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Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Offer

Price per person
from £1,592

Price based on
London Gatwick
9th Mar 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

There's no better time to book your next adventure, with low deposits of just £49pp for European holidays.

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  • 16 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco.

The tour will start in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, you’ll visit Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient fortified towers and walls, and beautiful Salamanca. The Portuguese pearls you’ll discover on this affordable tour are Coimbra, Obidos, Fatima with its famous Sanctuary, and the capital, Lisbon.

You’ll cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent by ferry to step back in time in Rabat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital since 1912. Fez is still Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre, and its centrepiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 9th century and whose palaces, madrasas fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries.

Also founded in the 9th century, the red city of Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, vibrant public squares, and souks (markets). You’ll get to know this fascinating city with a local expert on the included tour. You'll also stop in Casablanca, Morocco's westernmost city and still known for the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

You will love the included guided visit to Granada's legendary Alhambra complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, that you will appreciate even more after having visited Morocco.

These are just some of the many highlights on this comprehensive and affordable Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. It's a memorable budget holiday for value-mind travellers.

At a glance

Madrid Guided sightseeing

Ávila & Salamanca Visit

Coimbra Orientation

Fátima Visit the Sanctuary

Obidos Visit

Lisbon Guided sightseeing

Seville Guided sightseeing

Rabat Guided sightseeing

Casablanca Orientation drive

Marrakesh Guided sightseeing

Fez Guided sightseeing

Granada Guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Good value for money. Optional excursions were very enjoyable. Very...

15th November 2017
Mrs Susan Allison

Good value for money. Optional excursions were very enjoyable. Very difficult ferry transfer ( especially for those with any sort of mobility issues) because of the ludicrous rules at the port whereby all suitcases and items of hand luggage have to be carried from the coach, up and down staircases and ramps, and on to the ferry, and the reverse process at the other end.

A very busy tour - not for the faint-hearted -...

27th September 2017
Mr Ian Parker

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...

28th June 2017
Mrs KAY ASHTON

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...

13th April 2017
Mr Michael David Miller

It was a busy schedule but we covered a large area, we visited many interesting places we had wanted to see and more.

Overview

On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco.

The tour will start in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, you’ll visit Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient fortified towers and walls, and beautiful Salamanca. The Portuguese pearls you’ll discover on this affordable tour are Coimbra, Obidos, Fatima with its famous Sanctuary, and the capital, Lisbon.

You’ll cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent by ferry to step back in time in Rabat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital since 1912. Fez is still Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre, and its centrepiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 9th century and whose palaces, madrasas fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries.

Also founded in the 9th century, the red city of Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, vibrant public squares, and souks (markets). You’ll get to know this fascinating city with a local expert on the included tour. You'll also stop in Casablanca, Morocco's westernmost city and still known for the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

You will love the included guided visit to Granada's legendary Alhambra complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, that you will appreciate even more after having visited Morocco.

These are just some of the many highlights on this comprehensive and affordable Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. It's a memorable budget holiday for value-mind travellers.

Total meals included:

  • 15 breakfasts, 8 dinners

UK - Madrid, Spain

Day
1

Fly to Madrid where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.

Check into your hotel. Take advantage of any free time to explore lively Madrid with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Madrid

Day
2

Spaniards say the Spanish capital, situated 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - Ávila - Salamanca - Coimbra, Portugal

Day
3

Visit ancient fortified Ávila 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Coimbra - Fátima - Obidos - Lisbon

Day
4

Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, celebrated for its beauty and ancient university. Later, travel southward to visit the SANCTUARY of Fátima, one of Europe’s most visited Marian shrines. Continue to picturesque fortified Obidos, before reaching Lisbon for two overnights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon

Day
5

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 Commerce Square, also known as 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon - Seville, Spain

Day
6

From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, head south 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
7

Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of this vibrant city’s main highlights, such as the cathedral, Alcázar, and Plaza d’España. Afternoon at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville - Ferry to Mococco - Rabat

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakesh

Day
9

Today starts with an included guided city sightseeing tour of the country’s lively capital, a visit to CHELLAH GARDENS and 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. One of the largest mosques in the world, its minaret soars 689 feet into the sky. 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. An optional excursion this evening is the perfect end of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Marrakesh

Day
10

Today’s included city sightseeing with a Local Guide 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 fascinating carnival of entertainment occurs daily. Also see the BAHIA PALACE and SAADIAN TOMBS.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Marrakesh - Fez

Day
11

Today, travel through the fragrant cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountains, where a number of peaks soar above 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fez

Day
12

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Fez - Ferry Crossing to Spain - Mijas

Day
13

Today, an early departure takes you north for the FERRY crossing back to mainland Spain to the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). Overnight in Mijas.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Mijas - Granada

Day
14

Travel along the Costa del Sol and head to Granada in the heart of Andalusia. On the agenda: an included guided visit of the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX*, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings. You’ll marvel at its architectural Moorish beauty and magnificent gardens, with construction dating back to 889 AD.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Granada - Madrid

Day
15

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - UK

Day
16

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Special Departures:

Easter departure 20 April 2019

Feria in Seville 4 May 2019

New Year’s Eve in Marrakesh, including festive dinner 22nd December 2019

 

*Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Madrid Praga 

Coimbra Don Luis

Lisbon Roma 

Seville Don Paco

Rabat Mercure Sheherazade

Marrakesh Zalagh Kasbah & Spa

Fez Menzeh Fez

Mijas IIunion Hacienda del Sol

Granada Abba Granada

Madrid NH Madrid Ventas or Praga

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