Majestic Morocco with Cox & Kings

Majestic Morocco with Cox & Kings

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Majestic Morocco with Cox & Kings

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Experience the rich culture and diverse landscapes of Morocco. Visit historic and exquisite architectural landmarks, from Roman ruins to palaces, mosques, and riads built by sultans. Stroll through vibrant medinas and understand life today, with specially arranged opportunities to interact with locals. Savor delectable cuisine throughout your journey, including a visit to the country’s oldest wine estate for a gourmet meal and wine tasting.

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the medinas of all four of Morocco’s imperial cities: Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, and Meknes
  • See the stunning architecture of Morocco’s mosques, palaces, and other landmarks
  • Visit Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy wine tasting and gourmet cuisine at Morocco’s oldest winery
  • Partake in a traditional tea ceremony with a local family
  • Barter for fresh ingredients at a souk and prepare and enjoy tagine with a local family
  • Enjoy dinner and traditional musical entertainment in a riad
  • Visit a local synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh

Expired on Friday September 27th, 2019

Dates & Pricing

Departure Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
02/12/2018 US $5,995 US $7,575
10, 17/02/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575
24/03/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575
07/04/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575
05/05/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575
05/05/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575
11/08/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575
15/09/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575
06, 20, 27/10/2019 US $6,995 US $8,575

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Expired on Friday September 27th, 2019

Inclusions

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers to and from your hotel
  • Accommodation as noted in itinerary, based on double occupancy
  • Guided sightseeing in late model, air-conditioned vehicle (exceptions may apply)
  • Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s) and/or Tour Director as detailed in your itinerary
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips for porterage, drivers, restaurant staff and local tour guides (Tour Director tips are not included)
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Baggage handling, 1 piece of luggage per person unless otherwise noted. (Please note that any additional luggage may require modification in vehicle size)
  • Other inclusions as noted in your itinerary

Exclusions

  • International airfare, unless otherwise stated
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.
  • Gratuity for tour director
  • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
  • Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary
  • Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary
  • Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel
  • Transport between your home and home airport/port/station
  • Gratuities unless stated in “What Your Land Price Includes”
  • Travel Protection Insurance
  • Other inclusions if not noted under “Includes”

Expired on Friday September 27th, 2019

Expired on Friday September 27th, 2019

Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca / Rabat

Arrival transfer from Casablanca Airport to your hotel in Rabat.
Enjoy a welcome dinner.
This evening, enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner with your fellow travelers and your Cox & Kings Tour Director.

Meals Dinner
Hassan Tower, Rabat

Transfer to Fez.
Visit Meknes, the 17th-century imperial city.
This morning, set off through the countryside to Meknes, the third of the Imperial Cities. Built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, Meknes was intended to rival the court of his contemporary, Louis XIV of France. See the impressive Bab Mansour city gate, large granaries, and royal stable, which was built to accommodate some 12,000 horses. Visit Moulay Ismail's mausoleum, one of the few shrines that permit non-Muslims.

Experience Volubilis, Morocco's largest and best preserved collection of Roman ruins.
Next, explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With triumphal arches, basilicas, and capitols typical of Roman architecture, Volubilis is the largest and best preserved collection of Roman ruins in Morocco. Among the greatest treasures are its beautiful and intricately designed mosaic floors.

Enjoy dinner with traditional Moroccan music.
Journey to Fez, where you will enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional music at a riad, a large traditional Moroccan home. Spacious and imposing, the homes are generally luxurious andillustrate Morocco's cultural history. We are invited to one of these riads for a traditional Moroccan music performance. Listen as a band performs Andalusian music, considered the most refined Moroccan classical music; followed by a group of Sufi drummers and Gnaoua musicians, who play sub-Saharan African rhythms.

Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Volubilis, Meknes

Deligith in a full day of sightseeing in Fez & New Fez.
Step back into the Middle Ages as you explore Fez today. Founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial city was a renowned center of medieval learning.

Visit Karaouine, one of the oldest universities in the world.
At its heart lies the Karaouine, one of the oldest universities in the world, which still operates today.

See Attarine Medersa, a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture.
Next to Karaouine is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic College), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture.

