Iberian Discovery & Morocco With Barcelona

06/05/2020 through 10/04/2020
06/05/2020 through 10/22/2020
Globus

This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour focuses on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On this vacation, there is ample time for in-depth sightseeing, and for visiting many of the area’s historic sites, including the Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures, and the Alhambra Complex in Granada. If you’re interested in religious sites, this tour is not to be missed. Visit Fatima’s Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, where pilgrims from all over the world congregate; Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery, built to thank the Virgin Mary for Portugal’s success in its voyages around the world; the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, which houses one of El Greco’s most famous paintings; and more.

There’s a full day at leisure at the Costa del Sol, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, browse the shops, or join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Ferry crossings over the Strait of Gibraltar to and from Morocco afford spectacular views. An overnight in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco. Here, Globus has arranged special experiences to help Morocco come to life. Enjoy a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, to admire the splendid views and drink a glass of hot mint tea Bedouin-style, along with local biscuits. Also, enjoy Moroccan entertainment during dinner at your hotel. Plus, a visit to the colorful Grand Socco square, a busy market with many stalls.

Globus also includes special experiences such as a wine tasting and dinner in Salamanca, with highlight overnight stay; and a visit to a cork factory in Azaruja.

These are just a few of the many highlights on this wonderful Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. Then, to conclude, travel via high-speed AVE train to Barcelona for three nights and guided sightseeing, including a visit to the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. All services in Barcelona, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Globus-it’s a vacation of a lifetime!

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

SEGOVIA
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct

AVILA
Visit the walled town

SALAMANCA
Orientation walk; [LF] wine tasting, dinner, and overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita

FÁTIMA
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

LISBON
Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery

AZARUJA
[LF] Visit a cork factory

SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, walk through the Santa Cruz quarter

ALGECIRAS–TANGIER
By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar

TANGIER
[LF] Panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; guided sightseeing, visit Grand Socco square

COSTA DEL SOL
Stay two nights in the resort of Torremolinos

GRANADA
Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; dinner 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

MADRID-BACELONA
By high-speed AVE Train

BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing including the Sagrada Familia Basilica

Itinerary

Day 1 Madrid, Spain
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Day 2 Madrid
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Day 3 Madrid – Segovia – Avila – Salamanca
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Day 4 Salamanca – Fátima, Portugal – Lisbon
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Day 5 Lisbon
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Day 6 Lisbon – Azaruja – Seville, Spain
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Day 7 Seville
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Day 8 Seville – Tangier, Morocco
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Day 9 Tangier – Costa Del Sol, Spain
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Day 10 At Leisure On The Costa Del Sol
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Day 11 Costa Del Sol – Granada
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Day 12 Granada – Toledo – Madrid
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Day 13 Madrid – Barcelona
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Day 14 Barcelona
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Day 15 Barcelona
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Day 16 Barcelona
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