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Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Operated by: Trafalgar

16 Days from $2,966 per person

Countries Visited

Spain, Morocco, Portugal ...more Spain, Morocco, Portugal

Locations Visited

Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Marbella, Fes, Tarifa, Tangier, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Seville, Lisbon, Salamanca ...more Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Marbella, Fes, Tarifa, Tangier, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Seville, Lisbon, Salamanca
  1. Day 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

    Colour outside the lines on this unforgettable encounter with the intoxicating lands of Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. Explore the city's vibrant streets, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sites.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Meliá Castilla
  2. Day 2 Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a 'Local Specialist' on this day of discovery, which includes views of the iconic Cibeles fountain 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.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Madrid – Toledo – 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 paintings - The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. 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 tonight.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Occidental
  4. Day 4 Granada – Costa del Sol

    Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs and admire the impressive palatial city of the Alhambra, a collection of palaces and fortresses dating from the 12th century. Said to have been inspired by poetry and reflecting the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided visit exploring its intricate designs, tranquil gardens and colossal walls. We leave this "paradise on earth" behind and continue to the flamboyant Costa del Sol, where we'll spend tonight.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel NH Marbella
  5. Day 5 Costa del Sol – Fes (2 Nights)

    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, with its ancient walled city - our home for the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Marriott Jnan Palace
  6. Day 6 Fes Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual centre 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 or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes, with its medieval medina and harmonious Islamic and European styles.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Fes – Marrakesh (2 Nights)

    Departing Fes, we journey west through the green and golden landscape which turns to rusty red, bound for vibrant Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy of a city said to have been the favourite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. Relax after your journey or spend the evening enjoying an authentic Moroccan show.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Le Méridien N'Fis
  8. Day 8 Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time

    Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a 'Local Specialist'. See Djemaa el-Fna Square in the old quarter with its palm-readers, acrobats and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy 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 and bazaars or perhaps visit a local Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9 Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier

    We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city, immortalised by Hollywood. We walk along the city's Corniche and enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world's tallest minaret, before venturing to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the 19th-century Royal Palace, the residence of the Moroccan Royal Family. We arrive in Tangier later this evening, where we will dine in our hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Cesar
  10. Day 10 Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)

    Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey past the region of Jerez, renowned as the origin of Spanish sherry. We drive through Andalucía and arrive in Seville - our home for the next two nights. What better way to experience this vibrant city than witnessing the passion of flamenco? Immerse yourself in the intoxicating sights of colourful twirling skirts and the clapping of castanets as you watch an optional performance this evening.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Meliá Lebreros
  11. Day 11 Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour which will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park, the showcase for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929, and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus's ornate tomb in the Cathedral and the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, then enjoy a walk through the lovely historic Jewish Quarter. Meet the Albaserrada family and their horses on their farm in the Andalusian countryside near the whitewashed village of Gerida. Here you'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  12. Day 12 Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

    Your panoramic journey continues through Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamón and the Rio Tinto mines. We cross into the golden fields of the Alentejo region, bound for Lisbon, the gastronomic soul of Portugal.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Olissippo Oriente
  13. Day 13 Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

    Explore the centuries-old seafaring heritage of the Portuguese, paying tribute to the great explorers who bravely set off from Portugal's shores to discover the 'New World'. See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus and Belém Tower, once the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Then, join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery built in the 15th century, before spending free time exploring the city's bairros. Consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's 'Golden Triangle' of Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril coast.

    meals Breakfast
  14. Day 14 Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

    We trace the path of pilgrims, who for decades have ventured north to the celebrated 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Gran Corona Sol
  15. Day 15 Salamanca – Madrid

    Traversing the dramatic Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains, we arrive in Madrid, Europe's highest capital. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. Indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Vía or relax in one of the plazas and people watch. This evening we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel NH Collection Eurobuilding
  16. Day 16 Depart Madrid

    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. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
Spain, Morocco and Portugal
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 15 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
  • VISIT the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, the Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
  • VIEW the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Madrid

