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From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

1. From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

Embark on a private cultural-day trip to Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah. Choose which of these famous Moroccan cities to visit and enjoy a pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation in from Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, or Fuengirola. Begin your tour with a trip to the ferry ports at Tarifa or Algeciras. Take the express ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar on your transfer to one of three chosen locations in Morroco.  Tangier: Begin a walking tour of a small colorful souk, seeing the dried fruits, vegetables, and spice markets. Discover the jewelers’ street and receive a full explanation of Moroccan wedding rituals before seeing the rich architecture of the Medina (Old Town) and the Kasbah (old fortress). Visit Cap Spartel, the impressive Palace of the Sultan, the Necropolis, and the caves of Hercules where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea mix waters. Stop at an Atlantic dune to take pictures before enjoying a coastal camel-ride.  Tetouan: Take a sightseeing tour through the old and modern towns. Explore a teeming souk where you can let your senses lead you on a feast of sights and sounds and do some shopping. Continue through to the Jewish quarter and Spanish quarters where highlights include Rivera Square and Spain Square. Be enthralled by the tales of this marvelous town's history as told by your guide.  Asilah: Drive to Asilah from Tangier and discover its splendor for yourself. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the walled medina and regale, taking in the evidence of the former Portuguese occupation of the city. Marvel at the colorful murals adorning the medina walls and explore Moroccan craft shops on its streets. Purchase a unique souvenir from your visit, before returning to Malaga.

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From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

2. From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

Spend 5 days exploring Andalucia, and enjoy tours of the area’s most historically important cities. Visit iconic monuments and take in views of the stunning scenery of the land of La Mancha along the way. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla Depart from the bus terminal in Madrid at 08:00, heading south through the Land of La Mancha to Andalucia. On arrival in Cordoba you’ll enjoy a city sightseeing tour, visiting the great mosque that once was the spiritual center of the Islamic world. Note the Gothic cathedral that was built inside. Your tour also takes in the Jewish Quarter. After the visit, you’ll continue on to Sevilla. Dinner and overnight in Sevilla. Day 2: Sevilla In the morning you’ll venture out on a panoramic city sightseeing tour and visit the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of María Luisa, and Plaza de España. There’s an optional artistic tour that includes the Royal Alcazar Palace. Your afternoon is at leisure. Half board in the hotel and overnight in Sevilla. Day 3: Sevilla, Ronda, Marbella After breakfast at the hotel you’ll depart for the White Villages and Ronda, where you’ll have some free time. Take an optional excursion to Mijas or Gibraltar. Later the tour continues on to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight in Marbella. Day 4: Marbella, Granada The tour leaves Marbella for Granada after breakfast. When you arrive in Granada you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife Gardens. Optional activities include a visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attending a typical gipsy flamenco show. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Day 5: Granada, Toledo, Madrid Enjoy breakfast before heading to the Imperial City of Toledo, filled with historic monuments. You’ll have lunch and embark on a city sightseeing through Toledo’s narrow streets and alleys. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred back to Madrid. Hotels (4-Star)

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Morocco 4-Day Tour from the Costa del Sol

3. Morocco 4-Day Tour from the Costa del Sol

Get a taste of life in Morocco on a 4-day tour from the Costa del Sol and visit the imperial cities of Fes and Meknes. Enjoy panoramic views as you journey from one destination to the next, stay in 4-star accommodation and end in the port city of Tangier before taking the ferry back across the Strait of Gibraltar. Day 1 (Wednesday): Costa del Sol – Tangier – Fes Catch the ferry from Algeciras or Tarifa and cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Then, journey by coach to the port city of Tangier and take a panoramic sightseeing tour to see the main monuments before making your way to the imperial city of Fes. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Sofía Hotel or Hotel Menzeh Zalagh. Day 2 (Thursday): Fes Spend the morning on a sightseeing tour of the old Medersa university and explore the narrow streets of the Casbah. See the beautiful Fontaine Nejjarine and get the afternoon to explore on your own at leisure. Day 3 (Friday): Fes – Meknes – Rabat -Tangier Travel to the imperial walled city of Meknes, and continue to Rabat to visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan Tower. Make your way back towards Tangier for dinner and your overnight stay at the 4-star Atlas Rif Hotel or Hôtel Atlas Les Almohades. Day 4 (Saturday): Tangier – Costa del Sol Board the ferry after breakfast and travel back across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain.

