Depart Madrid for the most memorable twelve days tour for visiting Córdoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra, Generalife Gardens) and Toledo, Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier. Love the charm of these uniquely specialised places for presenting the important highlights and rich historic monuments with the World Heritage Sites.
What you can expect
Depart Madrid for Cordoba to admire the charm of Córdoba Cathedral, Jewish Quarter is the another important historic spot, characterized by the cobbled streets.
Leave for enjoying the Panoramic sightseeing Tour of Seville to see the renowned Seville Cathedral, titled as a World Heritage Site. After this, we will go towards Santa Cruz Quarter to enjoy the sight of picturesque streets. You will admire the beauty of the largest gardens of Maria Luisa. Go for enjoying the fine Flamenco show.
Move towards Costa del Sol by passing through beautiful Ronda for green valleys and snow capped mountains and enjoy the exciting city tour of Fez to visit Royal Palace, Interior of it comprises of impressive Palaces and Madrasas. After this, we will go for admiring the Christian and Jewish Quarter. Another spot, Medina (old city), is also an awesome place in the terms of depicting its ancient culture and preservation. Go for the show (optional)
Leave for Marrakech and on the way go for enjoying a short tour of Meknes and be delighted to see the charm of Mansour Gate, which is the largest and the most stunning gates of Meknes. Go ahead for the sightseeing tour of Marrakech for visiting Koutoubia Mosque for experiencing the Moroccan style of architecture. You would also admire the outside beauty of the Twin towers. You will find Bay Palace and Dejna El Fna Square as quite adventurous places to find many acrobats, interesting fortune tellers and snake charmers too. Go for enjoying the optional show of Fantasía Chez.
Leave for Casablanca, which is the largest city of Morocco. We will go for enjoying the Short Panoramic City Tour of this alluring place and visit its notable spots, like Cathedral, Hasan Towers and Old Medina. Move towards Rabat, which comprises of the City Tour and the important spots like, Royal Palace and Mohamed V Mausoleum. Another important spot is, Hasan Towers. This Minaret is considered as the world’s tallest. Move towards Tangier via Larache to enjoy the short Panoramic tour of this place. Later, get back to Spain and roam in Costa del Sol.
Move to Granada by passing via La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, which are considered as last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom up to 1492. Enjoy Optional Flamenco show.
Leave for Toledo, the city of three Cultures. Here, you will be delighted to see the beauty of Toledo Cathedral, an excellent Gothic church of Spain and you will also love the beauty of its narrow streets and admire the work of Damasquina, which is a popular Moorish art.
Day 1: Madrid – Córdoba – Seville
Depart to drive along the land of Don Quixote, Córdoba at 8.30 am. Córdoba is the second largest town in Europe and the largest urban area in the world, so was declared as the World Heritage City by Unesco. It is also known to have the first University of Europe. City tour to this amazing place will consist of some remarkable places, like the great Mosque of Córdoba, which was later converted into roman catholic cathedral, which is made along the river bridge. This building is a major tourist attraction for its arcade hypostyle hall with 856 columns of marble, granite and jesper. It is considered as the splendid masterpiece of art. Another well known historic place is Jewish Quarter, which is located near the Cathedral. Your guide will let you know the important facts and details related to these places.
Your journey will take you ahead to Seville, where you will be able to enjoy your lovely dinner and relaxing stay.
Overnight: Tourist class - Catalonia Santa Justa (4-star). First class - Meliá Lebreros (4-star)
Day 2: Seville
Have tempting breakfast at your Seville hotel and get set ready for enjoying the Panoramic city tour of this beautiful place. You are really going to fall in love with this city, as it is considered one of the most romantic cities of Europe for having the great blend of roman and moorish traditions. Barrio Santa Cruz goes very well with the romantic image of this city with its narrow streets and wonderfully white washed houses creates a loving ambience all over.
You will admire it for its marvellous monuments and gorgeous architecture. You will get a chance to see the Cathedral of Seville, which boasts of being the largest Gothic Cathedral of the world. Awesome material and amazing furnishing were used in making this iconic church. After this, head towards Maria Luisa Gardens, which are the largest and one of the most ravishing gardens of Europe. You will always cherish the refreshing feel and tranquility of this awesome place.
You will also be given the afternoon time to explore the city on your own, so you will have this amazing opportunity to visit the places of your choice, like 15th century Archeological Museum, which is known for having the extensive roman work of art. You can also see the beauty of marble statues and Roman tombs here. You can see beautiful churches, Gold Tower, City Hall, the lovely gardens, rocking bars, restaurants and exciting markets. Go for enjoying not to be missed Flamenco show for its fine drama and creatively perfect performances (optional). Head back to the hotel for your relaxing stay.
Day 3: Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol
Have breakfast at amazing Seville hotel and leave for the journey to Ronda. You will have leisure time to go for the sightseeing tour of this place. This walled city is known for strolling in the narrow streets for admiring the beauty of Moorish ruins. Ronda is one of the oldest cities of Spain and historians believe that this place was settled by Celtic tribes in the 6th B.C., named as Arunda. Ronda is situated in a truly mountainous area, which is 750 metres above the sea level, so this height creates a truly majestic top view for the utter delight of visitors. You will also love to see the stunning beauty of Guadalquivir river, which divides the city into two parts.
