5 Days / 4 NightsStart time
Departure time: from 0700h (07:00am)
(Depending on the pick up location)
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Tour departs from the following areas in Costa Del Sol:
Malaga: 0700h (07:00am)
Torremolinos: 0730h (07:30am)
Fuengirola: 0815h (08:15am)
Marbella: 0840h (08:40am)
(Please advise us of your preferred pick up location at the time of booking for pick up. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Costa del Sol)
Tour returns to the original departure point
You will be staying in 3 or 4 star hotels depending on option chosen. All transfers will be made in a deluxe motor coach and an expert guide will accompany you throughout the tour who will share interesting facts about the places you see.
Visit famous and scenic places such as Tangier, an ancient Phoenician town located where the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet. The surrounding mountains provide a magnificent backdrop to this intriguing city.
Casablanca, the economic capital and legendary city of Morocco, which has all the hallmarks of a modern metropolis. The old city (Medina) in the north and the enormous Hassan II Mosque are both noteworthy landmarks.
Witness the beauty of Marrakech lies in its atmosphere and spectacular location. The peaks of the Atlas Mountains make an outstanding backdrop. Meknes is dominated by the unfinished but magnificent Royal Palace a jewel that any traveler should not miss.
Also visit Fez, one of the four "imperial cities". The Medina of Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a number of major monuments are being saved from ruin and restored. And Cueta, a Spanish enclave on mainland Morocco, facing Algeciras across the Straits of Gibraltar.
Day 01: Costa del Sol – Rabat
Your tour drives along the Costa del Sol to Algeciras where you board the ferry boat to Tangier.
On arrival at Tangier you will be taken on a short tour of the city with an expert guide, who will highlight some of the interesting locations explaining their fascinating history.
During the 30s, 40s and 50s, Tangier was famous for its famous eccentric writers and artists. It also acquired a dubious status for the large-scale espionage activities and smuggling. With its reputation and old world charm, Tangier still manages to captivate today’s visitors. You will visit some of the city’s most exciting places.
You will drive along the Boulevard Pasteur and overlook the passage and its scores of cafes - relics from the days of the International Zone and the Beat Generation.
You will first halt at the Grand Socco; the souk is located just outside the city walls where you can see traditional products being made and sold. Walk through the archway into the medina and take a trip back in time as you encounter a medieval world as you pass through the narrow lanes of the old town.
Next you will visit Petit Socco, the heart of the Medina. Here, you will find an open space with cafés where you can see people from all cultures go by.
Lastly, visit the Kasbah, a complex of castles on top of the hill with beautiful overview of the city. Also see the 17th century Dar el Makhzen Palace and its gardens which are part of this complex.
We will also drive along the Mohammed V Avenue and the famous Promenade Maritime. After that board your air-conditioned coach to reach Rabat, the capital of Morocco.
Your sightseeing tour of Rabat starts you stroll past the Royal Palace, which is located right in the heart of Rabat.
Continue to the Mohammed V Mausoleum. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its white silhouette, topped by a typical green tiled roof.
After that you will also visit the Hassan Tower. This incomplete minaret along with the mosque and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V forms the most important historical and tourist complex in Rabat.
On arrival at Rabat you check into your hotel for dinner and stay the night
Day 02: Rabat – Casablanca
After breakfast you set off on your morning tour of the city of Casablanca. Start your morning with the beautiful city, Casablanca. On arrival at Casablanca you take a tour of this wonderful city. Casablanca is Morocco's largest city, industrial and economic capital as well as its chief port.
The focal point of the city is the large and impressive United Nations Square. Located at the corner of the old part of Casablanca it has an impressive (restored) clock tower. In the same area are the remains of Casablanca’s 18th century fortifications. The ruins of this former bastion provide a breathtaking view of the city.
You will continue your tour driving down to the ANFA Avenue, which is reckoned to be the most westernized district of the city. You will also visit the new and impressive Promenade Maritime.
Lastly, you will visit another noteworthy landmark, the large and imposing Hassan II Mosque. This mosque is the world’s third largest. The soaring minarets and laser lights (pointing the way to Mecca) at night make it a truly striking piece of architecture.
After your panoramic tour of Casablanca the tour moves on to Marrakech.
On arrival at Marrakech you check into your hotel to stay the night.
Day 03: Marrakech – Meknes – Fez
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the city of Marrakech. Known as the “Red City” or “Al Hamra” – Marrakech sits at the foot of the Atlas Mountains.
