Summary

This amazing Portugal, Spain and Morocco Itinerary from Lisbon (14 days) will offer you the opportunity to visit 3 countries during the same trip: Portugal and Spain in Europe and Morocco in Africa. This Tour from Lisbon to Morocco through Spain will start in Portugal continuing to Spain where you will visit cities such as Cáceres, Seville, Ronda and Torremolinos. You will then travel to Tarifa to board the ferry and cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier in Morocco. In Morocco, you will discover cities such as Tangier, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakesh and Rabat, then return to Spain and visit Granada, Toledo and Madrid. You will then travel towards the region of Extremadura and arrive in Trujillo, birthplace of Spanish conquerors. After crossing the Portuguese border, you will arrive in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located on the northern banks of the River Tagus. If you are a single traveller willing to join a group, this tour also suits you as you can be accommodated in a single room (Single Room Supplement: 430 €). This is a group guided tour (also suitable for solo travellers) that starts in Lisbon every Thursday from March 31, 2022 to October 27, 2022.

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Maria

Maria

Local travel expert in Spain

I speak English and Spanish. I studied tourism in Madrid, and I have more than 7 years’ work experience in travel agencies. My passion for travelling around Spain and Europe, made me discover new places and offer different routes around my country and some of its neighbours.

Itinerary


In the morning, you will depart towards the border of Portugal with Spain and arrive in Cáceres where you will have free time to discover its Plaza Mayor and walk through the Old Town of Cáceres and its famous medieval quarter, very well preserved and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy lunch on your own.

You will continue your trip to Andalusia and arrive in Seville.

Dinner and accommodation in Seville.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Seville, visiting the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de España (Spanish Square) with a panoramic sightseeing of the city. You will see Seville Cathedral known as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, and its bell tower, called the Giralda and the typical neighbourhood of Santa Cruz with its streets, squares and narrow alleys. The Giralda was built during the reign of the Almohad dynasty with a Renaissance-style belfry added by the Catholics and was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

If you wish, you can optionally navigate the Guadalquivir river and enjoy a panoramic view of the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro) that received its name because it was originally covered in golden tiles.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the evening, you can more also enjoy an optional activity, such as attending a flamenco show.

Accommodation in Seville.

The day will begin by following the Route of the White Villages and Ronda. The city is situated in a mountainous area on a plateau cut by a deep gorge carved by the Guadalevín River about 750 m above mean sea level. The picturesque panorama of the city and the variety of its monuments has made Ronda a remarkable tourist centre.

You will have some free time in Ronda to enjoy the city on your own, after which you will depart for Costa del Sol.

Dinner and accommodation in Torremolinos.

In the morning, you will travel to Tarifa in order to board the ferry crossing the Strait of Gibraltar towards Tangier. The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates two continents: Europe and Africa.

After arriving in Tangier, Morocco you will enjoy a guided tour to discover the surroundings of Tangier, and visit the Caves of Hercules, an archaeological cave complex located in Cape Spartel, about 14 km west of Tangier.

In the afternoon you will have some free time for lunch.

After lunch, you can enjoy an extra excursion to know all the Andalusian remains of the north of Morocco.

Dinner and accommodation in Tangier.

After breakfast, you will depart towards Fez. You will make a stop in Volubilis to visit the Roman ruins of the city, the main road Decumanus Maximus, which begins at the gate of Tangier and ends at the Triumphal Arch of Caracalla, built in 217 AD. It is paved and surrounded by spacious and decorated houses.

You will continue your journey to Meknes, one of the imperial cities that became the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail. You will visit its medina, its El Hedim square and its famous Bab Mansour gate, probably the most beautiful in Morocco.

In the afternoon, you will arrive in Fez.

Dinner and accommodation in Fez.

In the morning, you will visit Fez, founded in 789 by Idriss 1st, who made it the first imperial capital of Morocco. Fez is the current intellectual and religious capital of Morocco. You will start with a panoramic tour from the hotel to visit the royal palace and its 7 gates or Dar Al-Makhzen on the way to the fascinating world of the medina of Fez El Bali, the oldest and most extensive in Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 785 mosques and more than 2,000 squares, streets and alleys that represent a labyrinthine return in time. From Bab Bou Jeloud to Es-Seffarine square, you will enjoy a journey through the centuries starting in the 9th century to the 19th century. Along the walk, you will discover how these alleys are structured, and see the different constructions that make up the walls of the medina, in addition from its artisan guilds and neighborhoods, such as leather tanners or more seamstresses. You will see the Medersa, the oldest university in the world, and we will finish the tour with the sound of the hammer of the potters working the copper as they did hundreds of years ago.

