The Souks and Medinas of Morocco

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  • 13 October–23 October 2020 – Just added
11 days
from £1,899 pp
Tour code: AGT1160

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    Upcoming Tour Date:

    • 13 October–23 October 2020 – Just added
    11 days
    from £1,899 pp
    Tour code: AGT1160

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      Tour Code AGT1160
      Max Group Size 26
      Single Supplement £400
      Start/End Point Marrakech / Marrakech
      Tour Manager TBC

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      Would you prefer to fly from your local airport or spend a few days at the end of your tour on the beach? We are happy to help you arrange any additional requirements you may have from airport parking and hotels to pre and post tour hotel stays. Whilst the majority of our tours use group flights from London airports it is often possible to offer regional departures or connections – give us a call on 01425 480600 and let us help make your trip as comfortable as possible.

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      Starting in Marrakech and finishing in Casablanca, uncover the extraordinary highlights of Morocco, form its bustling souks to its mountainous interior.

      If you’ve ever dreamed of uncovering the highlights of Morocco, now’s your chance. This eleven-day tour is designed to showcase the best the ‘gateway to Africa’ has to offer, from its bustling souks and cities to its spectacular mountainous interior – with great food and a unique cultural heritage in between.

      Morocco’s scenery has inspired the imagination and been used in countless film and TV productions, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Mission Impossible and Game of Thrones, and a tour through the rugged but stunningly beautiful Atlas Mountains gives you a glimpse into why this region has been selected again and again.

      Not only will you tour the Moroccan highlights during the day, but spending eight nights in Riads and Kasbahs is an opportunity to experience Moroccan splendour in traditional accommodation. Two nights in Casablanca completes the tour, with a special farewell meal in the famous Rick’s Café a highlight in itself.

      Words from Your Tour Coordinator…

      “Our tour to Morocco is a comprehensive journey of an extraordinarily diverse land, from the welcoming chaos of its souks and medinas and its fortified hilltop settlements in the Atlas Mountains to bustling seaside towns and remote Roman ruins.

      Marrakech, “pearl of the south”, remains the most popular tourist destination, where you can find modern sites such as the delightful Majorelle Gardens juxtaposed with the narrow souks which take you back in time. The old quarters of Fez are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in themselves, and the city is a crucial centre of education and architecture. International metropolis Casablanca is a major commercial business hub with a surprisingly spiritual fringe including the stunning Hassan II Mosque which stands on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Surprisingly, Meknes is renowned for its production of wine after its introduction in the early 20th century by the French protectorate, and this year we have included a wine tasting during our time here.

      Finally, the Roman ruins of Volubilis transport visitors 2,000 years back in time, an exceptionally well-preserved Roman colonial town on the fringes of Rome’s empire and only partly excavated. This really is a unique discovery of the diverse landscapes, cities and people in a country that allows you to dip your toes in Arab culture.”

      Ellie Spawton

      Highlights

      • Explore the highlights of Morocco on this comprehensive journey
      • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ait Benhaddou and Volubilis
      • Tours of Marrakech, Fes and Casablanca (and more!)
      • Stay in an eclectic mix of riads, kasbahs and a hotel
      • Enjoy authentic Moroccan wine and cuisine, including a meal at Rick’s Cafe

      What’s Included

      • Return flights from London Gatwick to Marrakech
      • 10 nights in a combination of riads, kasbahs and hotels
      • Meals as per itinerary
      • All excursions, entrance fees and tips
      • All overseas transport and English-speaking guides
      • Services of a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager

      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Arrival (D)

      Arrival and transfer to Marrakech. Take a short orientation walking tour before a welcome drink and dinner.

      Overnight: Marrakech

      Day 2 - Marrakech (B, L, D)

      Spend a full day touring Marrakech, seeing its main sights including the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, often symbolising Marrakech, the Bahia Palace, intended to be the greatest palace of its time, the beautiful Majorelle Gardens, and a visit to the souks and bustling main square.

      Overnight: Marrakech

      Day 3 - Marrakech (B, L)

      Second day in Marrakech, exploring some of the city’s lesser-known gems, including the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Ben Youssef Madrasa (the largest Islamic college in Morocco), and the ruins of the 16th century El Badi Palace, a lavish display of some of the best craftsmanship of the Saadian period.

      Overnight: Marrakech

      Day 4 - Ait Benhaddou / Ouarzazate (B, L, D)

      Depart through the scenic Atlas Mountains, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou, featured in popular film and TV including Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Continue to Ouarzazate, the ‘doors of the desert’, and visit its studios, which were used in Lawrence of Arabia – and more.

      Overnight: Skoura

      Day 5 - Erfoud (B, L, D)

      Continue to Erfoud, an oasis in the Sahara Desert, via Todgha Gorge, a series of stunning canyons in the Atlas Mountains.

      Overnight: Erfoud

      Day 6 - Midelt / Fes (B, L, D)

      Today sees a long journey of approx. 6 hours departing to Fes. Drive through the great oasis of Rachdia and enjoy lunch in Midelt. The journey is broken up further with a coffee stop in Ifran.

      In Fes, check in and enjoy dinner.

      Overnight: Fes

      Day 7 - Fes (B, D)

      Spend a full day in Fes, exploring its souks, medersas and foundouks, seeing its city walls, and soaking in the atmosphere.

      Overnight: Fes

      Day 8 - Volubilis (B, D)

      Day trip to the extensive Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often considered the capital of ancient Mauretania. The city had a number of monumental public buildings, and its prosperity was primarily from olive growing. Volubilis fell to local tribes in the late 3rd century and was never retaken by Rome due to its remoteness.

      Overnight: Fes

      Day 9 - Meknes / Casablanca (B, L)

      Depart to Casablanca. En route, visit Meknes, renowned for its wine production, for a tasting and lunch.

      Overnight: Casablanca

      Day 10 - Casablanca (B. D)

      Full day exploring Casablanca’s main sites, including the stunning Hassan II Mosque, situated on a promontory on the Atlantic Ocean and the largest mosque in Morocco. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell meal at the famous Rick’s Café, designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the 1942 movie classic named after the city.

      Overnight: Casablanca

      Day 11 - Departure (B)

      Transfer to the airport for departure.

      Prestige Holidays’ booking conditions apply. Price is based on twin/double occupancy. Single rooms are on request at a supplement of £400 — subject to availability. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. Hotels are subject to change and a hotel of similar standard in the overnight locations may be provided. Flight times are provisional and subject to change due to airline schedules.

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