7 Nights Imperial Cities Private Tour from Casablanca

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Explore Morocco’s stunning imperial cities on a 7-night tour from Casablanca, and experience the country’s most striking landscapes, architecture and traditional cultures. Walk through millenia-old ruins and discover Morocco’s historic capitals; visit Fez’s imposing monuments, then immerse yourself in the thriving life of the medieval medina. Bask in the bustle of the Jemaa el Fna square, step into royal palaces, and slip through ancient tombs and vivid gardens. End your trip in Casablanca, where historic souks abut modern streets, and well-used cannons still line the weathered seawall.
ItineraryDay 1: CASABLANCAPass By: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionArrival, warm welcome by your guide. Transfer to your hotel in Casablancanight at 4* hotelFor those looking for a taste of old Hollywood glamour, an a optional trip to Rick’s Café is a must. This beautiful bar and restaurant was inspired by the Rick’s Café from the film Casablanca and the décor does its best to live up to it. Serving American, French and Moroccan food, head along on a Sunday to enjoy the evening jazz session and pop up to the 1st film for a free screening of the legendary film, You do not meet Sam the pianist but certainly you will listen to the famous song: As time goes by.(advance reservation)Meals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: night at 4* hotelDay 2: Casablanca - Rabat - MeknesPass By: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionAfter de breakfast, you visit the richly decorated Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest religious building in the world after the mosque in Mecca, it would comfortably fit Rome’s St Peter’s inside.After you have a panoramic tour, than departure for Rabat a capital of MoroccoYou visit Rabat, a Unesco World Heritage, the first of the Imperial Cities where you see the city’s Medina and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Guarded by two mounted, traditionally robed spear-carrying ‘lancers’, it is built in traditional style, the grandfather and father of the present king are buried here and its contemporary mosaics and spiral designs make a fascinating comparison with the adjacent Hassan Mosque, a wonder of the medieval Moorish world with its great minaret left unfinished when its founder died in 1199. If completed it would have been the largest building in the world at that time. You visit also the King Palace and the Oudaya Kasbah. The harbor is full of traditional fishing boats and on the opposite river bank is Sale, Rabat’s twin city where Robinson Crusoe was enslaved before his final escape to Brazil, than departure pour Meknès, arrival and accommodation in Riad or 4* hotelMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: accommodation in Riad or 4* hotelDay 3: Meknes - Volubilis - FèsPass By: Meknes Medina, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region"it is a place made for painters ... the beautiful abounds ... the beautiful runs the streets, I am stunned by all that I saw, I am at this moment like a man who dreams. "Eugene de Lacroix said of MeknesBreakfast, guided visit of MEKNES, a Unesco World Heritage, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modelled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV. After plundering his entire country he opened his amazing palace decorated with the most intricate colorful stucco work, huge beautifully detailed bronze doors and stunning mosaics: you visit Bab Mansour the gate most shouted in Morocco, the Granary, the Moulay Ismail stable housing more than 12.000 horses. You also visit Volubilis, the westernmost outpost of the Roman Empire. Wonderfully isolated, set amongst gorgeous rolling hills and olive groves, it is a haunting sight, silent and almost ghost-like. Here our guided tour will ensure you appreciate Volubilis’s historic importance and its stunning mosaics:The Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stretched out over 40 hectares, are the most well preserved ruins in Morocco. Continue to FEZ where you will check-in to your hotel for two nights. (Breakfast): hotel or in Riad, (an a aristocratic house).Meals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: hotel or in Riad, (an a aristocratic house)Day 4: FèsPass By: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionAfter breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, a Unesco World Heritage and the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful carpet, vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch on your own. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon. Return to hotel and overnight.(4* hotel or Riad an a aristocratic house (B,B) Meals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: 4* hotel or Riad an a aristocratic houseDay 5: Fès - Marrakech (by highway 5h)Pass By: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionEarly wake up and breakfast, departure for Marrakesh arrival for check-in, time at your disposal and overnight. (B,B)Optional international evening: dinner and cabaret show live music (60€/person)Meals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel or RiadDay 6: MarrakeshPass By: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter the breakfast, Cultural and historical guided visit of Marrakesh, an Unesco world Heritage, once an oasis on the caravan routes to the south, it became a natural centre of commerce and the capital city during medieval times. Wealth poured in from Moorish Spain and the city you see today was built. Surrounded by almost intact medieval walls little has changed and in the central square Jemaa el Fna is one of the world’s greatest spectacles, that is listed by UNESCO, as a Oral heritage of humanity. Here, especially atmospheric at dusk, street restaurants serve all kinds of delicacies with mouth-watering aromas filling the air, surrounded by what only can be described as a medieval circus. Storytellers recount tales of old, whilst fire-eaters and skilled acrobats entertain onlookers. Scribes write letters and open-air dentists and barbers industriously practice their trades. Have your shoes cleaned, watch snake-charmers and see herbalists dispensing mystical remedies. Musical troupes lithely move to the soulful heavy drumbeat which thuds hypnotically in the balmy warm of the Moroccan evening. This eclectic mix makes Marrakesh one of the most exciting and romantic places you will ever visit..You will have the afternoon free to do whatever you please, whether it be shopping at the fabulous souks or simply relaxing by the poolside at your hotel. Lunch on your ownovernight 4* hotel.Meals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: 4* hotel.Day 7: MarrakechPass By: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMarrakesh /or CasablancaMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: 4* hotel.

