May 2024 Departure – Magical Morocco and Delightful Duoro 2024

Rescheduled 2020 Escorted tour with limited spaces
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Departs 29 May, 2024, Returns 20 June, 2024

23 Days from *$14305.00 per person (twin-share)

(*excludes international flights)

TOUR OVERVIEW

UPDATE October 2023:
There are 3 options for this tour:

  1. Only do the private Morocco Small-Group tour (single supplement available)
  2. Only do the Portugal part of the tour – River cruise on the Douro River, followed by 3 days in Lisbon
  3. Do the whole tour – Morocco and Portugal.

After leaving NZ we enjoy a 2-day stopover along the way to catch our breath before heading to Morocco.  The magic and the mystique of Morocco comes to life over eight fascinating days, exploring the impressive imperial cities of North Africa’s last kingdom.  We visit the awe-inspiring cities of Casablanca, Fes, Meknes, Rabat and Marrakech.  We discover the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Volubilis and experience the rustic charms of the market towns in the Atlas Mountains.  Accommodation is in choice hotels with plenty of opportunities to savour the best in traditional Moroccan cuisine, including a spectacular dinner show in a historic palace in the Marrakech Medina.  We farewell Morocco and fly to Porto, Portugal. Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture and is famous for its exports of Port wines.  Here we board our luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship and set sail for our 8-day, 7-night cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley.  This one of the hottest travel destinations right now.   Along the way we enjoy numerous local experiences – cuisine, port and wine tastings, entertainment, culture, history and more.  At the end of the river cruise we travel south along the Atlantic coast to Lisbon, stopping enroute at the enchanting town of Nazare, home to some of the largest waves in Europe.  

In Lisbon we spend 3 days looking around this captivating city of white-domed cathedrals and cobblestone alleys as well as tour its surrounding areas.  We depart from here to head home, with a short layover in Dubai, before arriving back in NZ.

Included In your SMALL GROUP tour :

  • 20 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast (22) and 13 dinners
  • Private transfers and transportation in Dubai, Morocco & Portugal
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus 2-day pass in Dubai
  • 7-night/8-day Tailormade Private tour of Morocco with air-conditioned transport
  • Economy flight from Marrakesh, Morocco to Porto, Portugal
  • 8-day Emerald Waterways river cruise in Douro Valley on MS Emerald Radiance (Cabin Category D) **Limited availability of this cabin
  • Lunches (7) and Dinners (13), wine/beer/soft drinks with lunch/dinner on river cruise.
  • Upgrade of river cruise cabin category available at additional cost (subject to availability)
  • Private Transfer Porto to Lisbon
  • 3 days guided touring in Lisbon with Emerald Waterways and Tours
  • Hosted by Jeryl Bromley from YOU Travel Waiheke

 

 

Highlights:

  • 2-night stopover on our way to Morocco
  • Tour of UNESCO World Heritage site - Meknes – “city of a hundred minarets”
  • Explore the winding alleys in the Medina, Fez.
  • Visit a family home in Fez for a pastilla dinner and learn about how the iconic Moroccan pie is made.
  • Traditional evening show and dinner in Marrakesh (with dancers, Arabian horsemen, acrobats and belly dancers)
  • Port wine cocktail lesson and many regional wine/port tastings during the river cruise
  • Portuguese cooking demonstration
  • Guided tour of Salamanca
  • Excursion to Sintra (optional and at additional cost)
  • Guided tour of Lisbon including Jeronimos Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage-listed site)

 

Additionally there will be free time to explore and enjoy each of the places we visit.

 

Single traveller pricing on request.

 

Deposit:   $6,000.00**pp at the time of booking.  International airfares payable on booking.  International airfares are additional and are approximately $3,300.00 for Economy, $4,500.00 for Premium Economy and $12,300.00 for Business.

 

** Subject to foreign exchange fluctuations, pricing and availability at time of booking

(Tour cost based on pricing as at 1/6/23)

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