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On this trip you'll tick off more World Heritage Sites in 2 weeks than some people get to see in a lifetime. Here's a flavour of the history you'll uncover in Spain, Morocco & Portugal:
The pastel-hued palaces and villas of Sintra are a fairytale dream come true. A guided tour of Sintra will take you on a mystical journey to an otherworldly kingdom of crumbling castles, decadent mansions, sweeping vistas & secret gardens.
Teetering full of mosques, churches and medieval buildings, this entire hilltop town is a listed World Heritage site for good reason. Uncover the city's gothic cathedral, visit Renaissance artist El Greco's house, admire Alcazar fortress and learn the backstories of sites of sieges, revolution & treason in a guided tour.
Claiming the title of Spain's number 1 visited monument, the glorious fortified palace of Alhambra is an architectural wonder with intricate detailing & the best of both Moorish & Spanish influences. The oldest Muslim Palace in the world delivers Baroque courtyards, splendid gardens & imposing towers.
Marvel your way through the cobbled streets of the Medina with a Local Guide, uncovering the layers of North African & Spanish history throughout the spice markets and mosques, passing the golden gates of the Palais Royale & the Moorish-style Fondouk Nejjarine (Wooden Galerie) on your guided tour.
Be guided through the smoky saffron-scented air of the bustling Marrakech Medina, rubbing shoulders with market traders & donkeys on your way. Sample local tagine & stock up on argan oil while listening to bursts of music from local buskers in Jamaa el Fna square.
A manicured city of palm-lined streets and desert-inspired architecture, historic metropolis & administrative capital, Rabat is a city of contrasts paying testament to its Arab-Islamic past and modern Western influences. We'll see the King's Palace (officially translated as the 'Venue of Happiness') and the tranquil Hassan Tower constructed from rich red sandstone.
Lived in by Kings since the Middle Ages and used as a filming location for Game of Thrones, this gilded Andalucian palace complex will take your breath away. Inside you'll find Renaissance statues, Mudéjar-style courtyards, a gothic-tiled Lion gate, an Arabian-Moorish garden patio, secret underground passages, and a mausoleum housing the remains of Christopher Colombus.