Multi-Day Tour

Treasures of Spain, Portugal and Morocco (Winter 2017-18) (18 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Madrid, Spain

Valid for Departures: 29 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018

Treasures of Spain, Portugal and Morocco (Winter 2017-18) (18 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To Madrid

Day 3

Prado Museum And Golden Salamanca

Day 4

Holy Fátima And Lisbon

Day 5

Lisbon And The Age Of Discovery

Day 7

Free Time In Seville

Day 8

The Straits Of Gibraltar To Fes

Day 9

The Ancient Imperial City Of Fes

Day 10

On The Road To Marrakesh

Day 12

'play It Again Sam', In Casablanca

Day 13

Rabat And Tangier

Day 14

Gibraltar And The Costa Del Sol

Day 15

Free Time On The Costa Del Sol

Day 16

Mijas, Granada And The Alhambra

Day 17

Madrid In Search Of Don Quixote

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
29 Mar 2018
Your Journey Begins
None None
Your Journey Begins:Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
30 Mar 2018
Welcome To Madrid
Hotel Miguel Angel By Bluebay, Madrid None
Welcome to Madrid:Transfers leave Madrid Airport for your hotel at 09:00, 11:00, 13:30 and 16:00. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and a pleasant evening of dinner and wine, with the opportunity to mingle with your fellow travelers.(WD)
Day 3
31 Mar 2018
Prado Museum And Golden Salamanca
Hotel Alameda Palace, Salamanca None
Prado Museum and Golden Salamanca:With a Local Expert, go down the Gran Vía to the Cibeles Fountain on the wide Paseo de la Castellana. Cross the Puerta del Sol and see the Cervantes Monument in the Plaza de España. A highlight is a visit to the Prado Museum, a magnificent palace housing works by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens and others. Later, pass the walls of Ávila, en route to Salamanca with its honey-coloured cathedral.(BB)
Day 4
01 Apr 2018
Holy Fátima And Lisbon
Turim Saldanha Hotel, Lisbon None
Holy Fátima and Lisbon:(Relaxed Start) Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains, en route to Fátima. Join the pilgrims flocking into the great basilica commemorating the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. Then continue to Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.(BB)
Day 5
02 Apr 2018
Lisbon And The Age Of Discovery
Turim Saldanha Hotel, Lisbon None
Lisbon and the Age of Discovery:(Relaxed Start) Sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the avenues of the Lower Town to the Terreiro do Paço with a visit to the Belem Quarter. Stop by an old patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal's finest pastry for almost 200 years and enjoy a tasting of the famous 'Pasteis de Belem'. See the Monument to the Discoveries and the more ancient Belem Tower - a fortress originally set in the middle of the river. Next, visit Jeronimos Monastery with its Manueline architecture. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.(BB)
Day 6
03 Apr 2018
Seville, Spain
Ayre Sevilla (Executive Rooms), Seville None
To Seville, the City of Carmen:On arrival in Seville, join a Local Expert for a tour of the immense cathedral - burial place of Christopher Columbus - and see the slender Giralda Tower. Explore the labyrinthine Santa Cruz Quarter and see the Alcazar - used as the Water Gardens and Sunspear in Game of Thrones. In the evening, sit back and enjoy a fiery flamenco show with dinner.(BB / SE)
Day 7
04 Apr 2018
Free Time In Seville
Ayre Sevilla (Executive Rooms), Seville None
Free Time in Seville:(Relaxed Start) The day is yours to completely relax, explore, or continue sightseeing in this fascinating city. One suggestion is an optional experience to Cordoba to visit the magnificent Mezquita.(BB)
Day 8
05 Apr 2018
The Straits Of Gibraltar To Fes
Palais Medina & Spa, Fes None
The Straits of Gibraltar to Fes:Set sail across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco – a world of musky spices, bazaars, souks and snake charmers. Continue to Fes, Morocco's most ancient imperial city.(BB / D)
Day 9
06 Apr 2018
The Ancient Imperial City Of Fes
Palais Medina & Spa, Fes None
The Ancient Imperial City of Fes:(Relaxed Start) Sightseeing with a Local Expert shows you the Medina – the walled city of hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops. See the bazaar and one of the world’s oldest universities. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making and gain an insight into the motifs and colours used in the designs. Then enjoy free time at your leisure.(BB)
Day 10
07 Apr 2018
On The Road To Marrakesh
Atlas Medina & Spa, Marrakesh None
On the Road to Marrakesh:Travel past the Atlas Mountains and mud-walled villages to Marrakesh – a thriving city of artisan, faith, cultural heritage, and labyrinthine souqs.(BB)
Day 11
08 Apr 2018
Marrakesh, Morocco
Atlas Medina & Spa, Marrakesh None
Marrakesh, Pearl of the South:(Relaxed Start) Enjoy the atmosphere of the old quarter, with its shops and great people-watching opportunities. A Local Expert will guide you through the Medina and show you the Koutoubia Minaret which dominates the skyline. You will also visit the Palais de la Bahia, built in the late 19th century and intended to be the greatest palace of its time.(BB / D)
Day 12
09 Apr 2018
'play It Again Sam', In Casablanca
Mövenpick Hotel/grand Mogador City Centre, Casablanca None
'Play It Again Sam', in Casablanca:(Relaxed Start) Say goodbye to the snake charmers of Marrakesh and head for Casablanca, on the coast. Did Humphrey Bogart really say 'Play it again Sam'? Find out during sightseeing with a Local Expert and see the largest mosque in the country.(BB / D)
Day 13
10 Apr 2018
Rabat And Tangier
Hotel Farah Tanger, Tangier None
Rabat and Tangier:(Relaxed Start) Drive northwards to Rabat where, with your Local Expert, you will see the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower. Continue to Tangier, Morocco’s great port, overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. Sightseeing with a Local Expert includes beautiful views over Tangier, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. In the evening, relax in the comfortable surroundings of your hotel or take a stroll along the Bay of Tangier.(BB / D)
Day 14
11 Apr 2018
Gibraltar And The Costa Del Sol
Melia, Costa Del Sol None
Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol:Cross continents once more to Gibraltar, an overseas territory under British control since 1704. With a Local Expert visit the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael’s Cave and see the Barbary Apes, legendary guardians of the colony. Later, take the scenic route along the Costa del Sol, through exclusive resorts where the rich and famous holiday.(BB)
Day 15
12 Apr 2018
Free Time On The Costa Del Sol
Melia, Costa Del Sol None
Free Time on the Costa del Sol:(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a free day on the Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade or savour the specialities in the local restaurants.(BB)
Day 16
13 Apr 2018
Mijas, Granada And The Alhambra
Saray Hotel, Alhambra None
Mijas, Granada and the Alhambra:Drive through the green hills above the Costa del Sol to the white-washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens and take in the views of the coast. Continue to Granada to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace. With a Local Expert, see the Lion Court as well as the water gardens of the royal summer residence. In the evening, choose your own personal ambience and cuisine from our Dine-Around selection of restaurants.(BB / DA)
Day 17
14 Apr 2018
Madrid In Search Of Don Quixote
Hotel Miguel Angel By Bluebay, Madrid None
Madrid in search of Don Quixote:Journey north through countryside immortalised by Don Quixote, past the iconic windmills of Consuegra. In the evening, back in Madrid, bid farewell to your new-found friends with a lively Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.(BB / CD)
Day 18
15 Apr 2018
Madrid, Spain
None None
Depart Madrid:Departure transfers arrive at Madrid Airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.(BB)

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