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Globus Iberian Discovery & Morocco(ZW)

13 days from Madrid to Madrid 
Variety is the spice of life—and of every great vacation. In addition to the ports, sherries, and sangrias for which Spain and Portugal are famous, this tour of the Iberian Peninsula adds the tantalizing taste of Morocco to your rich itinerary. Following the scent of fresh mint, ginger, and turmeric through the narrow streets of Tangier—and the scenic winding roads to the dramatic views of Cap Spartel—adds just the right kick to your tasty tour of Spain and Portugal. Beyond Portugal’s lively Lisbon, the pilgrimage site of Fátima, and the cork farms of Azaria, we pop open the fun in Spain with visits to artsy Madrid, ancient Seville, storied Granada, medieval Toledo, and the famous Costa del Sol where you’ll have a full day at leisure for your choice of sunbathing, boutique browsing, people watching, or all of the above.

Itinerary (2024)

Day 1ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN
 Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2MADRID
 Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its amazing assortment of masterpieces by historic artists like Velasquez, Goya, and El Greco. The famous museum also displays the works of renowned European masters, including Rubens and Rembrandt, along with a stunning collection of Greco-Roman statues.
Day 3MADRID–SEGOVIA–AVILA–SALAMANCA
 Spectacular Spain SEGOVIA See the Roman Aqueduct.
AVILA Visit the medieval walled town.
SALAMANCA Take an orientation walk to Plaza Mayor. [LF] Enjoy an overnight stay and wine tasting with dinner at Hacienda Zorita, which once hosted Christopher Columbus. (B,D)
180 mi / 290 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT A former monastery overlooking the River Tormes, Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel and Organic Farm is a magnificent wine resort with an impressive history dating back to the 14th century. Former guests include Christopher Columbus, who stayed here in 1485. Experience true hacienda hospitality and culinary delights, including a wine tasting in the cellars of this blissful vineyard retreat in the Duero Valley.
Day 4SALAMANCA–FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL–LISBON
 The Legends of Portugal Scenic drive through the Serra da Estrela Mountain range en route to Fátima.
FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary with free time for lunch before departing for Lisbon. (B)
329 mi / 530 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & MYSTERY Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, one of the Catholic faith’s most visited pilgrimage site for its legend of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917.
Day 5LISBON
 Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister, a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Lisbon is home to the 16th-century Monastery of Jerónimos, adorned with its 100-foot façade featuring images of St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady of Belém. See the 16th-century Belém Tower, which served as a fortress but also as an embarkation point for sailors and was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon’s Monument to the Discoveries pays monumental homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.
Day 6LISBON–AZARUJA–SEVILLE, SPAIN
 Timeless Traditions AZARUJA [LF] Visit a cork factory.
Scenic drive into the Andalusia region to Seville. (B,D)
273 mi / 440 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITION Did you know that Portugal produces half the world's cork? Harvested from its bounty of cork trees, this spongy natural resource is used to create bottle corks, flooring, and even cricket balls. Visit a Cork Factory in Evora to learn about this traditional artisanship of generations in Azaruja.
Day 7SEVILLE
 The Squares of Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Walk through Seville’s picturesque Plaza de España, originally built for Seville's Ibero-American Expo at the 1929 World's Fair, the 540,000-square-foot plaza features a sprawling mosaic patio. Explore the historic Santa Cruz quarter and its magical maze of tapas, flamenco, and cafés.
Day 8SEVILLE–TANGIER, MOROCCO
 Strait to Morocco STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR Ferry crossing to Morocco.
TANGIER Guided sightseeing includes a [LF] panoramic drive to Cap Spartel and enjoy mint tea with biscuits. Join your travel companions for a dinner with Moroccan entertainment at your hotel. (B,D)
155 mi / 250 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE See the striking beauty of Morocco on a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel. This lofty promontory sits at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, with sweeping views of the sea. Mint tea and biscuits are the perfect refreshment along the way.
Day 9TANGIER–COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN
 Cobblestones & Kasbah Streets TANGIER An orientation walk includes Grand Socco square. Free time to explore the narrow streets of the kasbah before boarding a ferry back to Spain. (B)
81 mi / 130 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Explore Tangiers and stroll around the Grand Socco – the historic circular roundabout separating the old Médina with its vibrant markets and blue and white buildings from the modern downtown area.
Day 10COSTA DEL SOL
 Sea & Sun COSTA DEL SOL Enjoy a free day on the coast. (B)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE Endless beaches to stroll along, hidden caves, white villages that scatter the mountains, historical landmarks with centuries of culture, evenings spent sipping cocktails by the sea, pleasant temperatures all year round and happy friendly people that make you feel at home. These are the many ingredients of the area. Take your pick!
Day 11COSTA DEL SOL–GRANADA
 Splendid Spain GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free time this afternoon. (B,L)
87 mi / 140 km

NOTE:
Day 11 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ARCHITECTURAL GEMS Granada’s Alhambra Complex stands as one of the largest ancient aristocratic sites of Western Muslim culture. Its leafy lanes and streams enhance the grand water gardens of Generalife, at the once summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers.
Day 12GRANADA–TOLEDO–MADRID
 City of Three Cultures TOLEDO Join a walking tour with a Local Guide. Visit a Damascene steel workshop.
MADRID Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
292 mi / 470 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Known as the “City of Three Cultures” Toledo gets its nickname from the ancient influences of the Romans, Visigoths, and North African Moors – evident in the city’s well-preserved synagogues, mosques, and cathedrals. See the Gothic cathedral, Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces, and Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue on a walk through this dynamic city.
Day 13MADRID
 Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 Lunch, 5 three-course dinners

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03/26/2024 $3,169.00
04/02/2024 $3,649.00
04/09/2024 $3,299.00
04/16/2024 $3,299.00
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04/30/2024 $3,299.00
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06/25/2024 $3,229.00
07/09/2024 $3,659.00
07/23/2024 $3,199.00
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08/27/2024 $3,699.00
09/03/2024 $3,299.00
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09/24/2024 $3,199.00
10/01/2024 $3,099.00
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