Portugal & Morocco

$2495

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October 14 - October 23, 2022** (10 days)

 
**dates subject to change depending on availability

Cost: $2495 Includes: all international flights, nightly 3-star accommodations, shuttle service from West Michigan to Chicago airport, all ground transportation in Portugal & Morocco, roundtrip train to Sintra, full-time travel director, & all listed admissions & tours.  Other expenses not included are: most meals, checked baggage, optional excursions, and travel insurance.

Sign-up deadline is June 14, 2022

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Signup Deadline: June 14, 2022 - checks made payable to Percussive Tours, LLC – Cash, Venmo (@percussive), & Credit Card also accepted. 3.5% processing fee added to all credit card transactions

Please note that a completed COVID-19 Vaccination is required to participate on this tour

ITINERARY

DAY ONE>

Fly to Lisbon, Portugal

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Transfer from West Michigan to Chicago for your transatlantic flight this evening to Portugal's stunning city. Lisbon!

 

Your flight will include all meals, beverages, and entertainment. 

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DAY TWO>

Lisbon, Portugal

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Arrive in Lisbon this morning and transfer to your centrally located hotel to relax and unwind. Later, join your local Portuguese tour guide as they take you on an in-depth walking tour of this beautiful capital. Visit sights such as:

  • Praca do Commerce (Commerce Square)

  • Augusta Street

  • Alfama

  • Sao Domingo Church

  • Monastery of Carmo

  • And much more!

Afterwards, enjoy free time in the area!

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Iconic Street Car in Lisbon
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Arco da Rua Augusta
Lisbon City Center

DAY THREE>

Lisbon, Portugal

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This morning, our group will visit one of Lisbon's top sights: the Jerónimos Monastery! Built in 1495, this is one of the most well-preserved examples of Portuguese Gothic Architecture with delicate mullions and sweeping arches.

Afterwards, we will be treated to Lisbon's most popular dessert: Pasteis de Nata! This velvety custard tart is a real treat! The recipe was developed by monks at Jerónimos Monastery in the 1830's and they are served all over Portugal, however they are the most popular next door to the monastery at Pasteis de Belem.

 

Afterwards, you are free to explore the city for the rest of the day or opt for one of our many optional excursions.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:

  • Sunset Sailing on the Tagus River 

Cruise in style aboard a sailboat gliding along the Tagus river and take in the city of Lisbon as it twinkles to life in the glowing sunset. 

  • 10 Tastings Food and Wine Tour

 

Come hungry! Your gourmet guide will take you snacking through the best restaurants and bars that the city has to offer, sampling 10 gourmet delicacies along the way

 

Jerónimos Monastery
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Pasteis de Nata
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Sunset Sailing on the Tagus River
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Lisbon City Center

DAY FOUR>

Sintra, Portugal
 

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Today we will climb aboard a train and head to the fantastic village of Sintra. This historic town looks like a fairytale with a vividly colored fortress and majestic palaces. Walk through cobbled streets passing cafes and shops painted in brilliant colors.

One this day trip we will see many sights such as:

 

  • The Palacio da Pena

 

  • The Quinta da Regaleira. 

  • Palacio National de Sintra

  • Monserrate Palace

We will spend the entire day here and later take the train back to Lisbon

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La Quinta da Regaleira
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Palacio da Pena
Castle of the Moors

DAY FIVE>

Lisbon, Portugal

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The city of Lisbon has so much to offer and is easy to explore by metro, cab, or streetcar. Today is a free day to relax and enjoy tapas in a local cafe or opt for one of our amazing optional excursions!

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

  • Electric Bike Tour

 

Feel the wind in your hair and pedal at your own pace. Scaling this coastal city is no problem aboard an electric bike. See the most popular landmarks like the Sé de Lisboa Cathedral, panoramic views from the National Pantheon, & St. George's Castle.

