'Andalucia & the Imperial Cities'


Madrid: City tour & Prado; The Alhambra Museum; Arab, Jewish, Christian, Roman, Visigothic legacies; Andalucia: Orange groves, flower-filled patios; 'Imperial cities', Meknes, Fes, Marrakech; Djemma el-Fna night festival, Marrakech; Berber culture, Islamic monuments

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Thu 24 Sep 2015Sun 11 Oct 2015 $4390
Thu 21 Apr 2016Sun 08 May 2016 $4390
Thu 22 Sep 2016Sun 09 Oct 2016 $4390

Optional Single Supplement: $890 (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

Once we arrive in Madrid, we soon realize why it is considered one of the most fascinating cities in all of Europe. We feel the allure of the city's Royal Palace as we have a chance to walk from the Gala dining room to the throne room. The Prado Museum is the perfect destination for the art enthusiast, who will surely appreciate not only its collection of Spanish paintings, but also its assortment of Italian art, which includes the work of Botticelli. The visible mixture of cultural influence throughout the country is part of its charm. Toledo is an excellent example of Arab, Jewish, Roman and Visigothic background and centuries of eclectic history shines through the comparable beauty of numerous synagogues, mosques and churches. Then we travel to off to Morocco, where we see a new variety of history and natural beauty as we admire the sheer size of Casablanca's Hassan II mosque that is second in size only to Islam's most important site, Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Watching the sunset over the dunes of Merzouga is a sight that will be etched in each of our memories for years to come.

Regions visited: Western Europe and North And West Africa
Countries visited: Spain and Morocco


Carol M. (Costa Mesa, CA, US)

The local guides were outstanding--especially Mattie in Madrid and Elisa in Granada. In Toledo, I loved going to the knife factory. Fes was my favorite city, and I loved going through the medina. Mattie was funny, knowledgeable, and very interesting. I loved the fact that she told us about some of the politics in Spain with the prince and the demonstrations. Her explanation of the paintings in the Prado was outstanding--even worth repeating! Elisa was also very informative and friendly. Khaled in Fes was also outstanding.

Warren W. (Toronto, ON, CA)

Laura was very knowledgeable as to history and the culture in each of Spain and Morocco. Her language skills...Spanish, Arabic, French certainly made it easier for us to move about and have issues negotiated. I think she set the right tone of friendlyness; to her clients. She made her self available to help solve medical issues as well as ATM issues.




TOUR ENDCasablanca