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Southern Spain with Morocco

Solos 45 Years & Over
Tuesday 17 April - Wednesday 9 May 2018 ex Australia

HOLIDAY FACTS

Trip Month April - May 2018
Duration: 23 days
Status: Early bird offer
Destinations: Casablanca, Marrakesh, Balmalne, Merzouga, Fez, Trh Mijas, Granada
Trip Style: Tour
Accommodation: Hotel
Prices: From $10945 in your own room with early bird saving
Transport: Private coach,Train,Boat
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: maximum 20
Trip Code: spain18-4

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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 cities of Granada, Seville and Madrid, bask in the sunshine and experience the Moorish and Islamic influences on architecture and food.

Mesmerising Morocco
Explore dynamic Casablanca, Morocco’s centre for business and trade, and a city rich with heritage, culture and traditions. Spend 2 days discovering the delights of Marrakesh. Visit the exquisitely decorated Saadian Tombs and see the beautiful gardens. The lush green, formal spaces are stunning and some are even referred to as the Islamic Versailles!

Desert Oases
Spend the night in a traditional Kasbah in the Sahara Desert and watch the sunrise over the endless dunes. See the magnificent Medina of Fes el-Bali in the medieval capital of Fez, where goods are transported by only donkey, handcarts and mules. Discover the picturesque streets in the incredible town of Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest in Morocco washed with hundreds of shades of blue.

Costa Del Sol
Cross the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain and the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Experience the history and culture of Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and the Moorish city of Granada, set against the Sierra Nevada Ranges.

Tastes & Traditions
Discover the city of Seville, supposedly founded by Hercules and famous for its tapas. Finish your journey in majestic Madrid – explore its grand squares, palaces and museums, and take a traditional cooking class to discover the delights of Spanish cuisine. 

Inclusions

 

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Morocco & Spain, taxes included *
  • 18 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in a traditional Kasbah
  • 20 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 9 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • 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 
  • English-speaking locally based tour director in each country
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • Porterage included where available


    * included with the tour & airfare package with taxes 
    ~ included with tour & airfare package; additional fees may apply if airfare is not purchased as part of your package

 

Note: This tour is from our ‘Solos Mix’. We have selected this tour to suit solo travellers. You will share the journey with other solo travellers however this group is not exclusively solo travellers. See Other Notes page for more details

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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