Explore the highlights of Portugal, Spain, and Morocco and visit three countries in 12-days. You will start your adventure in Porto and rent a car to continue south to Lisbon making stops on your way. From Lisbon you will travel south and cross the brother to Spain. After visiting Seville you will travel to Tangier on a ferry! In Morocco you will also visit the magical blue city of Chefchagen and finish in Marakesh to catch your flight back home.

  • Taste the real Porto wine
  • Enjoy a flamenco show in Seville
  • Discover the secrets of Lisbon
  • Immerse yourself in the blue-washed buildings of Chefchaouen
Trip Overview
  • Category
    Culture and Gastronomy
  • Days
    10
  • Nights
    9
  • Accommodation
    Boutique hotels
  • Transportation
    Train & private car
  • FROM $2.995

Day 1 (Arrival Day)

Arrival to Porto

Porto Food Tour

Upon arrival, you are met by the driver who will take you to the hotel.

In the late afternoon, you will have your first taste of vintage Porto cuisine, the best of the past that the city has to offer today. The food extravaganza is a 3.5 hour guided walking food tour of historic downtown Porto. Guided by a Porto native, you will be led on an exploration of the renaissance that the city is experiencing. From the rebirth of specialty food shops to the new restaurants adopting old ways to traditional buildings finding new purposes, this tour is for those who enjoy experiencing the best of the past with a modern twist.

Enjoy seven vintage tasting locations, that will take you back in time to an era of high quality, simple products and recipes made by people who love what they do. Learn about the families that own these places and why they are an integral part of what makes gastronomy in Porto so unique. Witness first hand the revival of Portuguese cuisine while you explore local restaurants, cafes, and specialty food stores serving only the best of Porto. The tour, of course, would not be complete without an introduction to the famous drink of Porto, Port wine. While you taste three different Port wines, including a vintage Port wine, you will learn about the history of this drink and why it is a timeless favorite.

Day 2

Porto Guided Visit

This morning you will head out to start your half-day visit in Porto. This excursion will lead you through the most important landmarks of Portugal’s second most populous city. Settled by Romans, this is an emblematic city known for its delicious Port Wine, medieval townhouses stack up beside the beautiful Douro River and churches wearing their blue-and-white “azulejo” tiles.

The guide will explain to you the rich history of this city, also called “Invicta” (the Unbeaten City), its heroes and battles, and will guide you towards the trendiest and most cultural area of the city. Boavista Avenue, one of the most important streets, and Foz, the place where the river meets the sea, have some of the most important museums and modern local treasures. Then, the city center invites a long visit. Being a UNESCO site, here we will admire the most renowned Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Neo-Classical monuments and sites, like the São Bento Railway Station, Clerigos Tower, the Church of St. Francis, Lello Bookshop, Sta. Catarina Street, Majestic Café, Bolhão Market, and much more.

And after a visit to the imposing Cathedral with its superb silver altarpiece, we will be able to enjoy the riverbanks of the immense Douro River, its Ribeira plaza, and the D. Luís Bridge.

In the afternoon, be sure and check out one of the Port House in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Optional activities:

  • Visit Porto on a Vintage Car! This glamorous 03h00 circuit – half walking, half with a vintage car – it´s one of the most unique and unforgettable experiences that you can encounter in Porto city.
  • Porto Cooking Class: your three-hour hands-on workshop introduces you to the flavors of traditional cuisine, along with the techniques used to cook them up. After, you’ll sit down to the dinner you’ve prepared, paired with dynamic local wines and spirits.

Day 3

Excursion to Douro Valley

Today you will be picked up at your hotel for this full-day excursion to discover Douro Valley. You will visit the historic towns (Amarante, S.Leonardo da Galafura and Pinhão). You will have a traditional lunch and a guided tour and tasting in one of the vineyards. Finally finishing the excursion with a panoramic boat cruise.

After your excursion to this World Heritage site, you will return to your hotel in Porto.

At the end of the day pick up your rental car!

Day 4

Porto – Coimbra – Lisbon

Today you drive south to Lisbon. In route, you will make a stop in Coimbra, the medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years, and site of the country’s greatest university for the past five centuries, Coimbra wears its weighty importance in Portuguese history with dignity. Its atmospheric, beautiful historic core cascades down a hillside in a lovely setting on the east bank of the Rio Mondego: it’s a multicolored collage of buildings spanning nearly a millennium. Explore on your own.

