Spain, Morocco and Portugal Land Tour


Date   Description Arrive Depart
Thursday, October 11th Malaga 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
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 Byass 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

Date Port Description Arrive Depart
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!