Whilst the mainstream tourist destination of Spain may seem uncommon for YPT, we always have the ability to find a non-mainstream gem in almost any destination. On our Spanish Protectorate tour, we will take advantage of the easing Covid-19 restrictions in order to bring you an action-packed tour that will begin in Spain before taking a helicopter into Africa to visit the two Spanish protectorates of Ceuta and Melilla!
Ceuta and Melilla are two Spanish enclaves situated on the northern shores of Morocco’s Mediterranean coast. Together they form the European Union’s only land borders with Africa. Both of these cities trace their Spanish heritage to the 15th century. Coveted by Morocco, they have long been a flashpoint in diplomatic relations with Spain. Madrid asserts that both territories are integral parts of Spain and have the same status as the semi-autonomous regions on its mainland.
Historically, both port cities developed as military and trade centres linking Africa to Europe. Since 1995, they have enjoyed a limited degree of self-government as Autonomous Communities. However, Ceuta and Melilla’s heavily fortified borders have come under pressure from African migrants seeking a better life in Europe.
Our Spanish Protectorate Tour will see us explore both of these Spanish enclaves in depth. To get from one to the other, we’ll be entering Morocco for an epic road trip along the Mediterranean before returning to Spain via ferry and exploring the historic city of Almeria to round off the tour.
Saturday 10th July
Sunday 11th July
Monday 12th July
Tuesday 13th July
Wednesday 14th July
Thursday 15th July
Friday 16th July
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• All transport to complete itinerary
• Entrance fees
• English Speaking local guides and YPT tour leader
• Personal expenses (drinks, souvenirs, etc.)
• Single supplement (€220)
• Lunches and Dinners
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.