Treasures of Morocco & Spain

Embark on an exhilarating 18-day private group tour to Morocco and Spain, with flights included!

Price starting from   $ 5999   $ 5901  JFK

OVERVIEW

Embark on a captivating journey through Morocco and Spain, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of cultures, flavours, and history. Explore Morocco's bustling souks, majestic mosques, and ancient medinas in cities like Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh. In Spain, discover the architectural wonders of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Valencia, from the Alhambra Palace to the Sagrada Familia. With expert guides leading the way, experience the vibrant colors of Moroccan bazaars, the passion of flamenco, and the beauty of Moorish and Gothic architecture. This tour promises an unforgettable exploration of two of the most culturally rich and diverse regions in the world.

Itinerary

Prepare yourself! You are leaving today for Morocco to start your Treasures of Morocco & Spain tour.

Upon arrival in Casablanca, claim your bags and proceed toward the arrival hall. Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm).
Check in at the hotel and catch up on your rest. You can unwind or tour the city throughout the remaining part of the day.

Overnight in Casablanca

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before meeting your guide in the lobby around 9:30 a.m. for a panoramic tour of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and business hub. Begin with a visit to the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, boasting the world's second tallest minaret. Then, explore landmarks including Muhammad V Square, United Nations Place, the Central Market, the Habbous district, and the Anfa residential area. Afterwards, take a leisurely stroll along the ocean at Aïn Diad, known for its chic coastline known as The Corniche. Enjoy lunch at a seafood restaurant (not included) before departing for Rabat, the political capital and one of Morocco's four imperial cities. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Hassan Tower, the impressive Mohamed V Mausoleum, the historic Kasbah of Udayas, and the vibrant medina. Conclude your day with dinner and an overnight stay in Rabat.

After breakfast, set off towards Fez, making a stop along the way to explore the archaeological marvel of Volubilis, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 3rd century BC, Volubilis thrived as a regional capital of Ancient Rome. Continuing on, you'll reach Meknes, often referred to as the "Moroccan Versailles," where you'll enjoy a panoramic tour after lunch (not included). Founded in the late 17th century by Sultan Moulay Ismail, Meknes boasts UNESCO-listed treasures such as Bab Mansour, the beautifully preserved gate, Hari Souani, and the ancient medina. Arrive in Fez in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight stay.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full-day guided tour of Fez, renowned as Morocco's most ancient cultural and spiritual city. Begin your exploration with a visit to the medieval medina, the historic heart of Fez established in the 8th century. Here, you'll encounter architectural marvels such as the Andalusian mosque and the al-Quarawiyyin mosque, among others. Explore ancient madrasas, traditional religious schools and universities from the Middle Ages, and admire the iconic Nejjarine fountain. After indulging in a traditional Moroccan lunch (not included), wander through the bustling streets of the old medina, witnessing skilled craftsmen practicing their crafts in the age-old oriental tradition. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay in Fez.

Following breakfast, begin your journey towards Marrakesh, traversing through Imouzzer Kandar, Azrou, and Ifrane, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the Middle Atlas, renowned for its majestic cedar forests. Pause for lunch (not included) in Beni Mellal before resuming your drive to Marrakesh. As you progress, the landscape transforms, with the rich red earth of the countryside standing out against the azure sky and lush green palm trees. Arrive in Marrakesh in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full-day guided tour of Marrakesh, hailed as the "Pearl of the South" and the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. Begin your exploration in the morning with visits to the historic Saadian Tombs, the iconic 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, the opulent Bahia Palace, and the serene Menara Gardens. After enjoying lunch at your hotel, delve into the vibrant and bustling souks, renowned as some of the most diverse and colorful in the country, where myriad trades intertwine in a captivating atmosphere. Wander through the labyrinthine streets of the old medina, culminating your tour at Jemaâ el-Fnaa, the city's bustling main square and a hub of continuous entertainment featuring storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters, and more. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Marrakesh.

