Portugal & Morocco in 16 Days

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Fátima
Lisbon
Nazarè
Obidos
Porto
Sintra
Fez
Marrakesh
Ouarzazate
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Discover two unique countries: beautiful Portugal and magical Morocco. Explore Portugal's sights and cities in Lisbon, Sintra and Fatima, then head to Porto, known for its wines. Next, experience Moroccan culture in colorful Marrakech and vibrant Fez. Continue to iconic Casablanca and modern Rabat. Cross the Atlas Mountains to the Erg Chebbi Desert, Ouarzazate and legendary Ait Benhaddou. 

16 days trip including flights*

15 days and 14 nights in destination

1

NYC - LIS

2

NYC - LIS

Lisbon

3

Lisbon

4

Lisbon

5

Fatima

6

Porto

7

Porto

8

Lisbon

9

LIS-RAK

Marrakech

10

Marrakech

11

Fez

12

Fez

13

Erfoud

14

Ouarzazate

15

Marrakech

16

RAK - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Portugal? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Lisbon.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Lisbon

Touch down in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, known for its dramatic coastline and pastel-colored buildings. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Why not explore the oldest parts of the city to admire the ornate architecture or simply enjoy the views of the River Tagus from one of the many riverside cafes and bars. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

3rd Day: Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a full day tour of Lisbon for an eye-opening overview of this incredible city. Begin with a fascinating walking tour of Alfama, one of the oldest areas in the city, perched upon the hillside with spectacular views across the sprawling cityscape. End your morning tour at the church of the Monastery of Jeronimos, home to the tomb of Vasco da Gama and the famous poet Camões. Stop for a moment to contemplate the incredible Belem Tower before heading to the Pasteis de Belem for a mouth-watering pastry tasting session. Be sure to try a delicious Portuguese Tart, perhaps the most famous pastry in the country. In the afternoon, explore the city center on a walking tour around the Praça do Comércio Square and Rossio Square before enjoying some free time to discover the city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

*Optional Dinner & Fado Show: Head to the historic neighborhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar as you experience the authentic musical heritage of Lisbon for yourself! 

Why not upgrade your trip with our Portugal Highlights package of 2 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!

Included
Full-Day Tour of Lisbon
Optional
2 Excursions package - Highlights of Portugal
Optional
Dinner with Fado Show
4th Day: Lisbon - Sintra - Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an excursion to Sintra, an unforgettable town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with 19th-century Romanticist architecture, fairytale castles and exquisite gardens. Here you'll visit the Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and Palace considered the most enigmatic of all the estates in Sintra. The palace is a fusion of ornate and colorful architectural styles but the main attraction is the extensive gardens, filled with symbolism and intriguing constructions. After the tour, enjoy free time in Sintra to explore at your own pace. In the afternoon head to Cape Roca, the most westerly point of the European continent. Here you can soak up the views of the Atlantic Ocean and explore the village of Cascais, once the chosen beach destination of the aristocracy. Return to Lisbon and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the delights of this cosmopolitan city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

 

Included
Excursion to Sintra
5th Day: Lisbon - Obidos - Nazare - Fatima

Breakfast at the hotel. Head to Obidos today, one of the best-known villages in Portugal thanks to its magical cobblestone streets and charming architecture, enclosed within medieval city walls. Next, visit Nazare, a surfers paradise, home to some of the largest waves in the world and the most popular beach destination on the Silver Coast. Finish the day in the historic and fascinating city of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Catholics. Sacred sights here include the Capelinha das Aparições, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to local children in 1917, the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. Spend the evening at your leisure, discovering the sights and sounds of this beautiful city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Fatima.

Included
Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion
6th Day: Fatima - Coimbra - Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to Fatima today as you set for Tomar to visit the famous Convent of Christ complex, once a stronghold of the Templars in the 12th-century. Uncover the history of the Templars in Portugal, including the beautiful medieval chapel and the ornate cloister, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site before continuing to the city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal and today a student city, home to the oldest university in the country. As the day draws to a close, travel to Porto, in northern Portugal on the banks of the Douro River. With its stunning Old Town, Porto is one of the highlights of any trip to Portugal. Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the city's atmospheric streets. Overnight stay in Porto.

Included
Christ Convent in Tomar & Coimbra Tour
7th Day: Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of Porto to see the main attractions of the city such as the exterior of Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue and the impressive Sao Bento train station. Afterwards, visit Bolsa Palace, a stunning 19th-century neoclassical Stock Exchange and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Church of Saint Francis, decorated with ornate golden gild work, typical of the Portuguese Baroque era. In the afternoon, soak up the delights of Porto at your own pace, admiring the famous tiled facades or sampling the authentic local port in a cosy cafe. Alternatively, we recommend an unforgettable boat tour on the River Douro.* Overnight stay in Porto.

