From exotic spices to tanned leather, captivating storytellers to beautiful displays of inspiring art, you will find constant wonder with your every step during your multi-country customizable tour of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Trace Moorish traditions and the footsteps of the Crusades, and then wander labyrinthine cobblestone streets and preserved historic souks before traversing the captivating sand dunes and the Rock of Gibraltar. Indulge in the aromas of honey, figs, and pomegranates and...
Lisbon – Arrive in Portugal’s Bustling and Beautiful Capital City
Lisbon is a city of adventure and history, a home to European explorers and captivating culture. The city also boasts the title of the second oldest capital on the continent, after Athens, so travelers the world over arrive on the shores of Lisbon to follow in the footsteps of Magellan and Vasco de Gama. The viewpoint of Miradouro das Portas do Sol provides a panorama of the whitewashed homes crowned by red-tiled roofs as medieval Lisbon shimmers beneath the Mediterranean sunlight. A statue of Saint Vincent depicts the patron of the city holding a boat and two ravens, the latter of which are the symbols of Lisbon. Your flight will arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, where your private transfer will greet you.
You will be escorted to a grand hotel in the historical center of the city that will offer views to the oldest building in the Lisbon, the Cathedral. The waters of the Rio Tejo brush against the riverbanks that lead to the Atlantic. White domes adorn old Cathedrals, and the aroma of grilled seafood drizzled with lemon and garlic emanates from restaurants that are preserving culinary tradition. Cobblestones texture the narrow alleyways that lead to the ruins of Carom Convent. The skeletal pillars and archways of the former structure continue to stand and offer insight into the devastating earthquake of 1755. The small archeological museum exhibits the treasures once found inside the convent, including 4th-century sarcophagi.
Lisbon – Enjoy a Full Day Private Tour of Lisbon’s Historical Neighborhoods
Seville – Visit a Traditional Tile Workshop en route to Seville, Spain
Seville – Explore the Marvelous Streets, Architecture, and Culture
Casablanca – Fly to Rabat to Tour the Capital City en route to Casablanca
Marrakech – Relish a Half-Day Tour of Casablanca and Drive to Marrakech
Marrakech – Delight in the Spirit of Morocco while Exploring Marrakech
Ouarzazate – Travel to the Desert Oasis of Ouarzazate to See the Landscape
Erfoud – Enjoy the Dades Valley, Todra Gorge, and Erb Chebbi Sand Dunes
Fes – Venture North to across the Middle Atlas Mountains to Reach Fes
Fes – Revel in the Regal and Vibrant Atmosphere of Fes on a Guided Tour
Granada – Traverse the Scenic Roads and Waterway to Granada, Spain
Madrid – Tour Medieval and Moorish Toledo before Arriving in Madrid
Madrid – Discover the Splendors of Spain’s Capital City on a Guided Tour
- Wander the enchanting sand dunes of the Sahara Desert at Erb Chebbi, Morocco for an unforgettable sunset
- Discover the captivating medieval grandeur of Europe’s second oldest capital city of Lisbon, Portugal to view a mixture of contemporary and traditional culture
- See the oldest known map to include America, located in a museum in Madrid
- Witness the traditional techniques used for tanning leather in the Moroccan city of Fes
- Embrace the Moroccan spirit as embodied in the continued traditions of Marrakech’s Medina and Djemaa El-Fna Square
- Traverse the decorated halls and courtyards of the Alhambra in Granada to find marble floors, latticed arches, and magnificent fountains
- Venture to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar for an unparalleled view of the Spanish countryside, Atlantic Ocean, and Moroccan coast
- Learn about the antique techniques used to create the celebrated 16th-century art from inside a tile factory
- Tour the world’s third largest mosque to take in the sensational embellishments and the tallest minaret in the world
- Explore the narrow cobblestone lanes and whitewashed homes of Seville, which all lead to the majestic portals of the captivating Cathedral
Discover the charms of the past and the pleasures of contemporary life in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco during your 14-day tour. Your journey will begin with your arrival in Lisbon, Portugal as your flight lands at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport. Your private transfer will greet you before escorting you into the heart of the old city, and the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the cobblestone streets, trams, and funiculars that traverse the seven hills that overlook the River Tejo. The next morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel to lead you on an encompassing tour of Lisbon’s rich history, including the Alfama Quarter and the Jerónimos Monastery.
After breakfast the following day, your private transfer will escort you to Azeitao to enjoy the charm of the quiet streets and visit an artisanal workshop that focuses on tiles. Continue over the Spanish border to reach Seville for the evening, and wake the next morning to explore the narrow streets of Seville to view the Santa Cruz district, Casa de Pilatos, and the inspiring magnificence of the Cathedral. Your private transfer will escort you from your hotel to the airport for your flight from Seville to Rabat the following day. Enjoy a private tour of Morocco’s capital city before transferring to the bustling streets of Casablanca, and then set out on a marvelous half-day tour of Casablanca to visit Hassan II Mosque and the palm-lined boulevards en route to fabulous Marrakesh, where you will settle in for the evening.
The next day, your guide will take you through the captivating maze-like alleys of the Medina before visiting the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. Spend time to absorb the vibrant and historical culture embodied in the evening life of the Djemaa El-Fna Square. Move on to enjoy a scenic drive to the desert city of Ouarzazate to visit the meandering stairways and hidden rooms of the Kasbah. Continue the next day deep into the desert landscape at Erfoud to traverse the remarkable oases of the Dades Valley and the impressive sand dunes of Erg Chebbi en route.
You will set out for Fez the following day, and your private transfer will stop in the Ziz Gorges and Middle Atlas Mountains to enjoy the majestic colors of the landscape and the Barbary macaques that reside in the forest outside of the alpine town of Ifrane. Upon reaching Fez, you can settle into the luxury of your accommodation located in the heart of the old city. Wake the next morning and your guide will meet you at your hotel after breakfast ready to escort you around the old Jewish Quarter and captivating Medina. Visit the bustling souk and historical Medersa before finishing the full day tour. Venture north the next day to the port of Tanger Med to board the ferry to Gibraltar. Spend time traversing the British territory before meeting your private transfer that will take you to the maze-like streets of Granada, Spain.
Wake the next morning to enjoy a half-day tour of Granada and explore the celebrated Alhambra palace. Continue to Toledo for an introductory exploration of the medieval quarters on the sloped banks of the River Tagus before arriving in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Discover the splendors of Madrid on a full day tour on as you visit the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum. You could also view the oldest map portraying the Americas, and then finally, your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for your flight home.
$3,635 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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