Majestic Morocco


Majestic Morocco

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9 Days & 8 Nights

Rabat, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakesh

Explore the medinas of all four of Morocco's imperial cities: Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, and Meknes

See the stunning architecture of Morocco's mosques, palaces, and other landmarks

Visit Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Enjoy wine tasting and gourmet cuisine at Morocco's oldest winery

Partake in a traditional tea ceremony with a local family

Barter for fresh ingredients at a souk and prepare and enjoy tagine with a local family

Enjoy dinner and traditional musical entertainment in a riad

Visit a local synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh

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Day 1Arrive in Casablanca / Rabat

Arrival transfer from Casablanca Airport to your hotel in Rabat.

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be escorted to Rabat, the country's capital and one Morocco's four Imperial Cities. Known as the "Pearl of Morocco," Rabat sits high on the banks of the Bou Regreg, where the river with green hues meets the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Enjoy a welcome dinner.

This evening, enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner with your fellow travelers and your Cox & Kings Tour Director.

 

Meals Dinner

Hassan Tower, Rabat Day 2Fez

Transfer to Fez.

Visit Meknes, the 17th-century imperial city.

This morning, set off through the countryside to Meknes, the third of the Imperial Cities. Built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, Meknes was intended to rival the court of his contemporary, Louis XIV of France. See the impressive Bab Mansour city gate, large granaries, and royal stable, which was built to accommodate some 12,000 horses. Visit Moulay Ismail's mausoleum, one of the few shrines that permit non-Muslims.

 

Experience Volubilis, Morocco's largest and best preserved collection of Roman ruins.

Next, explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With triumphal arches, basilicas, and capitols typical of Roman architecture, Volubilis is the largest and best preserved collection of Roman ruins in Morocco. Among the greatest treasures are its beautiful and intricately designed mosaic floors.

 

Enjoy dinner with traditional Moroccan music.

Journey to Fez, where you will enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional music at a riad, a large traditional Moroccan home. Spacious and imposing, the homes are generally luxurious andillustrate Morocco's cultural history. We are invited to one of these riads for a traditional Moroccan music performance. Listen as a band performs Andalusian music, considered the most refined Moroccan classical music; followed by a group of Sufi drummers and Gnaoua musicians, who play sub-Saharan African rhythms.

 

Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Volubilis, Meknes Day 3Fez

Delight in a full day of sightseeing in Fez & New Fez.

Step back into the Middle Ages as you explore Fez today. Founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial city was a renowned center of medieval learning.

 

Visit Karaouine, one of the oldest universities in the world.

At its heart lies the Karaouine, one of the oldest universities in the world, which still operates today.

 

See Attarine Medersa, a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture.

Next to Karaouine is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic College), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture.

 

Wander Nejjarine Square & the nearby Fondouq.

Visit Nejjarine Square and its beautiful mosaic tile fountain, and the nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai). Formerly a way-station inn, today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent museum of carpentry.

 

Take in the Museum of Morrocan Arts (Dar Batha).

This afternoon, tour Dar Batha (the Museum of Moroccan Arts) to view its collection of wood carvings, embroidery, tribal carpets, and ceramics. Next, continue to Fez El Jedid (New Fez), built by the Merinid Dynasty in the 13th century. Visiting the medieval medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a living history museum, view the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas, souks, and the city walls. A highlight is the Mellah (the old Jewish quarter) and its excellent examples of Jewish architecture.

 

Visit a local family for a traditional tea ceremony.

While exploring the medina, you will be welcomed into the home of a local family. The private and intimate experience allows you the opportunity to learn about traditional family life in Fez. Sit in the living room and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, the symbol of hospitality in the Moroccan society.

 

Feast on a traditional Moroccan dinner.

This evening, enjoy a traditiona

IncluDES:

Private arrival and departure airport transfers to and from your hotel

Accommodation as noted in itinerary, based on double occupancy

Guided sightseeing in late model, air-conditioned vehicle (exceptions may apply)

Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s) and/or Tour Director as detailed in your itinerary

All entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary

Tips for porterage, drivers, restaurant staff and local tour guides (Tour Director tips are not included)

Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Baggage handling, 1 piece of luggage per person unless otherwise noted. (Please note that any additional luggage may require modification in vehicle size)

Other inclusions as noted in your itineraryExclusions

International airfare, unless otherwise stated

Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary

The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.

Gratuity for tour director

EXCLUDES:

Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)

Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary

Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary

Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel

Transport between your home and home airport/port/station

Gratuities unless stated in "What Your Land Price Includes"

Travel Protection Insurance

Other inclusions if not noted under "Includes"

 

 


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