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Winter Spice 2018-19 (9 Days, Madrid to Marrakech)

Spice up your life on this trip to Marrakech. Travelling from Madrid to Marrakech, you'll get a dose of sun, a taste of Spanish and Moroccan culture and plenty of opportunities for pics and memories. Highlights include the food in Madrid, the pastel blue Chefchaouen and a local guide in Fes. Let's do this.

Inclusions

Local guide in Fes & Marrakech
8 Breakfasts
8 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $1,429
Start Location
Madrid, Spain
End Location
Madrid, Spain
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
20 Dec 201828 Dec 20189AUD $1,649
05 Jan 201913 Jan 20193AUD $1,649
02 Feb 201910 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,429 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Madrid, Spain
Reset your body clock: you're on Madrid time now. Meet your crew and get fired up for the trip like a bull seeing red. After a group welcome dinner you can practice flamenco, eat your weight in olives or get passionate about Real Madrid. They're all bound to keep you entertained well into the early hours of the morning. Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Madrid to Granada
Siesta as we make our way to the base of the Sierra Nevada, aka the land of free tapas (Google it). After 2,500 years you figure out that free food = a good time. Join in the celebrations with a glass of tinto de verano. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Granada
Winter = no crowds. Get schooled in Islamic architecture - the city of Granada has seen over 800 years of Muslim rule in its time (longer than any other Spanish city). Then head to the Albaicín to find secret gardens full of rose bushes, the San Nicolas viewpoint and oodles of tapas restaurants. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 4: Granada to Chefchaouen, Morocco
Wave Andalusia goodbye and be awash in blue as we enter Chefchaouen, known for its blue pastel colours. Instagram at the ready! Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 5: Chefchaouen to Fes
Check out the rolling Rif Mountains and snow-strewn Middle Atlas Mountains playing out the coach window today. We're heading to Fes, so it's time to learn some basic Arabic phrases, none more important than "Balak! Balak!". It pretty much means "get out the way, there is a huge donkey carriage about to run you over". Write that one down. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: Fes
Tick 'em off with a local guide: Royal Palace, Jewish neighbourhood, UNESCO World Heritage listed medina and leather tannery. Then, there's free time to explore. Hunt down a hammam and lose yourself in the labyrinth of souks and cobblestone streets. Bring your bargaining pants and embrace the centuries-old tradition of paying what you want for things, not what you're told they cost. Bargains can be had if you're willing to put in the lip service. Included today: -Walking tour of Fes with local guide Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Fes to Marrakech
Bend it like the Berbers back 'round the Middle Atlas towards Marrakech and soak up the colours, smells and vibes of the Red City. Or if you're in the mood to be pampered, book yourself into a traditional hammam where #robelife has never felt better. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 8: Marrakech
See the Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Minaret and mosaic amazingness that is the Saadian Tombs, then work your way past snake charmers in the Jemaa el Fna square. Have your hands decorated in henna patterns, sip on a freshly squeezed orange juice or stock up on leather goods, spices and flashy souvenirs. Included today: -Walking tour of Marrakech with local guide Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Dinner & local show in Marrakech
Day 9: Marrakech
Your trip may come to an end after breakfast but that dsn't mean you have to stop exploring. Who's keen for round two? Meals: -Breakfast