On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You’ll overnight in Madrid, Seville

Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco.

The tour will start in Madrid, where you’ll discover the main sights with a local guide. On the way to Portugal, visit Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its ancient fortified towers and walls, and beautiful Salamanca. The Portuguese pearls you’ll discover on this affordable tour are Coimbra, Obidos, Fatima with its famous Sanctuary, and the capital, Lisbon.

You’ll cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco on the African continent by ferry to step back in time in Rabat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco’s capital since 1912. Fez is still Morocco’s cultural and spiritual center, and its centerpiece is the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 9th century and whose palaces, madrasas fondouks, residences, mosques, and fountains date back to the 13th-14th centuries.

Also founded in the 9th century, the red city of Marrakesh remains a tapestry of ramparts, mosques, palaces, gardens, vibrant public squares, and souks (markets). You’ll get to know this fascinating city with a local expert on the included tour. You’ll also stop in Casablanca, Morocco’s westernmost city and still known for the 1942 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

You will love the included guided visit to Granada’s legendary Alhambra complex, a lavish palace and fortress built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, that you will appreciate even more after having visited Morocco.

These are just some of the many highlights on this comprehensive and affordable Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. It’s a memorable budget vacation for value-mind travelers.

To know more about the visas for this vacation, click here

 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Sightseeing:

SHANGHAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, and a silk factory

XI’AN
Sightseeing with Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors and the City Wall; walking tour through Muslim quarter

BEIJING
Guided city sightseeing including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall; Peking Duck farewell dinner

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director

Scenic Highlights:

Wuzhen water town, the Bund, Tang Dynasty show, Great Wall of China

UNESCO World Heritage

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

  • Imperial Palace
  • Beijing Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Great Wall of China
  • Terracotta Warriors

Transportation:

Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

 MEALS

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

ITINERARY

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

DAY 1

SHANGHAI, CHINA. Welcome to Shanghai, China’s largest city and center of trade. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY 2

SHANGHAI. Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful YU YUAN GARDENS, a place of peace and tranquility in this bustling city. Visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture, and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s-style Shikumen buildings. You will also visit a SILK FACTORY to learn about the silk-making process. Tonight, join your traveling companions for dinner at your hotel.
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DAY 3

SHANGHAI. Explore Shanghai at leisure. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the historic water town of Wuzhen, renowned for its Old World charm and picturesque setting.
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DAY 4

SHANGHAI–XI’AN. Today, fly to Xi’an, the former ancient capital. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
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DAY 5

XI’AN. One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. Later, walk along the ancient CITY WALL of Xi’an. The balance of the day is at your leisure.
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DAY 6

XI’AN–BEIJING. This morning, take a WALKING TOUR through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets before flying to Beijing, the capital of China.
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DAY 7

BEIJING. Sightseeing today includes a stroll through TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and to the treasure-filled FORBIDDEN CITY, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the center of politics.
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DAY 8

BEIJING. The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. This evening your dinner features the local delicacy, PEKING DUCK.
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DAY 9

BEIJING. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
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 TOUR DIRECTOR

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade… we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JERRY WU

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

“China is a fantastic place, and Jerry is excited to share with you over 5,000 years of history, invite you to experience the rich and lively culture, and enjoy his country’s unique and natural scenery.”

Tour Director - JERRY WU

 ACCOMMODATIONS

BEIJING
SHANGHAI
XI’AN

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

The following optional excursions 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).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)

$$ ($51 – $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 – $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

* 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 airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price 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 Cosmos).

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