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Spain & Morocco

Spain & Morocco

Visit two continents and enjoy a true taste of Spain and Morocco’s centuries-old customs, cuisine and colorful culture!

Spain & Morocco

 

Saturday, April 17 - Thursday, April 29, 2021

 

 

Day 1: Saturday, April 17, 2021 Overnight Flight Visit two continents and enjoy a true taste of Spain and Morocco’s centuries-old customs, cuisine and colorful culture.

 

Day 2: Sunday, April 18, 2021 Madrid, Spain

Tour Begins Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s dynamic capital city. Gather with new friends tonight for an enjoyably charming welcome dinner. (D)

 

Day 3: Monday, April 19, 2021 Madrid

On a local-guided tour of Madrid’s historic center, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, the site of many an event since the 17th century. Join a local expert to explore the priceless masterpieces of the Prado Museum, which opened in 1819 and boasts the world's finest collection of art by masters such as Velazquez and Goya. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore Madrid, or instead, choose to purchase an optional tour to magnificent Toledo, a 192 B.C. UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Tagus River. (B)

 

Day 4: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Madrid - Córdoba - Granada

Board the AVE high-speed train, then sit back and relax as you travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Córdoba at speeds upward of 120 miles per hour on a luxurious and stylish ride. On arrival, enjoy free time for lunch before embarking on a walking tour of the Mezquita (UNESCO). Originally built as a mosque, it was converted into the city’s cathedral when the Christians conquered the region in 1236. Stroll the historic Jewish Quarter, and later, travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada – the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. (B, D)

 

Day 5: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Granada - Seville

Join a local expert for a tour of the Moorish-influenced city of Granada. Explore the city’s main sights and enjoy a visit to the Royal Chapel. Get a glimpse of what life was like when the Moors occupied the city during a short walk through the Albayzíin neighborhood, full of rich color and the aroma of spices. Later, arrive in Seville, Spain’s cultural capital. (B)

 

Day 6: Thursday, April 22, 2021 Seville - Paella Demonstration - Flamenco - Seville

Join a local expert in discovering the city’s historic Mudéjar architecture, and uncover the intriguing myths, stories and legends of Seville. Tour the Royal Alcázar** (UNESCO) and walk through its beautifully decorated courtyards featuring columns and exquisite plasterwork. Then, stroll the sprawling and colorful Alcázar grounds to find one glorious garden after another. Next, see the Giralda Bell Tower and the majestic Seville Cathedral (UNESCO). Continue on to the winding narrow streets, quaint courtyards, bright flowers, and whitewashed buildings of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter of Seville. At a local restaurant this evening, learn the secrets of paella. Then, take your reserved seats for an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville’s top performers. (B, D)

 

Day 7: Friday, April 23, 2021 Seville - Jerez de la Frontera - Tarifa - Tangier, Morocco

Depart Seville and journey to Spain’s sherry region. Stop at a bodega in Jerez de la Frontera for a tour and tasting before sitting down for locally-curated tapas. After lunch, head to Tarifa and board the high speed ferry to the incredible continent of Africa! A short ride across the Strait of Gibraltar brings you to Morocco and the city of Tangier. Enjoy a free evening to explore this revitalized seaside city. Take a stroll along the oceanfront promenade, visit the new marina, do some shopping in the Medina, or simply enjoy the views from any one of the city’s many restaurants. (B, L)

 

Day 8: Saturday, April 24, 2021 Tangier - Chefchaouen - Fes

Journey from Tangier to Chefchaouen - the "Blue City" of Morocco. Take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, enhanced by the contrast of the brightly painted Medina. Enjoy free time to explore the famous indigo-blue streets of this small town and stop in one of the many handicraft shops that are known for the wool garments and woven blankets that are unique to this region. This afternoon, arrive in Fes (UNESCO). The "Mecca of the West," Fes has retained its position as a religious capital of the region. This evening, dine at a family run riad in the Medina and taste traditional Moroccan delights, the recipes of which have been passed down from generation to generation. (B, D)

 

Day 9: Sunday, April 25, 2021 Fes

Discover Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world. Learn of its historical importance as a center of government, philosophy, medicine, and religion during a fascinating panoramic tour that includes the Medersa Bou Inania, built in 1325. See the Jewish Quarter, the city ramparts and the gates of the Palace. Then, set out on a walking tour in the Medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is home to the world’s oldest continuously functioning university. Amid the cobbled alleyways of this ancient market, you’ll find donkeys and mules laden with goods walking alongside buyers. Spend time at the famous leather tanneries that date back to the 11th century and are considered to be among the oldest tanneries in the world. View the honeycomb of vats exploding in brilliant colors. (B)

