Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco

Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco in Riads- Private Tour

Day 1 Casablanca

Arrive Casablanca where you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Assistance with check-in. Casablanca is the financial capital of the country, with a bustling commercial activity and is an important African seaport. Overnight.

Day 2 Casablanca - Rabat

Breakfast. You are collected at your hotel in the morning and taken to see the central market, Mohamed V square, the Habous district, the residential area of Anfa, the outside of the Hassan II Mosque, and the exterior of the Royal Palace. Begin your journey to Rabat, capital of the kingdom and modern administrative centre. Rabat is known as the "White City", owing to its whitewashed houses and buildings. City tour including the Kasbah of the Oudaya, the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Royal Palace & Mechouar (exterior). Overnight.

Day 3 Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes

Breakfast. Today you journey on to historic Fes via Meknes, another of the Imperial Cities, transformed by its imposing architecture from the period of Moulay Ismail, (1672-1727 CE). You will be able to view the Mellah (Jewish quarter), the Royal Stables, the Bab El Mansour Gate and the famous city walls. After an optional lunch, travel on just north of Meknes to the important religious town of Moulay Idriss and the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis. Continue to Fes, the oldest of the imperial cities having been founded shortly after the Arab invaders swept across northern Africa in the late 7th century. Overnight.

Day 4 Fes

Breakfast. A full day to explore the wonders of this superb city, considered to be the religious centre of the land. Visit some of the city's most important monuments such as the Karaouiyne Mosque, the Attarine and Bou Inania Medersas, the Nejarrine Fountain and the Mausoleum of the Sultan, Moulay Idriss, whose Dynasty founded the city (788-974CE). Optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in the medina. Afternoon visit of Fes el Jdid and the Royal Palace (exterior). Overnight.

Day 5 Fes - Beni Mellal - Marrakesh

Breakfast. Departure via Ifrane, resort town of wealthy Moroccans, Azrou, a relaxed Berber town, and the village of Immouzer du Kandar, and Beni-Mellal, a small town situated 625m above sea-level in the heart of the Middle Atlas mountain range enjoying superb scenery and interesting road stops all the way. Optional lunch en route. Continue your journey to magnificent Marrakesh, the capital of the south. Overnight.

Day 6 Marrakesh

Breakfast. A full day to discover the charms of this impressive ‘Imperial’ city and its monuments. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia palace, the gardens and orchard basin of the Menara, the Saadian Tombs and the Museum Dar Si Said. (The museum is closed on Tuesdays). Optional lunch at a local restaurant. An enchanting afternoon will be spent in the souks of the Medina and the intriguing Djemaa El Fna Square. Overnight.

Day 7 Marrakesh - Casablanca

Breakfast. A morning free to browse and shop or just relax. In the afternoon you begin a leisurely return to Casablanca for arrival and check-in. Overnight.

Day 8 Casablanca

After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for departure to your next destination. End of services.