Keep moving towards Costa del Sol for the exceptional experience, where you will enjoy it’s incredibly striking beaches for all the fun and adventure. Costa del Sol houses rocking pubs, bars, restaurants along with lavish green landscapes and national parks. Must pay a visit to the Picasso Museum for enjoying the aesthetic creativity.
Here, yo will get to enjoy a scrumptious dinner and accommodation.
Overnight: Tourist class - Sol Principe (4-star). First class - Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco (4-star)
Day 4: Costa del Sol – Fez
Enjoy your breakfast and depart for Algeciras or Tarifa to cross the strait of Gibraltar by a Ferry boat. First, you will reach Morocco, which is known for its old magical splendor. Apart from the natural beauty of deserts, mountains, etc. Morocco is famous for its wonderful craft, it is known to have great leather work, carpentry, amazing ceramic and vibrant collection of craft items. Its mint tea is also amazingly made for all the important discussions.
Here you will disembark and reach Fez, which has got the popularity for having the oldest Qarawiyyin university. It has also got the eyeballs for being the largest car-free urban zone of the world. Here the transport is managed by mules, donkeys and handcarts. It has amazing medreses, museums, mosques and the interesting markets especially in the old part of the city. Head back to the hotel for a nice stay and great dinner.
Overnight: Tourist class - Menzeh Zalagh or Sofia (4-star). First class - Royal Mirage or Parc Palace (4-star)
Day 5: Fez
Enjoy your healthy and tasty breakfast and set off for the travel to the most ancient city, Fez. This place is known to have restored the traditional houses. Fez catches the attention for having the old streets, local shops and stalls. It is very important to know the history of this imperial city. A walk to Medina is an amazing experience. It has also been declared as World Heritage Site by Unesco. Here, you will see lot of hustle and bustle of the souks (markets).
Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are the most worth visiting places. Royal Palace comprises of fascinating gardens, a great mosque and a school or Madrassas for qur'anic studies. General public is prohibited to enter the premises, as King of Morocco resides here with his family. Jewish Quarter is a truly special place, adorned and maintained by muslims. The ornamental balconies and forged iron windows characterize this iconic place.
Medina has got the popularity for having the oldest university of the world. It is quite an interesting place to enjoy bronze stuff, lanterns, spices, metal art work and perfumes on nominal prices. You can find lots of such interesting stuff. The mules and donkeys transport the goods here, as it is the largest car-free urban zone of the world, so enjoy the visit to splendid medreses, museums, mosques and the interesting markets especially in the old part of the city.
Enjoy your lunch at your leisure and head back to the hotel for an optional dinner with spectacular show.
Day 6: Fez – Meknes – Marrakech
Have breakfast and depart for Marrakech. On the way, you will also get to visit Meknes, which is an imperial city, bustling with modernisation. It is quite a vibrant place with stunning Royal Palace, amazing restaurants and lively nightlife. Bab el Mansour is the largest and the grandest all imperial Morocco gates. It is very well maintained with awesome inscriptions written over. It is surely one of the most popular historical monuments. You can see an Ancient Palaces and Dar Jamai Museum, great deserts and lovely markets, etc.
After that, the journey will be resumed to take you to Marrakech, the name itself means ‘The Land Of God”. This imperial city is divided into two parts. The old historic part of the city is called as Medina, which is famous for its narrow streets and crumbling palaces, noisy souks and trained artisans. The another part of the city is drastically different. This place, which is named as Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle, is made in ultra modern European style, has the chain of modern food courts, restaurants and lavish branded stores.
Explore this place for Bahia Palace, which is famous for its excellent architecture. You may also see beautiful mosques, museums, galleries, squares and gardens for passing the best quality time. Head back to hotel for enjoying a nice dinner and good sleep.
Overnight: Tourist class - Atlas Asni or Golden Tulip (4-star). First class - Atlas Medina or Royal Mirage (4-star)
Day 7: Marrakech
Have breakfast at Marrakech and head towards the major landmarks of the city, like Koutoubia, Twin Tower of Giralda in Seville and Saadiness Tombs, which were discovered in 1917. Sultan Ahmed al Mansour was buried here. These tombs are the major tourist highlight for it’s artistic charm of the decoration. At the end of 1900, this place was considered as the most luxurious building of the kingdom with sprawling gardens and impressive decorations. Make a delightful visit to Bay Palace for its typical architecture.
Must pay a visit to Dejna El Fna Square, which is quite an interesting place to see snake charmers, fortune tellers, dancers and acrobats. You will completely forget your tiredness by visiting this amazingly excited place. Have delicious lunch of your choice at one of the nicest restaurants and enjoy your leisure afternoon to explore the city on your own.
In the evening go for enjoying an optional show of Chez Ali Fantasia, which is absolutely enthralling and engaging. It is known to have seductive ambience and the show is performed by the great acrobats, dancers and singers. After enjoying at your heart's content, head back to your hotel for sheer comfort and relaxation.
