Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer

12 days from $4,008 per person*
  • Led by expert private guides, embark on city tours of Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon.
  • Feast on delicious food as you take in a Flamenco show.
  • Explore the famous Gaudi architecture of Barcelona.
  • Explore Marrakesh's mosques and palaces with private guide.
  • Enjoy expertly selected 3* hotels.
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Discover the glory of Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this custom voyage featuring architectural gems and art, historic sights, tantalizing cuisine, and maze-like medinas. Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Marrakesh and the High Atlas Mountains on a range of private and shared tours with expert guides. Throughout your journey, relax in a mixture of fine hotels and dazzling riads that offer extraordinary surroundings and exotic charms.

Forever vying for the "Number 1" spot, the Spanish cornerstones of Barcelona and Madrid both offer an enchanting mix of old and new world charm. Barcelona is the epicenter of all things gastronomic, and its stunning Gothic and Art Deco buildings make it an architects dream. The stylish seaside city's world class art museums, postcard perfect Gothic architecture and legendary Sagrada Familia cathedral make it a perennial favorite. Set in the heart of Spain, capital city Madrid shows its infectious appetite for art, music, and epicurean pleasure. The golden metropolis of Europe’s most passionate country forms the perfect backdrop to a breathtaking performance of traditional Flamenco. In Lisbon, discover fairy-tale castles, palaces and incredible Portuguese heritage spread over a string of seven hills north of the Rio Tejo (Tagus River) estuary. ... Show More »

Travelers have long been seduced by Morocco’s unique architecture, vivid colors and dizzying labyrinthine medinas. Descend into the beating heart of Morocco, set against the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Wander amid the sizzle and smoke of Marrakech’s energetic marketplace and sip traditional mint tea in the courtyard of your tranquil riad. Experience an off-road adventure through the Atlas mountain range to one of the highest perched villages clinging to the mountainside. Explore Berber villages and watch the sun dance across the peaks ... These are just a handful of the highlights awaiting you on your glorious adventure.

Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. Includes a mix of shared and private tours. Internal flights not included. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Assistance - Vehicle/Assistance/Driver(15)
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant(15)
    • Spain - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour: City Centre Highlights - Guide(12)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Tour - Shared - Gaudi Coach Tour (3.5 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Barcelona to Madrid
    Barcelona to Madrid
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Barcelona - Madrid [3 hrs] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Madrid
    Madrid
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide(10)
    • Unescorted: Dinner & Flamenco Show (2 hrs) - Dinner/Show (Sun-Thurs)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Madrid to Lisbon
    Madrid to Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(2)
    • Portugal - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 7 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Discoveries City Walking Tour (2hrs) - Guide/Transfer - Weekday(3)
  • Day 8 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Shared - Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, Estoril (with Lunch) - Coach/Guide
    • Tour - Shared - Panoramic City Tour by night, Dinner & Fado (traditional music) Show (4hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 9 Lisbon to Marrakech
    Lisbon to Marrakech
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Welcome to Morocco
  • Day 10 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - City Tour - Entrance
  • Day 11 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - High Atlas Mountains with Lunch at Kasbah du Toubkal - Guide(12)
  • Day 12 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Barcelona

Meet your driver and assistant for a private airport transfer.

For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.

A welcome package with 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.

Accommodation: Balmes (4*)

The Balmes is a modern hotel just steps away from Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal in the city’s Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden. An oasis in the heart of Barcelona’s shopping district with a sauna, spa and exclusive services. Guestrooms are modern and comfortable, including all amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Enjoy one-of-a-kind dining at Balmes restaurant which offers a wide selection of gourmet market-fresh cuisine. The hotel features a collection of African art that showcases three-dimensional wooden African masks and sculptures which can be found at the unique coffee shop; Bar Bal. Guests can relax in the interior garden, and cool off in the outdoor swimming pool.

Balmes Hotel
Balmes Hotel

Day 2: Barcelona

Your private English-speaking guide will show you the central highlights of Barcelona. If you are interested in a certain era in history or have an interest in a particular artist, let your Sales consultant know in advance so we can tailor your tour or enjoy some culinary delights with a gastronomy tour.

