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Treasures of Spain, Portugal and Morocco

from

$5150

Days

17

Operated by Insight Vacations
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Start of an Adventure!

Join your Travel Director for a delicious Welcome Dinner and the chance to get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 1
Welcome to Madrid!

Day 2

The Best of Madrid

Travel down the beautiful boulevards to the Cibeles Fountain on the wide Paseo de la Castellana. Cross the Puerta del Sol and see the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de España.

Day 2
Admire the beauty of the Cibeles Fountain
Day 2
Get your picture with the famous fountain
Day 2
Up close with the Monumento Cervantes in the Plaza de España

A sure highlight is when you join an art historian to explore the Prado Museum, a magnificent palace housing works by Velazquez, Goya, Rubens and other masters.

Day 2
Visit and explore the works of art at the Prado Museum

Journey past the walls of Ávila en route to Salamanca, with its honey-coloured cathedral and 16th century university buildings.

Day 2
View of the historic city of Salamanca and Enrique Esteban bridge

Day 3

Sanctuary in Fatima

Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains en route to Fátima. Join the pilgrims flocking into the great basilica.

Day 3
Tour the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima
Day 3
Behold the beauty of the religious buildings

Your travels continue to Lisbon.

Day 3
En route to Lisbon!

Day 4

Explore the Wonders of Lisbon

Exploring takes you along the avenues of the Lower Town to the Terreiro do Paço with a visit to the Belém Quarter. Enjoy a taste of the famous Pastéis de Belém.

Day 4
UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lisbon
Day 4
Enjoy a pastry in the quarter!

View the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the more ancient Belém Tower, a fortress that was originally set in the middle of the river.

Day 4
"Tower of St. Vincent"
Day 4
Beautiful views from the tower
Day 4
Get the perfect shot!

Visit the 500-year-old Jerónimos Monastery with its Manueline architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4
Beautiful architecture of the Jerónimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 5

En Route to Seville

Journey to Seville to join your Local Expert for a tour of the immense Seville Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus.

Day 5
Views of the stunning Seville
Day 5
Visit the Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus

See the slender Giralda Tower, the former minaret of the Great Mosque. Continue your exploration through the labyrinthine narrow streets and shady squares of the Santa Cruz Quarter.

Day 5
Tall tower of Giralda

Day 6

Sightsee the Beauty of Seville

This day is yours to completely relax or continue exploring this fascinating city. Experience the Córdoba and visit the magnificent Mezquita.

Day 6
Take a ride down the canal in Seville

Enjoy an evening of food and wine while you are entertained by throbbing guitars, lamenting solos, colourful dancers and the rhythmic stomp of flamenco.

Day 6
Try the tapas for dinner, would definitely recommend!

Day 7

Next Stop, Morocco

Set sail across the Straits of Gibraltar to reach Morocco - a land of musky spices and colourful souks. Your travels continue to Fes, Morocco’s most ancient imperial city.

Day 7
Gate to ancient medina of Fes

Day 8

Ancient Fes

Explore this walled city of hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops. Walk through the souks and pass one of the world’s oldest universities.

Day 8
University of Al Quaraouiyine - considered by the Guinness World Records and UNESCO as the oldest university in the world

Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making and gain an insight into the motifs and colours used in the designs.

Day 8
Educate yourself on the craft of carpet making

Day 9

High Road to Marrakesh

See the Middle Atlas Mountains and mud-walled villages as you journey to Marrakesh.

Day 9
Drive through the glorious mountains en route to Marrakesh
Day 9
Marrakesh from above

Day 10

A Day in Marrakesh

An exploration with your Local Expert will show you the Medina with its many souks and the Koutoubia Minaret dominating the skyline.

Day 10
Koutoubia Minaret
Look upon the sea of locals and tourists shopping in the market

Visit the intricately decorated Palais Bahia, intended to be the greatest palace of its time when it was built in the late 19th century.