*Optional River Douro Boat Tour: In the afternoon, set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink.

Please note: Entrance to the Bolsa Palace (10 euros per person) and Church of Saint Francis (8 euros per person) is optional and is not included.  

Why not upgrade your trip with our Portugal Highlights package of 2 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!

Included
Panoramic Tour of Porto
Optional
River Douro Boat Tour
8th Day: Porto - Aveiro - Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Porto this morning, headed for the charming coastal city of Aveiro where you can enjoy some free time to explore its picturesque canals and colorful architecture. In the afternoon, return to the capital of Lisbon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to soak up the ambience of this lively city or do some last-minute shopping. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Included
Visit to Aveiro
9th Day: Lisbon - Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel.* At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Marrakech, Morocco. Arrive in Marrakech and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to start discovering this wonderful city. A walk through the Medina allows you to enjoy the best of its architecture and the unique, colorful atmosphere of the city. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech. **

* Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day in Portugal.

** Dinner is not included if you arrive after 8:00 p.m.

10th Day: Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an eye-opening tour of the wonders of Marrakech, starting with the Minaret of the Koutoubia, from the 13th century and the spiritual centre of Marrakech. Visit the Palace of the Bahia, the residence of the old vizir, and known for its intricate tile and wood carving decoration. Discover how spices and argan oil are made in a local school before you head to the Jamaa el Fna square home to the bustling souks, so typical of the city and full of fruit vendors and stalls selling wicker baskets, traditional sweets and authentic souvenirs. At nightfall, the square looks magical as it is lit was thousands of lights. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech.

Included
Tour of the wonders of Marrakech
11th Day: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road towards iconic Casablanca, and enjoy a city tour where you can marvel at the Art Deco buildings and the Dar El Baida White House before visiting the Mohammed V Square and the upmarket Anfa district. Leave in the direction of Rabat to visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas, a citadel that is located to the north of the city. This fortress retains its Arab character of narrow alleys with white and blue façades that lead to viewpoints from which there are incredible views of the Atlantic coast. After the visit, travel to Meknes to see the exterior of the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, one of the few mosques in the country that can be accessed by non-Muslims. Inside, notice the delicate decoration and beautiful tiles.* Finally, head to the city of Fez. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Fez.

* Please note: The city of Meknes is currently undergoing extensive renovation works and no date has been set for their completion. Many of the city's landmarks are inaccessible and/or hidden behind protective covering, but your guide will endeavour to show you as much of the city as possible during your visit.

Included
Casablanca City Tour & Highlights of Rabat and Meknes
12th Day: Fez

Breakfast at the riad. Enjoy a full day tour of Fez, considered the centre of Islam in Morocco. It is the intellectual and religious capital of the country. Begin with a panoramic view from one of the hills surrounding the city, then visit the bronze doors of the Royal Palace and walk into the medina to visit Medersas, the centre of Koranic studies. Explore the workshops in the artisan neighbourhoods. Walk along the broad Boulevard of Mohamed V and stroll through the endless streets of the world's largest medina. After the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Fez.

Included
Full-Day Fez City Tour
13th Day: Fez - Midelt - Erfoud

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart through the gentle mountains of the Middle Atlas, until you reach the city of Midelt, known for its apple cultivation. Continue along a beautiful route and view Berber life first hand. Arrive in Erfoud, at the edge of the great Sahara desert. Tonight, you have the opportunity to spend the night in a Berber Jaima Camp of your choice in the dunes of the Sahara.* Dinner and overnight stay in Erfoud.

* Optional Night in the Sahara Dunes. Take a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle to reach the high dunes of Merzouga. Admire the magical sunset and spend the night in a typical Berber Jaima Camp, with a traditional dinner included. You will stay in either Sahara Stars Camp, Oasis Luxury Camp or Royal Oasis Camp, depending on the availability on the day.

Please note: If you would like to book this experience you must reserve it in advance, up to 30 days before departure, as places are limited. You will not be able to sleep in the hotel if you choose this optional night at the camp.

Included
Atlas Mountains Journey to Midelt & Erfoud
Optional
Night in the Dunes of the Sahara
14th Day: Erfoud - Gorges of Todgha - Dades Valley - Kalaat M'Gouna - Ouarzazate

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit the captivating Gorges of Todgha, and the Dades Valley, to experience the natural wonders of this unique landscape. Pass by ancient fortresses and lush oases before arriving at the small Berber town of Kalaat M'Gouna, famous for its roses and perfumes. Continue to Ouarzazate, a desert city and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Included
Gorges of Todgha & Dades Valley Excursion
15th Day: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt, the former residence of the Pacha Glaoui called the Lord of the Atlas Region. Continue to the majestic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This Kasbah, dotted with crenellated towers, is considered one of the most beautiful in the country and has often been a filming location for movies. In the afternoon, depart across the High Atlas mountains en route to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakech, and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech.

Included
Kasbahs of Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou
16th Day: Marrakech - US

Breakfast at the hotel.* At the indicated time, transfer to either Marrakech or Casablanca airport to board a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Accommodation: 14 Nights

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Included

Included activity for day 3 in Lisbon

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Full-Day Tour of Lisbon

An eye-opening overview of this incredible city. Stroll through the neighbourhood of Alfama, see the historic Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower and visit Pasteis de Belem for a mouth-watering pastry tasting session before exploring the city center!

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Included

Included activity for day 4 in Sintra

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Excursion to Sintra

Visit the Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and Palace considered the most enigmatic of all the estates in Sintra. In the afternoon head to Cape Roca and explore the village of Cascais.

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Included activity for day 5

Duration 10:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion

Explore the cobblestone streets and charming architecture of Obidos and pay a visit to Nazare, a surfers paradise, home to some of the largest waves in the world! Finish the day in the historic and fascinating city of Fatima, a Catholic pilgrimage site.

What's included: Transport, guides

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Included activity for day 6

Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Christ Convent in Tomar & Coimbra Tour

Head to Tomar to visit the famous Convent of Christ complex, once a stronghold of the Templars in the 12th-century. Afterwards, continue to the city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal and a student city, home to the oldest university in the country.

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Suggested activity for day 3 in Lisbon

2 Excursions package - Highlights of Portugal

Make the most of your time in Portugal with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a Dinner & Fado Show and a boat tour in River Douro

What's included: A complete dinner with Fado Show in Lisbon and a boat tour in River Douro Not included: Transfers and any other service not mentioned on the details of each excursion.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lisbon

Dinner with Fado Show

Head to the historic neighbourhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar.

What's included: Entrance, Fado show, main dish, desert, selected drinks and coffee. Not included: Pick up and drop off

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 7 in Porto

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

River Douro Boat Tour

Set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink.

What's included: 50 minutes boat tour in Douro river ( boats have seats and covered areas) with english explanations. Visit of a famous wine cellar with wine tasting at the end.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 13

Night in the Dunes of the Sahara

Take a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle to reach the high dunes of Merzouga. Admire the magical sunset and spend the night in a typical Berber Jaima Camp, with a traditional dinner included. Hotels: Sahara Stars Camp, Oasis Luxury Camp or Royal Oasis Camp.

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  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Lisbon; Marrakech - US.*
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  • International flight: Lisbon - Marrakech.**
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  • 14 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels and riads. ***
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  • 14 breakfasts and 7 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Approximately €2 per person, per night in Lisboa and Porto.

For departures on Mondays and Satudays, the order of the nights and excursions in Marrakech will be different from the itinerary provided. The following order will apply instead: 1 night Marrakech, 2 nights Fez, 1 night Erfoud, 1 night Ouazazarate and 2 nights Marrakech.

Please note: Travelers are required to pay a municipal tax (approximately €2 per person, per night) directly to the hotels in Lisbon and Porto upon departure. A credit card must be presented as a guarantee to the hotels upon arrival.

* The international flight with Tap Portugal does not include hold luggage. To add hold luggage (for an additional fee), contact the airline directly after booking.

** Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

*** Possibility to spend the night in a Berber Jaima Camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. If you would like to book this experience you must reserve it in advance, up to 30 days before departure, as places are limited.

** In the event of closures or special events, the order of the itinerary may change. In this case, all tours and excursions mentioned in the itinerary will go ahead, but possibly in a different order.

Hotel rooms in Portugal are usually equipped with one double bed. If you require twin beds, please let us know at the time of booking and we will try our best to accommodate your request, although it cannot always be guaranteed.

In the event of closures or special events, the order of the itinerary may change. In this case, all tours and excursions mentioned in the itinerary will go ahead, but possibly in a different order.

Important festivals:

Ramadan: From April 12 to May 15, 2021; From April 2 to May 1, 2022.

Eid-al-Adha: From July 19 to 23, 2021; From July 9 to July 10, 2022.

Please note: During July and August, occupation in Morocco is very high, by local and international tourism, which can affect schedules due to the intense traffic. The passengers who decide to travel in this period, accept these circumstances and we will not accept claims produced for this reason, which creates difficulty in the operation of the program.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity required.
  • Visa
    No visa is required.
  • Currency
    Euro.
  • Language
    Portuguese.
  • Electricity
    230 V. No adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 0
  • Other useful information
    Portugal is the oldest country in Europe.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.visitportugal.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

 

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