Experience a one-of-a-kind Morocco tour that is distinguished by its historical and cultural aspects. This Imperial Cities Morocco Tour includes stops in the vibrant metropolis of Casablanca, the imperial capital of Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, UNESCO-listed Fes and Marrakech cities.
We’ll pick you up at Casablanca airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will see the Mosque of Hassan II, which is an enormous architectural masterpiece and the second-largest religious building in the world. On Fridays, the Mosque of Hassan II is open to non-Muslims.
This city tour also includes a visit to Parc de La Ligue Arabe, Place Mohammed V, and the Place des Nations Unies, the New Town of Casablanca, the Glaoui, the Bessonneau, and the Asayag. Meanwhile, the Boulevard links Place des Nationes with the railway station and is the gateway to the central market, the Avenue des Forces Royal, the Mosque of Hassan II, the Parc de la Ligue Arabe, the Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur. By the end of the day, you’ll have dinner at a fancy restaurant on Casa’s Port.
On this Imperial Cities Morocco Tour, you’ll explore the city of lights. Rabat is the capital of Morocco and a major university town. The one-day trip will teach you about Rabat’s history and take you to some of the city’s most stunning minarets, domes, and green areas. You’ll visit The Oudaya Kasbah, Bab Oudaya, Musée de Oudaya, Place Souk el-Ghezel, Rue des Consuls, Mellah, Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Ville Nouvelle, Musée Archéologie, and Necropolis at Chellah.
Visit the Wool Market Plaza (Place Souk el-Ghezel), where Christian prisoners were previously sold as slaves. Take a stroll down the famed and vibrant Rue des Consuls, where foreign consuls were traditionally required to dwell. Shop for clothing, shoes, food, and other crafts. Visit the Mellah, the Jewish district, south of the Rue Souk. For your lunch break, try authentic Moroccan cuisine at one of the medina’s eateries. You will also spend the night in Rabat at a hotel.
With a guide, you’ll see The triumphal arch, Place El-Hedime (Square of Ruins), Musée Dar Jama, Bou Inania Medersa, and Grand Mosque. Rue de Souks, En-Nejjarine Mosque, Bab el-Berdane entrance, Ed-Dlala Kissaria, and the big gate named after the architect, El-Mansour are the highlights of this Guided History Tour of Meknes.
You’ll visit Volubilis which UNESCO has designated the archaeological site as a world heritage site. Volubilis, the open-air museum, and the Holy City of Moulay Idriss are the most important sights to see.
Next, there is the holiest city in Morocco and the second-holiest city worldwide, after Mecca, which is Moulay Idriss. It was restricted to non-Muslims until 1916, but it now welcomes tourists from all over the world. Most visitors come to witness the green-tiled mausoleum of Moulay Idriss I, the prophet Mohamed’s great-grandson and the founder of Morocco’s first Arab Muslim dynasty. In August, hundreds of pilgrims go to Moulay Idriss, where they pitch tents as a less expensive alternative to visiting Mecca.
The Merenid Tombs, Musée des Armes, Fès el-Bali, Karaouiyine Mosque, Dar el- Magana, Zaouia el Tijaniya, Ech Cherabliyine Mosque, Fondouk el-Najjarine, Musée Dar el- Batha, and Musée Dar el- Batha are all worth visiting in Fes.
To be specific, the Merenid Tombs of Fes are among the oldest in the world and served as Morocco’s first university. The Musée des Armes is a castle erected by Moulay Hassan I that houses 8,000 pieces of Makina cannon. The Fès el-Bali is a sea of roofs adorned with minarets and domes that is too small for automobiles to pass through. Inside the city’s historic walls, donkeys and mules are still the best mode of transportation.
Afterward, proceed to Bab el Ftouh, the “Gateway of the Aperture,” to discover the Andalusian district, a residential section of the medina lined with antiquities. Visit the royal palace as well as numerous intriguing areas such as the Moulay Abdallah Quarter and the Mellah Quarter (Jewish Quarter). Eventually, stay at a Riad or a hotel in Fes.
A Fes Food Tour is a unique opportunity to travel deep into the heart of the Fes medina and explore the Fassis people’s traditional delights. In fact, this tour takes you to three separate food souks where you may sample typical Moroccan street cuisine such as dried meats, harsha, briwate, spicy sardines, spicy potato cakes, soups, olives, and more.
You will be able to taste a variety of wonderful wild honey, debate its tastes and health-giving characteristics, and learn why honey is so essential in Moroccan food and Islamic culture at the honey souk. Lastly, a culinary leader and storyteller will guide you through the spice market and the male-dominated area of the tea den.
Leave Fès for Marrakech, making a stop at Beni Mellah, a village surrounded by orange and olive orchards. The neighboring Bin-el-Ouidane irrigates the trees and other farmed crops.
At Beni Mellal, at the foot of the Middle Atlas Mountains, enjoy a typical Berber meal. Before the coming of Islam, the town was also known as Day and Kasba Belkouche, and it was inhabited by Berbers and Jews. Hiking among waterfalls, springs, caverns, and monkey-infested gorges is possible at Beni Mellal. Lastly, spend the night in Marrakech at a Riad or Hotel.
The introduction to Marrakech will begin in the Medina, the city’s historic neighborhood. You will see the famed 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque and its imposing minaret in Djemma el Fna. You’ll also visit souks that specialize in Berber carpets, silver jewelry, artisan workshops, handcrafted shoes, and tanneries.
Next, you’ll head to the Lower Medina to discover more of Marrakesh’s mysteries, such as the El Mansour mosque, the sixteenth-century Saadian Tombs, the wrecked 16th-century El Badhi house, and the Mellah and Jewish neighborhood. Moreover, you will discover the 19th-century Bahia palace, the modern Moroccan Art Museum, the Majorelle Gardens, and the La Mamounia Hotel Garden.
Finally, go to Fantasia and a music concert in Marrakech and spend the night in a Riad or hotel in the city.
Take the journey back to Casablanca from your accommodation to conclude your Imperial Cities Morocco Tour.
Join us on our Imperial Cities Morocco Tour for a whole week of learning about Morocco’s history! Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.