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OVERVIEW

Solos Mix

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

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

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 and 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. 

 

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    23 Days
  • Status:
    Early bird offer
  • Region:
    Europe
  • Destinations:
    Spain, Morocco
  • Travel Style:
    Small deluxe group tour
  • Accomodation:
    Quality hotels
  • Prices:
    At early bird price, with tour & airfare package with your own room $11195. EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us
  • Transport:
    Private coach,Train,Boat
  • Pace:
    3
  • Group Size:
    maximum 20
  • Trip Code:
    spain18-4
REVIEWS

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years, Brisbane, QLD

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years, Sydney, NSW
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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
  • Porter services included where available

* from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with taxes to the value of $230 per person.
~ 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’ offer. We have selected this tour to suit solo travellers – this tour is not exclusively solo travellers.

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the Sahara Desert
  • Explore the buzzing medinas of Fez and Marrakesh
  • Visit the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains
  • Relax on Spain’s famous Costa del Sol
  • See the stunning Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada
  • Tour majestic Madrid 
SIGHTSEEING

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.

DAY 1 - TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018
Depart Australia 

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2018
Arrive Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco and its buzzing economical centre, Casablanca! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.

Meals: not included

DAY 3 – THURSDAY 19 APRIL 2018
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’ll travel to the magical ‘Rose City’ of Marrakesh by train this afternoon.  

Special Experience: Tonight we’ll make our way through Marrakesh’s buzzing Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner. 

Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 4 – FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018
Marrakesh 

Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco and we’ll enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Art.

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 5 – SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018
Marrakesh 

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore at your own pace. 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? 

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 6 – SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018
Marrakesh – Boumalne

We travel through the High Atlas Mountains to the fortified city of Aït Ben Haddou. 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 Ourzazate, where we visit the kasbahs of Tifoultoute and Taoirt. We continue to Boumalne this evening. 

Meals:    Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 – MONDAY 23 APRIL 2018
Boumalne – Merzouga

The morning is at leisure before we travel to Erfoud, on the edge of the Sahara. We’ll transfer to 4WDs and make our way across the vast desert to the town of Merzouga. Our accommodation for the next two nights is a traditional Moroccan kasbah! 

Meals:    Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 – TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018
Merzouga 

After breakfast we travel to a nearby village to enjoy the local Gnaoua music over tea. We’ll then visit the traditional artists’ town of Tissardmine for lunch amongst the palms. 

Special Experience:   Witness an incredible sunrise over the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert. 

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 – WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018
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.  

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 10 – THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018
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.  

Special Experience:   We’ll be treated to a cooking class of local cuisine and enjoy the delicious results for lunch.

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch 

DAY 11 – FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2018
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 ruins of Volubilis, once an important Roman city, dating back to the 3rd century BC. 

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 12 – SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018
Fez – Chefchaouen 

This morning we travel to the 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.  

Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 13 – SUNDAY 29 APRIL 2018
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. 

Meals:   Breakfast

DAY 14 – MONDAY 30 APRIL 2018
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. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.  

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 15 – TUESDAY 01 MAY 2018
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, home to the world’s largest stalagmite.  

Special Experience:   Tonight we’ll enjoy the colourful and elegant bites that make a traditional Spanish tapas dinner. 

Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 16 – WEDNESDAY 02 MAY 2018
Granada 

We visit the famous Alhambra Palace and the beautifully manicured Generalife Gardens, former place of leisure for the kings of Granada.

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 17 – THURSDAY 03 MAY 2018
Granada – Ronda – Seville 

Today we travel west to vibrant Seville. Legend has it that the city was founded by Hercules. Along the way we’ll stop in Ronda, one of Andalusia’s famous ‘white’ villages. 

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 18 – FRIDAY 04 MAY 2018
Seville 

Our morning sightseeing tour incudes the famous Royal Alcazar, the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the historic Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz. The afternoon is at leisure for you to discover the delights of Seville.  

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 19 – SATURDAY 05 MAY 2018
Seville – Cordoba – Madrid
 

After breakfast we depart for Cordoba. We’ll visit the incredible Mezquita Mosque. This afternoon we take the high-speed train north to the grand city of Madrid. 

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 20 – SUNDAY 06 MAY 2018
Madrid
 

Overflowing with palaces, museums and grand squares, Madrid is a truly majestic city. Today we see the highlights on a city tour. 

Special Experience:   This evening we’ll take a cooking class and discover the delights of typical Spanish cuisine. 

Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 21 – MONDAY 07 MAY 2018
Toledo Excursion 

We take a day trip to the historic town of Toledo, which lies dramatically atop a hill overlooking the Rio Tajo. Our guided tour includes the incredible interior of the cathedral and the beautiful Santo Tome Church. 

Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 22 – TUESDAY 08 MAY 2018
Depart Madrid 

Today we begin our journey home. 

