The Magic of Spain, Portugal and Morocco

19 Day Escorted Coach Tour from

Itinerary

01 THU. Barcelona.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival
Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.

02 FRI. Barcelona.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas district.
Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Medi­terranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert (note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.) We also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neigh­bourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Fa­milia basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Cata­lunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian, Chinese, Halal, International and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to hotel.

03 SAT. Barcelona - Peñiscola - Valencia.
TODAYS HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Peñiscola, a beautiful walled town combined with a castle on the sea. Discover Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences. Evening transfers.
We travel south along the Mediterranean. A special stop is made at Pe­ñiscola, a small walled town on the shores of the sea. After a short introduction given by our guide, you can make your way through the town, discovering the fishing port, the castle and the beach. Time for a walk and lunch. Afterwards we travel to Valencia, the third largest Spanish city, where we will see the City of Arts and Sciences, the most important modern tourist site in the city of Valencia. Next, we walk through the historic centre of the city, and our guide will accompany us to the Cathedral.
Evening transfer to the Plaza de Toros. In this area you will have time to dine in line with your preferences (Spanish, Indian, international, etc.). Return to hotel.

04 SUN. Valencia - Alicante - Caravaca de la Cruz - Granada.
TODAYS HIGHLIGHTS: Tourist train in Caravaca.
We continue through the community of Valencia. ALICANTE. Time to stroll in this active and very pleasant city by the sea. After lunch we go on our way to the Murcia region, where we will see CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, A town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the 5 holy cities, its church holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. We include a ride up to the historic area on the tourist train. After this we will carry on along an attractive scenic road to ANDALUSIA. Arrival at the end of the day in GRANADA.

05 MON. Granada.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS : Visit to the Alhambra. Night transfer.
A full day in GRANADA and tour (including entrance and local guide) of the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens built in Arab times. Time for lunch. Free afternoon to see the Cathedral with the sepulchre of the Catholic Kings.
Later, enjoy an evening transfer to the city centre of Granada, where restaurants mix with local cultural flavour to create an unforgettable night. Choose between Spanish, international, Chinese, Latin cuisines, etc. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­ramonte.
Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. Sometimes your visit may be in the afternoon, depending on the timetables in which we are allowed in. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).

06 TUE. Granada - Asilah - Rabat.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Step aboard a boat to Africa. Stop off in the pictur­esque town of Asilah, located on the ocean front. Dinner is included.
Note: De­pending on the number of passengers in Morocco, this tour may be conducted in bilingual (Spanish/English) groups.
Departure from Granada. We cross the Costa del Sol. In Algeciras or Tarifa we board a modern ferry to cross the Straits of Gibraltar. The coach does not normally make the crossing, so passengers must carry their lug­gage. Arrival in Morocco. Beautiful landscapes. ASILAH – this picturesque small walled city on the shores of the Atlantic was an ancient port that was a base for pirates. Today the settlement is full of life. Time for lunch. Later we continue to Rabat. Arrival in Rabat. Dinner buffet and accommodation.

07 WED. Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech.
TODAY’S HIGHLIHTS: Guided visit in Rabat (admission costs included). Dis­cover Casablanca. Kalesa (horse or donkey carriage) ride and dinner are included.
Scenic tour of Rabat, calling at the immense Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the mighty Kasbah of the Udayas. At midday, we depart for Casablanca, where we shall have a short informative tour of the city. The tour includes the outside of the great Hassan II mosque, which is one of the most important in the Arab world. Then we continue towards Marrakech. After arriving at the hotel, you will be able to experience a traditional Kalesa ride up to the famous Jamaa el Fna square. Dinner buffet included. Hotel accommodation.

08 THU. Marrakech.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided tour of the city. Admission prices and lunch are both included.
Start your day with a guided tour of the city that gave the country its name. Free time to relax at the pool or to discover a famous Mar­rakech Souk (local market). In the evening, you can experience a Fantasia dinner and cultural show (optional). Lunch included.

09 FRI. Marrakech - Ait Benhadou - Ourzazate - Boulmane Dades.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic landscapes. Visit a village built from adobe. Dinner buffet included. We journey across the Atlas Mountains, frequently snow-capped high peaks greet us as we say goodbye to Marrakesh. Small Berber villages perch on the side of chasms. We interrupt the journey to stop at the fortified village of Ait Ben­haddou, a place where several films have been filmed. At this point of our trip, our route passes through the so-called biblical landscapes. Time in Ouarzazate city with its impressive Kasbah. We continue toward the valley of Roses. Boulmane Dades. Dinner and accommodation.
NOTE: On very rare occasions (during winter), the roads may be closed due to snowdrifts. If necessary, days 5 to 7 will be resched­uled according to our alternative itinerary. (Whether we can visit the Sahara or not will depend on road access)

