Summary

The 7-day Tour of Imperial Cities in Morocco (Meknes, Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat) from Spain will offer you the opportunity to visit the four historical capitals of Morocco. You will travel from Malaga to Tarifa in Spain to board the ferry and cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier in Morocco. In Morocco, you will discover the four historical capitals such as Meknes, Fez, Marrakesh and Rabat and other important cities such as Tangier, Volubilis, Casablanca, after which you will return to Spain. The Imperial Cities Tour (Morocco) from Spain will offer you unforgettable experiences, full of discoveries of incredible places and sites declared World Heritage by UNESCO. If you are a single traveller willing to join a group, this tour also suits you as you can be accommodated in a single room (Single Room Supplement: 370 €). This is a group guided tour that starts from Malaga every Saturday in 2022.

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Maria

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I speak English and Spanish. I studied tourism in Madrid, and I have more than 7 years’ work experience in travel agencies. My passion for travelling around Spain and Europe, made me discover new places and offer different routes around my country and some of its neighbours.

Itinerary


In the morning, you will travel from the Costa del Sol to Tarifa in order to board the ferry crossing the Strait of Gibraltar towards Tangier. The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates two continents: Europe and Africa.

After arriving in Tangier, Morocco you will enjoy a guided tour to discover the surroundings of Tangier, and visit the Caves of Hercules, an archaeological cave complex located in Cape Spartel, about 14 km west of Tangier.

In the afternoon you will have some free time for lunch.

After lunch, you can enjoy an extra excursion to Tetuan.

Dinner and accommodation in Tangier.

After breakfast, you will depart towards Fez. You will make a stop in Volubilis to visit its Roman ruins, the main road Decumanus Maximus, which begins at the gate of Tangier and ends at the Triumphal Arch of Caracalla, built in 217 AD. It is paved and surrounded by spacious and decorated houses.

You will continue your journey to Meknes, one of the imperial cities that became the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail. You will visit its medina, its El Hedim square and its famous Bab Mansour gate, probably the most beautiful in Morocco.

In the afternoon, you will arrive in Fez.

Dinner and accommodation in Fez.

In the morning, you will visit Fez, founded in 789 by Idriss 1st, who made it the first imperial capital of Morocco. Fez is the current intellectual and religious capital of Morocco. You will start with a panoramic tour from the hotel to visit the royal palace and its 7 gates or Dar Al-Makhzen on the way to the fascinating world of the medina of Fez El Bali, the oldest and most extensive in Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 785 mosques and more than 2,000 squares, streets and alleys that represent a labyrinthine return in time. From Bab Bou Jeloud to Es-Seffarine square, you will enjoy a journey through the centuries starting in the 9th century to the 19th century. Along the walk, you will discover how these alleys are structured, and see the different constructions that make up the walls of the medina, in addition from its artisan guilds and neighborhoods, such as leather tanners or more seamstresses. You will see the Medersa, the oldest university in the world, and we will finish the tour with the sound of the hammer of the potters working the copper as they did hundreds of years ago.

You will enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant.

After lunch, you will have free time. You are recommended to take an optional excursion to explore the medina and see the handicraft and carpet tour, if you are interested in learning about the art or buying.

Accommodation in Fez.

After breakfast, you will depart to Casablanca, the economic capital of the country. You will have some free time for lunch that could be enjoyed along its famous Corniche. You will visit the Great Hassan II Mosque, which was built by more than 3,000 artisans. It’s the second tallest mosque in the world with its minaret reaching 210 metres. Built partly on the sea, it is a religious and cultural complex, built on nine hectares and includes a prayer room, an ablution room, bathrooms, a Koranic school (madrasa), a library and a museum.

Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon.

Dinner and accommodation in Marrakesh.

In the morning, you will enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, another important imperial city. The tour will start from the Koutoubia Mosque, which is the symbol of the city and has been formerly used as a bookstore. You will continue to the sumptuous Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century by hundreds of artisans from Fez. You will continue from the Jewish quarter or Mellah to the Jemaa El-Fnaa square, a living museum and intangible cultural heritage of Humanity, where storytellers, snake charmers, jugglers, dancers and more, constitute an authentic court of miracles. You will continue through the souk and its alleys full of businesses, workshops and terraces to meet the guilds of carpenters, sharpeners and a Berber pharmacy of remedies and natural products mostly from argan and derivatives.

Lunch in a typical restaurant and free afternoon.

After lunch, you are recommended to do some more extra activities to complete the experience in this unique city.

Accommodation in Marrakesh.

After breakfast, you will leave for the administrative capital of the country, Rabat, one of the imperial cities and official residence of the royal family. Upon arrival you will visit its key attractions such as the Tour Hassan, an unfinished mosque that rises dominating the esplanade with more than 200 columns and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, built in memory of the sultan who achieved the independence of the country. The royal guards, in colorful gala dress, guard the entrance to the monument on horseback.

The Imperial Cities Tour (Morocco) from Madrid offers you a free afternoon during this day to stroll through the medina, visit the Kasbah of Oudayas listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy a promenade on the banks of the Bou Regreg river.

Dinner and accommodation in Rabat.

After breakfast, you will depart to Tangier, where you will board the ferry and cross the Strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. You will be transferred from Tarifa to Malaga.

Prices

Travel dates

Every Saturday (2022)

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

6 Pers.

18 Pers.

4* Hotels (January - June; November - December)

860€

860€

860€

4* Hotels (July, August, September, October)

910€

910€

910€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 6 Pers. 18 Pers.

Every Saturday (2022)

4* Hotels (January - June; November - December) 860€ 860€ 860€
4* Hotels (July, August, September, October) 910€ 910€ 910€

What's Included

  • 6 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at 4-star hotels;
  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Lunch on day 3, 5 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 1, 2, 4, 6 of the itinerary;
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Transportation according to the entire itinerary (bus with free WI-FI onboard);
  • Sightseeing tour with local guide in Fez, Marrakesh and Rabat;
  • Multilingual tour leader;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Fast-ferry tickets.

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