Spain, Portugal, 1 nt. in Morocco: Oct. 3 – 16, 2016 = $2324**

Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal

 

Spain and Portugal with one night in Morocco

13 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid = Oct. 10 – 23, 2016

 

See why this has become one of the top three destinations!!!

This is a great time of year to see Spain and Portugal, too.

 

**Only $2324.   MRTA Member Price $2324*

 

 

To see a quick overview in pictures of the tour, click on 30 sec. Video.

Call Travelers Lane at 314.223.1224 to Book.

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

Prices and specials quoted are current as of the date provided by the travel supplier. Please contact Travelers Lane for the most up-to-date information. 314-223-1224. Thank you.

 

 

To go to Map, click MAP

To go to Itinerary, click ITINERARY

To go to Highlights, click HIGHLIGHTS

To go to Inclusions, click INCLUSIONS

To go to Travel Terms, click TERMS

SUMMARY

This trip covers Spain, Portugal, and one night in Morocco, concentrating on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula.

Start with an included welcome dinner.

    • Two-night stays in the cities of Madrid, Lisbon, and Seville allow enough time for in-depth sightseeing including visits to important sights such as Madrid’s Prado Museum, Lisbon’s Jeronimo’s Monastery, and Seville’s Alcazar.
    • In Salamanca, a wine tasting, followed by a special dinner at a local restaurant has been included to taste the local specialties.
    • Another highlight is an elevator ride from lower to upper Lisbon, to enjoy the views.
    • The overnight stay in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco with a spectacular panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, where a glass of hot mint tea and biscuits await.
    • The overnight ferry crossings across the Strait of Gibraltar, and a full day at leisure on the Costa del Sol gives you the possibility to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar before continuing to Granada, to visit the famed Alhambra complex with a Local Guide and the Water Gardens of the Generalife.
    • Stop in Toledo, where you’ll see one of El Greco’s most famous paintings.
    • In Madrid, enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate the success of your Iberian Vacation.

MAP

12 night, 13 day tour

12 night, 13 day tour

ITINERARY

 

Day 1  Arrive in Madrid, Spain

Time to rest or to start exploring the Spanish capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2  Madrid

The capital of Spain since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. In the afternoon, an exciting optional excursion is avaible. (B)

Day 3  Madrid–Segovia–Avila–Salamanca

A day in beautiful Castile. Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Enjoy a walk through the walled town of Avila, where St. Theresa founded the Order of Carmelites. Overnight in Salamanca, where [LF] WINE TASTING followed by special dinner awaits you at the Hacienda Zorita. (B,D)

Day 4  Salamanca–Fatima–Lisbon, Portugal

The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your morning drive into Portugal. Before heading for Lisbon, melt into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY in Fatima. This evening, an optional dinner with Fado-style entertainment is the perfect introduction to Portugal’s capital. (B)

Day 5  Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares and a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square. Stop for pictures of Belem Tower, guarding the mouth of the Tagus, and the Monument to the Discoverers. Next, visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. In the afternoon, an exciting optional excursion is available to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz. (B)

Day 6  Lisbon–Seville, Spain

Highlight this morning is the [LF] ELEVATOR RIDE to upper Lisbon. Then, a scenic drive back into Spain and to the vibrant capital of Andalusia, Seville, where dinner awaits you at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 7  Seville

During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, hear about the city’s role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the ALCAZAR, founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress, with its Palacio de Don Pedro Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available, and tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show. (B)

Day 8  Seville–Tangier, Morocco

Through the sunny sherry wine region of Jerez to Algeciras. Board your FERRY and sail across the Straits of Gibraltar to Africa. Continue to Tangier, jumping-off point for the Moorish conquest of Spain and home town of legendary medieval traveler Ibn Batuta. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a [LF]spectacular panoramic drive to CAP SPARTEL. Enjoy the views and quench your thirst Bedouin-style with a glass of hot mint tea, accompanied by local biscuits. (B,D)

Day 9  Tangier–Costa Del Sol, Spain

Visit Tangier’s exciting and colorful GRAND SOCCO square and explore the narrow streets of the kasbah. Return by FERRY across the Straits and back in Spain, drive to your hotel in Torremolinos on the elegant Costa del Sol. (B)

Day 10  At Leisure on the Costa Del Sol

Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse through the trendy boutiques. (B)

Day 11  Costa Del Sol–Granada

Into the mountains to history-steeped Granada. A guided walking tour features its main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX. A fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also admire the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence. This evening, a special dinner with wine and local specialties has been prepared for you in one of Granada’s fine restaurants. (B,D)

Day 12  Granada–Toledo–Madrid

The olive and orange groves of the rolling Andalusian hills and, later, the more barren landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha unfold before your eyes on the way north to Toledo, spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River. Your walking tour with a Local Guide features the Moorish bridge and visits to an early SYNAGOGUE, the 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL, and the CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÉ with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Time to visit a DAMASCENE STEEL WORKSHOP before returning to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 13  Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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Portugal_Lisbon_Jeronimos Monastery

Vacation Highlights

 

MADRID

Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

SEGOVIA

Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct

AVILA

Visit the walled town

SALAMANCA

Wine tasting and special dinner

FATIMA

Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary

LISBON

Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; [LF] ride the elevator to upper Lisbon

SEVILLE

Guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, walk through the Santa Cruz quarter

ALGECIRAS–TANGIER

By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar

TANGIER

Guided sightseeing, panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; visit Grand Socco square

GRANADA

Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; dinner with wine at a local restaurant

TOLEDO

Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop

 

Headsets throughout the tour

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INCLUSIONS

 

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid and special dinners in Salamanca and Granada

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transfers from the airport to the hotel upon arrival at the beginning of the trip*

Transfers from the hotel to the airport at the end of the trip*

Superior first class hotel accommodations throughout the trip

Porterage and hotel taxes and fees

Baggage handling at each hotel stop

Professional Tour Director throughout the trip

VIP admissions to popular sites – no waiting in line, admission included

Motor coach transportation throughout the tour

Full buffet breakfast daily

Special Welcome Dinner in Madrid

Special Farewell Dinner in Madrid

Favorite Activities – experiences to help you become immersed in the local flavor and lifestyle

Headsets for sightseeing tours

Complimentary Wi-Fi on motor coach and at most hotels

 

*Per Person, Double Occupancy, two to a room.  Land portion. Price of air fare may vary depending on departure city and when air fare is purchased.

*If air fare is purchased with the tour

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Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$678

Triple room reduction per person:
$62

Extra nights per person in Madrid:
in single room $187, in twin $112, in triple $99

 

Call Travelers Lane at 314.223.1224 to Book.

 

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