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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 you’ll also 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 panoramic drive to visit the Hassan II Mosque. Then, top it all off with a delicious farewell dinner to celebrate your Moroccan Escape!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Welcome dinner; guided panoramic drive, visit the Hassan II Mosque; [LF] farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Stables
Guided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou InaniaMARRAKESH Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead), and Djemaa El-Fna
Headsets throughout the tour.Notes:
- Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
Meals & Itinerary
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine including welcome and farewell dinners in Casablanca
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Welcome to Casablanca! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 CASABLANCA–RABAT–MEKNES–FEZ
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.
Day 3 FEZ
View 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.
Day 4 FEZ–MARRAKESH
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.
Day 5 MARRAKESH
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.
Day 6 MARRAKESH–CASABLANCA
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..
Day 7 CASABLANCA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
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Traditional Moroccan Dinner
Savour a typical Moroccan dinner at one of the most popular venues in the city.
Price Range: $$
Bhalil & Sefrou Half-Day Trip
Head into Morocco's Middle Atlas mountain region for an exciting encounter with real Berber culture as you visit a family in their Bhalil village cave home and then explore the medina in pretty Sefrou.
Price Range: $$
Why miss the chance to experience this magical dinner show?
Price Range: $$
Know Before You Go
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