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Rome to Marrakech Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Travel west across Europe from Italy to Morocco
Combine the best of Western Europe with a Moroccan sojourn on this unforgettable adventure tour. Cycle through the Tuscan countryside, hike the velvet-grassed valleys of Switzerland, discover champagne caves in Reims, travel south to the white-sand beaches of the Algarve and end the odyssey amid the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Taste each region along the way, from the simplicity of Ligurian cuisine, the aromatic pleasures of Loire Valley wine and the rich flavour of Jerez sherry, to tastebud-tickling piri-piri in Portugal, tasty tapas in Spain and flavoursome tajines in Morocco. This comprehensive trip is a treat for all the senses.
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With timeworn ruins, extraordinary buildings and religious monuments around every corner, Rome is a true gem that seamlessly incorporates modern city life with ancient wonders.
One of Tuscany's real hidden gems, Lucca's city ramparts are packed with centuries-old buildings, beautiful churches, charming piazzas and narrow streets. Pisa is the iconic home of a famous tower that leans and the Piazza del Duomo, a stunning walled area famed for its religious buildings and medieval art. Awash with artistic treasures, Florence is Italy's most revered city for its Renaissance and religious masterpieces, enchanting historic centre and unsurpassed beauty.
The breathtaking Cinque Terre showcases five charming villages, linked by ancient pathways and dramatic cliffs that drop into the rich blue waters of the Ligurian Sea.
Italy's most prosperous and fashionable city, Milan is the place for stylish shopping, artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels, including its magnificent Duomo. Charming 19th-century Stresa sits amid stunningly beautiful Italian lakeland scenery - think blue waters, soaring mountains, woodlands, exotic gardens and historic hamlets.
Located on the edge of a mountain-locked lake, the medieval city of Lucerne is famous for its 15th-century frescoed houses and covered wooden bridges.
Surrounded by spectacular alpine scenery, Interlaken is the perfect base from which to enjoy the multitude of adventure activities the Alps have to offer.
Bern, Switzerland's attractive capital, has museums and monuments to discover and the cobblestone streets of its medieval old town to explore. The capital of France's culturally rich Burgundy Province, Dijon boasts a delightful city centre, numerous medieval and renaissance buildings, and labyrinthine streets filled with charming shops and restaurants. Beaune is located in the Cote d'Or wine region, an area that produces some of the best wines in France and where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see.
Set in an agricultural region famous for its sparkling wines, Reims is home to some of the best known 'Grandes Marques' in Champagne and the elaborate Notre Dame Cathedral.
Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.
Aptly named 'Le Jardin de la France', Tours boasts verdant parks, peaceful river settings and a famed Old City with wonderfully preserved half-timbered buildings and picturesque open-air cafes.
Time seems to have stood still in Sarat-la-Caneda with a slow winding river and a town so impeccably preserved that it still resembles its charming 14th-century self.
A lovely port city famed its wines, Bordeaux exudes charm with celebrated architecture, fascinating museums and alluring cafes in which to linger over the region's famous tipple.
Surrounded by dramatic mountains and the gateway to many outdoor adventures, Luchon is a charming town to explore with its 19th-century buildings and famed flower gardens.
A vibrant cultural heart beats within this relaxed, coastal city - San Sebastian is a perfect place to relax at the beach or enjoy the finer points of Spanish culture.
With its stunning backdrop of mountains, twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in the world and delicious local cuisine, Segovia is atmospheric, photogenic and memorable.
Madrid offers a remarkable blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Soak up the art, be wowed by the architecture and swoon over the exceptional food.
Salamanca is a vibrant university town with a World Heritage-listed Old Town, a host of unforgettable buildings and a celebrated cultural history.
A striking town with a fascinating history, Coimbra has an abundance of parklands, remarkable architecture and one of Europe's oldest universities.
Charming Lisbon offers Portuguese traditions alongside a multicultural population, fantastic architecture evident of a rich history, delicious seafood and a thriving nightlife for every age.
The Algarve is a large area of southern Portugal with a beautiful and diverse coastal landscape, charming towns, fertile agricultural areas and a sunny disposition.
With its ancient Alcazar (Moorish fortress), beautiful eclectic cathedral and huge selection of high quality tapas bars, Jerez is an undiscovered jewel in the heart of Andalucia.
Along with a relaxed vibe and charming medina, the blue hues of Chefchaouen, set against the greenness of the Rif Mountains, startle even the weariest traveller.
Being in Fes is like stepping back in time. Stately city walls, labyrinthine medinas and a wonderfully preserved Old City has made Fes one of Morocco's favourite destinations.
Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians and the perfume of its gardens.
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