On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, you’ll experience these three glorious countries, each with a rich history and culture! You’ll overnight 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, which has 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. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, a guide leads you through 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, formed by the Sahara sand. 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. A memorable vacation indeed!
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
Visit a tile workshop
Guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
Guided sightseeing, visit Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Roman relics of Chellah
[LF] Enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café; guided panoramic drive; visit Hassan II Mosque
Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead)
Visit Kasbah Taourirt; stay overnight in the area where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was made
[LF] Enjoy a four-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi; have traditional mint tea
Stop in the Ziz Gorges
Guided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania
Orientation, board the ferry to Spain
COSTA DEL SOL
Stay two nights in the resort of Marbella
Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurant
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 workshop
Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; [LF] farewell paella dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour