Spain, Morocco and Portugal Land Tour

Join UB School of Dental Medicine and Cruise and Travel Partners
As We Discover the Andalusia Region of Spain,
Portugal, and a Splash of Morocco
October 11—23, 2018

Thursday, October 11th—Malaga, Spain

 Arrive Malaga, Spain
 Afternoon at leisure to discover the city and relax
 Welcome Dinner at Jose Carlos Garcia
 Overnight 5* Gran Hotel Santos Miramar

Welcome to Andalusia, the southernmost area of Spain. A region rich in the contrasts of ancient cities and deserts,amazing beaches, and high mountain ranges. Perhaps the most unique feature of this enchanting region are the remnants of its Moorish past in part due to Andalusia’s location along the Straight of Gibraltar and the northern tip of the African continent.

Friday, October 12th—Alhambra and Grenada

Breakfast at hotel
Visit to Alhambra and Grenada
Lunch Mirador de Moraima
Dinner on own
Overnight 5* Gran Hotel Santos Miramar

The Alhambra or “Red Castle” is a remarkable palace and fortress of the Moorish Monarchs in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Saturday, October 13th—Estepona

Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Transfer to Estepona
Check-in to Kempinski Hotel
Lunch
CE Lecture
Beachside Dinner
Overnight 5* Kempinski Hotel Bahia

Sunday, October 14th—Tangier, Morocco    
   
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Port of Tarifa, Spain for 1 hour ferry to Tangier for a full day experience.  We will visit Cap Spartel and Hercules Caves, see the Kasbah where the Sultan once lived, wander through the Medina Souk and Berber Market and enjoy a  traditional Moroccan lunch
Overnight 5* Kempinski Hotel Bahia

Often referred to as the gateway to North Africa, Tangier is less than 10 miles from the Spanish coast but a world away.  Open up your senses and experience the mystery of Morocco.

Monday, October 15th—CE Lecture and Ronda

Breakfast at hotel
CE Lecture
Paella Lunch at Hacienda Reservatauro
Walking tour of Ronda with free time
Dinner on own
Overnight 5* Kempinski Hotel Bahia

The famous home of modern day bullfighting, Ronda sits high above the El Tajo Gorge with spectacular views of the countryside and surrounding area.

Tuesday, October 16th—Jerez and Transfer to Seville

Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Visit the Royal School of Equestrian Art to see the
Andalusian Horses
Wine tasting and lunch at Gonzalez Bypass Wine Cellar
Transfer to Seville and hotel check-in
Dinner at Tablao El Arenal
Overnight  5* Palacio de Villapanes

Wednesday, October 17th—CE Lecture and Seville

Breakfast at hotel
Walking Tour of Seville
Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own
Overnight  5* Palacio de Villapanes

Welcome to the capital of Andalusia.  Seville's whitewashed houses bright with bougainvillea, ocher-color palaces, and Baroque facades have long enchanted both sevillanos and travelers.  It’s a city for the senses—the fragrance of orange blossom intoxicates the air in spring, the sound of flamenco echoes through the alleyways in Triana and  Santa Cruz, and views of the great Guadalquivir River accompany you at every turn (Foder’s).

Thursday, October 18th—Cordoba

Breakfast at hotel
Train to Cordoba
Walking tour and free time
Dinner Abades Restaurant
Overnight  5* Palacio de Villapanes

Friday, October 19th—Fly Home

        Or Portugal Extension

Friday, October 19th—Evora and Lisbon

Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Coach transfer from Sevilla to Lisbon with stop enroute in Evora
Afternoon and evening at leisure
Overnight 5* Pousada de Lisboa

Saturday, October 20th—Sintra and Cascais

Breakfast at hotel
Full day tour to Sintra and Cascais
Dinner on own
Overnight 5* Pousada de Lisboa

Sunday, October 21st—Porto
Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Train to Porto
Walking tour
Dinner on own
Overnight at 5* Pestana Vintage Porto

Monday, October 22nd—Douro Valley
Breakfast at hotel
Morning at Leisure
Afternoon Wine Tasting and Dinner in Douro Valley
Overnight at 5* Pestana Vintage Porto

Tuesday, October 23rd—Fly Home

Travel + Leisure recently named Portugal its “Destination of the Year”.  Go for the food, go for the wine, go for the architecture, go for the hospitality…but definitely go!

Spain and Morocco                      $3,150

   Portugal                                    $1,500

PRICES ARE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE  OCCUPANCY. 
PAYMENT BY CHECK OR +3%

 



 

 

 

 

 

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