Morocco Imperial Cities
Morocco’s culture is significantly tied to its history and religious past, and this tour allows you to explore some of the country’s most beautiful cities, palaces and mosques with educated local guides to inform you of the significance of your destination. Great for those looking for a relaxing tour of the country whilst still experiencing the rich and vibrant Moroccan culture, this tour will take you across the country with plenty of free time to explore or wind-down in the sun.
- Min 16
- • Visit the grand Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca
• Be impressed by the grandeur of Rabat and Oudaya Kasbah
• Meknes - a great Imperial city
• Fes – the oldest medieval city in the world, medina dye pits and tanneries
• Experience the colour and chaos of Djemaa el-Fna
Day 1: Entrance to Morocco’s Casablanca
Airport arrival transfer is already included in your booking. However, this transfer is only valid if you arrive on the 1st day or you have already made accommodation reservations through Balthazar tours. Please ensure that you provide us with your flight details while booking, or a minimum of 15-days prior to the journey. (Please Note: We may not be able to confirm your request if it is made within 15 days of the travel date). Once you’ve provided us your flight details, we will book a transfer representative for you to receive you at the airport and drop you to the hotel.
Get ready to begin the most amazing adventure of your life with a small Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1.
You can look out for a note in the lobby of the hotel or ask the hotel staff about the location of this meeting. If you are unable to find a flight that can help you reach the hotel before 6pm, you can arrive a day early to ensure that you don’t miss the meeting. We’ll be glad to book additional accommodation for you a day before (Subject to Availability). But if you’ll be late and won’t be able to attend the meeting, please do inform the hotel reception.
Day 2: Casablanca-Meknes via Rabat
Even though the great walls of Rabat accommodate a modern city, there are many quarters in it which remind you of its rich past. Located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River on the Atlantic Ocean, the city has a calm, peaceful atmosphere with none of the hustle and bustle of other larger tourist attractions of Morocco.
From Roman settlements, unfinished 12th century Hassan Tower, pirates, to a more recent reception of the position of the country’s modern political capital, Rabat has an elongated and vibrant history.
Day 3 & 4: Fes
Volubilis, close to the town of Moulay Idriss, is a site where you can witness the well-preserved ruins of the Romans. Volubilis used to function as the Roman empires one of the remotest bases, and remained prosperous until the 8th century. Moreover, most of its main structures were well-preserved until an earthquake in the 18thcentury damaged them. After this earthquake, most of the marble from these structures were taken to Meknes for construction.
A local guide will help us travel to this vibrant era as we navigate our way in this ancient city situated on the hills.
Visiting Fes is nothing short of travelling to the past. The mighty city walls, maze-like Medina’s and a well-preserved Old City has made Fes one of the favorite tourist destination in Morocco.
Day 5 & 6: Marrakech
After breakfast we assemble with a Marrakech escort and head off on old medina through an early voyage. Our visit is at the excellent Bahia Palace, an amazing manor fabricated in way back to 1866. It was a haven of ex-slaves who had ascended to positions prominence in the management of Moulay Hassan. Our investigation leads as to the peaceful internal patios, filled with the fragrance of orange bloom, and the numerous abolition spots and salons that incorporate a homely and rich abode. We proceed to the museum in Marrakech, formerly built as a castle, which incorporates a fine gathering of Moroccan craftsmanship and model and where later we patrol the boulevards of the streets. This is before heading back to the Djemaa el Fna. The remnants of the day is marked by further prodding the streets and leisure shopping in the bazaars.
Day 7: Marrakech - Casablanca
Day 8: Casablanca
• Marrakech medina guided walk
• Meknes guided tour
• Volubilis guided tour
• Fes guided tour