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Spain, Portugal & Morocco

From £2008 for 24 days
Trip Overview
Colour and charisma in some of Europe’s hotspots – all packed into one unforgettable adventure. Spend 24 days covering Spain, Portugal and Morocco, revelling in chaotic markets, relaxing in coastal retreats and sharing conversation and cuisine with the locals. Marvel at artistic masterpieces and architectural wonders in Madrid, taste the rich history of Portugal in its delightful towns, historic performance art and complex cuisine, and be enchanted by the magic and majesty of Morocco’s metropolises and far-flung mountains. With a knowledgeable leader to recommend the best places and take you behind the tourist trail, dig a little deeper in these three countries to discover a local way of life.
Essential Info
Starts: Madrid
Ends: Marrakech
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IZMSQC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Morocco, Portugal, Spain
What's Included

Meals

19 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

4x4,Bus,Metro,Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi,Train

Accommodation

Camp site (1 night),Gite (1 night),Hotel (16 nights),Pension (2 nights),Riad (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   The Art Walk in Madrid is every art lover's dream. In one small stretch you can browse the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia and the Prado, one of the world's most celebrated galleries

•   Wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor at night, lit up to reveal its intricate architecture

•   Sample the culinary delights and contrasts of Spain, Portugal and Morocco - three countries that are celebrated around the world for their cuisine

•   The Algarve in Portugal is the perfect middle point of the trip. Soak up the sun on the coast's gorgeous beaches, walk across rocky cliff tops, explore remote coves and enjoy a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean

•   Relive a glorious medieval past in Fes city. While many tourists get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the medina, you'll have a local guide to show you the way

•   Where else would you find drummers, dancers, snake charmers, fortune tellers, jugglers and old medicine men in one place? Marrakech is the perfect place to share a final group meal and stock up on treasures in the city's colourful souqs

•   Scale the High Atlas Mountains and trek through scenic Berber villages, spending a night in a traditional Berber homestay. Discover the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 6th Mar 2021
Returning: 29th Mar 2021
£2,510pp
£2,008pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Apr 2021
Returning: 10th May 2021
£2,610pp
£2,088pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Apr 2021
Returning: 17th May 2021
£2,610pp
£2,088pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st May 2021
Returning: 24th May 2021
£2,710pp
£2,168pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 31st May 2021
£2,710pp
£2,168pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th May 2021
Returning: 7th Jun 2021
£2,710pp
£2,168pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 29th May 2021
Returning: 21st Jun 2021
£2,710pp
£2,168pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Jun 2021
Returning: 28th Jun 2021
£2,610pp
£2,088pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Jun 2021
Returning: 12th Jul 2021
£2,610pp
£2,088pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Madrid, Spain. The sassy central capital is known for its elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks, but it also pulsates with energy, and is without doubt a vibrant city. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at either 6 or 7 pm, depending on common area availability. Please double check with reception to confirm the time and place. After the meeting we will head out for an optional group dinner where you can get to know your fellow travellers. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance, passport details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand. If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel in time on the day, we recommend arriving early. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). As there's very limited time for sightseeing in Madrid, consider flying in a few days early to explore. Perhaps while away the hours along the Paseo del Arte, or Art Walk, for an expansive history of Western art. Start with the Museo del Prado, then discover modern Spanish masters, including Picasso and Dali, in the Museo Reina Sofia. Finish at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, which displays eight centuries of European painting. After the welcome meeting, perhaps get into the mind of a Madrileno with some tapas and Rioja.
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