Explore the ancient Medina and visit the Koutoubia Minaret - the most perfect Islamic monument in North Africa. The minaret dominates the city of Marrakech and is visible for miles around. It is a perfect and classic example of the Moroccan-Andalusian architectural style.
Next you will visit the Saadian Tombs which were discovered early in the last century. They are a must see because of the delicate carvings and the beauty of the decorations, making it one of the city’s architectural attractions. Housing the remains of about 60 members; the tombs are decorated with beautifully carved cedar wood and stucco work with the graves made of Italian marble.
Discover the famous Djemaa El Fna Square, the largest traditional market in Morocco and the busiest square in all of Africa. It is the core of the medina and the main square of Marrakech. It is filled with fortune tellers, story tellers, snake tamers, etc. Lively at any time of day, it is especially so as sundown turns to night.
After that visit the Mellah or the Jewish Quarter which is still home to Marrakech’s remaining Jews. The area has a different feel to the rest of the city and the Jewish cemetery is a remarkable sight with white tombs stretching into the distance.
Continue with The Palais el Badi – The original building was a fairy-like palace. The design was influenced by the Alhambra of Granada, Spain.
After your sightseeing tour of Marrakech you will carry on to Meknes.
On arrival at Meknes you have time for a quick tour of the city. Meknes is renowned for its grand monumental gates, imposing walls and enormous palace complex and many other building projects.
The construction of the city was commissioned by Moulay Ismail in the latter part of the 17th century. It was once the capital of the Moroccan kingdom.
You will visit the Mansour Gate, the great and beautiful gate which attracts many visitors every day. It is one of the more beautiful pieces of Moorish architecture in Morocco. Once the main entrance to the city, the huge gate is well preserved and has interesting inscriptions on the top.
Besides the architecture of the city, you can explore the many romantic and traditional marketplaces, selling everything from cure-all medicines to carpets and jewellery to bakeries selling traditional breads; are another major attraction for visitors.
After your tour of Meknes, the tour departs for Fez.
On arrival at Fez you check into your hotel for dinner and to stay the night.
Day 04: Fez
After breakfast, in the morning, you start your city tour of Fez.
Fez is one of the “Imperial Cities” of Morocco and the oldest. It regarded as being the symbolic heart of Morocco. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Medina of Fez el-Bali, in particular and Fez in general, has been regarded as the cultural and artistic center of Morocco. It was for quite a long time the religious center for both Muslims and Christians.
You will start with the gates of the Royal Palace. The rest of the palace is not open to the public. It is however said to be one of the most graceful and beautiful structures in Morocco.
Continue to the Medina (Old City). The ancient walled city with its twisting alleys and souks is widely regarded as the most intact Islamic medieval city in the world. The medina of Fez is a virtual treasure chest of architectural treasures and artwork of all kinds. Within its twisting alleyways there are many beautiful and traditional houses containing fabulous antiques and other treasures dating back thousands of years.
After your tour of this fascinating city, the afternoon is free for you to do as you please.
Day 05: Fez – Rabat – Costa del Sol
After breakfast, you depart for the little Spanish enclave of Cueta via the town of Larache. Cueta is one of the two remaining pieces of long Spanish rule in Africa. Its economy depends on tax free trade and supplies to passing ships.
Founded by the Phoenicians, Cueta is encircled by 7 peaks of which Musa Mountain is said to be one of the two legendary Pillars of Hercules. Culturally Cueta is Spanish despite a large community of Berber Muslims.
After a brief tour of Cueta you board the ferry back to Algeciras and Spain.
On arrival at Algeciras you continue on to Costa del Sol where the tour ends.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
Please advise us of your passport details at time of booking, if you do not have it to hand please advise us no later than 72hrs prior to departure.
The pick up locations are from designated and central meeting points of respective cities. Pick up location will be advised at the final confirmation.
The timings are indicative. Final pick up times will be advised at the final confirmation.
Passengers must pass the customs control with their luggage.
Only 1 suitcase per person is allowed
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Hotel Ibis Moussafir – Casablanca
Air conditioned rooms
Hotel Ramada – Casablanca
Air conditioned rooms
Hotel Ibis Moussafir - Marrakech
Located close to the train station
Air conditioned rooms
Hotel Atlas Asni - Marrakech
Located close the Medina and Menara Gardens
Air conditioned rooms
Restaurant – Moroccan, Italian and International cuisine
Fez - (you will be allocated to either)
Located in the suburbs
Air conditioned rooms
Located in the new city, close to old city and tourist attractions
Air conditioned rooms
Please check passport and visa requirements before traveling
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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