Destination

Destination

Spain, Morocco

Duration

13 Days

Price

From $4,419 pp

This 13-day itinerary from Barcelona to Marrakech takes in the highlights of Spain & Morocco. Expert, private, local guides will accompany you throughout the journey to bring these locations to life. Arrive in Barcelona and marvel at Gaudi's architectural masterpieces, including La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Explore the historic capital of Madrid, on a walking tour of the old quarter. Travel to Cordoba and discover the history of the Mesquita. Stroll the winding streets and cross the Guadalquivir River over Cordoba's Roman bridge. Continue to Seville and take in the important sites of the Andalusian Capital and top off your stay with an authentic Flamenco show. Journey to Granada, tucked against the Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore the Alhambra Fortress and the distinctive palaces and gardens hidden within. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by high-speed ferry to Africa, arriving in Morocco's port city of Tangier. Journey to Fes and Marrakech, where the medina's whisper of ancient secrets. Be seduced by Morocco's unique architecture, delectable cuisine, vivid colors, and timeless beauty.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Barcelona
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Granado 83 - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Barcelona
  • Barcelona Sagrada Familia & Park Guell
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Granado 83 - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Barcelona - Madrid
  • Train Station Transfer (Depart)
  • Train: Barcelona - Madrid (3 hrs)
  • Train Transfer (Arrival)
  • Madrid at Leisure
Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Madrid
  • City Tour & Royal Palace
Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Madrid - Cordoba - Seville
  • Train Transfer (Depart)
  • Train: Madrid - Cordoba (1 hr 43 min)
  • Cordoba Walking Tour
  • Train: Cordoba - Seville (45 min)
  • Train Station Transfer (Arrival)
Hotel las Casas de la Juderia Sevilla - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Seville
  • Explore Seville
  • Live Flamenco Performance
Hotel las Casas de la Juderia Sevilla - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Granada
  • Seville - Granada
  • Explore the Alhambra
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Granada Villa Oniria - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Algeciras - Tangier
  • Granada - Algeciras Port Transfer (Depart)
  • Ferry: Algeciras - Tangier
  • Port Transfer (Arrival)
Villa France Tangier - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Fes
  • Tangier - Fes
Riad El Amine - Junior Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
Fes
  • City Tour
Riad El Amine - Junior Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 11
Marrakech
  • Transfer: Fes - Marrakech (5 hrs, 30 min)
Riad Nashira - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 12
Marrakech
  • Marrakesh City Tour
Riad Nashira - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 13
Marrakech
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Your representative will accompany you to the hotel and assist you with check-in!

Modern Barcelona is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman ruins, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism art. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by Catalan architects Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites.

Spend the evening at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities or venture out to explore Barcelona's architectural feats and natural spaces at your own pace. Travelous recommends sampling some of the many eateries including traditional restaurants, seafood shacks and tapas bars.

Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room

Day 2
Barcelona

In this tour, discover two of the most emblematic sights in Barcelona, first the Sagrada Familia, one of the most visited buildings in the world. We will go inside the astonishing interior of this church where vaults reach seventy meters. Antoni Gaudi designed a Latin cross plan with five aisles, extremely rich in ornamentation and symbolism. We will also visit the Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi's life and career.

Afterwards, you will be driven to Park Guell, an architectural marvel, created in the middle of nature by Antoni Gaudi, commissioned by Count Guell, who wanted Gaudi to design an elegant garden estate where families would live surrounded by nature. Enter by the large staircase dominated by the dragon decorated with mosaic of ceramic tiles, the Catalan style known as "trencadis". This dragon is one of the most characteristic images of Barcelona. It is arranged around a large central square bordered by a snaking, "trencadis" covered bench. Below the square, the roof is supported by 86 Doric columns, like trees, with paths between them, and viaducts on sloping columns: Gaudi's work, like no other, unites nature and architecture.

Spend the evening at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities or continue exploring Barcelona and all its gems at your own pace.

Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room

Day 3
Barcelona - Madrid

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to the Train Station.

Travel from Barcelona to Madrid by Train. This modern, comfortable train will get you to your destination in only 3 hours.

Welcome to Madrid. Transfer provided in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Train Station to your hotel.

Madrid, the capital of Spain is a cosmopolitan city that combines modern infrastructures with a rich cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of exciting history, and high-spirited and friendly society - which have made this metropolis one of the great capitals of the Western world.

The day is yours to explore Spain's capital city at leisure. Madrid differs from other modern capitals, as it thrives on creativity and authenticity in the pursuit of quality in architecture, design and gastronomy. The Spanish capital offers several note worthy national museums, including the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen art museums. Madrid also has an excllent culinary reputation, with chefs from across Spain and around the world joining the local talent, the city's restaurants and bars are a major draw for foodies!

Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room

Day 4
Madrid

Today, explore Madrid on a guided walking tour through the old quarters, known as Madrid de los Austrias (Habsburg dynasty), where you will visit the impressive Plaza Mayor. Walk down the stairs of Arch of Cuchilleros and the winding streets and alleys around Plaza de la Villa, core of medieval Madrid where you will see the oldest buildings, House and Tower of Lujares, where the French King Francois I was made prisoner by Spanish King Carlos V. Discover the House of Cisneros, of early renaissance style and Casa de la Villa, former City Hall until 2007. Then, visit great neoclassic building of the Cathedral of Almudena, ending your tour in the beautiful Plaza de Oriente, where the Royal Palace is located.

Afterwards, visit the inside of the impressive Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Admire the official Reception rooms, the Museum area, the Royal Chapel, the Throne Room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room

Day 5
Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to Train Station.

Travel from Madrid to Cordoba by Train. This modern, comfortable train will get you to your destination in only 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Meet your private guide and embark on a walking tour around Cordoba's city center. You will be sure to visit the Mezquita, originally a pagan temple, later converted into the great mosque of the Ummayad caliphate and finally transformed into a Catholic church with many moorish traits! Explore the winding side streets of the old Jewish quarter, visit the Alcazar of the Catholic kings, wander up the Callejon de las Flores and cross the Guadalquivir over Cordoba's Roman bridge.

Travel from Cordoba to Seville by Train. This modern, comfortable train will get you to your destination in only 45 minutes.

Welcome to Seville. Transfer provided in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Train Station to your hotel.

Hotel las Casas de la Juderia Sevilla - Standard

Day 6
Seville

Explore Seville

Explore vibrant Seville, in the company of your private English-speaking local guide. Together, take in some of the most important landmarks Seville has to offer, including the Royal Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral. The palace whispers of 11th-century grandeur with its magnificent Moorish Mudejar architecture, and was used as a set for Oscar-winning movie, Lawrence of Arabia, and more recently in HBO's blockbuster Game of Thrones, as the Water Gardens of Dorne.

This evening, continue your immersion into the Andalusian culture with an intimate Flamenco performance by passionate dancers and musicians.

Hotel las Casas de la Juderia Sevilla - Standard

Day 7
Granada

Today, you say farewell to Seville as you transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from Seville to Granada. Driving time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Explore the Alhambra

Tucked against the Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the banks of the River Darro, amongst the oldest quarter of the city, the Alhambra rises like an imposing fortress. With its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts, it prevents the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. Enjoy a private tour, in the company of an expert local guide, as you visit the distinctive palaces and gardens, and marvel at the sophisticated planning.

Enjoy the evening at leisure in Granada. Travelous recommends you explore the local life, take in local shops and boutiques, walk down quaint streets, and enjoy the cheerful nightlife and sample delicious Tapas.

Hotel Granada Villa Oniria - Superior room

Day 8
Algeciras - Tangier

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from your hotel to the port of Algeciras. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry and arrive to Tangier.

Depart Spain from the port of Algeciras, as you cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry and arrive in Morocco at the port of Tangier. Duration; 2 hrs.

Welcome to Tangier! Transfer is provided in a private vehicle with English-speaking driver from the Port to your hotel.

Villa de France Tangier - Superior Room

Day 9
Fes

Transfer in private vehicle from Tangier to the Fes. Driving time is approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Welcome to Fes! A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fes was founded in the 9th century and reached its height in the 13th-14th centuries, when it replaced Marrakech as the capital of the kingdom. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fes has retained its status as the country's cultural and spiritual center.

Artisan workshops in the medina are as active today as 100 years ago and contribute to the city's industrial economy. Trades such as metal and leather working, ceramics, silk, tapestries, and sculpting are still practiced today. Original ramparts still protect the ancient city and its' passageways and narrow streets.

Riad El Amine - Junior Suite

Day 10
Fes

City Tour

Explore the unique and radiant city of Fes in the company of your private driver and English-speaking guide. This imperial city contains 13 centuries of Moroccan history. Walk through the walls that guard the celebrated Medina of Fes, whose outstanding universal value has been recognized by UNESCO. Meander along the streets of the Fes-El-Bali district. Visit in the medina - madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques, and fountains - date from this period. Although the political capital of Morocco transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fes has retained its status as the country's cultural and spiritual center.

Artisan workshops in the medina are as active today as 100 years ago and actively contribute to the city's economy. Trades such as metal and leatherworking, ceramics, silk, tapestries, and sculpting are practiced in these workshops. The original ramparts still protect the ancient city with its 9000 passageways and narrow streets.

Riad El Amine - Junior Suite

Day 11
Marrakech

Transfer in private vehicle from Fes to Marrakech with your driver and English-Speaking guide. Driving time is approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Welcome to Marrakech!

Founded almost 1000 years ago, Marrakech is also known as the "red city" and is perhaps the most famous city in Morocco. A blend of the old the Medina and the new Gueliz, Marrakech has evolved into an exotic myriad of sights and sounds.