Indulge in breakfast at the hotel and savor a leisurely morning, immersing yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Marrakesh. Alternatively, you have the option to enhance your experience with an optional camel ride ($) in Marrakesh Palmeraie (approximately $45 per person, payable on-site), or simply unwind by the hotel pool. In the afternoon, commence your journey back to Casablanca. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Casablanca

Following breakfast, you'll be met by local representatives in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your flight to Madrid. Upon arrival at Madrid airport, our local representatives will warmly welcome you after customs and accompany you to your hotel in the city. The remainder of your day is yours to unwind or begin your exploration of the dynamic city of Madrid

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey to discover Madrid, renowned as one of Europe's youngest and most vibrant capitals. Delve into its rich history, marked by the legacies of the Habsburg and Bourbon dynasties, and explore its diverse neighborhoods, each with its unique village-like charm. Immerse yourself in the city's cultural offerings, including renowned museums like the Prado and the Reina Sofia. Experience an engaging panoramic tour of Madrid, featuring iconic landmarks such as the bustling Gran Via and Plaza de España, the majestic Plaza Mayor, the vibrant Puerta del Sol, the historic Puerta de Alcalá, and the legendary Santiago Bernabéu stadium of Real Madrid. The afternoon and evening are yours to further explore the enchanting streets of Madrid at your leisure.

Following breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey towards Cordoba, traversing the vast plains of La Mancha. Cordoba stands as a testament to the convergence of diverse cultures, shaped by Roman, Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic influences spanning centuries. Today, the city exudes an authentic charm, characterized by its whitewashed buildings, tranquil squares, and adorned courtyards. Explore the city's rich heritage on a sightseeing tour, highlighted by a visit to its most iconic symbol of past grandeur, the magnificent mosque-cathedral (Mezquita-Catedral). Originally constructed as a mosque in 784 and later converted into a Catholic church in 1236, this architectural marvel epitomizes the pinnacle of Muslim presence in Spain. Additionally, delve into the Juderia, Cordoba's historic Jewish quarter, a labyrinth of narrow alleys surrounding the mosque-cathedral. Conclude your day with a journey to Seville, where dinner will be provided at the hotel.

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before immersing yourself in a guided tour of Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalusia and the largest city in southern Spain. Known for its sun-drenched streets, tantalizing tapas, passionate flamenco, and traditional bullfighting, Seville also boasts a rich architectural heritage that reflects its diverse cultural influences, including Gothic and Moorish styles dating back to the Middle Ages. Explore iconic landmarks such as the awe-inspiring Seville Cathedral and the iconic Giralda Tower, symbols of Moorish splendor. Marvel at the grandeur of Plaza de España and wander through the lush greenery of María Luisa Park, one of Seville's largest urban parks. Stroll through the picturesque Santa Cruz district, where charming cobblestone streets and blooming terraces come alive with energy after dark. With the afternoon and evening free for exploration, you have the opportunity to delve deeper into the vibrant streets and captivating culture of Seville. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey towards Granada, renowned as the crown jewel of Andalusia. Nestled amidst the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada stands as one of Spain's most exquisite cities, drawing visitors from across the globe with its rich historical and cultural allure. Your visit will undoubtedly be highlighted by the awe-inspiring Alhambra Palace and its enchanting Generalife gardens, showcasing the pinnacle of Muslim influence in Spain and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, be captivated by the unique charm of Sacromonte, where troglodyte houses carved into the rock still host intimate flamenco performances. Conclude your day with dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in Granada.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading towards Valencia, passing through Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras. On arrival in Valencia, Spain's third largest city, situated at the meeting point of the Turia river and the Mediterranean Sea on the southeast coast, spend the afternoon exploring this vibrant port city. Valencia is renowned for its architectural richness, blending centuries-old heritage around the stunning Plaza de la Virgen with modern marvels like the remarkable City of Arts and Sciences. Overnight in Valencia. 

Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy some free time to wander through Valencia's historic old town. Discover the magnificent Saint Mary's Cathedral, dating back to the 13th century, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Central Market, known as one of the liveliest and most captivating markets in the country. Around midday, depart for Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and a cosmopolitan hub in Europe. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, beginning your exploration of Barcelona. Explore the charming district of La Barceloneta, bordered by a picturesque promenade adorned with palm trees and flanked by San Sebastia beach on one side and the historic Gothic quarter on the other. Formerly a fishing village, La Barceloneta is now bustling with bars and restaurants, serving as a popular gathering spot for both locals and tourists alike.

