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Highlights of Spain & Morocco

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  • 12 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Madrid, Caceres, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Tangier, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Granada, Toledo

    Group Size:
    2 to 50+
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Type: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Make your way across two continents and discover an array of cultures, customs, and cuisines on this 12 day tour of Spain and Morocco from Madrid

  • Visit Seville, the home of Flamenco
  • Explore one of the holiest cities in the world, Fez
  • Enjoy the famous Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech
  • Sightseeing city tour of the official residence of the royal family, Rabat
  • Explore Granada’s famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Depart from selected Madrid hotels at approximately 08:15, or the bus terminal located at, Calle Ferraz 3, Madrid, at 08:00a.m. Depart to the border with Spain before continuing to Cáceres. Free time at leisure to explore its Plaza Mayor and to walk through the old city and its famous medieval quarter, very well preserved and considered a World Heritage place. Continue south to Seville in Andalucia. Overnight Seville.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Morning city sightseeing tour, including María Luisa Park, Plaza de España, the exterior of the city’s stunning Cathedral and its bell tower, called Giralda and the typical neighbourhood of Santa Cruz with its streets, squares, and narrow alleys. If you wish, you can optionally navigate the Guadalquivir River, during which you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Gold Tower and Expo 92 or visit to the Maestranza bullring. Lunch at a restaurant. Overnight Seville.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, depart along the Route of the White Villages for Ronda. You will have some free time before continuing to Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol where you have the afternoon at leisure. Overnight Torremolinos, Costa del Sol.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Departure from the Costa del Sol to embark on a ferry, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. Arrival in Morocco with a guided panoramic tour to know the surroundings of Tangier, Grottos de Hercules, and Cape Spartel. Free time. Overnight Tangier.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the Middle Atlas, towards Fez. First stop in Volubilis to visit its Roman ruins, the main road Decumanus Máximo, which begins at the gate of Tangier and ends at the Arc de Triomphe of Caracalla of 217 AD. It is paved and surrounded by spacious and decorated houses. Continue to Meknés, one of the Imperial cities that became the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail. We will visit its medina, its El-Hedim square and its famous Bab Al Mansour gate, probably the most beautiful in Morocco. In the afternoon, arrival in Fez for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Visit of the first of the imperial cities, Fez, the intellectual and religious capital of Morocco. We will start with a panoramic tour from the hotel to visit the royal palace and its 7 gates or Dar Al-Makhzen on the way to the fascinating world of the medina of Fez El Bali, the oldest and most extensive in Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 785 mosques and more than 2,000 squares, streets and alleys that represent a labyrinth return in time. From Bab Boujloud to Es-Seffarine square we will take a journey through the centuries starting in the 9th to the 19th century. Along the walk we will get to know how these alleys are structured, the different constructions that make up the walls of the medina, in addition from its artisan guilds and neighbourhoods such as leather tanners or seamstresses, and to see their old ways of working. We will know a Medersa, and we will finish to the sound of the hammer of the potters working the copper as they did hundreds of years ago. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Afternoon free. Overnight Fez.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Depart for Casablanca, the economic capital of the country, with its famous Corniche. Enjoy some free time to visit the Great Hassan II Mosque, which was built by more than 3,000 artisans. Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon. Overnight Marrakech.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast visit of Marrakech, another of the important imperial cities. The visit starts from the Koutouia Mosque, formerly used as a bookstore, it is the symbol of the city. We will continue to the sumptuous Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century by hundreds of artisans from Fez. Continue from the Jewish quarter or Mellah through the kissaría square to the Djmaa El Fna square, a living museum and intangible cultural heritage of Humanity, where storytellers, snake charmers, jugglers, dancers and more, constitute an authentic court of miracles. Continue through the souk and its alleys full of businesses, workshops, and terraces to meet the guilds of carpenters, sharpeners and a Berber pharmacy of remedies and natural products mostly from argan and derivatives. Back in the square, free time then lunch in a restaurant. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Marrakech.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast we will leave for the administrative capital of the country, Rabat, another of the imperial cities and official residence of the royal family. Upon arrival we will visit its key points such as the Tour Hassan, an unfinished mosque that rises dominating the esplanade with more than 200 columns and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, built in memory of the sultan who achieved the independence of the country and in which the royal guard, in colourful gala dress, they guard the entrance to the monument on horseback. Free afternoon to stroll through the medina, Kasbah of Oudayas and its promenade on the banks of the Buregreg River. Overnight Rabat.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Depart for Tangier to embark the ferry and cross the Strait towards Spain. Arrival at the Costa del Sol. Overnight Torremolinos, Costa del Sol.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Departure to Granada. Visit to the spectacular group of monuments of the Alhambra and Generalife, former residence of the Moorish kings, with its magnificent fountains, gardens, and arches. Overnight Granada.

