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Morocco & The Three Imperial Cities

Exploring Morocco's imperial cities including Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech.

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Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Morocco’s imperial capitals: Fes, Meknes and Marrakech.
  • Experience vibrant souks and old-world charm of Morocco’s less discovered cities.
  • Visit Sefrou, situated in the beautiful heart of the Atlas Mountains.
  • In Beni Mellal, enjoy a walk through the native forest of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Contrasting walks programme of cities, lush foothills and traditional villages.
  • Take some free time to explore Marrakech medina and wander the maze of souks.
  • A local guide will enhance our experience.

Morocco is a cultural melting pot where Arabian, Berber, Jewish, Spanish and French influences are easily found. This holiday allows us to explore Morocco’s Imperial Capitals: Fes, Meknes and Marrakech. Delve into the bustling labyrinth of corridors in the souks, savour aromas of mint tea and apple shisha wafting, plus observe magnificent mosaic tilework.

We observe Fes from the heights of the city walls, however below we explore iconic monuments such as Merderssa Attarine and Foundouk Nejjarine. The extensive souks comprise of endless artisan shops, food and spice markets where you'll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Back when Europe languished in the Dark Ages, Fes witnessed the birth of the world’s first universities. Not far from the city of Fes is Sefrou, situated in the beautiful heart of the Atlas Mountains. This fertile land contains many springs and is also a former post for traders when crossing the Mediterranean to the Sahara. We explore rural Morocco with a visit to Bhalil Village, where traditional troglodyte houses are beautifully crafted into the picturesque mountains.

In Meknes, vast walls protect the narrow winding streets of the Kasbah and medina; where the sky meets with gold minarets and sand coloured buildings. Here we discover the country’s Roman past, as well as the foundations of Morocco’s Arab dynasty whilst wandering the charming streets of the old medina.

Heading off the beaten track, we will find the sacred pilgrimage village of Moulay Idriss, we explore on foot, of course, meandering through olive groves to the Berber city of Volubilis; an archaeological site of the former ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania. Continuing south we spend the night near Beni Mellal, enjoying a walk through the native forest of the Atlas Mountains, we may even encounter Barbary apes. Our final destination is Marrakech, a city which requires no introduction. Get lost in the old town, busy souks, alleyways and main square. Marrakech has an irresistible atmosphere and charm.

  • Flights from Gatwick to Fes (Air Arabia) and return Marrakech to Gatwick (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers
  • Half board en suite accommodation
  • One lunch
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking local guide
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

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