17-Day Portugal, Andalusia and Morocco Tour from Madrid

Package Summary

  • Duration For Tour: 16 17
  • Start City: Madrid, Spain
  • End City: Toledo
    Highlights: Visit Alcobaca, Batalha, Caceres, Casablanca, Cordoba, Fatima, Fes, Granada, Lisbon, Marrakech, Meknes, Nazare, Obidos, Rabat, Ronda, Seville, Toledo, Trujillo.

$ 1574.16 ( Starting From Per Person )

Overview
Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velazquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Toledo is in northwest Ohio, at the western end of Lake Erie bordering the state of Michigan. Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon (514 km)

Departure from JULIA TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Orienteat 08:30 a.m. We will have a relaxing drive to Trujillo where we will have free time to explore its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Then continue on through Portuguese soil along the Alentejo plains via historic sites as Elvas, Estremoz and Setubal. We will arrive over the impressive bridge 25th April to Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. Guests can choose an optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Trujillo, SPAIN

Trujillo is a municipality located in the province of Caceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Trujillo is both a centre for tourism, with over 25 hotels, and a regional market town.

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor in Trujillo is unique because of its uneven and irregular design. It is surrounded by buildings dating from around the 16th century. The Church of Santa Maria is a 13th century building that towers over the square.

Lisbon, PORTUGAL

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.

25th of April Bridge

This suspension bridge in Portugal connects the capital of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada on the other side of the Tagus River. It first opened in 1966.

Fado Music Show

Fado is a traditional genre of Portuguese folk music that dates back to the early 19th century. The city of Lisbon has its own unique variety of this music, and you can see a live performance of it this evening.

Standard Hotel: Lutecia

Lisbon

After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument of Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama District.

Lisbon, PORTUGAL

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.

Tower of Belem

This fortified tower off the coast of Lisbon, also known as the Tower of St. Vincent, was built to defend the city in the 16th century. It was built in the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture of the 16th century.

Jeronimos Monastery

The Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon was once the home of the city's Hieronymite religious order, and one of the best examples of the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture. Today, the facility houses the National Archaeology Museum and the Marine Museum.

National Coach Museum

This museum in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon contains one of most impressive collections of historical horse-drawn carriages in the world. It is located in the old Horse Riding Area of Belem Palace.

Monument of Discoveries

This monument is located at the mouth of Lisbon harbor, commemorating the age of exploration, when ships bound for the American continents in the west would pass through the Tagus estuary.

Pombal Square

The full name of this public space in Lisbon is the Marquis of Pombal Square, a former prime minister of Portugal in the 18th century. It is now a busy roundabout for automotive traffic.

Alfama District

Alfama, with its winding passages of narrow streets and steep stairways, is Lisbon's oldest district. Its name derives from Arabic because of the city's medieval Muslim rulers. Alfama is home to many restaurants and cafes that showcase live Fado music.

Standard Hotel: Lutecia

Breakfast: Included

Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaca - Nazare - Batalha - Fatima (163 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will arrive to the beautiful walled town of Obidos with its picturesque streets and the Pousada do Castelo. Then continue to Alcobaca to visit a 12th century church containing the tombs of Pablo and Ines de Castro, followed by a visit to the picturesque and fishing village of Nazare . Weather permitting, we will continue to the Sitio to have a panoramic view of the beach and the village. In the Afternoon we will visit the Batalha Monastery , a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Afterwards we will continue to Fatima .

Obidos, PORTUGAL

A town and a municipality in the Oeste Subregion in Portugal. Obidos remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination.

Alcobaca, PORTUGAL

A city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal. The city became notable after the first king decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarem from the Moors in 1147. The church later evolved into the Monastery of Alcobaca.

Alcobaca Monastery

This church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, founded in 1153. The main components of the complex are the royal tombs, the Chapel of St. Bernard, the royal Pantheon, the sacristy, and more.

Nazare, PORTUGAL

It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. It has long sandy beaches considered by some to be among the best beaches in Portugal.