You will enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant.

After lunch, you will have free time. You are recommended to take an optional excursion to explore the medina and see the handicraft and carpet tour, if you are interested in learning about the art or buying.

Accommodation in Fez.

After breakfast, you will depart to Casablanca, the economic capital of the country. You will have some free time for lunch that could be enjoyed along its famous Corniche. You will visit the Great Hassan II Mosque, which was built by more than 3,000 artisans. It’s the second tallest mosque in the world with its minaret reaching 210 metres. Built partly on the sea, it is a religious and cultural complex, built on nine hectares and includes a prayer room, an ablution room, bathrooms, a Koranic school (madrasa), a library and a museum.

Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon.

Dinner and accommodation in Marrakesh.

In the morning, you will enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, another important imperial city and historical capital. The tour will start from the Koutoubia Mosque, which is the symbol of the city and has been formerly used as a bookstore. You will continue to the sumptuous Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century by hundreds of artisans from Fez. You will continue from the Jewish quarter or Mellah to the Jemaa El-Fnaa square, a living museum and intangible cultural heritage of Humanity, where storytellers, snake charmers, jugglers, dancers and more, constitute an authentic court of miracles. You will continue through the souk and its alleys full of businesses, workshops and terraces to meet the guilds of carpenters, sharpeners and a Berber pharmacy of remedies and natural products mostly from argan and derivatives.

Lunch in a typical restaurant and free afternoon.

After lunch, you are more recommended to do some extra activities to complete the experience in this unique city.

Accommodation in Marrakesh.

After breakfast, you will leave for the administrative capital of the country, Rabat, one of the imperial cities and official residence of the royal family. Upon arrival you will visit its key attractions such as the Tour Hassan, an unfinished mosque that rises dominating the esplanade with more than 200 columns and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, built in memory of the sultan who achieved the independence of the country. The royal guards, in colorful gala dress, guard the entrance to the monument on horseback.

You will have a free afternoon to stroll through the medina, visit the Kasbah of Oudayas listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy a promenade on the banks of the Bou Regreg river.

Dinner and accommodation in Rabat.

In the morning, you will depart for Tangier to board the ferry and cross the Strait of Gibraltar back to Spain.

Dinner and accommodation in Torremolinos.

In the morning, you will travel to Granada where you will visit the spectacular group of monuments of Alhambra and Generalife, former residence of the Moorish kings, with its magnificent fountains, gardens and arches, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Generalife is located outside the walls of Alhambra and is made up of a set of buildings, patios and gardens, which make it one of the greatest attractions of the city of Granada, and, together with Alhambra, one of the most outstanding architectural ensembles of Muslim civil architecture.

Dinner and accommodation in Granada. Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attendance of a typical show of gipsy flamenco.

After breakfast you will travel to Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage. Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as the "City of the Three Cultures" for the cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history. Among its buildings are found the Church of Saint Mary, built in Gothic style in the thirteenth century, and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, a remarkable combination of Gothic-Spanish-Flemish style built in the fifteenth century.

Lunch and city sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and alleys.

Accommodation in Madrid.

In the morning, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Madrid, the capital of Spain, to get acquainted with this monumental city and see the most important buildings, avenues and squares: Gran Via, Plaza de España, Plaza de Oriente which stands in front of the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), Cibeles fountain and Columbus square, Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo de la Castellana, etc.

In the afternoon, this tour offers you the possibility to continue exploring Madrid by your own.

Accommodation in Madrid.

On the last day of the itinerary, you will depart from Madrid towards the region of Extremadura and arrive in Trujillo, birthplace of Spanish conquerors. In Trujillo, you will have some free time to discover its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor.

After crossing the Portuguese border, you depart towards Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located on the northern banks of the River Tagus.

Arrival in Lisbon and end of services.

Prices

Travel dates

Every Thursday (from March 31, 2022 to October 27, 2022)

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

6 Pers.

18 Pers.

4* Hotels (January - June; November, December)

1495€

1495€

1495€

4* Hotels (July, August, September, October)

1565€

1565€

1565€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 6 Pers. 18 Pers.

Every Thursday (from March 31, 2022 to October 27, 2022)

4* Hotels (January - June; November, December) 1495€ 1495€ 1495€
4* Hotels (July, August, September, October) 1565€ 1565€ 1565€

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at 4-star hotels;
  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Lunch on day 2, 6, 8, 12 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 of the itinerary;
  • Transportation according to the entire itinerary (bus with free WI-FI onboard);
  • Sightseeing tour with local guide in Seville, Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, Granada, Toledo and Madrid;
  • Multilingual tour escort;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Fast-ferry tickets.

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