11 days
Madrid, Granada, Tarifa, Tangier, Fez, Casablanca
Program designed to: Develop a deep appreciation for the rich blend of Iberian, African and Arabic traditions that have influenced the art, architecture, and cuisine of these two Mediterranean countries. Your explorations of Madrid’s Imperial palaces, Granada’s Moorish medieval neighborhoods, and Fez’s colorful bazaars will bring this region’s complex religious, cultural and social history to life.

Highlight: In Chefchaouen—Morocco’s charming “Blue City”—get pleasantly lost in its winding medina, stopping for mint tea and shopping for handwoven rugs.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city

    Visit the Prado, Madrid's famed art museum where you can behold Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s paired canvases

    Enjoy dinner in Madrid

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol, one of the city’s busiest squares
    • Plaza Mayor, the center of old Madrid where you’ll learn about the grand square’s history of bullfights, royal weddings, and public executions
    • Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace square, located across from the Royal Palace

    Visit the Royal Palace and get a glimpse of regal Madrid, where you’ll wander the fabulous palace interior

  • Day 4: Madrid • Granada

    Travel by train to Granada, where you’ll explore the Andalucia region and see Don Quixote’s windmills

    Take a guided tour of the Albayzín District, a former Moorish district of Granada and current UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Enjoy dinner in Granada

  • Day 5: Granada

    Tour Granada with an expert local guide and take in its laid-back atmosphere, Moorish architecture, and the history and culture of this unique city

    Visit the Alhambra, Granada’s crowning jewel widely recognized as the world’s premier example of Moorish architecture, and built as an all-in-one alcazaba (fortress), alcazar (palace) and small medina (city)

    Spend a half day exploring Granada on your own

  • Day 6: Granada • Gibraltar • Tarifa • Tangier

    Travel from Granada to Gibraltar, a British territory on the Iberian Peninsula on the southern coast of Spain

    Take a guided tour of Gibraltar

    With your expert local guide, you will see: 

    • The Moorish Castle, a fortress built in 711 A.D
    • Visit one of the world’s most famous sites, the Rock of Gibraltar, which was once considered the limit to the known world

    Enjoy a seaside lunch in Tarifa

    Travel to Tangier via ferry

    Enjoy dinner in Tangier

  • Day 7: Tangier

    Visit the Hercules Caves, partly natural and man-made caves located at the base of Cape Spartel, which hold mythological importance and still contain Phoenician wall markings

    Take a guided tour of Tangier, one of Morocco’s main ports to Spain

    With an expert local guide you will see: 

    • The Medina, a labyrinth of alleyways that attracts visitors from around the world
    • Grand Socco, a large marketplace with artisan wares, cafes, and gardens
    • See breathtaking views at Spartel Cape, a 1,000 foot tall promontory right at the entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar and the most northwestern point in Africa

    Enjoy dinner in Tangier

  • Day 8: Tangier • Fez

    Travel via Chefchaouen, striking for its blue-washed buildings and leather and weaving craftmanship, on your way to Fez

    Enjoy dinner in Fez

  • Day 9: Fez

    Take a tour of Fez 

    With an expert local guide you will see: 

    • The ornate Royal Palace of the King of Morocco notable for its mechouars, or courtyard entrances
    • Mellah Jewish quarter, a separate district home to Morocco's oldest Jewish community
    • Bab Bou Jeloud, also known as the Blue Gate, represents the color of Fez on one side, while green on the other represents the color of Islam

    Take a walking tour of Old Medina and see Morocco's fomer capital up close

    Enjoy dinner in Fez and reflect with your group over Moroccan cuisine

  • Day 10: Fez • Meknes • Rabat • Casablanca

    Travel to Meknes, a city known for its imperial past and see Bab El-Mansour and the Royal Stables  

    Explore Rabat with an expert local guide, the capital of the country and home to the Royal Palace Mechouar, the official residence of the king of Morocco

    Enjoy a farewell dinner in Casablanca

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city

    Visit the Prado, Madrid's famed art museum where you can behold Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s paired canvases

    Enjoy dinner in Madrid

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol, one of the city’s busiest squares
    • Plaza Mayor, the center of old Madrid where you’ll learn about the grand square’s history of bullfights, royal weddings, and public executions
    • Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace square, located across from the Royal Palace

    Visit the Royal Palace and get a glimpse of regal Madrid, where you’ll wander the fabulous palace interior

  • Day 4: Madrid • Granada

    Travel by train to Granada, where you’ll explore the Andalucia region and see Don Quixote’s windmills

    Take a guided tour of the Albayzín District, a former Moorish district of Granada and current UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Enjoy dinner in Granada

  • Day 5: Granada

    Tour Granada with an expert local guide and take in its laid-back atmosphere, Moorish architecture, and the history and culture of this unique city

    Visit the Alhambra, Granada’s crowning jewel widely recognized as the world’s premier example of Moorish architecture, and built as an all-in-one alcazaba (fortress), alcazar (palace) and small medina (city)

    Spend a half day exploring Granada on your own

  • Day 6: Granada • Gibraltar • Tarifa • Tangier

    Travel from Granada to Gibraltar, a British territory on the Iberian Peninsula on the southern coast of Spain

    Take a guided tour of Gibraltar

    With your expert local guide, you will see: 

    • The Moorish Castle, a fortress built in 711 A.D
    • Visit one of the world’s most famous sites, the Rock of Gibraltar, which was once considered the limit to the known world

    Enjoy a seaside lunch in Tarifa

    Travel to Tangier via ferry

    Enjoy dinner in Tangier

  • Day 7: Tangier

    Visit the Hercules Caves, partly natural and man-made caves located at the base of Cape Spartel, which hold mythological importance and still contain Phoenician wall markings

    Take a guided tour of Tangier, one of Morocco’s main ports to Spain

    With an expert local guide you will see: 

    • The Medina, a labyrinth of alleyways that attracts visitors from around the world
    • Grand Socco, a large marketplace with artisan wares, cafes, and gardens
    • See breathtaking views at Spartel Cape, a 1,000 foot tall promontory right at the entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar and the most northwestern point in Africa

    Enjoy dinner in Tangier

  • Day 8: Tangier • Fez

    Travel via Chefchaouen, striking for its blue-washed buildings and leather and weaving craftmanship, on your way to Fez

    Enjoy dinner in Fez

  • Day 9: Fez

    Take a tour of Fez 

    With an expert local guide you will see: 

    • The ornate Royal Palace of the King of Morocco notable for its mechouars, or courtyard entrances
    • Mellah Jewish quarter, a separate district home to Morocco's oldest Jewish community
    • Bab Bou Jeloud, also known as the Blue Gate, represents the color of Fez on one side, while green on the other represents the color of Islam

    Take a walking tour of Old Medina and see Morocco's fomer capital up close

    Enjoy dinner in Fez and reflect with your group over Moroccan cuisine

  • Day 10: Fez • Meknes • Rabat • Casablanca

    Travel to Meknes, a city known for its imperial past and see Bab El-Mansour and the Royal Stables  

    Explore Rabat with an expert local guide, the capital of the country and home to the Royal Palace Mechouar, the official residence of the king of Morocco

    Enjoy a farewell dinner in Casablanca

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare and transportation

    Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and select dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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