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Spain, Portugal & Morocco

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An exciting adventure awaits you.

Tour Spain, Portugal and Morocco and we will be visiting cities like Lisbon, Madrid, Casablanca and Barcelona. Their names alone send a rush of wonderment and adventure though your mind. Flamenco dancers, cavorting to the sound of Spanish guitars and laughter abound in this wonderland. Indulge your senses with an afternoon at Prado Museum, the largest art gallery in the world. Spend sun drenched afternoons wandering though medieval villages feasting on Tapas. A walk on the edge of the mighty Sahara Dessert is sure to be one of the highlights. A land full of captivating scenery, vineyards and irresistible local foods will have you wanting to return soon.

Contact Bangalore Luxury Travel now to organise your guided group tour through Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

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  • Departure
    Brisbane, Queensland
  • Include
    Daily Breakfast
    Entrance Fees Per Itinerary
    Internal Flights
    All Taxes
    Tour Fees Per Itinerary
    English Speaking Guide
    All Transfers
    Lunch & Dinner as per Itinerary
    Accommodation
  • Not Included
    Travel Insurance
    Late Check-Out
    Early Check-In
    Tips
    “Force Majure” Costs
    Personal Costs
    Laundry Costs
    Excess Baggage
    Drinks
    International Flights
    Local Transport
    Airport Taxes
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Day 01 Lisbon

Today is arrival day and your included group transfer will take you to the hotel the Olissippo Lapa Palace. Your tour leader will be waiting for the group at arrival terminal with a sign and will help you to get in the bus and reach hotel. In the evening we meet with our tour leader and our fellow traveling companions at a Welcome Meeting in the lobby of the hotel where we are given a briefing of what lies ahead on our tour. Dinner at leisure and overnight in the hotel in Lisbon.
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Day 02 Lisbon

Breakfast in the hotel before meeting in the lobby at 9:00 a.m to embark on a full day excursion from Lisbon. Firstly we travel along the coast, following the estuary of the great Tagus River (or "Rio Tejo") to reach the elegant resort town of Estoril, where we stop for a short visit. Then following the colourful Bay of Cascais with its dazzling beaches, we visit cosmopolitan Cascais. Once a quiet fishing village Cascais later became a residence of the Portuguese royal court in the 19th century and is today a glamorous holiday destination. Our main destination is Sintra - an absolute ‘jewel’ of Portugal. This bewitching place with its fairy tale. We have time to visit the Moorish Castle in Sintra during the sightseeing. Atmosphere is set amidst lush vegetation and mystical hills and has inspired many poets, writers and travellers for centuries, including Lord Byron. We spend our time here exploring Sintra’s Castle of the Moors. On our drive back to Lisbon in the afternoon, we see a different perspective of the capital as we approach it from the other side of the Tagus River. After our full day or touring, we enjoy an evening at leisure in Lisbon. At night we have a typical music show in Lisbon city called “Fado”. Dinner at leisure and overnight in hotel.
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Day 03 Lisbon - Porto

Breakfast in the hotel before checking out and meeting at 9:00 a.m in the lobby with our tour leader. This morning will be an early start as we say farewell to Lisbon and travel to the pretty medieval town of Óbidos. On a short stroll through this romantic town, we encounter charming cobblestone streets lined with colourful houses adorned with geranium and bougainvillea flower boxes, gothic doorways and whitewashed churches. Time permitting, we then visit the Monastery of Batalha. A World Heritage listed structure, this monastery was built to celebrate Portugal’s 1385 victory over the Castilians at the Battle of Aljubarrota. And if we still have time, our next stop is the important religious pilgrimage site of the Sanctuary of Fátima, known as the site where the three young shepherds saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Our final destination for today is Porto, Portugal’s second largest city and famous for the liqueur Port. You will arrive at your hotel late afternoon and will be given the chance to freshen up before meeting with your leaders in the foyer who will take you out for a dinner at leisure. After arrival and check in at the Pestana Porto Hotel, you are given the chance to freshen up before heading out to enjoy dinner at your leisure with your leaders.
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Day 04 Porto

