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Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Operated by: Trafalgar

16 Days from $3,195 per person
OCT 2022 - APR 2023
Spain Drinks Mint Julep Tin Tray

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa del Sol, Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Seville, Lisbon, Fátima, Salamanca ...more Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa del Sol, Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Seville, Lisbon, Fátima, Salamanca
  1. Day 1 Hola Madrid

    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 AC by Marriott Cuzco
  2. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel AC by Marriott Cuzco
  3. Day 3 Onwards to Toledo and Granada Dive Into Culture

    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'. Then, visit the synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Occidental
  4. Day 4 Journey to the Sunny 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 Costa del Sol.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Meliá
  5. Day 5 Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Fes Stays With Stories

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Marriott Jnan Palace
  6. Day 6 The Medina and More in Fes

    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. Tonight, maybe join an Optional Experience Arabian dinner in a traditional riad – a night of heartfelt local entertainment, including belly dancing, awaits.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Marriott Jnan Palace
  7. 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 unrivalled energy of this cultural and economic hub.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Le Méridien N'Fis
  8. Day 8 Discover Marrakesh Dive Into Culture

    Visit the elegant Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See Jemaa el-Fnaa 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 (markets) and bazaars, or perhaps visit a local Berber village.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Le Méridien N'Fis
  9. Day 9 Continue to Casablanca and Tangier

    We journey north to Casablanca and enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque, with the world's tallest minaret, before arriving in the country's capital city. 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 colourful history.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel El Minzah
  10. 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 colourful swirling skirts and fervent rhythm of castanets during an unforgettable optional Flamenco performance this evening.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Meliá Lebreros
  11. Day 11 Explore Spectacular Seville Connect with Locals

    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 visit 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. Meet the Albaserrada family and their horses on their farm in the Andalusian countryside near the whitewashed village of Gerena. Here you’ll enjoy a Be My Guest experience as you Connect With Locals over a dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Meliá Lebreros
  12. Day 12 Venture to Lisbon Dive Into Culture

    Your panoramic journey continues through the province of 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. 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 your Local Specialist for a city tour of Lisbon then Dive Into Culture on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery built in the 16th century.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sá
  13. Day 13 Lisbon Your Way

    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’ during your free time today. Consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's 'Golden Triangle' of Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril coast.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sá
  14. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Gran Corona Sol
  15. Day 15 Return to 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Rafael Atocha
  16. 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. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Spain Morocco Portugal Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • 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

Choice Highlights

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Madrid, Toledo, Marrakesh, Fes, Seville and Lisbon with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
  • : Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, Bahia Palace 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

Iconic Experience

  • Madrid: Drive through central Madrid and see some of the city's famous features during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Specialist. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the Cibeles fountain, Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace.
  • Toledo: Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Specialist and visit the Church of Santo Tomé to see an El Greco masterpiece.
  • Granada: Visit the famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Explore with a Local Specialist keen to share insights into this Moorish landmark.
  • Casablanca: See the Hassan II Mosque and the Corniche.
  • Rabat: See the Mohammed V Mausoleum, a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan art and one of the very few Islamic religious buildings open to non-Muslims.
  • Marrakesh: 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.
  • Fes: Led by your Local Specialist, wander the maze of streets in Fes' ancient Medina. Witness hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops before continuing through the souks, an array of vendors selling food, clothes, leather goods and traditional handicrafts.
  • Seville: Guided by your Local Specialist, see the Giralda Tower, former minaret of the Great Mosque and now the cathedral's belltower. Explore the narrow streets of the Santa Cruz Quarter and emerge by the great walls of the Alcazar.
  • Lisbon: 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 the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the medieval Belém Tower.
  • 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.
  • Salamanca: See the Salamanca's golden Plaza Mayor, voted one of the most beautiful central plazas in Spain.

Dive Into Culture

  • 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.
  • Marrakesh: Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients.
  • Lisbon: Visit the Hieronymite Monastery, a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome and exquisite example of Manueline architecture.

Trafalgar Difference

  • Tangier: 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 Marquis of Bute in the 1930s.

Be My Guest

  • Seville: Visit a horse ranch in the Andalusian countryside near the whitewashed village of Gerida, where you'll enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of traditional Sevillano cuisine.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

Online Booking Process

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February 2023
Feb 18 Sat
Mar 5 Sun
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PRICE/PERSON
$3,195
March 2023
Mar 18 Sat
Apr 2 Sun
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PRICE/PERSON
$3,550
Mar 25 Sat
Apr 9 Sun
Guaranteed Departure This departure is guaranteed
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PRICE/PERSON
$3,450
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

Available on Day 2

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

Enjoy a visit to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which sits on a rocky outcrop between two rivers. With your Local Specialist, you’ll visit the 13th-century castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, as well as see the best-preserved Roman aqueduct which has remained intact for 2,000 years.
Adult Price: € 45

Valencia

Available on Day 3

Valencia Dinner and Discovery

We'll delve into the country's third-largest city to enjoy its Mediterranean verve. Vibrant and modern, Valencia still retains much of its past, going back to its Roman foundation 2,000 years ago. The iconic dish "Paella" originated here and tonight we'll learn about its traditions and enjoy this singular Spanish fare during a typical meal in one of the city’s most emblematic restaurants.
Adult Price: € 53

Costa del Sol

Available on Day 4

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 drive along Marbella's Golden Mile, we'll explore jet-set Puerto Banús. Then, we'll round the evening off with a delicious dinner of Mediterranean specialties in a well-known local restaurant.
Adult Price: € 62

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 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

Marrakesh

Available on Day 7

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 local Moroccan restaurant, with music and entertainment.
Adult Price: € 64

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 in an adobe village and enjoy tea together.
Adult Price: € 30

Fes

Available on Day 9

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.
Adult Price: € 51

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: € 42

Seville

Available on Day 10

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

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 drinks included. We've organized tickets to the best show in town. You won't soon forget this incredibly memorable ninety-minute experience.
Adult Price: € 69

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 the charming old quarter of Seville.
Adult Price: € 53

Available on Day 11

The Moorish Alcazar 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 recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. We'll also journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.
Adult Price: € 43

Lisbon

Available on Day 12

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 River Tagus.
Adult Price: € 55

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: € 55

Available on Day 13

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 for an unforgettable performance and savor a typical Portuguese meal, with drinks included.
Adult Price: € 67

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 picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle, we'll visit one of the impressive Royal Palaces of Portugal.
Adult Price: € 46

Madrid

Available on Day 15

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

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Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 23, 2022
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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
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
Monday, July 25, 2022
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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
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
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
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.
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