23 Day Southern Spain & Morocco

Bunnik Small Group Tour starting in Casablanca and finishing in Madrid

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 23 Day Southern Spain & Morocco. Discover enchanting Morocco. Explore the buzzing medinas, glittering palaces and timeless Berber villages. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to southern Spain. Visit the grand, historical...read more
Overview
Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 23 Days
From: Casablanca to Madrid
Tour Code: BUN50595
Visits: Morocco, Spain
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$ 9,805
Per Person ($AU)
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Depart Australia
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Arrive Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco and the setting for the classic Academy Award-winning Humphrey Bogart film, Casablanca! Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening for a welcome drink.
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Casablanca - Marrakesh
Today we explore the buzzing streets of Casablanca and acquaint ourselves with its European-influenced architecture. We'll visit the Hassan II Mosque - the largest in Morocco and second-largest in the world. Its minaret towers above the city at 210 metres tall. We travel to Marrakesh by train this afternoon. (B/D)Special Experience: Tonight we'll make our way through Marrakesh's buzzing Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner.
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Marrakesh
The 'Jewel of the South', Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco. We have a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Art. We'll also see the famous Koutoubia Mosque, considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. (B/L)Special Experience: We'll be treated to a cooking class and enjoy the delicious results for lunch.
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Marrakesh
Enjoy a day at leisure in the magical 'Rose City'. Why not shop for carpets and crafts in the city's labyrinth of souks or relax in the enchanting Jardin Marjorelle and wander through its fascinating museum? (B)
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Marrakesh - Boumalne
We travel through the High Atlas Mountains to the fortified city of Aït Ben Haddou, a World Heritage-listed city made famous by the 1962 film 'Lawrence of Arabia'. We'll wander through the Ksar and make our way to the top for beautiful views over the desert. This afternoon we make the short trip to Ouarzazate, where we visit the kasbahs of Tifoultoute and Taoirt. We continue to Boumalne this evening. (B/D)
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Boumalne - Merzouga
The morning is at leisure before we travel to Erfoud, on the edge of the majestic Sahara Desert. We'll transfer to 4WDs and make our way across the vast dunes to the town of Merzouga. Our accommodation for the next two nights is a traditional Moroccan kasbah! (B/D)
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Merzouga
Special Experience: Witness an incredible sunrise over the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert, shimmering with the first rays of light.After breakfast we travel to a nearby village to enjoy the local Gnaoua music over Moroccan Tea. We'll then visit the traditional artists' oasis of Tissardmine for lunch amongst the palms. (B/L/D)
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Merzouga - Fez
We cross over the Middle Atlas Mountains on our way to Fez. Along the way we'll visit the market town of Midelt, nestled between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains. (B/L/D)
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Fez
Considered the cultural and religious centre of Morocco, Fez is a window into the Middle Ages. We'll explore the narrow, cobbled lanes and covered souks of the famous medina, visit the Madressa and see the Karaouine Mosque. We'll also watch on as men standing in stone vessels filled with a range of colourful dyes, process the hides of sheep and goat in the ancient operation of tannery.  (B)
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Meknes & Volubilis Excursion
Today we visit Morocco's smallest imperial city, Meknes. We'll see the beautifully preserved gates of Bab El-Mansour and the old medina. We'll also see the impressive archaeological ruins of Volubilis, once an important Roman city, dating back to the 3rd century BC. (B)
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Fez - Chefchaouen
This morning we travel to the magical town of Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest in Morocco, washed with hundreds of shades of blue. This afternoon we'll explore the town's picturesque streets on foot. (B/D)
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Chefchaouen - Mijas
Today we cross over the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. We'll be staying in the hinterland of the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. (B)
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Malaga Excursion
Located on Spain's famous Costa del Sol, the city of Malaga is brimming with history and culture. It is also the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso. This morning we'll explore the town and visit the Picasso Museum dedicated to his work. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)
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Mijas - Granada
Enjoy the scenery as we travel inland to the Moorish city of Granada, set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Ranges. Along the way, we'll visit the famous Nerja Caves, a series of huge caverns that stretch for almost 5km and home to the world's largest stalagmite. (B/D)Special Experience: Tonight we'll experience a traditional tapas dinner.
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Granada
This morning we'll admire the intricate detail of the famous Moorish citadel, Alhambra Palace. Then wander through the beautifully manicured Generalife Gardens, the 14th century summer gardens of the former kings of Granada. (B)
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Granada - Ronda - Seville
Our first stop today is the town of Ronda, one of Andalusia's famous 'white' villages. Perched above a deep gorge, the town's location is truly spectacular. We'll then continue west to vibrant Seville. Legend has it that the city was founded by Hercules. (B)
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Seville
Our morning sightseeing tour includes the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the historic Jewish Santa Cruz and the Royal Alcazar, a string of royal palaces built by the Catholic kings during the 14th century. They are home to the Spanish Royal Family today. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to discover the delights of Seville at your own pace. (B)
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Seville - Cordoba - Madrid
After breakfast we depart for Cordoba. We'll visit the incredible Mezquita. One of the world's greatest works of Islamic architecture, it was originally a mosque and is now a cathedral. This afternoon we take the high-speed AVE train north to the grand city of Madrid. (B)
