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Portugal, Andalucia and Morocco from Madrid

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A great tour to Portugal, Andalucia and Morocco: the ‘ruas’ and trams of Lisbon, the jewels of Sevilla and the Arabic style at Rabat and Casablanca

Highlights

  • The Alfama district, located at the foot of the Castle of São Jorge, shows the nature of the old fishermen’s neighbourhood. Its picturesque tiny streets are wonderful to get lost in and to discover the charm of the city.
  • Cordoba's Synagogue is located in the Jewish Quarter. Accessed from the street there is the courtyard that takes to the prayer’s rooms.
  • The Koutoubia Mosque is the most important mosque in Marrakech. Its 70 metres height minaret can be seen from some kilometres far from Marrakech.

Included

  • Guided visits indicated in the itinerary in Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fez, Granada (Alhambra) and Toledo.
  • Tour Escort during the tour.
  • Transport by luxury coach with air conditioning.
  • Accommodation in selected class.
  • Daily Breakfast and 12 dinners.

Excluded

  • Any other service not specified

Please Note

Accommodation classes are as follows:

  • Tourist class:

- Lisbon: Lutecia or similar

- Fatima: Sao Jose or similar

- Cordoba: Tryp Cordoba or similar

- Seville: Tryp Macarena or similar

- Costa del Sol: Sol Principe or similar

- Casablanca: Prince de Paris or similar

- Marrakech: Almas or similar

- Fes: Zalagh 2 or similar

- Granada: Alixares or similar

  • First class:

- Lisbon: Lutecia or similar

- Fatima: Santa Maria or similar

- Cordoba: Hesperia Cordoba or similar

- Seville: NH Plaza de Armas or similar

- Costa del Sol: Sol Don Marco – Sol Don Pablo or similar

- Casablanca: Atlas Almohades or similar

- Marrakech: Asni or similar

- Fes: Menzeg / Sofia or similar

- Granada: Gran Hotel Luna or similar

  • Lisbon Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
  • This tour can be operated in English, Spanish and French
  • Tour combined with other tours, all patricipants may not have the same destination.
  • Depending on the section of the tour, a different tour escort may be used.
  • Tour escort service is not provided during the stays in lisbon or Costa del Sol
  • The visit to Lisbon wil be conducted as a regular tour.
  • Only one piece of luggage per person is allowed.
  • Passport details are required at least 72 hours in advance to the tour’s departure.
  • Passengers have to go through customs control with their own luggage.

Essential Information

  • Print your voucher and check in between 8.00 am and 8.15 am at Plaza de Oriente coach parking level -2.
  • Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reconfirm your tour and pick up time:

- Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 6.00 pm at 0034 91 758 06 42

- Saturday & Sunday from 08.00 am to 6.00 pm at 00 34 91 559 96 05

- by email at escortedtours@julia.net

  • Cancellation policy:
5% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 10 and 15 days before the departure of the circuit. 15% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 10 and 3 days before the departure of the circuit. 25% penalty if cancellation takes place in the 48 hours before the departure of the circuit. 100% penalty if cancellation takes place less than 48 hours before the departure of the circuit or in case of No-Show

1st Day (Wed). MADRID – TRUJILLO – LISBON
Departure from JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Drive westbound towards the region of Extremadura, a relaxing drive to Trujillo, hometown of many discoverers of the new world. Time free to explore its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Continue on through Portuguese soil along the Alentejo plains via historic sites as Elvas, Estremoz and Setubal. Arrive over the impressive bridge 25th April to Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. Accommodation at the hotel. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

2nd Day (Thu). LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.

3rd Day (Fri). LISBON–OBIDOS–ALCOBAÇA–NAZARE – BATALHA - FATIMA
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northland, arrive to our first point of interest: the beautiful walled town of Óbidos with its picturesque streets and the Pousada do Castelo. Continue to Alcobaça visit a 12th century church containing the tombs of Pablo and Inês de Castro followed by a visit to the picturesque and fishing village of Nazaré. Weather permitting, continue to the Sitio to have a panoramic view of the beach and the village. Afternoon visit the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to Fátima. Accommodation at the hotel.

4th Day (Sat). FATIMA – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your leisure for activities of personal nature in Fátima, center of Christian faith and World Pilgrims Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and Cova da Iria where Virgin Mary appeared. The church where the tombstones of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are. The Chapel of Apparitions, heart of the shrine. At the end of the day returns to Lisbon through the colorful farming region. Accommodation at the hotel.

5th Day (Sun). LISBON – CACERES – CORDOBA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 07:30 hrs to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city's blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

6th Day (Mon). CORDOBA – SEVILLA
Breakfast at the hotel. Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Sevilla. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

7th Day (Tue). SEVILLA
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Monumental and Panoramic city tour – the Cathedral (from outside), the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome. The Santa Cruz Quarter, a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed. - The Maria Luisa Park and Spain square. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

8th Day (Wed). SEVILLA – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; time free to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

9th Day (Thu). COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Day at leisure for you to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas. Optional tours.

10th Day (Fri). COSTA DEL SOL – TARIFA – TANGIER – RABAT - CASABLANCA
After breakfast at the hotel drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol via internationally renowned places as Marbella and Puerto Banus, arrive to Tarifa where a ferry boat will be used for a short and interesting crossing of the strait of Gibraltar towards Africa. Arrival to Tangier, disembark, clear customs and drive southwards via Larache to Rabat, diplomatic and administrative capital, official residence of the King Mohamed VI. City tour visiting the important sights as the Royal Palace from outside, Mohamed V Mausoleum, the unfinished Hassan Tower which are important examples of the Almohade architecture. Afterwards, departure to Casablanca, actual industrial and economic capital and the most populated city housing a 10% of the Country population. Time at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

11th Day (Sat). CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic city tour through the most interesting sections of the city, Anfa boulevard, Nations square, residential areas and visit from the outside of the Hassan II grand mosque. Departure towards Marrakech. Marrakech capital of the South, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-desertic area. City sightseeing, including the Koutoubia Tower, twin tower of the Giralda in Seville, Saadines Tombs and Bay Palace, walk around the medina, souks and the magic Jma El Fna Square, which is packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers, all making the centre of the city an open air theatre that requires the participance of the audience. Don’t forget your camera. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner and show at Chez Ali Fantasia. Accommodation at the hotel.

12th Day (Sun). MARRAKECH – MEKNES – FEZ
After breakfast northeast departure to Meknes, old walled (40 Kms.) imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. Panoramic tour; admire the great Bab Al Mansour Gate, Morocco’s most beautiful Gate and the most well known monument in town. Afterwards departure to Fez, the most monumental one of the Imperial Cities, its University of “Karaouyne” is the largest Islamic sanctuary in Morocco, ancient theological schools, etc. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

13th Day (Mon). FEZ
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning city tour of the most ancient and monumental of the Imperial Cities visiting the most interesting points: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, Jewish Quarters or Mellah, gate of Bab Bou Jelous and walking tour of the “Medina” (Old City), declared World Heritage Site. Afternoon free. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner with show.

14th Day (Tue). FEZ – TANGIER – TARIFA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast at the hotel departure to Tangier. Transfer to the pier to board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Drive towards the Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

15th Day (Wed). COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Day at leisure for you to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas. Optional tours.

16th Day (Thu). COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
After breakfast at the hotel departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte Square.

17th Day (Fri). GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. The City tour will includes the most important monuments, its narrow streets and the famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron). Continue to Madrid. End of our services.

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