Day 10
The beautifully decorated Bahia Palace

Day 11

Explore the City of Casablanca

Journey to the west coast of Africa to reach Casablanca. You will also see Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the très chic seaside strip, lined with trendy restaurants and cafes.

Day 11
Captivating Casablanca
Day 11
Hassan II Mosque

Day 12

On to Morocco's Port City

Travel north to Rabat, to see the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower with your Local Expert.

Your journey continues to Morocco’s great port of Tangier, overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. Enjoy beautiful views where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean.

Day 12
Welcome to Tangier!

Day 13

On to the Beaches

Cross the water to Spain and continue on to Gibraltar. Meet your Local Expert for a guided tour of the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael’s Cave and see the Barbary Apes.

Day 13
426 m high
Day 13
What a sight!
Day 13
Walk through the wonders of St. Michael's Cave

Travel through the green hills to the north of Costa del Sol, which translates to Coast of the Sun, to the white-washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens and take in the views of the coast.

Day 13
How can it get better than this?

Day 14

Enjoy Costa del Sol

Enjoy the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savour the specialities in the local restaurants.

Day 15

Journey to the Countryside

Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region and stop at the rural mill-factory of Almazara to taste a selection of different oils with locally made farmer bread and then continue to Alfarnatejo.

Day 15
Alfarnatejo, a town and municipality in the province of Málaga

Walk the town centre to see the 18th century Iglesia del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla. Continue to Granada, where overlooking the town stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra.

Day 16

Back to Madrid

Your journey continues to the north, through countryside immortalised by Cervantes fictional hero, Don Quixote.

Day 16
Enjoy a little bit of the countryside - road to windmills in Consuegra

On return to Madrid, toast your travels with your newfound friends during a lively Celebration Dinner of delicious food and wine at a local restaurant.

Day 16
Experience the night life and bright lights in the city!
Day 16
Spanish cuisine and wine to end the night :)

Day 17

Depart Madrid

Farewell!

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Treasures Of Spain, Portugal And Morocco

from

$5150

Days

17

Operated by Insight Vacations
  • Itinerary
  • Overview
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Itinerary

Day 1

Start Of An Adventure!

Join your Travel Director for a delicious Welcome Dinner and the chance to get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 1
Welcome to Madrid!

Day 2

The Best Of Madrid

Travel down the beautiful boulevards to the Cibeles Fountain on the wide Paseo de la Castellana. Cross the Puerta del Sol and see the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de España.

Day 2
Admire the beauty of the Cibeles Fountain
Day 2
Get your picture with the famous fountain
Day 2
Up close with the Monumento Cervantes in the Plaza de España

A sure highlight is when you join an art historian to explore the Prado Museum, a magnificent palace housing works by Velazquez, Goya, Rubens and other masters.

Day 2
Visit and explore the works of art at the Prado Museum

Journey past the walls of Ávila en route to Salamanca, with its honey-coloured cathedral and 16th century university buildings.

Day 2
View of the historic city of Salamanca and Enrique Esteban bridge

Day 3

Sanctuary In Fatima

Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains en route to Fátima. Join the pilgrims flocking into the great basilica.

Day 3
Tour the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima
Day 3
Behold the beauty of the religious buildings

Your travels continue to Lisbon.

Day 3
En route to Lisbon!

Day 4

Explore The Wonders Of Lisbon

Exploring takes you along the avenues of the Lower Town to the Terreiro do Paço with a visit to the Belém Quarter. Enjoy a taste of the famous Pastéis de Belém.

Day 4
UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lisbon
Day 4
Enjoy a pastry in the quarter!

View the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the more ancient Belém Tower, a fortress that was originally set in the middle of the river.

Day 4
"Tower of St. Vincent"
Day 4
Beautiful views from the tower
Day 4
Get the perfect shot!

Visit the 500-year-old Jerónimos Monastery with its Manueline architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4
Beautiful architecture of the Jerónimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 5

En Route To Seville

Journey to Seville to join your Local Expert for a tour of the immense Seville Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus.