Riad Nashira - Superior Room

Day 12
Marrakech

City Tour

Join your private English-speaking guide, as together you explore vibrant Marrakech. Founded nearly 1000 years ago, Marrakech is an exotic kaleidoscope of sights and sounds that blends the old with the new. In the older district, visit several historic locations, including the Medina, Djemaa el-Fna, The Koutoubia Mosque, El Bahia Palace, the Medrasa Ben Youssef, and the Souks that offer an array of merchandise, and insight into a way of life unchanged for centuries.

The new town Gueliz, built by the French in the 1930s, is a contrast to the Medina with broad avenues, modern shops, and cafes. The most visited site in Gueliz is the Jardin Marjorelle, a two and half acre botanical garden created by Yves St Laurent.

Riad Nashira - Superior Room

 

Day 13
Marrakech

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from Marrakech to Casablanca International Airport for your flight home. The approximate travel time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Morocco again soon. Stay Travelous!

Hotel Granados 83

On a semi-pedestrian street in the center of Barcelona, hotel Granados 83 is surrounded by exclusive shops, restaurants, open-air terraces and the best nightlife. The hotel building is a former hospital from the last century, its rusted iron structure is reminiscent of the old lofts in New York's Soho. Enjoy the swimming pools and semi-private terraces, in addition to exclusive gastronomic spaces. Zen-style interiors and elegant minimalist decoration, combining Hindu and Buddhist art with iron, brick, zebrawood and tamarind wood, natural leather and Thassos white marble.

Decorated in a contemporary, avant-garde style, and exceptional combination of materials and colors. The floors and doors are made from African zebrano wood and much of the furniture is made from fine Italian leather. Room includes separate marble bathroom with bath, free Wi-Fi access, and flat screen LCD TV.

Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

Set in a restored historic building dating back to 1915, this designer hotel offers a seasonal rooftop terrace with a stylish bar and a seasonal pool with spectacular views over Madrid. There is a well-stocked library where great writers created their novels.

Rooms have high ceilings, large windows and a seating area. They are individually decorated with quotes by famous writers and poets. These rooms have everything you need to bring your fantasies to life. Fully-equipped bathroom, 26" satellite TV, room service, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, pillow menu, free safe, minibar (subject to charge), toiletries, bathrobes and hair dryer.

Hotel las Casas de la Juderia Sevilla

Comprising of 27 traditional houses, Hotel las Casas de la Juderia has 134 different rooms which are linked through 40 patios, gardens and a labyrinth of small passageways. Located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, it is minutes away from main landmarks such as the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Royal Alcazar and the House of Pilatos among others. The remains of pedestals, Roman statues, amphoras, earthenware jugs, antiques and original furniture decorate each of the hotel's corners.

Each room is decorated with classic furniture and equipped with a television, safe, mini-bar, hydro massage bathtub, shower, air conditioning, magnifying mirror and hairdryer.

Hotel Granada Villa Oniria

Villa Oniria is a charming hotel in the heart of Granada, located in an old Nineteenth-century mansion which was renovated following the architectural guidelines of old Andalusian palaces. Renovated by the the prestigious decorator Pascua Ortega preserving its historical character, its interior spaces portray a Neoclassical, warm and balanced style. The exterior has a garden with fountains and aromatic plants which leads to the interior courtyard and the hotel spa.

Each room has its own style and character, decorated individually with different layouts. Fine materials such as marble and solid wood are combined with the latest technology and facilities. Fully-equipped bathroom, television, free Wi-Fi, room service, air conditioning, heating, free safe, minibar (subject to charge), toiletries, and hair dryer.

Villa de France Tangier

Built in the end of the 18th century, the Grand Hotel Villa de France lies in the middle of what was once the prestigious diplomatic quarter of Tangier. The architecture of the Grand Hotel Villa de France, along with its fountains, terraces and gardens, today creates a relaxing atmosphere in one of North Africa's most magical cities.

Welcome to the Superior Rooms which boast 25sqm of space and a large bed, offering an incomparable view to the Bay of Tangier or of the gardens and pool. The wooden-sculpted headboard and locally painted wall mural add to the elegant decor.

Riad El Amine

Riad El Amine Fes is a luxury Moroccan guest house designed for the most well-traveled who look to discover the true essence of the imperial city of Fes. Conveniently located at the entrance of the Medina, Riad El Amine is housed in a beautifully restored building with traditional decoration. It offers excellent facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms are comfortable and fully equipped with air conditioning, TV, en-suite facilities and bathrobe. Some rooms have balconies. The entire riad features authentic interior design and impressive architecture.

Riad Nashira

Riad Nashira & Spa offers an elegant Moroccan Decor and is a 10-minute walk from Jemaa El-Fna Square and Marrakesh Museum. It offers free Wi-Fi, a patio with a plunge pool, Spa, Traditional Hammam, Hot tub and rooftop, shaded terrace with views of the Marrakech Medina.

Located on the ground floor and first floor, nine spacious rooms from 30 to 45 sqm. with sofabed and small lounge corner. The ideal solution for two people, and can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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