*** SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO TRIP UPDATE: Flight Confirmations are being emailed out Today (March 28th), along with itinerary. More info on Spain, Portugal & Morocco (weather, currency info, what to pack, adapter info & More) will be emailed out over the weekend.
JOIN FUN HAPPENINGS TRAVEL GROUP FOR AN AMAZING TOUR OF THE IBERIAN COAST, AS WE EXPLORE SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO FROM APRIL 19TH - 30TH 2019 BY LAND & SEA!
We will begin our unique customized Land & Sea Tour in Lisbon Portugal, where we will spend 3 full days exploring this legendary and charming city with over 20 centuries of history. We will then board our Luxury 429' Small Ship in Lisbon, where we will visit 5 Amazing & Unique Ports of Call. At the end of our small ship cruise, we will fly from Malaga to Barcelona, where we'll spend 3 glorious days in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe!
SUMMARY OF OUR 11 DAY ITINERARY INCLUDES:
- DAY 1 - 3: Lisbon Portugal- Visit Lisbon for 3 days by Land
- DAY 4: Portimao & The Portuguese Algarve Coast (By Ship)
- DAY 5: Tangier Morocco (By Ship)
- DAY 5-6: Gibraltar Peninsula- a British Territory (By Ship)
- DAY 7: Motril & Granada Spain (By Ship)
- DAY 8: Malaga Spain (By Ship)
- DAY 8-11: Barcelona Spain- Visit for 3 Nights / 4 Days by Land
There are no words to describe the beauty of the Mediterranean's Iberian Coast of Spain, Portugal & Morocco! The Dynamic culture, compelling history, to-die-for Mediterranean cuisine – the Iberian Peninsula really is a True Example of riches for every sense and interest.
SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR AMAZING ADVENTURE INCLUDE:
- Explore the meandering alleyways of Lisbon on a culinary & culture tour
- Immerse in the local Lisbon culture- with authentic Fado Music & Dinner
- Soak up the Moorish history of Lisbon and visit the Famous Sintra Palace
- Explore the rugged Algarve Coast and Amazing Sea Caves by Zodiac's
- Visit the Famous Open Markets and Ride a Camel in Tangier Morocco
- Explore the Astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra or (Choice)
- Choose to Hike the Famous "Caminito del Rey" in Southern Spain
- Witness Antonio Gaudí’s Astounding Architecture with your own Eyes!
- Visit one of the Top 5 Markets in the World- El Boqueria in Barcelona
- Be treated to a Lively Flamenco Performance in Barcelona!
- Enjoy Two Full Free Days in Lisbon & Barcelona to explore on your own!
OUR SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO TOUR INCLUDES SO MUCH!
- AIR FROM NEWARK TO LISBON/FROM BARCELONA [Included with $890 Air Add-on]
- One Way Flight from Malaga to Barcelona [Included w/ $890 Air Add-on]
- 5 Nights in 4 1/2 - 5 Star centrally located Hotels [Lisbon 2, Barcelona 3]
- 5 Nights Accomodations on Luxury "Royal Clipper" Small Ship [Outside Cabins included] w/ included meals, port charges, all taxes.
- 26 Meals including 10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners & 4 airline meals
- 8+ Cultural Immersing Excursions as outlined in Trip Itinerary
- Private Transportation throughout Spain, Portugal, Morocco
- Hand-selected local private guides, making for Amazing Experiences!
- All taxes, port charges, hotel taxes and baggage porterage charges
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR SPAIN, PORTUGAL, MOROCCO TOUR..
- Intl/Domestic flights From Newark (Available w/ $890 Air Add-on)
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Laundry, Optional Wi Fi, Drinks, Spa Treatments on board, souvenirs
- Tips for local guides, Drivers, Ship Staff (suggested tips will be emailed)
- Personal Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended!)
ABOUT OUR SMALL SHIP
The Royal Clipper offers a cruise experience like no other! This luxury small ship provides a sea-going adventure with all the character of traditional sailing combined with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruise ships. You will enjoy the gourmet prepared meals, 3 swimming pools, 2 bars and massive sun deck to relax on when under sail! You can relax in the library or pamper yourself in the spa and health club. Or you may choose to climb the mast (safety harness provided required) and take in the Amazing panoramic views of the lands and seas around you from the crow’s nest bucket!
The Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.
You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.
UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT ITINERARY:
UNITED AIRLINES FLT #64
DEP NEWARK EWR 8:25PM | ARR LISBON LIS 8:20AM [NEXT DAY- APR 20]
UNITED AIRLINES FLT# 121
DEP BARCELONA BCN 11:15AM \ ARR NEWARK EWR 1:50PM [SAME DAY]
PRICING/PAYMENT TERMS FOR SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO
Our 11 Day Tour of Spain, Portugal & Morocco is priced at $3490 + $890 for Air (Includes Int'l & Domestic Flights). And, since this Trip is planned for April 2019- YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO PAY FOR THIS TRIP WITH 8 RECURRING MONTHLY PAYMENTS ON PAYPAL.
We are flying Non-stop from NEWARK EWR on APRIL 19, 2019 at 8:25pm and return to NEWARK EWR at 2:45PM on Tuesday April 30th. BOTH FLIGHTS ARE NON-STOP IN BOTH DIRECTIONS- To Lisbon, From Barcelona.
****** THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO PAY FOR THIS TRIP: (Recurring payments not available this close to departure)
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3.) Land Only Package $3490 (by check) or $[masked] (PayPal or Credit Card) and Purchase your own Air and Meet us in Lisbon on April 20th, Return from Barcelona on April 30th. [You must arrive before or depart same or later with our flights, to take advantage of our airport transportation][
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[You must arrive before or depart same or later from our flights, to take advantage of our airport transportation]
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**** SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT$895.00: Single Room Supplement for entire 10 Night / 11 Day Tour, including Luxury 5-star small ship.
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DETAILED ITINERARY FOR SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO TOUR
- DAY 1- FRIDAY APRIL 19TH:DEPART FOR LISBON FROM U.S!
Depart for Lisbon Portugal from Newark NJ on United Non-stop Flight #64 at 8:25pm from Newark EWR to Lisbon LIS, arriving 8:20am on Sat. April 20th.(If you purchased our Additional $890 Group Air)
- DAY 2- SATURDAY APRIL 20TH:ARRIVE TO LISBON / LISBON CITY CULTURAL & CULINARY TOUR
Arrival to Lisbon.We are met by our local guide and then transfered by private coach to our Lisbon Hotel.Since Check-in is later in afternoon, our group will enjoy a guided tour of Lisbon, including the opportunity to explore the city center, the old quarter of Alfama, as well as the Belem quarter and its monuments including Jeronimos Monastery, the Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries. The Jeronimos Monastery, built in the 16th century, is an extraordinary magnanimous monument, also classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline architecture. Our tour will end with a stop at the delicious and Famous "Pasteis de Belem" bakery, open since 1837. Here we learn how it is made followed by a tasting. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Lisbon and Lunch on your own and check-in to our 5-star Lisbon Hotel.
Tonight, is a special evening as we will host our “Welcome to Portugal Dinner” with authentic Portuguese Food, Fado Music and Good Portuguese wine!It’s going to be a great way to kick off our Amazing Tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco!(Dinner with wine Included)
Overnight in Lisbon (2 Nights):The Highly Rated 5-star Eurostars Das Letras Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-d1080688?m=55593
- DAY 3- SUNDAY APRIL 21ST: EXCURSION TO SINTRA PALACE | FREE AFTERNOON / EVENING
Breakfast at Hotel.Today, we will visit and tour the Famous Sintra Palace, which is blessed with natural beauty and the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Afterwards, we will visit the westernmost point of Portugal- the Roca Cape, an edge between land and ocean drawing a breath taking landscape. We return to Lisbon Mid Afternoon. En-route we will enjoy the scenery along the coast, passing through the towns of Cascais and Estoril.
Overnight in Lisbon: 5-star Eurostars Das Letras Hotel
- DAY 4- MONDAY APRIL 22ND:FREE DAY TO EXPLORE LISBON / EMBARK ON SMALL SHIP!