Day 8: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
Have breakfast at your Marrakech hotel and move towards Casablanca, which is the largest city of Morocco. We will go for short panoramic tour of this place. It is amongst the rocking metropolitans of the world with all the modernized boutiques, well maintained french colonial buildings, interesting markets and great old part of the town. There are some important sights which you can’t afford to miss, like Place Mohammed V, which is located in the main Square of the town with huge fountain. It is surrounded by classic French Colonial architecture.
Must visit Solidarita Feminine to experience Hammam, you would love to try steam bath and scrub in an old moroccan way. The Corniche is also an exciting place to try out some tempting food in amazing restaurants. You can also go for having fun and relaxation in sizzling night clubs here.
After this short trip, we will head towards Rabat, where you will have nice dinner and accommodation waiting for you.
Overnight: Tourist class - Chellah. First class - Golden Tulip (4-star) or Rabat.
Day 9: Rabat – Larache – Tangier
Have breakfast at Rabat and head towards the city tour of this diplomatic and administrative capital of Morocco. We will cover up the most significant and delightful places of Rabat. It’s really an incredibly soothing and welcoming place, which is known to have a great deal of amazing historical monuments and stunning architecture. This is a perfect place for well maintained and clean beaches.
Another monument, Le Tour Hassan is an amazing 44 meter tall minaret and the important fact is that the construction of this Minaret commenced in 1195 and it never got completed.
Similarly, Royal Palace is also equally significant place to visit, as the king of Morocco lives here with his family. So, you can admire it’s beauty from outside only.
Mohamed Mausoleum is one of the most prestigious modern monuments, made in typically Moroccan style. This place is lavishly adorned with zellij mosaic and exotic designing. This is famous for having the tombs of father and grandfather of present king of Morocco.
We will depart for Tangier via Larache. We will set off for the short city tour of this place. Tangier, being a loveable place, forced the writers and poets to write the beautifully romantic stuff. Tangier presents an exciting blend of African and European influences.
It has also got the popularity for having The Medina, which boasts of having a typical Moroccan styled markets with famous tea stalls, shops and not to be missed brothels. You can also visit Place de France for sipping some nice tea and enjoying the sea view. Similarly, Kasaba is also a lovely to enjoy a nice view of the ocean. After having a fabulous day time, go for having dinner and lovely sleep at your the hotel.
Overnight: Tourist / First class - Atlas Almohade or Rif
Day 10: Tangier – Costa del Sol
Have breakfast at your Tangier hotel and get ready to move for the journey to Pier, from where you will board a ferry and come across strait of Gibraltar, which will bring you back to Spain. From Spain you will head towards Costa del Sol for dinner and accommodation.
Day 11: Costa del Sol – Granada
Have breakfast and set off for Granada. From here, you will be taken to see the majestic beauty of the Moorish fortress, La Alhambra with awesome gardens, countless fountains and spectacular architecture. It’s a typical work of Muslim art with lot of painted walls and Arabic Inscriptions. Next, you will get a chance to see Generalife Gardens. It is one of the oldest Moorish gardens of the 20th century. It is considered to be a pleasurable place, made for the recreation and relaxation of Granadan Muslim Kings. It was also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984.
Enjoy your sumptuous dinner and lovely stay at the hotel. You will also get a chance to enjoy the Flamenco Show in a Gipsy Zambra at the Sacromonte square on the optional basis. This show presents “Zambra”, a form of Flamenco show, in which the old gypsies sing, dance and play flamenco in the caves. They offer the same mesmerizing ambience which used to be in the old Moorish Weddings in Granada. The stunning caves are the major attraction of this place.
Overnight: Tourist class - Los Angeles. First class - Abades Nevada Palace
Day 12: Granada – Toledo – Madrid
Have breakfast at Granada and head towards Toledo. This imperial city has got the fame for having the coexistence of the three different religions, i.e. of Christians, Muslims and Jews. This place has got lots of popularity for having religious tolerance and that’s is reason for these three differently cultured people to live together. Toledo was also declared historic artistic site in 1940 and was honoured by the title of World Heritage in 1987 by Unesco.
Toledo is truly a luxurious place in Spain, so it fetches great tourism. It holds the cultural and monumental heritage of many historic civilisations. It has many amazing sites, like Cathedral of Spain, which is created by Moorish architecture and has great Gothic standards. Similarly, Beatrice of Silva is also an amazing Roman Catholic church to visit.
Toledo is very interesting city, which is renowned for damascene handicrafts and costume jewellery. It’s very creative moorish art in which the artisans inlay gold or silver threads into black steel in wonderfully beautiful patterns. This creativity is used in decorating the earrings, bracelets, large pendants and plates.
Santa María La Blanca is a lovely museum, made for non -islamic purposes. It is known to have the finest work of Almohad architecture. So, it’s considered for its awesome styling and unique construction elements.
Toledo, from air gives a not to be missed view. It shows two beautifully Renaissance buildings, one is town hall and another is Episcopal Palace. On the upper side of Tagus River, you will find Cigarrales mensions, which are considered as old recreational estates of bourgeoisie of Toledo.
Next, you will head towards Madrid and will mark the end of our services.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change