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel, then we go on a guided tour of the city. Discover the magnificent Cathedral, the Tower of Clerigos, and the impressive hall of Porto's Sao Bento Railway Station. Porto is famous for its tawny and ruby ports, so after our exploration of the city we descent to the banks of the Douro and visit one of the local wine callers in Vila Nova de Gaia, where there's the opportunity to visit Sandeman & Ferreira port wine cellars and taste some of its products. After lunch we then head back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure before meeting up for a farewell dinner at one of the local restaurants, drinks included.
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Day 05 Porto - Madrid

After breakfast in the hotel, check out, then we have time to finish discovering the city of Porto throughout the morning. Enjoy some free time to have lunch at your leisure before we meet with the driver, who will then take us to the airport to fly to our next destination, Madrid. After landing in Madrid a driver will be waiting to take you to the Ritz Hotel, where you will then spend the rest of the evening and dinner at leisure.
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Day 06 Madrid

After breakfast in the hotel we meet with the tour leader for a walking tour of Madrid. Along the way you will take in the sights of the Plaza Mayor, a square redesigned in 1936, houses the statue of King Philips III which dates back to 1616. After working up an appetite you will visit the marvellous San Miguel market, here you can savour its mouth-watering ensemble of tapas bars for lunch. During the afternoon we have a visit to the Prado Museum which is the largest art gallery in the world, where you will have the time to take in the thousands of paintings. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure, and your tour guide will be able to advise you on where to eat for dinner before heading back to the hotel.
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Day 07 Madrid - Seville

Breakfast in the hotel before checking out, then we travel to Atocha Train Station, just 10 minutes away which will then take us to our next destination, Seville. Along the 2 hour 35 minute journey you can take in the beautiful Spanish country side and villages. Once we arrive in Seville our tour guide will be waiting to take us to the Palacio Villapanes Hotel, which is located near the Alcazar and Barrio de Santa Cruz - famous for its shady narrow lane ways. This shady warren was designed in medieval times to provide refuge from the great Andalusian heat. No activities are planned as you arrive in the afternoon, so take the opportunity to explore this most flamboyant of cities whose charms lie not only in its sights and sounds, but also with its culinary temptations. Join the 'Selvillanos' and soak up the ambiance of the city as it comes alive after dark, while enjoying dinner in a local restaurant in the Santa Cruz quarter before heading back to the hotel.
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Day 08 Seville

After breakfast this morning, you will meet with your tour leader and embark on a walking tour that will reveal many of Seville's finest sights. With the knowledge of your local leader, you explore the labyrinthine maze of narrow cobble stoned streets and sun-speckled squares in Barrio Santa Cruz and El Centro. A highlight of the morning visit is to Seville's magnificent Alcazar Palace, one of the country's most impressive and historic monuments, as well as the lovely botanical gardens in Maria Luisa Park and the incomparable Plaza de Espana. The rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure to further explore. The Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower are among high recommendations, your leader will be on hand to assist with any arrangements you may wish to make or offer suggestions on what you should see and do. Afterwards your leader will show you where to avoid the tourist crowds and join the locals for a traditional and authentic flamenco show and dinner to round off the evening.
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Day 09 Seville - Jerez - Seville

Breakfast in the hotel, then we meet up with our tour guide and driver to enjoy a day trip to Jerez. Departing mid-morning we stop off at a vineyard "Real Tesoro" to learn of the many factors which affect grape production and quality. After a detailed tour including a complete explanation of the sherry-making process we take part in a tutored tasting of the different styles of wine including some of the top brandies, as well as high end wines not normally available to the public. After this visit we move on to a much smaller family called "Bodegas Tradicion" where as well as being shown around we will also be able to taste some exceptionally fine wines unknown to all except a few select connoisseurs. Heading back to Seville we have an evening and dinner at leisure.
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Day 10 Seville - Granada

After breakfast and checkout we meet with our tour guide and depart for Ronda. One of Spain's oldest towns dating back to the 9th century BC, Ronda impresses with its dramatic location perched on an inland plateau at 744 metres.Lauded by many down the centuries , this most famous of the 'pueblos blancos' has attracted travellers drawn by its craggy beauty. It's an ideal place to gaze out from its elevated position across to the patchwork of fields and flood plains beneath. We enjoy a walking tour of the old quarter and afterwards we learn the art of eating tapas during a walking orientation in the city centre. We also have the chance to visit the Ronda bullring 'Plaza de Toros' and its Bullfighting Museum during the sightseeing. After enjoying the Tapas it's back to the minibuses to continue our journey to Granada. This fine city imbues the Islamic tradition and hints at the ghosts of a very different past like no other in Andalucia. It was the last Muslim-controlled city and fell to the Christians in 1492. Put quite simply, Granada is enchanting! We check in to the 5* hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos and have dinner at leisure.
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Day 11 Granada

