Day 1 - Granada, Spain
Arrive in Granada, where you are met and transferred to
your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and
fellow guests for a cocktail, followed by a welcome dinner at
Day 2 - Granada
Discover the Alhambra, a medieval Muslim palace and
UNESCO World Heritage Site, led by a top local guide. See the delicate beauty of the Nazaries Palace, the Court of
Myrtles and the intricately decorated Court of the Lions.
Then, stroll the gardens of the Generalife, a palace from the
days of Granada’s last Arab kings.
Day 3 - Fez, Morocco
Board your private chartered flight to Morocco, landing in Fez.
Transfer to your hotel, a refurbished former palace, where you
stay for lunch. This afternoon, explore Fez el-Jedid (modern
Fez). See the Royal Palace, madrasas (school mosques), the
city wall and the mellah (Jewish quarter). Tonight at your
hotel, attend a cocktail reception and dinner, joined by a guest
speaker who reveals fascinating aspects of Moroccan culture.
Day 4 - Volubilis
Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with iconic
architecture and mosaics depicting mythical scenes. Venture
to a local winery outside of Meknes for a special Chef ’s Table
experience set among the region’s sun-bathed vineyards and
olive groves. Sample some of the wine produced here along
with a gourmet meal made from locally sourced, organic
Day 5 - Fez
Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco.
Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow
lanes, alleys and lively souks. View the 14th-century
Karaouine — one of the world’s oldest universities — and visit
Day 6 - Sahara Desert
Fly to Er-Rachidia Moulay Ali Cherif, and then transfer overland, stopping for lunch, before rolling out into the Sahara Desert, amid towering red sand dunes, in a 4x4 vehicle. Change modes of transport as you Ride Like a Local by camel to complete your journey to A&K’s exclusive nomadic tented camp. As the sun sets over the dunes, toast your desert sojourn with a Scenic Sundowner. Later, relax to the sounds of authentic Moroccan entertainment beside a campfire, before adjourning to a nearby tent for a dinner of regional dishes with wine. Slumber tonight in comfort, in the silent Sahara.
Day 7 - Marrakech
Fly by private charter to Marrakech, saving hours of overland
travel time. Upon arrival, stop for lunch, and then marvel
at a horse show featuring stunning Arabian stallions. Then,
check in to your exquisite hotel — and your elegant riad
room. Tonight, gather for a traditional Moroccan dinner
prepared by an award-winning chef at the hotel’s restaurant.
Day 8 - Marrakech
Visit the Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by
French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design
legend Yves Saint Laurent. Tour the on-site Pierre Bergé
Museum of Berber Arts and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum
nearby, which reveals his vast portfolio. This afternoon, enjoy
one of these Design Your Day activities.
Learn to Cook with Moroccan Spices during a hands-on
cooking class with a local chef.
Explore the City’s Souks with an expert guide, walking
narrow streets lined with shops plying local food and crafts.
Walk the Historic Jewish Quarter (Mellah)
with a guide,
a place once known as a bastion of religious tolerance.
Afterward, return to your hotel with your evening at leisure.
Day 9 - Marrakech
Explore Marrakech, starting at Bahia Palace, an exemplary
example of privileged life here in the 19th century. Then visit
the Dar El Bacha Palace or the Dar Si Said Museum. Savor
lunch at a local restaurant, followed by an opportunity to
discover the meandering souks and colorful Djemaa el-Fna,
Marrakech’s main square, filled with orange juice stalls, mime
artists and street musicians performing at every turn. Later,
gather for a special dinner featuring entertainment by a
Day 10 - Seville, Spain
Board a privately chartered flight to Seville, Spain, where you
check in to your hotel, and then walk with your guide to the
Royal Alcázar — a monumental palace — for a special after-hours
visit. Finish the evening with a dinner of authentic
Day 11 - Seville
Today, explore the Seville Cathedral with a guide, and then visit
the Casa de Salinas, where you meet a member of the family
that owns this small, private 16th-century palace. Tonight, after
dinner at a local restaurant, experience a private, after-hours
visit to Baroque Hospital de la Caridad and hear Gregorian
chant performed live.
Day 12 - Córdoba & Seville
Venture by train to Córdoba, in Spain’s Andalusia region,
for a walking tour of its whitewashed medieval streets.
Stroll to its heart: the old Jewish quarter, part of the historic
center of Córdoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then,
discover the magnificent Mezquita, viewing its 10th-century
splendors, and continue to Medina Azahara, one of the main
archaeological sites in Spain, before returning to Seville.
Later this evening, ride by horse-drawn carriage to a private reception and farewell dinner, followed by a performance
of flamenco dancing and singing — a fitting coda to your
amazing Moorish adventure.
Day 13 - Depart Seville
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.