Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Granada, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Fes, Seville, Lisbon

$5999—20-day Spain, Portugal, Morocco tour w/air, save $1950

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Experience lively Marrakech firsthand, learn the Flamenco in Seville & discover charismatic Lisbon

Why We Love This Deal

This member-favourite 20-day Spain, Portugal and Morocco itinerary is back and this time, with return international airfares worth up to $2200 included. You'll wander through the maze-like medinas of Morocco, discover the birthplace of Flamenco in the Andalusian capital of Seville, and visit the colourful and lively streets of Lisbon, Portugal, the oldest city of Western Europe. 

Starting at just $5999 per person, Travelzoo members enjoy an exclusive $1000 off Inspiring Vacations' usual prices. Our research has also shown that compared to similar tour itineraries, this deal saves up to $1950 per person.

What's included

  • Return international flights from Australia to Barcelona, return from Madrid
  • 17 nights in 4- and 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and two dinners, as per itinerary
  • Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry from Europe to Africa and back
  • Sightseeing and activities, including entry fees, as stated in the itinerary:
    • Guided tours of Barcelona’s gothic quarter, the picture-perfect city of Lisbon, Seville—a city famous for its stunning Mudejar palaces, tapas and flamenco, and the old medina in Marrakech
    • Explore the beautiful walled town of Peñiscola, stop at the active port city of Alicante, and visit the breathtaking UNESCO Alhambra Palace and the Generalife gardens in Granada with an audio-guided tour.
    • Explore historic monuments in Rabat dating from the 10th to 15th century Almohad and Merenid dynasties, admire the great Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, one of the most important mosques in the Arab world, visit the gateway to the Sahara desert, experience dusk among the dunes of the oasis town of Erfoud, and soak up the car-free medieval labyrinth of Fes.
  • Fully escorted English-speaking guide throughout all three countries
  • Comfortable, dedicated private coach transportation throughout

When

The featured $5999 fare is valid for seven departures—17 October and 1 December 2024; 16 February; 1, 8 & 29 May; and 7 August 2025. Other departures from 26 January and 23 November 2025 are available from an extra $780 per person. 

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Holiday snapshot

Australia - Barcelona - Peniscola - Valencia - Alicante - Granada - Alhambra - Granada - Algeciras - Asilah - Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech - Dades - Erfoud - Midelt - Fes - Tangier - Seville - Lisbon - Madrid - Australia

About the itinerary

Day 1: Board your flight from Australia to Barcelona.

Day 2: Bienvenidos a españa!  On arrival at Barcelona airport, make your way to your hotel for check-in. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge. Meet with your group at 6 p.m. this evening to learn about your adventure ahead. Confirm this time at reception upon arrival.

Day 3: This morning, you'll enjoy a walking tour of the historic Gothic Quarter before joining a panoramic bus tour of Barcelona. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please. You could visit the famous La Sagrada Familia cathedral, catch a flamenco show to experience traditional Spanish culture or take a cable car ride up to Montjuïc Castle for stunning views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. The options in this incredible city are endless.

Day 4: Today, you'll travel south along the stunning Mediterranean coast to València, stopping en route at the fortified city of Peñíscola. Wander through Peñíscola's picturesque setting, featuring a castle, narrow streets, and mountains. In València, a relaxed port city known for its churches, beaches, and the famous dish paella, you can explore historic landmarks and enjoy local cuisine like paella Valenciana in the evening.

Day 5: Discover sunny Andalusia today, which is well-loved for its rich history, passionate flamenco, and beautiful beaches. You'll stop in Alicante, where you'll have free time to explore - take the funicular up to Santa Barbara Castle or walk along one of the city's beautiful beaches. You'll then continue to Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This city boasts impressive Moorish architecture, tapas bars, and stunning natural beauty.

Day 6: Embark on a three-hour audio-guided tour of the famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens today. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Granada at your own pace, visiting tapas bars, meandering through the Albaicín quarter, browsing the Alcaiceria bazaar, or catching the sunset at Mirador de San Nicolas. 