10 SAT. Boulmane Dades - Todgha - Khorbat - Erfoud.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful scenery. Canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Visit a village built from adobe. Lunch buf­fet included. Feel the adrenaline on an off-road excursion on the de­sert sand dunes.
A journey full of excitement in the Sahara Desert: the Valley of the Kas­bahs; river valleys containing thousands of palm trees; plains of stones fol­lowed by oasis and adobe villages, powerful fortresses defending the thoroughfares. We visit the stunningly magnificent Todgha Gorge. On the way, we shall call at a small town built from adobe next to KHORBAT, visitors will be able to learn about this desert community, which is supported by the Europamundo Foundation. (Note: Sometimes access is not possible due to weather condi­tions, which may involve flooding of the river). We continue toward Erfoud. Lunch included. Anyone who wishes, can go on a field trip to visit the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert (experience dusk among the dunes).

11 SUN. Erfoud - Fes.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Breath-taking landscapes. Discover the medi­eval city of Fes. Dinner included.
Early morning, our trip leaves the Sahara through the mountains and crosses no­madic areas situated in high and cold landscapes. In the afternoon, Fes awaits us. Leisure time. Dinner included and hotel accommodation.

12 MON. Fes - Tangier.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided city tour of Fes. Admission prices included. Dinner is included. Discover Fes with an informative scenic tour. We conclude the visit by including lunch in an ancient palace in the Medina district. At the beginning of the afternoon, we depart towards the north of Morocco. Arrival in Tangier in the middle of the afternoon. Dinner included and hotel accommodation.

13 TUE. Tangier - Seville.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Travel via ferry from Africa to Europe. Dinner is included. Spare time in Tangier.
Chance for some last minute shopping? We return to Spain by ferry. The coach will not travel on board, and each passenger will be required to carry their own piece of luggage. We arrive in Algeciras or Tarifa and continue to SEVILLE. Evening arrival and hotel accommodation.

14 WED. Seville.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Night transfer to the historic city centre.
After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, popu­lar neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. (Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen travellers, it can be arranged in both Spanish and English). Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favourite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International, and so on.

15 THU. Seville - Rabida Monastery - Mertola - Evora - Lisbon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Entrance in the Carabelas Museum were Christopher Columbus started his voyage to America. Chapel of the bones in Evora.
We leave Seville and in the province of Huelva, we travel to PALOS DE LA FRONTERA. We include entrance to the Carabelas Museum; this is where Columbus set sail on 3 August 1492 for America. We will see the Rabida Monastery, declared a World Heritage site, a Franciscan monastery strongly linked to the history of the discovery (entrance included). After this we will travel to Portugal. MERTOLA, a stop in this ancient Muslim city, its present church was a mosque, and time for lunch. After this, through white villages we come to EVORA city declared a World Heritage site with its wide streets, its Renaissance policies and its cathedral, we will include the entrance to the impressive Chapel of Bones, built with 5000 skeletons! LISBON, arrival at the end of the day.

16 FRI. Lisbon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Lisbon. We taste the “pastel de Belem” (Belem cake). Evening transfer.
In the morning we have a sightseeing tour with a local guide (note: Ex­planations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than twelve people). We visit tra­ditional neighbourhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the Fifteenth Century. We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and enter to the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Belem neighbourhood, we invite all our travellers to try a “Belem cake”, an exquisite local delicacy. The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.
We include night transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where we suggest you to take the ¨Elevador da Gloria¨ that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint.

17 SAT. Lisbon - Fatima - Madrid.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Fatima Shrine.
We travel to the north of Portugal and visit FATIMA, an important sanctuary. We will continue on our way through the green lands of the centre, passing into Spain, and over grasslands we cross the North of Extremadura. Lunch included en route in a regional food restaurant . Continuation to MADRID. Arrival at the end of the day.

18 SUN. Madrid.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park.  Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Night transfer
The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Gran Via, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International) in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.
 
19 MON. Madrid.-
After breakfast, end of our services.

$2.999

per person twin share

Singles - twin share matching available

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Guaranteed Tour Departure
Package Inclusions
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in : Barcelona, Granada, Rabat, Casablanca, , Fez, Seville, Seville, Lisbon, Madrid.
  • Evening Transfer: Ramblas and Plaza de Cataluna, Plaza de Toros de Valencia, Plaza de Gracia, Djema Square with horse carriage, Bairro Alto, Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via, Plaza de Oriente.
  • Ticket admission: Poble Espanyol, Alhambra, Saadians Tombs and Bahia Palace, La Rabida Monastery, Chapel of Bones in Evora, Funicular Bairro Alto, Plaza de Toros de las Ventas.
  • Train: Caravaca de la Cruz.
  • Ferry: Strait of Gibraltar Tangier - Algeciras.
  • 8 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Rabat, Marrakech, , , Fez, Fez, Tangiers, Seville.
Dates and Prices

