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Madrid, Southern Spain & Morocco - 16 days map

Take in the best of southern Spain and Morocco on this 16-day tour. Explore the Spanish capital Madrid before travelling south to Andalusia. Discover historic Merida and enchanting Seville. Admire the famous Rock of Gibraltar before crossing by ferry to Morocco. Stroll around the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, step back in time on a tour of ancient Fes, experience the atmospheric Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech. Visit Casablanca and Morocco's capital Rabat before returning to Spain and the sunny Costa del Sol. End your adventure with a visit to the spectacular Alhambra fortress in Granada before returning to Madrid.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Madrid - See the modern and historic highlights of the city on a guided tour and enjoy free time to further explore independently
Marrakech - Enjoy a guided city tour, including a visit to Djemaa el Fna, the city's main square home to souks, snake charmers, acrobats and more
Chefchaouen - Stroll around the azure-hued streets, immersing yourself in the charm of this picturesque blue city
Middle Atlas - Navigate the winding roads of this mountain range, passing through charming villages and picturesque valleys, with mesmerising vistas around every bend
Seville - Visit the second largest cathedral in the Catholic world and take in the highlights of the Andalusian capital on a city tour
Granada - Explore the famous Alhambra palace and fortress complex dating back to the 13th Century, and visit the adjacent Generalife Gardens
Fes - Step back in time on a tour of the world's oldest and largest medieval city, strolling through the enthralling ancient medina
Casablanca - Admire highlights of the city including the sprawling white Hassan II Mosque, which can hold 25,000 worshippers

Included

15 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
Escorted by an English-speaking Spanish tour leader with the services of local guides for city sightseeing (please note you will have a different tour leader in Morocco)
Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi and audio headsets
Guided sightseeing in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Casablanca, Marrakech, Fes, & Granada
Olive oil tasting at Local Almazara
Flamenco experience in Granada (including dinner)
15 nights 4 star hotels
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 16
Return ferry from Tarifa - Tangier
Entrance to Cordoba Mosque, Seville Cathedral & Granada Alhambra
Sherry wine tasting with light lunch in Jerez
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Bienvenido a Espana!

Welcome to Madrid, the Spanish capital! You will be collected at the airport and transferred to our hotel, where the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Madrid

Day 2

Magical Madrid

Today we take an all-encompassing coach tour of Madrid. Highlights of the excursion include the historic Barrio de la Morería region, Habsburgs District, Puerta del Sol central square, Plaza Mayor and the Neptuno Fountains. These are dedicated to Neptune, a Roman water god. In the more modern part of the city we see the Salamanca district, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste. We also see the Santiago Bernabeu, the football stadium of Real Madrid, the most successful European club.

The rest of today is free for you to relax in the hotel or head out and explore further at your own pace. Tonight we enjoy a group Welcome Dinner at a local Tapas restaurant. Get to know your fellow travellers and enjoy some authentic Spanish cuisine.
Overnight: Madrid  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Merida & Cordoba

Madrid - Merida - Cordoba. Departing Madrid, and bound for Andalusian soils, we make a stop in Mérida. Mérida is a historic city established by the Romans in 25 BC. It is famed for its remarkable archaeological ensemble, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep an eye out for its famous landmarks such as the Roman Theatre, the Amphitheatre, and the Guadiana River Roman Bridge. We finish the day with a final journey to Cordoba, the previous capital of the Caliphate.
Overnight: Cordoba  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Cordoba sightseeing & Seville

Cordoba - Seville. This morning we tour Cordoba, an important Roman city that was also an Islamic centre during the Middle Ages. The most important landmark here is the sprawling La Mezquita mosque-cathedral, which dates back to 988 AD. Entrance to the mosque is included on our tour and we also take a stroll through the Jewish Quarter before departing the city and travelling south-west to Seville, capital of Andalusia.
Overnight: Seville  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Exploring Seville

Today we explore Seville on a guided tour. Entrance to the city's cathedral, the second largest in the Catholic world, is included. We also visit the Santa Cruz Quarter, where the famous opera 'Carmen' is largely set. Wander through Maria Luisa Park and the picturesque Plaza Espana. After our tour, the afternoon is free for you to further explore Seville at your own pace.
Overnight: Seville  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Jerez & Ronda

