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12-Day Morocco and South of Spain Tour from Madrid
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12-Day Morocco and South of Spain Tour from Madrid

By Julia Travel Costa Del Sol
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 12 days
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Toledo, Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca and Tangier
  • Bilingual tour escort during the tour. (English and Spanish)
  • Entrance tickets to: Cordoba Mosque, Cathedral of Seville and Alhambra
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sevilla
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba


Start:
  • Aloft Madrid Gran Via, C. de Jacometrezo, 4, Centro, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Departure point will be at our established hotels in Madrid: 8.15AM in Madrid Princesa Plaza (Calle de la Princesa, 40 - Madrid)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2140_A12J

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase with a maximum weight of 29lbs (13kg) and 1 carry-on bag.
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • Customers will pass through customs control with luggage.
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. - It is necessary to have the passport data at least 30 days before departure to manage the passage to Morocco
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
    • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
    • Infants aged 3 years and under are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat on the bus. Please note, any expenses incurred at the hotel (i.e. cot, meals, etc) should be paid directly to the hotel.
    • Please note that hotel ratings vary between countries.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

    • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2140_A12J

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    Itinerary
    Overview
    Full Map
    27 stops
    Day 1
    Madrid - Córdoba - Seville
    Day 2
    Seville
    Day 3
    Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol
    Day 4
    Costa del Sol - Fez
    Day 5
    Fez
    Day 6
    Fez - Rabat - Marrakech
    Day 7
    Marrakech
    Day 8
    Marrakech
    Day 9
    Marrakech - Casablanca
    Day 10
    Casablanca - Tangier - Tarifa -...
    Day 11
    Costa del Sol - Granada
    Day 12
    Granada - Toledo - Madrid
    About the operator
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    • Julia Travel Costa Del Sol
      1,195
      Spain
      Joined in February 2011
    • Asia4me_1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Delve into Spanish History. 🇪🇸
      The castle is well worth a visit . Entry fee is minimal and helps support with continuing repairs . Great view from the top over Malaga . The castle is well maintained and is fantastic for photography.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • MisterdCarlisle
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Note for the faint hearted
      Fabulous experience but felt it could be a little more organised. Lots of people unprepared and under informed of what was expected. Lots of scree. Walking boots would be advised.
      Written July 5, 2024
    • Carol D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Caminito Del Rey is an amazing experience.
      This is an incredible walk with amazing views everywhere. Absolutely unforgettable. Also, José was an excellent guide!
      Written June 28, 2024
    • machinmad
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not worth the money ...
      We tried to join the train near the top of the Alhambra, but it was full on a busy summer Sunday, so had to walk to the Alhambra entrance stop, where fortunately a couple of people got off, so we could get on. But many other people could not board the train which caused anger and fustration. This paten was repeated at most stops. Also, people were very reluctant to squeeze-up on the 4-person benches, so it was a squashed, uncomfortable ride. The train trundled off downhill towards the old city. It was a bumpy ride over the cobblestones. The poor driver had to control people getting on at each stop, as well as selling tickets to new guests. The circular route takes about 1.5hrs. It’s a reasonable way to see the city sights, but not a comfortable journey.
      Written June 23, 2024
    • Abdallah J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing hike in an amazing place
      Amazing hike in an amazing location. Our guide(Mar) was really great and funny. She explained all the details and went over the history in a really fun and enjoyable way. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Malaga
      Written June 22, 2024
    • D8281GNrichards
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointing, walk and take a public bus
      Very disappointing: the bus are very irregular, jack for headphones didn't work well. As the streets are so narrow the view is usually poor. On the steep hill the engine screams (hard to hear commentary) in a low gear and carriage bump and jerk (uncomfortable) - time for electric drive and a better hitch between carriages? Take a walk instead of the excellent public bus service
      Written June 20, 2024
    • Cyberina
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Endless Delays and Rushed Adventure :)
      My opinion about the trip from Torremolinos to Gibraltar: One positive aspect of the trip was definitely the driver and guide (I believe his name was Francisco, a gentleman fluent in Spanish, English, and French), who did their job professionally. The guide entertained us with his jokes and ensured a good atmosphere despite some frustrations from the group. Unfortunately, I'm afraid the positives end there. We boarded the bus in Torremolinos at 7:25 AM and arrived in Gibraltar at 11:10 AM. According to Google Maps, the journey should take 1 hour and 40 minutes for 123 km. The bus had too many stops, and combined with the traffic, this made for an unbearably long ride. As a result, we only had about 4 hours in Gibraltar (instead of the advertised 5 hours), so we had to rush through our visit. Part of the delay was also due to some travelers who ignored the requirement to bring their documents. To avoid such situations in the future, perhaps you could emphasize, in bold, underlined, and highlighted in red, that documents are mandatory when confirming the trip. It would also be sensible to send participants an email, Viber, or WhatsApp message with the guide's contact information a day before the trip, so they can be reached if needed. We arrived back in Torremolinos at 6:58 PM, tired and with mixed feelings. We were happy to have experienced something new but also disappointed that it didn't fully meet our expectations. If you embark on this trip with the mindset that you'll be spending about 8 hours on the bus, you won't be disappointed! :)
