Incredible Morocco, Portugal & Spain

17 Day Experience with Flights, 4-Star Accommodation, Guided Sightseeing & $3000 Bonus Value

Select dates Sep-Oct 22 & May 23

from $... per Person
Book by November 30, 2021

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE
Low Deposit from $299^pp

Experience the warm hospitality and rich culture of Morocco, Portugal and Spain on this unforgettable 17 day guided adventure. Tour the souks and cobbled lanes of Casablanca and Marrakesh, wander Chefchaoun’s inky blue walled old city and haggle at the markets in Fez. Cross the Gibraltar Strait into the south of Spain and sparkling Seville. Travel throughout in air-conditioned comfort. Marvel at the diversity of landscape and architecture across Portugal and Spain as expert guides share local insights. Take advantage of free time to explore the intense flavours, sights and sounds of Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona and more!

Inclusions

  • Return International Flights
  • 16 Nights 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast & 1 Special Dinner in Marrakech
  • Air-conditioned Coach Transportation
  • All Group Transfers Mentioned
  • Ferry Tickets from Tangier, Morocco to Tarifa, Spain
  • All Sightseeing Admissions Mentioned
  • English-speaking Tour Leader Throughout
  • English-speaking Local Tour Guides Where Mentioned
  • Madrid to Barcelona Fast Train Tickets
  • $3000 Exclusive Bonus Value

Deal Code: MT-30008RS

VALID FOR TRAVEL
01 September 2022
20 October 2022
27 October 2022
16 March 2023
04 May 2023

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival, make your own way to your hotel to relax for the rest of the day.

Note that flights will depart Australia on Day 0.

Accommodation: Hotel Odyssée or similar

Day 2: Casablanca – Marrakech 242 kms (B, D)

This morning after breakfast experience the sights and sounds of Casablanca on a panoramic city tour. Your air-conditioned coach will take you to Hassan II Mosque, which towers over the coastline, Mohamed V Square and past the imposing Royal Palace. Later in the day the coach will depart for Marrakech.

This evening experience the sights and sounds of Djemaa el Fna, a vibrant square of the edge of Marrakech’s medina and a colourful stage for performers, acrobats and storytellers. Conclude you day with an unforgettable feast with live music and entertainment, all in a Moroccan palace.

Accommodation: Opera Plaza or similar

Day 3: Marrakech – Bin El Ouidane (435km) (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit some of Marrakesh’s remarkable landmarks, including the  magnificent 12th century Koutoubia mosque, with its soaring 70 meter-high minarets. See the ornately decorated Bahia Palace before relaxing on the drive to Bin El Ouidane.

Accommodation: Chems Du Lac or similar

Day 4: Bin El Ouidane – Fez (359km) (B)

After breakfast, head to Fez and on arrival take a sightseeing tour through the extraordinary cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. The Medina; Fes el Bali, is a vast labyrinthine network of winding alleys hemmed in by the imperial city’s ancient walls. Experiencing the bustle, music, shouting and smells of tanned leather, oriental perfumes, barbecues and sweet pastry is unforgettable. Continue with your guide through the rustic narrow streets of the Mellah, the former Jewish district.

Accommodation: Hotel Escale Fez or similar

Day 5: Fez – Chefchaoun – Tangier (309km) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by the drive to beautiful Chefchaoun. The famously blue walled city is situated in the Rif Mountains. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washes walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique local handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography, with its wonderful vistas and photogenic maze-like alleys, most painted in shades of blue. Later, continue to Tangier on Morocco’s north coast, with free time this evening.

Accommodation: Andalucia Golf & Spa or similar

Day 6: Tangier – Ferry – Algeciras – Seville (276km) (B)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the ferry terminal. On arrival in Spain, meet your new tour driver and relax on the drive to Seville, with free time this evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Silken Andalus or similar

Day 7: Seville (B)

This morning, tour the capital of Andalucia and Spain’s fourth largest city – Seville with an expert local guide. There is much to see in this photogenic city, from the colourful tiles of the Spanish Square, to the 1929 pavilions and the La Giralda tower rising above the third largest Cathedral in Europe. During the tour through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter, discover hidden squares and courtyards cooled by fountains and orange trees amongst the winding streets and quaint houses. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day and evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Silken Andalus or similar

Day 8: Seville – Evora (326km) (B)

Relax today, in airconditioned comfort as your travel across the south of Spain to Evora in Portugal!

Accommodation: Evora Hotel or similar

Day 9: Evora – Lisbon (132km) (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, join your expert local guide for a walking tour through Evora. Visit the most impressive landmarks, St Francisco Church, Evora Cathedral and the towering Roman Temple.

