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Spain, Portugal & Morocco

3 countries19 cities
14 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
A cultural adventure across three vibrant countries, pulsating with colour, energy and life. Explore ancient civilisations and medieval towns, marvel at unique architecture and stunning palaces, haggle in lively medinas and indulge in delicious local cuisine.See the sensational Spanish coastlineStarting in Spain's beautiful city of Barcelona, we'll enjoy Gaudi's incredible architectural gems, including the unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. From Barcelona, our tour moves along the coast to Valencia before travelling through the heart of Spain, stopping at Madrid and Salamanca. Explore stunning PortugalCross the border into Portugal and enjoy a port tasting in Porto. Move further along the magnificent coast towards Coimbra, stopping in Aveiro - the 'Portuguese Venice'. Take a city tour of Coimbra, enjoy the beautiful scenery and the lovely small townships along the coastline and have a panoramic tour of Lisbon. Sample the famous Portuguese custard tart! We cross back into Spain, spending time in Seville and Granada, enjoying city tours and delicious tapas. Enjoy Morocco's colourful marketsWe then board our ferry and sail over to Tangier in Morocco. Morocco is a country full of colour - you'll see this reflected in the scenery, within all the busy markets. We will visit several cities including Fez, Morocco's oldest imperial city. Here we'll explore the narrow lanes of the famous medina and see the Karaouine Mosque.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Ferry between Spain and Morocco
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $370pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 24 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 24 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinner

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking, locally based tour directors
  • English-speaking, locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

A Spanish welcome

  • Visit Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
  • Tour Plaza Catalu a, the magnificent Barcelona Cathedral and its cloister, as well as the Gothic Quarter which was formerly an ancient Roman village.
  • Ascend Montjuic Mountain for a panoramic view of Barcelona's city and harbour.
  • See the truly unique works of art by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona's Park G ell.
  • See Antoni Guadi's famous buildings Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, in Barcelona.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Valencia, one of the most lively and friendly Mediterranean cities.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Cuenca in the mountains of east-central Spain.
  • Tour the well-known avenues of Gran Via and Castellana and famous squares such as Plaza de Espa a, Oriente, Mayor, Puerta Del Sol, Atocha, Neptuno, Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala, Colon and Plaza de Castilla on a sightseeing tour of Madrid.
  • See the 16 kilometre long aqueduct in Segovia, built by the Romans to carry water from the mountains to the city.
  • Take an orientation tour of Avila, the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus.

Treasures of Portugal

  • Tour the beautiful town of Salamanca, visiting Casa de las Conchas, the Roman Bridge, Plaza Mayor, the Old and New Cathedrals and the University Quarter - home to famous Salamanca University.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Porto's most attractive areas, including the Ribeira Quarter, St Francisco Church and the Stock Exchange.
  • Learn how port is made and then taste it at one of the many port producers in the city.
  • Relax on an afternoon cruise along the Douro River in Porto.
  • Spend some time in Aveiro, a city of colourful houses and numerous canals, known as the 'Portuguese Venice'.
  • Mingle with the students and admire the architecture at the ancient University of Coimbra.
  • See the breathtaking Coimbra Library, a masterpiece of gilt wood-work.
  • Visit Sintra, a beautiful town situated on the green slopes of a mountain range, filled with palaces and grand residences. Here visit Portugal's best preserved medieval palace, Sintra Palace.
  • Stop in the coastal town of Cascais for a beautiful view of the fishing port.
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the most historical and important sights in Lisbon including: the Park Edward VII, Liberty Avenue, Restauradores Square, Rossio Square, the Downtown and Commerce Square.
  • Visit Lisbon's district of Belem, known as the 'Discoveries Quarter'.
  • Taste the famous Portuguese custard tart at Antiga Confeiteria in Lisbon.
  • Stop in Evora, one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns.

