MOORISH ADVENTURE

Day1 - SEVILLE
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Along the way you will enjoy a panoramic tour of Seville. You will discover all the most symbolic monuments of Seville, the University, the Old Tobacco Factory scene of the story of Carmen, Bizet?s famous character, the San Telmo Palace, the Golden Tower, Isabel II Bridge and the Macarena Basilica. You will also discover the Plaza de Espa?a, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition.
Day2 - SEVILLE
After breakfast, we will spend the entire day exploring the city. Discover the most emblematic monuments of Seville including Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter, a labyrinth of narrow streets which lead to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables. Visit the Royal Alcazar, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most remaining examples of Mud?jar architecture, and the Cathedral-Giralda of Seville, the largest gothic cathedral of the world. Enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, we will visit the Bullring with the Taurine Museum of the Real Maestranza. Continue onto the famous Quarter of Triana, an old sailors? and potters? neighborhood where you will visit the Basilica Macarena. We will end the day with a wonderful boat trip along the Guadalquivir River. (B)
Day3 - SEVILLE I CORDOBA I TORREMOLINOS
After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Cordoba. Visit the Aljama, the 8th century Mosque combining Islamic, Baroque and Gothic design and internationally recognized as an architectural treasure. The sober external appearance of the building contrasts with the fabulous spectacle inside, a structure of 850 columns and arches in granite and marble. Then walk through the Jewish quarter, with its narrow streets and small squares and the nearby Roman Bridge which is still in use. Continue to Torremolinos for your overnight. (B)
Day 4 - TORREMOLINOS I GRANADA I TORREMOLINOS
After breakfast you will depart for Granada for a full day guided excursion. Upon arrival we will visit the city center, walking through the old quarter and the Alcaiceria. You will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Chapel if you wish (not included) or do some shopping. Afterwards, we will continue to the Alhambra, where we will meet our local guide for a visit of the Palaces and Gardens of Generalife. In the afternoon we will return to the Costa del Sol. (B)
Day5 - TORREMOLINOS I MALAGA I TORREMOLINOS
After breakfast depart for Malaga for your guided tour of the city, including the historic center with many characteristic corners such as Calle Larios, Pasaje de Chinitas, Plaza de la Merced (where Picasso was born) and the Cathedral. Also visit the Alcazaba, an ancient Arab fortress with an excellent view of the sea and the city. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Day 6 - MALAGA I CASABLANCA I RABAT
After breakfast, transfer to Malaga airport for your departure flight to Casablanca. Arrival at Casablanca airport where you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to Casablanca city center to visit the famous Hassan II Mosque. From here we will begin our journey to Rabat for overnight. (B, D)
Day7 - RABAT I MEKNES I VOLUBILIS I FES
Today you will visit the greenroofed Mohamed V Mausoleum, the filigreed arches of the Royal Palace, and the ruins of the Chellah Necropolis before leaving Rabat for Meknes to visit El Hdim Square, the old doors of Bab Lakhmiss, the beautiful horseshoe arches of Bab Mansour, the royal stables at Heri es Souani, and the mausoleum of Moulay Ishmail, one of the greatest figures in Moroccan history. Travel a short distance to Volubilis, an ancient Roman city. Visit the ruins of grand homes and temples, antiquities that withstood the looting of Moroccan rulers whose salves hauled away stones for the construction of Meknes. Continue to Fes for dinner & overnight. (B, D)
Day 8 - FES
The whole day is dedicated to touring Fes, Morocco's cultural and intellectual center. Visit the ancient university, Attarine Medersa, then tour Nejarine Plaza and its magnificent mosaic fountain and ornate wood sculptures. Then explore textile crafts at the leather and carpet factories. Afterwards, stop at the esplanade to photograph the Golden Door of the Royal Palace of Fes, a portal forged of gold and framed in ocean-blue tiles. Then journey up into the hills outside of Fes to the remains of the regal Merenid Tombs and take in a panoramic view of the city and its oldest ramparts. Finish the day with the visit to local pottery factories before returning to your hotel. (B, D)
Day9 - FES I MARRAKECH
Set out for Marrakech today and drive through the Berber village of Immouzer Kandar and the city of Ifrane, whose cottages and ski station earned it the nickname ''the Moroccan Switzerland.'' Continue through Beni Mellal with its 17th century fortresses of Tadla and the Kasbah Ras el Ain en route to Marrakech. (B, D)
Day 10 - MARRAKECH
Spend your day exploring exotic Marrakech. A guided tour will introduce you to the old city, its foundation, and almost thousand year history. Visit historical landmarks including the Bahia Palace and the royal necropolis of Saadian Tombs. After lunch tour the Jemaa El-Fna Square in the heart of the city where bursts of incredible spontaneous entertainment are commonplace. Finish your tour at the foot of the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, whose silhouette inspired the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat. Then discover the souks, or open air markets, and trades of carpenters, babouchiers, and dyers. (B, D)
Day11 - MARRAKECH TO USA
Transfer to the Marrakech Airport for your departure flight. (B)