  • Oceanàrio de Lisboa

 

Cool off and explore the wonders of the seas in Lisbon's largest aquarium. With 8000 animals and 500 species thriving in 7 million liters of saltwater, you will be amazed at the size of this place!

  • Fátima, Nazaré, & Óbidos Day Trip

 

Experience the rich heritage and stunning countryside of Portugal on this small-group guided day trip to Fátima, Óbidos and Nazaré. On this tour, discover one of the Christian religion’s most significant pilgrimage sites, Fátima. Here, learn about the children who, in 1917, saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Fátima). You will also visit the small medieval town of Óbidos, glimpse into a fisherman’s life in the seaside village of Nazaré and marvel at the ornate architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery. During your journey, savor landscapes that boast beautiful Atlantic coast views, verdant hills and impressive bluffs

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Nazaré Waterfront
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Obidos City
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Batalha Monastery
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DAY SIX>

Marrakesh, Morocco

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This morning, we will board a short flight to exotic Morocco and its most famous city: Marrakesh!

Marrakesh is known as the "red city" because most buildings are made from adobe stucco that comes from the red Atlas Mountains of this region. The old town is filled with a maze of skinny alleys filled to the brim with souks selling spices and treasures. 

After checking into our hotel near the historic Medina to drop off luggage, it is time to join our local guide to explore narrow alleyways and learn about the history and culture of this amazing, bustling city. We will explore sites such as:

  • Majorelle Gardens

  • Jamaa El-fnaa Square

  • Koutoubia Mosque

  • The Old Town Medina

  • Bab Agnaou

  • And so much more!

 After, you have free time to relax, shop, and explore this wonderful city!

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Bab Agnaou Gate
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Jamaa El-Fnaa Square
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alleys of the Grand Bazaar
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Koutoubia Mosque
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DAY SEVEN>

Marrakesh, Morocco

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Today, enjoy a free day enjoying Morocco, or opt for one of our amazing optional excursions!

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:

  • Moroccan Cooking Workshop

 

Enjoy the exotic flavors of Morocco with this delightful cooking class! You will join your guide as you collect fresh ingredients throughout the souks. Prepare your dish with instructions from your gourmet chef while sipping piping hot Moroccan mint tea. 

  • Hot Air Balloon flight over Marrakesh

 

Watch the sun rise over red dust, palm groves, and majestic open landscapes from a hot air balloon. Flying with a small group of travelers and live commentary from your veteran pilot, soak up the sights as you glide through the air, then refuel with an authentic Berber breakfast in a Moroccan tent

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Cooking Class using traditional tagine
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Spice Souk
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DAY EIGHT>

Ouarzazate, Morocco

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This morning, we will travel to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate through the scenic Tizi n'Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. These UNESCO world heritage sites feel like a scene taken out of the movie Indiana Jones!

 

Ait Ben Haddou is the oldest inhabited fortified village in the world dating back to the 11th century! It is the best example of pre-Saharan, earthen architecture.

Ouarzazate was a prominent resting place for weary travelers and traders crossing through the desert on their way to Europe. The city has expanded and is now the largest town in the Sahara and is a prominent filming location for some of today's favorite films like Gladiator, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones.

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Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
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DAY NINE>

Marrakesh, Morocco

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Today, enjoy one last free day in Marrakesh or opt to escape the busy city and adventure out into the Atlas Mountains to explore the Three Valleys and discover a waterfall on this optional excursion.

 

You and your camel will gently amble across the Imlil Valley for breathtaking views before meeting a Berber family at their home in the village of Ait Souka. Enjoy a traditional lunch and sip Moroccan mint tea while the local people educate us about their lifestyle and culture. 

 

End the day in the little village of Moulay Brahim for unforgettable views of the mountains. 

 

 

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Ourika Valley
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Imlil Valley

Fly Back Home

DAY TEN>

Transfer back to the airport for your flight back to the USA.

*Percussive Tours reserves the right to modify this itinerary if certain activities become unavailable 

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