Rome to Marrakech Overview

Travel from Rome to Marrakech on this comprehensive tour of Europe. Visit some of the world's most famous sights, amazing cities and vibrant cultures.

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  • 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.

  • Cycle through the rolling countryside in Lucca
  • Enjoy a Reims champagne tour
  • Explore the ancient attractions in Rome
  • Frolic on the golden sands of the Algarve beaches
  • Hike in the Pyrenees and enjoy spectacular mountain panoramas
  • Sample French cuisine in Paris
  • Travel to Marrakech and roam the labyrinth of souqs
  • Visit Madrid and walk along the vibrant streets

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Rome, Italy
  • Finish:

    Marrakech, Morocco
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (3 nts), Hotel (40 nts), Pension (2 nts), Private apartment (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Bus, Ferry, Kayak, Metro, Minibus, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Train, Tram
  • Included activities:

    Alcazar, Algarve beach excursion, Bicycle excursion, Beaune, Bicycle tour, Bodega tour and sherry tasting, Champagne caves tour, Chateaux Villandry & Gardens, Cinque Terre day pass, Citadel, Cycling tour, Duomo roof visit, Fado performance, Ferry on Lake Maggiore, Guided walking tour Fes, Kayaking, Sarlat, Trummelbach Falls entrance, Walking tour with local guide, Wine tasting Bordeaux

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    613kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details., Alcohol Morocco is a Muslim country therefore alcohol is not readily available, particularly during Ramadan.

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Day 1 Rome

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.

Days 2-5 Lucca/Pisa/Florence

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.

Days 6-7 Cinque Terre

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.

Days 8-9 Milan/Stresa

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.

Days 10-11 Lucerne

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.

Days 12-14 Swiss Alps

Surrounded by spectacular alpine scenery, Interlaken is the perfect base from which to enjoy the multitude of adventure activities the Alps have to offer.

Days 15-16 Bern/Dijon/Beaune

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.

Days 17-18 Reims

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.

Days 19-22 Paris

Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.

Days 23-24 Tours

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.

Days 25-26 Dordogne Region

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.

Days 27-28 Bordeaux

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.

Days 29-30 Pyrenees

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.

Days 31-32 San Sebastian

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.

Days 33-34 Segovia

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.

Days 35-36 Madrid

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.

Day 37 Salamanca

Salamanca is a vibrant university town with a World Heritage-listed Old Town, a host of unforgettable buildings and a celebrated cultural history.

Days 38-39 Coimbra

A striking town with a fascinating history, Coimbra has an abundance of parklands, remarkable architecture and one of Europe's oldest universities.

Days 40-41 Lisbon

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.

Days 42-43 The Algarve

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.

Day 44 Jerez

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.

Days 45-46 Chefchaouen

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.

Days 47-48 Fes

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.

Days 49-50 Marrakech

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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