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From Costa del Sol: Seville and Royal Alcázar Palace

4. From Costa del Sol: Seville and Royal Alcázar Palace

Experience the beautiful city of Seville on this insightful day trip with a professional guide. Hear about the Moorish legacy and its architecture and learn about the city's orange season. See the ornate Royal Palace of the Alcázar, Europe’s oldest palace in use, dating back to the 11th century. Visit Seville Cathedral and its Giralda bell tower, both declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Admire the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the Patio de los Naranjos. Have the opportunity to admire the Giralda, the old minaret of the mosque. Continue your tour through the narrow streets and small squares of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the historic Jewish quarter of Seville. Enjoy some time for lunch or shopping. Finally, finish your tour at the Torre de Oro next to the beautiful Guadalquivir river before heading back to the Costa del Sol.

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Granada Full Day with Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

5. Granada Full Day with Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Discover the historical city of Granada, land of the Alhambra and the Generalife gardens on this full-day tour. The Moors built Alhambra in the 13th century. Charles V, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1516, built the court of Charles V in the 16th century. The Generalife gardens are a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Mohammed III in the 14th century. Once you have finished here, enjoy a guided tour to the historical city center to explore the surroundings of the Royal Chapel, the Alcaiceria, Corral del Carbon, the Cathedral and more. You'll also get the chance to wander off and find some traditional tapas. 

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Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

6. Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

Learn about the history of Granada on this six-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace with a skip-the-line ticket. A specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. Your tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off via private coach.  Then,  you will be driven to the Alhambra (about 1.5 hours) to visit the Alhambra with your official tour guide. See Nasrid Palace where you will enjoy the Mexuar, Comares and Lions courtyard; Alcazaba - the Military Fortification; and Generalife the recreational Palace and Gardens. After the 2.5-hour tour, enjoy an hour on your own exploring outside or inside Alhambra where you can visit shops, restaurants and museums.   On this guided tour you will feel the spirit of the last Muslim bastion in Spain. Yusuf is still here – in spirit. So is his father, Ismail I, and his son, Muhammed V. These three sultans were largely responsible for the Palacio Nazaríes – the 14th-century miracle that shines as the Alhambra’s jewel. To amble through these chambers and corridors is to step into Al-Andalus, to feel the energy of a civilization that held such a significant portion of Europe in its grip for eight centuries. Its matters of state still whisper in the Mexuar – a meeting place for ministers, all floral tiles and tapering columns, whose later conversion into a chapel could not conceal its Moorish origins. Its afternoons at play still haunt the Patio de los Leones – an intricate courtyard, the core of royal life under Muhammed V, where fountains splash. And its sophistication still flickers around the Palacio de Comares. 

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Marbella: Private Walking Tour

7. Marbella: Private Walking Tour

Begin as you discover the first "green spot" in Marbella City, the permanent exhibition of bronze statues from the surrealist painter Salvador Dali, the seaport, and the marina promenade. Stroll around the old city while listening to stories, legends, and important facts about the town from your local guide. Visit the area's main civil buildings, which include the Town Hall and the Mayor House, both of which were built in the 16th century. Encounter military buildings, the remains of the Arab walls, and religious buildings. Explore the main 17th-century church, including its hermitages and its niches. Throughout the tour, be informed about just why this area always has been and is still considered a luxury destination. Afterward, have the option to travel back to the starting point or simply continue exploring on your own.

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What people are saying about Marbella

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

This was the most fantastic tour I’ve ever had! Very personable driver who spoke fluent English was waiting for me at cruise terminal and whisked me away to Alhambra where I met my guide who was fluent in Arabic as well as English, and very knowledgeable in Islamic culture and history, which enabled him to provide detailed explanations of the Alhambra’s unique design, artwork and symbolism throughout the palaces. Tour time also allowed me to explore Granada’s old town before being returned to ship. I highly recommend.

Did not disappoint

After learning of the Alhambra back in my high school days, it had always been on my bucket list. It doesn't disappoint! The tour was made even better by our wonderful tour guide, Maria Lopez Garcia. She has a true passion for the history, architecture and beauty of the entire palace. Her knowledge is astounding, and I believe she could have expanded the time of the tour by hours and still kept us intrigued about its history. Maria, we thank you so much.

Everything was great, the guide very knowledgeable but felt a little rushed. Granada visit was great too with enough time to eat and have a little look around as a taster. Transfer coach very comfortable with Air-con and a stop between Granada and Malaga. Thank you.

Our private Allhambra tour was great

Bus driver, guide super nice. Past all the queues, supply of water and sweets and a lot of knowledge in English great presented Thank you !!!! Absolutely recommendable!

Perfect tour to take from a cruise ship!

We couldn’t have chosen a better tour! It was perfect in every way. The tour guide and driver were excellent at the jobs!