Spain & Morocco holidays guide

If there was a bridge between Spain and Morocco, you’d be able to walk across it in three hours at a brisk pace, but once you cross the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa, it feels like you’ve travelled much more than just 14km. Gaze across at the Rock of Gibraltar and wonder how so much can change in so little distance. A tour of Spain and Morocco, however, will reveal that these frontier countries have much more in common than you may think.
Disembarking at Tangier, you’ll swap the beer and bikinis of Tarifa’s beaches for the djellabas and camels on Tangier’s; raucous Andalucian Spanish for the throaty tones of Arabic.
The Moorish architecture of cities such as Seville, Granada and Cordoba blends almost seamlessly into that of Marrakech and Rabat, all with whitewashed houses, mosques and minarets, and exquisite geometric tilework. The plaintive flamenco vocals sound eerily like the Muslim call to prayer, and the decorative Islamic gardens with their gently splashing water features and cool temperatures calm souls on both sides of the Strait. Find out more in our Spain and Morocco holidays guide.

Best time to go to Spain & Morocco

Depending on the route you choose, some of our Spain and Morocco holidays run throughout the year, while others depart only in spring and autumn.
March-May and September-October are the best times of year for this trip; Spain’s interior and Morocco’s low lying cities bake to a crisp from mid June to mid September, and while the Moors and Andalucians really know their stuff when it comes to cooling architecture, sightseeing is not fun in 40°C heat. Conversely, winter is damp and chilly, with particularly icy temperatures in Madrid and Salamanca, and Morocco dropping to 5 or 6°C at night. However, a Christmas trip here can be magical, while Easter sees processions and orange blossom across Andalucia.

Madrid Weather Chart

 
MIN °C
MAX °C
RAIN (mm)
JAN
1
10
45
FEB
2
12
44
MAR
4
15
36
APR
6
18
45
MAY
9
22
42
JUN
14
28
28
JUL
17
32
11
AUG
16
32
12
SEP
14
27
27
OCT
9
20
48
NOV
4
14
55
DEC
2
10
47

Our top Spain & Morocco Holiday

Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Visit villages and Moroccon cities

From £1499 to £1625 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel:
2019: 6 Oct, 22 Dec
2020: 23 Feb, 4 Apr, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 20 Dec
Travel Team
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Written by Vicki Brown
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