18 DAY PORTUGAL, ANDALUCIA & MOROCCO TOUR from MADRID - 18 days / 17 nights (PAM)

**2018 NEW TOUR ITINERARY**

18 DAY PORTUGAL, ANDALUCIA MOROCCO TOUR from MADRID (PAM)

DEPARTS MADRID / TUESDAYS: 03 April 2018 - 26 March 2019

Visits: Avila, Salamanca, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, Alcobaca, Lisbon, Caceres, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costal del Sol, Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fes, Granada, Toledo

2018-2019 Itinerary:
Day 1 (Tuesday)                    MADRID / ALIVIA / SALAMANCA / PORTO
Depart at 0830 from the Julia Bus Terminal (Plaza de Oriente) and drive to Alivia, a city that preserves its medieval wall; a short stop to see the wall and the old town, then onto Salamanca. Free time in this University City; next depart to the Portuguese border until we reach the city of Porto. Accommodation.
 
Day 2 (Wednesday)               PORTO
After breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour of this World Heritage city; to admire the Cathedral, the stock Exchange building and the Santa Clara church. Accommodation. Optional: Taste the famous “Port wine” at a local wine cellar.
 
Day 3 (Thursday)                   PORTO/ COIMBRA / FATIMA
Breakfast and depart to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe, famous as a centre of learning and culture as seen in ancient streets and architecture,and birthplace of Fado, the music of Portugal. Free time, then continue to Fatima, centre of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Maryappeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Tonight there is the possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation.
 
Day 4 (Friday)                        FATIMA / BATALHA / NAZARE / ALCOBACA / LISBON
After breakfast depart to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare. Free time and continue to Alcobaca (World Heritage) visit the 12th century church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Ines de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.
 
Day 5 (Saturday)                    LISBON
After breakfast a sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. The afternoon is at leisure, maybe visit the Alfama quarter and the old city gathered next to the castle, with buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tebernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation.
 
Day 6 (Sunday)                      LISBON / CACERES / CORDOBA
Breakfast and depart at 0730 for Caceres, considered World Heritage Citybecause of the city's blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. We will walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its Medieval Quarter. Continue to Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 7 (Monday)                     CORDOBA / SEVILLE
After breakfast a Cordoba city tour including the impressive Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville, a wonderful city, regarded by some as the romantic capital of Andalucía. Visitors can understand why this city is the setting for the Operas Carmen, Don Juan & Figaro as well as being the home of the fiery flamenco; they feel it in the narrow streets, squares, courtyards and colourful patios of the Santa Cruz district. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 8 (Tuesday)                    SEVILLE
After breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour including the Cathedral from outside, Santa Cruz Quarter, and Maria Luisa Gardens. An afternoon at leisure to explore the city, perhaps a river cruise along the Guadalquir or a visit to the pseudo reconstruction of Pontius Pilates House (Casa de Pilatos), which began in the 16th century, and presents an interesting blend of mudejar, gothic and renaissance styles with its beautiful patio and gallery, elegant fountain and ornamental minerva statues. Dinner and accommodation. Optional Flamenco tour.
 
Day 9 (Wednesday)               SEVILLE / RONDA / COSTA DEL SOL
Following breakfast, travel the route of the white villages including a stopover in Ronda, located over a deep ravine cut into rock. Enjoy time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 10 (Thursday)                 COSTA DEL SOL
Today your breakfast and dinner is included. The whole day is at leisure. Optional tours are available.
 
Day 11 (Friday)                      COSTAL DEL SOL / TANGIER / RABAT / CASABLANCA
After breakfast, drive along the Costa del Sol to Tarifa to board the ferry to cross the strait of Gibraltar. Arrive in at Tangier in Morocco, disembark and continue via Larache to Rabat for a city tour of the diplomatic and administrative capital, including an outside visit of the most important sights such as the Royal Palace, Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. Then depart for Casablanca, the economic capital, for dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 12 (Saturday)                  CASABLANCA / MARRAKECH
Breakfast, then a panoramic city tour of Casablanca, including the most interesting sites of the city – Anfa Boulevard, Nations square, and an outside visit of Hassan II grand mosque. Continue to Marrakech. Enjoy a visit of Marrakech, the South capital, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-deserted area, including the Koutoubia Tower, twin tower of the Giralda in Seville, Saadines Tombs and Bay Palace and Djemaa El Fna Square, which is packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers etc. Dinner and accommodation. Optional dinner & show at the Chez Ali Fantasia.
 
Day 13 (Sunday)                    MARRAKECH / MEKNES / FES
Breakfast, then drive to towards the ancient and imperial city of Meknes, with a short panoramic city tour including the great Bab Al Mansour Gate. Continue onto Fes for dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 14 (Monday)                   FES
After breakfast, take a morning city tour of Fes, the most ancient of the Imperial Cities of Morocco, visiting the more interesting points of the city: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter or Mellah, the Gate of Bab Jelous and a walking tour of the “Medina” (Old City), declared a World Heritage site. Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. Dinner and accommodation. Tonight enjoy an optional dinner and show.
 
Day 15 (Tuesday)                  FES / TANGIER / COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast depart for Tangier and then board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Disembark and continue to Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation.
 
Day 16 (Wednesday)            COSTA DEL SOL
Today your breakfast and dinner is included. The whole day is at leisure. Optional tours are available.
 
Day 17 (Thursday)                 COSTA DEL SOL / GRANADA
After breakfast depart for Granada, a glorious city immortalised in song and verse, overlooked by the majestic snow covered Sierra Nevadas. Visit the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492, an amazing monumental environment. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.
 
Day 18 (Friday)                      GRANADA / TOLEDO / MADRID
Breakfast; then depart for the Imperial City of Toledo (World Heritage city), where the three cultures of Spain (Christians, Moorish and Jewish) have lived together. Enjoy a short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then visit the famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) workshop. Continue to Madrid. END OF TOUR.
2018 Departure Dates
Tuesdays
2019 Departure Dates
Tuesdays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
October: 9, 16
  AU$3415 AU$4705
 
March: 19, 26
AU$3290 AU$4580
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Seasonal supplements may apply
TIMELESS COACH TOUR INCLUSIONS 
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation including daily breakfast and 12 dinners
  • Guided visits / panormic tours in Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fes, Granada, Toledo
  • Monument entry fees
Regular guaranteed departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.
Tour departs from Plaza de Oriente, Julia Travel Bus Terminal, Madrid
Additional Information:
  • Excludes locally payable Tourist City Taxes 
  • Passport details are required in advance.
  • Only one piece of luggage allowed per person.
  • Passengers are required to clear customs with their own luggage.
  • During free days in Costa del Sol the tour escort will not be available.

Generally, coach tours in Spain, Portugal & Morocco use local guides in cities and destinations visited. Tours are also normally accompanied by a multilingual tour escort unless they are specifically listed as only ‘English Speaking’. Your tour may comprise a combination of tours and other participants in your tour may be going to or leaving for other destinations. Your tour escort may also change during the course of your program. Your fellow travellers could be from all over the world, speaking various languages. Tour information and descriptions will be given in English, and possibly Spanish and other language(s) depending on those spoken by tour participants.

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