Spain, Portugal & Morocco: May 13-28, 2017
Roundtrip economy airfare
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Local Tour Guide
Filipino Tour Escort
Travel Bounty giveaway
Eat, Pray, Love
Join us as we embark on 3 countries that that boast of religion, food and history. Visit different World Heritage Sites, apparition sites and very good cuisine. Spain, Portugal and Morocco will surely leave a mark to a wandering traveller.
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Arrive at the airport and proceed for immediate guided tour. Explore the highlights of Lisbon. Start with the historic quarter and Torre de Belém, the symbol of the capital, dedicated to the rich age of the great maritime discoveries. Visit the famous Jeronimos Monastery, a World Heritage Site, the best example of portuguese Manueline style and Vasco da Gama’s resting place. Continue to the Avenue of Liberdade and reach the Baixa district to admire the Sé Cathedral, Rossio square and the monumental Comercio Square.
Today travel to visit Fátima, one of the most important centers of pilgrimage in the catholic world. Every year from 13th of May to 13th of October are celebrated the appearances of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children. Visit the impressive Basilica and the huge square in front of the Sanctuary. Transfer back to Lisbon.
Drive east and travel in the most lovely and cheerful region of Spain - Andalucia. Our destination of the day is its capital - Sevilla, where you will fall in love with the whitewashed houses and the old quarter, full of orange trees. In the afternoon have a guided visit of the largest gothic cathedral in the world, also the burial site of Christopher Columbus, and the Giralda Tower, the bell tower of the Cathedral. Walk through the green park of Maria Luisa with its fountains and pools until we reach the magnificent Plaza de España with its 48 tiled benches.
Today we drive south in Andalucia and reach Tarifa, a small andalucian town on the Costa de la Luz, which faces Morocco. Take the ferry, cross the strait of Gibraltar and arrive in Tangier. Free time for a lunch and then, proceed to Fes, the second largest city in Morocco and the medieval capital, called also the ‘Mecca of the West’. Overnight in Fes.
This morning start with the old Medina, Fes el Bali, a World Heritage Site and a car-free urban area. See the the colorful leather-dying pits and the old madersa - a breathtaking 14th-century religious college. Enjoy great city views from one of the surrounding hills with their fortresses - Borj Sud and Borj Nord. In the evening you will have the chance to try a typical Moroccan dinner and a folklore dancing-show at a restaurant in the old Medina. Overnight in Fes.
Today prepare for a long trip to Marrakesh and travel via the Atlas Mountains. On the way we will make a stop for a lunch in Beni Mellal. Arrive in Marrakesh in the afternoon and free time in the evening. Overnight in Marrakesh.
Enjoy a city guided tour to explore Marrakesh - the red city. Walk through the Old Medina and see the Koutobia Mosque, feel the atmosphere of Jemaa el Fna Square, full of acrobats and dancers. Visit the Palais de la Bahia, built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time. In the afternoon have a free time for shopping at the colourful bazaars. Overnight in Marrakesh.
Bid goodbye to the snake charmers of Marrakesh and proceed to Casablanca, located on the coast and today’s heart of Morocco. This is the largest city and the economic hub of the country. See the city’s highlights - the Hasan II Mosque, the third largest mosque in the world with the tallest minaret and the Old Medina of Casablanca. Later, proceed to Rabat for check-in and overnight.
Rabat for a sightseeing tour of the capital of Morocco, located on the Atlantic ocean. Visit the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and the Royal Mausoleum of Mohammed 5. Wonder around the fabulous medina of the city and the fortress quarter afternoon departure to Tangier, visit the city, dinner & overnight in the hotel.
This morning, we will cross back over to Spain. Drive directly to the heart of Andalucia and reach Granada, one of the most interesting Spanish cities, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Overnight in Granada.
In the morning enjoy tour of Alhambra. A guided tour of the Alhambra Palace is a must here. Built by the 13th century, this Moorish palace still has a unique beauty and is a World Heritage Site. Walk through the Generalife exotic gardens and fountains and admire wonderful views of the city and the surrounding hills. Then proceed to Madrid.
Sightseeing tour of Madrid, dedicated to the highlights of the city - Plaza España, Puerta del Sol, The Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor. In the afternoon take train to Barcelona. Arrive and check in at hotel.
A half-day tour to the Monastery of Montserrat, one of the treasures of Catalunya. Explore the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat, the Basilica and the Monastery, home of the famous black virgin and listen one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe, singing every day. We will also have time to explore the magnificent natural park of Montserrat, unique in the world for its shapes and size with spectacular views over the plains of Catalunya. In the afternoon trans-fer back to Barcelona and have guided tour of starts from the Old town and Barcelona’s most famous avenue, Las Ramblas, with the Columbus monument in the end. See the Gothic Quarter, where the 13th century Gothic Cathedral is situated. Admire Gaudí most impressive works - Casa Milá and Casa Batlló and visit Sagrada Familia, the most prestigious and complex project of the catalan architect.