10 Days Spain & Portugal

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Day 01 : Arrival in Lisbon (Portugal)–City Tour of Lisbon
Welcome to your Spain & Portugal tour. Your tour begins upon arrival to Lisbon, Portugal. After arrival, enjoy the city tour of Lisbon. Visit Jeronimos Monastery, followed by the Monument to the Discoveries, also known as Padrão dos Descobrimentos, whichis regarded as Lisbon's most important landmark. Also, see the Belem Tower, which is located on the banks of the Tagus River. Visit Lisbon's famous Cathedral which was built by Portugal's first king, Dom Afonso Henrique. Visit Portugal's largest aquarium which was opened in 1898 during the Expo events in Lisbon. Enjoy overnight in Lisbon. (Meals: D)

Day 02 : Lisbon – Day trip to Sintra – Lisbon
Today after breakfast, enjoy drive to Sintra –Portugal's fairytale town on the edge of Europe. On arrival, proceed on a guided tour with a visit to Palacio Nacional de Sintra. Marvel at the elements of Gothic, Mudejar, Manueline and Renaissance architecture, the wonderful azulejos (colored glazed tiles) from the 15th and 16th Centuries in various halls and patios, and in the Royal Chapel. Continue your guided tour and see numerous Palaces such as Seteais Palace, Monserrat Palace, the town Hall, Modern Art Museum and many more interesting sights. Enjoy overnight at Lisbon. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 03: Lisbon–Faro–Seville (Spain)
Today after breakfast, you will check out of the hotel. Enjoy drive to Faro, which serves as the administrative center of the Algarve region of Portugal. After lunch, proceed on an orientation tour of this beautiful city and enjoy the blend of Arabic and Roman architecture. Visit the old town which is surrounded still by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th century. Later, drive onto Spain and the city of Seville. Seville serves as the Andalusia capital and is also the 4th largest city in Spain. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Enjoy overnight in Seville. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 04: Seville 
Today enjoy the city tour of Seville. Visit the Cathedral of Seville -the largest place of worship in Spain, and the thirdlargest cathedral in the Christian world. Visit the Giralda Tower -the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville and one of three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. After lunch, visit Alcazar –the Royal Palace which is considered to be the most complete example of this so-called Mudéjar architecture in Spain. Next, visit the Maria Luisa Park -a paradisiacal half mile of palms and orange trees, elms and Mediterranean pines and the spectacular Plaza de España. Enjoy overnight stay in Seville. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 05: Seville–Visits to Malaga Granada, Alhambra Palace & Genera life Gardens
Today after breakfast, check out of the hotel. Proceed to Malaga (approx. 2 hrdrive). We will take you on a tour of the city conducted by a local guide. Malaga is also the birth place of Pablo Picasso, renowned Spanish painter and sculptor. See the Cathedral, Alcazaba -The Kings' Palace, Castle of Gibralfaro and the Picasso Museumwhich is located very close to the house where Picasso was born. You have free time to stroll around the beach front. Then drive to Granada, home to Spain's greatest Moorish monuments. Splendid Moorish palaces and fortifications contrast sharply with churches of more recent origin. Upon arrival, visit Alhambra Palace, Spain's outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage. It is one of the country's most visited tourist attractions. Walk around the fortress, palace, patios and gardens which are undoubtedly some ofthe greatest accomplishments of Islamic architecture. Visit the magnificent Water Gardens of Generalife, the royal summer residence. The outstanding Gardens of Generalife are hailed among the most beautiful gardens in the world and are filled with water springs, gardens and architecture of indescribable beauty. Enjoy overnight in Granada. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 06: Granada–Madrid-City Tour of Madrid
After breakfast, transfer to Madrid, known as one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Upon arrival, enjoy the city tour. Enjoy visits to the Royal Palace, Puertadel Sol, Cibeles Squares and Plaza Espana. For a taste of the real Spain we drive through the main streets and see the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran Via, the most popular commercial street. Enjoy overnight in Madrid. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 07: Madrid – Visit Prado Museum & Royal Palace
After breakfast today, we take you to visit the world famous Prado Museum. It is Madrid's number one cultural site, one of the world's most important art museums. Later, we also take you to visit the Royal Palace, residence of the Royal family. Enjoy overnight stay in Madrid. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 08: Madrid–High speed train to Barcelona–City Tour of Barcelona
Today after breakfast, Travel from Madrid to Barcelona on the high-speed train, offers comfort & speed traveling from the center of Madrid to the center of Barcelona. Upon arrival hotel check in. Later proceed to guided city tour of Barcelona. see the magnificence of the 14th century Gothic Cathedral, the unfinished glory of Gaudi's controversial Sagrada Familia (Inside visit included). Strollthrough the lively Ramblas, the city's most spirited street with its colorful flower stalls and markets to the Christopher Columbus monument near the waterfront. Also see Plaza de Catalunya and the Barcelona Olympic Stadium. Next, we see the Pueblo Espanola, a Spanish village giving us a glimpse into the country's many architectural styles. Enjoy overnight stay in Barcelona. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 09 :Barcelona – Full Day Tour featuring visits to Park Güelland 
Barcelona Beach – Enjoy Flamenco ShowAfter breakfast, Enjoy visit Park Güell originated in 1900, when Count Eusebi Güell bought a tree-covered hillside (then outside Barcelona) and hired Gaudí to create a miniature city of houses for the wealthy in landscaped grounds. The project was a commercial flop and was abandoned in 1914 –but not before Gaudí had created 3km of roads and walks, steps, a plaza and two gatehouses in his inimitable manner. In 1922 the city bought the estate for use as a public park. Later enjoy visit would famous Barcelona Beach. There are so many water activities you can do at your own or just lie down and soak up the warmth of the Spanish sun with a good book. Later visit Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (el Bruc), Montgrós and Miranda de les Agulles. Upon arrival, take a cable car to Montserrat Mountain. Visit the Basilica and see the Black Madonna. Later we proceed for Barcelona's Montjuïc, is a broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top overlooking the harbor, to the southwest of the city center. Later enjoy the famous Flamenco Show. Enjoy overnight stay in Barcelona. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 10: Departure from Barcelona
Today after breakfast, transfer to the airport your flight back home. Return with wonderful and cherished mementos of your tour. (Meals: B)Optional –4 DaysMorocco Extension TourNote: This is an additional cost per person if added to the main tour

