Spain with Mallorca, Costa del Sol, Morocco & Portugal - May 11th - 26th, 2013
 

14-Nights, 4-star properties With Air - Just $3,495

This trip has been months in the planning and is what we proudly feel is now worthy of our audience  It will make for an amazing journey for sure, taking us from the Balearic Islands to Costa del Sol, on a day trip across the Strait of Gibraltar into Morocco and finally into Lisbon, Portugal for a full 2-week trip.  It will have us moving around quite a bit but also visiting 3 different countries and 2 continents!

We have group air that will take us from LAX (stops off in Philadelphia for the east coast people) to the island of Mallorca for our first 4 nights which will be relaxing and fun way to kick off this trip.

Megalithic, Roman, Vandal, Byzantine and Moslem civilizations, the medieval Christian conquest of 1229 and events up to our time have all left their mark. For many years Mallorca has been a favorite nautical destination for Europeans and Spanish people due to a variety of reasons. But the main reason is that it is an extraordinarily beautiful place in the Mediterranean, with crystal-clear waters and an ideal weather.

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and has many interesting attractions for tourists.  Our hotel is idyly located in the harbor, just a few minutes walk from the Old Towne in Palma. Attractions in and around Palma de Mallorca include the city's dramatic seafront Cathedral (La Seu) - which was constructed in the 13th century and took almost 400 years to complete; the Parc de la Mar - a tiered park offering splendid views of the waterfront; and the grand Almudaina Palace - a formal royal residence dating back almost 700 years. There are many museums in Mallorca, offering interesting information about the island and its history, which dates back to ancient times and boasts traces of Roman and Arab civilizations. Appeaing art galleries are also present on Mallorca, exhibiting various works of art, such as the Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani, which has paintings by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.

Our 4-star hotel here is situated on the harbor a short walk into the main old town area and we have paid an extra fee to guarantee everyone sea view rooms!

After 4-nights in Mallorca we will fly off to Torremolinos for another 4-nights. We will be in the heart of Costa del Sol and the place of the oldest civilizations in the Mediterranean. Torremolinos is one of the Costa del Sol's prime destinations. The excellent coastline, combined with the pleasant climate, are just some of the attractions this Andalusian town offers. Read more Torremolinos has a long and extensive history, as the many Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Arab remains found in the area testify. Next door it is possible to visit other towns in the Málaga region such as Benalmádena and Fuengirola. Inland are mountain villages like Mijas an enchanting small village where you can climb up and down the many narrow streets and enjoy a donkey-taxi ride to a spectacular vantage point with beautiful white flowers. Our hotel is ideally situated across from a beautiful beach and also within easy bus tours of Granada, Ronda, Cordoba,

 

 

Marbella and Malaga. You can count on us to set up some very interesting optional tours to take in some of the beautiful and quaint towns. Like our trip last year to the South of France we will hire our own guides and bus and chart out 3 days of tours to some of the most fascinating towns. Cost for these tours will run approx. $40 a day and will give us plenty of freedom and variety.

We will take one day and cross the Strait of Gibraltar to the African continent for a one-day trip to Morocco (cost included). We take a fast ferry across to Morocco (35 minutes) where we begin our trip with a guided tour of Tangier.  We will cross different quarters of Tangiers, stop for photos and camel rides and then head back downtown, going on a walking tour to the Kasbah (walled city), the medina (old city) and the souks. We'll stop for  lunch at a typical restaurant to enjoy the Arab food (harira soup, cous-cous, brochete, Moroccan tea and pattisserie). Finally we'll visit a Moroccan bazaar where bargaining over prices is part of the shopping culture.
 

 

 

Next up is Sevilla, a city you are sure to fall in love with as I did.  Once again our hotel is perfectly situated within easy walking distance to all the attractions including the wonderful palace of Alcázar and the Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower, the largest Gothic building in the world and the third-largest church in Europe. It is truly impressive. We will have 2 nights here at a very nice, 4-star hotel located just steps from all the attractions.

Finally, to wrap up our journey we will spend 4 more nights in Lisbon. It's one of the world's great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for walkers and photographers. Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world's greatest explorers like Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India). It’s one of the world's greatest natural harbors which attracted different civilizations, now reflected in its architecture and culture recalling Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. A charming visual time-warp with medieval village-like neighborhoods.  

Lisbon also offers World Heritage monuments and singular museum treasures. Our stay will be at a beautiful, 5-star hotel in the city centre that will make a perfect base to explore many of Portugal's most outstanding towns and villages. From Evora and Obidos to fairytale palaces in one of
Europe's most romantic towns (Sintra), we will have 4 nights and 3 full days for our day tours. Again we will hire our private guide and motor coach to enable us to offer optional tours with freedom and flexibility at an amazing group rate that you have come to appreciate.

That will conclude our 2-week European and Moroccan vacation and will bring you home on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend where you can rest up before heading back to work.

