Spain and Morocco Cultural Tour

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Welcome to Spain tours in depth. Come and discover on Spain and Morocco tour, the world of connections where two worlds merge: the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean; Europe encounters Africa; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are side by side. Races and colors melt together, the future the present, and the past are entwined. Join on this 2022 budget trip to discover the majestic history and lively culture of Morocco and Spain overland tour with unsurpassed sightseeing and encounters. This small-group tour to Spain and Morocco is also a discovery of Islamic, Christian, and Judaic Heritage. Two countries, two continents, two seas, one Tour, Spain, and Morocco.


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You are about to unfold the best Spain and Morocco Tour hand down. This Spain and Morocco group tour is a great way way to explore Moorish art, history, and architecture at best for all kinds of travelers. It is designed to cater to the curious traveler as well as those who wish to study the history, art, and ethnomusicology of Spain and Morocco in depth. Our Spain and Morocco tour is one of the best cultural tours in the market. It is also discounted for students and senior citizen travelers in a small group. Geographically, Spain is in Europe, but culturally it is different than any other European country, as it is indeed more rooted in Africa's landscapes and culture. The colors, music, food, and more importantly, the zest for life are what identify Spain, the qualities of Africa. As Spain is an extension of Africa in Europe, similarly you will find Morocco as an extension of Europe in Africa. Join our group tour package or a private tailored trip to Spain and Morocco 2022-2023. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Enjoy traveling with a small group or private tours to Spain and Morocco with us.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Meet at Madrid Airport - Transfer to Toledo

Welcome to Spain and Morocco tours. As you arrive at Madrid airport where your Tour guide and driver will be waiting for you to greet you then transfer you to your hotel in Toledo to meet your Spain and Morocco small group of travelers. Your Cultural Spain and Morocco tour starts from here exploring the marvels of Spain and Morocco cultural encounters. Continue on to Toledo (the old Islamic Moorish city) which is only an hour's drive south of Madrid, Here is where it all started, the fall of the vandals and the rise of Islamic civilization. Later on, we will depart to visit and explore the historic, Islamic, and cultural sights of Toledo. Visit the Historical Mosque built by the Muslim King Mussa Ibnu Ali in 999 AD, later to become the Church of Christo de la Luz, the ramparts entering the city from its oldest gate Bab al Saqra to the old Moorish city. There is another mosque located near the souk called the Mosque of the Tornerias. This Mosque has special arches similar to the Grand Mosque of Cordoba, two courts, and a wonderful Mihrab. The best panoramic view over the city is from the Alcazar, a famous Palace of Muluk Tawaif “Muslim Kings of Spain”. We will end our tour in the Zocodover square, this use to be the livestock market from the 10th century. Dinner is in the hotel.

Day 2: Toledo to Granada Overland

Our Cultural discovery of Spain and Morocco proceeds on its way to the historic Granada, the emblem of Moorish civilization. Today we will travel to Granada crossing a beautiful part of Castilla la Mancha to the most rewarding province of Andalusia south of Spain. Granada is a jewel nestled at the foothills of Mount Shulayr at the Sierra Nevada overlooking the lush plateau of “la Vega”. The emblem of Granada is the Moorish Alhambra Palace and its exotic gardens of Generalife. You will also visit the old Muslim quarter of Albaicin the most elite neighborhood of Moorish times, dignitary palaces, Moorish baths and fountains, Medersas schools and notable dwellings are still witnessing a glorious time in Islamic Spain. A Glorious Islamic City is still standing proud to hold the emblem of “la Ghaliba Illa Allah” No Glorious but Allah. Granada, a cultural center of all times, is indeed unique in its history as the last outpost of Muslim Spain and also home of many Christian monuments, including the tombs of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella idolized as the Catholic Monarchs of Spain and the pioneers of the Hispanic new-found world of Latin America. Initially, two historic achievements the End of Moorish sovereignty in Spain and the discovery of a new world both happened coincidently in the 1492 ad. Dinner will be in your hotel

Day 3: Granada walking tour

Your Specialized guide in Islamic History on this Spain and Morocco tour will take you on a full-day sightseeing tour of notable places in Granada. This will include the Alhambra Moorish Palace and its famous Generalife Gardens, Albaicine Kasbah, the Panoramic Mirador of Saint Nicolas, the Great Mosque of Granada. He will elaborate on each site's specialty of cultural and historical makeup. Muslim presence in every corner of Granada is remarkable still nowadays.

