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The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour

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From $4,092 AUD
  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Madrid, Trujillo, Lisbon, Fatima, Caceres, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Tarifa, Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Fez, Toledo

    Group Size:
    2 to 50+
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Type: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Three unique countries in one tour. From Lisbon’s hills to Andalucia’s tapas and Morocco’s souqs

  • Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Lisbon
  • Morning panoramic city tour of Seville
  • 2 full days to explore or relax in Costa del Sol
  • Explore the famous Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech
  • Sightseeing tour visiting the impressive Alhambra and the beautiful gardens of the Generalife
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Wednesday:                                   MADRID – TRUJILLO – LISBON

Depart from selected Madrid hotels at approximately 08:15, or the bus terminal located at, Calle Ferraz 3, Madrid, at 08:00a.m. (Check your voucher for exact information regarding your pick up or if you need to make your way to the terminal. Please be at the terminal no later than 07:45). Travel towards the region of Extremadura and arrive at Trujillo, the birthplace of Spanish conquerors. Free time to explore its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Continue across the Portuguese border and into Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located at the mouth of the Tagus River. Overnight Lisbon.

Day 2 – Thursday:                                       LISBON

Morning city sightseeing tour including a visit to the old Alfama Quarter, Tower of Belem, and the Monastery of Los Jeronimos. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Lisbon. (B)

Day 3 – Friday:                                             LISBON – FATIMA – LISBON

In the morning depart for Fatima, an important centre of religious pilgrimage. Free time to visit the Shrine. Return to Lisbon for overnight. (B)

Day 4 – Saturday:                                        LISBON – CACERES – SEVILLE

Depart for the border and continue to Caceres. Time at leisure to visit Plaza Mayor and to walk through the old city and its famous, very well preserved and world heritage listed medieval quarter. Continue to Andalucía and arrive at Seville. Overnight Seville. (B, D)

Day 5 – Sunday:                                           SEVILLE
Morning city sightseeing tour, including María Luisa Park, Plaza de España, the exterior of the city’s stunning Cathedral and its bell tower, called Giralda and the typical neighbourhood of Santa Cruz with its streets, squares, and narrow alleys. If you wish, you can optionally navigate the Guadalquivir River, during which you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Gold Tower and Expo 92 or visit to the Maestranza bullring. Overnight Seville. (B, L)

Day 6 – Monday:                                         SEVILLE – CORDOBA

Departure to Cordoba. Upon arrival we start our walking tour at Almodovar Gate, through the Jewish Quarter and continue for visiting the famous Mosque/Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight Cordoba. (B, D)

Day 7 – Tuesday:                                         CORDOBA – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast, depart along the Route of the White Villages for Ronda. You will have some free time before continuing to Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol where you have the afternoon at leisure. Overnight Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol. (B, D)

Day 8 – Wednesday:                                   COSTA DEL SOL

Today, the whole day is free for you to explore the region. Overnight Costa del Sol. (B, D)

Day 9 – Thursday:                                       COSTA DEL SOL

Today is free for you to explore the region at your own pace. Overnight Costa del Sol. (B, D)

Day 10 – Friday:                                           COSTA DEL SOL – TANGIER – CASABLANCA

After breakfast, depart for Tarifa to board the ferry crossing the Strait of Gibraltar towards Tangier. Arrive at the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca. Overnight Casablanca. (B, D)

Day 11 – Saturday:                                      CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH

Breakfast and panoramic view of Casablanca. We will go to the impressive Hassan II Mosque, only surpassed by Mecca. Visit the outside with free time before leaving for Marrakech, one of the important imperial cities. In the afternoon, visit the Koutouia Mosque, formerly used as a bookstore, it is the symbol of the city. We will continue to the sumptuous Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century by hundreds of arti- sans from Fez. From the Jewish quarter or Mellah and through the kissaría square we will arrive at the Djmaa El Fna square, a living museum and intangible cultural heritage of Humanity, where storytellers, snake charmers, jugglers, dancers and more, constitute an authentic court of miracles. The visit continues through the souk and its narrow streets full of shops, workshops and terraces. We will visit its guilds of carpenters, sharpeners. Overnight Marrakech. (B, L)

