Spain, Portugal & Morocco with Barcelona
On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, you’ll experience these three glorious countries with overnights in Lisbon, Seville, Rabat, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Erfoud, Fez, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Madrid. Some of the tour highlights include the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, a symbol of Portugal’s power during the Age of Discovery; Madrid’s Prado Museum, with its 8,000 pieces of Western painting; and Toledo’s Santo Tomé Church, with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Enjoy a ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco and in Rabat, visit the beautiful Mohammed V Mausoleum, with the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons. Step back in time in Marrakesh with sightseeing including Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century. Wander through the Djemaa El-Fna, a square and exotic bazaar offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. In Fez, visit the labyrinthine Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Medersa Bou Inania, an architectural work of art built between 1350 and 1357. One cannot think of Casablanca without thinking of the movie Casablanca. Here, Globus has arranged a special experience for you…you’ll enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café Américain, a re-creation of the bar made famous in the movie. Another special treat is a 4-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi. Back in Spain, spend time on the Costa del Sol, where you can relax and soak up the sun on the beach. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. Then, at the end of your tour, travel via high-speed AVE train to Barcelona for three nights and guided sightseeing, including a visit to Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. All services in Barcelona, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. It’s a memorable vacation indeed!
LISBON Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery AZEITAO Visit a tile workshopSEVILLE Guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarterALGECIRAS–TANGIER By ferry across the Strait of GibraltarRABAT Guided sightseeing, visit Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Roman relics of ChellahCASABLANCA [LF] Enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café; guided panoramic drive; visit Hassan II MosqueMARRAKESH Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead)OUARZAZATE Visit Kasbah Taourirt; stay overnight in the area where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was madeERFOUD [LF] Enjoy a four-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi; have traditional mint teaER RACHIDIA Stop in the Ziz GorgesFEZ Guided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou InaniaTANGIER Orientation, board the ferry to SpainCOSTA DEL SOL Stay two nights in the resort of MarbellaGRANADA Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurantTOLEDO Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and the Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshopMADRID Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; [LF] farewell paella dinner at a local restaurantMADRID-BARCELONA By high-speed AVE TrainBARCELONA Guided sightseeing including visits to Casa Batllo and the Sagrada Familia BasilicaHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with wine in Casablanca; 9 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and special dinners in Granada and Madrid
NOTE:Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s) for Morocco and Gibraltar (optional excursion), responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.
Motorcoach; ferry; four-wheel drive in the desert; high-speed first-class AVE train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach (except in Morocco) and in most hotel lobbies.