Spain, Portugal, and Morocco Adventure
15 days with G Adventures Rating:
Day 1 Madrid
Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. We recommend arriving a day earlier to explore all that this amazing city has to offer.
Day 2 Madrid/Porto
Get ready for a full travel day. Journey to Porto, including a quick lunch stop in charming Salamanca. Arrive in Porto by the early evening. (B)
Day 3 Porto
Enjoy an orientation walk of Porto with the rest of the day free to explore. Opt take a cruise down the Douro Valley. In the evening, visit a port wine cellar and raise a glass to the day.
Head down Allies Avenue to see the French-inspired buildings. Bargain at the Bolhão Market. Wander the city's World Heritage-listed Ribeira district, visit São Francisco church, the palatial former 19th-century stock market Palácio de Bolsa or head to the Clerigos Tower for a panoramic view of the city. (B)
Day 4 Porto/Lisbon
Journey to Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Take in your surroundings on an orientation walk of the Lisbon. (B)
Day 5 Lisbon
Free day to explore Lisbon. Opt for a day trip to nearby Sintra. In the evening enjoy a Fado night and traditional Portuguese dinner in one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods.
Opt to take a day trip into the foothills of the surrounding mountains to Sintra. Get lost in the city's winding streets lined with pastel coloured houses, palaces, majestic gardens and lush forests. It doesn't get more postcard-worthy than this. (B, D)
Day 6 Lisbon/Évora
Travel to Evora in the heart of the Alentejo region. Enjoy an included tour to the haunting, but mesmerizing Chapel of Bones. Opt to visit Diana's Temple, one of the best preserved Roman temples in the Iberian Peninsula. (B)
Day 7 Évora/Seville
Journey to the Algarve coast to the small fishing village of Olhão. Explore it's bustling fish market, active waterfront and white washed laneways. Continue to Seville and enjoy an orientation walk on arrival. (B)
Day 8 Seville
Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz and the Alcazar Palace. Later, rejoin the group for a dramatic flamenco performance.
Take the time to see all this great city has to offer. Opt to explore the interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, or the true heart of Seville, the Santa Cruz quarter— a charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares. Seville is home to the world’s largest gothic cathedral — climb the adjoining tower for great views of the city. Other attractions include the Museo Arqueológico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de María Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns. (B)
Day 9 Seville/Chefchaouen
Cross from Europe to Africa by ferry then enjoy a guided tour of Tangier before continuing on, travelling to the blue city of Chefchaouen.
Stop in Tangier for a guided tour of the medina before continuing on to Chefchaouen for the evening. The djellaba, the traditional hooded garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. Chefchaouen is a great place to check out many of Morocco's ancient crafts, or wander around the medina's winding streets lined with blue-washed houses. (B)
Day 10 Chefchaouen
Enjoy a free day in Chefchaouen to explore. The city, whitewashed in different shades of blue, is spectacular on its own but with the surrounding mountains, it's a sight to behold.
Take in the view from the mountains by pre-booking the Rif Valley Mountains Hike. At sunset, opt to visit the Spanish Mosque for a stunning panoramic view of the city. (B)
Day 11 Chefchaouen/Fès
Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch before taking a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fès.
Continue through the rolling hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Take a guided tour of the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, continue to the imperial city of Fès, the heart of arts and culture in Morocco. (B, L)
Day 12 Fès
Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fès medina with a local guide. Marvel at one of the ancient tanneries and take in the view from above.
Enjoy a half-day medina walking tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more of the city. The Fès medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fès' famous leather tannery from above. With free time this afternoon, opt to visit the imperial city of Meknès by pre-booking the Meknès City Tour when booking your tour. (B)
Day 13 Fès/Marrakech
Transfer to Marrakech via Casablanca, stopping for lunch and some time to explore this seaside city along the way.
Travel to Marrakech, stopping en route in seaside Casablanca known for its colonial and art-deco buildings. Opt to visit the spectacular Hassan II mosque and learn more about this masterpiece. Continue to Marrakech in time to start exploring the city. (B)
Day 14 Marrakech
Enjoy a medina tour with a certified city guide. Opt to visit Djemaa al Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers. (B)
Day 15 Marrakech
Depart at any time. (B)
All This Included
Quite a few civilizations have left their imprint on Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, but perhaps none so permeating as the Moors. Get your feet wet in Moorish culture in the Iberian peninsula, home of Spain and Portugal. Surround yourself in the beautiful architecture of a traditional “pousada” with an overnight in Évora, before exploring Spain’s fiery Andalucian capital of Seville. Cool it all down in Morocco, within the city of Chefchaouen’s striking blue walls. Don’t miss out on a tour that’s as drenched with flavours, colours, and history as the three countries that comprise it.
Hotels (14 nights)
Madrid: Hotel Europa (or similar)
Fès: Hotel Mounia (or similar)
Porto: Hotel da Bolsa (or similar)
Évora: Hotel Dom Fernando (or similar)
Chefchaouen: Hotel Madrid (or similar)
Seville: Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)
Marrakech: Hotel Gomassine (or similar)
Lisbon: VIP Executive Zurique Hotel (or similar)
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