Seville - Jerez - Ronda. Leaving Seville after breakfast, we pass through quaint Andalusian villages and make a stop in the picturesque mountain-top town of Jerez, Jerez is celebrated for its sherry wine production, rich flamenco heritage, and renowned tradition of horse taming, highlighted by its world-famous annual horse fair. During our visit, we will explore a local winery where we will enjoy a Sherry wine tasting accompanied by a light lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy an authentic Olive Oil Experience at a local Almazara before travelling on to the picturesque mountain-top town of Ronda.

Continuing our journey, we stop at a local Almazara, olive oil mill. Here we can walk through the olive groves and taste some of the delicious organic olive oil produced here. We then continue to Ronda. The evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Ronda  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Ferry to Gibraltar, Tarifa and Tetouan

Ronda - Gibraltar - Tarifa - Tetouan. Today we make our way to Morocco, starting with a drive through the picturesque Andalusian countryside and arriving in Gibraltar. Upon arrival, we have some free time to explore this fascinating British colony. The towering Rock of Gibraltar offers stunning views over both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, immersing us in a unique blend of British and Spanish cultures, a rich military history, and the presence of the famous Barbary macaques.

Afterwards, we depart for Tarifa, where we take a short, but captivating ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa. Upon reaching Tangier, we disembark and pass through customs, driving southwards towards Tetouan. This charming town is located between the Rif Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea in northern Morocco. Tetouan is mesmerising for visitors due to the remarkably well-preserved medina, UNESCO World Heritage site, flamboyant Andalusian architecture, and profound cultural heritage.

We'll then have some leisure time to explore Tetouan at our own pace. Join the rest of the group for dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Tetouan  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Mesmirising Chefchaouen

Tetouan - Chefchaouen - Fes. We'll begin our adventure today with a journey to Chefchaouen, where it's azure-hued streets await exploration. It's certainly easy to be immersed in the beauty of this blue city. After some free time, we carry on towards Fes, navigating through landscapes rich in history, leading us to the labyrinthine alleys of the ancient medina where stories of Morocco's vibrant history come alive.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Exploring Fes

This morning we enjoy a tour of ancient, UNESCO-listed Fes, one of the most important imperial cities in Morocco, and the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. On our tour we will wander down some of the old walled city's 9,400 alleyways and take in the heart of the medina. We also see the seven gates of the Royal Palace, explore the Jewish Quarter and admire the ornate gate of Bab Bou Jeloud, built by the colonial French administration in 1913. Tonight there is an optional show with dinner included - book and pay locally.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Middle Atlas Mountains

Fes - Middle Atlas - Marrakech. In the morning, we leave the lively streets of Fes behind and weave our way through the magnificent Middle Atlas Mountains. Along the route, we pass charming Berber villages and picturesque valleys dotted with olive groves and cedar forests. Heading further south, the scenery changes to the stunning arid landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, where winding roads unveil breath-taking vistas at every turn. Finally, we reach our destination: Marrakech.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

Exploring Marrakech

Marrakech. Our sightseeing tour of Marrakech today departs by bus and begins in the tranquil Menara Gardens which features a pavilion and an abundance of olive trees. Next, we admire the exterior of the Koutoubia Tower, reminiscent of Seville's Giralda. Moving into the historic heart of the city, see the Bahia Palace, once owned by a prominent local nobleman. Finally, we arrive at the vibrant Jmaa el Fnaa square, one of Morocco's most captivating spots, offering access to bustling souks and medina. Here, we'll visit workshops of artisans specializing in woodwork, ceramics, fur, and spices, elevating all five senses. Dinner tonight can be enjoyed at the "Fantasia Chez Ali" show.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12

Exploring Casablanca

Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat. After our overnight stay in Marrakech, we continue our journey, setting off early in the morning for Casablanca. Explore the city's highlights on a panoramic tour, including United Nations Square, Boulevard de la Corniche, and the iconic Hassan II Mosque. We then continue our journey to Rabat, the capital of Morocco where we stop for the night.
Overnight: Rabat  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Return to Spain

