Imperial Cities tour

Imperial Cities tour

Tour Experience

Cultural tour of Morocco's imperial cities for travellers on a budget

Available

Set departures throughout the year

Location

Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez

This budget trip offers an amazing insight in to Morocco's historic cities, with bustling medinas and fantastic historic sites to see, and a wonderful chance to experience local Moroccan cuisine. Starting and finishing in Marrakech (book cheap flights to Easyjet and Ryanair) the tour also includes the cities of Casblanca, the old town of Rabat, fantastic ruins at Volubilis, and of course time to explore the mazy medina at Fez.

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INCLUDED

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local tour leader throughout
  • Local English (may be multilingual) speaking escort/guide during the sightseeing
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrances fees to monuments as stated

EXCLUDED

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Any other items not mentioned above

PACKAGE DETAILS

Itinerary

DAY 1, Arrive into Marrakech

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Marrakech for the start of your trip. They’ll help you settle in and introduce you to the local area.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Marrakech hotel
| MEALS:
Dinner
| EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement, Extra night – pre-tour

DAY 2, Marrakech, city tour

Today’s tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. We then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace which hosts intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship. In the afternoon we head to the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. Today’s tour ends at the lively Djemaa El Fna Square.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Marrakech hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3, Marrakech to Casablanca

After breakfast we leave Marrakech behind and head to the coastal city of Casablanca. We’ll have a day of sightseeing today to visit the central market, the Habous District, the Royal Palace, Mohamed V Square, the Anfa district, and take in some magnificent views of the Hassan II Mosque.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Casablanca hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 Casablanca to Fez via Rabat and Meknes

This morning we’ll head to Rabat, Morocco’s administrative capital and tour the old town, including the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower, and Mohamed V Mausoleum. We leave Rabat and drive to the Berber town of Meknes. Formerly the capital of Morocco during the reign of Moulay Ismail, he transformed the town, constructing intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40m the largest ramparts in the country. Next is ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Recently listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and dating back as far as AD40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. We finish the day with a short drive to the mediaeval city of Fez.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Fez hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Fez, city tour

Over 1200 years old, the city of Fez is a labyrinth of souks, mosques and spice filled streets. We delve into the fascinating history of the city with a full tour encompassing the Moulay Idrss mausoleum, Nejjarine fountain and the Bou Anania Medersa. We also spend time confusing our senses in the cacophony of noise surrounding the heady alleyways of Medieval Medina, home to tanneries, carpet shops and local restaurants before heading to Fez Jdid to explore the cities many varied souks.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Fez hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, To Marrakech via Beni Mellal

We reluctantly leave Fez behind this morning and begin our journey back to Marrakech. Along the way we’ll make a short stop in beautiful Beni Mellal which dates back to 1688.
You’ll arrive back into Marrakech this evening and the remainder of the day is free for some last minute exploration or shopping.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Marrakech hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Marrakech, free time, transfer to airport for departure

You have some free time in Marrakech today until you are transferred to the airport for departure.
| OVERNIGHT:
N/A
| MEALS:
Breakfast
| EXTRAS:
Extra night – post-tour

DURATION

7 days

Price

A$683

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