Treasures of Spain, Portugal and Morocco

 A kaleidoscopic adventure that takes you from some of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, to an exotic and vivid land of medinas and minarets.

Price Includes

• 16 nights in Signature and Premium centrally located hotels 
• 16 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW), 4 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (CD) all tea or coffee.
• Touring with an experienced Travel Director
• Insight Experiences, priority access and authentic Signature Dining
• Travel in business class comfort on Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. 
• Smaller group sizes 
• Arrival and departure transfers between the airports and your Insight tour hotels.

Travel Dates:
23 Jun, 07 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul and 04 Aug 2018. 

Other departure dates available however prices may vary.

Bonus
Early Payment Discount: 7.5%*

Helloworld Exclusive Offer: Exclusive $200* off per person for all trips 15 Days and over

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Offer Ends

25 Feb 18,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Product itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO MADRID.
Transfers leave Madrid airport for your hotel at 09:00, 11:00, 13:30 and 16:00. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a pleasant Welcome Dinner and the chance to get to know your fellow travellers.
Hotel: Hotel Miguel Angel by BlueBay, Madrid.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

DAY 2 - PRADO MUSEUM AND ON TO GOLDEN SALAMANCA.
With your Local Expert travel down the Gran Via to the Cibeles Fountain on the wide Paseo de la Castellana. Cross the Puerta del Sol and see the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de Espana. A sure highlight is a visit to the Prado Museum, a magnificent palace housing works by Velazquez, Goya, Rubens and others. Journey past the walls of Avila en route to Salamanca, with its honey-coloured cathedral and 16th century university buildings.
Hotel: Hotel Alameda Palace, Salamanca.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3 - HOLY FÁTIMA AND LISBON (RELAXED START)
(Relaxed Start) Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains en route to Fatima. Join the pilgrims flocking into the great basilica commemorating the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. Your travels continue to Lisbon.
Hotel: Dom Pedro Palace, Lisbon.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4 - LISBON AND THE AGE OF THE GREAT DISCOVERIES.
Exploration with a Local Expert takes you along the avenues of the Lower Town to the Terreiro do Paco with a visit to the Belem Quarter. See the traditional patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal's finest pastry for almost 200 years and enjoy a tasting of the famous Pasteis de Belem. View the Monument to the Discoveries and the more ancient Belem Tower, a fortress that was originally set in the middle of the river but with receding waters, now sits on the riverbank. Visit the 500-year-old Jerónimos Monastery with its Manueline architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free for you to explore further as your wish.
Hotel: Dom Pedro Palace, Lisbon.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5 - TO SEVILLE, THE CITY OF CARMEN.
Journey to Seville to join your Local Expert for a tour of the immense Seville Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus. See the slender Giralda Tower, the former minaret of the Great Mosque and now the cathedral's belltower. Continue your explore through the labyrinthine narrow streets and shady squares of the Santa Cruz Quarter, emerging beside the great walls of the Alcazar. Enjoy an evening of food and wine while you are entertained by throbbing guitars, lamenting solos, colourful dancers and the rhythmic stomp of flamenco.
Hotel: Ayre Sevilla (Executive Rooms), Seville.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 6 - FREE TIME IN SEVILLE(RELAXED START)
(Relaxed Start) This day is yours to completely relax or continue exploring this fascinating city. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Cordoba and visit the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside it?
Hotel: Ayre Sevilla (Executive Rooms), Seville.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7 - THE STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR TO FES.
Set sail across the Straits of Gibraltar to reach Morocco - a land of veils, musky spices, bazaars, souks and snake charmers. Your travels continue to Fes, Morocco's most ancient imperial city.
Hotel: Palais Medina Hotel & Spa, Fes.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 - THE ANCIENT IMPERIAL CITY OF FES (RELAXED START)
(Relaxed Start) Your Local Expert will guide you through the ancient Medina. Explore this walled city of hidden courtyards, mosques, workshops. Walk through the bazaar and pass one of the world's oldest universities. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making and gain an insight into the motifs and colours used in the designs. Then you are at leisure to continue exploring as you wish, or perhaps cool-off with a dip in the pool at your hotel.
Hotel: Palais Medina Hotel & Spa, Fes.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 9 - ON THE ROAD TO MARRAKESH.
Travel past the High Atlas Mountains and mud-walled villages as you journey to Marrakesh.
Hotel: Atlas Medina & Spa Hotel Marrakesh.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10 - MARRAKESH, PEARL OF THE SOUTH(RELAXED START)
(Relaxed Start) An exploration with your Local Expert will show you the Medina with its many souks and the Koutoubia Minaret dominating the skyline. Visit the intricately decorated Palais Bahia, intended to be the greatest palace of its time when it was built in the late 19th century.
Hotel: Atlas Medina & Spa Hotel Marrakesh.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 - PLAY IT AGAIN SAM IN CASABLANCA (RELAXED START)
(Relaxed Start) Journey to the west coast of Africa to reach Casablanca. Discover if Humphrey Bogart really did say 'Play it again Sam' during sightseeing with your Local Expert. You will also see Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the tres chic seaside strip, known as the Corniche, lined with trendy restaurants and cafes.
Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre, Casablanca.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 - RABAT AND TANGIER (RELAXED START)
(Relaxed Start) Travel north to Rabat, to see the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower with your Local Expert. Your journey continues to Morocco's great port of Tangier, overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. Here you will enjoy beautiful views where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. After dinner, you are at leisure relax in the comfortable surroundings of your hotel or take a stroll along the Bay of Tangier.
Hotel: Grand Hotel Villa de France by BlueBay, Tangier.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - ON TO THE COSTA DEL SOL.
Cross the water to Gibraltar, an overseas territory under British control since 1704. Meet your Local Expert for a guided tour of the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael's Cave and see the Barbary Apes, legendary guardians of the colony. Relax as you are driven along the scenic route of the Costa del Sol, Coast of the Sun, passing exclusive resorts where the rich and famous holiday.
Hotel: Melia Costa Del Sol, Torremolinos.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 14 - DINING WITH LOCALS (RELAXED START)
(Relaxed Start) Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region and stop at the rural mill-factory of Almazara to taste a selection of different oils with locally made farmer bread. Continue through the Provence of Malaga, where Picasso was born, to Alfarnatejo, a quiet town with a population of just 500 people and surrounded by stunning mountainous landscape. Walk the town centre to see the 18th century Iglesia del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla. In small groups, you are invited to into the home of a local family to join them for a delicious Highlight Lunch made of fresh, local produce with flavours typical of the region.
Hotel: Melia Costa Del Sol, Torremolinos.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

DAY 15 - GRANADA AND THE ALHAMBRA PALACE.
Travel through the green hills to the north of Costa del Sol to the white-washed village of Mijas. Stroll through the old streets and gardens and take in the views of the coast. Continue to Granada, where overlooking the town stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra. Led by your Local Expert, explore this exquisite palace built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century - a fantasy of arabesque gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace. Stroll through the elegant, exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer residence.
Hotel: Saray Hotel Granada.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 16 - TO MADRID IN SEARCH OF DON QUIXOTE.
Your journey continues to the north, through countryside immortalised by Cervantes fictional hero, Don Quixote. On return to Madrid, toast your travels with your newfound friends during a lively Celebration Dinner of good food and wine at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Hotel Miguel Angel by BlueBay, Madrid.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 17 - DEPART MADRID.
Departure transfers arrive at Madrid airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast


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*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 24 Jan 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Offer applies to tour component on advertised dates only. Non-refundable deposit required within 7 days with full payment due 28 Feb 2018. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Insight Vacations and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.