Spain - Portugal - Morocco

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16 Days | 3 Countries | 22 Meals | Balanced Activity

Everyday is an adventure on this Spain, Portugal and Morocco trip, whether you’re enjoying a traditional barbeque with the Albaserrada family at their farm in Andalusia, celebrating Portugal’s proud seafaring heritage or venturing deep within the ancient Medina of Fes to find treasures to take home.

$6000 per person in double, land only. Flights are additional. For up-to-date details and pricing for your dates of travel, contact Danny at 902.431.4932 or danny@almontravel.ca.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS and MUST SEES:

  • Explore Madrid, Toledo, Marrakesh, Fes, Seville, Casablanca and Lisbon with a local Specialist
Madrid
  • Discover Rabat, Tangier, Fatima and Salamanca
Morocco
  • Visit the Alhambra in Granada, Dar El Bacha and a Moroccan pharmacy in Marrakesh, the Seville Cathedral and the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon
  • View the Royal Palace in Rabat, Hassan II Mosque, Belem Tower and the Shrine at Fatima
  • Be My Guest – Visit a historic working stud ranch in the heart of the Alentejo region for a Be My Guest experience of homemade Portuguese lunch, performance and tales of an incredible legacy.

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Hola Madrid

Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and orientation drive past some of the city’s most iconic sites. (D) Hotel: Melia Castilla

Day 2 – Explore Fiery Madrid

Join your Local Specialist on this day of discovery, including views of the iconic Cibeles fountain and Pas.ea de la Castellana. Admire the Royal Palace and Retiro Park before spending the rest of the day on your own indulging in la buena vida. (B)

Day 3 – Onwards to Toledo and Granada

Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour of Toledo. Dive Into Culture at a local steel and, Damascene workshop before continuing to Granada. (B, D) Hotel: Occidental

Day 4 – Journey to the sunny Costa del Sol

Admire the impressive palatial city of the Alhambra. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit, then continue to the Costa del Sol. (B) Hotel: NH Marbella Access to sites within the Alhambra complex, including the Nasrid Palace, is at the discretion of the staff of the Alhambra. Your Travel Director will advise and, if necessary, adjust your itinerary accordingly.

Day 5 – Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Fes

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, our home for the next two nights. (B, D) Hotel: Marriott Jnan Palace

Day 6 – The Medina and More in Fes

Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the Medina of Fes. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, maybe join an Optional Experience Arabian dinner in a traditional riad. (B)

Day 7 – Off to Vibrant Marrakesh

Departing Fes, journey west through the golden landscape that deepens to rusty red as we approach vibrant Marrakesh. Past and present collide in the world-famousJemaa el­Fnaa Square. (B) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis

Day 8 – Discover Marrakesh

Visit Dar El Bacha during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See Jemaa el-Fnaa Square in the Old Quarter. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy and Dive into Culture, gaining insights into the blending of creams and cosmetics using regional ingredients. Meet the inspiring ladies of a local women’s cooperative over tea and cakes, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. The rest of the day is yours to explore. (B, D)

Day 9 – Continue to Casablanca and Tangier

We journey north to Casablanca before arriving in the country’s capital. Stop at the opulent Mohammed V Mausoleum before continuing to Tangier. Our unique Stays With Stories is El Minza’h, which overlooks the Bay of Tangiers. (B, D) Hotel: El Minzah

Day 10 – Sail the Strait to Seville

Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, we return to Spain and continue to Seville. Consider an optional Flamenco performance this evening. (B) Hotel: Melia Lebreros

Day 11 – Explore Spectacular Seville

Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour and visit the ornate tomb of Christopher Columbus in the Cathedral. (B)

Day 12 – Venture to Lisbon

Depart Seville and journey through Portugal’s Alentejo region. Stop at a stud farm for a Be My Guest experience as you meet with Tiago and Vera for lunch in their family home. In Lisbon, see the Monument to the Discoveries and Belem Tower during a sightseeing tour. (B, L) Hotel: Olissippo Oriente

Day 13 – Lisbon Your Way

Join your Local Specialist for a tour of Lisbon, including the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery. Consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril coast. (B)

Day 14 – Pilgrimage to Fatima and on to Salamanca

We trace the path of pilgrims at the celebrated shrine in Fatima, then depart Portugal bound for Salamanca. (B) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol

Day 15 – Return to Madrid

Traverse the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid. This evening, join your travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (B, D) Hotel: NH Collection Eurobuilding

Day 16 – Journey Home

Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal comes to an end this morning. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers. (B)

Included meals: Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D)

Hotels: On occasion, hotels of a similar standard and location may be used.