Day 1 Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon (688 km)
We will depart from the bus terminal in Madrid at 8:00am, making our way to the city of Trujillo in the province of Caceres, Extremadura, where we will have some free time to explore and see the Plaza Mayor many medieval and renaissance buildings that still stand to this day. Afterward, we cross the Portuguese border and continue on towards Lisbon. In the evening, we will have the option of visiting a local venue to experience the traditional Fado music of Portugal.
Day 2 Lisbon (66 km)
In the morning, we will tour Lisbon to see its most famous sights, such as the Alfama Quarter, the Tower of Belem, the Jeronimos Monaserio. We may also take an optional excursion to the nearby communities of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril.
Day 3 Lisbon - Fatima - Lisbon (222 km)
In the morning, we will depart Lisbon for Fatima, where we will have free time to visit the Sanctuary of Fatima and the Church of the Santissima Trinidade before returning to Lisbon.
Day 4 Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba (635 km)
After breakfast, we will leave Lisbon to return to Spain. We will visit the city of Caceres where we will be free to explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, we will drive towards Andalusia, finally reaching Cordoba, where we will have dinner and stay for the night.
Day 5 Cordoba - Seville (140 km)
In the morning, we will tour Cordoba, seeing the Mosque-Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, and more. After, we will continue on our journey to Seville. The rest of the day will be free for us to spend at our own leisure.
Day 6 Seville
We will tour Seville in the morning, visiting the Parque de Maria Luisa, the Plaza de Espana, the Seville Cathedral, La Giralda, and Santa Cruz, the city's old Jewish Quarter. We may take an optional tour to the Royal Alcazar of Sevilla, or spend the rest of the afternoon in Seville at our own leisure.
Day 7 Seville - Ronda - Marbella (191 km)
On our way to Marbella, we will stop in the white village of Ronda to see its famous Puento Nuevo Bridge. After some free time here, we will continue to the Costa del Sol, arriving in Marbella, where we will eat dinner and stay overnight.
Day 8 Marbella - Tangier - Fez (544 km)
After breakfast, we will board a ferry on the southern coast of Spain that will carry us across the Bay of Gibraltar to Morocco. Once there, we will disembark and continue on a bus to the city of Tangier, where we will take a sightseeing tour before continuing to Fez for the night.
Day 9 Fez
In the morning, we will explore the narrow, 9th-century streets and alleys of Fez in the city's antique Medina district, one of the oldest of its kinds in the world, with its mosques, madrasas, and handicraft shops. We will have the afternoon free to continue to discover this charming city.
Day 10 Fez - Meknes - Rabat - Tangier (408 km)
Today, we will eat breakfast and depart to Meknes to take a panoramic tour of this imperial city. Then, we will move on to Rabat, the nation's capital, where we will visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed and Hassan Tower. Afterward, we will go to Tangier for the night.
Day 11 Tangier - Marbella (153 km)
After breakfast, we will board the ferry and return to Marbella, where we will enjoy dinner and settle into our hotel accommodations for the night.
Day 12 Marbella - Granada (180 km)
After breakfast, we will drive to Granada, where we will visit the Alhambra, the massive fortress complex built by the former Arab rulers of southern Spain. We may also take an optional trip to the Caves of Sacramonte and see a special flamenco show.
Day 13 Granada - Toledo - Madrid (433 km)
We will depart Granada for the imperial city of Toledo, the crossroads of medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. We will eat lunch and enjoy a sightseeing tour through the city's narrow streets. Afterward, we will return to Madrid in the late afternoon or early evening.