Once the heart of the Moorish empire, 'Al-Andalus' is where the Moors and Berbers from Morocco first set foot in Spain and remained the longest, until their eventual expulsion from Granada in 1492. They built a sophisticated Muslim kingdom, giving Andalucia its richest and most lasting cultural heritage. After a few days learning how this Moorish legacy pervades Andalucian life at every level, we cross by ferry to Morocco and arrive at Tangier, where the Berber force gathered to conquer Spain in 711. With the vibrant medina of Tangier, the Andalucian quarter of Fez, one of Morocco's oldest imperial cities, and the lively evening atmosphere on Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech, this shared Moorish history is evident throughout. For those who love meandering narrow streets, beautiful gardens and stunning architecture, it would be difficult to think of four more appealing cities than Granada, Ronda, Fez and Marrakech. Travelling by train lets us fully appreciate the changing scenery through these two contrasting yet familiar countries that are surely a feast for your senses.
Our tailor made adventure holidays will truly inspire and delight the senses and will live in your memory for ever.
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