The Four Imperial Cities of Morocco are Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat. The Middle Atlas consists of cities of Fez, Meknes and Volubilis, The High Atlas is the city of Marrakech. The Atlantic Cities consist of Casablanca and Rabat.On this imperial cities tour we introduce to you an enriching insight into the rich history of imperial Morocco through its majestic palaces, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and magnificent monuments, labyrinthine medinas and lively and exciting souks. Included guided tours will reveal the highlights of the 4 imperial cities. Stay in beautiful authentic riads close to the main attractions in the heart of each imperial city. Tour is limited to a maximum of 14 travelers.
DAY 1: Tanger – FEZMeet and greet at airport upon arrival of scheduled flight will be managed by our personnel and you will then continue on to the city of Fez. Upon arrival in Fez, you will be transferred to your hotel . DAY 2: FEZ First thing in the morning, after breakfast, you will begin a guided tour of the city by exploring the Jewish quarter, called the Mellah, and the area surrounding the Royal Palace. Later, you will visit the Great Medina, or ‘Historic Town’ of Fez, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medina’s quaint, narrow streets and passageways lead you to a genuinely unique experience: its well-known neighborhoods, such as the tannery, weaving and woodworking districts, as well as its markets, bazaars and different madrasas. At midday, you will return to the hotel for lunch and then a free afternoon. That evening, your guide will recommend a dinner show. DAY 3: FEZ – MEKNES – MARRAKECH After breakfast, the first stage of this day’s trip will be Meknes. After a brief coffee stop, the panoramic tour of the city will begin, during which you may observe the “Bab Al Manssur” gate, once the gateway to this Imperial City and, without question, the most beautiful and impressive in all of Morocco. You then will continue on to Marrakech and, upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for dinner and accommodation. DAY 4: MARRAKECH Following breakfast, your guided tour of Marrakech begins by exploring the area around the Koutubia Mosque, twin sister of Seville’s ‘La Giralda’ bell tower. Then you will visit the Saadian tombs, the Bahía Palace and, of course, the incomparable Plaza D’Jamaa of Fná, gathering place for the most eccentric characters the city has to offer: storytellers, snake charmers, musicians and dancers. Lunch will be served at the hotel. DAY 5: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA – RABAT In the morning after breakfast, you depart for Casablanca, “the industrial and financial capital of the country”, and enjoy a panoramic visit of the city, the highlight being the Great Hassan II Mosque, a modern Moroccan architectural masterpiece (entrance optional). In the afternoon, you will continue on to Rabat, and upon arrival, transfer to the hotel . DAY 6: RABAT – TANGIER Following breakfast, you will tour Rabat, the capital of the Alaouite Kingdom. Today’s outing includes visits to the exterior of the Royal Palace, the interior of the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Ruins of the Old Mosque and the Hassan II Tower (XII century), as well as a panoramic view of the city from the coach bus. Once the tour has concluded, your journey resumes, and after a brief stop in Larache, ends in Tangier with a panoramic of the city and hotel transfer. DAY 7: TANGIER Depending on your departure flight schedules, transfer to the airport.