What’s included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights accommodation in 4*star hotels and charming Riads
  • Private Airport transfers
  • Private transportation

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Tiket fees for monuments and muesuems,
  • Local guide for each city
  • Drinks

Itinerary

Day 1: CASABLANCA Pass By: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region Arrival, warm welcome by your guide. Transfer to your hotel in Casablanca night at 4* hotel For those looking for a taste of old Hollywood glamour, an a optional trip to Rick’s Café is a must. This beautiful bar and restaurant was inspired by the Rick’s Café from the film Casablanca and the décor does its best to live up to it. Serving American, French and Moroccan food, head along on a Sunday to enjoy the evening jazz session and pop up to the 1st film for a free screening of the legendary film, You do not meet Sam the pianist but certainly you will listen to the famous song: As time goes by.(advance reservation) Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: night at 4* hotel
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes Pass By: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region After de breakfast, you visit the richly decorated Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest religious building in the world after the mosque in Mecca, it would comfortably fit Rome’s St Peter’s inside. After you have a panoramic tour, than departure for Rabat a capital of Morocco You visit Rabat, a Unesco World Heritage, the first of the Imperial Cities where you see the city’s Medina and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Guarded by two mounted, traditionally robed spear-carrying ‘lancers’, it is built in traditional style, the grandfather and father of the present king are buried here and its contemporary mosaics and spiral designs make a fascinating comparison with the adjacent Hassan Mosque, a wonder of the medieval Moorish world with its great minaret left unfinished when its founder died in 1199. If completed it would have been the largest building in the world at that time. You visit also the King Palace and the Oudaya Kasbah. The harbor is full of traditional fishing boats and on the opposite river bank is Sale, Rabat’s twin city where Robinson Crusoe was enslaved before his final escape to Brazil, than departure pour Meknès, arrival and accommodation in Riad or 4* hotel Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: accommodation in Riad or 4* hotel
Day 3: Meknes - Volubilis - Fès Pass By: Meknes Medina, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region "it is a place made for painters ... the beautiful abounds ... the beautiful runs the streets, I am stunned by all that I saw, I am at this moment like a man who dreams. " Eugene de Lacroix said of Meknes Breakfast, guided visit of MEKNES, a Unesco World Heritage, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modelled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV. After plundering his entire country he opened his amazing palace decorated with the most intricate colorful stucco work, huge beautifully detailed bronze doors and stunning mosaics: you visit Bab Mansour the gate most shouted in Morocco, the Granary, the Moulay Ismail stable housing more than 12.000 horses. You also visit Volubilis, the westernmost outpost of the Roman Empire. Wonderfully isolated, set amongst gorgeous rolling hills and olive groves, it is a haunting sight, silent and almost ghost-like. Here our guided tour will ensure you appreciate Volubilis’s historic importance and its stunning mosaics: The Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stretched out over 40 hectares, are the most well preserved ruins in Morocco. Continue to FEZ where you will check-in to your hotel for two nights. (Breakfast): hotel or in Riad, (an a aristocratic house). Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: hotel or in Riad, (an a aristocratic house)
Day 4: Fès Pass By: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, a Unesco World Heritage and the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful carpet, vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch on your own. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon. Return to hotel and overnight.(4* hotel or Riad an a aristocratic house (B,B) Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: 4* hotel or Riad an a aristocratic house
Day 5: Fès - Marrakech (by highway 5h) Pass By: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region Early wake up and breakfast, departure for Marrakesh arrival for check-in, time at your disposal and overnight. (B,B) Optional international evening: dinner and cabaret show live music (60€/person) Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: Hotel or Riad
Day 6: Marrakesh Pass By: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region After the breakfast, Cultural and historical guided visit of Marrakesh, an Unesco world Heritage, once an oasis on the caravan routes to the south, it became a natural centre of commerce and the capital city during medieval times. Wealth poured in from Moorish Spain and the city you see today was built. Surrounded by almost intact medieval walls little has changed and in the central square Jemaa el Fna is one of the world’s greatest spectacles, that is listed by UNESCO, as a Oral heritage of humanity. Here, especially atmospheric at dusk, street restaurants serve all kinds of delicacies with mouth-watering aromas filling the air, surrounded by what only can be described as a medieval circus. Storytellers recount tales of old, whilst fire-eaters and skilled acrobats entertain onlookers. Scribes write letters and open-air dentists and barbers industriously practice their trades. Have your shoes cleaned, watch snake-charmers and see herbalists dispensing mystical remedies. Musical troupes lithely move to the soulful heavy drumbeat which thuds hypnotically in the balmy warm of the Moroccan evening. This eclectic mix makes Marrakesh one of the most exciting and romantic places you will ever visit.. You will have the afternoon free to do whatever you please, whether it be shopping at the fabulous souks or simply relaxing by the poolside at your hotel. Lunch on your own overnight 4* hotel. Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: 4* hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech Pass By: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Marrakesh /or Casablanca Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: 4* hotel.
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