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Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from Lisbon


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ProductID: 1715

Type: Multi-Day Coach Group Tours

Country: Portugal

Theme: Scheduled Coach Sightseeing Tour

Region: Lisbon and Tagus Valley

Group Size: 1 or more

Start City: Lisbon

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Lodging: First Class Hotels 4*


Enjoy a Group Coach Tour from Lisbon down to Andalusia over to Morocco then up to Toledo and Madrid ending back in Lisbon...

Old Quarter of Caceres - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from LisbonCACERES: If Spain had anything akin to the American Far West, it must have been Extremadura -the land beyond the River Duero- the area that gave birth to so many doughty Conquistadors. Cáceres (pop. 74,589), named World Heritage City in 1985, sober, seigneurial and proud, lies in the heart of this conquistador homeland. Largely medieval, the town walls date from the time of the Almohads and even preserve some Roman sections. Twelve of the thirty towers which once protected the enclosure are still standing.

North wall of Mezquita, Cordoba  - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from Lisbon

CORDOBA: Once the largest city of Roman Spain, Cordoba later formed the heart of the western Islamic empire. Today, the city is a typical bustling, noisy Andalusian city, with lots of atmosphere, fascinating sites, intriguing small streets and shops and the inevitable fabulous choice of restaurants and bars.

Plaza de España of Seville - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from LisbonSEVILLE: Seville is a city steeped in history. Throughout the narrow streets and main avenues - in fact, virtually everywhere you cast your eye, there are magnificent monuments and buildings which stand as a legacy to this city's fascinating heritage. Many of these date from the time of the Moorish conquest (712), such as the Giralda, the Alcazar, and the Cathedral which was originally built as a mosque by the Almohads in the late 12th century, and later became the largest Gothic church in the world.

View of Ronda - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from LisbonRONDA: Ronda stands on a mighty promontory, or outcropping, which made it impregnable to the Christian armies until the very last years of the Reconquest. This plateau is slashed into two main quarters by a deep cleft in the rock, spanned by the 18th century Puente Nuevo or "New Bridge", which is the chief landmark for all itineraries. Modern (largely built in the 18th century) Ronda is the quarter to the North of the gorge, called El Mercadillo, with the Plaza de España, the site of Ronda's recently built Parador, the spectacular walkway along the river gorge with superb views of the countryside below.

View of Tangier - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from Lisbon

: Tangier retains its powerful charm to this day. From the previously nefarious alleys in the Petit Socco area to the many café terraces which are more than ever avant-gardist. The tangier medina has always fascinated artists. The old Mendoub Palace, built in 1929, situated to the North of the medina, is now a mansion for foreign VIPs.

The courtyard and the minaret of Bou Inania Madrasa in Fes, Morocco - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from Lisbon
: The imperial city is the capital of traditional Moroccan culture. Cradle of knowledge, for which its superb medersas are a flamboyant symbol. Fes, can be proud of possessing a genuine artistic know-how for ceramic, woodworking and copperware crafts. The old part of Fès with its numerous souks is a paradise for craftsmen whose timelessness will charm you. You must stroll through its alleys in order to truly appreciate the architectural marvels found there

Meknes Walled City - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from Lisbon
MEKNES: Meknes is an engaging city which is pleasant to live in. Despite the wealth of its historic heritage, it has retained the simplicity of its origins. The town's heart beats close to the magnificent and peerlessly beautiful Bab Mansour gate. From dusk, the Place El-Hedime and its great market welcome a host of merchants, jugglers and fire-swallowers. An unforgettable popular and medieval atmosphere.

The Oudayas Kasbah in Rabat, Morocco - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from LisbonRABAT: Majestically beautiful and proud of its heritage, Rabat will reveal its treasures nestled behind imposing walls. A fortress erected at the edge of the Rabat medina, the Oudayas Kasbah keeps watch over the city. The magnificent gate pierces the elaborate walls of the citadel and opens on Jamaâ street. On the left stands the city's oldest mosque, El Atiqa, which was built in 1150. Its white-washed houses give the city that Mediterranean character. Your walk could end at café Maure, where the view of the bay and Salé is breathtaking..

Alhambra Palace of Granada - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from Lisbon

The name Granada is ancient and mysterious. It may mean "great castle", for the Roman fortress which once stood on the Albaicin Hill. When the Moors came here, the town was largely inhabited by Jews, for which they called it Garnat-al-Yahud - Granada of the Jews. The Jews are said to have been one of the first peoples to settle in Spain, even before the Romans.

Old Quarter of Toledo - Group Tour of Andalusia and Morocco from LisbonTOLEDO: The first-time visitor to Toledo cannot help be struck by the city as a whole, impregnated as it is with such a weight of history and wealth of culture. The town, perched on a hill skirted by a sharp bend in the River Tagus, has remained almost unchanged since the end of the Middle Ages, surrounded by curtain walls and formed by a winding maze of alleyways and lanes that meander up and down, crisscrossing and revealing, to the visitor its historical sights and secret corners. Toledo is a city to be explored on foot, time and time again, following itineraries that lead to the artistic and cultural high spots, and losing oneself among the nooks and crannies of its tangled web.

