Moroccan Escape

Morocco is rapidly becoming one of the world's biggest must-see Destinations! This escorted tour of Morocco highlights the very best that Morocco has to offer and is timed perfectly to escape the crowds typically found at busier times of the year and avoid the peak travel period prices!

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! 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • CASABLANCA - Welcome dinner; guided panoramic drive, visit the Hassan II Mosque; farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

  • RABAT - Orientation drive.

  • MEKNES - Guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Stables.

  • FEZ - Guided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania.
     
  • MARRAKESH - Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead)

Tour Dates:
4 November 2018
11 November 2018
18 November 2018
25 November 2018
2 December 2018
9 December 2018
16 December 2018

Feel like there's more to see, or thinking of travelling further after the tour? Speak to our Travel Team about customising your holiday package to take in all the sights and experiences that you want to see!

All prices are in AUD and subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuation and flight availability. Contact our friendly team for current pricing. 

Duration
9 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.

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Day 1: ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO.
Welcome to Casablanca!

Day 2: EXPLORE AT YOUR LEISURE
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 3: 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 Ismail. 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 centre. (B,D)

Day 4: 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. (B)

Day 5: 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. (B,D)

Day 6: 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 centre dominated by the 222 foot (68 metre) high Koutoubia Minaret. In the evening, an exciting optional excursion is available. (B)

Day 7: MARRAKESH - CASABLANCA.
Return to Casablanca to 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. (B,D).

Day 8: CASABLANCA.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Spend the day exploring at your leisure before returning to the hotel for your last night in Morocco. (B) 

Day 9: DEPART FOR HOME
Transfer to your airport of departure for your return flight to Australia or your onward destination.

Inclusions:

  • Return economy flights from Brisbane
  • Airport Transfers
  • 2 nights centrally located pre/post-tour accommodation
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Free Wi-Fi on motorcoach and in most hotels
  • Casablanca
    • Welcome Dinner
    • Guided Panoramic Drive
    • Hassan II Mosque
    • Farewell Dinner
  • Rabat
    • Orientation Drive
  • Meknes
    • Guided sightseeing
    • Royal Stables Visit
  • Fez
    • Guided Sightseeing
    • Medina and Medersa Bou Inania visits
  • Marrakesh
    • Guided Sightseeing
    • Bahia Palace  and Saadina Tombs visits
Duration
9 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.
Price
AUD $3,929
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