NEW About the tour: Treasures of Morocco & Highlights of Spain and Gibraltar

Join us on this fascinating escorted tour, enjoying the spectacular highlights of Spain and Morocco. Morocco is a country drenched in culture. A feast of sights, sounds and aromas greet and enchant every visitor as we explore a whole new world within ours. The fascinating cities of Fez, Marrakech and Casablanca cast a wondrous spell, as we explore this ancient civilisation and enjoy the unique blend of the past and the present. All this combined with the delights of Gibraltar, and the magnificent Spanish cities of Seville, Granada and Madrid, this is a cultural experience not to miss out on. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes


  • 16 nights accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 14 evening meals and 2 light lunches
  • Overnight ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander in a 2-berth en-suite inside cabin
  • English-speaking guide in Morocco
  • Evening at the Chez Ali Fantasia dinner and show
  • Convenient local joining points

18 days from £1,899 pp

Low deposits extended - Book this tour by midnight 31st May, from as little as £50pp

Departure Dates

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  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth, where we board Brittany Ferries' flagship vessel, the Pont-Aven.

    Accommodation is in 2-berth inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board including restaurants, bars, shopping and swimming pool.

    Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    We travel south to Seville for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today, we will spend the morning in Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalucia region. The city is a historical marvel, with its Baroque churches, quaint medieval streets and the breathtaking Plaza de España, built in 1929 for the Ibero-American exposition of Seville.

    The city is famous for flamenco dancing, a famous Spanish traditional dance, infusing the country’s folklore with influence from African and Indian sounds. The flamenco style lives on today throughout Seville, with dance shows and gift shops around every corner, so if you’re looking for an iconic Spanish souvenir or two, Seville has them in abundance.

    To enhance your experience whilst in Seville, why not join our optional sightseeing tour? The guided tour will feature the major sights including the cathedral, the third largest in the world, and the equally imposing 12th century Alcazar Royal Palace.

    We continue to the Costa del Sol for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Seville
    Seville

    Included highlights

    • Seville

    Optional highlights

    • Seville Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Today, why not enjoy our optional excursion to Gibraltar, located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar.

    Quintessentially British, with red post boxes, pubs and fish and chip shops, Gibraltar is like a little piece of home, with the benefits of the southern European climate. Affectionately known as ‘The Rock’, Gibraltar doesn’t just boast some fantastic views, especially from the highest point on Rock of Gibraltar, but it also offers some fantastic shopping opportunities taking advantage of the tax-free status.

    Why not take a cable car up to Gibraltar’s Nature Reserve, visit the Moorish castle or take time to meet the local Barbary macaques, Gibraltar’s famous apes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Gibraltar
    Gibraltar

    Optional highlights

    • Gibraltar

    An early start this morning, as we head to the port of Algeciras or Tarifa for the ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco.

    We disembark in the port of Tangiers where we are met by our Moroccan guide. We continue through the Rif Mountains for an insight into the lives of the Rif people, whose blue-and-white-washed houses with red tiled sloping roofs, nestle peacefully on the slopes of the Rif mountain range.

    We call briefly at Meknes, one of Morocco’s most beautiful imperial cities, before continuing to Fez for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rif Mountains
    Rif Mountains

    Included highlights

    • Rif Mountains
    • Meknes

    Today is dedicated to exploring the city of Fez, also known as ‘The Athens of Africa’, a charming city, bursting with history and culture.

    We begin our look at this fascinating city in the Old Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was founded in the 9th century before moving on to the Andalusian and the Karaouine Quarter, with its dyers, tanners and artisans working in the style of their forefathers.

    Later we also take in the Mellah, or Jewish Quarter, with its old cemetery and the Royal Palace. The Mellah is a fascinating, and moving insight into historical Fez. Fez was once the thriving capital of Morocco, and whilst the power and significance may have slipped away from the city, life has almost stayed the same for centuries in this medieval city, making it a truly fascinating day.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch, Dinner
    Fez
    Fez

    Included highlights

    • Fez

    We start our journey south today and head for the best known of the Imperial cities, Marrakech, for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    A full day today to explore Marrakech, nicknamed the ‘Red City’, due to the colour of its rammed earth ramparts and of its monuments and houses.

