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Deal ID: JBKXZU
DATES AVAILABLE: 04-May-2018
DURATION: 16 Days

Start in Madrid, Spain’s grand capital, then visit fortified Avila with its many towers, and renaissance Salamanca. Enter Portugal and arrive in Coimbra, a charming hillside town that overlooks the Mondego River. Visit the Sanctuary of Fátima and Obidos, known as the “Wedding Present Town” because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282. Then, arrive in Henry the Navigator’s exquisite city of Lisbon. Get to know spectacular Seville before boarding a ferry for Morocco. Once on the African continent, motor along the Barbary Coast to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco

Inclusions:

  • Return airfares from Australia to Madrid
  • 15 nights accommodation in Superior hotels with private bath or shower
  • 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners
  • Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • Ferry across the Straights of Gibraltar
  • Professional tour director throughout
  • Local Guides for city sightseeing

SIGHTSEEING VISITS TO:

  • Avila, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fatima, Obidos, Casablanca

SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Serra de Estrela, Andalusia, Guadalquivir Valley, Costa del Sol, La Mancha, Middle Atlas
DATES AVAILABLE: 04-May-2018
DURATION: 16 Days

Start in Madrid, Spain’s grand capital, then visit fortified Avila with its many towers, and renaissance Salamanca. Enter Portugal and arrive in Coimbra, a charming hillside town that overlooks the Mondego River. Visit the Sanctuary of Fátima and Obidos, known as the “Wedding Present Town” because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282. Then, arrive in Henry the Navigator’s exquisite city of Lisbon. Get to know spectacular Seville before boarding a ferry for Morocco. Once on the African continent, motor along the Barbary Coast to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco

Best of Portugal, Spain & Morocco - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

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Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 04 May 2018 – Fly to Madrid

    Fly from Australia to Madrid, Spain on a premium airline

  2. 05 May 2018 – Arrive in Madrid

    Upon arrival into Madrid, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Overnight: Madrid

    Meals: Dinner

  3. 06 May 2018 – Madrid to Coimbra

    Spaniards say the Spanish capital, situated 665 metres (2,180 feet) above sea level, is the nearest thing to Heaven. It’s certainly worth making the most of today by joining the included guided sightseeing tour: a full panoramic drive by way of the Avenida Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Parliament Square, and a picture stop outside the Royal Palace. The optional trip to Toledo is most rewarding, too. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting, and even now it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art.

    Overnight: Coimbra

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. 07 May 2018 – Coimbra

    Visit ancient fortified Avila with its many towers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Salamanca and make sure you spend some time wandering around Plaza Mayor, the grandest square in Spain. Cross the frontier to Guarda, the highest town in Portugal. From here, descend to the valleys of the Serra da Estrela to Coimbra.

    Overnight: Coimbra

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. 08 May 2018 – Coimbra to Lisbon

    Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, celebrated for its beauty and ancient university. Later, travel southwards to visit the Sanctuary of Fatima, one of Europe’s most celebrated Marian shrines. Continue to fortified Obidos, one of the most picturesque towns in Portugal, before reaching Lisbon for two overnights.

    Overnight: Lisbon

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 09 May 2018 – Lisbon

    Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” On the included guided tour, see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, and the impressive Black Horse Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure- maybe in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion to coastal Estoril and Cascais.

    Overnight: Lisbon

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 10 May 2018 – Lisbon to Seville

    From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, head southwards all the way to the brilliant light of Andalusia. Admire its neat, white-painted villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs, and almonds while travelling towards magnificent Seville.

    Overnight: Seville

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. 11 May 2018 – Seville

    Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of the city’s main highlights, such as the cathedral, Alcazar, and Plaza d’Espana. Afternoon at leisure.

    Overnight: Seville

    Meals: Breakfast

  9. 12 May 2018 – Seville to Rabat

    Drive through Spain’s pretty sherry wine region and head south to the coast. Here, you will embark the ferry and cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent. Travel along what was once the infamous Barbary Coast, then continue the drive south to Rabat, one of Morocco’s imperial cities.

    Overnight: Rabat

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. 13 May 2018 – Rabat to Marrakech

    Today starts with an included guided city sightseeing tour of the country’s lively capital, including a visit to Chellah Gardens and the Casbah des Oudaias. Later, reach Morocco’s westernmost city: Casablanca. Enjoy an orientation drive in this modern city and see the illustrious Hassan II Mosque-perched dramatically on a platform over the Atlantic Ocean. One of the largest mosques in the world, its minaret soars 210 metres (689 feet) into the sky and part of the mosque’s floor is made of glass so worshippers can kneel directly over the ocean’s waters. Continue on to the “red” oasis city of Marrakesh.

    Overnight: Marrakesh

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. 14 May 2018 – Marrakech

    The highlight of this morning is included city sightseeing that will make you feel like you’ve been whisked back in time. Founded in the 9th century, Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, and vibrant public squares and souks (markets)-where buying and selling and a carnival of entertainment and fascinations occur daily. An optional excursion this evening is the perfect end to the day.

    Overnight: Marrakech

    Meals: Breakfast

  12. 15 May 2018 – Marrakech to Fez

    Today, travel through the fragrant cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountains, where a number of peaks soar above 3,962 metres (13,000 feet) in elevation. This range is home to the endangered Barbary ape, as well as wild boar and polecats. On your way north to Fez, enjoy glimpses of North African village life reminiscent of Beau Geste.

    Overnight: Fez

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. 16 May 2018 – Fez

    Ancient Fez is a city of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the Medina during included sightseeing this morning, and enjoy the maze of narrow streets through the colourful bazaars and exotic atmosphere. The madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques, and fountains dating back to the 13th century are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the afternoon, explore further on your own.

    Overnight: Fez

    Meals: Breakfast

  14. 17 May 2018 – Fez to Costa del Sol

    Today, an early departure takes you north for the ferry back to mainland Spain to the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun).

    Overnight: Costa del Sol

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. 18 May 2018 – Costa del Sol to Granada

    Drive along the Costa del Sol and head to Granada in the heart of Andalusia. On the agenda: an included guided visit of the Alahambra Complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings. With construction dating back to 889 AD, you’ll marvel at its architectural Moorish beauty and magnificent gardens. Enjoy free time to explore Granada at leisure.

    Overnight: Granada

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. 19 May 2018 – Granada to Madrid

    Travel through the very heart of Don Quixote’s La Mancha, famed for its castle and windmills. Before arriving in Madrid, visit a local wine cellar and taste some of the locally produced wines.

    Overnight: Madrid

    Meals: Breakfast

  17. 20 May 2018 – Madrid to Australia

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Make your way to the airport for your return flights home.