Imperial cities Tour

7 nights / 8 days
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  • Casablanca-Capitale-Economique
  • view-over-the-city-of-casablanca-morocco
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Description

Day 1 : Arrival Casablanca – Rabat – Fes.

Morning arrival at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca,
where you will be welcomed by your guide, then transfer to Rabat via the Highway.Short tour of the main monuments of Rabat: Mohamed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower and Kasbah Oudaya. Head inland to Fes making the following stops en route (total driving today is about four hours). Drive east to the extensive Roman ruins at Volubulis and tour the capital of the ancient Roman province of Mauritania. After completing your tour of the ruins, make a brief stop at nearby Moulay Idriss, the holy Muslim site in Morocco. Visit imperial Meknes – its spectacular city gates are among the finest in the Arab world. Here is the tomb of the once feared Moulay Ismaïl, who modeled his Capital of Meknes in the image of Versailles! Other sites of interest are the underground granaries and the vast imperial stables, which once held 12,000 horses. Continue to Fes. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 2 : Full Tour of Fes

Breakfast at your hotel.
Step back six centuries into the medieval world of Fes, whose cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques, towering green-glazed minarets and crumbling fondouks (hostels for travelers and their animals). Narrow doorways peer into private worlds, revealing peaceful courtyards filled with carved Cedar, brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and delicately carved.
stucco ornament. Highlights of your full day visit include the Bou Inania Medersa (Koranic University), the Foundouk Nejjarine (which has an excellent museum), the shrine of Moulay Idriss II, countless souks and Fes’ famous tanneries.Visit the Attarine, one of the city’s most impressively beautiful medersas. It has been newly reopened after four years of careful restoration.Spend a memorable afternoon taking a special look at the Jewish history and culture of traditional Morocco. Explore Fes’ mellah (Jewish district), founded in 1438 and situated immediately adjacent to the Royal palace; it was once home to tens of thousands of Jews.The community included 40 synagogues, the Bet Din, communal ovens, ritual baths and many schools. Visit the vast Jewish cemetery opposite the gates of the Royal Palace, its whitewashed tombstones restored by the French. Visit the restored Ibn Danan synagogue – the oldest extant synagogue in Fes. Its restoration is part of a comprehensive UNESCO project to preserve the monuments and fabric of medieval Fes. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 3 : Ifrane – Azrou -Beni Mellal – Marrakech.

After breakfast at your hotel, departure through the Middle Atlas cedar forests and the typical mountain towns of Ifrane and Azrou. Lunch in Beni Mellal then continue to Marrakech. Evening arrival and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 : Full Tour of Marrakech

Breakfast at your hotel.
Enjoy a full-day tour with your expert guide. Visit the opulent Saadien Tombs, the mausoleum of a great dynasty which once ruled North Africa. This treasure was lost until the beginning of the 20th century when aerial photographs of the medina revealed its existence. Visit the mellah of Marrakech, containing narrow streets, ancient synagogues, and an extensive Jewish cemetery. After lunch, visit the medieval Medersa ben Youssef (koranic university) – one of the finest Islamic monuments in North Africa. Architecture aficionados will enjoy the delicate dome of the 12th-century Koubba. Explore the colorful souks (marketplaces) of Marrakech. Each trade – spices, carpets, jewelry, enamel, copper, brass, and cedar – is situated in its unique quarter. In the early evening, head towards the frenetic Djemaa el Fnaa, the greatest square in all of Africa – and perhaps the world .Today, it provides ever-changing entertainment, reaching its climax at sunset when the square is alive with storytellers, healers, snake charmers, acrobats, and countless food stalls.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5 : Marrakech – Agadir

Breakfast at your hotel.
Departure via the highway to Agadir the number one beach destinations with a 10 km-long beach. We visit the port, the Kasbah and the nice beach promenade. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 6 : Agadir – Essaouira

Breakfast at your hotel
Head north along the coast to Essaouira, upon arrival check into your hotel and time to wander about the enchanting streets and alleys of this laid-back City—the setting in 1952 for Orson Welles’ Othello. Once known as Mogador, Essaouira’s blue and white medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Not to be missed the street of the thuya workers, the Oceanside ramparts and the numerous art galleries scattered about town. Visit the extensive Jewish cemetery built on the ocean’s edge (Essaouira was once one-third Jewish) and, if possible, the synagogue of the venerated Rabbi Chaim Pinto in the mellah. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 7 : Essaouira – Safi –El JAdida – Casablanca

Breakfast at your hotel
Departure to Casablanca via Safi and Eljadida. sightseeing tour of the Morocco’s Business capital including the monumental colonial architecture of Place Mohamed V, the French-built Quartier Habous, the Gates of the Royal Palace and the Mosque Hassan II, dramatically situated at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Built by the late King Hassan II at the end of his 40-year reign, this astounding edifice is larger than Saint Peter’s in Rome and capable of holding 80,000 worshippers.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 8 : Departure transfer to Casablanca airport

According to your flight schedule, transfer to Casablanca Mohamed V airport and assistance to departure formalities.
End of our services.

Inclusions

Meals as per itinerary
Transportation throughout in a shared minibus with A/C and professional experienced English- speaking drivers.
Breakfast for the 7 nights

Exclusions

Meals other than those specified in itinerary
All items of a personal nature, telephone, laundry, extra gratuities for guide and driver.
Any alcoholic or soft drinks.
Camera fees at some Historical sights and museums
Tips
Local Tourist Taxes payable at the hotel. 2.5 euros per person per night.
Monuments entrance fees.

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