THE VJV RIAD

Step into historic Marrakech with a stay at the traditional Angsana Riad Blanc inside the old medina in Marrakech

The word ‘riad’ originally denoted, in classical Arabic, a ‘garden’ and came to describe an urban home with an Andalusian or Moorish patio garden. Today’s definition is accommodation of traditional character in converted town houses, where rooms look to the interior patio.

Whilst most riads are individually owned and operated, sometimes resulting in varying standards, Riad Blanc belongs to the Angsana Riads Collection, itself part of the prestigious Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts group, well known for its luxury hotels.

Riad Blanc has become a favourite for VJV guests, who are now its best customers. Riad Blanc is located in the medina close to Dar Si Said Museum and 10 minutes’ walk from Djemma el-Fna Square. In fact the spirit of Marrakech lies within the ‘VJV Riad’, in contrast to large hotels less conveniently located in the ‘Nouvelle Ville’.

Marrakech is a fascinating destination with a low cost of living. As well as reasonably priced food and drink, the city offers a whole range of exotic bargains in the medina. Founded in the 11th century, Marrakech grew rich on trade in gold and ivory culminating in its recognition as the capital of an empire stretching from Toledo to Senegal

Key Features

Cultural Short Break
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO: Marrakech Medina
Suite Upgrade Option
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 - 16

 

Special Event

Riad Dinner

Enjoy a Moroccan dinner at the rooftop or historic restaurant of the neighbouring Angsana Riad Si Said.

Day 1 Fly from Gatwick to Marrakech and transfer to Angsana Riad Blanc for four nights.

Day 2 Full-day tour including Bahia Palace, Badia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Dar Si Said Palace Museum of jewellery, costume, chests and doors and the souks. Riad dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Visit Majorelle Gardens & Yves Saint Laurent Museum. Afternoon free. (B)

Day 4 Optional full-day tour exploring the magnificent scenery of the High Atlas Mountains, including the Ourika Valley and Imlil with lunch at the Kasbah du Toubkal (15-minute walk uphill – £79). (B)

Day 5 Return flight to London Gatwick. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

The Riad is reached on foot (5 minutes walk).

The medina can be hectic and sightseeing is mostly on foot (Days 2–3).

2019

Sundays
per person in a double room
British Airways from Gatwick

Date Price
September 22 £675
October 13 £695
November 17 £675
December 1 £495

2020

Sundays
per person in a double room
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
January 19 £595
February 2 £675
February 23 £695
March 1 £725
March 8 £745
March 22 £745
June 7 £695
June 21 £695
August 23 £695
September 6 £745
September 20 £745
October 11 £775
October 25 £775
November 22 £695
December 13 £625

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £245
(Dec 2019/Jan £145; Jun-Aug/Dec £175)

Accommodation Upgrades

Suite upgrade (double bed)
£50 (Feb/Mar/Sep-Nov £70)
Single supplement £295
(Dec 2019/Jan £195; Jun-Aug/Dec £225)

Flight Options

British Airways from Gatwick £50 (2020)
British Airways Club Europe from £195 (2020)

Optional Excursions

High Atlas Mountains Excursion £79

Extension Options

Marrakech Extension
3 nights £195 
(Dec 2019/Jan £95; Mar/Oct £245)
Single supplement £150
(Dec 2019/Jan £85) 
Suite upgrade (double bed) £35 
(Feb/Mar/Sep-Nov £50) 
Single supplement £95

Extra Nights - Marrakech
Angsana Riad (per night) £59 
(Mar-May/Oct/Nov £79)
Single supplement £49 
(Mar-May/Oct/Nov £69)

Privately Guided

Add £75 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £250 
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £15

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of local guides and 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.

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