Day 4: Overland from Granada to Cordoba then Sevilla

We will arrive at Cordoba in the morning, Andalucia’s most northern province. One of its many treasures is the Mezquita, a mosque of exquisite beauty and unrivaled Moorish architecture, built a little over twelve centuries ago. Our visit starts at the bridge of Mussa ibn Nusair Torre de la Calahorra, then progress strolling to the old city of la Juderia then end at the legendary mosque of the Khalif Abderrahman Addakhil founder of Moorish Spain and the first Umayyad Monarch. As you walk through this city, a highlight of your Spain and Morocco tour, pay special attention to the wide, lavish patios of Moorish heritage to enjoy sophisticated architecture designed to stimulate without being ostentatious. Depart in the afternoon from Cordoba to Sevilla. Visit on the way the ruins of Imperial Al Medina Azahar. Continue on your cultural discovery tour to Sevilla. This luminous city, which is immediately captivating, possesses an aura of happiness any visitor can easily detect. Undeniably, for the connoisseur, it is Spain’s most beautiful metropolis. Sevilla earned the reputation of a place to enjoy the potency of life. The lively streets of this enticing city manifest the realm of Spanish life from within, and one can’t help but become Spanish. The traditional theatrical exhibitions you will encounter in basically every square are indeed an art form unique to Sevilla. Your day visit to Spain and Morocco tour will conclude with a dinner in your hotel.

Day 5: Seville cultural and historical tour

After breakfast, your local guide will take on a cultural visit to Sevilla. This is the most beautiful esthetically and most lively city in Spain. Your cultural visit will cover the sites and sounds of Sevilla. From the Roman site of Italica to the striking Museo de Bellas Artes, the Alcazar Palace, the Tower of Torre del Oro, not to miss of course the one and only Giralda still proudly standing overlooking the Guadalquivir to witness the glory of Moorish civilization. Discover which of Sevilla’s glorious monuments would be your favorite. To crown today's cultural tour of Seville, a stroll in horse carriages will be offered to visiting the Casa de Espana and the gardens of Queen Louisa la Loca. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Day 6: Ferry from Tarifa to Tangier - Overland to Fez

After breakfast, we will proceed with our cultural Spain and Morocco tour towards Fez. Depart in the morning from Sevilla to Tarifa where a ferry will take across the straight of Gibraltar. You will admire the beautiful diversity of landscapes that will lead you to cross the dramatic white villages in Andalucia to Tarifa at the strait of Gibraltar, the columns of Hercules that separate Europe from Africa. Lunch will be on the road. Continue in the afternoon to Tangier by ferry then proceed to Fez. You will reach Fez in the afternoon with sightseeing of the Ramparts, the Gates, the Borjs (forts), and the Andalous part. Dinner is at the hotel.

Day 7: Fez City Tour

Maybe these are the more important highlights of our cultural Spain and Morocco tour. Meet with your local guide of Fez after breakfast. The guide will take you on a cultural discovery of this medieval city as well as its historical sites. The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddles, and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will wind your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Maqam of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry, and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk. You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemma’ine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouan, and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani, a Sufi imam who played a great role in introducing Islam in black Africa. Sufism in West Africa is predominately Tijani Tarika. You will end your walk at foundouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home (Optional). Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

