18 Days - Treasures of Spain,Portugal & Morocco (E942)

Description :

A kaleidoscopic adventure that takes you from some of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, to an exotic and vivid land of medinas and minarets. Gain an enriching understanding of these countries, whether riding a Lisbon tram or joining artisans engaged in the age-old trades of Fes.



18 Days - Treasures of Spain,Portugal & Morocco (E942)

18 Days - Treasures of Spain,Portugal & Morocco (E942)
  1. 18 Days - Treasures of Spain,Portugal & Morocco (E942)

  2. 18 Days - Treasures of Spain,Portugal & Morocco (E942)

  3. 18 Days - Treasures of Spain,Portugal & Morocco (E942)

  4. 18 Days - Treasures of Spain,Portugal & Morocco (E942)

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Itinerary :

Day 1 Welcome to Madrid

Transfers leave Madrid Airport for your hotel at 09:00, 11:00, 13:30 and 16:00. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

Hotel: Tryp Ambassador, Madrid

Welcome Reception

 

Day 2 Madrid of the Bourbons

After a restful night's sleep, drive with a local expert down the Gran Via to the Cibeles Fountain on the wide Paseo de la Castellana. Cross the Puerta del Sol and see the Cervantes Monument in the Plaza de España. A highlight is a visit to the magnificent Prado Museum, a rose coloured palace housing works by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens and others. The afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel: Tryp Ambassador, Madrid

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 3 Drive to the Old Capital of Toledo and on to Golden Salamanca

Set off for the city of Toledo. Join a master craftsman in a Damascene workshop for a personal insight into this ancient craft. Walk through the cobbled streets to visit the Church of Santo Tomé, housing El Greco's famous painting. Later, pass the walls of Avila en route to Salamanca with its honey-coloured cathedral.

Hotel: Alameda Palace, Salamanca

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 4 Pass the Estela Mountains to reach Holy Fatima and Lisbon

Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains en route to Fatima. Join the pilgrims flocking into the great Basilica commemorating the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. Then continue to Lisbon.

Hotel: Tiara Park Atlantic, Lisbon

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 5 Lisbon & the Age of the Great Discoveries

Today, sightseeing with a local expert takes you along the avenues of the Lower Town to the Terreiro do Paco, finest square in the city. Then enjoy a ride on one of Lisbon's vintage trams through the narrow maze of streets. Visit the Belem Quarter from where sailing ships set forth to discover unknown lands. Visit an old patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal's finest pastry for over 100 years and enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pasteis de belem'. See the Monument to the Discoveries and the more ancient Belem Tower - a fortress originally set in the middle of the river, but now left high and dry on the riverbank. Next, visit Jeronimo's church with its Manueline Architecture. Enjoy free time this afternoon.

Hotel: Tiara Park Atlantic, Lisbon

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 6 To Seville, the City of Carmen

On arrival in Seville, join a local expert for a tour of the immense Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus and the slender Giralda Tower. Explore the labyrinthine Santa Cruz Quarter and see the Alcazar. Tonight, settle back for a fiery Flamenco show with dinner.

Hotel: Ayre, Seville

Buffet Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

 

Day 7 Free Time in Seville

The following day is completely yours to relax, explore, or continue sightseeing in this fascinating city. One suggestion is an optional trip to Cordoba to visit the magnificent Mezquita.

Hotel: Ayre, Seville

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 8 Across the Straits of Gibraltar to Fes

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

Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa, Fes

Buffet Breakfast, Three Course Table d'Hôte Dinner, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee

 

Day 9 The Ancient Imperial City of Fes

Next morning, sightseeing with a local expert shows you the Medina - the walled city of hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops, the bazaar and one of the world's oldest universities. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making, see artisans at work and gain an insight into the motifs and colours used in the designs. Then you are at leisure.

Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa, Fes

Buffet Breakfast, Three Course Table d'Hôte Dinner, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee

 

Day 10 On the Road to Marrakesh

Travel via the Atlas Mountains, past mud-walled villages to Marrakesh.

Hotel: Atlas Medina & Spa, Marrakesh

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 11 Marrakesh, Pearl of the South

Enjoy the atmosphere in Djemaa el Fna Square where acrobats, dancers and fortune tellers entertain you. A guided tour shows you the Medina with its many souks and the Koutobia Minaret dominating the skyline. Also included is a visit to the Palais de la Bahia, built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time.

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 12 Play It Again Sam in Casablanca

Say goodbye to the snake charmers of Marrakesh and head for Casablanca on the coast. Did Humphrey Bogart really say ‘Play it again Sam'? Find out during orientation sightseeing and see the largest mosque in the country.

Hotel: Golden Tulip Farah, Casablanca

Buffet Breakfast, Three-Course Table d'Hôte, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee

 

Day 13 Head to Rabat and the White City of Tangier

Drive northwards to Rabat to see the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower. Continue to Tangier, Morocco's great port, overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. Sights include the Sultan's Palace and the famous Casbah, with its variety of Moroccan wares. This evening, relax in the comfortable surroundings of your hotel or take a stroll along the Bay of Tangier.

Hotel: Andalucia Golf, Tangier

Buffet Breakfast, Three-Course Table d'Hôte, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee

 

Day 14 Across to Gibraltar and on to the Costa del Sol

Cross back over to Spain and visit Gibraltar, an independent colony under British control since 1704. Visit the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael's Cave and see the Barbary apes, legendary guardians of the colony! Later, take the scenic route along the Costa del Sol through exclusive resorts where the Mediterranean's most expensive yachts lie moored.

Hotel: Melia, Costa Del Sol

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 15 Free Time on the Costa del Sol

Enjoy a free day on the Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade or savour the specialities in the local restaurants.

Hotel: Melia, Costa Del Sol

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 16 Drive to Mijas and on to Granada and the Alhambra Palace

Drive through the green hills above the Costa del Sol to the white washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens and take in the views of the coast. Continue to Granada to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace. See the Lion Court as well as the water gardens of the royal summer residence. This evening, choose your own personal ambience and cuisine from our Dine-Around selection of restaurants.

Hotel: Vincci Albayzin, Granada

Buffet Breakfast, Dine Around Dinner

 

Day 17 Back to Madrid in search of Don Quixote

Journey northwards through countryside immortalised by Don Quixote. In the wine centre of Valdepeñas, visit one of the ‘bodegas' for a taste. Drive up to the windmills on the ridge above Consuegra for views over the plains of La Mancha. Back in Madrid this evening, bid farewell to your newfound friends with a lively Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Tryp Ambassador, Madrid

Buffet Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

 

Day 18 Depart Madrid

Departure transfers arrive at Madrid Airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.

Buffet Breakfast


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