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Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

16 days
20 Jul 24 to 17 Aug 24
Book by 15 Feb 24
Embark on an invigorating journey through Spain, Morocco, and Portugal, where the enticing fragrances of spices and the Mediterranean's warm embrace are ever-present. Wander through the vibrant metropolises of Madrid and Marrakesh, cross the Strait of Gibraltar, and admire the vibrant facades of Seville. Your adventure continues as you discover the charms of Portugal and its capital, Lisbon. With this dynamic trio of countries, you'll find that great experiences truly come in threes.


  • 16 Day Costaver Guided Holiday
  • 15 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 15 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences at an additional cost
  • Included sightseeing
  • In Madrid see the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Retiro Park on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist
  • In Marrakesh visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist and much more!


  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature


  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost


  • 15 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 15 Breakfasts & 6 dinners
  • City orientation tours


Day 1: Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Elegant Madrid kick-starts your exciting journey across Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax. If you’d prefer to skip the siesta, take to the city’s golden streets for a glimpse of what this football-crazed metropolis has in store. The real fun begins this evening when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travel compañeros, followed by some time to curb your craving for tapas and get to grips with why the Madrileños adore their nightlife. Accommodation: Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center

Day 2: Madrid sightseeing and free time

Madrid sightseeing and free time There is plenty to see in the lively Spanish capital, so we get right to it this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour to view the Cibeles Fountain, the Gran Vía and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire the Royal Palace the spend your afternoon exploring the city further or consider an Optional Experience to the UNESCO-listed city of Segovia. Marvel at the impressive towering arches of the ancient Roman aqueduct and trace the ornate esgrafiado façades that are characteristic of the city’s most important buildings before returning to Madrid. Accommodation: Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Madrid – Toledo – Granada (1 Night)

Set your sights firmly on Toledo today, embarking on a scenic journey south through the windswept plateau of La Mancha where the fictional Don Quixote and his trusty companion Sancho Panza once roamed. View the enchanting skyline of the ancient hilltop city known as the “City of Three Cultures” – the influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews are reflected in the city’s history, culture and religion. Then, join your Local Specialist who will lead you on a captivating walking tour past the impressive cathedral to an ancient white and golden synagogue. Visit a steel workshop to see first-hand how Toledo’s famous steel-craft has evolved over centuries, then continue to the former Moorish stronghold of Granada. What better way to end the day than by choosing to watch an optional fiery Gypsy performance in Old Granada? Accommodation: Hotel Maciá Condor Granada Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Costa Del Sol (1 Night)

Lace up your walking shoes and take to Granada’s narrow cobbled streets for an independent exploration of a city whose Arab influences remain in its Moorish architecture, tetería tea houses and even hammams. Delve into its Arab history and culture during an Optional Experience visit to the Albaicín Quarter, the city’s oldest neighbourhood and its characteristic cármenes (Moorish houses). On the hilltop overlooking the city is the fortified citadel of the Alhambra – its opulent palaces and gardens the former seat of Granada’s Nasrid emirs. Later, continue south to the sun-kissed Andalusian holiday retreat of Costa Del Sol, the gateway the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. This evening an Optional Experience could see you visit the hill-top village of Mijas for spectacular coastal views followed by a Mediterranean dinner. Accommodation: Hotel Málaga Alameda Centro by Meliá Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Costa del Sol – Fes (2 Nights)

Take in a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco as you travel past the Rif Mountains to Fes. Beautiful sights, distinctive cultures and fascinating traditions await you. Accommodation: Hotel Menzeh Zalagh City Center Fes Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Fes sightseeing and free time

Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. In the Fes Medina, marvel at the haggling skills of enterprising vendors during a guided visit through the hidden alleyways and main squares of this ancient marketplace. Visit a carpet weaving cooperative and admire the delicate craftsmanship as you gain an appreciation for the centuries of tradition informing every deliberate handmade knot. Learn about the symbolism behind the handwoven images immortalised in silk and wool. With the rest of your day free, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy Fes on your own terms. You could choose an Optional Experience - Arabian dinner in a traditional riad with music and local entertainment. Accommodation: Hotel Menzeh Zalagh City Center Fes Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Fes - Marrakesh (2 Nights)

Today, travel to the city of Marrakesh, Africa’s most popular year-round sun resort. It was once the favourite holiday spot of Sir Winston Churchill, a haven where he would relax and paint. Engage in the dynamic atmosphere of the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. Perhaps join an evening of authentic Berber cuisine and entertainment. Accommodation: Hotel Almas Marrakesh Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Marrakesh sightseeing and free time

