Spain add-on (Seville & Granada for 6 nights)

Andalusia, in southern Spain, is a great destination for extending a tour of Morocco. The Moors controlled parts of Spain from 711 AD until 1492 AD when the leader of the last Muslim stronghold in Granada surrendered to the armies of a recently united Christian Spain (after the marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragón and Isabella I of Castile, the "Catholic Monarchs").

 

For those interested, we will continue our tour with a six-night trip departing from Marrakech on June 30 (Morocco tour ending date) and arriving in Seville, Spain. This add-on will include 3 nights in Seville and 3 nights in Granada.

 

 

Tour highlights

 

Explore two fascinating cities in the Spanish region of Andalusia – Seville and Granada where Spanish and Moorish historical sites, flamenco dancing and tapas are a way of life

 

Visit the Alhambra in Granada, a large Moorish fortress built in the 13th to 15th centuries. It’s one of the most-visited sites in all of Spain.

 

Tour the Catedral de Seville (the largest Gothic building in all of Europe) and its Moorish bell tower La Giralda - built by the Moors at the end of the 12th century as the minaret of a large mosque

 

Discover the mysteries of the neighborhoods of Santa Cruz in Seville (the old Jewish quarter) and the Albaicin (the old Moorish quarter) and the Sacromonte (known for its gypsy heritage) in Granada

 

In Seville, stroll through the gardens of the Parque de Maria Luisa and then enjoy one of the most beautiful plazas I have ever visited – Plaza de España

 

We will join several walking tours in both cities that include the main tourist areas

 

Enjoy a tapas walking tour visiting several historic tapas bars with an insider local guide who will teach you ‘how to do tapas like a local’

 

Marvel at a flamenco performance in Granada, which has its own flamenco style called Zambra

 

And that’s just the beginning…………..

 

 

When and where the add-on trip begins and ends

  • Starting point – June 30, 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco

  • Ending point – July 6, 2018 in Granada, Spain

 

 

Tour price - $1,095 per person

  • Tour price is per person based on double occupancy

  • Contact me for single supplement info

 

 

Itinerary at a glance

 

June 30 – Marrakech to Seville

  • This morning, we transfer to the Marrakech Airport and fly to Seville, Spain

  • After our arrival in Seville, we transfer to and check into our hotel

  • After a few hours to relax, we join an early evening two-hour walking tour of the Santa Cruz Barrio - the primary tourist neighborhood of Seville and the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city

  • Included meals: B

 

July 1 - Seville

  • After breakfast, we join a morning walking tour of the Historical Centre to see and learn about the main sites of Seville (about 2 hours)

  • You will have a free afternoon to sightsee, shop or just relax

  • In the evening, we join a walking tapas tour that visits multiple tapas bars where you will enjoy different types of tapas – “learn to eat tapas like a local”

  • Included meals: B, D

 

July 2 - Seville

  • A late morning and afternoon tour of the Alcazar and the Cathedral – two of Seville’s most important historical sites

  • The rest of the afternoon and evening you have free time to explore and enjoy Seville

  • Included meals: B

 

July 3 – Seville to Granada

  • After breakfast, we depart Seville and take the train to Granada – about a 3 ½ hour ride

  • After arriving in Granada, we transfer to and check into our hotel

  • In the evening, we join a walking tour (about 2 ½ hours) of the Albaicin (the old Moorish Quarter - narrow cobblestone roads weave through traditional homes, charming plazas, quaint courtyards and multiple historic sites) and Sacromonte (the gypsy and flamenco) districts

  • Included meals: B

 

July 4 (Happy 4th of July) – Granada

  • Today, we visit The Alhambra (the 4th most visited site in Spain). This fortress was built in the 13th to 15th centuries during the Moorish occupation of Spain. The Alhambra includes the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba and the Generalife. Our visit will be from 8:30 am to 2 pm. You will have an audio guide to allow for an individual walk through of the site.

  • You have free time the rest of the afternoon to discover Granada

  • In the evening, we enjoy a flamenco show performance

  • Meals: B

 

July 5 - Granada

  • A late morning and early afternoon walking tour (about 2 ½ hours) of the Historical Centre of Granada

  • The remainder of the day, you are free to explore the city

  • Meals: B

 

July 6 – End of trip

  • After breakfast, the Spain portion of our trip ends. We can assist you in planning your departure from Granada.

  • Included meals: B

 

 

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights (3 in Seville, 3 in Granada)

  • Air travel from Marrakech to Seville

  • Train travel from Seville to Granada

  • Transfers in Seville (on arrival and departure) and in Granada (arrival only)

  • Breakfast each morning

  • Evening tapas walking tour in Seville (learn to eat tapas like a local on this several hour walking tour to multiple tapas bars)

  • Flamenco show in Granada

  • The Granada Card - allows entrance to the Alhambra and Generalife (direct access without going to the ticket office), Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Monastery of La Cartuja, Monastery of San Jerónimo, Science Park Museum, the CajaGranada museum, the House of Zafra, the Cuarto Real and the Sacromonte Abbey.

 

 

What’s NOT Included

  • Hotel transfer on day of departure in Granada

  • Transportation from Granada at the end of the trip

  • Meals and snacks that are not on the “included” list

  • Beverages (except those included on tapas walking tour or flamenco performance)

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Retail purchases

  • Insurance

 

 

Payment information

 

Deposit - $200, per person, non-refundable, is due by November 15, 2017 to secure your place on the tour. The deposit can be paid by check payable to Montrose Travel or by credit card (a 3% merchant fee of $6 will be added if paying by credit card).

 

Final payment - $895, per person, non-refundable, is due by March 31, 2018. If not paid by this date, the reservation will be cancelled and the $200 deposit will be forfeited. Payment can be made by check payable to Montrose Travel or by credit card (a 3% merchant fee of $26.85 will be added if paying by credit card).

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