Start your tour in Barcelona. Strategically located on the Mediterranean, Barcelona enjoys a temperate climate, a magnificent historical Gothic center, is the epicenter of all things gastronomic, and is somewhat of an architect's dream with the many art deco buildings scattered throughout the city. Continue on to Madrid, home of the Royals, the enormous city center public garden known as El Retiro, the Prado museum and the Plaza Major - one of the finest squares in Spain. Your final destination on this tour is the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With a thriving port and an extensive historical center it is a pleasure to wander around town. Make your way to the ever spectacular Marrakesh. Enjoy the city and the High Atlas Mountains before making your way home.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Balmes (3*) is an economy class hotel, situated next to Paseo de Gracia, is located in the Eixample area. A location 25-kilometers from the airport makes this hotel perfect for international travelers. Guests will enjoy easy access via the metro to a myriad of historical, cultural, and tourist attractions, including the Ramblas, Born Quarter, the Olympic Village, and La Sagrada Familia Church. The Liceo Theatre, Guell Park Gothic Park, and the Picasso Museum, are only a stroll away. The hotel features 100 cozy rooms that are adorned with standard amenities, and a distinctive color scheme that uses neutral hues to promote peacefulness. The Balmes Hotel is perfect for travelers that want central city accommodation for a reasonable price.
Embark on a 5 hour shared sightseeing coach tour of the city with a guide. This tour provides an insider's view into Barcelona’s culture and history, from its roman origins through the medieval ages to the modern Barcelona of the 20th and 21st centuries. Discover Barcelona's main attractions such as Montjuic Hill and the Olympic Ring, Columbus Monument, the Port, the Cathedral and Gothic Quarter, Gaudi's "Modernista" buildings in the Paseo de Gracia, the Park Guell and the piece de resistence - the church of the Sacred family - La Sagrada Familia.
Visit the art galleries and/or museums of your choice in Barcelona with this Articket which entitles you to free admission to seven of the most important and remarkable museums and art centres in Barcelona: Picasso Museum, Fundacion Joan Miro, Casa Mila, Fundacion Antonio Tapies, Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya (MNAC), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona (MACBA) and Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB). The Articket can be used once at each museum and at any time during a period of six months, so you can use it whenever you like throughout your stay in the city. Exchange your voucher for the Articket at any of the included museums during their opening hours.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Enjoy your train ride from Barcelona to Madrid. The train ride takes approximately three hours.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
The Hotel Regente (3*) is a hotel in Madrid located on Gran Vía street and only a few minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Madrid de los Austrias old. Featuring 154 rooms, this hotel displays traditional hispanic charm. The hotel is surrounded by theaters, cinemas, restaurants and boutiques and public transport, either by metro or city bus is close and convenient.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you through the narrow and steep streets of the oldest part of Madrid, discovering the history and emblematic locations such as Plaza Mayor, Puerta de Sol and Plaza de la Villa. (No entrance fees included).
Enjoy a three course typical Spanish dinner before watching a breathtaking perfomance of Flamenco. Located in the Old Quarter of Madrid, Corral de La Moreria Flamenco is an authentic tablao (place where flamenco is performed) where singers, guitarists and dancers share their talent to make you feel the art of 'Flamenco'. Enjoy a three course dinner including wine and mineral water before the performance.
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Lisbon.
The Lisbon City Hotel (3*) is the newest urban design hotel in Lisbon. It is within easy walking distance of Lisbon downtown and just five minutes from Lisbon International Airport. Lively Praça Dom Pedro IV Square is 15 minutes’ walk away. With a privileged location, in the historical part of the city and an underground station at the doorstep, you are within touching distance of the Praça Dom Pedro IV, a famous square with many cafes, where you can experience the lively atmosphere of Lisbon. The soundproofed rooms of Lisbon City Hotel are all accessible by elevator and feature modern furnishings. They offer individually controlled air conditioning, cable TV and a work desk.
The city of Lisbon is still recalled by its glorious past linked with the Discoveries. Centre of the spice trade and meeting point for people from all over the world, in 1500 AD Lisbon was a cosmopolitan and dynamic city. In this private guided 2.5 hour walking tour, you'll have the opportunity to revive this period in the monumental area of Belém, where the Monastery and the Tower remain two symbols of that golden age, where the testimonies of the new worlds have inspired the dominant decorations of the “manuelin” style. On the tour you will discover: D. Manuel- king of the seas, Vasco da Gama, Monastery of Belém along with its history and symbolism, Palace of Belém, 16th century buildings, Pastéis de Belém Royal Factory, as well as Lisbon’s shoreline. Cost includes a one-way private transfer from your hotel to the meeting point of your private walking tour. No entrance fees included.