*Note: If the Patronato of the Alhambra and Generalife do not grant tickets for participants to visit the Alhambra and Generalife, a tour of the city of Granada will be provided instead. Visit to the Palace of Carlos V, the Archaeological Museum, Church of Santa María de la Alhambra, Royal Chapel, and a walk through the city Alcaiceria (silk market) and the Cathedral Square.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Following breakfast, departure towards the Imperial City of Toledo, full of history and monuments. Lunch and panoramic view from Mirador del Valle and walk through its old town. Continue back to Madrid. End of our services upon arrival into Madrid city centre. No hotel drop off. You will need to make your own way to the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Multilingual tour speaking guide

Sightseeing tour with local guide in Seville, Fez, Marrakech, Rabat, Granada and Toledo

Tours as per itinerary

11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi onboard

Entrance fees to sites listed in the itinerary

Local taxes

Fast ferry tickets

Passport or visa fees

Beverages during meals and any meal not expressly listed above

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips of any kind

Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned

Service charges and tips for baggage handling

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Silken Al-Andalus Palace
Av. de la Palmera, s/n, 41012 Sevilla, Spain
Tel: +34 954 23 06 00
Rating
4
Silken Al-Andalus Palace
Sol Príncipe Malaga
Paseo del Colorado, 26, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga
Tel: +34 912 76 47 47
Rating
4
Sol Príncipe Malaga
Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences
Place du Maghreb Arabe، Tangier 90000, Morocco
Tel: +212 5393-09700
Rating
4.5
Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences
Zalagh Parc Palace
Lotissement Oued Fes, Rte Principale Fès Meknès, Fes 30090, Morocco
Tel: +212 5359-49949
Rating
3
Zalagh Parc Palace
Palm Plaza Marrakech Hotel & Spa
Av. du 7ème Art, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Tel: +212 5243-88700
Rating
5
Palm Plaza Marrakech Hotel & Spa
Kenzi Rose Garden
Av. du Président Kennedy, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Tel: +212 5244-47400
Rating
4.5
Kenzi Rose Garden
Hôtel Atlas Asni
Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
Tel: +212 5290-80115
Rating
3.5
Hôtel Atlas Asni
Farah Rabat Hotel
Place 16 Novembre, Rabat 10000
Tel: +212 5372-37400
Rating
3
Farah Rabat Hotel
Los Ángeles Hotel & Spa
Cta. Escoriaza, 17, 18008 Granada, Spain
Tel: +34 958 22 14 24
Rating
3.5
Los Ángeles Hotel & Spa

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Itinerary is subject to change at any time without notice.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

Passengers are required to clear customs with their own luggage. Only one piece of luggage per person is permitted.

In the unusual event that group number is less than 12 people, the Tour Operator reserves the right to operate the tour by minibus or private car with an expert bilingual driver. Local visits to monumental cities will be by official local guides.

Departures from 26 Oct 2023-28 Dec 2023 & 24 Oct 2024 – 2 Jan 2025, overnight stay will be at Hotel Sol Don Pablo (Torremolinos).

