(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Madrid, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh
This tour is the perfect introduction to Spain and Morocco, two fascinating countries with much shared heritage.
Begin in Barcelona, one of Europe's most dynamic centers of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. Discover Gaudi’s fantastical structures such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo or the hillside Parc Guell. Visit some of the city’s excellent museums, such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. Stroll along Las Ramblas—Barcelona’s most famous boulevard—and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera. If desired, explore the city’s shopping districts, stopping at upscale boutiques along the broad Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. Also visit the city’s leading food markets, including the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market.
Next, fly to Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. Take an insider’s tour of this beautiful city. Explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, tour the gardens and mosaic tile-covered rooms of the Reales Alcazares—a spectacular Moorish palace, see the world's largest Gothic cathedral (which contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus), browse specialty boutiques and markets, and other cultural highlights. One evening, you may wish to attend a local flamenco performance or a bullfight at the famed bullring.
Continue to Granada, one of the richest and most populated cities in Europe during Moorish rule and still one of Spain's most breathtaking cities. With your expert private guide, tour the extraordinary Alhambra—one of the highlights of Spain—a stunning Moorish castle, palace and garden complex on a hillside overlooking the town. Visit the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens of Moorish royalty. Also tour the labyrinthine streets of the Albaicin—the old Arab Quarter—and discover a world full of winding, hilly streets, Moorish fountains, and teterías (Arabic tearooms).
Depart Granada and visit Cordoba, a capital under the Romans and the Moors. During private touring, explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed city center, such as the incredible Cathedral-Mosque, the ancient Roman bridge, and the narrow backstreets lined with whitewashed buildings and historic buildings in the old Jewish Quarter. Continue to Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately Habsburg architecture, leafy boulevards and superb museums. With your expert private guide, explore the highlights of the city. See world-renowned museums such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia, CaixaForum, and/or the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through the exclusive shopping and residential districts. Also visit historic squares and lively markets, including the gourmet San Miguel Market.
From Madrid, fly to Morocco and transfer to the High Atlas Mountains to Kasbah Tamadot, one of Morocco's most acclaimed luxury retreats, best known for its traditional Moroccan design and stunning infinity pool overlooking the spectacular mountain views. While there, enjoy private touring to local villages and a Berber market.
End your tour in Marrakesh, an ancient city of orange groves and weathered pink buildings at the base of the Atlas Mountains. During private touring, visit fascinating local souks (markets) selling carpets, ceramics, metalware, textiles and other traditional products. Visit the Djemaa el-Fna, a carnivalesque public square where water sellers, snake charmers, magicians and storytellers compete for an audience. See the most interesting palaces, gardens and museums, such as the Jardin Majorelle, stunning gardens created by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s; the Palais de la Bahia; the Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts; the Palmerie; and the Jardin Menara, a beautiful garden with reflecting pools surrounded by groves of olive trees. Also, browse the city's stylish new shops and galleries, and dine in gourmet restaurants that are putting Marrakesh on the culinary map.
Arrive Barcelona, SPAIN
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Full-day private city tour
Barcelona - Seville
Private transfer to airport for flight to Seville. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Half-day private tour
Seville - Granada
Private transfer to Granada for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Alhambra and Albaicin
Granada - Cordoba - Madrid
Transfer to Cordoba and private city tour. Transfer to station and AVE train to Madrid. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Full-day private city tour
Madrid – Atlas Mountains, MOROCCO
Transfer to airport and flight to Marrakesh. Private arrival transfer to the High Atlas Mountains for 2 nights
Full-day private tour of villages and Berber market
Atlas Mountains – Marrakesh
Private transfer to Marrakesh for 3 nights
Full-day private tour
Flexible private touring and shopping
Private transfer to Casablanca or Marrakesh airport
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Alfonso XIII
Parador Nacional de San Francisco, AC Palacio de Santa Paula or Hospes Palacio de los Patos
Hotel Ritz Madrid
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