We enjoy breakfast in the 5* hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos in Granada, then meet with our driver and tour leader. A highlight of our trip this morning is a visit to the Alhambra Palace with our own private guide. Dating back to the 11th century and taking its name from the Arabic for 'red castle', Alhambra will challenge your visual senses with so much to entice. The dominating red fortress towers, sumptuous palace decor, multitude of architectural styles and magnificent gardens of the architect's garden, are all set against the brooding backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and compete for your eye's attention. From the soothing pathways and fountains, impeccably maintained hedges and pools to the centuries-old defensive walls, turrets and views overlooking Granada, our visit to this peerless attraction will not disappoint. Tonight, we head to the heart of Granada's El Albayzin Quarter and to the lanes and patios that offer glimpses of the Alhambra's west flanks. We walk past the flamenco taverns, where aspiring performers gather. "El Gallo Cavern Flamenco Show" has a privileged terrace up to the building where you can have a drink admiring Alhambra Palace lit up at night. Unforgettable! Back to Granada city centre where we have dinner at leisure before heading back to the hotel.
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Day 12 Granada - Barcelona

After having an early breakfast we pack before taking the bus to Granada airport, where we fly to Barcelona. Upon arrival in Barcelona our tour guide will be waiting to take us to the 5* Majestic Hotel & Spa. After checking and having lunch, your tour leaders will take you on a tour of the Temple of Sagrada Familia built by Catalonia's most famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona was a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis whose economy was based on the strength of its industry and which had over half a million inhabitants. Its walls had been knocked down nearly half a century earlier and the new city, the Eixample planned by engineer Ildenfons Cerda, had grown spectacularly from 1860 onwards, in what was the largest 19th century city development project in Europe. You continue your sightseeing taking in the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarted. Today is a full day of touring, the leaders will be on hand to suggest places to eat tonight before heading back to the hotel.
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Day 13 Barcelona - Casablanca - Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel, we meet our tour leader who will join us for the Montserrat Mountain and Monastery visit. At arrival at the bottom of the mountain we take a rack railway going by the side of the mountain with marvellous views of Barcelona country side landscape. The sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat, has its historical origins in the hermitage of Santa Maria, which Count Guifre el Pelos gave to the Monastery of Ripoll in the year 888. In 1025, Oliba, Abbot of Ripoll and Bishop of Vic, founded a new monastery at the hermitage of Santa Maria de Montserrat. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernised to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded. We have the chance to do a liquor tasting at its new interactive exhibition before having lunch at leisure in the Montserrat. After lunch we are taken directly to the airport where you will take your early evening flight to Casablanca. On arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met by your tour leader and transferred to your hotel. It is a wonderful city in which to start your Moroccan journey. We arrive at the beautiful Marrakech, and enjoy tea on the rooftop terrace during check in to the 5* Les Jardins de la Koutoubia Hotel, taking in the magical views of the Royal Palace, Koutoubia Mosque and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the distance.
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Day 14 Marrakech - Majorelle Gardens - Marrakech

After a lovely breakfast in the hotel, today we enjoy a guided backstreets tour of Marrakech. Starting inside the old city walls, exploring the lesser known lanes of the labyrinthine souq, followed by visits to the opulently ornamental Bahia Palace, the spectacular glitzy Saadian tombs and The Maison de la Photographie of Marrakech. The photography museum housing original photographs, all taken in Morocco between 1870 - 1950. This afternoon you will visit the Majorelle Garden situated in the Marrakech where Yves Saint Laurent's ashes are scattered, the rest of the afternoon can be spent here where you can explore the vast 12 acres. Your tour leader will be able to make suggestions for this evening dining experience before heading back to the hotel.
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Day 15 Marrakech - Ourika Valley

