Imperial Cities of Morocco 8 Days Tour From Casablanca

Exploring the impressive imperial cities o fNorth Africa’s last kingdom. Visit the awe- inspiring cities of Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Casablanca. Discover the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Volubilis and experience the rustic charms of market towns in the Atlas Mountains.

Day  By Day

DAY 1 | CASABLANCA
Arrival transfer to hotel and after lunch, visit the economic capital of Morocco on a guided panoramic tour featuring the
central market, the charming Habous district, the Royal Palace, Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the exterior of the majestic Hassan II mosque located by the sea and the Corniche, the coastal walkway of Casablanca.
 Overnight in hotel in Casablanca on a half-board
DAY 2 | CASABLANCA – RABAT – MEKNÈS – VOLUBILIS – FEZ
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel followed by departure towards Rabat, the capital city of the country. Here, enjoy a guided panoramic tour of the Royal Palace (Mechouar),the Kasbah of Oudayas, Mausoleum Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower. Have lunch (optional) and then continue to Meknès for a tour of this former imperial capital during the reign of
Moulay Ismail in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Such wasthe grandeur of the city that he built,that Meknes became known as the ‘city of a hundred minarets’ and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the imposing city walls and the beautifully decorated gates of Bab Mansour and Bab El-Khemis;the vast El Hedhim Square, Dar El Ma souk, the granaries of Moulay Ismail and much more. Continue on, passing by the ruins of the ancient Phoenician city of Volubilis (entrance not included – small fee payable at destination to enter the ruines site). Continue the drive passing the holy city of Moulay
Idriss, arriving to Fez afterwards.
 Overnight in hotel in Fez on a half-board basis.
DAY 3 | FEZ
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a day exploring the fascinating city of Fez. Boasting more than 12 centuries of history
as well as a Medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the oldest university in the planet, Fez is multifarious
city renowned for the splendor of its faded glory. The Medina, Fez el Bali, is a vast labyrinthine network of winding alleys
hemmed in by ancient walls. Despite being car-free, the bustle, noise, shouting, smell of tanned leather, delicate aroma of oriental perfumes, barbecues, sweet pastry… All of these elements in this imperial city create a sense of movement and
vibrancy that draws you deep into its soul. Visit the interior of the Bou Inania or Attarine madrasah (depending on availability) which both showcase exquisite central courts. Then see the Quaraouiyine Mosque as well as the Nejjarine fountain, the best-known of the Medina’s mosaic fountains, which is located in the traditional carpenters’ district, where
the scent of cedar wood wafts in the air. The alleys are lined with places of study or prayers such as madrasahs or the magnificent mausoleum of Moulay Idriss Zaouia; the most important saint’s shrine in Morocco. After lunch in the
Medina (optional), continue through the rustic narrow streets of the Mellah, the former Jewish district, and head to the
outskirts to see the Royal Palace and to enjoy the extraordinary panoramic view of the whole city offered by the
fortifications of the north. Return to the hotel for dinner.
DAY 4 | FEZ – MELLAL – MARRAKECH
Depart Fez after breakfast at the hotel, heading southwest towards Marrakech. Today’s road journey provides an enormous range of landscapes and allows for enticing photo stops as we drive along the foothill of the Atlas Mountains.
Pass the mountain town of Ifrane (1,650m altitude), the Berber villages of Azrou and Khenifra, making a stop in BeniMellal for lunch (optional). Belonging to beautiful orange groves and olive groves, the town of Beni-Mellal is a rencontre
for nature and mountain lovers and adventure seekers. Arrive in Marrakech and check in to your hotel
§ Overnight in hotel in Marrakech on a half-board
DAY 5 | MARRAKECH
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a visit of the top monuments charting the history of Marrakech. Admire
the magnificent Koutoubia mosque, whose 70 metre-high minaret is the city’s most famous landmark. It dates from the
late 12th century, when most of northern Africa and the southern Iberian Peninsula were part of the Almohad Empire.
Behold the beautiful Bahia Palace with its exceptional cedar and marble decorations and discover the beautifully decorated Saadian Tombs before continue to the walled
Medina and its maze of alleys and side streets. Browse the souks and admire the rich craftsmanship of their wares before
arriving at Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the beating heart of Marrakech. Marvel at this bustling hive of activity as the sun
setover this vast space packed with stalls and heaving with snake charmers, Gnawa musicians and myriad colorful
characters. Also, enjoy a visit to a Moroccan herbalist where you can purchase quality herbal products and remedies, a traditional way for curing and/or improving ailments. Return to the hotel for dinner
 Overnight in hotel in Marrakech on a half-board
DAY 6 | MARRAKECH
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a day at leisure to explore Marrakech as you wish. Perhaps take part in
one or more of our recommended optional excursions. Lunch on your own.
 Overnight in hotel in Marrakech on a half-board
DAY 7 | MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA
Transfer to Casablanca
 Overnight in hotel in Casablanca on a half-board
DAY 8 | CASABLANCA
Transfer to Casablanca Airport

WHAT IS INCLUDED :

  • Private air conditioned vehicle at disposal.
  • Private English Speaking Guide.
  • Accommodation depending on tour Hotel or Riads BB

WHAT IS EXCLUDED :

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Entrances fees to all monuments

⇒ The price for the tours will be dependent on numbers, the higher the number of people in your party the lower the cost per person.

⇒ All accommodation will be private, you will only share vehicles, if applicable.

⇒ We are not liable for personal injury or loss of your own property. You should take reasonable care with your belongings at all times.

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