Spanish monuments and majesties

  • See the exterior of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the biggest in Spain and the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
  • Visit Royal Alc zar, a string of royal palaces built by the Catholic Kings during the 14th century and home today to the Spanish Royal Family.
  • Visit the small 'white village' of Ronda, one of the most historical towns in Andalusia, set spectacularly above a deep mountain gorge.
  • Taste traditional Spanish Tapas in Granada.
  • Admire the intricate detail of Granada's famous Alhambra Palace, a Moorish citadel and one of Spain's most famous attractions.
  • Stroll through Generalife Gardens, the tranquil 14th century summer gardens of the Kings of Granada.
  • Walk through Granada's old town and visit the Royal Chapel, where King Ferdinand and Queen Elizabeth are buried.

Mesmerising Morocco

  • Fall in love with Chefchaouen - Morocco's magical blue city.
  • Walk the short trail uphill towards a stunning lookout point over Chefchaouen and surrounding mountains.
  • Explore Meknes, one of the Kingdom's Imperial Cities. See the massive Bab el Mansour Gate and the Old Medina.
  • Visit the impressive archaeological site of Volubilis, once an important Roman city.
  • Wander through the narrow lanes and colourful stalls in Fez's famous medina - the perfect place to stock up on souvenirs.
  • Watch in awe as men standing in stone vessels filled with a range of colourful dyes, process the hides of sheep and goat in the ancient old operation of tannery in Fez.
  • Visit the 16th century monument site of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh.
  • See Marrakesh's Koutoubia Mosque, considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
  • Take a Moroccan cooking lesson and enjoy the food you've prepared for lunch.
  • Feel the buzz of Marrakesh's Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square walking through the stalls, snake-charmers and other entertainers on your way to dinner.
  • See the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the second largest mosque in the world.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
27
Price From
AUD $11,445
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Mar 201918 Apr 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $10,825
06 Apr 201902 May 2019Limited SeatsAUD $11,125
13 Apr 201909 May 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,125
20 Apr 201916 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $11,125 
27 Apr 201923 May 2019Limited SeatsAUD $11,125
01 May 201927 May 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,125
04 May 201930 May 2019AvailableAUD $11,125
11 May 201906 Jun 2019Limited SeatsAUD $11,125
18 May 201913 Jun 2019Limited SeatsAUD $11,125
22 May 201917 Jun 2019Limited SeatsAUD $11,125
08 Jun 201904 Jul 2019Limited SeatsAUD $11,125
22 Jun 201918 Jul 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,125
13 Jul 201908 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $11,125
27 Jul 201922 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $11,125
10 Aug 201905 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $11,125
17 Aug 201912 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $11,125
24 Aug 201919 Sep 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,125
28 Aug 201923 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $11,325
31 Aug 201926 Sep 2019Limited SeatsAUD $11,325
07 Sep 201903 Oct 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,625
14 Sep 201910 Oct 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,625
21 Sep 201917 Oct 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,625
28 Sep 201924 Oct 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,625
05 Oct 201931 Oct 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $11,425
09 Oct 201904 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $11,425
ItineraryExpand
Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Barcelona

Welcome to Spain and the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening.

Day 3. Barcelona

After breakfast, we begin to explore Barcelona. We'll see Antoni Gaudi's incredible La Sagrada Familia, Plaza Catalunya and the Gothic Quarter before travelling to the top of Montjuic Mountain for striking panoramic views. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]

Day 4. Barcelona

See more of Antoni Gaudi's Barcelona today, including the Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, as well as Park G ell - home to more truly unique works of art by Gaudi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 5. Barcelona - Valencia

We head south to the friendly coastal town of Valencia, the birthplace of paella. We then take a tour of the old city to see the historic bell tower, cathedral and the lively streets of Barrio de Carmen. [B]

Day 6. Valencia - Madrid

Sit back and enjoy the countryside as we travel to the capital of Spain, Madrid, a wonderfully rich and lively city. [B]

Day 7. Madrid

Overflowing with palaces, museums and grand squares, Madrid is a truly majestic city. We'll see the highlights on a city tour, including the famous avenues of Gran Via and Castellana, Plaza de Espana, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Castilla and Retiro Park. [B]

Day 8. Madrid - Salamanca

We travel to Salamanca via the walled city of Avila, birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus and home to the 16km-long Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, built by the Romans to carry water from the mountains to the city. [B]

Day 9. Salamanca - Porto

Salamanca is an ancient city famous for being built mostly from golden Villamayor stone. Today we'll see Casa de las Conchas, the Roman Bridge and the Plaza Mayor. Next, we cross the border into Portugal and the coastal town of Porto. [B]

Day 10. Porto

Today we enjoy a city tour of Porto, including the Ribeira Quarter, St Francisco Church and the Stock Exchange.

