DAY 1

Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Colour outside the lines on this unforgettable encounter with the intoxicating lands of Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. Explore the city’s vibrant streets, before joining your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city’s most iconic sites.MEALSWelcome ReceptionHOTELAC Cuzco

DAY 2

Madrid Sightseeing and Free TimeJoin a Local Specialist on this day of discovery, which includes views of the iconic Cibeles fountain Paseo de la Castellana. At Plaza de España, we admire the monument to Cervantes and his beloved Don Quixote characters, before spending the rest of the day at leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO-listed city of Segovia or encounter the greatest collection of Spanish art in the world at El Prado.MEALSBreakfast

DAY 3

Madrid – Toledo – GranadaWitness the influence of Christians, Muslims and Jews that has spanned centuries in the imperial city of Toledo. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour, during which you’ll visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition of steel manufacturing and moulding as you ‘Dive Into Culture’ at a local steel factory before your journey continues through the soul-stirring Andalusian landscape to Granada, where we’ll spend tonight.MEALSBreakfast, DinnerHOTELAllegro

DAY 4

Granada – Costa del SolTread in the footsteps of Spain’s last emirs and admire the impressive palatial city of the Alhambra, a collection of palaces and fortresses dating from the 12th century. Said to have been inspired by poetry and reflecting the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit exploring its intricate designs, tranquil gardens and colossal walls. We leave this “paradise on earth” behind and continue to the flamboyant Costa del Sol, where we’ll spend tonight.MEALSBreakfastHOTELMeliá

DAY 5

Costa del Sol – Fez (2 Nights)We travel along the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings us to the Fez, with its ancient walled city – our home for the next two nights.MEALSBreakfast, DinnerHOTELMarriott J’nan Palace

DAY 6

Fez Sightseeing and Free TimeJoin a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. Stroll through the Medina of Fez, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes, with its medieval medina and harmonious Islamic and European styles.MEALSBreakfast

DAY 7

Fez – Marrakesh (2 Nights)Departing Fez, we journey west through the green and golden landscape which turns to rusty red, bound for vibrant Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivaled energy of a city said to have been the favorite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. Relax after your journey or spend the evening enjoying an authentic Moroccan show.MEALSBreakfastHOTELLe Méridien N’Fis

DAY 8

Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free TimeVisit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See Djemaa el-Fna Square in the old quarter with its palm-readers, acrobats and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy and ‘Dive Into Culture’ gaining insights into the blending of creams and cosmetics using regional ingredients. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars or perhaps visit a local Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel.MEALSBreakfast, Dinner

DAY 9

Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – TangierWe journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city, immortalized by Hollywood. We walk along the city’s Corniche and enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world’s tallest minaret, before venturing to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the 19th-century Royal Palace, the residence of the Moroccan Royal Family. We arrive in Tangier later this evening, where we will dine in our hotel.MEALSBreakfast, DinnerHOTELCesar

DAY 10

Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey past the region of Jerez, renowned as the origin of Spanish sherry. We drive through Andalucía and arrive in Seville – our home for the next two nights. What better way to experience this vibrant city than witnessing the passion of flamenco? Immerse yourself in the intoxicating sights of colorful twirling skirts and the clapping of castanets as you watch an optional performance this evening.MEALSBreakfastHOTELMeliá Lebreros

DAY 11

Seville Sightseeing and Free TimeJoin a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour which will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park, the showcase for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929, and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus’s ornate tomb in the Cathedral and the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, then enjoy a walk through the lovely historic Jewish Quarter. Meet the Albaserrada family and their horses on their farm in the Andalusian countryside near the white-washed village of Gerida. Here you’ll ‘Connect With Locals’ over a Be My Guest dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients.MEALSBreakfast, Be My Guest

DAY 12

Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)Your panoramic journey continues through Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamón and the Riotinto mines. We cross into the golden fields of the Alentejo region, bound for Lisbon, the gastronomic soul of Portugal.MEALSBreakfastHOTELOlissippo Marquês de Sá

DAY 13

Lisbon Sightseeing and Free TimeExplore the centuries-old seafaring heritage of the Portuguese, paying tribute to the great explorers who bravely set off from Portugal’s shores to discover the ‘New World’. See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower and the Alfama district, home to the melancholic fado. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, before spending free time exploring the city’s bairros. Consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Sintra Mountain, Cascais and Estoril coast.MEALSBreakfast

DAY 14

Lisbon – Fátima – SalamancaWe trace the path of pilgrims, who for decades have ventured north to the celebrated shrine at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary, and see the site of a celebrated religious miracle. Departing Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city of Salamanca – La Dorada, so named for its golden, orange and pink façades, which we will have an opportunity to see in the magnificent Plaza Mayor – voted by the locals as the most beautiful of all squares in Spain.MEALSBreakfastHOTELGran Corona Sol

DAY 15

Salamanca – MadridTraversing the dramatic Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains, we arrive in Madrid, Europe’s highest capital. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. Indulge in some last-minute shopping on Gran Vía or relax in one of the plazas and people watch. This evening we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine.MEALSBreakfast, Farewell DinnerHOTELRafael Atocha

DAY 16

Depart MadridOur epic journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal comes to an end this morning. All that’s left is to say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an unforgettable experience shared. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.MEALSBreakfast

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Dining Highlights

  • 15 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Madrid, Toledo, Fez, Marrakesh, Seville and Lisbon
  • ORIENTATION of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
  • VISIT the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
  • VIEW Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Royal Palace in Rabat, Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima
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