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out of our Lisbon Hotel Today- the Hotel will store our luggage until our 5:00pm Departure to board our small ship.Today is Free time to Explore Lisbon on your own.Make sure to meet back at hotel at 5pm promptly for Private Transfer to Lisbon Port to embark on our beautiful 5-star luxury Tall Ship!(Breakfast, Dinner included)
Overnight on Small Ship (5 Nights):The 439’ Royal Clipper
- DAY 5- TUESDAY APRIL 23RD:EXPLORE THE ALGARVI COAST OF SPAIN AND ITS NATURAL BEAUTY!
Breakfast onboard our small ship.Today, we are visiting one of the most beautiful areas in the World- the Algarve coast of Portugal!Our group will take a combination of boat and jeeps- to properly explore this rugged coastline and sea caves.We will travel through the interior of the small, traditional village of Ferragudo, through narrow streets until the magical view of the Ferragudo church.We board our boat and enjoy a 2 hour ride this beautiful coastline and the Famous Grotto of Benagil, known as the most beautiful natural cave in the world!After sampling some Portuguese wines at a seaside Algarve enoteca, we had back to our small ship.
- DAY 6- WEDNESDAY APRIL 24TH:VISITING TANGIER MOROCCO- EXPLORING THE CITY’S TREASURES, FMAOUS OPEN MARKETS & EVEN RIDING A CAMEL!
Our visit to Tangier begins with a Panoramic tour of Tangier, visiting "Cape Spartel" where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean Sea and a visit to inside of "The Caves of Hercules".We will visit the Famous Moroccoan Kasbah and its Palace, and the medina or old town with the "Grand Socco", the "Petit Socco", the "Mendoubia Gardens", the "Jewish Quarter", and the Berber market and souks.... We will end with a “Must Do” in Morocco… A Camel Ride, before we head back to our small ship. Tonight we spend the night in Gibraltar, which is part of the territory of the United Kingdom…. Who’s up for a Pub Tour of Gibraltar?
- DAY 7- THURSDAY APRIL 25TH:VISITING GIBRALTAR, TERRITORY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
After breakfast on our ship, we will embark on a Panoramic Tour of Gibraltar visiting the most unique places here in their unique territory of the United Kingdom.We will take a complete round the rock drive along the fortress city walls, the coastal roads, tunnels, passing the Moorish Castle and visit the historical part of town… We will see Europa Point, Catalan Bay, St Michael's Cave, Apes Den, Great Siege Tunnel, the original WWII Airport Runway and see land frontier with Spain.Lunch is served on the ship.
- DAY 8- FRI APRIL 26: Visiting Motril for 2 Outstanding Optional Tours Today (Choose One)!
Because there are 2 extraordinary choices of Activities Today- we are making this day Optional to join one of these 2 Excursions!
Travel to Granada to visit the Famed Alhambra Fortress, the City of Granada and enjoy an authentic Tapas Lunch
- DAY 9- SAT APRIL 27: Arrive to Malaga / Disembark Ship for Flight to Barcelona /
Arrive to Port of Malaga.Breakfast on Small Ship.Disembark from small ship to Malaga Airport for flight to Barcelona.Upon Arrival to Barcelona, we will enjoy a Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour- as our 5-star Hotel is located right in the heart of Barcelona!The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to explore Barcelona and dinner on your own!May I recommend one of Barcelona’s Famous Tapas bars.
Overnight in Barcelona (3 Nights):The Highly Rated 4 ½ star Vincci Gala Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-d5416370?m=55593
- DAY 10- SUN APRIL 28: TOUR OF BARCELONA
After breakfast at our Hotel, we are visiting the top cultural and architectural sites in Barcelona including Gaudi’s Park Guell, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and one of the most famous cathedral’s in the World- the Sagrada Familia, designed by Antonio Gaudi.We will have free time during the day to have lunch at Barcelona’s Famous La Boqueria Market, where many food booths and cafés are located.The evening is free to have dinner on your own.
- DAY 11- MON APRIL 29: FREE DAY IN BARCELONA TO EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN / FAREWELL DINNER
Barcelona Breakfast at Hotel. Free day in Barcelona on your own.Farewell Dinner this evening with traditional Spanish Dinner & Flamenco Show!
- DAY 12- TUE APRIL 30: DEPART BARCELONA FOR US
REFUND POLICY: Refunds are not allowed without 140 days notice, due to small ship terms. Trip #2: No refunds are available due to non-refundable terms of yacht charter.