8 days 7 nights
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Imperial Cities of Morocco and discover the country’s rich history and cultural heritage. This tour will take you on a journey through the ancient capital cities of Rabat, Fez, Meknes, and Marrakech, where you’ll witness lovely architecture, vibrant markets, and historic landmarks.
In Rabat, you’ll explore the impressive Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of the Chellah Necropolis, while in Fez, you’ll wander through the bustling medina and witness the world-famous tanneries. In Meknes, you’ll marvel at the intricate mosaics of the Bab Mansour gate, and in Marrakech, you’ll discover the stunning Bahia Palace and the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square.
Each of these cities has a unique character and a wealth of cultural experiences waiting to be explored. From the traditional craftsmanship of the souks to the mouth-watering cuisine of the street vendors, the Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco offers a once-in-a-lifetime journey through one of the most captivating regions in the world.
This tour also offers an opportunity to witness the diverse landscapes of Morocco, from the rugged Atlas Mountains to the scenic coastal regions. With comfortable accommodations, knowledgeable guides, and a well-planned itinerary, this tour provides a hassle-free way to explore the wonders of Morocco’s Imperial Cities.
Discover the magic of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, where the past and present come together in a vibrant and captivating tapestry. Don’t miss this chance to experience the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of this fascinating country on an unforgettable journey through the ages.
Arrive at Casablanca, meet at the hotel Dinner and accommodation. Meal(s) Included: Dinner Overnight at Hotel Suisse or a Similar
After breakfast, begin the tour of Casablanca, the business capital of the kingdom. From your coach, you'll see the Medina, Mohammed V square, United Nations square, the Central Market, the Habbous quarter, the Royal Palace, the residential area of Anfa and the outside view of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque and the Ain Diab Cornice lined with swimming pools and gastronomic restaurants. Lunch on own at the Marina. Afternoon, departure for Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Sightseeing of the "Imperial Garden City" with its main monuments: Oudayas garden, Hassan Tower and Mausoleum. You’ll also see the ramparts and walls of the Mechouar which surround the Royal Palace. Late afternoon arrival at hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Hotel Rihab or Similar
After breakfast drive to Meknes for a tour of the "Moroccan Versailles" which was founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail, a contemporary of Louis XIV. Additional sightseeing includes Bab El Mansour, considered as the finest gateway in Morocco. Lunch on own at La Colombre d’Or Meknes See also Moulay Idriss the holy city or Volubilis ruins. Continue to FES for dinner and overnight Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Menzeh Zalagh Hotel or Similar
After breakfast, spend the whole day discovering Fes, the oldest of the Imperial Cities, which is well known for its spiritual and educational contributions to the Moroccan culture. Visit the medieval Medina; explore the famous souks where craftsmen still work in the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch in the medina Palais Mnebhi. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Menzeh Zalagh Hotel or Similar
Early wake-up and breakfast, departure for Marrakech via Immouzer du Kandar, a Berber village, Ifrane, a delightful ski resort, and Azrou, a Berber village known for its handicraft cooperative famous for its wood carving and carpet weaving. Lunch at Beni Mellal, before continuing to Marrakech. Arrive towards the end of the afternoon, dinner and overnight at hotel. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Palm Menara Hotel or Similar
After breakfast, the entire day will be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial City and definitely the "Pearl of the South". Founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century, Marrakech sits in a lush oasis nestling at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Visit the famous Saadian Tombs, Menara Gardens, Koutoubia mosque, and Bahia Palace. After lunch at the hotel, continue sightseeing in the souks and the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Optional Dinner at lKsar Hamra with a belly dancer show or at Chez Ali with fantasia and folklore show Return to the hotel for overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Palm Menara Hotel or Similar
Morning at leisure. Lunch in Casablanca or Marrakech (depending on where you wish to spend more time). Departure to Casablanca, where you will spend the night. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch