Giralda Bell Tower. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park, the showcase for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929, and see the imposing Plaza de España. Visit the ornate tomb of Christopher Columbus in the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, then enjoy a walk through the lovely historic Jewish Quarter. 

Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain
Accommodation Meliá Lebreros Seville
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Plaza De Espana in Seville, Spain
Seville City Tour

Guided by your Local Specialist, see the Giralda Tower, former minaret of the Great Mosque and now the cathedral's belltower. Explore the narrow st...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit the 14th-century Moorish Alcazar in Seville, Spain
The Moorish Alcázar and Plaza América

Today, with our Local Specialist, we'll visit the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were used as ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 12

Venture to Lisbon

Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamón and the Rio Tinto mines. Cross the golden fields of the Alentejo on your way and meet Tiago, Vera and their horses as our Be My Guest experience. Continue on to your hotel in the waterfront city of Lisbon and opt to enjoy a seafood dinner by the Tagus River. 

Tram in Lisbon, Portugal
Accommodation Olissippo Marquês de Sá Lisbon
Included Meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
Dive Into Culture Visit the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon
Discover the Hieronymite Monastery

Visit the Hieronymite Monastery, a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome and exquisite example of Manueline architecture.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Monument to the Discoveries on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon City Tour

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

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Be My Guest Stud farm visit and traditional home-cooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo
Lunch with Tiago and Vera in beautiful Alentejo

Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked Be My Guest lunch with Tiago and Vera in ...

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Be My Guest

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

Take a ferry across the mighty Tagus River and enjoy typical Portuguese seafood and fish specialties at a local restaurant. After dinner, we’ll cro...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 13

Lisbon Your Way

We Dive Into Culture at the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery built in the 16 century. This afternoon, consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's 'Golden Triangle' of Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril coast. 

Torre Belem in Lisbon, Portugal
Accommodation Olissippo Marquês de Sá Lisbon
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Royal Portuguese Riviera Visit in Cascais near Lisbon, Portugal
The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

We'll venture outside Lisbon with our Local Specialist today. After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we'll explore the picturesqu...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner and music in Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

Fado is the expressive national song of Portugal, often called the soul of their identity. Tonight, we'll visit one of the famed local fado houses ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 14

Pilgrimage to Fátima and on to Salamanca

We trace the path of pilgrims, who for decades have ventured north to the shrine at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary, and see the site of a celebrated religious miracle. Departing Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city of Salamanca – La Dorada, so named for its golden, orange and pink façades, which we will have an opportunity to see in the magnificent Plaza Mayor - voted by the locals as the most beautiful of all squares in Spain.

Sanctuary in Fatima, Portugal
Accommodation Gran Hotel Corona Sol Salamanca
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Arcade of the Sanctuary in Fatima, Morocco
Visit the Chapel of Apparations in Fátima

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

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Plaza Mayor, the main public square in Salamanca, Spain
See Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

See the Salamanca's golden Plaza Mayor, voted one of the most beautiful central plazas in Spain. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 15

Return to Madrid

Traversing the dramatic Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains, we arrive in Madrid, Europe's highest capital. Indulge in some last-minute shopping on the Gran Vía, or join our Local Specialist to uncover Spain's recent history, the Civil War and the Royal Family. This evening we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Food, Octopus in Madrid, Spain
Accommodation NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Experiences Visit El Escorial Palace and The 'Valley Of The Fallen' in Madrid, Spain
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 G...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 16

Journey Home

Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal comes to an end this morning. All that's left is to say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an unforgettable experience shared. 

Street and Shops in Madrid, Spain
Included Meals Breakfast

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Madrid Orientation

Drive through central Madrid and see some of the city's famous features during an orientation with your Travel Director.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Madrid City Tour

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

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Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the forging of quality steel in Toledo

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.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Toledo City Tour

Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Specialist and visit the Church of Santo Tomé to see an El Greco masterpiece.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Alhambra Palace in Granada

Visit the famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Explore with a Local Specialist keen to share insights into this Moorish landmark.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Fes City Tour

Led by your Local Specialist, wander the maze of streets in Fes' ancient Medina. Witness hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops before continuing...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Explore a Moroccan pharmacy

Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Marrakesh City Tour

Your Local Specialist guides you past Jemaa el-Fnaa Square with its intriguing characters, and through the seemingly entangled streets of the Medina with its many souks. 

Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Stays With Stories

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of El Minzah Hotel, a famous Hispano-Moorish hotel in the heart of the city commissioned by the fourth Marqu...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

See the Hassan II Mosque and the Corniche.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Rabat's Mohammed V Mausoleum

See the Mohammed V Mausoleum, a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan art and one of the very few Islamic religious buildings open to non-Muslims.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Seville City Tour

Guided by your Local Specialist, see the Giralda Tower, former minaret of the Great Mosque and now the cathedral's belltower. Explore the narrow st...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the Hieronymite Monastery

Visit the Hieronymite Monastery, a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome and exquisite example of Manueline architecture.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Lisbon City Tour

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

See More
Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Lunch with Tiago and Vera in beautiful Alentejo

Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked Be My Guest lunch with Tiago and Vera in ...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit the Chapel of Apparations in Fátima

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

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

See the Salamanca's golden Plaza Mayor, voted one of the most beautiful central plazas in Spain. 

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Madrid, Toledo, Marrakesh, Fes, Seville, Casablanca and Lisbon with a Local Specialist
Discover Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, Dar El Bacha and a Moroccan pharmacy in Marrakesh, the Cathedral in Seville, the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
View the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima

Optional Experiences

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

Optional Experience
Segovia World Heritage Site - Its Ancient Aqueduct & Fairytale 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 t...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Jet-set Marbella: Puerto Banús & Mediterranean Dinner

Enjoy strolling through the atmospheric whitewashed townhouses and cobbled streets of Marbella's old town with our Local Specialist. Following a dr...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Mijas Andalusian Hilltown & Mediterranean Dinner

Visit this charming hilltop village, perched up high with splendid views of the coastline. With our Local Specialist, we'll traverse its narrow str...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Bhalil Revealed

Explore Bhalil village, where local people live in dwellings carved from the rock face. Warm in winter but cool in summer, they are perfect for the...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Arabian Dinner and Entertainment in a Riad

Enjoy delicious local Arabian food, a live band and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
The Square at Night and Traditional Dinner

You will visit the magical Jemaa el Fna Square and enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Marrakesh by night. Then we’ll have dinner in a typical lo...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Ourika Valley And Berber Village Home Visit

We’ll enjoy a scenic drive into the high Atlas Mountains valley of Ourika to enjoy legendary Berber hospitality. We'll visit a local family at home...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Discover The Origin Of Tapas & Evening In Old Seville

Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste different flavors and wines and dine like a local in...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Flamenco, the Best Show in Town With a Three-Course Dinner

This evening you’ll discover the magic, rhythm and passion of flamenco, while being served a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with dri...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
The Moorish Alcázar and Plaza América

Today, with our Local Specialist, we'll visit the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were used as ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

Take a ferry across the mighty Tagus River and enjoy typical Portuguese seafood and fish specialties at a local restaurant. After dinner, we’ll cro...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

We'll venture outside Lisbon with our Local Specialist today. After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we'll explore the picturesqu...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

