Moroccan Escape


  • 7 days

  • Morocco

  • Active pace

Tour : KMA

Save £100 on 2019 dates

From

£716 pp

Tour only

Based on 26th Jan 2020

From

£1,082 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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Your escorted tour of Morocco is an escape from the crowds typically found at busier times of the year. Begin your vacation with a welcome dinner in legendary Casablanca. Follow North Africa’s infamous Barbary Coast to the capital-city Rabat—once the haven for 16th-century pirates—and take a drive to see the massive medieval battlements and Royal Palace. Throughout the week, you’ll encounter incredible historic and cultural sites. Marvel at the architecture and history of Meknes—the 11th-century military settlement, turned into an impressive city in the Spanish-Moorish style by the legendary Sultan Moulay Ismail. On your guided sightseeing tour, you’ll see the monumental gated walls that surround the city, elaborate mosques, the palace, and visit the Royal Stables—built by the Sultan to house 12,000 royal horses.

Continue to Fez, considered to be Morocco’s spiritual and artistic center, and see the magnificent entrance to the Royal Palace. Drive through the old Jewish quarter, travel to the traditional entrance to Old Fez at Bab Bou Jeloud, and follow your Local Guide through the labyrinthine streets of its Medina and the remarkable architecture of the Medersa Bou Inania. Next stop is the vibrant oasis of Marrakesh. Explore the “Red City” amid its sandstone walls and buildings with your Local Guide. You’ll visit Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs (or Badia Palace), the Djemaa El-Fna town center and colorful marketplace. Return to Casablanca for a panoramic drive to visit the Hassan II Mosque. Then, top it all off with a delicious farewell dinner to celebrate your Moroccan Escape!

Highlights

CASABLANCA Welcome dinner; guided panoramic drive, visit the Hassan II Mosque;  farewell dinner at a local restaurant

RABAT Orientation drive

MEKNES Guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Stables

FEZ Guided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania

MARRAKESH Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead), and Djemaa El-Fna

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Arrive in Casablanca, Morocco

Day
1

Welcome to Casablanca! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez

Day
2

Follow North Africa’s infamous Barbary Coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. Enjoy an orientation drive to see the massive medieval battlements, the Royal Palace, and more. Continue to Meknes. Originally founded as a military settlement, it was transformed into an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style during the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl. During your guided sightseeing, admire the monumental gates of the city walls, the mosques, and the palace. Visit the ROYAL STABLES, constructed to house 12,000 of the royal horses. Next is Fez. Blessed with an ample supply of water and strategically situated, Fez became the capital of Morocco when the country shook off foreign rule under Berber King Idris in the 8th century. To this day, Fez has remained Morocco’s spiritual and artistic center.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fez

Day
3

Admire the magnificent entrance to the Royal Palace, drive through the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter, and travel on to Bab Bou Jeloud, the traditional entrance to Old Fez. Your Local Guide also leads you through labyrinthine MEDINA and MEDERSA BOU INANIA. Tonight, an optional folklore dinner completes a fascinating day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Fez - Marrakesh

Day
4

A scenic drive through this fascinating country will take you to Marrakesh, beautifully located in an oasis, and also known as the “Red City” for its red walls and red sandstone buildings.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Marrakesh

Day
5

Follow your Local Guide and visit BAHIA PALACE, the 16th-century SAADIAN TOMBS (if closed, visit the BADIA PALACE instead), and to DJEMAA EL-FNA, the vibrant town center dominated by the 222-foot-high Koutoubia Minaret. In the evening, an exciting optional excursion is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Marrakesh – Casablanca

Day
6

Return to Casablanca and join your Local Guide, on a panoramic drive, featuring a visit to the HASSAN II MOSQUE, a splendid monument designed to mark the end of the century. This evening, a farewell dinner at one of Casablanca’s lively restaurants celebrates your Moroccan Escape.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Casablanca

Day
7

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£716 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,082 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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