Holiday Itinerary - Spain, Portugal and Morocco

Day 1: Arrive in Madrid, Spain.

Check into your hotel. Take advantage of any free time to explore lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Included meals: Dinner

Day 2: Madrid.

Spaniards say the Spanish capital, situated 2,180 feet above sea level, is the nearest thing to Heaven. It’s certainly worth making the most of today by joining the included guided sightseeing tour: a full panoramic drive by way of the Avenida Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Parliament Square, and a picture stop outside the Royal Palace. The optional trip to Toledo is most rewarding, too. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting, and even now it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Included meals: Dinner

Day 3: Madrid-Avila-Salamanca-Coimbra, Portugal.

Visit ancient fortified Ávila with its many towers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Salamanca and make sure you spend some time wandering around Plaza Mayor, the grandest square in Spain. Cross the border to Guarda, one of the most important strongholds in a set of fortifications which defended the Portuguese against Castile and León during the Middle Ages. From here, descend to the valleys of the Serra da Estrela to Coimbra. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Coimbra-Fatima-Obidos-Lisbon.

Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, celebrated for its beauty and ancient university. Later, travel southward to visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of Europe’s most visited Marian shrines. Continue to picturesque fortified Obidos, before reaching Lisbon for two overnights. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Lisbon.

Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th century “Mistress of the Seas.” On the included guided tour, see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, and the impressive Commerce Square, also known as Black Horse Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure—maybe in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion to coastal Estoril and Cascais. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Lisbon-Seville, Spain.

From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, head south to the brilliant light of Andalucia. Admire its neat, white-painted villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs, and almonds while travelling towards magnificent Seville. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Seville.

Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of this vibrant city. Walk in the city center, see some of the main highlights and spend time to admire the impressive Plaza d’España, located in the centre of the Parque de María Luisa. The park was designed in a "Moorish paradisical style", with a half mile of tiled fountains, pavilions, walls, ponds, benches, and exhedras; lush plantings of palms, orange trees, Mediterranean pines, and stylized flower beds. Numerous buildings were constructed in the park to provide spaces for the Ibero-American World Fair of 1929. Afternoon at leisure. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Seville-ferry to Morocco-Rabat.

Drive through Spain’s pretty sherry wine region and head south to the coast. Here, you will embark the FERRY and cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent. Travel along what was once the infamous Barbary Coast, then continue the drive south to Rabat, one of Morocco’s imperial cities. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Rabat-Casablanca-Marrakech.

Join the included guided city sightseeing tour of the country’s lively capital, and a visit to Chellah Gardens and Kasbah des Oudaias. Later, reach Morocco’s westernmost city: Casablanca. Enjoy an orientation drive of this modern city and see the illustrious Hassan II Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world, its minaret soars 689 feet into the sky. Continue on to the “red” oasis city of Marrakesh. An optional excursion this evening is the perfect ending of the day. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Marrakech.

Today’s included city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Founded in the 9th century, Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, and vibrant public squares and souks (markets)—where buying and selling and a fascinating carnival of entertainment occurs daily. Also visit the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Marrakech-Fez.

Today, travel through the fragrant cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountains, where a number of peaks soar above 13,000 feet in elevation. This range is home to the endangered Barbary ape, as well as wild boar and polecats. On your way north to Fez, enjoy glimpses of North African village life. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Fez.

Ancient Fez is a city of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the Medina during the included sightseeing tour this morning, and enjoy the maze of narrow streets through the colorful bazaars and exotic atmosphere. The madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques, and fountains dating back to the 13th century are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, explore further on your own.. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Fez-ferry crossing to Spain-Mijas.

Today, an early departure takes you north for the ferry crossing back to mainland Spain to the Costa del Sol. Overnight in Mijas.. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Mijas-Granada.

Travel along the Costa del Sol to Granada in the heart of Andalusia. Enjoy an included guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings. Marvel at its architectural beauty and magnificent gardens, with construction dating back to 889 AD. Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Granada-Madrid.