Batalha, PORTUGAL

Batalha Monastery

Construction on this monastery began in 1386 and eventually wrapped up in 1517, spanning the reign of seven kings. It is a Dominican convent built in a Gothic style.

Standard Hotel: Santa Maria

Breakfast: Included

Fatima - Lisbon (111 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, guests can spend the day at leisure for activities of personal nature in Fatima, 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 we will return to Lisbon through the colorful farming region.

Fatima, PORTUGAL

Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourem, in the Portuguese Santarem District.

Sanctuary of Fatima

The Sanctuary of Fatima is a large, open public facility dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The site features many buildings, including a minor basilica and two small chapels.

Basilica of the Santissima Trinidade

One of the largest Christian church in the world, construction on this basilica was completed in 2007. With its thoroughly modern design, it looks completely unique from most other European churches.

Standard Hotel: Lutecia

Breakfast: Included

Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba (523 km)

After breakfast at the hotel we will depart 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. We will walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, we will continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. We will have dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Caceres, SPAIN

Caceres is the capital of Caceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The municipio has a land area of 1,750.33 km2 (675.81 sq mi), the largest geographically in Spain. The walled city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Old Town

The Old Town of Caceres still features some of its original medieval walls. In the Middle Ages, control of the city was constantly switching between Christians and Muslims, and this struggle is exemplified by the architecture of the Old Town.

Standard Hotel: Tryp Cordoba

Deluxe Hotel: Hesperia Cordoba

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Cordoba - Seville (145 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will have an 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 we will reach Seville. Then we will enjoy dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Cordoba, SPAIN

Cordoba is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, and its easy access to the mining resources of the Sierra Morena satisfies the population's needs.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

The interior of this dual mosque-cathedral perfectly reflects the religious power-struggle of medieval Spain. The conversion of the church into a mosque lasted from 784 to 987. The complex is massive and features many small chapels.

Jewish Quarter

Cordoba's Jewish Quarter is marked by narrow and irregular streets. It houses a medieval Synagogue and the Sephardic House. Unfortunately, this neighborhood was a focal point of the Spanish Inquisition, during which Cordoba played a large role.

Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa

Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Macarena

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Seville

Today we will have a 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, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de Espana. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Guests can also choose an optional Flamenco tour.

Seville, SPAIN

Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler.

Seville Cathedral

The third-largest church in the world (and the largest cathedral), the Seville is a massive Gothic building. Each of its facades has multiple entrances that are all exquisitely and ornately adorned. It was built over an old mosque.

Santa Cruz (Jewish Quarter)

The barrio of Santa Cruz in Sevilla was once the city's Jewish Quarter, and is now the most popular tourist are in the city. The narrow, winding streets and alleyways of this neighborhood remind visitors of a labyrinth.

Parque de Maria Luisa

On the riverbanks of Sevilla, Maria Luisa Park is a large public area that features lovely foliage, fountains, and walkways in the middle of this beautiful city. Within the park are many statues of famous Spanish figures.

Plaza de Espana

A large section of Maria Luisa Park in Sevilla, the Plaza de Espana is a large open space featuring buildings of Renaissance revival architecture. Most of the buildings are currently used for government purposes.

Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa

Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Macarena

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol (179 km)

After breakfast at the hotel we will drive south passing typical villages and reach Ronda. We will have free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon we will continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas.

Ronda, SPAIN

Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Malaga. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the city of Malaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia.

Standard Hotel: Sol Principe

Deluxe Hotel: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco / Sol Principe

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Costa del Sol

You can spend today at leisure to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas.

Standard Hotel: Sol Principe

Deluxe Hotel: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco / Sol Principe

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Costa del Sol - Tarifa - Tangier - Rabat - Casablanca (489 km)

After breakfast at the hotel we will 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. Next arrival to Tangier and disembark, we will drive southwards via Larache to Rabat to have a 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, we will depart to Casablanca where we will enjoy time at leisure.

Rabat, Morocco

Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco. Tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat one of the most important cities in the country.

