Surreal architecture, masterful paintings, and colorful markets barely scratch the surface of the marvels of Barcelona, Madrid, and Marrakech. Embrace the manicured gardens and discover the rooftop cafes with panoramas to the High Atlas Mountains. Indulge in the aromas of exotic spices in Marrakech and then wander the spectacular galleries of the Royal Palace in Madrid. Bask in the Mediterranean charms of Barcelona and discover the splendor of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Your in-depth tour of...
Barcelona – Arrive in the Charm of Barcelona with the Day at your Leisure
Barcelona is an active and enchanting city with its sandy beaches and Mediterranean waters. The peak of Montjuic Hill offers stunning views of the skyline that are streaked with cathedral spires and old gabled rooftops. Palm trees line the pedestrian-friendly promenades, and the aroma of simmering onions drift from the celebrated vendors inside the La Boqueria Market located along Las Ramblas. Your flight will land at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, and your private transfer will meet you upon your arrival and escort you to your luxurious hotel located in the heart of the captivating city.
Take the time to settle into the comforts of your accommodation before enjoying the remainder of the day at your leisure. Venture to Monestir de Pedralbes for an introduction into the tradition of Catalan Gothic architecture surrounded by palm and cypress trees. The convent was first erected in the 14th century with a stunning three-story cloister. In the evening, the excitement of the city will pour into Las Ramblas, the social heart of the city. Sycamore and oak trees shade the walkways that lead from Plaça de Catalunya to the port. Boutique shops overlook mosaic walkways, and colorful produce fills the stands inside the Boqueria Market. Historical homes enclose the palm-fringed plaza of Plaça Reial as locals enjoy a glass of wine in the fading Mediterranean light to enjoy the remaining day with friends and family.
Barcelona – Relish a Half-Day Tour of Gaudi Style and a Cooking Class
Barcelona – Enjoy a Full Day Tour of the Barri Gotic and Picasso Museum
Day 4: Madrid – Visit Historical Montjuïc Hill before Transfer to the Capital, Madrid
Madrid – Discover the Majestic Grounds of Madrid’s Royal Palace
Madrid – Revel in Artistry with a Half-Day Tour of the Prado Museum
Marrakech – Transfer to Marrakech for a Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Marrakech – Explore the Medina’s Streets, Souk, and Jemaa el Fna Square
Marrakech – Visit Traditional Berber Villages in the High Atlas Mountains
Marrakech – Depart for Home
- Embrace the aesthetic and evolution of Western European art on a guided tour of the Prado Museum in Madrid
- Discover the surreal vision of renowned architect Antonin Gaudi during a private tour of Barcelona’s splendid architecture
- Traverse the grace, grandeur, and opulence of the Royal Palace in Madrid, which rivals the sensational Palace of Versailles in France
- Trace historical avenues of the Middle Ages for an in-depth tour of the Gothic Quarter to find the captivating galleries of the Picasso Museum
- Wander along the enchanting traditions of Marrakech for an insightful view of daily life and continued customs preserved in the 11th-century walls
- Visit the tranquil village of Imlil for a varied perspective of life in Morocco amongst panoramas of the High Atlas Mountains
- Experience the storytellers, musicians, snake charmers, and rooftop cafes of the celebrated Jemaa el Fna Square
- Witness the opulence of the 19th-century Bahia Palace with the preserved zellige tiles and remarkable courtyards that are connected to Moorish architectural tradition
- Indulge in the flavors of Barcelona during a private cooking class that embraces the Catalan traditions of land and sea
Experience only the best during your 10-day tour of Spain and Morocco that will encompass the fabulous cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Marrakech. Your journey will begin with your arrival in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia with a reputation of relaxed ambiance that is beautified with history. Your private transfer will meet you at Barcelona-El Prat Airport upon your arrival, and you can relax in the comforts of your luxury hotel before setting off on the streets of the city for an introduction to the daily life of the locals. Linger on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean or wander along the bustling walkways of Las Ramblas.
The next morning, your guide will greet you at your hotel and lead you on an engaging tour of the city that will be focused on the unique architectural style of Antonin Gaudi, from La Pedrera to the Sagrada Familia Basilica. In the evening, you can learn the secrets of traditional Catalan cuisine with a private cooking class that will offer insight into the preparation of dishes from both land and sea. Indulge next with walking tour of the Gothic Quarter as the medieval past will give way to the contemporary artistry found inside the Picasso Museum, which provides an evolution of the artist’s illustrious career.
Spend the morning of the next day traversing the summit of Montjuïc for a farewell view of Barcelona before boarding your first-class car on the high-speed train to Madrid. Your private transfer will escort you from the train station to your gorgeous hotel in the heart of the capital city. The next day will bring you into the noble life of Spain’s monarchs with a half-day tour of Royal Palace. Enjoy the remaining day at your leisure to wander the galleries of the Prado Museum, and then discover Western European masters the following day before exploring the monuments of Madrid with a private guide. Venture next to the airport for your flight to Marrakech.
Your private transfer will meet you at Marrakech Menara Airport and escort you to a stunning historical mansion in the Medina. Relish your introductory tour of the Bahia Palace for your first excursion in Morocco. The next day, your guide will lead you through the souk and maze-like lanes of the old city, and then visit the gardens of the Saadian Tombs before an evening spent in the vibrant life of Jemaa el Fna Square. Take to the High Atlas Mountains the next day for a different perspective of Moroccan life as you visit traditional Berber villages. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your riad and escort you to Marrakech Menara Airport for your flight home.
$3,015 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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