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Madrid
Overflowing with palaces, museums and grand squares, Madrid is a truly majestic city. We'll see the highlights on a city tour, including the famous avenues of Gran Via and Castellana, Plaza de Espana, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Castilla and Retiro Park. Special Experience: This evening we'll take a cooking class and discover the typical cuisine specialties from different Spanish regions. (B/D)
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Toledo Excursion
We take a day trip to the historic town of Toledo, which lies dramatically atop a hill overlooking the Rio Tajo. Known for being a melting pot of religions and cultures, it's also the birthplace of many famous artists. Our guided tour here includes the incredible interior of the cathedral and the beautiful Santo Tome Church. Tonight we enjoy a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
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Depart Madrid
Today we bid farewell to Madrid and begin our journey home. (B)
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Arrive In Australia
Bunnik Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Morocco & Spain. Taxes included
  • Train between Casablanca and Marrakech
  • Ferry between Morocco & Spain
  • AVE High-Speed train from Cordoba to Madrid
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $260pp prepaid 
  • Porterage included where available
Accommodation & Meals
  • 18 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in a traditional Kasbah
  • 20 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 9 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based tour director in each country
  • English-speaking locally based guides
Journey Highlights
Mesmerising Morocco
  • Stroll through Casablanca's bustling Central Market.
  • See the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the second largest mosque in the world.
  • Board the train to Marrakesh.
  • Feel the buzz of Marrakesh's Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square walking through the stalls, snake-charmers and other entertainers on your way to dinner.
  • Visit the 16th century monument site of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh.
  • See Marrakesh's Koutoubia Mosque, considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
  • Take a Moroccan cooking lesson and enjoy the food you've prepared for lunch.
  • Wander through the streets of Ait-Ben Haddou, a World Heritage-listed city made famous by the 1962 film 'Lawrence of Arabia.'
  • Visit the majestic Kasbahs of Tifoultoute and Taoirt in Ouarzazate.
  • Stay in a traditional Kasbah in Merzouga, the gateway to the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert.
  • Watch as the dunes shimmer with the first rays of sunlight over the Sahara Desert - a truly magical experience! 
  • Experience the warm Moroccan hospitality with Moroccan Tea and spiritual Gnawa music in the small village of Khamlia.
  • Enjoy lunch under the shade of palm trees in the Tissirdmine Oasis.
  • Awaken the senses navigating your way through the Medina of Fez el Bali, bursting with aromatic food stands, local craftsmen, workshops, mosques, schools and friendly locals.
  • Watch in awe as men standing in stone vessels filled with a range of colourful dyes, process the hides of sheep and goat in the ancient operation of tannery in Fez
  • Explore Meknes, one of the Kingdom's Imperial Cities. See the massive Bab el Mansour Gate and the Old Medina.
  • Visit the impressive archaeological site of Volubilis, once an important Roman city.
  • Fall in love with Chefchaouen - Morocco's magical blue city.
Passionate Spain
  • In Malaga visit the Picasso Museum in the Buenavista Palace, dedicated to the works of local artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso.
  • Explore the Nerja Caves, a series of huge caverns that stretch for almost 5km and home to the world's largest stalagmite.
  • Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada will reward you with its rich history, mixture of cultures, Moorish Old Quarter and lively nightlife.
  • Taste traditional Spanish Tapas in Granada.
  • Admire the intricate detail of Granada's famous Alhambra Palace, a Moorish citadel and one of Spain's most famous attractions.
  • Stroll through Generalife Gardens, the tranquil 14th century summer gardens of the Kings of Granada.
  • Discover the small 'white village' of Ronda, one of the most historical towns in Andalusia, set spectacularly above a deep mountain gorge. 
  • In Seville visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the biggest in Spain and the site where Christopher Columbus is buried.
  • Visit Seville's Royal Alcázar, a string of royal palaces built by the Catholic Kings during the 14th century which is today home to the Spanish Royal Family.
  • Tour the incredible Mezquita Cathedral in Cordoba.
  • Travel on the AVE High Speed Train from Madrid to Cordoba.
  • Tour the well-known avenues of Gran Via and Castellana and famous squares such as Plaza de España, Oriente, Mayor, Puerta Del Sol, Atocha, Neptuno, Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala, Colon and Plaza de Castilla on a sightseeing tour of Madrid.
  • Learn to cook specialties from different spanish regions at a cooking class in Madrid.
  • Discover the magical city of Toledo, including a visit to the Cathedral and Santo Tome Church.
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
Bunnik
Bunnik Reviews: (46)
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Accommodation: 3.5-4 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Small Group Tours (Flights Included)
Max Group Size(s): 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South & Central America
Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Southern Spain & Morocco with Bunnik.
TAS, Australia
Apr 2017
5 Helpful Votes
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“Wow what a trip!”
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Wow what a trip. Morocco was nothing like I imagined. I believe our local guide showed us the real Morocco and much more. A fascinating country and so varied. This part of the tour felt like an adventure. Using different modes of transport in this tour was a great idea, comfortable roomy bus travel, driving across the desert in 4wd drives, travelling across the Gibraltar Strait to Spain on a Tassie built ferry and the fast train rides.

The Spain part of the tour felt like a fabulous holiday. Our guide was so efficient and calm it was soothing and relaxing travelling with him. He showed us how to enjoy Spain, the food, the places and the people whilst imparting a wealth of knowledge to us. He also gave us great information about our after tour stay. The cooking sessions were brilliant but even better eating the results afterwards at our exclusive dining experiences.

I visited many places on this tour that I would never have found on my own. The unseen bonus of a tour like this is the people you meet that you never forget. I thoroughly enjoyed the Bunnik tour and would sign up for one again any day.
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