Spain and Morocco: Shared Histories, Complementary Cultures
Discover Spain and Morocco and the important sites that bind these two lands as you hear engaging lectures, enjoy expert-led excursions and revel in traditional music performances.
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Program No. 14596RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Journey to the ancient lands of Spain and Morocco, two countries bound by many centuries of history reflected in their modern cultures. Immerse yourself in the varied influences of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in both lands. With special insight, local experts highlight the cities of Madrid, Sevilla, Fes, and Rabat to identify Spain and Morocco’s deep roots in tradition and faith — from medieval times to today.
Activity Level
Extensive walking (2-3 miles over the course of the day some days). Winding or hilly roads, as well as cobblestone streets and sidewalks.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experts discuss the blend of cultures that define and complement Spain and Morocco.
  • Discover the 12th-century Moroccan city of Fes on an expert-led field trip.
  • Enjoy performances of traditional music presented with the English translation of the lyrics.

General Notes

Please note: The April and October departures feature a reverse itinerary, beginning in Rabat and ending in Madrid.
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Judy Cotter
Judy Cotter, a native Californian and “Sevillana” by adoption, is a professor of Spanish culture and art history in Seville. Her presentations cover a wide variety of subjects, ranging from the cultural legacies of Romans, Arabs and Jews to Andalucian festivals and the Flamenco and Taurine Arts. Judy has translated several books by Spanish authors and has collaborated on recordings of instructional CDs on flamenco. She is co-author of a book about the talented American artist and matador, John Fulton.
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Nabil Akabli
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Judy Cotter
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Francisco Garcia
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Abdelahy Moudden
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Jose Sanchez
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Rocio Murciano
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