Day 10: Barcelona–Flightto Casablanca (Morocco) by flight–City Tour of Casablanca
Today after breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Casablanca, Morocco. Upon arrival , proceed for hotel check-in. Enjoy the city tour in the afternoon of Casablanca. Visit the most important sights of Casablanca or "White House" in Arabic Dar El Beida, a name given due to the white house's facing the ocean at the Anfa district by the Spanish and Portuguese sailors who stopped there before the city was built. Today it is a modern city with boulevards and modern infrastructure. You will then havea photo stop at Mohamed V Square that links the old town to the new one. For Optional Cost per person: Visit the Hassan II Mosque, built right on the sea. Enjoy overnight stay in Casablanca. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 11:Casablanca–Rabat–City Tour of Rabat
Today after breakfast proceed for transfer to Rabat. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Enjoy a half day city tour, where you will learn about Rabat’s history and enjoy its beautiful domes, minarets, wide avenues and green spaces. Sightseeing includes the visit the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and the Mohamed V Mausoleum. Overnight in Rabat. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 12: Rabat–Day trip to Meknes–Rabat
Today depart to Meknes, known as the city of olive groves, is a typical small city founded by the Miknasa tribe from whom it holds its name. Upon arrival, visit the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum then the Bab El Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Moroccoand then the Medina. Continue onwards for visit to Volubilis to see the most important Roman ruins in Morocco, which include about thirty impressive mosaic floors dating from 25BC. Later drive back to Rabat and enjoy overnight stay. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 13: Departure from Rabat
Today after breakfast, transfer to the airport your flight back home. Return with wonderful and cherished mementos of your tour. (Meals: B)

 
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