On your way to Madrid, travel through the very heart of La Mancha region. It was described by Miguel de Cervantes in his 17th-century novel “Don Quixote”. Visitors to the region today still can encounter the 16th-century windmills at which Cervantes’s fictional would-be knight-errant “tilted,” believing them to be gigantic rivals. In addition to its association with Cervantes, La Mancha is well known for its wines. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Madrid.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

March 9 Departure – Easter departure
April 30 Departure – Feria in Seville
December 22 Departure – New Year’s Departure including special dinner in Marrakech

*Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

Departure dates 2022 Spain, Portugal and Morocco : 7% discount saving.

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1709

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1590

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Tour 6830 starts and ends in Madrid. Departure dates and prices from.
Dates 2022
Prices from Dates 2022
Prices from
January 2 £1759
£1636
July 16
£1869
£1739
March 12, 26
£1829
£1701
July 23 £1879
£1748
April 2 £1879
£1748
August 20 (small group) £2129
£1980
April 9 (small group)
£2109
£1962
August 27 £1909
£1776
April 16 £1979
£1841
September 3 (small group) £2189
£2036
April 23 £1899
£1767
September 10, 17 £1949
£1813
April 30 £1959
£1822
September 24 £1909
£1776
May 14
£1899
£1767
October 8
£1909
£1776
May 21 (small group) £2129
£1980
October 15 (small group)
£2129
£1980
May 28 £1929
£1794
October 22 £1869
£1739
June 4
£1929
£1794
November 5
£1789
£1664
June 11 (small group) £2159
£2008
November 19 (small group) £2039
£1897
June 18 £1919
£1785
December 3
£1709
£1590
June 25 £1869
£1739
December 22 £1779
£1655
July 2, 9 (small group)
£2099
£1953

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Cosmos Tours
Spain, Portugal and Morocco

7% discount - 16 Days escorted touring holiday

2022 discount prices from only £1590

On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco.

The tour will start in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, visit Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its ancient fortified towers and walls, and beautiful Salamanca. The Portuguese pearls you’ll discover on this affordable tour are Coimbra, Obidos, Fatima with its famous Sanctuary, and the capital, Lisbon.

You’ll cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent by ferry to step back in time in Rabat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital since 1912. Fez is still Morocco's cultural and spiritual center, and its centerpiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 9th century and whose palaces, madrasas fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries.

Also founded in the 9th century, the red city of Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, vibrant public squares, and souks (markets). You’ll get to know this fascinating city with a local expert on the included tour. You'll also stop in Casablanca, Morocco's westernmost city and still known for the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

You will love the included guided visit to Granada's legendary Alhambra complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, that you will appreciate even more after having visited Morocco.

These are just some of the many highlights on this comprehensive and affordable Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. It's a memorable budget vacation for value-mind travelers

This fascinating 16 day Spain, Portugal and Morocco tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call them on 0330 0588 237 and quote the 55 code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • MADRID Guided sightseeing
  • ÁVILA & SALAMANCA Visit
  • COIMBRA Orientation
  • FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary
  • OBIDOS Visit
  • LISBON Guided sightseeing
  • SEVILLE Guided sightseeing
  • RABAT Guided sightseeing
  • CASABLANCA Orientation drive
  • MARRAKESH Guided sightseeing
  • FEZ Guided sightseeing
  • GRANADA Guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.

  • MADRID Praga. Superior Tourist Class
  • COIMBRA Dom Luis. Moderate First Class
  • LISBON Roma Superior Tourist Class
  • SEVILLE Don Paco. Superior Tourist Class 
  • RABAT Mercure Sheherazade. Superior Tourist Class
  • MARRAKESH Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa. Superior Tourist Class
  • FEZ Menzeh Zalagh. Superior Tourist Class
  • MIJAS Ilunion Mijas. First Class
  • GRANADA Sercotel Gran Hotel De Granada. First Class

MEALS: Buffet breakfasts 15. Dinners 8

HEADSETS: throughout the tour

Alhambra Palace

Small Group Discovery

Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate Europe with ease and give you the richest experience possible. When in London, the Cosmos hospitality desk is available at your hotel for any help or information you may need. Our expert staff can suggest what to do and where to go, and arrange excursions, evening entertainment, and theatre outings for you.

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