Imperial Morocco Tours

Details

Destination : Morocco

Number of days : 7 nights - 8 days

Month of departure : February 2024

Departure from : Malpensa-Venice-Bologna-Rome

Arrival at : Malpensa-Venice-Bologna-Rome

A unique tour to discover the magnificent Imperial Cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakech. Starting from the lively and frenetic charm of Casablanca, you will cross medinas and souks immersed in the colours and scents of spices, amidst millennial histories and cultures documented by royal palaces, luxurious residences, mausoleums and mosques, museums and gardens of unique beauty.

 

IN BRIEF

  • guaranteed departures with minimum 2 persons every Saturday
  • 8-day/7-night bus/minibus tour
  • accommodation in a 4* hotel
  • local Italian-speaking guide/driver
  • half-board
  • all transfers included

PROGRAM

Day 1 - ITALY/CASABLANCA: arrival in Casablanca meeting with the guide, transfer and accommodation in the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 - CASABLANCA/RABAT/CASABLANCA: Breakfast and departure for a visit to the country's economic capital. The central market, the Habous quarter a mixture of Moroccan and French architecture, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the Anfa residential quarter with its luxurious villas and the exterior of the Hassan II mosque. Afterwards, departure for Rabat. Fish lunch (optional, extra charge). Arrival in Rabat and visit of the splendid Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower. Return to Casablanca. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 3 - CASABLANCA/MEKNES/FEZ: After breakfast, departure for Meknes, the Ismaila capital, famous for its 40 km of walls. Visit to Bab el Mansour, the most majestic gateway to the city, finely decorated with splendid coloured mosaics. Inside is a gallery of art and handicrafts. Visit to the royal stables and the Jewish quarter. Lunch in a restaurant (optional, extra charge). Stop at the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis and on to the holy city of Moulay Idriss, founded by a descendant of Muhammad and considered the second holy city after Mecca by Muslims. Afterwards, departure for Fez. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 4 - FEZ: Breakfast at the hotel and full day dedicated to visiting the city, the spiritual capital of Morocco. We begin in the medieval medina with the Madrasa Al-Attarine, a finely decorated 14th-century religious school, and the Madrasa Bou Inaniaa. This is followed by the Nejjarine fountain and the Karaouine Mosque. Moroccan lunch in a restaurant (optional, extra charge). In the afternoon, visit of the modern part of Fez. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 5 - FEZ/MARRAKECH: Breakfast and departure for Marrakech via the motorway. Lunch in a restaurant (optional, extra charge). Arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 6 - MARRAKECH: Breakfast and start of the city tour of the second imperial city, also known as the 'Pearl of the South'. Founded in the late 11th century, it is still one of the most famous cities in Morocco. The historical visit includes the Menara gardens, the Islamic school Medersa Ben Youssef, the Baia Palace and the Koutoubia Minaret. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit of the souks and handicrafts quarters where a wide variety of items are on display. The visit ends at Djemaa El Fna Square, the beating heart of the city. In the evening, possibility of attending a dinner with show (optional, extra charge). Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 7 - MARRAKECH: breakfast. Day at leisure for shopping or optional and paid excursion to Essaouira. Free lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8 - MARRAKECH/ITALY: Breakfast, transfer to Marrakech airport and board your return flight to Italy.

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