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Spain, Morocco & Portugal (Winter)
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Immerse yourself & dive into the culture of unforgettable destinations with our sexy new trip to Spain, Morocco & Portugal! This trip is the perfect blend of culture & fun. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada & the Rock of Gibraltar, shop up a storm in the souks of Marrakech & discover the nightlife of Lisbon.


Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 160920
Starts: Madrid, Spain Finishes: Madrid, Spain
You will visit
  • Madrid
  • Granada
  • Fez
  • Marrakech
  • Tangier
  • Seville
  • Lisbon

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Madrid

Check-in to the hotel and head straight out into Madrid to get a feel for the city’s high energy life style. Moving to a whole lot of different beats, Madrid is packed with diverse barrios (neighbourhoods), lively plazas and a healthy nightlife. Later, meet up with the other Contiki travellers and your Trip Manager over dinner.

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Day 2: Madrid

It's easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. Madrid is the culinary capital, the artistic centre and the night life hotspot of Spain so start your adventure here!

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Day 3: Madrid to Granada

Head south taking in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the way. Arrive in the historic and cultural hub of Grenada. Tonight, learn why Granada’s got such a reputation for amazing food. Try their fresh seafood, eat some more tapas (perfect for trying a bit of everything) and for dessert, the speciality Arab pastries are just right!

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Day 4: Granada

Start the day with an optional excursion through the old Muslim quarter of Albaicin. Walk past historic mansions with walled gardens and find cute little tea and cake shops on the cobbled streets. Our Local Guide will show the group through La Cartuja Monastery and the Capilla Real where you’ll see the tombs of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella – heads of the fallen Spanish empire. Next up: the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Alhambra. We’ve got a specialist Alhambra guide who will bring the magic of this former home of the sultans to life. Take a walk through the complex of fortifications, sumptuous palaces and gardens.

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Day 5: Granada to Fez

Across the Strait of Gibraltar to the continent of Africa, past the Rif Mountains to the medieval capital of Morocco, Fez. Prepare to be amazed by the best preserved old city in the Arab world, the Medina. Soak it all up, as you discover this colourful city and take in all the vibrant sights, sounds and smells it has to offer.

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Day 6: Fez

Today is all about exploring. Go local with an action packed day of sightseeing; visit the Royal Palace, soak in the spectacular views of one of the oldest cities in Morocco dating back to the 9th Century, tour the walls of the Medina of Fez, do a bit of shopping at the Cooperative of Handmade Carpets or check out the Wooden Galerie (Foundouk Nijarrine) for some beautiful 18th century architecture.

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Day 7: Marrakech

Throw yourself head first into the vibrant city of Marrakech. Soak up the history and tradition of the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and un-missable Jamaa el Fna Square. With a free afternoon, you could wander through the historic city, hit the world famous souks to stock up on some bargains or in the evening join the optional dinner complete with horse and carriage ride, through town and a belly dancing extravaganza.

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Day 8: Fez to Marrakech

See more of the fascinating country of Morocco as we head southwards to Marrakech. On the way you'll pass through the green oasis of Ifrane, a cool gem within the heat of Africa, and experience the breath-taking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains.

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Day 9: Marrakech to Tangier

Hit the road to Tangier taking in the famous bustling city of Casablanca and Morocco’s political and administrative capital, Rabat on the way. Tangier is the gateway to Africa, located only 20 miles from Gibraltar, a fascinating exotic stop on our adventure.

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Day 10: Tangier to Seville

Say goodbye to Africa, stop off at the island of Gibraltar enroute to the Andalucian capital, Seville. Explore this passionate city known for its heritage of art and culture, visit the famous attractions, enjoy the 13th Century architecture and the world's biggest cathedral. Home of flamenco, enjoy a night of dance with the fun loving, laid back locals. Surely a night to remember!

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Day 11: Seville

Enjoy your time in laid back sunny Seville, a place that's quintessentially Andalucian. Enjoy a day of discovery before our adventure continues in Portugal tomorrow.

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Day 12: Seville to Lisbon

Next up is Portugal's contemporary capital Lisbon. Tour the pictureque city and embrace all it has to offer; gothic cathedrals, charming side streets and the beautiful river views.

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Day 13: Lisbon

Once home to the world's greatest explorers, Lisbon is now a modern traveller's dream. Tour the pictureque capital and embrace all it has to offer; charming side streets, romantic scenic vistas and the beautiful ocean views. Discover the cultural treasures and historical sites, or opt to take a half day trip to the much loved coastal town of Cascais & the cultural centre of Sintra. Later, it's back to Lisbon for a night of partying or enjoying the sunset over the Atlantic ocean.

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Day 14: Lisbon to Madrid

Cross back in to Spain for the final leg of your trip, returning to Madrid & final night on the town!

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Day 15: Depart Madrid

Your trip ends after breakfast and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • 14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation
    • Modern, air-conditioned coach with power points for charging
    • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
    • Local taxes & service charges
      Staff
    • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
    • Local Rep in Morocco
      Food
    • 21 meals:
    • 14 breakfasts
    • 5 three-course dinners
    • 2 regional dinners
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Tour Highlights:
  • See the Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana
  • Alhambra entry & guided tour
  • Scenic drive past Marbella and Malaga
  • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez
  • See the Royal Palace, the Medina and the local markets
  • Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets
  • Guided local tour of the Marrakesh and visit the Bahia Palace
  • See Koutoubia Mosque and bustling Jamaa el Fna Sqaure
  • Scenic drove through the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • See the Hassan 2nd Mosque in Casablanca
  • See the Hassan Tower and Kings Palace in Rabat
  • See the Kasbah and admire the panoramic view
  • See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana in Seville
  • Locally guided tour of Lisbon
  • See the Castelo deSao Jorge, the Praca do Comercio and Rossio & Praça da Figueira.