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SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO

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ITINERARY 15 DAYS - FROM MADRID TO MARRAKECH...

Discover the rich culture in the Iberian peninsula, home of Spain and Portugal. Surround yourself in the whitewashed 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.

 

Day 1 & 2 MADRID/PORTO

Explore the city of Madrid in 1 day: Palacio Real, Real Jardin Botánico or Escorial. Experience more nightlife at the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as Malasaña. Taste some sangria and dance to the latest music. 

Transfer to Porto, stopping in the historic and charming town of Salamanca along the way.

Transport: Local train (2.50-3.00 hours, 218km) Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours, 350km)

Day 3 & 4 PORTO/LISBON

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 

Journey to Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. 

Day 5 LISBON 

Get lost in the city's winding streets lined with pastel coloured houses, palaces, majestic gardens and lush forests. 

Day 6 & 7 LISBON / EVORA

Travel to Evora in the heart of the Alentejo region. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.75 hour(s), 248km) Private Vehicle (2.25 hour(s), 191km)

DAY 8 GRANADA/SEVILLE 

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. Other attractions include the Museo Arqueológico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de María Luisa

Transport: Train

DAY 9 & 10 SEVILLE/CHEFCHAOUEN 

Make a stop in Tangier for a 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 reputaed for its typical ancient crafts.  

Transport: Local bus Ferry Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

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DAY 11 CHEFCHAOUEN/FÈS 

Travel to the imperial city of Meknes. Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fes.

Transport: Minibus (3.25 hour(s))

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DAY 12 FÈS 

Spend half-day to visit the Fès medina. It 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. In the evening, opt for dinner in a converted riad complete with local specialties, music, and belly dancing.

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Day 13 FES/MARRAKECH 

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. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.15 hour(s))

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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. Included Activities: Marrakech City Tour

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Day 15 Marrakech 

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day