Enjoy a full day shared tour with coach and guide. Depart towards the majestic and romantic Pena Palace, an astonishing fairytale castle, located in one of the highest peaks of Sintra mountain range. Continue to wonder around the charming Sintra Village, a Cultural Landscape by UNESCO, that enchanted Kings and inspired poets to appreciate the several handicraft shops and tea-rooms to taste the delicious local sweets like the "queijadas" or the travesseiros. Take your time to enjoy lunch here in Sintra. Leave to Colares (If possible, way done on tramcar (Sintra-Colares) from April to October on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Other days by bus.), a region demarcated and recognized for its table wines, towards Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe. Pass the beach of Guincho until Boca do Inferno, all the time viewing the sea enjoying the landscape until Cascais, where you take a glimpse of the fishing port. Return to Lisbon by Estoril Coast where we can have a panoramic view of the Casino and its gardens. Return to Lisbon.
Spend an unforgettable evening in Lisbon on a shared group evening tour. Have dinner and enjoy the show of Fado, the traditional Portuguese song, in a festive atmosphere. Afterwards, take a panoramic visit of Lisbon, starting at Alcântara - Belém to admire its beautiful monuments (Belém Tower, Monument of the discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery). See the Bridge 25th April, Cais do Sodré, Square Comércio, Baixa, Rossio, Av. Liberdade, and Marquês de Pombal Square before being returned to your hotel.
Take an airport transfer in Marrakech with a private vehicle and driver.
Riad Amina invites you to discover the welcoming atmosphere of an authentic aristocratic household. A veritable haven of peace and tranquility deep inside the vibrant old city of Marrakech, our luxury guesthouse keeps alive all the traditional, stylishness, warmth and comfort from which the great house's of Marrakech were once so famous for. True to its centuries of history, and in keeping with the way of life of the rich an noble families whom used to inhabit it, Riad Amina continues to marry modern luxury with a traditional atmosphere.
A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.
After breakfast you will be met at your hotel and taken on a full day guided tour of Marrakech. Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque but you can discuss all of the options with your guide. The mosques beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace, this 19th century palace is elaborate in its decoration and was built over a period seven years for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa, there are row after row of apartments—that once housed Ahmed's harem—a trapezoidal garden, a huge tiled courtyard, and many hidden treasures, both in the form of antique objects d'art and the palace's convergence of Andalusian and Moorish architecture. One of most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs which were only accessible via the mosque next door. However, in 1917 they were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic decorated tombs. The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef which is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century, and restored in 1564 by the Saadians who made it the largest theological college in the Maghreb and a rival to the important Medersa Bou Inania in Fés.
Say goodbye to Marrakech and head up to the High Atlas Mountains where spectacular scenery awaits. Berber villages lay terraced into the hillside as you approach the Atlas Mountains.
Morning excursion to the High Atlas Mountains and Kasbah du Toubkal. Head south from Marrakech along the hairpin bends which eventually leads to one of only two passes through the High Atlas Mountains. Perhaps make a brief stop at the Berber villages of Tahanoute or Asni and continue to the village of Imlil, where you will take a ten minute walk up to Kasbah du Toubkal. Mules will be available if you prefer to ride! Situated on a hilltop with commanding views of the surrounding valley, the Kasbah du Toubkal was built as a summer palace for the Pasha El Glaoui. It is now a wonderful place to experience Berber hospitality and a great base from which to explore the High Atlas. Enjoy a traditional Berber lunch on the terrace overlooking the snow-capped peaks or a picnic lunch on the trail. You may wish to take a stroll to a nearby Berber village, where an invitation to share mint tea with the locals can be arranged. Kasbah du Toubkal has been heavily involved in sharing its prosperity with the local mountain villages, sponsoring much-needed health and educational projects. Back to Marrakech at your leisure and the remainder of the day is free for more exploration of Marrakech.
VISA/PASSPORTTravelers to Morocco must have a valid passport. Visas are not required for American or Canadian tourists traveling to Morocco for fewer than 90 days. No vaccinations are required to enter Morocco.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Morocco for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is essential. Medical facilities are poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/morocco.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Rabat. Government: Constitutional monarchy since 1956, when Morocco gained independence from France. Language: The official language is Moroccan Arabic, and Berber languages are spoken by a large minority. French, Spanish and English is also understood, particularly in the major tourist destinations. Religion: Predominantly Muslim with Jewish, Christian and Hindu minorities. Time: GMT. Electricity: 110/220 volts AC, 50Hz, depending on age and location of building. Telephone: Country code +212. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mainly available in the cities in the west of Morocco. Internet: Access is widely available in business centers, hotels and in Internet cafes.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Portugal for the most up to date visa information.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Spain for the most up to date visa information.
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