We do realize that this trip is several hundred dollars more than our spring Europe trips but we also want to point out that this is a 14-day trip and you will also notice that the departure taxes are substantially less then the $650 we had to charge on those trips. We have also made every effort to choose very nice properties once again on this trip so we do feel that it makes for an excellent value once again.

Can't take 2-weeks off? We are happy to work with you to cut out either the Mallorca portion or the Lisbon portion of this trip.

           Includes:

  • International and domestic air

  • 14-nights hotel accommodations (double occ.)

  • All transfers

  • Moroccan excursion

  • Daily breakfast

  • 3 walking city tours with guide - Mallorca, Sevilla and LIsbon

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $1,025

Our Air: Deduct $1,178 with your own international air (meeting us in Mallorca. We would still include the domestic flight from Mallorca to Malaga). You would return from Lisbon.


Here is our air:

Departing Flight - Saturday, May 11, 2013

US Airways
Flight 710
Airbus Jet 321 Jet
Airline confirmation: F7NTMP
From
Los Angeles (LAX)
08:25am -May 11, Sat
To
Philadelphia (PHL)
04:34pm -May 11, Sat
 
Nonstop
Coach
 

US Airways
Flight 742
332 AIRBUS INDUSTRIE JET Jet
Airline confirmation: F7NTMP
From
Philadelphia (PHL)
06:25pm -May 11, Sat
To
Barcelona (BCN)
08:25am -May 12, Sun
 
Nonstop
Coach
 
Flight Duration: 3hr 18min Layover Time: 1hr 51min Total Trip Time: 5hr 09min
Return Flight - Sunday, May 26, 2013

US Airways
Flight 739
Boeing 757 (Passenger) Jet
Airline confirmation: F7NTMP
From
Lisbon (LIS)
10:45am -May 26, Sun
To
Philadelphia (PHL)
01:40pm -May 26, Sun
 
Nonstop
Coach
 

US Airways
Flight 711
Airbus Jet 321 Jet
 
From
Philadelphia (PHL)
04:05pm -May 26, Sun
To
Los Angeles (LAX)
07:14pm -May 26, Sun
 
Nonstop
Coach

Not Included: 

  • U.S. departure tax of $134.79

  • Optional Tours as listed above

Deposit to sign up - $200

Our Hotels:

MALLORCA

Meliá Tryp Bellver

http://www.melia.com/hotels/spain/majorca/tryp-palma-bellver-hotel/index.html

Magnificent location overlooking the marina in Palma de Mallorca

TORREMOLINOS (Costa del Sol)

Sol Don Marco Hotel

  A very elegant hotel on the shoreline surrounded by subtropical gardens, Sol Don Marco is located in a distinguished and peaceful tourist area of Torremolinos, in the heart of the Bajondillo beach promenade. With its oriental decor, it represents an oasis of tranquility.

WEBSITE: http://www.soldonhoteles.com/en/hotel-malaga.html

#5 on Tripadvisor! http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187440-d482196-Reviews-Sol_Don_Marco-Torremolinos_Costa_del_Sol_Andalucia.html


SEVILLA

Hotel Bécquer

Bécquer Hotel boasts of about a great location at a unique and privileged enclave inside the city of Seville.  Right in the historical center, the Hotel invites to have a walk through city streets, to get to know its corners, admire its arquitecture.

It was built in the old Palace House of the Marqueses de las Torres, keeping significant elements such as Renaissance grilles, coffered ceilings, etc.

The Cathedral, the Giralda Tower of Santa Cruz Neighborhood are within five minutes on foot. But Seville is immensely Rich and its possibilities are immense.

WEBSITE: http://www.hotelbecquer.com/index.php?gclid=CL7W46v9mrMCFYp_Qgod4mcA4Q&ids=539&lang=en&r=3923003

TRIPADVISOR: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187443-d236091-Reviews-Hotel_Becquer-Seville_Province_of_Seville_Andalucia.html

LISBON

Eurostars Hotel das Letras - 5 STARS!

The Eurostars Das Letras Hotel is one of the most rewarding and breakaway novelties that has happened in the last few years by the Tagus estuary. It is a luxury establishment where the secret ingredients of our recipe are blended in perfect proportions: design, top quality comfort, the latest in technological advances and, of course, literature and more literature. Each one of the 107 rooms of he Eurostars Das Letras is dedicated to a celebrated writer: our guests will find on their bed headrest a large frame with a fragment of a particular author in its original version – from Shakespeare to Calderón de la Barca, from Virgil to Saramago – the essence of universal literature from every era.

WEBSITE: http://www.eurostarshotels.co.uk/eurostars-das-letras.html?gclid=CP3vjrT_mrMCFQuCQgodMWoA6Q

TRIPADVISOR: #16 out of 213 hotels in LIsbon!
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g189158-d1080688-Reviews-Eurostars_Das_Letras-Lisbon_Estremadura.html


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