EXOTIC MOROCCO, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
15 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES | 11 CITIES
2019 : 27th MAY & 17th JUN
Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier, Seville, Cordoba, Malaga, Faro, Sintra, Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona

EXOTIC MOROCCO, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

15 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES | 11 CITIES

2019 : 27th MAY & 17th JUN
Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier, Seville, Cordoba, Malaga, Faro, Sintra, Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona

Itinerary

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DAY 01

Welcome to Morocco!!! On To Marrakesh – The Red City of Morocco

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DAY 01

Today, enter the world of ‘Vacations Exotica’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Morocco. On arrival at Casablanca airport meet your professional and experienced Tour Manager in the arrival area situated outside the customs hall Later, drive to Marrakesh. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Opera Plaza or similar in Marrakesh. (D)

DAY 02

A Guided city tour of Marrakesh.

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DAY 02

Today, after a buffet breakfast check-out and proceed to visit historical Marrakesh - the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret, and Majorelle Garden named after the famous French painter who constructed this art deco villa and the botanical gardens. The residence of the famous designer Yves Saint Laurent since 1980. Enjoy lunch at an Indian Restaurant. Later, in the afternoon visit the famous Djemaa el Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters, relish Morrocan tea at the “Maison de la photographie” a riad in the old town to admire an amazing photo collection of “Landscapes and Faces of Morocco”, between 1870 and 1950. Tonight enjoy the Fantasia show with dinner. Overnight at Hotel Opera Plaza or similar in Marrakesh. (B, L, LD)

DAY 03

Onto Casablanca .Guided city tour of Casablanca. Visit Hassan Mosque II. On to Marrakesh

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DAY 03

After buffet reakfast proceed to Casablanca, the economical Capital of Morocco. Visit the central market, the Habous District, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Square, the residential area of Anfa and the HassanII mosque. Today, lunch at a Local / International Restaurant. Later, enjoy some time at leisure in exploring the great city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Kenzi Basma or similar in Casablanca. (B, LL, D)

DAY 04

Guided City Tour of Rabat. Visit Hassan tower. Onto Tangier

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DAY 04

After buffet breakfast check out and proceed to enjoy a guided tour of the capital city Rabat here the Hassan tower and mausoleum of Mohammed V is located. Also visit the Chellah, existed as a settlement clustered around the nearby freshwater springs, which evolved into the Phoenicican civilisation, then the Roman city of Sala, before decaying into ruins, as Rabat developed to the north. However, the sultans of the Merenid dynasty chose to bury their dead here, and it is as a necropolis that Chellah is most famous for.After Local Lunch proceed to Tangier. Tonight, enjoy Local / International dinner. Overnight at Hotel Hilton Garden or similar in Tangier. (B, LL, LD)

DAY 05

Onto Malaga. Onto Spain.

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DAY 05

After buffet breakfast, check out and drive to port to board a ferry to Algeciras. On arrival drive to Malaga – Spain’s Costa del Sol. Proceed on an orientation tour of the port city and stroll along the promenade to geta feel of this vibrant city. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Sol Principe or similar in Malaga. (B, D)

DAY 06

Guided city tour of Cordoba. Onto Seville

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DAY 06

After buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to Cordoba for guided tour including a visit to the ‘Mezquita’ - Great Mosque of Cordoba now the Cathedral of Cordoba and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant. Later, drive onto Seville - the Andalusian capital and 4th largest city in Spain. On arrival, check into the hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Silken Al Andalus or similar in Seville. (B, LL, D)

DAY 07

Guided city tour of Seville. Visit the Giralda Tower, the Cathedral, Royal Palace and Maria Luisa Park

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DAY 07

After a buffet breakfast check out, join an experienced English speaking local guide for a city tour of Seville. Visit the Cathedral of Seville - the largest place of worship in Spain, and the third largest cathedral in the Christian world. Visit the Giralda Tower - the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville and one of three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. After Indian lunch, visit the Royal Palace considered the most complete example of the so-called Mudéjar architecture in Spain. Next, visit the Maria Luisa Park - a paradisiacal half mile of palms and orange trees, elms and Mediterranean pines and the spectacular Plaza de Espana. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Silken Al Andalus or similar in Seville. (B, L, D)

DAY 08

Visit Faro - The Algarvian capital. Onto Portugal.

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DAY 08

After a buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Faro - the administrative center of the Algarve region of Portugal. After local lunch, proceed on an orientation tour of this beautiful city and enjoy the blend of Arabic and Roman architecture. Visit the old town surrounded by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th century. Later, drive to Lisbon. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner at restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Sana Metropolitan or similar in Lisbon. (B, LL, D)

DAY 09

Guided city tour of Lisbon. Visit the Jeronimo’s Monastery and Padroa Monument.

