Combine the highlights of the Iberian Peninsula with fascinating Morocco on this unforgettable vacation. Start in Madrid, Spain’s grand capital, then visit fortified Avila with its many towers, and renaissance Salamanca. Enter Portugal and arrive in Coimbra, a charming hillside town that overlooks the Mondego River. Visit the Sanctuary of Fátima and Obidos, known as the “Wedding Present Town” because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282. Then, arrive in Henry the Navigator’s exquisite city of Lisbon. Get to know spectacular Seville before boarding a ferry for Morocco. Once on the African continent, motor along the Barbary Coast to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, and stop in Casablanca to see the illustrious Hassan II Mosque. Next, head through the Middle Atlas mountain range to Marrakesh, known for its colorful Djemaa el Fna, a square bustling with acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, and food stalls. Spend two nights in the old walled city of Fez, and visit a traditional medina on the included sightseeing tour. Re-cross the Strait of Gibraltar and return to mainland Spain. Drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada for a visit to the exotic Alhambra complex, residence of Moorish kings. Retrace Don Quixote’s footsteps past the windmills and castles of La Mancha, then return to Madrid for the conclusion of your exciting journey.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Avila, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fátima, Portuguese wine bodega, Obidos, Seville, Casablanca
MADRID Praga (ST) or Abba (F)COIMBRA Dom Luis (ST) or Tryp (F)LISBON Roma (ST)SEVILLE Don Paco (ST) or Tryp Macarena (F)RABAT Rihab (ST)MARRAKESH Zalagh Kasbah & Spa (ST)FEZ Zalagh Parc Palace (ST) or Menzeh Fez (ST)COSTA DEL SOL Almenara (F) at Sotogrande or NH Sotogrande (F)GRANADA Don Juan (ST) or Abba (F)MADRID Praga (ST) or Rafaelhoteles Ventas (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 8 dinners
NOTES:April 10 Departure – Feria in SevilleDecember 22 Departure – New Year’s “Reveillon” dinner in Marrakesh
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar