Day 1 - Arrive 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 your hotel.
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, discover the gardens of the Generalife, a palace from the days of Granada’s last Arab kings.
Day 3 - Fez, Morocco
Enjoy a private visit to the Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta Museum before boarding your privately chartered flight to Morocco, landing in Fez. Transfer to your hotel, a refurbished former palace, where you enjoy lunch. This afternoon, tour Fez el-Jedid (modern Fez). See the Royal Palace, madrasas (school-mosques), the city wall and the mellah (Jewish quarter). Tonight at your hotel, enjoy a special cocktail reception and dinner, joined by a guest speaker who reveals fascinating aspects of Moroccan culture.
Day 4 - 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 souks. Enter the intricately detailed 14th-century Karaouine — one of the oldest universities in the world, and then visit Nejjarine Square.
Day 5 - Volubilis & Meknes
Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with iconic architecture and mosaics depicting mythical scenes. Proceed 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. Enjoy a gourmet meal made from locally sourced, organic ingredients.
Day 6 - Erfoud
Fly to Er-Rachidia Moulay Ali Cherif, and then transfer overland to Erfoud. Enjoy lunch before rolling out into the Sahara Desert, between the towering red sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, in a 4x4 vehicle. Change modes of transport, mounting a 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, enjoy 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 over-the-road travel time. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and a horse show featuring stunning Arabian stallions. Then, check in to your 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
Explore Marrakech, starting at the 19th-century Bahia Palace. Then, visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an Islamic college adorned with marvelous carvings. Savor lunch in the lively medina, followed by an opportunity to discover the labyrinthine souks and Djemaa El Fna Square.
Day 9 - Marrakech
Ride by horse-drawn carriage to Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design legend Yves Saint Laurent. Tour the on-site Berber Museum and the newly opened Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby, which reveals his vast portfolio. This afternoon, personalize your travel experience to suit your own interests by choosing from three Design Your Day activities.
DESIGN YOUR DAY | Select from these options
Learn to Cook with Moroccan Spices
Perhaps no place on earth is more associated with fine spices than Marrakech, which you discover during a hands-on cooking class with a top local chef.
Explore the Souks of Marrakech
Venture with an expert guide into the souks, narrow winding streets lined with shops that have been plying locally grown food and handicrafts for centuries.
Walk the Historic Jewish Quarter
Visit the mellah — a once-thriving center of Jewish life in Marrakech that shone as an example of religious freedom and tolerance — for a guided walking tour. Later, gather for a special dinner featuring entertainment by a gnaoua band.
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 tapas dinner.
Day 11 - Seville
Today, enjoy a guided tour of the Seville Cathedral, followed by a guided visit to 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, make a private, after-hours visit to Hospital de la Caridad, to 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 continuing 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.