Wings over Spain & Morocco (2020-21)

Explore two countries forever linked to the great Moorish culture that ruled them from the eighth to the 15th century, discovering how the Moors shaped the region’s iconic architecture and incredible cuisine on a luxury journey

Journey Overview

Explore two countries forever linked to the great Moorish culture that ruled them from the eighth to the 15th century, discovering how the Moors shaped the region’s iconic architecture and incredible cuisine on a luxury journey that features several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a stay at A&K’s Exclusive Desert Tented Camp, and a private flamenco performance at a palace in Seville.

Journey Highlights

  • Fly on privately chartered aircraft, saving hours or even days over commercial air routes
  • Marvel at the fortress-like Alhambra Palace, a fine example of Islamic architecture in Granada
  • Ride a camel and experience the Sahara in style at an A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp
  • Discover the well-preserved mosaics of Roman villas at Volubilis and the medieval-era Medina of Fez, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Behold the mastery of Yves Saint Laurent at a museum devoted to his works in Marrakech
  • Customize your travel experience on an afternoon in vibrant Marrakech, taking advantage of A&K’s diverse Design Your Day feature
  • Explore Seville’s monumental Royal Alcázar palace on a special after-hours visit
  • Walk the whitewashed medieval streets of Córdoba, once known as a city of three cultures — Muslim, Jewish and Christian
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Granada, Spain

Arrive in Granada, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a cocktail, followed by a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Alhambra Palace Hotel  | Meals: D

Day 2: Granada | The Incomparable Alhambra

Discover the Alhambra, a medieval Muslim palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site, led by a top local guide. See the delicate beauty of the Nazaries Palace, the Court of Myrtles and the intricately decorated Court of the Lions. Then, stroll the gardens of the Generalife, a palace from the days of Granada’s last Arab kings.
Alhambra Palace Hotel  | Meals: BD 

Day 3: Fez, Morocco | Land of Rich Heritage

Privately visit the Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta Museum before boarding your chartered flight to Morocco, landing in Fez. Transfer to your hotel, a refurbished former palace, where you stay for lunch. This afternoon, tour Fez el-Jedid (modern Fez). See the Royal Palace, madrasas (school-mosques), the city wall and the mellah (Jewish quarter). Tonight at your hotel, attend a special cocktail reception and dinner, joined by a guest speaker who reveals fascinating aspects of Moroccan culture.
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Fez | Timeless Medieval City

Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco. Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and lively souks. Enter the intricately detailed 14th-century Karaouine — one of the word’s oldest universities, and visit Nejjarine Square.
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Volubilis | Roman Ruins & Vineyards

Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with iconic architecture and mosaics depicting mythical scenes. Venture to a local winery outside of Meknes, for a special Chef ’s Table experience set among the region’s sun-bathed vineyards and olive groves. Sample some of the wine produced here along with a gourmet meal made from locally sourced, organic ingredients.
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: BL

Day 6: Sahara Desert | Camel Ride to Desert Camp

Fly to Er-Rachidia Moulay Ali Cherif, and then transfer overland, stopping for lunch, before rolling out into the Sahara Desert, amid towering red sand dunes, in a 4x4 vehicle. Change modes of transport, mounting a camel to complete your journey to A&K’s exclusive nomadic tented camp. As the sun sets over the dunes, toast your desert sojourn with a Scenic Sundowner. Later, relax to the sounds of authentic Moroccan entertainment beside a campfire, before adjourning to a nearby tent for a dinner of regional dishes with wine. Slumber tonight in comfort, in the silent Sahara.
A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Marrakech | Arabian Horses & Moroccan Cuisine

Fly by private charter to Marrakech, saving hours of overland travel time. Upon arrival, stop for lunch, and then marvel at a horse show featuring stunning Arabian stallions. Then, check in to your exquisite hotel — and your elegant riad room. Tonight, gather for a traditional Moroccan dinner prepared by an award-winning chef at the hotel’s restaurant.
Royal Mansour Marrakech | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Marrakech | Exploring the Red City

