1 Arrive Barcelona
Your discovery of Spain and Morocco begins in the vibrant city of Barcelona today. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers and Tour Escort this evening. Stay Two Nights: Barcelona, Catalonia La Pedrera Hotel (D)
With exquisite architecture at every turn, days of endless Mediterranean sun and a laid-back atmosphere, Barcelona's charm is irresistible. Today you will discover the city's highlights on a guided walking tour, starting at the picturesque tree-lined Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous street. Continue to Plaça de Catalunya, a lively square steeped in history. Later, be inspired by the magical, twisted turrets of the Sagrada Familia before wandering through the Old Town and Gothic Quarter. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps visit Gaudi's famous Park Güell or go for a stroll along the waterfront. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B/D)
3 Barcelona, Seville
Board a high-speed train bound for Seville this morning. Home to beautiful baroque churches, winding medieval lanes and lavish palaces, this southern Spanish city will leave you in awe. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Seville, Hotel Casa Romana (B/D)
After an Insider Experience, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps head out to the Triana neighbourhood in search of the passionate Flamenco music that Seville is famous for. (B/L)
Insider Experience: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Seville, followed by a visit to the iconic Reales Alcazares. A local guide will show you around this magnificent Moorish royal palace, considered to be one of the most outstanding examples of mudéjar art in existence.
5 Seville, Casablanca
Bid farewell to Spain today as you cross the Straits of Gibraltar and arrive in the Moroccan port of Tangier. Breathe in the spicy aromas and enjoy the delicious flavours of Moroccan cuisine during a leisurely lunch at a beachside restaurant. Afterwards, travel by fast train to the thriving city of Casablanca. Stay: Casablanca, Mövenpick Hotel (B/L/D)
6 Casablanca, Rabat, Fez
This morning discover the exotic wonders of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, during a guided tour. This sprawling port city is an enticing blend of old and new, with the iconic Hassan II Mosque and its 210-metre minaret – the tallest in the world – as its centrepiece. You'll also visit the League of Arab States Park, a green oasis built in 1925, and the Mohammed V Square. Continue to the city of Rabat, Morocco's capital, and enjoy lunch along the river front. Later, set off on an exploration of Rabat and visit the Old Medina, the Kasbah and the Oudaya Gate before boarding a train bound for the city of Fez. Stay Three Nights: Fez, Atlas Palais Medina and Spa (B/L/D)
Founded more than 1,200 years ago, Fez is one of the oldest continuously inhabited medieval settlements in the world. On a guided tour, you'll visit iconic sights including the Great Gateway of the Royal Palace and 17th century fortifications, as well as the city's ornate blue gate, the Bab Bou Jeloud. Wander through the twisting streets of Fez's World Heritage-listed old town, passing bustling spice markets and souks. This evening, enjoy a special dinner and show back at your hotel. (B/D)
Insider Experience: Spend the day discovering this historical city of Fez on a guided tour.
8 Meknes, Volubilis
Today you will uncover the beauty of Meknes, an enchanting city in northern Morocco that is famed for its imperial past. See the lavish Bab el-Mansour and its exquisite mosaic tilework, the ruins of Agouda Busin, the Royal Gardens and the Royal Stables. Later, discover Volubilis, Morocco's best-preserved archaeological site, declared a World Heritage site in 1997. After lunch on the terrace of Volubilis Inn, explore the Roman ruins, the Baths of the Forum and the House of Venus before returning to Fez later this afternoon. (B/L)
9 Fez, Marrakesh
Journey by train to Marrakesh today, a kaleidoscope of colours and spices that will delight your senses. Here you will discover bustling souks, sprawling palaces and winding medinas. On arrival, check in to your hotel before a special dinner tonight. Stay Four Nights: Marrakesh, Es Saadi Resort (B/D)
Enjoy an Insider Experience before an afternoon at leisure. (B/D)
Insider Experience: Embark on a tour of Marrakesh and discover its historic ramparts, secret tombs and colourful souks.
Today is yours to spend at leisure, exploring Marrakesh as you wish. Perhaps hunt for souvenirs in the souks at the incredible Market Square – the largest of its kind in Morocco. (B)
12 Foothills of Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages
An exciting adventure awaits today as you venture out into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The longest and highest mountain range in Africa, the Atlas Mountains are made up of a collection of staggering peaks which run across Morocco and Algeria. To this day it remains a Berber region, still occupied by tribes who have called the area home for thousands of years. See hamlets of traditional baked clay houses scattered throughout the Ourika Valley and visit a typical Berber home for a glass of traditional mint tea. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers at your hotel this evening. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Be treated to a dinner and Moroccan folklore show.
13 Depart Marrakesh
Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)