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 the 13th-century castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, as well as seeing the best-preserved Roman aqueduct which has remained intact for 2,000 years.
Adult Price: €45.00

Mijas Andalusian Hilltown & Mediterranean Dinner

Visit this charming hilltop village, perched up high with splendid views of the coastline. Experience its narrow streets with white-washed houses, see the oval bullring, or hunt for hidden gems in the shops. Your evening will finish with a Mediterranean dinner at a coastal restaurant.
Adult Price: €62.00

Jet-set Marbella: Puerto Banús & Mediterranean Dinner

Enjoy strolling through the atmospheric whitewashed townhouses & cobbled streets of Marbella´s old town. Following a drive along Marbella´s Golden Mile, we'll explore jet-set Puerto Banús. Then, we'll round the evening off with a delicious specialty Mediterranean dinner in a well-known local restaurant.
Adult Price: €62.00

Fez

Arabian Dinner and Entertainment in a Riad

Enjoy an Arabian feast of fine food, a live band and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.
Adult Price: €51.00

Meknes Imperial City Visit & Exploration

We'll drive to Morocco’s third Imperial city – World Heritage Meknes with its endless walls & ramparts, impressive Sultan Moulay Ismail’s 17th-century granaries and stables that once housed over 12,000 horses. We'll see the magnificent Bab el-Mansour Gate and visit a medieval school or “madrasa”.
Adult Price: €32.00

The Square at Night with Horse & Buggy and Traditional Dinner

You’ll take a horse and carriage ride to the magical Jemaa el Fna Square to enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Marrakesh by night. Then we’ll have dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant, with music and entertainment.
Adult Price: €60.00

Marrakesh

Ourika Valley And Berber Village Home Visit

You’ll enjoy a scenic drive into the Atlas Mountains where you’ll visit a typical home in a primitive adobe Berber village in the Ourika Valley. You’ll also have the chance to meet the family and enjoy legendary Berber hospitality- as well as a bargain for beautiful, handcrafted jewelry made in the local style.
Adult Price: €30.00

Seville

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, before taking an atmospheric evening stroll through the charming old quarter of Seville.
Adult Price: €53.00

Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

Discover the passion, rhythm, and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organized tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.
Adult Price: €40.00

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

After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm, and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organized tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment.
Adult Price: €69.00

The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.
Adult Price: €41.00

Lisbon

Gourmet Dinner, Parliament, Exclusive Estrela and Evening Orientation

Your opportunity to view the exclusive district of Estrela, its park, basilica and the Portuguese Parliament, on the way to a delicious gourmet dinner. You’ll finish the evening with a drive along the banks of the mighty Tagus River.
Adult Price: €53.00

Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River

Take a ferry across the mighty Tagus River and enjoy typical Portuguese seafood and fish specialties at a local restaurant. After dinner, we’ll cross the impressive Suspension Bridge for a sweeping view over the Portuguese capital.
Adult Price: €53.00

Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savor a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado singing.
Adult Price: €66.00

The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle we'll visit the impressive Royal Palace of Sintra.
Adult Price: €46.00

Madrid

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

Come with us, along with a Local Specialist, to the royal city of El Escorial, where the great monastery palace was built in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. We’ll also visit the incredible Spanish Civil War memorial, which is cut into the rock face.
Adult Price: €52.00

