SPAIN & MOROCCO

May 11, 2024 - May 23, 2024

SPAIN & MOROCCO

May 11, 2024 - May 23, 2024

la-mamounia

  FES     MARRAKECH    ATLAS MOUNTAINS   ♦   SEVILLE      GRANADA      CORDOBA   ♣   HOTEL ALFONSO XIII    LA MAMOUNIA   ♥   RIAD FES     ALHAMBRA PALACE HOTEL 

Moorish architecture is a style influenced by North African Berber traditions and from pre-Islamic Roman, Byzantine and Visigothic architectures.

Many examples proudly adorn Southern Spain and Northern Africa. None more so than the spectacular Alhambra perched high on the hills surrounding Granada. We stay within walking distance of this masterpiece with each guestroom overlooking the the famed Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Such wonderful examples of beauty have led to breathless quotes from the many who have visited. “I do not know what to call this land upon which I stand. If what is beneath my feet is paradise, then what is the Alhambra? Heaven?”

The Andalusia capital of Seville represents the beating drum of the region. Roaming the streets of Plaza De Espana, visiting Real Alcazar, viewing flamenco in a backstreet theatre and tasting unique morsels from the area, is to live life as the locals do each day.

A visit to the region would not be complete without exploring Cordoba and Mezquita de Cordoba. A place of worship that has been both a Mosque and a Church and back again many times. It presently depicts both faiths – a testament to the locals harmonious existence.

Throughout our Springtime journey we will be captivated by many sights and sounds, unmistakable smells of spice and saffron and the spectacular flavours of the various cuisines. Morocco’s visual feast of highlights include Marrakech’s Jemma El Fna and Souk, Ben Yousseff Medressa and a visit to Richard Brandon’s Kasbah Tamadot.

It is understandable why so many famous people were inspired by Marrakech and the reason it became the backdrop for Yves Saint- Laurent’s Jardin Marjorelle and his new museum, dedicated to the designer’s legacy. All of this while residing at one of the world’s legendary establishments, La Mamounia.

Equally memorable is the jewel in Morocco’s crown, Fes. Staying at a traditional Riad, we overlook the city’s Medina where daily trade takes place beneath our very feet. Local artisan ceramics, leather tanning, a visit to nearby Meknes plus a tour of the local Medina allow for a fitting end to the day with a drink from our Riad’s rooftop bar.

€7,790pp

  • 3 nights accommodation at La Mamounia, Marrakech

  • 3 nights accommodation at Riad Fes, Fes

  • 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville

  • 3 nights accommodation at Alhambra Palace Hotel, Granada

  • Economy flight from Seville to Marrakech

  • 12 breakfasts & 11 dinners including premium wines

  • Daily excursions with bilingual guide & all entrance fees

  • Bridge

UPCOMING TRIPS

NEW ZEALAND

March 2024

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier resort town. This area has captured hearts and imaginations since the first Maori came in search of pounamu (greenstone) and the giant Moa bird. More recently, gold miners adventurers, filmmakers, wine enthusiasts, Hollywood stars and US Presidents have been drawn to this magical region especially the stunning Millbrook Golf Resort and its intense alpine energy.

JAPAN

March - April 2025 

As the famous cherry blossoms paint Japan in hues of pink and white, we embark an our perfectly timed journey to witness the fleeting beauty of Spring. Commencing our adventure in Tokyo, the city’s parks burst into a symphony of colors, and locals celebrate Hanami, picnicking under the delicate sakura trees.

Eager to explore beyond the capital, we embark the brand-new luxurious Silver Nova, named the world’s most beautiful cruise ship, a floating oasis that promises a unique perspective of Japan’s cherry blossom season.

Circumnavigating this beautiful country, the Silver Nova will reveal coastal towns and hidden gems, each adorned with cherry blossoms in full bloom, creating a breathtaking panorama against the backdrop of ancient temples and modern skyscrapers.

In Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, we will wander through the historic Gion district, visiting traditional tea houses and as we look across the serene waters of Lake Kawaguchi, nestled beside Mount Fuji, we will have front row seats to nature’s beauty seamlessly blending with the epitome of Japanese artistry.

From the infamous Hiroshima, a city of resilience and renewal, to the fishing villages of Hokkaido and the culturally rich Kanazawa, Japan is breathtaking from one perfect backdrop to the next.

UBUD

June 2024

Surrounded by green, terraced hills around one hour’s drive from the bustling south, Ubud is the heart of Bali, where everyday traditional dances and elaborate temple ceremonies add colour to gentle, peaceful nature of the local Hindu inhabitants.

At the very top of the Ayung Valley lies the luxurious Puri Wulandari. With just 35 villas built into the side of valley - each 200m2 in size and with unobstructed views of the Mount Agung and the valley below - your home in paradise includes a private pool, indoor and outdoor showers, walk-in baths and a Balinese day bed to relax and listen to the sounds of birds and soft, distant drums.

As the artistic centre of the island, Ubud is home to silversmiths, stone carvers, ceramicists and painters. The Ubud Royal Palace and the famous Ubud Art Market are all on the must see list. A magnet for the spiritual and food lovers alike, Ubud is home to the islands finest restaurants.

A perfect, relaxed setting to improve your bridge, indulge in some yoga and enjoy some of the finest cuisine this island has to offer.

ORANGE

November 2024

Famed as the birthplace of poet Banjo Paterson, Orange comes alive in Spring, showcasing it’s vast array of beautiful gardens and wineries as far as the eye can see. With excellent restaurants, great shopping and an eye for unique local artisans, there is much to do, see and consume.

Luxury Bridge Holidays is privileged to have exclusive use of the Byng St Hotel for our group, a delightful hotel in the centre of town surrounded by temptations. The very experienced Thomas & Kristen Nock have overseen a stunning major transformation at Byng St Boutique Hotel and placed it on the map as a must stay for the discerning traveller.

SPAIN & MOROCCO

May 2024

Mention your travels encompass Bordeaux & the Loire Valley and friends envision lavish chateaux, fine wine & Michelin-starred dinners, however, these regions of France are that & more...

ORANGE

SPAIN & MOROCCO

NEW ZEALAND

JAPAN

UBUD