Day 8: Overland from Fez to Marrakech

Enjoy a day discovering the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains’ Berber villages, wards, and nomadic settlements. Coped with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, and laced with flowing streams, your first view of the Middle Atlas will appear oddly un-Moroccan. Passing by Imouzzer, with a quick stop at the Swiss-like town of Ifrane, you will soon come across the first real town of the Middle Atlas, Azrou. Azrou is an important market center for the region’s Berber tribes, located at a major junction of mountain routes. Your driver will take a little detour in a cedar forest to introduce you to one of the oldest inhabitants of this region, the Barbary apes. This may also coincide with the encounter of a nomadic family at its temporary encampment. As nomads are very hospitable people, whenever we encounter them we are all invited at least for a mint tea under their tents. At Khenifra, the Middle Atlases give way to the High Atlas Mountains, whose peaks are visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. After lunch, you will descend the Atlas Mountains finally arriving in the foothills which overlook the magnificent oasis city of Marrakech Alhamra. Some of the aforementioned stops will include visits to Berber villages, scenic views, and traditional markets. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Day 9: Marrakech Historic Tour with a local guide

You will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech's many historical and cultural sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was built in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert. Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadian tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

Day 10: Day trip to Ourika Valley Atlas Mountains

You will begin your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Sufi shrines. After lunch, you will visit the Berber Museum of Arts and Crafts to learn about the dwellers of these mountains and their products before you discover their workshops and sophisticated, hand-made products. You will return to Marrakech for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Day 11: Marrakech - Casablanca Airport

Your cultural Spain and Morocco tour discovery has reached its end. On your last day in Morocco, you will depart for the Casablanca Airport early in the morning. There you will catch a flight back home with a lifetime's worth of memories packed neatly into your suitcase. We hope that we have lived up to your expectations and that you have enjoyed our Spain and Morocco tour. Come back and visit us again on one of our other Spain and Morocco tours in the future. Have a safe trip back home.

What is included:

  • Services of local guides
  • 10 Nights accommodation in 4-star hotels and lodges
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily
  • Transportation in Deluxe vehicles
  • Fees to Monuments and Museums
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Ferry from Tarifa to Tangier

Hotels Used:

  • Toledo: Hotel Real Toledo
  • Granada: Hotel Don Juan
  • Seville: Hotel Euro Star
  • Fez: Hotel L’Escale, 2 nights
  • Marrakesh: Hotel El Andalous, 3 nights
DEPARTING FINISHING SEATS TOTAL IN USD
Tue 6 Sep 2022 Sat 17 Sep 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 20 Sep 2022 Sat 1 Oct 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 4 Oct 2022 Sat 15 Oct 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 18 Oct 2022 Sat 29 Oct 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 1 Nov 2022 Sat 12 Nov 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 15 Nov 2022 Sat 26 Nov 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 29 Nov 2022 Sat 10 Dec 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 13 Dec 2022 Sat 24 Dec 2022 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 27 Dec 2022 Sat 7 Jan 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 10 Jan 2023 Sat 21 Jan 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 24 Jan 2023 Sat 4 Feb 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 7 Feb 2023 Sat 18 Feb 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 21 Feb 2023 Sat 4 Mar 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 7 Mar 2023 Sat 18 Mar 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 21 Mar 2023 Sat 1 Apr 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 4 Apr 2023 Sat 15 Apr 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 18 Apr 2023 Sat 29 Apr 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 2 May 2023 Sat 13 May 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 16 May 2023 Sat 27 May 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 30 May 2023 Sat 10 Jun 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 13 Jun 2023 Sat 24 Jun 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 27 Jun 2023 Sat 8 Jul 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 11 Jul 2023 Sat 22 Jul 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 25 Jul 2023 Sat 5 Aug 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 8 Aug 2023 Sat 19 Aug 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 22 Aug 2023 Sat 2 Sep 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 5 Sep 2023 Sat 16 Sep 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 19 Sep 2023 Sat 30 Sep 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 3 Oct 2023 Sat 14 Oct 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 17 Oct 2023 Sat 28 Oct 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 31 Oct 2023 Sat 11 Nov 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 14 Nov 2023 Sat 25 Nov 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 28 Nov 2023 Sat 9 Dec 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 12 Dec 2023 Sat 23 Dec 2023 Available $2885 RESERVATION
Tue 26 Dec 2023 Sat 6 Jan 2024 Available $2885 RESERVATION

Cost per person: $3285 USD

Single supplement: $665 USD

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