Grand Tour of Morocco
Desserts of Morocco
Days : 13 | Nights : 12Casablanca , Morocco
Enjoy incredible sights with the Morocco, Spain & Portugal tour package. This is a fine opportunity to explore the warm Mediterranean sun, splendid architectural wonders and the fragrance of spice markets. This trip takes you to the Gran Via of Madrid and the exquisite Alhambra Palace. It shall be amazing to learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina and travel to the religious miracle site of Fatima or breathtaking seafaring city of Lisbon. Then cross into Spain in order to enjoy the beauty of Salamanca. Known as the Golden City’ of Spain, this city is known for its ornate sandstone architecture. People who visit Spain prefer to enjoy a day trip to Tangier.
Spain, Morocco and Portugal are three glorious countries and exploring them shall be a mind-blowing experience. When you visit the majestic city Casablanca, you may think of the movie in that name. Spain is a fairytale destination complete with breathtaking natural beauty and astonishing landscapes. Seville is a must-visit place in Spain which is known for flamenco dancing. Explore the Arab-flavored streets and amazing Islamic architecture by planning a trip to the lovely Granada. Your trip to this beautiful country will not be completed without watching the colorful flamenco dance. Famous for classic jewelry, travelers love to visit Rabat and enjoy shopping to make their European dream come true.
Day 01: Arrive in Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco, considered the ‘Jewel of North Africa’ known to the Arabs as “the farthest land of the setting sun.” The land is so intrinsically beautiful and rich with heritage, it has attracted seekers of the exotic over the centuries. Even for the most seasoned travelers, there is much to see and do. Meet and greet upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel. Check in Hotel. Rest of the day free at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Casablanca – Rabat
Breakfast at Hotel. Today you will go on a Guided City Tour of Casablanca where you will depart for the capital Rabat to see the mausoleum of King Mohammed V and The Royal Palace. Now proceed to one of the kingdom’s imperial cities, Meknes, dating back to the 11th Century. Meknes' surroundings remain unchanged for centuries. Make a rare highlight visit inside the Mosque and see Bab el-Mansour Gateway before continuing to Rabat. Arrive and check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Rabat – Fez
Breakfast at Hotel. We start early today with a Short Orientation Tour of Rabat, called the Imperial City. Then we continue with a transfer to Fez. This City is packed with fantastic sights and smells. This is a University City, which had its golden age in the 14th Century, constructed during the reign of the Merinides dynasty. Here visit the Medina of Fez and walk through its old streets. See one of the oldest Universities in the world, taking time to haggle in the Bazaar and see Moroccan pottery. Oriental rugs and the intricate handicraft of Fez are an attraction for bargain hunters. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Fez – Tangier
Breakfast at Hotel. Then proceed for transfer to Tangier. Arrive and proceed for an Orientation Tour of Tangier visiting the Market. Later check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Tangier – Tarifa – Granada
Breakfast at Hotel. Get ready for a departure transfer to Ferry Terminal to connect your Ferry crossing to Tarifa. Check in at Ferry Terminal Arrive and meet your driver to start your tour in Spain. Proceed for transfer to Granada. Check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Granada – Cordoba
Breakfast at Hotel. Here we will embark on a Guided Tour of Granada with Alhambra & Generalife. In this city, the Eurasian, Iberian, Phonetician, Roman, Arab and Christian cultures have left their imprint, making it one of the wonders of the world. It was Spain' s last Islamic Kingdom inhabited jointly by Muslims, Jews and Christians. The Alhambra is the main jewel of this beautiful city. Visit the Royal Palace, Alcazaba and the surrounding palaces, gardens, patios and Towers. An outstanding feature is the Gardens of Generalife, which was the summer residence for the King. It is a combination of water springs, gardens and architecture of indescribable beauty. No surprise, it is considered as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. In the afternoon proceed to Cordoba. Arrive and check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Cordoba – Seville
Breakfast at Hotel. This morning will be a Guided Tour of Cordoba. Walk along the wonderful gardens of The Alcazar of the Christian Kings, where we will also see the mosaics that decorate the rooms. Then we will visit the Mosque, once the crowning symbol of the Caliphate and now a Cathedral. Continue with a walk through the Jewish quarter, the Old Market (now the handicraft market) and the Old Synagogue. Later proceed to Seville. Arrive in Seville and proceed or a Guided Tour of Seville. Learn about Seville's Architecture in 1920 and visit Plaza de España and the Cathedral, which is the third largest temple in the world. We will continue our tour by visiting the Orange Tree Courtyard and the Giralda Tower which is the symbol of Seville. From there we will visit the City's Nautical History Exhibition. The tour will end with Santa Cruz Quarter, known for its orange trees and flower filled courtyards. Check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Seville – Faro – Lisbon
Breakfast at Hotel, This morning proceed to Lisbon via Faro. Faro, capital city of the Algarve, offers so much more than just a landing point in Portugal. It is a city full of history, great shops, restaurants and cafes aplenty, theaters and galleries, great beaches and the Ria Formosa nature reserve on the door step. The central area is really quite compact with everything within easy walking distance. A short stop here for you. Later we will drive to Lisbon. Arrive in Lisbon. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for a Guided Panoramic City Tour of Lisbon and Sintra. In the morning we will explore Lisbon. Starting in the Avenue of Liberdade and the Baixa district, we'll stop in two impressive locations: the Se Cathedral and the sightseeing lookout of Graca. Afterwards we will pass by the Monastery of S. Vicente, the National Pantheon, Chiado and Estrela main streets. Our last stop will be the Belem district and we will see its several monuments: Monastery of Jeronimos, Belem Tower and Discovery monument. Free time for lunch in Belem. Our afternoon will be spent in Sintra: we'll start with a small walk through the mysterious Pena Park to discover secret caves and trails. Afterwards we'll visit the romantic Pena National Palace, with amazing views over the Moorish castle. Then we'll head to the historical center of Sintra where you'll have free time to explore it and also to visit the Sintra National Palace. Later return to Lisbon to explore some time on your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Lisbon – Fatimah – Salamanca
Breakfast at Hotel, This morning proceed to Salamanca but before that a visit to Fatimah and here you go on a Guided City Tour of Fatimah. A short tour allowing you to "breathe" the spiritual atmosphere of Fatima, one of the major centers of catholic faith and world pilgrimage. Visit the Basilica where the tombs of the three little shepherds can be found and don't forget to discover the heart of the Shrine, the Chapel of Apparitions, built on the place where in 1917, Our Lady appeared to these three children. Then depart to Salamanca. Arrive and check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Salamanca – Madrid
Breakfast at Hotel, This morning proceed for a Guided City Tour of Salamanca. In the afternoon proceed to Madrid. Arrive and check in hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Madrid
Breakfast at Hotel. Today enjoy a Sightseeing Tour of Madrid along the noble Avenues to see the Statue of Cervantes’ fictional hero, Don Quixote, in the Plaza de España. Continue past the Cibeles Fountain and the Parliament, and cross the Puerta del Sol. Take time out to relax at a cafe or shop in the boutiques of Serrano. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Days : 13 | Nights : 12