Departure: Every Sunday
DAY 1: MADRID
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district. Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options.
DAY 2: MADRID - GRANADA
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Alhambra Palace and its beautiful gardens of Generalife (Ticket admission included) Leave Madrid early in the morning. We traveled south through La Mancha. Puerto Lápice stopping at this village in La Mancha reminiscent of Don Quixote. We enter by Despeñaperros in Andalusia. GRANADA, arrival and lunch included. Afternoon visit, including entrance and local guide, to the vast Alhambra Palace and its beautiful gardens of Generalife, built in Moorish times.
DAY 3: GRANADA - TANGIERS - ASILAH - RABAT
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Step aboard a boat to Africa. Stop off in the picturesque town of Asilah, located on the ocean front. Dinner is included. Note: Depending on the number of passengers in Morocco, this tour may be conducted in bilingual (Spanish/English) groups. Departure from Granada. We cross the Costa del Sol. In Algeciras or Tarifa we board a modern ferry to cross the Straits of Gibraltar. The coach does not normally make the crossing, so passengers must carry their luggage. Arrival in Morocco. Beautiful landscapes. ASILAH – this picturesque small walled city on the shores of the Atlantic was an ancient port that was a base for pirates. Today the settlement is full of life. Time for lunch. Later we continue to Rabat. Arrival in Rabat. Dinner buffet and accommodation.
DAY 4: RABAT - CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH
TODAY’S HIGHLIHTS: Guided visit in Rabat (admission costs included). Discover Casablanca. Kalesa (horse or donkey carriage) ride and dinner are included. Scenic tour of Rabat, calling at the immense Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the mighty Kasbah of the Udayas. At midday, we depart for Casablanca, where we shall have a short informative tour of the city. The tour includes the outside of the great Hassan II mosque, which is one of the most important in the Arab world. Then we continue towards Marrakech. After arriving at the hotel, you will be able to experience a traditional Kalesa ride up to the famous Jamaa el Fna square. Dinner buffet included. Hotel accommodation.
DAY 5: MARRAKECH
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided tour of the city. Admission prices and lunch are both included. Start your day with a guided tour of the city that gave the country its name. Free time to relax at the pool or to discover a famous Marrakech Souk (local market). In the evening, you can experience a Fantasia dinner and cultural show (optional). Lunch included.
DAY 6: MARRAKECH - AIT BENHADOU - OUARZAZATE - BOULMANE
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic landscapes. Visit a village built from adobe. Dinner buffet included. We journey across the Atlas Mountains, frequently snow-capped high peaks greet us as we say goodbye to Marrakesh. Small Berber villages perch on the side of chasms. We interrupt the journey to stop at the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, a place where several films have been filmed. At this point of our trip, our route passes through the so-called biblical landscapes. Time in Ouarzazate city with its impressive Kasbah. We continue toward the valley of Roses. Boulmane Dades. Dinner and accommodation. NOTE: On very rare occasions (during winter), the roads may be closed due to snowdrifts. If necessary, days 5 to 7 will be rescheduled according to our alternative itinerary. (Whether we can visit the Sahara or not will depend on road access).
DAY 7: BOULMANE - TODRA - ERFOUD
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful scenery. Canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Visit a village built from adobe. Lunch buffet included. Feel the adrenaline on an off-road excursion on the desert sand dunes. A journey full of excitement in the Sahara Desert: the Valley of the Kasbahs; river valleys containing thousands of palm trees; plains of stones followed by oasis and adobe villages, powerful fortresses defending the thoroughfares. We visit the stunningly magnificent Todgha Gorge. On the way, we shall call at a small town built from adobe next to KHORBAT, visitors will be able to learn about this desert community, which is supported by the Europamundo Foundation. (Note: Sometimes access is not possible due to weather conditions, which may involve flooding of the river). We continue toward Erfoud. Lunch included. Anyone who wishes, can go on a field trip to visit the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert (experience dusk among the dunes).
DAY 8: ERFOUD - FEZ
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Breath-taking landscapes. Discover the medieval city of Fes. Dinner included. Early morning, our trip leaves the Sahara through the mountains and crosses nomadic areas situated in high and cold landscapes. In the afternoon, Fes awaits us. Leisure time. Dinner included and hotel accommodation.
DAY 9: FEZ - TANGIERS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided city tour of Fes. Admission prices included. Dinner is included. Discover Fes with an informative scenic tour. We conclude the visit by including lunch in an ancient palace in the Medina district. At the beginning of the afternoon, we depart towards the north of Morocco. Arrival in Tangier in the middle of the afternoon. Dinner included and hotel accommodation.
DAY 10: TANGIERS - SEVILLE
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Travel via ferry from Africa to Europe. Dinner is included. Spare time in Tangier. Chance for some last minute shopping? We return to Spain by ferry. The coach will not travel on board, and each passenger will be required to carry their own piece of luggage. We arrive in Algeciras or Tarifa and continue to SEVILLE. Evening arrival. Dinner is included and hotel accommodation.
DAY 11: SEVILLE - MADRID
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with a local expert. Travel on a high-speed train. In the morning we have a scenic tour with our local expert. (Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, it can be conducted in both Spanish and English). We visit the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, Guadalquivir River Borders, the popular neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana, and the beautiful Plaza de España. Free time follows. After lunch, we take a trip on a high-speed train. (Note: On the train ride, a guide will only accompany the group if it contains over 20 passengers.) The train is quite comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through marvellous countryside. In several places our speed will be about 300km/h (186m/h). The train journey takes 2½ hours. Arrive to Madrid.
End of our services.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Included in the price (for complete tour)
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: GRANADA, RABAT, MARRAKECH, FEZ, SEVILLE
- 4 Lunch included in: GRANADA, MARRAKECH, ERFOUD, FEZ
High Season (May - Jun, Sep - Oct, Dec) EUR 1650 2105
Mid Season (Jul - Aug, Nov) EUR 1650 2105
Low Season (Jan - Mar) EUR 1635 2090
c/Antonio López 65
HOLIDAY INN ALCALA****
PLAZA CONDE DE CASAL No 6
SERCOTEL GRAN HOTEL LUNA DE GRANADA****
PLAZA MANUEL CANO, 2
CALLE ENRIQUE TIERNO GALVAN 4
av/ de la constitucion 6
21, Avenue Chellah 10000 Rabat
RIAD MOGADOR MENARA*****
Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech
XALUCA BOULMANE DADES****
Avda. Zone Touristique B.P, 138, CP: .
45150 BOULMANE DADES
CARR. ARPOUD A ERRACHIDIA 5KM
ZALAGH PARC PALACE*****
LOTISSEMENT QUED FES ROUTE DE MEKNES, S/N
Avenue Mohammed VI
SILKEN AL-ANDALUS PALACE SEVILLA****
Avenida de la Palmera s/n, esquina Paraná
NOVOTEL MARQUES NERVION****
av/ eduardo dato 71
RIBERA DE TRIANA****
Plaza Chapina s/n