Palaces embody majestic grandeur as antique fountains trickle in the courtyards of aristocratic mountains while spice stands fill narrow lanes of old towns with exotic aromas. The shine of stately histories emanates from preserved architecture and continued traditions around Madrid, Marrakech, and Fes while the Medinas shimmer with thick, antique walls. Your customizable tour of Spain and Morocco will lead you on an immersive discovery of regal estates and ruins connected to Imperial Rome and...
Madrid – Arrive in Spain’s Bustling and Exciting Capital City of Madrid
The passion of Madrid pours into the daily lives of locals, from art to music and gastronomy to architecture to bring a lively energy, captivating ambiance, and unforgettable culture. Your flight will land at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival. Trees shade the walkways along the main boulevard of the Gran Via as upscale boutique shops provide lavish window displays beneath the Beaux-Arts architecture. Take a moment to settle into the comforts of your luxurious and centrally located accommodation before venturing out to explore the enchanting city streets.
You will begin in the Mercado de San Miguel as the central market boasts colorful produce and an immediate connection to the cosmopolitan culture of Madrid informed by the rich Spanish tradition. The vaulted wrought-iron ceiling contains the simmering aromas of sizzling onions and garlic, leading to the light scent of oranges and lemons along the produce aisles. Plump grapes promise sweet and juicy bites while pastry display cases feature macaroons and creamy, formed custards. For a perfect introduction into Spanish culture, you can partake in a cooking class and learn how for over 100 years the marketplace has been an established part of the city.
Madrid – Enjoy a Full Day In-Depth Guided Tour of Madrid’s Monuments
Madrid – Delight in a Full Day Excursion to the Medieval Streets of Toledo
Madrid – Discover the Preserved Architecture of Avila and Segovia
Marrakech – Arrive in the Lifestyle of Marrakech with a Cooking Class
Marrakech – Relish a Full Day Guided Cultural Tour of Marrakech
Casablanca – Travel to Cosmopolitan Casablanca for a Half-Day Tour
Fes – Visit the Capital City of Rabat en route to Imperial Fes
Fes – Indulge in the Historical Architecture and Vibrant Culture of Fes
Fes – Depart for Home
- Relish a view of the regal monuments that decorate Madrid, from the Alcala Gate that celebrates King Charles III and the opulence of the Royal Palace
- Traverse the unique blend of contemporary culture and antique architecture while touring Rabat, a city first founded by the Phoenicians
- Wander along the cobbled lanes of Toledo for insight into the amalgamation of Moorish, Jewish, and Christian cultures of the Middle Ages
- Discover the preserved architectural marvels and continued traditions of the Roman Empire as you visit the captivating town of Segovia
- Delight in the traditional flavors of Morocco while learning the secrets of Moroccan cuisine in a private cooking class
- View the amazing architecture of Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca, one of the largest mosques in the world
- Witness the dying of leather at historical tanneries in the Imperial city of Fes
- Visit the stunning marble pillars and inscribed Arabic script that decorates the Saadian Tombs as connected to the Saadi Dynasty in Marrakech
Discover the royal cities of Madrid, Marrakech, and Fes on your 10-day tour of Spain and Morocco. Witness the splendors of the past and indulge in the cultural marvels accentuated by art, architecture, and enticing cuisine, beginning with your arrival in Madrid, Spain. Your private transfer will meet you at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport upon your arrival and escort you to your hotel located in the heart of Spain’s capital city. The day is at your leisure to enjoy the beauty and movement of Madrid, taking to the El Retiro Park or partaking in a cooking class for an introduction to the flavors of the region. Your guide will greet you at your hotel the next day eager to lead you on an elaborate tour of Madrid’s renowned monuments from the Alcala Gate to the stunning Royal Palace.
Venture next to Toledo for a private tour of the preserved medieval architecture that has been shaped by the peaceful interaction of the Moorish, Jewish, and Christian communities. Travel to Segovia to view the stunning aqueduct and fairytale Alcazar, and then continue to Avila to traverse the preserved walls that protect the city before returning to Madrid. The next day, your private transfer will escort you to the airport for your flight to Marrakech. Enjoy the comforts of a historic riad located in the heart of the Medina. Your guide will lead you on a half-day introductory tour that will culminate in a cooking class that will teach the traditional flavors of Marrakech cuisine.
The following day, venture out into the labyrinthine streets of Marrakech for a full day tour of the souk, Saadian Tombs, and Djemaa el Fna Square. Your private transfer will escort you to Casablanca the next morning for a half-day tour of the chic contemporary city, including a visit to the Hassan II Mosque. Make your way to Fes next with a stop en route in Morocco’s capital city of Marrakech. Traverse the Kasbah, Medina, and Chellah before you reach the stunning 9th-century imperial city of Fes. The next day, enjoy a full day tour of Fes’s Medina that will encompass the renowned tanneries, vibrant souks, and historical madrasas. Conclude as your private transfer will greet you at your centrally located riad and escort you to Fes-Saïss Airport for your flight home.
$3,015 per person (excluding international flights)
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