Spain Portugal and Morocco

Discover the cultural majesty and charisma of Spain, experience the vibrant heritage and customs of Portugal and explore the exotic colours, sights and smells of Morocco on one incredible tour. Experience elegant plazas and delicious Paella in Madrid. Wonder at the striking contrasts of old versus new architecture in Barcelona. Feed your senses in the spice markets, ornate tombs and impressive palaces of Marrakesh. The sights, tastes and experiences of these three exotic countires combine to create the exotic and unforgettable adventure of a lifetime!

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the Seafront Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square) overlooking Lisbon's Targus River
  • Take a half day tour of Lisbon including the historic Sao Jorge Castle
  • Wander amongst the colour washed houses, palatial buildings and Pena National Palace in Sintra
  • Visit the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fatima
  • Walk throught the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona along the iconic La Rambla
  • See Gaudi's incredible Parc Guell monument and the amazing Sagrada Famila Basilica Temple
  • Explore Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace, home of the Spanish Royal Family
  • Take a walking tour of Toledo, a city of history and myth
  • Explore the maze of streets in Cordoba, an ancient city recently used for filming the hit TV Series Game of Thrones
  • Experience the striking contrasts of ancient and modern in Seville
  • Tour Jerez, birthplace of sherry
  • Explore the Medina and markets in Fes
  • Visit Rabat and Casablanca
  • Tour Marrakech and visit the souks, Koutoubia Mosque and botanic garden of Majorelle
  • Experience Moroccan Berber rural life in the Atlas Mountains
Departing
03/09/2018
Duration
14 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, walking tours, walking on uneven ground or cobblestones, carry own luggage, time outdoors, warmer weather
Transport
Tour Coach

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Day 1: Monday 3 September Lisbon (Portugal)
Arrive at Lisbon Airport and depart on a half day tour of the city. See the seafront square and the Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square) which overlooks the Targus River, with  an impressive statue of King Jose I. Admire the ornately carved Arch of Augusta gateway and if time allows, the  Sé de Lisboa a 12th century cathedral. Visit the hilltop Sao Jorge castle, a Moorish castle with views of historic Lisbon.

Day 2: Tue 4 September - Lisbon
The picturesque town of Sintra boasts 19th century Romantic architecture. Explore the historic town centre  and see colour-washed houses and palatial buildings, before visiting the Pena National Palace. This national monument is set within lush gardens and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Its hilltop location commands impressive views over the surrounding area. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the hilly, coastal captial of Portugal at your leisure. You may wish to visit the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fatima.  Meals: B

Day 3: Wed 5 September - Barcelona (Spain)
Fly; Lisbon to Barcelona. All airport transfers are taken care of and will deliver you to your hotel. Meals: BD

Day 4: Thur 6 September - Barcelona
Begin the day with a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, along the iconic and impressive thoroughfare of La Rambla. Explore the harbour-front area and it’s many churches, cathedrals and historical buildings. Antoni Gaudi, a renowned local modernist architect left his unmistakable imprint on the Catalonian capital with his incredible monument, Parc Guell. Situated on a hillside you’ll find plentiful gardens full of architectural points of interest and stellar views over the city. Lastly, explore the incredible Sagrada Familia basilica temple. Meals: B

Day 5: Fri 7 September - Madrid
Catch a high-speed train to Madrid. On arrival, explore Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Meals: BD

Day 6: Sat 8 September - Toledo
Toledo is a city with extensive cultural and monumental heritage. Take a walking tour into the heart of the city, to see the Cathedral of St. Mary, and the Alcazar; a stone fortification at the city’s highest point. Meals: B

Day 7: Sun 9 September - Cordoba
Catch a  train to Cordoba, a city with Roman, Arabic and Moorish influences. Explore the maze of streets to reach the Calleja de los Flores, a photogenic, narrow whitewashed passageway lined with flowers. View the Old Bridge recently used for filming in Game of Thrones. Visit the Alcazar of the Christian Kings, and the historic and unique Mezquita; changed many times between a Mosque and Cathedral.

Day 8: Mon 10 September - Seville
Seville is a city where ancient and modern mix; the Cathedral, Treasury and Giralda complex highlights the traditional architecture, and the Metropol Parasol is a huge wooden modern art structure. Meals: B

Day 9: Tue 11 September - Jerez (Morocco)
Take a tour of central Jerez, home of sherry and a famous wine district, before the journey to Morocco. Meals: BD

Day 10: Wed 12 September - Rabat
Fes, the ‘Mecca of the West’; one of the largest urban pedestrian zones in the world. The best way to experience Fes is to wander and see where you end up! Wander the Medina and its plethora of markets, visit the Bou Inania Madrasa and view the tanneries, then depart for Rabat. Meals: BD

Day 11: Mon 13 September - Casablanca - Marrakech
Explore the coastal cities of Rabat and Casablanca today.  Rabat is the capital city of Morocco, and is the most modern city in both look and feel. Some impressive ancient sight of Rabat however including the fortress Kasbah of the Udayas and the Roman ruins at Chellah. Later, continue to Casablanca and explore the old Medina. View the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the most famous and photographed mosques in the world. Meals: B

Day 12: Thur 14 September - Marrakech
Tour Marrakech and its many sights in what is arguably the cultural capital of Morocco. Explore the souks and the main square, the photogenic Koutoubia Mosque and then three key sights of the city. Firstly the botanical garden of Majorelle, the beautifully decorated Saadian Tombs mausoleum and the Bahia “Brilliance” Palace. Meals: B

Day 13: Fri 15 September - Imlil
Sample Moroccan Berber rural life surrounded by the Atlas Mountains. Visit the small valley town of Imlil to the base of Mount Toubkal, before a lavish lunch. Meals: BL

Day 14: Sat 16 September - Return Home
Depart Marrakech airport for the return journey home. Meals:B

Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners

Transport: Tour Coach

Flights:

  • Economy Flight Brisbane - Lisbon
  • Economy Flight Lisbon - Barcelona
  • Economy Flight Marrakech - Brisbane

Accommodation: 13 Nights Accommodation

Activities and included entries:

Lisbon – Castelo Sao Jorge
Sintra – Pena National Palace
Barcelona – Parc Guell
Barcelona – Sagrada Familia
Toledo – Alcazar of Toledo
Cordoba – Mezquita, with whisper headset
Cordoba – Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Seville – Cathedral, Treasury and Giralda
Seville – Metropol Parasal
Jerez – Domecq Sherry Bodega – tour and tasting
Fes – Madrasa Bou Inania
Rabat – Kasbah of the Udayas – free
Casablanca – Hassan II Mosque
Marrakech – Majorelle Garden
Marrakech – Saadian Tombs
Marrakech – Bahia Palace

Departing
03/09/2018
Duration
14 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, walking tours, walking on uneven ground or cobblestones, carry own luggage, time outdoors, warmer weather
Transport
Tour Coach
Price
AUD $11,580.00
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