Dar al-Makhzen

The Dar-el-Makhzen is a palace in Rabat that acts as the official primary residence of the king of Morocco. The grounds contain a small parade course and mosque. Construction on the palace was undertaken in 1864.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V

(Outside Visit) This mausoleum in Rabat is the burial site of King Mohammed V, who was king of the country until his death in 1961. The mausoleum is considered a beautiful example of the architectural style of the Alaouite Dynasty.

Hassan Tower

The Hassan Tower is all that remains of an incomplete mosque, built in the 12th century AD, that was intended to be the world's largest. The Tower is only half as high as originally intended.

Standard Hotel: Kenzi Basma

Deluxe Hotel: Farah Casablanca

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Casablanca - Marrakech (219 km)

Today we will enjoy a panoramic city tour through the most interesting sections of Casablanca, Anfa boulevard, Nations square, residential areas and visit from the outside of the Hassan II grand mosque. Then we will depart towards Marrakech to enjoy a 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. Guests can choose optional dinner and show at Chez Ali Fantasia.

Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is largest city of Morocco, located in the western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It is also one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Fes and Tangier, and is the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz.

Standard Hotel: Almas

Deluxe Hotel: Asni

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Marrakech - Meknes - Fes (409 km)

After breakfast we will depart to Meknes, an old walled (40 Kms.) imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. We will admire the great Bab el Mansour gate, Morocco's most beautiful Gate and the most well known monument in town. Afterwards we will depart to Fes, the most monumental one of the Imperial Cities. Its University of "Karaouyne" is the largest Islamic sanctuary in Morocco, ancient theological schools, etc.

Meknes, Morocco

Meknes is a city in northern Morocco. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), the founder of the Alaouite dynasty.

Bab el-Mansour

Named for its architect, the Bab el-Mansour is a large gate into the city of Meknes, covered with intricate mosaic designs. The interior of the gate is often used as an art gallery to exhibit local pieces.

Standard Hotel: Menzeh

Deluxe Hotel: Parc Palace / Menzeh

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Fes

We will 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) World Heritage Site - Fes el Bali. Afternoon will be free. We will have dinner and accommodation at hotel but you can choose an optional dinner with show.

Fes, Morocco

The third-largest city in Morocco, Fes features beautiful historic architecture that showcases the incredible works of the Arab world.

Fes el Bali

The Fes el Bali is one of two medina quarters in the city of Fes, Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The district is surrounded by historic walls, and features excellent examples of Arab Moroccan art and architecture.

Standard Hotel: Menzeh

Deluxe Hotel: Parc Palace/Menzeh

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Fes - Tangier - Tarifa - Costa del Sol (541 km)

After breakfast at the hotel we will depart to Tangier. We will transfer to the pier to board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. We will continuw driving towards the Costa del Sol where we will have dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Standard Hotel: Sol Principe

Deluxe Hotel: Sol Don Don Pablo / Don Marco / Sol Principe

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Costa del Sol

You can spend today at leisure to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas.

Standard Hotel: Sol Principe

Deluxe Hotel: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco / Sol Principe

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Costa del Sol - Granada (201 km)

After breakfast, we will depart towards the city of Granada. We will 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. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

Granada, SPAIN

Granada is a mid-sized provincial capital in the Andalucia region of Spain. Rich in history and culture, Granada is arguably the single most worthwhile city in Spain for visitors. Spring and autumn are also both excellent times to visit.

Alhambra

The Alhambra is a massive complex consisting of multiple palaces and fortresses. It originated as a Spanish-Muslim fortress in the 9th century, but subsequent rulers, both Muslim and Christian, continually added additions and renovations.

Generalife

Built in the 14th century as the summer palace of Nasrid Emirs of Grananda, the name of this palace means "Architect's Garden" for the extensive gardens on its grounds, which are world renowned for their exquisite beauty.

Standard Hotel: Alixares

Deluxe Hotel: Gran Hotel Luna

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Granada - Toledo - Madrid (440 km)

Today we will drive to 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. We will have a short guided tour of this historical old town throught its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous "Damasquinado" (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Later we will continue to Madrid.

Toledo, SPAIN

Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Breakfast: Included

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