Morocco Imperial Cities Tour

This Tour will take you to the 4 Imperial Cities of the country’s former empire in 8 days. Beginning in Casablanca, and then heading north to Rabat. We continue into the interior of the Northern Atlas Mountains to visit the medieval city of Fez. We will see many fascinating historical sites on the way.  Move on to explore enchanting Marrakesh before you return to Casablanca for departure.

At a Glance
Sat    Welcome to Casablanca. Transfer to your hotel
Sun   City tour and onwards to Rabat. Visit its major sites
Mon  Visit Meknes and Volubilis. Overnight in Fes
Tue    Full day tour of Fes
Wed  Travel along the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech
Thu   Historical Marrakech and Djemaa El Fna tour
Fri    Afternoon departure for Casablanca
Sat   Tour ends with transfer to Casablanca Airport

The historical and cultural wonders of Morocco are waiting on this journey to some of the kingdom’s most legendary cities. From the cosmopolitan centers of Casablanca and Fes to historic Marrakesh and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. This 8-day tour gives you a deep new insight into the country.

The Romans, Persians and Ancient Greeks have all had an influence on this crazy mish-mash of cultures. Exploring these regions offers world wonders and dazzling landscapes.

The Imperial Cities

Fes, Marrakech, Rabat and Meknes are the Imperial cities of Morocco. Each one is or was the capital of one or more dynasties. Fes was the capital of Idrisid, Marinid, Wattadis and Alaouite. Marrakech of Almoravid, Almohad and Saadian. Rabat is currently the capital city.

When a Moroccan dynasty chooses his residence in Fez, Marrakech, Rabat or Meknes, the city became the capital is adorned with monuments (palaces, mosques, mausoleums) that reflect the prestige of the prince in the eyes of his contemporaries and history. World of grandeur, refinement and luxury, the royal city is a mythical universe which inspires medieval authors legendary images.

1

SAT

Casablanca
* Welcome at Mohammed V airport by the tour representative.
* Delivery of your vouchers and the documents of your trip.
* Brief review of the tour during your transfer to the hotel.
* Check-in at your hotel.
* Dinner (Restaurant closes at 10:30 pm no dinner served in the room )
* Overnight at your hotel in Casablanca
2

SUN

Casablanca – Rabat (95 km)
* Visit of the economic capital of Morocco: the central market; the Habous district; the Royal Palace; the Mohamed V square; the residential area of Anfa and the exterior of the impressive Hassan II Mosque .
* Continue to Rabat the Administrative capital of the country.
* City tour of the Royal Palace; (Mechouar); the Oudaya Kasbah; the Mohamed V mausoleum; the Hassan Tower.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Rabat

3

MON

Rabat – Meknes – Fez (220 km)
* Depart for Meknes and visit the Ismalian capital; famous for its 40 km long walls; see the Bab Mansour; the Royal stables and the Jewish quarter.
* Travel to the impressive ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis via the holy city of Moulay Idriss.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Fez.
4

TUE

Fez
* The whole day is devoted to the city-sightseeing of Fez; the spiritual capital of Morocco: the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas; the Nejjarine fountain; the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the Karaouine mosque.
* Afternoon visit of Fez Jdid
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Fez
5

WED

Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (445 km)
* Departure for Marrakesh via Meknes; passing by farms, Mrirert and Khenifra.
* Lunch break in Beni Mellal; one of the agricultural centers of Morocco.
* Arrive in Marrakesh for dinner and overnight.
6

THU

Marrakesh:
* Visit the historical Marrakesh: the Saadian tombs; the Bahia Palace; the Koutoubia Minaret.
* Lunch at the hotel.
* In the afternoon; visit the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters.
* Overnight at your hotel in Marrakesh.
7

FRI

Marrakesh – Casablanca (220 km)
* Morning at your own leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of Marrakesh
* Afternoon departure for Casablanca.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Casablanca
8

SAT

Casablanca – Departure
* Transfer to the Mohammed V Airport; Departure with assistance formalities.
* On arrival at the airport you will board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Mohammed V Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Morocco experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Tour starts in Casablanca on Saturdays
* Welcome & assistance at Mohammed V airport.
* Hotel accommodation in 4 star Hotels based on Half Board with dinners in the respective hotels (exception on Thursday when lunch is served as per itinerary.)
* Transportation in deluxe vehicle according to the number of participants.
* Multilingual tour escort /guide throughout, and local guides in the cities.
* Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program.
* Portage of luggage and tips at the hotels
* Assistance by our local representative .

* Tour starts in Casablanca on Saturdays
* Tour can be upgraded to 5 star Hotel (mail us for upgrade rates)
* Guaranteed Departure every Saturday with Minimum of 2 passengers
* English, Italian, Spanish, French local tour Guides

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* Tour starts in Casablanca on Saturdays
* Tour can be upgraded to 5 star Hotel (mail us for upgrade rates)
* Guaranteed Departure every Saturday with Minimum of 2 passengers
* English, Italian, Spanish, French local tour Guides

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01 April to 15 October 2017

Morocco aerial view of Casablanca
Morocco aerial view of Casablanca
Morocco view of a market in Marrakesh
Morocco Koutoubia Mosque and the Jemaa el Fna souq
Morocco view of building in Marrakesh
Morocco view of the gardens at Beni Mellal
Morocco the Fez Jdid entrance gate
Morocco view of the ruins at the Roman city of Volubilis
Morocco view of the Hassan II Mosque from the ocean
Morocco view of Casablanca in the evening