Spain & Morocco Explorer

7 days from $1,806 per person*
  • Private guided tour of Barcelona featuring flamenco show and dinner.
  • With private guide, trek the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore Marrakech's mosques and souks with private guide.
  • Includes internal flight and private transfers throughout.
  • Carefully selected premium hotels.
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Journey through Spain and Morocco, two of the most seductive countries on the planet, and awaken your sense of adventure.

Spend time in Spain’s Barcelona, a city filled with tree-lined streets and narrow alleyways; beachside nightclubs and colorful cathedrals; cutting-edge galleries and quaint little tapas bars, and people who are profoundly proud of their heritage. Morocco is an intoxicating blend of old and new, of desert and mountains, and of aromas and colors that charm the senses. Explore its fine gardens and palaces, stroll through its kaleidoscopic souks and enjoy the scenery laid out before you like a set from a Cecil B. Demille film. In the evenings, relax in cozy hotels and stylish riads that offer sumptuous surroundings and modern comforts.

Visit some of the most important and remarkable museums and art centers in Barcelona if this is your thing, or alternatively spend time exploring the city's myriad of cobblestoned streets in the Gothic quarter. Take a tapas and wine tasting tour, enjoy a cooking class or get out and explore the city by bike. And no trip to Spain would be complete without taking in a flamenco performance, which you’ll do at the famous Palacio del Flamenco. In Marrakech, your private guide will take you on a tour of the city’s highlights such as the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, the El-Bahia Palace, and the famous Saadian Tombs. Head to the High Atlas Mountains for an off-road adventure with your private guide and 4x4 vehicle. Visit the Berber villages that cling to the hillsides, and, after a welcoming meal of freshly-baked bread and mint tea, watch the sun set over the olive groves and citrus trees and make a wish that you’ll return very soon. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Articket (6 Museums & Galleries) - Articket
    • Spain - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour: City Centre Highlights - Guide(12)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    • Optional Activities
    • Self-Guided - Barcelona Flamenco Show & Dinner (1.5 hrs) - Dinner & Show (Chicken Menu)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Barcelona to Marrakech
    Barcelona to Marrakech
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Barcelona - Marrakech [Direct - 2 hours] - Economy
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Private - City Tour - Entrance/Local Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - Mountain Hamlets Hike with Homestay Lunch - 4X4/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Barcelona

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Barcelona. Please note drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another.

Visit the art galleries and/or museums with this Articket that allows you to visit the 6 leading museums in Barcelona, among which you can find art galleries, Gaudi's work, and painting and contemporaneous museums in Barcelona. Ticket provides admission to: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) - Centre for exhibitions and art-related activities, including music, film, dance and performance. Fundació Antoni Tàpies - foundation set up by the artist Antoni Tàpies. A museum in a modernist building that hosts a wide range of temporary exhibitions, lectures and film seasons, among other events. Fundació Joan Miró - houses the finest collection of Joan Miró's artwork, including paintings, sculpture and prints. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) - a museum in Barcelona that takes you to a journey through 1,000 years of Catalan art. Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) - it shows an important collection of the artistic creation of the last fifty years held in a modern museum, designed by Richard Meier. Picasso Museum one of the city's foremost museums where you can discover Picasso's artwork and find out about the formative years of contemporary artists and their relationship with Barcelona. Ticket includes admission to all the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the mentioned art centers and museums in Barcelona. 

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Balmes (3*)

The Balmes is a modern hotel just steps away from Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal in the city’s Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden. An oasis in the heart of Barcelona’s shopping district with a sauna, spa and exclusive services. Guestrooms are modern and comfortable, including all amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Enjoy one-of-a-kind dining at Balmes restaurant which offers a wide selection of gourmet market-fresh cuisine. The hotel features a collection of African art that showcases three-dimensional wooden African masks and sculptures which can be found at the unique coffee shop; Bar Bal. Guests can relax in the interior garden, and cool off in the outdoor swimming pool.

Barcelona
Barcelona
Balmes Hotel
Balmes Hotel

Day 2: Barcelona

Your private English-speaking guide will show you the central highlights of Barcelona. If you are interested in a certain era in history or have an interest in a particular artist, let your Sales consultant know in advance so we can tailor your tour or enjoy some culinary delights with a gastronomy tour.

Accommodation: Balmes (3*)
Torre Agbar Barcelona
Torre Agbar Barcelona

Day 3: Barcelona

There is so much to see and do both in Barcelona and its surrounding area. In the city, consider any of the following tours (most available in a shared and private format): explore the gastronomic side of the city doing a cava (Spanish champagne from the region), wine tasting and/or tapas tour, take a cooking class to discover the secrets of Catalan cuisine, see the city on two wheels on a guided biking tour, explore the different neighbourhoods on a walking tour.

Excursions outside of the city include a visit to various wineries in the Penedes region, north of Barcelona, a trip to the seaside resort town of Sitges located close to Barcelona, a visit to the renowned Dali museum in Figueres, a visit to the beautiful city of Girona, a trip to Andorra, visit the Montserrat monastery. Please speak to your Kensington Tours Sales Advisor if you are interested in doing any of these (or other) tour options during your stay in Barcelona.

The Palacio del Flamenco, situated in an old theatre in the centre of Barcelona, brings together the music and art of flamenco as well as the gastronomic delights of Beltxenea Catering. The Palacio del Flamenco offers a music show entitled "Bienvenido al Flamenco" , where 16 artists, including guitarists, a cajón player, a cellist, singers and dancers, provide a taste of the world of flamenco in all its different styles. The music, especially composed for this show, is performed live. Thanks to the improvisation of the musicians and the dancers, the flamenco show is different every night. There is a choice of 2 menus with a main course of chicken or salmon, with a salad, desert, a glass of sangria or soft drink, and mineral water.

Accommodation: Balmes (3*)
Flamenco Dancer
Flamenco Dancer
Dali museum in Figueres
Dali museum in Figueres

Day 4: Barcelona - Marrakech

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Barcelona. Please note drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another.

Enjoy a short flight between Barcelona and the exotic city of Marrakech. The schedual will be confimed upon booking.

Take an airport transfer in Marrakech with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Riad Amina

Riad Amina invites you to discover the welcoming atmosphere of an authentic aristocratic household. A veritable haven of peace and tranquility deep inside the vibrant old city of Marrakech, this luxury guesthouse keeps alive all the traditional style, warmth, and comfort for which the great houses of Marrakech were once so famous. True to its centuries of history, and in keeping with the way of life of the rich and noble families who used to inhabit it, Riad Amina continues to marry modern luxury with a traditional atmosphere.

marrakech
marrakech
Riad Amina
Riad Amina

Day 5: Marrakech

Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque's beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace.  This 19th century palace is elaborate in its decoration and was built over a period of seven years for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa. There are row after row of apartments—that once housed Ahmed's harem—a trapezoidal garden, a huge tiled courtyard, and many hidden treasures, both in the form of antique objects d'art and the palace's convergence of Andalusian and Moorish architecture. One of most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs, which were only accessible via the mosque next door. However, in 1917 they were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic-decorated tombs. The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century.  It was restored in 1564 by the Saadians who made it the largest theological college in the Maghreb and a rival to the important Medersa Bou Inania in Fés.

Accommodation: Riad Amina
Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque

Day 6: Marrakech

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

After breakfast, you will be met at your accommodation by an English-speaking mountain guide and taken on a day’s trekking in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and a stroll in the fields and orchards of apples, peaches, cherries and apricots. Visit the old hydraulic mill and village olive press (both still in use). Have lunch with local family. Visit Takherkhort Reserve and try your chances at spotting a Barbary sheep or one of the 150 species of birds native to the area. Relax with another cup of refreshing mint tea and watch a presentation of how to make Berber bread. Enjoy the fresh bread made Al fresco, locally produced organic olive oil, wild thyme and lavender organic honey for dipping your bread in (yum yum)! The trekking is not physically demanding and you will criss-cross a river valley and gentle slopes. There is a minimum of two people required for the hiking activity.

Accommodation: Riad Amina
Hiking in the High Atlas Mountains
Hiking in the High Atlas Mountains

Day 7: Marrakech

Take an airport transfer in Marrakech with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Balmes (3*): Barcelona

The Balmes is a modern hotel just steps away from Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal in the city’s Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden. An oasis in the heart of Barcelona’s shopping district with a sauna, spa and exclusive services. Guestrooms are modern and comfortable, including all amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Enjoy one-of-a-kind dining at Balmes restaurant which offers a wide selection of gourmet market-fresh cuisine. The hotel features a collection of African art that showcases three-dimensional wooden African masks and sculptures which can be found at the unique coffee shop; Bar Bal. Guests can relax in the interior garden, and cool off in the outdoor swimming pool.

Balmes Hotel
Balmes Hotel
Lobby
Lobby

Riad Amina: Marrakech

Riad Amina invites you to discover the welcoming atmosphere of an authentic aristocratic household. A veritable haven of peace and tranquility deep inside the vibrant old city of Marrakech, this luxury guesthouse keeps alive all the traditional style, warmth, and comfort for which the great houses of Marrakech were once so famous. True to its centuries of history, and in keeping with the way of life of the rich and noble families who used to inhabit it, Riad Amina continues to marry modern luxury with a traditional atmosphere.

Riad Amina
Riad Amina
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Cathleen Werblin — July 07, 2015 — Africa

    The entire trip went without a flaw. Everything lived up to my dreams and Kensington did an outstanding job in arranging tours and guides to exceed our expectations.

  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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