Spain, Morocco & Portugal (Oct-Apr)

16 Day Winter Tour from Madrid to Madrid with Trafalgar

Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 16 Day Spain, Morocco & Portugal (Oct-Apr). Wander down Madrid's Gran Vía, visit the Alhambra Palace and learn to haggle in a Moroccan medina . Travel to Lisbon and cross into Spain to admire the beauty of Salama...read more

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Winter Tour Starts In
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Madrid
Winter Tour Ends In
Ends In
Madrid
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Winter
Trip Style
Winter
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Spain, Morocco, Portugal
Trip Operated By:
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
864 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.6 out of 5
5 Reviews
Trip Code:
WSMP

Itinerary

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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 travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sites. (WR) Stay: Meliá Castilla
2 Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' on this day of discovery, which includes views of the iconic Cibeles fountain and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire the Royal Palace and Retiro Park, originally created as a retreat for the royal family, 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. (B)
3 Madrid – Toledo – Granada
Witness 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 and Damascene manufacturing and moulding as you 'Dive Into Culture' at a local workshop before your journey continues through the soul-stirring Andalusian landscape to Granada, where we'll spend tonight. (B/D) Stay: Occidental
4 Granada – Costa del Sol
Tread 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. (B) Stay: NH Marbella
5 Costa del Sol – Fes (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 Fes, with its ancient walled city - our home for the next two nights. (B/D) Stay: Marriott Jnan Palace
6 Fes Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. Stroll through the Medina of Fes, 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. (B)
7 Fes – Marrakesh (2 Nights)
Departing Fes, we journey west through the green and golden landscape which turns to rusty red, bound for vibrant Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy of a city said to have been the favourite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. Relax after your journey or spend the evening enjoying an authentic Moroccan show. (B) Stay: Le Méridien N'Fis
8 Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time
Visit 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. (B/D)
9 Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier
We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city, immortalised 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. (B/D) Stay: Cesar
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 colourful twirling skirts and the clapping of castanets as you watch an optional performance this evening. (B) Stay: Meliá Lebreros
11 Seville Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour which will take you past the iconic Giralda Bell 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 whitewashed village of Gerida. Here you'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria. (B/BMG)
12 Seville – Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo jamón and the Rio Tinto mines. We cross into the golden fields of the Alentejo region, bound for Lisbon, the gastronomic soul of Portugal. See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus and Belém Tower, once the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Then, follow your 'Local Specialist' on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery built in the 15th century. (B) Stay: Olissippo Oriente
13 Lisbon Free Time
Explore 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' . Consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's 'Golden Triangle' of Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril coast. (B)
14 Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca
We 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 celebrated religious miracles. 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. (B) Stay: Gran Corona Sol
15 Salamanca – Madrid
Traversing 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. (B/FD) Stay: NH Collection Eurobuilding
16 Depart Madrid
Our 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. (B)

Trafalgar Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Orientation of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
  • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, the Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
  • View the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi 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 (Additional Cost) 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
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 15 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (5)

16 Day Spain, Morocco & Portugal (Oct-Apr) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Spain, Morocco and Portugal for Christmas with Trafalgar ”
- New Zealand Dec 2019

Just completed a dream Christmas holiday in winter! The weather was perfect in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Our booking with Global Journeys was easy peasy and the staff very quick to respond to our questions and to help us out. Everything went so smoothly.

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“Spain Portugal and Morocco”
- New Zealand Feb 2017 4 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful busy trip. Javier was very good as a tour director. He was very relaxed and nothing was ever an issue. There were absolutely no problems on the trip with the travel or people. It just seemed to be effortless for him to manage it well. We were very busy and I would personally have liked one more night in Portugal. The hotels were all a good standard. A couple of the buffets could have been improved but that is part of travel. We did most of the optional extras and would...read more

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“Wonderful Sightseeing Trip ”
- New Zealand Nov 2016 4 Helpful Votes

Excellent , fast paced trip for some fantastic views and cities visited . No time to relax but excellent for updating your world knowledge and sights.

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“Explored Spain, Morocco & Portugal”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2016 6 Helpful Votes

Our Tour Guide Rafael, was delightful. He managed the entire tour without a glitch and met every persons needs along the way. He went above and beyond my expectations in providing each of us with group and individual tour photographs, and provided support, guidance and assistance even if we chose to skip a tour options. He found maps, launderettes, automated teller machines, and taxis at a moments notice and still managed to get all 37 of us fed three times a day and accommodated at exquisite...read more

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“Excellent tour of Spain, Morocco and Portugal ”
- Australia Nov 2015 4 Helpful Votes

We booked our tour through Yvonne Brooks who was extremely helpful, efficient and guided us through all our questions. The tour was of an exceptional standard, with our wonderful tour director Richard who was informative, patient, professional and covered every aspect of our journey including making sure that the lone vegetarian was well catered for. Accommodation was excellent , as were most locations. Attractions ,cultural insights, history from Richard and local guides were fantastic. We...read more

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