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Low Season
$2.999 p.p twin share
Nov.18 : 01, 29
Jan.19 : 03, 31
Feb.19 : 28
Mid Season
High Season
$3.199 p.p twin share
May.18 : 03, 31
Aug.18 : 30
Oct.18 : 04
Mar.19 : 28

Singles - twin share matching available

2019 Dates & Prices
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Low Season
$2.940 p.p twin share
October 2019 : 31
December 2019 : 05
January 2020 : 02, 30
February 2020 : 05
Mid Season
$3.055 p.p twin share
July 2019 : 04, 25
August 2019 : 08, 22
High Season
$3.118 p.p twin share
April 2019 : 18
May 2019 : 02, 23
June 2019 : 06, 20
September 2019 : 05, 19
October 2019 : 03

OPTIONAL Tours - subject to number of travelers interested

GRANADA
TABLAO FLAMENCO ZAMBRA GITANA T18
In this activity you will have a night out in the city of Granada to the famous neighborhood of Albaicin-Sacromonte, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and where you can attend the Zambra Gitana show. We will make a short walking tour of this picturesque place where we will reach the famous Mirador de San Nicolás from where you can see the Alhambra illuminated at dusk. You will have the opportunity to attend the pure flamenco show in Granada: flamenco stick, dance, singing, guitar playing and a drink.
DURATION: 3 h
INCLUDED:
Transfer by minibus with hostess to and from the hotel. Walk on the Sacromonte. Show with a drink.
PRICE: 30 USD
MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 0 persons

MARRAKECH
BEREBER FANTASY T18
Unforgettable show in the Palmeraie of Marrakech where we will discover Morocco’s folklore and the traditional attire of the different tribes that inhabit the desertic areas in the south. We will listen to their music and they will show us their dances which are the traditional expression to their most important events: births, weddings, harvest festivals... We will also have the opportunity to attend a horse riding show with world-famous Arab horses. We will go to a belly dance performance which is so intimately connected with Arab culture. We will finally enjoy a gunpowder show also called Fantasia. Its origin, among the inhabitants of kasbahs in southern Morocco, is very old and it is still quite present in all their festivities today.
DURATION: 4 hrs
INCLUDED:
- Round-trip bus service to the Palmeraie of Marrakech. - Dinner-tasting of Moroccan cuisine plus a show. - Guide service.
PRICE: 60 USD
MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 0 persons

ERFOUD
LAND ROVERS DESIERTO DEL SAHARA T18
Departure from the hotel in Jeeps (all-wheel drive 4x4) to the dune fields of Erg Chebbi, the westernmost point of Sahara desert. Once there, we will be delighted by this wonder of nature. We will witness the change of the sand colour at sunset. We will dine in a bivouac (a desert haima). We will be served the typical food which we will savour amid the dunes, in a magical atmosphere (drinks not included). We will return to the hotel after nightfall.
DURATION: 4 h
INCLUDED:
- Transport service in Land Rovers to the dune field of Erg Chebbi the westernmost point of Sahara desert + typical dinner in a bivouac. - Assistance with guide.
PRICE: 50 USD
MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 0 persons

SEVILLE
ARTISIC AND SEVILLE CATHEDRAL T18
We will visit the cathedral, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A great work made over several centuries, considered one of the largest in the world in surface, a true museum inside, where is the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Then, if you wish, you can climb the famous tower of the cathedral "La Giralda" with its 104 meters where you can enjoy a fabulous view of the city of Seville.
DURATION: 1h
INCLUDED:
-Service local guide. -Entrance and reservation to the enclosure included. -Numbers in private with our local guide.
PRICE: 25 USD
MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 15 persons

SEVILLIAN NIGHT IN PATIO SEVILLA T18
One of the most famous and well-known tablaos in Sevilla. You will get to know the Andalusian art that is captured in the dance, the guitar playing and the cante in the show. Dancers and singers with national and international awards will show us the art of flamenco and Spanish classical dance.
DURATION: 1h 30min
INCLUDED:
-Transfer with our bus and assistance from our guide. -Entrance to the show with drink included.
PRICE: 40 USD
MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 0 persons

LISBON
SINTRA CASCAIS AND ESTORIL GM T18
In this visit, you will enjoy the landscapes of the Tagus estuary, the famous Costa del Sol, a resting place and residence of nobles in the history of Portugal. We will stop at the wonderful city of Sintra, immortalised by Lord Byron, and enjoy its microclimate and its many palaces and summer homes. We will continue to the famous Guincho beach where you will see the westernmost point in Europe, the Cabo da Roca, and we will stop in the beautiful city of Cascais. Afterwards, we will have a brief stop in Estoril with its famous casino. A varied tour with beautiful landscapes overlooking the ocean and the Tagus estuary.
DURATION: 4 h
INCLUDED:
- Round-trip bus service. - Visit to the indicated places with our guide.
PRICE: 30 USD
MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 15 persons

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