Savour the tapas culture of Spain and flavours of Morocco

 

Tour description provided by G Adventures

Spend a week in Spain before crossing the Strait of Gibraltar for another week to get to know the main highlights of Morocco, like Fès, Casablanca, and Marrakech, (as well as their souqs, mint tea and friendly locals). Grab yourself an experience you’ll talk about forever.Dive into two incredible cultures with this adventure on the rails. Explore the Spanish countryside by train, journeying with the locals from Madrid to Barcelona to Seville and beyond, sampling the exotic side of this gorgeous country (and tasting food you’ll crave for the rest of your life).

Itinerary

Day 1 Madrid
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.Included Activities:Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Madrid/Barcelona (1B)
 In the evening, catch a train to Barcelona.Included Activities:Orientation WalkTransport:TrainEnjoy a short orientation walk around Madrid with a free day to explore. Opt to check out the world-famous museums, do some shopping or enjoy some fantastic food.
Day 3 Barcelona (1B)
With time, opt to tour the beautiful Palau Musica, a home for catalan music. For nightlife, the highest concentration of young locals dancing can be found near the intersection of Santaló and Mariano Cubi streets. Find good music, good drinks, and lots of fun. Another nightlife spot to meet the fashionable locals is on the Plaza Francesc Maciá.Barcelona is filled with the work of one famous resident, Antoni Gaudí. Opt to visit these masterpieces sprinkled throughout the city.
Day 4 Barcelona/Granada (1B)
Spend another morning exploring the city before an afternoon train to Granada.Transport:Local train (7.50 hour(s), 880km)
Day 5 Granada (1B)
After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin, with its narrow lanes and fantastic views. It is a great place to go for sunset. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.Included Activities:Alhambra Guided Tour
Day 6 Granada (1B)
Spend another day exploring this charming city.
Day 7 Granada/Seville (1B)
Take the time to see all this great city has to offer. Opt to explore the interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, or the true heart of Seville, the Santa Cruz quarter— a charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares. Seville is home to the world’s largest gothic cathedral — climb the adjoining tower for great views of the city. Other attractions include the Museo Arqueológico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de María Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns.Transport:Train
Day 8 Seville/Chefchaouen (1B)
Stop in Tangier for a guided tour of the medina before continuing on to Chefchaouen for the evening. The djellaba, the traditional hooded garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. Chefchaouen is a great place to check out many of Morocco’s ancient crafts. Included Activities:Border Crossing (Spain – Morocco)Transport:Local busFerryPrivate Vehicle
Day 9 Chefchaouen/Fès (1L)
Travel to the imperial city of Meknes and enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported women’s project. Later, continue to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fes.Included Activities:G Adventures-supported Traditional Moroccan LunchVolubilis Guided TourTransport:MinibusMinibus
Day 10 Fès (1B)
Enjoy a half-day medina walking tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more of the city. The Fès medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fès’ famous leather tannery from above.In the evening, opt for dinner in a converted riad complete with local specialties, music, and belly dancing.Additional Notes:Only certified local guides are allowed to act as guides in the medina, so your CEO cannot go with you to the medina during free time.Included Activities:Fès Medina Guided Tour
Day 11 Fès/Casablanca (1B)
Travel by train to seaside Casablanca known for its colonial and art-deco buildings. Transport:Train
Day 12 Casablanca/Marrakech (1B)
Visit the spectacular Hassan II mosque and learn more about this masterpiece. Catch the train to Marrakech in time to start exploring the city.Included Activities:Hassan II Mosque VisitTransport:Train
Day 13 Marrakech (1B)
Visit the historical Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, Bahia Palace, the Mellah, and the Saadian Tombs.Later, opt to discover the secrets of this amazing, ancient city. Relax at one of the tea houses around the square, watching the hustle and bustle from a shady spot.End the day like a local with an optional group dinner in the famous food stalls of Djemaa el Fna.
Day 14 Marrakech
Depart at any time.

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