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Alhambra as well as Tanger were great experiences. We had good luck with the weather, which I think contributes to the total impression of both tours. The guides did a great job on both trips, and the traveling compagnions in the two busses were nice - especially on the trip to Tanger on Christmas evening.
A great 2 day tour that fitted perfectly into our 8 day stay in Malaga. Value for money and well organised tour.
An unforgettable experience. It would be a pity to visit Spain without seeing Alhambra. Well organized trip. Carlos, the guide of Alhambra tour, is loving the palace was a perfect host.
The trip to Morocco was great, our tour guide, Pedro, was awesome as was our Moroccan tour guide, would highly recommend this day trip!
The tour was informative, gave us plenty of time to see the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Wonderful day. However, the trip to Morocco was unsettling. The wait for the ferry was long, the walk through the town was rushed. For many in the group, it was scary with too many pushy Moroccans trying to sell things. We were made to feel that the only reason we were there was to spend money. The camel stop and snake charmer were a tourist gig. The one good thing was the meal and the restaurant music. I had thought we would see a building and learn something about the culture that didn't happen. Overall, a disappointing day though I am glad I went.
The tour and tour guide to Grenada were both outstanding. We had a great time, saw a lot, learned a lot and would do it again. Unfortunately, our trip to Morocco was canceled 3 times due to unfavorable weather on the Gibraltar Strait. We are looking forward to that tour sometime in the future. For both cases, the primary contact in Spain, Julia tours provided outstanding service.
excellent value for the 2 trips. Both went very smoothly - well led and organised. Early start to Tangiers was inevitable but getting collected at 5 am was a shock to the system!
Very worthwhile trip for the beauty and the history....guide was informative and helpful!
The Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens tour was fantastic albeit a short 3 hours. Morocco - Tangier is entirely missable except possibly the 1/2 hour City tour which might be of interest to some....
The Granada day trip is very well organised. Our guide, though repeating everything in 4 languages, was knowledgeable and funny. I ended up taking the lunch option which was fantastic- 13 euro for 3 courses! The Morocco day trip was unfortunately cancelled because of bad weather. So disappointing.
The best part was that fact that your tour company did a great job of making sure we were able to travel to Morrocco. The weather was not suitable for the ferry and they postponed the original trip. The wait was well worth it as out guide, a lecturer at the local university, was fantastic. His knowledge and awareness of local custom and behavior was an excellent addition to the sightseeing. Granada was treated the same as we were turned over to a Al Hambra specialist who knew the ins and outs of this great structure.
Over all we enjoyed the tours. I was a bit disappointed that our free time in Granada was when all the shops were closed. All of our tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely use Viator again.
Very nice trip. Nice idea to have the 2 trips one after the other. Granada is a very touristic place, so the Alhambra was a bit crowded and we had to wait to go in. The guide was informative and the information was interesting. For Morocco we had to catch the bus at 5 am, but the trip was worth it. Great trip!
The trip to Morocco was smooth sailing all the way with Viator handling all the details. Although we had a rental car for a week, we appreciated the driver being able to view the surroundings as we drove through southern Spain, It would have been much appreciated if we were given information on the areas we drove through, but that was not the case. The bus tour of Tangiers was informative and brought us to a high point in the city where we had a fun time interacting with 2 baby camels - adorable is the only word for them! The camel "ride" for some amounted to nothing more than mounting, having the camel stand up fully, and then dismounting after the camel folded its legs. No ride at all for our friend, but then the price was only a Euro for the owner. The lunch was bountiful enough, and we enjoyed most of it. However, we noticed that unfortunately this was not a universal experience. In addition, skip the wine; while far from a connoisseur, I could not drink it even though it was an extra cost. The live musical entertainment throughout the meal was a nice touch.
The walk around the Kasbah was fascinating. A survival tip: don't make eye contact with the street hawkers pursuing your tour group unless you are really interested in what they are selling, or they will hound you without mercy. The talk on Moroccan handmade rugs was interesting, as we noted the differences between their methods and those used in Turkey. However, as expected, it concluded with the usual sales pitch, and with a sales person apparently dedicated to us personally, who followed us down all 3 floors of merchandise until we finally tore ourselves free. 90% of our tour group was already on the trail of the next shop and sales pitch for natural healing products. Exactly 15 minutes were allocated for independent shopping outside the rug/multiproduct enterprise - our main criticism of this tour. A second suggestion would be to upgrade the luncheon, and provide an alternative vegetarian meal.
The Granada tour was an excellent opportunity to experience the cultural milieu and history of the Alhambra. The tour guides from the Julia's were very professional and knowledgeable. I'll give a shout-out to Pedro Jimenez the Spanish guide for the Morocco tour and his counterpart in Morocco, Hassan. Overall a great experience.
I booked Malaga super saver. Unfortunately it was only Granada trip, because there was no trip to Marocco. When we arrived at the port there was no boat to Tanger. I think that it was a big mistake of the company because they didn` t check in advance and we made unuseless trip to the border and wasted the day . Several days before the trip the weather forecast had predicted a wind. So in Granada everything was O.K.
