Moors & Mariners: Morocco & Spain

Dates: April 5, 2015 - April 16, 2015 (12 days)
Tour Leader: Ronald A. Messier

Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat, Morocco. Image by Ben Javelina
Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat, Morocco. Image by Ben Javelina
Map of this Itinerary Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh, Morocco. Image by AlexandrDmitri Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco. Image by JPRoche Alhambra, Granada, Spain. Image by Michel Wal Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, Spain. Image by Wolfgang Moroder Dining room aboard the Harmony V Lounge aboard the Harmony V Category C cabin aboard the Harmony V
Begin your journey with two nights in Morocco’s storied Marrakesh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Aghmat, once a major axis for trans-Saharan trade, where Professor Messier has been working since 2005. Visit Casablanca’s Hassan II mosque, which will stamp itself as indelibly on your memory as it does on the landscape; then embark Harmony V and cruise to Rabat, the country’s capital and a World Heritage site, boasting glorious architecture; and Tangier, to learn about the historic cultural and diplomatic relations between Morocco and the U.S.
 
Follow in the wake of the intrepid, 8th-century Moors as you cruise from northern Africa to Cadiz, on Spain’s southern coast. In Seville, visit two World Heritage sites: the Cathedral (burial place of Christopher Columbus) and its renowned Giralda minaret; and the 10th-century Alcazar, with its palatial buildings and impressive gardens. Continue to the iconic rock of Gibraltar; Ronda, a picturesque town overlooking a steep canyon; and Granada, home to the Generalife Gardens and the magnificent Alhambra—crown jewel of Moorish architecture—our program’s fifth and final World Heritage site.
 
 

Pricing starting at $6,990 Per Person/Double Occupancy
Single pricing starting at $10,490


 

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Itinerary

Sunday & Monday, April 5 & 6 - Home | Marrakesh, Morocco
Tuesday, April 7 - Marrakesh
Wednesday, April 8 - Casablanca (Embark)
Thursday, April 9 - Rabat
Friday, April 10 - At Sea | Tangier | Cadiz, Spain
Saturday, April 11 - Cadiz | Jerez de la Frontera | Seville
Sunday, April 12 - Seville | Gibraltar, U.K.
Monday, April 13 - Gibraltar
Tuesday, April 14 - Puerto Banús, Spain | Ronda
Wednesday, April 15 - Motril | Granada
Thursday, April 16 - Malaga (Disembark) | Home

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