Europe & Britain First Class 2018: Spain Morocco and Portugal Summer 2018

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018

Ornate architectural wonders, the scent of spice markets and warm Mediterranean sun are yours to explore. Wander down Madrid's Gran Via, visit the exquisite Alhambra Palace and learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina. Travel to the seafaring city of Lisbon, Fatima, the site of religious miracles, and cross in to Spain to admire the rare beauty of Salamanca.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Fez, Marrakesh, Seville and Lisbon
  • Orientation of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fatima and Salamanca
  • View Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Royal Palace in Rabat, Belem Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fatima
  • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tome in Toledo, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
Dining Highlights
  • 15 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners with local wine
  • 3 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call 718 442 8000 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13900116

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
16 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridArrive Madrid (2 Nights): Colour outside the lines on this unforgettable encounter with the intoxicating lands of Spain, Portugal and Morocco, kicking off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. March to the trill of the flamenco guitar, exploring the city's vibrant streets before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sites.Welcome Reception
Melia Castilla
Day 2MadridMadrid Sightseeing: Join a Local Specialist on this day of discovery, including views of the iconic Cibeles fountain, the bustling Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol, Madrid's most famous square. At Plaza de Espana, we admire the monument to Cervantes and his beloved characters of Don Quixote before spending the rest of the day at leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia or encounter the greatest collection of Spanish art in the world at El Prado. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3GranadaMadrid - Toledo - Granada: Witness the influence of Christians, Muslims and Jews that has spanned centuries in the imperial city of Toledo. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you to visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition of steel manufacturing and moulding during a Cultural Insight at a local steel factory before meandering through the breathtaking Andalucian landscape to Granada where we'll spend tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Allegro
Day 4Costa del SolGranada - Costa del Sol: Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs and admire the incredible Alhambra Palace, a 14th century fortress that is said to have been inspired by poetry and reflects the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit exploring its intricate designs, tranquil gardens and colossal walls. We leave the ornate palaces and fountains behind and continue to the famous Costa del Sol and sophisticated Marbella where we will spend tonight. Buffet Breakfast
NH Marbella
Day 5FezCosta del Sol - Fez (2 Nights): 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 the Imperial city of Fez, with its ancient walled city - our home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Marriott
Day 6FezFez Sightseeing: Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. Meander through the fascinating Medina of Fez, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure visiting the madrasa, zaouia and palaces of this fascinating city, or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes, with its medieval medina and harmonious Islamic and European styles. Buffet Breakfast
Day 7MarrakeshFez - Marrakesh (2 Nights): Departing Fez, we journey west through the green and golden landscape which turns to rusty red en route to the vibrant city of Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy of a city that is said to have been the favourite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. Relax after your journey or spend the evening enjoying an authentic Moroccan show.Buffet Breakfast
Le Meridien N'Fis
Day 8MarrakeshMarrakesh Sightseeing: We join a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour through the charming streets of Marrakesh. Visit the exquisitely detailed Bahia Palace and soak up the spirited atmosphere in the Old Quarter's Djemaa el Fna Square - the sight of palm readers, acrobats and snake charmers conjure up visions of a Morocco that has remained unchanged for centuries. We'll visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a fascinating Cultural Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients, spending the rest of the day at leisure. Meander through lush gardens, try your hand at haggling for the best bargains at the city's souks or perhaps visit a local Berber village. This evening, dine at your hotel before heading back to Djemaa for a night of music and dancing you'll never forget.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9TangierMarrakesh - Casablanca - Rabat - Tangier: We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city immortalised by Hollywood. We meander along the city's picturesque Corniche and enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world's tallest minaret before venturing to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and 19th century Royal Palace, the residence of the Moroccan Royal Family. We arrive in Tangier later this evening where we will dine in our hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
El Minzah
Day 10SevilleTangier - Seville (2 Nights): Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey through Jerez, most famous for being the home of Spanish sherry. We drive through Andalucia and arrive in the beguiling city of Seville - our home for the next two nights. Where better to experience the passion of flamenco than the city that invented this fiery dance? Embrace the intoxicating sights of colourful twirling skirts and the clapping sounds of castanets as you watch a traditional performance this evening. Buffet Breakfast
Melia Lebreros
Day 11SevilleSeville Sightseeing: Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park, the showcase for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929, and visit the imposing Plaza de Espana. See Christopher Columbus' ornate tomb in the Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and enjoy a walk through the lovely historic Jewish Quarter.Buffet Breakfast
Day 12LisbonSeville - Lisbon (2 Nights): Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamon and the Rio Tinto mines. We cross into the golden fields of the Alentejo region, the gastronomic soul of Portugal. Enjoy a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a local stud farm where Lusitano horses have been reared since the 18th century before arriving in Lisbon this afternoon. Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Olissippo Marques De Sa
Day 13LisbonLisbon Sightseeing: Explore the centuries-old seafaring heritage of the Portuguese, paying tribute to the great explorers who bravely set off from Portugal's shores to discover the new world. See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, Belem Tower and the quaint Alfama district, home to the melancholic fado. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery before spending free time exploring the city's quaint bairros or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril.Buffet Breakfast
Day 14SalamancaLisbon - Fatima - Salamanca: We trace the path of pilgrims who for decades have ventured north to the celebrated shrine at Fatima to pray to the Virgin Mary and see the site of celebrated religious miracles. Departing Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city of Salamanca - La Dorada, so named for its sun-kissed golden, orange and pink facades which we will have an opportunity to explore during an orientation tour, including a visit to the Plaza Mayor.Buffet Breakfast
Gran Corona Sol
Day 15MadridSalamanca - Madrid: Traversing the dramatic Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains we arrive in Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. Indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Via or relax in one of the plazas and people watch. This evening we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
NH Collection Eurobuilding
Day 16Depart MadridDepart Madrid: Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal comes to an end this morning. All that's left is to say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an unforgettable experience shared. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/27/2018$3,095.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/03/2018$3,095.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/10/2018$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/17/2018$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/24/2018$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/01/2018$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/11/2018$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/16/2018$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/20/2018$3,325.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/28/2018$3,350.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
01/05/2019$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/19/2019$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/02/2019$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/23/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/02/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/09/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/16/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/23/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/30/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/06/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/13/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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