Iberian Discovery & Morocco (ZW)

13 days from Madrid to Madrid

2021 Tour Details View 2022 Tour Details »

Variety is the spice of life—and of every great vacation. In addition to the flavorful ports, sherries, and sangrias Spain and Portugal are famous for, 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.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 air-inclusive Europe vacations on American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia/Finnair*
Iberian Discovery & Morocco map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Alhambra and Generalife Granada
  • Historic City of Toledo
  • Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon
  • Old City of Salamanca
  • Old Town of Avila
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 MADRID

MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and a stop at Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala.

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Day 3 MADRID–SEGOVIA–AVILA–SALAMANCA

SEGOVIA See the Roman Aqueduct.
AVILA Visit the walled town.
SALAMANCA Orientation walk to Plaza Mayor. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Overnight stay and wine tasting with dinner at Hacienda Zorita, which once hosted Christopher Columbus.
180 mi / 290 km

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Day 4 SALAMANCA–FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL–LISBON

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.
329 mi / 530 km

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Day 5 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.

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Day 6 LISBON–AZARUJA–SEVILLE, SPAIN

AZARUJA Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a cork factory.
Scenic drive into the Andalusia region to Seville.
273 mi / 440 km

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Day 7 SEVILLE

SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter.

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Day 8 SEVILLE–TANGIER, MOROCCO

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR Ferry Crossing.
TANGIER Guided sightseeing includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite panoramic drive to Cap Spartel and enjoy mint tea with biscuits. Dinner with Moroccan entertainment at your hotel.
155 mi / 250 km

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Day 9 TANGIER–COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN

TANGIER Orientation walk includes Grand Socco square. Free time to explore the narrow streets of the kasbah. Ferry crossing back to Spain.
81 mi / 130 km

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Day 10 COSTA DEL SOL

COSTA DEL SOL Free day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Costa del Sol with an excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 11 COSTA DEL SOL–GRANADA

GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free time this afternoon.
121 mi / 195 km

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Day 12 GRANADA–TOLEDO–MADRID

TOLEDO Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Gothic cathedral, Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces, and the national monument of Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue. Visit a Damascene steel workshop.
MADRID Farewell dinner at your hotel.
292 mi / 470 km

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Day 13 MADRID

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HASSAN ZUMURYOT

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I love to share my knowledge and passion for Spain. The best it has to offer, with its truly amazing history and culture. Getting to know its passionate people who love their country and love life. Its contrasts and diversity never fail to surprise and delight our clients. Tour directing has enabled me to experience and discover amazing places but the most satisfying aspect is getting to know the people I have met along the years. I never stop learning and being surprised by our tour members, many of whom are an inspiration to me and their fellow travelers. So many new bonds are created amongst people from all over the world and all walks of life. It's so rewarding to see our clients having such great experiences that they will cherish forever as I guide and accompany them every step of the way through this wonderful country.

Tour Director - HASSAN ZUMURYOT

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Madrid
Lisbon
Seville
Tangier
Costa del Sol

Madrid

Treasures of Spain: El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

Treasures of Spain: El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

Visit two of Spain's most iconic attractions¿El Escorial, the historical residence of the King of Spain; and the impressive Valley of the Fallen, honoring those who died in the Spanish Civil War.

Price Range: $$

Zarzuela Show

Zarzuela Show

Experience a magical evening of traditional Spanish music during an unforgettable show at Madrid's famous El Rincón de la Rodríguez.

Price Range: $$

Lisbon

 Unforgettable Evening in Lisbon: Fado Music and Dinner

Unforgettable Evening in Lisbon: Fado Music and Dinner

Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of classic Fado music and a delectable 3-course dinner with drinks at a local Casa de Fado (Fado restaurant).

Price Range: $$

Cascais, Cape Roca and Queluz Palace

Cascais, Cape Roca and Queluz Palace

Experience stunning natural beauty on this day trip along the Portuguese Riviera featuring jet-set Cascais, world-famous Guincho Beach, Cape Roca, and a visit of the lavish Palace of Queluz!

Price Range: $$

Seville

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Seville's 15th-century gothic cathedral is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus.

Price Range: $

Tangier

Discover Asilah

Discover Asilah

Asilah, Pearl of the Atlantic Ocean, awaits on this exciting excursion through the Old Town with its ancient ramparts, white-washed homes, and Roman, Portuguese, and Spanish influences.

Price Range: $$

Costa del Sol

Dinner in La Carihuela

Dinner in La Carihuela

Enjoy a scrumptious 4-course dinner in Torremolinos¿ vibrant La Carihuela fishermen's district, famous for the best seafood in the region!

Price Range: $$

Journey to Gibraltar

Journey to Gibraltar

Visit the Rock of Gibraltar, one of Europe's most legendary icons, on this full-day guided discovery featuring St. Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle ruins, the colony of Barbary apes, and more!

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,317*
18 guests in a party: $438*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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