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a guided city tour of Barcelona, renowned worldwide for its unparalleled art and architecture. Begin your exploration on the Montjuïc hill, where you'll encounter the park bearing its name, often referred to as the city's green lung, offering stunning panoramic views of the bustling port below. Nearby, witness the historic Olympic ring, marking the primary site of the memorable 1992 Olympic Games. Delve into the enchanting Old Gothic quarter, among the best-preserved in Europe, featuring notable landmarks such as the monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus, the picturesque Plaça Reial, the iconic Rambla, and the magnificent 15th-century Barcelona Cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to continue uncovering Barcelona's treasures. Seek out the architectural marvels designed by Gaudi, a pivotal figure in the city's global acclaim. Don't miss the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia, his masterpiece and a truly unique architectural wonder, as well as the enchanting Park Güell, both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Madrid. Along the way, make a stop in Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, renowned for its abundant cultural and historical heritage. Situated along the Ebro river, Zaragoza offers a wealth of attractions to explore. During your leisure time, meander through the charming Old Town and marvel at the Basilica del Pilar, a significant pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Additionally, discover the Aljaferia Palace, a medieval fortress dating back to the 11th century, showcasing remarkable Spanish-Islamic architecture. Afterward, continue your journey to Madrid. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend the night in Madrid.

After breakfast you, you will be transferred to Malaga airport for your return flight home. 

INCLUSIONS

  • 16 Night's accommodation in TWN/DBL sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily Breakfast,
  • 09 Dinners and 01 Lunch
  • Full Day tour of Fez
  • Admission to Great Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca and UNESCO World Heritage sites in Rabat
  • Full Day tour of Marrakesh including Lunch
  • Guided tour of Barcelona
  • Guided city tour of Seville, the Andalusian capital
  • Tour of Mezquita-Catedral, built as Mosque in 784 AD , became Catholic church in 1236
  • Transportation in Deluxe Tourist Vehicle
  • All sightseeing with admissions
  • Services of English-speaking driver & guide
  • International return airfare ex-New York (Please check with us for pricing from other cities)
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • All local applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or services
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls, and laundry
  • COVID-19 testing RT-PCR Fee
  • Local city taxes if applicable to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included

Planning a trip to Morocoo and Spain?

Morocco:

Visa requirements:  In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.

  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter the United Arab Emirates.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Culture and customs: Morocco is a conservative country, and it is essential to dress appropriately, especially in public places. It is advisable to avoid wearing revealing clothing, and public displays of affection are not tolerated.

Weather: Morocco has a desert climate, so it is essential to pack appropriate clothing and sun protection. The summer months (June to September) can be extremely hot, and it is advisable to plan indoor activities during this time.

Local laws: Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs, as there are strict penalties for drug offenses, alcohol consumption in public places, and public intoxication.

Language: Arabic is the official language in Morocco, but English is widely spoken in most tourist areas.

Currency: The official currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD), and most places accept credit and debit cards. It is advisable to exchange currency or withdraw cash upon arrival.

Transportation: Morocco has an decent public transportation system, including buses, metro, and taxis. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the routes and schedules to avoid getting lost.

Electricity: The standard voltage is 220-240V, and the power sockets are the British three-pin type.

Time zone: Morocco is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+4).

Safety: Morocco s generally a safe country, but it is advisable to take standard precautions and avoid displaying expensive items in public places.

Ramadan: If you're visiting Morocco during the month of Ramadan, be aware that many restaurants and cafes may be closed during daylight hours, and it's important to be respectful of those observing the fast.

Spain:

Visa requirements: To enter Spain, U.S., and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.

