Although this is a new trip just added to our schedule, our unique and immensely cultural itinerary will allow you to experience first-hand both Spanish and Moroccan lifestyles. From fine cuisine to awesome shopping and breathtaking sites, this trip has been designed to present you with a journey that offers a deeply cultural perspective, so you're left wanting to know more about the places you've explored and the people you met along the way.Warning - This is a new trip for us! While we have been operating in Europe for over three years now and have had a team of researchers travelling the continent to put together this trip, it must still be remembered that this is the first year we are operating this trip. To be frank, we expect some things to go wrong! We give this warning when we head to new destinations - and usually we find there are more pleasant surprises in store than unpleasant ones. But the warning is sincere, and if it concerns you then we recommend that you wait for a year until we get any bugs ironed out. Any improvements to our itinerary are noted immediately on our website, so before booking and travelling please go to www.intrepidtravel.com and enter this trip code in the tripfinder to check for any updates.
Day 1 Madrid
Admire masterpieces in the Museo del Prado or feast on tapas in Chueca.
Day 2 Salamanca
Head west to the university town of Salamanca. Soak up the student vibe on a stroll through Plaza Mayor and past historic stone buildings.
Days 3-4 Coimbra
Cross the Spanish border into Portugal to sample rich red wines and delicious spicy fare and enjoy the local tradition of Fado - soulful music about love.
Days 5-6 Lisbon
Start explorations of Lisbon with its towering medieval citadel then perhaps inspect the many museums or check out the nightlife in Barrio Alto.
Days 7-8 The Algarve
There's plenty of time to relax on the beac, explore hidden coves and soak up the holiday atmosphere of the Algarve.
Day 9 Jerez
Discover the secrets to the perfect aperitif on a bodega tour or enjoy a tipple of sherry - the drink named after this town.
Days 10-11 Chefchaouen
Cross the Strait of Gibraltar and explore Chefchaouen, a sleepy mountain town of delightful blue-washed buildings.
Days 12-13 Fes
Step back in time into a huge medieval medina thick with exotic smells, tastes, sights and sounds. Fuel explorations of this imperial city with a glass of mint tea and some sweet Moroccan dates. After time spent sightseeing be sure to unwind with an evening drink at the Palais Jamai while the haunting call to prayer floats over the city.
Days 14-15 Marrakech
Find everything from genie lamps to leather slippers in this exotic city of souqs. Take a refreshing walk through the lush gardens at Majorelle Jardin, visit the lavishly decorated Saadian Tombs or end the adventure among the bustle of Djemaa el-Fna.