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Madrid to Marrakech

From £1674 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Enjoy a first-hand experience of Spanish, Portuguese and Moroccan lifestyles. Travelling from Madrid to Marrakech, immerse yourself in the history of each destination, exploring ancient cultures through art, design, language and religion, meeting charismatic locals along the way. From fine Spanish cuisine and awesome shopping in Madrid to idyllic Algarve beaches and Islamic architecture in Morocco, this tour has been designed to pique your curiosity and allow a discovery of the mysteries concealed within each region. Experience a collision of old and new, European and African, and be dazzled by the vibrancy of this corner of the world.
Essential Info
Starts: Madrid
Ends: Marrakech
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IZMSH
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Morocco, Portugal, Spain
What's Included

Meals

10 Breakfasts included

Transport

Train,Ferry,Metro,Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (14 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   The Art Walk in Madrid is every art lover's dream. In one small stretch you can browse the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia and the Prado, one of the world's most celebrated galleries

•   Wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor at night, lit up to reveal its intricate architecture

•   Sample the culinary delights and contrasts of Spain, Portugal and Morocco – three countries that are celebrated around the world for their cuisine

•   Make the most of your time in Lisbon. This city has so many sights on offer; beautiful museums, monuments and parks, as well as its famous trams, bars and restaurants.

•   The Algarve in Portugal is the perfect middle point of the trip. Buy some fresh local produce in the morning market to enjoy while soaking up the sun on gorgeous beaches. In the evening enjoy a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean from our accommodations roof top terrace.

•   Back in Spain you will be introduced to the southern style of life with flamenco, tapas and siestas.

•   Feel adventurous as you cross the strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco, leaving Europe behind for Africa.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 1st Oct 2020
Returning: 15th Oct 2020
£2,090pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Oct 2020
Returning: 17th Oct 2020
£2,290pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 10th Oct 2020
Returning: 24th Oct 2020
£2,130pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Oct 2020
Returning: 29th Oct 2020
£2,015pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Nov 2020
Returning: 28th Nov 2020
£2,070pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Nov 2020
Returning: 5th Dec 2020
£2,070pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Dec 2020
Returning: 19th Dec 2020
£2,070pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Dec 2020
Returning: 26th Dec 2020
£2,145pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Jan 2021
Returning: 23rd Jan 2021
£2,030pp
£1,726pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Madrid, Spain. The sassy central capital is known for its elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks, but it also pulsates with energy, and is without doubt a vibrant city. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at either 6 or 7 pm, depending on common area availability. Please double check with reception to confirm the time and place. After the meeting we will head out for an optional group dinner where you can get to know your fellow travellers. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance, passport details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand. If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel in time on the day, we recommend arriving early. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). As there's very limited time for sightseeing in Madrid, consider flying in a few days early to explore. Perhaps while away the hours along the Paseo del Arte, or Art Walk, for an expansive history of Western art. Start with the Museo del Prado, then discover modern Spanish masters, including Picasso and Dali, in the Museo Reina Sofia. Finish at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, which displays eight centuries of European painting. After the welcome meeting, perhaps get into the mind of a Madrileno with some tapas and Rioja.
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