17-Day Trip to Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Tour Style: Private Tour
- Appreciate priceless artworks created by Spain's top artists in Madrid
- Stroll around Toledo to enjoy extensive monumental and cultural heritage
- Take in magnificent architecture from Gothic to Modernist and contemporary in Barcelona
- Learn about the history of Morocco when visiting former imperial cities
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- Day 1
Welcome to Madrid, the capital of Spain! As your flight lands at the airport, your private driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Madrid.
Note: Drivers may or may not speak English in Spain.
- Day 2
Today, you will have a historical and artistic Madrid walking tour with a private English speaking guide (subject to availability). This tour goes around the heart of the old city. See the statue of the bear and the strawberry tree, the heraldic symbol of Madrid, in the Puerta del Sol. Pay a visit to the historic Plaza Mayor, which has been the scene of multitudinous events. Try some Spanish food in the Mercado de San Miguel, a gourmet tapas market. Passing the Royal Opera House, you will reach the Royal Palace. Keep an eye out for paintings in the gallery, many of them were painted by Spain's top artists, such as Goya. Another highlight of this tour is the Prado Museum, the best place to learn about Spanish art and history.
After the tour ends, the rest time is yours to wander around on your own.
- Day 3
In the morning, make your own way to the meeting point to take a join in a group tour to Toledo! Located 70 km away from Madrid, Toledo is a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and boasts great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style). After the tour, you’ll return to your hotel in Madrid.
- Day 4
Today, take a taxi to the fast train station for your train to Barcelona (around 3 hours). Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax at leisure.
- Day 5
In the morning, your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby and start a Barcelona highlights walking tour. As the winner of RIBA Royal Gold Medal, it houses magnificent architecture from Gothic to Modernist and contemporary. Pass through Paseo de Gracia, you will reach the famous apartment buildings including Casa Batllo and La Pedrera designed by Gaudi.
Meet the Sagrada Familia, the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the world. After that, the rest time is free for you to explore this charming city on your own.
- Day 6
Today, make your own way to the airport for your flight to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal! On arrival, you’ll take a taxi to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax at leisure.
Note: Flight from Barcelona to Lisbon is not included.
- Day 7
Make your way to the statue in the center of Rossio Square, and then join in a group walking tour to experience historical Lisbon. Your tour will start from Baixa, the old downtown district of the city. Explore amazing squares such as Rossio and Comercio, and try the famous Pastel de Nata (custard tart) along the way. Continue to Chiado, the fashionable shopping district in Lisbon. After that, take a ride on the vintage tram to Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon. Then take a walk through the narrow streets which is the best way to experience the real Lisbon.
- Day 8
Today is free for you to explore this beautiful city on your own. Stroll around the streets to seek for delicious Portuguese cuisine or get insight into Portuguese culture in museums.
- Day 9
Make your way to the airport for your flight to Marrakech. Once you arrive, a comfortable transfer will take you to your hotel. The main square is lively in the evening with food stalls, acrobats, snake charmers, and storytellers. If you want, just go and enjoy an unforgettable atmosphere here.
- Day 10
The city tour of Marrakech starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, whose beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech. After that, take a stroll in the Bahia Palace, an extravagant 19th-century palace. Continue to appreciate the beautiful decorations in the Saadian Tombs, followed by the Koranic School Madrasa. In the evening, you will free to get insight into handiworks by observing craftsmen working in different quarters of the Souks.
- Day 11
Breakfast at your hotel and then depart for Ouarzazate, the door of the desert. Along the way, you will pass through the breathtaking Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou and the dramatic Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy some leisure time.
- Day 12
Today, your private English-speaking driver will transfer you to Erfoud. Skoura, one of Morocco’s beautiful oases, and the Todra Gorge are your stopover sites on the way. Upon arrival in Erfoud, you will change to a 4X4 vehicle and drive into the Sahara Desert. Here you can do a camel riding, sand boarding, and enjoy the stunning sunset view. After the tour, return to Erfoud for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 13
It is a long driving day today. You will pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range to the mineral mining city of Midelt. After a break in this city, take another 4 hours to reach Fez. Check into your hotel and have a good rest.
- Day 14
As the capital of Kingdom before 1912, this amazing city still keeps its ancient look until today. Your trip will start with Medina of Fez, home to the world's oldest university. Other major sites like the Attarine Madrasa, the Quaraouiyine Mosque, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the Souk Nejjarine and the Hebrew district Mellah are followed. The rest of the day is free to walk around the narrow alley of the old town on your own.
- Day 15
This morning, check out of the hotel and leave for Rabat via a private vehicle. During the road, make a short tour to the Imperial City of Meknes for its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will reach Rabat in the late afternoon.
- Day 16
After breakfast, you will enjoy a city tour of Rabat. This capital city offers attractive sites including Mechouar, the Royal Palace, the Hassan Tower, the Kasbah Oudaya, and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V. After that, stroll around the souks and bazaars in the old medina of Rabat at your own pace.
When the tour ends, your private driver will escort you to Casablanca for overnight. Before reaching your hotel, you will take a look at the exterior of Hassan II Mosque which stands beside the ocean.
- Day 17
Say goodbye to Morocco and be transferred to the airport in Casablanca for your onward flight.
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- Inner of Sagrada Familia
- Sahara Desert
- Royal Palace in Madrid
- Barcelona old quarter
- Bahia Palace