|VIP private home pick-up service|
|Services of a tour director|
|Individual audio system|
|All airport taxes|
|Single share option|
Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 15 breakfasts, 8 dinners
A sun-dappled journey combining the historic sights of Spain and Portugal with the exotic splendours of Morocco. Browse local crafts at a bustling souk, roam the Alhambra complex and gardens, and admire the views from Lisbon’s Moorish citadel.
Fly to Madrid where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.
Spain's regal capital, the highest in Europe, offers a wonderful mix of ancient and modern attractions, colourful fiestas, world renowned works of art and fascinating history. Your included sightseeing with a local guide will give you a real insight into its history and culture. Don't miss the opportunity for a photograph at the Royal Palace.
Visit Avila and then Salamanca. Admire the array of medieval walls in Avila and the beautiful Old City of Salamanca, that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also, admire the beautiful architectural and historical landmarks and stroll in the 'Plaza Mayor'. Then, head over the Portugese border to Coimbra.
Coimbra was the capital of Portugal in the 13th century and has many interesting historical sights, including the university and the Romanesque cathedral. After an orientation drive visit the village of Obidos and visit the Monastery, before setting off for Fatima to see its world famous sanctuary. Later, continue to Lisbon.
Elegant, old buildings and red-roofed houses line Lisbon's maze of streets, which contain a wealth of museums, galleries and monuments. Your city tour with a local guide will include visits to the monument to Henry the Navigator, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel and the impressive Black Horse Square.
From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, you drive to the glorious Spanish region of Andalucia, with its white-washed villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs and almonds. Travelling via Beja you'll arrive in elegant Seville for two nights.
Enjoy a guided tour of Seville today, before spending the rest of the day at leisure.
An interesting drive today starts with views of the sherry wine region before reaching the coast for embarkation on the ferry to Morocco. Next travel to the most southern region of Spain to cross the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco and reach its capital, Rabat.
This morning is spent in Rabat sightseeing with a local guide including highlights such as the Chellah gardens and Casbah Des Ouadaias before moving on for a stop at the historic coastal city, world famous Casablanca. The city is bustling yet elegant, where modern and traditional Moorish architecture combine to create a fascinatingly unique city. Marrakech is the final destination today, where you will spend the night.
Today, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the magnificent city of Marrakech. Take in highlights such as the Bahia Palace & Saadian Tombs.
Today we leave Marrakech and travel through the beautiful villages of the Middle Atlas, part of the Atlas Mountain Range to reach Fez, which is to the north of Marrakech.
A local guide will show the best sights and history of this Moroccan marvel. Visit the Medina and see inside the beautiful Madrasa El Attaride (an educational institution).
Today retrace your steps for the ferry back across the Straits of Gibraltar to mainland Spain and carry on in to Costa Del Sol for an overnight stay.
Travel to ancient Granada, located at the foot of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. Explore the labyrinth-like Moorish Quarter at leisure and the glorious Alhambra complex and gardens with a local guide (please note that entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed).
Today enjoy a scenic drive through La Mancha. Next, enjoy an included visit to a local wine cellar with wine tasting. continue your journey to Madrid this afternoon.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Accommodation as stated or similar.
Day 14: Entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed
Day 15: For all 2018 departures dinner is not included on day 15.
A very busy tour - not for the faint-hearted - but we visited some amazing places. The tour was well organised and our tour director was excellent. Local guides were also very good. I've travelled with Archers many times and they can always be relied on.
The guide Jorge was the saving grace of the holiday certainly whilst in Morocco and it was interesting to note that the whole coach cheered to return to Spain and leave Morocco behind
It was a busy schedule but we covered a large area, we visited many interesting places we had wanted to see and more.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.