Madrid Royal Palace - Group Coach Tour of Madrid from LisbonMADRID: The capital of Spain, located in the heart of the península and right in the center of de Castillian plain 646 meters above sea level, has a population of over three millions. A cosmopolitan city, a business center, headquarters for the Public Administration, Government, Spanish Parliament and the home of the Spanish Royal Family, Madrid also plays a major role in both the banking and industrial sectors. Most industry is located on the southern fringe of the city; where important textile, food and metal working factories are clustered . Madrid is characterized by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife.

Day by Day Itinerary:
12 Days / 11 Nights

DAY 1:

- 07:30AM: Departure from Lisbon we travel towards the border with Spain and continuation to Caceres.
- Time at leisure to visit the Plaza Mayor and walk through the old city and its famous medieval quarter, very well preserved and considered as World Heritage place.
- Lunch on your own.
- Continuation southwards to Andalusia by then highway known as the Silver Road and arrival to Cordoba.
- Dinner at the hotel.
- Overnight in Cordoba.

DAY 2:

- Breakfast.
- Sightseeing tour visiting the famous Mosque/Cathedral and the old Jewish Quarter.
- Departure to Sevilla.
- Lunch.
- Afternoon free in the capital city of Andalusia
- Optional tour to attend a flamenco show. (at an extra cost)
- Overnight in Seville
B, L

DAY 3:

- Breakfast.
- Morning city tour visiting the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de España, with a panoramic sightseeing of the city.
- Optional Artistic tour including the Royal Alcazar Palace. (at an extra cost)
- Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the city.
- Lunch or Dinner as Half board is included at the hotel.
- Overnight in Seville
B, L or D

DAY 4:

- Breakfast.
- Then departure to the Route of the White Villages and Ronda.
- Free time on your own. Optional excursion to Mijas or Gibraltar. (at an extra cost)
- Continuation to Costa del Sol.
- Dinner.
- Overnight in Marbella
B, D

DAY 5:
- Breakfast.
- Departure to Algeciras or Tarifa to board the ferry crossing the Strait of Gibraltar towards Africa.
- Arrival to Morocco and after customs continuation by motor coach to Tangier for a panoramic city sightseeing tour.
- Continuation to the imperial city of Fes
- Dinner.
- Overnight in Fes
B, D

DAY 6:
- Breakfast.
- Morning city sightseeing of Fes, visiting the Medersa, considered as the first university of the Islamic world, the old Kasbah and its narrow streets, quarter of tanners, the fountain Najerine, the great Medina, considered as a World Heritage site, etc...
- Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering this exciting city on your own.
- Lunch or Dinner half-board included
- Overnight in Fes
B, L or D

DAY 7:
- Breakfast.
- Departure to Meknes.
- Panoramic tour of this imperial walled city and continuation to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco.
- Sightseeing city tour visiting the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower.
- After the visit continuation to Tangier.
- Dinner.
- Overnight in Tangier
B, D

DAY 8:
- Breakfast.
- Departure to board the ferry and cross back the Strait towards Spain.
- Arrival to Marbella, Costa del Sol.
- Dinner.
- Overnight in Marbella
B, D

DAY 9:

- Breakfast.
- Departure to Granada, the last Moorish kingdom in Spain.
- Sightseeing tour including the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife.
- Dinner.
- Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical show of gipsy flamenco. (at an extra cost)
- Overnight in Granada
B, D

DAY 10:

- Breakfast.
- Departure towards the Imperial City of Toledo, full of history and monuments.
- Lunch and city sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and alleys.
- Continuation to Madrid.
- Arrival to Madrid.
- Overnight in Madrid
B, L

DAY 11:

- Breakfast.
- Morning city sightseeing tour to get acquainted with this monumental city and see the most important buildings, avenues and squares: Gran Via, Plaza de España, Plaza de Oriente, fountain of Cibeles and Columbus square, Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo de la Castellana, etc...
- afternoon at leisure to continue exploring on your own this cosmopolitan city.
- Overnight in Madrid

DAY 12:

- Breakfast.
- Departure to the region of Extremadura and arrival to Trujillo, birth place of Spanish conquerors.
- Time free to visit its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor.
- Continuation to cross the Portuguese border towards Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located at the mouth of river Tagus.
- Arrival to Lisbon and end of our services.

(*NOTE: The portion of Morocco can be modified without substantial variation of services. Passengers are required to clear customs with their own luggage. Only one piece of luggage allowed per person. Passport details are required 72 hours in advance to departure. During the stay in Madrid, there will not be service of Tour Escort. Tours in Madrid shall be made by regular tour..)


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