Day 7:  You'll start early this morning as you transfer to Algeciras to board the ferry to Morocco, which will sail you across the Strait of Gibraltar. On arrival, you'll meet your Moroccan guide and journey by us along the coast. You'll stop in Asilah, which is considered a living art gallery thanks to its summer arts festival, where murals are painted throughout the Medina.

Day 8: You'll explore Rabat's main highlights today with a tour leader, including the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Kasbah of the Udayas, and the Royal Palace. You'll then continue to Casablanca to see its Art Deco buildings and the stunning Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Africa. From here, you'll head to vibrant Marrakech for a sensory experience of spices, colours, music, and culture. Spend the evening in the old Medina, immersing in the lively atmosphere of ancient Marrakech.

Day 9: This morning, you'll tour Marrakech's old Medina, exploring its bustling souks and historic twisting alleys lined with shops and market stalls. You'll visit the iconic Koutoubia Mosque and Djemaa el-Fna Square, a lively hub for shopping and entertainment. Spend the rest of the day exploring the bazaar, trying Moroccan delicacies, and sipping sweet mint tea as you soak in the local culture.

Day 10: Your journey to the Sahara begins today. You'll cross Morocco's highest pass, Tizi n'Tichka (2,260 metres), to arrive at the ancient ksar of Ait Benhaddou. This UNESCO World Heritage Site remains a striking example of southern Morocco architecture. You'll enjoy a walking tour of its grand casbah here before continuing to Ouarzazate. This charming village, once an old military enclave, is now home to two movie studios. You'll spend the night in the Dadès Valley.

Day 11: This morning, you'll depart for Todra Gorge, a massive trench rising over 250 metres to form a dramatic and spectacular natural sight. You'll then continue to Erfoud, a city known as the desert gate, given its location on the edge of the Sahara.

Day 12: After breakfast, you'll travel to Midelt, the ideal place to break up your travel to the Sahara. Your journey continues to the well-preserved medieval labyrinth of Fes, Morocco's cultural capital and spiritual heart. You'll have free time to discover the old city, visit tanneries, or see the world's oldest university.

Day 13: This morning, you'll explore the imperial city of Fes with a walking tour through the old Jewish Quarter, passing through the iconic blue gate of Bab Bou Jeloud into the bustling Medina. This afternoon, you'll travel to Tangier, Europe's gateway to Africa, known for its blend of African and European influences. Wander through its lively Medina and relax at the Grand Socco Square, a popular meeting spot.

Day 14: Today, you'll catch the ferry back to Spain. When you arrive in Algeciras, you'll be taken to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. This port is a joyous town known for its delicious oranges, incredible tapas bars, and the birthplace of flamenco.

Day 15: You'll enjoy a guided orientation tour of the city this morning, after which you can visit the UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. This afternoon is yours to spend as you please.

Day 16: Today, you'll depart for Portugal. On the way, you'll stop in Mértola and Beja (time permitting).

Day 17: Enjoy a morning orientation tour of Lisbon, where you'll visit traditional neighbourhoods and the Belem district on the Tagus River, known for its seafood restaurants and colourful houses. You will discover local delicacies like the Belem cake and visit historic sites such as Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The afternoon is yours to explore as you please.

Day 18: It will be a long day of travel as you begin your journey to Madrid, Spain's elegant capital. On the way, you'll stop in Mérida to visit its impressive Roman theatre, which has been in operation for over 2,000 years and still hosts festivals in the summer.

Days 19-20: Your tour wraps on day 19. After check-out, you will make your way to the airport for your flight back to Australia. Airport transfers can be organised at an additional charge. On day 20, you will be back home.

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When You Can Go

17 Oct and 1 Dec 2024; 16 Feb; 1, 8 & 29 May; and 7 Aug 2025

Savings

Up to $1950 per person

$5999—20-day Spain, Portugal, Morocco tour w/air, save $1950

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