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Morocco, Imperial Cities Express from Costa del Sol

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The ancient capitals of the Kingdom of Morocco show their majestic imperial past. Fez, Marrakesh and Rabat remind with art their glorious history

Highlights

  • The Hassan II Mosque is a majestic building and one of world’s largest and most important cult centres of the Islamic tradition. Its location next to the sea and its impressive minaret offer a unique panoramic view.
  • The Koutoubia Mosque is the most important mosque in Marrakech. Its 70 metres height minaret can be seen from some kilometres far from Marrakech.
  • The Mellah is the Jewish Quarter of Fez. The synagogues and the Jewish cemetery stand out in this cheerful and full of clothes’ shops area.

Included

  • Guided sightseeing panoramic tours in Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes and Fez.
  • Tour Escort during the tour.
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach.
  • Accommodation at selected class.
  • Daily breakfast and 4 dinners.

Excluded

  • Any other service not specified.

Please Note

Accommodation classes are as follows:

  • Tourist class:

- Casablanca: Prince de Paris or similar

- Marrakech: Almas or similar

- Fes: Zalagh 2 or similar

  • First class:

- Casablanca: Atlas Almohades or similar

- Marrakech: Asni or similar

- Fes: Menzeh or Sofia or similar

  • This tour can be operated in English, Spanish and French (french available from April to October 2017)
  • Only one piece of luggage is allowed per person.
  • Passport information must be available at least 72 hours before the departure.
  • Passengers must go through customs control with their baggage.

Essential Information

  • Pick up to be reconfirmed at the moment of the booking. For these departures we pick at different hotels along the Costa del Sol beach.
  • Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reconfirm your tour and pick up time:

- Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 6.00 pm at 0034 91 758 06 42

- Saturday & Sunday from 08.00 am to 6.00 pm at 00 34 91 559 96 05

- by email at escortedtours@julia.net

  • Cancellation policy: a 10% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled between 15 and 11 days prior to travel, 25% betwen 10 and 3 days and 50% if cancelled 48 hours prior to travel. 100% cancellation penalty willn apply in case of no-show

1st Day (Fri). COSTA DEL SOL – TARIFA – TANGIER – RABAT - CASABLANCA
Drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol via internationally renowned places as Marbella and Puerto Banus, arrive to Tarifa where a ferry boat will be used for a short and interesting crossing of the strait of Gibraltar towards Africa. Arrival to Tangier, disembark, clear customs and drive southwards via Larache to Rabat, diplomatic and administrative capital, official residence of the King Mohamed VI. City tour visiting the important sights as the Royal Palace from outside, Mohamed V Mausoleum and the unfinished Hassan Tower which are important examples of the Almohade architecture. Afterwards departure to Casablanca, actual industrial and economic capital and the most populated city housing a 10% of the Country population. Time at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

2nd Day (Sat). CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic city tour through the most interesting sections of the city, Anfa boulevard, Nations square, residential areas and visit from the outside of the Hassan II grand mosque. Departure towards Marrakech. Marrakech capital of the South, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-desertic area. City sightseeing, including the Koutoubia Tower, twin tower of the Giralda in Seville, Saadines Tombs and Bay Palace, walk around the medina, souks and the magic Jma El Fna Square, which is packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers, all making the centre of the city an open air theatre that requires the participance of the audience. Don’t forget your camera. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner and show at Chez Ali Fantasia. Accommodation at the hotel.

3rd Day (Sun). MARRAKECH – MEKNES – FEZ
After breakfast northeast departure to Meknes, old walled (40 Kms.) imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. Panoramic tour; admire the great Bab Al Mansour Gate, Morocco’s most beautiful Gate and the most well known monument in town. Afterwards departure to Fez, the most monumental one of the Imperial Cities, its University of “Karaouyne” is the largest Islamic sanctuary in Morocco, ancient theological schools, etc. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

4th Day (Mon). FEZ
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning city tour of the most ancient and monumental of the Imperial Cities visiting the most interesting points: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, Jewish Quarters or Mellah, gate of Bab Bou Jelous and walking tour of the “Medina” (Old City), declared World Heritage Site. Afternoon free. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner with show.

5th Day (Tue). FEZ – TANGIER – TARIFA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast at the hotel departure to Tangier. Transfer to the pier to board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Drive towards the Costa del Sol. End of our services.

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