Today Marrakesh remains home to some of Morocco's most vibrant souks, enveloped in the city's characteristic red sandstone façades, which you will have an opportunity to explore during your stay. The endless streets of Marrakesh have long enticed curious travellers like you, seeking to uncover its bewitching blend of Arab and Berber influences, so prepare for sensory overload and some hearty haggling. Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Specialist and see Djemaa el-Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm-readers, acrobats and snake charmers. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don't miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars or perhaps join an Optional Experience visit to a local Berber village. Accommodation: Hotel Almas Marrakesh Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier (1 Night)

Today, travel to Casablanca, the setting of Humphrey Bogart’s most indelible moments on screen. Our scenic drive through the city reveals both Arabic and French influences as we admire the elegant Corniche and the impressive Hassan II Mosque, featuring the world's tallest minaret. Continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you see the Mohammed V Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Take in panoramic views of the capital before proceeding to today's final stop, Tangier. Accommodation: Hotel Chellah Tangier Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)

We return to Spain this morning, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and heading north to Seville, home of fiery flamenco, scorching Spanish summers and adorning Seville oranges. Spend the evening relaxing in preparation for a day of sightseeing tomorrow, which will reveal why the city has been the favorite winter retreat of Spanish royalty for centuries. Accommodation: Hotel M.A. Sevilla Congresos Seville Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Seville sightseeing and free time

Admire the great monuments, handsome pavilions and lush gardens of Seville when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park and Seville’s Old Quarter. View the spectacular Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb. Its Giralda bell tower was originally built as a minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville and you’ll get to see it in all its glory, before enjoying the rest of the day on your own. When the sun sets over this golden city, with the aroma of jasmine and orange blossom lingering around every turn, consider a foot-tapping Optional Experience at a flamenco show. Accommodation: Hotel M.A. Sevilla Congresos Seville Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

Our visit to Spain is short-lived, but it’s not farewell forever, as we head west across the Iberian Peninsula to Portugal. Our journey takes us through the rolling golden and green plains of the Alentejo, Portugal’s bread-basket. Continuing north, we arrive in the seafaring capital of Lisbon to enjoy an evening on your own to unwind after the day’s journey. If you’re tempted to take to its cobblestone streets, join your Travel Director for a poignant Optional Experience in the city’s Bairro Alto district for a traditional meal accompanied with the melancholic sounds of fado. Accommodation: VIP Executive Zurique Hotel Lisbon Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Lisbon sightseeing and free time

Explore the Age of the Discoveries and Portugal’s role as a global maritime power many centuries ago when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour to Belém on the edge of the Tagus River. See the alabaster-white Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the iconic Hieronymite before taking the rest of the day to explore on your own. Hop on one of Lisbon’s signature trams rolling along the city’s cinematic hillsides and you’ll quickly discover leafy squares and countless corner tascas (taverns) for a quick coffee and pasteis de nata (custard tartlet) fix. Perhaps choose an Optional Experience where you will visit Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra and see some of the country’s most extravagant palaces during your free afternoon. This evening, consider an optional seafood dinner and views of the mighty Tagus for the perfect end to your Lisbon visit. Accommodation: VIP Executive Zurique Hotel Lisbon Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca (1 Night)

We travel to Fátima where three young shepherds are said to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917. You’ll see visiting pilgrims who have come to pray and seek divine guidance as you explore the Basilica Chapel and Sanctuary on your own. Leaving this site of celebrated religious miracles behind, you’ll continue your journey across the border to Spain and arrive in Salamanca later. Join your Travel Director for a brief orientation of the city, past golden façades and ancient university buildings followed by an evening on your own. Sit back in the city’s 18th-century Plaza Mayor and wait for sunset when the square lights up and its Baroque buildings provide a gleaming backdrop for a drink or two. Accommodation: Hotel Bardo Recoletos Coco Salamanca Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Salamanca – Madrid (1 Night)

Your return journey to Madrid includes a scenic drive through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains. There’s time for an optional visit to El Escorial Palace and the Valley of the Fallen. Then you’ll have the rest of the day to get your final fix of Madrid, whatever form that may take – retail therapy, artistic flair in the Prado Museum or decompressing in the leafy midst of El Retiro Park. What better way to end your epic adventure through Spain, Morocco and Portugal than with a final dinner with your new friends to toast shared memories and your next holiday? Salud! Accommodation: Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16: Depart Madrid

Fill your heart with memories of your epic journey filled with colour, culture and the generous spirit of the locals, as the curtain closes on a mesmerising journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Bid your Travel Director and newfound friends a fond farewell. Included Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date.Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. The Big Tour Sale (15 - 20% Savings): New bookings only made with deposit between 15 December 2023 and 15 February 2024. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. ^R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.At time of loading this may not be a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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