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£1945

Highlights of Morocco

Focused on the four Imperial capitals, this is a fascinating tour of Morocco’s history, mysteries, and monuments, from mesmerising Marrakech to fountains in fabulous Fez, ravishing Rabat, the current capital, and medieval Meknes, least known and less visited

Homing in on Morocco’s highlights, this tour includes visits to five UNESCO World Heritage sites. The first is the medieval medina of Marrakech, in its heyday the capital of an empire from Spain to Senegal, with eighteen souks, and 3,000 alleyways leading who-knows-where. From here we travel to Rabat, spreading from the banks of the Bou Regreg River to the Atlantic shore, its Kasbah a capsule of calm, its UNESCO listing covering both the Modern Capital and Heritage City. The Archaeological Site of Roman Volubilis is recognised as one of the richest sites of the period in North Africa, with evidence of several civilisations over the thousand years that the city was occupied; and we visit nearby Moulay Idriss, not yet listed but under consideration by UNESCO for its spiritual character and religious architecture. Our fourth site is the Medina of Fez, filled with 14th and 15th-century fountains, mosques and palaces, its labyrinthine lanes opening onto lovely squares; and the last on the list is uncrowded Meknes, where the magnificent Bab el Mansour gate leads into the walled medina, a blend of Islamic and Maghreb styles. The tour concludes in Casablanca, intriguing, if not as romantic as the Bogart/Bergman film suggests.

Overview

  • Marrakech  - 2 nights
  • Rabat  - 1 night
  • Fez  - 2 nights
  • Casablanca  - 1 night
  • Marrakech  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore four Imperial capitals
  • Lively Djemaa el-Fna square
  • The opulent Hassan II Mosque
  • The medieval medina of Marrakech
  • The less visited Meknes
  • Fountains and mosques of Fez

Focused on the four Imperial capitals, this is a fascinating tour of Morocco’s history, mysteries, and monuments, from mesmerising Marrakech to fountains in fabulous Fez, ravishing Rabat, the current capital, and medieval Meknes, least known and less visited

Notes:

Exploring the medinas can be hectic and includes a couple of hours walking.

There is ongoing construction work taking place in Meknes with no official completion date. Whilst the medina remains open to visitors, with plenty to see including its scenic courtyards and ornate riads, some areas may be obscured from view.

Accommodation

Le Meridien - Marrakech

A 4-star hotel nestled in five and a half hectares of lush parkland, just minutes from the vibrant city center. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 277 air-conditioned rooms with safe, hairdryer, satellite TV and mini-bar.

Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi

Sofitel Palais des Roses - Rabat

A 4-star hotel located in the heart of the city. A blend of contemporary and Moroccan architecture this hotel offers a restaurants, bars, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 229 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Palais Ommeyad - Fez

A Moroccan 5-star riad-style hotel dating back to the 18th century. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa, WiFi (free) and 30 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV,

Idou Anfa Hotel - Casablanca

Located in the heart of the business district with an unforgettable panoramic view over the ocean and the Hassan II Mosque. Restaurant, bar, pool,gym, spa and WiFi (free). 220 air-conditioned rooms with safe, hairdryer, TV, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Easyjet from Gatwick

September
September 15 (Sunday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep 15
  • £395
  • 2025: Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct
  • £445
Tour Only
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £15

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