Take a full 7 days to see all the former capitals of Morocco first hand with our Imperial Cities of Morocco Tour. From medieval medinas like Fez and Meknes to modern cities like Rabat and, of course, Marrakech, the most iconic city of Morocco. Starting at €590. <<Private and completely customizable>>
If, on the other hand, you don’t have a lot of time, you might be interested in our 5-day imperial cities express tour.
Private transfers to and from the airport.
4×4 vehicle and private English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
Two nights in Casablanca including breakfast.
Two nights in Fez including breakfast.
Two nights in Marrakech including breakfast.
Local Guides in Casablanca, Fez, Rabat and Marrakech.
Tickets (Casablanca: Hassan II Grand Mosque; Fez: Bou Inania Madrasa; Marrakech: Bahia Palace and Marrakech Museum).
Local taxes and fees.
Cancellation insurance (available for purchase at reservation). See price and terms here.
Lunch and drinks (soft drinks and bottled water cost around 20 Dirhams).
Anything not specifically mentioned here as “included in the price”.
This is a private tour and the cost varies based on how many people are in your party (prices below are per person for a double room):
Casablanca: Hotel Idou Anfa 4*
Fez: Riad La Perle de la Medina
Marrakech: Riad Challa
Triple rooms are usually double rooms with an extra bed (cot).
Accommodations specifically mentioned except in exceptional cases where we will stay in similar accommodations.
Prices are valid until 31 October 2020.
Imperial Cities Tour
Arrival at the Casablanca airport (flight arranged by the traveller), private pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast and visit to Casablanca, the most populous city in Morocco and economic capital of the country with a population of more than 7 million. Among others, we will explore the Anfa Boulevard, the Mohammed V Square and the exteriors of the Hassan II Grand Mosque, a masterpiece of Arab architecture and the only mosque in all Morocco open to non-Muslims (inside visit and entrance included).
Departure to Meknes. Upon arrival, we enjoy a panoramic view where we can contemplate the 40 kilometers (25 miles) of walls that surround and protect this imperial city, leading to the iconic Bab Al Mansour, the largest gate in Morocco and North Africa.
Free time for lunch (on behalf of the traveller). Head to Fez. Dinner included.
Breakfast. Today we see the oldest of the imperial cities, starting with a panoramic visit from the lookout, where we see both the modern and the old city. We continue visiting the modern area, appreciating places such as the gates of the Royal Palace, the Bab Jeloud or the Jewish Quarter.
Once the contemporary zone is finished, we walk the medina of Fez on foot, like a journey through time, we see the ancient madrassa of Bou Inania, as well as the districts of the different artisans: goldsmiths, carpenters, loom workers, ending in the famous tanneries.
Breakfast and head to Rabat with brief stops en route. Upon arrival we visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Hassan Tower and the exterior of the Royal Palace. Next, we tour the Kasbah of the Oudayas, an ancient fortress in the heart of Rabat with a very picturesque style that completely contrasts with the rest of the city.
Head to Marrakech.
Breakfast. Beginning of the visit to Marrakech, starting with the outside of the Koutoubia Mosque. Later, we arrive at the semi-old part of the city. We visit the Bahia Palace, built by the vizier Si Moussa for personal use with its more than eight-hectare estate.
Then we take a walking tour through the medina, the old part of the city. We see first hand the different neighborhoods of artisans, as well as the souks and markets that the medina houses. We also visit the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the main focus of the city and where acrobats, storytellers, juice vendors, musicians and other merchants and artists transform this space into a living spectacle.
Breakfast in the riad and check-out. Free time.
At 4:00 p.m., pick-up and head to Casablanca with brief stops en route. Accommodations included.
Breakfast and check-out. At the agreed time, private pick up and transfer to Casablanca airport. Arrival and end of our services.
Please don’t hesitate to inquire about any adjustment you want to make to this itinerary (number of days, places to visit, departure location, etc.).
1.5 = an hour and a half