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DAY 09

After a buffet breakfast, join an experienced English speaking local guide for a tour of this legendary city. Visit the Jeronimo’s Monastery - one of the great triumphs of European Gothic architecture (UNESCO has classified it as a World Heritage monument), which also houses Vasco da Gama’s tomb. See impressive sites like Rossio Square, Commercio Square, Marques de Pombal Square, Belem Tower and much more. Later, visit the Padroa Monument – also known as the ‘Discoveries’ monument, take an elevator to the top for a bird’s eye view of Lisbon. After an exciting city tour enjoy Indian lunch. Later, you have time at leisure to enjoy great shopping opportunities or just explore this beautiful city on your own. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Sana Metropolitan or similar in Lisbon. (B, L, D)

DAY 10

Visit Sintra and Cascais.

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DAY 10

After a buffet breakfast, drive to Sintra – Portugal’s fairy-tale town on the edge of Europe. On arrival, proceed on a guided tour with a visit to Palacio Nacional de Sintra. Marvel at the elements of Gothic, Mudejar, Manueline and Renaissance architecture, the wonderful azulejos (coloured glazed tiles) from the 15th and 16th Centuries in various halls and patios, and in the Royal Chapel. Continue your guided tour and see the Seteais Palace – now a hotel, the town Hall, Modern Art Museum and many more interesting sights. After Indian lunch, drive to Cascais – once a tiny fishing village and now an elegant holiday beach resort. Enjoy free time for shopping at the small shops and roadside stalls offering typical embroidery and lace, to high fashion designer products. Later, drive back to Lisbon. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner at restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Sana Metropolitan or similar in Lisbon. (B, L, D)

DAY 11

Onto Madrid - the Spanish Capital. Visit Real Madrid Football Stadium.

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DAY 11

After a buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to Madrid and on arrival check into the hotel. After a local lunch visit Real Madrid Football Stadium (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium). Santiago Bernabeu is one of the world's most famous and prestigious football venues. It has hosted the European Cup final on four occasions: in 1957, 1969, 1980, the UEFA Champions League Final in 2010. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner at restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Elba Alcala Madrid or similar in Madrid. (B, LL, D)

DAY 12

Guided city tour. Visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum and Plaza de Espana.

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DAY 12

After a buffet breakfast, proceed on a city tour with an experienced English speaking local guide. Visit the Royal Palace - considered by many to be one of the finest palaces in Europe. Visit the Prado Museum – The quality and variety of its collection makes the Prado Museum one of its kind. After a local lunch, proceed on an orientation tour of this city. See stunning sights like the Plaza de Espana, Sabatini Garden, Cervantes Statue, the Parliament and many more interesting sights. The evening is at leisure to explore the various shopping arcades. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel Elba Alcala Madrid or similar in Madrid. (B, LL, D)

DAY 13

On to Barcelona. Enroute visit Zaragoza

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DAY 13

After a buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Barcelona. Enroute enjoy an orientation tour of Zaragoza and Enjoy local lunch. Later, proceed to the bustling city of Barcelona - Spain’s colorful and exotic culture comes alive here. On arrival, proceed to the hotel and check in. In the evening witness the stunning Flamenco show. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel Novotel San Joan or similar in Barcelona. (B, LL, D)

DAY 14

Guided city tour. Visit Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila.

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DAY 14

After a buffet breakfast, join an English speaking local guide for a full day tour of this city. Visit the magnificent Sagrada Familia - a massive Roman Catholic Basilica and Gaudi’s masterpiece. The sight of this masterpiece is nothing short of dramatic. Next, visit the Casa Mila - an expressionist and unconventional apartment block created by Gaudi. It breaks traditional architecture by not using a single straight line. After a local lunch, visit Les Ramblas - the bustling city centre and enjoy some time at leisure, exploring the stylish and exclusive shopping areas of this great city. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Novotel San Joan or similar in Barcelona. (B, LL, D)

DAY 15

Farewell!!!

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DAY 15

After buffet/boxed breakfast, depart for the airport for your flight back home. Return home with great experiences and memories of your holiday with “Vacations Exotica”. (B)