  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • Beginning in 2025, U.S. And Canadian passport holders must register for an ETIAS travel authorization to enter many European countries.
  • Passport holders from over 60 visas-exempt countries (including the U.S. And Canada) will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization to visit 30 European countries. That means that even if you’ve previously traveled to any of these European countries without a visa, starting in 2025, you’ll need to get ETIAS authorization to visit them again. If you’re traveling to multiple countries with this requirement, you only need to complete the form once. All Voyages Hub travelers are responsible for obtaining their own ETIAS travel authorization before departure.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Culture and customs: Respect local customs, especially in religious sites. Dress modestly when visiting churches and be aware of local traditions and festivals that might affect your plans. Spaniards often greet each other with a kiss on each cheek, even in professional settings. It's customary to take your time during meals, and tipping around 10% is typical in restaurants.

Weather: Spain has diverse climates depending on the region. Check the weather for the specific cities you plan to visit and pack accordingly. Summers can be hot, especially in southern regions.

Language: The official language is Spanish, and while many people in tourist areas speak English, it's helpful to learn some basic Spanish phrases to enhance your interactions.

Currency: The official currency is the Euro (EUR). Inform your bank about your travel dates to avoid any issues with using your credit/debit cards, and consider carrying some cash for smaller establishments.

Cuisine: Experience authentic Spanish breakfast by indulging in a local favorite–pairing a pastry with a cup of coffee. For lunch, savor a three-course meal featuring iconic Spanish dishes like savory seafood paella or grilled meat with fried potatoes. Dinner served late between 9 pm and midnight, is lighter than lunch. Throughout the day, enjoy the Spanish tradition of tapas–small, flavorful plates.

In Barcelona, partake in Catalan cuisine, distinct from other Spanish regions. Most eateries offer pa amb tomàquet, consisting of toasted bread with tomato and olive oil. The culinary scene features fresh seafood, hearty meats, cheeses, and locally grown vegetables, including wild mushrooms.

Traveling to the southern Andalusia region unveils a cuisine influenced by neighboring countries, notably with Arabic elements. Popular choices include kebabs and desserts often incorporate almonds, honey, and cinnamon. Don't miss the regional delicacy, Serrano ham, and relish the renowned chilled soup, gazpacho

Electricity: Spain utilizes the European standard of 220-240 volts and employs Type C, E, or F plugs featuring two small, round pins. It is advisable to bring a universal adapter, and if you intend to use personal devices like a hairdryer without a built-in converter, consider packing a voltage converter.  It's important to note that the air conditioning in European hotels may not be as powerful or as cold as what you might be accustomed to in the U.S. or Canada. When available, air conditioning is typically regulated seasonally and centrally controlled by the hotel.

While hotels may offer amenities like hairdryers, irons, and small appliances, there's no guarantee of their availability in every establishment.

Time zone: Spain observes a time zone that is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).

Safety: Spain is generally safe for tourists, but be vigilant against pickpocketing in crowded areas. Keep your belongings secure and be cautious in tourist hotspots.

Payment Policy & Insurance

Deposit:           US$ 500 per person [Non-refundable / Non-transferrable]
50% Deposit:  140 Days prior departure
Full Balance:    90 Days prior to departure

(Once the deposit is paid, the travelers can then pay any amount on any date. Travelers to ensure that the payment deadlines are met as above)

Insurance Policy

We encourage everyone who books a VOYAGES HUB TOURS package, regardless of age or tour choice, to obtain a travel protection plan. While you intend to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip, illness, family emergencies, and other factors can derail your best-laid plans.

VOYAGES HUB TOURS has teamed up with Travel Guard to provide a Travel Protection Plan specifically designed for U.S. residents. Feel free to email us to receive a quote, without any obligation to commit.

Cancellation Policy

  • From the date of booking to 145 days before departure: $300 per person Non-Refundable / Non-transferrable Deposit + interruption insurance cost (if purchased)
  • 144-120 days before departure: 50% of the cost per person
  • 119- 60 days before departure: 80% of the cost per person
  • 59 days or fewer before departure: No refund is available.

Note:
A person becoming single because of the roommate’s cancellation must pay the single supplement
All payment cut-off dates are firm, and missing deadlines without approved extensions will result in cancellations without refunds being offered. 

PLEASE NOTE

Voyages Hub reserves the right to levy a surcharge commensurate to the fuel increase at the time of operation of this movement.

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