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Highlights of Spain Morocco and Portugal

From $3149 $688 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 guided vacation CostSaver 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

 

 Vancouver Based on Double or Single Share*
April 27 – May 13, 2018 $3299 + $688 tax
 September 7-23, 2018 $3149 + $688 tax
Kelowna, Victoria add from $400 more per person
Single Room Supplement add $740
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Travel Director and Driver)
add $194 per person
Trafalgar Travel Club* $110 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.

 

Upgrade your tour package to First Class Vacation: Spain Morocco and Portugal. For more information or request a quote, please call us at 1-877-523-7823.

 

 

 


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Trip Itinerary

1. ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening spend free time exploring on your own or take a walking tour of the city with the chance to savour local ‘tapas’ at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Or perhaps dine in a local restaurant offering the traditional flavours of Spain.
Hotel: Barcelo Torre Arias or similar

2. MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles Fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de Espana. Afterwards, consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

3. MADRID – TOLEDO – GRANADA
Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Specialist. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalusia to the Moorish city of Granada.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast Dinner
Hotel: Macia Condor or similar

4. GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL
Enjoy free time this morning to explore or join an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. Then travel towards Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the gateway to the Costa del Sol.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda or similar

5. COSTA DEL SOL – FEZ (2 NIGHTS)
The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the architecture, culture and scent of the land is as rich as it is diverse.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast Dinner
Hotel: Atlas Volubilis or similar

6. FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet showroom. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax or use your new-found skills to haggle over beautiful Moroccan carpets – an everlasting souvenir. Tonight consider joining an Optional Experience to a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancing.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

7. FEZ – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS)
Today travel to the city of Marrakesh, Africa’s most popular year-round sun resort. It was once the favourite holiday spot of Sir Winston Churchill, a haven where he used to relax and paint.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Atlas Asni or similar

8.MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the ornate Bahia Palace and the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square with its palm readers and acrobats. Then there is time at leisure for bargain hunting in the many souks and bazaars or perhaps take an Optional Experience to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley.
Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast Dinner

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 Mohammed V Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Arrive later in Tangier
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast Dinner
Hotel: Rif or similar

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 to Seville for a two-night stay.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast Dinner
Hotel: MA Congresos or similar

11. SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show?
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

12.SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS)
Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Altis Park or similar

13. LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belm Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Then time at leisure to maybe take an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

14. LISBON – FÁTIMA – SALAMANCA
A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca or similar

15.SALAMANCA – MADRID
Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. Tonight enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast Dinner
Hotel: Melia Avenida De America or similar

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 to Madrid airport. Conditions apply.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

 


First Class

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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