Imperial Cities of Morocco

  • destination Morocco
  • traveltime8 days
  • moneyFrom € 995,- pp

Discover the four imperial cities of Morocco! During this fly & drive you will explore the cities of Fez, Meknes, Rabat, and Marrakesh.

Experience the tasty kitchen, beautiful colors, and mystical music. The medieval markets are still as vibrant and colorful as back in the days. Mosques, palaces, and mausoleums tell their own story. Stroll through the Jemaa El Fna and the bazaars with their bright colors and oriental scents. The red city will whisk you into another world in the blink of an eye.

From beautiful Fez this trip will take you on an adventure along the imperial cities of Morocco. You will set off with local guides and drive through the country by yourself. A beautiful combination of culture, nature and historical places offer you a first introduction of the rich past of Morocco. From Fez you drive to the imperial cities of Meknes and Rabat. You finish this trip in bustling Marrakesh. In addition to the royal cities, you will also discover Volubilis, an ancient Roman city, and Casablanca, the economic heart of the country. In short, a varied trip that gives you a complete picture of Morocco. A unique trip during which we will take care of everything you desire.

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Itinerary

Flight to Fez, Morocco including airport transfer

Your trip starts in one of the most beautiful cities of Morocco, Fez. This Imperial city is the second largest city of the country and has more than one million inhabitants. You will find yourself in a mishmash of cultures, religions and architecture.

When arriving in Morocco, you will be met by one of the local representatives of Arabescape.com who will welcome you. Subsequently, the driver takes you to your accommodation.

Fez including city tour

you can start the day in the Imperial city Fez. To introduce you to the country and this specific city in a pleasant way, we have planned a 4 hour private city tour with a guide.

The mixture of cultures in Fez find its origin in the year 789, when refugee Muslims and Jews from Andalusia, together with emigrated families from Tunisia, settled in this area. Fez was the capital of Morocco until 1912.

Together with the guide you will visit some highlights of the city including the Karaouine Mosque, the Medersa el Attarine and the tanneries. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Fez - Meknes - Volubillis - Rabat pick up rental car

After a tasty Moroccan breakfast in Fez, it is time to leave the city. You will pick up your rental car and travel to two other Imperial Cities.

From Fez, you continue your way to Meknes. You can visit the Bap Mansour el Aleuj and have lunch in the beautiful Medina of the city. Here you will also find the Royal Palace of Meknes.

Afterwards, you drive to Volubillis, one of the largest surviving Roman settlements in the country. this is very much worth a visit. The city is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and easy to reach from Meknes.

Your final destination today is the current capital of the country: Rabat.

Rabat - Casablanca including city tour

Today you wake up in the Moorish city Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The guide will take you on a private tour during which you will visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Hassan Tower. This tower cannot be missed while walking through the city. Afterwards you head to Kasbah de Oudaya, one of the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco. A kasbah used to be a place for defense, characterized by its high walls. From here you have a beautiful view of the Andalusian gardens and the sea.

After this morning tour you will continue to the economic heart of the country, Casablanca. This city is about an hour and a half away.

Casablanca - Marrakech hand in rental car

Casablanca literally means ‘the white house’ and is the largest city in Morocco. While traveling through Morocco, many people do not visit Casablanca. This is unjustified, because you will not forget a visit to the Hassan II Mosque. This mosque is the tallest religious building in the world and the second largest mosque after the one in Mecca. The mosque can accommodate as many as 25,000 people in the prayer hall. The building half protrudes over the water of the Atlantic Ocean, which gives a special view.

After visiting the mosque, you can get a breath of fresh air on the cornice and visit Bastion Skala. From Casablanca you drive to Marrakesh in just under three hours, the end station of your trip through Morocco.

Marrakech including city tour

Today you wake up in a one thousand and one night fairy tale. You have two days to explore Marrakesh, so you have plenty of time to see the highlights. Like many North African cities, Marrakesh is divided into two separate parts: the Gueliz (the modern French-built city) and the Medina (the old city).

The first morning we have arranged a private city tour with a guide. He will show you the way in and around the city center. The tour starts at the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city and famous for its minaret. Afterwards you go to the Djemaa el Fnaa square, the most famous square of Morocco. Everything comes together at this square, from delicious eateries to snake charmers and musicians. A unique experience.

In addition, you can get a glimpse of real Islamic life in Marrakesh by visiting the Madrassa, a Koran school. The gardens of Yves Saint Laurent and the Bahia Palace are also recommended. We are happy to give you some more information about what to see and where to eat.

Marrakech - flight back home including airport transfer

This is the last day of your round trip through Morocco. Depending on the departure time of your flight you still have some time at leisure. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Marrakesh by a local representative of ArabEscape.com. The driver will take you to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation

Les Jardins de la Koutoubia

MarrakechThis hotel is just a few minutes away from the famous Djemaa el Fna Square. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by various palm trees.

Kenzi Basma Hotel

Casablanca This hotel is centrally located in Casablanca. The city's highlights are just a few minutes' walk away.

Riad El Yacout

FezThis historic riad in the centre of the medina was formerly of a wealthy merchant. It is a perfect base from which to discover Fez.

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Add-ons

Extra’s always included when you book a trip with Arabescape.com

  • Stay in unique accommodations
  • 100% tailormade itineraries, all your personal preferences possible.
  • Personalized travelapp with all information about your trip. ( Also available offline.)
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Details & Prices

Imperial Cities of Morocco

  • destination Morocco
  • traveltime8 days
  • moneyFrom € 995,- pp
Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Meet & assist local representative
  • Overnight stays in selected hotels
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Private city tour in Fez
  • Private city tour in Marrakech
  • Private city tour in rabat
  • Car rental with full insurance and without excess
  • All taxes and fees
  • Personal travel app with travel route and information
  • An unforgettable experience! 
Excluded
  • Other meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • GPS
Optional
  • Hot air balloon flight Marrakech
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