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Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco (Winter Season)

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Plaza de Espana, Seville
Tour Style: Premium
18 Days from $3,159 per person

A kaleidoscopic adventure that takes you from some of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, in autumn, winter or spring, to an exotic and vivid land of medinas and minarets.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).

  2. Transfers leave Madrid Airport for your hotel at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

    meal(s):WD
    hotel:Hotel Miguel Angel by BlueBay, Madrid
  3. With a Local Expert, go down the Gran Via to the Cibeles Fountain, cross the Puerta del Sol and see the Cervantes Monument. A highlight is a visit to the Prado Museum. Later, pass the walls of Avila en route to Salamanca with its honey-colored cathedral.

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    hotel:Hotel Alameda Palace, Salamanca
  4. Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains, en route to Fatima and visit the great basilica. Then continue to Lisbon.

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  5. Sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the avenues of the Lower Town to the Terreiro do Paco with a visit to the Belem Quarter. Visit an old patisserie and enjoy a tasting of the famous 'Pasteis de Belem'. See the Monument to the Discoveries, the more ancient Belem Tower and visit Jeronimos Monastery.

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  6. Join a Local Expert for a tour of the immense cathedral - burial place of Christopher Columbus. Explore the labyrinthine Santa Cruz Quarter and see the Alcazar. In the evening, sit back and enjoy a fiery flamenco show with dinner.

    meal(s):BB, SE
    hotel:Ayre Sevilla, Seville (Executive Rooms)
  7. The day is yours to completely relax, explore, or continue sightseeing of this fascinating city.

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  8. Set sail across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco – a world of musky spices, bazaars, souks and snake charmers. Continue to Fes, Morocco's most ancient imperial city.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Palais Medina & Spa, Fes
  9. Sightseeing with a Local Expert shows you the Medina and the Bazaar. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making.

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  10. Travel past the Atlas Mountains and mud-walled villages to Marrakesh.

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    hotel:Atlas Medina & Spa, Marrakesh
  11. Enjoy the atmosphere in Jemaa el-Fnaa Square where acrobats and fortune tellers entertain you. A Local Expert will guide you through the Medina to see the Koutoubia Minaret and visit the Palais de la Bahia.

    meal(s):BB, D
  12. Head for Casablanca, on the coast. Did Humphrey Bogart really say 'Play it again Sam'? Find out during sightseeing with a Local Expert and see the largest mosque in the country.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Movenpick Hotel/Grand Mogador City Center, Casablanca
  13. Drive north to Rabat, where your Local Expert will show you the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower. In Tangier, sightseeing includes the Sultan's Palace and the famous Casbah, with its variety of Moroccan wares. In the evening, relax in the comfortable surroundings of your hotel or take a stroll along the Bay of Tangier.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Hotel Farah Tanger, Tangier
  14. Cross continents once more to Gibraltar. With a Local Expert, see St. Michael's Cave and the Barbary Apes. Later, take the scenic route along the Costa del Sol.

    meal(s):BB
    hotel:Melia Costa Del Sol, Torremolinos
  15. Enjoy a free day on the Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade or savor the specialties in the local restaurants.

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  16. Drive through the green hills above the Costa del Sol to the white-washed village of Mijas. Continue to Granada to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace. With a Local Expert, see the Lion Court as well as the water gardens of the royal summer residence. In the evening, choose your own personal ambience and cuisine from our Dine- Around selection of restaurants.

    meal(s):BB, DA
    hotel:Saray Hotel, Granada
  17. Journey north through countryside immortalized by Don Quixote, past the iconic windmills of Consuegra. In the evening, back in Madrid, bid farewell to your newfound friends with a lively Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.

    meal(s):BB, CD
    hotel:Hotel Miguel Angel by BlueBay, Madrid
  18. Departure transfers arrive at Madrid Airport at 7:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

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  • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and/or New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures.
  • Alternative Hotel: This departure may include alternate hotels in select cities.

 

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

Single Room Supplement: from $550 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $150 per person.

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  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels

Included Quality Dining

16 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 4 Dinners (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

Departures on tour for Christmas and New Year’s Eve will enjoy festive Highlight Dinners which will replace an included meal.

Signature Experiences

MADRID:

  • From El Greco to Goya, your art historian reveals the crowning achievements of Spanish painting in the magnificent Prado Museum.

LISBON:

  • With your Local Expert, see the Monument to the Discoveries, the ancient Belem Tower and visit Jeronimos Monastery.

SEVILLE:

  • Join a Local Expert and step inside the cathedral, past the gilded altar to the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings. FES: Your Local Expert will show you hidden courtyards and mosques, the bazaar and one of the world's oldest universities.

MARRAKESH:

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

GRANADA:

  • Best interpreted with help of a Local Expert, the Alhambra Palace is the ultimate in Muslim architecture - an arabesque fantasy in stone, complemented by the rich, scented gardens of the Generalife.

CASABLANCA:

  • Guided by your Local Expert, see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in all of Morocco.

Top Rated Highlights

FATIMA:

  • Join the faithful at one of the world’s holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions.

Reviews

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Service rating : Tour Director and Coach Driver were knowledgeable, courteous and above all kept us safe while attending to every detail. I’ve already booked my next trip with GET.
Vacation : Excellent service, accommodations, itenary and tour director.
  • U.S. citizens traveling to Spain, Portugal and Morocco must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting these countries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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