Later, on the scenic coastal route to Lisbon, you may stop at Sesimbra – a picturesque fishing village – and Cabo Espichel for stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Accommodation: Olissippo Marques De Sa Hotel or similar

Day 10: Lisbon (B)

Meet your local tour guide after breakfast today, and head into the city for a half day city tour. Take in one of the Lisbon’s most important monuments; the Monastery of Jeronimos, containing the tombs of Vasco da Gama and Camoes. Then onward for a photo stop at the Torre de Belem, an iconic symbol of the city; the Moorish Citadel and the Black Horse Square. Walk in the Alfama district of narrow, labyrinthine streets; the picturesque old quarter.

Take advantage of free time for the rest of the day to explore more Lisbon’s historic centre and sample some the region’s incredible local produce.

Accommodation: Olissippo Marques De Sa Hotel or similar

Day 11: Lisbon – Salamanca (476km) (B)

Your tour travels from Lisbon into Spain today, concluding in Salamanca for and afternoon and evening of leisure.

Accommodation: Corona Sol Grand Hotel or similar

Day 12: Salamanca – Avila – Madrid (218km) (B)

Join an expert local guide and discover some of UNESCO-listed Salamanca’s most impressive landmarks, including the stunning, ancient University and cathedrals. Later, a local guide will take you on a relaxed walking tour in the ancient city, Avila, famous for its medieval city walls and thousands of turrets.

The day ends on arrival into Madrid.

Accommodation: Hotel Senator Madrid or similar

Day 13: Madrid (B)

Explore the vibrant city of Madrid today. Be guided on a walk through lovely plazas, past monuments, palaces and ornately decorated covered markets. Visit impressive San Francisco el Grande, an art filled church with one of the largest domes in Europe. After the walking tour, your time is free to sample some of Madrid’s world-famous food and beverages and soak up the vibrant street life.

Accommodation: Hotel Senator Madrid or similar

Day 14: Madrid – Barcelona (622km) (B)

Your Tour Leader will travel with you to Madrid train station and onward on your fun and scenic rail experience to Barcelona today. On arrival, be transferred to the hotel for check in and to relax.

Accommodation: Expo Hotel Barcelona or similar

Day 15: Barcelona (B)

Barcelona is defined by the architectural works of Gaudi. Today, you’ll see the immense Sagrada Familiar and visit Paseo de Gracia – site of several of Gaudi’s most distinctive and beautiful buildings; the houses Morera, Ametlier, Batlo and Mila. Free time later could be spent sampling tapas and local seafood in some of the many excellent mercados and welcoming bars and cafes that make up the Barri Gotic, Ramblas and El Born neighbourhoods in the heart of the city.

Accommodation: Expo Hotel Barcelona or similar

Day 16: Barcelona (B)

Enjoy a full day of free time to further explore the vibrant city and its many attractions.

Accommodation: Expo Hotel Barcelona or similar

Day 17: Depart Barcelona (B)

Be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia today.

Note that flights will likely arrive home on Day 18.

EXCLUSIONS
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenses
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Visa fees
Tipping/gratuities

^PRICING
Low Deposit: From $299 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit from $1500 per person is required 9 months before departure.
Final balance is due 6 months before departure.
Solo Supplement: From $1200 per person
Child Price: 4-12 years from $3590 per person, sharing existing bedding. There is no discount for children 13 years and older.

CHILD POLICY
Children aged 4-12 years inclusive at the time of travel, may travel with an adult sharing existing bedding from $3590 per person.
This tour is not suitable for children under 4 years of age.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you are unable to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions or supplier-imposed cancellations, you will be offered the option to amend your travel dates without incurring our administration fee. Alternatively, your booking can be placed into credit without incurring our administration fee. Bookings in credit are subject to supplier credit terms and conditions. Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may still apply.

AMENDMENT FEES

Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CANCELLATION FEES

Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person administration fee.
Cancellation after second deposit: $300 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.
If there is only one deposit, then the cancellation fee is $300 per person.

VISAS

Australian passport holders do not require a Tourist Visa to visit these countries. Other passport holders should check with their embassy prior to travel.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags.
Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

ITINERARY
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing, and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment, and operation of the tour.
If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible.
The indicated length of the trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier.
All rooms will be lead-in category or run of the house unless otherwise stated.

TRIPLE SHARE
Triple share is not available on this tour.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary is not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise, you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

FLIGHTS
Flights are booked approximately 9 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes, or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flight’s team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

FEEDBACK POLICY
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader.
Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

DIETARY
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, the act of God, the act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, the action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other events beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary events that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

DISCLAIMER
The pricing, terms, and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.

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