Morocco and Southern Spain

Oct 9 - 25, 2017
$9,645per person, twin share (land content only). $1,925 supplement for sole use of a hotel room

Tour Leader

Sue Rollin
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Overview

Explore the connections between Europe and North Africa on this new itinerary. In Morocco visit renowned towns such as Fes and Rabat, whose bright streetscapes contrast with the rugged mountains of the interior and the Mediterranean coast of Tangier. In Spain we discover Seville, Cordoba and Granada, the heart of the Moorish south of Iberia, with deep and long-standing links back to Morocco.

Extend this tour with Academy Travel’s tour: Barcelona & Madrid (October 25 – November 2, 2017 with Dr Jeni Ryde)

Get to Know

  • A diverse inheritance from Roman ruins to Medieval fortifications Islamic Kasbah and European towns
  • Exceptional scenery from the Atlantic coastline to the Rif Mountain sin Morocco and the Pueblos Blancos in Southern Spain
  • The intricate Zellij tile work hand-made by skilled artisans that adorn the museums and mausoleums of Fes and Rabat
  • The history and architecture of seven centuries of Arabic occupation of Southern Spain
  • Spain’s rugged interior and spectacular Pueblos Blancos (white villages) such as Ronda, set above dramatic ravines
  • The passionate gypsy heritage of Seville, city of Carmen, Don Juan and flamenco

Highlights

  • Stunning Islamic architecture in labyrinthine Fes
  • World Heritage Roman ruins at Volubilis
  • Seville’s Gothic cathedral and exquisitely decorated Real Alcázar
  • Cordoba’s breathtaking mosque
  • The Alhambra, last stronghold of the Moors in Spain
  • A culinary paradise from tagines to tapas

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Sue Rollin is well known to ADFAS members through her lecture tours in Australia. Sue is an archaeologist, interpreter and lecturer, having taught at University College London, SOAS and Cambridge University. Sue has travelled to Morocco and Spain on many occasions and speaks French and Spanish.

Itinerary

Days 1–2: Arrive in Casablanca and drive to Rabat to visit sites of Roman and Islamic significance.

Days 3–4: Visit Roman Volubilis and explore the twisting alleys of Fes medina.

Days 5–7: Stay in the blue city of Chefchaouen and discover cosmopolitan Tangier.

Days 8–9: Ferry to Spain and visit some of the small viallges of the Pueblos Blancos.

Days 10–12: Explore Seville with visits to the Moorish Alcázar, the Gothic Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter.

Days 13–14: Travel via Baeza and Úbeda to visit Córdoba’s great mosque, the most important monument of the Western Islamic world.

Days 15–17: Drive to Granada and see the Alhambra , palace fortress of the last Moorish kingdoms.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

We recommend Emirates who fly into Casablanca and out of Spain (either Madrid or Barcelona). A one-way flight from Granada to Madrid or Barcelona with Vueling or Iberian airlines would be needed in addition to the international airfare.  Please contact us for the best possible prices on economy, business or first class fares.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.

Deposits

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Oct 9 - 25, 2017
$9,645per person, twin share (land content only). $1,925 supplement for sole use of a hotel room

Tour Leader

Sue Rollin

Itinerary

View or download a detailed itinerary for the ADFAS Morocco and Southern Spain October 2017 tour.

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Tour Consultant

For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Kathy Wardrop 02 9235 0023
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
(outside Sydney)
kathy@academytravel.com.au
 

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