Rabat - Tangier - Tarifa - Malaga / Costa Del Sol. Today concludes our time in Morocco, and we head down to the pier where we take a return ferry across the straight of Gibraltar back into Spain. Once we reach land, the final stretch will be a drive to either Costa del Sol or Malaga.
Overnight: Costa del Sol  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Leisure and Entertainment in Granada

Costa del Sol / Malaga - Granada. We depart for one of the finest jewels of Spain -Granada. Take some time for leisure, before we enjoy an included group dinner and Flamenco show.
Overnight: Granada  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15

Granada & the Alhambra

Granada - Madrid. In the morning we enjoy an included visit to the Alhambra complex. This famous 13th century palace and fortress is one of the best-preserved examples of early Islamic architecture anywhere in the world, as well as being home to important Spanish Renaissance architecture. We'll tour Alhambra and the adjacent Generalife Palace and Gardens. The gardens have historically inspired many authors, including Washington Irving. This American author wrote his Tales of the Alhambra in 1832 whilst visiting the area.

We then continue back to Madrid. Once we arrive, embrace your fellow travellers, reminisce on great memories and enjoy a farewell dinner party.
Overnight: Madrid  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16

Back to Madrid

Madrid. Enjoy the final breakfast in the hotel before our tour comes to an end. There is an included transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 1 person. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The Single Room price applies for solo travellers who require their own room.

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Guaranteed Departure
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
11 Apr - 26 Apr 20% off
R112,925
R90,340
R152,075
R121,660
09 May - 24 May 20% off
R112,925
R90,340
R152,075
R121,660
16 May - 31 May 20% off
R112,925
R90,340
R152,075
R121,660
06 Jun - 21 Jun 20% off
R106,405
R85,124
R145,545
R116,436
13 Jun - 28 Jun 20% off
R106,405
R85,124
R145,545
R116,436
11 Jul - 26 Jul 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
15 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
29 Aug - 13 Sep 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
05 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off
R112,925
R90,340
R152,075
R121,660
19 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off
R106,405
R85,124
R145,545
R116,436
26 Sep - 11 Oct 20% off
R106,405
R85,124
R145,545
R116,436
10 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
R106,405
R85,124
R145,545
R116,436
17 Oct - 01 Nov 20% off
R106,405
R85,124
R145,545
R116,436
07 Nov - 22 Nov 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
19 Dec - 03 Jan 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
2026
Twin Share
Single Room
20 Feb - 07 Mar 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
20 Mar - 04 Apr 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
10 Apr - 25 Apr 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
17 Apr - 02 May 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
08 May - 23 May 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724
15 May - 30 May 20% off
R101,755
R81,404
R139,655
R111,724

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Riu Plaza Espana, Madrid

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Housed in the striking red and white Edificio Espana building in the centre of Madrid, the 4-star Riu Plaza Espana boasts an outdoor swimming pool on the 21st floor, free Wi-Fi throughout, a fitness centre and a sky bar offering sweeping vistas of the city. All rooms come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, mini-fridge and air-conditioning. Buffet breakfast is served in the onsite restaurant and travellers can tuck into authentic Tapas at the El Eden Gastrobar a la carte restaurant. This hotel is located on the Gran Via, often referred to as the 'Spanish Broadway', with a host of shopping and dining opportunities at hand. It is also an easy walk to the Royal Palace.

Hesperia Cordoba, Cordoba

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located on the peaceful banks of the Guadalquivir River, Hesperia Cordoba offers views of Cordoba's two main attractions, La Mezquita and the Alcazar and is just a 7-minute walk from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a rooftop pool, garden and complimentary Wi-Fi connection. Rooms at the hotel all come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning and satellite TV. Decor is classic white, as is commonplace in southern Spain. As well as an onsite restaurant, there is a rooftop bar serving drinks until 23:30.

Melia Lebreros, Seville

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A stylish hotel located in Seville's commercial district, Melia Lebreros was extensively refurbished recently and modern, elegant decor is visible throughout. Rooms offer air-conditioning, wood panelled flooring, minibar, flat screen TV and ensuite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Facilities include an outdoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Local and international cuisine can be enjoyed at the Mosaico Restaurant and local dishes are served in a traditional atmosphere at La Taberna la Dehesa. There is also an onsite bar.

