Tour France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco on an incredible adventure from Paris to Marrakech. Travel from romantic Paris, over the sun-soaked Iberian Peninsula and into the mesmerising markets of Marrakech. Cycle through wildflowers in the Loire Valley in France, experience the electric atmosphere of Spain and breeze through Portugal for red wine and piri-piri en route to Africa, where the adventure concludes in mysterious Morocco.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017:
From the 1st of January 2017 this trip will have slightly improved itinerary on Day 7. Due to past traveller’s feedback, we have decided to replace the vineyard tour outside of Bordeaux with highly ranked wine museum visit. The guided tour includes visit of the cellars where you will learn about history of the wine trade in Bordeaux, ageing process in oak barrels, inventions of the bottles and labels, and a commented wine tasting.
We have also decided to incorporate the following changes in Portugal and Spain:
Day 22 The Algarve – we will take out the included boat trip in order to give travellers a chance to go on optional Algarve day trip. It was indicated to us that some travellers would prefer a relaxing day on the coast and some would like to travel out to discover Algarve further.
Day 23 Algarve to Seville to Tarifa – We will not travel to Jerez any more, but on the way out from Algarve we will spent almost full day discovering very interesting Seville, with included Tapas crawl. We will then travel further to Tarifa for overnight stop. This way, we will discover new places such as Seville and Tarifa (although in Tarifa we will only have limited time), and thon the following day when we will travel to Morocco, the distance to cover will be much shorter, making the day more enjoyable.
Be romanced by Paris, the City of Love. The Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are unforgettable when lit up at night
Enjoy a day of cycling through the Loire Valley, and tour the exquisite 16th-century ornamental gardens of the Chateau Villandry
There's nothing like tasting wine from the source. Visit one of the many wineries in Bordeaux to gain insight into the wine-making process
Canoe down a calm river in the unspoiled Dordogne region of southwestern France
Hike through the forests and slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains. This mighty range separates the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe
Experience the Basque way of life on the sandy shores of San Sebastian. Indulge at the local pintos bars and throw yourself into northern Spanish nightlife
The Art Walk in Madrid is every art lover's dream. In one small stretch you can browse the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia and the Prado, one of the world's most celebrated galleries
Wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor at night, lit up to reveal its intricate architecture
Sample the culinary delights and contrasts of Spain, Portugal and Morocco - three countries that are celebrated around the world for their cuisine
The Algarve in Portugal is the perfect middle point of the trip. Soak up the sun on the coast's gorgeous beaches, walk across rocky cliff tops, explore remote coves and enjoy a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean
Relive a glorious medieval past in Fes city. While many tourists get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the medina, you'll have a local guide to show you the way
Where else would you find drummers, dancers, snake charmers, fortune tellers, jugglers and old medicine men in one place? Marrakech is the perfect place to share a final group meal and stock up on treasures in the city's colourful souqs