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Highlights of Spain Morocco and Portugal Summer 2018 - CostSaver tour

Highlights of Spain Morocco and Portugal Summer 2018 - CostSaver

Trafalgar Premier
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 2,420 $ 151 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Casablanca
  • Fatima
  • Fez
  • Granada
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Marrakesh
  • Rabat
  • Salamanca
  • Seville
  • Toledo

Short Description

Wander down Madrid's Gran Via, learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina and travel to the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Madrid
End City Madrid
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Welcome to Madrid, Spain's capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening spend free time exploring on your own or take a walking tour of the city with the chance to savour local 'tapas' at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Or perhaps dine in a local restaurant offering the traditional flavours of Spain.

Day 2: Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles Fountain, the Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Afterwards, consider an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Madrid – Toledo – Granada

Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Specialist. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalucía to the Moorish city of Granada. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Granada – Costa Del Sol

Enjoy free time this morning to explore or join an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. Then travel towards Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the gateway to the Costa del Sol. Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Costa Del Sol – Fez (2 Nights)

The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the architecture, culture and scent of the land is as rich as it is diverse. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Fez Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax or use your new-found skills to haggle over beautiful Moroccan carpets - an everlasting souvenir. Tonight consider joining an Optional Experience to a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancing. Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Fez – 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 used to relax and paint. Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the ornate Bahia Palace and the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square with its palm readers and acrobats. Then there is time at leisure for bargain hunting in the many souks and bazaars or perhaps take an Optional Experience to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier

Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart's most magical moments. On arrival your orientation includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world's tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mohammed V Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Arrive later in Tangier. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Tangier – Seville (2 Nights)

Board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey to the capital of Andalucía Seville for a two-night stay. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show?Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with entertainment. Buffet Breakfast

Day 13: Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Then time at leisure to maybe take an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril. Buffet Breakfast

Day 14: Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Buffet Breakfast

Day 15: Salamanca – Madrid

Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. Tonight enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16: Depart Madrid

This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to Madrid airport. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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This was the first time we had taken a group road tour and I would have to say that it exceeded my expectations. Our guide Danilo was great, it is a difficult job managing people on this type of trip. Everything from the excursion to the dinners where completely organized and well done. We look forward to another trip with Trafalgar in the future. I would without a doubt definitely recommend this trip, it is a little fast pace but Danilo, made sure that we had options if there were needed.
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Best of China 2019

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The tour guide Hubert was wonderful, very detailed oriented and organized. And had such an extensive knowledge of all the cities and locations we went to. Truly excellent!

Personalized care and helpfulness was definitely offered throughout, very nice touch to the trip.

Overall a great trip, but some considerations below:

The hotel in Beijing – Novotel Peace and the hotel in Chengdu – Crowne Plaza were way below standard – maybe a rating of 2 stars. They were dirty, dark, stained and hot without air circulating in the rooms. After extensive days with waking up early and returning late, you just want to rest in a clean environment with cool air. I would never stay hotels like these.

This trip is not for people who cannot handle extensive walking and climbing. Trafalgar lists this as from 5 to 99 years old. Not possible. There were days we did 10 miles of walking, just a caution for anyone considering. We had someone in our tour that was 82 years old and we all took turns taking care of him.

Some aspects of the itinerary could be different, but think that is all based on personal preference; however my fellow travelers did feel the same way. The cruise down the Yangtze River was just ‘ok’, time could have been spent better elsewhere. Like Xian, truly amazing city but too short a time.

NOTE: Some were charged single supplement, others were not ... I paid for the single supplement and was none too happy about that!

Also note that you need to budget for the optional tours that are not included.
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Trafalgar is the perfect chose for when seeking local expertise and knowledge. They offer wonderful itineraries and incredible value.

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I've never had a travel group cancel a trip before. Trafalgar canceled my honeymoon we booked ages in advance my honeymoon. They didn't even have the decency to call. They sent an email as if this wasn't a stressful enough time for planning. As far as we can tell from their non-direct answers they canceled it due to underbooking. Their solution was to just change to a different trip. I'm not sure if they realize how trip planning or buying plane tickets work. we'll never book with them again.
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The part where Trafalgar sent us with a known sex offender for 2 weeks... [Link Removed]

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I lost all trust in all tour companies after Trafalgar sent us with a known sex offender on a 3 week tour. He is now jailed. I have contacted Trafalgar to at least get an apology, instead I received dismissive replies and now, radio silence. they had scrubbed this guide' social media to distance themselves AND they continue to manage his Facebook profile, changing his profile picture to pretend all is well. This is disgusting. We place our trust in tour companies mostly to be safe at destination. Think twice before using Trafalgar, they don't much care who works for them: https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16094579.Man_jailed_after_destroying_computer_on_which_he_watched_dog_porn/
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Accomodations

  • Melia Avenida America

Additional Information:

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

  • 15 Buffet breakfasts
  • 6 Three course dinners

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