Spain & the North of Morocco

Spain & North Morocco

14 days Tour

Barcelona | Madrid  | Granada | Cordoba |  Seville | Tarifa| Chefchaouen | Fes | Marrakech

Málaga | Granada | Cordoba |  Ronda | Seville

From the splendidly medina of Marrakech, through the ancient city of Seville, to the artistic streets of Barcelona, come and explore the great Moorish metropolises of Morocco and Spain.  Travelling from Barcelona to Marrakech, immerse yourself in the history of each destination, exploring ancient cultures through art, design, language and religion, meeting charismatic locals along the way.

Trip overview

Countries

Spain & Morocco

Destinations

Barcelona | Madrid  | Granada | Cordoba |  Seville | Tarifa| Chefchaouen | Fes | Marrakech

Experiences

Hotels

All accommodation is included. Double room occupancy at 4-stars hotels.

Tour Leader

One of our local experts will be your host and driver.

Transport style

Modern vehicles adapted to your group: kids seats, wheelchair-accessible, or big capacity for those who love the shopping! Ferry to Morocco from Andalusia.

 

Halal Meals

Continental breakfast every day (included). For lunches and dinners, halal restaurants and halal grocery shops available in all destinations as well as vegetarian or other dietary restrictions.

Free Time

You will have free time to roam free, check out shops and local coffee houses, maybe even try a local tapa, always escorted by our team.

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The Itinerary

Day 1 - Barcelona

Hola! we welcome you to the capital of Catalonia. Barcelona is widely considered one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, bursting with unique energy and culture. Immerse into the magic and surrealist world of the Catalan genius Gaudi, while walking the Passeig de Gracia. Here we will find two of his most famous works, the houses Casa Batlló Gaudí’s and Casa Milá known as La Pedrera.

Day 3 - Barcelona to Madrid

Discover the enigmatic Gothic quarter in a walking tour through the medieval streets. Take you time to explore the charm of the city. Taste local tapas at La Boqueria Market or just get lost in the squares, cafés and shops of the Ramblas.  Your local tour guide will introduce you to the history, culture, art and Catalan traditions. In the evening we are heading to the capital Madrid.

Free time Ads-Ons:
You may like to visit the famous 19th-century Bullring and discover the Andalusian Horse breed at The Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda

Day 4 - Madrid

Artistic, vibrant and filled with culinary hotspots, in Madrid your spare time between seeing the Gran Via, Plaza de Espana, Royal Palace & Puerta del Sol (the city's main square) will not go to waste as you explore the heart of the city with your local guide. You will discover the Islamic roots of the city, Mayrit in the 9th century in a tour through the historic center.

Free time Ads-Ons:

The spot for shopping top brands is the Outlet Las Rozas  Villages located in the suburbs but easy to get there.

Day 5 - Madrid to Granada

Continue the journey heading to Granada. In the afternoon, we will explore the Muslim Quarter of the Albaicin and leave you some time to explore the local artisan stores and enjoy the incredible views of the Alhambra Palaces from the lookout Mirador de San Nicolás where is located the Masjid of Granada too.

Day 5 - Granada

Visit the Alhambra Palaces which are the best-preserved Islamic Heritage of Europe.  The city is known for its food local and international (mainly Moroccan, Turkish or Arabic), but if there is something you can miss, is the Arab pastries with a cup of Moroccan tea, which is a must!

Day 7 - Granada to Cordoba

Travel to Cordoba in Andalusia to explore, the old capital of al-Andalus where you will learn about the Ummayad dinasty legacy. Explore the narrow streets of the old jewish and muslim quarters. Will take photos in some flower patios and of course in all bucketlist is the great old masjid, the Cordoba mosque-cathedral.

 

Free Time Ad-Ons:

Discover the splendor of the Umayyad dynasty rulers of Al Andalus visiting the archaeological site of MADINAT AL-ZAHRA, the ruins of the palatial city of Abd-ar-Rahman III dated in the 10th century.

Day 7 - Cordoba to Seville

Today we are heading to Seville, the capital of the Andalucia region. Stroll the city's river and explore the remarkable monumental area of Seville with the third world largest cathedral and the Giralda tower (the old Masjid minaret), the world heritage site of the Alcazar and the Archivo the Indias. Without missing a walk to the flamboyant Plaza de España.

Day 8 - Seville to Tarifa

Venture through the streets of Santa Cruz and explore the things the city has to offer oriented by your local guide. Later,travel onwards to Tarifa, where you will stay overnight before hopping over to Africa tomorrow.

Day 10 - Tarifa to Chefchaouen

This morning take a stroll on the pristine beach of Tarifa before leaving Europe behind and heading to Africa. The ferry across the straits of Gibraltar to the port of Tangier takes approximately 1 hour. After leaving the ferry, you'll be picked up by our Moroccan crew, and journey 3 hours to Chefchaouen, a mountain town peppered with blue-washed buildings located in the center of an agricultural region.

 

Day 11 - Chefchaouen to Fes
The blue city is arguably one of the prettiest places in Morocco. Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen may take you by surprise. Its medina has been lovingly cared for with striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways, and it's filled with handicrafts, while the main square has shops selling woven goods and small sweets. Much of Chefchaouen was recreated by Andalusian refugees escaping the Reconquista. Learn about general life in a small Moroccan community, visit a communal bakery, watch local women do their laundry, and walk up to a former mosque for a great view over the town that's nestled between two mountain peaks. As a popular shopping destination for handicrafts, carpets, blankets or woolen garments, you may also see the artisans at work. Possibly relax after your walking tour in a traditional Moroccan hammam.
Day 12 - Fes

Enjoy the tour of the old city, known locally as Fes el Bali. Step back in time into the labyrinth of the Medina, which is alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques. Pass donkeys piled high with goods and explore the specialty sections that divide the souks. Medieval Fes was one of the world's great centers of education and culture: both Islamic and Jewish. Its religious institutions and its libraries are legendary. Its mosques are of great renown. Look out for the Medersa Bou Inania, one of the city's most beautiful buildings, which has recently been restored and is now open to tourists. Pass the Belghazi Museum, Medresse el Attarine and the splendid Funduk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th century inn. You'll also see the famous tannery, known for the iconic view overlooking its dye pits, and a ceramics factory where you can see potters working in the traditional way.

Day 13 - Fes to Marrakech

A visit to the main square in Marrakech, Djemaa El Fna is a memorable experience. The square is filled with a hive of activity. Henna-painters, performers and storytellers share the square with a street food bazaar, packed with stalls loaded with Moroccan delicacies. From a distance, you will see the Koutoubia Mosque and its minaret – famous throughout the world as one of the greatest minarets.

Day 14 - Marrakech

Explore the ruins of Palais Badi, once one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. Comb the spectacular bazaar, where every step to a new souq brings a new smell, a new sight or a new gift to buy. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colors of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens.

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