Accommodation: Balmes (4*)
Torre Agbar Barcelona
Torre Agbar Barcelona

Day 3: Barcelona

Start the morning exploring the best of Gaudí at different points of the city, from a comfortable coach and avoiding entrance queues. Antoni Gaudí, visionary architect during Barcelona's modernista (art nouveau) period, graced Barcelona with nearly all his extraordinary and beautiful buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO and your expert English Speaking guide will explain what makes them unique and important to Barcelona’s history. Learn of the detail, the symbols, the structural secrets, and the technical innovation, during a guided tour of Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família before returning to the point of departure. (Entrance fees included)

Accommodation: Balmes (4*)
Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló

Day 4: Barcelona - Madrid

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Enjoy your train ride from Barcelona to Madrid. The train ride takes approximately 3 hours.

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Accommodation: Regente (3*)

The Hotel Regente is located in the heart of the Gran Vía in Madrid, close to the Puerta del Sol, the famous Km. 0 of the city and emblematic monuments of the city such as the Royal Palace or Almudena Cathedral. Guestrooms have recently been renovated and decorated in a personal and cozy way, so clients feel at home. A fitness center is available for guests use, as well as in room massage service. The hotel is surrounded by theaters, cinemas, restaurants and boutiques and public transport, either by metro or city bus is close and convenient.

Hotel Regente
Hotel Regente

Day 5: Madrid

Enjoy a private guided walking tour that will take you though Madrid'S oldest quarters to trace the legacy of the Hapsburgs and Bourbon dynasties. You will see churches, convents, inns, palaces, theaters, narrow medieval streets and traditional shops, all steeped in history that no visitor should miss. Discover the city’s key sights like Puerta del Sol that has been the bustling heart of Madrid since the 17th century, Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, a porticoed square that will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues, Arco and Calle Cuchilleros where you will find centuries-old taverns dug into caves under the square, Plaza de la Villa with excellent examples of Spanish architecture, the impressive Royal Palace which is Western Europe’s largest palace and the elegant Plaza de Oriente, lined by gardens and grand statues of Spain’s early rulers.a. (No entrance fees included).

Enjoy a three course typical Spanish dinner with wine and mineral water 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'.

Accommodation: Regente (3*)
Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol
Flamenco dancer
Flamenco dancer

Day 6: Madrid - Lisbon

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Madrid. Please note drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with 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.

Accommodation: Dom Carlos Liberty (3*)

With its modern and tasteful interior design that brings together comfort and functional features without overlooking the gracious art of hospitality, the Dom Carlos Liberty is special because of the constant care it takes over the quality of its services as well as its extremely competitive prices. Located in the financial and shopping area of Lisbon, next to Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquês de Pombal metro station, the Dom Carlos Liberty is pleased to present the Dom Carlos Lounge, an innovate concept that provides an integrated space where a sophisticated buffet is served at breakfast, while later at midday the room changes into an attractive lounge with library, complimentary newspapers, plasma TV, quality background music, internet Wi-Fi access free of charge, drinks and snacks self-service facilities.

Lisbon
Lisbon
Dom Carlos Liberty
Dom Carlos Liberty

Day 7: Lisbon

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.

Accommodation: Dom Carlos Liberty (3*)
Tower of Belem
Tower of Belem

Day 8: Lisbon

Enjoy a full day shared tour with coach and guide. Depart towards the majestic and romantic Pena Palace, an astonishing fairy-tale castle, located in one of the highest peaks of Sintra mountain range. Continue to wander 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. Visit Sintra National Palace a former hunting residence of the Portuguese royal family of the 15th century. Continue towards Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe (from 31st October until 1st March replaced by a stop at the Boca do Inferno). 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 you 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.

Accommodation: Dom Carlos Liberty (3*)
Pena Palace
Pena Palace
Belem Tower
Belem Tower

Day 9: Lisbon - Marrakech

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Lisbon. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Take an airport transfer in Marrakech with a private vehicle and driver.

Welcome to Morocco!  Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local representative who will be there to help explain your travel documents.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located in the Bab Doukkala district, one of the most popular and picturesque quarters of the medina, and just ten minutes on foot from the square of Jemaa el Fna in the heart of Marrakech. Riad Les Yeux Bleus features comfortable bedrooms, each one decorated in its own style. The property features two charming patios; two pools, a library, a hammam, and a magnificent roof terrace with a bar. It is the perfect place for you to relax after a hard day of exploring the wonders of Marrakech.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Day 10: Marrakech

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque's 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 of 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 is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century.  It was 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.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque

Day 11: Marrakech

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Enjoy a morning excursion to the High Atlas Mountains and Kasbah du Toubkal. Heading south from Marrakech along the hairpin bends, you will eventually reach 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. Head back to Marrakech at your leisure and the remainder of the day is free for more exploration of Marrakech.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Kasbah du Toubkal
Kasbah du Toubkal

