An exciting, more than two-week tour for 18 to 30-somethings to some of the Iberian Peninsula’s and Morocco’s most spectacular spots!
When you’re visiting Portugal and Spain on the Iberian Peninsula, Morocco is a quick trip away — so says G Adventures, which has added the North African destination gem to this more-than two-week trip that takes in two continents. Launching in Spain from Barcelona — Spain’s history-filled second-largest city that lies on the Mediterranean coast — you head to Portugal to see the Algarve coast and the vibrant capital of Lisbon, then cross to Morocco in North Africa, where you travel to some of its most spectacular destinations. Here’s an overview of what to expect with this tour:
Day 1 | Barcelona. Arrive at any time, meet your group and “Group CEO.”
Day 2 | Barcelona/Madrid. Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter before boarding an afternoon train to Madrid.
Day 3 | Madrid. Orientation tour of Spain’s beautiful capital. Free time to explore the city, take in sites from art museums to sprawling piazzas. Visit Spain’s legendary Prado National Museum (where Goya, Velázquez, El Greco and Hieronymous Bosch’s famed “Garden of Earthly Delights” all on display). Also enjoy a legendary Madrid night out with the group.
Day 4 | Madrid/Granada. Full day of free time before transferring to Granada in the afternoon.
Day 5 | Granada. Orientation walk in Granada. Maybe try out a hammam bath. Enjoy a tapas-bar crawl with the group in the evening.
Days 6&7 | Granada/Seville. Travel to historic and breathtaking Seville, a thriving university town. Visit the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace, or take in an evening flamenco show.
Day 7&8 | Lagos. You cross into Portugal to explore the country’s famed Algarve coast. Spend the day there, with free time for hiking, water activities or just chilling ocean-side.
Day 9 | Lagos/Lisbon. Take a train up the coast to Portugal’s capital. Free time to visit Cristo Rei, explore Belem neighbourhood or relax in a café. Enjoy a night out in the city.
Day 10 | Morocco, with your first stop in Casablanca. Fly to Casablanca and spend free time in Morocco’s largest and legendary city.
Days 11&12 | Casablanca/Chefchaouen. Travel to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco, but stop en route in Morocco’s capital of Rabat to explore. In Chefchaouen, the buildings are painted in stunning shades of blue and the surrounding Rif mountains are spectacular.
Days 13&14 | Travel to Fès. Enjoy free time to see the Belghazi Museum, visit a Berber pharmacy or an ancient tannery. Explore the artisan district, sample Morocco’s delicious street/cart food, view Fès’s famous leather tannery from above.
Day 15 | Marrakesh. Travel across Morocco to Marrakesh, where you enjoy an evening exploring this ancient and absolutely exciting city.
Day 16 | Marrakesh. Depart.
Spain, Portugal & Morocco: Tapas, Medinas & Sunsets | G ADVENTURES
Length/Departs: 16 days; ask operator about current and future departs.
Accommodation/Transportation: basic but clean hotels, hostels; train, bus, plane to Morocco (Casablanca), private vehicle.
Price: sale price (from May 2022 +) from approx. $2,124 CDN; approx. $2,499 CDN regular price. (Ask operator about sale price qualifiers.)
A few details: this tour targets 18 to 30-somethings, is a “small-group experience” with a maximum of 14 to 16 people but an average of 10, uses “affordable public/private transport” and has optional activities not listed here.
Note on outlined itinerary: a small caveat to this tour, from G Adventures, is that the itinerary may be subject to change, and that it may be “necessary, or desirable to make alterations.”