Day 12 – Sunday:                                         MARRAKECH – RABAT – FEZ

After breakfast departure to Rabat, the administrative capital of the country, another of the imperial cities and official residence of the royal family. We will visit its key points such as Tour Hassan, an unfinished mosque that rises dominating the esplanade with more than 200 columns and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, built in memory of the sultan who achieved the independence of the country and in which the royal guard, in colourful costume in full dress, they guard the entrance to the monument on horseback. In the afternoon arrival in Fez. Dinner and overnight in Fez. (B, D)

Day 13 – Monday:                                       FEZ

Visit of the first of the imperial cities, Fez, the intellectual and religious capital of Morocco. We will start with a panoramic tour from the hotel to visit the royal palace and its 7 gates or Dar Al-Makhzen on the way to the fascinating world of the medina of Fez El Bali, the oldest and most extensive in Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 785 mosques and more than 2,000 squares, streets and alleys that represent a labyrinth return in time. From Bab Boujloud to Es-Seffarine square we will take a journey through the centuries starting in the 9th to the 19th century. Along the walk we will get to know how these alleys are structured, the different constructions that make up the walls of the medina, in addition from its artisan guilds and neighbourhoods such as leather tanners or seamstresses, and to see their old ways of working. We will know a Medersa, and we will finish to the sound of the hammer of the potters working the copper as they did hundreds of years ago. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Afternoon free. Overnight Fez. (B, L)

Day 14 – Tuesday:                                       FEZ – TANGIER – COSTA DEL SOL

Departure to Tangier to board the ferry and cross the strait back to Spain where you will head towards Torremolinos, Costa del Sol. Overnight Torremolinos, Costa del Sol. (B, D)

Day 15 – Wednesday:                                 COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA

Departure to Granada. Visit to the spectacular group of monuments of the Alhambra and Generalife, former residence of the Moorish kings, with its magnificent fountains, gardens, and arches. Overnight Granada. (B, D)

*Note: If the Patronato of the Alhambra and Generalife do not grant tickets for participants to visit the Alhambra and Generalife, a tour of the city of Granada will be provided instead. Visit to the Palace of Carlos V, the Archaeological Museum, Church of Santa María de la Alhambra, Royal Chapel, and a walk through the city Alcaiceria (silk market) and the Cathedral Square.

Day 16 – Thursday:                                     GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID

After breakfast, departure to the Imperial City of Toledo, full of history and monuments. Lunch and panoramic view from Mirador del Valle and walk through its old town. Continue back to Madrid. End of our services upon arrival into Madrid city centre. No hotel drop off. You will need to make your own way to the hotel. (B, L)

Accommodation (or similar):

LISBON: Lutecia Hotel

SEVILLE : Silken Al-Andalus Palace

CORDOBA: EXE Ciudad De Cordoba

COSTA DEL SOL (TORREMOLINOS): Sol Principe

*Note: Departures from 23 Oct 2024-1 Jan 2025, overnight stay will be at Hotel Sol Don Pablo (Torremolinos).

CASABLANCA: Oum Palace

MARRAKECH: Zalagh Kasbah

FEZ: Heritage, or Zalagh Parc Palace

GRANADA: Saray Hotel

Includes:

  • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle with free WI-FI onboard
  • Accommodation as listed below or similar
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Touring with Multilingual speaking guide
  • Sightseeing tour with local guide in Lisbon, Seville, Cordoba, Marrakech, Rabat, Fez, Granada, and Toledo
  • Fast ferry tickets
  • Entrance fees and local taxes

Things to Note:

–          Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

–          Itinerary is subject to change at any time without notice.

–          Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m. Service charges and tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price.

–          Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

–          Passengers are required to clear customs with their own luggage. Only one piece of luggage per person is permitted.