Catalonia Ronda , Ronda

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Catalonia Ronda Hotel, located in the heart of Ronda, seamlessly blends historic charm with modern luxury. Just steps away from the iconic Puente Nuevo and offering breath-taking views of the El Tajo Gorge, the hotel features elegantly designed rooms with contemporary décor and state-of-the-art amenities. Enjoy the rooftop terrace, savouring panoramic vistas, swim in the pool, and enjoy the on-site restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients and a selection of regional wines. Relax in the wellness centre with a range of spa treatments and a fully equipped fitness area, ensuring a relaxing and rejuvenating stay in this captivating town.

Marina Smir Hotel & Spa, Tetouan

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Marina Smir Hotel & Spa is a luxurious beachfront resort nestled along the stunning Mediterranean coast of Morocco, near the city of Tetouan. This elegant establishment offers a serene retreat with a perfect blend of Moroccan charm and modern comfort. Indulge in spacious, beautifully appointed rooms and suites, many of which boast breath-taking sea views. Enjoy it's amenities, including a world-class spa, outdoor pools, and gourmet dining options that highlight both international and traditional Moroccan cuisine. With direct access to a pristine private beach and a marina, Marina Smir Hotel & Spa provides an idyllic setting for relaxation.

Royal Mirage Hotel, Fes

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of ancient Fes, the Royal Mirage Hotel is just a short walk from the medina. There is a large outdoor pool and terrace, free Wi-Fi and a Moroccan spa and wellness centre. Traditional cuisine is served in the Al Wadi restaurant and there are a number of smaller snack bars, coffee shops and bars serving alcoholic drinks. Guest rooms offer either a pool or garden view and come with a balcony or terrace, as well as modern amenities including ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, safe and TV.

Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

An upscale hotel located on landscaped grounds in the Agdal district of Marrakech, the 5-star Palm Plaza boasts a large outdoor pool and sun terrace, piano bar, nightclub, sauna, hamman and gym for guests to enjoy. Dining is at the El Menzah International Restaurant buffet, or the Marrakech-Phuket open air restaurant, serving regional dishes in a relaxing environment. There is also a poolside snack bar. Guest rooms are decorated in Moroccan style, with flat screen television, air-conditioning, seating area, ensuite bathroom and a terrace or balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Farah Hotel, Rabat

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Farah Hotel in Rabat is a prestigious hotel that offers a luxurious and comfortable stay. With its elegant decor and modern amenities, guests can unwind in style. The spacious rooms provide a serene retreat, while the hotel's facilities, including a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center, cater to relaxation and well-being. Indulge in delectable dining options at the on-site restaurants and enjoy impeccable service from the attentive staff.

Sol don Principe , Costa del Sol

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Sol Don Príncipe is a vibrant beachfront hotel located in Torremolinos, Spain, renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and exceptional amenities. Relax in the modern, comfortable rooms with private balconies, many providing stunning sea views. Enjoy a range of facilities including multiple outdoor pools, a comprehensive fitness centre, and a delightful array of dining options that cater to various tastes with local and international cuisine.

Hotel Málaga Alameda Centro Affiliated by Meliá, Costa del Sol

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hotel Málaga Alameda Centro is a contemporary hotel ideally situated in the heart of Málaga, Spain, offering a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Located just a short walk from the bustling historic centre and the popular Larios shopping street, the hotel provides easy access to the city’s vibrant cultural and commercial attractions. The hotel boasts modern, well-appointed rooms equipped with all essential amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay.

Hotel Catalonia Granada, Granada

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Granada, the Catalonia hotel offers sleek and modern guest rooms with smart TV, private bathrooms, minibar and desk. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and rooftop sun terrace. Buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant, and there is an onsite Gastrobar open from 11am to 11pm, serving a variety of snacks and Mediterranean dishes.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Madrid
Ends
Madrid
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 1 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader with local guides for sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 15, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 8
Countries
Minimum Age
1 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
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