Day 1: Madrid - Arrival.
Welcome to Madrid!
Welcome to EuropaMundo!!!.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit.
Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Vía, a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant, Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options.
Day 2: Madrid.
Highlights: Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and transfer to Plaza del Oriente.
The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor.
Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International) in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.
Day 3: Madrid - Granada.-
Total distance: 450 km
Scenery: The plains of La Mancha with the shadow of some mills and the great extensions of olive groves in the province of Jaén.
Note: if the group of English-speaking travelers is fewer than 10, they will share the trip to Granada with Spanish-speaking passengers).
08:00 hrs. - Madrid – departure. We travel to the South. We stop at PUERTO LÁPICE, a beautiful town of La Mancha plain evoking the figure of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
13:45 hrs. - GRANADA – Arrival at the hotel. Lunch included. After lunch, we head to the Alhambra to visit the palace and the gardens of the Generalife; Reservation, local guide and entrance included.
19.00 hrs.- Enjoy an evening transfer to the Albaicín of Granada, a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in a restaurant in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Return to hotel. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighborhood of Sacramonte.
Note: In the Alhmabra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. Sometimes your visit may be in the afternoon, depending on the timetables in which we are allowed in. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares, which have similar architecture and features, will be included in Seville
Day 4: Granada - Asilah - Rabat.
Distance travelled: 530 km.
Landscapes: We follow the Costa del Sol with views over the Mediterranean Sea and cross the Straits of Gibraltar. Our journey continues along areas adjoining the Moroccan coast. INSTRUCTIONS: Do not forget your passport, you will need it at the border. Depending on the time of year, the time in Morocco is 1 or 2 hours behind Spain. Your guide will tell you when to change the time, and will confirm the time difference.
Please note: During the crossing between Spain and Morocco, you must carry your own luggage. 07:30 hrs Granada. Departure. Stunning views over the Mediterranean.
11:45 hrs Algeciras-Tarifa -Arrival-. We board a ferry and cross the Straits of Gibraltar, crossing into Africa on a modern boat. The crossing takes approximately 1.5 hours (we suggest that you have lunch on board). Arrival in the port of Tangiers. Customs and border procedures (there are sometimes delays). We continue to Asilah, a small walled city facing the sea. Time for lunch and a stroll through its beautiful walled medina.
16:30 hrs -Departure- Asilah. Continue via the motorway to Rabat, the diplomatic capital of the city, with its special charm.
19:30 hrs- Rabat- Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Day 5: Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech.
Total distance travelled: 350 km.
Landscapes: As we continue inland, the landscapes become progressively drier, and are almost desert upon reaching Marrakech.
08:00 hrs We start the sightseeing tour of the Kingdom´s capital. This city is one of the most beautiful in the country. We visit the imposing Oudaia Fort, the Hassan Tower where the mausoleum of King Mohammed V is located, the Andalusian walls, the outside of the Royal Palace and the modern neighborhoods where the embassies are situated. Following our tour, free time.
12:00 hrs - Rabat - Departure.
13.15 hrs - Casablanca - Arrival. Brief introductory tour of this modern city with a local guide. We visit the exterior of the immense Mosque of Hassan II; the second largest mosque in the Muslim world (after Mecca). Short stop at the Corniche for lunch.
15.30 hrs.- Casablanca, departure towards Marrakech.
18.45 hrs - Marrakech -Arrival. Upon arrival, we include a 40 minute tour in Kalesas (horse drawn carriages) to visit the famous Jemaa El Fna market square, which is brimming with activity at this time of the day. We continue to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6: Marrakech.
08:15 hrs We start with a sightseeing tour of the city. Located among hundreds of palm trees and surrounded by ochre walls, this exotic city brims with activity and life. We return to the Jemaa El Fna square, Koutoubia Mosque, the Jewish Quarter and the Bahia Palace. Lunch at the hotel and free afternoon. At night, we recommend attending the Fantasia dinner show where you can experience the rich and varied folklore of Morocco.
Day 7: Marrakech - Ait Benhadou - Ourzazate - Boulmane Dades.
Total distance travelled: 300 km.
Landscapes: Incredibly beautiful. We cross the Atlas mountains and pass by beautiful villages perched on the mountainsides.
Please note: Do not forget to keep your camera handy. We also recommend warm clothes for the mountains.
08:00 hrs - Marrakech - Departure. We begin a beautiful part of the journey, crossing the high mountains of the Atlas, a natural barrier of the Sahara desert. En route, we stop at a high mountain village.
13:30 hrs - Ait Benhaddou - Arrival in this fortified adobe-built town, which is a World Heritage Site, where many films have been shot due to its incredible landscape backdrop. Time for lunch and a stroll among its mud houses.
15:00 hrs - Ait Benhadou -Departure-
15:30 hrs - Ouarzazate A desert city with an imposing fortress, whose oldest part is also a World Heritage Site.