Special Experience: We'll learn how port is made and get to taste it at one of the city's many port producers.

Next, we take a scenic cruise along the Douro River. Enjoy the afternoon to relax or explore at your leisure. [B]

Day 11. Porto - Coimbra

We continue along the beautiful coast today, stopping at Aveiro, the 'Portuguese Venice'. This afternoon we continue to the medieval city of Coimbra. [B]

Day 12. Coimbra

Nestled on the river, this charming university town was once the capital of Portugal. We enjoy a guided tour this morning and visit the famous university and amazing library. We'll also take a wander through the old town. [B]

Day 13. Coimbra - Lisbon

This morning we make our way to Obidos, characterised by its flower-bedded whitewashed houses. Next, we continue along the coast to Estoril to see its gardens and casino, before moving on to our final stop today, the pastel seaside capital of Portugal, Lisbon. [B]

Day 14. Lisbon

This morning we discover captivating Lisbon, seeing the Park Edward VII and Rossio Square, as well as the district of Bel m, where we'll find the Statue of Columbus, Bel m Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. [B]

Special Experience: Taste the famous Portuguese custard tart at Antiga Confeitaria.

Day 15. Lisbon - Seville

Crossing the border back into Spain, we stop to explore historic Evora, a beautifully preserved medieval town. We'll arrive in Seville in the early evening. [B]

Day 16. Seville

Today's sightseeing tour includes views of the intricate exterior of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the historic Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz and the Royal Alcazar, a string of royal palaces built by the Catholic kings during the 14th century. [B]

Day 17. Seville - Granada

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel across the countryside to the historic city of Granada with the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Nevada ranges. [B,D]

Special Experience: Tonight we'll enjoy the colourful and elegant bites that make a traditional Spanish tapas dinner.

Day 18. Granada

This morning we'll admire the intricate detail of the famous Moorish citadel, Alhambra Palace. Then we wander through the beautifully manicured Generalife Gardens, the 14th century summer gardens of the former kings of Granada. [B]

Please note: The type of entrance into Alhambra Palace varies and full access is not guaranteed.

Day 19. Granada - Chefchaouen

We make our way by ferry over the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. [B,D]

Special Experience: We travel to the magical town of Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest in Morocco, washed in hundreds of shades of blue.

Day 20. Chefchaouen

This morning we'll explore Chefchaouen's picturesque streets on foot on a city tour.

Optional Walking Discovery: Why not hike to the Chefchaouen viewing platform and take in the incredible panoramic views? Learn more

Otherwise, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 21. Chefchaouen - Fez

Travelling to Fez, we visit the impressive ruins of Volubilis, dating back to the 3rd century BC. We'll also stop at the Bab el Mansour Gate and the lively old medina in Meknes, one of Morocco's four imperial cities. [B]

Day 22. Fez

Today we'll explore the narrow, cobbled lanes and covered souks of the famous medina, see the Karaouine Mosque and watch an ancient tannery in operation. We'll enjoy lunch in the medina's palace. [B,L]

Day 23. Fez - Marrakesh

We travel to the magical 'Rose City', Marrakesh, blessed with fine gardens, palaces, and mosques. [B,D]

Day 24. Marrakesh

Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco and today we visit the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and the famous medina. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: We'll take a cooking lesson in a beautiful Moroccan riad, then enjoy the food we've prepared for lunch.

Special Experience: Tonight we'll make our way through buzzing Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner.

Day 25. Marrakesh - Casablanca

This morning we make our way to Casablanca. Here we see the central market, Hassan II Mosque and Ain Diab Esplanade. Tonight we enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 26. Depart Casablanca

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 27. Arrive Australia