Imperial Cities Tour

Code: IMPC53
8 days / 7 nights
  • Imperial Cities Tour

A wonderful weeklong tour of the imperial cities. You will start your journey in the world renowned exotic Marrakech a fascinating city nearly 1000 years old. Your journey continues as you cross the magnificent Middle Atlas through Beni Mellal and Ifrane to Fez, the ancient and prestigious spiritual capital of the Kingdom, beloved by the Merinides (13th-14th). You will discover the wonders of Menkes, the city built by one of Morocco’s most significant historical figures, Moulay Ismaïl (17th century) and its imposing monuments You will end this intriguing journey in Rabat, the royal capital of the current era, and Casablanca, the economic capital of the Kingdom home to the world-famous Hassan II Mosque.


Highlights:

A journey through the wonderful history of ancient Moroccan empires and the discovery of extraordinary cities: Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, and their beautiful architectural and cultural heritage.

The provincial touch of Rabat, the royal city perfect for leisurely strolls.

Walking toward the sea on the edge of Casablanca at the foot of the Great Mosque


Start in: Marrakech / End in: Marrakech


PRICE 4 adults: $665 per person


ITINERARY:

Day 1: Marrakech

On your arrival at the recently renovated Marrakech airport, our staff will greet you and take you to the hotel for a fantastic dinner.

Day 2: Marrakech

The entire day is devoted to the exploration of the world famous and remarkable ochre city of Marrakech, which is the imperial capital and was founded in 1062. Discover the distinctive beauty of the gardens of the Ménara and the imposing Koutoubia, hanging over the picturesque red houses, the earth-colored palaces, and the inviting palm groves of Marrakech. Explore the opulent and amazing Bahia Palace the seat of the great vizier Ba Hmad (late 19th century). Enjoy the local cuisine at a Moroccan restaurant in the square In the afternoon visit, the famous Jamaa El Fna square the “beating heart “of Marrakech. Visit the world-renowned and colorful throng of the souq of the old medina, with its blacksmiths, tailors, fine leather artisans, purveyors of fragrant spices and dramatically luxurious perfumes and an overwhelming array of fantastic wares.

Day 3: Marrakech – Beni-Mellal – Ifrane – Fez

In the morning travel the road to Fez and visit a Berber village famous for its amazing craftwork, before continuing toward Beni-Mellal. In the afternoon stop in Ifrane, a famous ski resort in the Atlas perfectly situated in the middle of a cedar forest filled with lovely watercourses. Arrival in Fez in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Fez

An entire day devoted to the splendid “spiritual capital” of Morocco. You will discover the largest and certainly one of the most beautiful ancient Islamic Universities, the Medersa Attarine, and the Nejjarine Square, famous for its stunning fountain ornately covered in intricate mosaics, zelliges and stuccos. Dine in the magnificence of an old palace in the medina. In the afternoon, stroll across the Royal Palace esplanade, photograph the fabulous Golden Gate, and visit the remains of the Tombs of the Merinides (a 13th-14th dynasty). Enjoy an astounding bird’s eye view of the city, its walls and the surrounding landscape before heading to the leather and carpet factories to end your day.

Day 5: Fez – Meknès – Fez

An entire day devoted to Meknes, the city of Moulay Ismaïl, a famous Moroccan historical figure, known as the Moroccan “Louis XIV”: Visit the El Hedim square, Bab El Khemis, Bab Mansour – one of the loveliest Moroccan monumental gates –, the Royal Stables, the Mosque and Mausoleum of Moulay Ismaïl. Enjoy a refreshing Lunch at a wonderful Moroccan restaurant. Late in the afternoon, travel back to Fez.

Day 6: Fez – Rabat

Travel to the enthralling city of Rabat, political capital of Morocco home to all the foreign embassies in the country. This walking tour includes the marvels of the esplanade of the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Royal Palace, and the Kasbah of the Oudayas with a photo stop in front of the Chellah cemetery. Return to your comfortable hotel for a delicious dinner.

Day 7: Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech

Take the road to Marrakech via the glamorous city of Casablanca, economic capital of the country and its largest city. “Casa” is also one of its main ports. You will visit the residential area of Anfa, the United Nations square, the Habous district and the Royal Palace, before reaching the Corniche and viewing the phenomenal the Hassan II Mosque (the guided tour costs Dhs 100). After lunch, you will get back on the road and reach Marrakech, in the late afternoon.

Day 8: Marrakech

Transfer to the airport and receive assistance until time to board. Better still continue your stay and explore the many wonders of the incomparable city of Marrakech.


What’s Included:

Transportation by an Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking driver guide.

Transfers /to the airport

3 nights at a hotel in Marrakech

3 nights at hotel in Fes

1 night at a hotel in Rabat

Meals: 7 dinners, 7 breakfasts

1 day guided visit in Fes (by a certified national guide)

1/2 day guided visit in Meknes (by a certified national guide)

1 day guided visit in Marrakech (by a certified national guide)

Entry Fees in the sites to visit.

Local taxes


What’s not Included:

Flight

Lunches

drinks

Tips


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