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Highlights of Spain Morocco and Portugal

From $3399 $680 taxes

Intoxicating scents of spice and the warm Mediterranean sun join your voyage through Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Wander down Madrid’s Gran Via, learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina and travel to the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip economy class airfare from home city to Madrid
  • 15 nights FIRST CLASS guided vacation coach tour
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Dining: 15 buffet breakfasts, 6 three course dinners
  • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries, reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodations featuring twin rooms and private facilities. Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • The services of an expert Travel Director and separate driver throughout your trip
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Sightseeing Highlights

  • Casablanca – View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque
  • Fatima – Visit the celebrated shrine
  • Fez – Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace
  • Granada – Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city
  • Lisbon – View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist
  • Madrid – Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain
  • Marrakesh – Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour
  • Rabat – View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation
  • Salamanca – Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor
  • Seville – Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower
  • Toledo – Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop

Travel Best Best Exclusive!

Nov 3 – 19, 2017 – First Class Vacation 

  Based on Double or Single Share*
Vancouver $3399 + $680 tax
Kelowna, Victoria add from $200 more per person
Single Room Supplement add $860
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Travel Director and Driver)
add $190 per person
Trafalgar Travel Club* $140 discount

 

*Single Share Program: When traveling alone, we understand that some clients do not want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That’s why we give you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.


*If you have traveled with Trafalgar before, you are entitled to a discount off the tour only portion! You will need to travel within 5 years of your last trip to qualify. For more information please contact our reservations department.

 

 


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Trip Itinerary
NOVEMBER 4 (Day 1)
Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)
Welcome to Spain’s capital, Madrid. Spend some time exploring this vibrant city before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s sights followed by a Welcome Reception.
Hotel : AC Cuzco Hotel, Madrid
Meals: Welcome Reception

NOVEMBER 5 (Day 2)
Madrid Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España admire the monument to Cervantes. Why not take an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. This evening you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours.
Hotel : AC Cuzco Hotel, Madrid
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 6 (Day 3)
Madrid – Toledo – Granada
Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Visit a traditional steel factory for a Cultural Insight and see local craftsmen at work. Admire the breathtaking landscape during your drive south, through the heart of La Mancha to Granada in Andalucia. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel : Carmen Hotel, Granada
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Dinner with wine

NOVEMBER 7 (Day 4)
Granada – Costa del Sol
This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient stucco work, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon arrive on the famous Costa del Sol.
Hotel : Melia Costa Del Sol Hotel, Torremolinos
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 8 (Day 5)
Costa del Sol – Fez (2 Nights)
Travel along the Mediterranean coast and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez, Morocco’s second-largest city.
Hotel : Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace, Fez
Meals: Buffet Breakfast;  Dinner

NOVEMBER 9 (Day 6)
Fez Sightseeing
Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez with your Local Specialist. View the fortifications and Royal Palace during your morning sightseeing tour. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet showroom. This afternoon see the sights of your choice or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city with its high defensive walls and monumental gates.
Hotel : Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace, Fez
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 10 (Day 7)
Fez – Marrakesh (2 Nights)
Travel to Marrakesh a favourite holiday spot of Winston Churchill, the city is one of North Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Later this evening you might like to consider an evening to enjoy an authentic Moroccan show. ( BB ) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis.
Hotel : Le Meridien N’Fis, Marrakesh
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 11 (Day 8)
Marrakesh Sightseeing
Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter with its palm-readers, acrobats and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a Cultural Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars or maybe visit a local Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel : Le Meridien N’Fis, Marrakesh
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Dinner

NOVEMBER 12 (Day 9)
Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier
Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your orientation includes a panoramic drive of the corniche, plus views of the Hassan II mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the mausoleum and Royal Palace. Arrive later in Tangier where you dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel : Farah Hotel, Tangier
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Dinner

NOVEMBER 13 (Day 10)
Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)
Board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Next continue to Andalucia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show.
Hotel : Melia Lebreros Hotel, Seville
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 14 (Day 11)
Seville Sightseeing
See the Giralda Tower during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the Cathedral and enjoy a walk through the former Jewish Quarter.
Hotel : Melia Lebreros Hotel, Seville
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 15 (Day 12)
Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)
Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto mines. Cross the border into Portugal. See the Alentejo region, renowned for its cork oaks. Experience a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a stud farm where Lusitano horses are reared. Later arrive in Lisbon.
Hotel : Olissippo Marques De Sa, Lisbon
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Be My Guest Dining

NOVEMBER 16 (Day 13)
Lisbon Sightseeing
See Lisbon’s landmarks including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Later in your free time perhaps join an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estori.
Hotel : Olissippo Marques De Sa, Lisbon
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 17 (Day 14)
Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca
Drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains to the shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you visit Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.
Hotel : Gran Hotel Corona Sol, Salamanca
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

NOVEMBER 18 (Day 15)
Salamanca – Madrid
Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon explore the city at your own pace and later join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine.
Hotel : Ayre Gran Hotel Colon, Madrid
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Farewell Dinner

NOVEMBER 19 (Day 16)
Depart Madrid
This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast


First Class

NOVEMBER 3 departure FIRST CLASS only

Real experts, real experiences

Call upon the expertise of your Travel Director and you can enjoy everything the region has to offer, in comfort, without having to plan your itinerary yourself.

And there’s always free time for you to enjoy Optional Experiences, night time entertainment, or simply explore on your own. And if you’re looking for inspiration at any point, your Travel Director will always be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Insider Experiences on every trip
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodation, whether it’s centrally located, in the midst of stunning countryside, or close to a major site.
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided
CostSaver

With CostSaver you get a great value vacation, without compromising on quality and still benefiting from award-winning service from a name you can trust.What’s includedYour accommodations will be 3 or 4-star, featuring twin rooms. You’ll also enjoy buffet breakfasts, and while up to half your dinners will be included in the price of your trip, you’ll be free to dine out the rest of the time.As such you’ll have more time and freedom to explore on your own, or choose from one of our Optional Experiences. Though don’t worry, if you’re ever stuck for ideas on where to go, your Travel Director will be more than happy to point out their favorite trattoria, restaurant or café.

  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • VIP entry at most sights
  • Hand-picked 3 or 4-star accommodations. To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times we’ll opt for a better hotel slightly further out over a less desirable property in town. It will always be in a good neighborhood, with transport links an easy walk away.
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided

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All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287