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Antonio Crucet
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
Earl Jones
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Service
Josh was very helpful.
Vacation
Lucian Reed-Drake was the best travel director among all of the tours we have taken.
Andres Valle Jr
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Service
Best Travel Director (Dan) made the entire experience a complete joy! Definitely recommending Trafalgar and will absolutely take another trip
Vacation
Very informative, great traveling companions, sights, excursions were amazing!!!
Trusted Customer
Monday, June 17, 2019
Service
This was my second experience with GET and they were wonderful from start to finish. Josh was great on the front end and Richard the travel director was superb. The trip was first class and exactly as advertised. I am already looking for a follow up trip with them.
Vacation
Excellent customer service, wonderful venues, and experience as promised.
Wallace Baldwin
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Service
This was our fourth trip with GET. Booking has always been easy and quickly accomplished with great advice and suggestions from the agent. They gave us great instructions and assistance with everything we needed.
Vacation
The vacation was well planned to get maximum benefit. Both the trip leader and driver were very courteous and saw to our every need. I can't think of anything else they could have done to make the trip more pleasurable.
Robert Sweeney Jr
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Service
Neither GET or Trafalgar informed us that we would be traveling in Morocco during Ramadan. With restaurants closed from sunrise to sunset getting a decent meal was next to impossible. Our entire group of 50 was angry over this. I'm sure others have experienced the same inconvenience and have reported this but GET and Trafalgar has done nothing to keep its customers informed.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment. We do understand how frustrating that could be and hope you will accept our apologies for not better communicating these closures to you.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Vacation
Feel we spent more time traveling in the coach from city to city than we did actually visiting and exploring those cities.
William Richard Greenwood
Monday, April 29, 2019
Service
Booking experience was good
Vacation
What we saw was good, but we needed to have more scheduled events, way to much bus ride followed by only one included tour. And then too many optional pay for events.
Nelson Mena Aguilar
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Service
Everything was exceptional! Guide well experienced! People very nice, fabulous!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for that lovely feedback. We appreciate your business very much.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Vacation
This was my second tour and I am planning another!!
James Jarvis Jr
Monday, November 12, 2018
Service
The tour director Giuseppe Mastroianni was wonderful he went above an beyond which made the trip enjoyable. He engaged everyone on the bus at times during our long bus rides from country to country. The group was enjoyable, no one brought the attitude and brought any one down. It was very up beat even for the short excursions in some cities. Food was okay, the wine was great. The hotels were not 5 Star at best 2 of them were about a 4. In Granada the hotel sucked it was hot in the rooms, no air condition. The hotels for the first 4 nights were hot and we barely got any sleep because of no air condition. Had very little free time to shop in most cities. Fes was the worst. We were taken to the medina in town, herded to a carpet shop and then had to climb steep stairs to a leather shop, these were nothing but a sale pitch, very disappointing and then on the way back they would not take us by souveinor shops but instead walked us thru smelly food shops that we couldn't even enter and then down some clothing that no one wanted. Fes was the worst city for shopping. Some of the excursions we had to pay for should have been part of the trip. At times we would go do the city tour, then back to hotel because we didn't want to pay to visit a palace but then we picked up and back our for another excursion for something else. The one major disappointment was that we had to pay 1 Euro for a bottle of water after our long hike in the city. Other tour companies always gave you water after a walk. This got to be expensive. 2-3 Euros a day adds up.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your detailed review and your suggestions. We hope that despite some of the issues you mentioned that you were able to enjoy yourself and the countries visited. We will share your comments regarding the hotels with our Quality Control team for immediate review and improvement. Thank you for taking the time to write.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Vacation
Would have paid more some of the excursions we had to pay for after that fact. Again having to buy bottle water everytime we got on the bus for long drives.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Service
We were originally booked to return to the US from Madrid flying into Atlanta. After booked, we were switched to fly into JFK then to Atlanta and on to Memphis. This cost us an additional 6-8 hours traveling home plus added expense of having to eat at JFK [if you have ever been to JFK and eaten, then you know that the expense for two people would amount to over $50].
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your change in flights. The original flight from Madrid to Atlanta on Delta airlines was no longer operating and they rebooked you on the most direct schedule available. Unfortunately, this was nothing that GET could control as flights are subject to change at any time by the airline. However, we do appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Vacation
The hotel accommodations were not anywhere near what was expected. I would rate 3 of them 2 stars. Granada was the worst. One excursion was very expensive for what was seen--a waste of time and money since it took an hour to get there and only about an hour there. If it weren't for the tour guide and the other passengers, it would not have been worth it.
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