Coach Tour through Spain and Morocco with Pepe Tours
Coach Tour through Spain and Morocco with Pepe Tours
Spain and Morocco coach holiday
A coach tour with Pepe Tours travelling through Spain and Morocco. We travel through part of Andalusia, ancient Al Andalus (Moorish Spain) and Morocco to discover the Imperial Cities. Enjoy the views and the architecture, an impressive and beautiful legacy of Islamic art.
Departures: on request
The tour to Spain and Morocco includes:
– Travel Insurance
– Transportation by bus with air-conditioning, video, reclining seats etc.
– 11 nights in 4-star hotels based on half board (breakfast and dinner)
– English speaking tour guide
– Visits with local guides
– Tickets for the ferry Spain – Morocco – Spain
Itinerary of the coach holiday to Morocco and Spain:
Transfer from Madrid airport to the hotel and check-in. Leisure time followed by dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour and drive along the Museum of El Prado, Park El Retiro, Gate of Alcala, the monumental bullring Las Ventas, Paseo de la Castellana and stadium Santiago Bernabeu, Square of Los Cibeles, Gran Via, Plaza de España, Temple of Debod, Palacio Real, Cathedral of la Almudena and the Puerta del Sol, amongst others. We will then continue towards Cordoba. After we arrive at the hotel you can spend time at leisure (or another activity). Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast we’ll visit Cordoba’s most interesting places: the famous district, the Juderia, the synagogue and the fantastic Mosque-Cathedral. In the afternoon we drive to GRANADA, the jewel of Andalusia. We’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour and then visit the pearl of Al-Andalus, the Alhambra. In the evening you have the option of enjoying a flamenco show in a typical tablao flamenco, a walk through the Albaicin and Sacromonte districts and a panoramic view of the Alhambra by Night. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. We’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the most beautiful places in the city: the Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España, Torre de Oro and the Giralda. Then we’ll visit the district of Santa Cruz and the Cathedral. After we arrive at the hotel, we’ll have dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.
Breakfast and departure to Algeciras. We cross the Strait of Gibraltar by Fast Ferry, go through border control and travel to Fez. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we visit the great Medina or Old Town of Fez (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We walk through the small streets; visit the most typical districts, such as the markets, the zocos and the different medersas. We spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we’ll go on a sightseeing tour through Meknes and see the gate of Bab Al Mansur, without doubt the most beautiful in Morocco. We’ll then travel to Marrakech and arrive at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we begin our city visit. We will see the Mosque Koutoubia from the outside (twin sister of the Giralda in Seville), the Saadian Tombs and the unique D’Jamaa el Fna Square, gathering point for all kinds of picturesque figures of the city: storytellers, snake charmers, musicians and dancers. You have the afternoon to spend at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we travel to the mythical Casablanca for a sightseeing tour and a stop at the Great Mosque Hassan II, a masterpiece of modern Moroccan architecture. In the afternoon we continue onwards to Rabat. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast and then a visit to the city of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. We’ll see the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the ruins of the old Mosque and the Hassan II tower. In the afternoon we’ll drive towards Tangier. After a sightseeing tour through Tangier we will arrive at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast and transfer to Tangier or Ceuta harbour for the return ferry crossing to Spain. We’ll complete border formalities and then transfer to Madrid. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast and time at leisure until departure time. Transfer to the airport and return flight to the airport of origin. The end of our service.
Information about destination:
ANDALUSIA has been referred to as the ‘bridge between continents’, ‘gate of Europe’, ‘melting pot of cultures’ or ‘meeting point between seas’. It occupies a strategic position and point of unification between Europe and Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet. This land has been desired and cherished over the centuries by numerous peoples and cultures and our prehistoric ancestors chose it as a perfect location for their settlements.
For almost eight centuries the Muslims occupied the Iberian Peninsula which is why their legacy, the ‘andalusi’ forms a pervasive part of Spanish and Mediterranean culture. Andalusia’s ancient history has left behind the enormous heritage and artistic legacy which we enjoy today. The historic monuments of The Alhambra of Granada, the Mosque of Cordoba or the Giralda and Old Town of Seville are milestones of humanity; although we also find precious examples of the artistic Andalusian life represented in the majority of villages and towns across the region.
Our trip takes us to Granada (the Nasrid Capital) and the Alhambra (the most prized jewel of Spanish Islamic culture) and Cordoba the capital of wisdom of the Islamic West during the period of the Caliphate.
Morocco is an Islamic country so full of mysticism that it looks like it moves on a flying carpet between myth and reality. Tangier, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakech… simply the mention of these city names is sufficient to conjure up a recollection of the rich aroma of spices, the sights, sounds, tastes, a sensory banquet even for the most experienced travellers.
Fez was the first of the Imperial Cities to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (in recognition of its cultural heritage). The city was established in the 8th century and was also the first city for Islamic religion in Morocco. It has one of the oldest universities in the world, even older than the Sorbonne in Paris. The city is built on hilly ground which makes the view over Fez very similar to the view over the city of Rome Fez is really formed by two cities, Fez el Bali, the old (established in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss) and Fez el Jedida, the new (established in the 13th century by the Merinies).
Meknassa of the Olive Trees (azeitun is the origin of the Spanish word aceituna, olive), is a Berber settlement of the 9th century, however Meknes reached its peak during the government of Moulay Ismael, who converted it into the capital. This sultan, contemporary of Philip IV, embellished Meknes by giving it city walls, monumental gates, gardens, mosques, fortresses and its first palace, Dar Kebira. The result is one of the most monumental cities of Morocco.
Marrakech is a favourite for Spanish travellers and the international Jet Set. Yves Saint Laurent, Omar Sharif and Alain Delon have been regular visitors. Marrakech holds a certain seduction and in the past its name was the origin for the name of the country. It’s impossible to mention all of the places and monuments in this amazing city, so we’ve selected the most important ones for you, namely: the majestic Koutoubia (sister tower of the Giralda in Seville) and the Jemaa El Fna square (a UNESCO world heritage site in recognition of its cultural legacy).
Casablanca is so much more than the city forever associated with the classic film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It is Morocco’s largest city in population and is also the largest port. It’s the economic, financial and industrial capital of the country. Casablanca represents the country’s development and is the most modern city in the country. At first sight it doesn’t appear to be a resplendent city like the other Imperial Cities, however in its interior it holds a treasure trove, such as delightful art-deco architecture.
Rabat, the capital of Morocco since 1912, is an elegant and quiet city, contrasting with its past. It’s open spaces towards the ocean make Rabat a pleasant city to enjoy.
Please note that
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to alter and modify the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.. Depending on hotel availability or in case of last-minute bookings, Pepe Tours may replace the scheduled hotels by others of the same category (see list of scheduled hotels in this link).