Get Inspired / Europe / Africa / Spain / Portugal / North Africa Add Portugal to Your Spain and Morocco Trip for a Holiday of a Lifetime! Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Africa / Spain / Portugal / North Africa Add Portugal to Your Spain and Morocco Trip for a Holiday of a Lifetime! story by: Jo Wedlock Separated by only 13km, Spain and Morocco are a stellar combination for a two-week holiday! Moorish food, seductive Seville and simmering souks – this type of holiday adventure showcases contrasts and close ties between two extraordinary countries as well as giving you two countries with different flavours and experiences. Both countries are a cultural extravaganza and while Spain is a favourite of Kiwis, add Portugal into your holiday and you can combine cosmopolitan Lisbon and Porto with Portugal’s Silver Coast, a gem of undiscovered natural beauty and home to a real Portuguese way of life. Here are some itinerary ideas if you can visit Portugal or combine it with Spain and Morocco for a holiday of a lifetime! Visit the Alhambra Palace and wander into Granada’s Moorish Albaizan Quarter and traditional Moroccan souks, full of tea houses and Arab craft stalls – this is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture. Visit Casablanca – home of the famous movie by the same name “of all the gin joints in all the world – make sure you check out one here! Catch a train to Marrakech for a guided tour and explore all there is to offer in the market places that reinvent themselves each time you visit. Lisbon is best explored on foot as you really can get around those small spaces and ancient corners. Make sure you taste Pasteis de Belem, a local specialty of a Portuguese egg tart pastry – yum! Travel north to Coimbra, visiting Nazare, the Batalha Monastery and Conimbriga, one of Portugal’s largest Roman settlements. Explore Portugal’s beautiful Douro Valley, the home of port wine, then head into Porto to sample your wares. Portugal’s north is steeped in history, displaying colourful villages, ancient monuments and picturesque scenery. You’ll discover delightful small villages and World Heritage cities if you explore this northern region. Check out Aveiro, where you will have time to see the graceful boats ‘moliceiros’ and taste the local sweets ‘ovos moles’. Explore cosmopolitan Lisbon, and then discover a hidden gem as you cruise through the unspoiled Douro River Valley with its lovely vistas, storied towns, and lively cities. Rambling vineyards and charming native farms called ‘quintas’ cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to port country. Click here for UK & Europe Deals Enquire Now First name * Last name * Email address * Confirm Email Address * Phone number * How can we help? My local consultant or House of Travel store Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei How do you prefer to be contacted? EmailPhoneEither I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Europe’s 8 best music festivals for 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist How to avoid Spanish pickpockets Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.