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Morocco tours: A cultural tour of Morocco

Marrakech and the Imperial Cities of Rabat, Fes and Meknes

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Overview:

Explore with us the imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakech, a vibrant and exciting city with much to offer the visitor; Rabat, the historical and political capital city of Morocco; Fes, the cultural and spiritual heart of the country; Meknes, the gentle-paced city of minarets.

All transfers during your tour will be in your own private chauffeur-driven car. Guides in Marrakech, Rabat and Fes are also included.

Itinerary: (click ‘view’ for more detail)

DAY 1  Arrive in Marrakech view

On arrival at Marrakech airport, your private car and chauffeur will take you into the city of Marrakech and to the beautiful Riad Slitine, located in the heart of the medina (old quarter), where your en-suite double or twin standard room awaits you. The accommodation is provided on a bed and breakfast basis. Depending on your time of arrival, you are free to explore the medina and the souks at your leisure. Be sure to visit the famous Jemaa el Fna late afternoon to watch the ever-changing spectacle of entertainers and then admire the sunset from one of the many rooftop caf├ęs. You may choose to dine here in the evening at one of the food stalls or alternatively at one of the many excellent restaurants in Marrakech. You can even dine at the riad itself where the food is highly recommended. The cost of dinner is not included.

DAY 2  Explore Marrakech view

After breakfast you will be met by an English-speaking professional guide who will show you around Marrakech and some of its museums and monuments, as well as introduce you to the mysteries of the medina and the wide array of shopping available in the souks. This is a full-day tour and all entrance fees to monuments and museums are included. Lunch is at your leisure and cost. In the evening you are free to dine out in Marrakech and then return to Riad Slitine for the night. The cost of dinner is not included.

DAY 3  Travel to Rabat view

After breakfast you will be met by your chauffeur and continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, a journey time of approximately 4 hours. The cost of lunch en route is not included. On arrival in Rabat, your accommodation will be at the luxurious Riad Kalaa, where you will stay in an en-suite room on a bed and breakfast basis. Dinner is not included.

DAY 4  Morning tour of Rabat and travel to Fes view

After breakfast you will be met by your chauffeur and taken on a guided tour of the older parts of the city of Rabat and its ramparts. There are many interesting sights in the old part of the city and entrance fees to monuments and museums are included. Lunch is not included. In the afternoon you will continue your journey to Fes, the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco, a journey time of approximately 4 hours. On your arrival in Fes you will be driven to the beautiful Palais Faraj, where your accommodation will be in a Junior Suite and includes breakfast. Dinner is not included. However, you may wish to take the opportunity of enjoying the excellent cuisine at this stunning hotel.

DAY 5  Full-day tour of Fes view

After breakfast you will be met by an English-speaking professional city guide who will take you on a full-day tour of this fascinating city. Included are all museum and monument entrance fees. Lunch is not included. You will return to Palais Faraj, where you will again spend the night. Dinner is not included.

DAY 6  Visit Meknes and Volubilis view

After breakfast you will be met by your chauffeur and continue to the historic city of Meknes, a journey time of approximately 1 hour. The mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl, the founder of the Alaouite dynasty, is one of the city’s main attractions. This dynasty continues to rule Morocco even today. Your chauffeur will recommend suitable places to stop for lunch. The cost of lunch is not included. In the afternoon, your chauffeur will take you to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your visit, you will return to Palais Faraj, where you will spend your last night in Fes. Dinner is not included.

DAY 7  Drive from Fes back to Marrakech view

After breakfast you will be met by your chauffeur and make the return journey to Marrakech, an approximate journey time of 7 hours, where your accommodation will once again be at Riad Slitine. You may wish to enjoy your final evening dining at one of the many excellent restaurants in Marrakech. The cost of dinner is not included.

DAY 8  Depart Marrakech view

After breakfast, depending on your flight time, you may wish to do any last minute sightseeing or shopping in Marrakech before your chauffeur takes you to Marrakech airport for your journey home.

Cost:

8 nights/9 days
from
1475 euro
per person*

Tour reference: CIC

Land only—flights are not included

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis unless otherwise mentioned.
  • Private transport includes all fuel costs, driver expenses, parking fees and tolls.
  • A professional guide for the day in both Marrakech and Fes.
  • Entrance fees to monuments in both Marrakech and Fes.

NOT INCLUDED: Beverages, tips, personal shopping, travel and medical insurances.

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* All prices quoted are per person based on 2 people sharing. Prices do not include flights and are land only.
All accommodations mentioned are subject to availability at the time of booking, however, we have a wide range of excellent alternatives.
All transfers during your tour will be in your own private chauffeur-driven car or 4WD in the desert area.