Take a tour of Morocco, Spain, France and Italy on a trip from Marrakech to Rome. Travel through the chaotic medinas of Marrakech, the ancient city of Seville, the artistic streets of Barcelona and the timeless glamour of the French Riviera. Come explore the great Moorish metropolises of Morocco and Spain and the European delights of France and Italy. Step back in time as you wander down medieval alleyways and through crumbling Roman ruins. From spectacular sunsets to exotic spice-filled souqs - with a good dose of tapas, flamenco and classical architecture in between - discover age-old cultures and bright, new beginnings on this exotic adventure.

Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Rome, Italy
Countries
France,
Italy,
Morocco,
Spain
Themes
Explorer
Code
XMSPC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
351kg pp per trip

Travel from Marrakech to Rome on a tour through Europe's hot-spots.


Highlights

  • Admire Moorish architecture in Casablanca
  • Discover the sights, smells and sounds of Fes
  • Visit the sacred pilgrimage village of Moulay Idriss
  • Get lost in Albayzin's maze of pathways
  • Soak up modern-day Spain in marvellous Madrid
  • Hike in the Spanish Pyrenees
  • Watch the sun set over Carcassonne's medieval walls in France
  • Walk the Cinque Terre in Italy
  • Visit Pisa's gravity-defying leaning tower
  • See masterpieces in Florence
  • Marvel at architecture in beautiful Siena
  • Wander past ancient sites in Rome

Itinerary

Jump into the colour and chaos of the city’s famous souqs, see the Koutoubia Mosque or kick back in Djemma el-Fna and watch jugglers, palm readers and teeth pullers all vie for attention.
Spend time admiring Morocco's Moorish architecture in Casablanca and perhaps visit the Hassan II Mosque or Jewish Museum.
Step back in time on a walking tour of medieval Fes. Discover the pungent scents of local tanneries and drop by a ceramics factory to see potters at work.
Explore the ancient Roman city of Volubilis with a guide. Get an insight into Islamic pilgrimage while staying in Moulay Idriss, one of Morocco's holiest towns.
Travel north by train to Tangier. Experience old-world sights and sounds in the medina or rub shoulders with locals on the seaside promenade.
Cross the Strait of Gibraltar and travel to Seville, a flamboyant city renowned for fiestas, tapas and an enormous Gothic cathedral. Maybe take the steps to the top of the cathedral's tower before an evening flamenco performance.
Discover Islamic architecture around every corner in Granada. Explore the old Arab quarter of Albayzin, climb the city's steep streets to Mirador San Nicolas or visit the ancient palace and fortress of Alhambra.
Reflect on modern Spain in Madrid's wealth of museums or take a day trip to Toledo, a city soaked in culture and history.
Hit the streets of Barcelona to see Gaudi's incredible footprint, or get lost while wandering through the Gothic Quarter.
After a cogwheel train journey into Nuria Valley, stretch legs on a hike through the Pyrenees.
Spend an afternoon exploring this beautiful, fortified French city. Be sure to catch an incredible sunset over Carcassonne's medieval walls.
Travel through the stunning landscapes of Provence to Arles and visit the city’s ancient amphitheatre.
Board a train to the jewel of the French Riviera and relax amid the superb coastal surrounds.
Weaving past olive groves and vineyards, the walking trail that links these five hillside villages offers breathtaking views over a stunning stretch of coast. Walk the entire path or catch a train between the towns.
Head to the Campo dei Miracoli to see the Torre de Pisa, Baptistry and Cathedral before travelling on to the artisans’ haven of Florence. Then, enjoy a day trip to the enchanting city of Siena.
Arrive in Rome, home to religious treasures like the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Before heading home, perhaps head to the Spanish Steps, find a cafe and reflect on an amazing tour.
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Inclusions

Meals
12 breakfasts
Transport
Bus, Cog wheel railway, Ferry, Metro, Taxi, Train
Accommodation
Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (27 nights)
Included activites
  • Arles Amphitheatre
  • Cinque Terre day pass
  • Cogwheel train to Nuria Valley
  • Entrance and guided tour Volubilis
  • Flamenco performance
  • Guided walking tour Fes
  • Hiking in the Pyrenees
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Picnic Nice
  • Siena day trip

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