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Reviews for Highlights of Spain & Morocco

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Arahni Sont
Great trip

Review for: Andalucia with Valencia

I really enjoyed the Andalusia and Valencia trip from Barcelona.  Great guides. Nice hotels and food. It was just like the photos. I am going back next year for a month to Seville and learning Spanish now in Sydney!  The Spanish people are so friendly. I loved the historic buildings.  People on the bus were from 22 countries! About 54 of us. 
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Peter
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Review for: Spain & Portugal Splendours

We selected the 10 day Spain & Portugal Splendours tour as we were travelling to Madrid to stay with family and wanted to experience our first tour together. We found the tour independently from our agent and when we booked through our agent the price was the same which meant our agent could support us in emergencies which they had done before - great peace of mind even before we began. The tour began from Madrid and the first stop was Oviedo where we consolidated with another group who had stared earlier than us. As we progressed, we consolidated with more people joining and some leaving and new guide and bus / driver. Whilst some might find this disconcerting, we found it wonderful - new people as well as old and from varying countries and not just Aussies or Americans. Many were South Americans. Many spoke English, the others Spanish. Our guides spoke both and their English was good and they were careful to ensure the English speakers fully understood everything they said. The drivers and guides were most helpful with luggage where assistance was needed. We found the tour went at the right pace for us very few photo stops of a few minutes. Most stops were for a few hours and allowed us free time. The 2 two night stops really gave us an opportunity to explore with others we had made friends with. They offered optional tours in some towns which we did and which we found quite reasonably priced and again with English and Spanish speaking guides and found they really helped us appreciate the local aspects better. But even without these optional tours the experience was great and rewarding. Our tour guides supervised our check-in at each hotel (all of which we found most comfortable) and made sure we understood where the hotel was located in relation to the local city maps which they gave us at each stopover and explained how to best get around - walking, bus, metro or taxi as well as recommended places to eat - which we found excellent, timely and reasonable.. It was the little things that made the tour wonderful for us (in our early 70's) - some of which I have mentioned above, but there were many more! We are now planning our next trip with Sun Island Tours - probably Croatia
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Dear Peter, Firstly thank you for your review. We really appreciate feedback such as the above, because it allows us to ensure that we are offering the high level of standard on our tours, that the industry and our Australian clients expect. Spain and Portugal are such magical destinations. We pride ourselves on our offering in that region, as you recognised, by merging different nationalities and cultures together, we are able to offer a more immersive tour. Plus it also allows us to offer weekly, guaranteed departures all year round. Great to hear about the professionalism and care that the guide had offered you, which we expect on every tour. I have spoken with your agent, Georgia, and have also passed on your feedback to her. We have an excellent cooperation with Georgia, who always looks after her clients, by finding the best product to suit their individual needs, and as you said, offering emergency support where and when needed. Cant wait to organise your Croatia trip. Please contact Georgia as soon as you are ready, because Croatia is such a hot destination, it books out quick! Most 2020 prices and availability are out now! Thanks again for your detailed feedback. Kind regards, John @ Sun Island Tours
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Warwick Pitchner
Really enjoyable two week tour

Review for: The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour

Really enjoyable two week tour of Spain Portugal and Morroco. Nice sized group and well organised. Only one hotel in Fez was disappointing. Guide and company notified. Extremely good guide, and a really well organised tour, of varying sizes as people joined for different parts of the tour.
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Thanks Warwick. This tour is made up of smaller tours, hence why you receive varying groups of people. Makes for a great experience! Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Highlights of Spain & Morocco

5
(9 Reviews)
From $2,587 AUD $2,724 AUD SAVE $137 AUD
  • 12 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Madrid, Caceres, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Tangier, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Granada, Toledo

    Group Size:
    2 to 50+
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

Or contact your local travel agent.

Spain
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Sonia’s heart is in Spain. Culture, history, food and experiences. Contact her for expert advise in the Iberian Peninsula.

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