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we depart for the Ourika Valley, gateway to the Atlas Mountains. Today you split into 2 groups, ensure you bring good walking shoes and you will set off on a trek with your local mountain guide, you will pass through Berber villages and Olive groves. Some great photo opportunities of the Atlas Mountains and the Ourika Valley. Your mountain guide will be able to tell you more about the valley, the Berber way of life and the countryside and botany surrounding you. After a leisurely dinner you will return back to Marrakech.
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Day 16 Marrakech - Ouarzazate

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel, afterwards this morning we leave Marrakech and drive for several hours through the winding roads of the Atlas, bound for Ouarzazate. We take our time as the scenery is magnificent and keen photographers may call for a few photo stops! We pass through picturesque farmlands, Berber villages and ruins of ancient Kasbahs as we drive through Tizi n' Tichka Pass to the Kasbahs of Taourirt and Tifoultoute, and the nearby fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco's greatest paradoxes and the backdrop for famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia. We enjoy a walk through the old town before continuing on through the High Atlas range, following the Dades Valley to Ouarzazate. Often called the Valley of the Thousand Kasbahs, this area is home to some of Morocco's finest examples of fortresses and citadels. After arrival we check into the Riad Ksar Ighnda Hotel.
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Day 17 Quarzazate - Merzouga Desert Camp

After breakfast in the hotel, this morning we leave Ouarzazate and set off on the fabled 'Road of 100 Kasbahs'. Our first stop is at Skoura Oasis, home of several privately-owned Kasbahs, where we visit the splendid Kasbah Amridil with its extravagant decorations and mud-brick fortifications. We head towards the Northwest, until we arrive at Tinerhir where we make a detour towards the North, after a 9 mile long valley with palm and olive trees we get to the magnificent Todra Gorge, a massive fault in the plateau dividing the high Atlas from Jbel Sarhro. In due course we reach the hotel, where we drop off our gear at an auberge and then ride camels into the edge of the Sahara Desert, enjoying a spectacular sunset along the way. The dunes are stunning especially at this time of day, and tonight we camp out at the Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp, enjoying lively music, dancing and an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars.
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Day 18 Desert Camp - Fes

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the desert camp. An experience not to be missed is to watch the sun as it rises from the top of the golden dunes, a spectacular view of the Sahara which no words can describe. We leave Merzouga, climbing the eastern part of the high Atlas Mountains to the Tizin Talremt pass 6200 ft high, and stop for lunch (optionally) in Midelt at the foot of Jbel Ayachi. We continue to Ifrane over 5000 ft high, an alpine resort built in the 1930's by the French where Holme oaks and Cedar forests dominate the countryside surroundings, then making our way to Fes late afternoon. During the late afternoon we reach Fes, where we check in to the Les Merinides Hotel. Fes is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco, its vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming, a visual and pungent assault on the senses.
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Day 19 Fes

After breakfast in the hotel, you will enjoy an insider's guided tour through Fes as walk through the streets and alleyways, passing historic khans, Madersa Attarine and dye-pits. Medieval Fes was one of the world's great centre of education and culture: both Islamic and Jewish. Its religious institutions and its libraries are legendary. Its mosques are of great renown. And it was to Fes that many of the Muslims (and Jews) expelled from Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella came in 1492. It is not hard to imagine ourselves back in the Middle Ages. The evening is spent at your leisure, however your leader will take you to a local restaurant for dinner later in the evening before heading back to the hotel.
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Day 20 Fes - Casablanca

After breakfast in the hotel we make our way to our final destination, Casablanca. On the way we stop in Meknes and enjoy an introduction to Imperial Medina's with a walk through the markets. Our local guide will talk us through the importance of the thriving business of olives, figs, wine and mint tea and we get to sample some of these local delicacies along the way. This afternoon we check in at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Casablanca. Afterwards we take a private guided tour of Hassan II Mosque, the world's third largest mosque, boasting a 210 meter minaret and the largest building in the country. On returning to the hotel later this afternoon you will have time to refresh from your travels and head out to dinner at Rick's Cafe for your farewell meal. A popular restaurant and bar designed to recreate the bar made famous in the 1942 classic Casablanca. Afterwards we then retire to the hotel for the night.
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Day 21 Casablanca

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the hotel. As your departure isn't until this evening, today you will have the chance to do some last minute shopping at the local medina before collecting your luggage from the hotel. A bus will then transfer you to the airport for your journey back home.

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