Day 5
Views of the stunning Seville
Day 5
Visit the Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus

See the slender Giralda Tower, the former minaret of the Great Mosque. Continue your exploration through the labyrinthine narrow streets and shady squares of the Santa Cruz Quarter.

Day 5
Tall tower of Giralda

Day 6

Sightsee The Beauty Of Seville

This day is yours to completely relax or continue exploring this fascinating city. Experience the Córdoba and visit the magnificent Mezquita.

Day 6
Take a ride down the canal in Seville

Enjoy an evening of food and wine while you are entertained by throbbing guitars, lamenting solos, colourful dancers and the rhythmic stomp of flamenco.

Day 6
Try the tapas for dinner, would definitely recommend!

Day 7

Next Stop, Morocco

Set sail across the Straits of Gibraltar to reach Morocco - a land of musky spices and colourful souks. Your travels continue to Fes, Morocco’s most ancient imperial city.

Day 7
Gate to ancient medina of Fes

Day 8

Ancient Fes

Explore this walled city of hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops. Walk through the souks and pass one of the world’s oldest universities.

Day 8
University of Al Quaraouiyine - considered by the Guinness World Records and UNESCO as the oldest university in the world

Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making and gain an insight into the motifs and colours used in the designs.

Day 8
Educate yourself on the craft of carpet making

Day 9

High Road To Marrakesh

See the Middle Atlas Mountains and mud-walled villages as you journey to Marrakesh.

Day 9
Drive through the glorious mountains en route to Marrakesh
Day 9
Marrakesh from above

Day 10

A Day In Marrakesh

An exploration with your Local Expert will show you the Medina with its many souks and the Koutoubia Minaret dominating the skyline.

Day 10
Koutoubia Minaret
Look upon the sea of locals and tourists shopping in the market

Visit the intricately decorated Palais Bahia, intended to be the greatest palace of its time when it was built in the late 19th century.

Day 10
The beautifully decorated Bahia Palace

Day 11

Explore The City Of Casablanca

Journey to the west coast of Africa to reach Casablanca. You will also see Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the très chic seaside strip, lined with trendy restaurants and cafes.

Day 11
Captivating Casablanca
Day 11
Hassan II Mosque

Day 12

On To Morocco's Port City

Travel north to Rabat, to see the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower with your Local Expert.

Your journey continues to Morocco’s great port of Tangier, overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. Enjoy beautiful views where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean.

Day 12
Welcome to Tangier!

Day 13

On To The Beaches

Cross the water to Spain and continue on to Gibraltar. Meet your Local Expert for a guided tour of the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael’s Cave and see the Barbary Apes.

Day 13
426 m high
Day 13
What a sight!
Day 13
Walk through the wonders of St. Michael's Cave

Travel through the green hills to the north of Costa del Sol, which translates to Coast of the Sun, to the white-washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens and take in the views of the coast.

Day 13
How can it get better than this?

Day 14

Enjoy Costa Del Sol

Enjoy the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savour the specialities in the local restaurants.

Day 15

Journey To The Countryside

Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region and stop at the rural mill-factory of Almazara to taste a selection of different oils with locally made farmer bread and then continue to Alfarnatejo.

Day 15
Alfarnatejo, a town and municipality in the province of Málaga

Walk the town centre to see the 18th century Iglesia del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla. Continue to Granada, where overlooking the town stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra.

Day 16

Back To Madrid

Your journey continues to the north, through countryside immortalised by Cervantes fictional hero, Don Quixote.

Day 16
Enjoy a little bit of the countryside - road to windmills in Consuegra

On return to Madrid, toast your travels with your newfound friends during a lively Celebration Dinner of delicious food and wine at a local restaurant.

Day 16
Experience the night life and bright lights in the city!
Day 16
Spanish cuisine and wine to end the night :)

Day 17

Depart Madrid

Farewell!