Morocco and Andalucia

18 days

From £4,795

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Summary

Where Africa & Europe meet

Separated by only a narrow body of water, Morocco and Andalucía have exchanged peoples and cultural ideas for millennia. Not only were both countries united by the Roman empire in antiquity, but Berbers were key to the initial Islamisation of Spain, just as the Berber Almoravids and Almohads were instrumental in stopping the advance of the Catholic reconquest of Spain in the 11th and 12th centuries. It is in Al-Andalus where Islamic art and traditions reached their apogee in Europe. This cultural exchange produced a wonderful, shared architectural language, involving a variety of instantly recognisable decorative elements such as horseshoe arches, zellij tilework and muqarnas. On this tour of a lifetime, you will explore the nexus between Africa and Europe, starting in the Roman period and continuing to the expulsion of Muslims and Jews in the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. You will explore unforgettable Roman ruins in both continents at Volubilis and Italica, and stunning Moorish architecture in the medinas and palaces of Fez and Marrakech, as well as in the palaces of Sevilla and Malaga. Standing in the wondrous Cathedral of Cordoba or in the Alhambra in Granada, you will experience centuries of culture which transcend boundaries between Europe and Africa, between Christian and Muslim.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the extensive ruins of Volubilis, one of the most important archaeological sites in North Africa
  • Visit Fez with its UNESCO listed Medina and its historic buildings and medieval museum
  • Examine the site of Gadir which includes remains from the Phoenician and Roman periods
  • View the extraordinary site of Granada, the last bastion of Muslim culture in Andalucía

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Today's Price
£4,795

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £650

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Farès Moussa

Guide Lecturer

Farès has written and researched on Romans and Phoenicians in Tunisia, Libya, Morocco and Sardinia, and on prehistoric rock art.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
2 November 2021 AMAS211102 2 November 2021 (Tuesday) 19 November 2021 (Friday) Farès Moussa £4,795
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£650 Book Now
1 March 2022 AMAS220301 1 March 2022 (Tuesday) 18 March 2022 (Friday) Dr Eireann Marshall £4,895
(inc. flights)
£500 £650 Call for availability
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