After lunch, continue to Lisbon. Drive time: 1 hour.

Day 5

Lisbon

Lisbon City Visit & Fado Dinner

This morning, you will discover Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a city that was built on seven hills, located near the meeting point of the Tagus River with the ocean. A charming and friendly city, with a cosmopolitan population, World Heritage monuments, impressive museums. A place where every corner breathes history, culture, and art.

You visit the charismatic Alfama district, the house of the traditional Fado music, with twisting streets, wind up to an imposing castle on one of the city’s highest hills. You will also discover the most important squares of this city and the famous Liberdade Avenue. And during, you also have the opportunity to taste the delicious and sweet “Pastel de Belem”, a typical pastry.

Afterward, the rest of the afternoon to explore on your own.

In the evening, you will dine at one of the best Fado restaurants. These are places to sample traditional Portuguese cuisine with interludes of authentic Fado.

Optional activities: 

  • Visiting Lisbon on a Sidecar or driving a GoCar – Guided City Tour
  • Guided visit to Lisbon kids friendly

 

Day 6

Lisbon-Évora-Huelva

Today after breakfast you will cross the border to Spain and travel to Huelva. on your way there you will stop in Évora.

The scenery is sure to impress as you enter the Alentejo region with olive groves, fortified towns, and traditional villages offering an unhurried pace of life.

Spend some time walking around the compact ancient walled town, once a major trading and religious center. Évora has a lot to offer and boasts the second-largest number of national monuments in Portugal (behind Lisbon) including an impressive Roman temple. You’ll also find a vibrant atmosphere—and great dining options—with a large student population, thanks to one of the world’s oldest universities: The University of Évora.

Continue your journey to Huelva and head out to explore.

Day 7

Huelva-Seville

Seville Guided Visit

Today you will drive to Seville. Upon arrival, check in and get ready for your guide visit.

After lunch, you will meet with a local guide to show you the highlights of Seville on a bike tour (or walking tour if you preferred). You’ll view the Cathedral, home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus, then visit the Giralda tower, the Alcazar Palace and its majestic gardens and the hidden Santa Cruz quarter, discovering local haunts along the way.

This evening, you can enjoy a Flamenco Show at Casa de la Memoria.

At the end of the day, drop off your rental car.

Day 8

Seville-Tanger

Today a private driver will take you to the port and you will take a ferry to Tanger. You will travel to another continent, África!

Upon arrival at Tanger, you will meet your guide for a guided visit.

The name Tangier comes from Greco-Roman mythology. “Tinjis” was the name of Anteus’ wife, who married Heracles after the death of her first husband. The son of Tinjis and Heracles was called Sufax, who as an adult, became king and founded a city named after his mother, where today is the current Tangier.

One of the main tourist attractions in Tangier is the caves of Hercules – located a few kilometers southwest of the city – and, according to legend, Hercules would have spent the night there before stealing the apples from the Garden of Hesperides.

Day 9

Tangier-Chefchauen-Fez

Today your private driver will take you south to Fez, on your way there your will stop at the magical blue town of Chefchauen.

Chefchaouen has turquoise colors in which all the houses in its old medina are painted in a very fresh and beautiful color. The blue city, considered by many to be the most picturesque location in Morocco. It is located in the north of the country, not far from Tetouan, and in its proximity we will find the Natural Park of Talassemtane.

After walking around Chefchaouen, you will continue to Fez.

Day 10

Fes

Fes Guided Visit

After breakfast, you will meet your guide for a guided visit of this city.

The medina of Fez is a great maze. You have to dive into it and not be afraid of getting lost, in which case it is enough to follow the flow of people towards the main road or pay a child to show the way. It is an adventure to a medieval world of hidden squares, huge studded doors and colorful souks. Do not forget to look up to marvel at the plasterwork, cedar coffered ceilings and Arabic calligraphy and, at the foot, mosaics that seem to be made with precious stones.

Day 11

Fes

Today is a free day to wander around the cities of Fes, you can also decide to do one of the day trips.

Optional day trips:

  • Day Trip to Middle Atlas
  • Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip
  • Full-Day Fez Handicraft Tour
  • Cooking Class

Day 12

Rabat – Departure

Your private driver will take you to Rabat to catch your flight back home.

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