why we rate it
- small group so we make sure you won't be left out
- unique hotels to experience and stay in for all your comfort needs
- explore only the best of 3 beautiful countries across europe
- plenty of scenery to go around, so keep your cameras handy
- learn about the history and the stories behind every stop and fully immerse yourself in the culture
- 23 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners included in total
- specialist local guides for scheduled sightseeing
- all transfers
- private, air-conditioned transportation to get you around in style
- english-speaking spanish and portuguese tour leaders
- 14 nights in 3-4 star hotels in Spain
- 7 nights in 3-4 star hotels in Morocco
- 1 night camp in the Sahara Desert (hotel upgrade available)
day 1: madrid arrival
transfer from hotel and given madrid hop on hop off tour bus pass.
tour leader and group meet-up for drinks and tapas in the evening.
overnight in madrid.
day 2: toledo to jaen (B)
after breakfast, travel to toledo.
enjoy a guided tour of sto tome church, the cathedral, and the synagogue.
continue to jaen where there will be free time to explore.
overnight in jaen.
day 3: granada (B)
leave for the andalusian city of granada.
guided tour of alhambra palace and a visit to albaicin and generalife.
free time to explore granada on your own in the afternoon.
overnight in granada.
day 4: ronda and jerez (B)
stop at ronda for a walking tour.
continue through the 'white-washed villages' and arrive in jerez after lunch.
rest of the day at jerez to explore.
overnight in jerez.
day 5-6: seville and cordoba (B x2)
visit to a wine cellar in the morning.
depart for seville for a walking tour to the cathedral and alcazar gardens.
hit the streets at night for tapas and bar hopping.
overnight in seville.
day 7-8: jabugo to lisbon (B x2, D x2)
head for lisbon, portugal.
stopover at Jabugo village.
lunch in Beja before arriving in Lisbon and checking into the hotel.
enjoy free time before group dinner.
the following day, you're free to explore at your own leisure.
in the evening, there will be drinks and dinner at a local restaurant with your portuguese tour leader.
overnight in lisbon.
day 9: sintra and pena palace
a visit to sintra, more specifically, the pena palace with a guide for a history lesson.
from sintra, you'll travel to cascais for amazing views at cabo da roca.
return to lisbon for the night.
day 10: fatima pilgrimage site (B)
depart lisbon for obidos for some free time to explore.
fatima is the destination of the day, where a guide will show you religious landmarks.
overnight in fatima.
day 11-12: porto sights and bodega (B x2)
travel to coimbra after breakfast.
after a walking tour, continue to porto for the rest of the day to explore on your own.
the following morning, you'll spend with your local guide sightseeing in porto.
this is followed by a visit to famous wine bodegas of porto.
free time in the afternoon to shop or stroll along the riverside.
overnight in porto.
day 13: douro wine region (B, D)
head inland to guimaraes for a leisurely walk around town.
travel through the picturesque douro river region to viseu.
overnight in viseu.
day 14: salamanca and madrid (B)
brief return to spain for salamanca.
you'll explore the backstreets of this beautiful city with a guide before returning to madrid.
on a guided coach tour, you'll be shown important sites before checking into your hotel for the last night in spain.
day 15: welcome to morocco (B)
transfer to airport for flight to marrakech.
transfer from marrakech airport to hotel in town centre.
rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure.
(flight from madrid to marrakech is not included in the cost of this tour)
day 16: marrakech city tour (B, D)
visit the majorelle gardens in marrakech.
come afternoon, you'll enjoy a guided walking tour.
overnight in marrakech.
day 17: ait benhaddou and ouarzazate (B, L, D)
traverse the haouz plains and high atlas mountains to explore the fort of ait benhaddou.
you'll then head south to ouarzazate.
overnight in ourzazate.
day 18: camel trek into the sahara (B, L, D)
make your way through palm trees, rose fields, and todra gorge on your way to the sahara.
after exploring the gorge, drive to merzouga for afternoon at your leisure.
you'll then hope onto your camels for a journey through the desert before spending the night at berber camp.
day 19: journey to fes (B, L)
depart for return to merzouga on camels.
return to the road after breakfast for the long drive to fes.
stop at ifrane before arriving in fes in the early evening.
overnight in fes.
day 20: fes sightseeing (B)
guided tour of fes.
ovenright in fes.
day 21: volubilis and meknes (B)
depart fes for volubilis.
meknes is the next stop to witness one of morocco's four imperial cities.
continue to overnight stop at rabat after lunch and free time.
day 22: rabat and casablanca (B)
guided tour of rabat.
after lunch, travel to casablanca to visit the hassan II mosque.
return to marrakech for final night.
day 23: marrakech (B)
make your own way to airport for onward flight.
the travel project can exclusively customise your package by including:
- flights from all major cities, globally
- travel insurance
- additional nights
- activity requests
to customise this package into your own awesome itinerary, enquire here!
departs: madrid, spain
finishes: marrakech, morocco
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