Southern Spain and Northern Morocco are rightly famous for art, architecture, history, monuments, and markets. However, the ultimate highlight will be your experience in these two countries. You can feel part of a city, celebrate the idiosyncrasy, and experience the culture and traditions that continue to thrive. Handcrafted for the curious traveler, this two-week luxury tour uses insider guides to truly explore the cities of Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Fes...
Madrid – The Laid-Back Capital of Spain
Madrid is a laid-back capital city where so much of the city is only accessible on foot. Cobblestone lanes are dotted with tapas bars, seductive architecture is far from motor vehicles, and cafe terraces open out onto pedestrian alleyways rather than car parks. Touch down in Spain’s capital and your hotel will be in the heart of the old quarter. Just take a few steps outside and you will feel the atmosphere of the city, from the terraces that beckon to the style of the Plaza Mayor. The atmosphere gets particularly lively in the evenings when the locals wander around and you can relax on the al fresco terraces.
Madrid – Fascinations and Captivations of the Old City
Madrid – Unmissable Icons: The Prado and the Palace
Madrid – Enchanting Toledo Day Trip
Cordoba – Seductive Highlights of the Moors
Cordoba – Evocative Granada Day Trip With the Alhambra
Seville – Free Morning and Flamenco Performance in Seville
Seville – Legends and Legacy of the Fiery City
Tangier – Rural Pleasures of Andalusia and Into Morocco
Day 10 - 11
Chefchaouen – The Seductive Blue City in the Hills
Fes – Roman Ruins and an Outstanding Artisanal City
Fes – The World’s Largest Medieval Walled City: Expect to be Enchanted
Fes – Departure
- Take a journey through the architecture of civilizations and centuries, from royal palaces to Moorish mosques, and the artisanal beauty of Meknes
- Settle into the rhythm and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of three distinctive regions, including Madrid, Andalusia, and Northern Morocco
- Escape into a series of very unique urban landscapes, including the blue town of Chefchaouen and the medieval bliss of Toledo
- Get to know the culture and traditions of Southern Spain and Northern Morocco, where a flamenco performance and local souks will be just the start of your discovery
- Marvel at the scale of the history in Seville and Fes, cities that have some of the world’s largest old quarters
- Discover more than 2000 years of history, from the Roman ruins of Volubilis to the Alhambra
- Explore the art and the artisanal styles, from a visit to the Prado Museum to meeting the designers in Morocco’s souks
- Mix the renowned highlights with a series of local attractions revealed by your insider guides as Seville, Cordoba, Madrid and Fes have much more than the postcard experiences
When you receive a postcard from Southern Spain or Northern Morocco, the image is surreal. Granada’s Alhambra has such intricacy and history etched into every vaulted archway. You’ll pass through a blue entrance gate into the walled city of Fes and marvel at the Seville Cathedral or the ruins of Volubilis. These two regions are packed with monuments and mesmerizing sights. Over the two weeks, this luxury tour will ensure you get to see the best of them. More than sightseeing, these regions are all about experiences. You’ll never forget a flamenco performance, the sounds and smells of a souk, mazy pathways painted in blue, and a trail through the artwork of El Greco. With local and knowledgeable guides, this two-week luxury tour highlights the experiential, showing how the best of Southern Spain and Northern Morocco involve more than the famous sights.
You’ll arrive in Madrid, which isn’t technically part of Southern Spain, but the city makes a great contrast to Andalusia. This will allow you to experience two very different Spanish regions. Your time in the Spanish capital will include icons like the Prado and Palacio Real, along with a tapas crawl, a day trip to Toledo, and the chance to get to know the city with a local. Take the high-speed train to Cordoba to embrace the culture and style of the Moors, from the Alhambra in nearby Granada to the quaint atmosphere of the Pueblos Blancos (White Villages). Then, visit Seville, which embodies the style of this luxury tour with a series of outstanding cultural and historical attractions mixed with local experiences.
You’ll take the ferry to Morocco and spend a night in Tangier, an interesting little town with a unique history. Chefchaouen is a real gem, a seductive town in the hills where everything is painted blue. It’ll be the perfect place to relax and get to know laid-back Moroccan culture. Spend a full day exploring Morocco on your route to Fes, as the Roman ruins at Volubilis are completely different from the artisanal atmosphere of Meknes. You then will stay in the world’s largest walled city, where all five of your senses will tune into the local rhythm and style. Finally, Fes has a new international airport for your departure.
$4,223 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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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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