A Classic Tours Collection
 
 

GROUP TOUR - Departs every Friday
09 days visiting:
Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Beni, Mellal & Marrakech

   
 

ATOC   SPECIAL   FEATURES

  Choice of First Class or Deluxe Hotels with private bath/shower
American Breakfast & Dinner daily
Local English or multilingual speaking guide
Entrance fees, Guide fees, Tips at Hotels and restaurants
Baggage handling and porterage
Assistance by A Classic Tours Collection representative at airport
  Your Journey Begins :
 
DAY 1: FRI

DEPART NORTH AMERICA

Board your Air France international flight for the first segment of your exciting journey to Imperial cities of Morocco.

DAY 2: SAT

ARRIVE CASABLANCA

Arrive Casablanca. Casa - as the locals call it - has much to offer as the city most influenced by the French and a showcase for their architecture and urban design. Transfer to hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure.
DAY 3: SUN

CASABLANCA - CITY TOUR / RABAT

OTour the economic capital of Morocco, the central market, the Habbous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Square, the residential area of Anfa and the exterior of Mosque Hassan II. Later travel to Rabat, the capital of Morocco since the establishment of the French protectorate in 1912 and continuing through Independence in 1961, Its sites are rich and varied, dating from the ancient ruins of Chellah through some magnificent buildings of the twentieth century including the Mausoleum of King Mohamed V. Visit the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Oudaya kasbah, the Mohamed V mausoleum and the Hassan tower.

DAY 4: MON

RABAT/MEKNES/FES

Travel to Meknes and visit the Ismalian Capital famous for its great system of triple walls, 25 miles in length. It is especially noted for its beautiful gates ("Bab" in Arabic) considered to be among the most beautiful gates and among the best preserved - in the Islamic world. Volubulis - are Imperial Stables and the Tomb of Moulay Ismail, an active shrine to which women flock from all over Morocco to ask for his blessing or barakha. Continue on to Fez via the Roman city of Volubilis, most compelling even to those who have seen their share of Roman ruins, and the holy village of Moulay Idriss, named after the man who brought Islam to Morocco and who is buried in the holiest precinct of the city.

DAY 5:TUE

FES

Architectural historians consider Fes to be one of the architectural jewels of the world while the cultural historians consider Fes the world's best example of a living medieval city. UNESCO declared the entire city of Fes to be a World Heritage Site - one of a handful of cities to receive such a designation. Spend your full day touring Fez including medieval medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine mosque, ez al Jdid ¬ new Fez.

DAY 6:WED

FES/BENI MELLAL/MARRAKECH

Depart for Marrakech passing through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Berber village of Immouzer du Kandar and Ifrane.Visit Beni Mellal one of the agricultural centers of Morocco. Arrive Marrakech in the afternoon, a city where the Arab culture of the cities meets the Berber culture of the mountain villages; where the weary sub-Saharan traders (carrying gold, salt and slaves) would ply their wares to the merchants who would then bring them to Europe. A city of the senses - one is beckoned by the alluring scents and brilliant colors of the spice markets, the entrancing sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, the motions of the acrobats, intertwining geometry's of the zellij tile, its perfumed gardens shimmering in the still waters of reflecting pools.

DAY 7:THU

MARRAKECH

After breakfast, travel overland to Khulna. En route visit Bagha Mosque, built during the Husain Shahi period by Sultan Nusrat Shah. The monument boasts some of the most impressive examples of terracotta wall carvings and relief in rich floriated patterns, combined with grapes and rosettes. Travel through Lalan Bridge, built by engineer Sir Robert Gailes in 1908. Break for lunch at a local restaurant. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.PARJATAN HOTEL-BD

DAY 8:FRI

MARRAKECH/CASABLANCA

Your day is at leisure to relax or explore the city on your own. Later return back to Casablanca.

DAY 9:SAT

CASABLANCA/HOME

Leave Morocco today feeling that you have experienced one of the most interesting and rewarding countries of the African continent.

 
 
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