–          In the unusual event that group number is less than 12 people, the Tour Operator reserves the right to operate the tour by minibus or private car with an expert bilingual driver. Local visits to monumental cities will be by official local guides.

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Reviews for The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour

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Arahni Sont
Great trip

Review for: Andalucia with Valencia

I really enjoyed the Andalusia and Valencia trip from Barcelona.  Great guides. Nice hotels and food. It was just like the photos. I am going back next year for a month to Seville and learning Spanish now in Sydney!  The Spanish people are so friendly. I loved the historic buildings.  People on the bus were from 22 countries! About 54 of us. 
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Peter
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Review for: Spain & Portugal Splendours

We selected the 10 day Spain & Portugal Splendours tour as we were travelling to Madrid to stay with family and wanted to experience our first tour together. We found the tour independently from our agent and when we booked through our agent the price was the same which meant our agent could support us in emergencies which they had done before - great peace of mind even before we began. The tour began from Madrid and the first stop was Oviedo where we consolidated with another group who had stared earlier than us. As we progressed, we consolidated with more people joining and some leaving and new guide and bus / driver. Whilst some might find this disconcerting, we found it wonderful - new people as well as old and from varying countries and not just Aussies or Americans. Many were South Americans. Many spoke English, the others Spanish. Our guides spoke both and their English was good and they were careful to ensure the English speakers fully understood everything they said. The drivers and guides were most helpful with luggage where assistance was needed. We found the tour went at the right pace for us very few photo stops of a few minutes. Most stops were for a few hours and allowed us free time. The 2 two night stops really gave us an opportunity to explore with others we had made friends with. They offered optional tours in some towns which we did and which we found quite reasonably priced and again with English and Spanish speaking guides and found they really helped us appreciate the local aspects better. But even without these optional tours the experience was great and rewarding. Our tour guides supervised our check-in at each hotel (all of which we found most comfortable) and made sure we understood where the hotel was located in relation to the local city maps which they gave us at each stopover and explained how to best get around - walking, bus, metro or taxi as well as recommended places to eat - which we found excellent, timely and reasonable.. It was the little things that made the tour wonderful for us (in our early 70's) - some of which I have mentioned above, but there were many more! We are now planning our next trip with Sun Island Tours - probably Croatia
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Dear Peter, Firstly thank you for your review. We really appreciate feedback such as the above, because it allows us to ensure that we are offering the high level of standard on our tours, that the industry and our Australian clients expect. Spain and Portugal are such magical destinations. We pride ourselves on our offering in that region, as you recognised, by merging different nationalities and cultures together, we are able to offer a more immersive tour. Plus it also allows us to offer weekly, guaranteed departures all year round. Great to hear about the professionalism and care that the guide had offered you, which we expect on every tour. I have spoken with your agent, Georgia, and have also passed on your feedback to her. We have an excellent cooperation with Georgia, who always looks after her clients, by finding the best product to suit their individual needs, and as you said, offering emergency support where and when needed. Cant wait to organise your Croatia trip. Please contact Georgia as soon as you are ready, because Croatia is such a hot destination, it books out quick! Most 2020 prices and availability are out now! Thanks again for your detailed feedback. Kind regards, John @ Sun Island Tours
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Warwick Pitchner
Really enjoyable two week tour

Review for: The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour

Really enjoyable two week tour of Spain Portugal and Morroco. Nice sized group and well organised. Only one hotel in Fez was disappointing. Guide and company notified. Extremely good guide, and a really well organised tour, of varying sizes as people joined for different parts of the tour.
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Thanks Warwick. This tour is made up of smaller tours, hence why you receive varying groups of people. Makes for a great experience! Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again.

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The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour

5
(9 Reviews)
From $4,092 AUD
  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Madrid, Trujillo, Lisbon, Fatima, Caceres, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Tarifa, Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Fez, Toledo

    Group Size:
    2 to 50+
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Spain
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