    This morning, our included tour of the city takes in some of the sights and monuments that make Marrakech so famous – a reminder of its incredible and turbulent past. Our English-speaking guide will take you into the Medina, a labyrinth of small streets and alleyways. The air is filled with shops and stalls selling everything imaginable, with an aroma of saffron and orange blossom among sacks of almonds piled high as mountains!

    The Menara, surrounded by magnificent gardens, is probably the most peaceful place in Marrakech, its tranquil waters and the snow-capped mountains in the background make it a perfect setting for those holiday snapshots.

    We will also see the 19th century Bahia Palace (if the King is not in residence), which was built over a period of six years at public expense. The palace belonged to Bou Ahmed, chamberlain to Sultan Abdelaziz. It was here in the palace that Bou Ahmed resided with his four wives. The palace is named in honour of his favourite!

    Your day is complete with a visit to the famous Djemma El Fna square, with its fortune tellers, dancers, snake charmers and water sellers. This square really is the heart of Marrakech. You will have time to wander around or just sit in one of the roof-top cafés surrounding the square.

    Enjoy this incredible picture-postcard setting – a living theatre with the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, before returning to our hotel. We take dinner tonight at the fabulous Chez Ali Fantasia where troupes of folklore artists entertain you during dinner then the spectacle continues with charging horsemen firing their rifles into the air whilst pulling their horses to a halt – a tribal display of strength.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch, Dinner
    Marrakech
    Marrakech

    Included highlights

    • Marrakech

    We leave Marrakech and head to Casablanca for one night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today, we will spend the morning in Casablanca, oozing with fascinating architecture, this is a capital city with real substance.

    A perfect mix between old-world charm and the 21st century, it’s the cosmopolitan and economic heart of Morocco. We will spend time exploring the charms this grand city has to offer, with time to visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque.

    We later head to Rabat, the Imperial Capital, where we visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, Tour Hassan and the Oudayas.

    Following our time in Rabat, we continue on to Tangier for a brief orientation tour and overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Casablanca
    Cassablanca

    Included highlights

    • Casablanca
    • Rabat

    We head to the port this morning for the ferry to Spain, as we bid farewell to Morocco. Our journey continues by coach to Granada, Spain, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we visit the old city of Granada, a true delight to explore. Join our included guided sightseeing tour, the highlight of which is the vast palace that dominates the skyline, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the background.

    The peaks of the Sierra Nevada are dusted with snow most of the year round. The world-famous Alhambra Palace with its grand red walls, started in the 11th century, is the ‘must-see’ in Andalucia.

    A visit to the Alhambra Palace and its beautiful gardens is highly recommended and extremely popular, therefore we suggest that entry is booked in advance. The cost is £45 and includes a fully-guided tour. Please ask for details when booking this holiday.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Alhambra Palace
    Granada

    Included highlights

    • Granada

    We leave Granada and travel north through the heart of Spain to later reach our hotel in Madrid for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we have time to enjoy the Spanish capital, Madrid, a truly cosmopolitan city with a wealth of cultural attractions. Madrid lies in the heart of the country, 646 metres above sea level, making it the highest elevated capital city in Europe.

    To enhance your time in the city, why not join our optional guided coach tour? Our tour will allow you to discover many highlights of the city, including the famous Salamanca quarter, with its exclusive boutiques and embassies.

    We also discover the Borbones Quarter, with its many museums, Jardin del Retiro, the House of Parliament, and the Asturias Quarter, which is home to the superb Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid), the official residence of the King and Queen of Spain.

    Our guide will also help us discover 21st century Madrid with the New Parliament, 4 towers, and Stadium Santiago Bernabeu.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Madrid
    Madrid

    Included highlights

    • Madrid

    Optional highlights

    • Madrid Guided Sightseeing Tour

    We leave Madrid this morning and head in a north easterly direction and later cross the French border. We stay overnight in the Biarritz area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We head north through France to reach our overnight hotel in the Paris area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We leave our hotel this morning and commence our return journey home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    All hotels throughout the tour will be 3-star and 4-star hotels.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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