12-Day Andalucia and Morocco Tour from Lisbon

Package Summary

  • Duration For Tour: 11 12
  • Start City: Lisbon, Portugal
  • End City: Trujillo, Spain
    Highlights: Visit Madrid (Columbus Square, Fountain of Cibeles, Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Plaza de Espana, Puerta de Alcala), Caceres, Cordoba (Jewish Quarter, The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba), Granada (Alhambra, Caves of Sacromonte), Meknes, Rabat (Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V), Ronda (Puente Nuevo Bridge), Seville (Parque de Maria Luisa, Plaza de Espana, Royal Alcazar of Sevilla, Santa Cruz (Jewish Quarter)), Tangier, Toledo, Trujillo (Plaza Mayor).

$ 1677.91 ( Starting From Per Person )

Overview
Lisbon is Portugal's hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing Sao Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city's pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
Trujillo is a municipality located in the province of Caceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. It had 9,086 inhabitants, located in the province of Caceres, Extremadura.

Lisbon - Caceres - Seville (524 km)

In the morning, we will depart from Lisbon and drive across the border into Spain until we reach Caceres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we will spend some time exploring. Afterwards, we will continue to Sevilla, where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night.

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.

Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Macarena/NH Viapol or similar 4-star hotel

Dinner: Included

Seville

We will tour Seville in the morning, visiting the Parque de Maria Luisa, the Plaza de Espana, the Seville Cathedral, La Giralda, and Santa Cruz, the city's old Jewish Quarter. We may take an optional tour to the Royal Alcazar of Sevilla, or spend the rest of the afternoon in Seville at our own leisure.

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.

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.

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.

La Giralda

La Giralda was once a minaret for the Muslim population in medieval Sevilla, but was converted to a church bell tower after Christian forces had regained power in Iberia. Its design has influenced many other towers around the world.

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.

Royal Alcazar of Sevilla

This is a massive palace complex in Sevilla, originally constructed by the city's Muslim rulers. Originally constructed as a military fort, it is the oldest European palace still in use, and is one of the best examples of Spanish-Muslim architecture.

Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Macarena or similar 4 star hotels

Seville - Cordoba (143 km)

In the morning, we will head to Cordoba, visiting the Mosque-Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, and more. Then, we will have the rest of the day free to spend at our own leisure.

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.

Deluxe Hotel: Hesperia Cordoba or similar 4 stars hotel

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Cordoba - Ronda - Marbella (230 km)

On our way to Marbella, we will stop in the village of Ronda to see the famous Puento Nuevo Bridge. After some free time here, we will continue to the Costa del Sol until we reach Marbella, where we will eat dinner and spend the night.

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.

Puente Nuevo Bridge

This 18th century bridge crosses a 390-foot deep ravine that divides the small Andalusian city of Ronda. There is a central chamber underneath the bridge's walkway that today houses a small exhibit about the bridge's history.

Deluxe Hotel: NH Marbella or similar 4 stars hotel

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Marbella - Tarifa - Tangier - Fes (544 km)

After breakfast, we will head to Tarifa, where we will board a ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, landing in the Moroccan city of Tangier. We will then continue to Fes, where we will spend the night.

Tangier, Morocco

Tangier is a major city in northern Morocco. The history of Tangier is very rich, due to the historical presence of many civilizations and cultures starting from before the 5th century BCE.

Deluxe Hotel: Sofia or Menzeh Zalagh or similar 4 stars hotel

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Fes

Today, we will go sightseeing in Fes, seeing fantastic locations like the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter, the Gate of Bab Bou Jeloud, and the Medina. We will also see the Medersa, which is one of the oldest universities in the world, the Karyouine Mosque, and more. In the afternoon, guests can explore the Medina on their own.

Fes, Morocco

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

University of Al Quaraoiyine

According to UNESCO, this university in Morocco is the oldest continually operating degree-awarding educational institution in the entire world, first established in 859 AD. Its curriculum focuses heavily on Islamic religious and legal sciences.

Deluxe Hotel: Menzeh Zalagh / Volubilis or similar 4 stars hotel

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Fes - Meknes - Rabat - Tangier (437 km)

Today, we will eat breakfast and depart to Meknes to take a panoramic tour of this imperial city. Then, we will move on to Rabat, the nation's capital, where we will visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed and Hassan Tower. Afterward, we will go to Tangier for the night.

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.

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.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V

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.

Deluxe Hotel: Atlas Rif or Atlas Les Almohades or similar 4 stars hotel

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Tangier - Marbella (153 km)

After breakfast, we will board the ferry and return to Marbella, where we will enjoy dinner and settle into our hotel accommodations for the night.

Deluxe Hotel: NH Marbella or similar 4 stars hotel

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Marbella - Granada (180 km)

After breakfast, we will drive to Granada, where we will visit the Alhambra, the massive fortress complex built by the former Arab rulers of southern Spain. We may also take an optional trip to the Caves of Sacramonte and see a special flamenco show.

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.

Caves of Sacromonte

The soft rocks on the hillsides in the Granada neighborhood of Sacromonte were carved into cave-dwellings by the nomadic Gitano people in the area in the 19th century, many of whom still inhabit these caves.

Deluxe Hotel: Carmen or similar 4 stars hotel

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Granada - Toledo - Madrid (435 km)

We will depart Granada for the imperial city of Toledo, the crossroads of medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. After lunch, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour among the city?s narrow streets. Afterwards, we will return to Madrid, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening.

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.

Deluxe Hotel: Florida Norte

Breakfast: Included

Madrid

After breakfast, we will visit some of the most iconic sites in Madrid, including the Gran Via, Plaza de Oriente, the Fountain of Cibeles, Columbus Square, Plaza de Espana, Puerta de Alcala, Paseo de la Castellana, and more. In the late afternoon, guests can continue exploring the city on their own.

Madrid, SPAIN

Madrid is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more.

Gran Via

The Gran Via, oftentimes referred to as "The Spanish Broadway," is a central avenue in Madrid with some of the finest shops in the city, not to mention one of the most active nightlife scenes of any European city.

Plaza de Espana

This large public square in Madrid features a huge monument to Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's most widely-read writer, that hovers over bronze sculptures of Cervantes' two iconic characters, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Fountain of Cibeles

The centerpiece of the plaza that bears the same name, the Fountain of Cibeles features a statue of an ancient Phrygian goddess sitting atop a lion-drawn chariot, who has been adopted as a symbol of the city of Madrid.

Columbus Square

Columbus Square in Madrid is dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus, whose statue stands on a tall monument high above. The plaza features a second monument with quotes by philosophers and famous Spanish leaders and the Gardens of Discovery.

Puerta de Alcala

This monument is designed in the neo-Classical style, and stands near Madrid's city center, reminiscent of the old medieval gates to the city, although this gate stands alone.

Paseo de la Castellana

La Castellana is a wide avenue that cuts North-to-South through the very center of Madrid, one of the city's busiest streets, and home to some of its most famous buildings including the Puerta de Europa and the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Deluxe Hotel: Florida Norte or similar

Breakfast: Included

Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon (509 km)

In the morning, we will depart for the city of Trujillo, where we will have some free time to explore and see the Plaza Mayor. Afterwards, we will cross the Portuguese border on our way to Lisbon, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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.

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