Meals:   Breakfast 

DAY 23 – WEDNESDAY 09 MAY 2018
Arrive Australia 

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour. 

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Casablanca

Kenzi Basma Hotel

1

Marrakesh

Atlas Medina & Spa

3

Boumalne

Xaluca Dades

1

Merzouga

Kasbah Tombouctou

2

Fez

Barcelona Medina

3

Dar Baibou, Chefchaouen

Casa Hassan

1

Mijas

TRH Mijas

2

Granada

Hotel Macia Monasterio de los Basilios

2

Seville

Hotel Catalonia Santa Justa

2

Madrid

Hotel Exe Monocloa

3

Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

KENZI BASMA HOTEL, CASABLANCA
The hotel Kenzi Basma is located in downtown Casablanca, right at the heart of the city: a prime setting, nestling between the amazing architecture of the Art Deco neighborhood and the economic capital’s cosmopolitan business district. Just a few metres from the hotel is one of Casablanca’s liveliest districts, surrounded by museums, the Notre Dame Church as well as restaurants and cafés. The hotel Kenzi Basma’s restaurant, Oasis, offers Moroccan and International cuisine. Featuring music, guests can enjoy cocktails at the Lobby Lounge.

Facilities: air-conditioner; fridge/minibar; safety box

ATLAS MEDINA & SPA, MARRAKESH
The Atlas Medina & Spa is a luxurious hotel set in the Hivernage Square, Marrakech, only a short drive from the bustling Marrakech Medina. The Medina & Spa is set amidst lush, picturesque gardens and boasts the finest of modern amenities to ensure every comfort of its guests. 

Facilities: air-conditioner; free wifi; in-room safe

XALUCA DADES, BOUMALNE
At an altitude of 1612m, surrounded by majestic mountains at the very spine of the Atlas range, the Xaluca Dades Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Dades Valley, sprinkled with friendly Berber villages and snowy peaks. Hotel Xaluca Dades offers 110 beautifully designed, welcoming rooms, exquisitely decorated with materials from different African countries.

Facilities: air-conditioner; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safety deposit box

KASBAH TOMBOUCTOU, MERZOUGA
The unique location of the Auberge Kasbah Tombouctou hotel, being next to the Merzouga dunes, provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The hotel is situated within a palm grove – literally an oasis in the desert. The rooms are simply furnished with bright, earthy colours – a perfect complement to the surroundings. 

Facilities: air-conditioner; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe

BARCELONA MEDINA, FEZ
The Barcelo Fez, in the imperial UNESCO World Heritage city of Fez, has been created as a haven of peace in the heart of the bustling Medina.

Facilities: air-conditioner; free wifi; safe

CASA HASSAN, DAR BAIBOU, CHEFCHAOUEN
This charming riad guest house features just 20 individually decorated rooms with sitting areas and fireplaces. The property boasts a large salon around an enormous fireplace in the courtyard, roof terrace and a Hammam (Turkish bath).

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); safe deposit box

TRH MIJAS, MIJAS
The TRH Mijas Hotel is a unique 4-star hotel in Mijas located in a building of typical Andalusian architecture. This hotel has fabulous panoramic views to the Mediterranean. Rooms have either mountain, sea or pool view and feature a fully equipped private bathroom.

Facilities: air-conditioner; TV; free wifi (at reception and bar)

HOTEL CATALONIA SANTA JUSTA, SEVILLE
This modern and functional hotel is located in the Seville quarter of Santa Justa. It is very well connected and is situated near the AVE (high speed train) railway station and a short walk from the city’s historical centre.  The  hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, foreign exchange, free internet connection, laundry and dry cleaning, bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, 24 hour reception and room service.

Facilities: air-conditioner; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe

HOTEL EXE MONCLOA, MADRID
Perfectly located opposite Madrid's Moncloa transport terminal, the deluxe Exe hotel boasts a gym, sauna, steam bath, outdoor pool and an impressive roof terrace offering panoramic vistas over the Castilian plain and the Guadarrama mountain range. Enjoy a cocktail or snack overlooking the city from the terrace or explore the ground floor with booths, eating places and gastronomic stores.

Facilities: air conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

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PRICES

 ** EARLY BIRD OFFER **

SAVING: Book & pay the tour deposit by Tuesday 19 December 2017
SAVE $250 for tour & airfare package

* sharing refers to ‘twinshare’; share a room with a friend or a roommate match that we arrange.
*EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us

THE ‘SOLO TRAVELLER SAVING’

SAVE an additional $75 with our ‘Solo Traveller Saving’ (STS).
In addition to any other savings, when you book this tour with your own room and also the airfare with us, we include a $75 saving on your total package price.  Offer is not available when you book to share a room.