Day 12: Marrakech

Take an airport transfer in Marrakech with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Balmes (4*): Barcelona

The Balmes is a modern hotel just steps away from Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal in the city’s Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden. An oasis in the heart of Barcelona’s shopping district with a sauna, spa and exclusive services. Guestrooms are modern and comfortable, including all amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Enjoy one-of-a-kind dining at Balmes restaurant which offers a wide selection of gourmet market-fresh cuisine. The hotel features a collection of African art that showcases three-dimensional wooden African masks and sculptures which can be found at the unique coffee shop; Bar Bal. Guests can relax in the interior garden, and cool off in the outdoor swimming pool.

Balmes Hotel
Balmes Hotel
Lobby
Lobby

Regente (3*): Madrid

The Hotel Regente is located in the heart of the Gran Vía in Madrid, close to the Puerta del Sol, the famous Km. 0 of the city and emblematic monuments of the city such as the Royal Palace or Almudena Cathedral. Guestrooms have recently been renovated and decorated in a personal and cozy way, so clients feel at home. A fitness center is available for guests use, as well as in room massage service. The hotel is surrounded by theaters, cinemas, restaurants and boutiques and public transport, either by metro or city bus is close and convenient.

Hotel Regente
Hotel Regente

Dom Carlos Liberty (3*): Lisbon

With its modern and tasteful interior design that brings together comfort and functional features without overlooking the gracious art of hospitality, the Dom Carlos Liberty is special because of the constant care it takes over the quality of its services as well as its extremely competitive prices. Located in the financial and shopping area of Lisbon, next to Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquês de Pombal metro station, the Dom Carlos Liberty is pleased to present the Dom Carlos Lounge, an innovate concept that provides an integrated space where a sophisticated buffet is served at breakfast, while later at midday the room changes into an attractive lounge with library, complimentary newspapers, plasma TV, quality background music, internet Wi-Fi access free of charge, drinks and snacks self-service facilities.

Dom Carlos Liberty
Dom Carlos Liberty

Riad Les Yeux Bleus: Marrakech

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located in the Bab Doukkala district, one of the most popular and picturesque quarters of the medina, and just ten minutes on foot from the square of Jemaa el Fna in the heart of Marrakech. Riad Les Yeux Bleus features comfortable bedrooms, each one decorated in its own style. The property features two charming patios; two pools, a library, a hammam, and a magnificent roof terrace with a bar. It is the perfect place for you to relax after a hard day of exploring the wonders of Marrakech.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Joy L. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    Private tours were the best. Enjoyed being able to stop and see sights big groups wouldn't be able to do.

  • Tilda B. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    Our agent Enrique was phenomenal. He booked every aspect of our trip, from transportation, tour and hotel. All we had to do was show up. Best vacation!!

  • Gary C. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    My excellent experience with Kensington Tours started with Michelle Callaghan, a consultant for Ireland and UK, followed by a very friendly and knowledgeable person in KT Air, ending with our guide Paul Wilson who my whole family loved. I am lucky enough to have traveled internationally for both business and pleasure for decades, therefore I have to compare. The entire experience with Kensington, from start to finish, was a 10.

  • Elizabeth M. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    I love being able to call Kensington and tell their agents where I want to go and what I'd like to see when at my destination. All I do is pack my suitcase and from the moment my plane lands, I am taken care of and looked after. It turns a "trip" into a "vacation" as well. It's hassle free, first rate.

  • Margarette H. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    We enjoyed the trip immensely! All our tour guides did a good job. I'd like to especially call out Alexandra from Lisbon and Javier from Toledo as outstanding. Our primary drivers Jose in Lisbon and Muhammad in Morocco were also outstanding! Special appreciation for our Riad accommodations in Marrakech which was magical!

  • Noor K. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    Very well organized tour . I will recommend it to every one who wants to travel. Excellent tour.

  • Rebecca K. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    Jaclyn was the best!!! I have already referred her to a friend! She was quick responding and really listened to what we like! Definitely will use her again!

  • Razieh M. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    Absolutely outstanding service. We loved it. Very professional staff and timely with schedules. It saved us a lot of time and we got to see a lot more than we would have done had we done this all by ourselves.

  • Ann P. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    Great vacation. People in Iceland are wonderful, cordial, friendly.

  • Santanu D. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    Your tours are not inexpensive but worth every penny of the extra cost. You do your homework and the guides are superb. Your service during the trip is personal and responsive. I have seen this in three continents.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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