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Spain, Morocco & Portugal

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$2,015

15 days

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Overview

This one journeys through 2 continents in 2 weeks under the Iberian sun. Travelling through this trio of exotic countries, you'll be guided through medinas and Mosques, cathedrals & Kasbahs, counting an incredible 7 World Heritage Sites. We'll visit Sintra & Cascais in Lisbon & spot monkeys in Gibraltar, before being taken through Alhambra in Granada & Bahia palace in Morocco by a local guide. All while eating pastel de nata, gelado, tapas & tagine. It's the ultimate caress of the senses.

Locations Visited

Madrid, Granada, Fez, Marrakech, Assilah, Seville, Lisbon

Countries Visited

Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Gibraltar

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Accommodations

14 nights included

Age Requirements

Social travel experiences for 18-35 year olds

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Madrid

Join forces with your new wolf-pack tonight over dinner in the metro magic of Madrid. Tomorrow will be a whole world of discovery, so you'll be thankful for your luxe hotel sleep.

  • Accommodation

    Tryp Leganes Hotel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Dinner

Day 2

Madrid

An epic collision of new-age vibes & tradition, Madrid is going to leave you love-struck. Artistic, vibrant and filled with culinary hotspots, your spare time between seeing the Gran Via, the Royal Palace, Plaza de Espana & Puerta del Sol (the city's main square) will not go to waste as you explore the heart of the city with your Trip Manager giving you the fast track on everything Madrid. Madrid's nightlife is pumping, so grab some tapas, sangria and your dancing shoes, for a night out on the town.

  • Accommodation

    Tryp Leganes Hotel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Madrid to Granada via Toledo

Head south taking in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the way. Arrive in the historic and cultural hub of Granada.Mosques, churches and medieval buildings sit atop the hill town of Toledo. We'll uncover the city's gothic cathedral, the famous Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect El Greco’s house and the site of sieges, revolutions and treason. Just another pit-stop in our life in the glorious Spain. Granada is brimming with romance and offering an eclectic mix of North African and Spanish feels, this is one place you may never want to leave. Feel the Spanish rhythm and style by opting for a traditional flamenco and tapas night with your contiki family. Que bueno!

  • Accommodation

    Los Angeles Hotel Granada (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 4

Granada

Visiting the Muslim Quarter of the Albaicin and the Capilla Real and the incredible Alhambra are just some of the ways your day can be filled. Granada is also known for its incredible food - not least of all its Arab pastries - so you could also fill your whole day pleasuring your sense of taste.

  • Accommodation

    Los Angeles Hotel Granada (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Granada to Fez

Bouncing out of bed should be no problem this morning, given the day of exploration we have laying ahead. Fez is sitting patiently on our to-do list. Yes, we are crossing into another country today, exotic Morocco, where tagines and treats await.With an English rock (aptly named the Rock of Gibraltar), this English colony can be explored on an optional tour of the rock with our guide, where you'll see the far reaching landscapes, as well as get up close to the cheekier residents, monkeys or Barbary Apes if you're wanting to keep it official! Just try and make sure they don't steal your hat. Visit St. Michael's Caves, and the 'Den' but the views are the jewel in the crown. Utter bliss.After we've caught the wind in our hair we'll disembark the boat and drive through dusty roads and palm trees to Fez, the medieval capital of Morocco & a time capsule of the ancient Arab world, it will tantalize you to your very core, and tomorrow is a full day to go deep.

  • Accommodation

    Mounia Hotel Fez (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Fez

Today will see us stepping back - just casually - to the remnants of 9th century North Africa. Today is going to be busy, because that's the best way to see it all. Amongst histoical sights, we'll see the Royal Palace or Wooden Galerie (Foundouk Nijarrine), marvel our way through the UNESCO-listed Medina with a Local Guide, looking for exotic mementos, and begin to uncover the layers of Moroccan mysteries hidden within the city. We'll even find time for a spot of carpet-shopping at the drool-worthy Cooperative of Handmade Carpets. Tonight, you can opt to go local or put on your party pants for an optional Moroccan feast & show.

  • Accommodation

    Mounia Hotel Fez (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 7

Fez to Marrakech

We say farewell to Fez and her many traditions and head to perhaps the most famous city in the country – Marrakech. This evening, see exactly why they call Marrakech the Red City.We've made it to Marrakech, a place of pretty architecture, a bustling medina and shopping opportunities galore. This place is fast, fun and exciting, in every possible way. On arrival you could head to Jamaa el Fna Square to rub shoulders with the locals and grab some eats on the run. One place to get 'the shot' is from a restaurant overlooking the Medina, the smoky atmosphere, local music and people bustling under the twinkling lights, is something you'll never forget. And you won’t forget tonight’s accommodation in a hurry, either. Our Special Stay in Marrakech is Riad Africa, a retreat formed from 3 historical merchant houses. Here we’ll enjoy two swimming pools, a traditional spa, a rooftop restaurant and Morroccan cooking school, not to mention the gorgeous architecture and decor. Tomorrow, exploring galore awaits.

  • Accommodation

    Riad Africa (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Marrakech

We'll guide you around the city's hotspots with our local Morroccan guide leading the charge. On our hitlist this morning is a berber pharmacy to pick up some argan oil and other exotic potions and lotions, then free time is yours. Taking on the markets of the Medina like a boss is a must while you're here, and an unforgettable experience. It's here you'll pick up treats and treasures, stopping for tagines to re-fuel but of course. Looking for a little bit of culture? The Marjorelle Gardens, owned by Yves St Laurent are a slice of paradise in amongst the madness, with the electric blues and yellow colours and lush green plants making for A+ Instagram opportunities. Tonight, getting your eat on is a must, and our optional feast and show is the best way to do just that as you indluge in tagines, cous cous and lip smacking desserts that guarantee you'll be rolling out of there but travellers, the night is young!