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete value for money tour with maximum quality sightseeing
  • Stay at convenient and comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels
  • Daily Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian/Local lunches included as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian dinners Included
  • Guided city tour of Marrakesh , Casablanca, Rabat, Cordoba ,Seville, Lisbon ,Madrid and Barcelona
  • Visit Hassan Mosque II – The Grand Mosque in Casablanca
  • Orientation tour of Malaga
  • Visit Mezquita – the Grand Mosque and Jewish Quarters – in Cordoba
  • Visit the Cathedral of Seville including a visit to Giralda Tower
  • Visit Faro – the Algarvian Capital
  • Visit the Padroa Monument – Monument of Discoveries
  • Visit Jeronimo’s Monastery – A UNESCO World Heritage Monument
  • Guided city tour of Sintra
  • Visit Palacio Nacional – in Sintra
  • Visit Cascais – a Sea Side Resort
  • Visit the Real Madrid Football Stadium – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
  • Visit the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum in Madrid
  • Orientation tour of Zaragoza - monumental town of Spain
  • Enjoy a stunning Flamenco Show in Barcelona
  • Visit Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia – Gaudi’s creation and masterpieces
  • Visit Spanish Village – 1929 World Exhibition Centre
  • Services of a professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Tour Manager travelling with you throughout your tour
Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS

    MOROCCO

    • Marrakesh
      • Guided City Tour
      • Fantasia Show with Local Dinner
    • Casablanca
      • Guided City tour
      • Visit Hassan Mosque II
    • Rabat
    • Visit Rabat with Hassan Tower

     SPAIN

    • Malaga
      • Orientation tour of Malaga
      • Cordoba
    • Guided City Tour
      • Visit the Mezquita – the Great Mosque
      • Visit the Jewish Quarters
    • Seville
      • Guided City Tour
      • Visit the Giralda Tower
      • Visit the Cathedral of Seville
      • Visit the Royal Palace
      • Visit Maria Luisa Park
    • Madrid
      • Guided City Tour
      • Visit the Royal Palace
      • Visit the Prado Museum
      • Visit Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
    • Barcelona
      • Guided City Tour
      • Visit the Sagrada Familia
      • Visit the Casa Mila
      • See the vibrant Spanish Flamenco Show

     PORTUGAL

    • Lisbon
      • Guided City Tour
      • Visit the Jeronimo’s Monastery
      • Visit the Padroa Monument
    • Sintra
      • Guided City Tour
      • Visit the Palacio Nacional
    • Cascais
      • Guided City Tour
    • Faro
      • Tour of the City
  • ACCOMMODATION
    • 02 Night at Hotel Opera Plaza or similar in Marrakesh
    • 01 Nights at Hotel Kenzi Basma or similar in Casablanca
    • 01 Night at Hotel Hilton Garden or similar in Tangier
    • 01 Night at Hotel Sol Principe or similar in Malaga
    • 02 Nights at Hotel Silken Al Andalus or similar in Seville
    • 03 Nights at Hotel Sana Metropolitan or similar in Lisbon
    • 02 Nights at Hotel Elba Alcala Madrid or similar in Madrid
    • 02 Nights at Hotel Novotel San Joan or similar in Barcelona

       Note: Due to fairs/events there may be a possibility that some hotels may be far away from the city for some departures.

  • MEALS
    • Daily Buffet breakfast
    • Daily Indian Jain/ Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian/ Local Lunches
    • Daily Indian Jain/ Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian /Local dinners
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach.
  • AIRFARE, TICKET TAXES, VISAS AND OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
    • Cost of ticket taxes
    • Multiple Entry Schengen visa and Single Entry Morocco Visa. Cost of both Visa are included in your Tour Price. The Schengen visa is valid for travel Spain and Portugal.
    • All local taxes as of 01st October 2018
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or local representative throughout your tour in Europe & Morocco.
  • OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • It is extremely important to possess an overseas travel insurance policy before you travel on your tour. Keeping your convenience in mind, we have included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour. However for any passengers above the age of 70, and those who extend their holiday, additional charges would apply
  • NOTE
    • The dates and granting of Visa is at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Vacations Exotica is not responsible for granting of visas and is only a facilitator in the visa application process.
    • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 25 full paying passengers the clients will be given an option of travelling on another departure date.
  • PRICING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • Above mentioned prices are Ex-Mumbai per person on Twin-sharing Basis.
    • Tour cost will be paid partly in INR/EUR. Rate of Exchange taken for calculation purposes: 1 EUR= 81
    • Rate of Exchange will be calculated at the rate prevailing on the date of final payment.
    • The above prices are valid for travel until 31 March 2019.
    • High season supplements / surcharges may be applicable.
    • Subject to GOI and RBI regulations. GST not inclusive & will be as applicable above the tour price.
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Govt. of India Goods and Services Tax (GST) as applicable on both INR and EUR Component
  • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent / franchises. The same subject to availability of seats for the given dates and ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking or at least 45 days prior to departure date.
  • Tour cost is subject to GOI/RBI regulations under Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • No Porterage included
  • Tips to drivers, guides, etc of EUR 03 per person/per child per day for the duration of the tour.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure. (The foreign currency component will be calculated as on date of payment). The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary i.e. only continental buffet breakfasts, dinners and 01 lunch on chartered boat.
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in “What Your Tour Price Includes”
NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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