Begin your vacation in 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. 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 a panoramic drive to visit the Hassan II Mosque.
- 6 night guided vacation First Class coach tour with individual headsets throughout the tour
- 6 nights in First Class or Moderate First-Class accommodation
Casablanca: Barcelo Casablanca (2 nights)
Fez: Barcelo Fez Medina (2 nights)
Marrakesh: Novotel Marrakesh Hivernage (2 nights)
- 10 Meals: 6 breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners
- Peace of mind 2021 & 2022 bookings can be changed to a different brand (Avalon, Cosmos, Globus or Monograms), destination or to another departure date. Notice of change in travel plans must be given before final payment (60 days prior to departure)
Round trip airfare to Casablanca NOT included but can be added
- 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), and Djemaa El-Fna
|December 1, 2021 – February 16, 2022||from $1049|
|Single Travellers||Add $350|
Note: Passport and emergency contact information needed at final payment.
Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles
VIP Access: Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
Perfect Hotels: We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.
Tour Directors: Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
Transportation: Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA (D)
ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO. Welcome to Casablanca! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Barcelo Casablanca or similar (1 night)
Day 2 CASABLANCA–RABAT–MEKNES–FEZ (B/D)
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 Ismaïl. 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 center.
Hotel: Barcelo Fez Medina or similar (2 night)
Day 3 FEZ (B)
FEZ. Admire 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.
Day 4 FEZ–MARRAKESH (B/D)
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.
Hotel: Novotel Marrakesh Hivernage or similar (2 nights)
Day 5 MARRAKESH (B)
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 center dominated by the 222-foot-high Koutoubia Minaret. In the evening, an exciting optional excursion is available.
Day 6 MARRAKESH–CASABLANCA (B/D)
Return to Casablanca and 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, enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Casablanca’s lively restaurants.
Hotel: Barcelo Casablanca or similar (1 night)
Day 7 CASABLANCA (B)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning