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Spanish Shores & Mediterranean Symphony

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DATES AVAILABLE: 4th May 18
DURATION: 23 Days

Inclusions:

  • Airfare from Australia to Madrid
  • 16 day Guided Tour of Spain, Portugal & Morocco
  • Visit Madrid, Coimbra, Lisbon, Seville, Rabat, Marakesh, Fez, Malaga and Granada
  • Superior accommodation while touring
  • Breakfast daily & 8 dinners
  • Luxury air-condition coach. Ferry across the Straights of Gibraltar
  • Expert Travel Director & Driver
  • Airfare from Madrid to Barcelona
  • 7 nights cruising the Mediterranean on Brand New Symphony of the Seas
  • All main meals & daily entertainment
  • Port Taxes & Cruise Gratuities
  • Airfare from Barcelona to Australia

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 04 May 2018

    Fly from Australia to Madrid

  2. 05 May 2018

    ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.

    Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Overnight: Madrid Hotel

    Meals: Dinner

  3. 06 May 2018

    MADRID. Spaniards say the Spanish capital, situated 665 metres (2,180 feet) above sea level, is the nearest thing to Heaven. It’s certainly worth making the most of today by joining the included guided sightseeing tour: a full panoramic drive by way of the Avenida Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Parliament Square, and a picture stop outside the Royal Palace. The optional trip to Toledo is most rewarding, too. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting, and even now it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. (B)

    Overnight: Madrid Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. 07 May 2018

    MADRID-AVILA-SALAMANCA-COIMBRA, PORTUGAL. Visit ancient fortified Avila with its many towers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Salamanca and make sure you spend some time wandering around PLAZA MAYOR, the grandest square in Spain. Cross the frontier to Guarda, the highest town in Portugal. From here, descend to the valleys of the Serra da Estrela to Coimbra. (B,D)

    Overnight: Coimbra Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. 08 May 2018

    COIMBRA-FATIMA-OBIDOS-LISBON. Enjoy an orientation tour of Coimbra, celebrated for its beauty and ancient university. Later, travel southwards to visit the SANCTUARY of Fatima, one of Europe’s most celebrated Marian shrines. Continue to fortified Obidos, one of the most picturesque towns in Portugal, before reaching Lisbon for two overnights.

    Overnight: Lisbon Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 09 May 2018

    LISBON. Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” On the included guided tour, see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, and the impressive Black Horse Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure- maybe in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion to coastal Estoril and Cascais

    Overnight: Lisbon Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 10 May 2018

    LISBON-SEVILLE, SPAIN. From the rolling plains of the Alentejo with its woodlands of cork and eucalyptus trees, head southwards all the way to the brilliant light of Andalusia. Admire its neat, white-painted villages and sun-drenched plantations of olives, figs, and almonds while travelling towards magnificent Seville.

    Overnight: Seville Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. 11 May 2018

    SEVILLE. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of the city’s main highlights, such as the cathedral, Alcazar, and Plaza d’Espana. Afternoon at leisure.

    Overnight: Seville Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  9. 12 May 2018

    SEVILLE-FERRY TO MOROCCO-RABAT. Drive through Spain’s pretty sherry wine region and head south to the coast. Here, you will embark the FERRY and cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent. Travel along what was once the infamous Barbary Coast, then continue the drive south to Rabat, one of Morocco’s imperial cities

    Overnight: Rabat Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. 13 May 2018

    RABAT-CASABLANCA-MARRAKESH. Today starts with an included guided city sightseeing tour of the country’s lively capital, including a visit to CHELLAH GARDENS and CASBAH DES OUDAIAS. Later, reach Morocco’s westernmost city: Casablanca. Enjoy an orientation drive in this modern city and see the illustrious Hassan II Mosque-perched dramatically on a platform over the Atlantic Ocean. One of the largest mosques in the world, its minaret soars 210 metres (689 feet) into the sky and part of the mosque’s floor is made of glass so worshippers can kneel directly over the ocean’s waters. Continue on to the “red” oasis city of Marrakesh.

    Overnight: Marakesh Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. 14 May 2018

    MARRAKESH. The highlight of this morning is included city sightseeing that will make you feel like you’ve been whisked back in time. Founded in the 9th century, Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, and vibrant public squares and souks (markets)-where buying and selling and a carnival of entertainment and fascinations occur daily. An optional excursion this evening is the perfect end to the day.

    Overnight: Marakesh Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  12. 15 May 2018

    MARRAKESH-FEZ. Today, travel through the fragrant cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountains, where a number of peaks soar above 3,962 metres (13,000 feet) in elevation. This range is home to the endangered Barbary ape, as well as wild boar and polecats. On your way north to Fez, enjoy glimpses of North African village life reminiscent of Beau Geste.

    Overnight: Fez Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. 16 May 2018

    FEZ. Ancient Fez is a city of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the MEDINA during included sightseeing this morning, and enjoy the maze of narrow streets through the colourful bazaars and exotic atmosphere. The madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques, and fountains dating back to the 13th century are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the afternoon, explore further on your own.

    Overnight: Fez Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  14. 17 May 2018

    FEZ-FERRY CROSSING TO SPAIN-COSTA DEL SOL. Today, an early departure takes you north for the FERRY back to mainland Spain to the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun)

    Overnight: Costa Del Sol Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. 18 May 2018

    COSTA DEL SOL-GRANADA. Drive along the Costa del Sol and head to Granada in the heart of Andalusia. On the agenda: an included guided visit of the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings. With construction dating back to 889 AD, you’ll marvel at its architectural Moorish beauty and magnificent gardens. Enjoy free time to explore Granada at leisure

    Overnight: Granada Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. 19 May 2018

    GRANADA-MADRID. Travel through the very heart of Don Quixote’s La Mancha, famed for its castle and windmills. Before arriving in Madrid, visit a local wine cellar and taste some of the locally produced wines.

    Overnight: Madrid Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  17. 20 May 2018

    MADRID. After breakfast make your way to the airport for your flight to Barcelona. On arrival make your way to the port and embark Symphony of the Seas. Depart 6:00PM

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. 21 May 2018

    Palma De Mallorca, Spain Arrive 8:00AM Depart 4:00PM

    A rugged island with fine beaches, Mallorca welcomes travellers seeking sun, sea and sand. Its capital city of Palma is home to a lively café and arts scene, historic sights and an Old Town of twisting lanes and hidden courtyards.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. 22 May 2018

    Provence (Marseilles), France Arrive 9:00AM Depart 6:00PM

    France’s oldest city is one of its most dynamic, with a melting pot culture and vibrant arts scene. The soul of the city is its Vieux Port, the working waterfront. Marseille is also a gateway port to the scenic villages and coastal areas of Provence.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. 23 May 2018

    Florence /pisa (La Spezia), Italy Arrive 8:30AM Depart 8:30PM

    former fishing village at the border of two enchanting regions, La Spezia offers easy access to Tuscany and its great cities like Florence and Pisa and the Liguria’s rugged coast and terraced villages known as Cinque Terre.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. 24 May 2018

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Arrive 7:00AM Depart 8:00PM

    From the monuments of the ancient empire to the pursuit of la dolce vita, the Eternal City is an unrivalled open-air museum and a lively modern metropolis. The tiny enclave of Vatican City is home to sacred sites and priceless art.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. 25 May 2018

    Naples (Capri), Italy Arrive 7:00AM Depart 8:00PM

    One of Europe’s oldest cities, Naples is vibrant and filled with rich artistic and architectural heritage. Nearby sights include the ruins of ancient Pompeii uncovers, the idyllic resort isle of Capri, and the jewel-like towns that dot the Amalfi Coast.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. 26 May 2018

    Day at Sea.

    Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, zip-lining and surfing 200 feet above the waves. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. 27 May 2018

    Arrive Barcelona.

    Disembark and make your way to the airport for your return flight

    Meals: Breakfast

DATES AVAILABLE: 4th May 18
DURATION: 23 Days
Spanish Shores & Mediterranean Symphony - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

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Spanish Shores & Mediterranean Symphony - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

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