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18-Day Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco Tour from Madrid

Tour code: 800-5881
From USD $2369.35
  • Available: Tue
  • Depart from: Madrid, Spain
  • Language: English; Spanish
  • Duration: 18 Days 17 Nights

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Highlights:

Visit Alcobaca, Avila, Batalha, Caceres, Coimbra, Cordoba, Fatima, Granada, Lisbon, Nazare, Porto, Ronda, Salamanca, Seville, Toledo, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, Rabat.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Porto (450 km)
  • Day 2
    Porto
  • Day 3
    Porto - Coimbra - Fatima (193 km)
  • Day 4
    Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Lisbon (176 km)
  • Day 5
    Lisbon
  • Day 6
    Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba (523 km)
  • Day 7
    Cordoba - Seville (145 km)
  • Day 8
    Seville
  • Day 9
    Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol (179 km)
  • Day 10
    Costa del Sol
  • Day 11
    Costa del Sol - Tarifa - Tangier - Rabat - Casablanca (489 km)
  • Day 12
    Casablanca - Marrakech (219 km)
  • Day 13
    Marrakech - Meknes - Fes (409 km)
  • Day 14
    Fes
  • Day 15
    Fes - Tangier - Tarifa - Costa del Sol (541 km)
  • Day 16
    Costa del Sol
  • Day 17
    Costa del Sol - Granada (201 km)
  • Day 18
    Granada - Toledo - Madrid (440 km)
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Day 1 Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Porto (450 km)

At 8:30am, guests should at the specified departure location in the underground parking lot of the Plaza de Orienteat. Our journey will begin as we drive out of Madrid on our way to Avila, where we can still see the medieval walls surrounding this city. We will make a brief stop to explore the area before continuing to Salamanca, where we will explore this university town. After crossing the border into Portugal, we will arrive in Porto, where we will check into our hotel for the night.

Day 2 Porto

Today, we will embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, during which we will admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange Building and Santa Clara Church. In the afternoon, we will have the option of visiting a beloved winery in the region to sample famous port wine. Afterwards, we will go to our hotel for the evening.

Day 3 Porto - Coimbra - Fatima (193 km)

Today, we will make our way to Coimbra, home to one of Europe's oldest universities and the birth of Fado music, where we will spend some free time. Then, we will continue to Fatima, an important pilgrimage site for Christians, where we will be able to visit the impressive Basilica, the cave where an image of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared and the Chapel of the Apparitions. In the evening, we can observe the beautiful procession of the candles.

Day 4 Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Lisbon (176 km)

After breakfast at our hotel, we will depart to the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline styles. Then, we will continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare, where we will have some free time to explore. After that, we will continue to Alcobaca to visit the local monastery and admire the tombs of important local religious figures. Afterwards, we will continue to Lisbon for the night. In the evening, we can attend a performance of Fado, a traditional type of Portuguese song and dance.

Day 5 Lisbon

After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on a sightseeing tour of ancient Olissipo, driving through its main squares and avenues. Along the way, we will see Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, the Monument of Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. We will be able to spend the afternoon at leisure around the Alfama District.

Day 6 Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba (523 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave at 7:30am to travel to Caceres, considered a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. We will walk through the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town, where we will be able to see the historical Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, we will continue to Cordoba, once the capital of the Islamic Caliphate in Spain. We will enjoy dinner before checking into our local hotel.

Day 7 Cordoba - Seville (145 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a tour of Cordoba, seeing its impressive Mosque-Cathedral, the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter and more. In the afternoon, we will drive to Sevilla, where we will enjoy dinner and check into the hotel.

Day 8 Seville

Today, we will go on a sightseeing tour around Seville, visiting the Cathedral, which is the second largest Catholic church in the world after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; we will also see the Santa Cruz Quarter, Maria Luisa Park and the Plaza de Espana. We will be able to spend the afternoon at our own leisure or take an optional Flamenco tour.

Day 9 Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol (179 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive past small countryside villages on our way to Ronda, where we will spend some free time admiring this town of Celtic origin, taking in marvelous views of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon, we will continue to the Costa del Sol, an important international tourist area.

Day 10 Costa del Sol

Guests can spend their day in leisure today, relaxing on the wonderful beaches of Costa del Sol.

Day 11 Costa del Sol - Tarifa - Tangier - Rabat - Casablanca (489 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive along the picturesque tourist route out of Costa del Sol, passing through internationally renowned locales like Marbella and Puerto Banus. When we reach Tarifa, we will take a ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar as we journey to Morocco. We will disembark the ferry in Tangier, where we will proceed south to Rabat, where we will take a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the Royal Palace, the Hassan Tower and the Mohamed V Mausoleum. Afterwards, we will continue to Casablanca, where we will enjoy the rest of the day at our own leisure.

Day 12 Casablanca - Marrakech (219 km)

Today, we will enjoy a panoramic city tour through the most interesting sections of Casablanca, including visits to Anfa Boulevard, Nations Square, the Hassan II Mosque and residential areas. Then, we will make our way to Marrakech, where we will sightsee at the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs and Bay Palace. We will also walk around the Medina, stop by the souks and enjoy the magic of Jma el Fnaa Square. After dinner, guests can choose to attend a show at Chez Ali Fantasia.

Day 13 Marrakech - Meknes - Fes (409 km)

After breakfast, we will travel to Meknes, an old walled imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. Once there, we will admire the great Bab el Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco. Afterwards, we will continue travelling to Fes, one of the most monumental of the imperial cities. The University of Karaouyne is one of the oldest Muslim theological schools in the world.

Day 14 Fes

Today in Fes, we will enjoy a city tour that visits some of the most ancient and monumental sites in the city, including the Royal Palace and its 7 gates, the Jewish Quarter, the Gate of Bab Bou Jeloud, the Medina and Fes el Bali. The afternoon will be free for guests to spend at their own leisure. We will enjoy dinner in the evening, and afterwards, guests can either return to the hotel or see an optional evening show.

Day 15 Fes - Tangier - Tarifa - Costa del Sol (541 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart to Tangier, where we will transfer to the pier to board the ferry to travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. When we arrive in Costa del Sol, we will enjoy dinner and check into the hotel.

Day 16 Costa del Sol

Guests can spend their day in leisure today, relaxing on the wonderful beaches of Costa del Sol.

Day 17 Costa del Sol - Granada (201 km)

After breakfast, we will travel to the city of Granada, where we will visit the famous Alhambra palace complex and the Generalife Gardens, which have inspired several writers and artists with their beauty. Later, we can attend an optional gypsy flamenco show in the Sacromonte Quarter.

Day 18 Granada - Toledo - Madrid (440 km)

Today we will drive to Toledo - World Heritage City - where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. We will have a short guided tour of this historical old town throught its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous "Damasquinado" (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Later we will continue to Madrid.

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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