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Andalusia and Morocco

ITINERARY

Visit: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, Larache, Tangier, Costa del Sol, Granada, Toledo, Madrid

Day 1 (Thursday): Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

Departure from the bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Orienteat 08:30am. Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land with a brief stop at a typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows an enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba and enjoy an impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease your mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride, reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2 (Friday): Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” also precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” was developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. The afternoon is at leisure for you to discover exclusive views and specific flavours of this active city full of lights. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

Day 3 (Saturday): Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol

After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda and spend your free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4 (Sunday): Costa del Sol - Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol, arrive Algeciras or Tarifa, where a ferry boat will be used for a short and interesting crossing of the strait of Gibraltar towards Africa. Arrival to Morocco. Disembark, clear customs and continue on by bus via Larache to Fez, the most monumental one of the Imperial Cities. Its University of “Karaouyne” is the largest Islamic sanctuary in Morocco and sometimes referred to as the oldest university in the world. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel

Day 5 (Monday): Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning city tour in Fez, visiting the most interesting points: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, Jewish Quarters or Mellah, the gate of Bab Bou Jelous and a walking tour of the “Medina” (Old City), declared a World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional dinner with a show.

Day 6 (Tuesday): Fez - Meknes - Marrakech

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive towards the ancient city of Meknes, an old walled (40 Kms) imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. There we will enjoy a Panoramic tour. Admire the great Bab Al Mansour Gate, Morocco’s most beautiful Gate and the most well known monument in town. Continue driving southwards through the Mid-Atlas mountains to Marrakech, Capital of the South, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the dessert. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 7 (Wednesday): Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. City sightseeing tour, including the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadines Tombs and Bay Palace. In the afternoon walk around the medina, souks and the magic Jma El Fna Square, which is packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers, all making the centre of the city an open-air theatre that requires the participance of the audience. So don’t forget your camera. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional dinner with a show at “Fantasia Chez Ali”.

Day 8 (Thursday): Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat

After breakfast departure northwards via Benguerir and Settat to Casablanca, the current industrial and economic capital and the most populated city housing 10% of the Country population. We will have a panoramic tour through the most interesting sections of the city: Anfa boulevard, Nations square, residential areas and a visit from the outside of the Hassan II grand mosque. Afternoon departure to Rabat, the diplomatic and administrative capital and official residence of the King Mohamed VI. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 9 (Friday): Rabat - Larache - Tangier

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour visiting important sights and examples of the Almohade architecture as the Royal Palace from outside, Mohamed V Mausoleum and the unfinished Hassan Tower. In the afternoon, via Larache, we will head for Tangier, a cosmopolitan city that has always been pretended due to its strategic location, at the main gate of Europe and Africa. There we will have a short panoramic tour and some time at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 10 (Saturday): Tangier - Costa del Sol

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the pier and board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Drive along the Costa del Sol towards the hotel. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 11 (Sunday): Costa del Sol - Granada

After breakfast at the hotel departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte Square.

Day 12 (Monday): Granada - Toledo - Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo, World Heritage City, where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historic old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. End of our service.

 

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Toledo, Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier
  • Tour Escort during the tour
  • Transportation in air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodations in selected class
  • Daily breakfast and 11 dinners
  • Only one piece of luggage per person is allowed. Passengers have to go through customs control with their own luggage.

 

First Class Hotel (or similar):

  • Seville: Melia Lebreros
  • Costa del Sol: Sol Don Pablo / Don Marco / Sol Principe
  • Fez: Royal Mirage / Parc Palace
  • Marrakech: Atlas Medina / Royal Mirage
  • Rabat: Rabat / Golden Tulip
  • Tangier: Atlas Almohades / Rif
  • Granada: Abades Nevada Palace

 

(*) This tour might be a combination of different programs. It applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (jt)

Package Information

  • Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
  • Type: Coach Tour
  • Departures: March 2019 - March 2020
  • Cities Visited: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, Larache, Tangier, Costa del Sol, Granada, Toledo, Madrid
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