16:30 hrs - Ouarzazate- Departure. We continue through desert plains and valley oases.
18:00 hrs - Boulmane Dades. You can enjoy the facilities at our hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Please note: In very exceptional cases, it may happen that, due to bad weather, the road through the Atlas is cut off (with snow or flash floods). In this is the case, Europamundo will arrange the following alternative route: FRIDAY: Marrakech-Essaouira / SATURDAY: Essaouira-Safi-El Jadida-Meknes / SUNDAY: Meknes-Fez.
Day 8: Boulmane Dades - Todgha - Khorbat - Erfoud.
Distance traveled: 280 km.
Landscapes: Extremely beautiful, following the so-called "Valley of the Kasbahs"; and an area with biblical landscapes.
Tip: Wear comfortable footwear. Are you carrying a book you have finished reading? Maybe you would consider donating it to the library that we are creating in Tinejad?
07.15 hrs - Boulmane Dades - Departure. We follow the Valley of the Kasbahs; adobe fortresses that protected the crops and villages from attacks from other nomadic tribes. Breathtaking oases and palm groves, where we glimpse delightful adobe-built villages.
09.00 hrs - Todra Gorge. A deep canyon cuts through the Atlas Mountains amidst one of the most beautiful areas of Morocco. We include free time to enjoy this beautiful landscape (sometimes, following intense rain, we cannot access the gorges due to flooding of the rivers).
09.45 hrs Todra Gorge -Departure-. The predominance of the desert becomes ever more marked as we progress along this part of our journey.
10.45 hrs- Ksar el Khorbat -If time does not prevent it (access road), we stop at this adobe/oasis town with which the Europamundo Foundation is collaborating. You will be able to learn about the lives of the desert peoples in these impressive fortified villages.
11.45 hrs Ksar el Khorbat -Departure-.
14.00 hrs - Erfoud -Arrival-. Lunch at the hotel. Relax in the gardens and pool at this desert hotel. Our tour guide will propose an optional excursion in all-terrain vehicles across the Merzouga sand dunes, with dinner included on the dunes: an unforgettable landscape and experience.
Day 9: Erfoud - Fes.
Total distance covered: 425 km.
Landscapes: Very beautiful scenery of the Atlas, passing into more verdant areas covered by forests.
08:00 hrs - Erfoud - Departure. We recommence crossing the Atlas, and follow the extremely beautiful Ziz Valley (with gazelles), which is the world´s largest oasis and includes 1.5 million date palms. We continue upstream until we reach the cool highlands where it often snows in wintertime. Stop en route for lunch. Arrival in Fez at about 16:00 hrs.
Then we have a visit that includes the Jewish quarter, the bronze doors of the Royal Palace, and a panoramic view to take wonderful photographs of the old city. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Fez - Tangier.
Total distance: 315km
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided city tour of Fes. Admission prices included. Dinner is included.
08.00hrs- We leave the hotel to discover Fes with an informative scenic tour with a local guide.
We conclude the visit by including lunch in an ancient palace in the Medina district.
14.00hrs- At the beginning of the afternoon, we depart towards the north of Morocco. Fields of olive trees and wheat in the valleys of the Rif. Fertile areas of sugar cane and fruit trees.
19.15hrs- Arrival in Tangier in the middle of the afternoon. Dinner included and hotel accommodation
Day 11: Tangier - Seville.
Distance covered by road: 280 km.
Landscapes: Amazing views over the cliffs and Straits. Pleasant scenery of white villages in Andalusia. WARNING: Remember to keep your passport handy.
PLEASE NOTE: The ferry departure time varies depending on the season. Border formalities may involve delays. Returning to Spain, you will have to put your clocks forward by 1 or 2 hours (depending on time of year). Your guide will advise you about the change.
At about 11:00 hrs (variable), we shall depart from the port of Tangier. Boarding formalities. Each traveller must carry their bags and hand luggage, as required by the Spanish national security authorities. Crossing of approximately one hour. We suggest having lunch on the ferry. Arrival in Algeciras/Tarifa. Our journey continues through beautiful white villages.
20.30 hrs Seville. -Arrival.
Day 12: Seville.-
Highlights: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. Evening transfer.
After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Sevilla (if the English-speaking group is fewer than fifteen people, the tour can be conducted in both English and Spanish). Lasting one hour and a half featuring the Cathedral and the Giralda, Plaza de España, the beautiful banks of the river Guadalquivir, the Golden Tower, the districts of Santa Cruz and Triana, the Maestranza Bullring, and Cartuja Island. After the tour, we will include a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards or the tours to the Cathedral or the Flamenco Show that will be offered as optionals by your guide.
At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favorite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International and so on. Return to the hotel.
Day 13: Seville - Cordoba - Consuegra - Madrid.-
Total distance: 565 km.
