|16 days Barcelona-Madrid-Andalucia and Morocco (PS16D)
Tour code: PS16D
1st Day (Fri.) :ARRIVAL BARCELONA
Welcome and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel and enjoy complete freedom to spend your day as you
please. Overnight at the hotel.
2nd Day (Sat): BARCELONA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Morning Highlights city tour of Barcelona well known worldwide for the Olympic Games during 1992, Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and the place where famous architect Antoni Gaudi lived. Unforgettable way to get to know the city with a sightseeing tour, as well as from above with the Montjuic cable car, which offers incredible views, a visit to the renowned Poble Espanyol, and finally a chance to lose yourself in the streets of the Gothic Quarter with a pleasant stroll. Afternoon at leisure to discover this city full attractive offers. Overnight at the hotel.
3rd Day (Sun): BARCELONA - MADRID
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Sants train station to depart by High Speed Train, at 9:00 am to Madrid. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival at 11:45 am. Transfer from station to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
4th Day: MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Departure southward along the land of Don Quixote, “The man from La Mancha”, along the way observes vast vineyards. Brief stop at typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalucia, a region for itself that shows an enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
5th Day SEVILLE
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Morning Panoramic city tour – the Cathedral (from outside), the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome. The Santa Cruz Quarter, a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed. The Maria Luisa Park and Spain square. - Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city.
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
6th Day SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; time free to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
7th Day COSTA DEL SOL – FEZ
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol via internationally renowned places as Marbella and Puerto Banus, arrive Algeciras or Tarifa where a ferry boat will be used for a short and interesting crossing of the strait of Gibraltar towards Africa.
Arrival to Morocco, disembark, clear customs and continue on by bus via Larache to Fez, the most monumental one of the Imperial Cities, its University of “Karaouyne” is the largest Islamic sanctuary in Morocco, ancient theological schools, etc. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
8th Day FEZ
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning city tour of the most ancient and monumental of the Imperial Cities visiting the most interesting points: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, Jewish Quarters or Mellah, gate of Bab Bou Jelous and walking tour of the “Medina” (Old City), declared World Heritage Site. Afternoon free. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
9th Day FEZ – MEKNES – MARRAKECH
After breakfast at the hotel drive towards the ancient city of Meknes, old walled (40 Kms.) imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. Panoramic tour; admire the great Bab Al Mansour Gate, Morocco’s most beautiful Gate and the most known monument in town. Continue driving southwards through the Mid-Atlas mountains to Marrakech, Capital of the South, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-desert area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
10th Day MARRAKECH
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. City sightseeing, including the Koutoubia Tower, twin tower of the Giralda in Seville, Saadines Tombs and Bay Palace. In the afternoon walk around the medina, souks and the magic Jma El Fna Square, which is packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers, all making the centre of the city an open air theatre that requires the participance of the audience. Don’t forget your camera. Back to the hotel, free time. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
11th Day MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA – RABAT
After breakfast departure northwards via Benguerir and Settat to Casablanca, actual industrial and economic capital and the most populated city housing a 10% of the Country population. Panoramic tour through the most interesting sections of the city, Anfa boulevard, Nations square, residential areas and visit from the outside of the Hassan II grand mosque. Afternoon departure to Rabat, diplomatic and administrative capital, official residence of the King Mohamed VI. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
12th Day RABAT – LARACHE – TANGIER
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour visiting the important sights as the Royal Palace from outside, Mohamed V Mausoleum, the unfinished Hassan Tower which are important examples of the Almohade architecture. In the afternoon, via Larache, we will head for Tangiers, cosmopolitan city that has always been pretended due to its strategic location, at the main gate of Europe and Africa. Short panoramic tour. Time at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
13th Day TANGIER – COSTA DEL SOL
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the pier and board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Drive along the Costa del Sol towards the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
14th Day COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
After breakfast at the hotel departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra (Red Palace) and Generalife Gardens, fountains, gardens, patios that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
15th Day GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. The City tour will includes the most important monuments, its narrow streets and the famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron). Continue to Madrid. Overnight at the hotel.
16th Day MADRID
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.
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