Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Itinerary: Madrid / Toledo / Cordoba / Granada / Seville / Malaga / Tangier / Casablanca / Rabat / Marrakech.
Hotels Category: 3, 4 & 5 stars.
Board: B&B, Half Board or Full Board.
Price: The price depends on the size of the group and season.
Only 14 km separate Europe from Africa, Spain from Morocco. Two lands, once, shared the Muslim culture. We propose a journey that will transport the traveller from the essence of the ancient Al-Andalus and the beautiful landscapes and cities of Andalusia – Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Malaga…-to the fascinating Morocco. And here, Some of the most emblematic sights of this vibrant north African country, including the magical Marrakech.A striking encounter between old and new that is expressed in the architecture, crafts and daily life of these always amazing cities.
Itinerary or similar
DAY 1: Madrid. Welcome and transfer to a 4/5 stars Hotel. Brief presentation of the Tour. Dinner.
DAY 2: Madrid. Breakfast. Free day to discover the charms of Spain´s capital city. Optional visit: Real Madrid museum and stadium tour. Dinner.
DAY 3: Madrid – Toledo. Breakfast. Visit to Toledo, the city of three cultures, and (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. Symbol of tolerance and coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews. Gates to the muslim-arabic city, the mosque of Cristo de la Luz, Bab the Mardum, mosque of Tornerias, Zocodover square (Souq A’Ddawabb), fortress (Alcázar,Al Qasr), buildings of mudejar art and arquitecture, etc. Lunch break. Lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Madrid. Dinner.
DAY 4: Madrid – Cordoba. Breakfast and journey to Cordoba. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Check-in at the selected hotel. Free time to visit the historic center (Great Mosque, walls, Torre de la Calahorra, the Roman Bridge, and the Arab quarter of the old medina with its lively shops). Dinner.
DAY 5: Cordoba – Medina Azahara – Almodovar del Rio. Breakfast and departure to the nearby palatial city of Medina Azahara, which can be considered the first parliament of Europe. Stop at the nearby town, Almodovar del Rio, to enjoy the panoramic view of its iconic Castle. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized by in Almodovar, available upon request. Return to Cordoba. Free time. Dinner.
DAY 6: Cordoba – Granada. Breakfast and visit to Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al Andalus. Visit to the wonderful Alhambra, Alcazaba (Citadel), the three Nazaries Palaces and the magnificent gardens of the Generalife. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Walk around the old Arab quarter known as El Albaicín. Return to Cordoba. Dinner.
DAY 7: Cordoba – Seville. Breakfast and departure towards Sevilla, current capital of Andalusia, filled with scent of azahar (orange blossom). Visit to the Reales Alcazares and the emblematic Giralda, former Almohad minaret. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Free time to discover the charm of the historic center, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Torre del Oro, the picturesque neighborhood of Triana, the beautiful Plaza de España. Return to Cordoba. Dinner.
DAY 8: Cordoba – Malaga. Breakfast and journey to Malaga, capital of the famous Costa del Sol, 150 km of coast line, whose charms have attracted for decades the elite of Europe society, and members of Arab and European royal families. Check- in at 4/5 stars Hotel. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Free time. Dinner.
DAY 9: Malaga – Tangier. Breakfast and transfer to Tarifa/Algeciras to catch the ferry to Tangiers. We will begin our days in Morocco with a traditional mint tea on a terrace where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Check-In at 4/5 stars Hotel. Guided walk through the souk. Dinner.
DAY 10: Tangier – Casablanca. Breakfast. Transfer to the country’s economic capital: Casablanca. Check-In at 4/5 stars Hotel. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Free time. Dinner.
DAY 11: Casablanca– Rabat. Breakfast. Visit to the capital city of the country and its most emblematic sites: Hassan Tower, royal family Mausoleum, exterior of the Royal Palace, the Kasbah of the Udaya, Chellah, Souk, modern city center, etc. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Casablanca. Dinner.
DAY 12: Casablanca– Marrakech. Breakfast. We spent the day at the most magic and visited city of Morocco, Marrakech. Visit to the most important monuments of the city, such as the Kutubiya minaret (the sister of the Giralda of Seville), the Saadian tombs, Palace of the Bay (Hall of ambassadors), the Menara gardens. Then, we walk towards the famous Jemaa El-Fnaa square, (UNESCO) World Heritage Site, where sellers of orange juice, sweets, bazaars, souks and teahouses meld together to create an authentic and unique atmosphere. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Casablanca. Dinner.
DAY 13: Casablanca. Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the most interesting places of the city: Anfa district, the Arab League park, the Mohammad V square and the Boulevard de la Corniche, without forgetting the Hassan II mosque and esplanade. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Farewell dinner.
DAY 14: Casablanca. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and return from Casablanca.