  • Accommodation

    Riad Africa (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 9

Marrakech to Assilah via Casablanca and Rabat

The intoxicating beauty and mayhem of Marrakech should have us well and truly hooked on all things Morocco. With this new found love we'll head north to Assilah, exploring the West Coast along the way. Located on the Atlantic East coast of Morocco, we make our final Moroccan stop in this well-preserved 15th Century town built bythe Colonial Portuguese. Absorb your last night of North African exoticism, enjoying every minute of this other-wordly city.

  • Accommodation

    Al Khaimah Hotel Asilah (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Tangier to Seville via Tangier and Tarifa

Our African odyssey has come to an end. But with the south of Spain and Portugal in our not to distant future, we don't see too many distressed faces in the crowd. Let's do this! Our next stop is calling, and it's going to be a winner. 13th Century architecture and one of the world's biggest cathedrals wait for us in the passionate arms of south Spain's Seville. Stroll the city's lake and preserve some energy for an evening exploring local haunts and enjoying the balmy weather of the south, and we'll start out the night with a feast of Andalusian treats including salty olives, marinated fish and fresh local specialities. Salud!

  • Accommodation

    YIT Via Sevilla Mairena (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

Seville

Now that we're settled into the smooth sailing slow paced vibes of Seville, let's not go ruining things by rushing around. A full free day to explore is just what you need, and a full free day is what you shall have. To make the most of it, you could sign up for our optional guided walking tour of Seville, passing by the Plaza Espana & through Santa Cruz (the Old Jewish Quarter) and gawping at the intricate exteriors of the Cathedral and Alcazar (while also mentally ticking off a Game of Thrones filming location), before cutting yourself loose to explore at your own pace. This evening you can opt in for our Eat With Seville experience, tasting traditional specialties cooked by locals in their own homes. Nothing like a bit of authenticity to round off our last night in Spain.

  • Accommodation

    YIT Via Sevilla Mairena (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 12

Seville to Lisbon

So long for now, Spain! We'll be kicking it in Portugal for a couple of days before we drift back your way for our grand finale in Madrid. Tough life innit?! Crossing the border, spirits are high as we cruise along the Algarve, where Portuguese tarts await us, and more about that tomorrow.Welcome to yet another example of incredible Europe...how these countries can sit so geographically close yet be so distinctly different is beyond our comprehension. Vintage looking trams roll down pretty streets, and tiny intricate tiles make everything gloriously cute. Today we'll get guided around the city and check out all the hotspots, like Portugal's Christo Rei (Christ the Redeemer), Rossio Square where people watching is premium, the Belem District, home to the famous tower of the same name, and feel some Moorish vibes at a monastery where Vasco de Gama's tomb is held. Afterwards we'll take to the streets for some food and a night out with the squad, no doubt feeling pumped for exploring tomorrow.

  • Accommodation

    VIP Inn Berna (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13

Lisbon

This morning you can choose to visit Sintra and Cascais, two local towns where packing your swimmers for a dip is essential. If you haven't already fallen in love then here's more of a picture about what's in store for you global roamers. Ruins with a throwback to Moorish and Roman times, cute domed cathedrals, plazas lined with sunny cafes and grand squares where stopping for drinks and peri peri chicken along the way is essential. Those looking for local vibes will fall head over heels for bohemian bars and riverside clubs, and plenty of cute boutiques for those feeling an itch for spending. Wrap things up by tasting the city over a traditional Portuguese dinner packed with seafood.

  • Accommodation

    VIP Inn Berna (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 14

Lisbon to Madrid

Our last full day on tour, last chance for some final Pastel de nata (those Portuguese egg tart pastry's we have no doubt come to know and love). Save the sadness for tomorrow, today we take the scenic journey back to Madrid for one final evening of mischief.Here we are, back where the party started 14 life-changing days ago. A traditional Madridlenos dinner is up for grabs this evening, a final salute to the culture filled extravaganza that has been our epic journey. We're talking fried squid, chorizo, Spanish tortillas...and that's just the start. All washed down with some wine, all in the name of culture of course!

  • Accommodation

    Rafael Hoteles Madrid Norte (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 15

Depart Madrid

Tears and tissues and pinky swears for a reunion trip will mark the blur of sadness that is our morning departure. These are the memories that will stay with you a life time; make sure your next Contiki adventure is just around the corner.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Madrid
  • See the Gran Via, Royal Palace the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana

  • Granada to Fez
  • Scenic drive past Marbella Malaga

  • Fez
  • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez

  • See the Royal Palace, the Medina and the local markets

  • Visit the cooperative of handmade carpets, Fez

  • Marrakech
  • Guided local tour of Marrakech

  • See bustling Jamaa el Fna Square

  • Seville
  • Plaza de Espana in Seville

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What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • You'll be slumbering in cool & comfy hotels every night of the trip. Sleep either twin or triple share, or fork out a bit of extra cash if you want your own room.

  • Food

  • Prepare for a taste explosion with rich Spanish paella, fresh Portuguese seafood and moreish Moroccan tagines. In addition to 14 continental breakfasts, we'll be feeding you 7 dinners.

  • Staff

  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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    Trip Notes:

    • ​Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
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    • ​Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
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