      Written June 18, 2024
    • Bruceybonus59
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The really helpful lady Elena
      We went into the office on Costa Del Sol to find out about the trips to Morocco. We spoke to a lovely lady Elena. She explained all the tours available, the cost etc. Elena was very very helpful, friendly and was always smiling. A very pleasant experience and will be back to book a tour on the near future. Very lovely lady
      Written May 30, 2024
    • 143GordonB
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fiasco
      This is really a case where I should have read the reviews and not gone ahead with this so called trip. It was not obvious where to get this train. The train is supposed to seat 4 people in a row. If you like being a sardine then do this. 3 people in a row is ok. You will see 2 people in a row and they have their bags on seats. Hilarious! We got on the train at point 8 and straightaway I was regretting doing this. I felt every bump and jolt from what must have been a loose connection between our trailer and the train. I should have taken travel sickness pills. There is a commentary, but it is difficult to see anything. I was too busy looking for the sick bag. Wait for the climb up to Sacromonto. The train struggles and the one before us had broken down on the hill. I was going to suggest that we all got out and pushed. On reflection the entertainment was not the surroundings but the total disorganisation when it came to letting people on the train at stops. This was the only consolation in wasting around 2 hours of my life.
      Written May 28, 2024
    • K9229EKjoans
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Plan your trip carefully beforehand!
      While the actual tren turistica was truly lovely, finding where it started proved problematic. I partly blame myself as I presumed that getting to the centre would be near at hand and that there would be signs about the hop on hop off clearly displayed. I was wrong on both counts. The bus station is a 45 min walk and we couldn’t see any signs.
      Written May 28, 2024
    • Manu191357
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Extremely useless and rather annoying trip!
      Hello, my wife and I bought our tickets online at your shop for today (2024-05-27) and took a round-trip starting at the stop 8. We are extremely disappointed about several aspects of this tour: 1. When we bought the ticket online, it was nowhere stated that we would have to pay for the headset for the audio-guide. To our surprise we had to pay 1.5€ each for the headsets upon entering the bus. 2. One of the headsets did not work probably (sound in just one ear). 3. Most of the time the audio track was not synchronous with the attractions described. In the middle of the trip the language changed to English although German was selected. The music in-between the spoken description was annoying!! 4. The bus did not go to the stops 4, 5 and 6 thus omitting one of the most interesting parts (Albaicin, Sacromomte). Summary: The trip was a big disappointment and we can not recommend it to anyone.
      Written May 27, 2024
    • 33philippeb
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ronda OK, guided tour can improve
      You can start complaining about the bus ride towards Ronda that takes too long because of the many stops to pick up passengers. But that is something that counts for every tour organizer unless you book a private tour. Something that could improve is the guided tour by a local guide. We first visited the bull ring and there we had a lengthy explanation about the bull fight, but we didn’t get to do a complete visit. Then to the New Bridge. Again a lengthy explanation and then my wife and I gave up and decided to do the rest of the visit on our own.
      Written May 26, 2024
    • StephC868
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredibly rushed, consider getting train instead
      Cordoba is a beautiful city with cobbled streets and so much to explore, unfortunately the time constraints of the tour left us feeling very rushed. We began our day with a few hours picking up other passangers (which we knew to expect) and then were on our way. The tour guide (Rafael) spoke multiple languages and had interesting information about the journey as well as and introduction to Cordoba before we arrived. We managed to arrive early and were quickly rushed to our meeting point and a very speedy pace. We had some free time before being met by our tour guide for the cathedral. There was a lot of confusion trying to split 2 coach loads of people into 3 tour groups (Frech, German and English) and the tour guides were visibly getting frustrated with each other. Our mosque and cathedral guide was (Victoria?) She was very enthusiastic and full of information but I did struggle to hear much of what she was saying through the headphones as I kept tuning into other languages. Upon exiting the mosque/cathedral we began our city tour, we then were dragged from street to street in a manic fashion, we gave up listening through the headphones because the guide was out of range at this point for many of us. There were a few who were struggling due to health issues that were completely left behind, so we hung back to make sure the group stayed together as they got lost multiple times. The guide was nowhere in sight and seemed surprised at the end of the tour when we turned up. Then we had just enough free time for dinner before we piled back on the bus. Overall it was okay, I understand the company wanting speed but they should show a little more concern for there customers. Should have been an option for us to sit out on the city tour if we wanted to.
      Written May 22, 2024
    • deeEl
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Total Waste of Money!!
      Don't waste your money on this so-called train!!! We purchased two-day tickets before we left home, but when we went to use them we were unable to. On the first day they didn't even have a stop at the Alhambra at all and we watched two trains pass by without stopping. On the second day we stood for a total of nearly 2 hours at a city stop before giving up. When the first one came along there were 20 people waiting and only 5 seats on the train, so most of us had to wait for the next one. When that eventually arrived, it was full. In the end, rather than waste most of the day waiting at the train stop, we gave up and got taxis to where we wanted to go. It appears that they are very successful at selling tickets for this train, but do not have the capacity to cope with the numbers of seats they've sold. It wasn't even peak season when we were there: I'd hate to think how it is when it's really busy. I purchased our tickets through the "Tiquets" website and when I complained to them, after verifying our details they immediately offered a refund, which is very good. This so-called tourist train is a rip-off and you shouldn't consider using it.
      Written May 14, 2024
    • janneyman
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      So Poor
      You hardly see anything on this tour if you are even able to get on one of the buses. We went to three different stop locations, nope all full and had to go to a fourth before we finally got a spot. So we finally felt relived to have gotten on the bus, but alas we couldn’t wait to get off because you hardly see anything. A complete waste of time!!
      Written May 9, 2024
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    EllaAlawad
    Kuwait City, Kuwait15 contributions
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    We are two women (myself and my mum with my two very small kids, one was 5 months when we started the tour) they made us book two rooms even though my son is only 3 and the other is quite literally a newborn and could sleep anywhere, ofcourse we paid an arm and leg for absolutely no reason, we actually ended up sleeping together and keeping all luggage in another room. The tours in the cities were ridiculously rushed we didn’t have time to take photos it was all go go go go. Then we went to morroco which was an absolute nightmare esp with children. We had to wake up at 6, we got to the ferry at 10am, got to morroco at 12, and then they drove us from the port to the city we were staying in that night (fez) which was a 9 hour drive, during which they took us to a restaurant for lunch that was disgusting inedible and just down right filthy purely because they have a contract with them. The hotel in fez (Ramada) was disgusting, dingy, old and we had chosen the more expensive package which is supposed to put us in better accommodations. The drive in morroco was at least 6 hours from one spot to another, the tours and the guides were horrible, the food, the pace in which we had to do things was just exhausting. We come to Granada, to be told we can’t take prams in al hamra, so we had to carry two very tired and hot kids in and around for 3 hours without any help from Marco our very rude guide who yelled at my mum “were waiting!” When she wasn’t sure if she would continue the tour or not with them (if al hamra was not accomodating for kids Julia travel should have told us before we booked and now knowing that they are not accomodating for kids then why not tell us?!!!) When we got picked up in costa del sol we were thrust into a bus of 44 absolutely no space to breathe or move making it impossible with two small kids. Why? Can’t they spare another bus?? And every single hotel we stayed in at check in we had to be the last to go because our rooms were never next to each other, on several occasions we were put on different levels it was only when I would ask to be put together that they would move us. I know Julia travel will say that a lot of this is out of their hands but that is not true. They could have made sure our rooms were together prior to check in; they could have told us this tour isn’t suitable for kids instead of ripping us off just to take out money, they could have made sure to put us in better hotels, better restaurants, they could have told us prior to booking that the distances in morroco were painful and long and so tiring. I am so disappointed I feel so ripped off, so cheated. Do not book with Julia travel, if u really want to see Andalucia go with a private tour, this company is absolutely rubbish.
    Written July 8, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear EllaAlawad Thank you for posting a review on our escorted tour to Morocco. I am sad to read that it did not live up to your expectations. However I would like to point out that as soon as it is confirmed, we make sure to send the itinerary to each and every customer of our escorted tours. This tour specially, since it takes place in the summer, comes with a warning regarding the heat and the long distances covered. Regarding your comments about the hotels and restaurants, they are also specified on the itinerary sent to the customers. I apologize if they were not to your liking, but we have long since worked with them and we have never had such complaints. Kind regards, Edgar W.
    Written July 19, 2018
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    Charles R
    Whittier, CA69 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2018 • Couples
    To start with I received very little information from the Julia help desk in Courtyard Marriot Princessa in Madrid. First tour I was picked up on time and given a fair tour in Madrid, tour was in Spanish/English equates to 70 percent Spanish / 30 percent English after tour were taken to bus station and told return to hotel was on our own, sure would have been nice to know ahead of time.Tours between Spain and Costa del Sol were average, at times it felt like Spanish was more spoken the English. Tours in Morroco were given by another tour group that works with Julia. These tour were outstnding and groups were split into English / spanish speaking groups. Upon returning to Cost Del Sol we were again with Julia. Travel guide made a much better effort here. Stopped for tour in Granada and was assigned to local guide who missed tour time on ticket completely and we never got to tour the palace! Bottom line, had
    very little information, poor translation during tours, and in general wouldn't recommend
    this group for English speakers, Also there are many other groups to use for this tour.
    Written October 3, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear Charles R, Thank you for posting a review on your experience with us. I am sorry you felt it didn’t live up to your expectations, but all of our guides are tested regularly on their language skills and the information they provide is shared equally in the languages the tours are conducted in. I will look further into what may have happened regarding your tour in Granada, but I would like to point out that all our customers are provided with all the information they need when they purchase on our official selling points. Kind regards, Edgar W.
    Written October 31, 2018
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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