Scenery: Pleasant fertile lands of the valley of the Guadalquivir. Cordoba sightseeing. Castilian lands of La Mancha.
08.30 hrs. - Sevilla –We leave Sevilla following the valley of the Guadalquivir river.
10.30 hrs. – Córdoba. With a local guide, we include a visit to its great Cathedral-Mosque and to the ancient synagogue (entrances included) and a stroll in the old district with its famous patios of flowers. Afterwards we will enjoy free time during which you can have lunch and stroll through the flourishing quarter.
14.00 hrs.- Córdoba – We leave Andalusia to travel to Castilian lands.
17.15 hrs.- Consuegra. 12 giant windmills next to the castle contemplate the La Mancha plain. We will visit the interior of one of them, the Rucio mill that once allowed to transform the wheat into flour (entrance included).
18.15 hrs.- Consuegra –departure-.
20.00 hrs. - Madrid – arrival.
End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: MADRID, RABAT, Casablanca, MARRAKESH, FEZ, SEVILLE, Cordoba
- Excursion: Toledo in Madrid in MADRID
- Boat: along Guadalquivir river in Seville in SEVILLE
- Evening transfer: Plaza Mayor in Madrid in MADRID, Djema Square with horse carriage in Marrakech in MARRAKESH, Historic center of Seville in SEVILLE
- Ticket admission: Alhambra Palace in Granada in GRANADA, Bahia Palace in Marrakech in MARRAKESH, Great Mosque-Cathedral and ancien synagogue of Cordoba; Venta Bolero windmill in Consuegra in Cordoba
- Ferry: Strait of Gibraltar Algeciras - Tangier in GRANADA, Strait of Gibraltar Tangier - Algeciras in SEVILLE
- 4 Lunch included in: GRANADA, MARRAKESH, ERFOUD, FEZ
- 5 dinner included in: RABAT, MARRAKESH, BOULMANE DADES, FEZ, TANGIERS
c/Antonio Lpez 65
ILUNION PIO XII913876200
AVENIDA PIO XII 77
ELBA MADRID ALCALA913756800
CALLE ENRIQUE TIERNO GALVAN 4
Camino de ronda, 107
NOVOTEL MARQUES NERVION954558200
av/ eduardo dato 71
HILTON GARDEN INN SEVILLA955054054
Calle Ingeniera no11 Parque Torneo
av/alcalde luis uruñuela s/n
PLAZA CONDE DE CASAL No 6
MELIA AVENIDA AMERICA914232400
Calle de Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, 36
Calle de Agustn de Fox, s/n
NOVOTEL MADRID CITY LAS VENTAS917247600
Albacete, 1 esq. Avda. de Badajoz
SERCOTEL GRAN LUNA DE GRANADA958282913
PLAZA MANUEL CANO, 2
Paseo de la Sabica, 40
SILKEN AL-ANDALUS PALACE SEVILLA954230600
Avenida de la Palmera s/n, esquina Paran
ILUNION ALCORA SEVILLA954349600
Carretera San Juan a Tomares, km 1, San Juan de Aznalfarache
Calle de Zaragoza, 37, 41927 Mairena del Aljarafe, Sevilla
NOVOTEL CAMPO DE LAS NACIONES917211818
C/Amsterdam, n°3 Campo de las Naciones 28042 MADRID
SILKEN PUERTA MADRID917438300
Calle de Juan Rizi, 5, 28027 Madrid
PASEO DEL ARTE912984800
Calle de Atocha, 123
IBIS STYLES MADRID CITY LAS VENTAS917247600
Albacete, 1 esq. Avda. de Badajoz
HOTEL LOS ANGELES958221423
Cuesta Escoriaza, 17
CORONA DE GRANADA958521250
Calle Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, 10
RIBERA DE TRIANA954268000
Plaza Chapina s/n
Avenue Mohamed VI, 90000 Tnger, Marruecos
21, Avenue Chellah 10000 Rabat
RIAD MOGADOR MENARA530530530
Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech
XALUCA BOULMANE DADES524830060
Avda. Zone Touristique B.P, 138
. BOULMANE DADES
ROUTE ARFOUD A ERRACHIDIA km 5, ERRACHIDIA B.P. 205
ZALAGH PARC PALACE535949949
LOTISSEMENT QUED FES, ROUTE PRINCIPALE FES MEKNES, S/N
HILTON GARDEN TANGER539309513
Tanger City Center, Place du Maghreb Arabe
90 000 TANGER
Place Sidi Makhlouf, Hassan
Route de Tinghir, Boumalne Ouarzazate
45150 BOULMANE DADES
KASBAH HTL CHERGUI535578504
CTRA ARFOUD A ERRACHIDIA KM 5.5
Ave Moulay Rachid
10050 BOULMANE DADES
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