 

Prices per person (in AUD)

Your Own Room

Early Bird: Tour & Airfare Package

 $11195

Standard: Tour & Airfare Package

 $11445

Land Only (airfares not included)

 $9335

 

PRE OR POST TOUR HOTEL STAYS 

 

Your Own Room

 Pre tour hotel including breakfast
 Kenzi Basma Hotel - 17 April 2018

 $189

 Post tour hotel inclduing breakfast
 Hotel Exe Moncloa Madrid- 8 May 2018

 $274

OTHER PRICE INFORMATION:

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $1550 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).

TOUR & AIRFARE PACKAGE
* International airfare ex Australia is valid from: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

TOUR ONLY PACKAGE:
The airfare is not included with the price. Quotes are provided on request, and are indicative only. Prices are subject to variation until tickets are issued. Tickets are issued once the tour is a guaranteed departure, you have paid the airfare in full and accepted the airfare booking terms in writing. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

DAY/DATE VARIATIONS:
Due to airline flight schedules and availability, day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure. If additional nights of stay are required, the cost of any additional night/s of stay applies.

TAXES & FUEL COSTS, AND SURCHARGES:
The tour and airfare package includes air taxes to the value of $230 per person for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies are shown as a guide only. At the time final monies are due the amount for the airline tax & fuel surcharge will be updated if there has been any change.

An airfare supplement may apply depending on airline availability and departure cities, and this would be advised with your quote. 

EARLY BIRD, TERMS & CONDITIONS:
To be eligible for the early bird savings you need to book and pay the deposit to secure your booking, and make any progress payment by the nominated date, as per the booking terms.

UPGRADING ECONOMY FARE TO BUSINESS CLASS FARE WITH POINTS
The airfare included in a package, or otherwise purchased separately may not allow the use of flyer points to upgrade. However, there is the option of paying a surcharge where we would book the airfare which does allow you to upgrade. The surcharge can be quoted at time of requesting quote and is subject to availability.

ACCRUING FREQUENT FLYER POINTS
The airfare offered may not permit frequent flyer points to be accrued. If you wish to accrue frequent flyers points please check with us at the time of booking. We will advise the status and if any airfare supplement applies to book an airfare class that permits the accrual of frequent flyer points.

PRICE INFORMATION
Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.  

Not included: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications 
ROOMMATE MATCH 

Roommate matching is optional. On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $300 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by 17 January 2018.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

GETTING THERE

Arrive to: Casablanca, Morocco
Depart from: Madrid, Spain   

You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed.

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example.

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
The flight itinerary is provided with your quote.

TRANSFERS
Airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour are included if you have booked the flights as part of your package.  In some other cases if you have booked the airfare with us as part of your package, transfers on other days may also be included – check this with our travel team at time of booking.

For land/tour only bookings, transfers can be arranged for a fee. 


Some information from this page has been sourced from other websites. Content is provided as a guide only.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 20 travellers.  This tour is a ‘Solos’ Mix group.

What Is Solos Mix?
A ‘Solos Mix’ tour has been handpicked by us, operated by other tour companies.  The tour is not exclusive to solo travellers, and you should expect also couples and friends travelling together. We select them on the basis of having a smaller group size maximum, and a travel style that is a good fit with the way we believe is the best way to tour; a more leisurely pace and free time, with local dining experiences included.

PLUS – SAVE MORE WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US
We look after solo travellers!

When you book a Solos Mix tour with us, we pass on extra savings when you take your own room. This extra saving is in addition to any early bird, and or return travellers savings.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
Overall, a moderate pace. There are some days which are full days of travel and touring.  There are 1, 2 and 3 nights of stay while touring by land.  Refer to the tour map on the itinerary page for details. 

A reasonable level of fitness as a minimum is recommended for joining this tour.  You should be able to walk for 3.5 kilometres on uneven ground without any aids and climb several flights of stairs.  

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

If there’s information about the meals, quantity of meals, type of meals, add the information here.

GROUP LEADER/ESCORT/GUIDE
This is a private group tour with a coach driver and tour director. Your tour director is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.

TRANSPORT
Travel by Air conditioned coach, Ferry between Morocco & Spain, AVE High Speed train between Cordonba to Madrid.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
COACH TOURING: Maximum checked luggage allowance is a maximum weight of 20kg (40lbs).  Hand luggage for flights must not exceed 7kg. Luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person, the sum of its length/width and depth not to exceed 140cm (56") plus an overnight bag (airline bag size) which may be carried on board the vehicle. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years, Brisbane, QLD

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years, Sydney, NSW

'For anyone considering travelling solo in a group ... don't hesitate, I have just returned from a tour of Morocco and Spain and have met the best group of people that you can possibly hope to meet. I'm sure that we will catch up on future Encounter tours!'

Karen, 57 years, Perth, WA
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