Explore Marrakech, starting at the 19th-century Bahia Palace. Then, visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an Islamic college adorned with marvellous carvings. Savour lunch in the lively medina, followed by an opportunity to discover the meandering souks and colorful Djemaa El Fna Square.
Royal Mansour Marrakech | Meals: BL

Day 9: Marrakech | Historic Gardens & Design Your Day

Ride by horse-drawn carriage to Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design legend Yves Saint Laurent. Tour the on-site Berber Museum and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby, which reveals his vast portfolio. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Learn to Cook with Moroccan Spices during a hands-on cooking class with a local chef.
  • Explore the City’s Souks with an expert guide, walking narrow streets lined with shops plying local food and crafts.
  • Walk the Historic Jewish Quarter (Mellah) with a guide, a place once known as a bastion of religious tolerance.

Later, gather for a special dinner featuring entertainment by a gnaoua band.
Royal Mansour Marrakech | Meals: BD

Day 10: Seville, Spain | After-Hours at the Royal Alcázar

Board a privately chartered flight to Seville, Spain, where you check in to your hotel, and then walk with your guide to the Royal Alcázar — a monumental palace — for a special after-hours visit. Finish the evening with a dinner of authentic Spanish tapas.
Hotel Alfonso XIII | Meals: BLD

Day 11: Seville | Private Visit to Hospital de la Caridad

Today, explore the Seville Cathedral with a guide, and then visit the Casa de Salinas, where you meet a member of the family that owns this small, private 16th-century palace. Tonight, after dinner at a local restaurant, experience a private, after-hours visit to Baroque Hospital de la Caridad and hear Gregorian chant performed live.
Hotel Alfonso XIII | Meals: BD 

Day 12: Córdoba & Seville | A Vibrant Flamenco Finale

Venture by train to Córdoba, in Spain’s Andalusia region, for a walking tour of its whitewashed medieval streets. Stroll to its heart: the old Jewish quarter, part of the historic centre of Córdoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, discover the magnificent Mezquita, viewing its 10th-century splendours, and continuing to Medina Azahara, one of the main archaeological sites in Spain, before returning to Seville. Later this evening, ride by horse-drawn carriage to a private reception and farewell dinner, followed by a performance of flamenco dancing and singing — a fitting coda to your amazing Moorish adventure.
Hotel Alfonso XIII  | Meals: BLD 

Day 13: Depart Seville

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Flight Details: Granada-Fez (55 min) | Fez-Erfoud (40 min) | Erfoud-Marrakech (50 min)| Marrakech-Seville (1 hour 20 min)
Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 850 or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change)

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Alhambra Palace Hotel, Granada

Wings over Spain & Morocco (2020-21)

Hotel Alhambra Palace is a landmark luxury hotel and palace in the heart of the Alhambra. Inspired by the Alhambra itself, there are 108 ... Read more

Palais Faraj Suites & Spa, Fes

Wings over Spain & Morocco (2020-21)

Allow the Palais Faraj to take you back in time a thousand years, this grand building with its sumptuous designs and bespoke furniture ha ... Read more

Royal Mansour Marrakech

Wings over Spain & Morocco (2020-21)

Built and owned by King Mohammed VI, The Royal Mansour is situated in the heart of Marrakech, within the walls of the medina, a stone's t ... Read more

Alfonso XIII Hotel, Seville

Wings over Spain & Morocco (2020-21)

The Hotel Alfonso XIII was created in unique Andalusian style for the Exhibition of the Americas in 1928 and was opened by King Alfonso ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Mar 2, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020
Price AU$44,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,140 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Limited Availability Enquire
Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020
Price AU$45,645pp Single Supplement AU$10,860 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Mar 8, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021
Price AU$47,095pp Single Supplement AU$11,585 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Oct 4, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
Price AU$47,095pp Single Supplement AU$11,585 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.