MADRID 45ºF - 50ºF
Welcome to Madrid!. Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy some free time until the beginning of your tour. Please check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area, which have all the information about the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers. Towards the end of the day, we provide a transfer to Plaza Mayor and La Latina: Madrid´s most famous area for night life and tapas restaurants where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options available.
MADRID 45ºF - 50ºF
The morning starts with a comprehensive tour through the center of Madrid, including the Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. Then we will visit Retiro Park, an oasis in the city center, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Entrance included to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the football stadium of Real Madrid, for many, the best club in the world. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. At the end of the evening we will return to the hotel.
MADRID 45ºF - 50ºF - GRANADA 32ºF - 41ºF
We leave Madrid in the early morning. We travel to the south across La Mancha, making a stop in PUERTO LAPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros, arriving in GRANADA. In the afternoon, if you purchased the trip with an included visit to the Alhambra, with a local guide we will visit the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The number of people authorized to visit the Alhambra is limited by law. To guarantee entry, the ticket will be issued when confirming the reservation of the tour. For this it is necessary to have the client´s correct personal data (full name and passport/ID number). Since there is no possibility of cancellation, in case of cancellation of the reservation the ticket costs will be passed on to the client. In very limited cases, when the Alhambra reservation is canceled, the Real Alcázar of Seville with similar characteristics will be visited.
GRANADA 32ºF - 41ºF - TANGIERS 59ºF - 59ºF - ASILAH 59ºF - 59ºF - RABAT 61ºF - 63ºF
Departure from Granada. We cross the Costa del Sol. In Algeciras or Tarifa we board a modern ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar (ticket included). The bus does not normally make the crossing, so the passengers must carry their luggage. Arrival in Morocco. We will travel through beautiful landscapes. ASILAH is a small and picturesque walled city on the shores of the Atlantic, was an ancient port and a base for pirates. Today the city is full of life. Time for lunch. After that we head to Rabat. Arrival in RABAT. Buffet dinner is included.
RABAT 61ºF - 63ºF - CASABLANCA 59ºF - 61ºF - EL JADIDA 64ºF - 64ºF - SAFI 61ºF - 61ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit in Rabat (admission fees included). Discover Casablanca. Citadel of El Jadida. Dinner included.We will go on a scenic tour of Rabat in which we will visit the immense Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the mighty Kasbah of the Udayas. At midday, we will travel to CASABLANCA, where we will have a short but informative tour of the city. The tour includes a visit to the outside of what is considered one of the most important mosques in the Arab world, the great Hassan II mosque. After that a free time for lunch in the pleasant maritime area of "la corniche".After lunch we travel to EL JADIDA, its citadel (Mazagan) has been declared a World Heritage Site. It was built by the Portuguese in the early sixteenth century. Its powerful walls dominating the ocean, its picturesque streets that preserve numerous traces of the Portuguese era -such as the church of the Assumption of Manueline style-, we will stroll and include the entrance to the old cistern of the sixteenth century.We continue to SAFI, arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner included.
SAFI 61ºF - 61ºF - ESSAOUIRA 61ºF - 61ºF - AGADIR 59ºF - 59ºF
With our guide we visit SAFI, this city is known for its production of ceramics, highly demanded throughout Morocco for its quality and bright colors. We will photograph the castle of the sea, the wall with its powerful fortress, we will walk through its attractive Medina and we will visit the "hill of the ceramists" with its many shops. We continue after that towards ESSAUIRA, its walled Medina, facing the sea, has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The magnificently preserved city is chosen by artists and painters. Free time for lunch and stroll through its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and powerful walls lashed by the waves. After lunch we continue following the Atlantic coast, with magnificent landscapes in some places. A brief stop in TAGHAZOUT, a picturesque small town that lives from fishing and tourists who come to practice surfing. Continuation to AGADIR, arrival, dinner included.
AGADIR 59ºF - 59ºF - MARRAKESH 59ºF - 59ºF
Free time during the morning in the most popular destination for "beach tourism" in the country. You can enjoy its immense beaches, stroll along the promenade or go shopping in its many shopping areas. After lunch we continue our route, magnificent highway crossing the Atlas mountain range. MARRAQUECH . After arriving at the hotel we include a carriage ride to the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its endless activity. Dinner included.
MARRAKESH 59ºF - 59ºF
We will start the day with a guided tour of the city which gave the country its name. We will get to know the great walls of the city, the bustling Jemaa square, walk through the colorful Medina and see the Kutubia tower. We will visit the Bahia Palace (ticket included). Lunch included. We sill have some free time to relax at the pool or discover a famous Marrakech Souk (local market). In the evening you can experience the Fantasy dinner and cultural show (optional).
MARRAKESH 59ºF - 59ºF - OUZOUD - FEZ 59ºF - 59ºF
Our stage today is longer, we leave early to the OUZOUD WATERFALLS, we will be surprise with such a peaceful place in Morocco, with the highest waterfalls in North Africa (110 meters), located in the Middle Atlas and in an area between spectacular gorges. We have included a short boat ride and lunch in a restaurant with a beautiful view of the waterfall, were we can enjoy watching the macaques (monkeys of Morocco) that inhabit this area. We continue our route south of the Atlas. Arrival at FEZ, before going to the hotel we admire the view of the city from the Marinid tombs (according to sunlight can be seen the next day at the beginning of the visit). Dinner included.
FEZ 59ºF - 59ºF - TANGIERS 59ºF - 59ºF
We will discover Fez on an informative city tour. We will finish the visit with an included lunch at an ancient palace of the Medina district. In the afternoon, we will travel towards the north of Morocco a modern highway arriving in TANGIER in evening. Dinner and hotel accommodation included.
TANGIERS 59ºF - 59ºF - SEVILLE 48ºF - 55ºF
Free time in TANGIER, do you feel like doing the last bit of shopping? We take a ferry back to Spain. The bus will not be on board, each passenger must take their luggage on the ferry. Arrival in Algeciras or Tarifa and continuation to SEVILLE. Arrival in the evening.
SEVILLE 48ºF - 55ºF
In the morning we include a city tour. You will be able to see the cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, and the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana. After the visit we will include a boat ride along the Guadalquivir River. Enjoy the panoramic views from the boat. In the evening we offer you the possibility to attend a popular flamenco tablao.
SEVILLE 48ºF - 55ºF - EVORA 52ºF - 52ºF - LISBON 54ºF - 55ºF
We will leave Seville among pleasant landscapes of soft mountains and large pasture lands, we travel towards Extremadura. MÉRIDA, entrance included to the archaeological complex of the Roman Theater and Amphitheater, of excellent conservation, World Heritage Site. Time to have lunch and a walk in the pleasant pedestrian historic center with lots of life and restaurants. We will continue to Portugal, making a stop in ÉVORA, a city also declared a World Heritage Site, with its white streets,its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. LISBON, arrival at the evening.
LISBON 54ºF - 55ºF
In the morning we will have a city tour, during which we will visit the Belem neighborhood from where the great Portuguese navigators, who crossed the oceans, left in the 15th century. Free time in the afternoon. You can choose, if you wish, an optional excursion to the towns of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. In the evening we include a transfer to the Restauradores Square full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where, if you’d like, you could take the Elevator Da Gloria (not included) that leads to the Bairro Alto neighborhood and its viewpoint.
LISBON 54ºF - 55ºF
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