 

Day 10: Monday, April 26, 2021 Fes - Rabat - Marrakech

This morning, it’s off to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where you’ll visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and explore the

Oudaya Kasbah. This evening, arrive in the exotic city of Marrakech. Choose to explore the city by night during an optional excursion to Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s main square, complete with a horse and carriage ride and a unique fusion dining experience. (B)

 

Day 11: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Marrakech

Explore Marrakech and its ancient El Bahia Palace where you will find a sentry of nesting storks standing guard. Visit the vibrant and historic Jewish Mellah and see the majestic 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. Pass by the Royal Palace during a tour of the ancient city wall. Enter the 11th-century walled Medina and enjoy time to mingle with locals and artisans as you shop at the ancient market. Then, it’s your choice! Visit one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Morocco, Jardin Majorelle, before venturing to the Berber Museum -OR- visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum – a showcase of art, fashion, and design by the iconic Algerian designer. Tonight, an unforgettable dining experience awaits you dine behind the doors of an opulent palace. (B, D)

 

Day 12: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Marrakech - Casablanca

This morning, venture to Casablanca and tour the Hassan II Mosque, a stunning and impressive high-tech architectural masterpiece. See the city by night on your drive along the seashore to your farewell dinner at Rick’s Café, the legendary saloon from the film Casablanca. (B, D)

 

Day 13: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Casablanca,Tour Ends

Your tour of two continents and two countries with a rich, long-shared history comes to a close today. (B)

 

 

A valid passport is required for this tour

 

$4,764 double occupancy, per person,           $5,764 single occupancy,             $4,734 triple occupancy

Book before October 19, 2020 and save $100 per person!

Price includes round-trip air from Logan International Airport

Day 1

Overnight Flight

Days 2,3

Riu Plaza Espana, Madrid

Day 4

Catalonia Granada, Granada

Days 5,6

Eurostars Torre Sevilla, Seville

Day 7

Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel, Tangier

Days 8,9

Barcelo Fes Medina, Fes

Days 10,11

Radisson Blu Marrakech Carre Eden, Marrakech

Day 12

Movenpick Hotel, Casablanca

Package Includes:

Roundtrip airfare from Boston

Deluxe motorcoach transportation

Airport transfers

11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

 

 

Payments & Cancellations:

 

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservations (refundable until October 19, 2020)

 

Final payment is due February 16, 2021

 

For Cancellation between 60-16 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 30% of total price.

For cancellation between 15-1 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price.

For cancellation on the day of departure and after: 100% of total price.

 

Cancellation insurance is recommended and costs $329 per person and must be purchased at the time of reservation

 

If Travel Protection Plan has not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure - Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full.

 

 

Optional Excursions:

 

Marrakech by Night

$95

Jemaa el Fna, the main square and market of Marrakech, comes alive at night. Your senses will tingle as you walk through the square on a guided tour – smell the intoxicating culinary creations from the food stalls and listen to the rhythms of local musicians and entertainers. Storytellers often have crowds around them listening to ancient tales passed down from generations. Enjoy time on your own to explore the square. Perhaps you will visit one of the local fortune tellers to have your future told to you or listen to the hypnotic tunes of the snake charmers. Later, enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant off of the square and toast to your evening in Marrakech. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Please note a minimum of 5 passengers is required. Transportation is included.

 

 

Toledo

$105

The ancient, medieval city of Toledo is a UNESCO World Heritage city with more than 100 monuments. You'll discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture. This former capital of Spain (until 1560) has always been regarded as the city of three cultures (Christian, Jewish and Islamic). Toledo offers one of the most comprehensive collections of architecture in Spain: Arabian, Jewish, Mudéjar, Gothic, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. Join a local expert on a walking tour into the past along Toledo’s cobblestone alleyways and explore the historic city center, one of the largest in Spain. See the magnificent 13th-century Gothic Cathedral, considered to be the magnum opus of the Gothic style in Spain. A highlight of any visit to Toledo is seeing the famous paintings by the 16th-century master, El Greco. Toledo was the setting for many of El Greco's artworks, and a tour highlight is a stop at the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. Duration: Approximately 5 hours. Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required. Transportation is included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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1 - Dennis Patriots Square, Route 134, South Dennis
On Stop & Shop side, park in lot closest to Rt 134
2 - Barnstable Barnstable Exit 6 Commuter Lot - behind
Burger King, wait at enclosures
3 - Sagamore Sagamore Commuter Lot at base of bridge
on NON Cape side, wait at enclosures
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