- Exotik Journeys
20 Night Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour & Long Stay
CruisePlus Land Offer
March 21, 2020
Exotik Journeys Long Stay
Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world. Its animated cities, its historic monuments, its paradise beaches, its hospitality and its joys of life give this country a reason to be explored. Portugal, littered with UNESCO World Heritage sites and graced by one of Europe’s most relaxed and attractive capitals, it also remains refreshingly affordable. Savouring life slowly is a Portuguese passion, and much of the best is humble. Morocco, country of light, colours, culture and history offering an unequalled diversity, as well as warm hospitality and, of course, Moroccan gastronomy combined of multiple flavours of its regional specialties.
Highlights & Nearby Attractions
- Visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Batalha Monastery & University of Salamanca
- Be amazed by a panoramic tour of the old walled imperial city of Meknes
- Enjoy a fascinating ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar!
What we are Including
- Roundtrip international airfare
- 20-night superior (4*) accommodations
- Daily breakfast & 12 dinners
- Airport transfers and all transportation throughout the tour by air-conditioned motor coach and ferry
- Daily guided sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Ask about extending your stay in Madrid!
*Please note: optional excursions, additional meals, and gratuities are extra and are not included.
1st Day (Sun.) MADRIDMeet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel
2nd Day (Mon.) MADRIDBreakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to explore the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel.
3rd Day (Tue.) MADRID – AVILA – SALAMANCA - PORTOBreakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Supplier bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 08:30 a.m. Drive to Avila. A city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation.
4th Day (Wed.) PORTOBreakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous "port wine". Accommodation.
5th Day (Thu.) PORTO – COIMBRA – FATIMABreakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation.
6th Day (Fri.) FATIMA – BATALHA - NAZARE – ALCOBAÇA - LISBONBreakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.
7th Day (Sat.) LISBONBreakfast 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 color housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.
8th Day (Sun.) LISBON – CACERES – CORDOBABreakfast 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.
9th Day (Mon.) CORDOBA – SEVILLEBreakfast 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 Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
10th Day (Tue.) SEVILLEBreakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.
11th Day (Wed.) SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOLAfter breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous 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.
12th Day (Thu.) COSTA DEL SOLBreakfast, 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.
13th Day (Fri.) COSTA DEL SOL – TARIFA – TANGIER – RABAT –CASABLANCAAfter breakfast at the hotel drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol, 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, current 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.
14th Day (Sat.) CASABLANCA – MARRAKECHBreakfast 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-desert 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 center of the city an open air theatre that requires the participation 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.
15th Day (Sun.) MARRAKECH – MEKNES – FEZAfter breakfast northeast departure to Meknes, old walled (40 Km.) 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 wellknown 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.
16th Day (Mon.) FEZBreakfast 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.
17th Day (Tue.) FEZ – TANGIER – TARIFA – COSTA DEL SOLAfter 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.
18th Day (Wed.) COSTA DEL SOLBreakfast, dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Day at leisure for you to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and the surrounding areas. Optional tours.
19th Day (Thu.) COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADAAfter breakfast at the hotel departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world-famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte Square.
20th Day (Fri.) GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRIDBreakfast 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. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation
21th Day (Sat.) MADRIDAfter breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport.
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