Marrakech Express

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16 Sep 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
Duration: 9 nights departing 16th Sept or 21st Oct
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Join us on a magnificent journey through Spain and into North Africa, where we visit Tangier, the blue city of Chefchaouen, Casablanca and Marrakech. Along the way you can explore bustling souks, grand mosques and dip into the lifestyle of Bedouins and Sheikhs. We also stay in the heart of Spain’s top two cities, Barcelona and Madrid, making it easy to explore at leisure along with the added bonus of our guided tours – an excellent start before our Moroccan adventure.

DAY 1: LONDON – BARCELONA

We journey by rail to Barcelona and check in at our hotel.

DAY 2: BARCELONA

Barcelona is a world-class destination filled with art, culture and beauty. Our guided tour is a great way to see the highlights, including Las Ramblas and the romantic gothic quarter with its stunning cathedral. In the afternoon we take the train to Madrid. We check in to our hotel which will be our base for the next two nights.

DAY 3: MADRID

Join our included guided tour to see the highlights of Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain which is filled with magnificent architecture and famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at leisure.

DAY 4: MADRID – TANGIER

After breakfast we travel to Algeciras and from here we board the ferry for the magical city of Tangier and check in at our hotel.

DAY 5: TANGIER – CHEFCHAOUEN

We travel by coach to Chefchaouen one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, where buildings and pathways are painted in every shade of blue. You are free to explore the hideaway village set in the mountains, there is plenty to see with colourful spice stalls of the medina, a 15th century fortress, art exhibits and in the shady main square is the red-walled kasbah.

DAY 6: TANGIER – CASABLANCA

We travel by train to Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, made famous by the 1942 film of the same name. Our tour takes in the old quarters of the medina and the modern lively town. In the afternoon we visit the Hassan II Mosque, one of the few mosques open to guided tours.

DAY 7: CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH

A coach transfer takes us to Casablanca station for the rail journey to Marrakech.

DAY 8: MARRAKECH

Situated at the foot of the Atlas mountains, Marrakech is a modern city yet it still retains much of its Moroccan tradition and charm. We start with a guided walking tour to introduce us to the highlights of this city, with its historic ramparts, elegant mosques and bustling souks. You are then free to explore at leisure.

DAY 9: MARRAKECH

Enjoy a free day in Marrakech. Explore the bustling medina, enjoy the atmosphere in Jemaa El Fnaa, bargain for a souvenir in the maze of souks and watch the sunset behind the Koutoubia Mosque.

DAY 10: MARRAKECH – LONDON

We are transferred to Marrakech airport for our return flight to London Gatwick.

PRICES:

16th September 2018: £1495 per person
21st October 2018: £1395 per person

Single supplement: £229
Deposit: £275 per person

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Eurostar from London to Paris
  • Spectacular rail journey from Paris to Marrakech via Barcelona, Madrid, Algeciras, Tangier and Casablanca
  • Ferry crossing from Algeciras to Tangier
  • Flight from Marrakech to London Gatwick
  • Coach transfers
  • One night’s bed and breakfast in the heart of Barcelona
  • Two nights’ bed and breakfast in the heart of Madrid
  • Two nights’ half board accommodation in Tangier
  • One night’s half board accommodation in Casablanca
  • Three nights’ bed and breakfast in Marrakech with dinner on one night
  • Services of our Tour Manager

Plus the following excursions:

  • Guided tour of Barcelona
  • Guided coach tour of Madrid
  • Guided tour of the Blue Village of Chefchaouen
  • Guided tour of Casablanca
  • Entrance to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
  • Guided walking tour of Marrakech

RAFAELHOTELES BADALONA, BARCELONA (or similar)

Enjoy a quiet evening in this modern, 4 star hotel which has a bar and restaurant. All of the en suite bedrooms have air conditioning, TV and Wi-Fi.

HOTEL PRAGA MADRID

We have hand-picked a quality 4 star hotel, which is a 10 minute walk from the station and close to Madrid centre. All air conditioned rooms have satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe, coffee machine and free WI-FI.

HOTEL CHELLAH, TANGIER (or similar)

Hotel Chellah is situated in the heart of Tangier. The bedrooms have an en suite and a TV. There is also a restaurant, a spacious bar and guest salon, and an outdoor swimming pool. Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.

HOTEL ATLAS ALMOHADES, CASABLANCA

This luxurious 3 star hotel is right in the heart of Casablanca. Each of the comfortable bedrooms have an en suite, toiletries, hairdryer, safe, climate control, satellite TV and a mini bar. Relax with a cocktail at the Atlantis piano bar or enjoy a selection of international or local cuisine in the Al Mansour restaurant.

HOTEL FARAH, MARRAKECH

The hotel Farah is perfectly located and is only a 10 minute walk from the Medina. Enjoy time round the outdoor swimming pool or relax in the sauna. The hotel’s two restaurants specialise in Moroccan and Italian cuisine.