Wander Nejjarine Square & the nearby Fondouq.
Visit Nejjarine Square and its beautiful mosaic tile fountain, and the nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai). Formerly a way-station inn, today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent museum of carpentry.

Take in the Museum of Morrocan Arts (Dar Batha).
This afternoon, tour Dar Batha (the Museum of Moroccan Arts) to view its collection of wood carvings, embroidery, tribal carpets, and ceramics. Next, continue to Fez El Jedid (New Fez), built by the Merinid Dynasty in the 13th century. Visiting the medieval medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a living history museum, view the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas, souks, and the city walls. A highlight is the Mellah (the old Jewish quarter) and its excellent examples of Jewish architecture.

Visit a local family for a traditional tea ceremony.
While exploring the medina, you will be welcomed into the home of a local family. The private and intimate experience allows you the opportunity to learn about traditional family life in Fez. Sit in the living room and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, the symbol of hospitality in the Moroccan society.

Feast on a traditional Moroccan dinner.
This evening, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner at Riad Maison Bleue.

Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Bab Bou Jeloud, Main Western Entrance to Fes El Bali

Enjoy a Moroccan culinary lesson and market visit.
Learn some basic Arabic from your guide before venturing into the medina to meet a local family for a Moroccan cooking lesson. Begin by making bread, then take it to bake in a public oven, just as the locals do. As your bread bakes, visit food stalls with the family and barter for fresh ingredients before retrieving the bread and returning to the kitchen to prepare tagine, a traditional and fragrant Moroccan stew. Enjoy the dishes you've created over a shared lunch with the family.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Fez.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Walled medina of Fes, Morocco

Transfer to Casablanca.
Taste wines at Morocco's oldest winery.
Stop at Domaine des Ouled Thaleb, the oldest winery in the country, dating back to 1927. Enjoy lunch at the winery's Riad des Vignerons and some wine tasting: white, roses, and the local favorite, gris, made from Caladoc and Marselan grapes.

Arrive in Casablanca mid-day, with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Picking grapes outside of Casablanca

Visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
This morning, visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque. Built for the 60th birthday of former Moroccan King Hassan II, it is the largest religious monument in the world after Mecca, with space for 25,000 worshippers inside and an additional 80,000 outside. Over 6,000 Moroccan artisans worked for five years on the mosaics, stone and marble floors and columns, sculpted plaster moldings, and carved and painted wood ceilings.

Transfer to Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Embark on a full day sightseeing in Marrakech.
Your full-day tour of Marrakesh explores attractions both inside and outside of the medina, the old walled section of the town. See the 12th-century Koutoubia Minaret, an iconic Islamic landmark that dominates the local skyline.

Visit the Saadian Tombs, an ancient cemetery.
Visit the Saadian Tombs, the ancient cemetery of the Shorfa, the descendants of the Prophet Mohammed; some tombs date back to the mid-1500's. The Mausoleum displays a very high level of decoration, using traditional stucco and Granada-style carving, typical of classical Moroccan buildings.

Tour the colorful El Bahia Palace.
Next, tour the colorful El Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century for a sultan and later owned and improved by a former slave.

Stroll through the Jewish Quarter.
Your morning continues with a stroll through the Jewish quarter, including a visit to the local synagogue.

Take in the wonders of Djemaa El Fna, the city's main square.
In the afternoon, visit the colorful and aromatic souks of Marrakesh. This is a maze of colorful alleys and small squares are home to a bewildering array of stalls and ateliers devoted to specific crafts. As evening approaches, head to Djemaa El Fna, the city's main square and one of the world's most exotic locales. Witness a tumult of fire-eaters, snake-charmers, and street musicians performing and competing for your attention.

Meals Breakfast
Djemaa El Fna, Marrakech

Visit Majorelle Gardens.
Enjoy a morning visit to the Jardin Majorelle. Designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle, who took up residence in Marrakesh, the grounds contain displays about his life and work and his burial site. Take the afternoon to explore more of Marrakesh or relax at your luxurious hotel.

Celebrate with a farewell dinner at Dar Yacout.
This evening, celebrate your journey with a special farewell dinner at Dar Yacout, a landmark Marrakesh restaurant that serves traditional Moroccan cuisine.

Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh

Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca Airport.
Meals Breakfast

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