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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Spain to Morocco and the Canary Islands

Join veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk on this fascinating 12-day holiday to experience the exotic sights and sounds of Morocco and discover the lesser-known treasures of the Canary Islands. Includes return flights from the UK, overnight hotel stays in Fez and Marrakesh, guided excursions and guest lecturers

Fly Cruise
11 nights

Discovery Holiday
  • Malaga
  • Seville
  • Jerez
  • Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
  • Marrakesh
  • Lanzarote
  • La Palma
  • Rock formations, Tenerife

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Discover the magic of Spain, the mystery of Morocco and the hidden treasures of the Canary Islands on this exciting cruise, with fascinating excursions and hotel stays in Fez and Marrakesh. The guest lecturers on board include the well-loved BBC journalist Michael Buerk, vulcanologist Peter Cattermole and notable broadcaster Ernest Rea.

Join Aegean Odyssey in Malaga and set sail along the Guadalquivir River to Seville and then on to the historic city of Cadiz, from where you can visit Jerez de la Frontera for a sherry tasting. Drive from Casablanca to the medieval capital of Morocco, Fez, the best-preserved old city in the Arab world, for an overnight hotel stay. Rejoin the ship in Casablanca then head inland for sightseeing in Marrakesh and an overnight hotel stay.

Cruise the Atlantic Ocean to the sun-kissed Canary Islands to explore their varied landscapes, from verdant forests to volcanic craters and unusual rock formations.

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Spain to Morocco and the Canary Islands Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Malaga (Spain)

Fly from the UK to Malaga and transfer to the port to embark Aegean Odyssey.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 3-4 - Seville

Cruise up the Guadalquivir river to Seville and moor overnight in the heart of the city. The following day enjoy a guided tour of Seville or join the optional trip to UNESCO-listed Cordoba and visit the Great Mosque, one of the wonders of the medieval world, and the old Jewish quarter with its ancient market.

Day 5 - Cadiz

Enjoy a tour of Cadiz to see the most beautiful monuments of the city, from the old Royal Prison, the Santa Catalina Fortress and Santo Domingo Church, to the Baroque and neo-classical 18th-century Cathedral. Or drive inland to the historic town of Jerez de la Frontera for a sherry tasting in the cellars of a well-known bodega.

Day 6 - Fez (Morocco)

Drive to the walled city of Fez to explore the UNESCO-listed souks and 14th-century religious colleges and the oldest university in the world. Other highlights include the ancient ramparts, the splendid fountain at Place Nejjarine and the imposing gate of Bab Boujiloud. Overnight hotel stay.

Day 7 - Rabat - Casablanca

Travel to Morocco's capital city, Rabat, with its stunning colonial architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Visit the old medina, the picturesque Kasbah of the Oudayas, the well-preserved Hassan Tower and the front of the Royal Palace before rejoining Aegean Odyssey in Casablanca.

Day 8 - Casablanca - Marrakesh

Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing of the sights, sounds and aromas of this exotic city. Walk through the colourful souks, admire the mosques and hammams and visit the Marjorelle Garden, a 12-acre botanical garden in the heart of Marrakesh. Overnight hotel stay.

Day 9 - Agadir

Travel through the Atlas Mountains to Agadir to rejoin Aegean Odyssey. After lunch on board, enjoy an afternoon sightseeing excursion to Taroudant, an old trading centre in Morocco's Souss Valley. Despite its souks, it is not a popular tourist destination. Instead it is a working market town where Berbers trade produce.

Day 10 - Lanzarote (Canary Islands)

Admire Lanzarote's extraordinary landscapes with a visit to the Timanfaya National Park and the famous Fire Mountains, or join the trip to the northern part of the island to see the green oasis of La Haria, the Volcano of the Crown and the unique Jameos del Agua cave which was decorated by the artist Cesar Manrique.

Day 11 - La Palma

Explore the village of El Paso in the Parque Nacional and enjoy a visit to the Silk Museum, before continuing to La Glorieta square and the small town of Fuencaliente. Alternatively, venture inland to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, one of the oldest National Parks in Spain.

Day 12 - Tenerife - UK

Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to the airport for the return flight home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9-night full board cruise on Aegean Odyssey
  • Overnight hotel stays in Fez and Marrakesh
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Gratuities on board
  • Wine, beer or soft drinks served with dinner onboard
  • Lecture programme with expert Guest Speakers

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Beverages (other than those included with dinner)
  • Beauty and spa treatments, laundry, internet, telephone

Cruise Extensions

  • Madrid Pre-Cruise Extension Spend 2 nights at the Melia Princesa hotel in the heart of Madrid. With an included half-day sightseeing tour you can discover the Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Prado Museum, as well as the famously busy nightlife. From £430pp.

Special Features

  • Sail from Seville to Cadiz down the Guadalquivir River
  • Sample sherry in Jerez
  • Morocco's great cities with hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez
  • Visit the charming Canary Islands
Map for Spain to Morocco and the Canary Islands