Fado is the expressive national song of Portugal, often called the soul of their identity. Tonight, we'll visit one of the famed local fado houses ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 G...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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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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Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Service
There were questions that couldn't be answered in advance. Nobody had actually been on the tour to clarify questions.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear that perhaps a Guided Vacation is not exactly your style of travel. We do hope that there were some highlights and some happy memories made.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Vacation
too hurried, too much bus travel (over 2000 Miles!). Hotels were generally okay, but below our expectation. Food was very banquet oriented and not consistantly good. Felt rather rushed with somewhat limited free time. Great host and driver, but many tour specialists were overly detailed to the point where everything became a blur. Changing hotels ever night and multiple hours on a bus (almost daily) was fatiguing. I wouldn't characterize such a trip as restful/ relaxing, but it was an adventure.
Patricia Beers
Review date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Service
The booking experience was easy. GET took care of all details.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We thank you for your honest feedback which we have shared with our Quality Control Team in Morocco and asked them to review the standards at the Marriott immediately. We are terribly sorry to hear about food and conditions there. We are glad that you were able to continue on with the trip with no issues.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Vacation
I loved the Spain and Portugal part of trip. Morocco not so much. The first hotel in Few , a supposedly 5 star Marriot's, was the worst ( 9 out of 37 of us got sick from the dinner they served buffet style). I lost 2 days having to stay in my room. The hotel also had perfume machines throughout hotel that gagged us. Quite disappointing. Shame on Marriots. Our guide Isabelle was fabulous! She is a wealth of knowledge. She took care of all of us as if we were her own family. She is a great asset to your company! Kudos to Isabelle!
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Service
Customer service from Lisa and Tiffany was great, booking was easy, they were responsive.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for letting us know. We will share your comments with Tiffany and Lisa and the rest of the team.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Vacation
Fascinating places, history, architecture and sites, but accommodations, food, and logistics varied widely from excellent to poor. Almost one third of the group got food poisoning or norovirus the first night in Morocco. The guide was friendly, tried to be responsive to needs, but could have prepared the group better for many experiences so they could plan better (coins for bathroom use, no back packs or pictures will be allowed, etc.)
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Service
so easy to book and great service after
Response from Grand European Travel:
We pride ourselves on our service. Thank you for your business and we hope to have a chance to book another trip for you in the future.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Vacation
saw so much!! our travel director was amazing!
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Service
Booking experienced was ok but not the travel
Vacation
Hotels were not good and food was bad. Too much travelling wasted for only 5 hrs dive from Spain to Morocco and they spent all day traveling. It was a day wasted. In Morocco why did they took us to a market that was dirty and stinks??? What a waste of my day.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, October 10, 2022
Service
Easy booking process with complete answers provided to questions. I will consider Grand European Travel for future vacation opportunities.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you really enjoyed your trip to Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Thank you for trusting us to help you plan and book your trip. We look forward to helping you with your next travel adventure! We appreciate your feedback and kind words. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Vacation
a great travel experience that brought highlights of Spain, Morocco, and Portugal to life
Phyllis Behrens
Review date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Service
Quick response
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Monday, July 25, 2022
Vacation
Good selection of sites & good hotels
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Service
Communication from GET was good and questions were answered in a timely manner.
Vacation
Would actually rate 4.5 stars. Everything ran very smoothly and was impressed with the Trafalgar Staff on their hard work to make real time changes as required by COVID. They did a great job keeping us on schedule and trying to make sure we saw everything we signed up for and even more. That was really appreciated. There is nothing that we were dissatisfied with but some things that could be enhanced a bit. These included just a couple of the dinners that were included seemed to be very generic food. Most of the included dinners were very good and did a great job of incorporating what was local to the area. Trying the local fare was an important experience for us on the trip. Visiting the Hilltownof Mijas from Costa del Sol in March, it was a little too quiet and nothing to see or do. It was a cute town but could have just driven through. This is only one small thing and the rest of the places we visited were awesome and great experiences. Also the shopping experience in Morocco was a little too funky for us. We knew a few items we would like to get as souvenirs but the haggling started at such crazy high prices it was not even worth it. Would have been good to go to a store that had price tags and not crazy prices. It was a lose/lose for them and us. Would have also liked to see street performers in Morocco. We could see them from afar but guide only showed us a few vendors and we left for the dinner. The Moroccan dinner was really good and a fun evening. Wished we were allowed to take pictures in the tours in Madrid on the last two days but that is not something Trafalgar can control. Just makes it easier to remember all the wonderful sights we saw. Nuno, our tour guide, went above and beyond many times with special local treats which we loved.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, April 4, 2022
Service
The GET agent was extremely helpful and friendly. This includes when booking "extras" to the basic trip such as airline tickets and additional hotel nights.
Vacation
Having Trafalgar plan and organize all the logistical details made the trip way less stressful than if we tried to organize all the details ourselves. This includes pre-trip arrangements such as hotel stays, ground transportation, mid-trip airline flights, and admission tickets as well as countless details handled by the on-trip Trafalgar tour guides. This allowed us to just be where we needed to be at the appointed time and enjoy the sights. The descriptions and background information provided by the tour guided was also extremely helpful in enjoying the sights.
Antonio Crucet
Review date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Service
the tour guide Kassie was great
Vacation
the trip was great but the group was to big 48 people it did not bother me but my wife did not like it and does not want to go on trips that will have that many people if you have companies that have smaller groups let me know,thanks Tony
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