This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour concentrates on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On this vacation, there is ample time for in-depth sightseeing, and you’ll visit many of the area’s historic sights, including the Alcazar in Seville, founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress, and the Alhambra Complex in Granada. If you’re interested in religious sights, this tour is not to be missed. Visit Fatima’s Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary, where pilgrims from all over the world visit; Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery, built to thank the Virgin Mary for Portugal’s success in its voyages around the world; the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, which has one of El Greco’s most famous paintings; and more. </BR> </BR>There’s a full day at leisure at the Costa del Sol, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, browse the shops, or join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Ferry crossings over the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco afford spectacular views. An overnight in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco. Here, Globus has arranged special experiences to help Morocco come to life. You’ll enjoy a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, where you’ll admire the splendid views and drink a glass of hot mint tea Bedouin-style, along with local biscuits. You’ll also enjoy a lively Moroccan show. Plus a visit to the colorful Grand Socco square, a busy market with many stalls. </BR></BR>These are just a few of the many highlights on this wonderful Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. Then, at the end of your tour, travel via high-speed AVE train to Barcelona for three nights and guided sightseeing, including a visit to Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. All services in Barcelona, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms—it’s a vacation of a lifetime!
MADRID Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado MuseumSEGOVIA Take pictures of the Roman aqueductAVILA Visit the walled townSALAMANCA Orientation walk; [LF] Wine tasting, dinner, and overnight stay at Hacienda ZoritaFATIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the RosaryLISBON Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; [LF] ride Santa Justa elevator to upper LisbonSEVILLE Guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, walk through the Santa Cruz quarterALGECIRAS–TANGIER By ferry across the Strait of GibraltarTANGIER [LF] panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; [LF] Moroccon show; guided sightseeing, visit Grand Socco squareGRANADA Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurantTOLEDO Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshopMADRID-BARCELONA By high-speed AVE TrainBARCELONA Guided sightseeing including visits to Casa Batllo and the Sagrada Familia BasilicaHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid and a special dinner in Granada
NOTE:If you intend to join the optional excursion to Gibraltar, please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.
Motorcoach; ferry; high-speed first-class AVE train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.