Granada- it is great having the agency put the tickets together as there are limited tickets to enter The Alhambra. But as everything, it's a bit rushed.
Morocco- Great experience easy-breezy border crossing, great lunch and extra sightseeing. Recommended EXCEPT for the shopping portion if it, they give you no real time to explore the market. They make you go into this one warehouse/shop and expect you to get your souvenirs there. I truly despise this practice, my advise is buy stuff on the street as you see it and team up with someone to keep watch of where the tour is headed.
I would have given this day trip 5 stars if it were only for the Granada Day trip. The tour guides on the bus and at the Alhambra were very knowledgeable, professional, and spoke very good English. The Alhambra and adjoining Medina are stunning and the history of Granada is fascinating. The 3 star overall rating is due to giving the Tangier trip 1 star. The tour group was surrounded by street peddlers the entire time, which made enjoying the walk around the streets of Tangier almost impossible, and too much time was spent ushering the group to rug and spice stores where the proprietors were trying to sell us their goods. If you are on the market for a rug, then this may be the way to go - otherwise, consider another way to experience Morocco.
Both trips were good, the Grenada tour was excellent, whilst we enjoyed the Morocco trip it would have been informative if the length of time it takes to get to and from the coach had been made clear in the information about the day, to spend 3 hours on the coach picking up other passengers on the way there and back to the port without prior knowledge that access to either a drink or toilet would have meant we were better prepared for the trip, especially on an hours trip to Grenada included a stop for both toilets and drinks. 6 hours is a long time on a day trip
Outstanding destinations, mixed reviews. here's why: Morocco: If I had known we were traveling 2 1/2 hours by bus to the port in Tarifa, I would have stayed closer to Tarifa. 5am start and multiple stops along the way for a 9am ferry. So, you get to Tangier, greeted by a well-informed guide with good English. I think due to the nature of beggars and peddlers you are quickly whisked from place to place, restricting the time it takes to really soak it all in. Camel rides - lame, side of the road, sick looking animals. One peddler literally shoves the baby camel into you whilst thrusting the leash into your hands so that you now owe him money. The Kasbah should be so awesome, but you are assaulted by so many peddlers, it's really hard to enjoy the ride. Having just toured Seville and Grenada, Spain, the Moorish architecture was familiar, along with the rocky, curvy alleys. But the tour guide chooses the restaurant for the large group and you are, need to be, whisked through the entrance so quickly that you don't even know where you are. It's a shame, but a must-see at the same time. Excellent food. Excellent choice. I will say that. Shopping is near impossible. They escort you into upscale shops for hard-sell pitches on rugs, pots, and the like. But not as obnoxious as the street peddlers who then insult you for shopping from the rich. Next stop - Moroccan oil product hard-sell....as if we don't already get them in the US. I didn't like that, but wasn't allowed to leave. I guess, no I'm sure, one needs an escort though, so it's a necessary evil...I'm more accustomed to independent touring, but I don't recommend it here, despite the cons mentioned.
Grenada: Our tour guide reversed the itinerary and dropped us off for lunch prior to all the restaurants actually opening. Bad move. She must have known since she made it clear she's from Grenada. Alhambra is great to see, but I recommend a self-tour. It's safe and public transport door to door.
Granada/ Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens are NOT to be Missed. A true magical experience, enjoyed it thoroughly. The local guide was extremely knowledgeable. WORTH every penny. I would be willing to spend more if the Granada part of the tour was more extensive. BUT.....Morocco was a WASTE of time for me , regret to say specially if you have been to Turkey. Also for the Morocco, Tangier tour you will get HARASSED by the local AND shop vendors, basically it was a carpet and spice sales talk that you will be attending after spending 6 hrs of your day picking up and dropping off other members of your tour group if your coming from Malaga......SO in short do NOT go for the COMBINED just spend your money on a separate Granada tour which is available....which I would rate separately as 5 stars.
First I enjoyed the Morrocan portion of the tour although it was extremely rushed and the tour guide slowly walked us thru what I consider extremly aggressive merchants. The lunch was amazing and the guide funny and helpful
On the Spanish side guide was rude and impatient. Very rude!
This one is a hard one to rate as the Granada day was a 5 and the Tangier day was a -10. Granada was beautiful and we loved the Alhambra - I would have liked a little more time at the Alhambra as we weren't able to even make it the the bookstore / shop after the tour... but the overall tour was FANTASTIC!!!
Tangier was the exact opposite!!! don't do it!!! It is a 'canned' tour with nothing authentic at all. Staged ride on a camel, staged cobra charmers, the lunch food was good but sitting with the other tourist - very little local engagement. Instead of going to a traditional souk - which we were told we would only get lost in - we went to a market place emporium and had to listen to a carpet salesman and were followed around the store by other salesmen.
The tour bus guide was very rude to my friend as she was looking for a pillow that she left on the bus in Spain but we were rushed back on to the bus and ended up in different seats but he wouldn't allow her a few minutes to search for it and instead rushed us off the bus. He idd offer to us that we could ride all the way into Malaga (we were in Benalmedia) and search there but would need to find our own way back. Not very helpful.
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